For my Season 3 finale my sister and bandmate, Oobliette Sparks shares stories about her start in Spacebaby with Tsunami Bomb bandmate Gabe Lindeman and to my surprise… me! How that lead to Tsunami Bomb, which was going to be a weird super hero rock opera (no seriously). What it was like to be in a headlining band while in High School. The first time we sold out The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA for The Invasion From Within album release show, and the moment we brought out new material for the first time in a decade on the east coast with Kate Jacobi. Then the worst moment being the show she watched us play without her for the first time. Check it out HERE


Robert Burke Warren talks about the first band he’s played in was at the age of 14. Playing in New York in the early eighties in a band with RuPaul, and another time while playing with The Fleshtones in France at a show that ended up spilling out into the street. Performing a Leonard Cohen cover set that was the stuff of legend. Then that one year performing Mountain Jam as Uncle Rock… Check it out HERE


The members of Mountain Tamer show up to talk about their first show being a pool party, and how one of the best shows ever was after moving to LA, and playing a show with Mondo Generator. Then the many, many misadventures in Las Vegas. Check it out HERE


Alexandra Morte and Cheyenne Avant from Night School pop in to tell us about their first show playing the Rickshaw Stop and after struggling with bass problems, they found their old guitarist making out with some random guy. Playing Noise Pop opening for a band they loved at a sold out show at Bottom Of The Hill in SF. Then that one time they headlined a hardcore show…and half of the band got a bit too drunk to play. Check it out HERE


This week Mike Terry, vocalist and guitarist for The Jukebox Romantics stops in and talks about playing mostly cover songs in 8th grade with no mics, before a real show at a community center that a few hundred people showed up to! The state of the punk rock scene, and how 2017’s performance at THE FEST 16 with a bunch of wrestlers was one of the best shows ever, but a house show at a meth house…was not so great. It’s also very hard to hide a fight on stage. Check it out HERE


Tom McFaull of The Bar Stool Preachers calls in to tell stories about driving 6 hours across Britain to impress a booking agent for only 7 pounds 50 for 15 minutes in front of 13 people, and blew out two tires and a speeding ticket on the way home, a moment when your music touches someone personally and effects their life, and why we are dedicating this show to the Chris’s and Alex’s of every band. Check it out HERE


Isaiah from Radkey, hops on the phone for a quick chat (our shortest episode yet) to share the stories of his first, best, and worst shows of all time. From thinking they were famous opening for Fishbone, to the crushing reality of only drawing two people to a show, the life of a performer is at the very least interesting. Check it out HERE


For our second Halloween special, our host Dominic Davi tells a haunting tale of an encounter with the paranormal while on a paranormal investigation at The Phoenix Theater in Petaluma, CA in 2010. What was down in the dark room under the stage? Did the EVP actually say what he thinks it said? We leave the answers up to you, but the story is told here, exactly as it happened all those years ago. Happy Halloween! Check it out HERE


This week we sit down with Chuck Staton from Senior Discount. The interview is from when Tsunami Bomb played with them in Boston earlier this year. He shares stories about struggling with a locking tremolo guitar on your first show ever, having a great show when the bassist quit on stage the night before but making the best of it. The science of being a funny band. When someone yells at your to “turn down your plates!” you pretend to masturbate on stage. Check it out HERE


DEATH VALLEY GIRLS’ frontwoman Bonnie Bloomgarden takes time to talk to us about the dilemma between playing their first show or go see The Rolling Stones. The joy of seeing your talented band mate kill it in another band. The fun things you find on the road. The one two punch of the difficulties of performing in the day time, followed by being terrified by the paranormal in San Francisco that evening. Yet still finding in yourself to explore the paranormal across the country.  Check it out HERE



THE SOLD! AND BONES calls in and talks about how THE SOLD! joined forces with legendary SKULLS singer, BILLY BONES almost by accident, and how easy it all was. The wonders of the Maui Sugar Mill in Tarzana, and how it's one of the best places to play ever. What happens when a fight breaks out in a crowd that has your wives and girlfriends in it, and somehow getting taken out by your own bandmates. Also...what do you do when your instruments go flying? Check it out HERE

This week we talk to the Oakland, CA/Portland, ME based, JABBER! We hear about their first short but sweet set in the “Yellow Room”, first time show jitters, cover sets at The Fest in Florida, how the band is more like a vacation, and spitting is gross. Check it out HERE


A little different this week on 3 Gigs, we chat with director Tabbert Fiiller, about his documentary on John Lydon and Public Image Ltd.The Public Image Is Rotten. We talk about his transition from cinematographer to the director's chair for the first time and the best time! As well as some of the struggles as being a cinematographer working with inexperienced directors.
Check it out HERE


This week we start regular episodes, as our first podcast episode of season 3 goes live! This week we talk tour stories with Amy Taylor, vocalist for the Australian punk band AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS! Check it out HERE


…and we are BACK! Welcome back to 3 GIGS PODCAST! Season 3 has officially begun! I am so excited to bring you another batch of stories from the road! This season has an incredible collection of stories, and I’m so excited to share them all with you.
Our first set of stories is a bit different then our usual format, while she was unavailable to record a podcast, bassist and founding member of WHITE ZOMBIE, Sean Yseult has graciously written her stories down and shared them with us as a 3 GIGS PODCAST website exclusive! Find out what it’s like to go from audition night at CBGB’s in New York, to playing festivals and arenas!
I’ve been a fan of Sean Yseult for a long time, so I’m very honored to present her stories this week here on! Check it out HERE


Audio Karate stops in for our season 2 finale, and Art Barrios talks about his first show at 14 years old, at an abandoned house, and filling in for Audio Karate (called The Goons back then) as their singer, while Jason Camacho joined The Goons to play a talent show, though they lost…they still had everyone dancing. Then they both agree that one of the best shows was Manchester in 2003 supporting The Ataris while they were wasted.
Jason talks about how one of his worst shows was a show at a bar in the Midwest with only 6 people where he made Art really mad, even though Art doesn’t remember it. Then Art shares a story of performing after drinking Absinthe in Europe...
Check it out HERE


Commander Angel Nova & Leftenant AR-7 from The Phenomenauts stop by to share the origins of the band as street musicians, and Leftenant AR-7 being built for a Christmas show with The Vandals in San Diego with a mystery opener. How the best show ever was a tiny bar in Germany. Though the Metal Festival in the Black Forest was pretty epic too. They also share the art of “Commando Shows”. Then finally, the SF Weekly award show, where just no one helped and the time AR-7 just wanted to give up.
Check it out HERE


Shawn Peter, vocalist and guitarist for GHOST TOWN REBELLIONshares with us the difficult path the band took to come together, and a first show that was also was kind of the worst show, since they surprised a crowd that may have expected something different. How their best show was one of two great moments...
Check it out HERE


Hip-Hop Artist and Singer/Songwriter, Enon Gaines stops by 3 Gigs Podcast to tell us stories about their first show was at the LA TIMES FESTIVAL at USC, and it wasn't what they expected. Then his best show was performing at Oakland, CA FIRST FRIDAY Festival on his birthday! Finally his worst show was when he discovered you can get WAY too drunk on red wine and waffles before playing a show in SF on a rooftop.

Check it out HERE


KID YOU NOT's vocalist/guitarist Patrick Drury and bassist/backing vocalist Justin Pritchard stop by 3 Gigs to talk about their first show ever that happened to be opening for the band, Face To Face! Learning the hard way why white shirts don’t sell. How some of the best shows ever have been the times they played The Fest in Florida. As well as a sad tale of a crazy show where they realized a member had to go.

Check it out HERE


Guli Remondi, guitarist of Sketchy stops by and tells us about being 14 years old and terrified while playing a backyard show. Getting paid the headlining bands pay by mistake. Bringing his family to see him perform at Punk Rock Bowling in front of 2500 people, and having them all wish his 4 year old sister a happy birthday. Then some stories of how bad it gets when everything goes wrong, and what you do when the promoter of the show tries to run away.
Check it out HERE


Former guitarist for Tsunami Bomb and currently releasing music as Tame Adult, Mike Griffen visits 3 Gigs to talk to his former bandmate Dominic Davi for the first time in over a decade. Telling stories of his first show with a Jazz band back in Texas, to wearing the wrong shirt to 924 Gilman at his first Tsunami Bomb show. The hidden intimate glory of basement and house shows, and the moment in Boston where both Dominic and him let family problems get the best of them. Listen in on this intimate conversation between two old bandmates talking to each other after so long.

Check it out HERE


Pop singer and drag queen, VIZIN stops by 3 Gigs Podcast to tell us stories about what it feels like to play her hometown for the first time, to playing Long Beach Pride with Chaka Khan, and how trying to have a pop show in Florida after a hurricane, is not always a great idea....
Check it out HERE


Screamin’ E, vocalist for The Memphis Murder Men and co-host of Monster Candy Podcast, stops by 3 Gigs Podcast to tell the story of his first show in Pittsburg, PA with The Brain Invaders, where according to rumor he may or may not have punched a kid in the stomach. To playing with The Misfits in San Francisco (where Dominic played too!), to an emotional memorial concert getting cut off before the end of the show, and this one night in Antioch where everything just went wrong…

Check it out HERE


Long Beach, CA band Bella Novela stops by 3 GIGS Podcast and talks about their adventures from early talent shows and covering Hole acoustically to opening for Salt N Peppa with sign language interpreters dancing like go-go dancers, to opening burlesque shows in Tahoe and not being naked enough to warrant attention. Finding out the hard way it's not a good idea to try edibles before performing. The new episode is up now!

Check it out HERE


Peter Niven, co-vocalist and guitarist for THE ATOM AGE stops by this week to talk about THE ATOM AGE’s first show on Halloween and how they always get the cops called on them at house parties. What it was like to fix a vintage keyboard in France with seconds to spare, and how food poisoning and gorilla gluing a forehead shut a great show does not make.

Check it out HERE


Sex Educators and Adult Performers, RAIN DEGREY & DEVILYNNE drop by the show to share what first, best, and worst performances mean for porn stars, and tell some eye opening stories about what it's like being a professional naked person. They let us know how they've taken those experiences and how they are now educating others how to embrace their kink safely and properly. 

Check it out HERE


Sal Ellington of REBUILDER stops by 3 GIGS to talk about how he went from drummer to vocalist, and what they had to do about the old singer. How Virginia Beach became a second home, and sometimes anywhere is better then New Jersey!
Check it out HERE


Jeff Dean of Airstream Futures and Dead Ending, talks about his first show ever with the band Tomorrow’s Gone, out in the middle of the desert between Boulder City and Las Vegas, to playing the Huntridge Theater with Jack Kevorkian and the Suicide Machines that led him to move north to Detroit (and eventually landing in Chicago). All Eyes West performing huge shows in Chicago and Minneapolis with his guitar hero Bob Mould, and getting to meet him over a busted pedal. What happened when they played Nottingham with Amusement Parks On Fire who staged a spontaneous reunion, just for that show. To playing a weird little bar on the North side of Chicago, when everyone left before they played and the power kept cutting out  and the drums slid everywhere…you can’t help but ask yourself….what are you doing with your life?
Check it out HERE


3 Gigs is now on SPOTIFY
So stoked! The podcast has been added to Spotify and everyone can hear it and find us! Take a listen at our SPOTIFY PAGE


The amazing Stacey Dee of Bad Cop / Bad Cop was hospitalized due to health problems and won't be able to move forward with her solo tour. This leaves her without a source of income since she can't tour, and facing hospital bills. So they've put up all her tour t-shirts for sale online to help her out.

For those of you who follow the show, Stacey was featured on Episode 19 of our podcast (hear the episode here), and she's as cool as can be. Please pick up one of these shirts and help if you can! Link Below:


For our first episode of the year we are airing an episode I've had in the works for a while, and I'm very excited to finally post it! The man, the myth, the legend, Stockton based musician DBC shares with us some of the most entertaining stories we've heard yet! From his first show at an all day festival in California, to sneaking on the Warped Tour, to staying at the craziest punk rock house ever. You do not want to miss this episode. 
Check it out HERE


Freelance writer and features editor on PUNKNEWS.ORGJOHN GENTILE, talks about getting into Rolling Stones thanks to his uncle, and the worlds greatest rock n roll band was the first show he ever got to see. What some of the clashes in current punk rock scene comes from. How out of the many amazing shows that he’s witnessed, KRS-One is an incredible stand out with his unpredictability cause you never know what is going to happen! However the worst show he’s ever seen, was Sammy Hagar after being blown off stage by David Lee Roth.

Check it out HERE


SHAWNA POTTER of WAR ON WOMEN takes a moment to speak to me about her first grunge rock band, Fair Verona and how being in a band that does well, doesn’t mean your next project will always be as successful. She shares how WAR ON WOMEN dressed up as a bachelorette party on stage for a sold out Halloween show at The Fest in 2015 and it was one of the best shows of all time. Although the first time they played Fest....was a bit of an adventure. 

Check it out HERE


Kimm Gardener from CHANNEL 3 shares a story of a lifelong friendship started a band which led to a living room show and the first time he heard the crowd clap for his band. We talk about the enduring appeal of punk rock though the years and the story of headlining for the first time at the Whiskey A Go-Go. What led to them going on tour for the first time and what it was like to play Memphis, in the dead of summer, after G.G. Allen shit in the ice machine the night before…and how the internet brought the band back to life.

Check it out HERE


Karl Izumi from the band Spider stops by to tell us about house parties in 1981, and how his drummer gets busted mid-performance at his first show ever! He also tells how punk crowds in 1990 dealt with Nazis. Yet despite his first show and best show being shows that complete broke down at some point, his worst show ever was when he played a house party for little people that famous actor Billy Barty put on. Yes. You read that right. Billy. Barty’s. Party.

Check it out HERE


MIKE PARK of ASIAN MAN RECORDS and SKANKIN’ PICKLE fame, tells us the story of his first, best, and worst shows ever!  From NO GIMMICK, a cover band playing two songs for a 1986 High School talent show to playing massive festivals in Korea with MU330 as a backing band with no practice to performing with YO GABBA GABBA! as a Super Music Friend to the last days of SKANKIN’ PICKLE where after 6 years of over 200 shows a year he just hit a wall.  

Check it out HERE


Frontman for Canadian skate-punk band TRASHED AMBULANCEJAWSH HOTTA calls in to talk about grad party shows, writing his own Christmas songs, the monster drives of Canada, the dangers of microphones, playing festivals that completely tank, social media not being a good indicator of how many people are actually coming to the show, and being the poppy band on a show that features a bunch of bands much harder then you. 

Check it out HERE


The legendary vocalist for THE DARTSNICOLE LAURENNE, stops by to tell us stories of her classical background, balancing law school with being a Jazz musician, and her love of Punk Rock. Having amazing shows in France where against all odds they kept the crowd, and was showered by roses, but how everything can just go wrong in Houston, TX. Most importantly, she talks about how THE DARTS is the best band she's ever had. 

Check it out HERE


Episode 26 is LIVE!

3 GIGS presents the 2017 HALLOWEEN SPECIAL!

Host Dominic Davi tells a haunting tale of a the paranormal from a 2001 Tsunami Bomb tour. Was it real? Was it really a ghost? That's up to you, but the story is told as truthfully and faithfully as it can! Hope you enjoy the story! Happy Halloween!

Check it out HERE


So while Season 2 is being prepared and on it's way, I'm finally stepping up to the plate myself. You've asked about my own stories, so now you are going to hear one! On Monday, October 30th, I'll be releasing the 3 GIGS PODCAST HALLOWEEN SPECIAL. I will be telling a 100% true to life ghost story that happened to Tsunami Bomb while on tour back in 2001. This is a real paranormal encounter that was witnessed by multiple people and I'm telling it publicly for the first time. I even had my bandmates Oobliette and Gabe read the transcript that I wrote up to verify my account. I'm going to tell the story to the best of my ability and you can judge for yourself what happened that one night in Illinois.

I'm really excited to share this story, so if you haven't already subscribed to the podcast please do...we have a whole bunch of new episodes coming and it's going to be awesome! Happy Halloween all!


It's been quiet for a bit and that's weird right?  

Yeah. It's weird. Have no fear, 3 GIGS will return! I'm editing together episodes for Season 2 now and we'll be announcing the first episode air date shortly! We have some great episodes coming, so hang in there! See you soon! 


Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Arius, there was an age undreamed of. And onto this, Holzfeuer, founder and vocalist of the greatest band of all time, ArnoCorps tells the stories of high adventure of their Austrian homeland. From the first American appearance at 924 Gilman St. in Berkeley, CA that illustrated the importance of building hype around your band and your shows. Having Flex Magazine do a story on the band before the first show. Holzfeuer makes a show changing suggestion for 3 Gigs and the quest to understand heroic archetypes. With the election of Austrian born actor and body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California, and ArnoCorps breaking into mainstream news, but did this lead to being banned from the city of Sacramento? However, rising above this…the best show ever happened just this summer in London, England…on their latest tour to support their brand new E.P. “The Unbelievable”, out on Alternative Tentacles Records. Check it out HERE


Austin, Texas vocalist and guitarist Lisa Dixie, talks about her influences, and playing her first house party at 12. Filling in as bassist for a band called Bionic Man, leaving on a tour at the last minute and incurring the worst roaming charges ever. Opening for Tsunami Bomb in Houston and Austin. The story of Austin’s Punk Rock Lottery and being a two time champion!  How this led to the formation of Gashgasm. How the worst shows were the shows she wasn’t playing, but then again after thinking about it, the worst show was probably in Cleveland.  Check it out HERE



East Bay Punk Rock Legend Jesse Luscious sits down and talks about his first band, Nun In A Honda playing a high school talent show with a controversial song about his guidance counselor. How three shows freaked out an entire college campus. Growing up in a political household, and using punk rock as a platform.  How punk rock has aged and why it continues to evolve and survive. The particulars of EMO. The ongoing battle of Punks versus Nazis. How the best show he ever played was a just a giant prank his band played on an entire audience for a farewell show. How the worst show ever was either the one he never got to play…or the one he got to play with Green Day and Voodoo Glow Skulls. Check it out HERE


Sadly, no new episode this week! We'll be back swinging for the fences next week as we bring
3 Gigs Season 1 to a close with some AMAZING guests. Don't miss it! See you next Monday! 


Diego Medrano of the band Romona tells us how getting out of a relationship and playing a show became a focus for his anger, and making all his friends over the course of 8 songs very uncomfortable. Playing a show with everyone that mattered, but having some unfortunate racial interactions in Tacoma, WA. Yet despite that, the people of Tacoma made up for it in the end. Check it out HERE


Host Dominic Davi is about to head out for a run of show on the upper East Coast of the United States THIS weekend with is band Tsunami Bomb. The dates are as follows:

Thursday, July 14th  - Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
Friday, July 15th - The Brighton Bar - Long Beach, NJ **ALL AGES**
Saturday, July 16th - Cape House - New York, NY

Tickets to all dates are on sale NOW...and you can get the links from

Hope to see you there! 


Ray "Rocket" Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket takes a moment while mixing “Stealing The Covers”, their brand new cover LP out on Fat Wreck THIS week, to tell about practicing in his friends basement in Laramie, WY and playing house shows, and playing Gilman St. for the first time. Moving up the chain and opening for national touring bands in the ever changing local scene. How fast Teenage Bottlerocket took off in Laramie. The importance in feedback from bands you open for.  Conquering San Francisco for the very first time. The story of Milo, the 9 year old Prom King of the Vans Warped Tour 2016. Returning to Fat Wreck after all this time. The Battle of the Bands not going the way you hoped it would and no matter how bad they always are, some towns you just have to play. Also, sometimes it’s easier to let people think you are from Miami.  Check it out HERE


Daniel Dart, political activist, artist manager, singer and founder of Time Again tells us about getting a show before he even had songs, with a guitarist that had to be snuck into the shows, but knowing it was going to work. The feeling of playing a massive festival with 80,000 people, and how hard it is to share that with people. How much a life in music changes you forever, and what it’s like to have the city of Prague believe you have a serious drinking problem. Check it out HERE


Stacey Dee, co-vocalist and guitarist for Bad Cop/Bad Cop takes a moment at the 2017 Vans Warped Tour Salt Lake City, UT stop to tell us about playing acoustically for the first time because no one would play in a punk band with her. How music was the only thing that ever mattered, and how it very literally saved her life. What it felt like to play in front of 5,000 people for the first time, and why the best show stories always seem to always be in Europe. Yet despite this fact,  a small bar in the middle of nowhere of Germany was still pretty terrible. Check it out HERE


Sabrina Worthington, lead vocalist for Austin, Texas punk band, The Applicators stops by and tells us stories about playing the Blondie’s Skate Shop’s last show ever for a first show ever, and how The Applicators went from a side project to a full time project. The importance of promoting your own show, and building your own scene around your band without just using the internet. Creating an all-woman punk band when there were no all women punk bands in Austin! Performing in Italy at a club called Jack the Ripper. Dealing with the catcalling bro-dudes of Arizona, and playing a strip club,
after MCing a topless volleyball game.Check it out HERE


Spike Slawson, lead vocalist for the world's premiere punk rock cover band, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, takes a moment while on tour in Denver, Co to talk about performing as Ace Frehley in a KISS cover band, the sordid tale of the Electric Banana, and the focus on the how you present vs. what you are presenting. Unself conscious fun fashion adventures in Cologne, Germany. Embracing the theater aspect of punk rock, and just how disastrous performing fireworks night at Pittsburg Pirates PNC Park really was. Check it out HERE


Brandon Paski, Marketing Director for San Francisco, CA alternative radio station KITS Live 105.3 FM and formally the bassist for pop punk bands Boy Kicks Girl and My New Life, sits down with us to tell us about playing a talent show and getting in trouble when sneaking in an extra song, playing the first Boy Kicks Girl show at 1am to no one, and his first Live 105.3 FM BFD at Shoreline Amphitheater with 18,000 people! How sometimes you have to make it all up as you go along, and never getting to see any band that plays your shows. How punk rock makes you ready for anything. The joy of opening for Blink 182, and what it felt like to sell out 25,000 people for BFD 2014 in advance at Shoreline Amphitheater for the first time (and still holding the record of the biggest show there of all time)! The best worst show in Buffalo, NY and having your drummer decide to leave a six week tour after two weeks with little to no warning. Check it out HERE


Jay Hunter Richardson aka Jay Danger from Danger Friends, while recording in the studio tells us about starting a band to perform at the high school talent show, but leaving out actually practicing as a band, never having met the singer, and not knowing how to play the chosen song…and getting third place out of three bands. Jumping into things he’s not quite prepared for. Becoming local legends based off one song and playing the single greatest house show ever. He also shares how Danger Friendssurvive the most devastating and heartbreaking shows ever. Check it out HERE


Corbett Redford, director of the new documentary "Turn it Around: The Story of East Bay Punk" and one half of the musical duo, Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits stops by 3 Gigs and shares how the Bay Area was once filled with Marijuana and Funk metal, and how he either played his the first show at a sandwich shop or between sets with Papa Roach. He shares what it was like playing wherever you could to reach people, the crazy genre hybrid bands of the 90s, the unique qualities of the San Francisco Bay Area Punk Scene with it’s mixing of cultures and multiple cities…opening up for Negativeland and having to convince them Bobby Joe Ebola wasn’t a real band. The creation of “irratainment” and having issues trying to play good shows in a particular town in Oregon. Check it out HERE


Bay Area punk rock drummer Kevin McCracken stops by 3 Gigs and talks about singing for his first band ever and not being able to face the audience, the developing early days of the Santa Rosa and north bay punk scene, the "peanut butter sandwich" thing, the evolving punk scene and how social media has effected communication, how the punk rock community has influenced his business model at Social Imprints, the politics of punk rock and Siren, making your show an event, and reuniting Siren to perform a memorial for a mentor and friend, and how confrontations with local extremist vegans while on tour can lead to a very uncomfortable show. Check it out HERE


Rikki Stixx from The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, and The Darts talks about starting a band and doing it for yourself, and how everyone else can suck it. Accepting that everyone is terrible at first and the impact of social media on new musicians! The Two Tens opening for her husband’s band, The Sonics. Being part of a power drummer couple. How special The Dollyrots are. The Darts against the world. Stephen King tweeting about your band. Getting stranded in the mountains during a white out blizzard. Saved by two random teens in flip flops and what it was like being a high school teacher with a rock n roll secret. Check it out HERE


This week we sit down with Rafer Rawb, a Happy Hardcore DJ from San Francisco, who tells us about the days of being down to play in front of anyone, anywhere, anytime. Getting cut short at a Santa Cruz Houka Bar, his love affair with Happy Hardcore, learning the ropes of being a DJ, and finally performing side by side with his mentor and hero. Learning to read the crowd, feeling the vibe and creating a story, and a drug related gang turf war in Gult, CA. Check it out HERE


Andy Pohl, owner of Sell The Heart Records and member of Snipers visits 3 Gigs and talks about building the courage to perform for the first time, terrible clothing choices, having your heroes love your band, local music scene politics, an in-depth look at the art of starting a new band, how to pick bands for your label, and strange things afoot in Madera, Ca.
Check it out HERE


Episode 9 has gone live! Sisters Gwendolyn & Lucy Giles of the band DOG PARTY take a quick moment right before their spring break tour to tell us about opening for Agent Orange at a smelly dive bar show as 4th and 6th graders, seeing people mosh for the first time, performing with your siblings, the search for an instrument that doesn’t involve the mouth, falling in love with thunderous beats, the life changing suggestion to actually play together, the hunt for a band name, touring stadiums with Green Day, playing different size crowds, merch table dynamics, no one knowing who you are, being lectured before playing a church show, and being paid a penny per person at a show,  guys being rude at shows, people quantifying their compliments and being creepers. It's a pretty hilarious episode! Check it out HERE


Music Journalist Rae Alexandra tells us about convent school girls, epic hair metal, spontaneous trips to Southampton Tanning Salon punk shows, the tiniest dance floor in the world, and reading the meanest review ever of the worst show ever in London, England. A fantastic episode! You must hear it to believe it! Check it out HERE


Episode 7 is up and we talk to Rob Black from Tail Light Rebellion about the two books he’s writing, how the modern scene is stronger than ever, touring as a two piece, not being into punk and playing in a jazz funk swing band, only to still get complaints for being too loud, playing last at a Vermont Bluegrass Festival, drinking moonshine on stage, performing for more people then you think you are, the weirdest show ever in Houston, and the second largest Raggedy Anne Doll Collection in Texas. Check it out HERE


YOU: Hey Dominic, how come you never play the whole song from the musical guest on your show 3 GIGS, you just talk over it?

ME: Thank you for asking imaginary internet listener example! Well, I figure there are lots of places to just listen to the songs in full, and I wanted to keep my show about the stories and not a regular radio show. You should check out this very website to see live videos of the bands performing or check out the new SPOTIFY 3 GIGS PLAYLIST OF AWESOME I created so you can hear songs from all of our guests! Each week I'll update it so it's current! Sometimes I may not have that EXACT song, but I'll try to make sure there is something up! Give it a follow!

YOU: WOW! Now we know!

ME: ...and KNOWING is half the battle! YO JOE!
(*grabs a rope ladder thrown down by a G.I.Joe Tomahawk, and flies away to have cookies at The Pit and figure out how to stop C.O.B.R.A.*)

A huge thank you to Tiffany Rubenstein for the idea!



In episode 6 of 3 Gigs, we talk to Adam Davis, vocalist of Gnarboots and guitarist for DESA and Link 80, and hear his stories about 'Wortstock’ Barn shows in Gilroy, CA, accidentally being invited to teenage house shows, a moment that it all comes together in Switzerland and all that’s left of the show is a poster in the kitchen, when security storms the stage to perform themselves, chugging half & half while sweaty, random homeless guest musicians, memorial shows for an iPod, the art of purposefully getting a negative reaction out of your own audience, boycotting the headliners of your own show, getting banned from clubs, and trying to destroy Dominic’s bass amp.


In today's episode, I speak to Chris Shearer from Build Them To Break just before their west coast dates, we hear about Canadian shows, being forced to play last, rolling around in glass, playing marathons first thing in the morning in front of fully naked people, forgetting half the drum set for a college show, and playing a church when Satan is clearly on your side.


I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone for their overwhelming support of 3 Gigs. It means the world. The daily downloads are FAR beyond what I expected for the show, and for most of the first week, we cracked the Top 100 Music Podcasts on iTunes (That's why I'm always asking for reviews and ratings! haha)...and that's pretty exciting considering I had no expectations for what would happen when we launched. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I'm thrilled you are enjoying the show. We have lots of great stories coming, and we can't wait for you to hear them. We are just getting started!

See you on Monday with Episode 5


We spoke to Jen Razavi and Poli Van Dam from The Bombpops while they were on tour driving through the deserts of Arizona, just after a late night in Las Vegas (are there any other kind of nights in Vegas?), but they still rallied and told us all about playing a High School Battle of the Bands, and then ruining that High School Battle of the Bands forever! Las Vegas adventures, playing in the middle of nowhere, legendary punk houses, European shows, drunken turtles, and rallying from a hang-over by showtime.

Our 4th and final episode of the week, we hope you enjoyed our blitzkrieg bop week! From now on we will be updating new episodes every Monday, though you can probably hear them here most of the time on Sunday nights! Next week we talk to Chris Shearer of the band Build Them To Break before they head out on their west coast tour! Don't miss it! 


We catch Jay Northington, the vocalist and guitarist for the band Nothington while he's in an Uber just before his European tour to support his brand new album "In The End" on Red Scare, but he finds time to tell us stories about 4th Grade Talent shows, Nothington headlining their first show ever, the 10th anniversary show for Red Scare Industries, what it’s like when your father finally gets it, the bittersweet memories of lost friends, band members pitching off limit tents in the middle of clubs, and how even the worst show can end up restoring your faith in humanity.  

We have one more episode to add this week, tomorrow we add our interview with Jen Razavi & Poli Van Dam from The Bombpops, who we caught while they were on tour!  Then we'll be updating new episodes on a weekly basis starting on Monday! 



The second episode is now up, and today we sit down with Aixa Vilar, drummer for Go Betty Go. A Los Angeles, California pop punk band who recently came back to life and are currently touring behind their latest EP, "Reboot". On today's episode of 3 Gigs, hear about 10 year old birthday parties, Miguel's Hell House, musical workshops for Japanese exchange students, the changing music scene, and how no matter how long you've been a band, the worst show can happen at any time.

It's a great episode! Enjoy!

Enjoy! 2 more episodes coming this week! Tomorrow we talk to Jay Northington (Nothington) and on Thursday we talk to Jen Razavi & Poli Van Dam (The Bombpops). Two bands who recently released albums in the last few months and are currently touring to support them! Don't miss it! 

The first episode is LIVE! Check out our episodes page where we sit down with Joe Escalante, bassist for the legendary Orange County punk band The Vandals! Enjoy the episode, he has some fantastic stories!  

Find out about Escalante's rockabilly past, how The Vandals got their start, the glory of European squats, and military mosh pits! Also how one of the best shows ever ruined Europe for The Vandals, and why bands should avoid Cleveland, Ohio.  If you are a Vandals fan, you'll love this. 

Remember this week we are posting 4 episodes total before going to a weekly schedule! So enjoy our episode today, and we'll see you tomorrow! 



To celebrate the launch of 3 GIGS we are going to release 4 episodes each day next week starting Monday, March 13th! 

We are very excited to announce that the first four episodes on 3 GIGS are:

1. Joe Escalante, Bassist of The Vandals
2. Aixa Vilar, Drummer of Go Betty Go
3. Jay Northington, Vocalist/Guitarist of Nothington
4. Jen Razavi & Poli Van Dam, Vocalists/Guitarists of The Bombpops


The first episode will go live on Monday, March 13th!  Soooooon!


The season one trailer is now live, which means you can now subscribe to the podcast! Find 3 GIGS on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Youtube, and Soundcloud! Follow us at your favorite link, episodes are coming soon!


Welcome to! This will be ground zero for the upcoming podcast episodes and where you can find out a bit more about our guests and their bands. More soon!