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Mustard Plug

Mustard Plug

Rick Johnson

No Idea Records
By on February 16th, 2014 at Phone

 

 

Mustard Plug are ska legends.

Forming on the outskirts of Detroit in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1991, the horn heavy band has released some of the best ska-tunes around.

For their eighth album, the band decided to go it themselves and left their long time home at Hopeless Records. Raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign, the band self-produced and recorded the album Can’t Contain It. We chat with bassist Rick Johnson about the process and the album below. Read More…

   
Interview: Masked Intruder

Masked Intruder

Red, Blue, Green and Yellow

Fat Wreck Chords
By on November 21st, 2013 at The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE

 

 

Masked Intruder are on the run for the law. What for you ask? Details are murky, but its safe to assume it’s something related to stalking, breaking and entering, stabbings and theft. Allegedly anyway. No one really knows for sure. All we know is that the balaclava-wearing pop-punkers are always one step ahead of the law, and their always present cop Office Bradford.

In a world where every nothing remains secret, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow have managed to keep their identity a secret, all the while delivering some of the best pop-punk tunes around. Two weeks into the Fat Wreck Tour with Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag and Get Dead, the masked foursome took a break from their criminal ways to set the record straight: Home Alone is actually a horror movie and Police Academy is a documentary.

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Less Than Jake

Less Than Jake

Roger Manganelli and Vinnie Fiorello

Fat Wreck Chords
By on November 21st, 2013 at The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE

 

 

For over twenty years now, Gainesville, Florida’s Less Than Jake have been delivering unrelenting ska-punk tracks. Nine albums and a never ending touring schedule, the impact the Gainesville quintet has left on the scene is undeniable. Returning to Fat Wreck Chords for their ninth album, See The Light, also saw them headlining the annual Fat Wreck Tour alongside Masked Intruder, Anti-Flag and Get Dead.

Catching up with bassist Roger Manganelli and drummer Vinnie Fiorello at the Waiting Room in Omaha, NE, Pete Bataillon discussed the band’s longevity, their legendary live show and the new album.

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Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

Interscope Records
By on October 7th, 2013 at The Waiting Room - Omaha, NE

 

 

As he embarked on his first North American tour in support of his major label debut, Tape Deck HeartFrank Turner took some time from his busy schedule to discuss the tour, his back injury and his plans for his new hardcore side project, Mongol Horde.

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Sundowner

Sundowner

Chris McCaughan

Fat Wreck Chords
By on September 20th, 2013 at Phone

 

 

Fresh off an energetic performance at Chicago’s Riot Fest, Chris McCaughan – the mastermind behind Sundowner (and one third of everyone’s favourite punk band The Lawrence Arms) spoke to Pete Bataillon about exactly what it was that inspired him when writing Neon Fiction and the stories behind the artwork, title and the new Lawrence Arms album. Read More…

Human Parts

Human Parts

Andrew Seward

No Idea Records
By on September 18th, 2013 at Phone

 

 

After deciding it was time to end his tenure as part of Against Me!, bassist Andrew Seward went home to relax. Getting a job in a pizza kitchen, he spent time hanging out with friends and catching up with his family – taking a well deserved break from years on the road. But as it is with any musician, the music couldn’t rest. So whenever he had a moment of downtime, Seward would pick up his bass and start plucking along again. Slowly and surely he started forming new songs – recording the different instruments in a makeshift studio in his house in any spare time he had. These songs eventually became the ground work for Human Parts – Seward’s new band with Gainesville friends and family members.

Fresh off releasing the self titled debut, Pete Batillon called Seward to discuss how exactly Human Parts came to be. Read More…

Drag The River

Drag The River

Jon Snodgrass

Lots
By on August 9th, 2013 at Phone

 

 

Jon Snodgrass is a busy man. After finishing the recent Tony Sly tribute tour with The Scorpios, Snograss went back home to practice up with Drag The River a little bit – wipe of the dust and get ready to bring the country-tinged band back across North America.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen anything from Drag The River but that doesn’t mean they haven’t been busy – working on two seven inches and a new album (which he hopes will be released in October sometime), Snodgrass is ready and raring to go again with Drag The River and his slew of other projects. The week before the tour started, Pete Bataillon called him up to catch up on everything in the world of Drag The River – from the new album, to their plans for Fest and the Elmer Fishing Series. Read More…