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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

    Season 3 - Ep. 4 - Breaking Down Punk Rock Band Breaklights's New Album Wind Down

    Season 3 - Ep. 4 - Breaking Down Punk Rock Band Breaklights's New Album Wind Down

    Today we are going to be speaking with Charlie Whittle of the Austin, Texas punk rock band Breaklights today.

    Breaklights just put out their debut album Wind Down after releasing 2 EP’s over the past few years and playing together. It’s a really rad album that has an old-school pop-punk sound.

    After loving the music and chatting a bit with Charlie, I figured I may as well bring the man on for a full conversation to get the low down on the band and see what’s going on with Breaklights!

    That’s what I aim to find out right after this!



    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

    Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

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    Breaklights' Links: https://linktr.ee/breaklights

    Make sure to Check Out Breaklights's Recommendations: Dan Vapid & The Cheats




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    • 42 min
    Season 3 - Ep. 3 - Counterpunch's Long Punk Journey and Their New Album Rewire

    Season 3 - Ep. 3 - Counterpunch's Long Punk Journey and Their New Album Rewire

    Today we are going to be speaking with Eric Hausser from the punk band Counterpunch.

    Counterpunch has been around the skate punk scene since about 2006, and they released their 4th studio album Rewire in June 2022 after an extended break of about 8 years since their last release.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the new album, and I wanted to dig into it and other great conversations with Eric about Counterpunch and find out how the 8 year gap shaped the new songs.

    We’ll dig into Eric’s brain like a neurosurgeon right after this.



    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

    Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

    Donate to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock



    Counterpunch's Links

    Rewire available on Thousand Islands Records: https://thousandislandsrecords.com/product-category/counterpunch/

    Counterpunch Website: https://www.counterpunchrock.com/

    Counterpunch on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/counterpunchrock/

    Counterpunch on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/counterpunchrok

    Counterpunch on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/counterpunchrok

    Counterpunch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Counterpunchrock

    Make sure to check out Counterpunch's Recommendations: Pulley, A Wilhelm Scream 


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    • 58 min
    In the Spotlight - Season 3 - Ep. 2 with Andrew Patrick of The Carolyn - A Powered By Rock Podcast Short

    In the Spotlight - Season 3 - Ep. 2 with Andrew Patrick of The Carolyn - A Powered By Rock Podcast Short

    Hey there, it’s Isaac from Powered By Rock here to bring Andrew Patrick from The Carolyn into the spotlight for a few minutes, and make him sweat with some on-the-spot questions.

    Welcome, Andrew. Are you ready to be put in the spotlight?

    1 - What are 3 of your favorite bands right now? - Okay, now gun to your head, you have to stop listening to one of them forever, which one are you cutting out?

    2 - Your music is often on the punk side with an emo style, did you ever play in different styles before eventually landing on this style? Or was this the go to genre since day one?

    3 - Being from Atlanta, do you have a favorite waffle house or go-to comfort food in general? And do you like peaches?

    4 - What’s been your favorite part of being in The Carolyn so far?

    5 - What’s the worst part about being in a rock band so far?

    I want to thank you, Andrew, for stepping In the Spotlight and answering these hot seat questions.

    Make sure to go to the show notes below this episode for links to the music and watch our full podcast interview as well!

    Rock on!



    Full Podcast Interview: https://linktr.ee/PoweredbyRock

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    The Carolyn's Links: koji.to/thecarolyn


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    • 9 min
    In the Spotlight - Season 3 - Ep. 1 with Chris Ballew - A Powered By Rock Podcast Short

    In the Spotlight - Season 3 - Ep. 1 with Chris Ballew - A Powered By Rock Podcast Short

    Hey there, it’s Isaac from Powered By Rock here to bring Chris Ballew into the spotlight for a few minutes, and make them sweat with some on-the-spot questions.

    Welcome, guys. Are you ready to be put in the spotlight?

    1 - For those who don’t know, you had a pretty successful 19-album run as a children’s song performer known as Caspar Babypants. I always thought it would be cool if The Presidents had like a kids show where your songs were animated and stories were built around them. Have you ever considered actually doing a children’s television show?

    2 - You covered the song “Cleveland Rocks” for the theme song for The Drew Carey show. Looking back, that show had a really stacked cast of funny people. Did you ever watch the show, and if so, who was your favorite character or actor from the show?


    I am personally a fan of Dietrich Bader (aka Oswald) in anything and Ryan Stiles (aka Lewis) is also a legend

    3 - What were some of your favorite bands from back in the 90’s?

    4 - It seems from what you have mentioned in interviews in the past, that you have never really enjoyed touring, but I remember you played a show for MTV at Mount Rushmore for President’s Day in 1996. Other than it being South Dakota in February, I always thought that was super rad. What was your favorite gig that you ever played?

    5 - You are a self-described minimalist who has a lot of spirituality through the teachings of Ram Dass. What do you make of humans place in the cosmos - why are we all here?

    I want to thank Chris Ballew for stepping In the Spotlight and answering these hot seat questions.

    Make sure to go to the show notes below this episode for links to the music and watch our full podcast interview as well!

    Rock on!



    Please consider donating to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock



    Go check out ALL of Chris Ballew's music (except PUSA) at www.chrisballew.org

    Chris Ballew on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6JPSt71D5tANogYpzaVOrb

    Chris Ballew on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeowtPi90koOUtD5-Sz66Dg

    Caspar Babypants: https://babypantsmusic.com/home


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    • 7 min
    Season 3 - Ep. 2 - The Carolyn Talk About New Album, German Tour and First Time at Fest

    Season 3 - Ep. 2 - The Carolyn Talk About New Album, German Tour and First Time at Fest

    Today, I am going to be speaking with Andrew Patrick of the Atlanta-based punk/emo rock band, The Carolyn.

    The Carolyn have put out an EP in 2016 titled Keepsake, and 2 full length albums including their brand new album Rhythm of My Own Decay which was just released in June of 2022.

    I have been jamming to it for months now, and Andrew has come on to talk about all things The Carolyn.

    We will find out more about what’s cooking with these rocking dudes right after this!



    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

    Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper



    The Carolyn Links: https://withkoji.com/@thecarolyn

    Rhythm of My Own Decay on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/34FSTXUhz8nZR8se1Mdaat?si=i-qNGIK9TTujTSBLovu7zg&nd=1

    Rhythm of My Own Decay U.S. Vinyl Link: https://www.59xrecords.com/products/rhythmofmyowndecay

    Rhythm of My Own Decay E.U. Vinyl Link: https://gunnerrecords.com/produkt/the-carolyn-rhythm-of-my-own-decay-lpmp3/


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    • 22 min
    Season 3 - Ep. 1 - Former Presidents Of The USA Singer Chris Ballew Talks About His New Solo Career And More

    Season 3 - Ep. 1 - Former Presidents Of The USA Singer Chris Ballew Talks About His New Solo Career And More

    I am going to be speaking with the an alternative rock legend, a Seattle icon, formerly of the band The Presidents of the United States of America, the man himself, Chris Ballew.

    This is one bad man when it comes to the world of rock n roll with multiple hit tracks, a multi-platinum record, and about 50 albums attributed to him over the last 30 years. That’s almost two albums a year for 30 years.

    I am endlessly fascinated by Chris, and I can’t wait to discuss everything from his newest solo albums to his second career as a children’s song creator to…well, whatever the hell he wants to talk about, because I am here to listen to it all.

    We’ll crack the egg of his knowledge and drink the musical yolk right after this!



    Intro Music: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

    Outro Music: "Snail Mail" by Speedway Sleeper

    Please consider donating to keep the Powered By Rock Podcast alive and well: https://anchor.fm/poweredbyrock



    Go check out ALL of Chris Ballew's music (except PUSA) at www.chrisballew.org

    Chris Ballew on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6JPSt71D5tANogYpzaVOrb

    Chris Ballew on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeowtPi90koOUtD5-Sz66Dg

    Caspar Babypants: https://babypantsmusic.com/home

    Chris Ballew's Musical Recommendations: Marlo Mudd, Junip, Spacemen 3, Loop, Moon Duo, The Stooges, Jose Gonzalez


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    • 53 min

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