Turned Out A Punk

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Damian Abraham can be many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ, a host for Vice…a parent, but certainly he is a punk music obsessive. Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from the far reaching worlds of entertainment to find out how their life was changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK.

Episode Date
Episode 212 - Darby Allin (The Wrestlers, All Elite Wrestling, Evolve)
IT'S HERE!!!! Tonight, May 22nd on Viceland (in the US) at 10:00pm EST, Damian's show "The Wrestlers" premiers!!! What better way to celebrate than by having one of the stars of the first episode on the show: DARBY ALLIN!!! Listen in as Darby scares the crap out of Damian with stories that prove that everyone that said Jackass was bad for kids was right. *WARNING* THIS EPISODE IS INTENSE.  Please check out The Wrestlers for more intensity!!!!! Also Touched On: Going to see the Circle Jerks & a world opening up Seeing Turbonegro because of Jackass and Skate videos being drawn to darkside of humanity dropping out of amateur wrestling to be into punk A very old school definition of punk the jock before punk rock “If I could grow up and get paid to be an asshole..” The Jackass influence being obsessed with punk documentary Loving The Nuns Seeing Subhumans Loving Leftover Crack Booking the band that ways brings pig guts Moshing in the streets with Shane West Getting into straight edge through H2O and Minor Threat Preferring GG’s early stuff. The Murder Junkies were supposed to perform at the wedding Minister Dino Torturing DJZ as a thank you for DJing the wedding Going to film school in Arizona John Waters is real Liking things that aren’t fake finding wrestling Making movies Fighting in dog shit The awesomeness of Ethan Page CM Punk draws you back being on Ridiculousness There is no winner when Darby wants to do something nuts  “I’m in the mood to do something stupid” Working with Wicca Phase and Fury BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 22, 2019
Episode 211 - Milo Aukerman (Descendents)
SURPRISE EPISODE!!!! Scratch another one off the bucket list because, thanks to our friend’s at Punk Rock Bowling, MILO AUKERMAN OF THE DESCENDENTS IS ON THE SHOW!!!! Join Damian as he talks to one of his heroe’s to find out about going from a new wave lovin' nerd to one of the most iconic vocalists ever! YOU’VE GOTTA TO HEAR THIS!!!! Go see the Descendents play Punk Rock Bowling next weekend (with Damian) too!  Also Touched On: X opens for Devo Getting into LA punk Accidentally seeing Black Flag’s infamous park gig Listening to Rodney Dangerhouse Records Ramones are more standard  “I was a frickin’ nerd” Dressing new wave Bill Stevenson selling you a Decendents record The 60’s influence on the first 7” The Allycats influence Singing in musicals ripping off Dez Watching Black Flag practice The Last connection Joining the new wave club at school and the meeting getting invaded by the punkers The Blasters The Chiefs New Wave kids that liked a punk don’t turn around in the pit! The Germs show: people had gotten in with weapons The Minutemen Playing with Minor Threat The SST fans New Alliance Records Hearing “Milo Goes To College” for the first time… in college  Bill joins Black Flag but that was the end of it. Ray Cooper takes over vocals Bill’s congratulations card to Milo in the form of an album The albatross of the Milo head going to shows in San Diego TSOL Battalion Of Saints Singing on Loose Nut Seeing the Misfits on the last tour The drawbacks of a double life & MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 17, 2019
Episode 210 - Shawn & Mark Stern (Youth Brigade, Extremes, BYO Records)
Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival is but a week away! To celebrate, we have festival founders & Youth Brigadiers, Shawn & Mark Stern on the show for ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES EVER OF TOAP!!! Join Damian in his glee as the Sterns talk about all his favourite topics: From AA Records to Zolar X! OH, MY GAWD! Also Touched On: Going to see the Dickies for a first show A disagreement about Vom Tampon eating scares of some stoner buddies Robert Trower Getting into Devo Going to back to Toronto and catching the B-52s and the Beat People  Saskatoon Temp-hair dye disaster 100 Punk to rule the world: The Masque and the Canterbury The Go-Gos A different perspective on the invading beach punks Test Tube Records & Greg Heston Skinhead Manor Skin Swing Brigade Someone Gonna Get Their Head Kicked Matt Groening loves the comp getting Doug Moody into punk Bringing Aggression around to meet Doug Moody for a shakedown and it getting them signed Nearly winding up on the People’s Court AA Records French Oi Eskorbuto  Pure Hell & the Dead Boys Brendan Mullen’s ear AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 16, 2019
Episode 209 - John Darnielle (The Mountain Goats, The Extra Glenns)
Years in the making & two attempts at recording have been worth it!!! The King of the Mountain, G.O.A.T. John Darinelle is on the show this week! Listen along as John & Damian discuss going from getting messed with by members of Bad Religion & Christian Death, to finally understanding why Nick Cave would hate the bathroom being in the front of the club, but don't worry, there is lots of Ajax Records talk for all you teeny boppers out there! The Mountain Goats have an AWESOME new record out on MERGE called “In League With Dragons” Check it out now!!!!! Also Touched On: Some awesome music talk seen it in the LA times Mom ordered Never Mind The Bollocks to the library  When DIY came to punk Early college rock The Normal TVOD Being scared of punk Jay from Bad Religion and Rozz from Christian Death trying to mess with you in the neighbourhood  The bully that chases you toward guitar, literally Charlie Chase and the Folk Music centre  Running into your tormentors at Buttonhole Surfers shows “Finding someone that like The Velvet Underground was like a Wizard!” Man Is The Bastard on streaming services The Extra Glens Mighty Joe Young AntiSeen, Eyehategod and Obsessed Being a parent and trying to leave the house for a show Nick Cave just trying to use the bathroom Doing security for Fugazi Ian MacKaye makes a nice cup of tea Peter and Ajax Records “I can have an advance?!?” BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 10, 2019
Episode 208 - George Pettit Part 2 (Dead Tired, Alexisonfire, Bergenfield Four)
GEORGE IS BACK BABY! Once again TOAP shows up to prove that a sequel can equal or even top the original. George Pettit was one of the original guests on this podcast way back when & now he finally makes his triumphant return to the show! Join Damian as he sits down with his good friend to catch up & bullshit about music, culture & how punk can micro change the world. NOT TO BE MISSED! George's band Dead Tired has an awesome new album, "Full Vol." His other band, Alexisonfire also put out some amazing new music as well.  Also Touched On:  A long time coming making this thing George tells Damian Alexisonfire is getting back together “What am I going to do now?” the post band question Wade gets it done Young Chris O’Toole working at the record store Niagara Falls: ghost town Sex Pistols Wax Figures shows that no one came to The kind of out of touch having a kid makes you kid run vs. the old people scene The end of alternative culture The brilliance of CityTV No New Bomb Turks on Much Music & SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 03, 2019
Episode 207 - John Ross Bowie (Four Chords And A Gun, Big Bang Theory, Egghead)
Pick Up The Pieces!!! This week on the show, Damian sits down with John Ross Bowie! The Big Bang Theory star & author of the new play, FOUR CHORDS AND A GUN has an INSANE story to tell. You guys are gonna love this one! SO, HEY HO... Oh, forget it Also Touched On: A dance routine to Rockaway beach The String theory of cool NOW, I want to sniff some glue Buying Ramones records The Spin mags 10 year anniversary of punk issue The dramatic aspects of growing up in 80’s NY Spring 84 seeing The Go-Gos Putting an ad looking for a penpal A friend in Kitchener Asexuals Doughboys The Nunfuckers rule! Going to CBGB’s to see Breakdown The two different audiences for New York hardcore bands and cali punk in NY Murphy’s Law and the Dickies on halloween  A group of comedy people at Matador 21 Musical theatre meets punk The Mumps World Inferno Friendship Society Liking Let’s Wreck This Party Bad Religion’s Into The Unknown Greg Graffin coming to DJ on your radio show Bob Dylan for jocks Bugout Society are crazy underrated  Crucial Youth trolling MRR readers Damian’s dad loves Toy Dolls understanding why your parent feared punk when hardcore get reeeeaaallllyyyy hard Mutant Pop rocks!!! Sicko BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 23, 2019
Episode 206 - Johnny Marr (The Smiths, The Cribs, Modest Mouse)
Here's Johnny!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of the greatest guitarists in the history of British Rock & Roll: JOHNNY MARR!!! Johnny has an amazing new album, “Call The Comet” & has played in some of the most LEGENDARY bands ever but, as is par for the course with this show, the two spent most of the time talking about a band that only ever released one song on a compilation. CHECK THIS ONE OUT & don't forget THE TOAP PATREON!  👨‍🎨: Gray Abraham Also Touched On: The Sex Pistols’ legendary Lesser Free Trade Hall  Billy Duffy changes the next day Going to see Slaughter & The Dogs at age 12 Stooges, The Dolls & Dr Feelgood The glory days of working class rock & roll The first single Playing guitar  The GODLY Sister Ray! A freak show of a band A scary group of dudes A drummer with dreads in South Manchester in the late 70’s In a band with adults at age 14 Steven & Isaac got nothing on Clive. Clive says “If you are a intros band, you are going to need this…” Pete Shelley: the true radical for the time The differences between the london punks & the punks around the country that took up the flag The importance of Jon Savage’s book The importance of Magazine  Bowiefreaks The Suffragette City is the template for punk  The Robert Alman Punk Salon The White Dice Paris Valentino’s riff becomes Handsome Devils The Only Ones are gods! “Peter Perret is my Sid Barrett” Seeing Nick Lowe from the knees down The FBeat audition BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 14, 2019
Footnote Supershow #3 - Youtube Party Tonight!
The Turned Out A Punk Patreon is live! Head to patron.com/turnedoutapunk and check it out! Also, check out Chris, Dave It Up, Dave Martin and Damian as they talk about the best live bands they never saw, youtube clips and Dave It Up not liking the Cramps(!?!?!?!?!).
Apr 11, 2019
Episode 205 - Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux, Black Bananas)
When Damian sat down with Jennifer Herrema (Half of the legendary duo Royal Trux), he had no clue they would spend the whole time talking about first wave DC hardcore, but this is a perfect example of the power of punk & ultimately the point of this show. Join Damian in his stunned joy as they discuss how the noise & chaos of hardcore informed Jennifer’s musical sensibility & life in general. NOT TO BE MISSED!!!! Check out Royal Trux's godly new album, White Stuff on Fat Possum now!  Also Touched On: Shout Out To Tony Reitmen Hanging with Iron Cross at the age of 12 Olson’s Books and Records with Sab and Tesco Vee working the door Wandering through George Town and looking at fliers Anna and Cynthia Connolly Hanging out with Void Pussy Galore  Always against straight edge Dante and Sab were wild! Ian stands in his own truth 9353 Royal Trux starts in DC The results of an acid trip Moby and Neil as college buddies Going to Skynyrd for Kid Rock Gerard Cosloy is responsible for all of this Listening to GBH trying to figure it out The influence of Discharge Mike Fellows Chis Bald AND MORE!!!!!
Apr 08, 2019
Episode 204 - Mary Timony (EX HEX, Helium, Wild Flag)
This week on the show, one of the coolest (& one of the first performers your host Damian ever saw live), MARY TIMONY of the band EX HEX sits down for a chat. Listen in as the two talk about Mary going from a DC hardcore kid who didn't feel like she fit in, to finding a home in Boston Indie Rock, to touring world wide with the godly HELIUM. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED (ALSO, don't miss EX HEX’s FANTASTIC new album "It's Real” on Merge Records)!!!   Also touched on:  Damian’s first show Growing up down the road from the MacKayes Mary’s folks: “Have you heard of Ian’s band Minor Threat?” Alec’s leopard print hair Watching Friday Night Videos and finding New Wave Feeling different Learning to play guitar to stop dressing weird Seeing Rites Of Spring for a first show The positivity of the DC hardcore scene Revolution Summer and the changes begin “DON’T MOSH!!!” Combo sport team/ street gang Fire Party Christian Billotte Jamming Joe Satriani  HazMat becomes Autoclave A Rush loving drummer Autoclave Slant 6 Swiz Kingface Soulside Ignition Fugazi in the basement of St. Stephen’s (pre-Guy) The friend with the Bongos Moving to Indie Rock loving Boston The difference between DC and Boston “Way to DC for that!”: Major label find no one answering when they come knocking Signing to Matador Opening for Liz Phair at CBGB’s AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO
Apr 01, 2019
Episode 203 - Laura Ballance (Superchunk, Merge Records)
How often do you get to talk to the boss of your record label, bass player in one of your favourite bands & one of the first people to ever hire you in the music biz? Well, this once in a lifetime confluence happens to Damian this week when he welcomes LAURA BALLANCE OF MERGE RECORDS / SUPERCHUNK on to the show show!!! Listen in as the two discuss Laura’s journey, why MERGE gets it in a way some other label can't & the night in London twenty years ago when Damian had to work the merch table for Superchunk.  Also Touched On:  Big Sister’s record collection as a gateway Adam Ant on late night tv and a sexual awaking Was it Prince & The Revolution  on Purple Rain OR Bad Brains & Neon Christ for the first show? ATL Alternative Culture Unity The difference between Raleigh and Atlanta’s punk scenes the uniqueness of the various hardcore scenes in NC Learning to overcome stage fright Starting Merge Gerard’s stamp of approval Not being proud of the early stuff You can’t be discerning if you’re going to be prolific Erectus Monotone: pre- Double Negative not liking the bands that signed to major labels Jon Wurster: the punkest motherfucker you ever did see AND MORE!!!!!!
Mar 25, 2019
Footnotes Supershow #2 - Timelife's History Of RnR ep 9
The odd couple of punk podcasting are back! This time, Chris & Damian invite Damian's brother / show producer, Tristan on the show to discuss stuff he felt Damian & Jonah may have overlooked on Episode 200\. Before getting to that that, they discuss Johnny Rotten vs. Marky  Ramone, the new Punk doc series, getting starstruck as an adult, why Robbie Brookside is the ultimate vehicle to discuss the history of punk & so much more!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 21, 2019
Episode 202 - Jake Duzsik (HEALTH)
Almost 8 years ago, Damian, host of this show, & Jake Duzsik, of the awesome band HEALTH, had a hang so epic it left both men changed. Now, they are finally reunited & it was glorious! Listen in as the two discuss skateboarding, wrestling, success & how it all comes together: PUNK! Also Touched On: An Epic Hang A Couple A Few Years Back Hesher  Going With You Dad To See Nirvana At Age 11 Pearl Jam Being Amazing But Not Being That Into Them Butthole Surfers Go Mainstream Come As You Are & Our Band Could Be Your Life Dad Works With Kim Thayil Getting into peace punk and becoming snobbie  East Bay Ray can play! Not starting a band until your 20s Seeing Submission Hold How tiny DIY punk and hardcore ws in the 90s The Artier free jazz side of Crass Being the outliers of the Smell Scene Noise in Brooklyn vs. Noise in LA in the early 2000’s Not liking the Decendents The emotional playing of the Dead Milkmen loving the guitars first Listen to only Frankenchrist for a whole summer Jake Goes to College NOFX takes over Driving in cars with snowboarders singing Bro-Hymn The Punk side of skateboarding The Punk side of wrestling Wrestings VS Skateboarding: battle for punk & SO MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 17, 2019
Episode 201 - Greg Attonito (Bouncing Souls)
WHAT AN INSANE WEEK!?!?!? This time on the show punk legend & Bouncing Souls frontperson, Greg Attonito stops by for a chat! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his heroe’s to talk about how punk would change his life, the importance of an anthemic chorus & why you never stop when you are opening for Green Day in Europe.  Also Touched On: Getting Into Punk Though Your Sister Meeting Brian & Going To Shows The Real Cool Guys Sis goes to the Smiths Seeing Bruce Springsteen in a stadium trying to be the ultimate sing along band “Man, we haven’t written anything close to Hungry Heart Playing together for 30 years Seeing the Kinks play on the pier Seeing The Red Hot Chilli Peppers in NY on Halloween vs. an off night in NJ Ramones Fishbone Seeing Ween’s first show They Might Be Giants AOD Sticks and Stones Getting on stage for the first time learning to be a vocalist Braindead: the very first Bouncing Souls song slinging your 7”s on the street “We’d just hang out and stuff would happen” Always being the weird band AND SO MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS!!!!!!!!!
Mar 08, 2019
Episode 200 - Damian Abraham (Fucked Up) + Special Guests!!!!
OH CRAP, WE MADE IT!!! Episode 200 is here & what better way to celebrate than by turning the tables on Damian & putting him into the hot seat. Who better to serve as the interviewer, but the rhythm to Damian's heart, former guest, Jonah Falco (Career Suicide/ Fucked Up/ Game)! Listen in as Jonah forces Damian to answer the question: "How did you get into punk?" BUT, because this is a party, we have some other guests that have acted as influencers to do this podcast, including: Legendary "The Best Show" caller and music historian Charles R. Martin, "Post Wrestling"'s John Pollock & Wai Ting and "Heat Vision & Jack"'s & maybe Bad-Religion-show-goer Jack Black!!!!!!  This is the a MONSTER of a 200th episode!!!   THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING THE SHOW FOR THE PREVIOUS 199 EPISODES!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 28, 2019
Footnotes Supershow #1
This is the start of the new era for Turned Out A Punk! Footnotes Supershow is Chris & Damian hanging out & talking all things punk, wherever the conversation goes. What a better way to kick off the show than having not one, but TWO of Daves we know (we know, these are the Daves we know): Dave It Up & Dave Martin! Sit back & listen as they ask important questions like: -Have you ever actually heard Chinese Democracy? -Tragedy's "Vengeance" setting a bar. -The international record condition exchange rate. AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Feb 23, 2019
Footnote 198 & 199: Tony Molina and Better Oblivion Community Center
Cheree Cheree, Oh Nerdy. This week on the show Chris and Damian catch up about Damian's tour, get lost in a magazine and discuss Phoebe, Conor and Tony. What a great time?!?!
Feb 09, 2019
Episode 199 - Conor Oberst & Phoebe Bridgers (Better Oblivion Community Center)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, it is a celebration as PHOEBE BRIDGERS & CONOR OBERST come on to celebrate the release of Better Oblivion Community Center! So sit back as Damian gets two different perspectives on a punk journey that ultimately led to the recording of this record. Can You Believe it? ONE FOR THE AGES!!! Also Touched On: Pick A Number Between 1 & 10 Clash Loving Big Brother As First Exposure Uncle Tupelo Woody Guthrie From Avril To X “It’s Not Punk To Call Yourself PUNK” Conor: PA For hire Doing Sound For Brainiac The Reason That The Omaha Sound Has No Sound Growing Up & Smelling The Smell Sloppy Jane: From Punk To Cave Core Girl Pusher: The Most Appropriate Named Band Ever Commander Venus Grass Records The Crap Shoot Of All Ages Bills Hating Piano Neil Young Is So Punk Nirvana Fan: Me But Greasy Feeling Like You Have To Sign To Other Labels Digital Sex Rules!!! Cursive Signs To Crank! Mousetrap 311 Leaves Town To Get Back You Have To Get The Music Out Of Omaha The Pressure Of Being A Super Young Musician In LA Phoebe & The He-Men Einstein’s Dirty Secret The Topanga Canyon The Fixie Era A Band Stays At Your Parents “Is This Chicken vegan?” Hearing About Emo For The First Time The Sunny Day Sound Pax Am “It’s Like Sheryl Crow!” Corporate Piggy “You Know What Would Be Good For Your Image…” Playing For The Violent Femme’s Fans: Not Fun “We Should Form A Band That Sounds Like The Replacements!” & MUCH MUCH MORE!!! Brought to you by VANS
Jan 27, 2019
Episode 198 - Tony Molina (Ovens, Healer, Dystrophy)
What was your favourite record from last year? Well Damians was Tony Molina's "Kill The Lights" and this week he has Tony on the show! So get ready as the two old friends dive into the wonderland that is Bay Area Punk and Hardcore. The hot takes are a flying! This may very well be the longest and funnest episode yet!  Damian’s album of the Year Listening to rap The Chronic  Bay Area Rap Beau from Oven walks in and is like: I listen to rock music now. Weekend Warrior Metal Doobie Brothers and other rockers turned ops Dads with good taste in rock music Nirvana as entry to Fang and MDC Green Day explodes Mom does does not fuck with White boy rock Sublime VS Bloodhound Gang Phish VS Greatful Dead Riverdale VS Screeching Weasel Pansy Division dressed as the Donnas and nailing a Slayer cover Angus the Movie Seeing Tower Of Power for your first show TOP, WAR and the Melvins Deftones cover the Bad Brains Negative Tom AFI Getting the Year in 7”s Goin to the Gilman for the first time Skarhead at the Gilman All Bets Off RIP Sammy Being more 625 Groovie Ghoulies “You have you heard VOID?” What Happens Next and bandana thrash bring back the fun.  The Sex Kittens: Ramones and Donnas Worship Friends with Supercharger “You gotta get with Greg!” Going to Greg Lowry’s House Getting feedback from a garage legend Having to go to “real” punk school Fiesta Comes Alive vs Forever Changes Renting Gummo because Spazz is on soundtrack Trve Power Violence Why is the Infest cover art is so bad!?!?! Off The Disk The Jocks Sharp Knife seeing dbs at Mission Records Operation Makeout AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Jan 24, 2019
Footnote 197 - Julien Baker
Nerds run the streets tonight! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk MRR cancelling print, Lorna Doom's legacy AND the awesome Julien Baker episode!
Jan 19, 2019
Episode 197 - Julien Baker (boygenius)
The good times never stop here at TOAP… Wait, did we say “good”? Well, we should have said AMAZING because this week on the show, Damian is joined by, one of his favourite song writers & one third of the supergroup boygenius, JULIEN BAKER!!! Listen in as the two discuss using christian punk as a way to escape, the similarities between punk vs. religion & Pezz (TN) ruling! DO NOT MISS THIS!!!!  Also Touched On: Punk still runs deep The burden of punk Taking a stand against hotels Betraying your genre Romanticizing punk Memphis is a unique Seeing Green Day on TV Someones playing guitar on tv and he looks vaguely effeminate and he disagrees with the president! When you get dissed by the Casualties fans and saved by a violent Santa Going to a show at the Skate park Poison the Well Silverstien Job For A Cowboy Bands stop going to Memphis Resource scarcity breed cooperation out of necessity The frat dude’s Led Zep band can play too even! Fifteen rule Wicker from Memphis, an anti-band Growing up with religion and find Using Christian hardcore as an escape to secular punk The double edge sword of faith based music Punk as religion Jawbreaker going to your first house show Hot Topic bands Truest of true punks Turnstile live is next level PEZ RULES!!!! & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 15, 2019
Footnote 196 - Danger Ehren (Jackass, Photographer)
Yes, yes Nerds are here again, but they didn't come to see your band! This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk more Danger Erhen! Also, grapple with the argument: What is art? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 196 - “Danger Ehren” McGhehey (Jackass, Photographer)
THIS IS LEGIT, ONE OF THE BEST EPISODES OF TURNED OUT A PUNK YET! Damian is joined by Jackass star Danger Ehren for one of the funniest, most honest & dare we say it, touching episodes. Not to be missed!!! THEN, TOAP Footnotes co-host, Chris O’Toole joins him to talk favourites of 2018!  Also Touched On: Ehren who? Just a real dude Sleep opening for Neurosis getting into punk through Skateboarding and Snowboarding Videos Punk becoming the meaning of everything Going on snowmobile vacations Picking up bodies on the ways home from vacation the origins of snowboarding Jocks VS Punks Too much information Jackass as forebarer to the Doing something to be remembered Jackass Changing culture Content over quality Jackass for Youtube What porn was to the internet… Jackass as art How the band got together doing stupid shit in isolation the stuff that was too extreme doing Jackass shit before the world had seen Jackass Joined by being weird Performance art Knowing the Melvins for 20 years AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 07, 2019
TOAP 2018 Year End Wrap Up: "The Punk/Wrestling Connection Is Real!"
2018 wasn’t so hot for a ton of reasons, but there were some shining moments in a year of otherwise dark times. One such beacon, The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!! This year, the bonds of Wrestling & Punk continued to grow stronger. Nowhere was this connection better illustrated than at Turned Out A Punk’s first ever, “The Punk/Wrestling Connection Gathering”. Join Damian as he gathers UK wrestling God Robbie Brookside, Turnstile’s Pat McCrory, Punk God Lars Frederiksen, Power Trip’s Riley Gale, Ceremony’s Anthony Anzaldo, WWE/TNA/NJPW Champion MVP, Best Coast’s Bob Bruno & DJ/Vocalist/Wrestler Tuna Tardugno! The Punk/Wrestling Connection Is More Real Than Ever Going Into 2019! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 01, 2019
Turned Out A Punk FOOTNOTE Holiday Party
Chris & Damian throw the annual TOAP HOLIDAY STAFF PARTY w/ Dave Martin & Dave It Up. Listen in as the four hang out, open mail & TALK PUNK! Nevermind Talking To The Family, It's The Holidays! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 25, 2018
Footnote 195 - Mark McCoy & Barry Henssler
Are you hanging up the nerds on your wall? Are you hoping that the snow will start to fall? This week on the show, Chris & Damian talk two of the greatest, legendary smart-ass singers of all time! They also lay out the plans for the Footnotes holiday take over. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 21, 2018
Episode 195 - Barry Henssler (Necros, Big Chief, Motorbooty)
Alright, Alright, Alright! This week on the show, Damian gets to sit down with a hardcore legend & ZINE GOD: BARRY HENSSLER!!! A vocalist hero & Co-creator of one of the most expensive hardcore 7"s ever. Listen in as the two discuss Barry going from being a four year old seeing the Grateful Dead on their first tour, to being part of the first wave of hardcore punk in the godly NECROS. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: Alice Cooper as first exposure Sonic Youth loving Love It To Death Stooges hearing MC5 from a friend's older brother and the older sibling cool music connection The Vertigo Records New Wave comp Seeing Pink Floyd on the first tour post Syd at age 7 Seeing the Grateful Dead at age 4 in a backyard Alice Cooper and ZZ Top Starting a band without guidance Stooges Trying to cover the Clash’s 1977 buying Spiral Scratch, The Cramps, Suicide and Electric Eels Getting your licence and driving to Drome Records Pere Abu Pagens The Making of Smega Journals The reason the Necros have never been reissued Seeing the Ramones and Johnny had beard Joe Jackson Undertones blow David Johansen PIL in Detroit The Spys and The Dry Heaves Getting the Solger 7” Meeting the DC kids Seeing Minor Threat for the first time befriending the Circle Jerks seeing Black Flag for the first time The story of Sex Drive The Ohio music debate Negative App Devo Starvation Army Guided By Voices The early east coast hardcore scene Joey Shithead unconventional touring style Minor Threat solo Kings Of Punk is the last hardcore record Haram & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 18, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #20
We are here & we're now LEGALLY STONED! This is our 1st post legalisation show & this is also our Season 1 finale. So, how has legalization been going so far? It's a shit show basically. Listen up as we speak on how things are in Canada, as well as plans for the rest of the year (RE. Emerald cup in Cali). We will also be moving to our own channel in the coming new year, Finally! The art work is just about done & a whole NEW SEASON will be coming at you in 2019! Stay tuned!!!
Dec 06, 2018
Episode 194 - Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Youth Attack, Das Oath, Absolute Power etc.)
Break out the diet root beer & get ready to prank call the Bulldog Store, cause this week on the show, Charles Bronson’s vocalist turned Youth Attack tastemaker, MARK MCCOY!!! Join Damian as he sits down with a major influence of his & a 90's Chicago Hardcore Legend to talk about making art with a thesis. Also, the narrow atheistic boundaries within punk, records as artifacts & DAMN, so much more!!!! Also Touched On: Charles Bronson As A Huge Influence Growing Up Near A Naval Base “Yes, Very Fucking Hard!” Studying Hardcore Looking For A Third Minor Threat Tape “There Were So Many Fucking All Tapes” “What Is This Hardcore Thing? It Isn’t Sex Is It? NoFX Skate Videos A Document Of A Progressing Culture “Like Does Screeching Weasel Actually Fit Into Infest?” Going To Wax Trax Amazing Sleuthing To Track Done Todd Pre-FYP “Get SSD, But Not The Later SSD It Sucks” Meeting Dan From SPAZZ By Randomly Calling Sheep Squeeze Deep Wound & Siege To Infest & Crossed Out The Rejected: “Do You Guys Like Skacore?” Being On A Comp With 88 Fingers Louie Hearing Napalm Death & Laughing The Neos “This Is The Real Shit” We Weren’t Good Enough To Play It Going To See 7 Seconds & Tony Victory’s Only The Strong Seeing Crudos For The First Time Mk-Ultra Making Enemies Because It Was Funny Collecting Records As The Next Step From Cards & Comics Ebro’s Agressive Record Collecting Style Asshole Parade The Tour The Couldn’t Happen Playing Fiesta Grande… Badly Worshipping Despise You “We Were These Spoiled Brats.” When Eric Wood Says To Make A 20 Song LP You Make A 20 Song LP A Neighbour Is Going To Kick In Your Window Breaking Up Is Easy To Do Not Getting Something Going In NY Always Trying To Be Void United Mutations City Hunter Devoid Of Faith Das Oath’s Unknowing Alice Cooper Tribute Drawing The Faith Logo & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 04, 2018
Footnote 193 - John "Jughead" Pierson (Screeching Weasel) PLUS TOAP LIVE w/ Craig Setari (Sick Of It All), Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise)
"You're Holding Onto Something We Can't Have, But Hands Still Circle You're Still Getting Old..." The week Chris & Damian breakdown the John Jughead Episode & the craziness that was TOAP LIVE w/ Craig & Fletcher.  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 02, 2018
Episode 193 - John "Jughead" Pierson (Screeching Weasel) PLUS TOAP LIVE w/ Craig Setari (Sick Of It All), Fletcher Dragge (Pennywise)
THIS ONE'S A MONSTER!!! First, founding member of one of Damian’s all time favourite bands, Screeching Weasel. JOHN "JUGHEAD" PIERSON is on the show!!! Listen in as the two discuss how a band that never really fit in anywhere would go on to become one of punk's most influential bands. ALSO, AS A BONUS - TOAP LIVE AT HOUSE OF VANS w/ FLETCHER DRAGGE from Pennywise & CRAIG SETARI from Sick Of It All. Check out some of THE WILDEST stories you have ever heard on the show WITH a cameo from JOHN JOSEPH!!! WHAT AN EPISODE!?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Hearing Should I Stay Or Should I Go On The Radio While Crafting Going To See Repo Man & The Shit Hitting The Fan Angry Samones AOD Meeting Ben Weasel The Ramones The Decendents Finding Melody The Ozzfish Spilt That Never Happened Signing To What Goes On Records Touring With Spongetunnel Getting Out Of Chicago Early Naked Raygun Driving To Berkeley For A Gig Meeting Jesse Michaels & Crimpshrine Sloppy Seconds & “I Want To Be A Homosexual” When “My Brain Hurts” Comes Out & Everything Changed The Mr. T Experience The AMAZING Roadkill Records Recording Punk House Brian Vermin’s Importance To The Band “We Got’Em”: Convincing Lookout To Sign You Watching Green Day EXPLODE Being Involved In Theatre Leaving Screeching Weasel & GOD, SO MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 27, 2018
Footnote 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)
THAT’S MY NERD FREE PRIDE! This week on the show Chris & Damian TALK, TALK & TALK about what they both agree was one of the best episodes yet, THURSTON MOORE! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 24, 2018
Episode 192 - Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth, Ecstatic Peace Library, Thurston Moore Band, Even Worse etc.)
This one is well worth the wait, cause this week Damian finally gets THURSTON MOORE on the show & it's a MONSTER!!! Kickback & listen in as the two talk about Thurston being at the ground zero of punk when his journey began. You may have heard other Thurston Moore interviews over the years, but NOTHING like this. All in celebration of the launch of Thurston’s Ecstatic Peace Library imprint with Omnibus Press. GET READY!!!!! Also Touched On: It's All For You Thurston Always Being A Punk Louie Louie Rock Mags Seeing Iggy Standing On Hands & Heads Trying To Turn Your 10-Year-Old Friend's Onto The Stooges Raunchy Rock The Fast Rule! “Patti Smith Is Playing, Let’s Go!” Talking Heads The Ramones With Johnny On Vocals & Joey On Drums “You’re Too Good To Hang Out With Us At The Friendly’s Now?!” Cutlers In New Haven To Buy X-Offender Buying Slaughter & The Dogs The Damned The Buzzcocks “Spiral Scratch” Seeing The Fast, The Planets & Suicide At Max’s Joey Was The Guy: Everything Cool About Punk Always CBGB’s Is Nirvana Richard Hell Licking His Stamp To Transfer It To Your Hand Blondie & The Mumps CB’s Burgers The Living Doll Bass Player Milk & Cookies When The Dead Boys Came To Town… The Stimulators The Blessed & The Younger Scene Student Teachers Connecting With Lee & Kim Through Art Going To Rat Cage The Early DC 7”s Darby’s Death Going To LA To See Kim’s Parents Never Seeing The Misfits NY’s Early More Rock Influenced Hardcore DC Comes In Like Buzzsaws Heart Attack Wanting To Be More Of A Hardcore Band Jesse Malin: “I Heard You Saw The Dead Boys?” Meeting The Singer Of Kaaos & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 19, 2018
Footnote 191 - Jesse Brown & Chris Dodge
And Nerds looking for a Future, worlds their aim. This week on the show, Chris & Damian tackle not one, but two episodes talkin' Canadaland’s Jesse Brown & Power-Violence’s Chris Dodge! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 18, 2018
Episode 191 - Chris Dodge (Slap-A-Ham Records, SPAZZ, No Use For A Name, INFEST, Despise You etc.)
If Turned Out A Punk were a galaxy, then this week's guest may very well be the sun: CHRIS DODGE! Not only as a member of "the Beastie Boys of the Underground" (Damian’s clunky analogy), Spazz, but also as the founder of the hugely important Slap-A-Ham Records! Chris has had a massive, indelible influence on hardcore & punk. Though Chis Dodge’s legendary run in underground music, we can connect: No Use For A Name, Melvins, Spazz, Infest, Faction, Kool Keith, The Gilman Scene, Fu Manchu, Sunn, etc. Sit back & relax as Chris & Damian connect the dots. ONE FOR THE AGES!!!!!!!  Also Touched On: Chris Dodge Is The Sun At The Centre Of The Turned Out A Punk Universe Fat Day As Repressed Memory Loving Hard Rock At The Age Of 22 Steve Papusos’ Older Sister Marries A Punk & Gets the records “No Way, No Band Is Better Than KISS!” The Cramps’ “Songs the Lord Has Taught Us” As First Exposure The Dickies Are The Fastest Band Ever! Listening To The Weirdos Over & Over Again Finding College Radio Hearing About Maximum Rocknroll and getting a postcard from Tim Dead Kennedys Missing Hardcore By 84 Forming Legion Of Doom Transitioning From The South Bay Scene To The Gilman Scene Youth Of Today, MDC, The Lookouts At The Gilman Scared Straight With A Performance Artist Opening The Gilman Scene Provided The Full Spectrum Of Punk Styles The Feederz Bum Everyone Out AOD Have To Go On After The Feederz Cover The Stage In Dead Animals Rabid Lassie Moshing To Performance Art Off The Disc Is Godly Slap-A-Ham Is Godly Getting Into Metal Putting Out Records That No One Else Would Neanderthal Was Supposed To Be A Picture Disc Putting Out Burning Witch 9/11 Ended Slap-A-Ham & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 10, 2018
Episode 190 - Jesse Brown (Journalist, Canadaland)
When your fearless host, Damian was young his counter cultural imagination was ignited by a small, short-lived, rebel, Toronto punk student newspaper called, Punch. Imagine Damian’s amazement when he found out the editor of said magazine was none other than, the venerable media powerhouse, Canadaland's founder, JESSE BROWN!!! Sit back as Damian hears all about the journey that brought Jesse from being a teenage journalist wunderkind, burnt out by success to fulfilling the promise of Punch all these years later.  Also Touched On: Damian’s Inspiration Liking Old Music Robert Johnston Sonic Youth Bad Brains Making Your First Real Friends Pearl Jam “Where Can I Get A Mudhoney Shirt?” Fishbone Living Color Is Part Of It Getting Into Hate & Eightball Rollin’s As Inspiration By Being... Not Good Getting Into Re//Search & Pranks Reading About Howard Stern, but Not Being Able To Hear It Creating A Column To Take The Piss Out Of The Whole High School Starting The Legendary Punch (CA) Not Wanting To Just: “Make Noise In The Basement.” Winning The Toronto Star Young Journalism Award The Fine Art Of Being A Disrupter… Or Just A Shit Disturber Getting Celebrated In The Real Media Burning Out On News Running Away To Montreal To Become an Artist Working At VICE... & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 01, 2018
Footnote 189 - Mike Haliechuk & Jerry A Part #2
Listen Nerds! Never Again! This week on the show, Chris & Damian have two huge episodes to discuss, but that doesn’t stop them from having a 20 minutes conversation about veggie burgers at now defunct fast food chains. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 28, 2018
Episode 189 - Jerry A Part #2
The greatest hardcore record of all time, Poison Idea’s Feel The Darkness, is getting reissued!!! To celebrate, the King of Punk himself, JERRY A returns to the show! In keeping with the tradition of Aliens & The GodFather Part II, this sequel may be better than the original?!?!? So listen in as Damian gets to sit down with one of his heroes AGAIN & punish him about everything he forgot to ask the first time! Also Touched On:  Part #2 Hard To  Make Happen Ramones As Universal Language Music: If It’s Good, It’s Great  MRR Reviews Everything Inept Music Is PERFECT Jerry Loves Finnish Tom Loves Dutch Buying GISM & Not Getting It United Mutation The Beef With DC “It’s Time To Turn Up The Heat On Ian Again.” Tom Hates Henry What Is A "Superbeer"? A 1/5 Of Jim Bean & Touring With The Hard-Ons Drinking Where Belushi Did Making “Feel The Darkness” Writing Taken By Surprise For The Sub Pop Single Making Sub Pop Pay Up Pig’s Last Stand As Payback Alice In Chains Find Grunge Wanting To Go Out On A Good Note Metal Bands Getting Goth & Performance Art As Openers Punk Love Cow Brains I’m In A Hard Rock Band How Pantera Heard About Poison Idea… Having A Song On The Crow Soundtrack Being On Punk-O-Rama Never Getting A Statement From Epitaph The Unreleased Poison Idea Loving YDI Poison Idea Was Its Own World Record Collecting Touring Australia With The Hard-Ons Iggy Pop Sonic Youth  Beasts Of Bourbon Helmet Mudhoney Mick Harvey Almost Becomes Shark Bait & Much, Much MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 22, 2018
Episode 188 - Mike Haliechuk (Fucked Up, Ruination, Smartboys, Walls Around Us, Where It Ends)
This week on the show, in celebration of the NEW FUCKED UP LP "DOSE YOUR DREAMS”, Damian is joined by one of the most requested guests ever on the show, MIKE HALIECHUK!!! Yes, it finally happened! AAAAAANNNNNDDDD Jonah Falco makes a cameo too!!!!! This is one they'll be talking about around the water cooler tomorrow!  Also Touched On: Mike Finally Makes An Appearances  Buying A Melvins, Sex Pistols & Maybe An L7 Tape TV Over Radio A Tie Dye Sex Pistols Shirts Green Day Or The Offspring: You Must Choose Mike & Damian Meet For The First Time At The Circle Jerks Opera House Show  “Stay Out Of Riverdale” / “East End Kids Are Poseurs” Freaking Out About Meeting Chris Colohan   Jay Hammer’s Shows Hardcore Is About Freedom: Ordering Pizza’s To Shows The Last Hockey Teeth Show… & Missing Hockey Teeth Random Killing The HMV Vinyl Section The Confine Release Show Daragh Hayes Is The NICEST! The Peter Pan Scene Of Toronto The AFI Riot Ignite Cancels On Toronto A Million Times How Where It Ends Formed… Booking The Jewish Community Centre Fastbreak Save The Day & 5 Knuckle Chuckle Mike Forms Ruination & Damian Gets Jealous Europe Breaks Mike How Fucked Up Forms Recording 7”s Making Hidden World  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 17, 2018
Footnote 187 - Matt Murphy, TOAP 80's Toronto Hardcore Special, Aimee Interrupter & Kevin Bivona
Your Mindless Propaganda Be It Right Or Be It Wrong It's Just A Cheap Attempt To Prey On My Nerd Fears!!! This Week, Damian & Chris sit down & breakdown the last 3 episodes. It's what these guys do. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 11, 2018
Episode 187 - Aimee Interrupter & Kevin Bivona (The Interrupters, Transplants)
This week on the show, not one, but TWO amazing guests - THE INTERRUPTERS' Aimee & Kevin!!! Two people who couldn't have had more different paths that led them to the same band. THIS IS A GOOD ONE!!! Kickback & listen how Aimee had to go through the wringer from getting yelled at as a kid in smoke filled bars to then being thrown quickly into the majors before meeting Kevin, who was raised in punk. Together, they both realized their childhood dream's by forming THE INTERRUPTERS! IT PLAYS LIKE A MOVIE!!! Also Touched On: Kevin Getting Into The Late 90’s Ska Boom Alvin & Punkamunk Less Than Jake & The Aquabats Amy Gets A Bleach Hearing …And Out Come The Wolves & Feeling Less Alone. Bad Religion & NoFX AFI, Pennywise & The Warped Tour Era Joan Jett Punk From Before The Germs, To Bikini Kill, To Present Day Boys II Men Kevin Hears “Here Comes The Hot Stepper” As The First Exposure Snow - “Informer” Amy Finds Music Through Mom Kevin’s Grandfathers’ Music Frank Sinatra’s “One for My Baby One For The Road” Kevin For The Void The Cheap Punk CD Comp Green Day Save Farris & The Specials Go To Montana Government Cheese Opens For Strung Out Kill Radio Aimee Gets Into Jam Bands Kevin & His Brother Form The Telecasters Meeting On A Sugar Ray Tour Getting The Dream Gig In Transplants Meeting Tim Armstrong Touring With The Dropkick Murphy’s Touring With 7 Seconds & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 08, 2018
TOAP 80's Toronto Hardcore Special (Fran Grasso, Derek Emerson, Shawn Chirrey, Simon Harvey)
This week on the show we bring you a very special episode in celebration of the release of the incredible 80’s TOHC chronicle, Tomorrow Is Too Late! Damian is joined by the nucleus of the book's creation: Derek, Fran, Shawn & the often referenced on Turned Out A Punk: Simon Harvey! Sit back & enjoy a deep delving conversation about the under documented, but all the same amazing - 80’s Toronto Hardcore Punk scene. GET THIS BOOK!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 02, 2018
Episode 186 - Matt Murphy (Super Friendz, Black Pool, TUNS etc.) + LTRANTAS + TOAP LIVE WITH DINOSAUR JR!!!!
BOY, THIS IS ONE JAMMED PACKED EPISODE! First off, it’s an interview Damian has been trying to make happen for years, MATT MURPHY of the godly Super Friendz & TUNS is on the show! Hear about Matt growing up in Halifax & watching it quickly become the Canadian “next Seattle”. THEN, enjoy the debut of LISTEN TO RECORDS AND NEVER THINK ABOUT STOPPING (LTRANTAS), a brand new podcast featuring Damian & The Kids! They listen to & discus Damian's record collection. FINALLY, check out the birthday spectacular that was TOAP LIVE WITH DINOSAUR JR!!!  WHAT A WEEK?!?!?!?!? Also Touched On: Long Time Friends Working Together At VICE… Kinda Dressing Up As “PUNKS” To Go To The Mall The Let Down Of “The Great Rock & Roll Swindle” Hanging With Jay From Sloan At Old Dan’s Record Store “There Would Be No Scene Without Greg Clark” Nobody’s Heroes: Halifax’s Top Punk October Game: Sarah McLaughlin New Wave band Trashcanz Inspiration For The “Z” In Super Friendz Aggro: Hard New Wave Matt Form’s The Ink Stains… With A Kazoo Player Bo Diddley Plays Halifax Sneaking Into Zappa Not Liking Neil Young’s “Live Rust”  Black Pool: Pre-Sloan & Super Friendz Dinosaur Jr. Bubblegum Pop Killed By Death Fugazi Deep Wound  Minor Threat  & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 27, 2018
Footnote 185 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Foss, Antemasque, Anywhere, De Facto etc.)
Support can be a selfish thing. For nerds, I think it’s this way. Today on the show Chris & Damian sit down to talk about the incomparable Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Also, the importance of drummers. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 185 - Cedric Bixler-Zavala (At The Drive-In, The Mars Volta, Foss, Antemasque, Anywhere, De Facto etc.)
On anyone's list of all-time greatest front people in music, they would have to include this week's guest. CEDRIC BIXLER-ZAVALA HAS FINALLY COME ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he gets to sit down with one of his favourite's to ever wield the microphone & talk about going from a gang affiliated drummer, to trashing the Jools Holland show! Also Touched On: One Of The Best To Ever Do It The Power Of Night Flight Watching Another State of Mind With Your Family The Dead Kennedys Frankenchrist Is The Key Record  Uglord One Of The Wildest Bands Ever Ed Ivy From The Rhythm Pigs Starts Throwing Shows Omar & Sonny Meet Lux & Ivy Seeing Punk On TV & Putting Punk On TV The Misfits: A Lot To Love & Love Again The Jools Holland Show & What Went Wrong  Reenactment Scene In Punk  Distorted Silence: The First Band Joining Phantasma Gloria: The Bad Kid Band The Respect & The Hate That Comes From Being Feared Playing With Christ On A Crutch When Your Two Favourite Local Bands Have Beef Being A Cheerleader A One-Man-Pit In Your Parents House Bad Mothergoose & Sprawl & The Texas Funk Scene Everyone Wanted To Be Red Hot Chilli Peppers & Jane’s Addiction Joining the Three Blind Bats, The House Band For The North East Death Squad Gang The Spermbirds’ Influence On El Paso Scratch Acid, Butthole Surfers, Big Boys: Texas Punk Cherbs, Ed Hall & Trance Syndicate Records When Your New Band Beats Up Your Old Band The Acid Years The Dregtones: Trying To Do Something Really Uncool Meeting Foss & Beto Pretending To Be Rain Sanction  Booking No Empathy The Grunge Hangover Touring With FEIST Trench Mouth Looks Like A CULT! “No One Was Interested At All.” Dreaming Of Ebullition Records  Getting On Flipside  Face To Face Was Pissed! Dodging Full Cans Of Coke Whipped At Your Head  AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 19, 2018
Footnote 184 - Shawna Potter (War On Women, Avec, Fair Verona)
Nerds’ my thing, I keep on a hook. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the greatness of the Shawna Potter episode! Also, they gear up for the TOAP TORONTO LIVE SHOW WITH DINO JR! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 184 - Shawna Potter (War On Women, Avec, Fair Verona)
Get ready everyone! This week on the show, one of the best doing it today, War On Women’s, Shawna Potter! Join Damian as he gets to sit done & chat with another one of his favourite front-people! Shawna discusses going from being signed to a crooked indie label at age 16 to touring with Black Flag! Also Touched On: Was It The Sex Pistols Or Bikini Kill As First Exposure? Sonic Youth Is PUNK The Two People In North America That Never Got Into Fugazi The Washington DC/ Washington State Connection Growing Up With MTV The Judds Rocked NOT ALL WOMEN PLAYING PUNK ARE IN RIOT GRRL BANDS (Those Bands Rule Too Though) Forming Avec Helium Is AMAZING!!!! Playing In Fair Verona For 6 Years Is A Lifetime When You're In High School Getting Put Through The Record Industry Wringer As A Teenager Moving To Baltimore Playing To Black Flag Fans Touring, But No One Caring Jim Ward Is The NICEST Person In Music Brooks, Beto & The Fate Of The Free World RIP John Stabb Wizard Of Oz Connection Theatre Kids Make The Best Vocalists AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 12, 2018
Footnote 183 - Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano (HBO's ANIMALS)
NERDS! Here's another episode of Footnotes featuring Chris & Damian talkin' non-stop music & TV...& the Animals Episode  BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 183 - Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano (HBO's ANIMALS)
This week on the show Damian is joined by not one, but two great guests, the creators of HBO’s Animals, Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano! Check it out as they discuss how Animals was the pair’s ultimate statement about the DIY ethics & how music ultimately guides the show.  Also Touched On: Animals As A Punk Project Phil Finds Green Day, But Is Too Young To Read The Name Of The Album  Blink 182 Saves The Day Club Chrome Mike Finds His Way In Through Compilation CDs Kung Fu Records An Older Brother In Save the Day Emulating Tony Hawk Why Did The Show "Vinyl" Suck So Much New Found Glory American Football Cap'n Jazz Mighty Mighty Bosstones As Vocal Icon Finding Out The Composer From Your Show Was In Shudder To Think Moby, Punk Style Vatican Commandos  Flipper Titus Andronicus  The So So Glos The Men Doing The Theme Song Working With Bill Callaghan AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 04, 2018
Footnote 182 - Sami Zayn (WWE Superstar) With Special Guest - Wei Ting (Post Wrestling, Live Audio Wrestling)
Nerds! Killing it all, get the fuck out of our bingo halls! This week on the show, Chris & Damian realized that they needed some backup to take on the monumental Sami Zayn episode, so they invited Post Wrestling’s own, Wai Ting to help out! Join the trio as they discuss wrestling, punk & how Wai was nearly the co-host of Turned Out A Punk. CRAZY! Right? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 02, 2018
Episode 182 - Sami Zayn (WWE Superstar, DDT, ROH, PWG, WXW, www.samiforsyria.com)
REJOICE!!!!!!!!!! This week on the show Damian is joined by one of his most dreamt about guests, WWE Superstar Sami Zayn! Listen in as they have a far reaching conversation about everything from punk, wrestling & the very real bond that connects their identities & subculture. THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also, please visit www.samiforsyria.com & donate, if you can. Also Touched On: Third Attempt & Third Times A Charm The Reason For The Mystery Thank You Sami For Jesse Micheals Coming On The Show M Dogg & Brookside Are The Most Down Punk Rockers “Operation Ivy Is Perfect” Having To Live Up To Other People’s Ideal Version Of You The Idea Of Being A Different Person Outside The Ring The Different Approaches To Public Attention Green Day Happens Angelo Was Ahead Of The Game! Returning CD’s To HMV Trading Tom Jones For Punk In Drublic Out Comes the Wolves Is A Perfect Record The Clash Did You Pick Punk OR Did Punk Pick You? Lagwagon Hi-Standard Hearing Propagandhi & Not Being Ready For It Until Recently Falling In Love With The Beatles Getting Booked By Kevin Gill & Lars Frederiksen The Punk/Wrestling Connection!!!! Bon Jovi Is OVER In Montreal Dennis From Styx Is Also OVER In Montreal Going To Your First Indie Wrestling Show & Getting Hooked The Energy Of Indie Wrestling Is Like Going To A Punk Show Seeing Grimskunk At A Street Festival Against Me! Not Understanding Why People Get Concerned About Bands Selling Out Not Knowing BLITZ… Until Now "90% Of Punk & Wrestling Is Terrible" Going For Bon Jovi & Getting Less Than Jake Bob Dylan Is A Truly Unhinged Performer Kicking Ultra Mantis Black In Face As Hard As You Can Teaming With Brad From Pissed Jeans Sick Of It All Leatherface Chris Gethard, Aiden English & The Best Show Connection & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 28, 2018
Footnote 181 - Eric Davidson (The New Bomb Turks, Livids)
That’s just what nerds got to be! Can’t you see this is an emergency? This week Damian & Chris tackle the episode featuring their mutual rock/literary hero: Eric Davidson! They also try to get to the bottom of the Raise Your Voice Joyce Comp. GOOD TIMES!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 27, 2018
Episode 181 - Eric Davidson (The New Bomb Turks, Livids)
EVERYBODY JUMP UP, cause this week we've got ERIC DAVIDSON of THE NEW BOMB TURKS on the show! Listen in as Damian gets to sit down with, not just one of his favourite frontmen, but one of his favourite authors' as well! From seeing a news story about punk to writing a book identifying a hereto unknown subgenera of punk, the two cover Eric’s storey in-depth! Not to be missed!  Also Touched On: New Bomb Turks Is One Of The Best HC Bands From The 90's The Spaceshits’ Unique Style Danko Jones' First Show The Deadly Snakes The Dark & Starvation Army: Clevo Hardcore Death Of Samantha: Eric’s Fave Write Band Seeing Punk On The TV For The First Time  Brother Goes To See The Clash & Brings Back The Word Of God Getting A Tutorial Through Requests To The College Radio Station The Mainstream College Station Plays REM Kurtis Blow Seeing Clash On The Cut The Crap Album The Remnants Of Old Cleveland Seeing The Mirrors Watching Stiv Bators Pee Prisonshake Cleveland Doesn’t Suck Seeing Pagans A Scene Develops Free From The Curse Of Success Shows In A Junk Yard Seeing The Romantics With The Boys Brigade For Your First Show Peeing Beside The Bassist Of The Hoodoo Guru’s Shadow Of Fear & The Goth Vibe The Choir & Raspberries The Lizard: The Cop That Looked Like LUX Interior With A Cramps Patch On His Jacket Cleveland Is A Goth Town The New Bombs Turks & Integrity Played Together.. Maybe The Mice RULE! Gibson Brothers, TJSA & Skrawl Datapanik Records Mike Rep Rules New York Dolls The Electric Eels Moved To Columbus? True Aim Reluctant Hardcore Friends Gaunt Brothers In Arms The Release Of Killed By Death Really Red Pagans Crypt Records AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 20, 2018
This week on Footnotes Chris & Damian talk about the Montreal live episode. Also, eulogizing a Canadian legend: Randy Rampage (Randy Desmond Archibald) RIP BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 19, 2018
Episode 180 - TURNED OUT A PUNK LIVE AT 77' FEST (Zach Blair, Fay Fife, Spike Slawson, Don Letts)
This week on the show, Damian is LIVE IN MONTREAL FOR 77' FEST! Join him along with special guest co-host Zach Blair (Making his fourth appearance on the show!) as they welcome the returning Spike Slawson. Also, THE LEGENDS: Fay Fife & Don Letts!!! I know, I know: the live episode format sucks, but this one is INSANE! TRUST US! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 07, 2018
Footnote 179 - David Pajo & Paul McKenzie
Nerds are going to bring you back up, yeah one thing I can depend on! Chris & Damian talk not one, but TWO amazing guests: David Pajo & Paul McKenzie!!! Do a deep dive into these genre defining musicians & the amazing punk worlds they emerged from. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 06, 2018
Episode 179 - Paul McKenzie (The Real McKenzies, Enigmas)
HURRAY! This week on the show Damian gets to sit down with the singer of, not one, but two legendary Vancouver bands: PAUL MCKENZIE!!! Listen in as the two discuss his journey from being in one of Vancouver’s most feared bands, to forming Canada’s hardest partying band. Also, how to get dropped from your label while still recording your first record.  Also Touched On: Hearing The MC5 For The First Time In 1966 At Age 6 Years Old From Your Older Sister Gastown & 4th Ave: The Subversive Part Of Town Going To See Count Basie The UJ3RK5 & The Heralding Of A Scene Everyone’s Afraid Of The Enigmas Being A Braineater DOA, Subhumans & Dishrags Punk Before Punk MoMaMu Da Records The Wandering Years Forming the Real Mackenzies The Great IFA Records Sketching Out The Studio Getting Kicked Off A Label In Style Wimpy Roy Is A Nice Guy The Police Come To The Punk Scene & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 02, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #19
Hello from somewhere in Canada!!! I know it’s been a while since the last show, but we're back with an episode we recorded at the start of June. We talk a lot about the recreational laws that have now been passed legalizing Cannabis by Oct 17 2018\. Grab an edible &/or some Live Resin & enjoy Ep. 19 of the show!
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 178 - David Pajo (Slint, Papa M, PAJO, Tortoise, Maurice, Solution Unknown, Zwan etc.)
"Ain't You Happy You Are Here With Me?" This week on the show Damian is joined by guitar hero, DAVID PAJO!!! Settle in & listen up as the two discuss everything from touring with Samhain as a teen to being the Louisville Utility Player to how Punishers at shows can be a good thing… Sometimes. It's a fun one filled with lots of twists & turns. After nearly three months in the making, HERE IT IS!!! Also Touched On: The Continuation Of A Conversation From Almost 20 Years Ago Punishers Are A Joy To Solo Musicians The Tortoise Hard Signal For Safety Metal vs. Punk/ New Wave Friggin In The Riggin & The Dead Kennedy’s As First Exposure Venom/ Slayer/ Merciful Fate & Metallica Everything Heavy Is An Import Metal Not Being Fast Enough Hardcore Is Where It Is At Minor Threat The One Million Songs On The First DRI EP Gang Green Hiding Your Metal Records Playing Guitar Has Value Being The Louisville Utility Player Being A Band Signed To A Talent Agency & Having To Play Top 40 Malignant Growth A Massive Influence On Slint’s Rhoda Maurice Ushers In Chaos & it Feels Like Home The Guy That Can Be Anything In Any Band Big Deal Were Great To Hang Out & Do Drugs With From Endtables To Endpoints: Why Louisville? Making Solution Unknown Joining Maurice The Tour With Samhain? What About All The GG’s That Didn’t Become Stars? & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 25, 2018
Footnote 177 - JD Samson, Davey Havok & Dwid Hellion
Nerds are not capitalist industrialists, Nerds are not communists. Nerds are the one! This week on the show Chris & Damian have a ton of work to do as they have three incredible episodes to talk about, but that doesn’t stop them from having a long conversation about the best Warped Tour line up & Sublime... For some season? BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 21, 2018
Episode 177 - Dwid Hellion (Integrity)
Well Everyone, it finally happened, DWID HELLION FROM INTEGRITY is on the show this week & it's glorious! Listen to Damian nerd out LIKE NEVER BEFORE! Topics Touched On: Thrasher As First Exposure Find The Scene In Louisville Reading Graffiti On Pants & Jacket Going To Buy A Punk Record, But The Cops Take The Records Away Getting The Peace Comp & Finding Pushead Listening To Samhain Play Live From Your Bedroom Window Maurice: Pre-Kinghorse/ Slint Charlie’s Pizzeria: NO LAWS 13 Year Olds Having A Beer Bash Lyrical Influences The Friendship & Torment Of The Mighty Sphincter A Stepmother As An Artistic Influence Dada As An Influence On Punk Punk As A Space For The Left Out People When One Of The Best Hardcore Shows Happens In The Front Yard Meeting Confront & The Marvel Comics Connection The Skateboard Teams CIV The Integrity Filter Connection Buying Sheets Of Acid & Chilling With Trent Reznor The First One Up Of Integrity Comes Together Almost 15 MINUTES About Dark Empire! The Story Behind The “Joker” Sleeve Why You See The Confront 7” Around Bloodbook AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 16, 2018
Episode 176 - JD Samson (Le Tigre, Men) + Another Surprise Guest
Some weeks are good, some weeks are amazing, but THIS WEEK IS EXTRA AMAZING! First off, Damian sits down with music icon JD SAMSON! Listen in as the two discuss finding out about Tribe 8 in magazines & discovering a new world. Also, what it’s like going from being a filmmaker with stage fright to the spotlight with Le Tigre & finding your voice in the process. After, we have another SPECIAL SURPRISE GUEST from the ’77 Montreal fest line up!! (Hint: This isn't his first appearance on the show)  Also Touched On:   Tribe 8 As First Exposure Reading The Magazines Team Drench  Growing Up In Ohio Going Chicago… the band The Smurfs Play Peabody’s With A Didgeridoo In A Bucket Having To  God Is My Co-Pilot Joining Le Tigre Hating The Mainstream-ification Of Music The United Outcasts Of East Cleveland Meeting Riot Girls Mustard Plug, The Toasters, Dancehall Crashers The Experience Of Going From Non-Performer To The Middle Of The Spotlight Managing To Change The World A Little The “New” Punk The Return To Tangible  Your First Show Playing Ever Is A Sold Out One In Front Of All Your Family Forcing Yourself To Get Over Your Stage Fright  “It Was All Fake” Coming To Terms With The Persona The Joy Of Teaching Everyone's A Freak & Cool Now & Much, Much More!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 09, 2018
Footnote 175 - Magnus Blixtberg (Satanic Surfers, Everyday Madness, Revenge)
Don't care what nerds may say. We got that attitude! This week on the show Chris & Damian are high on life getting to talk about Magnus Blixtberg! Also, discussed for some reason: d.b.s. & of course, Mailbag! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 08, 2018
Episode 175 - Magnus Blixtberg (Satanic Surfers, Everyday Madness, Revenge) + Surprise Guest
The '77 Montreal Festival fun continues as this week we welcome to the show Magnus Blixtberg of the Satanic Surfers! Join Damian as he sits down with a member of one of his favourite bands & discusses growing up punk in small town Sweden, government programs being a vital factor in the formation of some amazing bands & the punk trend that swept Sweden in general. ALSO, which Turned Out A Punk alumni will be the special guest co-host at the LIVE - TURNED OUT A PUNK EVENT HAPPENING IN MONTREAL TO KICK OFF ’77 FEST? You'll have to tune in until the end to FIND OUT!!! Also Touched On: Magnus & Damian’s mutual admiration Twin Punk Attack Rude Kids On The Radio? Hearing Mob 47 On A Standard Punk Mix Asta Kask Ebba Gron Imperiat Making Your Building's Basement Into A Jam Space The Amazing Swedish Subsidized Music Resources For Kids & The Benefits Of It. Playing A First Show With The Nitwits Do you Like The D-Beat? Meeting Satanic Surfers Getting Credit For, But Not Playing On Skate To Hell The Most Insane Festival Line Up Ever Offspring & Green Day Explode Denmark vs Sweden: A Punk Culture Shock The Eagles, The Carpenters, Genesis & The Satanic Surfers: Singing Drummers Touring Canada: The Highs & The Lows Touring Germany With Millencolin In '96 A Split With Ten Foot Pole Al From Trigger Happy From Break Ups To Make Ups Japan Rules! & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 03, 2018
Footnote 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)
We are nerds in our lab, looking through the microscope. This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about the Pittsburgh/Cali connection, all things Spike Slawson & crack open that MAILBAG! RIP STEVE SOTO!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 30, 2018
Episode 174 - Spike Slawson (Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, Filthy Thieving Bastards, Hairstorm 84, Re-Volts, Uke-Hunt)
We are happy announce that Turned Out A Punk is coming to Montreal as part of the awesome '77 Montreal Festival Pre-Party!!! To celebrate the occasion, we are talking to a bunch of guests from the ’77 Festival leading up to the show, starting with Me First & The Gimme Gimmes’ SPIKE SLAWSON! Tune in as Spike & Damian talk all about growing up punk in Pittsburgh, all the baggage and all the traumas - celebrated, nurtured & given by punk. THIS IS A GOOD ONE! Matt Wiener Loves Prog & The Dead Kennedys Pittsburgh In The Dark Times Joining Punk  & Feeling The Strength In Numbers Getting Shit For Dressing The Part Realizing How Shitty Your Bullies Had It The Intellectual Gentrification Of Pittsburgh Carsickness Go Psychedelic  The Bizarre History Of The Electric Banana  Keith Morris Learns Not To Fuck With Johnny Banana The Five It Took A While For Hardcore To Come To Pittsburgh When Metalheads Get Into Punk Stick Against Stone The Warhol Local Influence Black Flag & Saccharine Trust Broken Bones As Grateful Dead Savage Amused Knowing That You Weren’t In LA Never Playing In Bands Until The 90’s Moving To California Punk Protest Turns Punk Gathering Points BGK Going To The Farm With Christ On Parade & Neurosis When The Orange County Came To LA The Gilman Opens Doing A Cover Band With Psychotic Pineapple Fat Mike Seeing You Perform Fat Mike: Ambition & Implementation LA Drive vs SF Vibe Not Feeling The EpiFat Sound Thrashwomen The Mummies Untamed Youth The Dwarves The Swingin' Utters Sounding Like DOA? AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 26, 2018
Footnote 173 - FAT TONY (MC, Charge It To The Game)
Do you still keep nerd pictures in your frame? Cause nerds still shut down at the sound of your name! This week on the show Chris & Damian celebrate the announcement of the impending Canadian Cannabis legalization nation… Well, Damian does at least. They also gab about the fantastic Fat Tony episode, open the mailbag & celebrate friendship like only these two can! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 24, 2018
Episode 173 - FAT TONY (MC, Charge It To The Game)
Get ready!!! This week's episode is one of the best yet! Damian is joined by rapper & Host of Thrift Haul, Houston’s favourite son, FAT TONY! Listen in as the two discuss FAT TONY's quest in isolation to uncover punk & how it helped inform his career as a rapper.  NOT TO BE MISSED!  Also Touched On:  Meeting Through Ben All Corners Of Toronto Being Part Of The Post Kurt Cobain Generation Watching the Nirvana Destroy Gear & Trying It At Home Green Day “Welcome To Paradise”, Ramones “I Wanna Be Sedated” & Nirvana ONLY From Blink 182 “Enema Of The State”, to Dino Jr. & The Decendent People In West Africa Loving Country Music A Cool Mom That Loves Music & Stealing Her Nirvana CD Mom Trying To Teach You How To Play Devo On Guitar Bonding With Dad Over Al Green King Sunny Ade Sega CD As A Gateway Kriss Kross  Whodini Is Slept On Rap & Punk Big Up The Youth Down With The King: Good OR Bad? Mom Picks You Up From School & Breaks The News Of The Passing Of Fat Pat Going To MF Doom As A First Show Growing Up In Third Ward Finally Meeting A Cool White Kid Rhymes Like Dimes  Doing An Ergs Show As Your First Punk Show Becoming Friends With The One Kid With A Mohawk At A Show Atmosphere & Murs On Warped Tour 30 Foot Fall: A Divide More Rites Of Spring Than What Was Happening    Hardcore Over Punk Roy & The Fatal Flying Guillotines Buying The Jawbreaker CD Because The Warped Tour Got Rain Out Tribe Called Quest  Trying To Channel The Beastie Boys Softball With Bikini Kill AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 19, 2018
Footnote 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers) PART #2
Back again! Here Nerds come! Chris & Damian are back to talk more about the Matt Jackson episode! This time they've called in Matt’s good friend & the subject of his opening dis: Dave It Up!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 19, 2018
Footnote 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers) PART #1
They got him down. It’s three on one. Ten nerds show, guess who won? The week on the show it is a two part epic! In PART ONE, Chris & Damian reflect on the passing of Anthony Bourdain & his involvement in music, the discuss Matt Jackson & Iron Age. That merely just sets the stage for PART TWO with Dave It Up showing up to address Matt’s labelling of him as a nerd! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 16, 2018
Episode 172 - Matt Jackson (Iron Age, Coptic Times, Bitter End, Jackson's Choppers)
Oh, what wonderful places you will go! This week on the show Damian catches up with his old friend, ex-IRON AGE bassist, Matt Jackson!!! The last time Matt & Damian hung out, they were both Straight Edge gigging together in their band's, but what a difference a few years makes?!?! Matt Jackson has gone on to become one of the most respected motorbike builders in America & a legit biker. Damian… Well, Damian smokes a lot of weed these days.  Listen in as the two discuss going from throwing footballs on a roof, to playing in one of the wildest hardcore bands of the era & it being pretty tame compared to the rest of your life.  Also Touched On: Dave it Up’s knowledge Growing up on a ranch in the middle of nowhere Throwing a football on a roof Finding Sabbath in the record collection Austin keeps it weird driving an hour a half to go to the cd store buying Punk-O-Rama, the nitro comp and the Fat comps being raised by a cowboy Mom’s cool student buy you a Pantera shirt Going to see Green Day and Samiam because mom wants to Getting into Orange 9mm A satellite dish and a gateway to punk Cranberries are hard as fuck  moving to the city to play football going edge Emo’s in all its glory getting into Judge in a Earth Crisis world Bitter End and Far From Breaking Iron Age forms “It’s Texas” Going back to school It all starts with one bike & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 13, 2018
RIP Anthony Bourdain
Hey,  It’s Damian. Anthony Bourdain was someone that championed & celebrated punk & it’s influence. He was also someone that, for some unknown reason, championed the work that I do as well. When I told him about this podcast, he was super excited to get the chance to just talk about punk rock, the music he loved. Here is the conversation we had that day as well as my eulogy for one of my personal heroes.  RIP Tony. Thank you for everything
Jun 09, 2018
Footnote 171 - "Buzz" Osborne & Brian Walsby Part #2
Nerds Of America, Is Living In The Jungle! It's Fighting For Survival With The Wrong Place To Go! This last week has been a tough one, but Chris & Damian are back for some much needed distraction. The boys attempt to breakdown the immense BUZZ & BRIAN PART #2 & even manage to get to some MAILBAG. It Is Time We Rectify This Now! We've Got To Feel It Now….WHOA! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 09, 2018
Episode 171 - "Buzz" Osborne & Brian Walsby Part #2
REJOICE! REJOICE! This week on the show we have not one, but TWO Part #2's! Damian sits down with not only the person who's career tells the story of American Alternative music, Brian Walsby, but also, the king himself - the Melvins’ Buzz Osborne! Listen in as the three have a fun backstage chat about music, band life, longevity & one of the cruelest practical jokes ever pulled on one band member by another.  Also Touched On: The Way Brian’s Brain Works Redd Kross Rich Pratt On The Life Is A Great Comp Steve McDonald: An Awe Inspiring Life Shout Out To Tony Reitman  Straight Edge By Default Uniform Choice As Minor Threat Impression Not Seeing The Legendary LA Punk Gang Violence Sensationalism To Sell History “Let’s Follow Skanker!”: Looking Up To The Older Idiot “I Was A Goody-Goody" The Godly Wretched Maximum Rock & Roll: A Punk Consistency Scott Radinsky Playing With The Grim Mac & Brian Reunited  Wwax is Buzz’s Fave Brian Band The Davidians: A Good Band That Just Never Connected Balancing A Band & Life Is Hard A Buzz Walks In How The Melvins Tour The Melvins Are Weirded Out By Fucked Up Buzz & Brian Are Optimistic  Dale Gets Pranked By Buzz & It Is Terrifying!  Why Do Dale & Buzz Remain Together? Poison Idea Around The “Feel the Darkness” Era Is One Of The Most Underrated Bands Ever Alchemy Records Is So Awesome! “Bad Religion Is A 2nd Or 3rd LA Punk Band” The SST Store: One Or Two Sales A Day Saccharin Trust Rules!!! “I Can’t Handle The Rejection” Led Zeppelin The Stones, Aretha Franklin & The Melvins Weird Thoughts On Records… What Does Buzz Collect? The Grateful Dead & The Melvins Cult  Dale & Pinkus Make A Cameo & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 04, 2018
Footnote 170 - Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, Attachments)
Nerd! Come on & Nerd yourself. Nerds! Come on & Nerd yourself! This week on the show Chris & Damian follow in Kerrang’s (misstep) footsteps & map Canada’s most hardcore. Also, we celebrate the awesomeness of Chris Freeman, Pansy Division & Punk Rock! Some Mailbags were hurt in the making of this episode. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jun 02, 2018
Episode 170 - Chris Freeman (Pansy Division, Attachments)
How often do you get to thank someone for the kindness they showed you that helped shape your life? Well this week on the show, Damian gets to thank CHRIS FREEMAN FROM PANSY DIVISION for being so rad to his younger self & his friends. They also discuss Chris’ pre-Pansy Division career in Seattle’s Attachments & the bigotry of the music world that made him quit. Then joining Pansy Division & changing punk forever! Kick back, this is a good one!  Also Discussed: Pansy Division Sets The Tone In Damian’s Eyes For How A Band Should Treat Fans Rockstars Becoming Assholes… Probably The Drugs Moving Back To Seattle From Aberdeen Devo & The B-52s Seeing Cheap Trick Opening For Kiss Aerosmith Starting To Suck… Drugs Being Too Young To See U2 On Their First Tour Mr. Bill’s The Heats & The Cowboys: The Beatles & The Rolling Stones Iggy Pop Gets Banned For Nearly Killing All Some People The Pretenders   Mondo Veda & Red Dress Going To Rocky Horror Picture Show The Blackouts Leave Town Working With Bruce & Jon. Hearing The First SubPop 45s H-Hour: Pre-Tad Soundgarden A Marketing Company Tells You, "You Can’t Be Openly Gay" Getting A Band Together Music Dies In 86' Moving To San Francisco  Joining Pansy Division Based On An Ad Seeing Redd Cross, Faith No More, Green River etc. Meeting Lynn From Tribe 8 In & Out Of Work Pansy Division Started With A Drum Machine Signing To LOOKOUT RECORDS Hearin Kerplunk & Knowing It Will Be Huge Touring With Green Day GayC/DC And Much, Much More!!!! BROGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 29, 2018
Footnote 169 - Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
Hardcore, We live it. We breath it. Nerds can’t stop what can’t be defeated! This week, Chris is called away on a last minute mission for the core, so Dave It Up steps up to take the mic & spit that hot fire in his absence. Listen as the two dissect Kerrang’s Hardcore Geography & of course the godly Sam Beam’s 90’s sludge/doom/Stonerrock/ connection.
May 26, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #18
"Back in your ears for the month of May. So much to unpack in this show, BC releasing the new regulations for rec as well as the recent YouTube purge. We also speak on 420 2018 & the price game that the LP's will be creating in this new market. It's unsettling how this new legal era is shaping up. I mean, they are going to have Canadian Weed Cops! where are the Beer Cops?! SMH. We end the show with an interview, MC @Nephaomega from Vancouver Hip Hop group ALPHA OMEGA!  Squash some buds or roll them up & enjoy another edition of Oil & Flowers!
May 23, 2018
Episode 169 - Sam Beam (Iron & Wine)
WHO'D OF THUNK IT, Turned Out A Punk Meets Iron & Wine!?! That's right, this week Damian sits down with South Carolina's own, Sam Beam. Listen in as Sam tells of his journey from humble skateboarder to indie rock superhero. This one is full of surprises, SO GET READY! Also Touched On: Where Your Music Ends Up Getting Into Punk Through Skateboarding Trading Tapes COC Getting Into The Ramones Fugazi Plays Richmond & The City Shuts Down REM Claimed As Local Heroes Hüsker Dü Nirvana Pixes Sex Pistols Playing South Carolina Singing About Reagan The Infotainment Era EYEHATEGOD Lays Waste! Being Roommates With Erik From Avail Opening For Unsane Forming A Band With People From Cavity Sam’s Great Sludge Record Waiting To Come Out AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 21, 2018
Footnote 168 - Thomas Anselmi (Slow, Mirror, Copyright)
Yesterday I needed Punk, today I need some hate, but I know who was always there, now baby it's too late! Chris & Damian are back to breakdown this week's Thomas Anselmi Episode! News, Analysis & a little MAILBAG for good measure. IT'S ALL IN HERE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 18, 2018
Episode 168 - Thomas Anselmi (Slow, Mirror, Copyright)
WHAT A WEEK!!! Damian gets to sit down with Canadian Alternative music legend, Slow’s Thomas Anselmi! Listen in as the two discuss Vancouver’s punk scene from all sides: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of it. Also, interesting discussion on the role of singers, the importance of the the barrier between the audience & the band.  Also Touched On: The Sex Pistols Vomit In The Airport & An Otherwise Progressive Stepdad Is Aghast Going To Quintessence Records The Greatness Of The Early Vancouver Scene Slow Mixing The Music That Got You Beat Up With The Music Of Those Doing The Beating The Idea That Community Ruined Punk Subhumans Play Your High School The Squamish 5 A Scene Divided Starting A Band: Psychotic Dick Bites East Van Halen: The Band That Invented Grunge  The Effect Of Clifford Olson On The Young Punks No Exit Auditioning For Black Flag, In The Middle Of Their Show, Unbeknownst To Them Nick Moves To LA, Forms Painted Willie & Tries To Break Into Show Biz With An Island On His Head DOA Kinda Invented DIY Hardcore Organizing A Field Trip At Boarding School To See  The Subhumans & X Forming Slow The Making Of A Confrontational Front Person Drugs In The Vancouver Punk Scene Why Singing In A Band Sucks Expo Hurts Everyone AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 16, 2018
Footnote 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)
Indie sucks, Hardline sucks, Emo sucks, Nerds sucks! This week Chris & Damian have to call in some backup for an episode of this magnitude, so Pittsburgh's favourite son Dave Martin joins the show. Laugh & learn along as the power trio discuss the Jesse Michaels Episode, the mailbag & more!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 14, 2018
Episode 167 - Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy, Big Rig, Classics Of Love, Common Rider)
THIS IS WHY WE DO THIS THING! This week on the show, we are joined by the legendary JESSE MICHAELS of Operation Ivy & Common Rider fame! Sit back & listen as Damian gets to talk to one of the most influential punk vocalist ever! From the Bay to the Burgh & back again, THIS EPISODE IS NOT TO BE MISSED! Also Touched On: June 1978 As First Contact In Via Mad Magazines Looking In NYC Bookstores While On Vacation With Dad Finding A Punk Textbook From Comics & Horror Movies Colombo Style Interrogating Your Dad’s Students About Punk B-52’s Rule!!!! Re-meeting Aaron Cometbus Hearing The Sex Pistols For The First Time The Older Brother Plug Decline Of Western Civilization Going On Punk Missions With Aaron Meeting Dave From Neurosis & Noah From Christ On Parade On One Of Those Punk Missions Going To The Infamous Eastern Front With DOA, FLIPPER, LEWD, SICK PLEASURE, 7 Seconds, HUSKER DU, THE FIX Negative Approach Never Seeing Black Flag Seeing One Or Two Songs By A Band Before You Had To Go Home Who Threw A Bottle At Wasted Youth? Reading Flipside Cover To Cover Gilman brings the bands together Seeing Minor Threat With DRI & MDC Moving to Pittsburg Half-Life Would Play Every Show Seeing Agnostic Front Liking SSD How We Rock The Notorious Fuck-Ups The All-Girl DMR Gang Aaron & Jesse Form A Flipper Worship Band “If We Couldn’t Find A Punk Kid, We Would Make One” Jeff Ott & A Different Journey Shirt For Everyday Of The Week Meeting Spike In Pittsburg Playing In Out Lash Necropolis (Pittsburg) Aggressor: Acid, Black Sabbath & Riff For Neurosis & Christ On Parade Venom: They Are Like Punk, But Really Really Creepy Slayer Metallica Loving Filth Seeing Dance Craze & Hearing Ska For The First Time Being The Crimpshrine Groupie Trve Cvlt Pvnk Soup: Pre-Samiam & Sweet Baby New Method Crucifix Tripping On Acid & Writing On Walls Mid-Tempo Melodic Punk ONLY The Adverts AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 07, 2018
Footnote 166 - Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joy, Bad Flirt)
Cramping styles is the plan, Nerds got up in the palm of their baby hands. This week on the show, it’s records & bullshit records & more bullshit. Chris & Damian go further on the topic of the PI’s Record Collectors & nerd out. They also dive in the RAD Jasmine episode & of course grapple with the MAILBAG!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
May 05, 2018
Episode 166 - Jasamine White-Gluz (No Joy, Bad Flirt)
It’s a family thing this week on Turned Out A Punk! Damian welcomes his good bud & modern indie rock god Jasamine White-Gluz on the show who’s band No Joy formerly featured Damian’s Cousin on drums. This episode also marks the first appearance by a sibling on TOAP! Sit back & enjoy as the two discuss going from the folly of renting a van from a band sending random emails about tours to working with your heroes all while cutting your own path. Also Touched On: Jasmine, Around The World & Into The Dingiest Backstage The Legendary Horseshoe L7 & Babes In Toyland Civ, Vandals, No Doubt As A First Show Cool Parents! First Siblings On The Show Ramones Records Laying Around The Muscle Memory Of Turning To Music Channels Montreal Rock Radio: Prog & Nu-Metal When The Hometown Hero Joins Hole Glueleg, Age of Electric, Limblifter Sloan Is The Best Band Of The Era Starting A Fake Blog To Get To Shows For Free Interviewing My Chemical Romance In A Bathroom Braid Blink 182’s Picks: Get Up Kids, Jimmy Eats World & Fugazi Walter From Quicksand Is The BEST!!!! A Girl, Guitar & A Four-track In A See Of Completely Unhelpful Sea Of Dudes Opening For Onelinedrawing Bad Flirt Starts Going To Springbreak & Booking A Tour Of It DON’T BY A VAN!!!! Being Named Laura Lloyd’s Legal Guardian For Touring Purposes DON’T SHARE A VAN WITH A BAND YOU DON’T KNOW! Alone In LA Gives No Joy Opening For Grant Hart The Smell: Best Coast, Miko Miko, Abe Vigoda and No Age With Age Comes Understanding How The Music Business Damian’s Cousin Garland: The Real Musical Talent In The Family AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 30, 2018
Footnote 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)
Nerds want it, nerds need it, nerds steal it, ALRIGHT! This week Chris & Damian are in good moods: they get to talk about the GODLY JERRY A & the hometown sports team, The Leafs Lost!!! HAPPY DAYS! Also discussed, a mailbag & of course tons of other bullshit & party!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 28, 2018
Episode 165 - Jerry A (Poison Idea, Gift)
He has listened to him forever, covered him, collected him, emulated him & eventually even played with him, but only now does he FINALLY get the chance to interview him! That's right, This week Damian sits down with one of his biggest inspirations, JERRY A from the godly POISON IDEA!!! Listen in as Damian & Jerry talk about his path from seeing Journey to being Kurt Cobain’s art critic and yes, also forming the GREATEST HARDCORE BAND EVER along the way! THIS ONE IS INSANE!!! Also Touched On: Damian Meets His Sinatra Ramones As First Contact Seeing Three Dog Night For His First Show Alice Cooper Is The First One That Connects Kiss Rock & Roll Forever &… It’s Over Picking The Ramones Over Everything Ramones: Children Can Relate To That Stuff The Melvins Getting You Back Into It Reading About Negative Trend In Rockscene Losing Friends Overnight Journey In The Fill In Band ZZ Top, BOC, BTO & ELO Seeing Parliament Venus & The Razorblades: “This Is Horrible” Seeing The Very First Wipers With Ice 9 Punk Is Clique Too Covering The Yardbirds & Punks Don’t Get It The Germs Could Actually Play Portland Fix Joe Carducci (From SST) Plays The Hits & Has A Store That Just A Box Of Records In An Office Selling Your Leather Jacket In 79' The Pre-Neo Boys Band Covers The Germs Hardcore Changes Everything Always Expecting Fred Cole To Be There Beauregarde Bull Ramos Smokes Weed Forming An Industrial Band With A Stolen Bass Trying To Join Smegma With A Crass Song For An Audition Canadian Subhumans vs. English Subhumans Merging Bands With Imperialist Pigs PI Cover Circle Jerks & Gacy’s Place The Mentors Were REALLY Bad When They Were In Seattle Money Changes Everything Red Tape With Darby’s lyrics & Motorhead’s Power Japanese Hardcore The Stalin State Children Flexi Pig Champion Going To Find The Fix Single As It Came Out The Smiths Cause A Divide In Poison Idea Kurt & The Melvins Like Shitty KISS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 23, 2018
FOOTNOTE 164 - Chris Baker AKA Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag, Wharf Rats, Whatever It Takes)
Took Nerds sometime to understand the man. He is a fist in the back of my brain! This week on the show, Chris and Damian get down to it & talk Damian’s appearance on the Opposition, more weird theoretical BYO splits & of course the AWESOME Chris #2\. &  M……a…….i……l…..b…..a…..g!!!
Apr 22, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #17
HAPPY 420 EVERYONE!!!  Our Guest This Week Is Freddy Pritchard “DaWeedKing”
Apr 20, 2018
Episode 164 - Chris Barker AKA Chris No. 2 (Anti-Flag, Wharf Rats, Whatever It Takes)
First is the worst & second is the BEST, cause on this week's episode it's all about #2… Chris No. 2, aka Anti-Flag’s Chris Barker! Listen in as Chris & Damian discuss Chris’ journey from Anti-Flag superfan to actual member of the band & how that was just the beginning of the journey. DON'T MISS THIS! Also Touched On: Damian Forces Chris To Talk Wrestling Eric Young Is A Secret Punk?!?!… Damian's Mind Is Blown Robbie Brookside Mention!!! Getting A Tape From The Man That Left Your Cousin At The Alter That Changes Your Mind Cringer  Bad Religion An Uncle With A Guitar & A Love For Elvis Getting Die For the Government From A Kid At School Ads For Zines During Shows Getting The Hook From Ian MacKaye God Squad + Pressgang + Aus Rotten + Andy Flag = Human Investment Pleasure Heads Coming Home With The Plan To Join Anti-Flag Stay Away From 16-Year Old Chris With The Box Wine The Unseen Touring New Kind Of Army… To No One Sometimes Pete From The Bouncing Souls Passes The Record To Fat Mike “Fuck California, Fuck the Bro-Network” Humbling Fat Mike Weston Plow United I-Farm Hooks Up Go-Kart Paying For The Menzingers Album… Without Knowing OBS Covers “Drink, Drank, Punk” Justin Nearly Dies From Carbon  Touring With Rage Against The Machine Zach Picks At The Drive-In, Tom Picks Anti-Flag  Thinking Your Life Is Set “Selling Out” To Avoid Getting Ripped Off Not Fitting In On Fat At First Strung Out, Good Riddance & No Use for A Name Rise Against & Against Me! Change The Label AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 16, 2018
Footnote 163 - Autry Fulbright II (And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Vanishing Life)
And the Nerds better watchout for the razors in the night! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk Westlemania’s surprise punk cameo before diving into the Autry episode! Also MMMMMAAAAIIIIIILLLLLLBBBBBBAAAAAGGGGG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 14, 2018
Episode 163 - Autry Fulbright II (And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Vanishing Life)
And you will know us by the trail of our good time, cause this week on the show Damian is joined by his friend and basslord Autry Fulbright. Sit back and enjoy as Autry and Damian discuss growing up in a religious family that supported a punk rebellion and how it led him to play with one of his favourite bands as well as far reaching conversations about music, art and the power of punk. Also Touched On: Nothing off the record The scary things talked about on the podcast Hearing punk on 80’s radio Crimpshrine Liberal leaning Jehovah Witnesses: progression in a conservative framework Getting into SST Records Discovering the power of the Minutemen Moving from LA to the suburbs of Georgia: a different world Finding gold at the pawnshop Why we choose the music we choose Getting into labels Fucked Up And You Will Know By The Trail of Dead Trance Syndicate Records: Cherbs Butthole Surfers Let the past live in the past Roky Erickson Quicksand Calling Ian MacKaye Bad Religion Basquiat Gold Standard Labs Le Shock Going to see h2o and your dad going too Touring with Youth Of Today, Trash Talk, American Nightmare Walter’s stage moves while playing bass Stage diving on onto one person Going to see Jethro Tull play there first show MC5 and the flute Unwritten Law Shelter’s ska period Matador goes rap Kira and Mike Watt’s Dos Flag and the gnarliness “I’m going to be in Vanishing Life.” Zach nails Suburban Home NoFX’s I Heard They Suck Live is amazing Lou Barlow is a genius Which version of Crucified is the best? War On Drugs Seeing J around the world AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 09, 2018
Footnote 162 - Abdullah Saeed (High Maintenance, Bong Appetit, Great Moments In Weed History)
NA-NA-NA-NA-Nerds. This week Chris and Damian talk about the Abdullah episode from two completely different perspectives on the issue of cannabis but shared love for the Abdullah. Also talked about: greatest hardcore love songs of all time.
Apr 06, 2018
Episode 162 - Abdullah Saeed (High Maintenance, Bong Appetit, Great Moments In Weed History)
Pass The Podcast To The Left Hand Side! This week, Damian has friend & one of America’s most beloved stoners, Abdullah Saeed on the show! Sit back a RREEEEEELLLLLAAAAAAXXXXXX as the two cannabis advocates sit down & discuss Abdullah’s journey from Alien Workshop loving kid to touring punk drummer & of course, lots of weed talk.  Also Touched On: Cars & Weed Moving To America At 13 The Popularity Of Alien Workshop In Thailand Playing Drums Green Day Primus Mike Does Not Give A FUCK … but Mike Likes Pop Punk Not Liking Blink 182 Starting A Band Dead Kennedys: The Most Intellectual Anarcho Punk Exploited Black Flag Getting Your Brother’s Old Turntables Smoking Weed With EL-P MC Paul Barman Breeze Bruin The Kominas: Living Free In Spite Of Everyone Growing Up In America As A Brown Person Post 9/11 Was Not Fun Forming The Fascist Police A Knack For Naming Things Loving Weed More Than Other People The Art Of Paradox Meets PoPo Can Cannabis Change The Machine? & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Apr 02, 2018
Footnote 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)
Early to finish, nerds were late to start! This week on the show, Chris & Damian sit down to discuss the awesomeness of the Jack Black episode including a discussion of the greatest non-punk sounding punk supergroups. Also, a little mailbag & a little bit of weed talk too. BROUGH TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 31, 2018
Episode 161 - Jack Black (Actor, Comedian, Musician, Tenacious D, Mr. Show, High Fidelity, Kung Fu Panda...EVERYTHING)
Never make the mistake of trying to hide your punk rock past from Turned Out A Punk. Eight years ago while their band's were touring Australia, Jack Black made the error in judgement of denying his punk past to your humble host, Damian Abraham. Now, all these years later, that lie caught up with him. Please, sit back & enjoy as Damian presents his evidence to Jack & finds out quickly how punk very much did play a part in young Jack’s life. Learn how an early encounter with DEVO would lead Jack to co-front one of the great punk super groups: Tenacious D… & be a massive film and TV star… That too. NOT TO BE MISSED!!! Also Touched On: Damian Is Going Present The Case Jack’s Brother Inventing The Whip Sound On “Whip It” Going To See The Freedom Of Choice Tour At Age 11 Is DEVO Punk? Jack Thinks Damian Is Lying About Punk History Eraserhead & DEVO Visual Similarity Damian Thinks Jack Is Lying About Rock History DEVO WAS RIGHT!!!!! Robot Wisdom The Valuable Worthless Artifact From Journey to Ozzy Getting Into The Minutemen & Finding fIREHOSE Mustard & S.O.S. The Meat Puppets The Pixies & The Fat Awesomeness Of Frank Black Keith Morris Remembering Jack From When He Was A Kid Making Videos For OFF! Steve McDonald & Redd Kross Milo Goes To College Is The Best Record Ever Meeting Bill Stevenson & Singing Him Descendents Getting To The Bottom Of The “Jack Black Moshing” Photo Visual Discrimination Is Not A Sketchy Band Violence In The Pit The Vandals' Warren Fitzgerald’s Amazing Physical Skill Mr Show & David Cross: Punks Helping Punks Jack’s First Movie… Staring As A Punk Singer Going To School With Brett Morgan Yo Gabba Gabba & punk AND MUCH MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 26, 2018
Footnote 160 - Peter Perrett (The Only Ones, England's Glory, The One)
A Commitment, That Will Remain Inside, Just Something Nerds Will Never Forget. This week on the show, Chris and Damian sit down and discuss the Peter Perrett episode as well as memorializing 7 Seconds on the announcement of their retirement. Also MMMMMAAAAAAAIIIIIIILLLLLLLLBBBBBBBBAAAAAAAGGGGGGG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 24, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #16
This week @VaderOG from @oceangrowseeds is on the podcast! Again, we're bringing you another great interview from the 2017 Emerald Cup. We speak on more of the newly released laws, including Ontario's plan to allow lounges for consumption. Also, some new travel tales. SET YOUR TIMER & GET READY TO DAB WITH US!
Mar 21, 2018
Episode 160 - Peter Perrett (The Only Ones, England's Glory, The One)
Who are the greatest ever British songwriters? Well, if your list doesn’t include Peter Perrett, it's not the same as Damian’s. This week on the show, Damian gets to sit down & chat with one of the best of all time: Peter Perrett!!! Kick back as they chat all about life before during & after punk's first hit. Also, The Only Ones & Lou Reed being perfectly creepy & exactly what the world needed at the time Also Touched On: Meeting Malcolm McLearn At Let It Rock The Many Meanings Of Punk Forming England’s Glory Music As The Only Escape For Teenagers Back Then Being Through Punk By The Time Punk Finally Happened Rebelling Against Rebellion Lyrics Are Paramount Being Put Off By The Music Industry Early Making 25 Copies There Isn’t Enough Room For One Lou Reed In The Music Industry. Fooling Nick Kent Into Thinking He Was Hearing Unreleased Velvets Getting Into The Velvet Underground Lou Reed Wants To “Eat” Not Liking The New York Dolls “Hi, I’m Johnny Thunders & I Love Your Voice.” Playing Max’s In The 80's With Johnny For The Last Time In Walks Mike Kellie & Fires Your Other Drummer Starting Vengeance Records Seeing The First Sex Pistols Shows In 1975 The Heartbreakers The Split With Sham 69 & MUCH, MUCH MMMMMOOOOOORRRRREEEEEE!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 19, 2018
Footnote 159 - John "Speedo" Reis (Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers, Swami Records)
Nerds Wait For The Blackout, The Light Is Too Bright. This week on Footnotes, Chris & Damian take a deep dive into the John Reis Episode to talk Pushead, Nemesis Records & Rocket From The Crypt. Also, a disaster of a news segment & the mailbag toooooooooooooooooooo! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 17, 2018
Episode 159 - John "Speedo" Reis (Pitchfork, Drive Like Jehu, Rocket From The Crypt, Hot Snakes, The Night Marchers, Swami Records)
WHAT A WEEK?!?! Damian & his kid's are very proud to have Yo Gabba Gabba’s own JOHN REIS ON THE PODCAST! John of course plays the music loving Swami on the show & also plays in a few bands as well… THAT’S RIGHT, THE SWAMI HIMSELF, A.K.A. SPEEDO FROM RFTC, HOT SNAKES, PITCHFORK & DRIVE LIKE JEHU IS ON THE SHOW!!! THIS ONE RULES!!!  Also Touched On: A White Whale Guest Growing Up A Theatre Kid Ian Brings A Dictaphone Black Flag Over The Sex Pistols Listening To Kiss Like Audio Comic Books Hearing The Saints Battalion Of Saints RFTC: Keeping The Flame Going For Vinyl Seeing The Jackson 5 Live Seeing Kiss Seeing Black Flag In 84' Coatis Interruptis Becomes Conservative Itch Cops Bust Parties The Origins Of The Legendary Casbah Going To LA To Escape The Violence Of San Diego  TFM: Totally Fast Music DRI Discharge Being Into Strumming Really Fast SPEEDO DROPS SONS OF ISHMAEL!!!! What Was Wrong With Chicago? The Origins Of Che Cafe No All Punk Band Gigs Forming Pitchfork The Origins Of The Name & How Rocket From The Tombs Was Even On The Radar  No Fitting In With The Jock Scene Smoking Pot Straight Edge Drive Like Jehu Forms Cargo and Headhunter Start The LEGEND Of O Forming Rocket From The Crypt Getting Into The Damned Retroactively  Not Liking Grunge Music & Wanting To Be The Opposite Not Being Into Nation Of Ulysses, But Still Loving Them California Shaping Your Sound Touring Japan With Long Gone John and Pushead Meeting Sakevi From GISM Why Touring Japan Is The Best Dealing With Majors AND SO MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 12, 2018
Footnote 158 - Michael Ian Black (Comedian, Author, Director, The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Another Period)
It takes sometime to fix it up, but that’s something Nerds do. This week on the show Chris & Damian discuss the amazing hardcore kid past of Michael Ian Black as well as everyone's shared love of Hüsker Dü. Also: MAILBAG BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 09, 2018
Episode 158 - Michael Ian Black (Comedian, Author, Director, The State, Stella, Wet Hot American Summer, Another Period)
"Time Heals, Time Goes On & Time Really Flies." THIS WEEK WE HAVE MICHAEL IAN BLACK ON THE SHOW!!! Listen in as Damain & Michael discuss everything from City Gardens to 10,000 Maniacs to who was his most feared New York Hardcore band. This one goes even deeper than we could have expected, so kickback & get ready!!! Also Touched On: Growing Up In The Wilds Of Hillsborough, New Jersey Reading The Candy Apple Grey Review “Oh, They Sold Me A Bum Cassette” Why Would There Be Static On A Tape? Liking Pop & MTV There Must Be More Than Wham! & Duran Duran Out There. "Candy Apple Grey Was My Sgt. Peppers" Going to Princeton Record Exchange To Find Things That Scared, Shocked & Were Funny. 10,000 Manics Is Way Too Nutty Of A Band Name For A Tame Band Princeton Record Exchange Employees Forming A Band With Tim Shaw (Ensign) "The Pleased" Fear Of Sick Of It All Mosh & Die Violence In The Scene Going To City Gardens A Whirlwind Of Change Hating Metal An Intense Discussion On The Effect Of GNR & Jane’s Addiction Sounding Like A Bunch Of Suburbanite 16 Year Old Hardcore Kids Getting The Growl Playing CBGBs Joining The State Kari Kenney’s Cake Like The Music Scene In New York Going To Shows By Yourself & Much, Much More…. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Mar 05, 2018
Footnote 157 - Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm, Ghost Decibels)
Positive hardcore is what nerd claim. Open minded music is our game. This week Chris & Damian sit down to talk about the awesome Chaka Malik & nerd out about all things NYHC and punk. BROUGHT TO YOU BY #Vans
Mar 02, 2018
Episode 157 - Chaka Malik (Burn, Orange 9mm, Ghost Decibels)
We aren’t here for a long time, but this week come join us for an amazing time cause NEW YORK HARDCORE LEGEND CHAKA MALIK IS ON THE SHOW!!! Join Damian as he sits down with Chaka to find out about the path that took him to becoming one of the genres all time greatest front people. Again, this isn’t a super long episode, BUT it more than makes up for it with awesomeness. Sit back & hear some stories - Punk, Hardcore, GRAFFITI, mosh pits, hugs and more!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 26, 2018
Footnote 156 - Patty Schemel (Author, Hole, Death Valley Girls, Kill Sybill, The Circuit Side, Upset)
THEY CALLED IT THE NERD PACK, WE CALLED IT UNITED NERDS!!! This week on the show Chris & Damian talk about how awesome Patty is, ask where Kiss was most popular & take a deep dive into the K discography! THIS IS LIVING!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 23, 2018
Episode 156 - Patty Schemel (Author, Hole, Death Valley Girls, Kill Sybill, The Circuit Side, Upset)
What An Episode!!! This week, Hits So Hard author (https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/patty-schemel/hit-so-hard/9780306825088/) & Hole/Upset/ Death Valley Girls etc. drummer, Patty Schemel is on the show! Join us as Patty sits down with Damian to talk about growing up punk in small town Washington & how her hometown scene would up changing the world of music forever. Seriously, this one made the TOAP Hall Of Fame. DON'T MISS IT!!! Also Touched On: Mutual Love & Respect Patti Smith On SNL As First Contact Nowhere To Buy Punk Records Canada Has SCTV & SCTV Has The Plasmatics & Rough Trade Time Square’s Amazing Soundtrack Going To The Comic Book Store To Buy Rock Scene Buying Leave Home On 8 Track The Pacific Northwest Obsession With KISS Being Cursed For Life  Carol Pope Is A Pioneer Brave New Waves Was THE BEST!!! Asexuals Invented Pop Punk  Early 54-40 Is Super Underrated The Secret Punk History Of Platinum Blonde Pointed Sticks Moral Lepers Seeing The Ramones At The Hippadrome Footloose In Reallife  Circle Jerks’ Terrible Fanbase Duff Comes Back To Town… With His New Friends, But The Violent Femmes Were Playing In The Other Room Soundgarden, Melvins & Husker Du All On One Show The Fastbacks & DOA At Gorilla Gardens… But Getting Arrested Before DOA Played Forming The Milkbones & Playing With The Accused The Deep Six Comp Bruce Pavitt’s Record Collection Dropping Acid & Listening To Spaceman 3 The Archetype Of 90’s Indie Record Label Ownership Kill Sybill & Much, Much More... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 19, 2018
Episode 155 - Rocky Romero (New Japan Pro-Wrestling, ROH, Lucha Libre USA)
This week on Turned Out A Punk we are celebrating the announcement of "Turned Out A Punk Live in LA: The Punk/Wrestling Connection" (on February 25th) and what better way to celebrate than by having LA wrestling hero Rocky Romero? So sit down and enjoy as Damian gets to talk to one of his favourite wrestler's and a secret punk kid about the journey to training with Antonio Anoki and becoming a star in Japan. Also touched on: Listening to Sublime “Check this band out, it’s a little harder than what you are you to” Operation Ivy The Misfits Loving horror movies Video Store Culture Independent film in the 90s the problem(s) with Tarantino the state of wrestling Anoki and music and wrestling Union 13 The adventures of going to your first show The early days of the internet “What happens is they turn off the internet?” printing out binders of information Wu-Tangs one off record as a model Is the WWE the ultimate custom match company Starting a band & MUCH, MUCH MORE… BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 12, 2018
Oil & Flowers Episode #15
On this episode we have @_thevillage who are one half of @symbioticgenetics. We talk about mimosa & purple punch, 2 of California's biggest cultivars. I also break down my 2017 Emerald Cup experience. It was my first time & possibly the last time going, as it's currently known. We also talk more on Canada and all the new rules and regs that are coming out fast & furiously. Enjoy this fresh & toasted episode of OIL & FLOWERS!
Feb 08, 2018
Episode 154 - RIP Cheryl Hastings
A few days ago my brother and I lost our mother. She was an amazing person that tried to help the people around her and brought joy to all that knew her. This episode is dedicated to her. I love you forever mom. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Feb 05, 2018
Footnote 153 - Jim Cuddy (The HiFi's, Blue Rodeo)
Nerds not against you, nerds not against me, nerd only want reality! This week on the show Damian is out of commission so Chris springs into action and calls on the two Daves to step in and make sure your hearing people talk about punk quota is filled. And what a hell of a show they giving you!!! Warning: The Daves audio sounds a little weird and well… punk but we are working for it for next week.
Feb 04, 2018
Episode 153 - Jim Cuddy (The HiFi's, Blue Rodeo)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, one of the greatest Canadian songwriters of all-time (He’s in the Hall Of Fame for it): Jim Cuddy!! Jim has a fantastic new album called Constellation (In stores now!), but for the purposes of our show we take Jim back to his early days as a power popper in the HiFi’s to see how punk helped & hindered his journey to Blue Rodeo, ultimately changing Canadian music forever…. and of course the DOA, The BFG’s & Canadian bands in Alphabet City. THIS IS A MONSTER OF AN EPISODE!!!!  Also Touched On: Diodes and Demics were THE bands Forming the HiFi’s Beatlesqe Randy (not Rampage) and DOA Power Pop Elvis Costello The appeal of punk Punk grows up Steve Koch Hearing the Sex Pistols for the first time Why was there no first wave punk from Kingston? Chris Speeding “You guys wanna rumble, you know, for like money?” Cabana Room BFGs Meeting bitterness from the music scene upon success but not from the musicians The passing of Handsome Ned and how it changed Toronto The arrival go heroine “The elegant junkie” myth No interest in being “An Event Band” Ready Records courting Blue Peter Picking Colin Newman Getting on the radio Dave Booth a Rockabilly manager with a great ear The Spoons and Ceramic Hello No fitting in with Synth and getting out of town Post HiFi recording The 70’s were competitive in music Going to New York Anyone can get a gig in CBGBs Cowboy Junkies living in Alphabet City Getting “Charlie Brown’d” the the record biz The **_*_** Wives: the most controversial band in the city The difference between Vancouver and Toronto’s scene Chris Huston: the link & MUCH, MUCH MORE... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 152 - Blake Schwarzenbach (Jawbreaker, Jets To Brazil, Forgetters, Thorns Of Life)
THE WORLD IS AN OYSTER & WE'VE GOT BLAKE SCHWARZENBACH ON THE SHOW THIS WEEK!!! Right on the heels of Jawbreaker's recent show announcements, Blake took sometime out of the practice schedule to sit down & talk everything from The Wipers to Ratt to Econochrist. This one is so much fun, so kickback, relax & get ready…I GOT IT!!! Also Touched On: Blake Is stoked To Meet Damon From Blur Playing With Radiohead, Oasis & NO DOUBT Middle School In Portland An AMAZING First Grip Of Singles: The Wipers, Sado Nation and Echo & The Bunnymen Getting The Forgetters Sound Loving Post-Punk Guitars Growing Up A Music Kid Dad’s New Wave Girlfriend Pat Benatar & Loverboy Van Halen The Kinks Loving Palm Muted Guitar The Beat & Power Pop Moving To LA Going To The Palladium To See The Adolescents Meeting The New Romantics Getting Into The Paisley Underground: Where The Cool Kids Go Dream Syndicate: The Days Of Wine & Roses Seeing the Go-Go’s Give The Drummer Some: Starting In Music On Forming Red Harvest: The Surf Goth Power Trio E Minor C Progression: The Best Magnolia Thunderpussy SST Records Covering Bad Religion Boinker Music: New Wave Crap Renouncing Punk & Getting Into Metal Loving Sludgey Stuff… & Ratt Being Too Angry For Santa Cruz Getting Kicked Out Of College For Arson Going to NYU Reaching Synthesis Learning About East Coast Hardcore Loving The DC Scene Too Much Male Bravado In The CB’s Scene Flower: The Pre-Cell Band Live Skull Embrace Jawbreaker: The Result Of A Happy Failure Dramarama: The Root Of So Much Sending A Tape To MRR The First Show With The Post Three O’Clock Band At Club 88 The Partitions Of LA Government Issue At The AntiClub To LA Meeting Econochrist & Having A Firework Battle Bitchmagnet: An Amazing Band With A Terrible Name Getting On Boner Records… They Were Pretty Dark & MUCH, MUCH MORE!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 22, 2018
Footnote 151 - Brody King
I called the Nerds, up in the mornin’! This week on the show Chris and Damian settle back into the normal format for the first time in months!!!! And what a week to do so?!?! The Gruesome Twosome discuss the Brody King episode including the HIGHLY controversial Rev VS Victory debate. ALSO THE RETURN OF THE MAILBAG! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 20, 2018
Episode 151 - Brody King (God's Hate, Defy, MLW, PCW)
How many hardcore front people are 6’7” & can fly like a luchador? BRODY KING CAN! This week on the show, Brody sits down with Damian to talk about the juggling act of being the singer of God’s Hate & an in-demand wrestling talent on the scene. So listen up as the two talk beat down hardcore to beating dudes down in the ring. Also Touched On: Brandon From The Neighbourhood & His Punk-O-Rama CD Going To Warehouse Music For “Skateboard Music” “Stranger Than Fiction” Being The First Record You Ever Bought Hating Green Day The Shocking Nature Of A Bad Religion Shirt Slipknot (Not The REV One) Skate Punk & Nu-Metal Goth Unity Korn Is THE Band Of Bakersfield Not Getting Into Pantera & Slayer Because The Nazi Kids Liked Them The Filthy McNasty: Local Punk Hero Prison Mark & Blood Stands Still Getting Into Hatebreed Unknowing Of Hardcore Hard Pitting Goes Mainstream SOMEONE ELSE WHO BELIEVES EARLY VICTORY BEATS OUT EARLY REV!!!! Lars & The Bastards Twitching Tongues Seeing Throwdown & Going Straight Edge Japanese Hardcore Warhead Clown: Japan’s Realest Band Slapdown: The Smackdown Logo’d Beatdown Down Wrestling In Japan Main Eventing VS. Singing At A Soldout Hardcore Show Getting Kicked Out Of Your First Real Band Starting God’s Hate Terror’s Scott & Jordon: This Generation’s Odd Couple Andy Williams: Hard mosh Buried Alive Dave Crist & The Hardcore Having To Choose Music Or Wrestling Robbie Brookside (Of Course) The Difference Between Going To A Show As A Person In A Band VS. Going To A Show As A Wrestler MVP (Of Course) Learning To Respect Juggalos Kevin Gill: The Juggalo/ HC Connection AND MUCH, MUCH, MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 15, 2018
Footnote 150 - Drew Carolan & Jamie Stewart
Screaming Nerds! Screaming Nerds! Screaming Nerds! This week things on the show things start getting back to normal, so to celebrate Chris has come over to Damian’s house to record a rare IN-PERSON SHOW!!!! What a better way to celebrate than by talking about how awesome Jamie Stewart is? Well, how about also talking about how awesome Drew Carolan is too!!! OH, HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 13, 2018
Episode 150 - Jamie Stewart (XIU XIU, Ten In The Swear Jar, IBOPA, 7 Year Rabbit Cycle, Blue Water White Death, Former Ghosts, Hexa, Teen Plaque, XXL)
"I Know, I Know, I Know, IT'S OVER!" This week we've got JAMIE STEWART on the show! That's right, Jamie jumped on the TOAP Bat Phone to gab all about Punk, New Wave & everything outside & in-between. This one is seriously awesome & has tons of stuff squished into just over an hour! Stop What You're Doing & LISTEN TO THIS! Also Touched On: A Round About Way Into Punk Punk Not Allowed In The House Due To A Lack Of Musical Objectiveness But, There Was Some New Wave Allowed In Missing Warped Tour Stuff Gratefully Getting In A Band With PUNK LEGENDS For Your First Gigging Experience Playing A Fretless Ibanez Bass In The Greatest Named Band Ever: BRUTUS ATE A TACO Bebop Records Seeing An Early Jane’s Addiction At A Record Store Seeing David Bowie & Siouxsie & The Banshees Going To Reggae Shows & Wearing A Tam The Longest Running High School Band: One Gig A Year Musician Wanted For A Band That Sounds Like Free Jazz Era Coltrane & NIN Barry & The Rehearsal Studio The Drum Club: The Most LA Music Industry Thing You Will Ever Hear TECHNOPRIMAL: Electronic Drums, Alternative Tuned Bass & A Christian Rock Guitar Player Live Nude Psychics: Misspelt Getting Schooled By The Greats Borrowing NoFX’s Amps Josie Cotton & Geza X Paul Roessler A Forced On Stage Blues Jam Session With GG Allin Seeing Babyland & Nearly Getting Smashed In The Face By A Flying Wrench Recording Raggedy Anne (The Pre-Donnas Riot Grrrl Band On A Protools Proto-Type) & MUCH, MUCH MORE… BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 08, 2018
Footnote 135-147: The End Of The Year Mixtape Vol. 2, Side B
Continued from Side A... The nerds are back in town! This week on the return of Footnotes, Damian and Chris get together to reflect on the last bunch of episodes. Dave Martin & Dave It Up also join in on the fun, BUUUUUTTTTT things really heat up when then idea is hatch’d for the Turned Out A Punk Hall Of Fame!!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 04, 2018
Footnote 135-147: The End Of The Year Mixtape Vol. 2, Side A
The nerds are back in town! This week on the return of Footnotes, Damian and Chris get together to reflect on the last bunch of episodes. Dave Martin & Dave It Up also join in on the fun, BUUUUUTTTTT things really heat up when then idea is hatch’d for the Turned Out A Punk Hall Of Fame!!!!!! Continued on Side B... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jan 04, 2018
Episode 149 - Drew Carolan (Photographer)
Thirty-Five years ago a young photographer set up a mobile studio on the Bowery & spent the next few years documenting the young punks that made up the early CBGB's hardcore scene. Last year, this photo project was released as a book called Matinee & now that photographer, Drew Carolan, is on Turned Out A Punk! Join Damian as he and Drew chat about finding punk before the term was coined in mid 70's Long Island. Also, how it led him to Matt Dillion, Harley, Mark Ryan & documenting hardcore shows to making videos for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Living Color. Also Discussed: Growing Up In Long Island Going To Hot Dog Beach For The Laughing Dogs The Shirts In All Their Glory Seeing Patti Smith In All Her Spitting Glory Getting Into The MC5 & The Stooges NYC Record Stores The Fugs GFR At MSG Seeing The Ramones For The First Time Getting Into Photography Enter Harley: Seeing The Stimulators For The First Time In 1979 Stumbling On To The CBGB’s New Scene Setting Up A Mobile Studio On The Bowery “Some Of Them Thought I Was A Cop” Meeting Tony Dust Mike Judge: “I Ain’t Going Over There. That Guy’s A Cop.” Seeing Agnostic Front & Being Blown Away Jerry’s Kids & FUs Crucifix MDC “It’s Crack Yo”: The Rise Of Drugs The End Of The Project The Changing Of The Scene Meeting Cooch Making Music Videos & MUCH MUCH MORE.... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 31, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #14
Guest This Week: @ninjaOG We are back before the end of 2017 with the last show of the year with wha we called somewhat of an emergency episode. In this instalment, we talk about a lot of the new regulations coming down from Health Canada in the last month & how they appear to open the door for craft & small cannabis producers. We also talk about our recent travels, as always. Also, at the Emerald cup in Northern California earlier this month (Dec 2017) I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the breeders of "Ocean Grown Seeds" (@NinjaOG). It's just one of the few interviews you'll be hearing coming up from the Emerald cup 2017 in 2018. So if you're on vacation, curled up by the fire with your mushrooms drying in your socks over the fireplace. Heat up the torch & enjoy this year end episode of the Oil & Flowers Podcast!
Dec 27, 2017
Episode 148 - Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene, K.C. Accidental, Kevin Drew & Co.)
IT'S FINALLY HERE! KEVIN DREW IS ON TURNED OUT A PUNK! Several years in the making and now just in time for the holidays!!! It is a post Hanukkah Miracle!!! Listen in as Damian sits down with one of his best friend's in music, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene to talk about how he isn’t a punk but ultimately he really is and it is awesome! Also Discussed: Damian’s Barbwire Bat Kevin’s Dad’s Records Hearing The Sex Pistols Based On Colour Scheme The Dads & The Who Connection Wasting A Life Chasing A Dream Getting Jaded Quoting Farris Buller Being Scared Of Dark Side Of The Moon New Order Kids VS Depeche Mode Kids The Clash Walkmen Child Sex Makes You Lose Your Memory Kevin Writing & Staring In A Play Meeting Amy From Stars Project 9 13 Engines Nancy Despot Orange Alert The 8th Rib: The Pre-Deadly Snakes and Taking Speed To See One Step Beyond: The Pre-New Deal Band “It’s Called Ritalin. Have One.” The Cult At The Skydome Rage Against The Machine Seeing The Tragically Hip For The First Time Getting Into Sonic Youth & 7Seconds Meeting Greg Dick At 10 Years Old Going To See Dinosaur Jr. Getting Into Pavement Damian & Kevin’s Craziest Hang's All Over The Place Kevin’s First Band: Quicksand…. No, Not That One Crowd Surfing Parties In Kevin’s Room Explosion In The Sky: Best People Frightened Bread: Kevin Just Runs Around On Stage… On Drugs Kevin Spits In Bradford Cox’s Mouth & MUCH, MUCH MORE... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 23, 2017
Episode 147 - Freddy Alva (Author, New Breed Comp, Wardance Records, Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore)
The week on the show we blow the whole hardcore/graffiti connection wide open with guest and author of the new book Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore, Freddy Alva! Sit back as the two discuss Freddy’s journey coming to & growing up in NYC with early rap, graffiti, hardcore and how it led him to documenting the connection between these worlds. This is a monster episode for all the fans of PUNK history and cultural studies! Also Touched On… Killing Joke On The Radio Freestyle vs. Breakdancing Meeting Writers Mackie & The Style Wars Connection Frontline: The Graffiti Hardcore Connection Bad Brains Come To New York & Changes Everything Graffiti & NYHC Logo Meeting An Armed Citizen In Jr. High Anthony Comunale Going To See Dayglo Abortion & Raw Power At CBGBs With A New Wave Friend Violence In HC Cro-Mags At The Ritz ABC No Rio & The "New" New York Scene Sane’s Of Sane Smith’s Punk Connection The Pyramid Club Some Records FTW & Zine Culture In New York Making The New Breed Comp Wanting To Document Absolution Divergent Politics Co-existing In NYHC Noise Rock: A Scene Unto Itself Noiseville Records Inside Out NY: More Obscure Then Than They Are now Time for Living: Beastie Boys Covering Frontline Tony Reitman Rules! Stimulated Dummies: The First Two Singers Of Frontline Filthy Sex: The MOST Obscure Graffiti/Punk Band Cooch Knows Punk In Peru & Much, Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 16, 2017
Episode 146 - Matt Cross (Lucha Underground, Ring Of Honor, Chikara)
The Wrestle Punk Revolution Is Real!!!! This week on Turned Out Of Punk Damian is joined by the proud punk and independent wrestling pioneer M-Dogg 20 aka Son Of Havoc aka Matthew Capiccioni! Join Damian and Matt (and Jake the Ref and Mr. Pickles the Cat) as they sit down at Damian’s Kitchen table to discuss the journey from stumbling into a Face to Face show to singing with Integrity in Japan and the entire Wrestling/Punk Connection! Also Touched On: Matt (and Jake) come to Damian’s house What if Wrestlers sang in bands? Wanting to put together a straight edge supergroup Not a lot of edge breakers in wrestling Music not being your thing Beach Boys and Roy Orbison LIVE Going to Industrial shows Going Buzzardfest ’95 for Moby but coming face to face with Face To Face “You don’t like it. It’s punk.” The Ramones and the Sex Pistols in 1996 Hearing Op Ivy and everything else dying the Swinging Utters being criminally underrated White Noise: poor choice for a band name Earth Crisis, Path Of Resistance and the allure of gang culture to young straight edge kids Missing your prom to see Path Finding out about the One Life Crew… in Cleveland Earth Crisis almost killing your friend getting a ride home from Josh Prohibition Meeting Integrity in Japan Misfits cover band ECW was the Punk of wrestling… and WWE is U2 Bringing the aggressive audience interaction to pro wrestling Pro-Wrestling: the punkest sport Wrestling has it’s punk moment The Wrestling/Punk convention AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 09, 2017
Episode 145 - Dan Vapid (Screeching Weasel, The Riverdales, The Methadones, Dan Vapid & The Cheats)
"DANNY VAPID OF THE METHADONES, 1, 2, 3, 4!!!" This week we're joined by non other than POP PUNK / HARDCORE HERO, DAN VAPID! Dan jumped on a call with Damian to take a quick trip down memory lane and man, his metal/punk roots go deep. Get ready for a fun one!!! Also Touched On: Getting Into Metal & Punk In Des Plaines, IL Fast & Loud On Saturday Nights. Hearing The Offenders - I Hate Myself Articles Of Faith, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, The Misfits Made The Biggest Impact Going With His Brother To The Death Strike Audition Dan's Brother Playing In Abomination The Mission To Get Records At Wax Tracks First Show: The Descendents & Seven Seconds Los Crudos & Martin Going To See Out Of Order, Life Sentence Starting A Band At 15 - STP Joining Generation Waste & Playing With The Exploited, Adolescents, Corrosion of Conformity Bhopal Stiffs, ID Under, No Empathy, GEAR Seeing Shows In Palatine, IL Embracing The Ramones & Early Punk In Your Late Teens Hearing Screeching Weasel For The First Tim & Thinking The Lyrics Were Too Stupid until "American Suicide" Recording Punk House & Unlimited Potential Joining Weasel & Being Forced On Bass Borrowing All The Equipment On The First SW Tour The Impact Of The Bay Area, Maximum RNR & 924 Gilman St Playing A Show With Green Day At Larry Livermore's Place Meeting Joe Queer & Much, Much More... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Dec 02, 2017
Episode 144 - Tony Rettman Part #2 (Author)
IT'S A TONY RETTMAN PART #2!!! That's right, this week we are joined by punk rock author force of nature, Tony Rettman! Tony originally came out for the New York Live Show (Episode 115 - TURNED OUT A PUNK IN NYC), but talk about a guest more deserving of a stand alone episode. Tony can nerd out with the best of em and that's just what these two get up to. Get ready for a TOAP / FOOTNOTE HYBRID!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 28, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #13
Back again after a long pause, but no worries. We have a great interview this week with Youtube host Crazy Dego joining us. We also talk about smoking in the Congo or the lack there of as well as more legalization talk. Sit back and get lit with us!
Nov 23, 2017
Episode 143 - Vic Bondi (Articles Of Faith, Alloy, Eidolon, Jones Very, Report Suspicious Activity, Dead Ending)
WE'RE BACK WITH VIC BONDI!! The Chicago punk/hardcore legend sat down with Damian to talk about everything from The Accüsed to Steely Dan. There's so much to go over here that they barely scratch the surface, but in TOAP fashion, a Part #2 has already been planned. Bet Your Bottom Dollar You'll Loose The Blues! Also Touched On: Growing Up In Pensacola, Florida Getting A Radio & Discovering Soul Music & Classic Rock Reading About Punk In Rolling Stone Elvis Costello On SNL Hearing Never Mind The Bollocks Give Em Enough Rope Safe European Home Changed Everything Seeing The Clash At The Aragon Ballroom Identifying With Punk Rock "In The Shadow Of The 60's" Forming Direct Drive The Effigies, Strike Under, Naked Raygun, Trail By Fire, DVA & 1st Wave Chicago Punk DeKalb, IL & The Subverts Moving To Chicago Getting Your Body Bag Single Signed & Getting Back "Biafra Punks Fuck Off" Going To Shows In DC & Catching The Bad Brains In 81' The Birth Of Articles Of Faith & Building A Scene Booking Shows At The Central American Social Club Big Boys, Personality Crisis, Young Lions & MDC The Accüsed Orthodoxy In Punk Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young Punks Always Considered "Beyond The Pale" Never Stop Seeking Out New Music The Internet Killed The Independent Punk Star Recording What We Want Is Free From 2:00AM Until 8:00AM For $500.00 Dead Ending & Jones Very The Mixed Blessing Of Modern Music & Technology Working On Weatherman With Tom Morello The Clash vs. The Pistols (Again) Seeing Elvis Costello & Steely Dan Give Yourself Completely To The Live Show Or Don't Bother. Don't Half Step! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 142 - Walter Schreifels Part #3 (Dead Heavens, Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits etc.)
THAT'S RIGHT, IT'S A PART #3! Damian once again gets the chance to sit down with the bonafide Hardcore Legend, WALTER SCHREIFELS! More of a shooting-of-shit than a formal interview, Walter carved out an hour prior to the Dead Heavens set in Toronto to catch up & go over... Pretty much everything. We owe Walter a commemorative jacket or something after this one. You're In For A Serious TOAP Treat! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Nov 03, 2017
Episode 141 - Jord Samolesky (Propagandhi)
JORD SAMOLESKY IS FINALLY ON THE SHOW! A very long time in the making, but it finally happened. Kick back and listen as Damian & Jord discuss how 2 kids from Portage La Prairie, Manitoba were able to change the landscape of Canadian Punk & influence a whole generation. Also Touched On: Getting into Metal, Mullets & Maiden Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind Tour At 13 Meeting Chris & The Introduction To Celtic Frost & Venom Records On Wheels & It's Importance D.O.A. Gig On A Whim In Port Douglas & How It Changed Everything Beach Mutants MRR Record Reviews & Mail Order Seeing The Doughboys & Government Issue Moving To Winnipeg In 88' Going To The Royal Albert Constantly Summer Of 85' Seeing Corrosion Of Conformity (COC) Independent Grassroots Culture vs. Everything Else Stretch Marks Show At The Wellington Underage BFGs Kicking Nazi Ass Across The Nation In The Early 90's "I Remember" - MDC Politicizing Through Music Home Health Care & The Introduction To Noam Chomsky Book Tables At Shows In 95' The Shift In Crowds Throughout the 90's Chris' Has Always Been An INSANE Guitarist The Dayglo's & The Northern Pikes - Canadian Institutions Chris' Zine - Jord Gave S&M Airlines a 3/10 UK vs. Canadian Subhumans Fat Wreck Chords & How It Happened Recording How To Clean Everything Opening For Jawbreaker In South Dakota Bus Touring With NOFX In Europe Homogenization Of Punk Early Punk - Authentic In It's Urgency & Much Much More.... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 26, 2017
Footnote 129-134: Epic Summer Mixtape Vol. 1, Side B
Continued From Side A... THE NERDS OF SUMMER ARE BACK!!! Chris & Damian join forces again to bring you The Longest Footnote Episode Ever! Recorded in 3 different counties and spanning over 4 months, these guys cover the bases & catch up on all things TOAP related. Get Ready For All The Footnotes You've Been Missing!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 25, 2017
Footnote 129-134: Epic Summer Mixtape Vol. 1, Side A
THE NERDS OF SUMMER ARE BACK!!! Chris & Damian join forces again to bring you The Longest Footnote Episode Ever! Recorded in 3 different counties and spanning over 4 months, these guys cover the bases & catch up on all things TOAP related. Get Ready For All The Footnotes You've Been Missing!!! Continued on Side B... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 140 - Brendan Kelly Part #2 (Slapstick, Broadways, The Falcon, The Lawrence Arms)
WE'RE BACK AGAIN!! This week Damian gets a second chance to sit down with the amazing BRENDAN KELLY (First appeared in Episode 131)! Listen in as Brendan takes us through his ska beginnings up until... Well, they don't really get that far, but it's a great listen! GLAD TO BE BACK AT IT! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Oct 06, 2017
Episode 139 - Chris Colohan Part #2 (LFD, The Swarm, Cursed, Burning Love, Sect)
FINALLY, here's the long awaited Part #2 with Canadian Punk / Hardcore Legend, Chris Colohan! Damian takes no time to jump right back into it from where they left off last time in Episode 16. Like a couple of old friends piecing together the past, there's lots to cover here, so kick back and soak it in. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Sep 11, 2017
Episode 138 - Dave Crist (OI4K, OVE, CHIKARA, ROH, CZW, JCW, GFW)
WE'RE BACK!!! This week Damian sits down Ohio's own, DAVE CRIST. These two met in Japan & Damian quickly discovered that Dave goes way deeper than just wrestling & The Misfits. Not going to lie, this is a heavy one with lots of twists & turns, but my god... Dave has some stories to tell. Also Touched On: Two Gaijin Hangin' In Japan Hearing The Misfits As Intermission Music & Aren't We All 138? Hearing Guns N Roses While Recovering From Being Stabbed 23rd Chapter The Hierarchy of the Dayton Punk Scene “Don’t Be Those Guys, Don’t Be Straight Edge” Becoming Straight Edge Rolling With The Crew Being A 12 Year Old Fight Starter Starting A Band Nearly Going To The X-Games: Being An In-Line Skater Filling In For Battleground Having A Legit Teenage Breakdown Living On The Streets Having To Get A Job To Make Rent Building Ramps With The Stoner Next Door Hardcore Sucks Now? Getting Into Backyard Wrestling & Much, Much More!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 31, 2017
Episode 137 - John Doe (X, The Randoms, Black Randy & The Metrosquad, The Knitters)
THIS WEEK WE HAVE JOHN DOE!!! X came through Toronto recently & Damian ran down to the show to have a quick, but amazing chat with John. The two go over everything from Darby Crash to Dick Clark. It's a fun one, so hope you guys enjoy it as much as we did recording it. Also Touched On: Punk Through John Waters Films In Baltimore, MA Punk Is Not A Sound, It's An Ethos Seeing The Patti Smith Group, The Damned, The Ramones, Blondie & Television In A Short Period Of Time The Whiskey Bertha's In Baltimore Moving To LA In 76' Zolar X Living In The Same Building As Exene Seeing The Motels, The Pop, The Dogs DIY Ethic Madame Wong's West vs. Hong Kong Cafe The Mask At The Whiskey Sex Pistols Helped & Hurt DICK CLARK WAS A FAN! Danger House / Slash Records Under The Big Black Sun: A Personal History Of LA Punk Bands Broadly Labelled With The "Punk" Moniker Jack Grisham Darby Crash "No New York" What Makes A Scene? Under Appreciated LA Bands Recording 2 Singles In 1 Day The Randoms & Black Randy & The Metrosquad A Reason To Leave Baltimore & Much, Much More!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 17, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #12
We have returned to entertain you my friends. This Episode we dive deep into the subject of paid scripts and the world of cannabis license middle men. Next, we speak on the realities of being a patient in a soon to be regulated cannabis Canada and the hurdles / loop holes it seems to be creating. Lastly, we end with an interview with one of the MMJ Cream creators (@MrCookie). Spin something up and hit play!
Aug 14, 2017
Episode 136 - Live At House Of Vans Chicago With Cap'n Jazz, Atiba & Ako Jefferson
Konnichiwa! This week on Turned Out A Punk the fine sponsors of this podcast, Vans flew Damian down for another hour of TOAP in Chicago! This time he gets to sit down with Tim Kinsella from Cap'n Jazz, Joan Of Arc, Make Believe, Owls etc. to discuss growing up in Chicago and the birth of the local 90’s scene. Also, The Blackouts (aka Atiba and Ako Jefferson) to discuss how two kids from Colorado Springs managed to live out their dream's through Skateboarding & punk! An amazing time with three of the best to ever do it! Thank you Vans!!!! Also Touched On... Tim: a little too late to see the Smiths and Minor threat The passage of time when you are young Getting the Sky Goes Out at age 11 The definition of Modernism Buying tapes Cap N Jazz: aiming for power violence… and Shudder To Think Toe Jam: the band Chicago in the 90s The Achtung Chicago comp predicting punks future Still not getting accepted into the Chicago music scene NYHC X Donahue The Ramones: “1993 is our year” Atiba and Ako dressing the same… by accident Mom had great taste in music! Hearing the Bad Brains in a record store Mike Koski gives the ultimate punk starter pack FUEL RULES!!!!! Green Day, Offspring, Neurosis, Lungfish et all play the Skatepark in your hometown Nirvana opens for Dinosaur Jr. Pegboy, All, Pharcyde, Fluf, De La Soul all play together. one sees Nirvana, the other sees the Dead becoming a photographer to be Peter Parker Driving to California to work at 7-11 Staring at the album art & Much Much More BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 12, 2017
Episode 135 - Roger Miret (Agnostic Front, Lady Luck, Madball, UXB, Roger Miret & The Disasters, My Riot: Agnostic Front, Grit, Guts & Glory)
HUGE ONE THIS WEEK - IT'S ROGER FROM AF! That's right, Roger Miret is on the show this week & we're all pretty excited about it. Listen up as Roger takes us through his life in music & talks of how the city that birthed New York Hardcore has changed so much over the years. MY RIOT: AGNOSTIC FRONT, GRIT, GUTS & GLORY IS OUT AUGUST 29 Also Touched On... Damian Gushing Growing Up In Passaic, New Jersey Being Introduced To The Clash, Blondie & The Ramones Going To Shows At Max's Noise The Show / Oi The Show - Pirate Radio Seeing The Beastie Boys & Bad Brains Loving The Misfits New York vs. New Jersey Mother Records Psychos Distorted Youth Raybeez The Stimulators / Dirty Looks / The Mad / The Blessed The Mud Club & The Peppermint Lounge Jerry Lee Williams (Jay Dublee) R.I.P. The Misfits At Hitville 81' Chronic Sick Loving "Bad Punk Rock" Mark Truth & The Liars Genöcide The Fuck Ups Walking Out Of The Clash Show Before The Who Came On & Regretting it SEX PISTOLS ALL THE WAY! Picking Up Records On St Marks Place "Record Collectors Are Pretentious Scum" Gorilla Biscuits Demo Tape Roger's Record Collection Is Insane & Yes, He Has Held Onto Everything New Yor vs. Boston Overhype SS Decontrol Springa & Roger Daltrey Huge Influences NO EDGE Playing With The Latin Force Becoming A Singer By Circumstance The Rules - No Girlfriends & Shaved heads Hardcore vs. Punk The Victim In Pain Shift & The Pivotal Show At The Rock Hotel Kraut & AF Crucifix & AF Roger's T-shirt Collection Is Also Insane & Yes, He's Held Onto Everything Matthew Barney's Film MY RIOT: AGNOSTIC FRONT, GRIT, GUTS & GLORY OUT AUGUST 29 Record Sellers Remorse & Much Much More BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Aug 03, 2017
Episode 134 - Cory McCallum (Noah Fence, Five Knuckle Chuckle, Olde)
This week it's Cory McCallum!!! Join Damian for a stroll down memory lane with his old buddy Cory. Listen in as the two catch up on what's been going on over the last 20 years. This one has been a long time in the making, so kick back & enjoy! Also Touched On... Growing Up In Orangeville & The Introduction To Punk & Metal The Dead Milkmen 80's Nerds vs. Millennial Nerds A&A Records & Taped GNR Aren't Even That Metal The Raw Energy Christmas Party Paul Livingstone Painting His Own Shirts Discovering Bad Brains HR's Lyrics Punk Elitism Being Introduced To NOFX & Minor Threat Orangeville's Broad Taste In Fast Music Trying To Write Songs Like Bad Religion The Best Band Ever From Orangeville, "GASP" Queen St. Punk Tree People Seeing Hockey Teeth At Classic Studios Touring With Trigger Happy The Birth Of Five Knuckle Chuckle & The Death Of Noah Fence Sno Jam Watching Wrestling At The CNE Bob Backlund & Being Fiercely WWF / WWE Watching Edge's (Adam Copeland) First WWE Match BEANO Comic Annuals Recording Charlier Horse In 3 Days With Simon Head Goggles Of Doom Tour With Bender Guttermouth Ripping Off "Bad Skater" Sandy Miranda Was & Is The Best! Better Days Video The Genius Of Gob's CanCon Strategy d.b.s. Piss Bombing Bikers & Leaving Five Knuckle Chuckle To Answer For It Much Music Loved Little Kids Playing Punk Rock Recording All Hammed Up Sons Of Ismael & MSI Lying To Your Parent's For Punk The End Of FKC Propagandhi Tour 97' UR In Trouble & Damian Meeting Cory The Need For Speed In Rock Underworld In Montreal R.I.P. RANDY & Much Much More BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 28, 2017
Episode 133 - Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum)
THIS WEEK WE HAVE DAVE PIRNER!!! Damian sits down for a quick chat with a true Minneapolis Punk Pioneer. From his beginnings drumming in Loud Fast Rules, to the huge success of Soul Asylum in the 90's, lots of ground is covered here in a very short amount of time. Also Touched On... Hearing The Ramones For The First Time Watching Bands At The Walker Art Center Loring Park - Band & A Movie The Suburbs The Suicide Commandos & Chris Osgood Seeing Husker Du For The First Time Getting Beat Up For A Gabba Gabba Hey Pin By The Hockey Team Husker Veggies & Moshing Otto's Chemical Lounge The Business Of Independent Music Touring In The 90's Mike Watt Is An Example To Us All & Much More!!!! BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 20, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #11
We are back! Sorry for the long delay, we both have been busy navigating the country. Now we're here to recap the last couple of months adventures and new developments in the Canadian cannabis world. This week, we also speak Witt Craig from the popular YouTube show Expert Joints (@expertjoints), recorded earlier this year. Now get that 15 second torch tech going and LET'S GET IT!!!
Jul 15, 2017
Episode 132 - Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys, Jello Biafra & The Guantanamo School Of Medicine)
HOLY MOLY, this week we have J-E-L-L-O!!! Damian gets a chance to gab with an absolute legend of Punk, Hardcore & Pop Culture In General, Jello Biafra! Nerd out as the two discuss everything from Blue Oyster Cult to Zolar X. THIS EPISODE IS ONE FOR THE BOOKS, LIKE A PART #1 & PART #2 COMBINED!!! Also Touched On: The Origin Story Of The Jello Biafra Name Growing Up In Boulder, Colorado Discovering BOC & The Love Of Record Collecting Trade A Tape Records Steppenwolf & Bob Seger Paul Revere & The Raiders Not Getting Enough Credit Pretty Things & Sniffing Glue The Astronauts Wax Tracks & The Importance Of Independent Record Stores The Ramones & The Ravers At Ebbets Field In Denver Being A Roadie For The Ravers 70's Hair Metal vs. Punk The Avengers The Talking Heads At UCSC Moving To San Francisco Negative Trend, The Nuns & CRIME Dills, Mutants, Sleepers & UXA Picking The Openers After Learning A Lesson DC & It's Importance Black Flag & DOA DOA Playing Ian's High School With Minor Threat, SOA, Scream & Government Issue Henry Rollins Yesterday & Today Records Let The Eat Jelly Beans Will Never Be Repressed Cannabis Legalization What Happened To Canada's Asylum Laws? Zolar X & MORE.... BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 12, 2017
Episode 131 - Live At House Of Vans Chicago With The Lawrence Arms & Dillinger Four
IT'S A DOUBLEHEADER TODAY! Recorded live at the House Of Vans Chicago on June 22nd, Damian sits down with The Lawrence Arms (Brendan Kelly, Chris McCaughan & Neil Hennessy) & members of Dillinger Four (Erik Funk & Patty Costello). Tour stories, Chicago & East Bay punk, Victory Records, 7-inch compilations, it's all covered here. Kickback & let all your trouble's wash away with #TOAPXHOV BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS
Jul 05, 2017
Episode 130 - Spencer Pollard (Stop At Nothing, Trash Talk)
BIG ONE TODAY, it's Spencer from TRASH TALK! Kickback and listen in as the two discuss discovering the love of music through Jimmi Hendrix and the journey from MXPX skate punk to Hardcore. Deciding to ditch sports for Powerviolence, Spencer takes us down the rabbit hole. BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS Also Touched On: Trash Talk touring with Fucked Up Jimmi Hendrix Punk Pass Football Quarterback To Hardcore Singer KORN in Bakersfield Jonathan Davis Is Actually A Cool Guy, Jared Leto Is Not Soundwave Festival High School Sports To Punk Scott Radinsky Shows At Jerry's Pizza Tooth & Nail Records Injuries Lead To Music Fulltime Meeting Lee & Gareth Shark Attack & No Justice Ceremony & Trash Talk Connection AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Jun 22, 2017
Footnote 128 - Jake Fogelnest, Joanna Angel & Jimmy Havoc
Can you see the sunset from the Southside? You can see it from the eastside too. Nerds are alone!!! Footnotes is BACK AGAIN!! This week Damian & Chris get on the phone to discuss the triple combo that was, Jake Fogelnest, Joanna Angel & Jimmy Havoc ALL IN THE SAME SHOW!!! The two catch up on the goings-on in this crazy worldwind of punk, news, records, work & podcasting that we call LIFE.
Jun 15, 2017
Episode 129 - Dave Hause (Paint It Black, The Loved Ones) + TOAP LIVE IN KINGSTON
IT’S A SUPER SHOW!!!!! This week Damian sits down with THE GREAT Dave Hause> Listen in as the two discuss the evolution of Philly hardcore and growing up with it, as well as the deluge of amazing music he's been involved with over the years. BUT THERE IS MORE!!!! Also on the show this week, it’s TOAP LIVE AT THE KINSTON FILMFEST! Featuring friends of the show DJ NDN (A Tribe Called Red), Chris Colohan (SECT, Cursed, The Swarm, Left For Dead) and Chris O’toole (TOAPFootnotes) and making his debut on the show Matt Johnston from Vice's Nirvana The Band The Show! WHAT A WORLD WE LIVE IN?!?!?!
Jun 10, 2017
Episode 128 - Jimmy Havoc (PROGRESS, ICW)
A Day Late & A Dollar Short, WE'RE BACK!! This week Damian sits down with the former & longest reigning Progress World Wrestling Champion, JIMMY HAVOC! Listen in as the two discuss gettin' into punk, gettin' into wrestling & "Blading" with whatever you can find. ALSO TOUCHED ON: Mutual respect for MVP and Alex Loving AFI so much that it was a naming Davey Havoc > Taylor Swift The Offspring Guns and Roses Giving up in high school Getting forced to listen to stuff The music teacher at school the driving force towards punk Going Reading Music Festival “That’s your shoe!” Staying once at Reading and never again A terrifying story about the Download Music Festival Daniel P. Carter and A Loving a bands evolution getting into wresting Knowing only WWF loving Mick Foley and Sabu Dreaming of going through a tape “Blading” with a fork Meeting Jim Smallman Forming Progress and so much more!!!!
May 28, 2017
Episode 127 - Joanna Angel (Burning Angel)
Hello friends! Damian is still out living a wrestling fans dream come true, BUT is still bringing you another conversation with someone amazing from the world of Punk. This week is no exception as Damian gets to chat with Adult Film Star and owner of Burning Angel - Joanna Angel. Listen as the two discuss Joanna’s love of all types of DIY punk, putting on basement shows and writing Fanzines in the wilds of New Jersey as well as the violence that made her step back. THIS ONE IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!. AlSO TOUCHED ON: Shout out to Dave It Up for making this happen Watching 120 minutes loving grunge and indie Not wanting to listen to what’s on the radio trying to put the pieces together getting invited to sit with the three punk people in your high school at lunch… FINALLY!!! Going to see Sonic Youth still searching for your scene Trying to find Avail Going with Ivan and the punks to see Rancid Hating Rocket from the Crypt… AT FIRST Feeling like you belong Going to the VFW to see Less Than Jake and becoming obsessed Going to Craig’s house to see the Casualties Meeting punk friend in chat rooms… it was a different time ABC No Rio going to college and finding hardcore Being embarrassed of the drunk punk scene past Tear It Up Doing a Zine Seeing Refused Refusing to go to “concerts” Asking Geoff Rickly on a date to see Elliot Smith Being a “scene-floater” because you love ALL punk music Going to every single Kid Dynamite show on the East Coast Pretending to know about Lifetime Going to shows every night! Against Me! playing your basement the day you launch Burning Angel Feeling privileged to get to be a part of it Youth Code A concert was a show in hall or a rec-centre the singer of Endeavour War On Women Loving the music but hating most of dudes Getting aware of porn in college “What’s a porn star?” The asexual nature of Hardcore Getting an internship at the nerve.com finding sex positivity Ian Mackay and porn Handing out flyers for your Pornsite deciding to step back from punk falling in love over a Rocket From the Crypt tattoo AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
May 19, 2017
Episode 126 - Jake Fogelnest (The Fogelnest Files, Girlboss, Difficult People, Squirt TV)
Some episodes are worth the wait... This week Damian sits down with writer/comedian JAKE FOGELNEST to talk about his journey from starting a public access TV show out of his childhood bedroom to the force he's become in pop culture today. Sit back & NERD OUT! ALSO COVERED: Being in Wet Hot American Rocky Horror Picture Show They Might Be Giant A brief history of the movie Time Square One hell of a soundtrack Alan Moyle: Arguably the most important Canadian Film Director to the history of music Night Flight Getting into Devo Growing up in New York City Going to see REO Speedwagon and meeting Cheap Trick Seeing Micheal Jackson on the victory in the front row Having cool parents Going to the premier Kids “Yo, I fucking bodyslam kids like you.” Squirt TV When Thurston Moore The brilliance of New York City public access TV Getting into John Waters at a young age talking to John Waters on the phone…. at eight Jon Spencer gives the best gifts Matador Records 90’s New York is no joke Other Music (RIP) 90’s Zine Culture influence “Is it hard to be the only person in the room that understands Punk culture.” GG Allin Legs McNeil When Joey Ramone gets into your car… “We Got The Neutron Bomb” the book Rolling with Julie Klausner on the Manson Family Bus Tour Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!
May 12, 2017
Footnote 125 - Leah Archambault (UTI)
I’ve got a safety pin stuck in my heart for nerds! This week Damian and Chris return to talk about Leah, UTI and the quest to find one's punk. Also a little light mailbag and some good ol’cathing up.
May 11, 2017
Episode 125 - Leah Archambault (UTI)
As technology continues to fail Damian and travel looms it's head again, he still manages to turn in an episode (Very late). This time with one of his best bud's and FAVOURITE vocalists ever: Leah Archambault! Join the two as the they sit down and discuss being a vocalist, dance as inspiration and Leah's journey through punk to find the sound that she identified with. ALSO TOUCHED ON!!!! Mutual inspiration Pump Up The Volume and the for Pirate Radio CKCU and Beamo and Mr. Happy Grunge as first exposure Babes In Toyland Partyin’ at the Pit Mr. Bungle and the love of art school kids Kids into clowning Too real: A kid shits on the floor at a party a trend of wearing you underwear on your head Going to 5 Arlington Moving to Montreal Dance before death metal Breakout Summer: Brutal Knights, Career Suicide and Fucked Up Finding your hardcore Living at the Rehearsal Factory Sloan practicing one by one Kos knocks on the door… A school project becomes a band Finding your voice Sam from the Explosion producing the demo Siesta Neoneux The G-Man Armed And Hammered Endless Blockade Endless Darkness Bad Skin and the Bad Skin House Shows at Annie’s Dance influencing performance
May 04, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #10
Back like it's 1st time! Yes, it's been a min but, we here. Sorry for the delay, but we have both been busy on tour and traveling for our respective job's. With that out the way, we wanna say Thanks for joining us on this 420 edition of the podcast! Alot to talk about including the recent cannabis legalization bill as well as everything that surrounding it. We also have a great interview with Matt Baron (@greatgardener) of The Great Gardener. So get the torch ready and sit back with your 420 podcast soundtrack!
Apr 27, 2017
Footnote 124 - Jonah Ray (Hidden America, The Nerdist Podcast, Mystery Science Theater 3000)
When it's versus nerds, it's a global unity!! This week Chris and Damian catch it all up!
Apr 14, 2017
Episode 124 - Jonah Ray (Hidden America, The Nerdist Podcast, Mystery Science Theater 3000)
It may be late, but it is right on time with awesome! This week on the show Damian is joined by his buddy Jonah Ray! Sit back and enjoy the two chatting about growing up punk in Hawaii, the transition to the world of comedy and being a tour guide to youth crew legends. Also touched on: Meeting for the first time over getting some free stuff! Hanging with SXSW and watching NoFX the Jugglos of the punk world Brian Posehn will pay you money to risk your life The best of SXSW ever? Black Flag from Nirvana Metallica goes to Hawaii Strife comes to town Civ plays but it’s not all ages :( Grapefruit Unit 101 punk: An all ages neverland “There’s two different scenes for that?!?” Hawaii: Who would want to leave once you are there? Jonah’s pop punk band: YourOuts Jonah’s punk band: God Our Dictator Jonah’s hardcore band: 36 Chambers Jonah’s post hardcore band: Quarterhead “You will use everything you ever learnt” The realities of being a Hawaiian diy band Ray Cappo stays over and isses your record collection the Fat Wreck Chords of hardcore Comedy people: not always the best taste music AND MORE!!!!
Apr 07, 2017
Episode 123 - Brad Fry (Pissed Jeans, The Ultimate Warriors, The Grate Crashers)
Well, it may not be timely, but it is godly! This week on the show Damian sits down with a Pissed Jeaned Ultimate Gatecrasher Warrior and all around hell of a guy: Brad Fry! Join the two as they sit down to discuss Brad’s journey into punk, his brief duel life a wrestler in Chikara Pro and the art of making great music while not talking it too seriously, but also super seriously. RECORD COLLECTING TALK TOO!!!!!! Also touched on: Two years in the making Getting in to punk through metal Motley Crue covering the Sex Pistols Getting to Guns N Roses listening to DEICIDE on family vacation Getting THE tape and getting into hardcore working at a screen printing shop with the guitar player of Weston 91.7 FM’s Hardcore show The mix bag shows of the 90’s A scene of pop-punkers and tough guys Playing in bands with Randy for 24 years straight Forming the Ultimate Warriors Being the goofy band playing with Orchid The IDEA of touring seems great getting into Pro-Wrestling Hating wrestling “WE WANT RAVEN’S BLOOD” Getting into ECW in ’95 UW gaining musical ability and wrestling knowledge at the same time. Buying a wrestling ring listening to Robby Brookside talk about GISM deciding to start wrestling training selling all your record to pay for school The importance of Double Decker Records Bovine records RULES!!! Moo Cow Records Getting the first piece of vinyl you play on World Finest Hardcore Vol. 1 Forming the Gatecrashers RECORD COLLECTING!!!!!!! AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 26, 2017
Episode 122 - John Joseph (Cro-Mags, Bloodclot)
This week on the show: JOHN JOSEPH!!!!!!!! That’s right, the LEGENDARY frontman, author of The Evolution Of A Cro-Magnon sits down to talk with Damian & it ruled! Also touched on: The importance of the book in punk and beyond A kid nicknamed Bowie loving Parliament Hearing the Stooges and it changing everything Hanging with the Ramones at Rockaway Beach Going to Max’x and getting jumped by Johnny Thunders’ Crew Crazy Dave Dolan and Dugs in New York Seeing the Ramones at CBs in ’76 Liking London punk more than the New York stuff Joining the military and moving to Virginia Insect Surfers Meeting a New Wave Girlfriend at the Navy club loving New Wave Seeing DCHC for the first time Sex Pistols Scamming free airfare Going to Fear on Saturday Night Live Going to the Mudd Club The story behind “Egg Raid On Mojo”… kinda The difference between New York Hardcore and everywhere else The arrival of of the DC kids to NYC “Boston didn’t own shit” The beef between DC and NYC at SNL Bad Brains go to Beantown: Going to Boston and clearing the dancefloor Loving Void Rites of Spring The Misfits bring the football players and they get kicked in the face Bloodclot Jack Rabid’s Cro Mags The Donahue Era: Cro Mags vs Most of New York Hardcore Living what you write “Getting asses kicked and catching feelings” Doing vocals Antidote watching Agnostic Front become good The Bad Brains the greatest of all time Meeting Lemmy and Motorhead Having to talk to GBH about drugs “We did some shit to people who were dicks”
Mar 18, 2017
Episode 121 - Al Nolan (Trigger Happy, Hardcore Logo Live, Deep End)
What a week! Damian is currently on the road, but still manages to send in a great conversation with Toronto punk legend Al Nolan! Join in as Al talks about growing up in the east end of Toronto and the start of scene there that would produce some of Canada’s most important punk and metal bands. Also touched on: Knowing each other since Damian was a boy with hair Seeing Sex Pistols on morning TV Seeing Kiss before there was Star Wars The importance of the New Music Teenage Kicks Toronto’s Original teen punks The Beatles are hard! The Ska Revival Shaun: the first punk in Pickering Vans shoes comes to town Metallica opening for WASP Brian Taylor and AggRock Meeting James Cavalluzzo of Malhavoc in art class It’s not the band I hate it’s the man: Punk’s liking Ted Nudgent Descendents: David Lynch-esq Weirdos Shaving your head The lead singer genes Nigel cuts off his finger making an upside down cross Venom: THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS THING I HAD EVER SEEN Best band name: Charlie Brown’s Wang Lee Brian moves to town Missing Link The closing of the DMZ Smoking hash in the BFG’s gasmask The depreciation of Time Glen and Dave’s Metallic Assault Forming Elephant and becoming 5 Foot Nothing Replaced by Matt White Missing Link booking with All 7 Seconds, MSI, 5 Foot Nothing: the biggest show of the era Degenerate Youth Collecting shoes Having to fire the guy you are replacing The story of Epidemic Records pre-Monster Voodoo Machine Brampton’s Beyond Montreal’s Rise
Mar 13, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #9
Always better to be late than never right? We are back with another episode! This week we speak on the recent reports of LPs using chemicals that are banned by Health Canada. We touch on new methods and bills being passed to screen drivers curb side for cannabis. Our interview this week is a good one. Although recorded a while ago, our guest recently had an incident with the RCMP only a few blocks away from his home. If you have not seen it, check his FB. That's right, we have johny B aka John Berfelo (@420weedmaster). Well known medtainer Rep for Canada, as well as a cannabis activist and MMAR Grower. He speaks on researching Cannabis and it's relationship with pain relief for his neck and back pain he suffered after a horrible accident. We sat down and had a great conversation about the leaf and his journey. So now stop what your doing and drop a glob.
Mar 07, 2017
Episode 120 - Craig Finn (Lifter Puller, No Pun Intended, The Hold Steady)
The genius is in brevity and this week proves it! Join Damian as he sits down for a brief, but awesome chat with the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn. Listen in as the two discuss hanging’ with the Blind Approach Crew, putting out 45s and guitar lessons with greatness. Also touched on: Being on Skene and AmRep The Rock ’80 Comp Playing tennis with a friend of the Replacements Going into the city Orfolkjokeopus become Treehouse going to see the Violent Femmes Going to the “TIM” release show Getting lessons from Chris… from the Suicide Commandos “Make A Record” Soul Asylum: a tale of two bands Outcry Blind Approach: pre-Madball St. Paul spikey punk Libido Boys: on stage with pogoballs The GBH comes to town with the Cro-Mags and it changes everything Craig’s first band No Pun Intended Boston’s pit’s way more violent Getting out of it and getting into AmRep Halo Of Flies and Tom Hazelmyer Drinking with Tom Dillinger Four: one of the best bands ever Buddy’s with Buddy from Assrash Youth Of Today/ Misery / Blind Approach Releasing your own record AND MORE!!!!!!
Mar 04, 2017
Footnote 119 - Brad Logan (F-Minus, Leftöver Crack, Exploding Fuck Dolls, Equus, ASBO Youth)
Who Nerds supposed to be: Cookie? This week on the show Chris and Damian tear the Brad Logan episode open and enjoy! There is a ton to get into, but they still fit in a lil' bit of the ol’ mailbag!
Mar 03, 2017
Episode 119 - Brad Logan (F-Minus, Leftöver Crack, Exploding Fuck Dolls, Equus, ASBO Youth)
This week on the show, it’s one of Damian's favourite type of episodes! Sit back and enjoy as he sits down with F-Minus and Leftover Crack's Brad Logan! Then, marvel along with Damian as the show takes a completely different turn as Brad details his pre-recorded music history in early LA punk and hardcore. Not to be missed! Also touched on: A mother’s work is never done: mom buys you a Black Sabbath record Ramones on the record store turntable Hearing the Pistols and it being off to the races Elton John is hard! Seeing Van Halen “Sky Diving” Seeing Kiss’ legendary show and not even knowing it Discovering Rodney on The Roq Before punk comes to Huntington Beach When Van Halen’s roadie moves to town Being Rock Nerds Seeing the Weirdos in ’78 Seeing the Ramones on Christmas Day Suicide Comandos Dead Boys The Shock The focus of youth Meeting the Alva Brothers! Friend of Potatohead: The guy in the PiL Shirt on the cover of Group Sex Getting your long head dyed blue by Mark Alva Getting “DEVO” yelled at you by Jocks Hanging with at the Oxford House Twisted Roots Meeting Ray Gange and seeing a shaved head for the first time Going full on into punk The Osce Hairs Playing your first show on mushrooms: not a good idea Rehearsing in SST on Black Flags gear Castration Squad UXA Going on tour Touring with the Misfits The Misfits, Big Boys, NOTA in Austin Playing with Husker Du The Butthole Surfers at a Pizza Parlour Joining Rik L. Rik’s band Meeting Duane Peters in Jail joining the Exploding Fuckdolls and living in the Chaos The California Surfware Punk Scene The Epitaph Summer Nationals Seeing Rancid for the first time and having it chance your life
Feb 25, 2017
Footnote 118 - Bobb Bruno (Best Coast, The For Carnation, Uphill Gardeners)
Tonight, nerds want to lay it all at your feet! This week on the show Chris and Damian talk about one hell of a deep musichead: Bobb Bruno of Best Coast. Also the two talk mailbag and good times!
Feb 24, 2017
MAIL CALL!!! The last few weeks at TOAP HQ have been a little hectic and so the mailbag was neglected. Chris and Damian have called on the #TwoDaves (Martin and It Up) to come round and help them sort the whole mess out! Join in the fun!!!
Feb 22, 2017
Episode 118 - Bobb Bruno (Best Coast, The For Carnation, Uphill Gardeners)
Welcome dear listener to another amazing episode! Why is it amazing? Because you get to hear the GREAT Bobb Bruno of Best Coast talk about his journey in music! Sit back and enjoy as the two discuss Bobb’s taste that had him seeing The Dickies during the LA Riots, Steve Aoki with Farside and Beck jamming with the dude from the Bats (CT). Also touched on: The Black Flag tape in grade 4 Punk Violence and The B-52’s? Buying Target videos from Tower The Mentors Mystic Value Pack Punk taste informed by Metallica’s shirts Loving DRI’s 22 tracks! Going to see Kiss just to see Anthrax Seeing Slayer with opener Danzig Convincing you Seeing the Dickies on the night of the LA Riots…. with Yesterday’ s Tear Electric Love Hogs: The Pre-Goldfinger metal band Seeing Mansona: Japanese Noise comes to LA Forming the Uphill Gardeners The LA indie scene Revelation Records goes West Steve Aoki sings with Farside The For Carnation Not even being that into Slint Jamming with Mario Rubalcaba Being into everything Heart’s Get Crushed I don’t gig on Fridays!:Going to see John Bryan play every Friday Making ONE exception to play with Unwound Elliot Smith, Fiona Apple and Beck’s Jam sessions blow up the spot Getting to jam with John The Bats (US) and Gustav Records PLUS MUCH MORE!!!
Feb 17, 2017
Footnote 117 - Wes Eisold (American Nightmare, Cold Cave, Some Girls)
All Nerds Breakin' Loose! This week on the show Chris and Damian dive into the fantastic Wes episode and talk about his importance in punk & hardcore. They also tackle the mailbag and Damian get distracted: CLASSIC STUFF!
Feb 16, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #8
On this Episode of the show we talk cannabis as per and have a great interview with the Urban Grower, Remo and his wife Sandra. We learned a lot from Remo and after this, you will too. Well, do you know what time it is? Thats right, time to listen to the show and smoke a doobie!
Feb 14, 2017
Episode 117 - Wes Eisold (American Nightmare, Cold Cave, Some Girls)
It took a minute to happen, but it was worth it! This week on the show, Damian sits down and grabs a drink with Wes Eisold. Listen in as the two discuss Wes’s journey to get to American Nightmare as well as depression, gossip, projection and punk. Also discussed: Dead Kennedys Tape as first exposure Dead Milkmen, Swirllies and the Liliys as a first show a band covering a cover version Grindle: stagedives and a mohawk United by being weird Ordering shit from Session thanks to the US military Callin' 1-900 numbers to hear records Moving Targets and Lemonheads Moving to Maine Not being into a Youth Of Today because they looked like jocks Bruisers Sam Black Church Seeing 10 Yard Fight and finding the show you wanted Wes in Germany starts Hybrid Moments. Being happy enough just going to shows. The end to TYF Right Brigade is THE band. “AN never has the intention of being a local band.” Loosing $400 on a sold out show: “Everyone gets in for free” …except this guy The “woah” part that could have killed AN the importance of Lifetime the jump from album 1-2 Unbroken Breaking edge and not being an edge band Blazing a trail without knowing it Coke Gossip-Hysteria AND MORE!!!!!!
Feb 10, 2017
Footnote 116 - Kool A.D. (Party Animal, Das Racist)
And Nerds are buying the Stairway to Heaven. This week on the show Chris and Damian return to duo form and talk Kool AD’s awesomeness! Also the Mailbag returns and Chris cuts a PROMO on Led Zeppelin!
Feb 10, 2017
Episode 116 - Kool A.D. (Party Animal, Das Racist)
And now, back to the format with a big one! Rapper Kool A.D. sits down to talk with Damian! Listen in as the two discuss how Kool A.D. went from a rap and power violence lovin' drummer to being on the cover of Spin as well as art, politics and tons more! Also touched on: Rap name or real name Warren brings Misfit’s Static Age over and the gates open Joe Franky and Axis Reocrds Gilman: The Misfits of Bay Area The last Spazz Show Dorkastra becomes Vlad and The Impalers Seeing the spike punk Monster Squad Dr. Bombay’s music store getting the drums A musical household “I don’t kick it at the merchtable no more” Todays world is a punk conversation from the 90’s Sammy from All Bets Off (RIP) Orlando and Special Forces The history of skinheads When the musicians you love are the worst… Reclaiming art and symbols Why you make art Being drawn to art with no rules Bay Area Rap and Punk Art making money off art The various takes of Chuck D AND MORE!!!
Feb 05, 2017
I’m not calling Nerds! This week on the show Chris and Damian are joined by the returning Daves for the final TOAP LIVE Footnote party! This is take two of trying to record this episode and, like the second DYS lp, it's better than the first!
Feb 03, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #7
This week on the show we take you through the steps to apply for your ACMPR. If you are a Canadian resident and think your in line to apply, then this show is for you. We also speak on the recent rash of robberies in Toronto and the stark reality and difference in approach to security in the cannabis industry in the US and here in Canada. We end the show with BC Dry sift king, (@D420k). We speak on how he began his quest for the full melt resin head and some of his techniques. Another informative show for the noise and pro alike.
Jan 30, 2017
New York’s ALRIGHT, if you like podcasts! This week on the show Damian and Chris bring the TOAP touring machine into the heart of the big city,(well Brooklyn), for the final TOAP Live show, but what a way to finish!?!?! Join Damian as he welcomes: punk history author extraordinaire Tony Rettman, his best bud/bully Vice's Andy Capper, Walter from GB and Quicksand, singer/ MTV host Meredith Graves and the Best Show’s Tom Scharpling!!!!! As well as Footnotes contributor Dave Martin!!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
Jan 29, 2017
Open up your eyes, time to realize, everything nerds say was just another lie. This week on the show Chris and the triple “D" attack of Damian, Dave and Dave talk the Philly Live episode! Sit back as the four yammer on about all things punk including a little mailbag!
Jan 26, 2017
Let’s do it Philly Style as the Turned Out A Punk Live tour rolls into Hostile City USA! Join Damian and Chris as they chat with Jeff Cannonball (back for a part 2!), Andy Nelson (Ceremony, Paint It Black, Dark Blue), Jay Goldberg (Bad Luck #13, Eat The Turnbuckle), Dan Yemin (Kid Dynamite, Lifetime, Paint It Black) AND Jackyl form YDI, oh my!!!! AND IF THE WASN’T ENOUGH: a LEGAND checks in to kick off the show! This is ANOTHER MONSTER!!!
Jan 21, 2017
Possessions never meant anything to me, Nerds aren’t crazy. This week in celebration of the GREATNESS of the LIVE IN DC episode, Chris and Damian have called upon their brother's Dave Martin and Dave It Up to join the party and help the two unpack their DC experience. Very little mailbag is consumed to make way for the main course of DC FUN and HEATED EXCHANGES!
Jan 18, 2017
It’s day two of the Turned Out A Punk Live tour!!! Join Damian and TOAPFootnote co-host Chris O’Toole as they hit the stage of the legendary Black Cat in DC and chat with members of Faith, Ignition, Iron Cross, Give, Frodus, Battery, Grey Matter, etc AKA John, Dante, Alec and Jason (back for a part 2!!!!) THIS IS A MONSTER!!!!!!
Jan 15, 2017
Beverly Hills, Century City, where all the nerds look nice and pretty. This week Chris and Damian meet up in person at the Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Hotel to celebrate the glory that was the TOAP Boston episode! They’re also joined by the GREAT Dave It Up, because for this one: they need backup!
Jan 13, 2017
Oil & Flowers Episode #6
Happy New Year World & we are back with Ep 6! No shortage of topics on this weeks show. We talk about the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization & Regulation's report, which was surprisingly positive & pro patient. The report gives the path for Government to legislate cannabis in Canada, but they are only suggestions at this point . Buddah talks about fedexing medicine to yourself & how far we've come in 2016. In the same breath, we speak on how far Quebec has to go with the opening (& closing within 24 hours) of 8 Cannabis culture shops in Montreal & the greater area. Finally, we start the year with a great guest, Jim From Roji Concentrates. Someone we've been following for a while & it was great to hear him speak on his journey with the leaf to his current distillate & PHO tech. Now grab your favorite dabs or spliff & enjoy the 1st podcast of 2017
Jan 10, 2017
Welcome to the first day of the Turned Out A Punk Live tour!!! Join Damian and TOAPFootnote co-host Chris O’Toole as they hit the stage of legendary Boston (Allston) venue Great Scott and chat (one at a time.. most of the time) with members of Mental, Converge, Magic Circle, M.F.P., Doomriders, Mind Eraser, Jesuit, Righteous Jams and the organist for the Red Sox! (aka Greg Wilmott, Nate Newton (3x CLUB!), Chris Corry, Chris Minicucci and Josh Kantor) This is one hell of a great episode!
Jan 08, 2017
Footnote 111 - Terre T (WFMU: Cherry Blossom Clinic With Terre T)
Got to stick together! Got to stick together! Like Nerds! This week on the show Chris and Damian try to catch up on the mailbag and make serious headway before giving up to talk the awesomeness of Terre T! Listen and enjoy the record, Mutha and GG talk!
Jan 06, 2017
Episode 111 - Terre T (WFMU: Cherry Blossom Clinic With Terre T)
Welcome to a late but amazing episode everyone! This week on the show Damian sits down with the GODLY Terre T of WFMU’s Cherry Blossom Clinic. Join the two as they talk Terre’s growing up in the New York area punk/ hardcore scene and one incredible disturbing encounter with GG Allin. Also covered: The Sex Pistols and Grease: a one two punch of music introduction Don’t tell mom the babysitters classic rock sucks Hearing the B-52s Talking Heads’ Psycho Killer Seeing the Dead Kennedys for a first show Drinking at a bar as a13 year old SSD and fights New York Hardcore and the pit Working at the record store Getting your ears blowing out by Husker Du GG Talk The wildest GG Allin story EVER! Heckling Nirvana during the MTV Unplugged set When did punk start? Punk and comedy Tom Scharpling AND MORE!!!!!
Jan 03, 2017
Footnote 110 - Gerard Cosloy Part #2 (Matador Records)
Even the reds are going to be a Sex Pistol for the day. This week join Chris and Damian as they spend their holiday discussing the return of Gerard Cosloy to the show! No mailbag this week but they do manage to talk until the puking starts all the same!
Dec 29, 2016
Episode 110 - Gerard Cosloy Part #2 (Matador Records)
This time comes but once a year spreading joy and punk rock cheer! This year's wrap up episode for the holiday season is part two with the genius behind Matador Records: Gerard Cosloy! Join Damian as Gerard delights him with tales of Courneys, Kurts and GGs, as they talk about a time before a band named Nirvana would change everything. Also touched on: The second or third appearance on the show Gerard moves to NY living with Rob Zombie The LESNYC… a scum rock paradise Pussy Galore comes to town… Sonic Youth Some Records New York Hardcore adjacent A music fan’s music fan is the one one at the show not being and being in the music industry at the same time: the worst of both worlds The rise of the Pig Fuck scene Forced Exposure, Ugly American, Away From the Pulse and the 90’s zine scene The falling out with Dinosaur Jr Big Dipper leaving for Epic Bg Black leaves for Touch And Go SST Records: The fall of the kings of the underground If late era SST were release today on a limited edition boutique label The power of Pavement BEING IN A BAND WITH WITH GG ALLIN! GG Allin and the All-Stars recording for ROIR GG leaves it all on the stage Signing GG and and other band decisions GG is only one degree from John Lennon The Frogs: more hated than GG Courtney tagging your name Nearly working with Nirvana “Can we hear it first?” The Fall gets offered the opening slot AND MORE!!!!
Dec 23, 2016
Footnote 109 - Lars Frederiksen Part 2
Nerds are the road crew! This week on the show Chris and Damian are on the road but that won’t stop them from talking about the Lars part 2 episode! Join them as they drive down the open road and talk about the impact Rancid had and a ton of other stuff… like hanging at the Dischord house!
Dec 18, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 07 (Bobb Bruno)
This week Tom and Damian are joined for a little wrestling discussion with the AMAZING Bobb Bruno from Best Coast. In addition to being part of an amazing band, Bobb is also a lifelong wrestling fan that knows his stuff. They set out trying to talk about new japan but get lost in a generally amazing wrestling conversation
Dec 12, 2016
Episode 109 - Lars Frederiksen Part #2 (Rancid, Lars Frederiksen & The Bastards, The Old Firm Casuals, UK Subs)
How many sequels are truly better than the originals? Well like Alien and Godfather, this may somehow be better than Part #1. Lars returns to the show to talk about how he joined Rancid, almost robbing a 7-11 and poop stories. Also touched on: TOUR DATES/ Two charter boxes back again Respecting Op Ivy South Bay versus North Bay Nothing to do as kids Berkeley: Fugazitown Recording with a John Bradburry from the Specials.. who was wasted. Opening for the three piece Rancid Ben Zanidito was on there waiting for Lars to check out Rancid Meeting Brett Reed when the UK Subs didn’t show up. “If you don’t join this band, I’m going to beat the fucking shit out” hating Emo An Econochrist debate Special Forces Loving Grimple “He’s talking shit on you!” The Berkeley Naked Dude is in the pit: you’ve made it The second time meeting Brett Gurewitz The first tour Davey Havok rules Meeting Sick Of It All for the first time NYHC: The Original American Skinheads West Coast Punk meets East Coast Hardcore Sick Of It All has some amazing backstage entertainment!!!!!!! “Hey I’m goin’ throw you a Birthday Rope!” Fugazi Critique From GBH, to Bikini Kill to Bad Religion to Sick Of It All to The Frumpies: Rancid had some range of friends! John Henry West RULES! Tim Yo hating you When things started changing The story of Salvation Tourng with the Offspring Dealing with Majors Writing on the road How things would have been different if out come the wolves had been written on a major label “You didn’t really know” Meeting the Swingin’ Utters and almost robbing a 7-11 Having to turn down heroes Lars’ amazing run of records he produced AND MORE!!!!
Dec 09, 2016
Footnote 108 - Tony Erba Part #2 (H100s, 9 Shocks Terror, GSMF, FYPM, etc.)
Do you wanna nerd under the moonlight? Pretty baby, all though the night! Today on Footnotes Chris and Damian discuss the return of Tony Erba to TOAP! Also, a complete rundown of the up coming Turned Out A Punk Live Tour . Also tackled, THE MAILBAG!
Dec 07, 2016
Oil & Flowers - Episode #5
This episode of Oil & Flowers is all America. Recorded in Toronto the day after the American election, it was hard not to speak on all of the positive initiatives in the states for partial medical, medical or full on recreational. We also speak to Greg "Marijuana Man" Williams from the Vancouver seed bank, host of "From Behind The Sea Desk" on pot TVs YouTube channel every Wednesday at 4:07 Western. He is a pioneer in the webcast field of cannabis, we're talking about show broadcasting on dial up here. Which for most is unfathomable. So roll that shit, light that shit, smoke it and listen to this episode #five.
Dec 05, 2016
Episode 108 - Tony Erba Part #2 (H100s, 9 Shocks Terror, GSMF, FYPM, etc)
The path to the Turned Out A Punk Live Tour continues! This week Damian welcomes Tony Erba back to the show! Join the Cleveland legend as he sits down with Damian to talk Gordon Solie Motherfuckers’ bladejobs, joy and regrets. Also touched on: The first part 2! Tony will behave this time… How Gordon Solie Motherfuckers came together A connoisseur of trash culture the secret cult of 90s wrestling Watching Annihilation Time become something the antics at GSMF shows Bischof sucks GSMF: loser leaves town Ruination: the supergroup Mike Woodford: “Purveyor Of Fine Filth” The Step Sister experiment AntiSeen: “Reckon, we’ll watch shot interviews all day” A pcp-fueled nightmare the Propagandhi/ Face Value tour hang comes up again NoFX show up to stay with Dwid and Tony one night… Cheap Tragedies come together “We want the more Face Value Tony Erba” “You can either love what I do or not” Why did Upstab have to end?!? The curse of being anchored to your stuff The awesomeness of Scotty Tankcrimes How Fuck You Pay Me Come Together Nemesis Records rules! Playing with Foghat Boom and Legion Of Doom: Throwing meat and fighting Youth Of Today “Dwid’s in jail, I’m his brother Jim” AND MORE!!!
Dec 03, 2016
Footnote 107 - Sound On Sound Fest with Dave It Up (Tear It Up) / Dave Kelling (Culture Abuse) / Chris Slorach (METZ) / MVP
Nerds got him down it’s 3 on 1. Ten of us show, Guess who won? For something as epic as the first live TOAP, a super team had to be assembled for Footnotes. So, Chris and Damian put up the TOAP signal and are joined once again by friends and contributors Dave Martin and Dave Ackerman! Sit back and get ready!
Dec 01, 2016
Episode 107 - Sound On Sound Fest with Dave It Up (Tear It Up) / Dave Kelling (Culture Abuse) / Chris Slorach (Metz) / MVP
OH ME, OH MY, IT’S TURNED OUT A PUNK LIVE! That’s right, the first ever live TOAP recorded at Sound On Sound in Austin. Listen in as Damian is joined by former guest turned guest Footnote co-host Dave It Up (Tear It Up), as well as Dave Kelling (Culture Abuse) Chris Slorach (Metz) and TOAP’s favourite wrestler MVP! Talking everything from Root Beer bottles and cymbal stands in the face to Rancid at the arcade to prison punk! This is one not to be missed!!! Also head to DAMIANABRAHAM.COM and pick up tickets to the Turned Out A Punk Live Tour!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 06 (Colt Cabana)
This is a huge week for not only this show but ALL of Turned Out A Punk! This week on the show Tom and Damian are joined by the inspiration for TOAP: COLT CABANA. Join the Three as they discuss the change Colt help bring about in the wrestling landscape. Also, Tom and Damian talk about: NXT Takeover, Lucha Underground, and Jericho
Nov 25, 2016
Footnote 106 - Neil McLennan "Mackie" (BLITZ, Epic Problem)
Civilizations dying and nerds are realizing the potential of pain stuck inside a gun. This week Chris and Damian are apart again, but take comfort in the fact that they get to talk about the Mackie episode! Also, they lay waste to the mailbag and talk TOAP TOUR!!!!
Nov 24, 2016
Episode 106 - Neil McLennan "Mackie" (BLITZ, Epic Problem)
This is a big one for Damian! A LEGIT legend joins Turned Out A Punk this week as Mackie from Blitz and now Epic Problem sits down for a conversation! Sit in and listen as the two discuss Mackie’s journey through punk's early days, helping birth Oi and then walking away from music only to return to it 20 years later. Also covered: A email from a fan of the podcast that made Damian’s day! People in Binbags: Seeing a punk seeing Slade live: “There was only really Slade” Being a Bootboy Hearing the Ramones record Seeing the Clash live Zines Going to the original Factory Club and fearing for your life Blitz: “Hicks from the Sticks: one scene but not friendly
Nov 19, 2016
Footnote 105 - Jeff Cannonball (CZW, Altered Boys, Black Kites)
The release of Vice’s Bloodlust celebrations keep coming around here! This week to talk and celebrate the amazingness of Jeff Cannonball and his episode, Chris and Damian meet up in person for the first time ever (for this podcast)!!!!! Listen in as the two talk about the show, read the mailbag and tackle the new all while sitting face to face… in a car, in the parking lot of a waterpark!
Nov 18, 2016
Oil & Flowers - Episode #4
Cannabis culture around the world is as diverse as the cultivators that work within it. Budda(h)Blaze & Damian Abraham speak on their experience's around the world about the access or lack thereof of cannabis. They also speak on recreational cannabis and how America is positioning itself as the leader in the up coming legal markets emerging in Canada and Mexico. Lastly, we sit down With @StormyEnt and speak on their experience with embracing the leaf to help with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and working In the cannabis industry on the cusp of Canada federally passing recreational Cannabis. Set your timers and waste it to taste it.
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 105 - Jeff Cannonball (CZW, Altered Boys, Black Kites)
In celebration of the release of Bloodlust: Tournament of Death over at Vice.com (Release Date: Nov 15), Damian sits down with one of the movies most memorable characters: Jeff Cannonball. But as Damian learned while making the doc, Jeff is no mere wrestler, Jeff is a basement playing, on the floor sleeping, front seat of the van riding, kid of the hardcore. Listen in as the two discuss going from playing Ieper fest to wrestling New Jack. Also touched on: Brought together by a Plastic Bomb “It is very weird being called an Athlete” Just two Friends of Tom hanging out Finding punk from your rock dad A Thin Line Fading: pre-Tear It Up and Reign Supreme First show at a skate park Asking about the cover song and discovering the CroMags Q: “Are you into Punk?” “I don’t know” Being made fun of for liking Unbroken Black Coffee becomes Scared To Death Loving Tear It Up Seeing Blind Society Getting into Wrestling before you could talk Dad and the 2am Wrestling TV show DON’T WEAR BRET THE HITBEAR’S GLASSES! Be it the Ultimate Warrior or music: Loud Fast Rules! Punk or Wrestling? The death of Eddie Guerrero XFilesX is super underrated The importance of Mental Mind Eraser What’s worse breaking straight edge or Vegan? UltraMantis Black Pissed Jeans and Chikara Tournament of Death as Wrestlemania A Tear It Up t-shirt flip ieperfest “Moshing to Strife” A Myspace post for destiny: Getting into wrestling Punk or Wrestling: the choice is yours forming Altered Boys “A full circle of weird violence” Kevin Gill: the hardcore/wrestling connection punk and juggalos Homies is killer! Mike McCarthy from For The Worse goes so deep Gordon Solie Motherfuckers: a perfect band THE BEST SHOW An inside account of the Kenzan and more!!!!!!
Nov 12, 2016
Footnote 104 - Jonah Falco (Smartboys, Career Suicide, Fucked Up)
Somewhere out there could be better, and nerds aren’t just talking about weather. This week on the show, escape with Chris and Damian as they deconstruct mutual friend Jonah Falco's episode and get into Career Suicide's history. Also, a TOAPLive recaps and mailbag returns!!!
Nov 10, 2016
Episode 104 - 2 Year Anniversary Special With Jonah Falco (Smartboys, Career Suicide, Fucked Up)
The good times and sad times, they’ll be on your side for ever more! That’s what Jonah is for! This week on the show, Damian welcomes his tour roommate and best bud: Jonah Falco from Career Suicide and tons of other stuff!!!! Sit back and listen as we find out what it's like to be a stuck in a room with Damian for 10 years and how Jonah and Martin stole Career Suicide from the OG members! Also covered: Jonah loses control of Damian The Fucked Up plan Damian and Jonah talk Mike Damian’s brother Tristan exposes punk to Jonah Loving Soundgarden and grunge going to Ottawa and coming back with orange hair, a chain necklace and Sex Pistols tape Jonah’s family: not really into the whole punk vibe. Jonah’s Uncle ”knows a guy” that can find Black Flag CDs No Doubt with the Vandals and Civ The Feederz and animals Punks tipping point “I’m getting into Hip-Hop” getting a free bag of CDs Ska-Ska-Oi: a right of passage Jonah Da SHARP skin Jonah takes down his boots Local bands Going to Who’s Emma? loving Madball Toronto falls in love with The Swarm the huge influence of Chris Colohan “Johnny New York and The Stinkbombs” Louanne and Full Blast is the BEST Chris Harper: the nice one Jonah’s first show weird ass show Martin from Career Suicide: a very different kid Jonah and Martin’s punk Jackets Trial: the band Bored Of Eduction demo: The worst thing to ever come out of Toronto? As One becomes Scare Tactic Jonah falls in love with AOD The rise of early ’00s TOHC Scare Tactic VS Haymaker Catharsis And more!!!!!!
Nov 05, 2016
Footnote 103 - Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) & Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Misfits)
Fighting technical problems, jet lag and exhaustion, Chris and Damian say fuck the mailbag and talk about one of music’s coolest couples and all sorts of other fun stuff.
Nov 03, 2016
Oil & Flowers - Episode #3
Budda(h)Blaze and cohost Damian Abraham return during Toronto's Karma Cup weekend to talk about just that. They discuss the events positive and negative over the weekend at the cup. First starting off with their recent experiences in Colorado as recreational consumers as opposed to the access medical has in that state. Ending the podcast with an great interview from Vancouver's Al The Alchemist and his beginnings in cannabis. All recorded in Toronto during The Karma Cup
Nov 01, 2016
Episode 103 - Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) & Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (Misfits)
What an awesome episode!! This week Damian is joined by one of punk and metals coolest of couplings: Alissa and Doyle! Listen in as Damian gets to talk how going to local Montreal punk shows led to fronting one of Sweden’s leading death metal bands and being groomed from a young age to be a Misfit. Also touched on: the Fucked Up - No Joy - Arch Enemy - Misfits connection Alissa and Jasmine have the coolest mom! Hole cover bands Ripcordz No Doubt "I walked out into my yard and saw Glenn and Doyle practising the Misfits" “Static Age is the best Misfits records” “I like that Misfit” but not a fan of the band Getting in the Misfits Being groomed to be in the band The iconic Misfit: DOYLE The classical Danzig record over the first three “You are smaller than I thought you would be” “What did it feel like to play with those guys again?” Being blown away by your own band Life of Agony Rues! Micheal Allago “Why the fuck would I come up here for?”
Oct 28, 2016
Footnote 102 - Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations, No Devotion)
I’m only 10 years old, dressed up like a red, cause my daddy told me so dressed up like a nerd. This week Chris and Damian fight desperately to get to all the juicy info in the Geoff Rickly episode before time runs out! They must also fight a mailbag and a LONG convo on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame first.
Oct 26, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 05 (Jason Robinson)
Live and together for the first time in the podcast’s history, Tom and Damian meet up in Richmond Va. to talk Goldberg and some other Pro-Wrestling… and of course they also wind up talking music, politics and other fun stuff. They are also joined by filmmaker, professor and Wrestling fan Jason Robinson!
Oct 24, 2016
Episode 102 - Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations, No Devotion)
Get ready for a good one! This week on the show Damian is joined by Thursday frontman Geoff Rickly. Listen in as Geoff tells Damian about pre-teen punk shows and the violence and awesomeness of early 90’s New York. Also discussed: Being a kindergarten Goth Seeing the Replacements at 6 Going to Slayer and Bad Brains with your mom and dad Robert Smith, Goeff’s mom and paparazzi A friend stealing a Monster Magnet tape and ruining the record store relationship Going to smart kid school getting in Fugazi Heckle’s Garage Not being into silly punk Getting stabbed for $3 in NY The miracle TV Going to Coney Island High and seeing VOD. Madball and Crown Of Thronz Roger from Agnostic Front gives Thursday their first show Playing in a band opening for X for two shows Going on a family vacation and winding up in Green Apple Quickstep Deadguy changes there sound booking the “most hated band in New Jersey”: Ink & Dagger Getting a house to book shows forming Thursday making sure you keep your early set Eyeball Record: The NJ launching pad Reversal Of Man breaks up in your basements Benny from Gaslight Anthem Almost breaking up “Hey! We signed to Victory!” “You are fucked”
Oct 21, 2016
Footnote 101 - Zach Bair (Rise Against, Hagfish) & MVP (Wrestler - WWE, NJPW): THE LOST CHAPTER
Why can’t you say you talked to nerds? You’re already thinking of someone else. This week on the show Chris and Damian talk about the journey of friendship that Zach Blair and MVP took us on. They also review their respective weekend of shows and tackle the mailbag with a vengeance!
Oct 20, 2016
Oil & Flowers - Episode #2
Welcome to episode Two of Oil & Flowers.. This week Host DJ BuddaBlaze & Co Host Damian Abraman talk about Buddah's entry into the Cannabis world as well going through Canada's new Medical Cannabis Program the ACMPR and how it compares to the former MMPR. We also sit down with Nina Parks from San Francisco's Mirage Medicinal to talk about her experience with oils & flowers. She was recently featured on Vices TV's "Weediquette -Going Legit". Heat the nail up or turn on the Sub, sit back and enjoy this episode of Oil & Flowers
Oct 18, 2016
Episode 101 - Zach Bair (Rise Against, Hagfish) & MVP (Wrestler - WWE, NJPW): THE LOST CHAPTER
THIS IS THE BEST EPISODE YET! Zach Blair is the internationally famous guitarist of Rise Against who grew up in a small town in Texas. MVP is an international wrestling superstar that has been at the top of the card for almost every major wrestling company in the world. When they were teenagers the two would have a chance meeting one night in a local park and in spite of their differences, connect over a mutual love of punk while MVP was in Texas trying to escape the violence that surrounded him back home. The two would have a major impact on each others lives, but over time lost touch. Now for the first time in 20 years the two reconnect to talk about meeting, the shared love of punk, why MVP disappeared one night and having to calm down the Macho Man. Also touched on: Thesis of the whole show summed up in a episode Damian Abraham: punk matchmaker Zach growing up metal in Sherman Texas Zach and three outcast metalheads hanging out in the park “Cosmic, on multiple levels.” MVP getting out of Miami to get away from the violence MVP tagging up the park bonded together by a love of metal and punk A gangbanger becomes the muscle for the outcast metalheads: “NOW WE CAN DEFEND OURSELVES” Getting in fights with the normals The Burnouts VS. The Skatekids MVP’s long term memory is INSANE Teenage MVP vs The Rodeo Rider: Champion VS Champion Zach and Donny learning to stand up for themselves MVP sings the Toadies Metalheads in the garage “Don’t you say a word against Priest, Jack!” MVP has to leave town quick!: One HELL of a night! There is life outside of this town! Zach plays MVP Voivod The Jam at the Dam The skinny bald white guy in a “Badass” shirt walks into a bar. Macho Man shows up at a Gwar/Misfits shows The Punk/Wrestling Connection! Dave Brockie Stories Fishbone AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Oct 14, 2016
Footnote 100 - Cheryl Hastings and Graham Abraham (Damian's Mom & Dad)
God Save the Nerds, we mean it man. This week on the show Chris and Damian turn it into an Episode 100 party! In celebration they are joined by two regular mailbag contributors and friends of the show: Dave Ackerman (Former guest on Episode 72 and Tear It Up singer) and Dave Martin (Future guest). Listen in as they all get nerdy and talk the first 100 TOAPs!
Oct 13, 2016
Episode 100 - Cheryl Hastings and Graham Abraham (Damian's Mom and Dad)
Millstone of milestones, we have made it to episode 100!! To celebrate, Damian does what every cool person does when they throw a party: call his parents! Sit back and enjoy two conversations with two people that had to deal with Damian’s youthful follies. So much embarrassing shit happens in this episode to summarize here! And if that wasn’t enough, Damian is joined for a special intermission by his Footnotes co-host Chris O’toole! Breaking down some of their favourite past episodes from the first 100. WHAT A SHOW?!?!?!
Oct 07, 2016
Footnote 99 - Lance Bangs (Director / Producer / Cinematographer)
The Nerd is almost gone, give it a break and stop the press. This week on the show Chris and Damian delve into the Lost Lance Bangs Episode! Join the two as they uncover one of the first episodes Damian ever recorded as well as fighting a vicious fight with the mailbag!
Oct 05, 2016
Oil & Flowers - Episode #1
Welcome to Oil & Flowers, A podcast looking at all things Cannabis. Each episode, host DJ BuddaBlaze along with Damian Abraham, both medicinal cannabis patients, dive into various topics surrounding the plant as well as chatting with guests about how they fit in to the cannabis world. This episode, Budda(h) asks Damian about his come-to-cannabis moment and the two discuss the current state of legalization in Toronto Canada. Budda(h) also sits down in Toronto to talk with friend and Musician/director Narcy. Stop, drop and glob with us!!
Oct 03, 2016
Episode 99 - Lance Bangs (Director / Producer / Cinematographer)
What once was lost now is found! This week on the show, one of the very first Turned Out A Punks ever recorded!!! Now you can finally hear Damian (In a state of caffeine soaked exhaustion) sit down with one of the raddest people on the planet:Lance Bangs! Recorded way back in 2014, it was sealed in a vault once Damian heard how out there he sounded, but it is an episode too good to meet that fate! Also covered: Growing up an army brat Damian’s horrible memory laps Punk on morning shows Patti Smith as an elementary school teachers “What is happening?” Seeing Debbie Harry on the Muppet Show Clash or the Sex Pistols The music culture on the Army base Pink Floyd the final cut Hating “adult culture” Moving up to New Jersey The awesomeness of City Gardens Film as survival The curse of Bon Jon Jovi in NJ Cinema of Transgression Moving to Athens Learning under James Herbert Porn Orchard The Elephant Six Collective Touring with Pavement Five Eight Documenting bands for no other reason then you feel you should The Importance of Nirvana Wanting the alternative boom to happen Hating Pearl Jam Ian MacKaye lecturing you about working for the Smashing Pumpkins On tour with Mercury Rev listening to Team Drench in the Jackass van Skaters Explaining Odd Future to Ian
Sep 30, 2016
Footnote 98 - Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts, Teen Crud Combo)
Nerds aren’t the first, Nerds aren’t the last, another day another crash. This week on the show, Chris and Damian discuss the fantastic Allyson Baker episode as well as waging war on the mailbag and getting distracted by TONS of stuff!!
Sep 27, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 04 (Danko Jones)
Like ECW on SyFy, WE ARE BACK! This week on the show Tom and Damian start off talking the wrapping up of the Cruiser Weight Classic and CM Punk’s UFC debut. Then, in the main event, the two sit down with 80’s wrestling superfan DANKO JONES! Listen in as the three talk: AWA, NWA, Maple Leaf Wrestling and Danko’s Wrestling Role Playing Game!
Sep 25, 2016
Episode 98 - Allyson Baker (Dirty Ghosts, Teen Crud Combo)
The greatest of great news! This week on the show Damian is joined by a person who almost single handily made Toronto punk cool again: Allyson Baker! That’s right, this week on Turned Out A Punk we’re joined by the Dirty Ghost & Teen Crud Combo guitarist for one hell of a conversation about being set on a path, from your first show onwards. Also touched on: The Deadhead babysitter Searching to subculture Rock Variety is still open! The Doors: not quite it Hating Nirvana until it clicks and having it change your life Kurt talking about Flipper. Alison’s Drake connection Listening to Sex Bomb in Forest Hill Daddy was a jazz drummer “Duran Duran was my New Kids On The Block” Going to see Flipper The greatest first punk show story EVER!!!! Emergency Melba Toast A night that changed a life Getting in to the local music scene Grasshopper hangin’ with the smoking kids hangin’ with Project 9 Meeting Jamie Towns: The spike haired kid at the Suckerpunch show Forming a band with Rob From Hockey Teeth The Shuttlecocks Random Killing Dirty Bird Armed And Hammered Dissed by the punx “Where did you get the shirt!?!?!”: Finding Rotate This Becoming a great Guitarists getting thrown of Rivioli “Those are those girls!” JC and the Mods ’N’ Rockers Connection Jamie joins AntiFlag and Alison joins Armed’N’Hammered Teen Crud Combo forms The influence of Moorhead Zeke WAS AWESOME! Jamie reuturns and TCC becomes awesome!
Sep 23, 2016
Footnote 97 - Geoff Rowley (Skateboard Legend)
The nerds are coming after me, their son's are BMXers. This week on the show, Chris and Damian discuss the closest thing they have to a shared sports hero: Skateboarding Legend Geoff Rowley. Join the two as they talk skateboarding and punk and trying to wrestle control of the show away from the mailbag.
Sep 22, 2016
Episode 97 - Geoff Rowley (Skateboard Legend)
Whether it’s IRL or in video game form, many people grew up wanting to be this guest. This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Skateboarding legend Geoff Rowley. Join the two as they discuss, not only how punk affected Geoff’s career but how skateboarding as a whole was influenced by the genre. Also covered: Loving football Seeing the punks with the Skateboards Probe Records: a subcultural outpost the smell of punk skate a deck with no griptape with mismatched backwards trucks the little kid with with older punks The “art” of skateboard art music in skate videos The reverberations of punk in youth culture seeing punk on tv and the streets Too young to get in “The Planet” going to Fugazi Skating over shows Robbie Reed from Jailcell Recipes getting crapped on by the older Straight Edge Skaters The origins of skating in Liverpool “Why would they make a park out of that?!?” Liverpool: a city of diverse skating and music influences Liverpool: a city of punk skateboarders Liverpool: a city of the old skaters Liverpool: a city of immense civic pride Seeing the skate video Savannah Slamma for the first time seeing tricks for the first time Mofo from Thasher Falling in love with Motorhead Meeting Lemmy and talking Beatles Being The Beatles in 60’s Liverpool Getting into Lungfish The influence of Ed Templeton Searching for a new genre the effects of music listening on skatevideos Black Mountain and the Skate
Sep 17, 2016
Footnote 96 - Craig Ferguson (Comedian, Celebrity Name Game, The Drew Carry Show, The Late Late Show)
We can’t win! Nerds are everywhere! Got to fight back! This week on the show Chris and Damian manage to get distracted even BEFORE they start in on the mailbag! Then it’s on to said mailbag before they talk about Craig Ferguson’s amazing band run and what is it about punk drummers and fame?!?!
Sep 15, 2016
Episode 96 - Craig Ferguson (Comedian, Celebrity Name Game, The Drew Carry Show, The Late Late Show)
This week on the show we have: a comedian, a late night host, an actor and, at one point, one of the early Glasgow punk scene’s most prolific drummers. Join Damian as he sits down with Craig Ferguson to discuss finding “wholesome” punk at a time of rotten culture, getting an ominous warning from Nico, his great run of punk bands and tons more! Also covered: The last interview Craig will ever do? Getting into Glam Is that a few cup: Hearing the Damned for the first time Music that felt like a fight Steve Jones not believing that you saw them Taking the bus with a Peter Capaldi… and a dead guy Seeing the Clash, Sex Pistols, the Damned, Siouxsie and Banshees Marijuana is a hippy drug. So it’s speed, glue and booze. The cultural shift in England that was punk. Scotland looks better today Punk was the most wholesome and honest form of entertainment to emerge out of England in getting “Punk’d Up” Having to pick a side hating the fantasy of music Not being the biggest Keith Moon fan. Queen: the best players but “still shit” Seeing Hawkwind at the age of 13 Drum influence: hating the band but loving the drummers Seeing Johnny and Self Abusers (pre-Simple Minds) Just getting into Zeppelin Seeing the Stranglers the amazing Scottish scene the Rock Garden: Scotland’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go Joining the Dream Boys with Peter Capaldi Exposure: Craig as Adam Eternal Dressed up like a priest for a recording Getting into Comedy with Peter inbetween bands “It’s the DNA of everything” Liking the first half of Stop Making Sense Quitting late night Ana Hausen: the session that ended the gig the rise of English post-punk Alternative comedy. Comedy: no lugging drums, no cleaning up and no band members Drummers and Punk: the amazing connection Drummers need to shut the fuck up Working the door at the world famous Save The Robots in NY Drumming for Nico “You remind me of Iggy. You will die soon.” Iggy: the last one standing Knocking out a heckler: Violence and comedy don’t mix Getting drunk with the Clash Lars from Rancid: Therapist to those that got famous after being into punk and TONS MORE!!!!!
Sep 09, 2016
Footnote 95 - David Cross (Comedian, Mr. Show, Arrested Development)
"Nerds’ll be all right, Nerds’ll be all right, Nerds’ll be all right, Nerds’ll be all right!" This week on Footnotes, Chris and Damian spend the better part of an hour dealing with the mailbag THEN they spend another hour gushing about the various projects this week's guest, David Cross, has been involved in and the enduring legacy of the American 90’s alternative magazine scene.
Sep 08, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 03 (Scott Kelly)
The last few weeks in the WWE have been fascinating and worthy of much discussion. To help your host’s Tom and Damian with this momentous task is SCOTT KELLY! That’s right, Neurosis' punk/metal/music legend joins the crew this week to discuss Kevin Owens’ win, Miz’s promo, Orton/Brock and all points in between. I FUCKING LOVE WRESTLING!!!!!
Sep 04, 2016
Episode 95 - David Cross (Comedian, Mr. Show, Arrested Development)
Shut up you, Punking baby! This week on the show, it’s David Cross! Join Damian as he sits down with one of his favourite comedians to discuss the connection of music and comedy, how punk served as a gateway to alternative culture and why the "American Authors" suck. Also touched on: David gives Damian some podcast tips A super boring itunes story Elvis Costello in Saturday Night Live Seeing coverage of the scary Sex Pistols Class Of 1984: and amazing piece of punxploitation Indie rock in 2016: kinda sucks a takedown of American Authors Mad and Cracked over superhero books Re/Search Film Threat Answer Me!: “If you are 40 and love Answer Me, you have some issues.” Fear on Saturday Night Live Thin Lizzy on TV subverts it all going to art school being bullied getting to be so close to Athens The need to validated by people in music Why music and comedies kinship The greatness of the diversity in Atlanta’s punk scene. Getting in to 688 Pylon Now Explosion Getting in REM Jason and Scorchers David’s public access show Loving Andy Kaufman Moving to Boston Mixing music and comedy The Cavedogs The Prime Movers Finding out about Rock, Rot and Rule David nearly dies from a bee sting Finding Tom, Jon and The Best Show AND MORE!!!!!!!
Sep 01, 2016
Footnote 94 - Sarde Hardie & Greg Benedetto (Not Dead Yet Fest [and S.H.I.T.])
And maybe if nerds had a lifetime to waste, maybe nerds could share your faith. This week on Footnotes, Damian and Chris tackle a mailbag that just won’t quit and talk Greg and Sarde and PUNK
Aug 31, 2016
Episode 94 -Sarde Hardie and Greg Benedetto (Not Dead Yet Fest [ and S.H.I.T.])
Get ready for not one, but two of the key voices in the current wave of punk in Toronto: Sarde and Greg! Between putting on Toronto’s coolest fest, putting out records, helping drive bands and playing in them, they each put more effort into helping the Toronto punk scene than most people do at an actual job. Get ready as Damian sits down with two people that are making sure that Punk and Hardcore isn’t just a nostalgia trip. Also covered: Mouse doesn’t like Damian Sarde out ranks Greg Just a couple Juno nominees hanging out punk comps at the mall: CHEAP AND PLENTIFUL! Sastchwan punk DFA Junto Decontrol: a dollar bin prairie gem Liberty spikes in a small town Unknowingly being at Christian Hardcore shows Wishing you could drive Greg goes to see 10 Speed Hero Moneen: The Band of Brampton Dylan Dog: Brampton and the Prairies: similar vibes Book distro Guess who doesn’t like Propagandhi!?!?!? Weakerthans: The band of Winnipeg The Royal Albert Greg’s gushing defence of Propagandhi Gism Weird awesome 90’s comps G-Money: Brampton legend The Amazingness of Winnipeg Comeback Kid Under Pressure: he best Japanese punk band from outside Japan Winnipeg is for diehards: “I couldn’t hack it.” If you are in this long enough someone’s going to shit. The return of Drugs Matt LaForge’s hardcore theory Wash ’N' Slosh: a Laundromat/ bar Radical Attack THERE IS A DEAD RAVER IN THE WALL!!!! Nazis get their car flipped Prune gets naked at a show Bars and All-ages show forming S.H.I.T. Sarde: Future HC Simon Cowell and SO MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!
Aug 27, 2016
Footnote 93 - Brix Smith-Start (The Fall, Adult Net, Brix and The Extricated)
Nerds aren’t in it to lose, OH YEAH! This week Chris and Damian get bested by the mailbag and Damian”s need to gab and give the world a 2 plus hours talking Brix episode.
Aug 25, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 02 (With Nicky From Nothing)
This week Tom and Damian deliver slightly late analysis of the weekends pay-per-views and then in the MAIN EVENT: the two are joined by Domenic “Nicky” Palermo from the band Nothing for an AMAZING conversation about growing up an ECW kid and other hilarity!
Aug 22, 2016
Episode 93 - Brix Smith-Start (The Fall, Adult Net, Brix and The Extricated)
There are the good ones and there are the better ones and this is even better than that! This week Damian is joined by legend Brix Smith-Start to talk about life before the Fall as well as Adult Net and her fantastic new book! Also covered: Having Punk Parties after school Not being allowed to go se the Runaways and Ramones Susan Hoff and Brix go to Rodney’s… little intense Queen: The best live band EVER Not ascribing to a tribe a passion for fashion the Clash and The Stray Cats The UK Post Punk Selling your fancy clothes to get music The Carpenters RULES The Vocals Change: Aerosmith to Discharge Seeing U2 on their first tour Hard Edge New Wave Knowing you would wind up in England A step-father goes looking for a Vivian Westwood Pirate outfit. Nice guys do make Rock N Roll: Meeting the Ramones in highschool Being bad a kid in the big bad city of New York. Murdered classmates Puking on Heroin on Joey Ramone Going to A7… ONCE Bad Brains Black Flag Touring with Gun Club Building a Scene: Sugar Cubes, The Bad Seeds, Pussy Galore, Swans Neibaten Marcia Schofield: the wild one Being the one that keeps the wheels on the road in all senses Giving Nirvana your rider Everything changes The model breaks Martin Mills: the enduring force John Robb: the best ad for Straight Edge Vegan Life Forming a band Banda Dratsing Bret Easton Ellis: was he punk? and so much more!!!!
Aug 20, 2016
Footnote 92 - Nikola Sarcevic & Fredrik Larzon (Millencolin)
Nerds Is A Bunch of Motherfuckers! This week on the show THE MAILBAG threatens to consume the whole episode but fear not as Chris and Damian valiantly fight through it so they can discuss the hardcore roots of Nikola and Fredrik, the awesomeness of Millencolin and Swedish Punk’s ability to have an impact in North America.
Aug 17, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 01 (GERARD COSLOY)
This week the Clobbering’ Time really starts as Tom and Damian sit down and discuss a few of their wrestling highlights of the week before being joined by Matador Record co-founder Gerard Cosloy! While many are probably familiar with Gerard from music few know that he is a wrestling SUPERFAN. Sit back and enjoy one for the age a Gerard talks going to Wrestlemania i, discovering ECW on late night tv, business deals with Paul Heyman and a recent Progress Wrestling show!!! Get ready for the indie rock wrestling connection.
Aug 13, 2016
Episode 92 - Nikola Sarcevic & Fredrik Larzon (Millencolin)
Formats are for weak, cause this week on the show we have not one, but two members of Millencolin! Join Damian as he sits down with Fredrik and Nikola (and Mike) to discuss Swedish hardcore and how the rise of “US Hardcore” helped inform the Swedish Melodic Punk Scene! ! Also covered: Millencolin comes over for a hang The problems with this podcast and multiple subjects Fredrik finds metal and hardrock Hearing Asta Kask in a cafeteria Seeing Afghan Whigs Crust: a scene unto itself Nikola doesn’t dig the crust Rosvette: Sweden’s Sweden love metal, Nikola loves rap Skateboarding The Accidents “I can’t play like that!” Europe (the band): everyone was there The amazingness of Sweden’s art’s funding Building a scene the punk and skate connection Kung Pung Sideman Nikola goes to his first show Going to see Seigmenn Songs about people you hate hating jocks and the KKK “US Hardcore”: Going California Punk The OTHER Seigmenn crashing with Fredrik “drummer auditions”: Show up with a gallon of win puking on snoos LOVING Bad Religion Bad Religion’s No Control: “Sounds like country on 45” Superdong: THE BEST MELODIC HARDCORE BAND EVER? No Fun At All, Randy, Satanic Surfers and Millencolin: bands that created a genre Ordering Asta Kasta and getting Protes Bengt Burning Heart: Not love at first listen AND MORE!!!!!
Aug 12, 2016
Footnote 91 - Stephen McBean (Pink Mountaintops, Black Mountain)
I hate nerds; I hate their gut's and the people down here don't like them too. This week on the show Chris and Damian try and fight the mailbag and the mailbag wins. Also, the two discuss the UNREAL Stephen McBean episode and how this guy is the penultimate Footnote subject. Also Chris contends with Damian trying to organize his own life.
Aug 09, 2016
Clobbering' Time EP. 00
Welcome to Clobbering’ Time! Each week Tom Breihan and Damian Abraham will talk wrestling and invite guests from the world of music at large to come and talk wrestling too. This week they mainly talk about themselves and wrestling. This is the origin issue.
Aug 07, 2016
Episode 91 - Stephen McBean (Pink Mountaintops, Black Mountain)
“The type of guest a podcast like this was invented for,” few other people earn that distinction more than Steve McBean. Before he scaled the Black Mountain to get to those Pink Mountaintops he was hangin'’ in the Jerk Ward. Hear about how Steve went from prototypical Hardcore kid to punk rock adult! Also touched on: Punk in Mclean’s Going to Victoria Punk Records at the PNE Move Out West Young Pre-Teen Hearing the Neo’s for the first time and it changing your world forming Jerk Ward Discovering Tim Crow’s Youth Plague Zine Stalking the Neo’s Going to the “Sweatbox” Ordering the Deep Wound 7” International Hardcore The proto-hardcore kids Doing Verbals Assault zine America’s Hardcore One man’s trash is Damian’s Holy Grail Dino Jr.: “Hey, these guys are ex-Deep Wound?” Meeting a member of Anti-Cimex at show in the present day. Hearing Negative Approach for the first time Missing Black Flag for the first time due age Seeing Nig Heist Seeing the Accused BEFORE Blaine! The BYO Canadian Connection Joining Red Tide Sludge Confrontations LPs at the post office Jerk Ward becomes Mission To Christ “That’s Not Jerk Ward!” Mission To Christ: nearly signs to Alchemy Imagine getting $500 a night “Uh, I’m 14” Being excited for the stylistic shifts of bands BLASPHAMY Obliterations: “Can we just start a punk band?” Knowing how to do it now Pink Mountaintops and Discharge AND SO MUCH MORE!!!!!
Aug 05, 2016
Footnote 90 - FLAG IIII
You believe in violence? Well Nerds do too! This week on the show Chris and Damian celebrate the Flag podcast by talking about it for twice as long as the thing was i the first place. Also: mailbag and bullshit!
Aug 02, 2016
Episode 90 - FLAG IIII
This week on the show: FLAG!!!! That is right, Damian is sitting down with the LEGENDARY ex-members OF Black Flag to discuss a ton of topics. Sit back for a wild one! Some of the topics covered include: Ted Nugent impressions and when did he start to suck? Coffee with a Stern Bro. “How old are you?” NoFX’s Birds Of Fire Metallic K.O. is the greatest live record ever! Louie Louie over Femme Fatal: the first conflict “I’m not Greg Ginn’s Puppet” Keith meeting Bill as a little kid Meeting the Red Cross kids The floorplan of the Black Flag house RonAndDez: the inseparable pair he would gum that steak down The Last and the Alleycats: the only bands with creativity Rhino 39: from the southern tip of the Southbay The Quick and going to Altamont Rodney plays the hits! The Saints the Stingers: LA Family band How Dez found Flag Robo tales Living next door to the Screamers The Suburban problem Dez getting asked to join Flag The falling out between Ron and Dez David Bowie comes to see Black Flag Chuck watching Vox Pop recording their first single. VOM sucked live AND MORE!!!!!!!
Jul 29, 2016
Footnote 89 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid, Oldfirm Casuals, Lars & The Bastards)
10 nerds show, guess who won? This week on the show Damian and Chris get into the Lars episode DEEP with TONS of Rancid talk as well as a mailbag segment almost as long as the episode.
Jul 27, 2016
Episode 89 - Lars Frederiksen (Rancid, Old Firm Casuals, Lars & The Bastards)
This week it's hangin’ out with Lars down on a podcast street cause this week’s guest on Turned Out A Punk is Lars Frederiksen! Join Damian as he sits down with a punk legend to talk about going from seeing DOA and Black Flag at 10 to playing in the UK Subs and fucking it up, to changing the face of popular music forever. THIS IS ONE FOR THE AGES! -This one is a big deal for Damian -Getting into KISS -Sean the punk move to town -Falling in love British music first -Meeting Social Distortion -They Live and breathing fire -Uncleared samples: Rancid’s original intro to “Avenues and Alleyways” -“Where is Lars’ Wrestlemania moment!?!?” -CM Punk talk -Going to see Black Flag and DOA at 10 and getting jumped by your own brother -How much more protective we are today. -Following Dennis Denell around a club and then Social Distortion coming over for frozen burgers -Lars’ was super cool to Damian’s younger brother -Fame as an escape from poverty -Grifting the import section Tower Records -WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER DO PCP: How Lars bought Strength Thu Oi! and went to Juvy -Lars HATES Blitz’s Telecommunication -Why comps rule! -The Faction -Getting banned from family holidays -Being raised in a European family in America -Seeing Camper Van Beethoven with the DKs -The differences between the the Bay and LA back in the day -Why boneheads can should never be called skinheads -Getting initiated by the UK Subs: “YOU DON’T HAVE YOUR SCOTTISH PASSPORT?!?” -Get In The Drum Kit: The Necro’s story -Learning to play guitar -A guitar lesson from a fucked up Mike Ness -Making Simon Woodstock’s brothers guitar infamous -Fighting Simon Woodstock before Mike Muir -The Nowhere Men: Lar’s first band -Playing with the Melvins, JFA AND Bl’AST -Getting asked to join the UK Subs -Charlie Harper’s Campbell, California years -Moving to England -Getting booted from the Subs -AND MORE!!!!!
Jul 21, 2016
Footnote 88 - Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, Bossy, The Babies)
Nerds were born, so now nerds suffer! This week Damian and Chris are in the mood to CHAT so the show is almost an hour before they even start talking about the awesome Cassie Ramone episode. SO MUCH MAILBAG!
Jul 19, 2016
Episode 88 - Cassie Ramone (Vivian Girls, Bossy, The Babies)
It may not be a long episode but it is packed with awesome! Damian sits down with his friend and indie royalty Cassie Ramone to talk Weezer in NJ, The Killed By Ridgewood High lp and bad bands being good for the scene.. Also touched on: The hot guy with the Op Ivy shirt and NoFX at Camp NoFX CDs at Hot Topis Lovin’ the soft rock till you found out it wasn’t cool Losing your Baby-backpack in the moshpit for No Doubt Ozma On the Kung Fu Records Street Name “Even the Skaband was good”: The Real Estate’s Ska past (again) The popularity of Weezer in suburban NJ high schools K Record The Carpenters are awesome! Paul Williams runs my union Killed By Ridgewood Matt and Kim got big! The bliss of the DIY boom of the early-mid-2000’s Brooklyn The better the bands, the worse the scene Bossy breaks up Vivian Girls were born The hype Touring with Punkinpie
Jul 15, 2016
Footnote 87 - Arish Khan (King Khan)
Nerds’re running a race, Nerds’ll never win. This week Chris and Damian have an amazing time talking about the Spaceshits and some other stuff in celebration of the great King Khan episode. MAILBAG!!!!!!!
Jul 14, 2016
Episode 87 - Arish Khan (King Khan & The Shrines, King Khan & BBQ, Spaceshits)
This is the type of guest you have a podcast like this for! This week on the show Damian is in the presence of Rock Royalty: King Khan is the guest on this weeks Turned Out A Punk!!! This is one of the great ones with someone that has carved his own path in music and life. From Tarot cards with Jodorowsky, to pasta, to Anti Flag stealing his credit card as straight edge revenge... THIS ONE HAS IT ALL!!!!! Also covered: -The most intimidating live performer on earth -Sharting on stage -The Epileptics: Pre-Clone Defects -Musique Plus plus the Ramones and it all begins -Hearing “Nazi Punks Fuck Off” and “Maggie You C*nt" at lunch at school -Having a good teacher -Understanding family drug addiction through William Burroughs -The origins of the goddess Kali -54-40 are awesome!!! In one of our options -Getting a fake ID from the government! -New Bomb Turks for a first show -Meeting the Spits -Long Gone John calls up -The Tricky Woo beef unfolding in Vice -Having a Wu name -A cooking show with Bobby Seale -Meeting Captain Sensible -Snorting metal dust -Taking the Deadly Snakes on tour and it changed everyones lives -AntiFlag stealing your credit card -“What’s wrong with flags?” -TO Punks snitching -Robotripping with Max Danger carrying around a briefcase full of rocks -Finding a painting and it leading to marriage -Meeting Jodorowsky and a mentor -Reading tarot cards -Discovering Spiritual Jazz -The importance of Sweet Sweetback’s Badass Song AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 11, 2016
Footnote 86 - Jon Wurster (The Best Show, Bob Mould Band, Superchunk)
I JUST WANT SOME NERDS! I JUST WANT SOME NERDS! Sorry it is late, it has been a bit of a week but just like Ten Yard Fight, we are BACK ON TRACK. Chris and Damian talk about the Jon Wurster episode and all its greatness.
Jul 09, 2016
Episode 86 - Jon Wurster (The Best Show, Bob Mould Band, Superchunk)
With his drumming, comedy, and IMMENSE punk knowledge; this week’s guest is the definition of a Turned Out A Punk triple threat. This week Damian sits down with the great Jon Wurster to talk about his incredible journey through punk and music. Also covered (but not at all limited to) -The naturalness of the phone line -The Sex Pistols on the nightly news: exciting and scary -Growing up in the mennonite farmlands outside Philadelphia -Hearing the Ramones for the first time -Rock World -Hearing Train In Vain on the radio -Trying to buy London Calling but it had a “Parental Warning” sticker -The awesomeness of Soul Asylum -The Carpenters live -The Osmonds go rock -Randy Johnston: The world’s most famous white Jimi Hendrix impersonator. -Seeing the Ramones live -The A’s and The Reds: Philly LOVES sports in music -Robert Hazard and Girls Just Want To Have Fun -Hooters: Live Aid’s darkest story -Going to see the Dead Kennedys -Autistic Behaviour -Toxic Reasons -Love Hall -DREAM BILL: Superchunk playing with RKL and The Zero Boys -Seeing the Circle Jerks live -Leaving before Minor Threat played and regretting forever -YDI -Long March Jazz Academy -The Obsessed -Iron Cross: amazing live -Learning to play the drums at ten -Meeting Gram Parker years later -Meeting the Dead Milkmen and their importance -Forming Psychotic Norman -Joining The Right Profile -A Freakonomics author’s rock past -Hootie And Blowfish -The amazingness of Tommy Keene -Seeing Mac pre-Superchunk in NJ -The WORST tour across America -Good news, bad news. The good news: you get to see Dread Zeppelin -Washing Mac’s windows -AntiSeen -The greatest breakdown of the Ramones’ drummers ever -Lou Barlow and Evan Dando sing Glue -Matt Watt like the effort -and TONS more!!!!!
Jul 01, 2016
Episode 85 - Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits)
This week Walter from Dead Heavens, Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits, World’s Fastest Car, Civ, Warzone, Project X, Vanishing Life, Walking Concert, Moondog, and Youth Of Today is on the show. And it’s all core talk all the time. Which includes: -Walter being the one that got away -Seeing a Kids Are All Right and Rock & Roll High School -The cool uncle -Finding End Of The Century -Moving to Queens and seeing Kraut Stickers -Kraut on MTV -“Is the band Closer or Joy Division?” -Being into music is hard work! -The sickness of the early REM -Searching for something -Going to high school and getting the best 7” collection ever for free -Hearing Minor Threat 7” -“This is happening now?!?” -“That whole squad dipped”: Hardcore first wave ends in 1984 -Husker Du -The Hardcore kids hanging outside the Con Edison building -Getting a job and meeting Arthur -Right place, wrong time -Going to Webster Hall for big shows -GBH -Dead Kennedy's -Not finding what you are hungry for different -Having the Urban Waste test press -The Outsiders breakdown of New York Hardcore -Ditto from Major Conflict -Finding out about Youth Of Today -“We can work with this!” -Straight Ahead -Seeing Timmy Chunks at the DK’s show -7 Seconds -Uniform Choice -Revelation Records hits the suburbs -Angel Dust Vibe -Youth Of Today: Gentrifying NYHC -Getting into playing music -Almost going ska -Joining Warzone -Watching the new scene being born -Altercation: “They were scary dude” -Rev-effect -The New Breed -Feeling at home at ABC No Rio -Touring changes you -Empire Records -and so much more!!!!!!
Jun 25, 2016
Episode 84 - Priya Panda (Diemonds/ She-Demons)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, we go punk ROCK as Damian is joined by modern day Rock Queen Priya Panda. Sit in as they talk about Priya's journey from hearing a Misfits mixtape to working with Jerry Only and the darkside of partying. Also discussed: -Meeting Megan -Going to see I Mother Earth at Tower Records -The inadequacy of being only the singer -A french class decision to head down the lead signer -A kid in the bodymod community -“Supernova”ing: the battle of the bands scene -The Anti-Warped Tour Pin Up -Cheerleader 666: pre Crystal Castles -Robin Black as glam gateway -Toilet Boys -The Sinisters -Going to the Bovine -Being 15 and hanging at the after-hours clubs -She-Fits -Getting a job at MTV and moving to New York -Ratt hits No Warning like a bomb. -Heroes becoming peers -The On-Going History of New Music -Building a scene -A city with two scenes -“There is music and then there is the lifestyle” -The problem with Motley Crue’s The Dirt -Slaughter vs Slaughter -Playing with Slash -and more!!!!!
Jun 16, 2016
Episode 83 - Casey Watson (The Old Firm Casuals, Cro-Mags)
Few can challenge this weeks guest when it come to the range of hardcore bands they have played in. Casey Watson has played in a ton of amazing bands many of which happen to rate quite highly with Damian. Join the two friend to discuss Casey's incredible journey in and OUT of music. -Born in Santa Cruz and Raisin’ Hell -A Jock dropout -“There is Led Zeppelin and then, in Santa Cruz, there is B’LAST” -Seeing Suicidal Tendencies in ’92 and it being SCARED -Meeting Noah Levine and finding a way of life -Fury 66 -Blackout the post-B’last Band -State Of Grace pre-Good Riddance and Fury 66 -Good Riddance -The most violent show: Pennywise and Blink -Undertow -Unbroken: legendary if not always the most popular band in the Bay -Staple: first band -AFI in Santa Cruz: was that you stage diving? -Find the secret Santa Cruz word-of-mouth college kid house shows. -Shotmaker -Portraits Of Past -Locust and Jenny Piccolo -Meeting Eric Ozenne and being thanked on the Redemption 87 LP -Playing Berkeley Square -1134 or Speak 714 -Cooze Cafe -Instagirl: post Spitboy -The forming of Yaphet Kotto -The pickle patch: Mike Phyte Steve Aoki -The first Yaphet Kotto 7” being limited to 200: Scum -The Good Clean Fun World Tour. -Cancelling an Orchid Tour “for that” -Dead and Gone. -Look Back And Laugh: One of the GREATEST bands of the era. -Disembodied and Destroy. -Ben from Econochrist: Retired greatness. -Finding Tobia for vocals. -Rikkifest: pre-Chaos in Tejas. -Jail fucking up the European tour. -Graffiti Trail of the Century. -Never Healed coming together and making Ian cry. -Jon Westbrook. -Going to Europe with Ceremony. AND MORE
Jun 11, 2016
Episode 82 - Davey Havok Part 2: My Dinner with Davey
IT IS A REAL DEAL PART 2!!!! This week Damian is joined by a returning Davey Havok for a lovely after dinner chat! Join the two friends as they continue their discussion of punk and music. As touched on: -Punk and the NME -Not relating to peers -Seeing outside the punk bubble and being scared -Q: Sex Pistols or The Clash A: Sisters of Mercey -Christian Death pre-death rock -Devo -B-52’a -The Cramps as inspiration for AFI -The origins of “I Want A Mohawk” -Getting sick of a song -Fans picking a hit -The point of being unable to write people back -Dealing with obsessed fans -People’s interpretation of you -More grateful for the impact today -The awesomeness of BrokenCyde -The singularity of now -The last major rock band -Davey’s party hang -You know you are grounded when you still carry your own Marc Jacobs bags -Going to Canada’s Wonderland -Lots of Cure talk! AND MORE!!!!!!
Jun 04, 2016
Episode 81 - Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr. )
Gimme TOAP ROCK! This week on the show we are joined by the great Lou Barlow! Join Damian as he sits down with Lou Barlow to discuss how hearing the Dead Kennedys over a CB Radio led of one of indie rock’s most impressive careers. Also discussed. -Interviewing Lou: 4th time is the charm! -Devo on SNL -The town formally known as Devon -The B-52s -Transistor Radio Love -Holiday in Cambodia emerging from the static -Jimi Hendrix formerly words wildest musician -The NY Rocker -Mail Ordering from Dischord -The other Vandals -Going to the porn theatre for your first show -8th Route Army: The Rock of Punk Rock -The Stupids: Proto Hardcore weirdness -Outpatients -Main Street Records rules! -Meeting J -Lou had better US HC but J had the imports on lock. -No direct questions -Byron Coley reviews matter -The Ramones -Gerard compliment from episode 5 is dissected -Being terrified to perform but fear is a great motivators -The Boston: true nastiness -“Fuck You Fuck Society and Fuck Everything” -Loving John Lydon -Sebadoh: a true unruly history -Gang Green = Freedom -Slapshot -Never seeing Mission To Burma -“Where are those guys? Cool, I stay over here then.” -Raw Power -Finnish Hardcore -Lou sells out the edge -Being disillusioned by (and still into) the second 7 Seconds 7” -Loving Minor Threat but knowing that they were streamlining hardcore -Smog: from crap lo fi to brilliant song writer -Royal Trux -Suckdog -Being mean to Superchunk -Finding kindred spirits in Pavement -The story behind the Kids soundtrack -Harmonie’s great taste in music -AND MORE!!!!!!
May 27, 2016
Episode 80 - K.J. Jansen (Chixdiggit)
Get ready to smile! This week on Turned Out A Punk it is one of punk’s sunniest faces; KJ Jansen from Chixdiggit stops by for a chat. Listen along as the two chat about being on SubPop, Fat Wreck Chords, and the realities those labels brought. Also discussed: -The Monoxides -Making an underage beef thief -Sister as gateway -The Dutch Punk Cousin -Who is Bugs Potter? -Thomas Dolby -The Vindicators -High Rollers -LI150s: legit mods -The Von Zippers: Post Riot 303 -Forbidden Dimension -Going to see the Dead Kennedy’s -Big Drill Car -Jawbreaker plays to no one -From drummer to singer -The Will: Huevos Ranchero -Miss Erections or Bum, Sweat, No Tears: it could be worse -Merch before shows -Working and selling shirts on Calgary’s first patio -“Wait, are we joking?” -Going to Seattle: first tour. -There would be no Chixdiggit without Huevos Rancheros -Pure or Pansy Division? Choose your tour. -Playing with the Supersuckers -The greatness of the Fastbacks -CFNY: when it was great -The Bookman -Touring is a mental game -The bullshit Pansy Division had to put with. -What is “Fat” Records? -Lagwagon and Strung Out is a hockey arena in Quebec` -Joey Cape: what an ear! -Bootleg hit!!! -Being signed to SubPop during the divorce. -Signing to Fat -Still finding the joy in touring and MORE!!!!!
May 20, 2016
Episode 79 - Frank Turner
You demanded it, you got it! This week on Turned Out A Punk, it’s FRANK TURNER! Join Damian as he sits down and chats with one of Punk’s most famous troubadours and one of the most requested guests for the show. Get ready this one is a good one! Some of the topics hit: A long time coming Look for a person in a black leather jacket for directions “You gotta get the Clash and Never Mind The Bollocks, that’s Punk mate.” Getting into Nirvana as a gateway Proudly hating Blur AND Oasis Pick your side: Kerrang over the NME ShitPop shirt = Get beat up Iron Maiden Punk and Catholicism: the shared guilt You will never be Fugazi Metalhead goes acoustic: Megadeth songs are really hard to play Fat Mike is actually a good song writer Playing music so people will commune Getting in Johnny Cash’s America Series and opening Shared memories of Eastbourne Edgebreaking The best period of Iron Maiden Where did punk start? Who cares Not liking the Ramones Killing people’s music gods: the ultimate tour game Propagandhi: the smartest band to come out of punk Rage Against The Machine John K. Samson vs. Chris Hanna for Canada’s Greatest Lyricist Two adults talking about Blink-182 Taste so close but also so different Loving Godspeed You Black Emperor AND MORE!!!!!
May 12, 2016
Episode 78 - Jon Fine (Author)
Bust out your reading glasses because today on the show Damian invites the author of one of his favourite books of last year, Jon Fine (the author of 'Your Band Sucks' ). The two sit down to talk about his amazing career in music and why he had to leave it all behind. This may be the most information packed episode yet! Also touched on: FAR TOO MUCH TO MAKE SHOW NOTES!!!!!!!!!!!
May 06, 2016
Episode 77 - Greg Dick (The Ugly/ The Dream Dates)
Who says The Ugly can’t be pretty? This week on the show Damian gets to sit down and chat with one of his favorite people on Earth; Southern Ontario punk legend Greg Dick. Sit back and enjoy as Greg talks about the dawn of punk in the Hamilton and the early days of the Toronto scene. Also covered: -The kids looking forward to this -Being drawn to offensive stuff -Meeting Teenage Head -The East/West Hamilton divide -Florida Razors: pre Junkhouse -Rush being too hetero -Getting into Roxy Music and the world opening up -Star Records from Hamilton -Wheel Base DOES NOT want you to buy King Crimson and the Stooges together -The Art Rock Divide -The Dishes and The Government -Intimidation by the Ugly style -Mike Nightmare looking out for you -Seeing Teenage Head play a high school -The Loudmouths -Slander: obscure Canadian greatness -North Shore Records: Cashing in on the New Wave -The original three piece Forgotten Rebels: “true evil” -Violence at the Turning Point -The dangers of playing with offensive imagery -Crazy Harree: pretty out there -The Dead Boys’ Anti-Spitting Beat down Squad -Toronto 1st wave: wilder than New York -The Heartbreakers one of the world’s greatest Rock bands -When Johnny Thunders says dope he doesn't mean weed! -Phil Lynott vs Mike Nightmare -Early Ugly: SLUDGE! -Nardwuar Toronto Punk Tour -Forming the Dream Dates -Hair Force: THE hangout
Apr 29, 2016
Episode 76 - Davey Havok (AFI/ Black Audio/ Son Of Sam)
This week on the show: TWO ARE SPEAKING, IT IS FUN, Damian is joined by AFI’s Davey Havok. Sit back as he and Damian detail Davey's journey from hardcore kid to music icon. Also, listen in as Davey and Damian break down a pivotal moment in both of their lives: THE AFI RIOT! Also covered: -Punk as mall fashion -666 Sputnik -Thrasher and getting into Skateboarding at age 8 -Skaterock Tape Comps -Watching Friday Night Flight -Not being able to see the Cramps -Your first punk show: Meeting someone outside and then seeing them fuck themselves with a banana -Cream Pie and trash cans and Gilman displays of affections -Andrew Champion: the stink bomb king -Randy from Look Back And Laugh and the Heckle Splosh show -The AFI demo’s: Recorded at Bonnie Raitt’s Brother’s hous -Trying to get in the Bay Area scene -Lenny from Filth finally puts you on a show and you nearly get killed and Manumission played -Getting Rancid and ’s spot as having the Gilman as a jam space -The one time Nick 13 from Tiger Army played in AFI… -The many world or Bay Area Punk… non of which AFI fit in -Being more Angry Samoans than Rites Of Spring -Meeting Screw 32 and Swingin’ Utters -Black Fork scratching of your side of the split -Never saw Crimpshrine or Op Ivy -Meeting Eric Ozenne -Slap-A-Ham’s Fiesta Grande -Playing with DIRT at ABC No Rio -Too many people to play the Gilman -Touring with Rancid and getting popular in Canada -Dispelling Damian’s cherished “Davey brought hard moshing to Bay Area” story he was told as a youth -Lots of d.b.s. talk -Potentially getting a call from the punk police… or a major -Watching Rancid getting courted by the majors -Toronto heckling Adam about looking like Screech -The first hand account of a Riot and the birth of a friendship -From headwalking to handwalking: you’ve made it kid -“Lifetime had my back.” -Covering Filth -Covering Negative Approach -The unreleased Pushead 7” -Session Catalog AND MORE!!!!!!!!!
Apr 24, 2016
Episode 75 - Ian 'Deejay NDN' Campeau (A Tribe Called Red, Ripcordz)
Three cheers for friendship!!! This week on the show not only does Damian have a guest but he also has a new friend: A Tribe Called Red’s Deejay NDN! Sit back as Damian and Ian discuss going from skate punk to gutter punk to build your own scene. Enjoy the blooming friendship for yourself! An Epic hang that became a podcast Propagandhi talk Zach De La Rocha is so fucking cool Having Dave the S.H.A.R.P. as a babysitter Black Triangle, Stormtroopers and the Planet Smashers at the Pit at 10 years old Michael Williams: Leather Vest=Power30, No Vest=Rap City Banned from Ottawa Footage on YouTube 90’s Skate Rock: Furnaceface, Punchbuggy, Anal Chinook The other OxymoronS and the ChelseaS Fatherly advice: “Always watch the drummer!” “That’s a skinhead drink!” California Neighbourhood Pride Friendship made with the replacement Playing Bovine for first time The Rancid/AFI tour Paul from the Ripcordz and joining one of you favourite bands Being in the gutter punk scene: IT IS REAL. PCP Glasses Touring Canada Driving over flying any day Gord Downie is the best! Playing with the Misfits… in 2002 Jerry (all biz), Dez (the fun one) and THE MAN AND THE LEGEND Marky Ramone 90’s Retro Night DJ Reading a room Diplo AND TONS MORE!!!!!
Apr 14, 2016
Episode 74 - Amanda Stepto (from TV's Degrassi!!!!)
Wake up in the morning, feeling stoked and happy: Spike is on Turned Out A Punk! This week Damian sits down with actress Amanda Stepto. Amanda portrayed Spike on Degrassi, but being punk wasn’t a character for her. Listen as see how real it was! Also covered: -The first positive media portrayal of punk -Forcing your sister to take you to the Police picnic at the age of 9 -Pre-teen booze -Watching City limits -Teenbeat Punks -Billy Idol -Angelic Upstarts -Brain Taylor and the Record Peddler -The Punk -Buying records while on break from Degrassi -Platinum Blonde the unsung punk band -Getting cast for Degrassi -“Fuck them!” Charging your hair and changing your life -Colin from GBH: Fashion icon -Going to shows -Depeche Mode -Seeing The Smiths on your 16 birthday -Going Veg at age 9 -Buying old zines -Famous in the punk scene: not good thing -Toronto a hater city -Getting thrown out of Eaton Centre for being Punk after buying your dress for an award show -Influencing the stories -Dressing too monochrome for TV -Getting into hardcore -Going from band to band -Giving away your records -Brain Taylor hating you -Youth Youth Youth -Sick Of It All -Bunchofuckingoofs -The onstage MSIXZitRemedy Collab -Bringing other cast members to hardcore shows -Playing the “Fuck America” on set -Me, You, Youth Crew -“IT WAS SO FUCKING AWKWARD!”: hanging with Dinosaur Jr.
Apr 07, 2016
Episode 73 - Ray Harkins (Taken / 100 Words or Less Podcast
Hello friends! This week on the show Damian sits down with Southern Ontario’s Southern California brethren Ray Harkins. Ray is the former lead singer of Taken, a massively influential group on many southern Ontario bands, and the host of the fantastic “100 Words Or Less” Podcast. Sit back as the two discuss how a band that never really fit in in SoCal hardcore would wind up playing a role in changing the face of Canadian rock music. Also touched on: Mining your friends for guests Dodging the bullet by not putting out your fanzine “Holy shit, Kent McClard knows my name!”: Buying records at Ebullition Pump Up The Volume as first exposure Deadguy: could have been huge! Blink: before 182 Voodoo Glow Skulls and Strife The Pickle Patch and Steve Aoki’s Gorilla Biscuits Tattoo Doom Society “Why are we punishing our friends with this music?” A coffeeshop in a hardcore venue The Indecision Revelation Records showcase The Pre-Taken/Phobia supergroup that nearly came Thowdown: From inside Joke to Real band Keith Barney: California Hardcore Journeyman Fashioncore Loving Southern Ontario Hardcore Colofans The biggest SOHC bad not from Southern Ontario Signing to Goodfellow Ron From Final Conflict Tony Victory AND Even Score Meeting Alexisonfire Spread The Disease AND MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 31, 2016
Episode 72 - Dave Ackerman (Tear It Up, Splitting Headache, Dead Nation)
Better late than never! This week on Turned Out A Punk; Damian is joined by legendary DIY Hardcore vocalist Dave Ackerman. The two sit down and break all the duration records on this podcast as they chat Dead Nation, Tear It Up’s influence on Fucked Up, and Anne Hathaway’s connection to the Growing Stronger compilation. Also touched on: -Ruination -Booking shows to give your band the best slot -Playing with Haymaker Riot 99 -Crossing the boarder -Getting into it through metal -No divisions in metal -Hearing bad Celtic Frost first: “Why does Slayer wear their shirts?” -The pay-to-play circuit -Obituary, Agnostic Front, Ripping Corpse, Cannibal Corpse -North New Jersey venue options: Obsession or Rusty Nail -Not going to see the Business in New York -Being a little bit more Blank 77 than 25 Ta Life -Picking the wrong show and missing the h100s -The Fat Nuts and NJ Uprise near connection -Booking shows for H20, Floorpunch, etc. -A controversial opinion about Coney Island -Anne Hathaway(secret ska)’s brother in ads for the Growing Stronger Comp -Ian Dickson and Jon Collins’ zine 132 -Working at TDT: THE haberdasher of hardcore -Being denied a Final Mosh shirt because of hanging out with Molnar post-edgebreak The other Uprise -Sketchy Oi -An amazing weekend of shows! -From the crust Foundation to Dead Nation -Getting the shout out from Redemption 87: “to the GBH looking kid!” -Devoid Of Faith -The downs of the people from International Noise Conspiracy -KIDS TODAY! -“In a post-American Hardcore…” -Ant from Down In Flames breaking up the band so he could enjoy senior year. -Victim of the last No Justice show -The Tragedy 1st LP is a perfect hardcore record -What Happens Next is HUGE in Europe -The ascent of Tear It Up -and more!?!?!?
Mar 25, 2016
Episode 71 - Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979, Femme Fatal, SG and the Mountains)
This week on the show Damian is joined by one of the BEST people in music (in Damian’s opinion), Sebastian Granger. Listen in as Damian digs deep with one of his good friends, who also may have started the whole: "Cool Canada” thing. Also talked about -A wink from some punks on street -Dressing like a punk on New Years -“Hardcore is lifestyle, punk is fashion” - Everett True -Meeting the Mason: setting up a show -A natural curiosity -Stones, Kinks, and the Who > Beatles: Dad’s a Mod -Quadrophenia -Breaking down the realness about drugs to a grade 11 class -Sting -The Spaghetti Incident -“This is a song that U2 stole from Charles Manson” -Chuck Berry -“When you look in the window of a child’s bedroom” -Ska From Above1979 -Planet Smashers: good time music -Actually a bottle of “November rain”: The greatest teenage GnR cover EVER -The band that never broke up -“I’m a huge fan of Sunny Day Real Estate” meeting Nate -The dude that burped really loudly in a campers face and made him puke -Daniel Lanois: “The shlep, eh? It never ends.” -Supernova: where the shlep begins -The other Pezz: pre-Billy Talent -Moving to Montreal -Playing in the weird Montreal Jam band with trust fund dudes -“Whatever isn’t good enough" -Jesse recruiting for band members/housemates -Jesse’s scene building chops -The physical pain caused by playing drums -The nuances the separated Blow Up and Mod Club -A Pro-Wrestler telling -Not knowing dbs: the sacrilege -Sex work, porn and punk -Vice -Touring with Alexisonfire -Andrew Scott: unsung hero of Billy Talent -Going for it vs. Self-indulgence -“Can you open for Anthrax tonight, like now?” -Not fitting in, in the rock world -Sparks and all the drama it brings -AND MORE!!!!
Mar 17, 2016
Episode 70 - Nate Mendel (Foo Fighters, Lieutenant, BROTHERHOOD)
WHAT A WEEK?!? On this Turned Out A Punk, Damian takes Nate Mendel of the Foo Fighters on a journey back through his legendary and yet under-celebrated punk past. See how one of the world most famous rock musicians once had to adhere to the strict wardrobe demands of a straight edge band and more amazingness! Also pondered: -Being the inspiration for this podcast. -Black Flag getting you over the Fear of Punk. -Hearing Out Of Step, Rock For Light, Banned in DC and Conquest For Death in one afternoon. -Stuck in the tri-cities -The first band with THE WORST name. -Diddley Squat: pre- Aspirin Feast, Treepeople, Foo Fighters etc. -Picking up Bass skills from Moral Crux -The awesomeness of U-Men -Motherload -The Foo Fighters have the COOLEST road crew EVER!!!!!!! -False Liberty -The Canadian connection to Diddley Squat -Meeting Greg Anderson -Joining Brotherhood…. but with many conditions -“I didn’t see those shows and I didn’t know those people” Hardcore vs. Grunge -Nirvana: No The Offenders -Boiling Point Fanzine -Gruntruck -The Melvins: Punk-er than everybody -Scream: What era of the band does Dave like best? -Henry Rollins: not a fans breaking -Punk band opening for AOD and -Mom making NoFX Pancakes -Loving the first Christ On A Crutch era -Whipped -Jesters Of Chaos -Moving to live by Fallout Records -Gas Huffer -Galleon’s Lap: Greg Anderson and Nate’s emo departure. -Christ On A Crutch’s (last) european tour -Sunny Day Real Estate switching singers and being bummed about it at first -The mind fuck of no longer identifying with hardcore -AND MORE
Mar 10, 2016
Footnote 69 - Melanie Kaye and ROBOT OF ALL ROBOTS
I CALL ON MY NERDS! Today on the show Chris and Damian discuss the awesomeness that is Melanie Kaye and her episode plus they also do the MAILBAG!!!!! AND, Damian can’t find a record in his collection at one point!!!!!!!!!!!! And then; ROBOT OF ALL ROBOTS AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!
Mar 07, 2016
Episode 69 - Melanie Kaye (Last Prayer, Smear)
Hey there TOAP fans! This week on the show Damian sits down with someone that he has respected and looked up to for a long time… Melanie Kaye! Listen in as Damian learns about the early years of the Ottawa hardcore scene and her career spent in Punk music. Also touched on: -Being a square with the coolest parents -Mom running Splash Gallery: Ottawa’s first Punk epicenter -Hanging out a Bay Shore -Parents moving to the Gleeb to prevent you from becoming too normal -Craving the conventionality -Unable to do a cartwheel and it changing your life -Forming Last Prayers -Fucking Becky!!! The rocker ruining your first show -Moving out and setting up the NO PIGS House at 15 -The Subverts -“Invite Only” to trick the cops -TSOL stealing all the money and MONEYBOX at your first show -A warm hug from Brian Taylor -Porcelain Forehead, Asexuals and MDC -Making Exploited pay for a broken Mike -Blunder Mix Record -’84: Punk gets political -Running DOA fanclub -Staying at the Vats -Rotate This! get you back your stolen record years later -Booking the Minutemen -Singing back-ups for the Dicks -Youth Brigade -Golden Calgarians -Booking Dayglo Abortions and regretting. -Not booking bands that sing stuff you can’t agree with -Taking the message from Jello -Picking the DK openers in Montreal and pissing people off -Dealing with the US border on the Porcelain Forehead tour -NoMeansNo -Meeting Fat Mike and NoFX -Punk No Die -Riot Grrrl -AND MORE!!!!!
Mar 03, 2016
Episode 68 - Jonah Bayer (United Nations, Sound Advice, Going Off Track Podcast)
You can’t pick your punk scene. For Damian's guest this week on the show Jonah Bayer, this meant joining up at age 15 with the one of 90’s Hardcore's most infamous groups: THE OLC Hear how Jonah grew out of that scene and became a writer and guitarist in United Nations and the role Clevo Hardcore has had in his life. Also covered -Samiam -The popularity of Moist in America -Millencolin, Good Riddance and Down By Law -Hi Standard headlined that festival -Beatnik Termites. -Straight Edge -Catharsis Stage Banter record: “We should bomb a bank!” -Apartment 213 lyrics and the 90s -“I don’t know how it happened but I started hanging out a tanning salon…” Enter the OLC -The Cleveland Handshake: “I gave them the money and then they kicked me out of the band” -Going to see Ignite: Riding in Cars with Large Men -Being Committed! -Getting the kids to sing along -Grudgematch -The unrecorded greatness of Do Respect with a cartwheeling bass player -Taking Nate Jochum to his first show…. MxPx -The One Life Crew riot. -“…ON AOL!!!!” -Who was friends and who hated each other. -Regression Fanzine -Muddle Fanzine -Discount -Not staying in touch with the past -The irony of the American Pride Guys riding Japanese motorcycles -AND MORE!!!!!!!
Feb 24, 2016
Episode 67 - Steve Sladkowski (PUP)
We don’t have a minute to spare cause this week on the show Damian is joined by Steve Sladkowski from Pup! Listen as the two generations of Toronto band people talk about all things punk in Toronto in the 2000’s. The two also discuss heavier topics about abuse and power in punk surroundings that Pup witnessed on a tour this past summer. Also touched on: -Being a Toronto band. -Touring Across Canada. -Remembering where you were when Jimmy got shot on Degrassi -Harassing Dave Bidini for guitar lessons -Neurotica -The power of Canadian music in the 90’s -Play De Record -Meeting the future Pups in music class. -Hearing the Planet Smashers and starting a Ska band. -Massy Hall. -Tommy: the Musical Live!!! -Seeing Beck open for the Rolling Stones. -Covering Choking Victim. -Sneaking into the Horseshoe: the Fort Knox Of Venues. -The pay-to play trap that sucks bands in. -The Deadly Snakes. -Dan Burke, Toronto luminary -“Reverb Rats” -Gentrification -The plight of all-ages in Toronto -Shawn Scallen -Yogi and the House of Targ -Royal Mountain Records -Joe Sibb and Side One Dummy -Menzingers. -Jeff Rosenstock and Bomb The Music Industry. -Being on the Warped Tour from the inside. -Jess Flynn Photographer. -Blink 182 and Bad Religion at the Molson Amphitheatre -Silverstien -WonderYears AND MORE!!!!!
Feb 17, 2016
Episode 66 - Robbie Brookside (WWE NXT Coach, "Wrestler's Wrestler")
This is it… The one Damian has hoped and prayed would happen. Robbie Brookside, one of the most respected wrestlers on the planet, turns out to be one of the most down punks on earth. Also touched on: -“A Punk’s Punk” something off the second Oi Album. -Bringing Sami Zayn to other punk realms. -Punk opening up worlds. -Liverpool in the 70’s: not pretty. -Seeing the Clash at Eric’s at age 12 and being terrified. -Big In Japan. -Pete Burns “Hardest man in Liverpool” -Seeing punk and wrestling for the first time: 1978 was a great year. -Joy Division. -“You listening to that stuff?!? You can’t understand the words!” -DJing Pirate Radio. -Indie becomes a genre and sucks. -Major labels give up and punk starts. -“I dare you to go into Probe!” Records. -Fanzines. -Sounds. -Playing “Reality Asylum”. -Discharge may have sounded like a nuclear war but the Scallies still beat the shit out of them. -The Cockney Rejects and West Ham versus Liverpool. -Following Crucifix around England. -Peck meets Worzel Gummidge -Go back Bolton Metal Duck! -“That’s what you get for trying to get a first press”. -Glasgow comes to Blackpool: Having to fight for your life at 16. -Beat The System Records. -Axtion Records. -The Membranes. -Punk: a network of friends. -Boston Tea Party Records. -BGK. -Enola Gay. -Electric Deads. -Going to see the Dropkick Murphy’s with Sami Zayn. -Liverpool Vs Everton: Pretty real. -“The little Prodidog” -The importance collecting demo tapes. -Terminal Records. -Xcentric Noise and Tapes. -Listening to Man Is The Bastard for the first time? -Robby’s list of bands that should have made it. -When your mom throws out your Zines. -Subscribing to MRR. -Hating metal until Metallica in ’85. -A match with Fit Finley and a mosh pit at the Voorhees show wrecking the knees. -Going to see the Bad Brains. -Being ghosted by a member of Flock Of Seagulls. -Foxy from SSS being in the Video Diaries. -Hating being in WCW -Getting to be in the Wrestling think tank at the WWE Performance Centre
Feb 10, 2016
Episode 65 - Riley Gale (Power Trip)
Welcome to the show! And what a show we have for you today, as Riley Gale of Dallas TX’s own POWER TRIP stops by. Join in as the two discuss finding NYHC in the middle of Texas and Power Trip’s rocky relationship with famous people. ALSO a bonus update with Riley AND Power Trip’s road boss, Hood. Also touched on: -Over a year a bit in the making. -Long hair cats and allergies. -Iggy Pop’s cameo on Pete and Pete -Dad love the Stooges -Napalm Death and Slayer -The Beastie Boys should NOT be lumped in with 311 -Going to see Filter and having to leave during Pimpadelic’s live Sex Show. - “Could have been a Goth” -Loving Hot Water Music and gruff vocal music. -Not getting Hatebreed at first. -Where are you Jeff and Jake? -Henry Rollins and the West Memphis Three benefit tour -Meeting Keith mores in the bathroom. -Far From Breaking -The amazingness of IRON AGE -Who brought NYHC to Texas: BitterEnd Or Iron Age -The Dropout Demo -Spazm 151 -The ballad of Ryan Adams and Riley -A celebrity filled tour. -Power Trip does not do well with the fame trip… -Bringing Elton John out on stage -The Texas Sidmen -Hood and the importance to power trip -The Power Trip collective -Meeting Cha$e -Being on a metal tour -AND TONS MORE!!!!
Feb 03, 2016
Episode 64 - MVP (WWE, NJPW)
LET’S GET READY TO CROSS THE WRESTLING/PUNK THRESHOLD! This week on the show Damian welcomes on of his favorite wrestler; former WWE, New Japan Pro Wrestling, TNA superstar… MVP! Listen in as the two discuss MVP’s journey from being a kid in a gang to who was sent to prison, to becoming a pro wrestler, to then ascending to the very heights of the industry; all while maintaining a love of punk and hardcore. Also covered -The music racial divides breaking down. -Skinheads in Vitamins stores. -Dead Kennedy's is a very scary name to a little kid looking through the paper. -Skinheads. -“My car, my music”. -The amazingness of the Bad Brains. -Open Records in Miami. -Red Hot Chile Peppers. -Fire and Ice and drinking beers with the Skins. -MDC as a first show. -Getting caught in the mosh. -An alternative to gang fights. -Churchill’s: Miami CBGB’s. -Having trying to find punk and hardcore in prison. -The joy of Tampa Community radio. -Reconnecting with the guitar played from FWA. -Experiencing the alternative revolution from Glade’s Correctional Workcamp -Getting Fanzines in Prison -Blue Note Records in Miami -Going to Warped Tour -Too much mosh for the Warped Tour. -Hearing Orange 9mm on the radio -Chaka Malik is THE GREATEST! -Robbie Brookside: the wrestler’s wrestler and the punk’s punk -Quitting WWE to go to NJPW: Punk as fuck -Having to choose punk or wrestling. -Working with Kimbo Slice -farmclub.com -Japan is awesome!!!! -Never meeting Lemmy -Bittersweet: Finally getting to see the Bad Brains -Seeing Living Color -Going to Coachella with Gaslight Anthem -Wrestling: Lovin’ the craft hating the business -Purple Docs and Purple Drink -Beef with Fugazi -And More!
Jan 27, 2016
Episode 63 - Scott Vogel (Terror, Buried Alive, Slugfest, Despair)
“Can I get more punk in the monitors, please?” Because this week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian welcomes hardcore legend Scott Vogel to the show. Listen as the two discuss Scott's journey from Slugfest to Fadeaway to Cinderblock to Despair to Buried Alive to Terror and what has made him such an integral part of the punk landscape. Also covered: -Being old -Buffalo Legend -The blended family gateway -What if Scott Vogel was a drunk jock? -Scott’s brother -Seeing the Forgotten Rebels -Goo Goo Dolls: Buffalo Punk -Buffalo The Quakes -Seeing Jello Biafra spoken word with the Butthole Surfers -Seeing Minor Threat practicing in Another State of Mind and having it blow your mind. -First hardcore show: DRI, Gang Green, Holy Terror and the Goo Goo Dolls at the Turtle -Seeing Zero Tolerance for the first time at the River Rock and it was game over for everything else -The twin passions of rap and hardcore -Going to Home Of The Hits in Buffalo and buying four of the first Rev 7” -“We became Hardcore kids, 1000%” -Inspired to sing by Solid State: pre-Snapcase -Watchmen -No Joke -Always being “Scott Slugfest” to Chris Colohan -Slugfest go line-up: Two little kids and two grown-ass men. -Covering “God Of Thunder” with your bass player, “Fuck-Em”, dressed as Gene Simmons. -Slugfest goes artist on Initial Records -The end of Slugfest -Hamilton and Structure Records -Cinderblock -The House For Zack -Conviction: “One of the most underrated hardcore bands ever.” -Lost Cause: Scott demo-only first punk band -The awesomeness of Against All Hope -Fadeaway -Discontent -The second unrecorded Slugfest 7” -Where did the two singer hardcore band idea come from? -The sketchy start of Despair -AND WAY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan 20, 2016
Episode 62 - Zach Blair (Rise Against, Gwar, Hagfish)
Hello Friends! This week on show, Damian sits down with his friend and Rise Against’s Zach Blair for a chat. Hear about Zach's journey in music from playing in one of Damian favorite bands Hagfish, to Gwar, to playing in a band with hero Bill Stevenson. All of which was done before even joining Rise Against! Also covered: -Damian’s love of Hagfish -Being fucked by being weird in small town North Texas -Collecting The No Wave Compilation -“And then thrash Metal happened.” -“If it was fast and offensive or satanic I was down”: Buying Black Flag and Slayer on the same day -Terry Glaze era Pantara chilling at the mall -A football style rock and roll dad -The inspiration Rigor Mortis -Harm’s Way… the Texas band -The Government Flu -We just liked punk -“Even October Crisis!” Liking all thing Bill Stevenson -Hash Palace: Dallas Grunge -The fortuitous breakdown of the all bus -Hagfish’s first record Buickmen -True regional success -Signing to London Records: We were the Green Day to the them -Wool -Bad Brains -Shawn Roadie for Poison Idea to Guitar tech for the Foo Fighters -Playing with the Meat Puppets and Folk Implosion -Behind the Music on Hagfish -Working at the tattoo shop -Oliver Peck -Joining Gwar -The DIY spirit of GWAR -Dave Grohl: “Holy Shit you were in GWAR!!!!!” -Dave Brockie’s genius and demons -Quitting Gwar -The Armstrong record -Getting a call from Russ Rankin about Only Crime AND MORE!!!!!!!
Jan 13, 2016
Episode 61 - Suroosh Alvi (Co-Founder of Vice)
What is success? Well in the Turned Out A Punk universe it is having the founder of the self-professed “punkzine" that became a multi-billion dollar media juggernaut, Vice Co-Founder Suroosh Alvi! Sit back as Damian talks to his friend about going from Husker Du shows, to Man’s Ruin Records distros to owning and running a major news outlet. Also touched on -Spaceshits -Matty Matheson -Cancer Bats -Husker Du -High School in Minneapolis -Replacements -Rifle Sport -Working at Big Money Records -Working side by side with Har Mar Superstar -A New Day Rising with nothing to do on Christmas Day -An older brother getting you into metal -Prince -The racism of 70’s Toronto -The Montreal hate of Toronto -The Vice romanticism of Montreal -Answer Me! and the other boarder line hate literature of the late 90s -Vice and punk -Going to a Run DMC show in Chicago in 1985 -Guitars and Rappers -The Ultra-Violent Booze Catastrophe -The Pre-Vice Records label: SSG Records -“Fuck All’ Y’all, we are out of here.” -Vice moves to New York. -Man’s Ruin -“We have to make this work!” -Getting the Misfits back together -And much more!
Jan 06, 2016
Episode 60 - Freddie Pompeii (Viletones, Secrets)
This week on Turned out A Punk, it is legit legends week as we welcome, guitarist of the legendary Viletones, Freddie Pompeii the show for a legendary episode. Hear stories of acid fuelled Velvet Underground experiences to laying the foundation of Punk and being in arguably the most important Canadian punk band ever. -The Abridge Version: 60’s Garage “Punk” -Bubble: Dot Records Recording Artists -Going to Mariposa Music Festival -Beating the The Draft -A band with Dan’s brother Peter Ackroyd -Meeting Mickey from the Curse -A Weed Bust -Experiments in Fuzz: learning to play guitar in prison -Peter Panic: one-man-proto-punk -Getting fired from the Gasworks: Meeting Steve Leckie -The Southern Ontario Circuit and eating Moose meat spaghetti, -“Freddie, What are you Into man!?!?!”: Getting Punked -Being a country songwriter. -Seeing the Velvet Underground play a Sister Ray… in a coffee shop… ON ACID! -Snorting coke and smoking weed in the lobby during Genesis -The New York Dolls and KISS (“Just a rock metal band”) at Massy Hall -Seeing an ad in the paper for the a band -Forming the Viletones -Zoom and Chris Hate -The Viletones and the self-mutilation on stage and in the audience. -Touring the US for the -The Reds -Ben Vaughn Combo -Other US shows -Bleecker Bob taking you to the hospital -The Diodes -Teenage Head: Friends from the start -Lydia Lunch puling you off the stage to have her way with you. -The Cramps and Suicide opening for the Canadian Weekend at CBGB’s -“The Nazi Thing” an attempt at parody -The Viletones on the CBC -The Media buzz -The almost UK debut -Enter The Secrets: The end of the Viletones AND MORE!!!!!!
Dec 30, 2015
Episode 59 - Neko Case (Maow, New Pornographers)
It is a Turned Out A Punk Holiday spectacular! This week we are joined by the amazing Neko Case! Having been a fan for a long time, Damian is beside himself excited to talk to the former Maow drum hitter turned music icon; about growing up a Seattle punk. Also, there is a holiday Robot Of All Robots at the end of the program!!!! Also Discussed: -Never been to Newfoundland. -Rudy loves the Ramones. -The non-cultural mecca of Vancouver Washington. -Loving the Go-Go’s. -Going to a punk fashion show with punk food. -“You need an old church run by sketchy adults”. -Seeing DOA and Fastbacks AND NoMeansNo and Accused all in one night! -The AWESOMENESS of the Fastbacks. -Nils Bernstein. -Being ashamed of not recognizing the amazingness of women like Poison Ivy in Rock. -“GETTING DRUGS IS SO MUCH WORK!” -Tacoma: The outlet mall of bad drugs. -The logic of smoking. -An open approach to parenting. -It’s not just music for dudes. -The Melvins. -Girl Trouble. -Malfunktion. -There were some fucking creeps. -People turning their backs on Tacoma. -Cub. -The Seaweed and The Smugglers connection. -Mecca Normal: The Bridge Band -The U-Men -The Shared DNA of Seattle bands -Playing for a dirty Turkey: The Propanes and The Del-Logs -The poster trove!!!! -Moving to Vancouver Canada -Growing up on the CBC in America -Maow: having to fight for everything. -Misogyny in rock -Neko and Daman’s future hang out in Montreal plans -Some Nirvana talk -The Sad Era -AND MORE!!!!!!
Dec 23, 2015
Episode 58 - Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds, Splitting Headache, Forward To Death)
Hello dear listener! This week on the show Damian sits down with Brian Gorsegner from the Night Birds! Listen in as the two talk going from Team Street Punk to NJ hardcore. Brain and Damian make the most of the limited time. This week it is a jammed packed episode! AND ROBOT OF ALL ROBOTS IS BACK!!!!!!!! Also covered: -Owning your own mic. -The terror of lending gear. -“Just a loser not good at anything.” -Kids are ASSHOLES: The terrors of high school. -Back to the Flea Market. -The Punk Carlsberg Years: the late era of the Ramones and Black Flag. -“Can we call ourselves Punk now?” -Compact Disc and Tape Center. -Meeting the punks! -Squigtones Records. -The privilege of getting into punk at the cusp of internet. -Nearly getting beaten up by the first band you ever saw for being straight-edge -A drunk friends dad -Not being allowed to go see the last for the last time Ramones -People only caring when something is “dying” -CBGBs WAS THE BEST!!!! -Dropkick Murphys -The New Jersey Springsteen Burden -Friday night Frenzy with Michelle Amibeal (?) -Having to hustle for shit -People loving swing in the late 90’s -South Jersey…. -What is the best Mutha Records release? -Shrapnel the pre-mister magnet -The rad Diane Farris and the amazing Children In Adult Jails -“My record is selling for $600, time to do a reunion!” -“Mom, if you like Dropkick Murphy’s you gotta check the rest of the Headache Records discography!” -Survivors touring. -90’s scams -Ari from Lifetime’s record store -Forward to Death and Splitting Headache -The awesomeness of Tear It Up -No Justice -Striking Distance -Atari -Ensign -“We’re taking about Mouthpiece, fuck off!” -BRING US RECORDS!!!!! -Working with Fat -AND MORE!!!!
Dec 16, 2015
Episode 57 - Scott Thompson (Kids InThe Hall / Mouth Congress)
Boy, oh, boy! Are you in for an episode of Turned Out A Punk today! This week Damian is joined by Mouth Congress vocalist and Kids In The Hall, comedy legend, Scott Thompson! Sit back as Scott talks about everything form the Viletones, to homophobia in entertainment, to coming full circle with Johnny Rotten. This is one for the ages! Also covered: -Damian’s opening monolog to Scott about the importance of Kid’s In The Hall. -Hearing the Ramones in the Philippines for the first time. -Music: Only on Sundays. -Books are the number. -Punk tapping into the rage. -Fear of admitting you wanted to be an actor. -Meeting Paul Bellini at York. -Gay men getting to live their teenage years in their 20’s. -The Plastic Gumby Bums: Scott’s Gumby informed punk bands. -Seeing a Teenage Head riot at York while wearing a garbage bags. -The Dishes and Diodes. -Just two brothers bonding of fighting at the Turning Point. -The Viletones. -Listening to punk and feeling included for the first time. -Going to see Anne Sprinkle performance. -Getting wasted with Lydia Lunch. -The influence of Cinema of Transgression and Answer Me! on Kids In The Hall. -Gluing cigarettes to your ears. -Throbbing Gristle is too scary. -Was that Skinny Puppy video real or a nightmare? -Starting a band to avoid sex. -“I do it cause I have to, cause I’m an artist.” -Liking to leave the stage bleeding. -Loving the Stooges. -Revenge against Straight Rock dudes. -How Mouth Congress came together. -Smoke Pot and Improvise. -Opening for the Kids In The Hall. -Choosing KITH over Mouth Congress. -Love at first sight with the KITH. -Going to school with Bruce La Bruce. -JD’s. -The masculinity of punk. -Getting banned from the Elmo -The homophobia of Toronto and punk. -Kids In The Hall: “The Gay Group” -Don Pyle and The Shadowy Men. -Shampoo -TONS of Braincandy talk. -One of the BEST John Lydon stories.EVER AND MORE!!!!!!
Dec 10, 2015
Episode 56 - Joe Casey (Protomartyr)
Hello, and welcome to a super packed show!!!! First and foremost Joe Casey of the incredible Protomartyr sits down to discuss getting a late start in performing, the hope given by the Fall and buying your way into a band. Listen in as the two go deep into Joe’s journey. If that wasn’t enough, also stick around at the end of the episode for the first episode of TurnedOutAPunkFootNotes!!!! A new show where Damian and fellow Punk/Hardcore obsessive Chris O’Toole discuss and dissect a previous episode, this week it is Jacob and Nate from Converge episode. PHEW! Also talked about: -Alt Rock Radio out of Windsor -Buying vinyl instead of tapes -The punk lineage University Of Detroit Jesuit -Were you at the poo in the pit fest? -Parka Kings the more tradition side of the Detroit Ska scene -Loving Mint Records -Staying away from the Skate Punk -Making fake posters and fake records -The Epileptics -Blank 77 look like a punk should -Thee Headcoates -Meeting Kevin from Tyvek -The unending gift of The Fall -The hope Mark E. Smith gives people who can’t sing -Dave Thomas: The type of jerk you hope he would be -Touring with Tyvek -Fucked Up in Montreal -Huggin’ the Fridge for warmth -The awesomeness of Psychedelic Horseshit -Singers secret: Never let them -People are nicer to you if you and IN the band -Joining the Buttbabies -Trying to shoehorn yourself into Tyvek -“You just hang around.” -Idiot Man child or Protomartyr -Things you shouldn’t drink in your 20’s -The various fears of crowds -Playing wasted or without glasses -The disturbing nature of the front row -The fear of getting comfortable on stage -Two shows a day, a singers nightmare -The gross things you try to save your voice -What is “old”? -Small “F” famous, capital “P” poor. -Talking John Brannon about goldfish -The perks of being a “Detroit Band” and more!!!!!
Dec 03, 2015
Episode 55 - Part 2 : Nate Newtown & Jacob Bannon ( Converge )
This week on the show, not only do we have the first Part 2 with Nate Newton form Converge BUT joining him for the first time on the show is Jacob Bannon from Converge! Listen in as the three talk the shared love of punk. Sit back and enjoy the best threeway dance since Daniels, Styles, and Joe! AND stay tuned later in the week for the debut of “Turned Out A Punk Footnotes”, going deeper into some of the topics brought up in this conversation! Also talked about in this episode: -The Reality of your heroes -Social media and the older generations -The sting of social media -“Hooks and barbs” -The punk backlash vs. the mainstream music backlash -Heart attack (the magazine) Anxiety -The 90s “PCHC” scene and the pendulum swing -Here for the music -The point Converge became “real” -The Ire connection -“You are a Hardcore kid!” -Holding a grudge against bands -“Dudes have lives” -The tour that can break you -Nate meets Converge -Boston: The Tale Of Two Neighbourhoods -Metallic Hardcore and Worcester -The draw of punk -The many scenes of Boston -The dead period of mid 90’s HC -The New School Melodic Hardcore Scene -Turning Point Clones -The Loss of Regional identity -A lot of people don’t get At The Gates -Dudes from Disrupt jamming in your basement -Grief: Big in the pre-Southern Lord Records -Suppression -Who own Theologian Records? -Greenmachine: underrated doom awesomeness from Japan -Watching GISM videos -Converge and Fucked Up go to Japan…
Nov 26, 2015
Episode 54 - Ryan Penagos ( Marvel Comic's Agent M )
TOAP FANS ASSEMBLE! This week on the show Marvel’s Agent M aka Ryan Penagos has Damian deep in to the recesses of Marvel’s New York Office for a crossover spectacular! Hear talk of wrestling, comics, and punk; and see how they all connect! This is a Marvel Team-Up Event, so subscribe to Marvel’s Podcast to hear the other half …‘Nuff Said!… Also covered: -The Punk/ Comic connection -The Awesome Artie Philie -Headbanger’s Ball and glimpses of Hardcore -Roadrunner, Madball and Sick Of It All -Metal reping punk -Obituary is the most Hardcore of the metal bands -Mr. Cheepo’s and Slipped Disc -Going with your uncle to a NIN’s show and him fighting security. -The importance of H2O -Was Avail “the Greatest” band ever? -Shopping for essential out of hardcore distros -The Great Muddle Fanzine -The Internet and punk -The Alt.hardcore boards and World Affairs -Taking photos -Silent Majority: Long Island’s Band? -Your Brain quitting math at the College level -SUNY Purchase: booking crazy band -Court Bauer and MLW -Seeing Paul Heyman in a Record Store -Going to ECW with Travis from This Is Hell -The Dream Evening -The Punk/ Wrestling/ Comic Connection -Wizard and Toy Fare!!!! -“I’m going wear the Venom tie!” -Going to the Marvel Editorial Retreats -Landing the gig at Marvel -The modern bullpen and the creation of Agent M -2006: Before everything changes -Other punk in comics -Getting a mall to make you CR -Damian’s unending nightmare of the CM Punk interview -And more!!!!!
Nov 18, 2015
Episode 53 - Brian Venable ( LUCERO )
Brian Venable from Lucero is certainly not the first name you think of when you think of the militant Hardline movement. But before he was playing to a diehard fanbase all over the world, he was Bald Bry singing back ups on the Raid 7”. Needless to say, Damian is pretty stoked to be recording this one. Listen as the two talk about Brian’s Punk journey through Hardline and just how frighteningly real it almost got. Also covered: -Fear of reunions -The Bata Shoe Museum -Sobering Conséquences -Needing punk -The Nots (Memphis) -The Flipside Tape -Buying the NOTA 7” -Skipping school to pick up the Toxic Shock -Growing to like Infest -Not liking Chain Of Strength -Is Slipknot the best 7” on Revelation? -Econochrist/Bold and AntiSeen/Even Score: diverse bills -Finding out Warzone wasn’t a straight edge band -Memphis: the dirtier and rougher side of things -United fighting rednecks -Having to get past hating AntiSeen -The Sex Pistols’ Taco Bell -Pazuzu: Memphis Core -One Way: pre-Raid Christian Straight Edge -The Raid and Antischism Show -Stompcrew: Memphis Hardline -Libido Boyz -Straight Edge is dead: “It’s Hardline now” -Sean Vegan Reich -The realness of it and the fantasy -It was Punk and I was Hardcore -Falling asleep during Social Distortion -Being into Skating -“Judge is the Prototype” -The Integrity/Raid connection -Getting in to Ministry -Blind Approach getting into the Beastie Boys -How Cyprus Hill ruined Raid. -The Raid weed-Rap-Rock reocrd -Getting kicked of Hardline -The first Hardline Gathering -How real it nearly got -Giving up on it -Meeting William from Copout and getting saved -Man With Guns -Bald Bry -The Coolness of Goner Records -The Oblivions -Jay Reatard and double dong -Lucero and Tragedy: not the best of friends -The Judge Rhino Handmade Boxset -The Victory Records Raid LP AND MORE MORE MORE…
Nov 11, 2015
Episode 52 - 1st Year Anniversary Special With Sandy Miranda (Fucked Up)
Happy Anniversary!!!! This week on the show, Damian is joined by a very special guest for his One Year Anniversary... Sandy Miranda of the band Fucked Up, which is also the band Damian plays in!!! More than that Sandy and Damian grew up in the same punk scene so hear about their first bands, the radio show they were on together, and how the band came to be. Also discussed is Sandy’s uphill battle to live out her teenage dream, and how she has been the glue the held Fucked Up together. This episode is so fresh it’s a surprise to us all what they talk about, but it promises to be a great one; worthy of the one year celebration!
Nov 04, 2015
Episode 51 - Chris Gethard (Actor, Writer, Comedian)
If you love comedy then you probably are as excited as Damian is for this episode with Chris Gethard! Listen in as Chris argues his rationality for fearing hardcore, nearly dying at an ECW event, and the relationship between Morrissey and depression. Also touched on: -Two non-jewish guys figuring out Yiddish -The benefits of a nerdy older brother -Marsha the zine: The Marsha Brady fanzine -Outsider music -The IMMENSE impact of One Nature and Felix Frump -“Why are you going to see Earth Crisis?” -Kids in hoodies looking to beat-up the kids that like Egghead -Do not stay in Camden NJ! -The Punk/comedy connection -Choosing comedy over playing in a band -The sketchy named near hardcore band of Ground Zero 1945 -Mikey Erg and the Ergs making it great again -Weston being your Beatles -Bouncing Souls -Lifetime and New Brunswick -The obscure greatness of Boxcar -The legacy of the little public access show that could -Sub-culture solidarity -The inspiration of Screaming Females -Keepin’ It Local Musically -Seeing a pre-fame Less Than Jake at your friend’s backyard -Liking Ska without apology -The Mephskafalies is the best live bands -Slapstick -TONS OF SMITHS TALK -Being Morrissey -J Church and Cringer -The greatest Toby from H2O story ever! -Servatron and Man Or Astroman -Henry Ownings -Talkhouse pieces -Crimpshrine -Mental health effecting music tastes -J Church’s friend’s band: Jawbreaker -Trying to defend Morrissey -Is The Cure more popular? -Let It Rock Records -The Murder Junkies/ Wrestling Show Riot -ECW -Nearly getting squished by New Jack and way more!!!
Oct 28, 2015
Episode 50 - Joey Cape (Lagwagon )
Hurry listeners! For this week we have a brief but packed episode with Joey Cape From Lagwagon! Hear Damian’s amazement as Joey talks about being abducted in to Punk at 12 and nearly not surviving only to wind up having it continue to shape his life 30 plus years later. Also discussed: -GG Allin poops was too much -“Great” Punk Custodian -The records you could find without a mentor -The Dead Kennedys as entry point -Getting kidnapped by Matt Davis from Ratpack while in jr. high -The bass player shits in your kick drum, welcome to the band -Urban Assault: the pre-Ratpack and RKL, and Lag Wagon band -Misunderstanding the cities you visit -Growing up with RKL -Josh Brolin: Nardcore kid -Punk and drugs nearly killing you by 15 -The awesomeness of the west coast Revelation Records stuff -The mid 90s: “The Early Years of Punk” -Punk being considered dead in LA by ’85 -Whatever happened to the kids interviewed in Decline of Western Civilization Part 1? -Kids slamming to movies -Being embarrassed by your out put -Wishing you had maybe picked another job? -Seeing X at the Starwood for a first show -Sneaking out of the house with drums and high-hat -From gang dude to model -“A lot of the shows, someone would get stabbed”: Venice is no joke -Getting the crap beaten out of you a Beowulf show -The “end of the music business” was a good thing AND MORE!!!!
Oct 21, 2015
Episode 49 - Jason Hamacher (Frodus, Battery )
Jason Hamacher has spent the years documenting vanishing culture of Armenian Christians of Aleppo Syria. He is full of fascinating stories about a very interesting subject that is especially important given the current situation in Syria and he also played drums in the bands Battery and Frodus. In this episode of Turned Out A Punk, guess what Damian spends the time talking to him about? Listen in as the two discuss calling Ian MacKaye and an unreleased Ray Cappo Rap song. (For more info on Jason’s documenting work in Syria go to LostSoundSeries.com) Also touched on: -Getting into punk via a stolen tape -Hating singing -“It all changed when Youth Of Today came to town” -Trying to correlate Inside Out’s Revelation:19 with the Bible’s Revolution19 -True Grit: No bass, all edge -Inside out, Insight and Go the first 7”s you need to buy -Playing first show you ever went to -Fighting to the soundtrack of super-half-assed-Hardcore -Buying the first Battery 7” at your first show years before joining -Tony Ogle from Coldside joins True Grit and it become headlock -Judge: The first emo band -Graham Williams: from Roadying for Battery and Hatebreed to running Fun Fun Fun Fest -Damian being stoned with a pizza in a elevator with Zach De La Rocha -Wanting your parents to move to Fairfax because Scream shouted them out -Being challenged by Avail -Lifetime made it acceptable for hardcore kids like pop-punk -“We heard they had a review in Maximum Rock And Roll” -Meeting a wasted Greg from Brotherhood -Rocking a homemade GO shirt hating on the grunge band: How Frodus comes together -Creek: pre-Darkest Hour -Future Dead Meadow members as no-showing chaperones -The Frodus/Foetus bass connection -Mudhoney meets Cupid Carclub meets Sheer Terror: finding your sound -Missing the Earth Crisis/ Snapcase/ Strife to record at Inner Ear -Frodus, Promise Ring, Refused, The Misfits, Fury Of Five, Integrity and Outstand: a show that actually happened -Coalesce: How can this be cost effective? -Braid and Frodus: tour buds -The OkGo punk and hardcore -Calling Ian MacKaye -Was it all the beef just in my head? -The DC hardcore scene beefing -Justin from Pitchblande: The Earth Crisis loving touring guitarist in LCD Sound-system -Managing Cave-In -Punk goes indie but rarely the reverse -Planning on pulling a “Fist Fight In The Parking Lot” at your kids wedding -Getting into Battery -WWE Hall of Famer and DC Hardcore kid: Lita -The use of poems in hardcore song -The unreleased Ray Cappo and Ken Oldman RAP SONG!!!!!! -Fort Knox: The Good Clean Fun/ Battery’s Lost and Found Records Diss rap track -A mid-set stabbing -“What kind of pomade are you using?” trying to hang with Snapcase -Identity in punk AND MORE!!!!
Oct 16, 2015
Episode 48 - Anthony Bourdain
This week on Turned Out A Punk, hailing from Parts Unknown, it’s the most electrifying man in culinary entertainment: Anthony Bourdain! Listen in as Tony takes Damian to Punk’s not always so glorious incubator of late 70’s New York and exposes the underside of the scene that produced so much unreliable music in it’s wake. Also covered: -Growing up in a musical family -Buying the Question Mark & the Mysterians -Seeing Hendrix and Joplin at 12 -The problem of your friends discovering Gram Parsons -The Stooges: music for people that took speed -“These guys are going nowhere!” seeing Kiss for the first time -Seeing the Ramones for the first time -Following the girls from your high school to see the New York Dolls -Velvet Underground as college affectation -Romanticizing Heroin -No one was listening to this music -The Contortions and James White -The Heartbreakers should have been huge -The arrival of Hardcore -Richard Hell and The Voidoids: “I new I was going to like this band” -Feeding Johnny Thunders, Richard Lloyd and Mick Farren -The Nursery: the children punk themed after-hours that was run by some very grown up people -Adam and The Ants: “Oh fuck, well this is over” -Harley Flanagan: From the little kid king of Max’s to Jujitsu instructor to your little kid -Heading towards No Wave -The problems with the Stooges’ Raw Power -An amazing take on the Clash vs. Sex Pistoles!!!!! -Steely Dan but if they had different music! -The movie Dig -The masterpiece Mark Lanegan’s Bubblegum -The importance of music to the show -The worldwide underground music world -Where do you eat shitty road food if you are Anthony Bourdain? -The way heroin fucks with time -Being saved by vanity -Heroin addicts as the target for Crackheads in 1980’s New York -Jujitsu becoming a lifestyle -Having the best job on TV -The magiclessness of the era -Only missing the grindhouses of old New York -Cooking with Keith Richards -Doing The Taste for the hotel
Oct 07, 2015
Episode 47 - Laura Jane Grace ( Against Me! )
On this Turned Out A Punk, Damian gets a chance to finally have a conversation with Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace! Damian talks to Laura about the journey of a small town Florida DIY Punk band who became one of the most significant Punk bands of the last 20 years... and the violent reaction it could sometimes elicit. Also covered: -The parallel paths of Against Me and Fucked Up -Hearing the Sex Pistols for the first time -The conversation about fighting back -Green Day, Rancid and 90’s punk explosion -The influence of Rancid’s fantastic taste -Playing in a Nirvana/ Pearl Jam cover band as a pre-teen: Leather Dice or The Black Shadows -Purulent and Demented Kids -The mecca of St. Petersburg Florida -Playing a Christian punk show with MxPx -90 Pound Wuss were good -Snot Rockets: four Rancid covers -Being the other Upper Crust -Green Day, Rancid and NoFX: the big three for the first three shows -Not being really aware of Hot Water Music -From Common Affliction to Against Me! -The other side of Crass Records: Apostles -The influence of Seth: the first anarcho-acoustic punk band -Running a distro -The Florida Food Not Bombs network -Activist Community of Florida -Sitting down and playing buckets: no one got it -The free veggie meals at KFC -The first tour -Getting Aaron Cometbus mad -The first west coast tour -Var from No Idea: the subtitlest of label heads -No being liked in Gainesville -Ebullition and A-F Records: two other labels that could’ve done Reinventing Axl Rose -Anti-Flag at the Roboto Project -“That band in Gainesville the no liked” does good -The evolving understanding of Axl -Guns And Roses -Toby Red Scare -Signing to Fat -Dealing with Majors: the great rock and roll swindle -Getting attacked for being punk -Getting on and off the major -Learning under Butch Vig -Album Art -Collage Art -“Those Are Rockstars” AND MORE!!!!!!!!
Sep 30, 2015
Episode 46 - Andy Capper ( Vice, Dead Wrong)
Without this week’s guest Andy Capper, Turned Out A Punk host, Damian’s life would look vastly different. In addition to changing the lives of people, Andy is also the Executive Producer of Vice Magazine and has been the producer of some of the most memorable Vice videos (Chiraq, Reincarnated, The Vice Guide To Liberia) over the years. Before all that though, he was making zines and playing in Dead Wrong. Join these two old friends as they sit down and do what they have done for years: talk about punk and bullshit. Some of this bullshit includes: -Old friends -Being told not to look upon a Sex Pistols record -Punk in the British mass media -Trying to understand Derek Jarman’s Jubilee -Glam: the original Punk -Living out Infest’s lyrics -The Smell of Petiole Oil and New Castle Brown Ale: Liverpool punk -Dead Wrong: Ex-Parodox UK -“we were punk” -Going to the Exploited show -“You pierced your eyebrow! Are you from outer space?” -Dead Wrong and Fabric: Boy bands hardcore -Putting out the The Nothing New Comp… -Getting approached by Roadrunner -Shame is constant: the band that can't be named -Teethface Zine: The horrors of one youth -Being naturally lazy but making tons of work for yourself -Getting a job at the NME and becoming a “sell-out” -The Strokes and NME -Voorhees and kick boxing displays -Straight edge except for sniffing glue -Hersey, Ripcord and ENT -Pit Justice at Slapshot -Econochrist -Born Against vs. Sick Of It All: who was better -Loving Green Day -First Strike Records: Wigan Hangs -Bob Tilton -Loving Snuff -Jailcell Recipes THE Liverpool hardcore band -Does Downcast hold up? -“We are THE coolest people in Preston this day” -Two different takes on Sonic Boom from Spaceman 3 -“I’m not proud of it”: Inventing the term NuMetal -Hanging with the heroes of NuMetal -Being on cocaine in a Korn Cage. -Jase Kilvo and the origins of the friendship between Andy and Fucked Up -Damian recalling hanging with Andy for the first time -Fearing for your life in Libya -Running afoul with the son of Captain Big Mouth -Almost getting locked up in Liberia -AND MORE!!!!!
Sep 24, 2015
Episode 45 - Fred Armisen ( Portlandia, SNL, Trenchmouth)
This week on the show Damian welcomes star of stage and screen Fred Armisen! Damian goes to the Portlandia set and takes the former drummer of Trenchmouth/ current Documentary Now star’s lunch hour away to talk NYHC. Listen in as Fred chats about going from learning about punk on Saturday Night Live to being on the show working Hardcore references in to sketches -The history we tell ourselves versus the history we lived -Seeing the B-52s on SNL -The Ramones not as perfect pivotal records -Meeting Kenny and getting into Hardcore -Meeting Gang Of Four -Forming the KGB -Everyone was from Long Island -From seeing Bow Wow Wow to the Dead Kennedys, loving everything. -“Bob Mould knows his fans.” -Mohawks and camo -Being more Husker Du than Replacements -The importance of the Bad Brains -What the fuck is up with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? -Forming Trenchmouth -Getting on the legendary Skene! Records -Moving to Chicago -Loving touring Canada -“On A Mission”: being frustrated with the lack of success -Only being able to listen to Pavement now. -Lovin’ DC and being half a Discord band -Carrie Brownstein crashing at the lead singer of Trenchmouth’s house years before you meet -Steve Albini -With comedy, everything came so much easier -G.E. Smith and punk -Fear on SNL and the camera smashing. -Who would be the band you would force SNL to have on when they have you back to host? -A punk rock breakdown of the Crisis Of Conformity sketch AND MORE!!!!!
Sep 16, 2015
Episode 44 - Brian Walsby (Ten Foot Pole, Superchunk, Ryan Adam, The Melvins, more)
At risk of over stating it, Brian Walsby is the Rosette Stone of indie/ alternative music. It is through him that we are given greater understanding of how the various seemingly disconnected scenes are interconnected. Today on the show, Damian discuss with Brian the various bands he has been involved in as a drummer and links between Ten Foot Pole, Superchunk, Ryan Adam, The Melvins, and COC emerge. Also discussed: - Friendships - Not being interviewed much - Starting to draw at 3 year olds - KISS is the gateway for a generation rock fans - Punk as Comedy rock - Dr Demento as gateway to punk - Resenting Martin Short for “firing Rick Moranis from SCTV” -Seeing the Kids in the Hall - Using kids as a “get out of fun stuff” excuse - The weekend of It Came from Slimey Valley Comp references - The staples of the Melvins’ sense of humor - Only listing to the first side of Damage for a week because you can’t get over the awesomeness - Writing letters a year before going to shows - Meeting Scott Radinsky at the Country Club - The punk approach to illustration - Getting asked to be in Scared Straight - Mystic Records and partying Doug Moody - Future MLB player Scott Radinsky’s double life - Singing one show for Scared Straight - Not understanding peoples love of the Mystic sound -Having someone else ink the Nardcore Comp cover -The legacy of punk letter writing network - The disastrous Ill Repute and Scared Straight Tour - Get in the Pick Up Truck - The amazingness of No Labels - Becoming friends with COC - Going to one of the first crossover shows - The first B’Last record - Gratitude for the Melvins - Honor Role’s Spiderland - There is no Nirvana without the Melvins - Passing on Nirvana - The Slushpuppies - Forming the pre-Superchunk Wwax - “That Pumpkin 7” changed my life!” meeting and forming Patty Duke Syndrome with Ryan Adams -Reacting to the Epitaph/ Fat sounds that some friends fell into. - Propagandhi is the Voivod of the - Jiving With J about the Neos and more??????
Sep 09, 2015
Episode 43 - Scott Kelly (Neurosis)
To say this is a big one for Damian would be an understatement…This week on the show, dear listener, is aggressive music legend Scott Kelly from Neurosis! Listen in as Damian talks to Scott about how he found punk and would wind up influencing just about every hardcore musician they dared to dream beyond the loud, fast, rules doctrine. Also discussed -Kiss and Nugent but faster and without the guitar leads -A mixtape that would changed the face of modern aggressive music (Damian’s Words) -December 7 and 8 are terrible tragic days in the history of music. -Battalion Of Saints Amazing from beginning till today! -Living at the New Method -The San Diego Skins: a different kind of beast -Giving Morbid Tales and getting Arise: the cultural exchange of new roommates -Loving Joy Division -Take acid and watching Live and Pompey -Paying everyone back for the blown amps -Killing the draw by adding keyboards… and being happy to do so -The sonic-open-minded nature of Metal -Enemy Of The Sun documentary -The amazing Alchemy Records roster -Vinyl Solution Records: Stand-up label -Neurosis signs to Lookout Records -Operation Ivy’s Jesse Michael’s Neurosis art -30 Years of Neurosis -Rediscovering a your band through music in a store -Why is Europe quicker to catch on to Heavy music? -The musical freedom of the Bay Area -Lighting farts -Damian trying to keep up in some jock talk (poorly) -The CFL/ Scott Kelly Connection -Going to see TSOL and the violence that brought… on to themselves. -Barry from Necros -The Misfits and ProWrestling -Early Neurosis Tour: Gigs with Green Day and NoFX -Christ On Parade: a brother band -Pre-Buzzoven kinship -Nausea -Eyehategod
Sep 02, 2015
Episode 42 - Fat Mike ( NoFX , Fat Wreck Chords)
Well dear listeners, the demands were heard and this week on the show Damian is joined by lead singer/bass player of NoFX and Fat Wreck Chords' co-owner, Fat Mike Burkett. Sit down and listen as the two discuss how the man who claims his job is to keep punk elite found the genre that provided the vocation... and how Damian has no taste. Also on the show: -Drug talk -Backstage Passport 2 talk -Camp Councilor Joe Escalante -Jack Grisham: a frightening human -Taping the sound of Rocky Horror Picture Show off TV -Don’t dream it, do it: S and M -Crossing borders with cock-rings on -Going to see Killing Joke at the Whiskey over seeing a movie -Canadian Subhumans vs. British Subhumans -The Dickies -Youth Brigade -The first time seeing Bad Religion -Damian having no taste in music -Going to Rhino Records -First record Agnostic Front 7” -Regretting selling the Anidote 7” -Pre- NoFX: False Alarm -Don Boles producing the first NoFX for gas money -Most improved self-taught band -Covering Impact Unit and the FUs -NoFX: hardcore -Hating the term pop-punk -Mike on the Melvins (it upsets Damian) -Everything changes after Nirvana -Wanting to release America’s Hardcore on Fat -The violence of LA punk -SO MANY dead friends. -Fat Mike goes to Italy as a teenager and sees I Refuse It! -The importance of Maximum Rock and Roll -The tour with the other lead singer of NoFX -Wassail Records -“I like ‘Ride The Lighting’ ok” -Not being liked at all anywhere -RKL: The most fucked greatest band -The Neos -The Decline as masterwork and so much more!!!
Aug 26, 2015
Episode 41 - Erin Kelly-Burkett (Fat Wreck Chords' Boss)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Fat Wreck Chords’ boss Erin Kelly-Burkett. Listen in as Erin talks getting into punk and forming a DIY punk label empire in the wake. Also touched on: -No punk in this small town -Jean from Amsterdam moves to town and hated by everyone but you -Bad Religion -Seeing 7 Seconds -The Faction -Running away from home to live in a squat -The radness of Kevin Seconds -No one will buy -Anticipating the Dischord -Older sister as Punk/Parent Peace negotiator -Moving to SF to go to school -Bumming a ride with Fat Mike -Mistaken identity with Scotty from Verbal Abuse: Fat Mike look-a-like -The Fat Wreck Rejection Letter controversy -The forming of Fat Wreck Chords -Meeting Lagwagon for the first time -Putting out other band on the label set up to put out NoFX records -Mike being an A&R -The “Fat Sound” -Shit gets real with the release of Leche Con Carne -Contracts -Trying to keep the family vibe in a label -Survival Of The Fattest Volume 2: a genius label strategy from the label with no strategy -Short Music For Short People -Chris Dodge from Spazz: label manager of Fat -Making sure Fat is part of the San Francisco Punk community -Trying to get distributors on board with The Decline -Snuff: give the drummer some! -Sick Of it All -Swingin’ Utters -Pears: first Fat band to be signed sight-unseen
Aug 19, 2015
Episode 40 - Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners)
This week on the show Damian sits down with someone living out his teenage fantasy. Damian is joined by Chris Cresswell of the Flatliners, a punk band signed to Fat Wreck Chords. Listen in as the two discuss how Chris went from being a kid getting into punk through Fat Wreck to a veteran artist on the label. Also covered: -Sneaky Dee’s: Toronto institution -Pizza GiGi’s special mushroom pizza -Trying to get into punk through an older sibling -Ramones’ Merry Christmas I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight -Finding in Fat Wreck Chords -Whiskey the snowboard video and the power of extreme sports soundtracks -Mall music stores employment -The problem with collections -Trash TV -Discovering NoFX in class at school -Five Across The Eye -Heatscores -Outspan -Jersey -Ew, You Are A Girl And Girls Suck (famously wack band). -Rancid on the radio -Taking guitar lessons with Scott to form a band -Short Notice the pre-Flatliners band -The punk band in the ska-scene -Falling Sickness: clowning youth crew kids -Having your 19th birthday at the Triple Rock on tour with Against All Authority -Cold calling labels, booking agents and clubs at age 15 -Ewan Exall -George Stroumboulopoulos’ championing of young punk bands -Simon Cowell going to a Toronto pop-punk show -The privilege of being a band in a major media market -Damian being jealous of Chris -Suicide Machines -Planet Smashers -Big D And The Kids Table -Getting signed to Stomp -Beefing with the Winnipeg Mafia -Meeting Melanie Kaye and getting signed to Fat Wreck -Talking to Fat Mike -Honest Don’s, Pink And Black Records -Touring with NoFX for two years: growing up fast -The Decline -Blazing the green in the emerald isle with Fat Mike
Aug 12, 2015
Episode 39 - Ben Blackwell (Dirtbombs, Thirdman Records, Vinyl Record Collector)
Boy is this one ever jam packed! Get comfortable as Damian goes deep with record collector icon Ben Blackwell. In addition to collecting records Ben also plays drums in the Dirtbombs and helps run the fantastical Thirdman Records! Among some of the other topics touched upon: -Ben Blackwell: Record collector’s Record Collector -Nickelodeon Top 10: Gateway to Punk -Nirvana -Car City Records: A treasure trove -Labels building scenes -Tremor Records -Foo Fighters at the State Theatre -To buy the Vaselines or That Dog CD? -Kore Krew: the unreleased waiting for 10 years for Stephen McDonald -Dale Crover: THE COOLEST -Lost Sounds -The Melvins almost having two drummers in the 90s… with Dave Grohl -Getting into “Bootlegs” in the 90’s -Desirable Discs in Dearborn Michigan -Buying “Sliver” as the first piece in the collection -Fastbacks and Eric’s Trip the hidden amazing gems in Sub Pop singles out put. -Getting the wrong Julia Dorian -Our Lady Peace: Huge in Detroit -Dragging Uncle Jack (White) to the Foo Fighters show -Hangin’ and being schooled on Detroit Music at the shop upholstery shop -Thinking Evil Doers Beware must be a Platinum Record. -Not getting swept up in the Michigan Ska punk explosion -The music history of your neighborhood -Detroit’s DIY music history -Bad music tells the story -Becoming the White Stripes Archivist by being handed things -Playing drums in Two Star Tabernacle opening for Jeff Tweedy for a first show -Getting into The Dirtbombs by the power of record collector knowledge -Joining Lost Kids -Making records fun again -Being unable to get a flexi made because of a country making a stamp? -The most expensive record ever sold -Crime and music connections -Jimmy Hoffa’s Record Label -Process Church/Parliament Funkadellic/Damian’s Dad Connection -Integrity AND MORE ?!?!?!?!
Aug 05, 2015
Episode 38 - Mish Way (White Lung)
This week on the show Damian is joined by one of the most dynamic front people in music today; White Lung’s Mish Way. Listen in as the two talk about Mish’s journey from finding the lone feminist punker in high school, to being a writer/lead singer touring the world… and the trolls that that come with the trip. Also covered: -Damian copying Nardwaur on everything including the mispronouncing Mish’s name -Fear of reading in public -Meeting the one cool feminist punk girl in high school -Meeting a kindred musical spirit Ann Marie -Hole -Being married by Steve McBean -Redlight Sting -Raised By Wolves and being inspired to play pregnant -Riff Randles -The shameless love of Oasis -The trials of boarder crossing as a band -Josiah Hughes : og “Vancouver weird punk” identifier -The Emergency Room scene -The many memories of White Lung and Fucked Up’s first show together in 2008 -Japandroids: weird punk adjacent -The insanity of early tour life -Toby Vail and Bob Mould and hope for not becoming jaded -Trolls and how to deal with them -The love/ hate relationship with social media. -The stampede threesome -Getting famous for doing nothing -This record could come out and I’m done -SXSW: Industry sampler platter -Lead singers LOVE shorter sets -Signing to Domino -Zines: the pluses and minus of doing one -Jesse Gander and dbs -Recording a new record -The Canadian blackmarket Trader Joe
Jul 29, 2015
Episode 37 - Michael Alago (NYC Music Legend, A&R, Talent Buyer)
To say an episode sums up the entire ethos of this show would be a bold claim, but this would be that episode. Get set as Damian sits down with Michael Alago; founder of the original Dead Boys' Fan Club, booker at the Ritz, and A & R guy (who signed Tracy Chapman, Metallica, and White Zombie). Listen in as we discuss parties with John Belushi, the power of the CroMags, needing to know what Rollins smelt like, and so much more!!!! Other subjects hit upon: -Loving Soul Train and American Bandstand -Getting taking to The Last Night Od The Billion Dollar Babies Tour by Manny the Greek and never being the same. -Going to the Porn Theatres at 15 -Going to see the Dead Boys for the first time at CBGBs and starting their fan club with Jodie Rubella -Graduating highschool and hitting the road with the Dead Boys and Mumps -Going to see The Nuns and The Avengers fucked up with Don Vinyl from the Offs -Being friends with Tommy Gear from the Screamers -Joe Coleman and The Steel Tips and holding “junior” -Booking the Ritz -Security discovers mashing and is horrified -Doyle “Only You Can Call Me Angel” and the Misfits -The diversity of 70’s AM radio in NY -Columbia House: making suckers of kids for years. -The friendship of Patti Smith -The Stimulators and meeting Patrick -Harley Flanagan -Hardcore: a young gay man’s paradise -Photographing Jayne County for the Blatantly Offensive EP -Getting Karen Finley yams for… -Kissing Nazi Dog from the Viletones -John Belushi -New York After Hours: Clubs in the 80’s -Signing Shrapnel (pre-Monster Magnet) “I Heard “Kill’ Em All” and I lost my mind.” Courting and signing Metallica -Danny Fields and Elektra Records -“We had to know what Henry smelt like!” -White Zombie and Beavis and Butt-head -Working with Chris Jericho -Working with Cindy Lauper from Blue Angel to helping her put together her Blues record -The Shirts and Orange Is The New Black -Booking the PiL Riot -Working with John Lydon -Alan Vega and Nina Simone
Jul 22, 2015
Episode 36 - The Melvins (Dale, Buzz and Jeff)
Rules are made to be broken and thus this week on the show Damian breaks his “one-on-one” interview rule but for good reason; The Melvins! Join in on the fun as Damian sits down with all three members of the Melvins to talk about how punk saved them from a life of drudgery. Also discussed: -Damian heaping praise on Melvins -The Garage rock sound: a speaker not working -Jeff: Running away from home at 15 -Jeff: Joining and touring for three years with the Butthole Surfers at 17 -Jeff: Playing Rock Against Reagan…. ON ACID -Buzz: Getting into punk through Creem Magazine -Buzz: Being the only David Bowie fan in your town -Dale: Buying records at SafeWay -Dale: First Punk show being the Melvins -Buzz: First Punk show TSOL -The iron curtain around Seattle -Seeing Spinal Tap and FUs/Accused -DOA: “They were NEVER nice to us.” -Being competitive with all your peers -Throbbing Gristle -The Butthole Surfers as feel good pop band -No one liking Melvins -Touring with RKL -Beyond Possession -“Whatever you are in to CANNOT be right” -Shell Shock: Bonding over KISS -Gluey Porch Treatments as reaction to seeing the state of American Hardcore -Dabs: A way to straighten Buzz’s hair. -Mom’s getting high -Meeting Scott from Neurosis in 1985 -The mystery of Alchemy (records) -The kindred spirit of Chris Slap-A-Ham Dodge -Ozma is when it changed -Not jiving with the Gilman philosophically -“Let’s Take The Scenic Route Home!”: The Melvins move to San Francisco -And tons more!!!!!!!
Jul 15, 2015
Episode 35 - Dallas Green (City and Colour, Alexisonfire)
This week on the show Damian is joined by his long time friend; Alexisonfire member, Mister City and Colour himself, Dallas Green! Sit in as the two go through Dallas’ journey from Canadian independent music loving kid into Canadian music industry icon (no joke, he won an award saying as much the night before). Also covered: -This being long time coming -The nature of friendship when you play in a band -First exposure coming from a cool older sister -Getting caught up in the Grunge explosion -The first Warped Tour -Seeing Quicksand’s Slip video late at night and it changing your life. -Last night a Walter Schreifels saved my life -Danko Jones working heel and turning baby face -Job hopping at the mall -Joel and Dine Alone records -“Scott Vogal mosh calling Jimmy Eat World kids” -Hardship Post’s ”Hack” ep being one of the greatest eps ever -The great post-Nirvana generation of Canada’s indie explosion -The Sick Boys: benevolent kings of the scene -Dallas’ first band: Needle Park -Mogwai (the band) -“Are you guy’s a Black Crows cover band?” -Helicon Blue: trying for Hum and Swervedriver -Seeing Moneen and being inspired -Being Much Music’s metal VJ Dan Gallagher’s cousin -Join a band and barley see the world -Elliott -The Alexisonfire formation from Dallas POV -Helping change the perception of heavy music for the Canadian Music Industry -The lack support for 90’s Canadian Punk/HC/Metal bands -Alexisonfire/ Billy Talent/ DFA 1979 -Going from Canadian to US Tours, from the highest heights to the lowest low -Dealing the Toronto Hardcore backlash -The early 2000’s Message Board Hate Culture -Hating the band not the members -Being grateful for the things that kept you humble -“They would hate me if they knew me in Canada” -Having to be pressured in to releasing a solo record -PCP with D and D -The Melvins' episode preview
Jul 08, 2015
Episode 34 - Vinnie Fiorello (Less Than Jake)
Welcome back! This week on the show Damian is joined by Vinnie from the legendary, Less Than Jake. Sit back as the two discuss the almost 30 year history of the band as well as Vinnie’s other career as head of Fuelled By Ramen Records and Paper And Plastic Records. Also chewed over: -A brief history of Riverdale -Amnesia Rockfest -Getting into punk through a New Wave older brother -Lamors in Brooklyn -Cro Mags -“I like DRI, is there anything else?” -The importance of Record Stores -NJ, “where punks, were punks”. -No Fraud -Skater and Surfers versus Skinheads at the Accused And GBH show in Florida -Needless Guilt, the pre Less Than Jake band the thrash Crimpshrine. -Lookout Records -Fuel the blueprint of the Florida sound -Leatherface’s Mush: Social conscious and personally speaking that you keep turning back -Var and No Idea Records: first the zine and then a label that built the Gainesville Punk Mecca -Moving to the Blue Dot in the Red Sea -Bands Disappearing: The transient nature of University Town Punk Bands -Good Grief begets Less Than Jake -Toybox Records and Sean Bonner -Jon Resh of Spoke: One of the embracing guys in a hardened scene. -The punk explosion in Florida in the early 90’s -“Can we go on tour?” -Facing resistance on both sides: being a ska-punk band -Book Your Own Fucking Life and schoolbreaks: the birth of a touring band -Slapstick: Pre Tuesdays, Broadways, Alkaline Trio and Lawrence Arms -Hearing Propagandhi’s How To Clean Everything? -Snuff: the main influence on Less than Jake -Suicide Machines -Jersey -Meet the majors: Capitol Records -The power of soundtracks -Collaborating on the Goodburger Theme -Getting a form letter rejection from Fat Records for Pezzcore… and then signing there -Starting Fuelled By Ramen to put out bands -Working with Jimmy Eat World -The J4 comp: the other side of Fuelled By Ramen -Alison Discount transformation into Alison Kills -Working with Billy Bragg… twice -Toy Collecting and Less Than Jake -Leaving Fuelled By Ramen -Stereo: The band that could of been -Pushead -Junior Battles -The Rise of Toy Micro-manufacturing -Touring with Bon Jovi
Jul 01, 2015
Episode 33 - Jon Spencer (Pussy Galore)
Are you excited? Because Damian sure is, as this week he gets to meet his guest, the legendary Jon Spencer, for the first time! Sit back as Jon talks about his journey from good kid to ultra negative Pussy Galore front man to a Rock and Roll celebrating music icon Also touched on: -Not listening to Rock and Roll as kid -Hearing about Punk -Wining a subscription to Heavy Metal magazine through and Art prize and discovering the Residents -Night Flight, MTV and New Wave videos -Being a hater of 70’s rock -Going to New York to listen through the door to the Swans' practices -Chemicals and Adolescents: From being a good student to Pussy Galore -The original Pussy Galore that became Phillastones -Shithaus: industrial terror and art happenings -Not jiving with the hardcore rules -Accidentally winding up being neighbors with CBGBs -Looking up to the Fall -Pussy Galore: Bratty and not about fostering anything positive -It’s hard to maintain doing something so poisonous -Taking advantage of the Post-Nirvana music landscape -Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and messing with people -Caroline Records -Pussy Galore And White Zombie -Gerard Cosloy and Pussy Galore Go To White Castle -Matador Records -Jesus Lizard: peers and mentors -Boss Hog’s Joe’s Apartment -Having off nights -Your parents coming to shows -Jon Spencer -Cinema Of Transgression -Working with Weird Al -Chain Gang -AND MORE!!!!
Jun 24, 2015
Episode 32 - Billy Hamilton (Silverstein)
Are you nerdy about records? Well, if you are... We have a treat for you! Sit back and enjoy Damian and his guest, Billy from Silverstein talking about their sweet vinyl addiction. Plus, Billy’s journey through suburban hail shows to American Idol (sort of)! Also covered: -Records as life -Getting punk as almost as a handy-me down from older siblings -Nirvana -Jerk Circus: Pre-Silverstien -Pre-Alexisonfre: Burlington’s Hoodrat -BMXing with Greg from Jersey and Grade -Bane playing Burlington BEFORE Toronto -The Harshest of Harsh: The many Message Boards on Southern Ontario -Having a personal dis launch the 905 board -Falling off the stage at your first Silverstein show -The Music Gym -Skipping school to tour the east coast of Canada -The Silverstein/ Arcade Fire/ Death From Above 1979 connection -Taking photos -The coolest job on Earth: Working at The Oakville Lick’s -The literal Fireworks of Moneen -Three Gut Records -Being an unabashed Colofan -The No Warning accent -Pre-internet hardcore rumor mill -From playing with One Line Drawing to Fife Dobson to Subb to Dillinger Escape Plan in a few weeks -Alexisonfire having to borrow a bass amp… and never living it down -Getting a call from Tony Victory -Getting to organize the No Idea Records Vault and cleaning up in the process -SOME DEEP RECORD COLLECTOR SHIT -Touring Japan opening for Avril Levine for three weeks -Beer collecting? and more record collecting shit -Having to buy your own record from Victory -Having your song used as American Idol audition song -Pre and Post Alexisonfire Canadian music -The Hambone Manor -What the Warped Tour is like now versus then. -“Scene-Building”
Jun 17, 2015
Episode 31 - J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr / Deep Wound /etc.)
No one is more excited than J Mascis to finally get to sit down with Damian for an episode of Turned Out A Punk. Listen along as J ; gleefully, earnestly, and passionately recounts his journey from Deep Wound drummer to Guitar God. Topics also hit on: -The similarities between doing WTF and TOAP -Being unable to make it through the Gerard Cooly’s episode because it was “too nerdy” -Finding Punk through hearing about the Ramones at record stores -Starting to take the “Joke Music” seriously -Loving Mott Hoople -Meeting the rest of Deep Wound -J had a radio show!?!?!?! -J mail-ordering the Finnish hardcore 7” cannon -Void -Being pen-pals with the Neos -Gerard thoughts on Deep Wound making J literally LOL -Being pissed off (still) about the Bands The Could Be God Comp. -Gerard Cosloy: Manager/ back-up singer -Seeing the two worst Mission To Burma shows back in the day -Lou Barlow being too scared to go to the Minor Threat show -The Boston guys being scary and “focused” -The first Deep Wound show with the FU’s -Maybe putting on the first Last Rights’ show -Killslug: Creepy dudes -Waking up one day and Hardcore has ended -The Vash D Bashers: Dread Din and J’s three drums and vocal project -Raw Power: Fun Live -Crucifix -SST -Collaborating with Paul Schaffer -Being on Beavis And Butthead: “A highpoint” -Taking Matt Dillon to CBGB’s and getting him covered in shit -Playing on Jenny Jones -Turning down playing on Conan in the beginning -Being on the Judgment Night Soundtrack -1991: The Year Of Punk Broke: the time -What Nirvana sounds like -GBV: innocence in a sea of jadedness -J’s record collection - and more
Jun 10, 2015
Episode 30 - Bryony Beynon (Good Throb)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by a good bud and a member of one of his current favorite bands, Good Throb. Welcome on Bryony Beynon. Sit back as the two discuss BB’s journey through punk and the quest to find fellow "communist girls that listen to Madball.” Also talked about: -Activation and creating visual maps -Take That and UK fandom -Blur vs. Oasis not being your war -Tony Hawk Pro-Boarder -Meeting Belinda: A 14 into the Fall and the Sonics -HOMEGROWN!!!! -The un-pretentiousness of Wales Scene -Damian not being able to pronounce anything -Going to Brighton -Count On Form -“I Just Want To Mosh!” -How to bring good music to good politics? -Learning collective politics at Cowley Club -Abandon Ship -Mia Victoria: A Force Of Nature -Back Stabbath -First show with 108 -Unbroken fandom -How British pop is taken up in North America -Hangin’ in pubs talkin’ records -Modern Hate Vibe the zine -The amazingness of Murder Contest zine -Forming the Sceptres -Integrity and liking band you don’t agree with -I am the third Melnick -“it’s kinda expensive and kinda of hard, so maybe do it?” -Trying to pull of and justify liking sketchy bands -Running Dire Records -Touring with the Shitty Limits -Forming Good Throb -How did Crisis become Death In June? -“I just want to find Communist girls that listen to Madball.”
Jun 03, 2015
Episode 29 - Nick Flanagan (Teen Crud Combo & Brutal Knights)
Come and sit in as your host Damian invites in his friend and lead singer hero Nick Flanagan. Sit back and learn about how Nick went form being a zine writing indie kid to fronting Teen Crud Combo and Brutal Knights. Also covered: -Writing for kid shows -Finding punk through SCTV and The Queen Haters -The Young Lions -Hilarious House Of Frightenstien: Like a Psychedelic Punk Dream -You Can’t Do That On Television -Meeting Andrew from the Deadly Snakes (and a Starkweather cover band) -The Grunge Stole Christmas and a list of bands that sounds like a Best Show call -Borrowing a record from your neighbor -Writing to Nardwuar -Damian’s Punk origin story -DnD Raves -Having to ditch your friends -CFNY on Bloor Street: so sick -Submachine -Will the geographical layout of record stores in Toronto ever be relevant to anyone? -How the band NC-17 shaped the face of modern music. -Armed And Hammer, Repeat Offender, Hockey Teeth, Random Killing and the lost Toronto punk scene -Suckerpunch -Leather Uppers -Walking around Toronto -Nick the 9th Grade Goth -The 90’s: When everyone was a dick -Dave from Rammer: Headcleaners's Hypeman -Doing the first ever Toronto Nardwuar and the Evaporators show at 14 -Being threatened by the Market Punks -Nick form the Deadly Snakes: the indie kid -Making friends with the Shuttlecocks -Jamie Towns: ONE OF THE BEST PEOPLE EVER!!!! -Allison Baker: The coolest -Befriending Spaceshits (pre King Kahn and BBQ and Red Mass) -The Anti-Flag, Spaceshits, Deadly Snakes and (maybe) Planet Smashers slumber party in Drake’s old Neighborhood -Golden showers from King Kahn -The weird disparate Montreal 90’s scene -Getting groomed by Allison to be the singer of Teen Crud Combo -Staining the soul as a teenager -The Deadly Snakes, Toxic Holocaust, Rammer, Teen Crud Combo connections -The Killer Elite -MONDO-GRUNGE -Full Blast Rock -Shows at the back of Rotate This -Damian and Nick debate strain differentials in cannabis -Not being able to deal with pop-punk vocals for a while -Nick Resets The Rap -The hoser-pseudo-hip-hop way of downtown Toronto speaking -The Dwarves influence -Greg Dick and the Dreamdates -The origins of the Teen Crud Combo vs. Deadly Snakes beef -The continual rediscovery of the Stooges -The Robin Black beef -Fifth Column are amazing!!!!
May 27, 2015
Episode 28 - Chris Hannah (Propagandhi)
Some interviews come and go, while others are 20 some odd years in the making. This, dear listener, is the latter. Chris Hannah of Propagandhi is someone Damian first hoped to interview for his (never released) zine in 1996, but alas he was too chicken shit and thus waited until now to do so. Sit back and enjoy one of the few things in life that was worth the wait (to Damian at least) and have your faith in Punk rejuvenated. Also touched on: -“I had heard punk bands, but I hadn’t heard Million Of Dead Cops” -Turning from a potential military weirdo into a different sort of weirdo -Busy Fingers: Portage Le Praires’ one stop Sewing and Speed Metal Records shop -Cops liking MDC -Ramones not having enough rage. -Cross-Over: Crumbsuckers, DRI, COC -Punk just feeling different -Missing the Cro Mags Bootleg at Wellingtons recording show by one day -Corpus Vile test press buddies!!!!!!! -Your mom refusing to drive you to see Venom and Slayer -Stretch Marks -Canadian Punk ROCK -Crown Of Thorns: The Ex-LOWLIFE band that could have been Winnipeg's Metallica -Dangerously Americanized Canadians -Article Life -Global Genocide “Facts Of War” tape is amazing! -Beach Mutants rule!!! -Damian putting Chris in his place about the release date of their first demo -Ten Tepes O’Conner Records -Punk nicknames -Crawl and Ditch Pigs: Pre Propagandhi -Apologies for the double 7” -The influence of Bad Religion -Looking to Guilt Parade, “Canada’s Dead Kennedys" as inspiration -Still being a work in progress ideologically -Staying at the Royal Albert -First Propagandhi show with Immortal Possession -Ground/Top Floor Fugazi fandom -Propagandhi/Sockeye connection -The BFGs and the origins of Ska Sucks -Feeling horribly let down by Bad Brains and Don’t Blow No Bubbles -Playing with NoFX -TONY’ ERBA!!!!!!! -Playing with Jawbreaker -Not getting Fat Mike’s role as producer: “what the fuck are you doing in here -The greatness of Crate Amps -Bad Religion: Ramones meets Motorhead -NoFX: same formula as Bad Religion but with a little RKL -Being far more excited by basement hardcore scene then the Skate/ Snowboarder video scene -Going to see Fail-safe in Toronto in 1986 -“More Rock, Less Talk” still being a statement of intent -Hating the vocals on How To Clean A Everything -The Left For Dead beef -So Much More!
May 20, 2015
Episode 27 - Chris Slorach (Metz)
This week Damian is joined by his practice space roomie, Chris Slorach of Metz. Grab a seat on a combo amp and listen in as the two talk about Chris’ journey from reluctant zinester to being in one of Canada’s greatest power trios. Also covered: - Punk and dentists - Being neighbors with Toronto punk/ hardcore/ metal legend Al Biddle - Eric’s Trip and The Doughboys at the Palladium - Project 9 and Grasshopper - Meeting Headcleaner: the pre-Deadly Snakes and Teen Crud Combo band -Doing the zine Justy - “Winning” two years of a classified ads in Chart Magazine and having to keep doing zines because of it. -The importance of the Toronto zine community -Hockey Teeth and Politikill Incorrect - Los Crudos -The brilliance of Ink and Dagger -The awesomeness of Sam from the Obliterations -The upside of SXSW -Getting into Sebadoh and home recording -Walking down the street and finding a teenage Mike Duffield to be your band’s drummer -The amazingness of promoter Dan Burke…. and explaining the 4am phone calls to your parents -Having to fill in on a bill for Strife with your high school “wimpy music” band -Scaring off Teenage USA with a 30 song demo -Doing Acid at 17 a seeing Peeches perform at a Booze-Can -Adam Gill and Jordon from No Warning: inseparable -The new Career Suicide line-up -The Sadies: the band that could take any band’s slot on a bill -Working at a used cd store -Getting recruited into Moneen through a friend -Abandoned Hearts Club -Spread The Disease: the go Hardcore Black Metal appropriators -Mare -“Retiring” from music at 24 -The Toronto HMV Yonge Street staff: Canadian music’s future who’s who -A Barbecue for one and an invite to join Metz -Quest For Fire -Touring with Coliseum -Hayden and Three Penny Opera -And more!!!!!
May 13, 2015
Episode 26 - Jordan Posner (Terror and No Warning)
Do you like exhaustive looks at 90’s pop-punk? Well you’re in luck! This week on the show Damian is joined by his friend and sometime bandmate Jordan from Terror and No Warning. Get comfortable because the two go deep on Jordon’s (and Damian’s) journey into punk in the 90’s. Also covered : -A computer crash costing the world the world least informed At The Drive-In conversation -Bryan Adams and “Everything I Do” -Going to see Metallica/ Danzig/ Suicidal Tendencies show at 12 -Hunger Strike being awesome -The post Nirvana floodgate being open -“Back then a year felt like a life time” -The role and importance of Green Day -Screeching Weasel -The Summer Of 1995: The Summer Of Epi-Fat -Pennywise, The Joykiller Five Knuckle Chuckle and Jordon’s first punk show pit-beef -The Greatness of the pop-punk era? -“Epitaph is the REAL punk!” - Rancid/ AFI/ Sick Boys -SnoJam - The AFI Riot! -Lifetime and Weston super underrated by the ’96 Toronto -Good Riddance repping hardcore -Trigger Happy: Toronto Heroes -Adam Gill: No Warning (As We Once Were)’s first manager. PR guy and Svengali and maybe a riot starter?. -Time Flies’ “Invasion” 7”: Hardcore Currency - Spitting gum Rick Rodney while singing along to Strife - Joining As We Once Were and forcing them to not a Straight Edge - Hardcore kids becoming rave DJs - Getting into Stigmata and making it change your email address - The Influence of Right Brigade - What a difference a year makes in taste in Good Clean Fun - The No Warning Ska intro - Overtime: the pre-No Warning and Fucked Up goofy Youth Crew - Missing Who’s Emma - Millennial Reign lp plans - Pizza Pizza and being from Toronto -Korean BBQ
May 06, 2015
Episode 25 - Wade MacNeil (Gallows and Alexisonfire)
Hurry in dear listener and grab a seat as Damian welcomes to the show his friend Wade from Gallows and Alexisonfire. Listen in as the two discuss Wade going from a Misfits obsessed teen, to forming a band that changed the face of mainstream music in Canada. Also hit on: -Getting a good guitar teacher with good taste as first exposure -Hearing the Misfits Earth A.D. and shaping your high school world -Southern Ontario Nazi Boneheads loving the second Misfits show in Toronto -Razor Eater: Spraycan Lysol Punk -It all starts with the Misfits: Plan 9 the punk band -Sick Boys: St Catherine’s’ Punk band -Chixdiggit -Down By Law -Listening to the Doughboys through the propped opened bar door -Martyr Diablos Martyr -Shout out to the Terminal Wally’s -Snapcase opening your mind -George Petit and Wade: going to any and every show. -The Buffalo Basement scene -Level Plane and Magic Bullet -Plane 9 becomes After The Hallowed Moment -Being the former Mr. Vegas -Alexisonfire: the all-ages scene’s supergroup -Dallas’ old band aiming for Shiner and coming up Creed -Dillinger Escape Plan: fighting their guitars -The amazingness of Japanese record stores -The significance of Tears For Fears -Touring in March Break -Breaking down in Binghamton -Being a 17 year old touring shakedown artist -Alexisonfire getting to laugh last at Blockbuster -Principle Simpson: Alexisonfire's benefactor -Not fitting in to any scene -Wade’s Podcast -Alexisonfire: Un-Fashionablecore Fashioncore
Apr 29, 2015
Episode 24 - Nate Newton (Converge)
This week on the show, Damian heads out to a show to talk to Converge’s Nate Newton. Listen as the two talk about buying a Skaterock tape at 11 led, as well as Nate joining Converge. Also covered: -Why Nate’s face is burnt into Damian’s memory -Ordering Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 1 at 11 -Nate and Damian unable to think of name of Beyond Possession -Thrasher Magazine -Stonehenge: Virginia Beach’s record/ probable front -Graven Image -Candy Snatchers -At War -Going to a Agnostic Front/ Vandals show for your first show in ’87 -Agent Orange -Seeing the Ramones with Dee Dee -Menace: VB thrashers -1990: NYHC comes to -Loving Gwar so much -Getting a cease and desist order from another band called Lift when you are 15. -The absolute awesomeness of Avail -Four Walls Falling -Being inspired by Shelter -Neurosis and the art of touring -A brief cameo by Tomas Lindberg -The DIYness of Tragedy -Being the first band on Jamie Hatebreed’s label -The No Escape demo! -Clutch and Inner Journey Records -A show featuring bands with members Converge, Dropkick Murphys, Cave-In, Hatebreed and Red Sparrows -Channel nearly being on Overkill Records -The 90’s: When EVERYONE was doing shit -Touring with Converge for your first tour…. years before you are in a band. -Touring with Introspect (Eric Wareheim’s Emo band) -Finding blast beats and starting Jesuit -Eyehategod -Frame 313 -The story of the disastrous Jesuit/ Dillinger Escape Plan/ Botch Canadian tour -Today Is The Day -How is Gehenna not banned from the Gilman?
Apr 22, 2015
Episode 23 - Jesse Gander (d.b.s vocalist)
This week on the show, Damian is joined by, former d.b.s. vocalist and producer of tons of amazing bands, Jesse Gander. Sit back as Damian gusts to the person who inspired him (and many other his age) to start a punk band. -Punk-loving non-punk parents -Hanoi Rocks -Getting into it through the metal bands covering punk -The offensive amazingness of the Sex Pistols -Being 12 and going an inter-school-collective fanzine meeting -Playing your first show at activist Trish Kelly’s 16 birthday -The Pepsi Power Hour -Brand New Unit -Fugazi, Sparkmarker and Mecca Normal -Three cassette only albums -Hoping to open for Strain -d.b.s.: Kid punk sensations -Getting on Much Music before the first video dropped -Green Day: “If these guys get on the radio they are going to be huge” -The friendship with AFI -Picking a crashpad out of the back Maximum Rock And Roll and winding up staying with -Rancid -Nefer Records -Gob throwing them in a van to tour. -Playing with Pansy Division -900 shows in 7 years -Being totally disorganized as a tour booker -The fearlessness of lying at the boarder when you are young -Sno-Jam: Canada’s winter Warped Tour -Naked guy jumps on the hood of your moving van and tries to claw his way in: Welcome to Spiderland Acres -Crimpshrine and Fifteen -Having your life changed by Grade -Japandroids and Husker Du’s guitar tone on New Day Rising -Modern Lovers and Minor Threat: Who did it first? -Jesse flying to see Damian’s d.b.s. cover band -Touring Europe with DOA -Nardwuar: One of the greatest of all-time -Recording Submission Hold records
Apr 15, 2015
Episode 22 - Part 2/2 : Anthony Pappalardo (Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes)
This week on Turned Out A Punk we give you part 2 of the conversation with Anthony Pappalardo. Listen as Damian and Anthony discuss the formation of In My Eyes all the way to their last tour with the Cro-Mags (that ends with an incredible Harley story). Also touched on: -Turning your back on the Back On Track era of Ten Yard Fight -Sweet Pete needing to be in a band already -Having no business skills and thinking that’s the way it should be -Getting courted by labels -Being the New Balance connect -Not going to Japan -“We knew what we where”: Not being the right type of band for pro-core -The infamous (in Damian’s mind) first Toronto In My Eyes show. -Eating gluten: the start of so many straight edge memories -Dear Pushead, NO SKULLS!!! -Richie Underdog being pissed at you -Not wanting to be the “STRAIGHT EDGE” straight edge band -Sweet Pete and the Smiths -How Boston went Mod -Being assumed of some of your friends -Someone forgot to tell the Cro-Mags they have to share the bus -Kids rocking “Rap Sucks” Star Wars rip-off shirts -Chilling with Paris while Harley fights a skinhead army -Sinners and Saints -Ignite -Slapshot -Explosion -Fastbreak -Six Going On Seven -“Hardcore Social Anxiety” -The Professionals -I’ll trade you some shirts for your weed -Around The World -Social Distortion -Billy Duffying the shit all over everything
Apr 08, 2015
Episode 21 - Part 1/2 : Anthony Pappalardo (Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian unveils the first half of his interview with Anthony Pappalardo, former guitarist of In My Eyes and Ten Yard Fight, as well as author of the books Radio Silence and Live… Suburbia. Listen in to an episode so great, it needed two weeks!!!! Some of the topics covered in part one: -Growing up with nothing to do -Led Zeppelin being too wimpy for your Dad -MTV 24/7 -Tracking down punk heroes and calling them -Anthrax -Outburst -Raw Deal -Breakdown -The quest for something harder -The brilliance of Pushead’s writing -Getting an NYHC mix tape through metal tape trading -Being at a high school party with GG Allin -RRRecords -Being told NOT to like Snapshot by the Punkers -Hearing punk on Dr Demento -Circle Jerks -Angry Samoans -MDC -“The punk sitcom episode” -Circus Puppies: the pre-Ten Yard Fight high school band -Joe: The Skinhead-weed-farmer drummer -Killing Time -Shelter -Ten Yard Fight and band’s origins as a friends dis on his dad -The weird era of Boston Hardcore with no big bands -STP -Bricklayer -Instant Justice -Converge and the early Sheer Terror influence -Kids proudly rocking Death In June shirts: the world kinda sucks -Not being into sketchy dude hardcore -454 Big Block -Acrid -Label interest and big heads -Fighting in front of Brian McTernan -The Fastbreak split: the beginning of In My Eyes -Straight Edge Drunk: sleep deprivation -Ten Yard Fight nearly making their debut on TV -“So Get Drunk! Yeah.” -Being dissed by your former band -Ink And Dagger: Living the evil vampire gimmick
Apr 01, 2015
Episode 20 - Dallas Good (The Sadies)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian chats with his “bud” Dallas Good of the legendary Toronto band The Sadies. Listen as they discuss everything from opening for the Bunchofuckingoofs at the age fourteen, to getting to play music with everyone from John Doe to Neil Young. Also covered in this episode: -The Jolly Tambourine Man Connection -Guilt Parade -Living Proof -Youth Youth Youth -Direct Action -Getting to join Sudden Impact at 17 -The 1st Police Picnic -Going to buy New Values and getting Fun House -Sting’s amazing early film works -Getting to watch the elite of Toronto’s hardcore practicing in Aurora -Force Of Habit: Dallas’ KILLER first hardcore band -The Curse -Swindled and Gruphume: lost great southern Ontario bands -Diabolic Force -Slaughter the FAR superior Canadian metal band -Chronic Submission: A Straight Edge Skinhead Band the was neither -Touring with MDC -Having an amazing hardcore record collection… on tape -“Santa brought me the Dayglo Abortion Record” -Flying your freak flag -The reason the there were no Nazi’s a Punk shows in Toronto -Sons of Ishmael -MicroEdge -MSI -Playing with the Vibrators late and them still being great -Phleg Camp -The Nunfuckers -The Saintnatras/ Chokehold beef -Selling acid at the merch table -Getting into LA’s X as an adult -The lack of mythologizing in Canada -Being a product of circumstance and unique taste -Bob Rock is actually pretty punk rock
Mar 25, 2015
Episode 19 - Nick Diener (The Swellers)
This week, join Damian as he sits down with The Swellers' Nick Diener in a hotel room in Brisbane, Australia. Listen as the two discuss being on the Swellers’ final tour, and journey that brought him here. Also discussed -The 48 hour birthday -MEATLOAF IS COOL -Not liking Blink 182 until “after” -Goldfinger -Growing up just pre-Napster -The Angus Soundtrack -Green Day -Weezer -Riverdales -Pansy Division -Learning to play piano to learn the Undertakers' theme -Millencolin: helping little brothers get over a fear of the basement -Connecting with Mike from Green Day over a The Get Up Kids’ song at your first show -Opening every show at The Flint Local 432 -Mustard Plug -Suicide Machines -Hellmouth -The Flint All-Ages Scene 2002-2004: the Greatest Scene Ever -Not fitting in with the pop-punk clique -Lagwagon -From playing with Propagandhi to touring Paramore within 48hrs -Cold As Life -Queers -Catch 22 -Easy Action -Negative Approach -Misfits -“Nah, they’re JUST a punk band dudes.” -Getting in good with the Ernie Ball Family -Warped Tour routing in a Van -A Wilhelm Scream -Less Than Jake -Mom and dad, I’m getting in the van -The Fullblast -Cardboard cutouts of yourself in Japanese record stores -Hi-Standard -Gauze -Only Crime -Being Vegan in Japan -AntiSeen -Working heel in a band -Lots of wrestling talk
Mar 18, 2015
Episode 18 - Colin Brunton (Director of The Last Pogo / Producer of Highway 61 and Roadkill)
Welcome dear listener(s) to another edition of Turned Out A Punk. This week Damian sits down with the director of seminal Toronto punk film the Last Pogo (and more recently The Last Pogo Jumps Again) to talk about the onset of Punk in Toronto, and his life after that. Find out how a need to document the Nazi Dogs suicide show led to a life in film and TV. Also touched on: -Nash The Slash the punk before Punk in Toronto -Blank Generation: the movie that made you want to build a stage -The Last Pogo's original release show: Buzzcocks, Viletones and Gang Of Four -Viletones and the rockabilly era -Bringing your teacher to see the Viletones the night Stephen Leckie promises to kill himself -Working the door at the first Ramones show outside of New York after a three-paper-oiler joint -NEVER BRING UP THE VELVET UNDERGROUND TO JOHN CALE -The brilliance of the Scenics and the downside of not being in the clique -For get The Ugly and The Viletones, here’s the The Curse: A band that scared you. -The enduring “overnight transformation into a punk” -Driving cab: the upsides and the downsides -Making Roadkill -Picking up the Ramones in a cab and winding up casting Joey -Gary Topp: Unsung Canadian hero -The Canadian movie question. -Highway 61 (The Movie) Revisited -The bygone scams of an analog world -Iggy gets an ego post Cannes and has to be replaced by Art. -Neil Young’s talking head monolog being a deal breaker. -Hangin’ with Kenneth Anger and getting the dirty secrets of living with Alejandro Jodorowsky -Six years making The Last Pogo Jumps Again -The Last Bound Up: not shot and thus forgot
Mar 11, 2015
Episode 17 - Nick Woj (Cold World)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, join Damian as he talks to Cold World's drummer/mastermind Nicholas Wojciechowski about the ascetic battle of rap, and aggressive music that led him to having never been able to read a review of his band that doesn’t mention Rap Metal. Also touched on in this episode: -Getting catalogs -The blue grass roots of Cold World -Solo-Straight-Edge-Raving -The independent study time afforded to only-children -Seeing Ill Repute for your first show… the “Big Rusty Balls” era though -Bedford: The kings of the Wilkes-Barre PA -Politics in service of ego -No dissing Rolling-On-The-Floorcore -Back before Revelation put the greats back into print -“Which was the good CroMags lp?” -The Holy Trinity of Youth Crew revival -POS-TOPS not even a sledgehammer could break: Wilkes-Barre Youth crew -Loving and dressing for Rap -Dudes growing weed in the lockers -Beef with “The Hicks” -Open racism in high school assembly -Collecting to DJ every genre of danceable music -Liking Floorpunch in spite of a backlash -Being on a CD comp with Psywarfare -The Rap influence -The influence of Locking Out -Greg Wilmott and Mark McCoy: perennial hardcore tastemakers -Sitting in rooms reading magazines and books to avoid gun-wielding kids -Having to play to a Cold World merch line. -The easy of being cool in 2015: easier to pose -Anime -The REAL Inside Out
Mar 04, 2015
Episode 16 - Chris Colohan
On the show this week, join Damian as he interviews Chris Colohan. Listen as the two discuss Chris’ journey through punk, and the amazing music that it has yielded. Not to mention, the important a role Chris played in Damian’s life (and MANY others). Also covered: -Damian winning tickets to see Left For Dead’s first show on the radio -Hearing Boomtown Rats on radio as first contact -High School Circle Pits a school dances: running around until a jock pushes you down. -Think about “the ones that got let behind” on early record buying trips -The machete attacks and Catholic schools -Meeting Danko Jones at the legendary House for Zack -The union of High School misfits -Chokehold: the first hardcore kids in Hamilton -The Pre-Moist mod band: The Misunderstood -Being the non-straightedge kid in a straightedge scene and the reverse -The historical importance of the basement of Sherwin Lanes Bowling Alley -Getting thrown on stage during COC and having Pepper physically boot you off stage -The Toronto Masonic Lodge: From the Concert Hall to the MTV Studio and the taking the bodies out of the floor in between -The distortion of being small on the perspective of shows -Shared hated of It Store/ Suckers ownership -“Oakville blows.” -The first mention of Matt White: pop-punk genius -Pre-gentrification Queen And Ossington -The genius of the pre-Danko Jones prank call tape. -The awesomeness of Naomi Freeman -Chris’ vinyl debut… as a cover model. -The “Saw Is Family” the lost great Left For Dead song -Jeff Beckman is the angriest man -Simon Harvey of Ugly Pop Records is responsible for a lot of Toronto hardcore’s good taste -The transformative power of an h100s’s show -Left For Dead’s “Fucking Asshole” -Tony Erba is the real deal -The Static Age Riot story -Underestimating how legit Propagandhi is: the Left For Dead/Propagandhi (soy)Beef -The end of the Left For Dead and the beginning of the Swarm -Kyle Bishop has great taste -The formation of The Swarm MKII -Damian’s first tour being a roadie for the Swarm and the abuse they inflicted upon him -The Swarm and Relapse -Chris’s putting on a show for Dallas Goode’s old band -Damian: the first wave of “Colohfan” -For the first time, Chris’ watches Damian take a bong rip
Feb 25, 2015
Episode 15 - "Kickball Katy" Goodman (Vivian Girls)
On this episode of Turned Out A Punk, Damian gets to chat to Le Sera's Katy Goodman about going from watching New Brunswick basement hardcore shows, to playing at Coachella in the Vivian Girls. Listen in as two discuss touring together, the low points of riding high on the indie hype bubble, and punk. Also touched on in this episode: -Trying to get into NoFX and accidentally getting into the Germs -Seeing shows at Ridgewood Lodge -Fletcher And the Sticky Wickets: the pre-Real Estate Cricket referencing ska band -Interviewing Lars from Rancid for… nothing… or no reason… and not recording it. -Missing out on Emo? -The importance of the Gossip -New Brunswick, New Jersey: the capital of New Jersey Hardcore -No Way Records -Meeting future bandmates because of their choice in socks -Following the Tragedy, Forward, Warhead Tour deadhead-style to Chaos In Tejas -The infamous Mark Pesci's Marked Man stage dive -Rolling solo to the Fucked Up Hidden World Weekend -The pre-Vivian Girls bands: The Gutter and We’re Not Virgins -Finding a bass in a basement -Having to curse when talking about the Wipers -The origins of the Vivain Girls name (it’s not a Fucked Up reference, DAMIAN!) -Poison Idea: literally the best -Vivian Girls as a Punk band -Brooklyn Vegan and learning the hard way to never ever read the comments -People coming to see you play just to hate you -Lots of Coachella memories -Some light Sam Smith discussion
Feb 18, 2015
Episode 14 - Don Pyle (Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet)
Turned Out A Punk welcomes Don Pyle this week! Join in as Damian and Don discuss being there for the start of punk in Toronto and how it stayed with him throughout his amazing career in Crash Kills Five, Shadowy Men On A Shadowy Planet, and Phono Comb. Plus, Damian almost makes it the whole episode without bringing up the Kids In The Hall theme song! Also discussed on this episode: - The pre-punk history of the word “Punk” - The Modern Lovers as the descendants of The Archies - Sex Pistols “it was always something that was there, but it was all of the sudden it had a brand and an identify”. - Seeing the bill of: Tom Rush, Mahogany Rush, and Rush - The importance of Nuggets and Pebbles as Punk accelerants - Art Metropole: the store that sold every single punk - Being at the first Ramones Show - Rough Trade: Not a punk band - Gary Topp: Canadian Music Hero - The explosion of ’77 - Choosing music over friends - The moment you loose a friend to the ‘Nuge - Waiting for war at an Ugly show at the Turning Point - The arrival of gangs at Toronto Punk shows - The Viletones’ “bodyguards - The great thing about Colin Brunton working door - Taking shitty pictures of T-Rex at the CNE Bandstand - Seeing a three piece Talking Heads play to 40 people - Going from Crash Kills Nine to Five - Making friends through Viletones' Fan mail - The Last Pogo the end on the second wave of the first wave of Toronto punk scene - Being inspired by hearing about Wire - An amazingly subtle Happy Gilmore reference - Gary Pig Gold's distro - Imants' classified ad in Bomp and Touch and Go - The Proto-Hardcore of Ugly Models - “You’re from a shitty bar band, you aren’t a punk!” - The careerist nature of some of the first wave of local punk bands - DIY: The big take away from punk - Refusing to sign on the dotted line - Getting ripped off by everyone but Touch And Go - Being subcontracted for Dragon’s Den - Being conflicted nature of the Clash (again)
Feb 11, 2015
Episode 13 - Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed)
This week Damian is joined by hardcore legend Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. Jamey also had his own podcast ‘The Jasta Show’ and various other projects, including former owner of xmulletx.com. Listen in as the two talk about Jamey’s rise from throwing park shows in Connecticut Commons, to being in one of the most popular aggressive bands in the world. For the first part of the conversation check out https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-jasta-show/id905155742?mt=2 Episode 55. Also discussed in the episode: - Metallica’s Black Album, a record worth fight over - Agnostic Front, Sick Of It All, and Bad Brains “going metal” and having it speak to you - Roger Merit as inspirational pin-up - The elitism of underground music scenes - The burden of being unable to get into Fugazi - Cold calling for a show and having it work - Playing a club the night after a GG Allin show: SHOES REQUIRED - Being thrown out of a band as motivation to start a new band - Putting on outdoors show on the New Haven Green - Booking Conerstone to play Leeway and CroMags - Be careful what gets used as a pull quote: "The starting Hatebreed as a reaction to Quicksand" story. - Hardcore is: “Infest, Voorhees and Man Is The Bastard” - The second wave of having Ray and Porcell pissed at you - Connecticut: “We were dicks” - Booking Saves The Day and New Found Glory - Never being above playing a certain type of show - Touring with the Voorhees and being booked by Neil from Nausea - Matt Galley: From Hatebreed… merch guy to booking My Chemical Romance - Trading records with Assuck and Ebullition - Dutch East India - Dwid and the Integrity split - Jamming with people who are “stable”
Feb 04, 2015
Episode 12 - Chris Murphy (Sloan)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Chris Murphy from Sloan for an episode 20 years in the making! Listen as the two discuss the impact hardcore punk had on Chris’s outlook and career in music; as he became a Canadian rock icon (Damian’s words not his). Also chewed on: - First contact with the Sex Pistols at a lunchtime grade 7 school dance. - NEVER DRESS LIKE A PUNK TO IMPRESS THE PUNKS ON THE A SCHOOL SPONSORED “DRESS LIKE A PUNK DAY”. - Liking U2 being a subversive act…. in 1982 Halifax. - The greatness of the Jellyfishbabies - Trying to determine whether or not you like Minor Threat over the phone - CKDU: Halifax’s window to the greater music world - The secret Halifax roots of 80’s Montreal Hardcore. - A brief history of Halifax Punk - Seeing Capitalist Alienation - Damian explaining Power Violence to Chris - “I wasn’t even into Sonic Youth, I thought that stuff was crap” - The vocal range of Ian MacKaye versus Pat Dubar - “White Magic” punk - Road tripping to hang out in DC to see shows and living in a van for 3 weeks… twice - Going off to see the Wizard of DC - The Importance of Ian MacKaye and Fugazi… WWID? (again) - Punk as an introduction to irony - Never let you parents find your un-credited Angry Samoans’ lyrics transcriptions - Milo Goes To Sloan Shows - Applying the strategy of punk history - Being more like Dave Grohl than Kurt Cobain
Jan 28, 2015
Episode 11 - Domenic “Nicky Money” Palermo of the band Nothing
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Nicky from one of his current favorite bands, Nothing. Listen as the two discuss the punk journey that led Nicky to form Nothing, and that took him to violence and prison. Some of the other more pleasant subjects visited include: • Hoping the fence to get into the crazy Vice 20TH Party • Having a Post-Punk Mom • Being a lil’ skinhead • The amazingness of Punk Philadelphia • Smokin’ PCP in prison • Mike from Fucked Up being an OG OLC’s much hated “Faggario" • The brilliance of the Right Brigade demo • The undeniable greatness of No Warning • Getting “signed” to Deathwish before the Horror Show demo • The mod-effect • Drugzzzzzzzzzz • The “All Hell Breaking Loose” years of Philly • The drawback of getting mail in prison • Ozzfest: the darkest side of the brighter side of humanity • The naturalness of hard vocals • Dom A839 Records is the best • How did non-punk bands do it? • The frustration of getting a band together • Signing to Relapse • Pro-wrestling (again)
Jan 21, 2015
Episode 10 - George Pettit (Alexisonfire and Dead Tired)
For this weeks episode Damian journeys out to Hamilton to sit down with his friend(and former bandmate), Alexisonfire and Dead Tired vocalist George Pettit. The two talk about George’s transition from Lookout Records, to being a part of a huge band, to finding peace with walking away from music, to starting a new band just for the joy of it. More transitions than a butterfly… Okay… as many. Also touched on: - In defense of Epitaph Punk-O-Rama - SnoJam: The Winter Warped Tour - The Toronto Breakout years - Fucked Up benefiting from the “Alexisonfire Effect” - Punk music discovery in the pre-internet - The Screeching Weasel Message Board circa late 90’s: Where you can loose your virginity and meet a young pre-No Warning Ben Cook - Mods N Rockers: The radio show of “our” time. - “Are you going to go to college, or are you going to ride the lighting in your screamo band?” - The awesomeness of the VML 7” series - The influence of Level Plane and Magic Bullet Records - No Warning: An undeniable band even if they were dicks to you - Getting into rotation and ending democracy at Much Music in the process - Using the Canadian Music Industry - The guilt and pride of a legacy - Blowing Guille from Destino Final mind. - Being huge and small at the same time - Hamilton: one of the first places of punk - Hoping to influence the person who will really effect change
Jan 14, 2015
Episode 8 - Tom Scharpling (The Best Show)
THE BEST SHOW LIVES! To celebrate, Turned Out A Punk is lucky enough to have the host of The Best Show: Tom Scharpling. Listen as Damian and Tom discuss discovering punk in small town New Jersey, and how Tom goes on to create a radio show empire that counts some of the best and brightest from the comedy and music worlds. Also touched on: - Husker Du as first contact. - Discovering Punk in isolation - The oppression of 80’s Springsteenmania in New Jersey - Frankie Goes To Hollywood: New Jersey’s PissChrist - REM rocks the lunchroom. - Conflict zine as inspiration for everything. (See, I told you Gerard!) - Too Fun Too Huge the lesser known pre-Matador Records zines - The wishing well of record mail-order back in the day. - Gerard Cosloy is AWESOME! - The label not even a MUTHA could love. - Sneaking to "Eating Clubs" to see icons of indie rock - Dinosaur Jr. - “EATING IT” the CBGB of comedy. - H. John Benjamin and Jon Glaser’s “Get Hyped”: the best performance of anything ever. - The importance of an early David Cross’ blessing - The Best Show as a band member’s secret handshake - Damian gushing about The Best Show
Dec 31, 2014
Episode 7 - Tony Erba (Cleveland hardcore legend)
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian sits down with one of his musical heroes: Cleveland hardcore legend Tony Erba!!!! Listen as Damian nerds out on Tony’s bands: Face Value, h100s, 9 Shocks Terror, Gordon Solie, and Mother Fuckers… Check out Tony's new band, Fuck You Pay Me! WARNING: MAY OFFEND SOME LISTENERS. Also touched on: - Being 11 years old and having his mind blown by AC/DC - The gateway of Ripper fanzine - The Dead Kennedys: the bringers of hardcore (again) - St. Valentines Records - The importance of the The Guns - LECK: The dumbest band that spawned a huge chunk of Cleveland - The PR genius of Dwid - Confront, and the dark side of straight edge - Integrity - "Never trust a hippie or a Juggalo" - The incomprehensible live insanity of the h100s - Getting run out of New Jersey - "The h100s with a different singer" - Damian geeking out about records - The greatness of Devour Records…. but not so much to be the label - The improvements made to the DIY infrastructure since the 90's. - PRO-WRESTLING TALK WITH THE KING OF WRESTLING HARDCORE!!!!!!! -Tons More!!!!!
Dec 24, 2014
Episode 6 - Steven McDonald (OFF!)
This week Damian sits down with his good friend Steven McDonald from OFF! and Red Kross, for a conversation that was so good that they had to record it twice! Steven is the definition of a lifer, having started playing in punk bands at the age of 11 in 1978. He shares amazing and legitimately terrifying stories from hardcore’s formative days. Sit back and enjoy this EPIC 2+ HOUR hang out!!!! Plus, behind the scenes of their VICE-20 Hardcore bands. Also covered in this episode: - Steven's genuine curiosity about Damian having been “straight edge” - The two's evening spent getting to become "Cro-Mags Adjacent" - Seeing Patti Smith as a child - Being cousins of the Allycats - McDonald's and husky kids - How the Dickies "10" White Dickie" kills Junior High School popularity. - The A&R skills of Greg Ginn - "Little kid band" beef with Mad Society? - The Germs being THE band. - Rollins: the prototypical hardcore kid - An impassioned debate on downloading - Record stores as laxatives
Dec 17, 2014
Episode 5 - Gerard Cosloy (Matador Records)
Join in this week as Damian chats with his friend and “record-puter-outer”; Matador Records boss, Gerard Cosloy. The two discuss Gerard's adolescents in the nascent days of Boston punk, and hardcore. Also covered in this episode: -The Dead Kennedys bringing the 'core to Boston -The importance of the institution of WBCN -Almost being in SSD -The superior "Radio Cart" versions of songs -Being at the Negative FX Riot at the Mission To Burma show -The spectacle that was the only Last Rights show -The burden of nostalgia -Managing the unbelievable talent of Deep Wound (pre Dinosaur Jr. and Sebadoh) -Vile: the most hated band in Boston. -The victories and regrets of Homestead Records. -Why is Breaking Circus so overlooked? -Taking pride in having put out The Frogs. -Conflict Zine: pride and shame -The wisdom of the "asshole record store clerk" - Patrick Amory's Too Fun Too Huge -The perils of ridding in van's with Keith Morris in the early 80's
Dec 10, 2014
Episode 4 - Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy)
On this episode of Turned Out A Punk, Damian is joined by Meredith Graves of Perfect Pussy. The extended conversation goes many places, including serious discussions about misogyny and sexual violence in punk, as well as far less serious topics. Some of the lighter topics touched on include: - Collections as sanctuary - The Punk Parent Privilege - Tour Isolation - "In door" Dads - The awesome Pissed Jeans - Punk is Theatre Kid - Pro-Wrestling: the punkest of all-sports - Taking a pictures of Rob Van Dam and Booker T - The Murder Junkies - David Bowie style icon
Dec 03, 2014
Episode 3 - Danko Jones
This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian invites his good friend Danko Jones over for a chat. Sit back as the two discuss Danko’s weird voyage; from touring with Bratmobile, to touring with Nickelback… Also covered in the episode: - The transitioning from metal to punk via crossover - Getting into punk through record stores - The epiphany that is, hearing the Bad Brains for the 1st time - Community radio: gateway to subculture - Jill Heath former Black Flag roadie turned tai chi wielding superhero - The "asshole record store clerk" as cultural guardian - Clash vs. the Sex Pistols (again) - Toronto two-piece geniuses Leather Uppers - The letter of recommendation that punk can be - Being the hippest Toronto band - Meeting kindred spirits in The Make Up - Being a DC Hardcore band - Shitting in Guy from Fugazi's house. - The “What would Ian do?” guilt (again) - Cool is cool! - Danko losing respect for Damian over his not liking of Fugazi
Nov 26, 2014
Episode 2 - Arcade Fire
On this episode of Turned Out A Punk, Damian runs off the stage at a festival in Germany to sit down with Jeremy and Richard from Arcade Fire. Listen as they discuss the transition from Southern Ontario DIY hardcore kids, to members of one of the biggest bands in the world. Also covered in this episode: - The pre-Arcade Fire bands - The metal band that was the Rosetta Stone of Toronto indie rock - Going to shows at ‘Who's Emma’ - The Importance of Godspeed You Black Emperor - The "What Would Ian (Mackey) Do?" guilt. - Food Not Bombs - The lost genius of Okara - Chris Colohan is the greatest dude ever - Shotmaker - Sharing the pit at an Assuck show on the front lawn of a frat house with hardcore legend Tony Erba in the 90's - Brokencyde #TOAP #arcadefire
Nov 18, 2014
Episode 1 - Martin Mills (Head-hancho of Beggars Music Group)
In the first episode of Turned Out A Punk, Damian sits down with Martin Mills, the Head-hancho of Beggars Music Group to find out how finding punk music started him on the path to indie music domination. Also covered in this episode: -His firsthand view of the cultural year zero that was punk -Putting out one of the first punk singles -Renting Gary Neman his first keyboard -Chrome sleeping on his floor -Never meeting Scott Walker -Sex Pistols vs. The Clash. -Working with the Fall. -Working with the Ramones. -Working with Adele. -Not working with Nirvana and REM.
Nov 11, 2014