Ep073: Tom Hazelmyer (Amphetamine Reptile Records)

Ep73 - Tom Hazelmyer (AmRep)

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Halloween recap, art of the house party, unknown knowns, The Iceman (Wim Hof not Bobby Drake), Real fucking nasty,Halo of Flies vs. H.O.F. Alice cooper band, thrown ups, “noise”, grounded sensibilities and dope guns fuck of zine to record, not being tied to one format, originality and genre music, new experiences and the classic rock mentality and the confirmation bias. The danger of sticking close to a niche, evolving Tastes, le Butcherettes, bash, Lino cuts and art with a record, music being free (the art object costs), small batch records and letting the artist make money, the lemonade stand of pricing, punk rock celebration of “amateur status”, Internet as the new radio, last thing as the favorite thing, Tom and the melvins, the blind shake, shadow and the crack, grumpys And not being about to afford to fail
Interview begins at 31:53

songs played:
Whores – Bloody Like the Day You Were Born

Gay Witch Abortion – Two Rats & a Pimp
Melvins – Real Fucking Nasty

The Blind Shake – Labor Day
Shadow in the Cracks – Timeless
The Cows – Hitting the Wall
Halo Of Flies – Tired & Cold

Shellac – the End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep072: Joe Cardamone (The Icarus Line)

episode72 - Joe Cardamone

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Joe Cardamone of the Icarus Line clues us all in on the rock ‘n roll life and ALL THINGS UNDER HEAVEN. Getting the Descendents to play a surprise show, touring with Scott Weiland, being guest editor at Magnet, Constantly being paired with bands they don’t have that much in common with, Queen Kwong and Wes Borland, and True tales of weirdo bandmate tryouts (the book!), Aaron North, Joe Coleman and so much more.

songs played:

Nonagon – the Pfister
Nervous Curtains – City of Hate

The Icarus Line – Total Pandamonium
The Ex – Frenzy

The Icarus Line – Little Horn
Shellac – the End of Radio

Ep071: Jason Myles (La Fin Absolute Du Monde)


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Ray Jay Johnson and old beer commercials, Thurston vs. Kim…, on aging and being BETTER, and not stopping, being in a band with your spouse, The Cesspool castle in Joplin Missouri, tweaked out midnight van repair guys, Jason Myles on the Williston, North Dakota oil boom the rudeness of public oral sex, meeting Flipper clothed only in a towel, and the “brilliant kind of stupid” that Flipper espouses, touring with Godflesh and being remixed by Justin Broadrick, coat stealers, how to differentiate yourself in a world saturated with bands and acts, “the golden age of weird music?”, getting stuck in the UK, getting married on tour and other remarkable tales.


Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening theme)

LOVE MOON – Not With Me
La Fin Absolute du Monde – Kill Yourself

La Fin Absolute du Monde – Black Sheep (Justin Broadrick remix)
Flipper – Life

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep070: Phil Manley/Sebastian Thomson (Trans Am)


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IN THIS EPISODE! We have Phil and Sebastian in studio and talk to them about the following:
Shows in Bethesda, forging a unique sound, Trans Champs and the Fucking Am, Mark Knopfler likes the Fucking Champs, studio Cabana boys, LARPing swords, not being able to write it, but still loving it “Post-Rock” and rock lulls, Juno 60, Thomas Dolby keyboards and bringing on the heartbreak (isolated), Mutt Lange and substractive levels, Whispers, Life Coach update, daylight savings time, Russia bombing things “accidentally” and other bummers. First show ever in Oakland. Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival and FREEEE DRUGS! DOING IT LIVE! Lots more Def Leppard talk, bike manifestation and Kelly Stoltz-Bike Angel, EL STUDIO! Phil will record you. Picking setlists and encores, Jon Fine and Your Band Sucks, Sebastian’s STRONG OPINIONS of things he has not seen, and things he has not heard. Plans… vocals… Trans Am reacting to itself. NUTS DEEP! Liberation and the Hummer commercial. on NOT taking the money and it not being ok to question the President Bad, Lindsey Lohan sex scene music, and SO MUCH MORE!

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening Theme)

Dire Straits – So Far Away
Trans Am – Play in the Summer

Trans Am – Television Eyes

Trans Am – Anthropocene

Trans Am – Ballbados

Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep069: James Burns (SEMINARS / Police Teeth) & Casey Nolan


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Tour tapes, Small towns and small minds, gentrification, Katy Lester and STUD LEATHER, Latest Flame and “street gang”, Digital Snakes and usury Human Kid ep, cats and cat situations, Casey learning to play bass with her pinky and playing with James, baseball, more on tour tapes, writing “Rats”, “It’s Fine”, Tourin’ in a Suburban, Casey being the band mom and the youngest member, local Rabbis and Dragon Ball Z… 9,000 minutes worth.

SEMINARS – 100 Problems
Hurry Up Shotgun – Speedbath Megawaste

SEMINARS – Stud Leather
Police Teeth – Digital Snakes

SEMINARS – Easy ‘Cause It Is
SEMINARS – Diet Coke and Aspirin

Sin BAD – Anxiety
SEMINARS – The Rats Are Coming, The Werewolves Are Here

SEMINARS – West Coast
SEMINARS – Comm House

Porch – Heartattack
These Estates – Soiled Hands (live)
the rutabega – Entrapment

Shellac – Be Prepared
Melvins – Beer Hippy
Whores – Cougars, Not Kittens

Ep068: Teri Gender Bender/Chris Common (Le Butcherettes)

Le Butcherettes

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Almost losing Cry is For the Flies, petting cats with phones, Chris going from bass to drums (aka:the Thudbuckets), REBEL GIRL with the Melvins and touring with them, from Guadalajara to El Paso, extremes, depression, stabbings outside venues and Teri having her BROTHER KIDNAPPED, Keyboards vs. Guitar songs and finding the ferocity, lyrical inspiration and SO MUCH MORE!

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening Theme)
Stomatopod – Crimson Streak
Le Butcherettes – Stab My Back


Melvins w/Teri Gender Bender – Rebel Girl


Le Butcherettes – Shave the Pride
Le Butcherettes – Henry Don’t Get Love
Le Butcherettes – Your Weakness Gives Me Life
Le Butcherettes – They Fuck You Over

Le Butcherettes – Dress Off
Motherfucker – Good Time
Melvins – It’s Shoved (Live)
Le Butcherettes – La Uva (w/Iggy Pop)

Le Butcherettes – The Hitchhiker
Henry Rollins – Moment of Guilt
Le Butcherettes – Gold Chair Ate the Fire Man
Le Butcherettes – Demon Stuck In Your Eye
Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep067: Christian Lembach (Whores.)


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Music as delivery system or community, Harvey Milk, Keeping intensity as one grows older, sincerity and going deep, lyrical content as literal reading vs. gallows humor, song titles first as the box to write in, on trying to not play music, on throwing out songs, bummer-vibe bands being the best people, new records and making the time to write, the soft tyranny of diminished expectations, band names getting a band in trouble, “ok” not being good enough, local scenes, writing and recording a song in 48 hours for AmRep.

Interview starts at 29 minutes

Manhandle – Red Dawn
Whores – I Am Not a Goal Oriented Person
Whores – I Am An Amateur At Everything

Neighbor – Two Shadows
Whores – Jumping Someone Else’s Train

interview with Christian Lembach of whores.

Whores – Bloody Like The Day You Were Born
Shellac – The End of Radio (Closing Theme)

Ep066: Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover (The Melvins)


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“I’m Rosemary’s baby!” Movies. Le Butcherettes, Basses loaded and Mike and the Melvins, Buzz almost gets his head blown off, insurance fraud stories, “The amount of work to go through to avoid work.”, The movie Sideways, my dinners with Andre (the giant), Andre and small pac, “never breathe what you can’t see”, Jared warren streaking, earthquakes! Trading Florida for Italy “like living in somebody’s mouth” and SO MUCH MORE!

Conan Neutron & The Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening Theme)
Melvins – Pearl Bomb
Melvins – the Water Glass

interview with the Melvins

Melvins – Let It All Be
Melvins – The Bit
Melvins – Lovely Butterfly
Melvins – Youth of America
Melvins – a History of Bad Men

Shellac – The End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep065: Motherfucker (Erika, Erica, Mandy)

Motherfucker from Athens, GA

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65 episodes, Old enough to retire, Protonic “Game of Thrones it’s not”, Cinderella’s beasts and the task rabbits, hitting people in the face with magnets, mom love, Carl Sagan’s Ghost, the shocking story behind methwitches, on Audacious names and reactions and the nature of vulgarity and grown up words, MIAMI CONNECTION as the inspiration for Tae Kwon Do the ep, Scott Weilland’s wine lyrics. The yarrrl as the musical equivalent of the vocal fry and Yarrl’s revenge, Mandy’s love of Springsteen, Fyddylestyxxx

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening theme)
Motherfucker – Motherfucker – Confetti (In Your Fucking Face)
Creepoid – Tell The Man
Motherfucker – Zang!

Motherfucker – Methwitches
Shellac – the End of Radio (closing theme)

Ep064: David Yow (Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid, Actor)

David Yow - episode64

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Getting the call to sing for FLIPPER, getfaced, acting!, Jesus Lizard reunions and injuries, the definitive mouth breather story and so much more. 50 Shades of Wesham, Brenna LITERALLY painting herself into a corner, “What like Hoobastank?”

interview starts at 49 minute mark.

Conan Neutron & the Secret Friends – Casually Intense (Opening theme)

the Jesus Lizard – Then Comes Dudley

Scratch Acid – Owner’s Lament
Qui – Willie the Pimp
Flipper – The Way of the World

The Jesus Lizard – Gladiator
Scratch Acid – Cannibal
The Jesus Lizard – Fly on the Wall

the Melvins – Blockbuster (w/David Yow)
Flipper – Life

INTERVIEW with David Yow

Shellac – the End of the Radio ( Closing theme)

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