On this edition of Audiography, we feature reviews of the free-wheeling Deerhoof
and their latest, Breakup Song
; the iconic Bob Mould
and his latest solo effort, Silver Age
; and the halcyonic post punk of The Vaccines
and their sophomore release, The Vaccines Come of Age.
We also feature an interview between Consequence of Sound’s Len Comaratta and Mike Petryshyn, one of the founders and promoters of Chicago’s Riot Fest, perhaps the US’ premier punk festival. With partner Sean McKeough, Petryshyn began Riot Fest Chicago in 2005 simply as a way for the two to see some of their favorite bands. As the festival grew, it developed a reputation not only for incredible lineups but also for its affordability. Last year saw the festival expand to Philadelphia and 2012 saw Riot Fest, in addition to moving outdoors in its hometown Chicago, continue its expansion to Brooklyn, Dallas and Toronto.
Listen as Comaratta and Petryshyn discuss the festival, from its beginnings to the status that it currently enjoys, what brought about both the branching out to other cities as well as the change up in Chicago, dropping the politics and having fun, as well as what it’s like standing just off-stage while the Descendents perform.
01. Deerhoof – “Zero Seconds Pause” (excerpt), “The Trouble with Candyhands” (excerpt)
02. The Vaccines – “All In Vein” (excerpt), “No Hope” (excerpt)
03. Bob Mould – “Silver Age” (excerpt), “The Descent” (excerpt)
04. The Stooges – “1970” (Fun House)
05. Elvis Costello – “The Beat” (This Year’s Model)
06. A Day To Remember – “A 2nd Glance” (Old Record)
07. Descendents – “Sour Grapes” (Enjoy)
Audiography Episode 054 – “Mike Petryshyn (of Riot Fest)”
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta, Alex Young, Chris Coplan, Adam Kivel, Bryant Kitching, Ryan Bray, and Nick Freed
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