Episode 43 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with Me (Bryan Kremkau), Ray Manuud and Joe Fogle and it's all about TV and Movies! We talk about TV shows that we've been watching this Summer and back in the Spring, shows like The Boys, Deadly Class, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Stranger Things, Doom Patrol, Game of Thrones, Yellowstone, and some other stuff. Then we talk a little bit about movies at the end like Spider-Man: Far From Ho... Read more
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! Be sure to su... Read more
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... Read more
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, ... Read more
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... Read more
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, Ne... Read more
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. Be sure to visit R... Read more
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... Read more
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 awesom... Read more
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, ... Read more
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 ... Read more
The last podcast episode of the year is our Year In Review for 2018. I talk with my twin brother Matt about our favorite albums of the year, as well as our favorite shows that we attended. Then the second half of the episode is our favorite movies and tv shows of the year. There's even a singing cameo from my son Connor around the 10 minute mark. Let us know what you thought of our choices and visit readjunk.com for more of my Yea... Read more
It's a special episode of the ReadJunk Podcast as it's all Christmas episode! I discuss with my wife Kristen, twin brother Matt and friends (Chris, Joe, Brian, and Ray) what their favorite Xmas movies and music are. I give my Top 10 favorite Xmas movies are with Kristen, Chris and I discuss metal and other random things, I talk with Joe about seeing Christmas Vacation at a screening in Pittsburgh, I talk with Brian about the muppet... Read more
Episode 30 of the ReadJunk Podcast is with trumpet player Johnny Christmas from Reel Big Fish. My twin brother Matt and I went down to the Skanksgiving show in Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom. We talked with Johnny about the band, their new album and single, music videos, Johnny appearing in Galaxy Quest, we talked about Queen and the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Warped Tour, Rock cruises, Zorba The Greek and a bunch of other thing... Read more
On this episode (#29) of the ReadJunk Podcast, I chat with my buddy Ray Manuud who works on the site, but also worked at Moon Records. We talk about the ska scene, Mustard Plug stories, the recent podcast format change, Before the Concert sessions and then we change gears to talk about TV shows and Star Wars.
Episode 28 of the ReadJunk Podcast is guest host Chris Taylor talking with his buddy Drew of the Devil's Due Podcast, a Marvel Netflix/Daredevil themed podcast. They discuss his show as well as other superhero shows, plus a review of the Metallica show in Buffalo that they attended on October 27th. In addition to other Metallica experiences they both have had over the years. Check out Drew's podcast: http://thedevilsduepodcast.com ... Read more
The Podcast format is changing. I explain a little bit why in this mini-podcast episode and also on ReadJunk.com. I'll have a new episode up soon, hopefully within the next 2 weeks!
On this bonus episode (Episode 26) of the ReadJunk Podcast, I sat down with my long-time buddy Frank Froese and we talk about the PA music scene, going to college together at Keystone College, the paranormal activities that happened to him/us while at college. Then we discuss some Star Wars, Marvel and whatever else is on our minds. Plus, I do some impressions of Big Bird and Bob Dylan singing "The Rains of Castamere."
Episode 17 of the podcast is my conversation with frontman of Sgt Scagnetti (https://www.facebook.com/SgtSCAG), Steve Lonergan. I drove over to Clifton, NJ to see the band perform at The Clash Bar. You can check out my photos on SkaPunkPhotos.com. Before the show, we talked for about an hour in my car and had a great conversation about the band, the scene, why New Haven has the so-called best pizza, Sea Sea's in Moosic, PA and it's... Read more
Episode 10 of the ReadJunk Podcast is all about my old scene, the Hudson Valley in New York. ReadJunk Reviewer and our resident metalhead Chris Taylor stopped by Jersey City and we talked about the scene, venues in the area, some record shops in the Hudson Valley, The Big Orange Bonanza of 2007 and other things. This show is the edited version since we removed all the songs from the show. So some things might not flow as well but ... Read more