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Thanks for checking out the official site of the That Punk Rock Show podcast! This show features punk and ska musicians talking about their craft, the bands that inspired them and who they are listening to today so that fans of the music can get to know their favorite artists and check out some sweet…

Episode XVII: Backyard Superheroes

Jersey ska band Backyard Superheroes dispatched their sax player Gary Mastriano and drummer Ryan Weil to banter with Dave about their origin story, opening for The Interrupters in November, ska music in small spaces, Sega Genesis, recording their next album (with special guests,) WWE and much, much more!

Review of “California” by Blink-182

    Grade: B+ Best Song: San Diego Worst Song: Built This Pool First things first – the is clearly a Blink-182 album, and a good one at that. Given that Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have made music that wasn’t Blink-182 music before with +44, the chief concern for many was that California would…

Episode XVI: Maddie Ruthless from The Far East

Maddie Ruthless brings some straight-up Brooklyn reggae to That Punk Rock Show as she and The Far East get set to support The Specials on their U.S. Tour! She talks about how that came about, being in an NYC band while she was still living in New Orleans, the band’s bass player surviving a humungous…

Episode XV: Zach Moyle from Lost In Society

Lost In Society’s newest album Modern Illusions is taking the punk world by storm and frontman Zach Moyle takes time out of the band’s west coast tour to chat with Dave about how the album came about, how Green Day brought the band together, how to survive on the road in a van and much,…

Episode XIV: Casey Gruttadauria from The Macrotones

  Casey Gruttadauria is one busy dude. By his count, he’s in 8 different bands, but the one he’s chatting with Dave about is The Macrotones, who are getting set to release their first album in 6 years. He also talks about the new Pomps album, playing in Big D and The Kids Table and…

Episode XIII: Back Door Key

Ken Bousquet was on TPRS with OC45, now he’s back with his high school friend Chris Jackson to talk about their band Back Door Key, who just released their first EP! They talk about recording the EP in Ken’s basement and have some crazy tales about making music together for a long time, Catholic school,…

Reel Big Fish Playlist

All the songs and bands mentioned by Reel Big Fish during their episode of That Punk Rock Show.They cover Al Jolson to the Numa Numa song and everything in between.

Episode XII: Dan McCool of Warn The Duke

Since Dan McCool left River City Rebels in 2002, he’s played in a few smaller bands, moved to Brooklyn, earned a master’s degree and returned to the punk scene with one of the best new bands of 2016 in Warn The Duke! He chats with Dave about all that’s changed, playing live again with Warn…

Episode XI: Justin Keenan of The Go Set

Justin Keenan of the Australian Celtic-Punk band The Go Set chats about the bands new album and film, touring in Australia, forming the band, drinking beers with Billy Bragg, why Dave shouldn’t support the Sydney Swans and much, much more!

Episode X: OC45!

Nick, Derek, Adam and Ken from OC45 chat with Dave about the upcoming recording of their first full-length and share tons of stories from their first five years as a group including Derek and Adam starting the band via Skype from Chile, traveling across the country and building a fan base, how accents keep you…

Episode IX: Reel Big Fish

Legendary “Reel Big Fish” frontman Aaron Barrett and brass section members Billy Kottage and Matt “Saxel Rose” Appleton chat with Dave about the secrets to writing great ska songs, having great sideburns, creating an unforgettable live show…and that’s just before the power goes out!

Episode VIII: Tommy Hardy of Spectre Hawk

“Spectre Hawk” frontman Tommy Hardy chats with Dave about the long, wild journey to becoming the band’s lead singer that includes time as a stand-up comic and karaoke game show host. He also talks about growing up punk in Somerville, the state of the WWE and much more!