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Between Awesome and Disaster with Will Carey

Comedian and musician Will Carey sees life as a balance between two kinds of moments, awesome and disaster. He sits down with a guest to talk about their life, creative interests, and taking a disastrous moment and turning it into an awesome one. www.awesomedisaster.com
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Aug 23, 2021

Settle Your Scores Vocalist Christian Fisher is bringing a wide range of alternative musical influences to his band's music and new album Retrofit.

 

He talks to Will about the pop culture nostalgia that inspired the music video for their song 1999,  how his interest in music began with Screamo CrabCore, EasyCore, Our favorite Warped Tour experiences, the Columbus Ohio music scene, how to Scream without losing your voice, rappers doing pop punk, future international touring plans, and the bands newly released album Retrofit.

https://www.settleyourscores.co/

https://twitter.com/syspoppunk

https://settleyourscores.bandcamp.com/merch

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Aug 16, 2021

Victory Kid Guitarist/Vocalist and Drummer Carlo Ribaux started in very different places before meeting in Los Angeles and forming their excellent Ska/Punk band.  Harrison tells Will about following a girl from the Bay Area to New York and how he found Carlo after moving to Los Angeles, and Carlo discusses Growing up in Switzerland, going to University for Drums, working as a session drummer in Los Angeles and a incredibly high stakes live gig in front of show business a-listers, and how their new album Discernation on SBAM Records incorporates the full variety of the bands sounds and style. 

 

Listen to Victory Kid:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0zzNvTHhmUTirwRcW8TBpz?si=gCPYNTWsTECd0i-SFUKkHw&dl_branch=1

https://victorykid.com/

https://www.instagram.com/victorykidband/

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jul 26, 2021

Danny Del Principe toured the world doing merch for bands until the Covid-19 Pandemic forced him to rethink his life.  He talks to Will about Growing up in The Bronx in NYC, going to shows at CBGB's, how he began doing merch for bands, Touring on Warped Tour with Hawthorne Heights, Plain White T's, Angels & Airwaves, Touring with The Gaslight Anthem and getting stuck in Japan during the Fukashima Earthquake, the behind the scenes of merch for bands on Tour, and how he started his Podcast STOURIES: An All Access Podcast.

Danny on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/dannydeldonuts/

Danny's Podcast:

https://stouries-an-all-access-podcast.simplecast.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jul 19, 2021

Casey Cavaliere of The Wonder Years finds inspiration in helping others be creative.  He talks to Will about Touring in Japan, cathartic concert moments, the creation of The Greatest Generation's epic closing song I Just Want To Sell Out My Funeral, the silly and serious sides of pop punk and how they both exist within The Wonder Years, and how those also relate to comedy, Bo Burnham's new special Inside. songwriting in a band with three guitarists, Working with bands as a producer and engineer, and what's coming next for The Wonder Years.

Casey's Website:

http://www.caseycavaliere.com/

Casey on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CaseRock

Listen to The Wonder Years:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0nq64XZMWV1s7XHXIkdH7K?si=VFIlfRoWQUeHHGnGbA74sQ&dl_branch=1

 

Jul 5, 2021

Adam Skirvin's music career began in Pop Punk, then Deathcore, Then Classical before returning back to Pop Punk.  He talks to Will about playing in a variety of bands in his native New Jersey, before deciding to major in Bass and specifically classical music in college, how he incorporates his training and musical influences into his bass playing for FRND CRCL, Musical Therapy and music's use in mental health treatment, and how the songwriting process has evolved since he originally joined the band as a fill in five years ago.

Adam on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/adambrovinbro

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

New FRND CRCL single:

https://ffm.to/frndcrclcomplications

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jun 28, 2021

Frnd Crcl's Zac Johnson views himself as a co leader of the up and coming Philadelphia Pop Punk Band. 

He talks to Will about his Orange Stratocaster the Flamethrower, growing up in New Jersey, dissects Blink-182's classic album Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, writing with a 2nd guitarist, the recording process, recording with a member of Thrash Metal band Overkill, lyric writing, the Lost Music Collective and being one of two vocalists in the band, and upcoming new Frnd Crcl music.

 

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Zac on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/frndcrclzac/

Pre-Save: New FRND CRCL single:

https://ffm.to/frndcrclcomplications

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Jun 14, 2021

Sam Paquin's new project Sam & The Terrible News will be releasing their debut EP this Summer. Sam talks to Will about Growing up in Quebec, the Quebec punk rock scene, 90s and 2000s punk rock, touring, writing songs in both English and French, and the creation of his new band Sam & The Terrible News and their upcoming EP release.

Listen to Sam & The Terrible News

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2p0fFBbp1chzaz8BtCbssQ?si=W2IC2eUvTL2Rdnpa51JWKw&dl_branch=1

https://samandtheterriblenews.fanlink.to/wait

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

 

May 31, 2021

Kali Masi Drummmer John Garrison knew he loved music at an early age and was drawn to drums.  He talks to Will about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the formation of Kali Masi, Diy touring, European Touring, the New Kali Masi Record Laughs, and the rotoscoped music video for the song Trophy Deer.

Listen to Kali Masi

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SZcqeYkkVOubIZVZKcsct?si=JWX2U9QSSAq9LBw1jWg3LA

https://www.kalimasi.com/

https://twitter.com/KaliMasiBand

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

May 24, 2021

Pulley Frontman Scott Radinsky is a punk rock legend and the first professional athlete to appear on Between Awesome and Disaster.

He talks to Will about growing up in the Southern California punk and hardcore scene, moving from drums to lead vocals, getting drafted by the Chicago White Sox out of High School.  Balancing his music career and his career in Major League Baseball, the foundation that the DIY punk bands laid for artists today, being signed to Epitaph Records, touring Europe and Asia with Pulley, plans for new music from the band and cautious optimism for a post pandemic world.

 

Listen to Pulley:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1D20Qqq2BnfaShwNDb00KU?si=jnwtI_k6SDGQPOxQaBracA

Listen to Ten Foot Pole's Rev with Scott on Lead Vocals:

https://open.spotify.com/album/79LpheRUtc4npqBat267Yi?si=3MT_O63BQJ-YRgGG0vVnZQ

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

May 3, 2021

Aaron Barkstrom and Will's paths through the New York comedy and music scenes have intersected at several venues.  He talks to Will about growing up in Upstate New York, his love of the Gibson Grabber bass, finding his love of playing music, joining What Makes Sense, the NYC music scene, and what comes next after the Pandemic.

 

Listen to What Makes Sense

https://linktr.ee/WhatMakesSense

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2X89r7VnPlC3yrNk0GEdFd?si=gqW3Dt_gRT-IRzT2X5Sikg

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Did an overhaul of the Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

 

Apr 26, 2021

Vinnie Fiorello's newest project The Inevitables incorporates multiple mediums including music and comic books.  He talks to Will about the creation of The Inevitables, their upcoming Versions EP, his formative years in in Gainesville, Florida, his approach to the songwriting process, Touring the world with Less Than Jake, the creation of the record labels Fueled by Ramen, Paper and Plastick, and Lost Music Collective, and his love of Touring in Japan and the Japanese ska and punk scenes.

The Inevitables new EP will be available April 30th 2021

Listen to The Inevitables:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5qr4DCKr3oAxSslg7e3tdK?si=KM0dnccbSDKo3_6Lw0_IXQ

Vinnie on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/lessthanvinnie

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Apr 15, 2021

Will's friend, and former bandmate Leo Quinn returns to the podcast to follow up on their chat from last year at the beginning of the Pandemic.  Leo discusses his life during the last year of the Pandemic, his favorite music released by bands and artists in the last year, how he's processed changes in his personal life, What getting the Covid vaccine was like, and his plans for after the pandemic.

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Apr 5, 2021

Blacklist Royal's Drummer Rob Rufus is ready to play some rock and roll music after the pandemic.  He talks to Will about growing up in West Virginia, Moving to Nashville with his Twin brother and Starting Blacklist Royals, surviving cancer, European Tour Stories, Screenwriting, adapting his Book Die Young With Me into a feature Film, and the just released Blacklist Royals EP Doomsday Girl.

Rob on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rob_rufus

Listen to Blacklist Royals:

New Single: https://youtu.be/YZpjT1xBTeY

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5wza25BWYEWHc2JALBjr58?si=lxXGpLocR1OoUQZ3sAlhBg

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Mar 29, 2021

Scottish Singer-Songwriter Billy Liar has been a DIY musician since his teenage years.  He talks to Will about growing up in Edinburgh, his origins in the hardcore scene before transitioning to acoustic, commanding the stage as a solo performer, DIY Touring, writing and staging a play at the Fringe Festival, and the balance between being an entertainer and a artist.

Listen to Billy Liar:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5Osg4W3lrdeKw0OLpyRGoI?si=bhgAOzkYQ_mP8c0RXgPV_Q

https://twitter.com/thebillyliar

https://www.billyliarmusic.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Mar 22, 2021

Frnd Crcl lead guitarist Dom Giacalone brings guitar hero influences to his Pop Punk Band.  He talks to Will about growing up in New Jersey, what made him want to play guitar growing up, his favorite guitars, recording Frnd Crcl's new album Internet Noise his approach to guitar solos, and plans for the band after the pandemic.

Listen to Frnd Crcl:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5y4MciXJL9xyGtvnig6zAB?si=ZR5YAen0T-qPM6R3gO9_Ag

Frnd Crcl on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/FRNDCRCL

Dom on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/domboul/

  

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

Mar 8, 2021

Adam Lohrbach has learned that asking himself why is a positive thing.  He talks to Will about Home Grown's beginnings in the Orange County, CA punk rock scene, learning bass 20 minutes before playing it on stage for the first time, signing with Drive-Thru Records, how getting through a full Van's Warped Tour in a van means your band can survive anything, his fight with depression, what worked for him and how that has informed his new project Radical Radical.  

Listen to Home Grown:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4EasYyQ8WcUJYIxqe0dRqY?si=x8RvsokRQGiRQTpVdXErDw

https://www.radicalradical.net/

Adam on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adamlohrbach/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

 

Feb 22, 2021

Ted Felicetti's band released their debut album last year 11 years after their first ep.  Ted talks to Will about his beginnings in the Pennsylvania punk and hardcore scenes.  Life on the Warped Tour with his previous band Split Fifty, the practicalities of being a touring punk band, the formation of Don't Panic, advice for newer bands from his perspective as a artist manager, and owner of a Booking Agency, Don't Panic's future plans and some thoughts on Star Wars.

Listen to Don't Panic.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/79utqLtatqBzIE8UByqpxg

Ted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tedpanic?lang=en

 

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

Podcast Merch: https://teespring.com/stores/between-awesome-and-disaster

 

Feb 15, 2021

Brian Joyce's new project Val Astaire came at a time when he was ready to find his voice as a lead vocalist.  He talks to Will about the formation of his first band Major League in the New Jersey DIY Scene, How he went from graduating High School, to a showcase with Atlantic Records directly into recording Major Leagues First EP, Touring Japan six times, an amazing story about getting stuck in China, the transistion to being Major Leagues Lead Singer, and how getting to a better place mentally lead to his new project Val Astaire

Listen to Major League

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2rNmzaf74TK5sxxPxLPZBg?si=lcDHQmVYSCOM8DhWgfNNGw

Listen to Val Astaire:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2eD2lTIbRVW5IcJNbkLvJu?si=_8-LJ_NpQD-_CwrFuoORMw

Brian on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/imbrianjoyce

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and podcast Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey 

Feb 1, 2021

Nathan Rand has as a history in music as well as comedy.  He talks to Will about growing up in New Hampshire, doing live sound for some of his favorite metal bands,  how he records guitars for his band Dissident Corpsepile, Stand Up Comedy and what he sees himself pursuing creatively post pandemic.

Nate's band:

https://dissidentcorpsepile.bandcamp.com/

Nate on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/natethejackass/

https://www.instagram.com/dissident_corpsepile/

 

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and podcast Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey 

Jan 11, 2021

Seb Barlow is trying to push himself out of his comfort zone in a behind the scenes role by joining his brother's band Neck Deep.  He talks to Will about the mixing and recording techniques  behind Neck Deep's newest album All Distortions Are Intentional, his hometown Wrexham in Whales, the impact Blink 182 had on him in his youth, joining Neck Deep on Bass after mixing the album, and how he's pushing himself personally by taking on the role of performer. 

Listen to Neck Deep:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/2TM0qnbJH4QPhGMCdPt7fH?si=r-PE8hOaQtqJ_f71cp2VcA

Seb's Website:

https://www.sebbarlow.com/

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Dec 21, 2020

In a new holiday tradition on Between Awesome and Disaster.  Will's Backdoor BBQ teammate and friend Paul Cohen returns to discuss all of the excellent pop punk that 2020 had to offer.  Favorite Albums, Favorite EPs, Live Streams, favorite discoveries and the 2020 playlist Their was some excellent pop punk this year and Paul and Will are gonna discuss it all.

 

Will and Paul's 2020 Pop punk Playlist

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1KjMyOIe08LFnrw24c1ZMQ

Paul on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealpaulcory/?hl=en

Will's Social Media, Band, Patreon and Merch: https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Dec 14, 2020

Before Ryan Fitz was the lead guitarist in the band Bearings began when he would book them on DIY Shows in Ottawa.  He talks to Will about the recording and writing of the band's new album Hello, It's You, the music scene in Ottawa, booking shows as a Teenager, joining Bearings, working with Alan Day from Four Year Strong, recording tips and plans for Bearings after the end of the Pandemic.

 

Listen to Bearings:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0qpDBxRgLp6g0k2esJlUDn?si=StiLf7TyR1O-jR4ep884tg

https://twitter.com/telecasterdad

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 30, 2020

Chris McGrath is the guitarist and vocalist for Chicago punk rock band Much the Same.  He talks to Will about growing up a Christian, D&D Punk rocker in the Suburbs of Chicago, how cardio is an important part of being able to play fast punk rock. Releasing the first Much The Same album on A-F Records, Playing iconic punk rock venues like Fireside Bowl, the bands break up, reunion and excellent new album Everything is Fine as well as his other band Winning Streak.

 

Listen to Much the Same:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3muI3PfsNRMVGnqNX3NQKZ

Listen to Winning Streak:

https://winningstreaktx.bandcamp.com/

Chris on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/GunnerMcGrath

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Nov 16, 2020

Dragged Under Guitarist and Youtuber Fluff's current success was born out of a time when his life was in a dark place.  He talks to Will about his upbringing in the Seattle Music Scene, favorite guitars and gear, his Youtube Channel Riff's Beards and Gear,  The unlikely source of his video and audio editing skills during his time in California, how his former band Rest, Repose began at a time when he literally had nothing to lose, the surprise success of the first Rest, Repose EP, some great songwriting advice, and more from his trip to Japan.

Listen to Dragged Under:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3D1uNqaasEWzallSxKo1cH?si=DQdZMijZSjq75EJaQyNOqg

Fluff's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/c/fluff191riffsandbeards

Fluff on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RiffsAndBeards

Fundraiser for the Creek and the Cave's Owner:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/ne-york-will-miss-the-creek-and-cave

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 26, 2020

Nick Thompson is the lead vocalist of two of Will's favorite bands Hit the Lights and Thief Club.  He talks to Will about being on tour in Japan right before the pandemic, favorite places and bands in Japan, writing pop punk songs in low tunings, the formation of Hit the Lights in Ohio, moving from guitar to lead vocals in Hit the Lights, major record labels, songwriting, the creative freedom a side project allows and the upcoming new Thief Club release. 

 

Nick on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/htlnick/

Listen to Hit the Lights:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fyHpJg1xW8OZqPyzmQv2C

Listen to Thief Club:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3XYxmWiWzgBzEeS3332VfR

 

Will's Social Media, Patreon, Band, and Merch here:

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

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