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Love these dudes!

It sorta doesn’t matter I don’t know a lot of the bands these guys talk about, because I love to hear them talk. Great personalities and have opened me up to the hardcore scene. Keep up the good work.

One of the best

Love tuning in every week. Bob, Tom, and Patrick’s hardcore (and general music) knowledge is mind blowing at times— just straight up encyclopedias. Love the dynamic they have. Anthony (Podioslave Podcast)



Five stars (spell it out)

I’ve been on this Amtrak since, I dunno, maybe day 3, but very early on. And what a great ride it’s been. I think I’m probably not alone in saying this pod helped reinvigorate my love for hardcore, and more importantly, it keeps me up-to-date and excited for new music. There’s no real format, just Pat, Bob, and Tom talking about hardcore. Even if you’re not interested in the subject matter, a lot of the time they’re just shooting the shoot about random whatevers. IMHO, I like it best when they are focused on a topic and go hard, whether it’s taking about a certain year in hardcore, going through a band’s discography, or breaking down a subgenre. So, if you like super nerdy hardcore talk, it’s here. If you like listening to dudes just talk, that’s also here. Certainly worth listening to either way.

Grind axes again

I’ve heard every episode every Tuesday since episode 2, one of the best podcasts period and markedly the best hardcore music podcast. No one’s encyclopedic knowledge and charm is gonna turn me into a Beatles/Led Zeppelin/U2 fan any time soon - but this podcast, until someone else does this good of a job for 3+ years in a row, is THE authority on hardcore.

Pleasurable Transmissions

This here program is alive with pleasure.




Really enjoy this pod. Helps the work day go by. Get into it - Greg Polard


Amazing starting this episode off with Afghan whigs ! Thanks for always turning me on to a new band and keeping me up on new hardcore bands .

The Podcast I didn’t know I needed....

Found A2G roughly 2 months ago and now never miss an episode. I’ve dipped in and out of hardcore since 1995 but now more than ever I find myself listening to the music as A2G has re-inspired me. Pat, Tom and Bob...with their hot takes on music and band culture keep me laughing and coming back. Much respect. Hop on board with their Patreon for even more sick content as well.


Tom, Pat and Bob cover hardcore music past and present, with hilarious “hot takes,” lots of “energy” and plenty of “cheat codes.” Occasionally they pick a year in the past and talk about hardcore records that came out during that year, which I’m particularly fond of. A+


Lots of yes. Best hc conversations. Kickass, honest and hilarious.


Listening to this gets me nostalgic due to the non stop Albany NY talk. I don’t know anything current musically they are talking about but the listening parties can be cool. Also dig the years in hardcore they do. This always brings a smile to my face because it’s more than just a hardcore podcast.

Hardcore for Hardcore

The best podcast that brings together great banter and candid conversations about hardcore of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. If you’re just getting into the world of hardcore music, this podcast is a must listen!

Love it!

Instant 5/5 for talking about Ink & Dagger. Great pod!

I love Drug Church And Hardcore

Why am I just finding out about this podcast? I’m giving a 5 star alone because they mentioned Never Ending Game and I gave a listen and have been hooked since.

Core talk by real core dudes

Listen to guys tell it how it is about hardcore and sometimes other stuff.

Doesn’t get better than this

Long enough to burn through most of my shift, competent hosts that don’t hawk CBD oil (looking @ u Jasta), and some genuine takes from Lil P Cashless, Bob & Tom that get people conversing in REAL life. THE hardcore podcast.

THE hardcore podcast

Would give 10/10 Choco Tacos if I could


I hope neither of these guys ever find true love because I want them to live together forever and do this podcast until the end of time. Hands down the funniest podcast

Bob Tom and Patrick Rule

While their names may sound like the leading cast of a 90s sitcoms rest assured it is just as entertaining as a 90s sitcom. There are twists, there are turns, there are sports related tangents, comic book references only 4 members of their audience will understand, and of course there is Hardcore. It’s fun, fully backed.

Favorite podcast

Look forward to listening every week. Four stars because I just had to listen to three grown men cry and lecture their audience about the right way to vote on a contest. Come on.

The best

This is the best pod cast ever. Patrick is Always the bad cop. He’s neurotic as well. Tom is funny and gives a lot of one-liners which I personally enjoy. And Bob just kind of keeps it all together and keeps it moving. Amazing amazing amazing thank you XOXO Brooklyn

The best hardcore podcast in the world

How does this motley crue do it every episode, taking a wandering and relaxed conversation and churn it into podcast gold? There is a secret alchemy here of forces, insights, and deep nerdery that is hard to deny. Cannot wait each week for a new episode, and I hope the awesome guests just keep coming. Bless up


Turned on to the podcast from my buddy Carlos (No Echo). Great stuff, keep it going!

Spell it out.

These gentlemen are consistently putting out great content to get me through night shifts. Not only do they turn me onto new music, but the long form banter is genuine. High five.


Strap those headphones in or blast the best hardcore podcast on full blast. Nothing can prepare your senses for the experience of listening to three angels lay down the truth on THE #1 hardcore podcast.

Spell it out.

The minutiae that old hardcore kids want discussion of everything related to the hardcore experience. Every episode makes me laugh and want to punch one of the hosts.

do i have to spell it out for you?

also get that patreon. lil p ka$less is a god.

Strong work.

I can’t say I even agree with 50% of what is said, but this is great. I’m 45 and remember some of the bands discussed fondly, others I don’t know a fn thing about and others I absolutely LOATHE. But, entertaining nonetheless. Awesome job!

Amazing podcast!!!

Super awesome podcast!


Thank you for pulling me into the podcast world! Never been a listener but A2G content was just too interesting to not be sucked in. Now I make time for several because of how excellent A2G is! If you’re into hardcore, especially if you’re and older hardcore head like me (43), there’s something for you here.

I straight up can’t get enough

I listen to this constantly through out my day at work when I’m driving around, I’m always engaged and never bored! Thanks for that and keep it up.

Hardcore for hardcore and Axe to Grind

Found this thru and so glad I did! Just a fantastic listen! Too many items to mention, but discovering new bands, new old bands and just listening in on buddies talk about hardcore is great! As an old dude who always likes this stuff but never realized the depth and breadth of this type of music it is a must listen!!

Your new favorite podcast

“Hardcore adjace”


The only podcast I actually listen to (without a visual). Please make a YouTube and film the episodes if possible! Still the sickest podcast either way. Keep it movin.

good show

good show cheers from malaysia -faraz

Super brilliant

As a casual fan of hardcore music and long time punk niche music fan, this is the greatest podcast around! It’s great to hear this about music I love when I have no one else to talk to about it!

Awaiting the next youth crew revival

Finally a podcast about something important!

Great Podcast for dudes who have been into hardcore or are new to the game

Great podcast. Makes a semi old dude like myself who isn’t actively involved in the hardcore scene, feel like I’m back in the saddle and involved again. And makes me want to check out new music.... thanks dudes keep up the great work.

Excellent podcast not just for hxc insiders

Finally a podcast about hardcore recorded by older gentlemen with intact brain cells, speaking thought out sentences into name brand microphones. The level of quality and intellect in this show is rare in a new podcast so JUMP ON EARLY. Great guests, great hosts and great topics. Let’s all hope they don’t break up and do a reunion episode in four years!

Just 3 gay men

A good time love it

You should give AOQ another chance, Pat.

Great Podcast, really dig the longer episodes that help my work day move faster. Grind more axes!


Best HC podcast going. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

Like sitting with my friends at a coffee shop!

I am absolutely addicted to this podcast. Hearing these dudes and others on this pod is like listening to my friends and I’s conversations at our local coffee shops or at shows. I appreciate the diversity in opinions and the honesty as well as their willingness to not only back new bands and appreciate bands of the past. As a 20something year olds right in The middle of the Orange County Hardcore scene in Southern California my friends and I can’t get enough of this pod and we want to start our own. Every time I listen I wish I could jump in to the conversation! If you like Hardcore past and present and everything in between listen to this Pod!!!

Yes. Just yes.

This is such a good podcast with educated opinions on Punk and Hardcore music and I have loved every single episode so far.

Favorite podcast ever

Really fun and enthusiastic group of guys that provoke a lot of thought and discussion about hardcore. Mix of old school, new, and everything in between with tons of bands to check out. Recommend to anyone who likes any type of aggressive music.


......a podcast that speaks for cranky old guys that still love hardcore. I was feeling alone out here and it’s good to know I’m not the only one thinking about this stuff. Really well done and amusing, with some serious discussion too. I’m hooked.

Hell yeah

A must listen to for any hardcore nerd. My most anticipated podcast every week. About time someone gets nerdy and in depth about music instead of boring interviews. Skyline chili still rules.

A good one

I like to listen to this podcast

Great podcast

Definitely enjoy hearing older HC kids perspective on the state of hardcore. The written out of history episode was particularly my favorite. Just wish they would go more in depth on some of these stories.

Great stories and nice perspectives

I love listening to this podcast. I think everyone keeps each other in check on the whole "old guy" thing. Plus I like hearing older people's perspective, especially on new music. I had a question for you guys (don't know if you'll see it on the review but anyway)- Any strong feelings on old NC bands? I think we have some really strong ones, and people from NC tend to really rep older bands from here, but I wanted the perspective of someone who isn't from NC. Keep up the great work!


If you're into hardcore, regardless if you're a teen or old head - this podcast is for you. Easy/fun listen, and the hosts/guests are rad. - Travis STL


Fantastic hardcore podcast. For young and old heads.

This is good

I'm learning a lot

The best podcast about modern hardcore.

... which is weird, because none episodes deep it occurred to me that I spend way more time listening to these guys talking about modern bands than I actually spend listening to the same bands. Thanks for turning me on to Brother and Hardware. Less into Day By Day. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Podcast is great

I don't have a lot of people to talk about this dumb, esoteric, nonsense music scene i love so much so getting to hear these dudes deeply nerd out about it is the next best thing.


It’s tight!

The best...

Great dudes trying to not be grumpy and dusty like me. Love this so much!

Great Time

Really funny. Good takes. Worth your time.

A+ podcast

This is a great podcast with good perceptions/takes on everything. Always looking forward to the next episode and loving the conversations.

Pat Loves Youth Crew

My new favorite podcast. It's also great to hear about how much Patrick loves youth crew and powerviolence!

Great Hardcore Chat

Very enjoyable listen from three hardcore music scene lifers. Recommended if you're missing out on chatting with your friends about the new bands, the old bands, the scene politics, booking shows and fests, and more...

Choppin up about hardcore

This podcast is great for anyone interested or involved with hardcore. It’s essentially listening to the same conversations you have with your friends before & after gigs, but from the perspective of three guys with lots of experience and opinions. I love the podcast and can’t wait to hear more.

love it

new favorite podcast. i love being updated on bands i otherwise would probably miss out on.

Robot Whales

Great podcast with excellent generational hardcore banter.

Bringin' It Down

Perfect podcast for any hardcore kid with a sense of humor and a love of the 'core. No-holds-barred. A great trio of hosts who each bring something unique. Waiting for more axes to grind!


Absolutely fantastic new podcast. An informed, opinionated, and hilarious take on the HxC scene. Pulls no punches. Couldn’t recommend this more. Thx, y’all. My new favorite...

Gimme Gimme Gimme I Want Some More...

About time someone thought of this. Can't wait to listen to more episodes. Bring it.

Str8 Up

If you like Hardcore, listen to a dope podcast

Fun and insightful

Stumbled upon this podcast on Reddit, and I really dig it. If you love any niche genre of music, you know how fun it is to do real deep dives into the bands/albums you love. This podcast delivers on that front while being honest and funny.