Episodes

Aug. 25, 2020

A2G134 - Never Ending Name Game

Antidote and trips to the National Parks; Sick Of It All and literature; Vermin Supreme and voting; pepper spray and making people apologize for accusing you of things you actually did; the Name Game and fun. You'll love thi…
Aug. 18, 2020

A2G133 - Ascending Mount Doom

Entering the dark and murky world of music's near-future. Where we can't be sure shows are happening, if subculture even exists, and if paper money has value anymore. Strap into the last of the V8 Interceptors and fill up on…
Aug. 14, 2020

WA2G02 - The AXE

A cool hour of the best hardcore and punk from INTIMIDATION, GAG, MOONKISSER, INTERNAL, BITTER BRANCHES, EXCIDE, INITIATE, HELLO MARY, SOOTHING, VILE SPIRIT, GULCH, CORIKY, IMPOTENTIE, SUBDUED, SPY, BULL CULT, HUMANT BLOD, a…
Aug. 11, 2020

A2G132 - 1.6 Fans

Record Club is in full effect with a close look at the self-titled album from 1.6 Band. One for the post-hardcore heads, but there's something here for everybody: vaccines, Michael Vick, chili dogs, snitching, covid shows, f…
Aug. 4, 2020

A2G131 - The Demon Babies Of Makeoutclub

Is hardcore secretly for super-capable musicians and all that 'talent doesn't matter' stuff is a lie? Was Makeoutclub a dark signal that this is a creep scene? Or was it a nice way for awkward kids to get together? Where wer…
July 28, 2020

A2G130 - 1999 pt 2: the Endless Year

Not everyone is built for this game. But we are. Hours on a year we can't even agree is any good or not. Fastbreak to Brother Inferior to Throwdown and beyond. Hardcore from the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe. Good material,…
July 21, 2020

A2G129 - 1999 Party Over Oops Outta Time

Year In Hardcore, 1999! A wild year, with the Melissa Worm ravaging the internet, Napster making pirates out of high schoolers, and Stuart Little keeping us in theaters. Also, a ton of hardcore was peaking, dying, or limping…
July 14, 2020

WA2G01 - Radio Schenectady

Bliss out on the sounds of new music from Punitive Damage, One Step Closer, Spring Tide, Big Cheese, CHEW, Jab, and more!
July 7, 2020

A2G128 - Another Serious Moment

Kate and Emma join us to talk on callouts, cancellations, accountability, and substantive change in hardcore. Also discussed: wasps. And maybe a little taste of the new UNREAL CITY release if you're good.
June 30, 2020

A2G127 - Solid Ratings

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!
June 23, 2020

A2G126 - Appearing At Fantasy's Island Lounge

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!
June 16, 2020

A2G125 - Irredeemable Grandma

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.
June 9, 2020

A2G124 - Saved By The Bail

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…
June 3, 2020

A2G123 - A Rare Serious Moment

Felt inappropriate doing the normal thing this week. Exercise your rights and be safe.
May 29, 2020

A2G- Patreon Sampler

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.
May 26, 2020

A2G122 - Gluten Free Means I Can't Have Gluten

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…
May 22, 2020

A2G Overtime 11 - Next Step Up

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…
May 19, 2020

A2G121 - Unfriended

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…
May 14, 2020

A2G Overtime 10 - BOLD Looking Back

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…
May 12, 2020

A2G120 - Lyrical Bikini Party

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…
May 5, 2020

A2G119 - Will Life Ever Be Sane Again?

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…
April 28, 2020

A2G118 - Making a NYHC Mixtape For Your Crush

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…
April 27, 2020

A2G Overtime - 09 - MINDFORCE

Jay and Mike join us to talk about the new Swingin' Swords, Choppin' Lords 12" EP.
April 23, 2020

A2G Overtime 08 - Record Club: VOD Imprint

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