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Episode #75: Eric Grubbs



Welcome to the latest episode of Rocket Fuel!


On this episode, I play new music from Nada Surf,

The Thermals, and more, and a classic track from

Sunny Day Real Estate.


You'll also get to hear my conversation with

Eric Grubbs, author of POST: A Look at the

Influence of Post Hardcore 1985-2007 and

When We Were The Kids, as well as the host

of the Do You Know Who You Are? podcast.

We talk about both of this books, including many

of the bands covered in POST, as well as how he

turned tragedy into something inspiring with the

creation of his podcast.


Check it out!



Playlist for Episode #75:

The Thermals "My Heart Went Cold"

The Sun Days "Don't Need To Be Them"

Bent Shapes "New Starts in Old Dominion"

Wintersleep "Amerika"

Magnet School "We Were Golden"

Nada Surf "New Bird"

Teen Agers "Young Gods"

Sunny Day Real Estate "Seven"


Episode #74: Chris Wollard (Hot Water Music, Ship Thieves)



Welcome to a new episode of Rocket Fuel!


On the episode, I play new music from Bob Mould,

Face To Face, Violent Soho and more.


You'll also get to hear my great conversation with

Chris Wollard of Hot Water Music, The Draft,

and most recently, Ship Thieves. We talk

about the Ship Thieves new record No Anchor,

how Hot Water Music ended up in Gainesville, his

relationship with No Idea Records over the years

and much more. He was a blast to talk with and

he was very candid during the interview.


Check it out!



Playlist for Episode #74:

Face To Face "Double Crossed"

The Dirty Nil "No Weaknesses"

Ship Thieves "No Anchor"

Bob Mould "The End of Things"

Textbook "Outside"

Ship Thieves "Ruts"

Violent Soho "Blanket"

Episode #73: Sam Means (ex The Format)



Welcome to a new episode of Rocket Fuel!

It's the first episode of 2016 and I couldn't

be happier for you to give it a listen.


On the episode, I play new music from The

Ship Thieves, Basement and The I Don't Cares

as well as the world premiere of a track from the

Los Angeles-based rock band Jr. Juggernaut.


I am also pleased to have Sam Means on the show.

He recently released his debut full length 10 Songs,

his first solo record since his former band The

Format split in 2008.  We talk about his new record,

his process of getting back into writing music, his thriving

merch company Hello Merch and much, much more.

I also play a couple of tracks from his new album and a

classic The Format song.


Check it out!



Playlist for Episode #73:

The Ship Thieves "Middle Man"

Basement "Brothers Keeper"

Sam Means "The Other Side of You"

The I Don't Cares "Wear Me Out Loud"

Jr. Juggernaut "Melody"

Sam Means "How To Sing"

The Format "The First Single (You Know Me)"


Episode #72: Fest 14!

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Welcome to a special episode of Rocket Fuel!

With the Fest 14 being just weeks away, it is our

annual Fest preview episode where we play

only bands playing Fest, including new music from

Night Birds, Meat Wave and Have/Hold and

classic tracks from Andrew W. K., Bigwig and

The Gamits. I hope that you'll hear some tunes

you already know and love and possibly discover

a new band or two while listening to the episode.


I also have an in-depth interview with Fest creator

and leader Tony Weinbender about what

is new for this year's Fest, what it's like to book

and schedule all of the over 400 bands playing

this year and much, much more.


Check it out!



Playlist for Episode #72:

Andrew W.K. "Party Hard"

Pet Symmetry "Give Thanks (Get Lost"

Woahnows "Watching Accidents"

Night Birds "Left in the Middle"

Bigwig "Sink or Swim"

Bandit "Brain"

Prawn "First As Tragedy, Second As Farce"

Have/Hold "King Salt"

Meat Wave "Reunion"

The Gamits "Golden Sometimes"

***Stay tuned for our second Fest 14 episode

coming soon!***

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