172 episodes

Jughead's Basement is hosted by Screeching Weasel, Mopes, and Even In Blackouts' co-founder John Jughead Pierson.  The podcast has three subcategories: Dissections of punk records.  Long-form interviews of punk & alternative musicians, comedians, and underground performers.  Plus, lastly, an old fashion radio adventure that tells the twisted tale of two men attached to one body roaming an unknown mansion meeting and interviewing different guests every episode.

Jughead's Basement John "Jughead" Pierson

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    • 4.9 • 127 Ratings

Jughead's Basement is hosted by Screeching Weasel, Mopes, and Even In Blackouts' co-founder John Jughead Pierson.  The podcast has three subcategories: Dissections of punk records.  Long-form interviews of punk & alternative musicians, comedians, and underground performers.  Plus, lastly, an old fashion radio adventure that tells the twisted tale of two men attached to one body roaming an unknown mansion meeting and interviewing different guests every episode.

    Episode 194: Marc Ruvolo of No Empathy, Fur Coats, Chia Pet, Author and founder of Johann's Face Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 194: Marc Ruvolo of No Empathy, Fur Coats, Chia Pet, Author and founder of Johann's Face Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 194: Marc Ruvolo of No Empathy, Chia Pet, Fur Coats, and Johann's Face Records talks to us about his new novel Pieties, Childhood From City To Suburbs To City, First Shows With No Empathy And Ongoing Trouble with CASH (Chicago Area Skinheads), Rise And Fall Of Walkthrufyre Records, Working with Roadkill Records, The Formation of Mark's Record Label Johann's Face, Ben Weasel Don't Like It, They Weren't Just Bands On A Label They Were Our Friends, The Affect of Coming Out Of The Closet on No Empathy, His Work With Chicago Homocore, plus much much marc more!Johann's Face BandcampMarc Ruvolo on X (Twitter)Marc's first book SloeMarc's new book Pieties (releases April 20th 2024) Pre order

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Episode 193: Chris Wrenn of Bridge Nine Records and Sully's Brand on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 193: Chris Wrenn of Bridge Nine Records and Sully's Brand on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 193: Chris Wrenn of Bridge 9 Records and Sully's Brand talks to us about Hardcore Passion to Business Hat, On The Road Representing His Bands As An Ambassador For Bridge Nine, Is There Talent In Creating A Roster, Sully's Brand And The Boston Red Sox, DYS And A Bands' Journey Through Years And Style plus much much hardcore more!Bridge Nine WebsiteSully's Brand WebsiteBridge Nine Bandcamp

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Episode 192: Jonathan Anastas of DYS on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 192: Jonathan Anastas of DYS on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 192 with Jonathan Anastas of DYS and Slapshot talks to us about: On being a left handed bassist, Metal to Punk to Metal to Crossover to a hodgepodge of influences, Every punk band is a small business, Decadence - Newbury Comics - Slam Dance and MTV, Long time relationship with Dave Smalley, Entrance and exit of Slapshot, Dickie Barret and play-to-win, plus much much straight edge more marketing and hardcore melody more more more!(In the intro I say Brotherhood was released in 1982... it was 1983)Where to purchase Brotherhood 40th Anniversary Vinyl:Bridge Nine

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 191: John Wright of nomeansno, Hanson Brothers, and Dead Bob, along with author Jason Lamb on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 191: John Wright of nomeansno, Hanson Brothers, and Dead Bob, along with author Jason Lamb on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 191: John Wright of No Means No, and Author Jason Lamb talk to us about the book NOMEANSNO FROM OBSCURITY TO OBLIVION (an oral history), Jughead and John have a pre-interview discussion about topography and road atlases, how the book came to be, there is an underlying sadness alleviated by moments of joy, how does an oral history work and journalism, John Wright's job is not to intellectualize his music but to express it, the community that punk rock allows plus much much, dead, no, bob, means, hanson, no, more!Where to get the book at PM PressDead Bob Bandcamp

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Discomfort Creature, Dwayen, and Midrake on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Discomfort Creature, Dwayen, and Midrake on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 190: Chris Fogal of The Gamits, Dwayne, Midrake, Discomfort Creature talks to us about his late start to punk, drums a more natural but more often the guitarist on stage, metal band TAUNTAUN, the effect of pop punk in the mainstream, Black in Bluhm Recording Studio, the pitfalls of announcing your band's break up, working with Joey Cape, Gamits reformation and the effort to emotionally and musically support each other, Midrake, on being a worthless trailing spouse, plus much much creature dwayne midgamit comfort more more more!  Gamits BandcampDiscomfort Creature Bandcamp

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic and Co Founder of Merge Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic and Co Founder of Merge Records on LoFi Interviews with HiFi Guests

    Episode 189: Mac McCaughan of Superchunk, Portastic, Brick and the co-founder of Merge Records talks to us about school in New York forming Bricks and studying lit and history, preserving a scene compared to growing a scene, melody with a nod to dissonance, Merge, Matador, and Touch & Go, creating a label and its job as a filter, the dire situation within independent music, plus much chunky chunk chunk chunkity more more more!Link to Merge Records

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

neuron1 ,

Excellent!!

So happy to find this podcast.

falco171ac ,

Not a Regular Interview Podcast

Jughead brings a unique style to interviewing with great insight and I love way he edits any corrections or insights directly into the podcast.
Unmatched guest list.

J Baygood ,

Well researched and engaged conversations

John’s episodes have evolved over the years. He continuous to do an amazing job digging into the background of each guest which helps him to engage in an interesting and effective manner. I have come to learn many facts and back stories on many of my favorite bands and musicians, esp most recently both Vindictives and Kody T (Lillingtons, SACK and TBR). I also appreciate that John doesn’t only stick to guests within the genre of his own bands. Recommended!

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