Episode #25 w/ Jake Woodruff (Defeater, Dreamtigers)
Very psyched that I got to sit down and chat with Jake about his bands. We talked about his move from Boston, MA to Austin, TX, Defeater going on tour for the first time since vocalist Derek Archembault's hip replacement surgery, Dreamtigers' crossover with Defeater fans and more.Â
Creative Adult - "Deep End"
TouchÃ© AmorÃ©Â / Self Defense Family - "Low Beams"
Defeater - "The Red, White, and Blues"
DreamtigersÂ - "Letting Go"
The Down HouseÂ - "Time"
Episode #24 w/ Dan Brennan of Ensign/NateFest
Recently, Nate Gluck, bassist of New Jersey hardcore stalwarts EnsignÂ has been diagnosed with cancer. So the band and a few friends have come together and booked an incredible 2-day benefit show for him.Â
The show has been dubbedÂ NateFestÂ and info can be found at that link. It will be on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 and Sunday, March 22nd, both at Gamechanger World in Howell, NJ.Â
Both dates are currently sold out but keep checking the above link/Facebook page for anyone who may be selling tickets.
The interview in this episode was with Ensign guitarist Dan Brennan, one of NateFest's organizers, and we talked about both the organization process of the show as well as the separate crowd-fund fundraiserÂ that was started, that to date has raised over $100,000 to go towards medical costs, as well as to help Nate and his wife pay their home's mortgage payments while he undergoes treatment.Â
Thank you Dan for talking with me! Please, if you were not able to get a ticket for the fest, feel free to donate to the GoFundMe link above if you wish to help.Â
Generic Insight wishes Nate a healthy and speedy recovery! PMA!
PLAYLIST (special: all bands played will be playing NateFest)
None More Black - "Oh, There's Legwork"
Ensign - "The Direction of Things To Come"
Kill Your Idols - "Falling"
Endeavor - "Kill Traitors"
Episode #23 - Everything Ever
The last (and late) interview I did at Fest 13, this one is with my hotel roomies, Staten Island, NY pop punk band Everything Ever. I chatted with dNo and Zack about the Fest of course, as well as being vegan while on the road, how to get free food for bands, and we trailed off into a very interesting conversation involving feminism/dudes being feminist allies.Â
Check these boys out, their new record Solid Ground will be out in March on Secret Audio Club.Â
Hostage Calm - "12/31"
Everybody Row - "Coming Out Clean"
Everything Ever - "Doing Nothing"
The Swellers - "2009"
Episode #22 w/ Cayetana
Listen toÂ Cayetana. I had a fantastic chat with these Philadelphia, PA ladies about non-ironically being fans of ska music, drummer Kelly's cat sneakers, chili doughnuts, women in the punk scene in 2014 and some actual stuff related to their band.Â
Also in this episode, Christmas themed music just because.
Jimmy Eat World - "Last Christmas"
Cayetana - "Black Hills"
Cayetana - "South Philly"
Night Birds - "Less The Merrier"
Episode #21 w/ Bryne Yancey (TheRunout.com blog) & year-end lists
In this episode, I chatted via Skype (admist terrible echo, sorry) with my pal Bryne Yancey about his blog, The Runout, social anxiety in punk, briefly devlving into a serious conversation about much-needed discussions surrounding oppressions that marginalized groups (i.e. non white, non-male, etc) within the punk community feel. Then we switched to a lighter topic and discussed our personal year end lists for our favorite music releases of 2014.
This was a long one, so I kept the music to a minimum.Â
DISCLAIMER: Apologies for the echo again, and semi poor sound quality on this one. I tried to fix it but didn't work too well.
Modern Life Is War -Â "The Outsiders (Hell Is For Heroes), part 1"
Chumped - "Novella Ella Ella Eh"
Episode #20 Fest 13, part 4 w/ Old Flings, Arrow's Aim Records, & tour manager Chad Toper
We've reached a milestone, big number 20! The last of my Fest 13 coverage before we resume regular episodes once again.
Thank you to Jordan Luff, Chad Toper, Greg Frontiero, and Daniel of Arrow's Aim RecordsÂ in Gainesville, FL for the interviews.
(Be sure to check out Arrow's Aim if you're ever in Gainesville; honestly one of the best record stores I've ever been to, and Daniel is a top-notch dude).Â
PUPÂ - "Reservoir"Â
Old Flings - "TBC"
Antarctigo VespucciÂ - "I Drew You Once In Art Class"
A Wilhelm Scream - "Number One"
Episode #19 Fest 13 part 3 - The Menzingers, Restorations, Ryan Hex & Jeff Takacs (Rocket Fuel)
In part 3 of our Fest 13 coverage, I give you two post-Fest interviews with Greg Barnett of The Menzingers and Jon Loudon of Restorations. Plus, two more during Fest (final day) interviews with Ryan Hex of Hex RecordsÂ & Jeff Takacs of Rocket FuelÂ podcast.Â
Last bits of Fest coverage coming soon before we go back on regularly scheduled nonsense. I swear.
The Marked Men - "Ditch"
The Menzingers - "The Obituaries"
Restorations - "Separate Songs"
Beach Slang - "Dirty Cigarettes"
Episode #18 - Fest 13 coverage, part 2 w/ Timeshares. Weak Teeth and Jenn Fiorentino
Fest 13 coverage part 2, this episode features NYC/Philadelphia'sÂ Timeshares, Rhode Island'sÂ Weak TeethÂ and Canada'sÂ Jenn Fiorentino. Thank you all for the rad interviews and check out all their music!
Hot Water Music - "Trusty Chords"
Timeshares - "Woke Up In Grappler School"
Weak Teeth - "Get A Life, Read A Book, Eat A Dick"
Jenn Fiorentino - "Left In Vain"
Episode #17 - FEST 13 coverage part 1 - Protagonist
Check out my homies in Florida's ProtagonistÂ as well as my Fest roomies' co-label, Secret Audio Club!
Dillinger Four - "Gainesville"
Protagonist - "The Stranger The Boy Became"
The Flatliners - "Count Your Bruises"
Episode #16 - Iron Pier/Andrew Duggan (Self Defense Family & Overnight Drive podcast)
Thank you immensely to Dave, Xin and Andrew (and of course Bao Bao) for sitting down with me again!Â
Overnight DriveÂ podcastÂ
Self Defense Family - "The Way Out Is Back"
Deep PocketsÂ - "Stanley Street Justice"
Self Defense Family - "Incoming Calls"Â
Episode #15 w/ DANGERS
Thank you again to Al, Justin and Earl from DangersÂ (and Vitriol Records) for the really awesome interview. One of the best current bands in hardcore (or even music, I think), listen to them if you haven't. Thanks.
Beach SlangÂ - "Kids"Â
Graf OrlockÂ - "The Dream Left Behind"
Dangers - "The Mourning Routine"
Dangers - "Opposable"Â
Cayatena - "Scott, Get The Van, I'm Moving"
Episode #14 - TRIBUTE TO TONY SLY
Thank you to Nick Deiner of The Swellers, Marc Dangora of A Loss For Words, Rachel Taft of Feed The Scene, Sarah Jane, Reid, and Fred for recording sound bites and/or submitting stories.Â
Two years, gone but not forgotten.
Tony Sly - "Justified Black Eye"
Alkaline Trio - "Straight From The Jacket"
The Swellers - "Chasing Rainbows"
Teenage Bottlerocket - "Via Munich"
A Loss For Words - "Soulmate"
Karina Denike - "Biggest Lie"
No Use For A Name - "On The Outside"Â
Episode #13 w/ Alex Estrada of Silver Snakes
Thanks muchly to Alex for the rad interview! Check out their newest LP here, and then buy it, cause it's awesome.Â
GreenhornÂ - "I Hit The Wall" (note: ignore my brain fart that I couldn't remember the song title when I spoke about it)
Gameface - "Regular Size"
Somerset ThrowerÂ - "Being Human"
Silver Snakes - "Grey Wolf Wild"
DikembeÂ - "Mad Frustrated"Â
Note: brain fart #2 happened beginning of this episode, when I said it was episode 12, apparently I'm living in the past.
Episode #12 w/ Hollow Earth (& accidental Panic Records theme)
Thanks to Mike, Mike and Steve from Hollow Earth!Â
I don't know why, but the opening song/intro I had recorded got cut off in the final publish. Boo. So don't be confused if I said the first song was by the Swellers and then you don't hear it. Sorry!Â
Another Breath - "Nausea"
Hollow Earth - "There Will Come Soft Rains"
Run With The Hunted - "Red Queen"
Episode #11 w/ Andra Passen (Crowded Thoughts and Crooked Teeth Comics)
First ever podcast "themed" episode - comics/comic books! Guest is my friend Andra Passen, a very cool lady who does equally cool comics with a punk influence on them.Â
Check out her website,Â Crowded Thoughts and Crooked Teeth.
Also thanks Andra for helping me pick the songs on this episode's playlist!Â
Latterman - "If Batman Was Real, He'd Have Beaten The Crap Out Of My Friends"
The Lillingtons - "X-Ray Specs"
Husker Du - "Sunshine Superman"
Dillinger Four - "Superpowers Enable Me To Blend In With Machinery"
Crazy and the BrainsÂ - "All I Really Want"Â
Episode #10 - BONUS EPISODE - w/ Jamie Morrison of The Arteries/Pale Angels & Kiss Of Death Records feature
Thank you to Jamie for the short but sweet interview, and thank you to Glenn of Kiss Of Death RecordsÂ for the download links for the songs. Be sure to check out the label, all these bands and releases (links below)!
Also check out Jamie's podcast, Cool Dudes Radio!Â
Arms AloftÂ - "DOUBLEDRANOPERCOCETNOICE"
Pale AngelsÂ - "Wasted On You"
The ArteriesÂ - "Capture The Flag"
Old FlingsÂ - "It's Not You"
The Slow DeathÂ - "Song 1 Side A"
SendersÂ - "Shooting From The Hip"
Episode #9 - Drew Wilkinson of Run With The Hunted
Thanks so much Drew from Run With The HuntedÂ for talking to me. Stream their new record here, it's incredible.Â
Crow BaitÂ - "83"
Everybody RowÂ - "The Sea Inside"Â
Silver Snakes - "All Your Eye"
Run With The Hunted - "Mea Culpa"
Bad Cop / Bad CopÂ - "My Life"Â
Episode #8 - LIVE FROM SUBURBIA w/ Suburbia, The Saddest Landscape, Direct Effect, Capacities
Trying something new, this was my first ever "live" podcast recording. Recorded at the SuburbiaÂ venue in Brooklyn, NY and featuring mini-interviews with the residents of the house space, MA/NY's The Saddest LandscapeÂ (Topshelf Records), PA/FL's Direct EffectÂ (Tiny Engines), and New Jersey's Capacities. Thanks to everyone involved for putting up with my unprofessional dorkiness.Â
Recorded on May 22nd, 2014.
Short episode, runs at about 30+ minutes or so. Bear with me, it was the first live recording and I didn't want to overdo it. Also, aired completely unedited, another first.Â
Screeching Weasel - "Hey Suburbia"
Living RoomÂ - "Red Saints"
The Saddest Landscape - "This Heals Nothing"
Direct Effect - "Solar Flare"
CapacitiesÂ - "The Unexamined Life"
Episode #7 - Ryan Young (Off With Their Heads, Anxious and Angry podcast)
Ryan Young, vocalist of Off With Their HeadsÂ took some time to talk with me via Skype tonight to talk about his most recent project, the podcast Anxious and Angry, including how he interviewed a mountain lion and other anecdotes/unhelpful suggestions from me.Â
Banner Pilot - "Modern Shakes"
Nightmares For A WeekÂ - "Bloodshot Monday"
Direct EffectÂ - "Thursday"
Off With Their Heads - "1612 Havenhurst"
BroadcasterÂ - "Tomorrow"
Episode #6 - Josh Mikel (Actor, Video Producer, ex-band drummer, Artist/Designer)
This episode I interviewed my buddy Josh Mikel, from Atlanta, GA. Josh is a former drummer for a few bands (namely Look Mexico). He is now an actor working his way through small roles and getting into various films, TV shows and commercials. He's also a graphic designer who puts out work under the monikerÂ Sharkguts Design, and a video producer who most recently has directed videos for Against Me! Josh and I talked about his beginnings into acting, his band days, his design experience (fun fact: he is the creator of the GIR manta ray logo you're probably staring at right now, or above this text paragraph), and working with AM!/Laura Jane Grace, among other things.Â
Restorations - "New/Old"
Chris StoweÂ - "I Only Miss Her When I'm Drinking"
Outta GasÂ - "Every Day"
PlaceholderÂ - "Don't Look Back"
Look Mexico - "Don't You Dare"
Birthday CandlesÂ - "Wishes"
Episode #5 - Chumped
Brooklyn, NY punk rock band ChumpedÂ sat down with me and we talked about music, bad movies and videogames, amongst other random things.Â We also debuted a brand new song by Jason Cruz and Howl, the vocalist of Strung Out's new solo project/side band's new LP,Â Good Man's Ruin (out April 29th).
Jason Cruz and HowlÂ - "High and Lonesome"
NothingÂ - "Dig"Â
Heartsounds - "Constant Crossroads"
Chumped - "Something About Lemons"
Direct Hit! - "The World Is Ending (No One Cares)"
SomosÂ - "Dead Wrong"Â
Episode #4 - Mike Bingham of Creative Adult (March 26th, 2014)
Mike Bingham is a good friend of mine that I've known for a few years now. His new(ish) band, Creative Adult, from Santa Rose, California just released their debut full length, Psychic Mess, on Run For Cover Records.Â
Mike chatted with me via Skype about CA's new record, playing the South By Southwest music festival, cool record stores worth checking out in California, the record label/clothing line/collectiveÂ that him and his friends run, and his other band No Sir. Also listen for a chance to hear me being goofy about Skype video advertisements and resisting the urge to make terrible puns.Â
Spraynard - "Until The Next Time"
CayetanaÂ - "Hot Dad Calendar"
GifthorseÂ - "High Ceilings, Low Lives"
Creative Adult - "Far Out"
No Sir - "C.A.L.I.F.O.R.N.I.A"
CrusadesÂ - "The Torchbearer"Â
New Server, New Look
As of March 18th, 2014, Generic Insight has moved here to LibSyn.Â
All new episodes will be hosted here. iTunes feed will be updated as well.
To listen to the first three episodes previously published, they are still available here:
First 3 Episodes
Onward to new things!Â
Generic Insight: The Podcast
Punk rock, hardcore punk, indie rock music, talk, general debauchery.