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Pop-Punk & Pizza #130: 10 Songs for December 2020

The Middle Room

Before we start, I’d like to thank, Here For A Reason, for sponsoring this episode of, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! Their new single, “Ghost”, is now available on all streaming platforms. The song is about, “Ghosting”.

If your band, business, or event would like to sponsor an episode of the podcast, email me at bangarangradio@gmail.com. 

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with family and friends. I know the holidays are strange this year and that they’re not the same. However, there’s still several things to be thankful for. I for one am thankful to have so many incredible to share with you this month!

In no particular order, “10 Songs for December 2020″: Plus, the Fan Favorite Song from November!

  1. “Hold That Thought” – The Middle Room
  2. “Someday” – A Few Too Many
  3. “Run Away” – Westwood
  4. “Indie Girls” – Picture Us Tiny
  5. “Head In Hands” – Weatherworn
  6. “Hurts Like Hell” – Innocent Tyler
  7. “Knuckles” – Riverview
  8. “Bridge To Breakdown” – Picture The Scene
  9. “Mud” – Attic Salt
  10. “Late Reply” – Keep Flying

The Fan Favorite Song from November: “Look What Happened” – Millington & Half Past Two. 

You’ll find all the songs on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Spotify Playlist.

VOTE for your favorite song of the month on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Club Facebook Group. The song with the most votes stays on our Spotify playlist for another month. Just like, “Look What Happened”, is staying on the list for the month of December.

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #127: Tara Hahn of Half Past Two

Every songwriter has their own story to tell and when a guest comes on Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast to share their story, it always means a lot to me. Especially when that story is very personal. Tara Hahn, lead vocalist of California ska punk band, Half Past Two, does just that on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza. On the band’s latest single, “Shine”, Tara dives deep into her feelings to sing about her daughter, Neely, who has, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). “Shine”, is a positive spin on a situation that isn’t the greatest. If you ask me, that’s what being in a ska-punk band is all about. Half Past Tw0 plans to release a full length album in 2021. I can’t wait to hear it!

Half Past Two Website

Follow Half Past Two on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @halfpasttwoska

Official music video for, “Shine”:

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #124: 10 Songs for November 2020

Glimmers. Photo by, Smiling Eyes Media.

I’m thankful to have survived Covid! So far, anyway. My son and I made it through quarantine without ANY positive results for the virus. Thank you for patiently waiting for new Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast episodes to arrive. I hope you, your family and friends are staying healthy!

With November starting up, it means it’s time to update the Pop-Punk & Pizza Spotify Playlist with ten new songs for you to check out!

In no particular order, “10 Songs for November 2020″: Plus, the Fan Favorite Song from October!

  1. “The First Thing” – Glimmers
  2. “September Sky” – The MSGs
  3. “(Turn Down The) Radio – Hiding From Humans
  4. “Save Me” – RODERIK
  5. “Playing House” – Maple Hill
  6. “Give It Up” – Frontside
  7. “Words That Rhyme with Liar” – Rematch
  8. “Liquor & High” – The Dumes
  9. “Ghost of Saturday Night” – Boy Blue Ft. Jaret Reddick of Bowling For Soup
  10. “Look What Happened” (Less Than Jake Cover) – Millington & Half Past Two

The Fan Favorite Song from October, “Happy”, by Goalkeeper.

VOTE for your favorite song of the month on the Pop-Punk & Pizza Community Facebook Group. The song with the most votes stays on our Spotify playlist for another month. Just like, “Happy”, is staying on the list for the month of November.

In other news, I was invited to be a guest on the You Make The Scene Podcast! It was an honor to talk to Josh Custer about Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast, music journalism, and more. Listen to the episode HERE. Please like, follow, and listen to You Make The Scene. Josh is a genuinely nice guy and a big supporter of the music scene. I’m sure you’ll enjoy his podcast!

With Love,

Jacques LaMore

Pop-Punk & Pizza #102: 10 Songs for August 2020

Give Me A Reason. Photo by, Jan Lerch.

I can’t believe it’s August already! The summer is going by way too quickly. I hope you’ve been able to enjoy it regardless of the ongoing pandemic.

Our “10 Songs for August 2020” episode is chuck full of variety from all over the world. From the United States to Switzerland. Here’s ten songs I think you should give a listen to this month:

  1. “Adderall” – Wilmette
  2. “Hero Insomniac” – Knockout Kid
  3. “Sad” – Give Me A Reason
  4. “What You Call A Dream” – KID DAD
  5. “O’Rileys” – Cats That Bark
  6. “I Will” – Half Past Two (Beatles cover)
  7. “Look Alive” – CHASER
  8. “We Broke The World” – Fast Friends
  9. “Should’ve Known Better” – Releaser (Richard Marx cover)
  10. “Blackout” – BAD YEAR

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

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Love,

Jacques LaMore