Mikey Erg has been in A LOT of bands. Frankly, it is perhaps simpler to checklist tasks he hasn’t been concerned with, however listeners seemingly know the hardworking drummer, guitarist, and vocalist from his stints in iconic punk bands like The Ergs!, Worriers, Star Fucking Hipsters, The Dopamines, Filth Bike Annie, and from his in depth and spectacular physique of labor as a solo artist. Just a few weeks faraway from the discharge of his outstanding self-titled solo record, Mikey spoke to My First Band host Tyler Maas about every of these creative endeavors and quite a few different bands he was a part of over the course of his roughly three a long time of on-stage expertise.
Over the course of the prolonged dialogue, the achieved punk purveyor talked about rising up in a small New Jersey city, formative all-ages exhibits and unbiased document shops that fostered his style in music, highschool tasks, the beginning of The Ergs! (and the band’s surprising rise to pop-punk prominence). Alongside the way in which, Erg talked about his solo flip, becoming a member of up with bands like Worriers and Off With Their Heads, and a few wonderful behind the scenes expertise he had as a member of The LLC—the backing band for The Chris Gethard Present—in the course of the public entry program-turned-basic cable darling’s memorable run. And naturally Erg and Maas talked about their mutual love of Norm Macdonald’s basic 1998 movie Soiled Work!
My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Lakefront Brewery. The present is edited by Jared Blohm. You’ll be able to hearken to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. You may also hearken to rebroadcasts of earlier My First Band episodes on WMSE each Wednesday from midday to 12:30 p.m. CST. Music used on this episode comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Road Eight Tigers”) and Mikey Erg (“Can’t Be Too Careless”).