12: Live At Home Posse w/ Mike Park

Since 1996 Mike Park has run the legendary Bay Area DIY Punk/Ska record label Asian Man Records. In 2014 Mike put out our album Whoopty Whoop on the Asian Man imprint label Fun Fun Records. In this episode we talk about tour managing Alkaline Trio, starting Asian Man/Fun Fun Records, how our relationship with Mike began, Chuck E Cheese's, and what it's like to be friends with Biz Markie.

11: Rap Kit w/ Stef Alexander (P.O.S.)

Someone in this photo of Neil, Stef, Nick Abdo and Bryan was photoshopped in. We'll never tell you who.

Someone in this photo of Neil, Stef, Nick Abdo and Bryan was photoshopped in. We'll never tell you who.

We've been huge fans of Minneapolis rapper/awesome dude P.O.S. for a long time. We've been going to his shows for almost 10 years! He graciously recorded an amazing verse on Shake It Well our song about orange juice. Stef invited us to his house to chill with him and his three year old son Lincoln. In this episode of Banter Buddies we talk about: Animated movies, Warped Tour, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Doomtree Beer.

10: Seven Inches of Midriff w/ Neil Zumwalde

If ever there was a third member of our band it would be our good friend/producer Neil Zumwalde. His band Zibra Zibra was one of the defining influences behind Koo Koo Kanga Roo. In this episode of Banter Buddies we talk about costumes, attending arts high school, Britney Spears cover bands, why cymbals are terrible and creating board games.

09: The Yoga Game w/ Derek Mount of Family Force 5

Family Force 5 is an incredible band from Atlanta, GA. They're playing the main stage on this summer's Vans Warped Tour. In this episode of Banter Buddies we talk to guitarist Derek Mount about Stage names, showering at Warped Tour, making music for movies, Past Warped Tours, and Stage Antics

08: Pierce The Whale w/ MC Lars

We met rapper MC Lars on the very first day of Warped Tour and hit it off right away. He makes awesome songs, and is an all-around inspiring dude to be around. In this episode we talk about our stage mates at Warped Tour, The Aquabats, being in humorous bands, and meeting your heroes. 

07: Our Driver Consoled Me w/ Baby Baby

Banter Buddies is back! Warped Tour has started and we plan on bantering as many rad bands as possible. Today we speak with ATL's finest, Baby Baby. We've been pals with them for a long time. They're party animals. In this episode we talk about Meeting Marc Maron, pooping in plastic bags, the Fontez Brooks history of Baby Baby, and touring with Run the Jewels.

06: Fromage Croissant w/ Gabriel Douglas

Banter Buddies is back up in your face! Gabriel Douglas from the Minneapolis stompin' blues band The 4onthefloor is our special guest! In this episode we talk about small town life in Minnesota, sneaking out to see Third Eye Blind, silly tour stories, why Bryan hates Super Smash Brothers and yard games.

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05: Tim Allen's Agent w/ Ali Fisch

04: Slop Pop w/Chris Vondracek

03: Stud Finder w/ Joe Mailander

If you like bands from Minnesota that play shows for kids, then this episode of the podcast is for you! Our special guest is Joe Mailander.  He's one half of Grammy award winning folk band The Okee Dokee Brothers.

In this episode we talk about lying to kids, old band names, the night of prophesy, show choir and the Grammy Awards.

02: Bumblebee Fuzz w/ Tommy Rehbein

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Episode 2 of Banter Buddies is here! We’re back! You’re back! Thanks for sticking with us. Our special guest is our friend Tommy Rehbein. He’s been in a whole bunch of bands. Currently, he plays in Farewell Contiental and International Karate.

In this episode we talk about Doom metal, sending snail mail to bands, making guitar pedals, and we have fun an doing a MAD LIB!

SHOW NOTES AND LINKS

Follow Tommy on Twitter @Trehbz

Anakin 

Five Watt Coffee 

Uptown Pizza

Motion City Soundtrack

Book Narcs Podcast

Doom Metal - Wikipedia 

BNLX

Ed Ackerson - AllMusic.com

Alison Mosshart - Wikipedia

Therapy? - Wikipedia

The Bad Plus

Aqualung - Wikipedia

Small Towns Burn A Little Slower - Wikipedia

Rocky Votalato

Marcus Noise

ZVEX

Starflyer 59 - Wikipedia

Jeremy Ylvisaker - Wikipedia

Crash Bandits

Greycoats

Buoyant - Merriam-Webster

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01: 'I Should Get a Perm', w/ Seth Duin

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Yes! We're starting a podcast! It's called Banter Buddies. We don't know much more than that though. We figure we'll just chill with friends and see how it goes! This inaugural podcast is with Seth Duin. He's in a cool "indie-blues, psych-rock" band called General B and the Wiz. You should check them out. Also Seth came on tour with us in the summer of 2011. It was fun.  

In this episode we talk about beards, cover bands, Wham!, and sleeping in college radio stations.

Show Notes and Links:

Follow Seth on Twitter @SethDuin

General B and the Wiz - Website

YOUTUBE: General B and the Wiz cover "Last Christmas" by Wham!

YOUTUBE: Wham! - Last Christmas - Official Music Video

YOUTUBE: Wham! - Freedom - Official Music Video

YOUTUBE: Sound guy getting down to Gen B while mixing the show

New to Podcasting?

No worries! It’s super easy to listen! Either:

A: Subscribe to our podcast!

You can do this within iTunes, or your mobile podcasting app of choice. (Bryan and I like Overcast or Instacast for iOS). Just search for "Banter Buddies" or "Koo Koo Kanga Roo" and you should see it. Hit subscribe and when new episodes come out, they will be waiting for you!

OR

B: Stream it right here on our blog! 

Hit play and enjoy in your web browser of choice. Easy-peasy!