Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Episode 274: The Story of Scratch and Bang


This week is another trademarked Awesome Interview (not actually trademarked). We are joined by Scratch and Bang, a drum-and-DJ combo that's been touring internationally but is making their first stop in Providence this weekend! Scratch and Bang is made up of Mike Bowers and Vito DeLuca, but they ALSO brought another DJ pal with them - Kariim Hafez! They tell us about their musical influences, what led them on their nontraditional paths to music and party creation, and how to successfully and repeatedly plug a show (specifically the one this Friday at the Whiskey Republic). Super fun time with guys who experience music in a way I knew nothing about!
-Brad

Web Couliers:
EVENT: Chuck and Brad Will Be Doing Stand-Up at Chuck's Birthday Show!
EVENT: Foam Party Block Party at the Whiskey Republic (featuring Scratch and Bang)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Episode 273: Warped Tour, Ghostbusters, and The Story of No Plateau


Before we are joined by our special guests, we have news to recap and recount! Because we're such cool big shots, we covered the Warped Tour as press! What does that mean? We're still trying to figure that out! Who was our favorite band? How did we avoid sunburn? How do chicken fingers relate to an erection? We answer all of those questions (even though that last one is pretty self-explanatory). We also review the new Ghostbusters movie and discuss what we liked and what we didn't about the film.
From there, we are joined by Christian Staton and Sean Murphy of Providence-based band No Plateau. We immediately learn that Christian has a depraved past and don't let go of it the entire episode. We also learn about their forays into music, how they got together, and the story behind their new EP, No One But Me.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
EVENT: Chuck and Brad Will Be Doing Stand-Up at Chuck's Birthday Show!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Episode 272: Chuck's Petty Printshop Problem, Finding Dory, and Idyllic Summer Memories


Longtime fans of the podcast love "Chuck's Petty Printouts," in which Chuck reads emails to and from people he disagrees with on the internet. Well this one is even pettier and IN REAL LIFE! Hear the twisted tale of Chuck's print shop visits gone horribly wrong, and the assault accusation that came his way because of it! After that, we chat about being forced to spend a bunch of credit at MovieStop and the possibility of Netflix offering downloads. We also review my birthday weekend festivities - Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 on Saturday night, followed by pizza with pals on Sunday night. It was a nice low-key birthday weekend. Then we break down the recent Pixar film Finding Dory - did the same part make each of us tear up???? After that, inspired by the new Blink-182 song "Teenage Satellites," we talk about awesome nights we remember from summers gone by - starting as teens and continuing through current day. Oh, and you get to hear Chuck almost die at my description of Nitrous Oxide, so there's that to look forward to.
-Brad

Web Couliers:
There are no Web Couliers this week.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Episode 271: Summer Playlists, Blink-182, and Independence Weekends


Who's ready for summer?! Chuck is, and proves it, by rolling through his "summer daytime" playlist to start off this episode. Fun fact: there are a lot of daytime summer songs. We talk about the below Web Couliers, then hash out the exciting news that Red Dead Redemption will be backward compatible for the Xbox One. We review the new Blink-182 album and discuss why Blink has stuck around for so long when other bands have....uh....not. Did you know Chuck and I actually spent the weekend apart? And that we didn't talk about what we did until on the podcast? Chuck recaps his fun American weekend with friends and family and I talk about barely beating a six year-old in a mile race! That feat having been properly feted, Chuck reveals the secret of a good summer playlist - have a second one for summer nights! He reviews this one and we sign off!
-Brad

Web Couliers:
ARTICLE: EW's interview of Marc Shaiman
BLOG: Troy Duffy's Retro Diary about "Boondock Saints"