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Ep. 053: 88 Fingers Louie w/ Denis Buckley

By Mike Doyle

88 Fingers Louie is an American band from Chicago which was formed in 1993. They played a style of hardcore punk, melodic hardcore, and punk rock. After disbanding in 1999, guitarist Dan Wleklinski and bassist Joe Principe formed the well-known punk rock band Rise Against. The band reunited in 2009 and has continued playing shows in Chicago, Canada, Belgium, Las Vegas, and Asbury Park. The band held a 20th-anniversary show in 2013. The name comes from a Flintstones gangster who sells dodgy pianos.  Fun fact, Denis is a fan of the podcast. Well, I mean he said he liked a few episodes so I’m going to take that as he has the logo tattooed on his chest now. I asked him if he’d like to talk about the days of 88 and how cool Chicago is and he said The Ballet Where did the video for "I’ve Won" go? How he found this podcast The Rod Stewart curse The Josh Humble Fireside Story Michael Gaughan The "I’ve Won" video story Later 88 songs making their way onto the first Rise Against Album And a ton more This week's episode is sponsored by Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, bringing the punk rock ruckus to liquid form! Brewing up lip smackin, palate crackin IPAs and sours, robust dark beers, and a healthy mix of classic easy drinkers. Neshaminy Creek beers are available in NJ, PA, DE, and MD. Neshaminy Creek will celebrate their 7th Anniversary on Saturday, June 8th with a free show at their main brewing facility and taproom in Croydon, PA, featuring: Dave Hause, Modern Life Is War, School Drugs, and Fire In The Radio. Website - Check out the new merch on the Check out my new book “How To Get Divorced. A Guide for people currently going through some shit.” You can download a free copy at If you’d like to support the podcast you can donate as little as $1 a month through Patreon by going to and click on the button at the top of the page that says Click HERE FOR BONUS MATERIAL. As a Patron, you get access to bonus material that regular podcast subscribers do not.  OR you can do a one-time donation by clicking the DONATE button. 

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