Chris DeMakes A Podcast

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Subscribers: 127
Reviews: 2

Michael
 Feb 21, 2022
The Brian Fallon episode is epic. Great overall podcast!!!

Dustin
 Nov 19, 2021
Best songwriting podcast especially for those who grew up on punk and ska.

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Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake discusses the ins and outs of songwriting with a variety of guests from the world of music.

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Ep. 103: Aimee Interrupter and Kevin Bivona discuss The Interrupters "In The Mirror"
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With the new album In The Wild scheduled for release on August 5th, 2022, Aimee and Kevin from The Interrupters sit it to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the leadoff single "In The Mirror". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2022
Throwback Thursday: Bill Stevenson discusses Descendents "One More Day" and The Lemonheads "Steve's Boy"
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Back in June of 2020, Bill Stevenson was the guest for Episode 4 of Chris DeMakes A Podcast. In what would go on to become one of the most talked about episodes of the podcast, Bill opens up about his relationship with his late father, and what he went through toward the end of his life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 12, 2022
Ep. 102: Milo Aukerman discusses Descendents "Hope"
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Descendents vocalist Milo Aukerman discusses the writing, recording, release, and legacy of the classic song “Hope” from the band’s 1982 album Milo Goes To College. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 09, 2022
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party “Time Capsule: June 1989” episode
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This sneak preview episode of The After Party podcast coincides with the release of the newest episode of Chris DeMakes A Podcast, because June of 1989 is when Skid Row’s “18 and Life” was released. Get access to a HUGE back catalog of episodes of The After Party podcast by joining the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast at http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 05, 2022
Ep. 101: Rachel Bolan discusses Skid Row's "18 and Life"
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Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan discusses the story behind the band's 1989 hit single "18 and Life". The song's vivid and serious lyrical content set Skid Row apart from a lot of their contemporaries at the time, and it helped them cross over to the mainstream. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 02, 2022
Defeat DeMakes Episode 7
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In an epic battle of music trivia knowledge, Chris DeMakes takes on Kansas City's own Ash Lawrence. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 28, 2022
Ep. 100: Chris Ballew discusses The Presidents of the United States of America's "Lump"
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Clocking in at just over 2 minutes, "Lump" became a massive hit for the Seattle-based rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. In this episode, bassist and vocalist Chris Ballew details the writing, recording, and release of this unique and infectious single. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 25, 2022
Ep. 99: Sondre Lerche discusses his song "Bad Law"
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Norwegian singer, songwriter, and guitarist Sondre Lerche tells the story behind his 2014 single "Bad Law", an indie-pop gem that's equal parts danceable and chaotic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 18, 2022
The Journey Ep. 5: Roger Lima
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Bassist and vocalist Roger Lima reflects back on his musical upbringing that led to a 30+ year career in Less Than Jake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 14, 2022
Ep. 98: Jamie Woolford discusses The Stereo's "New Tokyo Is Calling"
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20 years since the release of their last album, The Stereo has reunited with a new record and podcast. In this episode, guitarist and vocalist Jamie Woolford discusses the band's 2001 single "New Tokyo Is Calling", a perfect power pop classic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 11, 2022
Throwback Thursday: Deryck Whibley discusses Sum 41's "Fat Lip"
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Sum 41 guitarist and vocalist Deryck Whibley sat in the last episode of 2020 to discuss the smash hit single "Fat Lip", which was celebrating its 20 year anniversary at the time. This episode sparked a lyric debate that has lived on ever since it first aired. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 07, 2022
Ep. 97: Pete Steinkopf discusses The Bouncing Souls "True Believers"
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Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf tells the story behind the band's 2001 punk rock anthem "True Believers". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 04, 2022
The Journey Ep. 4: Jaret Reddick
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From his metal roots to his Grammy nomination, Bowling For Soup frontman Jaret Reddick details the path that got him to where he is today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 31, 2022
Ep. 96: Millie Manders discusses Millie Manders and the Shutup's "Silent Screams"
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Millie Manders shares the heavy and deeply personal story behind the writing of "Silent Screams". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 28, 2022
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party “Losing Streak is now officially a CLASSIC ALBUM” episode
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This sneak preview of The After Party podcast was recorded in November of 2021 in honor of the 25 year anniversary of Less Than Jake’s CLASSIC album Losing Streak. Get access to a HUGE back catalog of episodes of The After Party podcast by joining the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast at http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 24, 2022
Ep. 95: Jon Foreman discusses Switchfoot's "Meant To Live"
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In this episode, Switchfoot guitarist and vocalist Jon Foreman discusses the existential themes of the band's 2003 hit single "Meant To Live". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 21, 2022
Defeat DeMakes Episode 6
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Challenger Tom Brantley tries to take down Chris DeMakes in a gauntlet of music trivia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 17, 2022
Ep. 94: Holly Knight discusses Pat Benatar's "Love Is A Battlefield"
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Acclaimed songwriter Holly Knight has written hit songs for everyone from Aerosmith to Tina Turner. In this episode, she discusses the writing of "Love Is A Battlefield", which was made famous by Pat Benatar in 1983. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 14, 2022
The Journey Ep. 3: Matt Yonker
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Drummer Matt Yonker tells the story of how he got to where he is today, from a kid singing along to Gene Simmons to behind the kit in Less Than Jake. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 10, 2022
Ep. 93: Dan Potthast discusses MU330's "Neighbor"
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Singer and guitarist Dan Potthast shares the story behind MU330's ode to insecurity "Neighbor", taken from their 1997 fan favorite album Crab Rangoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 07, 2022
Throwback Thursday: Mark Hoppus discusses blink-182's "What's My Age Again?"
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Mark Hoppus sat in for Episode 21 back in October of 2020, and the episode spread like wildfire thanks in large part to a factoid about the writing of "What's My Age Again?" that had never been shared before. This week, we revisit this instant classic of an episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 03, 2022
Ep. 92: Dan Estrin discusses Hoobastank's "Crawing In The Dark"
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Hoobastank stormed onto the rock radio airwaves in 2002 with "Crawling In The Dark", the first single from their self-titled major label debut album. In this episode, guitarist Dan Estrin details the story behind the creation of the song, which was a last minute addition during the recording process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 28, 2022
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Songs We Never Get Sick Of" episode
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The After Party is a weekly podcast that's available to the Supporting Cast of Chris DeMakes A Podcast. If you enjoy this sneak preview and you're interested in being part of the Supporting Cast, you can head to http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com to sign up. You'll instantly get access to a huge back catalog of episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 24, 2022
Ep. 91: Brian Fallon discusses The Gaslight Anthem's "45"
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The Gaslight Anthem's undeniable pop sensibility matched with earnest lyrical content launched the band to #3 on the Billboard charts upon the release of their 2012 album Handwritten. In this episode, guitarist and vocalist Brian Fallon discusses the story behind the album's biggest single "45". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 21, 2022
Defeat DeMakes Episode 5
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Challenger Jeff Worden puts his brain to the test in front of the ENTIRE WORLD in a music trivia battle against Chris DeMakes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 17, 2022
Ep. 90: Tim Heidecker discusses his song "Fear of Death"
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After having Natalie Mering (better known as Weyes Blood) on the Office Hours Live podcast, Tim Heidecker teamed up with her and a whole group of established musicians at a studio that transported everyone right back to the 70s. The album "Fear of Death" emerged from this experience, and in this episode, Tim discusses the story behind the album's title track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 14, 2022
The Journey Ep. 2: JR Wasilewski
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Less Than Jake saxophonist and vocalist JR Wasilewski details the journey of his musical career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 10, 2022
Ep. 89: Genesis Owusu discusses his song "Don't Need You"
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Australia’s Genesis Owusu took home the 2021 ARIA award for Album of the Year, and this genre-bending artist’s upward trajectory has continued ever since. Fresh off a recent performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Genesis sits in to discuss the unique process behind the writing of “Don’t Need You”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 07, 2022
Throwback Thursday: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get"
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On March 8th of 2021, Joe Gittleman and Dicky Barrett of the Mighty Mighty Bosstones sat in for Episode 41 of the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, and release of their 1997 hit single "The Impression That I Get". We're revisiting this episode in honor of this legendary band, who unfortunately just recently called it quits after a career than spanned five decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 03, 2022
Ep. 88: Raine Maida discusses Our Lady Peace's "Clumsy"
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Our Lady Peace had already achieved quadruple platinum status in Canada from their debut album, but it was their 1997 follow-up album Clumsy that took them to massive heights in the US as well. In this episode, vocalist and guitarist Raine Maida discusses the story behind the album's title track, which is one of the most standout alternative rock singles of the late 90s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 31, 2022
Defeat DeMakes Episode 4
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Chris tries to defend his music trivia crown against challenger Ryan Swinford. If YOU'D like to be a guest on Defeat DeMakes, head over to http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com and sign up for the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast! Casting calls are sent out regularly via email to members. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 27, 2022
Ep. 87: Huey Lewis discusses Huey Lewis & The News "The Power Of Love"
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Written for the soundtrack of the 1985 blockbuster film Back To The Future, "The Power Of Love" was the first single from Huey Lewis & The News to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. In this episode, Huey breaks down the story behind the song that became so massive that it actually forced an earlier release of the movie than initially planned. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 24, 2022
Ep. 86: Glen Phillips discusses Toad The Wet Sprocket's "All I Want"
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Toad The Wet Sprocket didn't set out to write mainstream hits, but the undeniable single "All I Want" put the band on the map in 1992. In this episode, singer and guitarist Glen Phillips details the writing, recording, and release of melodically strong and lyrically deep track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 17, 2022
Defeat DeMakes Episode 3
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Chris DeMakes looks for redemption in a music trivia battle with challenger Dylan Coulombe. If YOU'D like to be a contestant on Defeat DeMakes, head to http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com and sign up for the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 13, 2022
Ep. 85: Eric Bazilian discusses The Hooters "And We Danced"
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Eric Bazilian's passion for the art of songwriting not only helped launch The Hooters to massive heights, but also put him on the map as a songwriter and producer for an array of other artists. In this episode, Eric discusses the story behind "And We Danced", the song that kickstarted a long and storied career for The Hooters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 10, 2022
The Journey Ep. 1: Buddy Schaub
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Less Than Jake trombonist Buddy Schaub discusses the path that led him to where he is today, from his earliest musical memories to the highlights of his long and illustrious career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 06, 2022
Ep. 84: Sadie Dupuis discusses Speedy Ortiz's "Doomsday"
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The recently re-released single "Doomsday" is a raw and deeply personal Speedy Ortiz track. In this episode, singer and guitarist Sadie Dupuis details the unique writing process behind this emotional song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 03, 2022
2021: The Year In Clips
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Producer Chris Fafalios takes a look back on some noteworthy moments from the podcast over the course of 2021. Check out http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com to see how you can support the podcast, as well as get access to a huge back catalog of episodes of The After Party podcast. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 30, 2021
Ep. 83: Tom Higgenson discusses Plain White T's "Hey There Delilah"
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The heartfelt single "Hey There Delilah" has stood the test of time, not only because of it's relatable lyrics, but also due to the undeniable melodies that transcend language. In this episode, Plain White T's singer and guitarist Tom Higgenson details the writing, recording, release, and legacy of this massive international hit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 27, 2021
Defeat DeMakes Episode 2
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Challenger Tym Lemoine puts Chris DeMakes to the test in the second episode of this music trivia game show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 23, 2021
Ep. 82: Dee Snider discusses Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It"
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In an extra special holiday episode, Chris sits down with his childhood idol Dee Snider to discuss the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Twister Sister’s iconic 1984 smash hit single, “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 81: Shawn Harris discusses The Matches "December Is For Cynics"
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The dark and unique sound of "December Is For Cynics" sets it apart from what listeners may usually expect from a holiday song. In this episode, vocalist and guitarist Shawn Harris details the story behind this adventurous and sarcastic 2003 single from The Matches. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 13, 2021
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Our Favorite TV Theme Songs" episode
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In this sneak preview of The After Party podcast, Chris and Chris discuss their favorite TV theme songs. If you'd like to hear the entire back catalog of episode of The After Party, head over to http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 09, 2021
Ep. 80: Shaun Morgan discusses Seether's "Remedy"
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Seether have been a staple of rock radio for the past few decades, and the 2005 single "Remedy" was the South African band's first song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock chart. In this episode, vocalist and guitarist Shaun Morgan details the inspiration and songwriting process behind this landmark track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 79: Des Rocs discusses his song "MMC"
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Des Rocs doesn't follow the conventional methods of songwriting or recording, which is evident in his genre-bending single "MMC". In this episode, this NYC based artist breaks down the inspiration and writing process behind this unique track. Want even more Chris DeMakes A Podcast? Check out the Supporting Cast program at http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com for weekly episodes of The After Party podcast, discounts on merchandise, and a chance to take on Chris DeMakes as a contestant on the new podcast game show Defeat DeMakes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 29, 2021
Ep. 78: Chris Conley discusses Saves The Day's "At Your Funeral"
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Saves The Day's Chris Conley has a decades-long legacy of unique lyrics and undeniable melodies. In this episode, he breaks down the every aspect of the 2001 single "At Your Funeral", the first track on the band's beloved album Stay What You Are. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 22, 2021
Defeat DeMakes Episode 1
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In the debut episode of our new podcast game show Defeat DeMakes, Chris takes on challenger Justin Hiltz in a battle of music trivia knowledge. Does Justin have what it takes? Take a listen to find out. Do YOU want to be a contestant on Defeat DeMakes? Join the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast at http://www.ChrisDeMakes.com for YOUR chance to prove your music trivia superiority to the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 18, 2021
Ep. 77: Michael Sweet discusses Stryper's "To Hell With The Devil"
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Stryper was the first Christian heavy metal band to gain acceptance in the mainstream, and it was their 1986 platinum-selling album "To Hell With The Devil" that launched them to the heavens. In this episode, singer and guitarist Michael Sweet discusses the writing, recording, and release of the record's iconic title track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 76: Kip Winger discusses Winger's "Headed For A Heartbreak"
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Winger bassist and lead vocalist Kip Winger discusses the 1989 hit single "Headed For A Heartbreak", a Lydian mode masterpiece that didn't follow the rules of popular song structure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 08, 2021
Ep. 75: Christian "MC Bat Commander" Jacobs discusses The Aquabats "Super Rad!"
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From child actor to superhero lead singer to award-winning television producer, the story of Christian Jacobs is beyond fascinating. Christian not only shares his journey, but also the story behind the 1997 single from The Aquabats, "Super Rad!" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 01, 2021
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party Halloween episode
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Please enjoy this sneak preview of The After Party Halloween episode. If you're a member of the Chris DeMakes A Podcast Supporting Cast, you can hear the whole thing now. If you're not, you can sign up at ChrisDeMakes.com. Not only will you get this episode, but you'll also get a huge back catalog of amazing episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 28, 2021
Ep. 74: Spencer Charnas discusses Ice Nine Kills "The American Nightmare"
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Ice Nine Kills vocalist and horror movie aficionado Spencer Charnas discusses the writing, recording, and release of the 2018 single "The American Nightmare". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 25, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Albums that became "classic" this year
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Chris DeMakes A Podcast producer Chris Fafalios takes a quick look back on some noteworthy albums that are celebrating 25 year anniversaries in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 21, 2021
Ep. 73: Donald and John Tardy discuss Obituary's "Slowly We Rot"
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Death metal pioneers Obituary released their landmark debut album "Slowly We Rot" in 1989. In this episode, drummer Donald Tardy and vocalist John Tardy discuss the writing, recording, and release of the album's classic title track. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 72: Mummy Cass discusses Here Come The Mummies "Pants"
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Direct from the crypt, Mummy Cass details the writing, recording, and release of the 2008 Here Come The Mummies single "Pants". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 11, 2021
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Classic Albums Revisited: Dookie"
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Sneak preview of the upcoming episode of The After Party, in which Chris and Chris do a track-by-track look back on Green Day's classic 1994 album "Dookie". This entire episode will be released on October 11th, 2021, to all member of the Supporting Cast program. To hear this episode, as well as an entire back catalog of past episodes, you can sign up at ChrisDeMakes.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 07, 2021
Ep. 71: Bill Manspeaker discusses Green Jellÿ's "Three Little Pigs"
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Bill Manspeaker is the eccentric creative mastermind behind Green Jellÿ. In this episode, Bill details the insane and inspiring story behind the 1993 hit single "Three Little Pigs". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 04, 2021
Ep. 70: Max Rainer discusses Wilderado's "Surefire"
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Wilderado guitarist and vocalist Max Rainer discusses the writing, recording, and release of the Tulsa-based band's 2019 moody indie rock single "Surefire". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 69: Brendan B. Brown discusses Wheatus's "Teenage Dirtbag"
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Wheatus guitarist and vocalist Brendan B. Brown discusses the writing, recording, release, and legacy of the smash hit single "Teenage Dirtbag", an underdog anthem that has stood the test of time since the turn of the century. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 20, 2021
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Guilty Pleasures" episode
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Another little peek into The After Party podcast! If you'd like to hear the rest of this episode, PLUS an entire back catalog of episodes, PLUS a new episode every Monday, you can check out the Supporting Cast program at ChrisDeMakes.com. For the cost of buying Chris and Chris a cup of coffee each month, you can help support the podcast that you love! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 16, 2021
Ep. 68: Kevin Martin discusses Candlebox's "Far Behind"
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Candlebox's 1993 smash hit single "Far Behind" is still in regular rotation on rock radio today. On this episode, lead singer Kevin Martin discusses the writing, recording, release, and legacy of this timeless single. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 67: Pierre Bouvier discusses Simple Plan's "Perfect"
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Simple Plan vocalist Pierre Bouvier breaks down the writing, recording, and release of their 2002 smash hit single "Perfect". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 06, 2021
Ep. 66: Ty Tabor discusses King's X "Goldilox"
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With a career that spans over four decades, King's X have a strong cult following that would go to the end of the world for the band. In this episode, guitarist and vocalist Ty Tabor discusses the inspiration, writing, recording, release, and legacy of "Goldilox", which is the song that the ENTIRE crowd sings at every King's X show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 65: Dan Marsala discusses Story Of The Year's "Until The Day I Die"
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"Until The Day I Die" was the breakout hit that took the St. Louis based Story Of The Year from local band to MTV and radio stations all over the world. In this episode, lead singer Dan Marsala details the writing, recording, and release of this career-defining song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 64: Josh Todd discusses Buckcherry's "Crazy Bitch"
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Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd breaks down the writing, recording, and legacy of "Crazy Bitch", the song that launched the band into the stratosphere in the mid 2000s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2021
Ep. 63: J. Navarro discusses The Suicide Machines "Break The Glass"
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Suicide Machines frontman J. Navarro takes a look back at the writing, recording, and release of "Break The Glass", which is a classic fan favorite from the legendary Detroit ska-punk mainstays. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 09, 2021
Ep. 62: Brett Detar discusses The Juliana Theory's "We're At The Top Of The World"
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Juliana Theory singer Brett Detar sits in to discuss the writing, recording, and release of The Juliana Theory's fan favorite song "We're At The Top Of The World" from their 2000 album Emotion Is Dead. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 02, 2021
Ep. 61: Brendan Kelly discusses The Lawrence Arms "The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic"
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The always interesting and hilarious Brendan Kelly breaks down the writing, recording, and release of the fan favorite from The Lawrence Arms, "The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 60: Mike Park discusses Skankin' Pickle's "I Missed The Bus"
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Singer, songwriter, saxaphonist, and Asian Man Records founder Mike Park discusses the writing of legendary ska=punk band Skankin' Pickle's first ever song, "I Missed The Bus". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Ep. 59: Chrissy Costanza discusses Against The Current's "Wasteland"
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Against The Current lead singer Chrissy Costanza breaks down the inspiration, writing, and recording process for their 2016 fan favorite single "Wasteland". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Summer of '91: A Look Back At The Jams" episode
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Check out this sneak peek at this week's episode of The After Party podcast, which is available to our Supporting Cast program at ChrisDeMakes.com! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Ep. 58: VÉRITÉ discusses her song "Younger Women"
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Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter VÉRITÉ discusses her heartwrenching 2020 single "Younger Women". This deeply personal song was written and recorded early in the Covid-19 lockdown, and she shares the story behind her first foray into self=producing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Ep. 57: Ken Block discusses Sister Hazel's "All For You"
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"All For You" has maintained mainstream staying power for decades now. Sister Hazel frontman Ken Block details the song's evolution, from the very first demo to smash hit single status. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 56: John O'Callaghan discusses The Maine's "Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu"
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The Maine's John O'Callaghan discusses the trippy origins and unique recording experience of a fan favorite song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
Ep. 55: Butch Walker discusses Marvelous 3's "Freak Of The Week"
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Butch Walker has made his mark on the world of music as both a songwriter and a producer. In this episode, he takes us back to the writing, recording, and release of his first hit song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 54: Max Collins discusses Eve 6's "Inside Out"
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Eve 6 frontman Max Collins tells the story behind the band's first big hit, which he wrote at an astoundingly young age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 53: Derek Sanders discusses Mayday Parade's "Kids In Love"
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Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders stops by the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the 2009 fan favorite single "Kids In Love". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Ep. 52: Rosie Frater-Taylor discusses her song "Think About You"
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With a mix of jazz, folk, pop, and soul, London-based singer-songwriter Rosie Frater-Taylor is an extremely promising new artist and a force to be reckoned with. In this episode, she discusses her 2021 single "Think About You". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Ep. 51: Joey Cape discusses Lagwagon's "May 16th"
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May 16th has become a holiday for Lagwagon fans all over the world. In this episode, Joey Cape discusses the personal origins behind the song, as well as the song's lasting legacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 16, 2021
Ep. 50: Matt Embree discusses Rx Bandits "Ruby Cumulous"
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Matt Embree tells the deeply personal and heartbreaking story behind the 2014 Rx Bandits single "Ruby Cumulous". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Ep. 49: Chad Gilbert discusses New Found Glory's "My Friends Over You"
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New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert discusses the writing, recording, and release of their 2002 single “My Friends Over You”, which was the song that propelled the band to MTV superstardom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Ep. 48: Jenn Fiorentino discusses her song "Survive"
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Toronto-based singer-songwriter and YouTube sensation Jenn Fiorentino breaks down the writing, recording, and release of her 2019 single "Survive". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
Ep. 47: Blake Schwarzenbach discusses Jawbreaker's "Boxcar"
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Blake Schwarzenbach stops by the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, release, and legacy of Jawbreaker's "Boxcar". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Ep. 46: Frank Turner discusses his song "Recovery"
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Not only is Frank Turner an incredible songwriter and musician, but he's also one of the most down-to-earth and friendly people you'll ever meet. In this amazing episode, he breaks down the writing, recording, and release of his 2013 single "Recovery". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
Ep. 45: Jim Lindberg discusses Pennywise's "Society"
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Pennywise lead singer Jim Lindberg discusses the writing, recording, and release of their classic 1997 single "Society". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Ep. 44: Elizabeth Stokes discusses The Beths "Future Me Hates Me"
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New Zealand indie pop band The Beths released the song "Future Me Hates Me" on the album of the same name in 2018. Elizabeth Stokes joins Chris to discuss the inspiration, writing, recording, and release of this fan favorite song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Ep. 43: Dan Andriano discusses Alkaline Trio's "Every Thug Needs A Lady"
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Beloved Chicago songwriter, bassist, and vocalist Dan Andriano breaks down the inspiration, writing, recording, and release of Alkaline Trio's song "Every Thug Needs A Lady" from their 2003 album Good Mourning. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Ep. 42: Jim Adkins discusses Jimmy Eat World's "The Middle"
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Despite the massive cult appeal of Jimmy Eat World's 1999 album Clarity, it was 2001's Bleed American album - and more specifically, the breakout hit "The Middle" - that launched the band into superstardom. On this episode, Jim Adkins discusses the story behind the writing, recording, and release of this classic song. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Ep. 41: Dicky Barrett and Joe Gittleman discuss The Mighty Mighty Bosstones "The Impression That I Get"
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Dicky and Joe from the Bosstones tell the story behind their 1997 hit "The Impression That I Get", as well as their 2021 single "The Final Parade". If you're interested in advertising on Chris DeMakes A Podcast, email advertising@soundtalentmedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
Ep. 40: Karina Deniké discusses Dance Hall Crashers "Go"
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Co-lead vocalist Karina Deniké of the legendary Berkeley ska-punk band Dance Hall Crashers, discusses the writing, recording, and release of the song "Go" off of their 1995 album Lockjaw. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
Ep. 39: Kevin Bivona discusses The Interrupters "She's Kerosene"
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The Interrupters guitarist Kevin Bivona discusses the writing, recording, and release of their hit single "She's Kerosene". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
Ep. 38: Mark McGrath discusses Sugar Ray's "Every Morning"
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Sugar Ray frontman Mark McGrath joins Chris to discuss the writing, recording, and release of Sugar Ray's chart-topping 1999 megahit "Every Morning". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
Ep. 37: Fat Mike discusses NOFX's "Linoleum" and "Linewleum"
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Legendary NOFX frontman Fat Mike joins Chris to discusses the writing, recording, and release of the punk rock classic "Linoelum", as well as the newly-released "Linewleum". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
Ep. 36: Alex Gaskarth discusses All Time Low's "Monsters"
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"Monsters" spent an amazing 17 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Alternative charts in 2020. In this episode, Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low discusses the writing, recording, and release of this massive hit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
Ep. 35: Shane Told discusses Silverstein's "My Heroine"
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Shane Told of Silverstein (and the Lead Singer Syndrome podcast) tells the story behind their fan favorite song "My Heroine". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
Ep. 34: Donnie Vie discusses Enuff Z'Nuff's "New Thing"
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Chris and Donnie Vie discuss the writing, recording, and release of the 1989 Enuff Z'Nuff single "New Thing", which received steady radio and MTV airplay at the time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
Ep. 33: Chuck Ragan discusses Hot Water Music's "Remedy"
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Chuck Ragan shares the story behind the writing and recording of the deeply personal 2002 Hot Water Music single "Remedy". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Ep. 32: K.Flay discusses her song "High Enough"
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Kristine Flaherty (better known as K.Flay) discusses the writing, recording, and release of her 2017 single "High Enough". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
Ep. 31: Deryck Whibley discusses Sum 41's "Fat Lip"
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Deryck Whibley joins Chris in our 2020 finale to discuss Sum 41's classic single "Fat Lip", which just turned 20 years old this month. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
Ep. 30: Chris DeMakes discusses Less Than Jake's "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts"
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Podcast producer Chris Fafalios takes over hosting duties, as Chris DeMakes becomes the guest in this episode about the Less Than Jake fan favorite song "Johnny Quest Thinks We're Sellouts". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Ep. 29: Joe Escalante discusses The Vandals "Oi To The World!"
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Joe Escalante of The Vandals discusses the writing of their holiday classic "Oi To The World!", which was launched into megahit territory when No Doubt released a cover of it in 1997. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
Ep. 28: Travie McCoy discusses Gym Class Heroes "Cupid's Chokehold"
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Travie and Chris discuss all aspects of the 2005 Gym Class Heroes phenomenon of a single, "Cupid's Chokehold". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Ep. 27: A. Jay and Jeremy Popoff discuss Lit's "My Own Worst Enemy"
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The Popoff brothers join Chris to tell the story behind the writing, recording, and release of Lit's massive 1999 single "My Own Worst Enemy". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
Ep. 26: Steve Soboslai discusses Punchline's "Universe"
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Punchline singer and guitarist Steve Soboslai discusses the story behind their 2012 fan favorite single "Universe". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Ep. 25: Matt Pryor discusses The Get Up Kids "Holiday"
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Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids tells the story behind the classic Something To Write Home About album opening track "Holiday". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Ep. 24: Chris Carrabba discusses Dashboard Confessional's "Hands Down"
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Chris Carrabba discusses the story behind the writing, recording, and release of arguably the most beloved Dashboard Confessional song "Hands Down". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
Ep. 23: Jeff Rosenstock discusses his song "Nausea"
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Jeff Rosenstock tells the heavy story behind his fan favorite song "Nausea". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 22: Robin Wilson discusses Gin Blossoms "Til I Hear It From You"
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Gin Blossoms lead singer Robin Wilson discusses the writing, recording, and release of their 1995 hit from the Empire Records soundtrack, "Til I Hear It From You". In a Chris DeMakes A Podcast first, Robin also performs the song live on the episode. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Ep. 21: Mark Hoppus discusses blink-182's "What's My Age Again?"
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Mark and Chris dive into the writing, recording, and release the pop-punk classic "What's My Age Again?" by blink-182. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Ep. 20: Mike Herrera discusses MXPX's "Let's Ride"
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Chris and Mike Herrera get in-depth about the writing, recording, and release of the 2018 MXPX single "Let's Ride". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Ep. 19: Laura Jane Grace discusses Against Me!'s "White People For Peace"
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In this episode, Laura Jane Grace breaks down the writing, recording, and release of Against Me!'s "White People For Peace". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
Ep. 18: Trever Keith discusses Face To Face's "Disconnected"
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Trever Keith discusses the writing, recording, and release of Face To Face's classic song "Disconnected". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 17: Sierra Sellers discusses her song "Grown"
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R&B / neo soul artist Sierra sellers discusses the writing, recording, and relase of her song "Grown". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Ep. 16: Brian Baker discusses Dag Nasty's "Can I Say"
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Brian Baker (of Minor Threat and Bad Religion fame) discusses the writing, recording, and release of the Dag Nasty classic "Can I Say" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Ep. 15: Rick Nielsen discusses Cheap Trick's "Surrender"
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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Rick Nielsen discusses the writing, recording, and release of Cheap Trick's classic hit "Surrender". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 07, 2020
Ep. 14: Matt Skiba discusses Alkaline Trio's "Radio"
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In this episode, Matt Skiba discusses the writing, recording, and release of the Alkaline Trio classic "Radio". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 13: Cyrus Bolooki discusses New Found Glory's "Hit Or Miss"
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In this episode, Cyrus Bolooki of New Found Glory discusses the writing, recording, and relase of their hit single "Hit Or Miss". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 12: Chris #2 discusses Anti-Flag's "Brandenburg Gate"
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In this episode, Chris #2 discusses the writing, recording, and release of Anti-Flag's "Brandenburg Gate". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 11: Aaron Barrett discusses Reel Big Fish's "Beer"
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In this episode, Aaron Barrett discusses the writing, recording, and release of Reel Big Fish's fan favorite "Beer". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 10: Ryan Key discusses Yellowcard's "Ocean Avenue"
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In this episode, Ryan Key discusses Yellowcard's 2003 smash hit "Ocean Avenue". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 9: Angelo Moore discusses Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step's "Pendulum Swings"
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The legendary Angelo Moore of Fishbone discusses the song "Pendulum Swings" from his newest project Angelo Moore & The Brand New Step. This episode also features the debut of the new segment "Band You Might Not Know." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 8: Howard Benson discusses Less Than Jake's "History of a Boring Town"
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In this episode, world-renowned producer Howard Benson talks with Chris about the Less Than Jake song "History of a Boring Town", as well as the entire Hello Rockview album in general. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 7: Tim McIlrath discusses Rise Against's "Savior"
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In this episode, Tim McIlrath of Rise Against discusses their megahit "Savior". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 13, 2020
Ep. 6: Jen Razavi discusses The Bombpops "Notre Dame"
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In this episode, Jen Razavi (aka Jen Pop) discusses the song "Notre Dame" by The Bombpops. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 06, 2020
Ep. 5 : Anthony Raneri discusses Bayside's "The Walking Wounded"
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In this episode, Anthony Raneri discusses Bayside's 2007 single "The Walking Wounded". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 29, 2020
Ep. 4: Bill Stevenson discusses Descendents "One More Day" and The Lemonheads "Steve's Boy"
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In this very special episode, Bill Stevenson (Descendents/All/Black Flag) discusses two songs from his career that deal with his relationship with his late father. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 21, 2020
Ep. 3: Roger Lima discusses Less Than Jake's "The Science of Selling Yourself Short"
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In this episode, Chris talks to his friend and bandmate Roger Lima about the writing, recording, and release of the Less Than Jake fan favorite "The Science of Selling Yourself Short". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 2: Jaret Reddick discusses Bowling For Soup's "High School Never Ends"
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In this episode, Chris and Jaret get deep into the writing and recording of Bowling For Soup's fan favorite song "High School Never Ends". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 08, 2020
Ep. 1: John Feldmann discusses Goldfinger's "Here In Your Bedroom"
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In the debut episode of Chris DeMakes a podcast, Goldfinger frontman and renown producer John Feldmann digs into his band's first hit song "Here In Your Bedroom". Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 01, 2020
An Introduction To Chris DeMakes A Podcast
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Episode 1 of Chris DeMakes A Podcast debuts on June 1st, 2020! Each episode, Chris (singer, songwriter, and founding member of Less Than Jake) interviews a variety of guests from the world of music about the ins and outs of their songwriting process. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
May 24, 2020