Your Life In AmericaJun 11, 2021
Squint is a band out of St Louis, MO that formed in late 2021 and have put out two EPs, toured and had a very busy 2023. Front man Brennan joined the show for a live radio interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on Monday 11/27/2023. We talked St. Louis, Provel cheese, the current St Louis HC scene, Squint origin, Squint LP and 2024 plans and much more. The end of the show features a 20 minute rock block made by Brennan that can also be heard at the link below.
THE RUNTS Interview
The Runts are punk band from Northeast Los Angeles that have been around since the early 2000's and reformed a few years ago. Since their return they have played tons of shows including Sound and Fury 23 and a rooftop, put out some new music and are currently playing a string of final shows before playing last official shows at the Lodge Room in February 2024. The Runts vocalist Nick called in the radio station for a live interview on 11/2/23 on KZAA 96.5 FM and we talked The Runts origin, history and current stuff, final shows, playing punk and hardcore shows, LA's infamous backyard punk world and much more. You can also check out the playlist Nick made for radio at the link below.
FUNNY DEGENERATE Interview
Funny Degenerate is one of the best pages on Instagram especially if you like to gamble, party and bet on sports. The man behind Funny Degenerate hit the radio station phone line for a live interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 10/19/2023. We talked casinos, hanging out with Mikki Mase, weed in 2023, sports betting, being a content creator and much more. We also laid out some of our favorite bets for the rest of the week.
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Wreckage is a band out of Connecticut who put out one of the best records of 2023 and have been very active this year. Front man Noah hit the YLIA phone line for a live radio interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 10/5/2023. We talked Connecticut, Wreckage origin and discography, Connecticut HC and much more. The end of the episode features a 20 minute rock block made by Noah, which you can also hear at the link below.
COSMIC JOKE Interview w/ Mac Miller
COSMIC JOKE is a band from the San Fernando Valley and Southern California. They put out a 5 song demo in 2021 and they've played a ton of gigs since then including Tied Down Fest in Detroit earlier this year. Mac Miller the vocalist of the band hit the radio station phone line for a live interview on 9/25/2023 on KZAA 96.5 FM. We talked Anaheim Ducks, working on the postal service/deathcab tour, everything Cosmic Joke, Cosmic Joke LP, KROQ and much more. The end of the episode features a 20 minute rock block made by Mac. You can listen to the playlist at the link below.
WIDE MAN Interview
CONTENTION is a straight edge band from Tampa, Florida and the first Florida hardcore interview to happen on YLIA ever. Front man Cosmo Vidussi joined the show for a live radio interview on 8/24/2023 on KZAA LP 96.5 FM. We talked Tampa HC, upcoming Contention LP, touring Europe, OxyContin and evil Pharma, straight edge and much more. The end of this show features a radio rock block made by Cosmo, which you can also listen to at the link below. Shout out Crazy Dave and Danny Dogpound.
FIDDLEHEAD Interview w/ Pat Flynn
A guest that needs no introduction but you know him from Have Heart, Fiddlehead, Free, Wolf Whistle, Free and more. Pat Flynn joined the show for a live radio interview on 8/10/2023 on KZAA LP 96.5 FM. We talked college radio, the origin of Fiddlehead, some details on Springtime and Blind, the new Fiddlehead record and singles, lyrical inspiration and much more. The end of the episode features a radio rock block made by Pat. You can also listen at the link below.
Your Life at SOUND & FURY 2023
Sound and Fury 2023 took place during the entire week of 7/24 - 7/30 including multiple pre shows and after parties. The main fest happened outside at Exposition Park in Los Angeles, CA over the weekend and featured bands from all over the world both hardcore and adjacent genres. My friend Nick Bryden (In Time, Plausible Deniability) joined YLIA to recap the weekend with me live on KZAA 96.5 FM on 8/3/2023. We talked fest elements, lineups, best crowd responses, best sets and much more. Below is a playlist of some of our favorite songs performed over the weekend.
BIG BOY Interview
BIG BOY is a band out of San Jose that started in 2019 and they have put out a few releases on DAZE and played shows all over. Big Boy is easily one of the best live bands I've ever seen and one of my favorite bands doing it right now. Front man Brandon Flores called in the radio station for a live interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 7/10/23. We talked the origin of Big Boy, San Jose, RBS, Big Boy lyrics and sound, CD's, radio and much more. The end of the episode features a radio rock block made by Brandon, you can listen to it with the link below.
JINX is a band out of Southern California who have toured all over the place and played with bands like Fiddlehead, Scowl, Glitterer, Drain and Judiciary. Jon and Alan from JINX hit the radio station phone line on 6/15/23 on KZAA lp 96.5 FM and we talked radio, everything JINX, crap sunglasses ad, Fiddlehead, lyrical inspirations, playing hardcore bills, moshing and much more. The last 20 minutes are a playlist made by the band, which you can also hear by clicking the link below.
Cola Boyy Interview
Cola Boyy is an artist with a history in punk and hardcore in Southern California who started his solo project Cola Boyy about ten years ago and has toured with MGMT and played shows all over Europe. Cola Boyy joined the show for a live radio interview on KZAA LP 96.5 FM on 6/8/2023 and we talked his history with punk and hardcore, playing in bands in Oxnard, the history of Cola Boyy from Soundcloud to touring with MGMT, lyrical inspiration and much more. Check out Cola Boyy's radio rock block at the link below.
AFFLICTION is a new straight edge band out of Ventura County (805), CA made up of 15-18 year olds. They have been apart of the local scene for some time now and formed the band about 5 months ago. They have played a few shows already and are in the process of recording a demo. I had the whole band on the radio on 5/25/2023 on KZAA 96.5 FM for an interview. We talked the origin of the band, straight edge, influences, moshing, the 805 hardcore scene, Panda Express and much more. The last 20 minutes of the episode is a playlist made by the band. You can also listen to the playlist with the link below.
TRASH CANT Interview
TRASH CANT is a band of three 16-17 year old kids out of Ventura, CA that started last year and have been playing a bunch of local shows. I had the band call in the radio station for a live interview on 5/18/23 on KZAA LP 96.5 FM. We talked everything Trash Cant, 805 hardcore, the current 805 music scene, influences, moshing and much more.
COMBUST Interview w/ Andrew Vacante
HUMAN GARBAGE Interview
CONSERVATIVE MILITARY IMAGE Interview
Conservative Military Image has been a band just over a year and has already released a ton of great music and is actively playing shows all over the country. Adam the vocalist of CMI hit the radio station phone line for a live radio interview on 4/13/2023 on KZAA 96.5 FM. We talked the origin of CMI, upcoming shows and an LP, sports, burpees, the skinhead culture, the army, Chicago and much more. The end of the episode features a 20 minute playlist made by Adam which you can also listen to at the link below.
IN TIME Interview 2023
IN TIME was on the show in the middle of the pandemic October 2020 before I had ever met them and they had only played a few shows and just put out their demo. Since then they have toured, played tons of shows, put out an EP and shared the stage with Downpresser, Big Boy, Spy, Initiate, Raw Brigade, Dead Heat and Scowl just to name a few. They just put out a 12" EP on Indecision Records called "Save Your Breath" you can stream it everywhere and get a record at the Indecision Webstore. Cameron, the drummer of In Time called in the show and we did a radio interview on 3/23/23 on KZAA 96.5 FM and we got the inside scoop on the new EP, talked In Time van breakdown, building a local scene, hardcore and much more. Cam made a playlist for the show you can check out below.
REJECTION PACT Interview 2023
Rejection Pact was on the show over two years ago and part of the first wave of real hardcore bands I had on so it was really cool to have Devin back on the show for a radio interview on 3/9/23 on KZAA LP 96.5 FM. Their recent LP Can We Wait? came out a few months ago on Safe Inside Records and you can buy physical copies and stream it everywhere. Devin and I talked Can We Wait? writing/recording/release, Boise HC, the state of hc, getting older in hc, the pandemic and much more.
INSECURE Interview w/ Kimsecure
INSECURE is a band outta Seattle, Washington who have played a ton of shows already since forming in 2020 and dropping their first release Closed Forever. They played Scoped Exposure 5 year anniversary last year and JAG VOL 4 this year. Their vocalist Kimmi hit the radio station phone line for an interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 3/2/2023 and we talked Seattle, JAG, Tacoma HC, PNW HC, vegan/vegetarian stuff, everything Insecure, playing covers and much more. The end of the episode also features a 29 minute rock block made by Kimmi. The link to the playlist is below.
KIDS IN THE PIT Interview w/ Gabe (11 years old)
Gabe is 11 years old and has his own podcast/YouTube channel called Kids In The Pit. He has interviewed Milo from Descendents, Brian Baker and Scott Vogel just to name a few. He also has sang on stage with bands like Agnostic Front and Madball, and even played a song guitar for the band Keep Flying. He called in the radio station for a live interview on 2/23/2023 on KZAA 96.5 FM and we talked his favorite bands, early favorite bands/records, how he got into hardcore/punk, stage diving, Hatebreed, Kids in the Pit and much more. The end of this episode features a 20 minute rock block made by Gabe.
Kids in the Pit YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClGhqtGFNyfJZ_1BlIZPN5Q?app=desktop
KITP on IG @kidsinthepit
EGO DEATH Interview
EGO DEATH is a newer band coming out of Seattle/Tacoma, Washington and the whole band joined the show for a live radio interview on 2/16/2023 on KZAA 96.5 FM. We talked NWHC, JAG, origin of the band, the EGO DEATH demo, moshing and much more. You can listen to the EGO DEATH demo wherever you stream music and follow them on IG @egodeathhc.
FAIM Interview w/ Chris Carraway
FAIM is hardcore band outta Denver, Colorado and they have a new LP coming out on 3/3/23 on Safe Inside Records, this will be their final record. They have two singles from that record streaming now, preorders are up at Safe Inside and their guitarist Chris Carraway joined the radio show for a live interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 1/26/2023. We talked California, college radio, John Muir Trail, the final Faim LP, everything Faim, the Cop City situation in Atlanta, Palestine, the American criminal justice system and much more.
KING NINE Interview w/ Dan Seely
King Nine is one of the best bands to ever do it. Front man Dan Seely joined the show for a live radio interview on KZAA LP 96.5 FM on 1/19/2023. We talked California, NY Jets, Islanders, Mets and Knicks, the radio, upcoming King Nine music and shows, the infamous Chisel TV, Atlanta hc, LIHC and much more.
Prevention is a hardcore band out of Springfield, Illinois that has released three EP's since 2019, played tons of shows all over and have some big plans for 2023. Their guitarist Evan joined YLIA for a live radio interview on 1/12/2023 on KZAA LP 96.5 FM. We talked Springfield, the local Springfield hc scene, the radio, everything Prevention, midwest hardcore, the straight edge and much more.
Your Life in 2022 Featuring Nicky Conflict and Matt Tyler
2022 was an epic year for YLIA with tons of new listeners, the YLIA fest, merch collabs and meeting so many cool new people from all over the country. YLIA veterans Matt Tyler (Discourage & Tuning) and Nick Bryden (In Time & Plausible Deniability) joined the show on KZAA LP 96.5 FM on 12/29/2022 to talk hardcore in 2022. We shared our top demos, EPs, LPs and live shows from this year. The end of the episode features a rock block of some our favorite songs from 2022.
Rapid Radio 001: 2022 Recap
YLIA X RAPID SKATEBOARDING brings you the Rapid Skateboarding crew's favorite songs of 2022 radio style hosted by YLIA. The episode is full of bangers from top to bottom and you can listen to the playlist here. https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2lecjU12nFimzEP5FYs3IY?si=3f85b4e3b23d4bf6
BUSTED HEAD RACKET Interview (Live from Australia)
ABSTAIN Interview w/ Brady Schiller
ABSTAIN is straight edge band coming out of San Diego and they just released an EP over the summer on War Records, and are actively playing shows. Brady the front man of Abstain joined the show for a live radio on KZAA LP 96.5 FM on Thursday 12/15/2022. We talked San Diego, the radio, Infirm of Purpose EP, Abstain origin, lyrical inspiration, the straight edge, the mosh and much more. The end of this episode features a 20 minute playlist made the band.
ANKLEBITER Interview w/ Evan Stein
ANKLEBITER is a new straight edge hardcore band coming out of the northeast. Their guitarist Evan joined YLIA for a live radio interview on 12/9/2022 on KZAA 96.5 FM. We talked the origin of ANKLEBITER, northeast hc, the straight edge, Veganism, moshing, lockin out, OC hardcore, ANKLEBITER demo and much more. The end of the episode features a 20 minute rock block made by Evan. Be sure to check out the ANKLEBITER demo streaming everywhere.
FULL STRIDE Interview
FULL STRIDE is answer band coming out of Bloomington, Indiana and Chance (vocals) and Alex (bass) joined the show for a radio interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 12/1/2022. My good friend Nick (In Time, Plausible Deniability) also hopped on for a guest co host spot. We talked the Full Stride demo, Bloomington HC, Midwest HC, doing hc stuff in an off the road place, everything Full Stride, youth crew and much more. The end of the episode features a 20 minute rock block made by Chance.
MAJOR PAIN Interview w/ Koops
MAJOR PAIN is a new hardcore band coming out of Southern California and just joining the Indecision Decisions record family. They have released a killer demo already and have shared the stage with Shackled, Age of Apocalypse, Restraining Order, Higher Power, Broken Vow and have shows coming up with More to Pride and Gorilla Biscuits. Their bassist Cole Koopmans (Koops) joined YLIA for a live radio interview on KZAA 96.5 FM on 11/17/2022. We talked everything Major Pain, Major Payne, hockey, Orange County Hardcore, working at Revelation Records, Fury, the straight edge and much more. The episode finishes with a playlist made by the band.
Your Amazingcore Life in the Rivalry Records Discography featuring Fading Signal
When I got into hardcore in the early-mid 2000's I had no choice but to be front and center for the rise and peak of "amazing core" and the Rivalry Records epic releases. This era of hardcore is meaningful to me on a lot of different levels. I was joined by members of the band Fading Signal (North Carolina) took take a deep dive into "amazing core" and the Rivalry Records discography. We caught up on what's happening with Fading Signal and then we went into our discussion featuring some top 5 Rivalry lists and much more.
Your Life with James Carroll (Time and Pressure)
This streaming only episode of YLIA features James Carroll the king of graphic design and guitarist of Time and Pressure. James designed the Your Life In Time collab tee shirt, the YLIA Shasta Tiki Punch sticker, YLIA palm tree sticker, YLIA fest flyer, YLIA ticket sales location flyer and a ton of hardcore LP/EP and tape layouts. We talked the Time and Pressure breakup, Time and Pressure final shows and LP, graphic design, hot takes, Cleveland, St. Louis, booking shows, Ohio hardcore, Cavs basketball and more. This was James's second time on the show, check out our first interview in the YLIA archive form March 2021. Hit the link below for James's YLIA episode playlist.