Episodes

A2G24 - Hardcore in 1992: Never Mind the LA Riots.

June 26, 2018

Where were you in 1992? Watching Jordan in the finals? Voting for something? Rioting? Well, if you were too busy for Biohazard, Heroin, Bikini Kill, Shelter, Yuppicide, and about two dozen other releases- don't worry. We got…

A2G21 - Walking Promoters to the ATM

June 19, 2018

The mental poverty of broken phone screens. Skrewdriver guilt. Is it worth a band's time to chase cool? Is Post Malone the new Killing Time? Is playing fests for pure radio rock crowds worth it for a subculture band? DIY pro…

A2G23 - Listening Party. New Albums; demos; promos.

June 12, 2018

New (and newish) music from A TON of bands. We land on mostly good material, though a couple bunk recordings. Democore proves to be alive and well(?). Break out the Tostitos. It's a listening party.

A2G22 - The Overthinking Episode

June 5, 2018

Axe To Grind goes on a field trip to see what a dorm room looks like in 2018. Not entirely different from the 90’s. While in room 1605 at Warren Towers, we discuss body image issues, assault in all forms, straight edge, grou…

A2G20 - What's Next For Hardcore? Mindless Speculation Time.

May 29, 2018

Jeff Casazza of Run For Cover fame joins us to talk about WHAT'S NEXT FOR HARDCORE. Has heavy hardcore reached its tipping point? Is there enough labels in hardcore right now or are we all super doomed? Quick aside: does any…

A2G19 - Hardcore in 2010: Never Mind the Oil Spill, Let's Talk HC.

May 23, 2018

In this, the first installment of our Yearbook series, we explore the good the bad and the ugly of 2010. A weird transition year with a lot thriving and some stuff dying. Provided: (hot?) takes and some indisputable realitie…

A2G18 - Power Trippin’ Afternoon

May 17, 2018

One normal host and two guest hosts. What could possibly go wrong? Bob is joined for a lovely afternoon by Riley from Power Trip and Andrew from Police Line / Overnight Drive to discuss screenprinting shops, Texas, Queensrÿc…

A2G17 - Listener Mail featuring Izzy b/w Integ2018

May 9, 2018

Integrity is discussed in frighteningly deep detail. The importance of band names. Favorite DFJ bands. How often do vocalists say the worst possible thing? Fashioncore. How to not discuss moshing. Eye injury. Christian HC.

A2G16 - Secrets of the Label World / Shirtless Bug MFers

May 3, 2018

Labels. How do those work? But before all that, we talk Hatebreed on a boat, touring with rappers, bands that no kids care about but managers back hard, Sixpence None the Richer, Hardcore Tinder, clickbait, and we answer th…

A2G15 - New Music Episode / No Punk Cops

April 27, 2018

We talk new music. Ecostrike; Krimewatch; Day By Day; Fiddlehead; Hirs Collective; Trail of Lies. Everybody's got records coming out and none of them can make Patrick happy. Tom and Bob were in better moods and found a lot t…

A2G14 - Moshing with a Chain Around Your Arm: Is it Good?

April 20, 2018

Recorded while the world was at United Blood, we anticipated a short episode. Instead we went deep on Bodied Girl, TIHC, BnB Bowl, the window on reunions, a night at L'Amour, Patrick calls the Taste Police on Paramore, Tom d…

A2G - Trolled by a Top 25 List... AGAIN

April 16, 2018

A quick episode (well, an hour) with a purpose. We talk a bit about how you can support us, then we get sucked into responding to the NME 'Greatest HC Albums' nonsense. Is Dead Swans better than Hatebreed? An intern at NME M…

A2G13 - Correct Pronunciation of 'Louisville' with Knocked Loose

April 11, 2018

Bryan and Issac of Knocked Loose stop by to answer why they are so HOT BUTTON a topic on this podcast. The discussion includes coasts vs the midwest experience, bartender hardcore, vans without radios, Nicole Dollanganger, t…

A2G11 - Getting You Pumped For United Blood w Alex Casey

April 5, 2018

The United Blood Fest deep dive, with Hudson Valley renaissance man, Alex Casey. Also, Take Offense, Life Of Agony, Deathwish Inc, Blacklisted, Sick of It All, Knocked Loose, the tricky waters of touring as a legacy act, bei…

A2G12 - Happy Easter From Sam Triple-B

April 1, 2018

Episode 11 is in the shop getting a tune up, so you get an Easter miracle in the form of episode 12 featuring Sam from Triple-B Records. We run through the Damaged City lineup, talk label workings, try to figure out what's u…

A2G10 - HC Fantasy Draft (basically Warhammer plus NBA but music)

March 23, 2018

This is the big one. We spend a long time wheelin…

A2G09.5 - Morgado's Mailbag part 2, still ft Chris Morgado

March 16, 2018

More listener questions, with special guest Chris…

A2G09 - Morgado's Mailbag part 1, ft Chris Morgado

March 14, 2018

A pure mailbag episode where we answer your quest…

A2G08 - Three Cavemen and Ivy

March 6, 2018

Our friend Ivy was in town so she became an impro…

A2G07 - HC Unsolved Mysteries Vol 1: Big and then Not

Feb. 28, 2018

After getting heavy about the mental health of HC…

A2G06 - Grown Men Using the Word 'Poser'

Feb. 23, 2018

New Turnstile! New AN! New Harm's Way! New albums…

A2G05 - Watching Every Band At Every Fest ft John Scanlon

Feb. 9, 2018

Part one of our Dear Fests series. We talk about …

A2G04 - How To Band ft Brian Audley of Incendiary

Feb. 1, 2018

We chop it up with Brian Audley of Incendiary and…

A2G03 - America's Hardcore Comp vol4 Listening Party

Jan. 25, 2018

Exactly like the episode title says, we give a track-by-track review of the newest America's Hardcore Comp. We love some of it, hate some of it, and shrug at a few tracks too. We also talk about comps and why they matter or …