Pop-Punk & Pizza

Pop-Punk & Pizza

Pop-Punk & Pizza is a weekly podcast featuring guests ranging from bands in your local scene to internationally known artists such as Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Justin Courtney Pierre and more! A lot of times, the interviews will take place while eating pizza. Hosted by, Jacques LaMore.


August 23, 2023 44 mins

In this episode, I talk with Tightwire, a band from Minneapolis MN about writing short songs, throwing stale hotdogs into the audience, their new album 'Head Full of Snakes', Paul's top-rated bathroom, and more!

Listen to 'Head Full of Snakes' by Tightwire: https://orcd.co/HeadFullOfSnakes Follow Tightwire on socials! Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tightwirempls/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tightwireMPLS/ Twitter/X: ht...

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Festival season is among us, and with Riot Fest quickly approaching, here are 15 tips to help you prepare.

Riot Fest FAQ: https://riotfest.org/chicago/faq/

Map (scroll all the way to bottom): https://riotfest.org/chicago/tickets/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/poppunkpizzapod

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July 6, 2023 15 mins

I talked with Keith Gensure, the vocalist of Pennsylvania band Pine Creek Academy, about their new EP Rewind, their last time going to Warped Tour, being in Kulick and touring with Sleeping With Sirens, and more!

Follow Pine Creek Academy on socials!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pinecreekacademy/?fbclid=IwAR0HUfizQOaFs-RWkkd8LT8PVGoxrgPCNs9pFFvchEMISRvQAJjvztI2Dlo

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000885189...

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I had a great time talking with alternative/pop-punk/emo band Detour North at Zazzo's Pizza in Westmont, IL about their upcoming "It's History, It's Poetry" anniversary show at Beat Kitchen on Sept 2, what they've been up to since the band ended, their favorite memories of being in the band, and lots more!

Detour North are awesome guys! Get tix to their one-night-only anniversary show now! https://www.ticketweb.com/event/detou...


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May 22, 2023 34 mins

Our first episode with our new co-host, Zoe! Zoe and I talk with Ryan and Jonas of Killium, @killiumofficial a band originally from Indiana, about their upcoming album to be released in October, their pre-album EP they're working on, and their previously unannounced headlining show at Schubas Tavern (in Chicago) with Broken Demeanor and The Fundamental Kink in August! Plus lots more, including Ryan's crowd-favorite double-necked gu...

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April 29, 2023 35 mins

The Bollweevils are releasing their first album in over 14 years! "Essential" is out May 5 via Red Scare. I talked with Daryl, the frontman, about the creation of the album, how being a doctor inspires his songwriting, his favorite songs on the record, the worst excuse for pizza he's ever had, and more!!

Listen to The Bollweevils!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7yNus0PrBf0aWh5FPhpIdR

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/...

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April 14, 2023 21 mins

For you fellow heavy music lovers, we're starting a new Heavy Edition series!!

For the 1st episode of this series, I had the chance to talk with No Shelter, a local metalcore band in the Chicago area about their new song Run Your Rivers Red (out now!) and upcoming debut EP! We also talked about their inspirations, how they met, and more!

Listen to "Run Your Rivers Red" by No Shelter on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/track/4SmwKO...

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April 8, 2023 25 mins

I talked with Years Down about their upcoming album called December State of Mind, the meaning behind it, their third single release of the year, "big S.A.D.", their very different cover of Justin Bieber's "Stay", a possible upcoming EP of covers, and more!

Years Down is coming to the midwest for the first time ever for their Spring Midwest Tour. Bands that will be joining them will be announced soon - follow Years Down on socials ...

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March 31, 2023 29 mins

I got a chance to talk with LoudFoxCult @loudfoxcult9052 , a trio of friends from Michigan, about their influences, their new EP "Cult Classic", getting to work with Sam Mathys - the drummer of Early Eyes and former drummer of Remo Drive, and more!

FFO: Remo Drive, Tiny Moving Parts, Real Friends, Mom Jeans If you like alternative, midwest emo, math rock, pop-punk, and/or fun jams, this band is a mix of all these things.

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March 29, 2023 30 mins

North Carolina-based Come Clean talks about their upcoming album "134", what the numbers mean to them, their favorite songs to perform live, their influences, and of course, their favorite kind of pizza!

Stay tuned for Come Clean's debut album "134" out April 14th! In the meantime, check out Come Clean's music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/07XU4KmInbziPoRl8w6dqF

Listen on other streaming platforms: https://linktr.ee/...

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March 17, 2023 14 mins

For St. Patrick's Day, I decided to talk about my top 5 green albums! Let me know what your favorite green album is in the comments! Support this podcast: https://donorbox.org/pop-punk-pizza-fundraiser

Want me to promote your band or brand? Email noelle@lamoremediallc.com for more info on sponsorships!

Follow us on socials: https://www.instagram.com/poppunkpizzapod/?hl=en  https://www.facebook.com/poppunkpizzapod/  https://twitter...

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March 4, 2023 30 mins

I Call Fives is back from their 7-year hiatus with a new EP, Not For Everyone. I talked with the bassist, Drew, about how their songwriting process has changed since the break, the meaning behind their new single "Honest & Only", working with Casey Cavaliere of The Wonder Years on the EP, and more!

Listen to I Call Fives new EP Not For Everyone!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3vsi8vM5Xs8p1NEQuZWP70

Vinyl: https://smartpu...

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February 21, 2023 23 mins

In this episode, I talked with Long Island band WAIVER. about their EP coming out March 24, the meaning behind their latest single "Right Here", Dylan playing a show right after dislocating his shoulder, their favorite pizza places, and more!

Follow WAIVER. on Instagram! @waiver.official

Listen to WAIVER. on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/artist/6PhdHrRvK1S0Qd9ihnIyVp

For sponsorships, please contact: noelle@lamoremediallc.com


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February 15, 2023 20 mins

In this episode, I talked with new pop-punk band Londynne's Falling about their diverse backgrounds in the music industry and how it gives them a unique sound, how they write their songs, their plans for an upcoming album, their new single "911", and more!

If you'd like to support Pop-Punk & Pizza, please donate: https://donorbox.org/pop-punk-pizza-fundraiser

Want us to promote your band, brand or product? Sponsor us! Email noelle...

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February 6, 2023 26 mins

I got a chance to talk to Stefan Beham, head of the punk rock label SBÄM, based in Linz, Austria. He's also created artwork for bands like NOFX, Sum 41, and Lagwagon. SBÄM also has a festival; the latest edition featuring the last official NOFX show in Austria, along with many other bands like Rancid, Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, Mod Sun, and lots more. He tells me he has big plans for the festival, including expanding it to the U.S....

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January 20, 2023 26 mins

In this episode, I talked with British artist Luvlee about starting out in a boy band, how the Nickelodeon show Drake & Josh inspired him musically, his transition from pop to pop-punk, and more! Listen to Luvlee's song "Obsessed" out now!

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ni1HXhCsqDdfPLnemc4Zr Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/luvlee/1575342025 Amazon Music: https://music.amazon.com/artists/B07SV5GKRJ/luvlee 

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January 13, 2023 50 mins

In this episode, I talked with punk-garage rock-indie band The Figbeats about their cover of "Apeman" on Starstruck: A Tribute to The Kinks, the funny story of how they got their band name, other bands getting blood on their drums, and more!

Listen to The Figbeats:

Bandcamp: https://figbeats.bandcamp.com/music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3C8d0rGV7PXwT2CDUJlnYp

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/the-figbea...

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Top 5/6 new-ish bands I recommend! With the new year coming up, it's time for you to discover some new bands! 

- Moving to Ashbury:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/movingtoashbury/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MovingToAshbury/

Twitter: All links: https://bio.site/movingtoashbury

Bandcamp: https://movingtoashbury.bandcamp.com/ 


- Never Loved:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/neverlovedmusic/

Facebook: https://ww...

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December 22, 2022 23 mins

Part 2 of my interview with Mark Johnston of Knelt Before! He tells me why he decided to write a song in Japanese, talks about his gear & guitars, the meaning of songs on their new album, "Be Nice", and more! Be sure to watch Part 1 if you haven't already!


Check out Knelt Before's debut album "Be Nice" on Bandcamp: https://kneltbefore.bandcamp.com/album/be-nice

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5aewtUww0FvbLT0nnzrS8c


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December 22, 2022 34 mins

Part 1: I talked with Mark Johnston of Knelt Before about the straight-edge hardcore scene then and now, being a PMA (positive mental attitude) hardcore band, how he balances being a firefighter, IT guy, and father with being in the band, and more! Be sure to also listen to Part 2!


Check out Knelt Before's debut album "Be Nice" on Bandcamp: https://kneltbefore.bandcamp.com/album/be-nice

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5...

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