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Episode 35: Andy Davies (Manchester Punk Festival)

April 13th, 2019

Episode 35 sees Liam up in Manchester talking to one of the co-organisers and founders of Manchester Punk Festival (MPF), Andy Davies.

 

Some of you might know Andy from his time with the UK Punk outfit Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man (Which we do talk about), or some of you might know him as one half of the team behind TNSRecoreds (We also talk about that as well) But predominantly this is a chat about MPF.

 

So, what do we talk about?  Well, we talk about the art of selling tickets, taking criticism on social media and learning from past mistakes, as well as sticking to your 'Punk Ethics'.

 

I ask Andy about his thoughts on his punk rock festival competitors, Rebellion and Slam Dunk, and Andy explains how if it weren't for Strummer Camp there wouldn't be an MPF!

 

We talk about Dead To Me having to pull out of this year's festival as well as the introduction and the continuing roll out of comedy at MPF, and of course, we talk about Punks In Pubs and other podcasts finding its place at this year's festival. Plus much more.

 

All the music played in this episode are from bands playing this year MPF, and they went as such, The mighty Snuff kicked us off and then that's followed by a band called Folks Worst Nightmare, Then it's was King Prawn, Throwing Stuff, Dog Hand String Band and Authority Zero end the interview,  If you want to hear more from the bands playing at this years MPF head over to MPF Bandcamp webpage.

 

You can pick up your tickets for MPF by heading manchesterpunkfestival.co.uk and pick up some tickets and then you can pop along and watch me up on stage at The Font! That's right, Punks in Pubs will be performing its first ever live show at The Manchester Punk Festival this Easter Weekend (Friday, April 19 till Sunday 21st)

 

Conducting two interviews at The Font on the Saturday of the festival weekend (First show at 1:30 pm with guest TBA then back at 3:20 pm talking to Joe Tilston).

 

As always, your band play out the podcast, and this week’s band are coming at you from Liverpool and there called Seas of Neptune. If you would like to play out the podcast, please send your mp3’s to punksinpubs@gmail.com

 

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Episode 34: Emily Read - (EVE - Women’s Pro Wrestling)

March 31st, 2019

This week's new Punks in Pubs episode ties in with WrestleMania (the World Cup or Superbowl for wrestling fans)!

 

Liam went to Bethnal Green in London and spoke to Emily Read the co-creator of the all-female, punk charged pro-wrestling organisation - Eve Wrestling.

 

So what do they talk about?

 

Punk and wrestling of course! Liam digs into Emily's past love of punk rock, they discuss the link between punk culture and wrestling while Emily also schools Liam on what size a man has to be before she sees them as a “Big Man”!

 

Emily talks about her path into wrestling, a path that sadly involved sexual assault; an issue that Emily believes still blights women wrestling.

 

We also discuss a subject that is close to this podcast's heart, and that's mental health. Emily opens up about her mental health and how it nearly took her life.

 

If you have been affected by any of the above issues, you can reach out to professionals who can help like the Samaritans or The Survivors Trust.

 

Back to wrestling and music - they talk about the perfect wrestling attire as well as the importance of that ring walk music.

 

To celebrate this punk wrestling special all the music featured in this episode is wrestling themed with music from  Secretions, Antiseen, Cheap Pop and WWE Hall of Famer Litas band The Luchagors

 

As always, a new or unsigned band playing out the show and this week they're a punk band based out of Kiev, Ukraine. They're called 'Cardinal Birds' - a band your ears need to hear.

 

Want to support the podcast and keep us ad-free? Go pick up a Punks in Pubs t-shirt - only £15 excluding p&p; you can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com or go to our Etsy website. All funds go back into the podcast.

 

Don't have the cash right now… why not support the podcast by going to rate and review - it really helps! Tell four of your friends! Also don't forget to follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs and all that jazz.

Episode 33: Dick Lucas - (Subhumans)

March 18th, 2019

This week's episode sees Liam back on the west coast of England at the Rebellion Punk Festival. He is talking to Culture Shock, Citizen Fish and Subhumans’ linchpin, Dick Lucas.


Expect ranting about technology, politics and the meaning of punk!

 

They of course talk Subhuamans’ break up (and reforming) and touch on Citizen Fish and Culture Shock. Dick talks about working with Leftover Crack and they end the episode talking about balance!

 

Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because Dresden Wolves (hailing from Mexico City, Mexico) play out the show. If you’re a Death From Above 1979 fan (we are), you will dig them (we do).

 

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Till next time

Episode 32: Tom May (The Menzingers)

March 2nd, 2019

We are back!

And to kick off this new season of Punks In Pubs Liam is back in Blackpool at the Rebellion Festival where he spoke to Tom May, singer and guitarist of The Menzingers.

So what can you expect from this episode?

Liam talks to Tom about his love for conspiracy theories - they play a game of 'Real or Bullshit?' and Liam pitches a Tom May and Tom Delong TV Show!

Away from the occult, Liam dives into Tom's home town of Scranton, Pennsylvania (yes The US Office is set there) and they discuss why so many bands have come out of this city.

Tom gushes about friends of the pod, Frank Turner and The Lawrence Arms' Neil Hennessy, and Liam discovers Tom's hip-hop past!

As always, your band play out the show and this week Paris-based band, Cheap Teen, bring you the noise.

Summer is coming so go and get your Punks In Pubs T-Shirt from our Etsy site, all cash raised will go back into the podcast.

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Remember, if you're going to a punk show and you see someone fall down - you pick them right back up again. Till next time, bye bye!

Episode 31: The Ranger Movie

January 19th, 2019

Watcha!

Episode 31 sees Liam at The Royal George Pub in Soho talking to director; Jenn Wexler, producer; Heather Buckley and for a short amount of time actor; Chloe Levine. Together they created the award-winning new horror movie - The Ranger.

 

This interview was recorded during the height of London's FrightFest where Jenn was the first female director to open the festival with the film.

 

Having been brought up on punk herself, Jenn's passion for the genre pours out of the movie with a soundtrack that features bands like The Atom Age; The Authorities; Black Lungs; The Avengers; DayGlo Abortions and FANG. Producer, Heather's love for punk is apparent from her first breath in this interview (in a past life Heather was a Fangoria contributor). If punk and horror is your thing, this episode could become your favourite.

 

So what can you expect from this natter? Of course, we talk about the movie as well as the killer punk soundtrack... and reveal what horror movies scared the living bejeezus out of us as a kids as well as what scares us now.

 

Jenn and Heather talk punk and discovery of the sound, and Chloe explains how discovering punk for the first time (having not listened to or experienced a punk show before the movie) has led her to take on the punk-rock attitude into her real life. As well as all that we talk about the need for more women to be seen to be creating movies, the closure of venues and Liam asks "if being dubbed a B-Movie is like being labelled a pop-punk artist?"

 

You can watch the trailer here. If you are based in the US, you can rent and stream the movie via RedBox the rest of us can pick it up on Blu-ray/DVD on Amazon and it will be made available soon on the horror streaming service, Shudder, soon.

 

Playing out the show this week are The Lurchers, they're from Denver, Colorado, where it's always 420. And their track My Own Eyes will be sending you home happy.

 

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Punks in Pubs will be having February off so we will be back on the 3rd of March with Tom May of The Menzingers. Until then if you're going to a punk show and you see someone fall down, you pick them right back up. Have a good one, bye bye.

Episode 30: Jeff Horton ( Owner of the 100 Club)

January 6th, 2019

Hello and welcome to the first Punks in Pubs podcast of 2019. Happy New Year!

We are kicking off the year with a legendary venue — 100 Club. Seeing as the club can't talk, Liam talks to the owner Jeff Horton.

They are sat in the same graffiti-riddled dressing room where legends of music such as Jimmy Hedrix, Paul McCartney , The Who, The Rolling Stones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Black Flag, The Jam, The Damend (to name a few) have sat before - playing to the club's intimate capacity of just 350 people!

In that room, with the 100 Club dog sat by Liam's side, Jeff and Liam talk history, music and legacy.

You will hear names dropped all over the place from Paul Weller to John Lydon to Matt Willis (of Busted). You will also hear stories about how Sid Vicious' actions marked one of the worst days of Jeff's dad's life, how his punk ethics could have had Paul McCartney killed and how the club can be credited for giving Jools Holland life!

They, of course, talk about the 1976 Punk Festival that was held at the 100 Club over two days. Bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Damned, The Clash, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Jam, The Vibrators and The Stranglers "performed" over these two days. This event would change the club and punk forever!

You will hear how the club came to be in Jeff's family and how the club came within weeks of shutting its doors forever if it wasn't for a man named Richard Copcutt!

Liam and Jeff talk about venue closures and how politicians need to do more to safeguard venues like the 100 Club so the next wave of British music has a home to learn their craft.

Jeff talks about his love for punk as well as the two-week punk festival that he puts on himself every Jan. It's going on right now so make sure you go check out the line up online www.the100club.co.uk

Lastly, they discuss the 100 Club book that's been created in partnership with Fred Perry and what the future holds for the club moving into 2019.

Playing out the show this week are a ska band called P Funk North from New Jersey.

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Episode 29: Dave King (Flogging Molly)

December 22nd, 2018

Welcome to Episode 29 with this festive Punks In Pubs special.

Liam talks to the Flogging Molly ringmaster; Dave King.

Dave kindly gave up some of his time, even though he was feeling a little under the weather (heads up, you can hear him chewing on a throat sweet at the start - so if that kind of sensual noise isn't your thing then maybe skip the first few moments of the pod).

It wouldn't be Christmas without presents, and booze. Liam brings both.

Liam and Dave talk Punk Rock, and Dave talks about one of his music heroes Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners.

Dave talks about moving to L.A. and then finding himself becoming an illegal immigrant. This kept him in America for eight years and unable to see his mum - Dave shares a heartbreaking story on the subject matter.

You will also hear Liam and Dave discussing Frank Turner, Warp Tour and playing in Ireland for the first time.

They, of course, talk Flogging Molly, Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise (Punks in Pubs may or may not be going on ) and we talk a little politics as well.

Playing out the show this week is Buenos Aires Folk punk artists Billordo, worth a listen so stick around to the end for that.

Punks in Pubs T-Shirts are now on sale going for £15 excluding p&p; You can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com.

Go rate and review. Follow the podcast on all the socials @punksinpubs and all that jazz.

We will see you in 2019, Happy Christmas.

 

 

Episode 28: Josh (The Skints) Part 2

December 15th, 2018

It’s Episode 28 and Part 2 of Liam’s chat with Josh from The Skints.

We pick up Liam and Josh’s chat after the beer break of Part 1 (you can listen to that here). In Part 2 you will hear us natter about of past ‘Skints albums, touring America, supporting Sublime With Rome and being in America during the election of D.T.

Liam asks Josh if grime is more punk than punk, they discuss that Skints cover of Katy B track (On A Mission), Josh talks about working with the Mad Caddies and Liam mispronounces Aimee from The Interrupters’ name.

Trigger warning; Liam and Josh talk about mental health and how the band as a whole deal with mental health in a positive way. Josh name-drops Tim (Time Bomb) Armstrong's podcast/radio show, and we find out if there will be any new ‘Skints material coming to our ears any time soon!

LOS BANNANOS play out the show, they hail from Madrid and are worth a listen so stick around to the end for that.

Punks in Pubs T-Shirts are now on sale going for £15 excluding p&p; You can order your shirt by emailing punksinpubs@gmail.com.

Support the podcast and go rate and review on iTunes, Spotify or whatever podcast streaming service you use.

Follow the podcast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the handle @punksinpubs for all the latest news regarding the podcast and for the Punks in Pubs Podcast Punk Musical Advent Calendar.  

Lastly, the power of word of mouth helps this podcast grow so spread the word. Next weeks podcast will be the last of the year and Punks In Pubs Christmas special. Liam sits down and speaks to Flogging Mollys Dave King!

Episode 27: Josh (The Skints) Part 1

December 8th, 2018

Episode 27 sees Liam in a Walthamstow pub talking to Joshua Waters Rudge, or as you and I know him as; Josh from The Skints.

For the first time in Punks In Pubs history, this will be a two-parter! Part 2 will be available on Sunday the 16th of December. So what can you expect from part 1?

Think of Part 1 like the early years of Josh and The Skints with some random ramblings along the way.

You will hear Josh talk about growing up in Walthamstow area, life at school and the rise of The Skints.  As well as the early years, Josh and Liam discuss the art of good questions, bands that should have made it (but didn't) and The Skints signature brew beer - plus much, much more.

As always your band plays out the show and this week's artist is Nottingham-based, George Gadd.

You can now pre-order the new Punks in Pubs T-shirt. There is limited stock so get your order in now; send an email to punksinpubs@gmail.com with your name and size, and we will make sure your shirt size is saved.

Have you checked out the Punks In Pubs Podcast promo video yet? No? Go change that by clicking the link.

Support the podcast and go rate and review on iTunes, Spotify or whatever podcast streaming service you use.


Follow the podcast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the handle @punksinpubs. Lastly, the power of word of mouth helps this podcast grow so spread the word. Until next week…
 

 

Episode 26: Neil Hennessy (The Lawrence Arms)

November 24th, 2018

The guest this week is The Lawrence Arms' Neil Hennessy. Neil is a man who doesn't do interviews, so thanks go out to him

So what can you expect in Liam and Neils' chat? Well, Neil takes us on a journey of how he discovered punk and its meaning to him. Liam enquires about Neil’s early life in music, in particular, his time working with "Tim" McIlrath before Tim and Neil both went onto bigger things respectively,

Neil explains why 1973 was the defining year for all music while also showing love to Asian Man Records' Mike Park and Red Scare's Toby Jeg.

We, of course, talk The Lawrence Arms as well as the punk supergroup Falcon.

Liam asks Neil what's the difference between Fat Wreck and Epitaph, having been signed to them both and Neil ends the story with, the now annual, Fat Mike story.

This interview took place at the Rebellion Festival, and you can get tickets for next year’s festival at www.rebellionfestivals.com

Playing out the show this week is an eleven-piece band, yes eleven! They're based in London/Kent area, and they're called Just say Nay - you're going to want to stick around for them.

If you are in a band or a solo artist and want to play out the end of the show, then send your mp3’s and a brief of the band to punksinpubs@gmail.com.

Quick update on T-shirts, they will be on sale soon! I think you're going to dig them, I know we do. They will be £15 each not including postage. Keep an eye on the Punks in Pubs socials (@punksinpubs) for them. Also, go to the socials and check out the fucking amazing promo video that Audio Assistant, Steve Burke, created. He is available to hire, and you can hit him up on @stephenburke123.

Please support the podcast and go rate and review on iTunes, Spotify or whatever podcast streaming service you use.
Follow the podcast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter using the handle @punksinpubs. Lastly, the power of word of mouth helps this podcast grow so spread the word. Until next time…

 

 

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