128 episodes

Reminiscent is a weekly show where 2 best friends discuss their favorite bands from their adolescence and how it’s shaped their lives as they find themselves exploring early adulthood.

Hitting puberty in the early 2000’s was a really strange time for a lot of people, but Tom and Pat have had each others back since the early 90s. Come along for the ride.

Reminiscent | A Pop Punk and Emo Music Podcas‪t‬ Tom Kelly and Pat Holmes

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    • 4.9 • 34 Ratings

Reminiscent is a weekly show where 2 best friends discuss their favorite bands from their adolescence and how it’s shaped their lives as they find themselves exploring early adulthood.

Hitting puberty in the early 2000’s was a really strange time for a lot of people, but Tom and Pat have had each others back since the early 90s. Come along for the ride.

    Mutiny! by Set Your Goals

    Mutiny! by Set Your Goals

    15 years ago Set Your Goals unleashed upon the world an absolute banger/battle cry/genuine revolt against the record industry with their breakout song and title track off their first full-length album “Mutiny!’.
    We talk a lot about bridges on this show, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better one than manifesto perfectly embedded in the middle of this track. It’s a total banger and while we wish Set Your Goals had a longer star studded career (and that one of us boarded the SYG train earlier!), we’re happy they died a hero rather than live long enough to become the blah blah blah, Batman…
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
    Links:
    Mutiny! Music Video
     
    Songs of the week:
    Hardline by Julien Baker
    Peace Offering by Youth Fountain
     
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    • 47 min
    The Best Guitar Riffs of all Time Draft

    The Best Guitar Riffs of all Time Draft

    Pop Punk and Emo musicians aren’t necessarily known for their ability to shred their instruments ala Van Halen or Slash, but there are a large handful of songs from the decade that feature absolutely incredible riffs. This week we drafted our favorite riffs from our favorite pop punk and emo bands from the early 2000s and it gets heated IMMEDIATELY. To no one’s surprise, Tom tries to pick a song from the wrong decade and Pat plays some serious head games.
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
    Links:
    The Best Riffs of all Time Draft on Apple Music
    The Best Riffs of all Time Draft on Spotify
    Thanks to Casey Kuftic and BITER for the intro song!
    Maya Rudolph and Sum 41 on SNL
    Days That Shape Our Lives by Me Vs Hero
     
    Songs of the week:
    You All Over Me by Taylor Swift ft. Maren Morris
    Group Love by Deadline
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek by Chiodos

    Baby, You Wouldn't Last a Minute on the Creek by Chiodos

    There was no living creature as foul as Chiodos, and all of their poems were… actually Shakespeare sonnets? Anyways, we’re here talking about Chiodos and there’s a whole lot to say about it. The screaming, the stabbing, the high pitched voices, the breakdowns, and the rumors floating around our high school that their name was pronounced Chiodos and not Chiodos. Get it straight people.
    On the surface, the music video for Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek is kind of nonsense, but after heavily discussing the weird ubiquity of Chiodos among our hip hop friends, we got to the bottom of the meaning of it. It’s drugs, people… Zip Zop Zooey, the kids love me.
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
    Links:
    Baby, You Wouldn’t Last a Minute on the Creek Music Video
    Big Time and the Dirty Dirty T-shirts
    The Wordless by Cinematic Sunrise
     
    Songs of the week:
    BCKYRD by Hot Mulligan
    Losing Myself by State Champs
     
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    • 57 min
    Can't Stand It by Never Shout Never

    Can't Stand It by Never Shout Never

    With all the metalcore and neon era pop punk that happened in the early 2000’s, it’s easy to forget about the outliers that were actually a much bigger freakin deal than the bands we talk about week after week. One of those outliers (see also: mega successful solo artists) was Christopher Drew of nevershoutnever!
    Spawning a whole era of straight hair, hands in pockets, cutest cutesy boys, NSN wrote some super catchy songs that made their way into the hearts of many who then repressed the urge sing them at the top of their lungs for fear of being made fun of. Or at least that’s what we felt like at the time.
    Anyways! We take some time today to sing some praises, as well as discuss the music video which leads to a lot of conversation about the first time we held hands with our first crushes.
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
    Links:
    Can’t Stand It Music Video
    Brooke Surgener on YouTube
    Tom’s Cute Boy Photo Pose
    4 Under Par Promo Pics
     
    Songs of the week:
    Thirty Something by Eternal Boy
    Acolyte by Slaughter Beach, Dog
     
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    • 57 min
    This Ain't a Scene by Fall Out Boy

    This Ain't a Scene by Fall Out Boy

    Hot off the tail of the Dance, Dance music video, This Ain’t a Scene shows a whole different side of the story for Fall Out Boy. The boys experience fame, wealth, tabloids, fake bulges, scandals, and everyone’s dream of trashing a hotel room (except for Tom and Pat, they’re too post-catholic to handle that kind of guilt). But it turns out it kinda sucks? We think that’s the narrative of this 2 part music video?
    Either way, it’s a super fun ride that the guys break apart piece by piece while indulging in personal stories of nightmares and that one time they “trashed” a DC hotel room.
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
    Links:
    This Ain’t a Scene Music Video
    The Dance, Dance Episode
    The Dance, Dance Music Video
    Green Day Playing Outside Pinole Valley High School in 1990
    Check out our blog!
    Definitely Not Green Day on Fallon
     
    Songs of the week:
    No Sleep by Arm’s Length
    Spices by The Hold Steady
     
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy

    Dance, Dance by Fall Out Boy

    In a world where music videos are a dying art, a symbol of past generations, Fall Out Boy has managed to break the mold and put out absolutely incredible videos, see also: high-concept, cinematic masterpieces. Thanks Alan Ferguson!
    Dance, Dance saw CRAZY numbers across album sales and billboard charts (we’re talking All-American Rejects numbers here, people!), and possibly the greatest feather in this song’s cap is the ‘Jane Eyre’ adaptation performed in the music room by Tom and other member’s of their class.
    Pat and Tom each talk about Prom-posals as well as deep regrets from their senior year formal. Then Tom tries to say he doesn’t really like this song that much, but we all know he does. Everyone loves this song…
     
    BONUS EPISODES AND PHOTOS ON PATREON!
     
     
    Links:
    Dance, Dance Music Video
    Community Crumping Scene
    Nerdy Patrick Stump Dancing Gif
     
    Songs of the week:
    Unpleasant Breakfast by The Hold Steady
    That’s All by Jetty Bones
     
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    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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Listening to this makes me feel alive again. Reminds me of a simpler time when all that mattered was my away message and Limp Bizkits fresh tracks.

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Best podcast ever. These two are so fun, and so real!

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If you love 2000’s pop-punk, this is a must-listen. Pat & Tom have an incredible dynamic and an insane depth of knowledge on all things emo, pop-punk, and rock in general. Best podcast on the planet. Period. 🤘🏻

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