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.


June 2, 2022 47 min


In no particular order, here’s 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in June 2022: 


1. “Forever” - Suitable Miss Ft. Joshua Roberts

2. “Stay Alive” - Noodle Brain

3. “White Noise” - All Honesty

4. “Speedbump” - Clothesline

5. “Follow Me” - Nautical Mile (Uncle Kracker Cover)

6. “Almost Everything” - With The Punches

7. “Lost Dog, Pt. 2” - One Armed Joey

8. “Second 2 Breathe” - AIRPORTS

9. “Shapeshifting” - Taylor Acorn


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Tj Horansky of Chicago's Sleep On It, is reintroducing himself to the world as indie/emo artist, OSLO. He just released his debut album, Great Places, under the OSLO name last week. TJ was kind of enough to invite me into his home to have some Rosati's Pizza and talk about the new record. 


Stream Great Places by OSLO: https://linktr.ee/OsloMusic


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Jacques LaMore


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April 20, 2022 35 min

This is a monumental episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza! Why you ask? Because we had vegan pizza for the very first time! The Aquadolls from southern California are all about rockin' the vegan lifestyle. So, I made sure to order an all vegan pan pizza from Kitchen 17 in Chicago. It was incredibly tasty and I've been dreaming about it ever since. This was recorded before The Aquadolls show at Beat Kitchen in Chicago on Sunday,...

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April 15, 2022 52 min

In no particular order, here’s 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in April 2022: 

  • “Perfect Place” - Here For A Reason 
  • “Wishing Well” - Further North 
  • “SEA to EWR” - Living With A Bear 
  • “I Only Do Push Ups When I’m Drunk (Drinking Lonely) - Good Hangs 
  • “I’m Not Listening” - Promise Game 
  • “Sugar” - Highwind
  • “Well Enough” - Glory Days 
  • “Nosedive” - The Timberline 
  • “ITYILY” - Whimzi 
  • “Family Man” - LOVEBREAKERS 

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    April 12, 2022 62 min

    Several Pop-Punk & Pizza listeners have requested The Dollyrots to be guests on the show over the years. It's about time we made it happen for you! Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas were able to get their favorite pizza place in Tampa, FL, Lee's Grocery, to open up early just for this episode recording. I chose to have one of my local favorites as well, Chicago Dough Company, in Bourbonnais, IL.


    It was so much fun chowing...

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    Alternative artist, SK8, is set to release his debut record, Last Day On Earth, this Friday, April 8th via Atlantic Records. SK8 gives us an exclusive listen to a clip of his unreleased song, "Shooting Star", featuring Sum 41, on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza.


    Follow SK8:

    IG – @realsk8

    Twitter – @therealsk8

    Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SK8


    I can't get that hook out of my head. Thanks for shari...

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    March 30, 2022 50 min

    How Peter James went from playing multiple Vans Warped Tours in Reflective Insight to starting Manic Kat Records in 2014. You might be familiar with some of the label's artists like Neverlyn and Right On, Kid. We've played songs from both of those bands on Pop-Punk & Pizza. There are some pretty cool things happening at Manic Kat right now. Including the launch of their own mobile app and streaming service, PunkHub Live...

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    March 21, 2022 43 min

    Before the pandemic began, Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast would occasionally bring pizza to bands touring through Chicago and have a fun conversation together. My goal was to do as many of these as possible. For the first time since 2019, we were FINALLY able to make this start happening again! On March 6th, I sat down and shared some Lou Malnati's (Chicago's Legendary Deep Dish) with Glimmers at Cobra Lounge in Chicago. I ...

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    March 10, 2022 52 min

    In no particular order, here's 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in March 2022: 


    1. “Losing Grip” - Lake Mosaic

    2. “Lucy” - Cleveland Avenue

    3. “Hands On Deck” - Violet Riot

    4. “One More Parade” - Sgt. Scagnetti

    5. “A Walk In The Park” - Hazel The Nut

    6. “So Far Away” - Homeplate

    7. “Cry Baby” - The Aquadolls

    8. “Accidentally In Love” - Nearly Spent

    9. “Break Up” - Suckerpunch!

    10. “She’s From Chicago...

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    February 24, 2022 60 min

    Casey Cavaliere is primarily known for being a guitarist and one of the founding members of The Wonder Years. However, Casey is much more than The Wonder Years. Outside of the band, he spends a majority of his time producing music at True Level Studio in New Jersey and recording episodes of his podcast, The Record Process. Casey co-hosts the podcast with studio partner, Tom Conran, and just started releasing new episodes for thei...

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    Get your most ridiculous pajamas ready because it's almost time for Snüzfest 2022! This year, it takes place at Beat Kitchen in Chicago on Saturday, February 19th at 6:00pm. Every year diet punkers, Guardrail, get a bunch of other like minded bands together to play a show for a good cause, while wearing the silliest pjs you've ever seen. This year proceeds from the show will be donated to The Hope For Us Network. Guardrail ...

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    February 8, 2022 47 min

    In no particular order, here's 10 songs I think you should give a listen to in February 2022:


    1. "Stay The Same" - Gold Steps

    2. "Keep Going" - Atlas For Home

    3. "In Ur Blud" - Kerosene Heights

    4. "No Signs of Life" - Old Currents

    5. "F'd Up And Lonely" - TLB *

    6. "Which Way Is North" - Clearfight

    7. "Wish You Well" - Familiar Things

    8. "Invader Zim...

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    February 3, 2022 82 min

    I was recently invited to be a guest on Bacon Is My Podcast. It's a weekly show that asks “What’s Your Bacon?” that extra passion in your life that makes everything in it better. I had such a great time with the hosts, Mike and Jimmy G, that I wanted to return the favor and have them as guests on Pop-Punk & Pizza. We talked about everything from how Bacon Is My Podcast started to how we felt about When We Were Young Festi...

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    My guests on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast have been on the show before but appeared on different episodes, a few years apart. The first is, Danny Freeman, the guitarist of United Kingdom pop punk band, A Few Too Many. The second is, Jaret Reddick, a legend in the pop punk scene who has been fronting Bowling For Soup for almost 30 years now. You put these two hard working guys together, and they become, Music Network...

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    January 13, 2022 50 min

    Hey! Happy New Year! I know we are already several days into 2022 but it's better late than never. I hope you're staying safe and healthy. 


    Our monthly 10 songs episode are back here on Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast! In no particular order, here are 10 songs I think you should give a listen to this month: 


    1. "No One Does Homecoming Like Us" - All Systems Go

    2. "Concrete Feet" - Splits

    3. “Against...

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    December 24, 2021 47 min

    Ho Ho Ho! Merry Pop-Punkmas 2021! I hope you know how grateful I am for all your love and support this past year. To celebrate Christmas Eve and Christmas Day properly, I’ve compiled 14 Christmas songs I think you should give a listen to.

    1. Christmas Spirits - TLB

    2. I Won’t Be Home For Christmas - Endless Holiday

    3. Xmas Wrapping - The Aquadolls

    4. 78342 and You - Love Again

    5. The Emo Night Before Christmas - Eightynine


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    December 21, 2021 10 min

    I want to take this time to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast and LaMore Media L.L.C. in 2021. I’d like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Growing up, one of my favorite Christmas books to read was The Polar Express. Now, the tradition continues with my son who is even more obsessed with it than I was. I know several people who listen to LaMore M...

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    The big wave of Yellowcard's mainstream debut album Ocean Avenue all started with their previous album, One For The Kids. Recorded and released in 2001 through Lobster Records, One For The Kids quickly helped Yellowcard land a major label contract with Capital Records in 2002. Ocean Avenue would take the world by storm just one year later in 2003. Founding member, Benjamin Harper, joins us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pi...

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    December 9, 2021 64 min

    My friend, Dave Gomez, has not been on Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast since episode 28 in 2017 when he was in a band called, Night Terrors. A lot has happened with Dave since then. He's won his battle with cancer and started a new band named, Summer Curse. We also get a special acoustic performance from Dave on this episode! 


    Much Love,

    Jacques LaMore


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A mo...

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    December 2, 2021 35 min

    Oakrest is a pop punk band hailing from Newmarket Ontario, Canada. You may remember their song, "Nothing Serious", being played on Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast last year. Jacob, Jacob, and Chris, join us straight from day one in the studio on this episode! Oakrest is currently working on their first full length album to be released sometime in 2022. How exciting! 


    Thanks so much for talking with me guys.


    Much Love...

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