DftUnderground Episode 378

DftUnderground Episode 378

Mike from the NYC/BX band Almost Aimless gets down to talk about anti-capitalism and veganism. We talk about the connection between these two outlooks, and debate whether if you are anti-capitalist you should also be a vegan or not. We walk through wha…

DftUnderground Episode 377

DftUnderground Episode 377

Shawna Potter from War on Women gets down this week to discuss her music, the triumphs and challenges of bringing conscious, feminist punk music to the masses, and classic cartoon theme songs. But mostly we talk about War on Women’s amazing brand new album “Capture the Flag” available on Bridge Nine Records.

PLUS we listen to tunes from Cop/Out, The Charley Few, Sister Munch, Out.Live.Death, and of course we listen to a tune from War on Women’s new album.

DftUnderground Episode 376

DftUnderground Episode 376

Cop/Out is a new punk band from NYC made up punx from a bunch of other incredible NYC bands. All of the Cop/Out members, John, Kate, and Al along with DftU host Joey Steel get down this week to talk about the band, their sound, and what brings them to do this new band, despite that they are all in other bands.

Then on the second half of the show we talk about Punk Island which everyone in Cop/Out organizes. We discuss why Punk Island is so incredible and why other fests obsessed with big, old names and making hordes of money just can’t bring the punk that Punk Island can.

PLUS we listen to Cop/Out, The Jukebox Romantics, Baby Got Back Talk, and Nevva.

DftUnderground Episode 375

DftUnderground Episode 375

Kate Hoos gets down today to talk about Spring, sort of. We talk about the challenge of ending of the old and the struggles over the beginning of the new. Kate’s band Lady Bizness is coming to an end while she is starting new projects and developing her work as a photographer.

PLUS we listen to Lady Bizness, War on Women, Spandex, and Rats in the Wall.

 

DftUnderground Episode 374

DftUnderground Episode 374

All Torn Up! members Jason Tancer, Cello Amati, and Joey Steel get interviewed by Ira Cogan for Maximum Rock’n’Roll issue #420. We talk about writing, band battles, how we have changed over the years, hating on the serenity prayer, making the world a better place, and the great scene we have in NYC. Plus we talk a ton of shit and I think we talk a out football and Trump somewhere in there, too.

Plus we listen to tunes from All Torn Up! and Jason and Joey’s other band Skull Caster.

DftUnderground Episode 373

DftUnderground Episode 373

Davey Hooligan from the NYHC band Enziguri gets down to talk about everything from the bands newest release “Uptown Boogie Down” to piece of shit midwestern transplants (like Joey) ruining NYC and then we end up talking about anxiety and panic attacks. It all makes sense on the episode, I promise.

Plus we listen to tunes from Trashy, Lady Bizness, Broken Dead, and of course Enziguri

DftUnderground Episode 372

DftUnderground Episode 372

Filthy Phill, former cohost of this podcast and frontman for the NYC punk band World War IX gets down this week to help me process and compare our adventures touring through Europe. We spend half the episode sifting through some of the weirder elements of the bohemian-esque lifestyle and of course we talk a lot of shit…literally this time. And we also talk about what’s new with Phill from bands to babies.

Plus we listen to tunes from WWIX, Screamin Rebel Angels, a band Phill and I were in together… THE WILL … from a lost recording we JUST released!

DftUnderground Episode 371

DftUnderground Episode 371

Lauren Ross of the Dispatches from the Underground collective gets down to talk about the impact and fall out from the progress of the “Me Too” campaign as it tears through Hollywood and beyond. We get some perspective on how misogyny has ravaged the brains of all bros all around us, how coercion and sexual assault still ravage our society and how brave women are battling back to give us all a taste of the beautiful world we could have where women are not constantly demeaned and disempowered. And we engage the insane idea that “Me Too” could ever go too far in our lifetimes.

Plus we listen to tunes from X, Rats in the Wall, The Interrupters, and Sister Munch.

DftUnderground Episode 370

DftUnderground Episode 370

Jay Crash and Kevin Hudson of the Portland punk band GROUND SCORE get down to defend pop punk in the face of Joey’s incessant ignorance, and talk about the past, present, and future of their band. Through the stories and shit talking we do end up getting some good solid perspective on community and punk in general too.

Plus we listen to tunes from GROUND SCORE’S brand new album, DIRTY KID DISCOUNT, NOOGY, and RATS IN THE WALL.

DftUnderground Episode 369

DftUnderground Episode 369

Ryan Kollin, Lauren Ross, and Nicole Von Haack get down this week to talk shit about down and dirty DIY punk touring as we just got back from our month on the road with SKULL CASTER. Then on the second half of the show we review the authenticity of a h…

DftUnderground Episode 368

DftUnderground Episode 368

Dick Lucas of the Subhumans, Citizen Fish, and Culture Shock gets down to talk about the intersection of politics and punk: past, present, and future. Plus we talk about his legendary bands and also manage to squeeze in a healthy dose of shit talking. 

Plus we listen to tunes from Subhumans, Citizens Fish, Culture Shock, Dragged In, Alouth, and All Torn Up!

DftUnderground Episode 367

DftUnderground Episode 367

Jayne from the Brooklyn TransCore band Trashy is back…this time we talk about her work as a punk on a farm and then we talk about her work in the rink…as a member of Gotham Girls Roller Derby. We talk a ton of shit and Jayne sets my mind right as I sound like a sprayed shitbag for the first and I am sure last time in my life I may have actually been wrong about something. 

PLUS we listen to Jayne’s band TRASHY and I play a tune from my band SKULL CASTER’s newly released album…which we will be touring down the WEST COAST AND SOUTH WEST of the US to support…and we will be playing with some of the best bands out there, including DAYS N DAZE, so I play my fav song of theirs. AND we also play my fav. INTERRUPTERS tune. 

DftUnderground Episode 366

DftUnderground Episode 366

Roger Walsh gets down this week to talk about his band Knucklehead’s new series of concept albums. We talk about being underground artists and the struggle to write and produce a record you are proud of with all the pressures and limitations that press upon us. And we talk a fair amount of shit as well. Plus we listen to a bunch of tunes from Knucklehead.
 

DftUnderground Episode 365

DftUnderground Episode 365

Christine Kim gets down to talk about her non-profit My Dog is My Home which helps homeless humans and their pets, she also happens to be my wife so she talks a ton of shit about me too. 

PLUS we listen to The Minutemen, Toys that Kill, and Marine Corpse

DftUnderground Episode 364

DftUnderground Episode 364

Jayne from Brooklyn TransCore band Trashy gets down to talk about her band and their Halloween cover band plans, and then on the second half of the show we talk about the newest American mass shooting. Jayne and I fully explain the issue better than any human ever has, and then lay out our very fair minded and well balanced gun control proposal which we fully expect the NRA will soon be endorsing as future legislation. 

PLUS we listen to tunes from Trashy, The Subhumans (U.K), and Corrupted Youth. 


DftUnderground Episode 363

DftUnderground Episode 363

Shawn Refuse from Refuse Resist and Zero Rights gets down to talk about Refuse Resist’s ten year anniversary. On the first part of the episode we rejoice in the glory of one of Boston’s finest bands, Then on the second part of the discussion we mercilessly talk shit about our own bandmates and how lucky they obviously are to have us in their bands… I think… or vice versa, whatever. I know we definitely talked a ton of shit, that I am sure about. And we definitely commiserated, but whatever, listen and you sort it out. 

PLUS we listen to Disaster Strikes, Neighborhood Shit, Zero Rights, and of course Refuse Resist. 


DftUnderground Episode 362

DftUnderground Episode 362

Kate Hoos of Lady Bizness, Cop/Out, and Punk Island is back this week to get down and talk about her other passion photography. We talk about how music and live photography go together, and then we break down how gender impacts all of this. We walk through how women are often encouraged into the visual arts and discouraged from performative arts, how we can change that, and how we can ensure to support all the artists in our scenes whatever type of art they make. 

Plus we listen to music from Lady Bizness, Basic Bitches, Enziguri, and Trophy Wife


DftUnderground Episode 361

DftUnderground Episode 361

Boe Rainford, Dispatches from the Underground’s official T.V. correspondent gets down on the show this week for a lil introduction. We talk about the miserable way children ruin all our lives, from dragging parents down to ruining our commutes. In celebration of the end of summer we curmudgeon the fuck out of this episode. Enjoy.

Plus we listen to some tunes by Grain Assault, After the Fall, and Joey Steel and the Attitude Adjusters

DftUnderground Episode 360

DftUnderground Episode 360

Jason Tancer, my brother and bandmate from All Torn Up!, gets down to get some perceptive on our recent ATU European tour with Leftöver Crack, and touring in other countries in general. We talk a ton of shit as usual, and hopefully give you a little bit of insight about what it is like to be on tour with LoC, but we also try to process some of the differences between bringing conscious punk music to shows in the US vs. shows abroad, and spend some time processing all the wonderful people we met all over who firmly live life outside the confines of capitalist relations and treated us like family! But mostly we just talk about dumb shit that happened on tour.

Plus we listen to tunes from Leftöver Crack, All Torn Up!, Atavistic Traits, Con Era, and Deathbus.

DftUnderground Episode 359

DftUnderground Episode 359

Escape from the Zoo from Texas and We the Heathens from Wisconsin get down this week to talk a TON OF SHIT. We talk about their recent tour together, their blossoming love for each other, being stuck in the mud at Skatopia, pissing on lawns, shitting in bathtubs, Heathens unhealthy appreciation for White Claw, Jesse dipping his toe in the whip-it pool, Veronica playing mandolin for Slayer, and how We the Heathens have come to define Game of Thrones folk punk (unofficial). 

Plus we listen to Days N Daze, We the Heathens, Escape from the Zoo, and my band All Torn Up! which is currently on tour with Leftöver Crack

DftUnderground Episode 358

DftUnderground Episode 358

Kate Hoos from Lady Bizness is back! She gets down to talk about misogyny in punk rock generally and in particular we talk about the Warped Tour controversy involving The Dickies and their misogynistic stage show/outburst. We also talk about War on Women‘s front woman Shawna Potter and her statement about punk today and confronting the dusty punks of yesterday. 

Plus we listen to tunes from War on Women, Lady Bizness, and Sister Munch

DftUnderground Episode 357

DftUnderground Episode 357

Ev Gold from Cinema Cinema is back. This time these Joey and Ev talk about the logical topic all NY hardcore musicians know most about. . . LOVE. Joey just got married and Ev is a romantic soul, or something like that, and these two explain the intricacies of the heart as only New York punks truly can. 

Plus we listen to music from Citizens Arrest, We The Heathens, Escape from the Zoo, and obviously Cinema Cinema. 

 

DftUnderground Episode 356

DftUnderground Episode 356

Punk Island’s Kate Hoos of Hossatron and Al Rosenberg of Brooklyn Transcore get down to talk about our all ages / all free fest in NYC. We use this opportunity to talk about the importance of community and how we build it together from amongst the diverse group of punks we have here in NYC. Then we break down some of bands that people inside and outside of NYC should take note of and listen to a few of them.

 

Tunes from Sister Munch, Bowhead, There Are Four Lights, and Trashy.
 

DftUnderground Episode 355

DftUnderground Episode 355

Steve Morton gets down to talk about CULTS. First we talk a bunch of shit about the hulu show THE PATH and try to see if there was anything worth taking from that mainstream show. And then we get a lil deeper on it all with our own personal and academic experience with cults and religious fanaticism, of which Steve and I are both minor experts on the subject. 

PLUS we listen to music from the Now or Never Tour that is going across the midwest and east coast featuring La Armada, Thulsa Doom, and Disaster Strikes and then we end the episode with an appropriate tune from Almost Aimless

 

DftUnderground Episode 354

DftUnderground Episode 354

Days N Daze gets down to talk about their new album “Crustfall”. Geoff, Whitney, Jesse, and Meagan are all on together to give us all the background on the album, the writing, the lyrics, little behind the scenes details we are dying to know. Plus we talk about some fucked up tour stories and listen to a bunch of tracks from the album. 

 

DftUnderground Episode 353

DftUnderground Episode 353

Ev Gold from Cinema Cinema gets down to talk about their new album “Man Bites Dog”. We talk about the process of writing it, tell some fucked up stories surrounding it, and how they get that unique sound that is Cinema Cinema. PLUS we listen to a few unreleased tracks off their album that comes out April 28th. 

 

DftUnderground Episode 352

DftUnderground Episode 352

Ira Cogan is back to talk about the incessant arguments that tear the left wing political people apart, and why these petty spats happen on our side more than the rightwing side. And then we talk about pain as we regale you with stories of our own suffering for your enjoyment. No one makes me feel more weak, frail, and broken than Ira, so we head straight into that pain like we were both built to do and talk it all out. 

Plus we listen to tunes from Almost Aimless, Skull Practitioners, Cinema Cinema, and Public Safety. 

DftUnderground Episode 351

DftUnderground Episode 351

Lauren Ross from the Dispatches from the Underground collective gets down to try and find some good in main stream sci-fi and then we expose our bad side in our underground selves. We talk about HBO’s weird and wonderful, wild, wild WestWorld and then we delve into some of the shows subtle philosophical implications involving the public vs. the private self.

Plus we listen to some futuristic folk tunes from Dirty Kid Discount, Nomad Mountain Outlaw, Cush Dankson, and ShootDang.

DftUnderground Episode 350

DftUnderground Episode 350

Rey Brutal from the NYHC band Ache gets down to talk about the trials and tribulations of putting out a top notch underground punk record and then we talk about the glory that is Ache’s new album, Fade Away, and how Ache stays in front of the pack of making cutting edge tunes. PLUS we listen to music from Ache’s new record, Chicago’s La Armada, and Boston’s Disaster Strikes. 

 

DftUnderground Episode 349

DftUnderground Episode 349

Lauren and Steve from the Dispatches Collective get down to try to help me grasp the fuckitudeness of Trump’s first month in office. We talk about Trump’s miserable cabinet monsters, his plot to destroy immigrants, and the blood plots of Steve Bannon.

Plus we listen to tunes from Skum City, Lady Bizness, and Sister Munch (who update’s MDC’s classic by doing “Donald Trump is a Nazi”).

DftUnderground Episode 348

DftUnderground Episode 348

World War IX gets down to talk about their new record and comic. We talk a ton of shit about recording the record, and how they do their magic together, and we also obviously talk about cocaine and drug abuse a bunch, don’t worry. We hit the hard stuff in this interview. 

Plus we listen World War IX’s new tunes, and tunes from Broloaf and Honah Lee. 

DftUnderground Episode 347

DftUnderground Episode 347

IRA COGAN and ACHE’s REY BRUTAL get down to talk about the “TOP TEN ALBUMS that SHAPED THEM AS TEENAGERS” and then Joey shits all over their lists and talk about good music, and we talk a bunch of trash about the rest of y’all’s lists. 

PLUS we listen to some good tunes from BOMB SCARE, ALL TORN UP!, and COPSTABBER

DftUnderground Episode 346

DftUnderground Episode 346

BRAD LOGAN and EVA HALL to RATS IN THE WALL from Southern California pick me up on the side of the highway in California and we get down to talk about their incredible music, how they write music together, then we talk about which bands have the least women fans, and finally we talk about safe spaces and the challenge we have on many sides to make these places.

On a personal side note, I am in awe of this band! I love everyone in it and talking with one of my favorite riff writers and one of my favorite lyric writers about how they come up with what they do was super intense and interesting.

And we listen to music from Rats in the Wall, Maladjusted, and HIRS

DftUnderground Episode 345

DftUnderground Episode 345

On the CHOKING VICTIM reunion tour Joey sat down with Stza, Skwert, and Alec to do their first interview together and as a band in over 15 years. We talk about the reunion tour, Trumps victory, America’s reaction, and the what’s in the future of us and THEM!

Plus we listen to Public Serpents, All Torn Up, Cliterati, Japan’sBrainwash Victim, and of course Choking Victim.

DftUnderground Episode 344

DftUnderground Episode 344

Naomi Scott of the band Basic Bitches gets down to talk about the band, the new compilation of NY and NJ-based grrrl bands “Band Cramps” made as a benefit for the Willie Mae Rock Camp For Girls, and then we talk about the holidays and gift giving or whatever. 

Plus we listen to band from the “Band Cramps” compilation: Tonya Harding, Basic Bitches, Lady Bizness, Ellen and the Degenerates

DftUnderground Episode 343

DftUnderground Episode 343

Jackie and Miles from the NYC band Material Support are back. We get down to talk about the work they and others do to help protect immigrants’ rights in the face of real human trafficking that is happening all around us. Then we they try to talk me into appreciating the fantasy show, Game of Thrones. 
 
Plus we listen to Material Support and The Frightnrs. 
DftUnderground Episode 342

DftUnderground Episode 342

Liz Rose and Josh Wilner of the Cali DIY space 924 Gilman St. and of the new 1986’d Music Industries record label get down to talk about the famous venue, their new label, and politics/punx shit. 

PLUS we listen to a bunch of tunes from the new label: Love Songs, Public Safety, La Plebe, and Sarchasm. 

DftUnderground Episode 341

DftUnderground Episode 341

Maddie Ruthless and Matt Burdi from Brooklyn’s great reggae band The Far East are BACK. And I need to say this is one of my favorite episodes. I rarely laugh this hard, but this one killed me. They tell a horror story from tour complete with Juggalos, methheads, matching suits, cinnibuns and all the fucking eggs you can handle. Then we talk about what The Far East has planned in the future.

PLUS we play from tunes from The Ladrones, the Cash Registers, and of course The Far East

DftUnderground Episode 340

DftUnderground Episode 340

Maddie Ruthless and Matt Burdi from Brooklyn’s great reggae band The Far East get down to talk about the craziness from their recent national tour opening for The Specials and playing Riot Fest.

Plus we listen tunes from The Frightnrs and The Far East

DftUnderground Episode 339

DftUnderground Episode 339

We take a break from the 2016 disaster to talk with Mani & Paul from La Armada. We get down about their recent tour with A Wilhelm Scream as well as their tour in Mexico playing with bands like Sick of It All. Then we also talk about how they approach the topics they choose to write about in their lyrics

Plus we listen tunes from Death Vacation, Marine Corpse, and obviously a bunch of La Armada.

 

DftUnderground Episode 338

DftUnderground Episode 338

Alyssa and Emily from Planet Bitch Zine are back for the second week in a row as we continue our election coverage by airing the FULL interview I did with a woman Trump supporter a few weeks ago. We try to break down her answers and understand them a bit better to see how gender and politics fall out in real life Trump minds. Plus we listen to The Ladrones, (A)Truth, and Askultura. 

DftUnderground Episode 337

DftUnderground Episode 337

Alyssa and Emily from Planet Bitch Squad are here to fully break down the election and all the heavy gender issues that have surfaced during it, including the reality that sexual assault has been made an electoral issue and in the year we have the first main stream female candidate. Plus we listen to Trashy, All Torn Up, and War on Women

DftUnderground Episode 336

DftUnderground Episode 336

Joey goes out and interviews a couple of ardent Trump supporters and tries to understand/expose what is really behind the dangerous Trump culture that has reared its vile self in the last few months.  

DftUnderground Episode 335

DftUnderground Episode 335

Jackie and Miles from the NYC band Material Support get down to talk about their incredible band and then we dip into how the U.S. government attacks innocent people attempting to give aid to those in need with “material support” charges.

Plus we listen to a bunch of Material Support tunes, and Death Vacation as well as Namatay Sa Ingay.

DftUnderground Episode 334

DftUnderground Episode 334

RIOT FEST: Chicago coverage PART DUEX. This is the second half of our Dispatches coverage of RIOT FEST CHICAGO. Steve, Al, and I went to Riot Fest and all we have to show for it is these huge smiles, and a ton of shit talking (and these shirts that prove we were there.)

This episode we talk shit about a bunch of bands, but honestly mostly about Dee Snyder. And we also get into some of the bands who really surprised us with incredible sets. 

Then we listen to some tunes from THE FAR EAST, The SWINGING UTTERS, WAR ON WOMEN, and OFF WITH THEIR HEADS. 

DftUnderground Episode 333

DftUnderground Episode 333

This is the first of two episodes where we get into all the fun stories we could muster surrounding RIOT FEST: CHICAGO! Steve, Al, and I went to Riot Fest and had a blast and now we are gonna regale you with our stories of glory and triumph, and there …

DftUnderground Episode 332

DftUnderground Episode 332

Emily and Alyssa from the feminist zine crew Planet Bitch Squad are BACK. This time we talk about electoral misogyny, just plain old everyday misogyny, plain old everyday electorals, and the ever unTrump: Hillary. Get down with PBS on instagram @bitchs…

DftUnderground Episode 331

DftUnderground Episode 331

Gray Alldayo from My Pizza My World and Breaking Glass gets down to talk about his tunes and tours and then he plays us a lil something special. 

DftUnderground Episode 330

DftUnderground Episode 330

Lauren and Steve from the Dispatches from the Underground Collective and I pick through the Netflix show “Stranger Things” looking for cultural redemption in this mainstream wasteland. I think we make a good case for all not being lost. And then we reflect on the culture of our sad little youths.

With tunes from The Channeling, Intro5pect, and The Will

DftUnderground Episode 329

DftUnderground Episode 329

At the beginning of August we went down to the protests to Shut Down City Hall that were being organized in lower Manhattan. We talked to Vienna Rye of Millions March NYC about what the protests were all about and about the Police Abolition movement!! Then we caught up with organizer John Fletcher at the protests and chatted about the state of radical resistance in 2016. 

DftUnderground Episode 328

DftUnderground Episode 328

Attorney Jacqueline Greene from Friedman & Gilbert & the National Lawyers Guild gets down to talk about the NLG, the opposition to the RNC, the escalation of attacks on protesters by law enforcement and what we can do to defend ourselves.

 

With tunes by: Ides, Aguirre, Material Support, and None Above All

DftUnderground Episode 327

DftUnderground Episode 327

We got down with Daryle Lamont Jenkins of One People’s Project while we protested against the RNC in Cleveland and discussed the fight on the frontlines against fascism. Then on the second half Lauren, Steve, and I discuss the that front line by dissecting some of the backwards content Trump has been spewing. 

DftUnderground Episode 326

DftUnderground Episode 326

During the protests in Cleveland Joey talks to Sam from the Burning River Anarchist Distro about the protests against the Republican National Convention, and then Lauren, Joey, and Steve get some much needed underground perspective on Trump’s speech from the RNC. 

DftUnderground Episode 325

DftUnderground Episode 325

Joey heads to the protests against the RNC in Cleveland, reports on the scene, and interviews a pro-Trump crazy, and some anti-Trump friends about what the vile slogan “Make America Great Again” really means. 

DftUnderground Episode 324

DftUnderground Episode 324

Alyssa and Emily from Planet Bitch Squad get down to talk about the production of their fantastic feminist zine on the first part of the show and then we get neck deep in the combat of street harassment 

DftUnderground Episode 323

DftUnderground Episode 323

Alex and Nick of Indiana’s Marine Corpse get down to talk about their music, the scene in Bloomington, and then we try to get some deeper perspective the murder of police, however you take that. 

DftUnderground Episode 322

DftUnderground Episode 322

Lauren and Antonio get down to reflect on Punk Island 2016 and ups, downs, trials, tribulations, and the over all struggle of making an underground, noncommercial, free DIY punk show. 

DftUnderground Episode 321

DftUnderground Episode 321

Brian Kleve breaks down the fucking “Brexit” while Joey calmly, very calmly explains why this will likely be the death of everything you have ever known to be decent, and the birth of the most backwards monsters you could imagine, but he does it calmly, so carry on or whatever. 

DftUnderground Episode 320

DftUnderground Episode 320

Chris Mann of The Grindbin Podcast, Intro5pect, Leftover Crack, and The Channeling gets down to talk about the tour we just finished together with Leftover Crack,  Days N Daze, and All Torn Up and all the greatness he is involved in and then, at the end…we talk about trashy films

DftUnderground Episode 319

DftUnderground Episode 319

This week we remember Dan Klein of the Frigntnrs by re-airing an episode he was on in March. We talk about his illness and through it you also get a real sense of who he is and his tremendous character. 

DftUnderground Episode 318

DftUnderground Episode 318

Kate Hoos of Lady Business and Punk Island gets down to talk about the all the biz she does and then we talk Krystal Lake’s fashion statement #AmericaWasNeverGreat

DftUnderground Episode 317

DftUnderground Episode 317

Jason Tancer of All Torn Up! gets down to talk about the joys of summer shows and the sorrows of recording studios, DIY and beyond. 

 

DftUnderground Episode 316

DftUnderground Episode 316

Lauren Ross, Chef and DftU Collective member gets down to talk about “Feed the 5000” and developing and building our own visions even while capitalists try to break us into building their vision everyday

DftUnderground Episode 315

DftUnderground Episode 315

Antonio Rodriguez of Punk Island and the DFTU Collective gets down to talk about PUNK ISLAND 2016 and then we get neck deep into Dispatches News trying and get some perspective on the plight of the Yazidi people in Iraq

DftUnderground Episode 314

DftUnderground Episode 314

Artist and screen printer Maya Perry gets down to talk about the relationship between art and music, and the physical trauma we endure for our love and our communities. 

DftUnderground Episode 313

DftUnderground Episode 313

Maddie Ruthless of The Far East is back to talk about putting
emption into music and then we talk about racism in the
mainstream

DftUnderground Episode 312

DftUnderground Episode 312

Steve Morton of SBC Bookings and Zero Rights is back to talk
about the Rock Against Racism shows across the country and Long
Island specifically, and then we talk about how to break with
backwards ideas by looking closer at crazy conspiracy theory
shit. 

DftUnderground Episode 311

DftUnderground Episode 311

Whitney, Geoff, Gray and their band mates in My Pizza My World get down to talk about their collective/band, women at the front, dogs, some Ooof Crew shenanigans, and a mess of other shit. PLUS the folx in Nomad Mountain Outlaws.

DftUnderground Episode 310

DftUnderground Episode 310

Feminist Neuroscientist Dr. Ann Fink gets down to talk about how oppression seeps out of our culture and into our biology. 

DftUnderground Episode 309

DftUnderground Episode 309

Jay Crash from Portland’s Dirty Kid Discount gets down to talk about the band, and how they are able to all make such dark magic together, and then he breaks down how to up the tour life.

DftUnderground Episode 308

DftUnderground Episode 308

Maddie Ruthless of the Brooklyn reggae band The Far East gets down to talk about their incredible music. On the other side of the episode we talk a ton of shit about the elections. And this week Antonio Rodriguez brings us the first piece produced by the brand new Dispatches from the Underground Collective. 

DftUnderground Episode 307

DftUnderground Episode 307

Ira Cogan is back. This time we talk about the good, the bad, and the confusing, ugly shit surrounding all this electoral politics we hear so much about. 

DftUnderground Episode 306

DftUnderground Episode 306

Jeff Kaplan is back to talk about glory of science and the tunes that move him. Hail Science!  

DftUnderground Episode 305

DftUnderground Episode 305

Danielle and Jesse from Out of System Transfer get down to talk about the struggle between education and action and then we talk about and listen to some of the best of folk punk. 

DftUnderground Episode 304

DftUnderground Episode 304

Dan “Brukky” Klein of The Frightnrs and so much more gets down to talk about his incredible music, his recent diagnosis of A.L.S., and the struggle of living with that disease.

DftUnderground Episode 303

DftUnderground Episode 303

Geoff Bell from the Houston thrashgrass band Days n Daze gets down to talk the gutbucket, DnD big plans, and crazy tour shit from the last two tours with Leftover Crack

DftUnderground Episode 302

DftUnderground Episode 302

Chris of (A)Truth, Shirime, and EastRev Records gets down to talk about the new label, the new band, and then we talk some fucking non-sense about Zika Virus. 

DftUnderground Episode 301

DftUnderground Episode 301

Jeff Kaplan from Two Man Advantage gets down to talk about the hockey punk legends and then we talk about love for this V-day.

DftUnderground Episode 300

DftUnderground Episode 300

Dave Perry from Gözer is back on this, our special 300th episode! First Lemmy, then Bowie, then Abe Vigoda, and now . . . rock and roll? We talk about the death of rock and roll, and then we get neck deep into trying to sort out the elections in the empire. 

DftUnderground Episode 299

DftUnderground Episode 299

Jeff Proctor of Razor Cake Zine gets down to talk about their magazine and their community, a bit about the L.A. punk scene, and we also talk about Skid Row and homelessness in L.A. 

Dispatches from the Underground - Episode 298

Dispatches from the Underground – Episode 298

Danielle and Jesse from Out of System Transfer get down to talk about the band and we pick apart the new Star Wars film 

DftUnderground Episode 297

DftUnderground Episode 297

Agent Jay of The Slackers gets down to talk about his upcoming Crazy Baldhead album, The Stereo Prophecy & Electric Hymns, and its album pre-sale on bigtun.es 

DftUnderground Episode 296

DftUnderground Episode 296

Barry from Joyce Manor gets down to talk about the band, stage diving, and the struggle and reflection that surrounded the band’s decision to speak out against people getting injured at their shows. 

DftUnderground Episode 295

DftUnderground Episode 295

Filthy Phill is back again! This time we finally get some answers. First we talk about the holiday season and then Phill gets “honest” about why he abandoned this show while Joey talks a ton of shit. 

DftUnderground Episode 294

DftUnderground Episode 294

In honor of their HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS annual show, this week Bryan Kienlen of The Bouncing Souls and George Rebelo of BS and Hot Water Music get down to talk about their music, their bands, some past gems of the NY scene, and the amazing punk community they have forged through the years. 

DftUnderground Episode 293

DftUnderground Episode 293

Dave Perry from GÖZER gets gets down to talk about the band and we also ring in the holidays by talking about festive American seasonal Mass Shootings while Joey blames it all on punx

 

DftUnderground Episode 292

DftUnderground Episode 292

Filthy Phill of World War IX returns to Dispatches from the Underground to talk about the trials and tribulations of punk tours with a bunch of stories from All Torn Up and WWIX’s recent tours

DftUnderground Episode 291

DftUnderground Episode 291

Stza Crack a.k.a. Scott Sturgeon of Leftover Crack and Joey bullshit about Cracktoberfest 2015 tour with LoC, Days N Daze, and All Torn Up. Then they talk about ending the drug war, and the new LoC album, Constructs of the State and a bunch of other shit. 

DftUnderground Episode 290

DftUnderground Episode 290

Meagan, Whitney, and Jesse from Houston’s Thrashgrass queens and kings Days N Daze  get down at the end of Cracktoberfest 2015 in Miami to talk about tour, life, and their next steps in world domination. Plus we have some special guest appearances from Stza of Leftöver Crack and some other folks in All Torn Up, My Pizza My World, and Escape the Zoo. 

DftUnderground Episode 289

DftUnderground Episode 289

AJ from Namatay Sa Ingay returns to talk about Aklasan Records and breaks down the best of punk bands from Philippines to NYC.  

Dispatches from the Underground - Episode 288

Dispatches from the Underground – Episode 288

Roger from Knucklehead is back to talk about the creative process collectively in terms of writing tunes and in terms of personal self expression.

DftUnderground Episode 287

DftUnderground Episode 287

Davey Hooligan from Enziguri gets down to talk about their tune, Daydream and Delinquents,  which is good people who need to do things they may not want to do in other circumstances simply to get by, and then we reflect on substance less art of the hipster herd. 

DftUnderground Episode 286

DftUnderground Episode 286

Steve Morton from Zero Rights celebrates Halloween with us, and then we talk about the plight of our times, borders.

DftUnderground Episode 285

DftUnderground Episode 285

Ev Gold from Cinema Cinema talks about tour life, leaving the comfort zone, and musicians building with emotion and technical skill.

DftUnderground Episode 284

DftUnderground Episode 284

Maca is back to talk rats, and loving that which this society has deemed unlovable. Then we talk about bringing compassion into a scene that value aggression.

DftUnderground Episode 283

DftUnderground Episode 283

Davey Hooligan of the Bronx hardcore band Enziguri gets down to talk about the band, the BX scene around Alfie’s, and delicious vegan grub. 

DftUnderground Episode 282

DftUnderground Episode 282

Roger Walsh of Knucklehead is back. We talk about how the Pope’s visit to NYC is fucking up all our lives in every way possible, and Roger praises and breaks down the new film “Roger Waters The Wall” despite Joey’s protests. 

DftUnderground Episode 281

DftUnderground Episode 281

Steve Morton of Zero Rights gets down to talk about the band, failed health care, and we talk about the LeGrady family left down by this system and in need of the underground community’s help 

DftUnderground Episode 280

DftUnderground Episode 280

Lemon Cookie of NYC’s Runny is back to talk about great front men & women, tells us a legendary shitty story, and then we talk about the deep seeded ignorance hidden behind future phones

DftUnderground Episode 279

DftUnderground Episode 279

Ev Gold from Cinema Cinema gets down to talk about the band and he does a great job explaining to Joey why it is ignorant of him to hate on baseball