031: Luke Bryan- Crash My Party (ft. Brandon Vallee)

January 22, 2019

Fire up the engine of your old pickup, grab a cold beer and head on down to the cornfields. Throw the radio on and watch as an endless parade of blue jean clad farmhand girls dance modestly in the headlights. Stay away from those downtown boys because they are the devil incarnate and we'd like nothing more than to steal their women, take them out to the cornfields in our old pickup, grab a cold beer, throw the headlights on and watch them dance the night away in their blue jeans to our favorite song, playing on that old terrestrial radio. Local comedian and podcaster (of Dead Last Podcast) Brandon Vallee joins us and he's just swigging a beer, listening to the radio in his old pickup. And we're gonna drive on down to them old cornfields I'll tell ya. Throw the headlights on and dance the night away. We're listening to Luke Bryan's Crash My Party. It's got everything. Songs about trucks. Songs about beer. Songs about cornfields. Songs about jeans. Songs about kissing girls. Songs about dancing in headlights. And dangnabbit what did we say about them dang downtown boys? Stay away from 'em we said dang it!

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030: Worst of 2018

January 8, 2019
As we ring in the new year, we can't forget to pay the proper (dis)respect to the worst music that 2018 had to offer. From the requisite washed up 90s rockers, to the alt-right anthems, to the shallowest of rappers, we've got ourselves a smorgasbord of shit on this episode of Make It Stop. We didn't think it could get worse than 2017, but we should know by now that we're in a never ending race to the bottom, and just when we think we've reached it, the bottom drops out. So pour yourself a celebratory glass of bubbly and toast to Heather and Mike's misery, you sadistic Stoppies you. Cheers, pricks!
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029: Smash Mouth - The Gift of Rock (w/ the Dunn Family and Brian)

December 28, 2018

Ho ho ho #stoppies, we're hoooome for the holidays! We've all been very bad boys this year and have been rightfully cursed with another lump of musical coal in our collective stockings, Smash Mouth's desperate 2005 Christma$ ca$h grab, 'The Gift of Rock'. Joining us to unwrap this precious 'gift' is our very own family, including the youngest Dunn brother Alex, "Dad for the People" Paul Dunn, and in lieu of Heather's actual blood relative we bribed our friend Brian to perform the role of her dad, because that makes about as much sense as this album does! Anyway, it's enough to bring shame upon our extended family and yours, as we hitch up our sleigh and roll merrily along through strained and soulless christmas covers, awful appropriative patois, and a hilariously detailed 'behind the music' history of the band Smashmouth courtesy of the Dunn Research Conglomerate. It's enough to make you throw a whole loaf of bread at Steve Harwell's forehead, which means it's a whole heckuva lot of fun. Merry Christmas!

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028b: Boy Band Thunderdome pt. 2 (w/ Emily Ruskowski, Sake Toomey, and Jenny Chalikian)

December 18, 2018

Part 2 of 2. Check out part 1 here! 

Alright #stoppies, I know we say this a lot, but it's true--this episode is our funniest one yet. Seriously, when else have we been able to snag 2 professional comedians (Emily Ruskowski & Jenny Chalikian) and one hysterical burlesque producer/professional babe/future youtube star (Sake Toomey) together in the same room, talking about boy bands? Since TODAY, that's when! We brought our grown ass friends that are also unashamed teenyboppers together for a very special 2 PART THUNDERDOME where they battle it out over whether O'Town's shamelessly sexual liquid nightmare of a debut album can beat out proto-Bieber boyband lil' bro Aaron Carter's early 00s disasterpiece Aaron's Party (Come Get It). Find out who Heather's favorite Backstreet Boy was, why Jacob from OTown had an octopus in his bedroom, and discover which of our panel had no choice but to write a HUNDREDS OF PAGES LONG Aaron Carter fan fiction as a child since they didn't have internet in their room. It's all so funny, we couldn't help but blow our liquid load a week early so you can "come get it" and be back for more next week for part 2. Get ready for some horny harmonies, prepubescent poetry, and a whole lot of hats on a very special episode of Make it Stop!

 
 
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028a: Boy Band Thunderdome pt. 1 (w/ Emily Ruskowski, Sake Toomey, and Jenny Chalikian)

December 11, 2018

Alright #stoppies, I know we say this a lot, but it's true--this episode is our funniest one yet. Seriously, when else have we been able to snag 2 professional comedians (Emily Ruskowski & Jenny Chalikian) and one hysterical burlesque producer/professional babe/future youtube star (Sake Toomey) together in the same room, talking about boy bands? Since TODAY, that's when! We brought our grown ass friends that are also unashamed teenyboppers together for a very special 2 PART THUNDERDOME where they battle it out over whether O'Town's shamelessly sexual liquid nightmare of a debut album can beat out proto-Bieber boyband lil' bro Aaron Carter's early 00s disasterpiece Aaron's Party (Come Get It). Find out who Heather's favorite Backstreet Boy was, why Jacob from OTown had an octopus in his bedroom, and discover which of our panel had no choice but to write a HUNDREDS OF PAGES LONG Aaron Carter fan fiction as a child since they didn't have internet in their room. It's all so funny, we couldn't help but blow our liquid load a week early so you can "come get it" and be back for more next week for part 2. Get ready for some horny harmonies, prepubescent poetry, and a whole lot of hats on a very special episode of Make it Stop!

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027: Lil Wayne - Rebirth (w/ Russell Chisholm)

December 4, 2018
It's a trip down memory lane this week as Mike and Heather are joined by their old friend Russell Chisholm. They reminisce about their shared love of The Best Rapper Alive Weezy Baby before diving into the worst thing he ever did -- the massively maligned 2008 rap-rock turd known as Rebirth. Lil Wayne runs the gamut on this album, churning out a wide variety of garbage -- bad punk, bad butt rock, bad ballads, and even bad ska (aka ska). It's all tremendously difficult to listen to and we're sorry you have to share this miserable experience with us. May god have mercy on our souls.
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026: Five Iron Frenzy - Cheeses of Nazareth (w/ Andrew Lowery)

November 20, 2018

Pick it up pick it up pick it up... no, please put it down. Today our guest is Andrew Lowery from DIWHY The Show and we're talking ska. Not just ska, but a 33 track novelty opus from CHRISTIAN ska stalwarts Five Iron Frenzy. It's called Cheeses of Nazareth, and it's bad in so many ways. It's irritating, it's racist, it's sanctimonious, and perhaps most eggregiously, it has the weakest "hardcore" screams ever cut to wax. It just might be bad enough for Heather to disown ska for good. Give it a listen to find out!

 

Check out DIWHY the show at www.diwhytheshow.com!

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025: Metallica - St. Anger (w/ Ashleigh and Maggie of Rock Candy Podcast)

November 6, 2018

Our lifestyle determines our deathstyle, Stoppies, so we're destined to be killed by trash music. For the first time ever on Make It Stop we return to a previously reviewed artist, in this case a now Lou Reed-less Metallica, and their infamous 2003 disasterpiece St. Anger. Maggie and Ashleigh from Rock Candy Podcast join us as we discuss Lars Ulrich's shit sandwiches, Bob Rock's flowing mane, and James Hetfield's fruitless search for self-actualization. We also talk at length about how St. Anger is an abominable blight on the band's career, sounds like it was recorded in an oil drum, and has NO GUITAR SOLOS. WHAT THE HELL. HOW DO YOU MAKE A METALLICA ALBUM WITH NO GUITAR SOLOS??? UGH.

Check out the Rock Candy podcast at www.rockcandypodcast.com!

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024: Danzig - Black Laden Crown (w/ Rich Karski)

October 30, 2018
It's Halloween, and that can only mean one thing: It's time for a Danzig review! Comedian Rich Karski joins us to discuss the latest effort from the diminutive, geriatric king of ghoulish tunage, 2017's Black Laden Crown. We go in depth on Danzig's bad politics, his Napoleon syndrome, and his latent homoeroticism. We discuss Danzig's drag name and why the hell he's so goshdarn looooooonely. And we try to get to the bottom of how exactly a crown can be laden with black. It's a spooktacularly shitty album, so beware!
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023: Miley Cyrus - Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz (w/ Dahlia)

October 23, 2018
This week on Make It Stop we’re smoking pot, loving peace, and doing sex stuff. We’re licking your teeth. We’re shoving your head into our armpits. And they weirdly smell good. In 2015, the recently liberated pop superstar Miley Cyrus collaborated with The Flaming Lips and Mike Will Made It to produce Miley Cyrus and Her Dead Petz, a 23 track, 92 minute slog through her drug addled psyche. Released independently and free from the confines of her record contract, Dead Petz was meant to be Miley’s grand artistic statement. What it ended up being, though, was a cautionary tale about how weed isn’t a replacement for a personality, and how nobody cares if you like to do a sex. Mike and Heather are joined by local blogger and podcaster Dahlia, and they ask the important questions — does Miley even know what sex is? If she does, are she and Wayne Coyne more than just friends? Who is Space Dude and why should we care? And why? Just, why????!!!
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