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[Mostly Harmless is a weekly podcast covering indie music, mostly of the Punk and Americana variety. We also feature comic book creators, filmmakers, authors, actors and MORE. We're nerds.




127 - Mike Birbiglia Comedian & Director of Don't Think Twice

Comedian & Filmmaker Mike Birbiglia finds himself in Denver promoting his newest film, Don't Think Twice!! We chat today with Mike today about his creativity, while touching on topics about the fears of growing up and how fatherhood has changed his work & outlook on life. All of this and more in today's podcast episode!

Duration: 00:31:55


Meat Wave's Chris, Joe & Ryan meet up at Ratio Beerworks to chat with Damian about growing up in the Chicago Suburbs, what makes Chicago so great, how they tick and more! They spill some of the goods on their new record, which comes out in February on SideOneDummy Records! All of this and more in today's chat!

Duration: 00:48:59

133 - Cheap Perfume

We journey into the basement of Denver's infamous Hi-Dive to chat with CHEAP PERFUME about their new record, Nailed It, Growing as musicians in Colorado Springs, using your voice and how we can make a difference in the world! All this and more!

Duration: 00:48:13

132 - Astronautalis

ASTRONAUTALIS aka Andy Bothwell is the guest on this week's episode as we talk about his origin story of finding hip hop and his voice in Florida, learning how to be an artist in Dallas, creativity, Destiny and the goodness that exists in America. All of this and more from the Marquis Theater in Denver.

Duration: 00:51:30

124 - Chris Farren - Fake Problems & Antarctigo Vespucci

Damian meets up with Chris Farren, known for Fake Problems and Antarctigo Vespucci on American's birthday, July 4th in Denver. Backstage at the Summit Music Hall, the two talk openly about depression, creativity and recharging your batteries before the two talk about Chris's partnerships with Bomb The Music Industry's Jeff Rosenstock! We even get a few hints about Chris's upcoming album! All of this and more in this week's podcast adventure!

Duration: 00:53:22

123 - LIVE: "Dates from Hell" with Comedian Cody Spyker & Musical Guests The Windermeres!

In this month's live episode, Damian and the gang get weird and awkward while discussing first dates, bad dates and have fun talking about the perils of dating. The talk is followed by a short game of Mad Libs! This live event features stand up by Cody Spyker and features a rocking set from The Windermeres!

Duration: 01:25:11

122 - David Williams - Men With Cats Live at Tattered Cover

Live from Denver's Tattered Cover bookstore, Damian hosts the Men With Cats release party and Q&A with New York Times Bestselling Author/photographer, David Williams.

Duration: 01:05:48

121 - Live from DINK: Historical/Biographical Comics with Nate Powell, Box Brown, Ben Towle & Joel Christian Gill

Damian hosts the Historical/Biographical comics panel at Dink 2016! Guests include Joel Christian Gill, Box Brown, Ben Towle & Nate Powell! They discuss their biographical comics, how they chose their subjects, education and more!

Duration: 00:44:15

120 - LIVE: Revenge of the Nerds with The Ghoulies, Mallory Wallace & Xander Kreed!

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: "REVENGE OF THE NERDS!" Guests include Comedian Mallory Wallace, Wrestler/Comedian/Podcaster Xander Kreed & musical guest: THE GHOULIES! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Ratio Beerworks in Denver! This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks and the inaugural Dink: Denver's Comic & Art Expo! In this month's live episode, Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss their embarrassing & empowering stories of growing up in the Nerd culture! Then how...

Duration: 01:23:08

119 - Allout Helter

We talk to Allout Helter about their upcoming shows with 88 Fingers Louie, but we also take the time to chat about how the band's hard work paying off for them. How the band has worked themselves into the position to be one of the number one bands in Denver! We talk about the importance of Work Ethics, Not being a dick and never breaking up! We chat about all of this and more in today's chat!

Duration: 01:09:13

118 - Naked Raygun's Jeff Pezzati

JEFF PEZZATI lead singer of NAKED RAYGUN, THE BOMB and member of BIG BLACK is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast! What?! What?! Jeff Pezzati joins us from Cobra Lounge to chat about his life in Naked Raygun, their new album and the band's legacy. We also chat with Jeff and his wife Kristen about their health, living in the country and oh so much more! Special thanks to Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest for setting up this interview. Special thanks to Cobra Lounge and All...

Duration: 01:24:29

117 - Heather West of Western Publicity & Riot Fest

HEATHER WEST, owner of Western Publicity and publicist for RIOT FEST is on this week's Mostly Harmless Podcast. Heather West has the best stories. She's done a little bit of everything in the world of entertainment, but first and foremost she is a storyteller. Meet her backstage at Riot Fest or at a concert and she'll regale you with the best stories of her time in the entertainment world. I decided I wanted to meet and I wanted her to tell her own story in this week's podcast! We talk...

Duration: 01:16:23

116 - 88 Fingers Louie - Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part Two of Two)

Part Two with 88 Fingers Louie! Damian travels to Chicago to hang out with Denis Buckley and Dan Precision. They drink several beers and chat about being mentors, parents and tell fun stories of their life and times in the punk rock music scene!

Duration: 01:11:11

115 - 88 Fingers Louie - Denis Buckley & Dan Precision (Part One of Two)

Damian travels to Chicago to hang out with Denis Buckley and Dan Precision from 88 Fingers Louie. The three of them drink several beers and chat about how they discovered the punk rock world of Chicago, growing up and calming down, the ending and return of 88 Fingers Louie, and oh so much more in this first of two episodes with Denis and Dan!

Duration: 01:03:20

114 - Tin Horn Prayer

Over the course of several beers at Cerebral Brewing, Tin Horn Prayer members Andy Thomas, Eric Epling, Scooter James, Ethan Steenson, Dan Gilbert get together one more time to tell the stories of Tin Horn Prayer's journeys; the untimely passing of members Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler and recording the final Tin Horn Prayer ep, Love Under Will. This episode features the songs "All Good Wayfaring Sons," & "Once More" from Love Under Will Ep; as well as the "Tin Horn Prayer" cell phone...

Duration: 01:30:06

113 - Jared Hart of The Scandals

Jared Hart! The front man for The Scandals (and guitar player for Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem) meets up with Damian while on tour with Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance) & Roger Harvey in Denver on Thanksgiving eve! The two meet up in the basement of the Hi-Dive and catch up and chat about Hart's newest Solo record, Past Live & Pass Lines; out now on Say-10 Records. We also chat with Hart about starting the Scandals at age 14, his transition to a singer songwriter and how the the...

Duration: 01:04:10

112 - Jim Norris - 3 Kings Tavern & Mutiny Information Cafe

Jim Norris is a founding owner of 3 Kings Tavern and Mutiny Information Cafe. Today we chat with Jim about his numerous roles in the Denver music scene, his departure after 10 years at 3 Kings, the future for Mutiny and how easy it is to participate in the local music landscape! Music included in today's episode includes songs from Whiskey Kiss & White Fudge!

Duration: 01:04:45

111 - LIVE! "Holidays from HELL!" with Bree Davies, Kevin O'Brien & Jack's Smirking Revenge

MOSTLY HARMLESS LIVE: "HOLIDAYS FROM HELL!" Guests include Bree Davies (Welcome To Rock Island Podcast, Denver Westword), Comedian Kevin O'Brien (These Things Matter Podcast) & musical guest: Jack's Smirking Revenge (Alex Pelissero)! Recorded in front of a "studio" audience at Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver!This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks! In this month's live episode,Damian drinks too much while the gang discuss horrible holidays past, the joys of retail and MORE!The...

Duration: 01:42:15

110 - Foxing (Josh Coll, Jon Hellwig & Conor Murphy)

Damian chats with Conor, Josh and Jon from FOXING on Conor's birthday in Denver, Colorado. The band is currently on tour in support of their newest full length, DEALER, out now on Triple Crown Records. The four of them hide from the impending snowstorm and have a deep, sometimes dark chat about DEALER, using music as therapy for the listeners and the musicians and embracing the love of fans. All of this and more in today's podcast!

Duration: 01:00:21

109 - Bob Suren - Author of Crate Digger

This week's guest is BOB SUREN! Bob Suren is the author behind one of my favorite book discoveries this year, Crate Digger, out now on Microcosm Publishing. The book is about his early childhood discoveries of punk rock, how that discovery became an obsession. He tells the stories of how he opened Sound Idea in Brandon, Florida and Burrito Records out of that same shop; not to mention how he met and fell in love with his wife in those hallowed halls. Bob was recently in Denver to promote...

Duration: 00:46:25

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