Pop Punk Radio Show - Episode 9: "Local Band Showcase #3"
A "Local Band Showcase" is where we try to give up-and-coming artists a little bit more exposure, rather than promoting some of the bigger names who really don't need our support. We wouldn't mind if every episode was a "local band" showcase, but the only way we can do that is if we have a lot of great new content to share each episode. So if you or any of your friends are in a band or a skateboarding/extreme sports crew, say hi and let us know that you're out there.
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Bands and artists featured in this playlist include:
Split Seconds, Camel City Blackouts, Frontside, C@bin M8s, Yes Mistress!, Futhermuckers, Poolside Leper Society, Barren Wasteland, The Putz, Fairmounts
The playlist starts off with a flashback track from The Split Seconds, a Washington DC based band who were still doing shows up until late 2019. They've also made appearances at Van's Warped Tour, Punk Rock Bowling, The Fest, and SXSW.
"Say hello" to The Camel City Blackouts from North Carolina and show them some love on social media if you dig their new song "Angels." Knock, knock. Who's there? Frontside answers the door in their video for "Give It Up."
C@bin M8s make a video that looks like it was possibly written and produced by one person, at least we think that's one person going all "David Grohl and the first Foo Fighters album" on us by playing all of the instruments. Either way, this video is pretty awesome. Low budget, DIY, a little rough around the edges, but there are definitely some creative wheels spinning that need to be encouraged. Hey C@bin M8s, "show me more!" Music that is... 😂
Longtime followers of Pop Punk Radio might remember Yes Mistress! from Long Beach, California as we take a trip back to 2013 with their track "Clothes Pins." Futhermuckers have a humorous video for their song "Old But Still Handsome." Poolside Leper Society combine live video with lyric video and all we want to know is where we can get some of those $2 tall boys. Barren Wasteland have a very important message in their song "Matters of Principle," The Putz got "Kicked Out" during the pandemic, and Fairmounts tell you where to leave your "Common Sense."
As for extreme sports, it's all skateboarding in this playlist. Fail Skateboarding has a video with various crew members performing some tricks in a skate park. One guy even busts some moves on what appears to be a wooden toy truck converted into a skateboard. We also share a clip from Thrasher Magazine featuring Gilbert Crockett, where he discusses how skateboarding and clothing style are inter-connected aspects of his life.
Daewon Song definitely needs no introduction. Rodney Mullen vs Daewon Song videos were a major inspiration to a lot of young skateboarders in the late 90s. Daewon recently put out a skate video last month (Feb 2021). He still continues to push the boundaries of creativity by doing board-slides on bushes and replacing his wheels with donuts while in mid-manual. Ok, so maybe he doesn't pull off every move, but it's refreshing to see him still skateboarding and trying new creative tricks. Where some might see a fallen branch as a blocked pathway, Daewon sees a fun new obstacle to skate.
The playlist caps off with a techno remix from a video game that our host spent hours playing as a kid. This is also the first video game remix that he ever created while he was messing around with music production software way back in 2005. It would be almost 15 years later before he would work on a new remix, but at least the "spark" never died. While the world argues about pronouns, our host is stuck debating whether referring to himself in third person through text is acceptable or awkward.
As usual, if you enjoy any of the music or videos on this playlist, definitely make sure to support the creators by interacting with their content. Like, Subscribe, and join the conversation. Brand new video from an up-and-coming artist? Be a trail-blazer and create the conversation. Be the community you wish to see.
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