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Damian Abraham has been many things... the singer of a critically acclaimed band, a failed VJ and food network host, one of the minds behind TV's "The Wrestlers", parent of 3... and undeniably, a punk music obsessive.

Each week, he sits down and chats with an interesting person from various walks of life to find out how their world was influenced and changed by the discovery of a novelty genre that supposedly died out in 1978... PUNK!
570 Episodes
You don’t got to wait one minute more because Civ is on TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the legendary Gorilla Biscuits vocalist to discuss punk and hardcore, for HOURS! From missing the Clash playing at a school, to staying straight edge for the resentment, to the GB/ NoFX cultural divide, to Steve Aoki’s tattoo placement, to freeballing at a Dead show, to Fall Out Boy covering GB being a low point: DON’T MISS THIS ONE!Also, don't miss Civ and co's 1st annual New York City Tattoo Arts Convention, July 26-28th! Featuring rooftop shows with Into Another, Orange 9mm, Deadguy, Earth Crisis and more!Also, check out Civ's tattoo shop!Also, don't miss Gorilla Biscuits on tour this year!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #17 (RELEASED: June 25, 2016):For more info on many of Walter's bands, check HERE!Episode 85 -This week Walter Schreifels from Dead Heavens, Quicksand, Rival Schools, Gorilla Biscuits, World’s Fastest Car, Civ, Warzone, Project X, Vanishing Life, Walking Concert, Moondog, and Youth Of Today is on the show. And it’s all core talk, all the time.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Drumroll, please! Today on Turned Out A Punk, we are joined by Earthless/ Clikatat Ikatowi/ OFF!/ Rocket From The Crypt/ 411/ Chicano-Christ/ Hot Snakes/ Negative Blast/ Sea Of Tombs and Skateboarding legend: Mario Rubalcaba. Listen in as Damian sits down with his friend to discuss: punk and more. From the pre-Crossed Out/ Clikatat band, to the 90s San Diego punk/ HC explosion, to jamming Bad Brains songs with Chuck Treece, to the first Rage Against The Machine show that wasn’t to be, to the greatness of O and so much more: don’t miss this one!Also, don't miss Mario playing the final OFF! shows, this July!Also, don't miss Mario doing awesome stuff with: Clikatat Ikatowi, Earthless, Negative Blast and RFTCSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #16 (RECORDED: December 02, 2015):Don't miss Scott with Terror on their US and European tours!Episode 63 -“Can I get more punk in the monitors, please?” This week on Turned Out A Punk, Damian welcomes hardcore legend Scott Vogel to the show. Listen as the two discuss Scott's journey from Slugfest to Fadeaway to Cinderblock to Despair to Buried Alive to Terror and what has made him such an integral part of the punk landscape. Did we mention: Scott LOVES punk?Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
NEW LONGEST EPISODE ALERT!!!Never mind the East Bay tea, here's the Soup: Sergie Loobkoff has come to TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Sweet Baby, Soup, Samiam, Knapsack, Ways Away legend to talk all things punk. From haters in bands being a sign of success, to being the last band at the Slash Records party, to was it Crimpsoupivyocracy or Crimpsoupocracy, to the art of selling out and so much more: don't miss this one!!! Also, don't miss Sergie in: Ways Away, Samiam and Knapsack!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #15 (RELEASED: May 11, 2015):Visit HERE, for all your Propagandhi needs.Also, don't miss the TOAP episodes with Propagandhi's Sulynn Hago, Todd Kowalski, Jord Samolesky and Chris' return to the show!Episode 28 -Some interviews come and go; while others are 20 some odd years in the making. This, dear listener, is the latter. Chris Hannah of Propagandhi is someone Damian first hoped to interview for his (never released) zine in 1996, but alas he was too chicken shit and thus waited until now to do so. Sit back and enjoy one of the few things in life that was worth the wait (to Damian, at least) and have your faith in Punk rejuvenated.Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
I Woke Up Today & Cap N Jazz, American Football, Joan Of Arc, Owen and Owls legend: Mike Kinsella has finally come on Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as the two discuss: being the weird dad at school pick ups and punk. From 8Bark, to Underdog meetings, to not getting emo, to the power of DCHC, to middle class band life and so much more: don’t miss this one!Also, don't miss Mike's new Owen record: "The Falls Of Sioux", out on Polyvinyl, now!Also, don't miss Owen on tour in Europe and America!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #14 (RELEASED: March 22, 2016)Wake up in the morning, feeling stoked and happy: Spike is on Turned Out A Punk! This week Damian sits down with actress Amanda Stepto. Amanda portrayed Spike on Degrassi, but being punk wasn’t a character for her. Listen as see how real it was! Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Ahoy mateys, Shannon Shaw has come aboard the good ship TOAP! Listen in as Damian is reunited with his former cruisemate to talk: friendship and punk. From: escaping religion, fumbling the Andre 3000 collab, Redd Kross ruling, the Butthole Surfers influence, the punk side of metal and way more: don’t miss this one!!!Also, don't miss Shannon And The Clams' awesome "The Moon Is In The Wrong Place", out every where now!Also, don't miss Shannon And The Clams on tour now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Cut your chitchat, we’re here to chat about The Chats! Today on the show, Eamon Sandwith joins Damian to talk: the past, present and future of Australian punk. From: Task Forces, to Eddie Current causing a current swing, to internet vitality in your house show era and so much more: don’ miss this one!Also, don't miss Eamon with The Chats at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets nowSupport this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Today truly is the day country dies: Dick Lucas from the UK's Subhumans is on Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as Damian apologizes for his nationalism induced bias, and sits down to talk punk with one of its greatest frontpeople. From the genius of The Mental 7", to the importance of Alternative TV, to the artificial Oi/ Crass Band divide, to the nazi infiltration, to Culture Shock, to Citizen Fish, to when anarcho-bands go for it and so much more: don't miss this one!Also, don't miss Dick with Subhumans at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Joey Cape is back

Joey Cape is back


Punk Rock Bowling Presents:Here he comes to save the day, Joey Cape is back! The Lagwagon Legend returns to talk to Damian about: punk, sobriety and not wanting to be a part of anyone’s cult. From getting in and out of drugs young, addiction ruining the early punk career, the genius of Bomber, returning to Santa Barbara, No For An Answer ruling, the vitriol towards the Epi-Fat sound, influence, “making it” and why the “Into The Unknown” reassessment is BS: don’t miss this one!!!Also, don't miss Joey with Lagwagon at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
TOAP CLASSIC #13 (RELEASED: Oct 11, 2015)Don't miss Joey Cape's return to TOAP, out later today!Also, don't miss Joey Cape with Lagwagon at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Hurry listeners! This week, we have a brief but packed episode with Joey Cape From Lagwagon! Hear Damian’s amazement as Joey talks about being abducted in to Punk at 12 and nearly not surviving; only to wind up having it continue to shape his life, 30 plus years later. Plus, Revelation Records, growing up with RKL and getting beaten down a Beowulf show: don't miss this one!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Mark Mothersbaugh is here

Mark Mothersbaugh is here


We got an urge, we gotta purge, because it’s out of control now: Mark Mothersbaugh is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Devo LEGEND, to continue the conversation about punk they started 14 years ago. From having proto-punk energy, to the beatnik side of punk, to a THC infused memory of Johnny Rotten joining the band, to Iggy Pop liking the songs too much, to Zappa and Joe Walsh not liking them at all: this is not to be missed!!!Also, don’t miss Mark’s fantastic new book: "Apotropaic Beatnik Graffiti", available in limited supply now!Also, check out the fantastic Blank Industries for: the "Hard + Fast" book, Nuns reissues and more! Also, don't miss Devo at Punk Rock Bowling May 26th!Also, check out Mark and Damian’s first conversation for Under The Radar!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Roger’s back, but where the hell is Vinnie?! Agnostic Front’s legendary vocalist, Roger Miret returns to the show and joins Damian, as they wait for AF’s Vinnie Stigma. While waiting, the two have an in-depth conversation about: mental health, survival, politics, family, Maximum Rock & Roll, New York City, secret Gilman shows, GG, learning, evolving and much more. Eat your heart out, Samual Beckett!Also, don't miss Roger with Agnostic Front at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
The Northwest Toronto Punk Summit is here because Me First and the Gimme Gimmes’ CJ Ramone, John Reis and Spike Slawson are in Damian’s basement! Listen in as the current and former members of: Ramones, Rocket From The Crypt, Swingin’ Utters and Urine Trouble sit down to talk about what is and isn’t punk. From CJ’s lost first appearance of the show, to the downside of being too punk for the Pittsburg Pirates, to San Diego’s 80’s skinhead problems, to trying to slow down the Ramones acceleration and so much more: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!Photo by Melanie KayeAlso, don’t miss Me First and The Gimme Gimmes’ brand new: “Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Blow Madison's Quinceanera”! Out everywhere June 14th, on Fat Wreck!Also, don’t miss them on their Summer European Tour!Also, Swami John Reis will be giving tours at The Punk Rock Museum May 24-27! .Also, John’s awesome Swami & the Bed Of Nails’ new single: "How Are You Peeling"! Out May 15th, on Swami Records!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Punk Rock Bowling presents:How could've young Billy imagined, when he sat down to write that heartfelt letter to a friend in an America, that he would wind discussing it with two Canadians, four decades later? Riff Raff's Billy Bragg and Alexisonfire's George Pettit return to the show for one of the all-time episodes! Listen in as the unlikely pair are brought together by Damian for an awesome conversation about: art, labour, oppression, resistance, contradiction and punk. Don't miss this one!!!Also, don't miss Billy at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Also, find George rocking with Alexisonfire and Dead Tired this summer!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Calling all Rebel Kids: the Punk Singer is on Turned Out A Punk! Today on the show: Kathleen Hanna is here! Listen in as Damian sits down with the Bikini Kill/ Le Tigre legend to critique/ nerd out about all things punk. From weedy dealings with Poison Idea, to the positive influence of Halo of Flies, to finding the downside of punk and so much more: don’t miss this one!Also, don't miss Kathleen's must read new book:" Rebel Girl"! Available everywhere on May 14!Also, don't miss Bikini Kill on tour this summer!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Punk Rock Bowling Presents:It's lifestyles of the infamous and influential, today on the show, because Chris Rest and Joe Raposo from Rich Kids on LSD have come to TOAP! Listen in as Damian sits down with the reunited legends to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly of RKL. From Doug Moody's quest for perfect reverb, to Joe's parents signing over their parental rights for touring, to who really drew the KISS portraits on the Melvins' van to Josh Brolin and Joey Capes' places on the family tree: THIS IS NOT TO BE MISSED!Also, don't miss Chris and Joe with RKL as part of Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas May 25-27! Get your  tickets now!Also, check out, new RKL vocalist, Tony Waste's appearances on the show!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Can you feel that Arkansa Heat?! The Gossips’ Beth Ditto and Nathan Howdeshell have come to Turned Out A Punk! Listen in as Damian talks to the, Searcy by the way Olympia, legends about all things punk. From the Sex Vid connection, to gigging together, to The Rhino DIY Series LA Compilation, to Orville Peck’s punk past, to learning the social graces Olympia’s punk paradise, to forever beefing with punk's Joe Rogan and so much more: DON’T MISS THIS ONE!Also, don’t miss the Gossip’s brand new “Real Power” lp, out now!Also, don’t miss the Gossip on tour!Support this podcast at — Inquiries: & Opt-Out:
Comments (20)

Terrence's login computer "Internet"

Boring? Davey Havok talking to Damian could never be boring!

Jun 7th

Clifford York

Arthur rulZ! I know him from back home we saw each other at shows went to the same community college and my mom loved his parents did i I'll never forget Arthur said I I liked Radiohead and I liked pop punk i should listen to brand new boy was he right his band cocktober guy line ( oktober skyline) ruled

Mar 29th


When the part was discussed about how the punks and others in the DC underground scene stood up to and ran the racist skinheads and all of their bullshit violence out of town, one of you questioned if this had happened anywhere else. And yes it did the late 80s- mid 90s Portland, OR underground/punk scene. The racist skinheads had made going to shows not fun and, for many, a dangerous experience. There is a podcast about the problems the Portland music scene had with white supremacists and the violence and how they battled it and eventually got rid of the violence and racsim. TOAP is the best podcast going!! I'm a music (particularly punk rock) nerd so this podcast is so interesting and cool !!! KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK, DAMIEN!!!

Oct 26th

Marc Watt

pretty funny shit

Dec 1st

Jeremy Fortier

Great episode! Covers a lot of unexpected ground. 👌🏼

Aug 8th

Clifford York

i read in the book that fat mikes dad was a traveling shoe salesman and i assume that's where "so long and thanks for all the shoes" even though mike says something about douglas adams in this episode...prolly a lot easier than explaining a complex father son relationship

Jan 24th

Ire Neo

i love Keith! When are you going to guest Henry Rollins?

Nov 23rd

Peter MacRaild

How are they all his favourite?

Oct 21st

Terrence's login computer "Internet"

This is mad decent.

Oct 20th

Peter MacRaild

When did "sonic" become a noun, or is that just a Damien thing?

Jun 3rd

Peter MacRaild

Excellent interview! Loved him mentioning the Ebullition/HeartAttack scene. Very much remember that. The reaction of jock hardcore people in the states on their Snapcase tour was really interesting.

Oct 6th


love this

May 29th


wtf....."I haven't listen to the cramps since the 90s" and your on a punk rock podcast!?!? lol it takes all kinds I suppose. ugh

May 19th

Nick Hoffman

bro hymn defines the poseur song

Dec 27th

Rick Arden

Oi Oi Skinhead! Get your hair cut!

Dec 17th

Joshua K. Parker

chris #2! the biggest musical/influential bass player in my "career" Thanks "2" and thank you Anti-flag. cheers

Nov 7th

Chris Boud

Love that Kevin loved KillRadio, Raised on Whipped Cream is massively underrated!

Oct 9th

Chris Boud

I can't get the Jack Black episode to download, anyone any idea why?

Apr 16th
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Alfreedo Abo Vekram


Jan 8th