What good punk/indie/hardcore podcasts are out there?
December 19, 2007 7:13 AM   Subscribe

What good punk/indie/hardcore podcasts are out there?

I have lost my feeds for good new music. I love bands like Sleater-Kinney, the Bouncing Souls, Against Me!, the Hope Conspiracy, etc... and I'm looking for a good weekly or monthly podcast to turn me on to some new stuff. College radio shows that podcast would be great too.
posted by soy_renfield to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
I'm very partial to Art For Spastics. It may be a touch at the extreme end of what you're after, but I really love it.
posted by coach_mcguirk at 7:35 AM on December 19, 2007

I'm a fan of Strange Reaction. Mostly older 80's American hardcore, but they mix it up a little bit.
posted by Ufez Jones at 8:36 AM on December 19, 2007

Mike Lupica from WFMU has an awesome podcast called Anti Static, where he plays three tracks each week, "culled from the wonderfully obscene number of independent 45s that were released throughout the 80s and 90s." I've discovered some of the greatest unknown punk songs I've ever heard by subscribing to this podcast.

Yet one of the 4 million reasons why WFMU is so fricken awesome.
posted by melorama at 9:19 AM on December 19, 2007

Also, Ben Weasel, ex-frontman of Screeching Weasel, has an awesome podcast called Weasel Radio.

It's more talk oriented, but he does have a fun weekly feature called "Songs for Jimmy", where he plays musical mentor for a fictional young boy who is sick in a fictional hospital with a fictional illness. His picks are surprisingly diverse, and nearly always great (even his non-"punk" picks). As wierd as it sounds, he turned me on to the awesome Herman's Hermits song "I'm Henery the VIII, I Am" ("Second Verse, Same as the First!")

Unfortunately (for you), he also tends to (rightfully) skewer bands that many hold to be precious, i.e. The Clash, Against Me!, The Beatles, but that's exactly what makes Ben so compelling...100% sincerity.
posted by melorama at 9:36 AM on December 19, 2007

Liberation Dance Party (a kinda-indie-ish dance party troupe) out of D.C. has a GREAT weekly podcast! Very much recommended, as we seem to have very similar taste in music.
posted by General Malaise at 11:58 AM on December 19, 2007

I second LDP's podcast. And the party itself if you're ever in DC on a Friday night. Open bar!

Also, Not Your Usual Bollocks is pretty great, though until recently he hadn't been posting them very regularly.
posted by zazerr at 12:06 PM on December 19, 2007

he hasn't done one since the summer, but the Something I Learned Today podcasts were pretty sweet.
posted by tremspeed at 10:08 PM on December 19, 2007

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