Episodes

September 16, 2021

SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Guilty Pleasures" episode

Another little peek into The After Party podcast! If you'd like to hear the rest of this episode, PLUS an entire back catalog of episodes, PLUS a new episode every Monday, you can check out the Supporting Cast program at ChrisDeMakes.com. For the cost of buying Chris and Chris a cup of coffee each month, you can help support the podcast that you love!

September 13, 2021

Ep. 68: Kevin Martin discusses Candlebox's "Far Behind"

Candlebox's 1993 smash hit single "Far Behind" is still in regular rotation on rock radio today. On this episode, lead singer Kevin Martin discusses the writing, recording, release, and legacy of this timeless single.

September 06, 2021

Ep. 67: Pierre Bouvier discusses Simple Plan's "Perfect"

Simple Plan vocalist Pierre Bouvier breaks down the writing, recording, and release of their 2002 smash hit single "Perfect".

August 30, 2021

Ep. 66: Ty Tabor discusses King's X "Goldilox"

With a career that spans over four decades, King's X have a strong cult following that would go to the end of the world for the band. In this episode, guitarist and vocalist Ty Tabor discusses the inspiration, writing, recording, release, and legacy of "Goldilox", which is the song that the ENTIRE crowd sings at every King's X show.

August 23, 2021

Ep. 65: Dan Marsala discusses Story Of The Year's "Until The Day I Die"

"Until The Day I Die" was the breakout hit that took the St. Louis based Story Of The Year from local band to MTV and radio stations all over the world. In this episode, lead singer Dan Marsala details the writing, recording, and release of this career-defining song.

August 16, 2021

Ep. 64: Josh Todd discusses Buckcherry's "Crazy Bitch"

Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd breaks down the writing, recording, and legacy of "Crazy Bitch", the song that launched the band into the stratosphere in the mid 2000s.

August 09, 2021

Ep. 63: J. Navarro discusses The Suicide Machines "Break The Glass"

Suicide Machines frontman J. Navarro takes a look back at the writing, recording, and release of "Break The Glass", which is a classic fan favorite from the legendary Detroit ska-punk mainstays.

August 02, 2021

Ep. 62: Brett Detar discusses The Juliana Theory's "We're At The Top Of The World"

Juliana Theory singer Brett Detar sits in to discuss the writing, recording, and release of The Juliana Theory's fan favorite song "We're At The Top Of The World" from their 2000 album Emotion Is Dead.

July 26, 2021

Ep. 61: Brendan Kelly discusses The Lawrence Arms "The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic"

The always interesting and hilarious Brendan Kelly breaks down the writing, recording, and release of the fan favorite from The Lawrence Arms, "The YMCA Down The Street From The Clinic".

July 19, 2021

Ep. 60: Mike Park discusses Skankin' Pickle's "I Missed The Bus"

Singer, songwriter, saxaphonist, and Asian Man Records founder Mike Park discusses the writing of legendary ska=punk band Skankin' Pickle's first ever song, "I Missed The Bus".

July 12, 2021

Ep. 59: Chrissy Costanza discusses Against The Current's "Wasteland"

Against The Current lead singer Chrissy Costanza breaks down the inspiration and recording process for their 2016 fan favorite single "Wasteland".

July 08, 2021

SNEAK PREVIEW of The After Party "Summer of '91: A Look Back At The Jams" episode

Check out this sneak peek at this week's episode of The After Party podcast, which is available to our Supporting Cast program at ChrisDeMakes.com!

July 05, 2021

Ep. 58: VÉRITÉ discusses her song "Younger Women"

Brooklyn-based singer and songwriter VÉRITÉ discusses her heartwrenching 2020 single "Younger Women". This deeply personal song was written and recorded early in the Covid-19 lockdown, and she shares the story behind her first foray into self=producing.

June 28, 2021

Ep. 57: Ken Block discusses Sister Hazel's "All For You"

"All For You" has maintained mainstream staying power for decades now. Sister Hazel frontman Ken Block details the song's evolution, from the very first demo to smash hit single status.

June 21, 2021

Ep. 56: John O'Callaghan discusses The Maine's "Black Butterflies and Déjà Vu"

The Maine's John O'Callaghan discusses the trippy origins and unique recording experience of a fan favorite song.

June 14, 2021

Ep. 55: Butch Walker discusses Marvelous 3's "Freak Of The Week"

Butch Walker has made his mark on the world of music as both a songwriter and a producer. In this episode, he takes us back to the writing, recording, and release of his first hit song.

June 07, 2021

Ep. 54: Max Collins discusses Eve 6's "Inside Out"

Eve 6 frontman Max Collins tells the story behind the band's first big hit, which he wrote at an astoundingly young age.

May 31, 2021

Ep. 53: Derek Sanders discusses Mayday Parade's "Kids In Love"

Mayday Parade vocalist Derek Sanders stops by the podcast to discuss the writing, recording, and release of the 2009 fan favorite single "Kids In Love".