192 episodes

Pop-Punk & Pizza is a weekly podcast featuring guests from bands in your local scene to internationally established artists such as Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Stand Atlantic and more! The interviews usually take place while eating pizza.

About The Host

Jacques LaMore is a well known morning radio host under the name, Jake LaMore, on mainstream top 40 station, WFAV 95.1 FM, in Bourbonnais, IL USA. Before starting his broadcasting career, LaMore sang lead vocals and played guitar in pop punk band, The Projection, from 2005 to 2015.

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Pop-Punk & Pizza is a weekly podcast featuring guests from bands in your local scene to internationally established artists such as Motion City Soundtrack, Reel Big Fish, Bowling For Soup, Less Than Jake, Stand Atlantic and more! The interviews usually take place while eating pizza.

About The Host

Jacques LaMore is a well known morning radio host under the name, Jake LaMore, on mainstream top 40 station, WFAV 95.1 FM, in Bourbonnais, IL USA. Before starting his broadcasting career, LaMore sang lead vocals and played guitar in pop punk band, The Projection, from 2005 to 2015.

    #188: Dan Lambton of rationale.

    #188: Dan Lambton of rationale.

    Left to Right: Ryan Rumchaks, Joe Taylor, and Dan Lambton of rationale.


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #188: Dan Lambton of rationale.


    Hey! I'm glad you're here. We only have one guest on this episode but he's a real treat and someone I've been wanting to catch up with for a long time. In early 2020, Dan Lambton and Real Friends announced Dan's departure from the band. Since then, Real Friends, has welcomed Cody Muraro as their new lead vocalist and released a new EP. Dan on the other hand has devoted his time and energy into, rationale., a band he has been a part of since 2014 with Joe Taylor and Ryan Rumchaks of Knuckle Puck. rationale. just inked a deal with Smartpunk Records to release their sophomore album, If The Problem Persists. Dan and I stripped down some of the meanings behind the new songs and also reminisced about the days when our old bands used to play shows with each other. 


    Thank you for being on the show, Dan! It was great to catch up after all these years. 


     


    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

    • 54 min
    #187: MEGG along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale

    #187: MEGG along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale

    MEGG





    Chris Swinney of Fire Sale and That One Time On Tour Podcast.


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #187: MEGG Along with Chris Swinney of Fire Sale


    MEGG bridges the gap between her love for pop music and her Southern California beach punk rock roots. Her new EP, "Here For Now", is a perfect blend of the two genres. MEGG and I had the chance to talk about how the new EP came together and how she's working hard to become a prominent songwriter in the industry. 


     


    Chris Swinney is one of the former guitarists of The Ataris and is a man of many talents. In 2018, Chris began his own podcast called, That One Time On Tour, where he has conversations with several well known musicians. Fast forward to 2021 and not only is the podcast doing very well, Chris has started a new band called, Fire Sale. Pre-order their debut 7-inch now via Sbäm Records. 


     


    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


     





     

    • 1 hr 27 min
    #186: Steve Caballero along with Ted Felicetti of Don’t Panic

    #186: Steve Caballero along with Ted Felicetti of Don’t Panic

    Steve Caballero, professional skateboarder and musician. Photo by, Jeremy Frasca.



    Ted Felicetti, frontman of Don’t Panic.


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #186: Steve Caballero along with Ted Felicetti of Don’t Panic


    Don’t Panic just released their second full length album, “Dark Horse”. Frontman, Ted Felicetti, was nice enough to talk with us for about 20 minutes just before having to hit the stage. Don’t Panic is currently on a short tour with The Queers. 




    Steve Caballero is a world famous skateboarder who also doubles as a punk rock musician. His new band, Urethane, packs quite a melodic punk punch. Their debut album, “Chasing Horizons”, drops September 24th via Cyber Tracks Records. 





    It was an honor talking with both of you! 




    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


     





     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #185: Flight Club along with Jameson Ketchum

    #185: Flight Club along with Jameson Ketchum

    Flight Club





    Jameson Ketchum, author of,


    Name Dropping: Seeking Creative Truth Through Trendy Altruism and Punk Rock.


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #185: Flight Club along with Jameson Ketchum


    Flight Club is a rock band out of Virginia who just released their debut full length record, Until The Sun Drowns, this past July via Open Your Ears Records. Charlie, Sam, Alex, and Harry, join us on this episode to discuss how they brought energy and diversity to this album. 


     


    Jameson Ketchum is a music journalist who has released the second book of his career entitled, Name Dropping: Seeking Creative Truth Through Trendy Altruism and Punk Rock, through RhetAskew Publishing. Jameson and I talked a lot about MxPx and what you can expect when reading his book. He is also the host of, Godspeed Podcast. 


     


    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


     


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    #184: Christian Fisher of Settle Your Scores & Scott Radinsky of Pulley

    #184: Christian Fisher of Settle Your Scores & Scott Radinsky of Pulley

    Pulley





    Settle Your Scores. Photo by, Alex Zarek. 


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #184: Christian Fisher of Settle Your Scores


    And Scott Radinsky of Pulley


    Settle Your Scores just released their third album, "Retrofit", via Mutant League Records. I think the album has full potential to become a classic album in the pop punk scene. Settle Your Scores lead vocalist, Christian Fisher, joins us on this episode of Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast to discuss the new album and Dungeons and Dragons. Yep, we went there!


    Pulley is considered by many to be one of the mainstays in the 1990s skate punk rock scene. One of things that sets the band apart from their peers is lead vocalist, Scott Radinsky, played Major League Baseball during a good portion of the bands years together. It was fascinating to hear Scott talk about his time as a professional baseball player and how getting kicked out of Ten Foot Poll led to the creation of Pulley. Right now, you can pre-order Pulley's newest vinyl release, "Encore", via Sbäm Records. 


    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.


     


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    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast streams LIVE on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch every Wednesday night at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time!

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #183: 20 Years of Sugarcult's "Start Static" with Marko DeSantis

    #183: 20 Years of Sugarcult's "Start Static" with Marko DeSantis

    Marko DeSantis, lead guitarist of Sugarcult. 





    Album cover for Sugarcult's debut record, "Start Static". 


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast #183:


    20 Years of Sugarcult's "Start Static" with Marko DeSantis


     


    I can't believe this Saturday, August 21st will mark 20 years since Sugarcult released their debut album, "Start Static", to the world. I was only 11 years old when it came out and I remember going to the record store with my oldest brother Josh to buy it. "Start Static" is one of my favorite albums of all time. Not only that, I consider it to be one of the most influential records of it's time. The album inspired so many of us, who are now in our 30s, to start pop punk oriented bands when we were just teenagers. 


     


    I thought it would be fun to celebrate the 20th anniversary of, "Start Static", with Sugarcult lead guitarist, Marko DeSantis. I'm grateful he agreed to come onto Pop-Punk & Pizza to share some behind the scene stories during the making of the album. Marko was very pleasant to talk with and had so many fun memories to share with us! 


     


    "Start Static" 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Vinyl is on sale now at sugarcult.com!


     


    Much Love,


    Jacques LaMore


     


    Pop-Punk & Pizza Podcast is presented by, Pop-Punk Takeout. A monthly subscription box filled with merchandise from pop punk artists from all over the world! Learn more and sign up at poppunktakeout.com. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

    • 2 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Lizzie Yolich ,

Hidden Gem

Pop-Punk & Pizza is unique because it not only includes interviews with both up and coming and known artists in the scene, but the show also includes monthly playlists, which is great for discovering new music! Jacques is a talented, passionate host and really knows his stuff! This podcast really is a hidden gem and I recommend it for anyone interested in punk music. 😎❤️🍕🤘🏻

mkrunsurf56 ,

Pop Punk Professional

Jacques is an engaging professional who gets the best out of the people he interviews. The podcast has a warm feel and flows well. Anyone who is even remotely a fan of the pop punk genre should check it out. You will not be disappointed.

Gloryrat_ ,

Fun and good for new bands!

This is an awesome podcast ! It talks about awesome pop punk stuff with different interview each time. I have started listening to a bunch of new bands just from these interviews!

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