Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Last Years - San Diego Punk

The Last years
San Diego CA

The Band started in 2010 with Steve Baeza-Guitar,backing Vox
John Thompson-Lead Singer  
Victor Jacome-Drums
Steven Fudge on Bass who has since been replaced by Miguel Rodriguez.
Steve and John had been out partying together going to shows and got to thinking about starting a band as the bands they were seeing were not what they were into. Steve started writing a bunch of songs played them for John as the lead singer he dug them.
Steven Fudge was always hanging around they told him to play bass he agreed, the only available drummer Steve knew was Vic, after giving Vic a call they started rehearsing in his garage they rehearsed 8 songs for about 4 months before their first show at The Radio Room for Yeah Buddy Fest Fourth of July  weekend 2010. They have been playing non-stop since.
Their favorite San Diego Venues are the Tower Bar the only real dive bar left in San Diego,  most bands want to play there so they feel lucky to be able to play there often. They also like playing at Bar Eleven an awesome venue for craft beers rock n roll and partying all night, to help them hone their stage presence and get used to being on stage the crew at Bar Eleven gave them a month long residency in December 2010 this really helped them out, they continue to play there monthly and dig it!
In March 2011 they played at the Double Down Saloon In Las Vegas NV with their Favorite local band Shiva Trash who started around the same time as they did they really enjoy playing shows together and are looking forward to a West Coast tour hopefully this summer.
They are currently working on a 7” single to be released soon under Cholo Punk Records.
The Last Years have just been added to the regular rotation at PoDunk Radio and are stoked about it! They also Submitted their “GET RAD” album for PoDunk Radio Punk Rock Vol.1 Comp.The Band is hoping PoDunk will choose Lick My Leather and Danny Never Says get used, these two songs are the best on the album and really define their sound as a band.
The Last years goal starting the band was to have as much fun and party for as long as they can and they have been doing that. They say they don’t have much ambition they mostly just like to party, get fucked up, and then have a few beers.

I would like to thank The Last Years for giving me the honor to be the first to review them.


You can contact the Band @

Saturday, January 21, 2012

New submissions being added today

got some great stuff this week from The Glory, Tealeaf, Loafass, Adelleda, PickPocket, the Piss Drunks, and Section 242.

be looking for a review of I Hate People's upcoming release of Nick Oliveri Vs. the Chuck Norris Experiment split to be posted (hopefully this evening if all goes well)


Also, still adding bands to the PoDunk Radio Punk Rock Comp. Vol.1 - if you want in on it send tracks to please make the subject line say "comp submissions" or some shit to that nature.

PoDunk Radio is s great source of FREE Promotion for your band or label - we dig punk rock and we want to help spread it to the world.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012


While we here at podunk radio do not condone illegally downloading digital content online we would like to make sure that you the loyal listener have an understanding of what this bill means to the freedoms that we as american are accustomed to. the following is an excerpt from the wikipedia article regarding this bill. it is being posted as an excerpt because wikipedia, along with many other high profile websites will go black for 24 hours tonight at midnght in protest of  SOPA.
you can read the article in it's entirety once the protest has ended by clicking this link.

furthermore i'd like to assure you, the listener, that our base programming is 100% approved for airplay directly from the bands, labels, promoters, or authorized representatives.

"The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), also known as House Bill 3261 or H.R. 3261, is a bill that was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on October 26, 2011, by House Judiciary Committee Chair Representative Lamar S. Smith (R-TX) and a bipartisan group of 12 initial co-sponsors. The bill, if made law, would expand the ability of U.S. law enforcement and copyright holders to fight online trafficking in copyrighted intellectual property and counterfeit goods.[2] Presented to the House Judiciary Committee, it builds on the similar PRO-IP Act of 2008 and the corresponding Senate bill, the PROTECT IP Act.[3]
The originally proposed bill would allow the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as copyright holders, to seek court orders against websites accused of enabling or facilitating copyright infringement. Depending on who makes the request, the court order could include barring online advertising networks and payment facilitators from doing business with the allegedly infringing website, barring search engines from linking to such sites, and requiring Internet service providers to block access to such sites. The bill would make unauthorized streaming of copyrighted content a crime, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison for ten such infringements within six months. The bill also gives immunity to Internet services that voluntarily take action against websites dedicated to infringement, while making liable for damages any copyright holder who knowingly misrepresents that a website is dedicated to infringement.[4]
Proponents of the bill say it protects the intellectual property market and corresponding industry, jobs and revenue, and is necessary to bolster enforcement of copyright laws, especially against foreign websites.[5] They cite examples such as Google's $500 million settlement with the Department of Justice for its role in a scheme to target U.S. consumers with ads to illegally import prescription drugs from Canadian pharmacies.[6]
Opponents say that it violates the First Amendment,[7] is Internet censorship,[8] will cripple the Internet,[9] and will threaten whistle-blowing and other free speech actions.[7][10] Opponents have initiated a number of protest actions, including petition drives, boycotts of companies that support the legislation, and planned service blackouts by English Wikipedia and major Internet companies scheduled to coincide with the nextCongressional hearing on the matter.
The House Judiciary Committee held hearings on November 16 and December 15, 2011. The Committee was scheduled to continue debate in January 2012,[11] but on January 17 Chairman Smith said that "[d]ue to the Republican and Democratic retreats taking place over the next two weeks, markup of the Stop Online Piracy Act is expected to resume in February."[12]

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Introducing Fighting for Scraps

Hard working blue collared punks Fighting For Scraps are a highly aggressive Melodic/Punk/Hardcore band from the south suburbs of Chicago. The lineup features seasoned vets from Human Monster, Piece Corpse, Bite the Hand and Insane Youth. Bubblegum anthems have dominated the punk scene for the past decade and Fighting For Scraps' highly aggressive, loud and heavy sound is a fresh change of pace. Fueled by explosive drumming, dynamic guitar riffs, thunderous bass lines and old school, raspy vocals, Fighting For Scraps pushes the boundaries of punk.

They exploded onto the Chicago music scene in 2010, playing shows across the metropolitan area with Star Fucking Hipsters, The Infected, Deals Gone Bad, Last False Hope and Dead Town Revival. Keep your eyes and ears open, Fighting For Scraps will dominate the punk scene in 2012.

Check out their facebook page
and their Twitter

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A Worthy Cause. Punks for a Princess. Fundraising for children in life threatening situations

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"knowing the economy is tight all we are looking for is a dollar or two donation from as many people as possible to reach our goal of $5,000 and to do that we need to reach 5,000 people"

Punks for a Princess is a benefit show started in memory of 7-year old Kaitlyn Ferra, who tragically passed away on August 7, 2008. While vacationing in Ashland, New Hampshire, the family SUV was suddenly swept away in a devastating flash flood. Her mother and brother were also carried downstream, but were eventually rescued.

The following month, Kaitlyn’s uncle, along with some friends, organized the first annual Punks for a Princess charity event. Many New England area punk rock bands donated their time to play a concert and raise money for Kaitlyn’s family in their time of need. The following year, Punks for a Princess became a two-concert weekend and raised nearly $3,400 for the Three Rivers WET team, the heroic men and women who risked their lives to rescue Kaitlyn’s mother and brother.

Kaitlyn is fondly remembered as someone who loved helping other children. Whether it be at home, at school, on the playground, or in scouting, Kaitlyn was always the first to lend a helping hand to any child in need of a friend. That’s why in 2010, in honor of Kaitlyn’s loving nature, Punks for a Princess teamed up with A Wish Come True (, an organization that helps to grant extraordinary wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses. 2010 also saw Punks for a Princess expand into a 3 day event including hitting the Boston area with 2 shows in one day at the Beachcomber in Quincy Ma. which helped us raise our highest total to date at $4187.66 giving us a 3 year total of $10,800. To learn more, and to find out how you can contribute, please email Tony at

(article excerpt from