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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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Oct 19, 2020

For Light Years Guitarist/Vocalist Pat Kennedy everything circles back to when he first heard Blink 182's Enema of the State.  He talks to Will about the conception and production of the recently released No Pressure EP, working with Parker Cannon, Tom Delonge's influence on guitarists and punk rock guitar tone, how his Pop Punk band Light Years formed amongst the Cleveland hardcore scene, touring in Japan and Europe and plans for the band Post-Pandemic.

Listen to Light Years:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0WtKAc6wgVpiqQZekFdFgJ

Listen to No Pressure:

Pat on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/PatYears

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Oct 12, 2020

Hit The Lights guitarist Kevin Mahoney describes his band as a blend of 80s Pop and Pantera.  He talks to Will about producing the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, his approach to recording and producing bands, his origins in the Rochester, NY Punk and Hardcore Scene, Touring Japan, Hit The Lights, the major label experience, and being able to play with hometown friends in Joywave.

Kevin on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/kevinmahoney_official/

Listen to Hit the Lights:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5fyHpJg1xW8OZqPyzmQv2C?si=pCctYod6SrG9aJr-LTe0ow

Listen to Joywave:

https://open.spotify.com/album/6YpsVkMPd32CuKX0tJwJzr?si=UIG8bqcJReeehA6KUmyTNg

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 28, 2020

Goalkeeper Bassist and Vocalist Ryan Beebe and Will's influences align almost perfectly.  He talks to Will about recording bass for the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, playing pop punk in lower tunings, his approach to songwriting, favorite records, and the band's approach to the modern music business.

 

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

Ryan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryancbeebe

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 21, 2020

Goalkeeper drummer Cody Allen sees one of the goals of his band as creating community.  He talks to Will about the process of recording drums for the new Goalkeeper EP Life in Slow Motion, he and Will’s mutual love of all things Pop Punk, growing up in South Jersey, the Philadelphia area music scene, how he approaches Goalkeeper’s social media and his part of the Goalkeeper songwriting process.

 

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

 

Cody on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CodyARitchie

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Sep 14, 2020

Cartel Singer and Vocalist Will Pugh has amassed an extensive list of writing and production credits through his career.

He talks to Will about how Cartel learned to be headliners from early tours with The Starting Line, and New Found Glory, The punk and hardcore scene around Atlanta, Cartel's breakthrough with the album Chroma and touring in Japan, The Band in a Bubble show on MTV, Songwriting, his approach to producing bands, his electronica side project Taurids, and where he sees himself going musically in the future.

Listen to Cartel:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6wQMF27xWhSyJFnO9L5mQk

Will's Side Project: https://taurids.bandcamp.com/album/ep

https://www.willpughmusic.com/

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 24, 2020

The mission statement of Guitarist Marc Juliano's band Goalkeeper is good times, and catchy songs

 

He talks to Will about the band's ability to write sad songs that are fun and optimistic, incorporating his work as a Mental Health Counselor into the bands songwriting, approaching his music career in incremental steps, guitars, writing pop punk lead melodies and the band's upcoming EP Life in Slow Motion.

Listen to Goalkeeper:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1foCMRbxVRo99EWPglSD3n?si=ko-2mNDNTOK5bsD9ctt6og

Marc on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcAJuliano

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Aug 3, 2020

Chris Amato is the Bassist for Drive-Thru Records Post-Hardcore band Hidden in Plain View. He talks to Will about the New Jersey Punk and Hardcore Scene, forming the band that would become Hidden in Plain View, Signing to Drive-Thru Records, and the business of being a touring band playing clubs.  Recording at the Legendary Salad Days studios, the dissolution of the band, how there friends lead to the band reuniting for a new EP on Rise Records, and the Jersey Interchange project he contributed to.

Listen to Hidden in Plain View:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5rXLC3lGmx2JjclFJYZud4?si=svq9oP-ZTS6dv8-pFAH7Mw

Jersey Interchange on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/njpparchives/sets/jersey-interchange

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 30, 2020

Mike Ruocco toured the world with his band Cinder Road and transitioned away from the music business to be there for his family.

He tells Will about starting the band that would become Cinder Road as a teenager in Baltimore, playing up and down the east coast alternating between original and cover gigs. Joining SR-71 as a bass player for the album Here We Go again, touring with Daughtry, Kiss, and Alice Cooper, and his experiences with record labels and the business side of the music industry. 

Listen to Cinder Road: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1tjVVjTJTxvby2u8bBYTdY?si=vldg4AsFRF6vwrt4OmaQSw

 

Listen to Mike's Solo album:

https://music.apple.com/ca/album/the-rise-the-ride-the-risk/535709268

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 20, 2020

Bassist for Punchline and host of the One Hit Thunder Podcast Chris Fafalios and Will have a lot in common with one hilarious exception.  Chris tells Will about growing up in Pittsburgh, how R&B attracted him to playing Bass, his introduction to Punk Rock, Punchline's beginnings in Pennsylvania, touring in Japan, and common threads he has discovered among one hit wonders from creating his podcast One Hit Thunder.  Plus Will and Chris nerd out on favorite Japanese bands, favorite comedians, and Will shamelessly pitches song ideas for One Hit Thunder.

Chris on Twitter: https://twitter.com/chrisfafalios

One Hit Thunder: https://one-hit-thunder.pinecast.co/

Listen to Punchline: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1CK7niAEBeKXci8KtBvxbG?si=pQhCNxFWRdqo64BMSxfJFw

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jul 6, 2020

Charlie Bowen (vocals/guitar for Sleave) and Will definitely would have been friends in High School. Charlie tells Will about his time as a theater kid, The Richmond, Virginia music scene.   The formation of his Band Sleave,  and how he feels the band really began with their new record Don't Expect Anything.  Plus Will and Charlie Get super nerdy about Guitars, recording techniques and the music of one of their favorite shared bands The Menzingers.

Listen to Sleave

https://sleaverva.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/39IHDSKpufFsPmRXLub1FF?si=gT7YFIBsQwqamfhlSyYRfQ

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 22, 2020

Chris DeMakes is the Guitarist/Co-Vocalist for one of Will's Favorite bands Less Than Jake

He talks to Will about Less Thank Jake's Price is Right themed Tour, his early life with musician parents, Songwriting, his podcast Chris Demakes a podcast about songwriting, Less Thank Jake's beginnings in Gainesville, Florida, His introduction to Ska, guitars, Being on a Major Label vs being on Indie labels vs being on your own label, working with producer Rob Cavello on Less Than Jake's album Anthem, and the many excellent works that he has planned for release in the fall of 2020.

 

Listen to Less Than Jake: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20oQv3LStCKCjI9oQ0JNha?si=M7DS_dx-RxqWMFISua7-_g

 

Chris' podcast and social media https://linktr.ee/ChrisDeMakes

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 15, 2020

Matt Storm and Will met outside of an MC Lars shows and discovered that they run in similar circles in the NYC comedy/music scene.  Matt talks to Will about growing up on Staten Island, his work as a DJ and Twitch Streamer, Nerdcore, and creating 4 Different podcasts covering Video Games (Reignite Pod, Fun & Games Pod) Movies (Screen Snark) and Interviews (Crash Chords: Autographs)

Matt's Podcasts and Social Media: 

https://streamerlinks.com/dj_stormagedddon

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Jun 8, 2020

Logan Romanowicz is a former Marine, the bass player for the bands The Royal Ghosts, Palaceburn, and Stealing Fame.  He was also the bassist for Will's High School Rock Band Strictly Tech.  He talks to Will about growing up in Calvert County in Southern Maryland, joining the Marines right out of High School, favorite Nu Metal, moving from 4 string bass to 5 String, the Philadelphia music scene, and his three music projects.

Listen to Logan's bands:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5zZyfxkYfTgQ8BsAy8jfJI

https://open.spotify.com/artist/6jHzMsvechjI6FQhJwhohi

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0SKa4rsOtAno53fGH3P1cf

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 25, 2020

Mitch Allan is a Grammy nominated Songwriter and was the lead singer of one of Will's favorite bands of all time: SR-71.  Mitch talks to Will about the Baltimore music scene of the mid 90s, the creation of SR-71's debut album Now You See Inside and touring the world in support of that record, his favorite guitars for recording, and how Bowling For Soup's version of 1985 from the band's third album led to writing songs for artists like Demi Lovato, Scott Stapp, Kelly Clarkson, and Jason Derulo and what he's learned about songwriting from working with many different artists.

Listen to SR-71:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7fTcs8dn9y6XuB2IqZMzBq

 

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

May 4, 2020

Bowling for Soup frontman Jaret Reddick is one of the most optimistic people in Punk Rock.  He talks to Will about Bowling For Soup's appearance at Ozzfest, the band's beginnings in the Texas music scene, his Texas Musicman guitar, the role of a producer in the recording process, Jive Records, songwriting, the band's UK following balancing career and family, and new music that he will be releasing soon and plans for after the quarantine.

Listen to Bowling for Soup:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ND0mGcL9SKSjWIjPd0xIb

Jaret on Twitter/Instagram: @jaret2113

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

https://linktr.ee/WillCarey

Apr 10, 2020

Leo Quinn and Will were bandmates and have been best friends for over 15 years.  Leo tells Will about growing up all over the United States, discovering pop punk, guitar, songwriting, his old Band with Will Edge of Memory, favorite music, and favorite new music and how he is maintaining admist the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Apr 8, 2020

Menzingers guitarist/vocalist Tom May's brought the full range of his musical influences to the band's incredible new album Hello Exile.

He talks to Will about the Scranton,Pennsylvania punk scene, how his high school band evolved into the Menzingers, Philadelphia's amazing DIY scene that sprung up admist the 2008 housing crisis, signing to Epitaph records, the bands evolving approach to the craft of songwriting, and The Menzingers plans to keep creating during the Covid-19 quarantine.

Tom On Twitter: @TomMayAllDay

Tom on Instagram: @TomMayAllDay

Listen to the Menzingers:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7HWFXU9pHBj0u58yoRwwOJ

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Will's Band: https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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Apr 2, 2020

Adam Gogola makes passionate and sincere blues inflected punk rock as Blind Adam and the Federal League

He talks to Will about growing up just outside the South Side of Chicago, the working class roots of punk rock and Bruce Springsteen, DIY Touring, his guitar set up, and working with Chris Dos from Anti Flag as a producer on their upcoming new album to be released on A-F Records

 

Listen to Blind Adam and the Federal League

https://blindadam.bandcamp.com/

https://open.spotify.com/album/5A0Ac64wnhGEBwO9HUuzeN?si=agxUVwltSA2bxoaCJbjrng

 

Mar 26, 2020

Corey Nachman and Will were roommates in NYC, they wrote songs together, and Corey is the first guest using Will's remote Covid-19 Podcasting rig.  Corey and Will discuss the current state of the world during the Covid-19 Pandemic, Corey's childhood in New Hampshire, The New England Patriots. Nu-Metal, Emo Rap, Starting a sketch group in college and why he ultimately left NYC and what he plans to create next.

Mar 23, 2020

Evan Weiss is a musical almanac and the force behind one of the seminal acts of the emo revival movement. 

He talks to Will about growing up in New Jersey, his beginnings in music with his first band The Progress, what drew him to the city of Chicago, and the bands of that city, what drew him to playing in alternate guitar tunings, how the 2016 election let to Into It. Over It. going on hiatus, and his plans for the New Into It. Over It. record.

Listen to Into It. Over It.

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1ecdmsD235x2zHCKfdL3cF

Evan on Twitter: @intoitoverit

 

Mar 9, 2020

Matthew Milligan's path in music would have been very different if one night had gone differently.  He talks to Will about growing up in the creative incubator of the Long Island music scene, leaving college to become the bassist for Wheatus,  The practical side of being a professional musician, international touring, playing with MC Lars, MC Frontalot, and Mike Doughty.  Plus some bass guitar nerd talk and the difference Between playing rock bass and hip-hop bass.

Matthew on Twitter: @MilliMilligan

Listen to Wheatus:

patreon.com/wheatus wheatus.com/shows itunes.com/wheatus

See Will's band live at the Bowery Electric March 24th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/atomic-love-mockcharge-mora-tau-tickets-96590632181

The podcast on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/betweenawesomeanddisaster/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

Will's Band: https://brightugly.bandcamp.com/releases

Will's voice over acting debut: 

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/meet-cute/e/66692341?fbclid=IwAR1lkXVHZOQzJOZzGMOQx_6lRbCEvJOACGEnigPVdeO4G9WFzS6l8Z6COWw

Jan 6, 2020

Will's friend and fellow member of sketch group Backdoor BBQ returns to the show to recap the year in Pop Punk for 2019.  Favorite albums, Favorite songs, Favorite covers, Live shows Will and Paul love Pop punk and get really excited talking about it on this episode.

Will and Paul's 2019 Pop Punk favorites Playlist

 

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVFDkBfnMuteVjJs-d2K-LFGmmgDbFllU

Paul on Twitter: @TheRealPaulCory

Will on Twitter: @ComicWillCarey

The Podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

 

Nov 18, 2019

A fire alarm going off during recording cannot dampen Will's excitement from sitting down and talking with the guitarist and bassist from one of his favorite bands Anti-Flag.

Justin Sane and Chris #2 sit down to discuss guitars, bass playing, songwriting, growing up in Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Punk Scene, The formation of A-F Records, touring internationally, interpersonal skills acquired from being in a band for nearly 28 years, Justin's Solo album, and confronting the feeling of cynicism when facing the present state of the country.

 

Pre Order Anti-Flag's New Album 20/20 Vision on Vinyl:

https://merchnow.com/products/v2/302016/2020-vision

 

Justin Sane on Twitter: @JustinSaneSolo

Chris #2 on Twitter:@ChrisDos

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 24, 2019

Best Ex Singer/Guitarist Mariel Loveland lived much of early twenties on the road.

 

She talks to Will about the formation of her band Candy Hearts when she was a teenager, constant heavy touring from the early days of the band, what she learned working with Chad Gilbert from New Found Glory on their album All The Ways You Let Me Down, Candy Hearts changing their name to Best Ex, adjusting to routine daily life after years on tour, and her plans for the next Best Ex Record.

 

Listen to Best Ex’s new Single!

 

https://www.bestexnj.com/

 

Mariel on Twitter: @candyheartsband

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

The podcast on Patreon: patreon.com/awesomedisaster

Oct 21, 2019

Singer/Songwriter Frank Turner takes a moment out of his No Man's Land Tour to chat with Will about growing up in Meonstoke in England, the London Hardcore Scene, his transition from fronting post-hardcore band Million Dead to an acoustic solo Performer, Favorite albums, Folk-Punk, creating the companion podcast for his new album Tales from No Man's Land, and the concept behind the live shows for the No Man's Land Tour.

 

See Frank Turner Live: https://frank-turner.com/live-gigs/

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/awesomedisaster

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