Fawkes and Friends

Fawkes and Friends

Folk punk griot Black Guy Fawkes (and his trusty 2520 sidekick Ed) talk to a variety of musicians and other creative types about their creative process, their work, the social justice issues that affect them and their communities, and often hit them a few silly quickfire questions at the end. read less
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Fawkes and Friends: Frank Turner
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Fawkes and Friends: Frank Turner
Honestly, without Frank Turner, this episode’s guest, there wouldn’t even be a Fawkes and Friends. His music inspired Ian to make the kind of music he does as Black Guy Fawkes, and Ed’s music taste took a genuine shift the first time he heard Frank’s Love Ire & Song album. If you want to hear Frank talk about South America, Noel Coward, Ted Lasso, and the awfulness of Oasis fans, that’s all here, but so is a lot of talk about last year’s Lost Evenings festival in Anaheim, California, this year’s Lost Evenings in Toronto, Ontario, his upcoming tenth (!) album Undefeated (which will be available everywhere on May 3rd), branching out into music production, and so, so much more. And definitely go check out the video for his latest single "Do One." In addition, in the intro, Ian talks about an upcoming benefit show taking place in Frostburg, MD: Hunger Moon Fest. Fight food insecurity and help take on student lunch debt at Hunger Moon Fest! Rock out at City Place on Saturday, February 24 from 3PM to 10PM with beer, grub, and music from American Meat Industry, The Power, Brickyard Folly, President Bomber, The Downstrokes, Black Guy Fawkes, and more! If you’d like to donate towards eliminating $5,000 of student lunch debt in Allegany County Public Schools, you can do so at the donation link here: Savage Mountain Punk Arts For more Black Guy Fawkes, check out https://blackguyfawkes.com/ or https://asbestosrecords.bigcartel.com/. He’s also on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky, etc as Black Guy Fawkes–spelling is extremely important here and, not surprisingly, he’s on music streaming services as well: Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. You can probably find Ed drinking in a karaoke bar or in the crowd at a punk show.
Fawkes and Friends: Johnny Marriott (PET NEEDS) (no song)
26-01-2024
Fawkes and Friends: Johnny Marriott (PET NEEDS) (no song)
The first full episode of Fawkes and Friends couldn’t ask for a better guest than Johnny Marriott of PET NEEDS. Black Guy Fawkes and his pal did a very punk thing–released this episode despite the many, many tech issues they had during the interview (there’s a reason Ed talks so much this time). But they hope the content makes up for it–you’ll get to hear all about the creation of PET NEED’s third album Intermittent Fast Living (due out 2/16/24, or 16/2/24 in the civilized world), the “Bottom of the Pops” campaign to drive the album to UK chart dominance, and the very important, divisive answer to the question “what’s better–Chicago or New York pizza.” Artist featured song: “Sleep When I’m Dead” by PET NEEDS Also, a quick note: Black Guy Fawkes has a late-breaking announcement. He's partnering with Savage Mountain Pun arts to raise money for lunch debt in Allegany County Public Schools, playing the Hunger Moon Benefit. The goal is to wipe away $5,000 in school lunch debt in a community that has a median household income of less than $24k. More info (and the ability to donate) can be found on Black Guy Fawkes's social media pages. Founded with humble bedroom-band beginnings by brothers Johnny and George Mariott only a matter of years ago, PET NEEDS’ career has been sky-rocketing ever since the release of their acclaimed debut ‘Fractured Party Music’ back in 2021. From getting signed to SOLD OUT shows, rave reviews to rabid fans, and embarking on extensive global tours with the likes of Frank Turner, The Lottery Winners, Skinny Lister; demand for these four lads from Essex has been on a trajectory with the stratosphere. Joined by Jack (drums) and Ryan (bass) the band are readying to announce details of their third studio album, following the explosive debut and showstopping Frank Turner-produced follow-up ‘Primetime Entertainment’. Having attracted attention with their relentless live shows and powerful studio releases, PET NEEDS have attracted praise from the likes of Backseat Mafia, The Rodeo, Times Radio, NARC Magazine and more with the latter dubbing ‘Primetime Entertainment’ as a record of “joyous experimentation”. Following an extensive UK, US and European tour supporting Frank Turner last year, 2023 has seen PET NEEDS support The Lottery Winners across the UK, The Bouncing Souls and Skinny LIster in the US, Flogging Molly in Europe and complete their own headline tours. For more Black Guy Fawkes, check out ⁠https://blackguyfawkes.com/⁠ or ⁠https://asbestosrecords.bigcartel.com/⁠. He’s also on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky, etc as Black Guy Fawkes–spelling is extremely important here and, not surprisingly, he’s on music streaming services as well: ⁠Spotify⁠, ⁠Apple Music⁠, and ⁠Amazon⁠. You can probably find Ed drinking in a karaoke bar or in the crowd at a punk show.