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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.

by John "Jughe...
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November 25, 2018 04:35 PM PST

Paul Russel is an artist known for his work on HALO and creating the Screeching Weasel Logo: Paul and I met when we were in high school, and together we made films and worked together on many artistic pursuits. Paul is the artist who created the original Screeching Weasel logo plastered on bodies across the world, he was also the guy who came up with the name Halo for Xbox and created the walls and textures of that very same game. For the past 5 years he has been creating birthday portraits of his many friends. He has done 700 to date.

Philosopher Zone on video games

Paul Russel's Patreon





November 19, 2018 04:31 PM PST

An interview with famed musician and engineer Steve Albini. This is an unedited interview Jughead conducted with Steve Albini back in 2014, co-interviewed with the help of Russ Forester. In this interview we discuss Steve's childhood and coming to Chicago, his beginnings with Big Black, concerts, and thoughts on their album Atomizer.

This interview is unedited and in no particular order.






October 30, 2018 10:42 PM PDT

Jughead’s Basement featuring Moral Crux’s 1998 release Something More Dangerous released on Panic Button Records. Moral Crux formed in 1983 with frontman then and now James Farris and the then guitar player Jeff Jenkins. Soon down the line they would add the incredible bass player Justin Warren and they would go on to release various recordings with a diverse amount of smaller labels such as Velveteen Records, Polemic records, Vandal Children Records, Monitor Records before Ben Weasel approached them and convinced them they needed a proper release on the Lookout/Panic Button record label he and I were running at the time. The album was recorded with Mass Giorgini at Sonic Iguana in Lafayette Indiana, and now on this episode we bring you singer songwriter James Farris, Bass payer Justin Warren, and producer Mass Giorgini to give us a lesson in good strong pop punk songwriting from Moral Crux





October 03, 2018 01:23 AM PDT

Jughead's Basement takes an odd existential turn on its sub genre: Lofi Interviews with Hi Fi Guests. We believe this is needed in this world of today, a bit of honesty and compassion. In this episode we focus on punk influenced parents talking to their children about... what happens next.

Denis Buckley

Dino Stamatopoulos

Erica & Jeff Spreitzer

Ray Carlisle

Kate (Punky) Schultz

Daryl Wilson

Adam Rip

Jonas Cannon

Portia Sykes

Christopher Appelgren

Dan Vapid




September 27, 2018 02:39 PM PDT

Welcome again to Lo-Fi Interviews with Hi-Fi guests, Teacher, Mike Lamphere. This is the second in a series of four interviews I have conducted and will release consecutively with Punks working in the fields of service to the common good. I have interviewed, a punk doctor, teacher, police officer, and firefighter. Listen to Mike and John talk about The Fairness of Authority, Moral Models, Chicago Punk Rock, and how to guide the younger generations even though we are older and don't quite understand them. (as it should be). Dr. Mike Lamphere was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his formative years in the pit at the Fireside Bowl, Metro, and various clubs in the Chicagoland area.  While attending undergrad college he was an active member of the scene in Carbondale, IL where he played in the Riff Randells as a member of the Lost Cross Music Co-op.  In 2000 he moved to Denver and then Colorado Springs where he is still an active member in the local music scene.   He finished his PhD in 2012 and after 16 years of teaching English and film classes has moved in to a role as Dean of Students at an Early College Program.  He currently is writing music for an upcoming project as well as a piece on music and youth culture/identity.




September 17, 2018 02:34 PM PDT

This is Daryl Wilson, his interview is the beginning of our 4 episode series exploring punk positions of authority and care: a doctor, a police officer, a teacher, and a firefighter. Listen to Jughead and Daryl talk about evil, selfish/selfless intentions, pharmaceuticals, the social influence of punk rock, family, and much more! JUGHEAD: This is the first in a series of four interviews I have conducted and will release consecutively with Punks working in the fields of service to the common good. I have interviewed, a punk doctor, teacher, police officer, and firefighter, to learn and explore how they move about the world, what punk means to them, and what motivates them to help others. This episode focuses on Daryl Wilson lead singer for the band the Bollweevils. Daryl Wilson is also an MD, EMS medical director for the Edward system, working for Edward Hospital in Naperville Illinois. So with no further ado listen to me in my living room with Daryl Wilson. Paypal donations to: jugheadsbasement@gmail.com or Join our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=4145447




September 07, 2018 08:12 PM PDT

Welcome to Jughead’s Basement Episode 28 Featuring Pansy Division's record Absurd Pop Song Romance, released on September 8, 1998, 20 years to the date of the release of this podcast. It was their last record on the label Lookout Records. This podcast features interviews with all the band members performing on Absurd Pop Song Romance, including Jon Ginoli, Chris Freeman, Luis Illades, and Patrick Goodwin plus later member Joel Reader, and lastly engineer Steve Albini.

Editing: John Jughead, Paul Joseph, Jason Brow, and David Dufault. Please support Jughead's Basement.




August 05, 2018 12:03 AM PDT

This is Kyle Kinane. Kyle Kinane is a comedian from Chicago who now lives in Los Angeles. He has done many other things but you can look that up, if you want more detail. I like him, and I think he is very funny. Also here is a link to our Patreon page. We need your donations to keep this shit coming.

Partially Examined Life - Free Speech

The Panpsycast - John Stuart Mills

Tranny by Laura Jane Grace




July 31, 2018 08:49 PM PDT

In this second episode I talk to David Lyons. David is an LA Location Manager. He spends his day finding and managing locations for television and Feature Films. David has been at this job for 15 years and has worked with directors such as Wim Wenders, Noah Baumbach, Sean Penn, Terrence Malick, David Lynch, Mike Nichols, Oliver Stone and JJ Abrahms, to name a few. He also produced pilots for Fox and Adult Swim. David, may be known to many of you as the character Koko in one of the internet video pioneering serial comedy Yacht Rock.

I met David when he sang a Weasel song with me at a show hosted by Jonah Ray, in Chicago. I liked him immediately and presented him with a rare gift. It was an empty bottle of Weaselbrau, a brewed beer consisting of only one case of beer Screeching Weasel made in, oh shit, maybe like 1989. This gift blew his mind, and so he invited me to stay anytime with him in LA. And so he made these LA interviews possible.

David also has a podcast called "Beyond Yacht Rock", where he and other creators talk about Yacht Rock while defining new, made up genres such as "Disco Dips" where your favorite rock artists attempt to cash in by doing a disco song, or " Africa-dabra", a genre that showcases artists that get inspired by the plights of poor natives after viewing them from the back seat of an air conditioned Range Rover.  It's on Starburns Audio, or iTunes, or wherever people listen to that kind of thing now.

All things involving authentic yacht rock can be found at www.yachtrock.com

Please support Jughead's Basement by becoming a patron at Patreon

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.

Please support Jughead's Basement by becoming a patron at Patreon

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