#324 with Jeff Proctor and Joe Dana: Razorcake Podcast

Jul 18, 2014

#324 with Jeff Proctor and Joe Dana: Razorcake Podcast

Joe: The mission of our monthly event, Razorcake <3’s Drinking Beer and Listening to Records is simple and in the title itself: Listen to vinyl records and have day-drinking good times with people who’d appreciate the vinyl records being played.

Jeff:Dive bar day-drinking is one of our favorite kinds of drinking. I like to think Joe and I are pretty good at it. We’re also pretty excited about the punk rock world we’re currently inhabiting, which is often much more varied, creative, and diverse than it’s often given credit for. And we’re excited to share that world with you.

Joe: Over the past year and some change that we’ve done this at Bar 107 (107 W. 4th Street in Downtown LA), we’ve had people who never DJed before behind the decks sharing their favorite songs. We’ve had people visit us from other states to hang out with us and proudly put a Razorcake button on their person. We’ve had numerous people discover the magazine and the newer bands that we’re playing. It’s been a wild party but it’s also been greatly rewarding watching people’s faces light up monthly.

Jeff: Punk rock is supposed to be democratic, participatory. Spinning punk rock records at a bar shouldn’t be an exclusionary thing or something to be intimidated by. So, we try to provide a welcoming environment open to the expansive Razorcake family to come in and try your hand at playing some of your favorite punk rock records for your friends.

Joe: Most bars you go to play the same music. Usually you just get rowdy enough with friends until you can’t hear the Journey, Bob Marley, Eagles garbage. Even if the bar claims a punk night, you know it’s going to be a lot of Green Day, Social Distortion, and the Clash. The beauty of Razorcake <3’s Drinking Beer and Listening to Records is that we get to play music that you normally don’t hear in a bar.

Jeff: With all the rich, storied history of punk rock in Los Angeles, it’s often surprising at how rare it is to find punk bars in town or bars that host punk nights that are not realized through the lens of a thirty-year-old episode of CHiPs or Quincy. So, we try to be an antidote to that.

Joe: With this podcast we wanted to present some of the music you might hear in our monthly event. At the same time, we know that most people listening to a Razorcake podcast have heard bands like Dillinger 4, Tiltwheel, the Marked Men, etc. before. We brought in kind of a happy medium.

Jeff: Don’t worry; I usually play more stuff that came out in the last ten years, too. I swear.

Joe: Hope you enjoy and if you’re in the area and it’s that time of the month, please join us at Bar 107!

Shirley Bassey, “Goldfinger” Goldfinger
L7, “Fast and Frightening” Smell the Magic (Sub Pop)
Shellac, “Prayer to God” 1000 Hurts(Touch & Go)
Fluf, “Sticky Bun” Whitey on the Moon(Headhunter)
Dictators, “I Stand Tall” Everyday Is Saturday (Norton)
Rocket From The Crypt, “Drop Out” Scream, Dracula, Scream! (Headhunter)
Spits, “Witch Hunt” The Spits (Dirtnap)
Black Velvet Flag, “I Don’t Care About You” Come Recline (Go Kart)
Dwarves, “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll” That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll 7” (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
Neighborhood Brats, “Shark Beach” No Sun No Tan (Deranged)
The Cramps, “It Thing Hard-On” Big Beat from Badville (Epitaph)
The Southern Belles, “Dum Dum Ditty” Girls in the Garage Vol. 4 (Romulan)
J Church, “Alone When She Dies” Drama of Alienation (Honest Don’s)
Crucifucks, “The Savior” Wisconsin (Alternative Tentacles)