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Pop-Punk & Pizza #111: Guardrail

Guardrail from Chicago, IL. Photo by, Out of The Dark Graphic Design and Photography.

My “Diet Punk” friends, Guardrail, return to, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! Except this time, they have the most exciting news to date: they signed to a label! Guardrail inked a deal with Open Your Ears Records to release their third EP entitled, “Yikes”, produced & engineered by Nick Diener at Oneder Studios. Yes, Nick from, The Swellers. You’ll find Guardrail’s infectious new single, “Til We’re Dead”, on our Spotify playlist this month. Congratulations, guys! I couldn’t be happier for you all. Pop punk fans are going to love this EP!

Pre-order, “Yikes”, here: https://oyerecs.com/store/

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 #92: 10 Songs for May 2020

Devin Parker of Til Morning. Photo by, Bryan Buchelt.

10 Songs for May 2020: (In no particular order.)

  1. “Okay” – Til Morning
  2. “Redcard” – High Wire
  3.  “Ceiling” – When The Sun Sets
  4.  “Dragged Across The Finish Line” – Sincere Engineer
  5.  “Crazy” – Una Jensen
  6. “86” – Love Again
  7.  “See You Soon” – Hangtime
  8.  “Sweathogg” – Head Honcho
  9.  “Old School Blues” – Desk Job
  10.  “Belly-Up” & “We Made It To A Minute” – Guardrail

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


Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #84: AJ Khah & Kyle Dee of Makeout

Left to Right: AJ Khah, Jacques LaMore, and Kyle Dee.

Last month pop-punk phenoms, Makeout, announced two new members of the band. Oddly enough, both of them are from Chicago and have strong ties to the local scene. New lead vocalist/guitarist, Kyle Dee, is known for previous bands, The Frantic, and The Fall Four. AJ Khah, the new bassist, just left, Sleep On It, earlier this year. Kyle and AJ were kind enough to sit down with me a few weeks ago, have a few slices of Lou Malnati’s, and talk about the exciting future of Makeout.

Upcoming Makeout Shows:

12/12 – Reggies – Chicago, IL – Tickets: http://tiny.cc/a7yrdz

12/14 – Alchemy – Providence, RI – Tickets: https://cutt.ly/0eyxFZF

Music On This Episode:

“Empty Secrets” – False Report – https://youtu.be/xPq49MVYrzU

“Screaming Bloody Mary” – Guardrailhttps://youtu.be/4RontaBePpw

Pop-Punk & Pizza #72: Snuzfest 2019

Kevin Andrew of Guardrail joins the podcast to discuss each band that is playing Snuzfest 2019 at Schubas in Chicago, this Sunday, January 13th! Lineup includes: Guardrail, The Blamed, Makena, Tiny Kingdoms, The Linden Method, The Flips, A Better Hand, Erabella, Butchered, and Action/Adventure. Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is proud to be hosting once again this year! BUY TICKETS HERE


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!



I’m 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.

St. Jimmy Dates:

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

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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”.

Listen to podcast above or watch their performance below:

Pop-Punk & Pizza Ep. 3: Yellowcard Finale


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”.

Listen to the podcast version above or watch the YouTube version below: