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Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way.Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days.Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are! New episode every Tuesday only on The Hockey Podcast Network!

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    • 4.7 • 36 Ratings

Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way.Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days.Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are! New episode every Tuesday only on The Hockey Podcast Network!

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 190 - The Sleeping

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 190 - The Sleeping

    Hide your Emiglios! Today’s episode features Joe and Sal from Long Island’s iconic and returning The Sleeping! Hot off the heels of selling out their comeback show at Brooklyn’s St. Vitus, Sal and Joe give us an update on the band and what might be in store down the road. We talk about tour shenanigans, their time on Victory Records, the story behind their name and logo, Joe’s brand new super fast skates, and a ton more. We had a ton of laughs catching up with a band Mikey and I grew up seeing often and couldn’t be more excited for their success in the new year. Tune in (if you get it, you get it) and remember - if your heart ain’t broken, you’re not dead.

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

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    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

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    Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 
    If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800- NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888- 532-3500 (VA). 
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    Free bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms.

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 189 - Koyo

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 189 - Koyo

    Today’s episode of Bardown Breakdown is with TJ and Harold from one of Long Island’s up-and-coming hardcore bands in Koyo! We talk about their extensive touring schedule, including their just announced tour with Bayside and I Am The Avalanche, we discussed their relationship with Pure Noise Records, and how, despite the constant desire of others to classify their music, how they’re rooted in what they believe. We, of course, touch upon the state of hockey, the state of the islanders, and much more! Give it a listen and don’t forget to follow!

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

    FOLLOW:
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    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bardownbreakdwn
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    WEBSITE: https://bardownbreakdown.com
    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOCKEY PODCAST NETWORK: https://www.thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

    Gambling Problem? Call 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), 
    If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MD/MI/NJ/PA/TN/WV/WY), 1-800- NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/KS/NH), 888-789-7777/visit ccpg.org (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), visit OPGR.org (OR), or 1-888- 532-3500 (VA). 
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    Free bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 188 - Alumni

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 188 - Alumni

    Today’s episode has our first guests of 2023, Long Island’s Alumni, and we chat with the boys about their upcoming EP, how the old guard of Long Island music has influenced the way they’ve come up as a band, and how Billy Joel isn’t as famous as soon as you step foot off of the island. Not only that, but we talk plenty of hockey, including Gretzky’s records, the Av’s dominance last year, and as Mikey so eloquently called it - the Sabres “slug logo”. All that and more on Bardown Breakdown, tune in and enjoy!

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

    FOLLOW:
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bardownbrea...
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bardownbreakdwn
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BarDownBreak...
    WEBSITE: https://bardownbreakdown.com
    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

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    21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in  
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    sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms. No Sweat: Valid 1 offer per  customer per day of NFL 2023 Wild Card Round. Opt in req each day.  First bet must lose after opting in. NFL bets only. Paid as one (1) free  bet based on amount of initial losing bet. Max $10 free bet awarded.  
    Free bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. See terms at  sportsbook.draftkings.com/footballterms.

    #poppunk #punk #emo #hardcore #hockey #nhl #podcast #elderemo
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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 187 - The End of the Year Episode

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 187 - The End of the Year Episode

    Mikey, Tom, and Justin share their favorite albums of 2022, reflect on the year, and share some of their surprises for the 2022-2023 NHL season.

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

    FOLLOW:
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    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOCKEY PODCAST NETWORK: https://www.thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

    If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 
    21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at draftkings.com/sportsbook.

    #poppunk #punk #emo #hardcore #hockey #nhl #podcast #elderemo
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    • 58 min
    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 186 - Desmond Zantua from Career Day

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 186 - Desmond Zantua from Career Day

    Desmond Zantua from Career Day joins us to chat about their latest release "Where We've Always Been", getting back out there and playing shows again, and announces he has taken over Isles Meetups Queens ++ way more!

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

    FOLLOW:
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    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bardownbreakdwn
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    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOCKEY PODCAST NETWORK: https://www.thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

    If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 
    21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at draftkings.com/sportsbook.

    #poppunk #punk #emo #hardcore #hockey #nhl #podcast #elderemo

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 185 - Colin VanDenberghe from Promise Game

    Bardown Breakdown – Episode 185 - Colin VanDenberghe from Promise Game

    Colin from Promise Game joins us to chat about the formation of the band, the New Hampshire music scene, and what the band has planned for 2023 ++ way more!

    Power chords and crashing boards. Mikey and Tom talk music, hockey, and anything else that gets in their way. Tom and Mikey are lifelong friends that grew up on Long Island during the glory days of alternative music where our local bands were As Tall As Lions, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, The Sleeping, Envy on the Coast, you get the point. We spent many nights together at The Downtown, catching any pop-punk, indie, hardcore, or emo band that came through. This was not a phase, Mom! Fast forward 15 years and we are still just as passionate about the scene as we were during our girl jeans and youth XL band tees days. Tom and Mikey are also diehard New York Islanders fans, but as we like to say we are #notanislespodcast. As we got older we realized we can like more than one thing and running beside our love for music has always been our love for hockey. We have realized we are not alone in this thinking, actually there are many of us that love these two things! This podcast explores just how connected they are!

    NEW EPISODE EVERY TUESDAY! SUBSCRIBE SO YOU NEVER MISS A GREAT INTERVIEW!

    FOLLOW:
    INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bardownbrea...
    TWITTER: https://twitter.com/bardownbreakdwn
    FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/BarDownBreak...
    WEBSITE: https://bardownbreakdown.com
    MERCH: https://isles-meetups.creator-spring.com
    PLAYLISTS: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/7Fo...
    RADIO SHOW: https://open.spotify.com/show/0V9aX1a...

    BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE HOCKEY PODCAST NETWORK: https://www.thehockeypodcastnetwork.com

    If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800- GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL/IN/LA/MI/NJ/PA/WV/WY), 1-800-NEXT STEP (AZ), 1-800-522-4700 (CO/NH), 888-789-7777/visit http://ccpg.org/chat (CT), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 877-8-HOPENY/text HOPENY (467369) (NY), visit OPGR.org (OR), call/text TN REDLINE 1- 800-889-9789 (TN), or 1-888-532-3500 (VA). 
    21+ (18+ NH/WY). Physically present in AZ/CO/CT/IL/IN/IA/LA(select parishes)/MI/NH/NJ/ NY/OR/PA/TN/VA/WV/WY only. New customer offer void in NH/OR/ONT-CA. New customers only. Valid 1 per new customer. Min. $5 deposit. Min $5 wager. Bet must win. $200 issued as eight (8) $25 free bets. Free Bets are non-cashable and cannot be withdrawn. Free bets must be wagered 1x and stake is not included in any returns or winnings. Free Bets expire 7 days (168 hours) after being awarded. Promotional offer period ends 1/15/23. See terms at draftkings.com/sportsbook.

    #poppunk #punk #emo #hardcore #hockey #nhl #podcast #elderemo
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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Wrvrider2 ,

Bardown breakdown

These guys really hit my niche, not only as a musician but an avid hockey fan this podcast nails both things I feel passionate about. The guests are incredible and the hosts are beyond relatable. It’s a podcast I look forward to, and get excited when I see a new episode has popped up! Great job guys!!!!

Santos_9 ,

The best hockey podcast in existence.

Mikey and Tom are the GOATS. Their love and passion for hockey and music come together to unlock personal discoveries from guests you won’t find anywhere else. It’s a beautiful thing, and you’ll be inspired to listen to some great music you otherwise wouldn’t have. LETS GO ISLANDERS!

Jrobknowsbest ,

Hockey and Music?!

This podcast has interviewed some of my favorite musicians and influencers since their inception. Both hosts are easy to listen to and they bring a personal connection to every episode to everyone listening! I also love how they geek out talking to the guests they look up to!

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