The Punk-Cast For Pod People

Long form interview podcast with DIY artists and creative types. Bands, artists, writers, film makers are all welcome to sit at our kitchen table and talk. Danny and Carla have been together for over 25 years and enjoy the creative energy of the Hudson Valley. If you're nationally unknown and not relevant to the larger pop culture you're probably someone we'd like to meet.
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Oct 9, 2017

This is an episode from September 6, 2016 with Exit 17.  Recently the guitarist / vocalist from Exit 17, James "Lunchbox" Giunta, died.  We recorded a new intro and added it onto the past episode.  If you've heard this one before it's worth a second listen and if you've never heard this one it's definitely worth checking out.

Feb 6, 2017

Strappado are a local hardcore band recently formed by some Hudson Valley veterans.  They have recently started playing out and have music available on Bandcamp for download.  Carla and I may have had a little too much Jim Beam during the interview, if it gets loud and rambling our apologies.

Jan 24, 2017

In this episode we turn the mics on your humble co-host Danny and interview the band he plays in, Cell 63.  Holly from Outsider Magazine took over hosting duties with Carla.  We had the whole band show up and discussed the long history of Danny and Jeff and the various bass players they've played with over the years.  We also talked about how Mary entered the band and the writing process and living life in the local scene.

Nov 14, 2016

Poor Lily were kind enough to come by and hang out in the kitchen after their set at Darkside Records in Poughkeepsie to discuss their new album "Dirt on Everyone".  Poor Lily just released their new album which has been described as a rock opera but I prefer to describe it as one 30 minute song in multiple parts.  You can find all their music at


Oct 3, 2016

Don and Dumaine stopped by the kitchen today to talk about growing up in the Hudson Valley Punk and Metal scenes and their current project 4 Gun Ridge.  Technically, this is not a punk band but, we've had generous other than punk so this isn't that weird.  Besides, Carla and Danny grew up listening to the country music their fathers listened to so, this is not unfamiliar territory for them.  

Sep 6, 2016

About a year and a half ago Exit 17's singer, guitarist, and sole consistent member came on the podcast to talk about his band.  What ensued was a chaotic and exhausting interview.  Recently, James aka Lunchbox asked to come back on the podcast to set things right and talk about where his life was at at the time of the original interview and to talk about where he, and the band, are at now.  We are very happy to see James doing so well and the band has never sounded better.  Going James on this episode is Jimbo (original drummer and possible once again future drummer), Phil (current drummer), and Mike (current bass player).  Missing was Josh (also current bass player and sometimes drummer for the band).

Aug 15, 2016

Matt and Jake hung out in the kitchen on a sweltering August Sunday to talk about the scene that has sprung up around My Life In The Bush of Ghosts.  MLBG is actually Matt's apartment which he uses to host improvisational experimental noise artists from all over the country.  Jake is one of those artists who regularly performs at the Bush of Ghosts under the name Candle Hoax.

Aug 8, 2016

Rochdale are a recently formed punk / hardcore band in the Hudson Valley.  Tony, Paul, and Nick came to the house with a quart of bourbon (which 3 of us consumed in it's entirety).  We discussed music, hardcore, punk, writing, playing, influences, and a whole lot of other things.  Some of us got a little drunk and the conversation got a bit out of hand at time but, we had a lot of fun.

Jun 13, 2016

Michael X Rose is a painter, musician, graphic artist, film maker, and all around cool dude.  Michael is currently planning a pop up gallery event to show some of his current works.  He has an indiegogo campaign to raise the needed funds to pull off the show.  Look him up on indie gogo and toss him a few bucks.

Jun 1, 2016

Pete Crotty is an accomplished musician, songwriter, and all around terrific guy.  He has run the Gilligan stage at Punk Island for several years.  This year he took a step back and gave the reigns to his pal Antonio.  Pete talks at length about Punk Island and his life in music.  If you don't know, Punk Island is a free festival held annually in New York City.  The festival features multiple stages and close to 100 bands.  If you can find a way to get to NYC on June 19th you should definitely check it out.  

This episode features music by NCM

Apr 11, 2016

Super Always are a band who have been around for a while in many different forms.  The current line up consists of John - vocals/ guitar, Jackie - bass, and Mike - drums.  They recently recorded tracks for a release planned for this summer.  Check 'em out.

Mar 21, 2016

The guys from, Kingston, NY based metal band, Clover return to talk about their new album, tell some tour stories and talk about working with local label Manic Progression.  Angelo Mosca from Manic Progression/Dead Channels also joined us to talk about the record biz and our mutual love of the music of Clover.

Feb 8, 2016

For this episode we sat down and drank whiskey with film maker William Hellfire and actress Erin Russ to discuss William's new film Upsidedown Cross.  Upsidedown Cross is available on Amazon and Best and wherever underground horror and exploitation videos are sold.  It's an excellent film that is smart and emotionally intense.  Check it out.

Dec 21, 2015

The originally released episode had to be broken up into two separate files.  This is the episode in its entirety.  Hopefully, I got it right this time.

Nov 2, 2015

Ramon and I have been friends for about 30 years.  He's one of my oldest and best friends.  Ramon agreed to come over to the house to drink some beer and talk about how he got involved in The Sport.  We all got a little buzzed doing this one and the conversation goes off on tangents.  Music for this episode comes from God Mode (Teenage Bedwetter) and Crank (Sour).

Sep 23, 2015

For this episode we sat down with Jordan from Hudson Valley Earth First!.  Earth First! is loosely organized group of environmental activists who are dedicated to the protection of the earth.  Music for this episode provided by Praxis and Selfbeater.

Aug 17, 2015

We sat down with John Luts from Ohs of Resistace and Electronic Chakra to discuss electronic music and the improvisational nature of the music he is currently doing.  John builds all of his own electronic gear and can custmize pedals and amps to your specific needs. 

Jul 9, 2015

BillXNye are a three piece (sometime 4 or 5 piece) grind/power science hardcore metal sometimes experimental noise improvisational group.  The core concept behind the band and their music is science and facts over faith.  Their songs are intense, noisy, dense layered and very challenging to the listener.  They have multpile eps available on their bandcamp site and on mini discs available at their shows.  They're very smart and passionate about what they are doing.  Get in touch with them through their Facebook page and have them come play your town.  They are currently working on booking a small tour so get into it and get at them.  Hail Sagan!

Jun 18, 2015

100 and Zero are a three piece punk band from Beacon, NY.  They have 2 release over their three year history.  Both releses are available on their Bandcamp page.  They have played locally, NYC, and New England.

Jun 14, 2015

The Jukebox Romantics are a punk band from Orange and Westchester counties in New York.  Formed in 2008, they tour and play locally frequesntly.  We hung out with Terry, the vocalist and guitarist and Rob the bass player to talk about the formation of the band and how they got into punk rock. We also talked about the live experience versus a recording and the community of punks.  It was a great way to spend a warm Sunday afternoon.

May 18, 2015

Tim Mattson is a filmaker, director, producer, actor, and beer enthusiaist.   Tim talked with us in the kitchen about filmaking and his love of horror movies.  He is also the production team behind the Youtube series "Ales From The Darkside".  We did a little beer tasting with him and talked about a wide variety of subjects.  Tim is also involved in the New York City Cannabis Film Festival which is scheduled for September 2015 in NYC.

May 4, 2015

Dead Channels is a band from Orange County NY.  They are currently recording and mixing their latest album.  Check out their previous releases on their Bandcamp page.  Dead Channels are one of those bands that defy simple description.  They really have to be heard to understand.  Thick rick soundscapes, heavy and rythmic with great melodies.  The band consists of Angelo - bass/vocals, Matt - Guitar, and Greg - Drums.  Get all their music at:

Apr 20, 2015

Clover are a metal band formed in 2010.  In their short time together they have released three eps and one full length album.  They are currently writing music for their second full length and are gearing up for a tour of the eastern U.S. in May.  We sat down with Mike (bass/vocals) and Steve (drums) to talk about the band, it's formation, and what they have going on.  They are a band worth checking out.  You can find their music and updates on where and when they are playing at:


Apr 6, 2015

This episode is with Holly and Joe from Outsider Magazine.  Outsider is a local fanzine that has been a vital part of the HV punk scene since 2000.  Holly gets into the origins of the 'zine and how and why it got started.  Holly is also a promoter and has been organizing all ages punk and hardcore shows for many years.  Joe's band, Marty Art provides the music for this episode.  Joe gives us a quick history of the band and his musical projects.  Martyr Art can be found on bandcamp and at their website:  

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Mar 23, 2015

Exit 17 are a New Paltz based punk band.  James a.k.a. Lunchbox is the singer /guitarist for the band.  He joins us in this episode to talk about his life and music and how he went from chubby teenage nerd to cool as fuck punk musician.

Exit 17's music can be found at: Exit 17

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