Generic Insight: The Podcast
Punk rock, hardcore punk, indie rock music, talk, general debauchery.
info_outline Episode #41 w/ Ramona 07/18/2019
Episode #41 w/ Ramona Thanks to Diego and Abby of Ramona for the great interview! Sat down with them back in April in the back of a bar in Brooklyn and talked about their then yet to be released record, Deals, Deals, Deals! and more junk. Out now on Red Scare Records!
info_outline Episode #40 w/ Bee Burn Black; Boobies, Bubbies and Bacias 09/05/2018
Episode #40 w/ Bee Burn Black; Boobies, Bubbies and Bacias CW for this one: sexual assault, trauma, sex talk In this episode, I did something a bit different. I spoke at length with my friend Bee, who lives in Chicago and does a zine called Burn Black (and an upcoming podcast called Big Thick Energy). We've had this idea for a while about doing a special podcast episode where we discuss, openly, about sexual assault/trauma and how it relates to dating, relationships and mental illness. This will be a two part episode. Part 2 coming eventually. The only song played was a special request by Bee. Reagan Youth - "It's A Beautiful Day". Thanks for listening and we hope you like.
info_outline Episode #39 w/ Timeshares 01/22/2018
Episode #39 w/ Timeshares On January 5th, 2018, I hung out in the band room of Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, NY and chatted with Mike Natoli, Jon Hernandez and Max Stern of the NY/Philadelphia based Timeshares. We chatted about their newest, self-released EP On Life Support, Max joining up with the band in the last year, bagels, doughnuts, milkshakes, and everything in between.
info_outline Episode 37 w/ Aficionado 04/02/2017
Episode 37 w/ Aficionado And we're back! Returning from our first show back since July of 2016, with guests (and also returned band), Albany, NY's Aficionado! In early March of 2017, I sat down with Aficionado duel vocalists Nick Warchol and Laura Carrozza (also flutist) at Suburbia in Brooklyn, NY to discuss why the band decided to get back together after 5 years, their upcoming new album on No Sleep Records, what they've been up to and more fun stuff. We also talked a bit about their other musical projects and I play two tracks from Aficionado side bands, Hospital Corners and Death Vacation. It's a reunion! PLAYLIST toyGuitar - "Move Like A Ghost" Aficionado - "Stir Like Hell" Death Vacation - "Mundane Life" Hospital Corners - "Brushed Aside"
info_outline Episode #36 w/ PEARS 07/10/2016
Episode #36 w/ PEARS Thank you again to Zach, Brian and Erich (and briefly Jarrett) of New Orleans' PEARS for the fun interview! Go listen to their new record, Green Star (out now on Fat Wreck Chords). Go see them live, they're constantly on tour. PLAYLIST: The Backup Plan - "Send Her Seaworthy" Zach Quinn - "Infinite Sigh" PEARS - "Hinged By Spine" JANK - "Wut I Liek Abt U"
info_outline Episode #35 w/ Arty Shepard (Saint Vitus Bar, Mind Over Matter, UnWed, Errortype: 11, etc) 04/10/2016
Episode #35 w/ Arty Shepard (Saint Vitus Bar, Mind Over Matter, UnWed, Errortype: 11, etc) After months of trying to coordinate our schedules, I got to sit down with Arthur "Arty" Shepard, owner of NYC bar/venue Saint Vitus. Arty is also a longtime fixture in New York's music scene, having played in bands such as Mind Over Matter, Errortype: 11, Instruction, and currently in UnWed and Primitive Weapons. Arty and I sat in St. Vitus's basement and had an awesome conversation. Check it out! Music from Arty's bands. Note: I accidentally read the URL of the venue wrong, it's saintvitusbar.com
info_outline Episode #33 w/ Roger Harvey 01/24/2016
Episode #33 w/ Roger Harvey Earlier in January, I sat down with Pittsburgh, PA/Brooklyn/Philadelphia transplant and great human, Roger Harvey, in the basement of St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn and asked him some questions. Apologies in advance for the noise in this - the venue's ice machine was making it and I did all I could to fix it in editing (though it made for some funny moments).
info_outline Episode #32 w/ Genna Howard & Christian Beale 01/07/2016
Episode #32 w/ Genna Howard & Christian Beale Happy 2016! For the first podcast of the year, I broke form a bit and had two of my dear friends on the show. Genna Howard is an up and coming tattoo artist, artist, and photographer (she's shot The Fest for a few years in a row); Christian Beale has played in bands such as This Is Hell, Extinction A.D., and his current project, Starving Arts. We sat in their apartment in Brooklyn and shot the shit about Fest, touring, our respective holidays, The Sims video game series, vegan food/restaurants and they briefly interviewed me, which was pretty cool. We also delved a bit towards the end to talk about top records of 2015. Brief music from G.L.O.S.S. and Starving Arts.PLAYLISTG.L.O.S.S. - "Outcast Stomp"Starving Arts - "New Ways To Disappear"
info_outline Episode #31 - Fest 14 part 2 - w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Banquets, Spraynard, Binary Heart, Reservoir 11/29/2015
Episode #31 - Fest 14 part 2 - w/ Bad Cop / Bad Cop, Banquets, Spraynard, Binary Heart, Reservoir Last of the Fest 14 interviews. Thank you to all the wonderful people I spoke to! PLAYLISTWorriers - "Plans"Banquets - "Stop Signs in a Ghost Town"Spraynard - "Everywhere"Bad Cop / Bad Cop - "Joey Lawrence"Binary Heart - "The Good Death"Reservoir - "Seems Like There's A Show Every Night"
info_outline Episode #30 - FEST 14 (part 1), w/Podactor, Beach Slang, No Trigger 11/18/2015
Episode #30 - FEST 14 (part 1), w/Podactor, Beach Slang, No Trigger Better late than never to finally post up the Fest 14 episodes, right? Apologies.
info_outline Episode #29 w/ Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds) 10/21/2015
Episode #29 w/ Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds) Thanks a ton to Brian from New Jersey's Night Birds for the rad interview. Check out their new album, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, out now on Fat Wreck Chords.PLAYLISTNothington - "To Hold On"Bad Cop, Bad Cop - "Like, Seriously?"Night Birds - "Left In The Middle"Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band - "See Some Lights"
info_outline Episode #28 w/ Such Gold 08/20/2015
Episode #28 w/ Such Gold In which I sat in the living room of Brooklyn's Suburbia venue one evening and chatted with Rochester, NY's Such Gold. Pick up the band's most recent LP, The New Sidewalk, which came out in 2014 on Razor & Tie.Thanks to Nate, Matty and Jon for doing this, it was lots of fun!
info_outline Episode #27 w/ Patrick Kindlon & Matt Rosenberg (Ashcan Press Comics) 06/23/2015
Episode #27 w/ Patrick Kindlon & Matt Rosenberg (Ashcan Press Comics) Matt and Patrick (also of Self Defense Family) and I had a great discussion about comics, punk rock and other musicians creating comics, and their most recent book series, We Can Never Go Home. Check out their site for more info on their comics: Ashcan Press Order We Can Never Go Home back issues here, or check your local comic shop. Issue #3 out now. PLAYLISTSelf Defense Family - "Location Scout"Royal Psalms - "Anything"Hollow Sunshine - "Coral"Timeshares - "Tail Light"
info_outline Episode #26 w/ Jason Cruz (Strung Out, Jason Cruz and Howl) 05/21/2015
Episode #26 w/ Jason Cruz (Strung Out, Jason Cruz and Howl) Very excited that I got to sit down and chat for a bit with the vocalist/lyricist of my favorite band of all time, Strung Out.I preface this at the beginning of the episode, but this was particularly nerve racking for me and not an easy interview for me to do. I managed to get through it, albiet some awkwardness. Still, the end result was a cool, interesting chat that was also very funny. I've been seeing Strung Out shows consistantly for many years and it is always a cathartic experience for me. Thank you so much, Jason, and to the rest of Strung Out and their crew for always being so damn cool to me. I appreciate it more than you guys will ever know. Music-wise, I kept this Strung Out related, two songs from the band and two from SO side projects; Jason Cruz and Howl (Jason's other band), and Implants (SO guitarist Rob Ramos' other band).The band's newest release, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, was released on March 24th on Fat Wreck Chords.PLAYLISTStrung Out - "Rats In The Walls"Jason Cruz and Howl - "Warsong"Implants - "Through The Window"Strung Out - "Too Close To See"
info_outline Episode #25 w/ Jake Woodruff (Defeater, Dreamtigers) 03/16/2015
Episode #25 w/ Jake Woodruff (Defeater, Dreamtigers) Very psyched that I got to sit down and chat with Jake about his bands. We talked about his move from Boston, MA to Austin, TX, Defeater going on tour for the first time since vocalist Derek Archembault's hip replacement surgery, Dreamtigers' crossover with Defeater fans and more. PLAYLISTCreative Adult - "Deep End"Touché Amoré / Self Defense Family - "Low Beams"Defeater - "The Red, White, and Blues"Dreamtigers - "Letting Go"The Down House - "Time"
info_outline Episode #24 w/ Dan Brennan of Ensign/NateFest 02/09/2015
Episode #24 w/ Dan Brennan of Ensign/NateFest Recently, Nate Gluck, bassist of New Jersey hardcore stalwarts Ensign has been diagnosed with cancer. So the band and a few friends have come together and booked an incredible 2-day benefit show for him. The show has been dubbed NateFest and info can be found at that link. It will be on Saturday, March 21st, 2015 and Sunday, March 22nd, both at Gamechanger World in Howell, NJ. Both dates are currently sold out but keep checking the above link/Facebook page for anyone who may be selling tickets.The interview in this episode was with Ensign guitarist Dan Brennan, one of NateFest's organizers, and we talked about both the organization process of the show as well as the separate crowd-fund fundraiser that was started, that to date has raised over $100,000 to go towards medical costs, as well as to help Nate and his wife pay their home's mortgage payments while he undergoes treatment. Thank you Dan for talking with me! Please, if you were not able to get a ticket for the fest, feel free to donate to the GoFundMe link above if you wish to help. Generic Insight wishes Nate a healthy and speedy recovery! PMA!PLAYLIST (special: all bands played will be playing NateFest)None More Black - "Oh, There's Legwork"Ensign - "The Direction of Things To Come"Kill Your Idols - "Falling"Endeavor - "Kill Traitors"
info_outline Episode #23 - Everything Ever 01/07/2015
Episode #23 - Everything Ever The last (and late) interview I did at Fest 13, this one is with my hotel roomies, Staten Island, NY pop punk band Everything Ever. I chatted with dNo and Zack about the Fest of course, as well as being vegan while on the road, how to get free food for bands, and we trailed off into a very interesting conversation involving feminism/dudes being feminist allies. Check these boys out, their new record Solid Ground will be out in March on Secret Audio Club. Happy 2015!PLAYLISTHostage Calm - "12/31"Everybody Row - "Coming Out Clean"Everything Ever - "Doing Nothing"The Swellers - "2009"
info_outline Episode #22 w/ Cayetana 12/16/2014
Episode #22 w/ Cayetana Listen to Cayetana. I had a fantastic chat with these Philadelphia, PA ladies about non-ironically being fans of ska music, drummer Kelly's cat sneakers, chili doughnuts, women in the punk scene in 2014 and some actual stuff related to their band. Also in this episode, Christmas themed music just because.PLAYLISTJimmy Eat World - "Last Christmas"Cayetana - "Black Hills"Cayetana - "South Philly"Night Birds - "Less The Merrier"
info_outline Episode #21 w/ Bryne Yancey (TheRunout.com blog) & year-end lists 12/05/2014
Episode #21 w/ Bryne Yancey (TheRunout.com blog) & year-end lists In this episode, I chatted via Skype (admist terrible echo, sorry) with my pal Bryne Yancey about his blog, The Runout, social anxiety in punk, briefly devlving into a serious conversation about much-needed discussions surrounding oppressions that marginalized groups (i.e. non white, non-male, etc) within the punk community feel. Then we switched to a lighter topic and discussed our personal year end lists for our favorite music releases of 2014.This was a long one, so I kept the music to a minimum. DISCLAIMER: Apologies for the echo again, and semi poor sound quality on this one. I tried to fix it but didn't work too well.PLAYLISTModern Life Is War - "The Outsiders (Hell Is For Heroes), part 1"Chumped - "Novella Ella Ella Eh"
info_outline Episode #20 Fest 13, part 4 w/ Old Flings, Arrow's Aim Records, & tour manager Chad Toper 11/24/2014
Episode #20 Fest 13, part 4 w/ Old Flings, Arrow's Aim Records, & tour manager Chad Toper We've reached a milestone, big number 20! The last of my Fest 13 coverage before we resume regular episodes once again.Thank you to Jordan Luff, Chad Toper, Greg Frontiero, and Daniel of Arrow's Aim Records in Gainesville, FL for the interviews.(Be sure to check out Arrow's Aim if you're ever in Gainesville; honestly one of the best record stores I've ever been to, and Daniel is a top-notch dude). PLAYLISTPUP - "Reservoir" Old Flings - "TBC"Antarctigo Vespucci - "I Drew You Once In Art Class"A Wilhelm Scream - "Number One"
info_outline Episode #19 Fest 13 part 3 - The Menzingers, Restorations, Ryan Hex & Jeff Takacs (Rocket Fuel) 11/17/2014
Episode #19 Fest 13 part 3 - The Menzingers, Restorations, Ryan Hex & Jeff Takacs (Rocket Fuel) In part 3 of our Fest 13 coverage, I give you two post-Fest interviews with Greg Barnett of The Menzingers and Jon Loudon of Restorations. Plus, two more during Fest (final day) interviews with Ryan Hex of Hex Records & Jeff Takacs of Rocket Fuel podcast. Last bits of Fest coverage coming soon before we go back on regularly scheduled nonsense. I swear.PLAYLISTThe Marked Men - "Ditch"The Menzingers - "The Obituaries"Restorations - "Separate Songs"Beach Slang - "Dirty Cigarettes"
info_outline Episode #18 - Fest 13 coverage, part 2 w/ Timeshares. Weak Teeth and Jenn Fiorentino 11/12/2014
Episode #18 - Fest 13 coverage, part 2 w/ Timeshares. Weak Teeth and Jenn Fiorentino Fest 13 coverage part 2, this episode features NYC/Philadelphia's Timeshares, Rhode Island's Weak Teeth and Canada's Jenn Fiorentino. Thank you all for the rad interviews and check out all their music!
info_outline Episode #17 - FEST 13 coverage part 1 - Protagonist 11/05/2014
Episode #17 - FEST 13 coverage part 1 - Protagonist Check out my homies in Florida's Protagonist as well as my Fest roomies' co-label, Secret Audio Club!
info_outline Episode #16 - Iron Pier/Andrew Duggan (Self Defense Family & Overnight Drive podcast) 10/22/2014
Episode #16 - Iron Pier/Andrew Duggan (Self Defense Family & Overnight Drive podcast) Thank you immensely to Dave, Xin and Andrew (and of course Bao Bao) for sitting down with me again! Check out:Iron PierOvernight Drive podcast PLAYLISTSelf Defense Family - "The Way Out Is Back"Deep Pockets - "Stanley Street Justice"Self Defense Family - "Incoming Calls"
info_outline Episode #15 w/ DANGERS 08/28/2014
Episode #15 w/ DANGERS Thank you again to Al, Justin and Earl from Dangers (and Vitriol Records) for the really awesome interview. One of the best current bands in hardcore (or even music, I think), listen to them if you haven't. Thanks.PLAYLIST:Beach Slang - "Kids" Graf Orlock - "The Dream Left Behind"Dangers - "The Mourning Routine"Dangers - "Opposable" Cayatena - "Scott, Get The Van, I'm Moving"
info_outline Episode #14 - TRIBUTE TO TONY SLY 08/04/2014
Episode #14 - TRIBUTE TO TONY SLY Thank you to Nick Deiner of The Swellers, Marc Dangora of A Loss For Words, Rachel Taft of Feed The Scene, Sarah Jane, Reid, and Fred for recording sound bites and/or submitting stories. RIP Tony.Two years, gone but not forgotten.PLAYLIST: Tony Sly - "Justified Black Eye"Alkaline Trio - "Straight From The Jacket"The Swellers - "Chasing Rainbows"Teenage Bottlerocket - "Via Munich"A Loss For Words - "Soulmate"Karina Denike - "Biggest Lie"No Use For A Name - "On The Outside"
info_outline Episode #12 w/ Hollow Earth (& accidental Panic Records theme) 06/26/2014
Episode #12 w/ Hollow Earth (& accidental Panic Records theme) Thanks to Mike, Mike and Steve from Hollow Earth! *Note: I don't know why, but the opening song/intro I had recorded got cut off in the final publish. Boo. So don't be confused if I said the first song was by the Swellers and then you don't hear it. Sorry! PLAYLIST: Another Breath - "Nausea"Hollow Earth - "There Will Come Soft Rains"Run With The Hunted - "Red Queen"