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Pop-Punk & Pizza #114: Fluorescents

Photo by, Brandy Leigh.

Covid-19 has pretty much stopped live music dead in it’s tracks for the most part. However, it hasn’t stopped most bands from releasing new music. Thank God for that, right? In my opinion, Chicago has one of the best pop-punk scenes in the country, maybe even the world. One of the newer bands in the Windy City scene is, Fluorscents, calling themselves, “Post Pop-Punk”. Their song, “Not Another Pop-Punk Song”, is on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast Spotify playlist this month. Three out of the four members join me on this episode. Please welcome, Tyler Milka, Bobby Guidi, and Sasquel Roby Exum! We had a lot of fun talking about the band’s new EP, “Dead End Conversations”, Green Day, ska music, and more.

Fluorescent’s newest EP, “Dead End Conversations”, is available everywhere online.

Visit their website for links to streaming and more:


Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #110: 10 Songs for September 2020

Catholic Guilt

Hey there! I hope September has greeted you with nothing but warm positive feelings. Yes, there’s a lot of crazy things happening in the world, but that’s nothing new, right? September is a special month because as of the 20th, Pop-Punk & Pizza will be four years old! What an amazing four years it has been. My heart is filled with nothing but gratitude for all the love and support the podcast has received from you this past four years. I can’t express enough how thankful I am for you. Every year, the podcast has continued to improve and grow with your help. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU to all the guests, bands, publicists, managers, and listeners of Pop-Punk & Pizza. Here’s to many more years together!Here’s 10 songs to jam out to for September 2020:

  1. “Til We’re Dead” – Guardrail
  2. “Bad Guy” – Of Brighter Skies (Not a Billie Eilish cover.)
  3. “Not Another Pop-Punk Song” – Fluorescents
  4. “Japanese” – Worry Club
  5. “We Remain” – Don’t Sleep
  6. “Intergalactic Reptilian Shedders” – Fuck Yeah, Dinosaurs!
  7. “Ft. Lauderdale” – The Inevitables
  8. “Cockatiel Boy” – The Lousekateers
  9. “Partition (Party’s Over)” – All The Time Everywhere
  10. “A Boutique Affair” – Catholic Guilt

Also, I made a playlist of all ten songs you can listen to on Spotify:


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Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #83: Craig Miller of Zombie Schoolboy


Photo: Alex Zarek

Craig Miller, frontman of Chicagoland pop punk band, Zombie Schoolboy, had several ear catching stories to share on this episode. Including stories from his years in, Danger Is My Middle Name. 

Listen to Zombie Schoolboy’s latest single, “Hey California”, here: https://zombieschoolboy.bandcamp.com/track/hey-california

Produced and recorded by, Rian Dawnson, of All Time Low.

Artwork By: Alduane Mano.

Also on this episode, an exclusive premiere of, “Seasons”, by, Fluorescents. The song hits streaming platforms this Friday, September 27th. Pre-save here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/fluorescents/seasons