Weekend Quality

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Aug 4, 2017

Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!

Hear highlights from an historic evening of birthday and record-release revelry featuring Shellshag, Wild Rice, Erotic Novels, Ellen and the Degenerates, and Scruff. Recorded live on July 15, 2017 at Volume IV studios in New Brunswick, New Jersey! No way to prepare, just press play!

Paper Money

Ellen and the Degenerates
Going On a Trip
Fair To Me

Erotic Novels
Maiming Faces
Joan Jett

Wild Rice
Falling Down Again
The Great Swamp
Ain't It True (If You Will)

Resilient Bastard
Come Down
Get Right


And, next time:

Saturday, August 19
Muchmore's in Brooklyn, NY
The Capitalist Kids
The Young Rochelles
Erotic Novels
Jul 14, 2017
Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!
Chris and Shannon welcome Brooklyn-based duo Basic Bitches, who talk about poi, Cab Calloway, and their new album, "City Slackers." All this and a playlist chosen by Basic Bitches:
Basic Bitches - Lonely Teenage Heart
Tonya Harding - Makeout
Lady Bizness - Catwalk
Giant Kitty - Tough Girls
Basic Bitches - Mass Shootings And Donald Trump
Snatch Attack - Rip Into You
Sister Munch - Diarrhea Body Glitter
Francie Moon - Grow
Basic Bitches - We All Moved To The City Now We Can't Afford To Live
Wanda Jackson feat. The Cramps - Funnel Of Love
Get "City Slackers" and more:
And don't forget:
Saturday, July 15
at Volume IV, New Brunswick, NJ
Ellen and the Degenerates
Wild Rice
Erotic Novels
Saturday, August 19
Muchmore's in Brooklyn, NY
The Capitalist Kids
The Young Rochelles
Erotic Novels
Jun 30, 2017
Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!
C-Fab knocks some sense into all of you pulling your hairs out over an actor quitting a big-time TV show. We all learn something about life, and a little something about ourselves. Plus, rip-roaring punk rock like:
Needles//Pins - Time and Tide
CJ Ramone - Steady As She Goes
Radioactivity - No Alarm
Worriers - Future Me
Cayetana - Grumpy's
Teenage Bubblegums - I Don't Pretend
Sketchy - I Wrote a Suicide Note
The Capitalist Kids - Brute Farce
The Dopamines - Expect the Worst
Psychic Teens - Out2C
Plus, we announce...
The Capitalist Kids
The Young Rochelles
Erotic Novels
Saturday, August 19
at Muchmore's in Brooklyn, NY
...and also, more Erotic Novels dates:
July 3, Trenton, Millhill Basement
w/The Gloryholes
Speed Queen
Tight Lipped
July 7, WRSU 88.7, New Brunswick
Overnight Sensations at 10pm

July 15, New Brunswick, Volume IV (CD release show)
Ellen and the Degenerates
Wild Rice

July 28, Trenton, Millhill Basement
Alpha Rabbit

August 17, Baltimore, Joe Squared
96 Ghosts

August 18, Philadelphia, Milkboy
Sick Shit
The Barren Marys

August 20, TBA New Jersey
w/Capitalist Kids
Jun 16, 2017

Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!

Chris puts the label spotlight on King Pizza records in a talk with Greg, the owner/founder/operator of said institution. King Pizza, as you will hear, puts out garage punk for the garbage generation and beyond. Now's your chance to get on board, if you're not already.

Melted - Still Waiting
Rancid - Where I'm Going
Jabber - Anymore
The Ergs - September/October
Bleached - Dear Trouble
Needles//Pins - All The Same
The Mad Doctors - Dial M (For Sultry)
The Dicktations - Boys
Thee Creeps - Catch My Wave
Sweaty - Wasted Breath

Jun 2, 2017

Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!

Big announcement! Weekend Quality is now a record label, and the first release will be Erotic Novels five-song EP, 'Debut," on July 15. To mark the occasion, Weekend Quality Live will be happening that night at Volume IV with Erotic Novels, Scruff, Wild Rice, Ellen and the Degenerates, and Shellshag!

But you don't have to wait til July to get a taste of that sweet, sweet Weekend Quality Live action. We have exclusive live tracks and new songs here, this time on the podcast, with:

Erotic Novels:
Unchained Melody

Alpha Rabbit:
Gravitational Collapse
Red State Blues

Honah Lee:
Weezer Pin
Something Comes Along
Leave It To My Goddamn Brain
I Hate My Job
New Personality
Life Won't Let Me

Sick Shit:
Kids For Cash

May 19, 2017
Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!
Your refined host makes post-Memorial Day resolutions to be more of an artsy dude, do things, and look at different stuff as all good sense is shattered by the sounds of:
Neon Bone - I Don't Care
Cock Sparrer - Believe
Sunshine and the Rain - So Far So Close
White Reaper - Little Silver Cross
Loser Points - Values
Dan Vapid - When Seasons Change
Erica Freas - Moon
Kepi Ghoulie - Latitude 58
The Veterans - Rocket Summer
May 5, 2017

Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!

Despite the weight of waking life crushing his psyche, your protagonist musters the mental strength to bring you ten tracks of incredible punk rock, including a BRAND NEW EXCLUSIVE TRACK from Erotic Novels, and music from the bands you'll hear at Weekend Quality Live! Abandon all hope, ye who enter here!

Erotic Novels - Out West On My Own
School Drugs - Life Overrated
Dirty and His Fists - Gimme Your Money
Odd Robot - Crown of Shame
Alpha Rabbit - Damage
Goddamnit - Letterbox
The Isotopes - Rochelle, Rochelle
The Dopamines - Common Rue
Sick Shit - Validation
Honah Lee - R2dim2


w/Sick Shit
Honah Lee
Alpha Rabbit
Erotic Novels
May 5, 2017
Volume IV, New Brunswick, NJ
$5, all ages
doors 7:30, music at 8

Apr 21, 2017
Weekend Quality: Every other Friday we play the music fit for weekend consumption!
Episode 69! Up top! Chris and Shannon welcome sexy guest Alex Rosen, who talks about sexy times with his sexy bands Hot Blood and the Battery Electric and who has this sexy playlist for you:
The Battery Electric - Lose Control
Wyldlife - (It's Called) Rock 'n' Roll
Turbonegro - Hot for Neitzche
Dirty Fences - High School RIP
The Vansaders - Fire That Burns
Executors - Maximum OD + All Against All
Corrina Corrina - Distance
The Hellacopters - Toys and Flavors
Hot Blood - Blood On My Hands
Kvelertak - Ulvetid
Apr 7, 2017
Mikey Erg sits down with Chris and Shannon to dive into a playlist unlike anything heard on Weekend Quality. Can your fragile psyche bear the strain?!
Pink Floyd - Vegetable Man (2010 Mix)
Frank Zappa  - Dirty Love (Live Philly '76)
Paul McCartney/Elvis Costello - Tommy's Coming Home (original demo)
Pissed Jeans - I'm A Man
Chuck Berry - Nadine
The Presidents of the United States of America - Nuthin' But Luv
Pugwash - Apples
Penny Peeps - Model Village
Benny Hester - No the End Is Not Near
XTC - Meccanik Dancing (Oh We Go!)
Mar 31, 2017

Excerpts from the Weekend Quality Live with Mikey Erg, City Mouse, Erotic Novels, and Basic Bitches!

Basic Bitches
Hey Kid
We All Moved To the City Now We Can't Afford to Live

Erotic Novels
Revenge Therapy
I'm Not Willing

City Mouse
Back Issues
Really Really
One Good Night
What Are You Waiting For

Mikey Erg
(This Is Not) the First Time
Boys and Girls and Tentative Decisions
Waiting Out the Weekend
Song For a New Britian
Apart Time
NyQuil and Sudafed

recorded by Chris Pierce at Volume IV
cultivated and curated by Co-Executive Producer Shannon Perez
hosted by Chris Fabulous

Mar 24, 2017
Chris and WQ Co-Executive Producer Shannon Perez (Erotic Novels, I Hope You Die, Strange Things Done In the Midnight Sun) get positively weird about the impending insanity of Weekend Quality Live! Come to Volume IV in New Brunswick on Monday, March 27 and experience the mayhem for yourself! But, in the meantime, here's your semi-monthly dose of rock!
City Mouse - One Good Night
I Hope You Die - My Finest Hour
RVIVR - The Tide
OC45 -  Down We Go
Needles//Pins - Only Call Me When You're Drunk
The Up Up Ups - Shake it Up
The Cryptkeeper Five - The Unbeatable Cry
Ex-Girlfriends - You're Next
Basic Bitches - Lonely Teenage Heart
Mikey Erg - Jet
MARCH 27, 2017, 7:30pm
MIKEY ERG (full band)
Mar 10, 2017
Chris blabs poetic about one of the most sublime TV viewing experiences of all time and announces the details of the next Weekend Quality Live show! Somehow he finds the time to play punk rock, too:
Western Addiction - Masscult, Vulgarians, And Entitlement
OFF! - All I Can Grab
Humanshapes - Black Leather Jackets
Hiccup - Teasin'
Gymshorts - Copy Cat
Yeah Bud!!! - You Are A Head By Centurion
City Mouse - Back Issues
Pissed Jeans - Not Even Married
Mikey Erg - Boys and Girls and Tentative Decisions
The Lemonaids - My Heart Went Pop (At The Board Shop)
MARCH 27, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Chris gets Miranda Taylor (Exmaid, Black Wine, That Totally Bitchin' Podcast) in the studio to talk about not talking about ladies in music, stealing jokes from the king of podcasts Paul F. Tompkins, and music from bands Miranda and Black Wine have played with on the road.
Big Crux - Jangly
Drilling for Blasting - How to Play Guitar
ThinLips - Never Again
Inter Arma - Darker Movements
Shellshag - Face to Face
Cash Crop - That Should Be the Name of Yr First Solo Record
Gertrude Atherton -  What Was Their Name?
Spitting Image - Stone Tomb
Bullnettle- Ghosts
Exmaid - Sports
Also, be sure to check out Chris and WQ co-executive producer Shannon Perez as they debut their new band, Erotic Novels:
March 3
New Brunswick, NJ
Volume IV
w/The Turnbucklers, Electric Trip, Babe Sandwich and Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun
$5, all ages
March 5
Baltimore, MD
Joe Squared
w/Canker Blossom, Sharkmuffin, and Ex-Girlfriends
$8, all ages
Feb 10, 2017
Chris takes a journey to the center of his mind where he finds a genie, an attorney that specializes in genie law, and the key to unparalleled athletic success. Somehow he also finds the will to play punk rock:
Proton Packs - Tin Foil Hatman
Ramona - Over It. Not Over It.
Mom and Dad - Bye Bye Bye
The Up Up Ups - We're Alright
A Giant Dog - Too Much Makeup
Dan Webb and the Spiders - The Neighborhood
Kurt Baker Combo - Rusty Nail
Sharkmuffin - Straight Lines
Dead Stars - Bloomer
Warm Needles - Negative Reinforcement
Jan 27, 2017

Chris wants to come out from under his bed and throw a potluck for his friends. WHAT FRIENDS? Whatever. Life is hard. Listen to punk rock such as:

Masked Intruder - First Star Tonight
Choke the Pope - Jealousy
Murderburgers - She'll Be Filed Away
Shellshag - 50/50
Seeing Snakes - Let Me Down
Ex-Girlfriends- Bones
Terrible Feelings - Cold Eyes
Universal Monsters - Sleepwalker
Canker Blossom - Scream
Get The Net - Witch In My Basement

Jan 13, 2017

Chris issues a call for splashing some cold water on your face while playing the punk rock hits:

The Ergs! - Depot Avenue
Chandeli'ers - Wayfarer Shades
Dan Vapid and the Cheats - Invader
White Reaper - I Don't Think She Cares
Crazy and The Brains - Biggest In the World
The Wanna-Bes - Out Went the Lights
The Shooting Gallery - In Darkness
Blood Pressure - Bleak
Bad Grades - Whaddja Doo
The Challenged - Vintage Replayable Tape Machines

Dec 30, 2016
THE BIGGEST WEEKEND QUALITY EPISODES OF THE YEAR REACH THEIR INCONCEIVABLE CONCLUSION! Chris FINALLY counts down his Top 5 albums of 2016 and talks to the artists who made them. Plus, you'll hear punk rock recommendations from the punk rock masters. And if that wasn't enough, all the best songs of the year!

Be sure to listen to last week's episode for PART 1!

(Spoilers ahead.)
Interviews with:
Big Eyes
Mean Jeans
Fraser Murderburger (The Murderburgers)
Nick Woods (Direct Hit)
Mikey Erg

Music by:
Sea Lilies - Nothing Gets You Furious
Big Eyes - Stake My Claim
Big Eyes - Leave This Town
Mikey Erg - (This Is Not) The First Time
Dinosaur Jr. - Goin' Down
Crocodiles - Jumping on Angels
The Turnbucklers - Let it go
Mean Jeans - Croozin'
Mean Jeans - Long Dumb Road
Green Day - J.A.R.
Big Eyes - Curse Of The Tides
Mitski - Your Best American Girl
Bleached - Wasted On You
The Murderburgers - 8am Headlights
The Murderburgers - December Ruined Everything
Sonic Avenues - Dancing In the Sun
!ATTENTION! - Take The Long Way Home
Wonk Unit - Awful Jeans
The Creeps - Full Shook
Direct Hit - Artificial Confidence
Direct Hit - Bleach Music
Mind Spiders - Ulcer
Savages - Evil
A Giant Dog - Sleep When Dead
Mikey Erg - Song For New Britain
Mikey Erg - Boys & Girls & Tentative Decisions
Contributions by:
Lucas Carscadden (Sea Lilies)
Shannon Perez (I Hope You Die, Side Bitch, New Shannon Perez Band)
Freddy Unreal (The Turnbucklers)
Matt Dorsey (Sea Liles)
Brian Gorsegner (Night Birds)
Hallie Bulleit (The Unlovables, Hiccup)
Alex Holland (Gulps)
Aaron Stormo (The Emersons)
Jordy Oswald (The Creeps, Crvsades)
Tim Reynolds (Horrible Things)
Jim Testa (Jersey Beat)
Dec 23, 2016

THE BIGGEST WEEKEND QUALITY EPISODES OF THE YEAR ARE HERE! Chris counts down his Top 10 albums of 2016 and talks to the artists who made them. Plus, luminaries from across the punk rock galaxy of stars check in with their favorites, and all the best songs of the year get played for your enjoyment!

Come back next week for part 2!

(Spoilers ahead.)

Music by:
The Battery Electric - Modern Girls
Pkew Pkew Pkew - Mid 20's Skateboarder
Pkew Pkew Pkew - Asshole Pandemic
Descendents - Spineless and Scarlet Red
John K. Samson - 17th St. Treatment Centre
Jagger Holly - Shut Up and Kiss Me
The Manges - Body Bags 2
Mind Spiders - Rip It Out
Mind Spiders - Nothing Without It
Geza X - We Need More Power
Ramones - Loudmouth (40th Anniversary Mono Mix)
Beyoncé - 6 Inch
Psychic Teens - Everything
Martha - Goldman's Detective Agency
Martha -  11: 45, Legless in Brandon
Partial Traces - Dashi Bay
Problem Daughter - Lousy Smarch Weather
Mad Anthony feat. Honah Lee - Someone Cool As You
Dead To Me - I Wanna Die In Los Angeles
Joyce Manor - Fake I.D.
Joyce Manor - Stairs
The Bumpin' Uglies - Reelin' in the Beers
Psychic Teens - Winter Grey
Chvrches - Never Ending Circles
Sonic Avenues - Future
Steve Adamyk Band - Fallen Off
Steve Adamyk Band -  Carry On
Sea Lilies - Marble Foundations
Apogee Sound Club - Go Ahead It's Okay
Green Day - Bang Bang (Live at the AMA's)
Tacocat - I Hate the Weekend

Contributions by:
Corey Meyers (The Barren Marys)
Joe Decarolis (Psychic Teens, Hurry, Exmaid)
John Proffitt Jr. (Mom's Basement Records)
Max Desharnais (Sonic Avenues)
Rookie Rochelle (The Young Rochelles)
Tiffany Tavella (Teenage Bigfoot)
Miski Dee (City Mouse)
Erika Atrophy (The Jantones, The Day the Lake Caught Fire, The Holy Savior Club)
Tim Hoh (Honah Lee)
Drew Crowley (The Hourchive Podcast)
Miranda Taylor (Black Wine, Exmaid)
Joel Reader (Pansy Division, The Fatal Flaw)
Jesse Rhodes (Potato Rocket)
Kyle Serlington (Universal Monsters)
Dec 16, 2016

Chris roasts chestnuts with Shannon Perez (Side Bitch, I Hope You Die, Strange Things Done in the Midnight Sun, New Shannon Perez Band). The #babeoftheyear is revealed, Chris gets socks, Shannon gets "crunk," and you get rock'n'roll for Christmas:

Julian Casablancas - I Wish It Was Christmas Today
The Dickies - Silent Night
They Might Be Giants - Santa's Beard
Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus
The Kinks - Father Christmas
Lemuria - Home For the Holidays
Joey Ramone - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
Bouncing Souls / Weston - Do They Know It's Christmas
Bing Crosby and David Bowie - Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy

Dec 2, 2016

While Chris prepares the Best of 2016 specials, the dystopic duo of J Nixon (Nervous Triggers, Black Wine, Blankside, Wake Up Sheep People podcast) and Jay Insult (Nervous Triggers, Streams of Whiskey Gigs & DJ Nights) fills in. Prepare your palate for the saltiest and sweetest in punk rock.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop - Get Rad
The Pathogens - Freaks on the Street
The Lovesongs- D
Psychic Teens- Tarnish
Exmaid - Sports
Blankside- Video
Finchler - Mr. Death
Coneheads - Notha Thing
War on Women - You Don't Tell Me How To Live
Nervous Triggers - Do The Drool

Nov 18, 2016

Highlights from the Weekend Quality Live with Sonic Avenues, Steve Adamyk Band, Gulps, and City Pool!

City Pool
Wipe It Down
Last Stab

Kiss Me Thru the Phone

Steve Adamyk Band
Through My Fingers
Forever Won't Wait
I Fought For the USA
Better Off

Sonic Avenues
Death Trap
Burn Like Fire
Illusions: The System
This Is Your Way Out
X Your Manners

Recorded at the Pharmacy, Philadelphia, November 2, 2016. Recorded by Garret Price. Live sound and vocals engineered by Bill Logicalfrog. Edited by Chris Fabulous. Co-executive producer Shannon Perez.

Nov 2, 2016

TONIGHT! WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2! THE PHARMACY! 18th AND WHARTON, PHILADELPHIA! WEEKEND QUALITY LIVE! Chris is pumped for the show, playing hits from the acts that will perform, as well as some more of his favorite punk rock tunes!

Sonic Avenues - Future
Melted - Old Lady Avenue
Mean Jeans - Michael Jackson Was Tight
Truant Minds - Waiting
Joyce Manor - Reversing Machine
Ex-Cult - Government Birdcage
Steve Adamyk Band - Lose Control
Pkew Pkew Pkew - Hangin' Out
Sea Lilies - Hate the Smell
Gulps - Bummer

Oct 21, 2016

Listen if you dare! It's the WQ Halloween Spooktacular, featuring the way to total reality-transcending happiness, and obviously the best bone-chilling punk rock from the likes of:

Big Eyes - Leave This Town
Steve Adamyk Band - If I Wanted To
Dead To Me - I Wanna Die In Los Angeles
The Turnbucklers - All The Time
Four Lights - White Girl Wasted
Kitty Kat Fan Club - Take the World I'm Coming Home With You
Go Deep - It's Ending Soon
Sonic Avenues - Tunnel Vision
Teenage Bigfoot - No Office In the Wild
Psychiatric Metaphors - The Parasite

Oct 7, 2016

Chris throws a little hissy fit. Of course there's also punk rock music from all your favorites!

Night Birds - One Eye
Bad Sports - Don't Get Your Hopes Up
Color TV - Meat Wagon
I Hope You Die - Blue
Dog Party - Enough
Culture Abuse - Turn It Off
School Damage - Shoot Your Eye Out
The Dopamines - Dave Wipfler
The '94 Knicks - Don't Worry
The Murderburgers - The Waves

Sep 23, 2016

Your humble host, "C-Fab," becomes possessed by the Holy Spirit of punk rock and plays the greatest damn music you ever heard in your damn life. He also talks about the Misfits reunion and his experience seeing Pansy Division this week.

The Battery Electric - Modern Girls
Mikey Erg - Faulty Metaphor
Black Wine - Solar Flare
Bong Mountain — Shit Talk Brigade
Sea Lilies - Use Anything
Young Rochelles - Not Any Use
Crazy & the Brains - Brain Freeze
The Mr. T Experience - Cinthya (with a Y)
Pansy Division - Blame the Bible
Steve Adamyk Band - Through My Fingers

Plus, don't forget:
Sonic Avenues
Steve Adamyk Band
City Pool
November 2 at the Pharmacy
18th and Wharton, Philadelphia





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