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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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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

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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