Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Paid in brains!


Welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock.

Now, because we're sooooo close to St. Paddy's Day, I have decided to feature....hahah no just kidding, go away, I'm not doing a Dropkick Murphys only playlist or something stupid like that. Just a normal Wednesday here, folks.

This week's playlist is pretty much the sonic equivalent of a kick in the nuts. We have some heavy hitting tunes from great bands like Direct Hit!, Union 13, Adolescents, The Messthetics, Voice of Addiction and more...so, what are you waiting for, go listen, NOW:



Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Kids of the blackhole by Adolescents
  • 2Paid in Brains by Direct Hit!
  • 3Buscando la verdad by Union 13
  • 4Serpent tongue by The Messthetics
  • 5Venom by Khiis
  • 6Wrecking Ball by Voice of Addiction
  • 7Cement Sidewalk by Pridebowl
  • 8Just Can't Get Enough by By Divine Right
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If you dug that track Venom from Khiis, check out everything else they have done to date, here. This is straight up, ripping hardcore outta Oakland. Soooooo good.

For all my DC and DCish people, if you feel so inclined, buy tickets to see The Messthetics and Ex Hex rock 930 Club on May 10...it'll be fun!

Here's the video for the Direct Hit! song, Paid in Brains...anyone else think this sounds a bit like Rocket from the Crypt? That's very high praise, by the way


Although Pridebowl is sadly no more, you can still get your fill of lead man Aaron Goulding with his new(ish) band, Setbacks. Go to their facebook page and say huuuulllloooo


I smell a theme here....AND BRRRRRAAAAIIINNNNSSS...i mean ice cream...
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That's it, Andrew out, catch ya next Wednesday!

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Black Lives Matter (still!!)


editor's note: I pronounced "Breathe" wrong at the end. haha come on, you know what I meant!


Well, go figure, Black Lives still Matter! Even those of the ones that aren't your token prop! Wow!

Welcome to the latest Wednesdays With Andrew, folks, and get psyched for some absolutely ear-pounding tunes. In between my ramblings that cover an array of topics, serious ones like suicide, and very-not-serious ones like Alanis Morissette, we play new music from The Specials and Pkew pkew pkew, newish music from Pennywise and Puff Pieces, and some classics from bands like Cigar, The Prodigy and more.

So, go ahead, take some pre-playlist Advil and go listen, NOW:


Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Politicians in my eyes by Death
  • 2I Don't Matter At All by Pkew pkew pkew
  • 3Back to home by Cigar
  • 4We Set Fire by Pennywise
  • 5Do Nothing by The Specials
  • 6B.L.M. by The Specials
  • 7I Love My Kennel by PEARS
  • 8Mindhead by Puff Pieces
  • 9Breathe by The Prodigy

My wife (literally..like, she talks like an alien and everything), every time we have friends coming over:




Check out Puff Pieces in their glorious totality, here.

While you're at it, make sure you give Pkew pkew pkew's new album, entitled Optimal Lifestyles, a spin too.

Annnnnnnd if you're into blaring, blistering melodic hardcore, as you should be, go see if PEARS is playing near you! 


Well, this certainly doesn't look consensual..


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Think about donating, getting involved, spreading the word or otherwise generally supporting organizations that help with suicide prevention....here are just a few examples of available resources:

  • https://samaritanshope.org/
  • https://afsp.org/ 
  • https://save.org/
  • https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Remember, no man (woman) is an island! You are never, ever alone, and do not be afraid to reach out to someone if you're ever feeling down.


Alright that's a wrap, smell ya folks next week!


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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesdays With...Jake?!?!


Happy Vietnamese Doctor's Day (hopefully if a certain particular person gets sick over there today, all the doctors will be on vacation...), and welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock.

This week I was lucky enough to catch up with the amazingly talented and technically unflappable Jake Kiley, guitarist and longtime member of fast, melodic punk band Strung Out.  20 years after the release of their infamous Twisted By Design record, and these guys are still going strong, exploring new sonic frontiers and keeping longtime fans happy with a healthy touring schedule.

Join me as I chat with Jake about all sorts of shit...from how it feels to be in a punk band 30 years later....to get a bit more insight into how metal/punk fanatics like Strung Out can turn down from 11 to write an acoustic album...to learn about how Strung Out ended up with their own beer... and, keep it in your pants music dorks, to hear all about the upcoming new record Strung Out plans to release later this year.

What are you waiting for (ok you can take it out your pants)....go listen, NOW:



Liner notes:

If ya wanna check out today's playlist on Spotify, get it here

Tracklist


  • 1Razor Sex by Strung Out
  • 2Ice Burn by Strung Out
  • 3The Architect by Strung Out
  • 4Noweheresville by Strung Out
  • 5Catch my breath by Satanic Surfers
  • 6What lies below by Phantom Darlings
  • 7Lost? by Strung Out


You know we love craft beer here on Wednesdays With Andrew, so you best believe I'm gonna plug Strung Out's new brew, Astrolux Golden Ale, that they did through Lucky Luke Brewing...support (your) local music, and your local beer!

For those of you who haven't already listened to my advice a million times, LISTEN TO SATANIC SURFERS' GODDAM NEW ALBUM. Back From Hell is a total ripper, so glad these guys are back in business.

Also, go discover and listen to Strung Out's friends, Phantom Darlings. There's something in there for everyone!


Alright that's it for today. HUGE shout out to Jake for sharing his time and stories with us, and thank YOU, as always, for tuning in. Catch ya next week!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Electric Messiah


Guys! I missed last week, so let's just cut to the chase. 

This week's episode of Wednesdays With Andrew is a roller coaster of emotion, flirting w/ a diverse range of musical amuse-bouches. We got Satanic Surfers. We got Ex Hex. We got High on Fire. We got Sublime, Circle Jerks, Husker Du, and so much more. 

Go listen, like, RIGHT NOW:


Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link for people trying to skew my podcast stats


Tracklist

  • 1Veteran by Ignite
  • 2Cosmic Cave by Ex Hex
  • 3Electric Messiah by High on Fire
  • 4Date Rape by Sublime
  • 5Hope by Sublime
  • 6Leave me alone by Circle Jerks
  • 7Something I learned today by Husker Du
  • 8Madhouse by Satanic Surfers
  • 9Orange Crunch by U.S. Bombs
  • 10New Pony by Bob Dylan



For all of you interested, here is The Dead Weather's cover of that tune, New Pony. It is also aaa niiiiiccceeee 

OH! And here is that Satanic Surfers' cover of Iron Maiden's Sanctuary. So good.


OK that's it, make sure to give the proper offering to your electric messiah, and come back next Wednesday for more punk (and punkish!) rock


  

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Well, that was boring as hell


Welcome to Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock. 

A lot has been going on...the Super Bowl sucked, Ralph Northam did a real dumb, racist thing a while ago, and FIDLAR has a brand new album that kicks ass. And you best BELIEVE I will be talking about all of that on today's episode.

Featuring music from a host of great bands, not least of which are FIDLAR (duh), Masked Intruder, Marginal Man, NOFX, The Smashing Pumpkins, Skankin' Pickle, and oh so much more. So, what the fuck you waiting for, GO LISTEN NOW:



Liner notes:

Here's the Spotify link for people who don't understand how any of this works


Tracklist

  • 1Anxiety Attack by Skankin' Pickle
  • 2Lies that lie by 1208
  • 3By myself by FIDLAR
  • 4Dance with you baby by The Devil Dogs
  • 5Mr. Jones by NOFX
  • 6No Apologies by Symphony of Distraction
  • 7Beyond a shadow of a doubt by Masked Intruder
  • 8Marginal Man by Marginal Man
  • 9Skim milk by Flasher
  • 10Pissant by The Smashing Pumpkins


Alright for all of you dorks who haven't yet listened to FIDLAR's latest album, Almost Free, go do so, here....or here!....but not here

Oh, and please, please, please support your local artists...wherever you live...and assuming they don't really suck. Go check out DC's very own Flasher...their new album, Constant Image, is a dang good listen


Alright, that's it, I'll catch you fools next week

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesdays With...Luke?!


Happy Wednesday, fellow animals, and welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock.

This week I have a real treat in store for you. I had the amazing and humbling opportunity to sit down with Luke Pabich, of Good Riddance fame, to talk about his other passion project - Coercion. The on-again-but-mostly-off again band's 2016 release of Exit Wounds capped a 20 year long period of anticipation for Luke, and provided much needed sonic relief. Their recently released Veritas EP takes their hard rock angst, thrashy guitar craft and deeply introspective songwriting to a new level.

Join me as I chat with Luke about Coercion's origin, their incredible decades-long journey that resulted in them finally showing their songs to the world, and learn what's in store next. Oh and you better fucking believe we showcase a lot of the tunes off the new EP.

What are you waiting for...go listen, NOW:



Liner notes:

Here's the web player link to the interview, and the accompanying Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Veritas by Coercion
  • 2Choices by Coercion
  • 3The Reasoning by Coercion
  • 4Decease and Desist by Coercion
  • 5Suffer by Bad Religion
  • 6Serial Killer by Vio-lence

Editor's note - I did have to edit the interview slightly for brevity's sake. But if you want the full, uncut version of my talk w/ Luke just send me a note @ WednesdaysWithAndrew@gmail.com and I will share the whole enchilada 

OK, this is where you guys come in. Go check out the rest of Coercion's newest EP Veritas, here; if you feel so inclined buy a digital copy, and hit up your local club owners and promoters and demand they bring Coercion to you!  



That's it for this week, folks. Thanks for tuning in, and HUGE shout out to Luke for enlightening us with his punk rock folklore. Until next week...



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Getting fucked up in fucked up bars


Howdy doody digital neighbors, and welcome to the latest episode of Wednesdays With Andrew, your weekly overdose of punk (and punkish!) rock.

This week is a real fly by the seat of the pants kinda episode, so fucking buckle up buckaroo, and enjoy the ride. Whoever is the first person that can correctly answer the total number of 'ums' and 'uhs' I do throughout the episode gets a song request, uh or better yet have me donate a (very small) amount of money to the charity of their choice. Or both! Or neither! Or something else!

This week's episode features tunes from some greats like Germs, The Distillers, PUP, Voodoo Glow Skulls, White Reaper and more. So, put in your earbuds and listen, NOW:




Liner notes:

Spotify playlist

Tracklist

  • 1Delinquent Song by Voodoo Glow Skulls
  • 2Fett's Vette by MC Chris
  • 3Kids by PUP
  • 4Stand for something or die for nothing by Street Dogs
  • 5Daisies by White Reaper
  • 6Strange Notes by Germs
  • 7Man vs. Magnet by The Distillers
  • 8Idoless by The Distillers
  • 9Pimps (freestylin' at the fortune 500 club) by The Coup

editor's lament: what the fuck did i say finishing line instead of finish line, at the end of the episode? whoopsies

editor's revelry: daaaaaamn another hattie for Ovechkin last night, fuck yes

Here's something that's funny:



Come join me on May 17th at Black Cat for the PUP show! Make sure to listen to their new single Kids like a million times before the show.

Oh here's an old photo of me rocking the blue liberty spikes on some unknown Wednesday circa 2004...thanks Kat for digging this gem up!






That's it, catch ya next week!