43 Podcast Episodes
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Laura Jane Grace - Top 10 Punk Rockers Of All Time
Tom Morello’s Maximum Firepower
Tom welcomes the founder, singer, songwriter and guitarist of Against Me! The two throw down their Top 10 Punk Rockers Of All Time
23 Jun 2022
Flashback Friday - Laura Jane Grace
Going Off Track
For this flashback episode, we go back to December 2019 for our very first, return episode #305, after a long hiatus. It's a pleasant conversation between Benny and Laura, sitting outside of the venue where they both were playing while touring together that previous fall. Support the show via Patreon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10 Jun 2022
WASTOIDS With: Laura Jane Grace
It's time for WASTOIDS With…Laura Jane Grace. She’s created some of the most strident punk music of the last couple of decades, both as a solo artist and leader of Against Me! She’s currently embarked on the Carousel Tour, playing collaborative sets with Anthony Green of Circa Survive and Tim Kasher of Cursive, along with special guests Mikey Erg, Home Is Where, and Oceanator on select dates. Here in AZ, we're psyched to catch the show at the Crescent Ballroom on May 20.Laura kept real busy during the pandemic, and was a frequent DJ on Vans Channel 66, where she exclusively played music released post-2020. She also put out a killer EP, At War With The Silverfish, and was recently elected as a governor of the Chicago Chapter of the Recording Academy—that’s the GRAMMYs. Laura sat down with Brandon Michel to chat about the challenges of touring in 2022, the 15th anniversary of Against Me!’s landmark album New Wave, what she’s been listening to, and get into her habits, which include running, drinking absurd amounts of coffee, and dominating foosball tables nationwide. If you liked this chat, please subscribe to the WASTOIDS audio feed wherever you get podcasts—you can leave a rating and a review while you’re at it. Visit Laura Jane Grace on Bandsintown for a full list of upcoming shows and ticket links. Wanna share your thoughts on Bloc Party's Silent Alarm, Against Me! or anything else? All you have to do is call 1-877-WASTOIDS to get in touch.
10 May 2022
165 – Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)
My First Band Podcast
This week's guest is Laura Jane Grace! In addition to being the singer and founding member of Against Me!, Grace is also an author and an accomplished solo artist. Before setting out on The Carousel Tour — which will take place all around the U.S. throughout the month of May, including a May 2 show at The Rave — she spoke to My First Band host Tyler Maas about the collaborative tour, which also features Anthony Green, Tim Kasher, Mikey Erg, and more; other recent solo shows; and her extensive musical history. Over the course of the conversation, Grace talked about listening to her dad's music collection as a kid, starting bands in middle school, the early years and steady evolution of Against Me!, some of the most memorable artistic experiences she's had over the course of her career, and things she hopes to do in the years to come. Along the way, Grace talked about a song that was at least partially inspired by The Rave swimming pool and Maas showed his lack of Florida geography knowledge. My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering, Lakefront Brewery and Music Go Round Greenfield. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and wherever else you get podcasts. You can also listen to rebroadcasts of previous My First Band episodes on WMSE every Wednesday from noon to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used in this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth ("The Junction Street Eight Tigers") and Laura Jane Grace ("The Swimming Pool Song").
29 Apr 2022
Hotel Song (Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers) Review
Music, Movies, and More
I talk about the song while I watch its video Recorded April 6, 2022 -Ear worm -I always have a song in my fan -Against Me! -I’ll also watch the video -Vocal phrasing -Encapsulates the anxiety -“Always be preparing to leave…” -Laura Jane Grace and her lyrics -Hotel room metaphors -Self destruction -Future tripping -The video -More self destruction -Self fulfilling prophecy, pattern and habit -Chaos -Cigarettes? -My favorite part of the song -Laura’s rage -Early Against Me! -Laura’s voice evolution -Sleeping in my jeans -Sleep -Metaphorical death -Life on the road -Back to the rage -It builds -Back to the video -A flood -Short and powerful -All kinds of music -Hits you hard and then she leaves -Grace’s work -Supposed to see Against Me! in March of 2020 -Seeing Against Me! Live Twitter https://twitter.com/mmampodcast Facebook https://www.facebook.com/mmampodcast Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/music-movies-and-other-stuff/id1236495556?mt=2 Podbean https://mmam.podbean.com/ Email firstname.lastname@example.org -The virus is still out there - get vaccinated, wear masks, etc -Get your information from credible sources (BBC, NPR, USA Today, New York Times, etc.) -Get active! © MMAMPodcast 2022 All Rights Reserved
15 Apr 2022
Laura Jane Grace
The Working Songwriter
The creative force behind Against Me!, describes founding the band, working with producer Butch Vig, and navigating the waters of the major label system in the late 2000s.
1 Apr 2022
SPOKE with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)
On Episode 16, we spoke with Laura Jane Grace—who has fronted punk legends Against Me! for over 20 years as well as releasing her own solo material. We covered everything from high school fist fights while on acid, to the collapse of Bloodshot Records, her love of CRASS and Steve Ignorant, having the courage to suck while writing a new song and much more! www.againstme.net/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/scott-crawford3/message
31 Aug 2021
In Defense of Ska Ep. 27: Laura Jane Grace (Against Me)
In Defense of Ska
It’s been a rough year and a half. This past April—in response to our collective trauma—Laura Jane Grace tweeted that the “current ska revival is a sign of just how emotionally vulnerable we all are after the past year.” A perfect sentiment for the moment we’re in. While a lot of people have been using ska as a cheap punchline, her tweet honed in on just how meaningful and earnest the music is, and why it is matters to people in dark times. Clearly a true ska fan. That wasn’t her only recent ska tweet. There were a few about Operation Ivy in there too. So, we needed to bring her on the show and talk about the genre. Her history with ska goes back to her early days in the South Florida punk scene where rude boys and rude girls co-mingled with punks, skinheads, and every other alternative subculture. On this episode of In Defense of Ska, we go deep into her ska history, learn about which ska bands made the trek down to Florida, which didn’t, and we hear about which band gave her mixed feelings about the genre. We also talk about We Are The Union and geek out on Operation Ivy for a while. And of course, we discuss why an Op Ivy reunion would be so healing for everyone after 2020. Support the show
21 Jul 2021
LAURA JANE GRACE of AGAINST ME!
HELL FUCKIN’ YEAH!
Episode 52 of the HELL FUCKIN’ YEAH! Podcast with Mike Gruttola. Interview with the one-and-only Laura Jane Grace of Folk-Punk band Against Me! 6/21/21
22 Jun 2021
#215 Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!)
Life In The Stocks
My dear friend Laura Jane Grace returns for a second Life In The Stocks appearance this week - the first being Episode 003 way back in February 2017. We catch up on what's been happening over the last four years, and unsurprisingly there was plenty to talk about, from writing books and releasing solo records to getting clean and sober and finding oneself along the way. It's a beautiful chat with a beautiful person, and an artist, songwriter and human being that I hold in very high regard.Life In The Stocks is sponsored by Radical Clothing. Be sure to follow them on Facebook & Instagram (@radicalclothinguk) and check out their website for the all-new spring range: www.radicalclothinguk.comFollow me on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram: @mattstocksdjCheck out the Life In The Stocks Patreon page, support this podcast, and get all kinds of extras in return, from bonus podcasts & DJ mixes to archive print interviews & radio shows.www.patreon.com/lifeinthestocksMy first book, 'Life In The Stocks: Veracious Conversations with Musicians & Creatives (Vol. 01)' is also out NOW and is available via Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwell's & Rare Bird Publishing.https://rarebirdlit.com/life-in-the-stocks-veracious-conversations-with-musicians-creatives/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23 May 2021