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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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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

Jul 8, 2019

Host of the 100 Words or Less Podcast and Singer for the Melodic Hardcore band Taken Ray Harkins is the perfect guest for the 100th episode of Between Awesome and Disaster. 

 

He talks to Will about Interviewing guests for his podcast including the experience of his amazing interview with Buddy Nielsen of Senses Fail.  Growing up in Orange County California, the Southern California Punk Scene, Taken's beginnings in the DIY music scene, His experience's Touring Japan with his other band Mikoto and later returning with a reunited Taken, and the creation of the 100 Words of Less Podcast.

 

Ray on Twitter: @xpurposex

100 Words of Less on Twitter: @100wordspodcast

Taken's New EP: https://music.apple.com/us/album/with-regard-to-ep/1334879054

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

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

Donate to the podcast:https://www.buymeacoffee.com/MDBxX0iqT 

Apr 29, 2019

Episode 89 - Mike Borchardt

 

Mike Borchardt Singer/Guitarist for Nihiloceros and Guitarist for Treads rarely slows down.  He tells Will about growing up in Chicago, including some great stories about Legendary Punk Rock Venue the Fireside Bowl, discovering punk rock and the community around in in St Louis, Hilarious drummer mishap stories in Los Angeles, where to play if your a band in NYC and how he finally achieved sobriety after a failed attempt, plus Mike plays a couple of Nihiloceros songs including an early version of a song that will appear on the next Nihiloceros record.

 

www.nihiloceros.com

 

Listen to Nihiloceros

 

https://nihiloceros.bandcamp.com/

 

Listen to Treads

 

https://treads.bandcamp.com/

 

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

 

Follow the podcast on Twitter: @AwesomeDPod

Feb 25, 2019

Tim Rogner is the Singer/Guitarist for one of Will's favorite bands.  Allister.  Tim talks to Will about growing up in the suburbs of Chicago,  The legendary underground punk venue Fireside Bowl where he was first exposed to Punk Rock.  The beginnings of Allister, Drive-Thru Records, their massive following in Japan, Guitar, Songwriting, balancing career and family.  Plus some amazing stories from touring in Japan with the band Ellegarden and the powerful friendships that are formed through time spent on the road. 

Allister's New Record Best Of... 20 Years and Counting is available on Itunes now.

 

Japan!  See Allister Live in March!

3/10/19 – Chiba, Japan @ Chiba Look

3/12/19 – Shibuya, Japan @ Club Quattro

3/13/19 – Osaka, Japan @ Club Quattro

3/14/19 – Nagoya, Japan @ Club Quattro

3/16/19 – Ishinomaki, Japan @ Blue Resistance

3/17/19 – Yokohama, Japan @ F.A.D Yokohama

 

Tim on Twitter: @HumbugRog

Will on Twitter: @comicwillcarey

The Podcast on Twitter: @awesomedpod

 

 

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