Not only is Reed Wolcott the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for We Are The Union, he also works for the legendary ska/punk bands, Goldfinger, Five Iron Frenzy, and more. Reed had some great stories to tell. I hope you enjoy them!
When I think of bands who have successfully blended multiple styles of music into their songs, Ballyhoo!, is one of the first bands that come to my mind. In my opinion, Ballyhoo, is the perfect mix of punk, pop punk, ska, and reggae. It was an honor to have an in depth conversation with their frontman, Howi Spangler, on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza! Part 1 of Part 2.
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.
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.
We Were Sharks latest album, “Lost Touch”, is a definite pop punk throw back once you initially listen to this album you get this immediate feeling of New Found Glory and a complete throw back to Drive Thru Records. This album from start to finish flows beautifully and I find myself listening to this album without skipping one song. The album opens up with a heavy hitting ballad, “Beyond Repair”, which was the initial release off this album, which in my opinion was the perfect song to release as a single because it leaves you wanting more. The fifth song on the album is titled, “Stay”, and to me this song kind of serves as the anthem for the album and was perfectly placed. I had been anticipating this album for months since the release of, “Beyond Repair”, and it absolutely delivered. My only two problems with this album are that it was not long enough and that they release 4 of the songs off the album before the release of the album leaving some of the album less of a surprise. I give this album four out of five pizza slices.
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.
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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’.
On this episode of, Jacques LaMore, Jacques invites his bandmates, Collin, Jeremy, Damien, and Connor, onto the show to celebrate and say goodbye to their pop-punk band, The Projection, after 10 amazing years. It’s been a great run and we want to thank ALL OF YOU for being a part of it! NSFW!
Bangarang Ep. 9: Jeremy Maurizi and I talk about our band, The Projection, and stream our brand new EP, “Light Up The Sky”, in full before it’s officially released for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other online retailers, on Tues. Nov. 4th! Bangarang Featured Artist of the Week, Chicago pop-punk rockers, Knuckle Puck.
This Monday on Bangarang, Jeremy Maurizi and I talk about our band, The Projection, and stream our brand new EP, “Light Up The Sky”, in full before it’s officially released for digital download on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and other online retailers! Plus, Bangarang News with, Tim Stuker, and more. Episode 9 will be up at 7:00 PM CT here on bangarangradio.com, iTunes, and Stitcher!