Episodes

Oct. 31, 2023

A2G302 - Eras Tour

We put our minds to defining every half-decade of hardcore by choosing emblematic albums. We struggle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct. 24, 2023

A2G301 - Jakarta Nights

World travelers over here. US bands touring overseas and international bands touring the US. The joys, the headaches, and the potential. Also, what happens if someone's head breaks at a show? Learn more about your ad choices…
Oct. 17, 2023

A2G300 - Ladies and Gentlemen, the Internet

For our 300th episode, we accidentally talk about whatever BS is going around HC internet. Furry mosh, guns, Grammys, and taking your merch person's money. It won't age well! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone…
Oct. 10, 2023

A2G299 - Practice Breaking Up

Are you more excited for what's new, or what you already know you like? Is it time for some acts to just get outta the damn way? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct. 3, 2023

A2G298 - 5 Star Wanted Level From the Punk Police

The punk police have called in the helicopters. Get to a tunnel until the heat passes. Also, AI hardcore shows, LiveNation, offensive booking agent slime, ultra-casuals, and playing covers with a bad voice. Learn more about …
Sept. 26, 2023

A2G297 - Paintball With Wilson

Our clueless but well-intentioned friend Wilson from Westchester joins us to discuss the difference between punk and hardcore (assuming there is one), the proper syntax of the phrase 'straight edge', who the biggest bands in…
Sept. 19, 2023

A2G296 - Melting Pot

Are there people who love hardcore who should just avoid each other? Crowds that should not be in the same room? Or can we walk together and rock together? Also, how many 'whoops, forgot to make hardcore' LPs do you put up w…
Sept. 12, 2023

A2G295 - Falling Back To Move Forward

Can the younger bands help legacy acts to gain new fans? Should they? Can the legacy acts play below younger acts without feeling some type of way? How can we best help each other out here? Learn more about your ad choices. …
Sept. 5, 2023

A2G294 - Bad Week For Chill Dudes

Who gets to commodify hardcore? You? Me? Raytheon Technologies? Wayne Corporation? Dave Ackerman joins us to discuss. Rest in peace to hardcore attorney and all-around mensch Dave Stein, laidback fella Jimmy Buffet, and Shre…
Aug. 29, 2023

A2G293 - Yes, Chef

Our quest for certainty continues, with questions from listeners and clarifications made! Has politics completely left hardcore? Is Gel getting the proper amount of love? Is a traveling fest viable or is that the talk of a l…
Aug. 22, 2023

A2G292 - Probing Questions

Bathing in listener questions. Gel or Spy? What's your 2023 dream tour? Was 2001 lit? How much pop-punk can you handle in your hardcore? Is hardcore best consumed in small bites? Did H2O have a moment? And on and on. Learn m…
Aug. 15, 2023

A2G291 - Planted

Does hardcore have industry plants? Maybe. Does it have jealous haters? Definitely. Let's have fun with it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug. 8, 2023

A2G290 - BOOP!

Some updates from the streets of Saigon where they're booping everyone, a discussion about what bands, venues, and experiences we may be taking for granted, and a forensic investigation of Travis Barker at Sound & Fury. Lear…
Aug. 1, 2023

A2G289 - California Cursed

Hardcore shirt wars, Indecision Records Fest recap, Sound & Fury FOMO, the resurrection of Twitching Tongues, the Magnitude-Mouthpiece connection, losing your toes, and Pregnant Sonic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
July 25, 2023

A2G288 - God's Hate Chicken

With Sound & Fury this week, we play word association with the lineup. What happens when you clear your mind and just let the strange collection of words roll over the grey matter inside your skull? Also, is there too many f…
July 20, 2023

A2GBONUS - The Club Is Open

A bonus episode for the heads! A talk with the people behind essential Brooklyn venue SAINT VITUS on what makes a great space, a great moment, and a great legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
July 18, 2023

A2G287 - Titans Only

80s Mosh Madness breaks from brackets for a minute to address the 800lb gorillas. This is all the undeniable monster albums. Classics from 7 Seconds, Black Flag, Minor Threat, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Gorilla Biscuits, Nega…
July 11, 2023

A2G286 - Devil Stick HC

How varied were your tastes as a young core aficionado? How varied are they now? Then we play the Bobko game, where we try to find the sonic parents of specific bands. AND we've got a song debut from Triple-B's own MISSING L…
July 4, 2023

A2G285 - That New New (New)

Some new HC talk. What's poppin and what may pop soon. Also should Fall Out Boy go to prison forever? And big premiere of a new rippin hardcore track from Portland's own ALIENATOR! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg…
June 27, 2023

A2G284 - Ten-Song Encore

Are we really all just playing alternative metal? What deals are forbidden? What deals would you say no to? Is Josh Trustkill having an episode of some type? Do we owe Biohazard an apology for all the hardcore that's lifted …
June 20, 2023

A2G283 - Over Your Skis

Breaking through the hardcore ceiling without looking like a fool. And is there any excuse to drop a stage-diver? Throwing your camera in the ocean. All this and a song premiere from NY's own PAIN OF TRUTH! And while we're i…
June 13, 2023

A2G282 - Ball Like Pippen

Where will you be when the vibe changes? Did you lose touch when the stuff you don't like was poppin? And are we track-deficient or are we missing hidden heat? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
June 6, 2023

A2G281 - Elitists Stay Scheming

Is there still a space for genre elitists in hardcore 2023? Regardless if there is or there isn't, they're here! Also, is the Drain hype real? And did we all get taken to church when TUI played Tied Down Fest? Learn more abo…
May 30, 2023

A2G280 - Brainpickin'

The boys are one short but do their best to hit a grip of questions from the audience. What does Black Flag mean to the under 30 age group? Never Ending Game. Initiating bad behavior from the stage. Learn more about your ad …