Season 2 - Ep. 2 - John Montross of Punk Rock Radar Brings Perspective on History and Current State of Punk Music


In this episode of The Powered By Rock Podcast, I speak with John Montross from the online publication, Punk Rock Radar. John has spent countless hours scouring through punk rock music every day for the last couple of years, and he has spent most of his life loving punk music. So, I figured what better person to bring on to speak about the past, present and future state of punk rock!

If you haven't checked out his site or his social media presence, you definitely should, because it will keep you abreast of A LOT of the punk music releases that come out, and he even helps do rankings from time to time to help you know which ones you should prioritize.

Intro: "Colorado" by Birds Love Filters

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0:00 - Intro
1:45 - How did John Montross get into punk music and end up creating Punk Rock Radar?
5:41 - Where does John Montross see Punk Rock Radar going in the future?
6:39 - Why did Punk Rock Radar give Krang's album the best punk album of 2021?
8:10 - Why didn't Face to Face make the top 10 list of best punk album of 2021 on Punk Rock Radar?
10:24 - Why is Punk Rock Radar not a fan of the new NOFX albums?
13:30 - How does Punk Rock Radar keep up with all the new punk music coming out?
19:08 - What were the punk bands of the 90's that Punk Rock Radar liked?
21:30 - What punk bands in the 2000's decade did Punk Rock Radar like?
23:47 - What punk bands in the 2010's did Punk Rock Radar get into?
29:21 - What are some of the things that Punk Rock Radar likes and dislikes about the punk music scene?
32:12 - What punk music is Punk Rock Radar looking forward to in 2022?
33:50 - Final thoughts from Punk Rock Radar's John Montross
34:27 - Outro

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