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Jughead's Basement
Monthly examination of records that are important to me.
Category: Alternative
Location: Chicago, IL
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Every month, we will examine a different record that I find important to me, and also hear about why it's important to you.


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June 29, 2018 06:57 PM PDT

This second episode is with Jonah Ray, actor, comedian and writer. Jonah hails from Hawaii and ventured out alone to Los Angeles to make a name for himself. He considers himself a fan boy. He definitely knows more about punk rock than I do. He co-hosted the Nerdist Podcast, plus Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail. He has a hilarious parody show on Seeso called Hidden America with Jonah Ray. He has a podcast of his own called Jonah Raydio, and most important to my girlfriend, he is the current host on the well received reboot of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix.

June 26, 2018 09:53 PM PDT

A more spontaneous version of Jughead's interviewing style, with friends in the entertainment field. This week featuring:

Dino Stamatopoulos:
Dino is a writer, producer and reluctant actor. You may have seen him as Starburns on the hit show Community. As a writer he is known for his work with Ben Stiller, Dana Carvey, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, and the Mr. Show with David Cross and Bob Odenkirk… amongst others. He has also reached out into production with his company Starburns Industries with his writing friends and collaborators Dan Harmon, Joe Russo II, James Fino and Duke Jonhson  Starburns Industries birthed Dino’s very own Morel Orel and Frankenhole, along with Dan’s Rick and Morty, and Charlie Kaufman’s oscar nominated animated film Anomalisa.

Dino is also the author of a graphic novel called Trent: A Light Tragedy with Music, which was originally performed in an earlier incarnation at The Annoyance Theater of Chicago in 1990.

https://www.starburnsindustries.com/

Dino's band: Sorry About Everything:
https://www.sorryabouteverything.com/

December 21, 2017 09:00 AM PST

This episode finally sees the light of day! I have been working on it for two years. I had dropped it at one point because we could not get the full band involved. But after an email thread with all the participating members it was decided to forge ahead. Sludgeworth was one my favorite bands to watch on stage during the early days of our Chicago scene (1989 - 92). So I am proud to release into the world this long awaited episode, 1995 Lookout Records compilation release of Losers of the Year including interviews with band members:

Dan (Vapid) Schafer (vocals)
Adam White (guitar)
Mike (Strat) Hootenstart (bass)
Brian (Vermin) McQuaid (drums)

Thanks to my podcast team: Jeromy Corp, Paul Joseph, and Jason Brow.
donations to support the podcast can be made on paypal to jugheadsbasement@gmail.com

December 17, 2017 02:24 PM PST

For Episode 22 We will be introducing a sub format for some episodes from The Basement. To help fill the long periods of time between full band episodes we will now engage in a second endeavor called Jughead’s Basement Presents: Dueling Interviews. In these episodes the interviewer and interviewee will become one, and within a previously dictated amount of time these two will pose questions for each other to answer, hopefully resulting in a somewhat meaningful conversation. Each episode will contain two randomizing elements to lead the questioning in different directions. And each interviewer/interviewee will have two minutes at the end to some up. This podcast will NOT be highly edited, and will be more of a spontaneous exploration of art and music.

Episode 22 - Dueling Interviews With John Jughead & Grim Deeds

For more info and music by Grim Deeds:
https://grimdeeds.bandcamp.com/album/grim-deeds

August 22, 2016 07:00 AM PDT

Episode 21 of Jughead’s Basement featuring Rise Against’s The Sufferer & The Witness

With interviews with all four band members including: Joe Principe, Tim Mcllrath, Brandon Barnes, and Chris Chasse. With additional interviews of founding member Dan Wieklinski and current guitarist Zach Blaire.

Podcast Editing credits to John Jughead, Jason Brow, and Paul Joseph.

Correction: The last track is called Boys No Good, and is a cover of a band called Lifetime.

jugheadsbasement.com

January 16, 2016 07:14 AM PST

This is the beginning of the podcasts venturing to honor the few European bands that took me in when I wandered the world, searching for myself and trying to complete my first novel, Weasels In A Box.

The Apers, from Rotterdam, opened up their lives to me and let me stay with them and play a few shows with their band, around the time of the release of this very record.

This podcast is co-hosted by
Ramona Confidential founder: Sara Ramone

Interviews on this podcast include all four band members from the Self Titled Record:
Kevin Aper - Bass & Vocals
Ivo Backbreaker - Drums
Jerry Hormone - Guitars
Marien Nicotine - Guitars and Backing Vocals

Plus:
Stardumb Records founder:
Stefan Tijs

Thanks also to my assistant editor: Jason Brow

October 02, 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Episode 19: The Pink Lincolns' Back From The Pink Room

Released in 1988

Interviews with core band members: Chris Barrows and Dorsey Martin
Plus a special interview from Engineer/Producer and Drummer for Descendents, All, and Black Flag: Bill Stevenson

Editing by John Jughead and Jason Brow.

July 30, 2015 03:00 PM PDT

Episode 18

The Promise Ring’s Nothing Feels Good

Released October 14 1997

I came to the Promise Ring late in their career, but their 2nd full length record, Nothing Feels Good, quickly became one of my most played records. I believe this to be one of the most solid records from beginning to end in all of the post punk genres of which I am familiar.

This podcast features individual interviews with all of the band members appearing on Nothing Feels Good, Singer/Songwriter Davey von Bholen, Second Guitarist Jason Gnewikow, Drummer Dan Didier, and Bassist Scott Beschta. This episode also includes an interview with Gub Scott Conway of Gauge, Screeching Weasel, and Even In Blackouts. Plus two written audio pieces by Promise Ring fans Rust Belt Jessie and Joe Jacob.

There is much hard work put into these podcasts to attempt to make them as thorough as possible. If you are enjoying the products of this hard work on a consistent basis please share with others or donate some cash to the cause.
Link to Donate: http://jugheadsbasement.com/episodes/

thanks,

John Jughead Pierson

April 01, 2015 04:00 PM PDT

Bhopal Stiffs strikes close to my heart. They were the first band Screeching Weasel played with in Chicago, outside of our suburban homes. We played at a 21 and over club that was called Batteries Not Included. There was barely an audience there to see either bands but when Bhopal Stiffs got on stage their energy, music and commitment blew me away. They are first on my top two punk shows that I have ever seen.

Interviews with band members:

Larry Damore

Steve Saylors

Vince Marine

David Schleitwiler

Assistant Editing by: Jason Brow

CORRECTIONS:
1. Jim Ellison from Material Issue passed away in 1996.
2. In the podcast I play an Effigies song when referring to Iain Burgess. I played Body Bag, but Iain didn't engineer and produce till later records: Fly On The Wire and Ink.
3. The Christian Televangelist is Robert Tilton.

December 19, 2014 03:00 PM PST

The Vindictives’ 1999 release of HYPNO PUNKO™

With interviews of each band member represented on the record:

Joey Vindictive, Johnny Personality, Billy Blastoff, Jenny Gee, and Angel Ledezma.

An eccentric punk rock concept record in the midst of most pop punk bands pushing for a piece of the mainstream? Well… sorta the history. Listen and explore the depth of this very personal record conceived by the band’s frontman Joey Vindictive.

Assistant Editor: Jason Brow of the 6ftplus Podcast. 

"Link to resource material after listening to the podcast" http://jugheadsbasement.com/episodes/joeysletter/
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