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Pop-Punk & Pizza is a weekly podcast featuring guests ranging from bands in your local scene to nationally well known artists such as Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Justin Courtney Pierre and more! A lot of times, the interviews will take place while eating pizza. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Snuz Fest 2019 Announced!

Unfortunately, there will NOT be a new episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast this week due to being sick this past weekend. However, I did want to share some exciting news with you this week. I’m proud to announce I’ve been asked to host Snuz Fest (like Snooze) once again this January in Chicago! Thank you to my friends in Guardrail for inviting me back to be apart of the best punk rock pajama party in the Windy City.  I’ll be talking about each one of these talented bands on the podcast and filling you in on more details up until the week of the fest. For now, listen to this short podcast for more info on Snuz Fest 2019. Also, BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!

Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #69: Chris & Erik of Invictus

If The Offspring and Rise Against formed a band together, it would probably sound like, Invictus, from Chicago. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Chris Pawl, and drummer, Erik Enberg, of Invictus are our special guests on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #68: Nick & Dustin of The Flips

Chicago’s, The Flips, are known for diving deep into their personal experiences with mental health in their songs. Their new EP, “Exactly Where I should Be”, being released Fri. Nov. 30th, 2018, continue’s to share real life experiences with mental health issues that some of the members have gone through. Lead vocalist and guitarist, Nick Sintos, and lead guitarist, Dustin Martin, dropped by to tell me all about. I’m very grateful to these guys for sharing a little bit of their personal stories on such a delicate subject.  –Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #67: When The Sun Sets

When The Sun Sets, based out of Elgin, IL, stops by to talk about how they’re writing songs to raise awareness about suicide prevention and give us a special acoustic performance. Also, we spin First and Forever’s debut single, “Chicago”. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #66: Gary Mastriano of Backyard Superheroes

Gary Mastriano, the saxiest saxophone player of New Jersey based ska band, Backyard Superheroes, makes his triumphant return to Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! Backyard Superheroes’s new album, “Never Give Up, Never Surrender.”, is out now and available on all major digital platforms. Also on this episode, music from Chicagoland based pop-punk band, When The Sun Sets. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #65: Darren Young of Brigades

In case you haven’t heard, South Carolina’s beloved post-punk band, Brigades, are back! Things are little different this time around though, as lead vocalist, Darren Young, explains to Jacques in this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza. Brigades new EP, “True Blue”, is now available everywhere and have a short 9-day US tour starting Nov. 9th. See dates here. Also featured on this episode is a new single from Worcester, MA based band, Louder, Louder, entitled, “True Friends”.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #64: Eddy Larson of Eddy & The Arsons

Eddy Larson of Eddy & The Arsons tells us what it was like growing up on the south side of Chicago in the 80’s and 90s, his run in with the law, and more! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #63: Johnny Christmas & Aaron Barrett of Reel Big Fish

On this episode, Johnny Christmas (Trumpet/Vocals) and Aaron Barrett (Lead vocals/Guitar) of legendary southern California ska band, Reel Big Fish, join the podcast! You’ll hear about everything from RBF’s new single, “You Can’t Have All of Me”, from their upcoming album, “Life Sucks….Let’s Dance!”, to Aaron’s wedding, their dog Walter, and many other topics. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #62: Nick Klock of Never Home

Nick Klock, lead vocalist of North Carolina based band, Never Home, joins the podcast! Nick tells us about the band’s connection to Taking Back Sunday, engagement stories, vocal warm ups, and more. Never Home’s self titled debut EP is available everywhere online. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk & Pizza #61: Justin Courtney Pierre

Photo: Dan Monick

In September of 2016, Motion City Soundtrack, came to an end (for now at least), leaving frontman, Justin Courtney Pierre, up to his own devices. Those devices transformed into his first solo album entitled, ‘In The Drink’, being released October 12th, 2018 via Epitaph Records. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to chat with Justin about his upcoming debut album and he also answers a few fan questions towards the end of our conversation. Thank you for being on the show, Justin! You’re welcome back anytime.

Pop Punk & Pizza #60: Matt Pow of City Mouth

Matt Pow, frontman of Chicago’s, City Mouth, joins the podcast to talk egg quesadillas, religion, Coldplay, his songwriting process, and more! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop Punk & Pizza #59: Jake & Nick of Tiny Kingdoms

Drummer, Jake Newling, and bassist, Nick Collis, of Chicago alternative rock band, Tiny Kingdoms, come down to the Bangarang Radio studio to eat pizza, talk classic cartoons, glockenspiels, and their latest EP ‘Realms’. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #58: Boston Manor – Welcome to the Neighbourhood

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, no, It’s a crossover episode! David of, Music To My Peers Podcast, invited Jacques to review Boston Manor’s latest album, “Welcome to the Neighbourhood”, on his show. Plus, brand new music from Australia’s, Stand Atlantic!

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Pop Punk & Pizza #57: 2018 Fall Tours

Only a few weeks of summer left and it will officially be fall! Time to find out which of your favorite bands are hitting the road this fall in the U.S. Plus, new music from two bands out of Columbia, SC. Brigades and Fraud! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #56: Chuck Staton of Senior Discount

On this episode, Jacques talks with, Chuck Staton, lead vocalist of Providence, Road Island punk band, Senior Discount, and co-host of the Chuck and Brad Podcast. Plus, music from Chicago’s, Eddy and the Arsons!

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Pop Punk & Pizza #55: Steve Creaturo – We Were Sharks

Steve Creaturo, bassist of Canadian pop punk band, We Were Sharks, is our special guest on today’s show! Plus, music from Night Surf out of Brooklyn, NY. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore and joined by our music review writer, James Volz.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #54: ‘Saves The Day’ Announce New Album

‘Saves The Day’, have announced first album in five years. I also talk about a late night tv talk show will no longer book musical guests. Plus, music from Post Season and Stellar West. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #53: Scott Klopfenstein

Scott Klopfenstein of The Littlest Man Band, formerly of Reel Big Fish, joins the podcast to talk about what he’s been up to since retiring from RBF in 2011. Is he planning on releasing new music in the future? Listen to find out! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop Punk & Pizza #52: Debut ‘Belmont’ LP

This Monday edition of Pop Punk & Pizza is all about new music coming out this week. New EP from Australia’s, The Shorts, this Thursday, August 16th, and Chicago’s, Belmont, debut LP this Friday, August 17th. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #51: Aug. 10th, 2018

Alkaline Trio released the title track from their upcoming album, “Is This Thing Cursed?”, this past week. Listen to this episode to learn more about the upcoming album and hear the track as well! Also, music from Church Key out of St. Louis, MO. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #50: August 8th, 2018

Robert Biskoski, lead vocalist and guitarist of Chicago based, Bury Me In Lights, joins the podcast! Plus, music from other Windy City natives, Detour North. Hosted By, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #49: August 7th, 2018

Vincent Tyler of northwest Arkansas pop punk trio, Innocent Tyler, joins the podcast! Their first EP, Make A Scene, was produced by Luis Cabezas (of The Dollyrots) and mixed by John Fields (Pink, Goo Goo Dolls, etc.), with a music video for the single “Bree” directed by Jaret Reddick (of Bowling For Soup). Also, music from Shift-D out of Ontario, Canada. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #48: August 6th, 2018

The final cross country version of the Vans Warped Tour just finished up yesterday, August 5th, 2018. This episode is a look back at some of the Warped Memories we’ve shared on the podcast. Featuring, Chris Demakes of Less Than Jake, and members of Felicity, and The Projection. Also, music from Invade The Arcade (UK). Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #47: August 2nd, 2018

The band who coined, “Defend Pop-Punk”, Man Overboard, is back! Also, Detroit punk rock band, The Painted Dogs. Hosted By, Jacques LaMore

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Pop Punk & Pizza #46: August 1st, 2018

Joshua Long, vocalist/guitarist of Chicago pop-punk band, Lightweights, returns to the podcast to promote their latest EP, “Members Only”! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #45: July 31st, 2018

On this Tuesday, we found out exciting new about Tre Cool of Green Day and Justin Courtney Pierre of Motion City Soundtrack. Listen to this episode to find out! Also, new music from, Night Terrors, out of Chicago. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore on bangarangradio.com.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #44: July 30th, 2018

Jacques LaMore is back hosting your favorite pop-punk oriented podcast! New episodes will now be posted five days a week, Monday through Friday on bangarangradio.com. Today, music from Zombie Schoolboy, The Linden Method, Midway Down and more! Plus, exciting news from Green Day.

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Pop Punk & Pizza #43: Andrew Robert Palmer

Singer/Songwriter, Andrew Robert Palmer, stops by the podcast with Aurelio’s Pizza for Jacques, plays a few of his songs, and talks about pop-punk songs that could easily double as country tunes. Enjoy because this will be the last episode for a little while. Thank you for listening! -Love, Jacques.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #42: Chris Demakes of Less Than Jake

Chris Demakes of legendary ska/punk band, Less Than Jake, joins the podcast to answer fan questions, talk Vans Warped Tour memories, and more. It was an honor to have you on the podcast, Chris. LTJ has always been one of my biggest musical inspirations! Photo of Chris is by, Sabrina Leviton. –Jacques LaMore

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Pop Punk & Pizza #41: Kevin Singleton

Kevin Singleton of El Famous/The Cold Mourning and manager of Chicago music venue, Bottom Lounge, joins the podcast! We share our stories of when we toured together in his old band, The Action Blast. I sold merchandise for them on two different tours. One with, Trapt, the other with, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, in the winter of 2013. Hope you enjoy! –Jacques LaMore

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Pop Punk & Pizza #40 Valentine’s Day 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Here’s an episode with my friend, Sara Davis and I sharing some of our favorite pop punk Valentine’s Day songs and stories. Don’t worry, we threw in some break up songs incase you’re going through a rough time!

Jacques’s Songs:

Heartbreak

“Become What You Hate” – Midtown

“I Miss You” – Blink-182

“Floorboards” – Real Friends

“I Don’t Love You” –  My Chemical Romance

Love

“Dear Bobbie” – Yellowcard

“Quit Your Life” – MxPx

“Kiss Me Like Nobody’s Watching” – Simple Plan

“Last Night On Earth” – Green Day

Sara’s Songs:

Heartbreak

“Jaked On Green Beers” – Alkaline Trio

“Good Fucking Bye” – Matt Skiba

“Do You Miss Me?” – Lucky Boys Confusion

“How Does It Feel?” – Sugarcult

“Where Have You Been?” – Reel Big Fish

“Twenty Times 7” – Brand New

Love

“Nove Over Tail” – Alkaline Trio

“Summertime” – Mae

“Stay” – Suicide Machines

“I Don’t Wanna Know” – New Found Glory

“Nothing With You” – Descendents

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Pop Punk & Pizza #39: 5 Bands That Should Reunite

Jacques shares with you 5 bands that he would like to see reunite!

In no particular order:

  1. Sugarcult“Stuck In America”
  2. Midtown“Like A Movie”
  3. Something Corporate“I Woke Up In A Car”
  4. Jeffries Fan Club“One More Time”
  5. My Chemical Romance“Famous Last Words”

(Other bands I almost put on the list are Yellowcard and Motion City Soundtrack. I didn’t put them in this list because I know they just recently broke up in the last few years.)

Also music from:

The Projection“Late Night in Logan Square”

Came Out Swingin’“Hometown”

The Follow Ups“The Half of It”

Idleminds“Brick By Brick”

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #38 Innocent Elaine

Jay Norton, lead vocalist and guitarist of Phoenix, Arizona pop punk band, Innocent Elaine, joins the podcast! We talk about their Alice Cooper experience, dream Warped Tour line-up, Star Wars The Last Jedi, and more. Check out Innocent Elaine’s song called, “Freedom”.

Thanks for listening!

Jacques LaMore

Music Submissions This Week: 

“Broken Kid”Almost Made The Mixtape

“Rite To Hate” –  The Alements

Picks of the Week:

“Walk” – Pantera

“Happy Judgement Day” – Neck Deep

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #37 Warped Memories #2: Felicity

FELICITY, out of Orlando, Florida, joins the podcast to be a part of the second edition of, “Warped Memories”, as we count down the days til the final cross country version of The Vans Warped Tour starts. Check out FELICITY’s latest single, “Circles”.

Music Submissions this Week:

“2049”Wicked Bears (SLC, Utah)

“Rainy Days”New Deadline (Finland).

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Pop Punk & Pizza #36: From The Start

Alternative rock band, From The Start, joins the podcast for the first new episode of 2018! Check out their song called, “Colder”.

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Love,

Jacques LaMore

Music Submission This Week:

Innocent Elaine“Point of View”

Picks of The Week:

Fruit Bats – “Humbug Mountain Song”

Peter Schilling“Major Tom”

Eddie Murphy – “Party All The Time” 

Pavement“Black Out”

City Mouth“Curse My Name”

St. Jimmy Dates: (Green Day Tribute Band I play guitar in.)

Friday, January 19th, 2017 – Black Sheep in Orland Park, IL: More Info Here

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Pop Punk & Pizza #35: Best of 2017

2017 was an amazing year! Let’s listen back to some of the best acoustic performances of the year on Pop-Punk & Pizza. Featuring: Get By, Guardrail, Carrying Torches, The Linden Method, Rebuild and Rebound, Night Terrors, and Talk To You Never. Happy New Year everyone! Thank you for listening and supporting the podcast. May 2018 treat you well!

Love,

Jacques

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St. Jimmy Dates:

Friday, January 19th, 2017 – Black Sheep Orland Park, IL: More Info Here

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Pop Punk & Pizza #34: Gallery-81

Gallery-81, out of Chicago, joins the podcast to promote their latest single, “For Granted”.

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Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk Pick of The Week:

“Silhouettes” – Set The Trend

St. Jimmy Dates:

Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017 – House of Blues Chicago: Buy Tickets Here

Friday, January 19th, 2017 – Black Sheep Orland Park, IL: More Info Here

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Pop Punk & Pizza #33: St. Jimmy

St. Jimmy, The Green Day tribute band that Jacques plays guitar in, joins the podcast! Also, we are proud to announce Pop-Punk & Pizza is sponsoring Snuzfest 2018 at The Wire in Berwyn, IL., Saturday, January 13th. Super honored to be the MC for this show! For tickets and more info, click here.

Christmas Song of The Week:

“Carol of The Bells” – August Burns Red

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“Come Over” – The Frantic

“Main Attraction” – Sincerely, Me

St. Jimmy Dates:

Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017 – House of Blues Chicago: Buy Tickets Here

Friday, January 19th, 2017 – Black Sheep Orland Park, IL: More Info Here

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Pop Punk & Pizza Podcast #32: Warped Memories #1: Brett Buttle

The first installment of “Warped Memories” on Pop-Punk and Pizza! Your host, Jacques LaMore and former bandmate, Brett Buttle, talk about their experience playing Vans Warped Tour 2008 in their band, The Projection.

Pop-Punk Pick of The Week:

“Swisher Sweetheart” – Old Sol

St. Jimmy Dates (Green Day tribute band Jacques plays in.):

Tuesday, Dec. 26th, 2017 – House of Blues Chicago: Buy Tickets Here

Friday, January 19th, 2017 – Black Sheep Orland Park, IL

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #31 Part 2: Joshua Long of Lightweights

Joshua Long, Lead vocalist/guitarist of Chicago’s, Lightweights, joins the podcast! Jacques and Joshua had such a great conversation that there’s two parts to this episode. This is part two!

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Christmas song:

“Christmas Day” – MxPx

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“Role Playing” – Heavy Hitters

“Sidewinder” – Stand Atlantic

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #31 Part 1: Joshua Long of Lightweights

Joshua Long, Lead vocalist/guitarist of Chicago’s, Lightweights, joins the podcast! Jacques and Joshua had such a great conversation that there’s two parts to this episode. This is part one!

You’ll find part two here: http://bangarangradio.com/Epxiv

Check out: “Absolutely, Yes” – Lightweights.

Christmas Song:

“Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)” – The Ramones

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Pop Punk & Pizza Ep. 30: Farewell Warped Tour

Jacques talks about the cross country version of the Vans Warped Tour coming to an end, Knuckle Puck Tour troubles, Christmas song of the week and more! Plus, new music from Green Day and Real Friends.

Pop-Punk Pick of The Week:

“Through A Glass” – Loyal Panic. (Pop-punk from Israel. Awesome, right?)

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Pop Punk & Pizza Ep. 29: Fastest Kid Alive

Gary Weissmann of The Fastest Kid Alive and Loudernow joins the podcast! The Fastest Kid Alive is playing a show for the first time in five years at the end of this month in Tinley Park, IL. Click here for show info.

Jacques also announced the Green Day tribute band he plays in, St. Jimmy, is performing 90’s Palooza at House of Blues Chicago, Tuesday, December 26th! Buy your tickets here. Hope to see you there! 🙂

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 28: Night Terrors

Dave Gomez and Evan Lewis of Night Terrors join the podcast!

Jacques also announces the Green Day tribute band he plays in called, St. Jimmy, has an all ages show coming up this Sunday, August 20th, at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle, IL. Buy tickets HERE

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“Blackbox” – Lightweights

“Get What I need” – Goldfinger

“LOTL” – 7 Minutes In Heaven

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 27: Talk To You Never

Talk To You Never joins the podcast to introduce the world to their new line-up and play a brand new song for us!

Jacques also announces the Green Day tribute band he plays in called, St. Jimmy, has an all ages show coming up Sunday, August 20th, at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle, IL. Buy tickets HERE

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“There’s Something About Mary Jane” – The Skategoats

“D2” – Allister

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 26: Rebuild & Rebound

Christian Danner and Jake Brown of Northwest Indiana’s, Rebuild & Rebound, join the podcast to promote their latest EP, “The After Party”.

Jacques also announces the Green Day tribute band he plays in called, St. Jimmy, has an all ages show coming up Sunday, August 20th, at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle, IL. Buy tickets HERE

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“The Life of Living With Regret”El Famous

“Heaven”PVRIS

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 25: Goldfinger – The Knife

Jacques talks about Goldfinger’s new album, “The Knife”, after listening to it for the first time. Also, awesome news from Green Day, Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck, and more! Want more Goldfinger content? Listen to Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 18 HERE!

Jacques also announces the Green Day tribute band he plays in called, St. Jimmy, has an all ages show coming up Sunday, August 20th, at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle, IL. Buy tickets HERE

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week:

“Symmetry” – 7 Minutes In Heaven (Pre-order new EP HERE.)

“Popular Kid” – Showoff (Pre-order new album HERE.)

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 24: The Linden Method

Alex Wight and Xack Brame of Chicago aggressive pop-punk band, The Linden Method, join the podcast! We talk about Blink-182’s next album, Alex’s solo project, Waxed Wings, and Xack’s podcast, Horrorfied Podcast.

Jacques also announces the Green Day tribute band he plays in called, St. Jimmy, has an all ages show coming up Sunday, August 20th, at BaseCamp Pub & Eatery in Lisle, IL. Buy tickets HERE

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week:

“Coffee At Midnight” – Stand Atlantic

“The YMCA Down the Street From the Clinic” – The Lawrence Arms

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 23: Above The Mendoza

Pete Long of Above The Mendoza talks about his experience on Vans Warped Tour 2017 and Above the Mendoza’s upcoming DIY tour. Their Chicago area tour date is Tuesday, July 18th at Cracken Cakes & More in Beach Park, IL.

Check out their latest EP, “A Shoulder to Lean On But, Not a Crutch.”

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 22: Backseat Pandas

Eddie Martinez and Derick Lopez of Backseat Pandas show up to talk guitars, Blink’s “Dude Ranch” turning 20 years old, and play a few acoustic songs for us!

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 21: Red Light Compliance

Red Light Compliance returns to Pop-Punk & Pizza to promote their new single, “Your Bones”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 20: Carrying Torches

Carrying Torches returns to the Pop Punk & Pizza to talk about their new EP, “Ace of Wands”, and perform an acoustic version of their latest single, “Wishing Well”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 19: Guardrail

Chicago pop-punk band, Guardrail, stops by to talk and play a couple songs off their new EP, “Par At Best”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 18: New Goldfinger Music

What we know so far about Goldfinger’s yet to be released album, “The Knife”. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pre-order Goldfinger’s new album! “The Knife” comes out July 21st via Rise Records.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 17: Get By

Get By, hailing from Northwest Indiana, stops by to talk about their new EP, “…Or Die” and gives us a special acoustic performance.

Buy their new EP here: http://getby.bandcamp.com

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 16: Counter Theory

Tj and Meghan of northwest Indiana alternative rock band, Counter Theory, stop by to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Jacques. The three celebrate by sharing some of their favorite pop punk love and heartbreak songs.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 15: Oceans Over Airplanes

Heartfelt midwest rock band, Oceans Over Airplanes, stops by to talk about their new single, “Traditions”.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: Motion City Soundtrack “Time Turned Fragile” and Same As Sunday “Old, Sore, And Irrelevant”.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 14: Red Light Compliance

Jim Mack & Joe Corson of Chicago’s “Red Light Compliance” stop by to chat with Jacques about how they bring the rad with the sad in the pop punk world. Red Light Compliance plays with Assuming We Survive at Township in Chicago, Thursday, Feb. 9th! Click HERE to buy tickets.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: Real Friends “Empty Picture Frames” and Lights Over Bridgeport “Saving April”

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 13: Carrying Torches

Sometimes here at Pop Punk & Pizza, we branch out into other genres of music a little bit. This episode is a candid interview with new rock/alternative group, Carrying Torches, from the Kankakee, IL area. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: Blink-182 “Los Angeles” and Counter Theory “Only Beginning”

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 12: Drew Neely & The Heroes

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Drew Neely of “Drew Neely and The Heroes” comes onto the show to share some of his favorite pop punk Christmas songs with host, Jacques LaMore. We wish all of you a Merry Pop-Punk Christmas!

 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 11: Famous Last Words

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Craig Simons, Jt Tollas, & Justin Conant of Post Hardcore/Metal band, Famous Last Words, return to Pop-Punk & Pizza to shoot the breeze with Jacques LaMore, talk about their latest album, and tell you what songs they’ve been jamming out to!

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 10: Everyone Says

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Jacques LaMore hangs out with pop-punk band, Everyone Says, from Downers Grove, IL.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: “Exeunt” Late Night Drive and “Unspoken”  Sleep On It.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 9: Gary Mastriano of Backyard Superheroes

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 9! Jacques talks with Gary Mastriano, saxophone player for New Jersey ska band, Backyard Superheroes.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: “Bitter” Get By and “Find Your Sound” Hooray For Our Side.

 

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 8: Yellowcard in Chicago

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 8! On this episode, Jacques talks about Yellowcard’s final show in Chicago.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week:My Fault” by, Backyard Superheroes and

“American Pop-Punk” by, Everyone Says.

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 7: Johnny Christmas of Reel Big Fish!

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 7! On this episode, Jacques talks with one of his biggest musical heroes, Johnny Christmas, trumpet player and all around nice guy for legendary Ska band, Reel Big Fish. The main topic of discussion is the 20th Anniversary of their mainstream debut album, “Turn The Radio Off”.

Pop-Punk Pick of the Week: “It’s Too Late” by Stacked Like Pancakes.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 6: Green Day in Chicago

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 6! On this episode, Jacques talks about Green Day’s recent performance at Aragon Ballroom in Chicago on their Revolution Radio Tour. In pop punk news, Knuckle Puck call out YouTuber Jarrod Alonge on t-shirt design, punk rock toddler album, and more stories.

Pop-Punk Picks of the Week: “See You Around” by Sleep On It and “Believing in Fiction” by The Linden Method

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 5: Famous Last Words

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Pop-Punk & Pizza Episode 5! Special Guests, Jt Tollas, Craig Simons, and Justin Conant of Famous Last Words. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 4 Part 2: 13 Voices

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Episode 4 Part 2 of, Pop Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Special Guest, Dave Gomez of Night Terrors. On this episode, we talk about Sum 41’s latest album, “13 Voices”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 4 Part 1: Revolution Radio

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Episode 4 Part 1 of, Pop Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Special Guest, Dave Gomez of Night Terrors. On this episode, we talk about Green Day’s latest album, “Revolution Radio”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 3: Yellowcard Finale

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Episode 3 of, Pop Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Special Guests, Kevin Andrew of El Famous and Guardrail. On this episode, we review Yellowcard’s final album and more!

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week: Guardrail “Miserable” and Masked Intruder “If Only”.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 2: LOUDERNOW

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Bangarang Radio Presents: Episode 2 of, Pop Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Special Guests, LOUDERNOW. On this episode, we talk about Yellowcard’s 2008 hiatus and their upcoming final album, along with several other topics in the pop punk scene.

Pop-Punk Picks of The Week: Good Charlotte “Life Changes” and Mike Frazier “F-35”

LOUDERNOW is Chicago’s premiere emo/pop-punk cover band. They’re playing this Saturday, October 1st at Subterranean at 9:00 PM, 21+, $8.00 tickets. Get your tickets by clicking HERE.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 1: Jeremy Maurizi

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Bangarang Radio Presents the very first episode of, Pop Punk & Pizza! Hosted by, Jacques LaMore. Special Guest, Jeremy Maurizi of Keep The Fight Alive. On this episode, Jacques introduces himself and talks about what you can expect from this new show. Other topics include: Family Stage Manteno Oktoberfest, Riot Fest in Chicago, Motion City Soundtrack saying goodbye, and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day starring in the film, “Ordinary World”. Also music from, Marina City and Came Out Swingin’.

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