On the Rocks Podcast

On the Rocks Podcast

On the Rocks is a perfect mix of rock 'n' roll and pop culture banter, all from the fan's perspective. Pour yourself a glass and join Super Metal World writer Mark Radlund for some action-packed conversations.

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On this excellent episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Music Writer Dan Ozzi joins the pod to chat about his new book SELLOUT: The Major Label Feeding Frenzy That Swept Punk, Emo, and Hardcore (1994-2007), featuring the stories of 11 bands and their major label debut albums, including: Green Day, Jawbreaker, Jimmy Eat World, Blink-182, […]

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Oct 29

48 min 55 sec

On part 2 of this extra special episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Actor/Musician/Director/Solid Dude Jon Gries and Nate geek out about music, debut four of Gries’ songs, and chat about some of the many roles he’s played on TV and in movies over the years. It was a super fun chat, dear listener! If […]

Oct 14

1 hr 22 min

On this extra special episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Actor/Musician/Director/Solid Dude Jon Gries and Nate geek out about music, debut four of Gries’ songs, and chat about some of the many roles he’s played on TV and in movies over the years. It was a super fun chat, dear listener! Stay tuned for part […]

Oct 6

1 hr 23 min

On this super fun episode On The Rocks Podcast, Singer/Writer/Social Media Maven Sweaty Lamarr (AKA Tara Giancaspro) and Nate chat about a little bit of everything! Seriously. Her music, her book, her life, and everything in between! SOME of the topics include:• Starting to be a musician a year ago and writing 50 songs during […]

Sep 22

1 hr 22 min

This is part TWO. Click here to listen to part ONE. On this very special episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Kelly from I Need Friends Podcast and Nate discuss the The New Concert Rules as written by the venue Knuckleheads Kansas City. The rumors are true. Concerts have been slowly coming back, with mixed […]

Sep 20

1 hr 31 min

On this very special episode of On The Rocks Podcast, Kelly from I Need Friends Podcast and Nate discuss the The New Concert Rules as written by the venue Knuckleheads Kansas City. The rumors are true. Concerts have been slowly coming back, with mixed results. But before we get started, here’s a handy guide on […]

Sep 12

1 hr 39 min

In this episode, Nate chats with A.P. Bio's Marisa Baram! Marisa Baram is an American actress known for her roles in Henry Danger, How to Get Away with Murder, Awkward, Real Husbands of Hollywood, and her biggest role (and how I know her) as Marissa (with two S's) on NBC/Peacock's hilarious and heartwarming show A.P. Bio!

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Aug 17

2 hr 52 min

Hime Amplification’s Jeff Hime On this special episode of the podcast, On The Rocks Podcast host Nate Callens chats with another very special guest. Hime Amplification’s Jeff Hime joined the show to share some of of the many stories from his time running his amp shop in Nashville. Jeff Hime is an Amp Designer, Cobra […]

Jul 7

1 hr 29 min

Nick Peine discusses breaking into standup comedy at 17, Tinder vs. Match, and his role as Marcus Kasperak on NBC's A.P. Bio.

Feb 25

1 hr 31 min

Allisyn Snyder joins us to discuss her role as Heather on NBC's A.P. Bio, growing up on the Disney Channel, her artwork, and latest projects.

Feb 17

1 hr 54 min

We review the hottest album in rock and roll, Medicine at Midnight by Foo Fighters. Here are track-by-track thoughts and long live the Foos!

Feb 11

50 min 33 sec

We dish out the Top 10 Christmas Songs for our Season 1 finale.

Dec 2020

49 min 38 sec

We reflect on the year that was 2020, breaking down the Top 5 Stories that dominated the rock and pop culture news cycle.

Dec 2020

1 hr 9 min

We dig into Ticketmaster requiring vaccines, Nathaniel Rateliff performing in front of actual humans, and the best Christmas movies ever.

Dec 2020

1 hr 28 min

Ben Guiles of Small Town Titans joins us to discuss "The Ride," stage gymnastics, and the world's social media obsession.

Nov 2020

53 min 3 sec

The Porch Podcast joins us to celebrate 30 years of Pearl Jam. We dig into the band's legacy, Gigaton, and our favorite tracks.

Nov 2020

1 hr 27 min

Jeff Azar of Demi the Daredevil talks "Paranoia on Main Street," 2000's emo rock, and his journey from drummer to front man.

Nov 2020

47 min 38 sec

We celebrate the life of guitar virtuoso Eddie Van Halen. He changed rock, metal, and the way the instrument was played forever. Rest in power EVH!

Oct 2020

59 min 45 sec

Fleetwood Mac is back thanks to Tik Tok, Vin Diesel releases an electric dance anthem, and Lenny Kravitz is absolutely shredded.

Oct 2020

1 hr 11 min

We finish off our list of the greatest television theme songs of all time. Tune in to find out which ones made the cut!

Oct 2020

1 hr 17 min

We discuss ten of our favorite TV theme songs in part one of our special two part series. Find out which ones made the cut!

Sep 2020

1 hr 18 min

Dave Grohl loses to a 10-year old, Imploring the Mirage review, and Rick Astley does the next James Bond theme?

Sep 2020

1 hr 53 min

Tony Campos of Static-X joins us to discuss Project Regeneration Vol. 1, video games, quarantine snacks, and much more.

Sep 2020

58 min 49 sec

The guys hit the road this Labor Day weekend to give you another 8 essential road trip songs. Tune in to see which ones made the cut!

Sep 2020

1 hr 46 min

We celebrate 45 years of Bruce Springsteen's iconic Born to Run album, discussing our favorite lyrics and moments in each track. 2! 3! 4!

Aug 2020

1 hr 55 min

Kanye West is running for president, the U.K. creates a social distancing concert venue, and the last Blockbuster becomes an Airbnb.

Aug 2020

1 hr 25 min

Smash Mouth have a non-mask wearing concert at Sturgis, Betty White dies again, and the artist formerly known as David Lee Roth ends racism with a name change.

Aug 2020

1 hr 17 min

We revisit one of our favorite comedies, Role Models. Is this Paul Rudd's best movie? Is Rudd the most likable actor? Does this movie work without Kiss? Grab a Minotaur energy drink and blast off with us!

Aug 2020

1 hr 15 min

Digital marketer and music journalist Monica Strut dishes out tips to independent bands, along with setting Nate straight on everything Australian. Get your Vegemite sandwiches ready for this killer interview.

Jul 2020

1 hr 29 min

Every great road trip has a rad soundtrack attached. We give you our top 8 road trip songs that are sure to enhance your trip. Hit the open road in style!

Jul 2020

53 min 28 sec

The Hellfreaks vocalist Shakey Sue discusses God On the Run, concert vibes in different European cities, and her former life as a professional gymnast.

Jul 2020

1 hr 5 min

Tor Glidje of Mantric discusses False Negative, why black metal continues to dominate Scandinavia, and how Norway's metal scene differs from the U.S.

Jul 2020

40 min 23 sec

We celebrate 25 years of one of our favorite bands...Foo Fighters!

Jun 2020

1 hr 58 min

Shane Sherman of BADGUYSWIN talks 90s grunge, Melvins, and his disdain for Nickelback and Barenaked Ladies (the band). Stream their debut album Cowards now.

Jun 2020

52 min 37 sec

We rank the best fictional bands NOT named Spinal Tap. Just because a band is fake, doesn't make them bad. Find out who made the cut.

Jun 2020

1 hr 51 min

We give a sneak peek at Jupiter Hollow's new album "Bereavement" before its release on Friday. Enjoy 5 songs from the album on this listening party.

Jun 2020

47 min 48 sec

Johnny Papaioannou of Background Noise Suppression discusses Pop Dirt, Thessaloniki vs. Athens, the 2004 Olympics, olives, and Giannis Antetokounmpo.

Jun 2020

55 min 58 sec

The month of May brought us social distancing concerts, AMC Theaters ditching Universal, and Guns N' Roses writing a children's book.

May 2020

1 hr 38 min

Andrey Borzykin and Sasha Razumova of Major Moment discuss the "The Sequel," moving to Boston from Russia, and the massive influence of Chester Bennington.

May 2020

1 hr 36 min

Volume 2 of our Independent Rock Radio series features a dozen outstanding rock tracks from independent musicians all across the globe.

May 2020

1 hr 20 min

We celebrate 15 years of The Hold Steady's sophomore masterpiece "Separation Sunday."

May 2020

1 hr 53 min

Get nostalgic and revisit 20 songs that are turning 20 in 2020. It seems like these tracks were released yesterday, but in fact, they came out in 2000.

Apr 2020

1 hr 47 min

Beach Slang vocalist James Alex chats about their new album, The Replacements, touring with the Goo Goo Dolls, and performing the NPR Tiny Desk Concert series.

Apr 2020

1 hr 4 min

Pharmacose lead singer Wes Jones opens up about his struggles with mental health, filming music videos, vinyl hunting, and using bar karaoke as practice.

Apr 2020

59 min 31 sec

Connor Middleton of Stone Sea joins us to discuss their new music, his obsession with Dave Grohl, and an Irish edition of "Love it or Hate it."

Apr 2020

1 hr 4 min

Alex Hek of Altostratus chats about their new album Complete the Connection, progressive metal, playing in a wedding band, and England's rich music culture.

Mar 2020

1 hr 1 min

The COVID-19 virus is forcing many of us to stay inside for a long period of time. Here are 10 recommendations to help pass the time.

Mar 2020

1 hr 9 min

Nirvana tribute band, Nivrana, joins us to discuss how they provide the ultimate fan experience, Nirvana's career, Kurt Cobain documentaries, and more.

Mar 2020

1 hr 12 min

Eric Alper is a veteran in the music industry. Alper discusses his engaging Twitter account, Nickelback hate, and the current state of rock music.

Mar 2020

1 hr 22 min

Brad Blazek of Single Podcast Theory joins us to break down Pearl Jam's new singles, the upcoming tour, and the anticipated release of Gigaton.

Feb 2020

1 hr 27 min