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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

Aug 9, 2021

Comedian Abigoliah Schamaun.  She talks to Will about moving to NYC from Ohio to Study Musical Theater, discovering Improv and then Stand up, the NYC Comedy Scene, how she began eating fire and glass on stage.  What goes into writing a show and staging it at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  moving from NYC to London, and what being a working comic in London is like, and the slow return of live shows. 

http://abigoliah.com/

Abigoliah's Youtube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkvkZ9qO51vUuJpB8phiQXg

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 2, 2021

Tristan Miller returns to Between Awesome & Disaster as live performances begin to open up.  Tristan and Will discuss how they managed during the year long shutdown of the world and being away from the stage.  What returning to comedy has been like, favorite music and stories from comedians, Their solo show Manic Impressive, and what goes into booking and touring as a solo performer on the DIY level.

Get Tickets to Tristan's show in Brooklyn on August 6th and August 7th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-160851506185?fbclid=IwAR0xbNI1bf9qzjuBLZOPYKpgvxpgH3DXJ__7Y2l3DWpo7iQjCZvTAJngrQ4

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/manic-impressive-an-hour-of-comedy-about-bipolar-disorder-tickets-161032441367?fbclid=IwAR0A7bQ01IndrwLzof1uzflrU8SYpvLKoJ6c2rn5zJhjsaDOXAesKU4hPfc

Tristan's Website: https://www.tristanjmiller.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 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 12, 2021

Comedian Ted Alexandro is an essential voice in the NYC comedy scene.

He talks to Will about revisiting recordings of his material for his newly released album The Lost Album, Topical Jokes, Growing up in Queens, starting in theater as a kid, self releasing comedy specials, performing in NYC and internationally immediately after 9/11, organizing comedians to increase pay in NYC Comedy Clubs, and plans for his next special as a married man with two young children.

Listen to Ted's Albums:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/7GWcFBZTMCHXOCBd6p5X1Q?si=Wqjkdl-kSMqDPqxYJWBZpg&dl_branch=1

Ted's Website: https://www.tedalexandro.com/

Ted on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tedalexandro

Ted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/tedalexandro/

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 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 21, 2021

Comedian Lauren Hope Krass hopes to change the world in a positive way with her creative projects.  She talks to Will about starting in Improv in Charleston, South Carolina, going to college for Theater, Stand Up Comedy, Producing live stand up, screenwriting and plans for future projects.

https://www.laurenhopekrass.com/

https://www.instagram.com/laurenhopekrass/

https://twitter.com/laurenkrass

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

 

 

Jun 7, 2021

Circus Rhapsody Bassist Michi is finally able to share his bands new record with the world.  He talks to Will about growing up in a small village in Germany, discovering punk rock,  The Berlin Music Scene, why it’s important to have a hobby when you go on tour, Playing weddings, and the creation of the brand new Circus Rhapsody album Just Kidding.

 

Listen to Circus Rhapsody:

https://www.circusrhapsody.de/

 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/06VsIS6gO1XSMVdFFPFGBK?si=AaVJVGIuRMyl5hAS3RHl2w

 

https://circusrhapsody.bandcamp.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

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 17, 2021

Comedian and Podcaster Lawson Leong's creative journey to starting a wrestling comedy company began at a open mic in Brooklyn.  he talks to Will about growing up in Park Slope, playing baseball, dropping out of College to become a Comedian, Professional Wrestling Anime, starting a pro wrestling company and shooting a feature film with this company.

See the Trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9iaz2TU4DE

IndieGoGo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/brooklyn-battle-comedy-we-need-to-finish-a-movie/coming_soon?fbclid=IwAR2xrVLU_fWHiz-yfpUdC3KhssavQjQr4C-keHGG2LEYsZHlL8NKzF0Spv4

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 10, 2021

Pedro Aida brings his experience from years of playing in bands to fronting the Supergroup Fire Sale.  He talks to Will about coming to the United States from Peru, growing up in the DC Area punk rock scene, recording school, writing lyrics and melodies, songwriting, recording techniques used at his Virginia studio Audio Verite and plans for new Fire Sale music.

 

Listen to Fire Sale:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/13M5w7mNimLCU8yU3Kkd5w?si=BN9BJhvoT8-O04zIgdTFbw

Listen to Fun Size:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/10bE0eOzUo8tIqaBSW5jHA?si=2i5WB9g3Tx6je9sC99yUQQ

Listen to Ann Beretta:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/0NyvlBFmM8e7gXKJVhAmNz?si=HCKOx0lmRjC7DWgjLyf-FA

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 19, 2021

Comedian and Actor Darien Sills-Evans approaches his acting career as a means to producing his own independent films.  He talks to Will about growing up in Brooklyn, Spike Lee's influence on him as a director and filmmaker, how working on the sitcom of the now infamous Bill Cosby lead directly to him trying stand up comedy, his experience acting on the TV shows Third Watch, Superior Doughnuts, and voice acting on the Anime Cannonbusters, and how this allows him to produce independent feature films like the now available One Bedroom.

 

Darien on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/dasefatcaphttps://twitter.com/dasefatcap

http://dariensillsevans.com/

Watch Darien's Film One Bedroom:

https://www.amazon.com/One-Bedroom-Stephen-Hill/dp/B07SN8QVX7

 

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 12, 2021

Backdoor Barbecue Comedy member Chris Migliaccio returns to the show to become the first in person guest on Between Awesome and Disaster in over a year.  Chris and Will have a socially distanced chat about what the past year has been like for them, the state of New York City, pro wrestling, and plans for resuming shows after the pandemic.

 

https://thepit-nyc.com/people/chris-migliaccio/

https://www.instagram.com/chrismigs/

https://www.instagram.com/backdoorbarbecuecomedy/

https://twitter.com/backdoorbbqnyc

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 15, 2021

Comedian Tom Thakkar listens to less Metal then you would think from the bands covered on his podcast.

He talks to Will about the Comedy Cellar in NYC, being obsessed with stand up comedy as a Teenager growing up in Indiana, Live comedy vs putting together a set for Comedy Central or Conan, his podcast Stand by Your

band, advice for Patreon, and how a comedian doing a several hour set makes him feel for the venue staff.

Tom's Podcast:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/stand-by-your-band/id1223828700

Tom on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/tomathakkar

https://www.tomthakkar.com/

Will's Website: www.awesomedisaster.com

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

 

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