Top 5 pop punk bands of the 2000s

Musician and podcaster Brendan Hutchins joins Mark to discuss guitar music from the early 21st century.

Brendan loves pop punk for its energy and reasons of nostalgia, and has lots of names to bring to the table. He also helps Mark define what isn’t pop punk.

Mark based his list on bands who had seminal or otherwise important albums during the early 2000s, and while Brendan’s picks are perhaps from slightly younger bands, none of them formed post-2005.

Mark shares stories about plectra, music he discovered through Kerrang! Radio, and stuff he used to play on his old radio show (like this from Of Kings and Captains).

Brendan also sings the praises of Bowling for Soup’s guitarist, who performs tricks with his pick!

Hear Brendan and his Nobody Asked for This co-host Arron Wong discuss the first part of this episode, director’s commentary style.

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You can follow Brendan on Twitter, check out the Podcast Advocate Network and check out his new single, Fall Fast.

About the guest

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Brendan Hutchins

Just a boy who loves a girl and trance music.

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