For Episode 83, I'm joined by Tony, Diego, and Shane of the band Bent Blue. Based out of San Diego, the band formed a relationship early on in the pandemic with War Records and they're doing another release with them later this Summer. The reco
While I try to keep an eye on the current scene, the bulk of this podcast has focused on the 90s and 2000s in hardcore and punk. During those years, Jeremy Smith played in a lot of influential Buffalo bands. For Episode 82, we had a lengthy dis
For Episode 81 I am joined on the podcast by Travis Hance. Travis is probably most known for a few of the bands he played in while living in Syracuse in the early 2000s. These bands include Hermon Dekalb, Darker Day Tomorrow, and The Funeral. W
For Episode 80 I am bringing you new music for the first time in five months. We have 15 different bands from all over the US on here. In fact, I have already started compiling tracks for another new music episode this Summer. There's definitel
One thing I've always loved about Rochester is the diversity and originality of our bands. In the last two decades, Travis Johansen has been a part of many of these diverse bands. Greg Benoit (Rochester Hardcore History) and I had the privilege
Recently I have been trying to get more Syracuse interviews for the podcast. I've been wanting to learn more about the history of the scene there, as well as how straight edge got to be so influential there. I knew Tom Ranger would be able to t
It took 77 episodes, but we have finally ventured up to the great white north. Miles Between Us was a band from Ottawa that I had the pleasure of working with on my record label over 20 years ago. For this discussion, I was joined by Matt Ford,
Episode 76 features a conversation with Nate Derby. If you have been a part of the music scene in the Rochester area in the last two decades, you are likely familiar with some of the bands Nate has been a part of. We talked about his early begi
For Episode 75 I had a conversation with Tom Cavanaugh. We mostly talked about his time playing in bands in Syracuse. The bands we discuss include Blood Runs Black, Hermon Dekalb, Darker Day Tomorrow, and Santa Sangre. This is the first time th
For Episode 74, I'm welcoming Dave Steele and Iggy Imig from Abnegation to discuss the band. We talk about the history of the band as well as what the scene was like during the early 1990s when Abnegation formed. Iggy also had some pretty outsp
One of the main focuses of this podcast has been documenting Rochester/Buffalo/Syracuse Hardcore from 20-25 years ago. I've made it a point to cover newer bands and people as well, but I consider the aforementioned years to be some of my more f
For Episode 72 I'm welcoming Adam Vernick to the podcast for the first time. Adam has a pretty diverse list of bands he has played in over the years. For this episode, we talked about all of the bands he was a part of in Rochester and Buffalo.
One of my favorite bands to come out in the last two years is Deal With God from Syracuse. I had their vocalist Dylan on the podcast back on Episode 48 and I knew I'd have their bassist Colin Mraz on eventually. Similar to Dylan, Colin recently
In yet another trip down memory lane, I am joined by Nate Golia for Episode 70. Sticking with a common theme of the podcast, I got to catch up with an old friend and reminisce on Rochester Hardcore, mainly the early 2000s era. We talk about the
For Episode 69 I'm joined by Matt from the band Contact. Contact are a band from Richmond, Virginia. During our discussion Matt talks about growing up in Florida and what eventually brought him to Richmond. Matt was also very active in the Blac
In the two years I have been active with this podcast, I have seen a ton of new bands form in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse. One of the bands that recently grabbed my attention is Pure Bliss from Syracuse. Since they dropped their demo last
This podcast was started in large part as a way to document the hardcore scene in Rochester, Buffalo, and Syracuse. I have had a pretty strong focus on bands that were active 20-25 years ago, while trying to do my best to keep an ear out for cu
If you have been actively involved in hardcore in the northeast in the past 25-30 years, you have likely been to a show with Jeff Lasich.
I first met Jeff in 1998 when he was living in the Syracuse area. We had a very similar interest in hard
One of the first people I interviewed for this podcast all the way back on Episode 2 (and 10) was Mike Jeffers. I figured since we did a good job profiling his time in bands two years ago, now would be a great time to check in to see what Mike
Joe Tunis has been an active participant in the Rochester music scene for the last three decades. As most listeners of this podcast are probably aware by now, I got into our local music scene in the mid-90s. By that time, Joe was playing in the
Episode 63 features another trek down to Bath, NY. This time I'm joined by three members of the band The Red Death. I had Paul and Josh on for the whole interview and Aaron joined me for the second half. There's a couple other people who played
For Episode 62 I had a brief chat with Kendal Hall from the band Heavy Is The Head. A fairly new band out of Richmond, Heavy Is The Head will soon be releasing their debut 7" on GGT Records. I got the information from Kendal on how the band for
On episode 61 my guest is Rich Thurston. Most people who listen to this podcast have likely seen Rich play in a number of bands over the last 30 years or so. Rich has been in more bands than most of my previous guests. We didn't talk about all
Episode 60 has been in the works for some time. For more than a decade in the early 2000s, Thom Bulman was a staple of our local music scene. Having played in tons of bands including One Year Nothing, Verona, They Sleep They Dream, Sakes Alive,
On episode 59 I got the chance to talk with Gerald, Michael, and Aaron from the recently reformed band Hourglass. Hourglass was originally a Buffalo based band in the mid 90s. They got a couple new members to round out the new lineup and now th
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