Geoff Garlock (Orchid, Panthers, The Year is One, UCB Theatre) and Mike Pace (Oxford Collapse, The Child Actors, Jungle Jesters) wallow in the crapulance of what it takes to be a musician, comedian, artiste in this world, with a different guest every week.
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
After one hundred (give or take) episodes, a seven-part web series, and innumerable references to “the promise of the West,” WORST GIG EVER has come to an end. A heartfelt thanks to all of our guests, listeners, sponsors, and everyone who shared stories or made them happen; we got a lot out of this and we hope you did, too. Check out some of our parting thoughts in this brief epilogue ep. We shall be seeing you in other projects soon, so please GET HOME SAFE!
Dan Fetherston (Oxford Collapse, McDonalds, Surprisers)
We celebrate our 100th episode much the way we did our 1st, by bringing a member of one of our own bands on to talk about life and how to live it. This time it's Dan Fetherston, Oxford Collapse drummer extraordinare, steamed cheeseburger enthusiast and caretaker of the oldest haus in Brukelyn, who reminds us of the time the Collapse decided to "jam" onstage in front of a paying audience instead of playing their songs. We also talk about the demise of the OC and our most annoying habits, debate the merits of Guns 'N Roses, touring in your thirties, and stealing drum hardware from your local elementary school. Hordes of heady times on this week's WORST GIG EVER!
Chris Norris (Combatwoundedveteran, Reversal of Man, Steak Mtn)
Limbs fly when Chris Norris jumps out of the back of the van and into "the studio" to bring forth the epic tale of Reversal of Man's ill-fated 2000 European tour. This one's a checklist of wondrous worsts, from towed vans and missed merch to suspicious squats and gross grub. We also discuss Chris' transition from the "sexless" world of self-righteous hardcore to behind-the-scenes in the hardcore world of BDSM and the art therein. Lots of fear and self-loathing on this week's WORST GIG EVER!
Jared Van Fleet (Voxtrot, Beirut, Yellow Ostrich)
There’s gonna be “more keys in the monitor” when journeyman musico Jared Van Fleet “sustains” a trip to the studio to debate house sound guys vs. bringing your own, giving up music to become a “businessman,” how start-ups are like bands, lifestyles vs. deathstyles, and ultimately balancing a 9 to 5 with the touring life. More than a couple fifteen minute smoke breaks on this week’s WORST GIG EVER!
Paul Delaney (Black Anvil, None More Black)
Somebody's gonna get their head kicked in tonight when Black Anvil/None More Black bassist Paul Delaney shows up in the alley behind "the studio" armed with a sock full of quarters and a bunch of bone-crushing, slap-happy worst gig tales. From European skinhead madness to Floridian "Pantera skin" malevolence - with a few internet-related threats and stops in Queens in between - Paul takes us on a tour of some tuff turf, as only a man who plays in two bands with the word "black" in their names can (Black Anvil's new record, Hail Death, comes out on Relapse Records on May 27th). Gallons of goats' blood on this week's WORST GIG EVER!
Mark McCoy (Charles Bronson, Das Oath, Failures)
There's going to be a "Youth Attack" when a couple of dudes in their mid 30's get together very far from Tony Victory's house to kibitz with the awesome Mark McCoy about some of the lowlights from his time in seminal bands like Charles Bronson and Das Oath. Scary European squats, coping with onstage injuries, playing with bandmates you've never met, being influenced by MAD Magazine, and performing in shorts are just a few of the pathways we'll go down. Bundles of buttflaps on this week's WORST GIG EVER!