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Ep. 050: Promoting NJ Shows w/ Ricky Saporta

By Mike Doyle

Ricky Saporta was a show promoter in NJ back in the late 90s. The main space he did this at was the Wayne Firehouse in Wayne, NJ. Shows started in the smaller room and then progressed into the large room where bands like At The Drive-In, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, and many other large acts played. It took me FOREVER to get him on the show but he finally caved and this is what we talked about: The unreleased song I wrote to entice him to be on the podcast How he connected with his punk rocker wife, Nina How I finally got him on the show NYC being scary back then Plan A Project When did he start taking photos at shows OL Rebellion How he’d get band logos for flyers At The Drive-In The Piebald story Andrew Ellis Benny Horowitz And a ton more Make sure you go support his wife, Nina’s, Kickstarter for her book, “Sunshine Elementary Chapter Book Series”. Before we begin, this week’s episode is sponsored by 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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