Episodes

A2G127 - Solid Ratings

June 30, 2020

Is Hatebreed overrated, underrated, or appropriately rated? What about Dag Nasty? Ekulu? Lotta bands are examined this episode TASTEFULLY AND WITH RESPECT. Also, Chicago Fire, the Dick Wolf extended universe, and more!

A2G126 - Appearing At Fantasy's Island Lounge

June 23, 2020

A quiet moment for a listener. Venues ex nihilo; sad old man storage units; mental health; Cold As Life; political hardcore; making friends online; YDL erasure; region of choice; truly fake news; more!

A2G125 - Irredeemable Grandma

June 16, 2020

Hard talks with relatives and hardcore icons. Can you really reason with either one? Also, is hardcore worth playing/watching in a half-empty room? Also, money-laundering, and treasure-hunting in the Rockies.

A2G124 - Saved By The Bail

June 9, 2020

The Facebook news drip, bail reform, Saved By The Bell, gently placing grandma in a dumpster or not, Ice T, Ice Cube, intellectual blindspots, weight training for the oncoming Cop War, and a quick visit from producer/enginee…

A2G123 - A Rare Serious Moment

June 3, 2020

Felt inappropriate doing the normal thing this week. Exercise your rights and be safe.

A2G- Patreon Sampler

May 29, 2020

Every once in a while we like to give everyone a chance to see what goes on in the golden kingdom of the Axe To Grind Patreon. Here’s some clips to tease and tantalize, with the hope that you’ll join our Patreon.

A2G122 - Gluten Free Means I Can't Have Gluten

May 26, 2020

Last Lights, Fiona Apple, shootouts, guitar solos, Green Day, Lulu, good looks, professional wrestling, The State, piloting a plane without training, Australia, Orange 9mm, college, and A Live On A2G set from the mighty SUNS…

A2G Overtime 11 - Next Step Up

May 22, 2020

Grady and Ryan from Anxious and One Step Closer jump into talk a little bit on getting stuck in Europe at the onset of a pandemic, going to school in the middle of nowhere, and the process of writing full lengths for each ba…

A2G121 - Unfriended

May 19, 2020

Critique, PMA, haters, and the cold hard reality of putting art into the world. Ian from Regional Justice Center joins us for deep talk on what makes a good vocalist, what makes a band a viable touring act, and what justifie…

A2G Overtime 10 - BOLD Looking Back

May 14, 2020

Is Looking Back an underrated classic? A accurately rated piece of the hardcore cannon? Or an overrated pile of shit? With influences that range from melodic hardcore to the devil, this record inspires big opinions from hard…

A2G120 - Lyrical Bikini Party

May 12, 2020

This one is for the word lovers. Pat Flynn stops by to talk favorite lyricists in hardcore and beyond. Is Shawn Brown an underrated snark god? Do members of Foundation have Minority Report style precognition? Can CRASS cause…

A2G119 - Will Life Ever Be Sane Again?

May 5, 2020

Swamp life; lean gains; the future of touring; economics of playing music in 2020; drive times; putting out records during a pandemic and/or global depression; drive-in hardcore shows; the importance of venues; cassette rele…

A2G118 - Making a NYHC Mixtape For Your Crush

April 28, 2020

How to go about showing the best, most interesting, and most personally impactful NYHC to someone new. Also discussed: prodigious journaling, BlackedRaw, ditching religion in a public way, YDL, scooter culture, and what cons…

A2G Overtime - 09 - MINDFORCE

April 27, 2020

Jay and Mike join us to talk about the new Swingin' Swords, Choppin' Lords 12" EP.

A2G Overtime 08 - Record Club: VOD Imprint

April 23, 2020

Anyone can be part of this club. Just go listen to the record we're talking about, come back, compare your thoughts to ours and other listeners, be happy or mad. Today's album: Vision Of Disorder - Imprint

A2G117 - Exciting Career Opportunities In Youth Crew

April 21, 2020

Pat Flynn joins the podcast to talk Zoli muscles, the responsibility bands have to their communities, the best year in hardcore, mysterious guy hardcore, head massages, gun control, Duke basketball, Bold, Bold, and Bold.

A2G Overtime 07 - Chunky Habanero Salsa HOT Takes

April 17, 2020

When we opened the door to anonymous questions, these are the bad apples who strutted in wearing leather jackets.

A2G116 - Medium Tostitos Salsa Takes

April 14, 2020

John Joseph Covid reporting, Karate Kid, looking like a thumb, starting a hardcore band late in life, rerecorded classics, diss tracks, Every Time I Die, Reagan Youth, blind spots, a world without Bad Religion, Bridge 9, and…

A2G115 - Let's All Get On The Same Page

April 7, 2020

Lots of hardcore and hardcore adjacentry in this hardcore podcast. Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Breakdown, 108, VOD, Rollins Band, Leatherface, In My Eyes, Kiss It Goodbye, Dischord catalog, Rev catalog, Victory catalog, and on…

A2G114 - Worst Possible Tomline

March 31, 2020

Crossover episode with Worst Possible Timeline. Hardcore is supposed to be NOT discussed, but somehow works its way into conversations about Joe Girardi's traps, Joe Biden's brain failure, American exceptionalism, Tiger King…

A2G Overtime 06 - Black Flag Rank'm

March 30, 2020

Frequent collaborator Dave joins Bob to debate the most pressing issue of 2020: Where each Black Flag release ranks in the band's discography.

A2G Overtime 05 - Drive & Grind

March 27, 2020

This Is Albany, Not Bakersfield. Bob is joined by Overnight Drive's secret coremen Hans and Andrew for a trip into the dark heart of memory lane. Scene clashes, the alienated hardcore kid, 25 Ta Life, Earth Crisis fandom, Lo…

A2G Overtime 04 - Caseys Go Nineties

March 26, 2020

Ever spend a night in Poughkeepsie talking about your ten favorite hardcore records of the 90s? Now is you chance. Nicole and Alex Casey join the crew to talk all things hardcore from the era of MTV Unplugged. Is Only Living…

A2G113 - Everything Is Closed, Listen To Hardcore

March 24, 2020

Wire. Blacklisted. Best Boston bands. Smart bands vs 'Smart bands'. Marshal's Home Goods and TJ MAX. After Forever by Black Sabbath. After Forever as covered by Shelter. Disneyland. Melodic HC. Facebook Living your death. Or…