Mostly Harmless With Dammit Damian - Punk Rock Podcast
 

Meat Wave's Chris, Joe & Ryan meet up at Ratio Beerworks to chat with Damian about growing up in the Chicago Suburbs, what makes Chicago so great, how they tick and more! They spill some of the goods on their new record, which comes out in February on SideOneDummy Records! All of this and more in today's chat!

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We journey into the basement of Denver's infamous Hi-Dive to chat with CHEAP PERFUME about their new record, Nailed It, Growing as musicians in Colorado Springs, using your voice and how we can make a difference in the world! All this and more!

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ASTRONAUTALIS aka Andy Bothwell is the guest on this week's episode as we talk about his origin story of finding hip hop and his voice in Florida, learning how to be an artist in Dallas, creativity, Destiny and the goodness that exists in America. All of this and more from the Marquis Theater in Denver.

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Lauren Denitzio from Worriers & The Measure[SA] found herself with an extra day off in Denver after a wedding. Instead of sitting around watching tv (or hanging out with family) Lauren decided to play an afternoon acoustic show at Mutiny Information Cafe. Afterwards we sat and chatted about Lauren's career in music and art and how the two are seperate, yet hand in hand! We talk about Songwriting, participation in music and oh so much more!

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Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond band shows us a glimpse into their life on the road with the wild and crazy antics during the course of this interview! This chat takes place in the basement of the Hi-Dive in Denver, with topics that are all over the place in this "interview!" They chat about The Simpsons, Politics, baseball, the Mid-West and eventually we get around to talking about music, influences and what makes the Blue Diamond band tick. All this and more in this fun and ridiculous chat.

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Daniel Crosier; the artist, sculptor & director of Isolation Man joins Damian at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver to talk about the Isolation Man mockumentary. The two also talk abut Dan's career as an artist & sculptor and how he learned to make films in his spare time! They talk about DIY and how you, YES YOU, can make a movie on your own shoestring budget!

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Its "A Very Mostly Harmless Birthday Celebration" Live Talk Show! Damian joins special guests comedian Janae Burris, Virgil Dickerson (Illegal Pete's/Suburban Home Records), Geoff Allen (Fun Is Okay Graphic Design) & musical guest Scooter James (Pinhead Circus/Tin Horn Prayer) to talk about the ridiculousness of birthday's past! They also chat about growing up and staying true to your youthfulness! The chat is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Janae Burris and features an intimate acoustic set from Scooter!

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SWEET SUCCESS! In this week's interview, Damian joins Sweet Action Ice Cream owners Sam Kopicko & Chia Basinger and their daughter Opal and dog Lamar Vannoy, at their Denver home to chat about their upcoming world domination in the Ice Cream business! Sweet Action has just made the move into small grocery stores such as Whole Foods Market, Tony's Market and soon to be many many more! So we talk about the couple's early punk rock days, doing it yourself, becoming successful and lots and lots and lots about SWEET ACTION ICE CREAM! All of this and more in today's podcast adventure! 

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LARKIN POE! JESSE HUGHES OF EAGLES OF DEATH METAL! Both are the special guests on this week's DOUBLE episode!

First up, Damian chats backstage at the Paramount Theater with the Lovell sisters, Megan and Rebecca. Together they make up Larkin Poe and were in Denver as both the opening act and support act for Elvis Costello! They chat about their long road to success, work ethic, Touring with Elvis Costello and how it feels to have your lifelong work finally pay off! 

Next up is a chat with Eagles Of Death Metal mastermind, Jesse Hughes from their tour bus at Riot Fest Denver in September of 2015! Jesse had invited a group of us to their tour bus to hang out, drink beers and chat! While hanging out, we manage to discuss Jesse losing his virginity, being an outsider, finding himself, and more importantly finding rock n roll! 

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Damian meets up with Chris Farren, known for Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci on American's birthday, July 4th in Denver. Backstage at the Summit Music Hall, the two talk openly about depression, creativity and recharging your batteries before the two talk about Chris's partnerships with Bomb The Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock! We even get a few hints about Chris's upcoming album! All of this and more in this week's podcast adventure!

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In this month's live episode, Damian and the gang get weird and awkward while discussing first dates, bad dates and have fun talking about the perils of dating. The talk is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Cody Spyker and features a rocking set from The Windermeres!

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Live from Denver's Tattered Cover bookstore, Damian hosts the Men With Cats release party and Q&A with New York Times Bestselling Author/photographer, David Williams.

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Damian hosts the Historical/Biographical comics panel at Dink 2016! Guests include Joel Christian Gill, Box Brown, Ben Towle & Nate Powell! They discuss their biographical comics, how they chose their subjects, education and more! 

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MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: "REVENGE OF THE NERDS!" Guests include Comedian Mallory Wallace, Wrestler/Comedian/Podcaster Xander Kreed & musical guest: THE GHOULIES! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Ratio Beerworks in Denver!

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the inaugural Dink: Denver's Comic & Art Expo!

In this month's live episode, Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss their embarrassing & empowering stories of growing up in the Nerd culture! Then how they took their love of nerd culture and found success and happiness in their lives!

This live event features a sets from Mallory Wallace & The Ghoulies!

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We talk to Allout Helter about their upcoming shows with 88 Fingers Louie, but we also take the time to chat about how the band's hard work paying off for them. How the band has worked themselves into the position to be one of the number one bands in Denver! We talk about the importance of Work Ethics, Not being a dick and never breaking up! We chat about all of this and more in today's chat! 

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JEFF PEZZATI lead singer of NAKED RAYGUN, THE BOMB and member of BIG BLACK is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast! What?! What?!

Jeff Pezzati joins us from Cobra Lounge to chat about his life in Naked Raygun, their new album and the band's legacy. We also chat with Jeff and his wife Kristen about their health, living in the country and oh so much more! 

Special thanks to Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest for setting up this interview. Special thanks to Cobra Lounge and All Rise Brewing company for making me feel at home in Chicago!

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HEATHER WEST, owner of Western Publicity and publicist for RIOT FEST is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast.

Heather West has the best stories. She's done a little bit of everything in the world of entertainment, but first and foremost she is a storyteller. Meet her backstage at Riot Fest or at a concert and she'll regale you with the best stories of her time in the entertainment world. I decided I wanted to meet and I wanted  her to tell her own story in this week's podcast!

We talk about how she became a publicist,  her time at Victory Records, breaking bands such as Taking Back Sunday and starting her own publicity company! We also talk to her about what a publicist does, what to do to take your band there and what a publicist is looking for! All of this and more from Roscoe Village Pub in Chicago!

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Part Two with 88 Fingers Louie! Damian travels to Chicago to hang out with Denis Buckley and Dan Precision. They drink several beers and chat about being mentors, parents and tell fun stories of their life and times in the punk rock music scene!

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Damian travels to Chicago to hang out with Denis Buckley and Dan Precision from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them drink several beers and chat about how they discovered the punk rock world of Chicago, growing up and calming down, the ending and return of 88 Fingers Louie,  and oh so much more in this first of two episodes with Denis and Dan!

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Over the course of several beers at Cerebral Brewing, Tin Horn Prayer members Andy Thomas, Eric Epling, Scooter James, Ethan Steenson, Dan Gilbert get together one more time to tell the stories of Tin Horn Prayer's journeys; the untimely passing of members Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler and recording the final Tin Horn Prayer ep, Love Under Will. This episode features the songs "All Good Wayfaring Sons," & "Once More" from Love Under Will Ep; as well as the "Tin Horn Prayer" cell phone demo by Dan Gilbert.

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Jared Hart! The front man for The Scandals (and guitar player for Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem) meets up with Damian while on tour with Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) & Roger Harvey in Denver on Thanksgiving eve! The two meet up in the basement of the Hi-Dive and catch up and chat about Hart's newest Solo record, Past Live & Pass Lines; out now on Say-10 Records. We also chat with Hart about starting the Scandals at age 14, his transition to a singer songwriter and how the the death of his mother has effected his work. All this and more! 

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Jim Norris is a founding owner of 3 Kings Tavern and Mutiny Information Cafe. Today we chat with Jim about his numerous roles in the Denver music scene, his departure after 10 years at 3 Kings, the future for Mutiny and how easy it is to participate in the local music landscape! Music included in today's episode includes songs from Whiskey Kiss & White Fudge!

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