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You’re listening to The Powered By Rock podcast with your host, Isaac Kuhlman.

The Powered By Rock Podcast was created to help showcase some of the best rock musicians in the world, and to pass on to future generations the rock music that has inspired rock fans around the world for decades.

We want listeners to be able to hear great stories and life experiences directly from their favorite artists as well as dig deeper into music theory and talk “rock” like no other show you’ve ever heard. This isn’t about looking cool. It’s about getting real and having a great time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock/support

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You’re listening to The Powered By Rock podcast with your host, Isaac Kuhlman.

The Powered By Rock Podcast was created to help showcase some of the best rock musicians in the world, and to pass on to future generations the rock music that has inspired rock fans around the world for decades.

We want listeners to be able to hear great stories and life experiences directly from their favorite artists as well as dig deeper into music theory and talk “rock” like no other show you’ve ever heard. This isn’t about looking cool. It’s about getting real and having a great time. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock/support

    Ep. 14 - The Rollercoaster Tale of a Las Vegas Punk Rock Musician with Brendan Scholz of Mercy Music

    Ep. 14 - The Rollercoaster Tale of a Las Vegas Punk Rock Musician with Brendan Scholz of Mercy Music

    In the final episode of the 2021 Tour (a.k.a. Season 1), we sit down with Brendan Scholz, the lead singer of Mercy Music, to talk about them playing shows again and in support of big name punk bands like Lagwagon and MxPx. We also talk about the Las Vegas music scene and how it has managed to survive without a true core to it. Brendan also talks about his journey from being signed to a major label early in his career, and having it all unravel before the album was ever released.

    This is one of the most honest conversations from a long-time musician you may ever hear, and if you haven't checked out Mercy Music's songs yet, check them in the links below, because they are pretty damn awesome!

    Intro: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

    Mercy Music on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/36eEx77fJiFTBq2DQGcHYK

    Mercy Music Website: https://www.mercymusicforyou.com/

    Mercy Music on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mercymusic/

    Mercy Music on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mercymusicforyou

    Mercy Music on Bandcamp: https://mercymusic.bandcamp.com/


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    • 50 min
    Ep. 13 - An Inspirational Rock Journey with Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man

    Ep. 13 - An Inspirational Rock Journey with Eric Howk of Portugal. The Man

    In this episode, I have a great conversation with the lead guitarist of one of my favorite bands of all time, Eric Howk from Portugal. The Man. We talk about everything from his crazy journey to joining the band to how he had to leave his car in Vegas for 3 months to continue a tour with the band. We also talk about the upcoming tour with Alt-J in early 2022 and the new album that should be released in 2022 as well!
    This guy is a seriously hard working, incredibly talented guitarist with some great insights and stories. To hear how 3 guys from a small town in Alaska came to be one of the best rock bands in the world is an awesome tale, and Eric tells it well.
    If you are a fan of Portugal. The Man or any rock music, then this is truly a can't miss episode!
    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
    Portugal. The Man's Website: https://www.portugaltheman.com/
    Alt-J and Portugal. The Man Tour 2022: https://altjandptm.com/
    Portugal. The Man Foundation: https://www.ptmfoundation.org/
    Portugal. The Man on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/portugaltheman/
    Portugal. The Man LinkTree for all things PTM: https://linktr.ee/PortugalTheMan

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ep. 12 - Jersey Punk Rock Flourishes with Rising Stars Doc Rotten

    Ep. 12 - Jersey Punk Rock Flourishes with Rising Stars Doc Rotten

    In this episode of the Powered By Rock Podcast, I get to speak with the band Doc Rotten from Trenton, New Jersey about their East Coast punk rock sound that makes you want to mosh and drink some beers while enjoying some great music.
    They have a new album called Unite Resist coming out on March 22nd, 2022, and their first single and music video off the album was just released. It's called "Psych Ward 103" and you can check it out in the links below.
    This is a fun interview filled with hijinks and humor while tackling some of the socio-political problems of America. Check out the episode to see what I mean!
    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
    Doc Rotten Website: https://www.docrottenmusic.com/
    Doc Rotten YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0HolrzqUpdKAZo40RwkU5Q
    Doc Rotten on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3g1RJxNqdCMdt3ALyPFMfM
    Doc Rotten on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doc.rotten/
    Doc Rotten's "Psych Ward 103" music video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyXi2-XZfnE&list=RDlyXi2-XZfnE&start_radio=1

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    • 43 min
    Ep. 11 - Digging Up the Past to Rock into the Future with Radical Radical

    Ep. 11 - Digging Up the Past to Rock into the Future with Radical Radical

    On this episode of The Powered By Rock Podcast, I get to speak with Adam Lohrbach (formerly of Orange County punk band Home Grown and New Year's Day) and Taylor Schwab from the pop-punk band Radical Radical about the new album I Feel Like I Want To and all about the journey of the album's creation as well.We get pretty deep on some of the topics, and the conversation is one of the most meaningful ones I have had with any guest, or potentially any person not appearing on the podcast.The music is awesome. The calculated process behind the project and the band coming together is truly a remarkable and well-laid design. Adam also challenges me to book Radical Radical for a show in Vegas -- and it is something I am currently trying to pull off!You absolutely don't want to miss this episode.Intro Music - "Colorado" by Birds Love FiltersRadical Radical Website: https://www.radicalradical.net/Listen to I Feel Like I Want To Right Here: https://open.spotify.com/album/2zdpbxVJW4PdX1dsEYioGpRadical Radical on Instagram: https://instagram.com/radicalradicalmusicWatch the "I Feel Like I Want To" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KATTkD19BIwWatch the "Misfit Toys" Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5pOePkkN8g

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 10 - Going Deep on Midwest Punk Rock and The New Album with Adam Fletcher from The Copyrights

    Ep. 10 - Going Deep on Midwest Punk Rock and The New Album with Adam Fletcher from The Copyrights

    In this episode, I get the chance to speak with Adam Fletcher (Bass, lead vocalist) of The Copyrights, which is a rad punk band from Illinois, about their new album Alone in a Dome and talk about their influences and get some meaning behind some of the songs as well.
    The Copyrights have been around for almost 2 full decades now, and they have been a top punk band in the Midwest region for many years. The recording process on this album was different than ever before, and they finally got to put the album out on Fat Wreck Chords as well!
    Check out the interview as it is one you do NOT want to miss!
    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
    Follow and Listen to The Copyrights on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7xm2IaaRIe82EpyZwEi7Un
    The Copyrights on Bandcamp: https://thecopyrights.bandcamp.com/music
    The Copyrights on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thecopyrights/
    The Copyrights on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecopyrightsband/
    "Part of the Landscape" Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTnYJWJKtDM
    "Halos" Official Video: https://youtu.be/cr__5NGLo-Q
    "Stuck in the Winter" Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1B-XkhdJ7s
    The Powered By Rock Album Review for Alone in a Dome: https://poweredbyrock.com/blogs/rockingblog/the-copyrights-make-triumphant-return-after-long-lapse-with-alone-in-a-dome

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    • 41 min
    Ep. 9 - Talking with The Punk Rock Veterans Behind The Best New Band of 2021 URETHANE

    Ep. 9 - Talking with The Punk Rock Veterans Behind The Best New Band of 2021 URETHANE

    In this episode, I have the privilege of speaking with the band URETHANE about how the four punk rock veterans (Tim Fennelly, Steve Caballero, Chad Ruiz and Dylan Wade) came together bonded over coffee, ramen and Steve's own juice to create the best new band of 2021.
    We talk about their new album Chasing Horizons, their music, the videos, but also a lot of great conversation about punk music in general, and I had to come clean about my hesitancy to listen to their band as I thought Steve might be using the name to pump the band up without merit. Boy, what a shmuck I am. The music speaks for itself and rocks as hard as any punk album that has come out in the last decade.
    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters
    URETHANE on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/59UNK6T1d6IOEty9OOdmhw
    URETHANE on YouTube Music: https://music.youtube.com/channel/UCFn0oP0HP6-hn0KvD-edmVw 
    URETHANE on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/urethane_music/
    URETHANE on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/urethanepunk/
    URETHANE's Video for "Gravity": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfXnT9hdOYk
    URETHANE's Video for "Wyoming": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F22tuaiOGug
    URETHANE on Cyber Tracks: http://www.cyber-tracks.com/artists/urethane/ 
    Our Album Review for Chasing Horizons: https://poweredbyrock.com/blogs/rockingblog/debut-album-by-urethane-shows-why-these-punk-vets-are-building-something-great-while-chasing-horizons

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    • 57 min

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