This week I’m really excited to bring you and interview with one of our most frequent and most loved guests. We first had Chicken on way way back when he was with Western Addiction. When we first heard about his new band, Dead to Me, I scrambled to get an interview as soon as possible. An EP and a second full length later, I sit down with him (as well as Nathan and Ian) to talk about regrouping the band, getting a new song writer and what it’s like to really hate work. And if you listen closely (or at all) you get the opportunity to hear Chicken riddle me with insults….Out of love, of course.
We also wrapped up our Attica! Attica! contest, so we’ll have that out shortly. No new contests just yet, but we’ll work something out soon, so be ready. As always drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in our comments section. Maybe we should get a Twitter or a FaceBook. Thoughts? And remember, “My 10-year-old daughter is very impressionable, I was going to keep her home tomorrow, but was assured that she wouldn’t be going to social studies that day.”
This week we have an awesome and insane show featuring Kyle Knight, A.K.A. The Emotron. Knowing only of the Emotron and not Kyle I had no idea what to expect of this interview. For those of you who don’t know, The Emotron is know for his antics including drinking Yoo-Hoo until he pukes, urinating on stage, and even lighting his genitals on fire. With all that it may be hard to believe that Kyle is a normal guy, but after talking to him that’s exactly what I noticed. Kyle is as friendly and plesent as The Emotron is shocking and disturbing. And if that isn’t enough to make you listen, you also get to hear cuts off of The Emotron’s new album…And that shit is surprisingly good!
No new contests this week but we have something that’s like winning, more shows next week! I know, we’re a pretty shitty Secret Santa, but take what you get. With any luck we’ll have some steady shows for the next few weeks and some of them are going to be tight! So drop us some lines at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, at Myspace or here in our comments section. Kill Grandma!
This week we have a very special episode. It’s not often that I really feel like the show reaches people but this is one of those instances. A few weeks ago Aaron Scott (Attica! Attica!, Ex-Marathon) e-mailed us and asked if we might want to have him on the show. He listened to the No Trigger interview we did a while back where we gushed over Marathon and thought he might offer (mind you Aaron was totally humble and nearly embarrassed about seeming so presumptuous to assume that we must want to talk to him). Anyhow, we were beyond stoked to have the chance to talk to Aaron and the fact that he was a fan (as we were of his work) made it even more exciting.
For those of you who don’t know Aaron’s new band, Attica! Attica!, is him and a collection of artists playing songs that he’s written over the course of his travels across the country. It’s much different than Marathon, being more theatrical and boasting instruments from pianos to cellos and everything in between. Aaron is also crazy socially conscious (like her cares about a lot of things, not like he’s some zany “stab a meat eater” dickweed) and happens to support a lot of worthy causes through both his music and his daily efforts. So, basically, he’s really interesting and you’ll really want to hear everything he has to say…seriously.
Also, Aaron hooked us up with a crazy insane prize pack for one lucky dude. You get:
Marathon – Songs to turn the Tide on CD
Marathon – Self-titled full length on CD
Attica! Attica! – Dead Skin/Dried Blood on CD
A 10″ vinyl picture disc from Red Leade featuring Attica! Attica!, Nakatomi Plaza, Scream Hello and The new Dress.
An Attica! Attica! t-shirt (size large)
That’s a ton of shit!!!! So be sure to enter and learn how to win and increase your odds of getting crazy hooked up. Be sure to write use at SoundSceneRevolution[at]Gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or in the comments section. And Remember, “This is Rickey calling on behalf of Rickey. Rickey wants to play baseball.”
So, we broke some big ground with the announcing of The Swellers signing to Fueled by Ramen, even if it didn’t get posted until after the news was public knowledge. We decided to take this week to bring you a band you’ll be hearing all about in the coming years, Echoes of Harper’s Ferry. Imagine some sort of a line between Propagandhi, The Lawrence Arms and Hot Water Music. Pretty fucked up line, eh? Somewhere on that line exists Echoes of Harper’s Ferry and it’s a strange, scary and awesome place. Check it out as the band talks about being political, seeing bears and what it’s like to think some bands are over hyped.
We’ll be wrapping up a couple of contests this week as introducing a new one, where you can enter to win a copy of Echoes of Harper’s Ferry debt full length Never Forget and their 7″ split with Sleephorse. That’s some killer jams so be sure to listen to learn how to win. Catch you dicks next week with new shows and content and what not and remember, “I think every child star suffers through this period because you’re not the cute and charming child that you were. You start to grow, and they want to keep you little forever.”
The Swellers…Sounds like it should be a porn title, right? Well it may be but it’s also a collection of rocking dudes, including two brothers and a Canadian. Sounds like a recipe for a zany buddy comedy, right? Lots of questions this week, eh? Anyway, we caught up with these guys literally the day before they announced their signing to the epically huge music conglomerate Fueled by Ramen. As such, this is the last interview they ever did when they were punk. So tune in and enjoy the last you’ll hear of the punk Swellers, before they become a hip hop boy band, mixed with crunk and nu-metal (that sounds alright actually).
Enjoy the interview and be sure to check these dudes as they make it big and earn the mega bux! We’ll see you all next week and remember, “It is interesting to learn Levi is working on a piece of fiction while honing his acting skills”.
I want to personally welcome you all to our 100th show. I’m not gonna lie, this shit wasn’t easy. You know that expression, “do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”? What they don’t tell you about it is you’ll never work a day in your life because no one will pay you to do that shit. It’s been a costly effort and taken time, money and our social lives but we wouldn’t change a thing. Well, maybe that money part…I like money.
Anyhow, for our 100th show, we thought we’d all bring it back to when we were young, fresh faced and still trying to be good at this and what better way than a clip show? No better way god damn it, no better way. So we start off with the show that aired immediately after our last clip show (show 10), with Push to Talk (R.I.P.) and take it all the way through some of our favorite moments of the last 89 shows. We’ll touch base with favorites like The Lawrence Arms and lesser noticed (but equally great) moments with bands like New Mexican Disaster Squad. It’s been a zany ride and we have the audio to prove it.
If you thought something should have made the cut or just want to say “what’s up” send us your thoughts at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on myspaces or here in our comments. We’ll be back next week with new content, and soon the inevtiable “Warped Tour” Series. I normally close with some silly topical quote but I won’t let Sarah Palin sully our milestone. Just remember, we are, hands down, the best goddamn podcast on earth. Period.
Ladies and gentlemen,
I present you episode 99. That’s right. We’ve stumbled, fumbled and otherwise facefucked our way through 98 other episodes, and currently stand here, on edge of history overlooking all we have done. From here I can not only see my house, but also the corpses of all of our enemies…Or maybe those are just my dreams…or my dozens of cellphones that can’t seem to last more than a week. Basically, shit is high and crazy impressive. Be impressed.
For our 99th show we decided to pull from a local band who offered up one of the best albums of 2008, Olehole. These guys rock hard in the vein of Fugazi and other bands that aren’t Fugazi (I’m a god damn poet). They were nice enough to let us talk at them, even thought I had no notes at all for the interview (if you listen you can here Jackson discovering my notebook is empty). Anyhow, check out the interview and get some damn culture.
We’ll be back next week with our special 100th episode, where we bring you some of the hits. Feel free to contact us with your suggestions for show 100. Drop us a line at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on MySpace or here in the comments section and remember, “Pres Obama you got nerve while u sightseeing in Paris to tell us”time to deliver” on health care. We still on skedul/even workinWKEND”.
This week we had the great opportunity to sit down with a fantastic new band from the Oregon area, called Anchor Down. If you’re not familiar with the band you need to do two things 1) kick yourself for not checking them out sooner (and because you’re a dick) 2)pick up their debut EP Steel to Dust. These guys bring a great mix of that Midwestern punk with a lot of west coast melody. They’re super good and should be keeping themselves busy in the coming months, so you’ll have more to hear soon.
As for your listening pleasure this week, not only do we have a new show but a brand new contest for you to enter to win! You can win a CD copy of Anchor Down’s debut EP Steel to Dust as well as a bitching Anchor Down Shirt (size medium). This week’s prizes are donated the fact that I don’t keep CD’s and by my inability to properly order a large shirt on line. So check it out and be sure to contact us at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on Myspace or here in the comments section. And remember, no one makes better decisions than white males, no one!
We took a short leave of absence to rework the site and backlog some shit. Now, even if we die, this show will live on in the internets, forever! Feel free to search, or just browse our old shit (and thank Sound Guy Nariman for his hours of work on this bitch). We also got a sweet logo drawn up by Adam D (you may know him from Link-80/Desa and for being a rad dude and host of the “Break This City” podcast). If you like it, you can check out more of Adam’s work here, http://xadamdx.blogspot.com/.
Anyhow, on to the show. We got a fun interview with Derek and Chris of Fake Problems. We’ve had these guys on a couple of times and everytime they’ve been fun and informative (plus they’re my friends…I believe in playing favorites). It’s really fun to watch a band develop from a group of kids with a couple 7-inches and some songs to a full fledged band that has two full lengths and tours non-stop. This time we caught up with the boys after their first show with William Elliot Whitmore and after a drunken celbration for Chris’ birthday…good times!
We hope to keep the updates coming steadily for a while so drop us a line and let us know who you think we should talk to or what we should do. Just send that shit to SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on Myspace, or in the commnets section. Shit’s tight son!
This week we have a very special show. We asked a lot of you to write in and you did (and not just to ask who Ryan from OWTH was talking about). One of the many suggestions we received was that we interview singer/songwriter Frank Turner. Well, we were gonna do it any way but it’s nice to know that people want to hear it.
We sat down with Frank over a lovely (and romantic) dinner at Pizz’a Chicago and then I got good and trashed and made an ass of myself at his show. Frank is a really nice guy and someone you’re going to be hearing a lot more from in the future. This is a good way to act ubber elitist and act like you heard of him first.
Enjoy the show and get stoked for next week, when we’ll be unleashing a new killer contest on your ass. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at SoundSceneRevolution[at]gmail[dot]com, on Myspace or here in our comments section.