Wednesday, October 31, 2018

There's a metal head in the parking lot

HAPPY HALLOWEEN kiddos, and welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. I know you're all busy working out your 'slutty whatever' costumes, going from store to store looking for candy cos you waited til last minute DAMMIT GREG, and dancing to generic halloween music (literally Monster Mash over and over again), and so I appreciate you squeezing in 40 minutes and change to get full on punk (and punkish) rock. 

This week I try a beer from Caboose Brewing Company, talk about the church of Nick Cave, let you in on whether or not I grew out of my ska phase (hint - I didn't), and OH YEAH, play some incredible tunes from bands like The Bouncing Souls, 98 Mute, Lagwagon, Mission of Burma, Shame and Slapstick. 


Liner Notes:

  • 1Coffee and Cigarettes by Lagwagon
  • 2Concrete by Shame
  • 3Peking spring by Mission of Burma
  • 4Fight of Your Life by 98 Mute
  • 5Ole by The Bouncing Souls
  • 6Release the Bats by The Birthday Party
  • 7There's a metal head in the parking lot by Slapstick
  • 8Break the glass by The Suicide Machines
  • 9Fight the power by Deerhoof

Annnd the Spotify playlist

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A special THANK YOU to the team @ Caboose Brewing Company for providing today's refreshments as I recorded  WWA. The Fog IPA was so good, and the other ones I've tried on tap have been tasty, too. 

Check out Caboose's website, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Better yet, you can visit their brewpubs in Vienna or Fairfax to get a sampler of the myriad brews on tap...maybe tonight! They're doing a special Halloween happy hour in their Fairfax location, ft. $1 off pints all night.

Some people give me stickers, they gave me a magnet!

Here's the link to Shame's debut full length, Songs of Praise. Guys, I know I say this a lot, but it's REAL good.

If you’re curious as to what a 33 (let's be real), 34 year old punkish dude looks like stage diving, well, click here.

That's it, catch ya next week gals and ghouls.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Addicted to bad ideas

Welcome to potentially the most rip roaring good time you'll have all Wednesday. This is the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

Today I treat your ears to the most Australian thing you'll hear all week, answer the age old question on how many punks it takes to make a good song, and show you how 'in the know' Pandora really is. Also, a PBR commercial.

OH! We'll also hear some incredible tracks from artists like Tsunami Bomb, Coercion, Jeff Rosenstock, The Queers, Operation Ivy and more. So, get to it, listen NOW:

Liner Notes:

  • 1Festival Song by Jeff Rosenstock
  • 2Freeze Up by Operation Ivy
  • 3Lullaby for the end of the world by Tsunami Bomb
  • 4Smoko by The Chats
  • 5Desease and desist by Coercion
  • 6Ben Weasel by The Queers
  • 7Sweetest by Younger Then
  • 8Bloody but unbroken by Don't Sleep
  • 9Addicted to bad ideas by World/Inferno Friendship Society
  • 10Don't dream it's over by Crowded House

Annnd here's ye ole Spotify playlist

OH here's that bad ass PBR commercial I was yakin' about:

Listen to The Chats' newest single, Do What I's really good.

Go support Dave Smalley's newest band, Don't Sleep!

Here's Younger Then's newest album, Bad Life, for anyone interested in listening to the whole thing. 

And finally, for all my NYC friends, go buy tickets to World/Inferno Friendship Society's 21st annual Hallowmas. It's gonna get weird, so don't miss out.

That's it, I'm out, later
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Punk rock soda pop

Welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. Strap in this week as I set the record straight on political correctness (hint: family guy and south park are politically incorrect...weaponizing that term to defend your bigoted world views does not count). You also get to listen to me salivate over, and enjoy, some delicious beer from my friends over at Rocket Frog Brewing Company.

OH and we play some dope tunes from the likes of Rise Against, Violent Soho, Propagandhi, The Vandals, Dead Kennedys, Curtis Mayfield and more. Go checks it out, NOW:

Liner Notes:

  • 1Teenagers are all assholes by Hi-Standard
  • 2Shi'ite Punk by The Vandals
  • 3My Generation by Violent Soho
  • 4Paper Wings by Rise Against
  • 5Brother by Meat Wave
  • 6Nazi punks fuck off by Dead Kennedys
  • 7Ska sucks by Propagandhi
  • 8Fuck machine by Propagandhi
  • 9If there is a hell below, we're all going to go by Curtis Mayfield

Spotify playlist can be found here

Big, big, big (oxford comma points to me) thank you to the team @ Rocket Frog Brewing Company for providing today's refreshments as I recorded this episode. The Angry, Angry Alice Imperial IPA was DELICIOUS. Check out their website, and follow along on Facebook and Twitter. Or even better, if you like engaging with people in real life AND DRINKING BEER, go visit their tap room in Sterling, VA or swing by and say hey as they rep Schuktoberfest!

In other news, yep, the Manosphere is a real thing.

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Go here to get a sneak preview of the split EP between Chicagoans Meat Wave and Lifestyles, and pre-order the sonic treat now

'God, are you there? It’s me. In the denim jacket' - if you haven't already listened to it a million times like me, go check out Propagandhi's Victory Lap.

That's it I am out, catch ya next week. 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I'm Afraid of Americans

Well, this has been a week hasn't it. Today's episode of Wednesdays With Andrew promises to soothe your soul with an eclectic mix of punk (and punkish) bands from all over the globe. 

Oh, and I made a map.

Listen to the newest episode of #WWA to check out tunes from bands like Stiff Little Fingers, Hi-Standard, Oxymoron, Burning Heads, Los Kung Fu Monkeys and more..

Liner notes:

This week, we have a motherfuckin' map to serve as our tracklist! 

Pretty, pretty, pretty good. Explore the map to see where your fresh tunes are being sourced

Here's the video to Bowie/Reznor's video for I'm Afraid of Americans:

Oh and go support an up-and-coming garage punk band from the Netherlands! Say HALLO to Captain Ortega and listen to their music and such.

It's funny, 'hallo' is Dutch for 'hello'...but that's how I say hello anyway. So I'm halfway there to learning Dutch.

That's it, catch ya next week

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

And all the ladies rolled their eyes

Goooooooooooooooooood morning ladies and gents, and welcome to the freshest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock.

Today I play some great tunes, new and old, explore one of my favorite topics (SUPER GROUPS!), ramble about my foray into the world of Dungeons & Dragons, and (sigh) talk about Brett Kavanaugh. Featuring some incredible tunes from bands like Good Riddance, Parquet Courts, Cloud Nothings, Velvet Underground, 7 Seconds, The Damned and more. Go listen uuuhhhh NOW:


Liner notes:

  • 1Leave him now by Cloud Nothings
  • 2The last goodbye by Agent Orange
  • 3My Band Our Crew by 7 Seconds
  • 4Sweet Jane by The Velvet Underground
  • 5Nothing can stop me by Ignite
  • 6Life was fair by Only Crime
  • 7Nobody likes a cynic by Good Riddance
  • 8Machine Gun Etiquette by The Damned
  • 9Almost had to start a fight/In and Out of Patience by Parquet Courts
Go check out the link to Cloud Nothings' bandcamp page to check out the other single from their upcoming album Last Building Burning...oh and pre-order the album if you so desire!

Really funny image stolen from Harris, #thanksdad

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Ew, Kavanaugh has a 10 year old daughter, which means she was conceived when he was 43.

For all my DC area friends...go buy your tickets to Good Riddance's Nov 11 show at Rock N Roll Hotel NOW!

And, finally, go check out Parquet Courts' latest album on Spotify.