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Pop-Punk & Pizza #138: Top 10 Episodes of 2020

This episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is sponsored by melodic punk band, Hangtime! The band’s two most recent EPs, DESTROY! And INVASION, are being pressed onto one vinyl LP, which you can pre-order now via Say-10 Records (United States) and Dental Records (Canada). 

You can follow the band on Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp, @hangtimeband. Their music is available on all streaming platforms.

The 10 Most Listened to Episodes of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast in 2020:

I thought it would be fun to ring in the New Year by counting down the ten most listened to episodes of Pop-Punk & Pizza in 2020. The 10 episodes listed below had the most downloads this past year. Ranked from lowest to highest: 

10. #101: Songs & Stories with Kev Wright

9. #96: James VanOsdol

8. #91: Dev & Pat Parker of Til Morning

7. #88: Johnny Hamlin of Lights Over Bridgeport

6. #94: Andrew Zamora of Weigh The Anchor

5. #90: Matty & Courtney of Take The Reins

4. #97: Franky & Jevin of Much The Same

3. #99: Tahlena Chikami of Bite Me Bambi

2. #120: Stubhy Pandav of Lucky Boys Confusion

1. #93: Jake Marquis of Sleep On It

I would like to thank everyone involved in Pop-Punk & Pizza for making 2020 such an amazing year for the podcast. I’d like to extend my sincerest gratitude to all the guests, listeners, publicists, managers, sponsors, supporters, and my closest family and friends. THANK YOU! From my family to yours, Happy New Year!

Much Love,

Jacques LaMore

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Pop-Punk & Pizza #93: Jake Marquis of Sleep On It

Photo by, Haley Mewborn, HNM Creative.

Chicago’s Sleep On It was about 10 dates into their, “Pride & Disaster Tour”, when the whole country began locking down because of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Guitarist and vocalist, Jake Marquis, explains what that was like for the band at the time and also what they’ve been up to since the lockdown began in mid-March. I’ve always thought Jake was a genuinely cool guy and he proves that in our conversation. We touch on lighter topics as well including movies, fitness, food and of course, music. Jake also explains what the writing and recording process was like for their most recent album, “Pride & Disaster.” By the way, Sleep On It’s lead vocalist, Zech Pluister, chimes in on the conversation a little too!

Sleep On It’s latest single, “Stay At Home”. They will be donating money from streaming to The World Health Organization.

Stay up to date on everything Sleep On It related here: https://www.sleeponitband.com/

Also on this episode, I’m very excited to share a rejuvenated version of the Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast theme song, re-recorded by, Chris DeMakes, of Less Than Jake! LTJ is one of my biggest influences of all time and I’m very grateful that Chris was down to re-record the theme song for me. If you want a custom song recorded by Chris, you can reach him at his social media links below:

Photo by, Sabrina Leviton.

instagram.com/lessthanchrisd

twitter.com/lessthanchris

Love,

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 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. 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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Jacques LaMore Ep. 25: Oceans Over Airplanes

Jacques LaMore Ep. 25 300x300 2On Episode 25 of, The Jacques LaMore Show, heartfelt Midwest rock band, Oceans Over Airplanes, stops by to talk about their latest EP, “Young Nights”.

Featured Artist: Sleep On It – “Burning At Both Ends” (Alternative/Rock from Chicago, IL).