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Bomb City Podcast

The Bay Area's first Car Culture Podcast! Go inside the wild world of custom cars, traditional hot rods, lowriders, lowbrow art, and music with this monthly podcast from Oakland, Ca.

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Episode 16: Freddy Corbin

Freddy Corbin of Temple Tattoo and Tattoo 13 in Oakland, CA has been tattooing in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 30 years, and sat down with Nic on the 19th anniversary of Temple Tattoo’s opening to talk about tattooing, tradition, Temple Tattoo, and talk through how the recent “Tattoo School” controversy went down in this episode of the Bomb City Podcast. Recorded 5/5/17 in Oakland, CA. Tweet The post Episode 16: Freddy Corbin appeared first on .

48mins

30 May 2017

Rank #1

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Episode 17: Roger Miret

Roger Miret, singer of Agnostic Front, Roger Miret and the Disasters, and founding member of the Rumblers Car Club sits down with Nic & Billy at his Arizona home to talk cars, punk rock, architecture, records, and a little bit of everything in this episode of the Bomb City Podcast. Roger talks through the build of his radical custom 1954 Chevy ‘Morphine’, tells some great stories from the early days of the New York Hardcore scene, talks about working on their amazing 1961 Schreiber home, and a whole lot more! Recorded 6/4/17 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Tweet The post Episode 17: Roger Miret appeared first on .

1hr 21mins

21 Jun 2017

Rank #2

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Episode 18: Skoty Chops

Skoty Chops has a true passion for building cars, pushing his limits, and for self-improvement. In this interview Skoty sits down with Nic to talk about his craft and motivation for working on hot rods, building customs, learning and teaching metalshaping, coachbuilt cars, and about his passion for Lincoln Zephyrs. Recorded 7/30/17 at Skoty Chops shop in Hayward, CA Tweet The post Episode 18: Skoty Chops appeared first on .

1hr 28mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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Episode 4: Somewhere Else – Elrod and Hellabreezy

Elrod (@mexakitsch) and Mayra (@hellabreezy)   have been contributing to the Bay Area art community and custom culture for years, and recently they opened up a gallery space in Berkeley called Somewhere Else . In this  episode Elrod, Mayra, my wife Josie and I sat down late at night in Elrod’s glitter-packed studio in Oakland and talked about Art, Culture, their upcoming TEASE(D) show, and the conversation quickly turned into one of the goofiest episodes of the podcast yet. Recorded in Oakland, CA 3-30-16 Tweet The post Episode 4: Somewhere Else – Elrod and Hellabreezy appeared first on .

1hr 30mins

1 Apr 2016

Rank #4

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Episode 8: Matchstick Customs, Custom Vanner Magazine

Matchstick, creator of Custom Vanner Magazine, sits down with Nic and Bob Helfrich to talk about his shop Matchstick Customs, Custom Vanner Magazine, working with Gene Winfield, learning from Fay Butler, Custom vans, Vanning culture, hot rods, customs, metal shaping, screenprinting, publishing, psychology, and more! Recorded 8/20 in Lancaster, CA. Tweet The post Episode 8: Matchstick Customs, Custom Vanner Magazine appeared first on .

1hr 23mins

26 Aug 2016

Rank #5

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Episode 5: South City Rod and Custom

In this episode Nic talks with Donny Welch and Bill Ganahl at South City Rod and Custom. It’s a fun conversation that is rich in custom car history, goes deep into hot rodding philosophy, and is full of great stories about working on such legendary cars as the Pierson coupe, the Breece coupe, the Lepesh pickup, the Calori car, and more! . Recorded 5/21/16 at South City Rod and Custom in Hayward, CA. Tweet The post Episode 5: South City Rod and Custom appeared first on .

1hr 59mins

25 May 2016

Rank #6

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Episode 6: Coby Gewertz Church Equipped

Coby Gewertz is the creator of Church Magazine,  Church Equipped, and the legendary custom 1963 Econoline Van Go. In this interview he sat down with Nic and Josie to talk about his past, present, and future projects, hot rods, customs, drag racing, photography, art, and more! Recorded 6/18/16 at Wyldwood Studios in Berkeley, CA Tweet The post Episode 6: Coby Gewertz Church Equipped appeared first on .

1hr 39mins

20 Jun 2016

Rank #7

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Episode 10: Mike LaVella

Creator of Gearhead Magazine, Author of “The Hot Rod World of Robt. Williams” and “Cole Foster and Salinas Boyz Customs: Style. Substance”, Member of Pittsburgh, PA’s seminal hardcore punk bands Half-Life and Real Enemy,  Mike LaVella sits down with Nic and Josie to talk about self publishing, punk rock, cars, hot rods, careers, and trace back Mike’s roots in the early days of Pittsburgh’s hardcore scene. Recorded 10/10/16 in Oakland, CA. Tweet The post Episode 10: Mike LaVella appeared first on .

2hr 17mins

31 Oct 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 7: Compani Color

Joe Compani, Ryan Campi, and Travis Duffy are the outstanding team at Compani Color and have body worked and painted some amazing and award-winning cars. In this episode Nic sat down with them at their shop in Hayward, CA to talk hot rods, customs, muscle cars, and hear stories about some of the incredible cars they’ve worked on. From their humble beginnings working in a local collision repair shop or pushing a broom at Roy Brizio’s Street Rods in South San Francisco, Joe and Ryan have been friends since High School and worked their way up to opening up a shop of their own, where they’ve recently been joined by Travis and continue to put in hard work and crank out flawless paint jobs on some of our generations most significant cars. Tweet The post Episode 7: Compani Color appeared first on .

1hr 37mins

28 Jul 2016

Rank #9

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Episode 13: Dirty Donny

Dirty Donny sits down with Nic & returning guest Mike LaVella for a great conversation about art, cars, vans, pinball, D&D, punk rock, wizards, monsters, and a whole lot more! Dirty Donny is a huge artist in the Kustom Kulture art world and has recently branched out in a ton of new and interesting directions, including doing custom pinball machines for bands like Metallica, Aerosmith, and the Hellacopters. If that mix of bands sounds strange, check out this interview, it’ll all make sense. Recorded 1/11/17 in San Francisco, CA. Tweet The post Episode 13: Dirty Donny appeared first on .

1hr 27mins

20 Jan 2017

Rank #10