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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive.

Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive.

Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!

    Episode 331 - Nicole Panter Dailey (Former Germ's manager, The Pee Wee Herman Show, Writer, Professor)

    Episode 331 - Nicole Panter Dailey (Former Germ's manager, The Pee Wee Herman Show, Writer, Professor)

    NICOLE PANTER DAILEY has lived one hell of a life so far! From managing the Germs, to starting an early LA punk label, to helping create The Pee Wee Herman Show & that's just the start! Join Damian as he sits down with Nicole for one of the most compelling episodes ever of this show to date. THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!!!Also Touched On:The importance of Queen

    Fascinated by Glam

    The Dogs

    “Radio Free Hollywood”: the first punk show

    The South Bay taking over by force

    “The Adams Family” of weird kids

    Backdoor Man zine

    The creepy scene at Rodney’s

    Acting out trauma through punk

    Being a true weirdo

    First day of teaching: “What’s Darby Crash like?”

    Adventure Time

    Midsommar

    Donnie Rose and sexual abuse in the LA punk scene

    The new hippies helping Old Man Spahn

    The Manson Effect

    The Avengers

    “Not Real Punk”: Dealing with VOM

    Bob Biggs

     El Duce

    Renouncing punk in 1980

    Slash Records

    The story behind the Germs’ LP, logo, album and (GI)

    The Weirdos were the best

    RIP Lorna Doom

    Psychedelics and therapy 

    The Residents

    Pee Wee: The luckiest man in showbiz

    The Rap/punk connection& SO MUCH MORE!!!BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Episode 330 - Nate Ruess (fun., The Format)

    Episode 330 - Nate Ruess (fun., The Format)

    What's beef?! Well, today on the show it's what we start off by squashing! Join Damian and Grammy award winner Nate Ruess as they put past disses aside to celebrate a mutual respect and love of punk. Listen in for talk of: fifteen, fun. having no fun on top, fake IDs, ecstasy & pop-punk, nearly being on "Watch The Thrown" and so much more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!Also touched on: Squashing the beef

    Finding ska punk

    catching a “Rude Boy” shirt

    Cheshire Cat

    Nerf Herder

    When you best friend books the main punk venue

    Talking over the scene

    The Fake ID Empire comes crashing down

    The Nile Message Board

    Everyone in Tucson wanted to be the Locust

    Unruh

    The importance of Indie pop

    Almost siding to Field By Ramen

    The Format 

    Working with Steve McDonald

    Getting to the top and it sucking

    Quitting all the b******t music

    Playing the Grammy’s being the worst 

    Writing a song and being told it is a hit

    “We Are Young” supposed to be on Watch The Throne

    Working with Brian Wilson

    AND TONS MORE FUN!!!!Brought to you by VANS






































     



     

     







      

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 329 - Bruce McCulloch (Kids In The Hall, Tallboyz etc.)

    Episode 329 - Bruce McCulloch (Kids In The Hall, Tallboyz etc.)

    "(INSERT YOUR FAVE 'KIDS IN THE HALL' QUOTE)!" because today on the show the LEGEND BRUCE MCCULLOCH is here! That's right, the shame based, Kid In The Hall comes by for a chat & oh boy, is it awesome! Listen in as Damian sits in awe as Bruce regals him with stories of: finding the Nerves single, fighting redneck cowboys, faking work injuries to hide knife wounds from punk shows & so much f'n more! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!!!!!!!!!Also Touched On:Free from the CBC's restraints 

    Searching for punk before punk

    Hawkwind

    Finding Milk N Cookies

    Sometimes it’s Queen and sometimes it is a Marc Almond 

    Bob Dylan and Patti Smith’s libraries

    The Kids In The Hall impact

    “The Shadowy Men made us cool”

    Lorne Micheals 

    Sex Pistols

    The Modernettes

    The Users

    The Nerves
     
    The Dils being the favourite 

    The Damned

    Not liking Ian Dury

    Picking your favourite songs to be the soundtrack

    Want to go Toronto for the music

    Vancouver Punk vs. EVERYBODY

    Don Pyle sending a ticket for the Damned show

    Getting, not one but, two black eyes at the Edge in Toronto 

    Never being part of the beautiful part of punk

    The Parachute Club was taking over

    The Modern Minds were a perfect band

    The Golden Calgarians… the second wave

    The Hot Nasties

    Rolling through Edmonton with The Rock N Roll Bitches and Callum Keith Rennie

    999

    Buick McCain

    Getting knifed at a Husker Du show

    Cowboys beating up the punks

    DOA and SNFU had scary shows

    Coming to Toronto

    Viletones

    Pere Ubu

    Shorty Petersen

    Never watching SNL

    Second City: Corny piano music and s****y white lighting

    “Everyone that likes Cat Power likes Kids In The Hall”

    80s: No cool comedy

    “F**k you, I’m not an entertainer.”

    RIP Gord

    Junior Brown, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Tragically Hip 

    Riverdale

    Withrow Park

    The “50 Years in Entertainment” special

    Shame Based Man

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Episode 328 - Trever Keith (Face To Face, Icarus/Daedalus)

    Episode 328 - Trever Keith (Face To Face, Icarus/Daedalus)

    This week on the show, Damian goes face to face with the face of Face To Face: TREVER KEITH! Listen in as the two discuss going from being a late bloomer into punk to fronting one of SoCal punk's most iconic bands. Not to be missed & also don't miss the new Face To Face album "No Way Out But Through" dropping later this year on Fat Wreck ChordsAlso Touched On:Not getting punk at first

    Hearing Bad Religion and it clicking at 20

    The Descendants and the best band

    Not digging the Germs and the Dead Kennedys

    The roots of punk and metal being the same

    Black Dove: The band that eats glass!!!

    The house foundation show scene

    Victoria Manor

    The other Zero Tolerance 

    Face To Face forms

    Voodoo Glow Skulls

    Guttermouth

    Violence at shows

    a riot at Pigfest

    Rhythm Collision 

    Meeting the Grim

    Ill Repute

    Signing to Fat and touring with NoFX

    Going to Europe with Lagwagon

    Working Geza X

    Major label headaches

    The start of Vagrant Records

    & SO MUCH MORE!!!!BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS 

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 327 - Julien Baker Part 2

    Episode 327 - Julien Baker Part 2

    JULIEN BAKER IS BACK! That's right, Julien returns to the show & we'll be damned if it’s not one of the best episodes ever! Listen in as the two discuss: Nirvana by algorithm, Punk/ Religious guilt, smashing guitars, the loneliness of playing solo & so much more!!! NOT TO BE MISSED!!!Also, don't miss Julien Baker's AWESOME "Little Oblivions" out NOW Matador!Also Touched On: The concession to pop culture

    The audacity of a phone call

    The writer/performer distinction 

    Playing with a band again for the first time

    The co-operative nature of performance

    How thrilling will it be to be at a show again?!?

    The intensity of the spotlight

    Hayley from Paramore

    Chumbawamba career moves

    Zach Against The Machine 

    “I’m sus of everything”: being weary of promotion

    The freedom success allows

    Mitigating the punk rock guilt

    What would have happens if the meeting with Sean 6131 did't happen?

    Punk as religion: reduxComputers as DJs

    Pheobe and Lucy as inspiration 

    Religion, punk and dogmasQuestioning straight edge and finding Sobriety& SO MUCH OTHER GOODNESS!!!BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS 

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Episode 326 - Ari Katz (Lifetime, Beach Rats, Zero Zero, Enuf)

    Episode 326 - Ari Katz (Lifetime, Beach Rats, Zero Zero, Enuf)

    Well, we didn’t miss your birthday this year! Today on the show, Damian is joined by Lifetime’s legendary singer, ARI KATZ!! Damian is beside himself with joy as he talks with one of his favourite vocalists. Listen in as the two discuss: eating Taco Bell Hot Sauce for sustenance on tour, realizing people are trying to sing like you, having to walk away from music & so much more! This is NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Also Touched On:  

    Hearing the Dead Kennedy on a non-punk mixtape

    “Do you have any punk records?”

    Buying Group Sex

    Husker Du for a first show

    Meeting AJ on the edge of the pit

    Joining Enuf

    Christmas (the band)

    “WHAT THE F**K IS THIS?!”: hearing Youth Of Today for the first time

    Going to CBGBs for the first time

    learning how to play drums

    The violence at shows

    Getting haircuts with Walter and Civ

    People doing interesting things with mosh parts and fast parts

    Jawbreaker at ABC No Rio

    Loving the Fastbacks

    Eating Taco Bell hot sauce on a two month and half tour with Up Front

    Touring with Unit Pride and Insted during the summer of Youth Crew

    getting kicked out of Up Front and Courage

    Running into Rob Fish with a flyer from Dan Yemin in his pocket

    Trying to sound like Mark Ryan

    Hearing people doing their own version of your vocal

    When pop-punk kids took notice

    Joining Resurrection 

    Not being built for it

    Signing to New Age

    Flowers over baseball bats

    The influence of Superchunk

    “No, no, no. Don’t say that.”: The AFI Riot

    & TONS OF OTHER GOODNESS


    BROUGHT TO YOU BY VANS 

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
725 Ratings

725 Ratings

Krad the impaler ,

Punk Rock + Pro Wrestling: A True Love Story

I discovered professional wrestling in 1994 and punk rock in 1999, but it wasn’t until I found this podcast that I fully realized the true crossover between the two art forms...and now I can’t stop listening. As I continue to comb through the vast number of episodes of TOAP, I naturally gravitate toward guests who are pro wrestlers or in the pro wrestling world. I’m equally stoked, however, to hear stories from old time punkers—especially those who grew up at the NJ shore like myself—and folks who I never knew had any interest in the genre. Keep this podcast going forever, Damian...I’m still waiting on a lot of part 2s and 3s!

Antonius.Block ,

Awesome show!

Would love to hear an interview with Aaron Cometbus!

Mole'mutt ,

Great show

Really cool guest with great stories

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