ReadJunk Podcast
Travis Nelson (Hub City Stompers)

Travis Nelson (Hub City Stompers)

July 16, 2019

Episode 42 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Travis Nelson, aka Rev. Sinister of Hub City Stompers, formerly of Inspecter 7. 

We talk about the upcoming Radicsfest show at Gramercy Theatre on July 19th, Hub City Stompers west coast tour, City Gardens, Travis's introduction to ska and punk, Inspecter 7, Hub City Stompers, how I7 got their cover of "One Step Beyond" in the Wolf of Wall Street and a lot more! Check it out!

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Chris Malone (The Pandemics)

Chris Malone (The Pandemics)

July 13, 2019

Episode 41 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Chris Malone of the NY ska band The Pandemics, formerly of Rudie Crew, Bigger Thomas, Spider Nick and the Mad Dogs and loads of other bands. 

We talked about The Pandemics Going Viral tour, touring in general, visiting Tokyo, Chris playing in Spider Nick and the Mad Dogs, The Rudie Crew, Pilfers and Bigger Thomas, as well as his current band The Pandemics. We briefly talk about him playing as a backing band for Pete Porker of the Porkers and Roddy & Lynval of the Specials as well. At the end, I play a game of Goldblum Trivia with him. 

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Coolie Ranx (Pilfers, The Toasters, Grand Theft Auto)

Coolie Ranx (Pilfers, The Toasters, Grand Theft Auto)

June 25, 2019

Episode 40 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with my buddy Coolie Ranx of Pilfers, formerly of the Toasters, and of Grand Theft Auto fame (Little Jacob!). My twin brother Matt and I talked with Coolie at my apt in NJ for a good hour and 40 minutes and had a blast! Lots of laughing in this episode. 

We discuss the upcoming RadicsFest, happening at Gramercy Theatre on July 19th that will feature Pilfers, Mephiskapheles, Spring Heeled Jack, Hub City Stompers, Rude Boy George and Sgt. Scagnetti. A portion of the proceeds will be going to Roy Radics family as well.

We also talk about Coolie coming over to America, his stint in the Toasters, how the Pilfers came to be, the band breaking up and getting back together, Grand Theft Auto and lots of other stuff. 

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A Look Back At The Vans Warped Tour

A Look Back At The Vans Warped Tour

June 21, 2019

Episode 39 of the ReadJunk Podcast is a look back at the Vans Warped Tour. I paid tribute to the long-running tour last year since it ended, but I removed the episode since it had music in it. Vans Warped Tour are doing special events in Atlantic City and California soon so figured I'd talk about the tour again.

I'm joined by fellow ReadJunk colleague Joe Fogle / Creature of War and we reminisce about the good and bad of the Warped Tour, our first Warped Tour concert, things we will miss but mostly won't miss, and other things like that. Right at the end, Joe and I talk about random things like other shows of the Summer, DC / Batman movies, and New York Comic Con. 

*correction department* I mentioned in the episode that The Fugees played Warped Tour. I meant Black Eyed Peas.  

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Matt Collyer (The Planet Smashers)

Matt Collyer (The Planet Smashers)

May 6, 2019

Episode 38 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Matt Collyer of the Canadian ska band The Planet Smashers and Stomp Records. I've been listening to the band since I've been listening to ska since 95/96. They have a new album coming out on May 10th called 'Too Much Information' and it's another awesome album that was added to their discography. 

In this episode, we talk about their new album, the early days of the band, Stomp Records, New England Ska Fest, Canadian ska scene, Planet Smashers songs and music videos and yes, even a little bit of hockey. 

You can listen to the episode on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, Google or wherever else you get podcasts.

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Avengers: End Game And Game of Thrones Season 8 SPOILER Review & Recap

Avengers: End Game And Game of Thrones Season 8 SPOILER Review & Recap

May 1, 2019

Episode 37 of the ReadJunk Podcast is another movie & TV themed episode! I'm joined by special guest Checker Phil (of the Checkerboard Kids). We give our SPOILER review of Avengers: End Game and then discuss Game of Thrones: Season 8, mostly episode 3 of the season. We even discuss a little bit of ska at the very end. 

You can also watch us talking on Skype on Checker Phil's youtube channel for Checkerboard Kids.

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Shazam Review & Summer Movie Preview

Shazam Review & Summer Movie Preview

April 10, 2019

Episode 36 of the ReadJunk Podcast is all about movies! Chris Taylor and I give our review of Shazam (we didn't spoil anything, at least nothing too important) and then we run down all the movies that are coming out this Spring and Summer that we're looking forward to. Movies like Avengers: End Game, Spider-Man: Far From Home, IT: Chapter 2, John Wick 3, Toy Story 4, and lots of other films. 

Before the conversation started, I talk about the big show happening on my birthday, July 19th. Radicsfest is happening in NYC at Gramercy Theater and features bands Pilfers, Mephiskapheles, Spring Heeled Jack, Hub City Stompers, Rude Boy George and Sgt Scagnetti. I also talk about removing the music episodes of the Podcast and starting playlists on Spotify. 

The geeky conversation was fun to do with Chris over Skype, and if you like these type of episodes where it's not an interview, let us know and we'll do more of them! Expect more interviews soon, just have to record them soon! 

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Artist Matthew Lineham

Artist Matthew Lineham

February 26, 2019

Episode 35 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with artist Matthew Lineham. You might know his new wave ornaments, Valentine's Day and Halloween cards, plus lots of other new wave & 80s inspired artwork. We had a great chat about 80s music, other decades of music, conventions, art thieves, dealing with intellectual property in artwork, Matthew's process on how he creates art, ska music, and loads of other things. 

Check out Matthew's awesome artwork at http://www.mlinehamart.com and buy some stuff too while you're there. 

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Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul (Backyard Superheroes)

Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul (Backyard Superheroes)

February 19, 2019

Episode 34 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with sax players Gary Mastriano and Becky Sudul from the NJ ska punk band Backyard Superheroes (facebook.com/backyardsuperheroes). 

We talk about the band's history, Gary breaking his foot playing on top of a bar top at Starland Ballroom, almost dying in PA, and their new album Never Give Up, Never Surrender. Later on in the conversation, we geek out and talk about MCU, DC comics, video games, Star Wars and we finish up the talk with a game of Goldblum Trivia! 

Check out the band online and if they visit your town, go see them live because they are fun to see! 

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Taylor Morden (Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, The Last Blockbuster)

Taylor Morden (Pick It Up: Ska in the 90s, The Last Blockbuster)

January 29, 2019

The first ReadJunk Podcast episode of 2019 is with filmmaker Taylor Morden, who is releasing two documentaries, Pick it Up: Ska in the 90s and The Last Blockbuster. Both movies sounds awesome and I can't wait to see them! 

I talk to Taylor over Skype about both documentaries and filming process, licensing songs, is the movie mainly focusing on West Coast bands or East Coast bands as well, reason why some ska bands made it into the mainstream and others didn't, Taylor briefly talks about touring in Japan, then we talk about Blockbuster, video stores in general and some techniques people used to get VHS/DVDs from the video store. It's a good talk so have a listen! 

Theme song music by Rude Boy George

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