Wednesday, December 31, 2014

One More Week of Hiatus & Searchin For The Light

Radio shows will resume when the semester starts. Showtime will be changing from 6 - 7 PM on Thursdays to sometime on either a Monday or Wednesday... new time will be announced as soon as it's confirmed. Meanwhile, here at HQ, we're working on getting the UNIFIED RIGHT live tape out before the end of January. We also did some helping out with this fanzine...

Brandon Brandt from St. Pete put out this skateboarding and music fanzine called Searchin' for the Light for FYA Fest last week. If you didn't nab a copy then, now is your chance to read the scans online. Featuring interviews with Ned of Title Fight, Soft Hoagie Rolls, Joshua Lother and Sick of Talk (which I play guitar for and will soon have a release on ECR). Get the scans here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Semester End & Radio News

A fun last "official" day of the fall semester in the studio. 
From left to right: Street Justin, Julio, myself, Tyler, Steph, Allison and Brandon.

This semester was a ton of fun. I brought Ybor City's Mushmind in the studio for an LP listening party and interview, I got to do an in depth interview with Hanson Meyer of the original Uniform Choice line-up, and I had co-hosts frequently which made the show a lot more fun to do and listen to.

In the coming weeks I'll be continuing my show over the winter break, so keep tuning in Thursdays 6-7 PM. The archive system is currently down, but hopefully the links will go live again soon. I'll update them as soon as I know what's going on.

Clouded - Inheritance 7"

Belgian hardcore/metal-core from 1998. My friend Cory tipped me off to this on YouTube and I couldn't find a download with the tracks split up so hear it is. Also includes a fifth hidden acoustic track on the CD version. Played a track on the show last week, here's the full record.

d/l here:
Clouded - Inheritance 7"

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Krakatoa - Clouds Burned By Sunshine 7"

Two track 7" side project of Carl Skildum (Threadbare) and Dave Walker (Harvest). Recommended by my good buddy Lennon (Plead Your Case zine strikes again!) and compiled the information, music and photos from a few different blogs (Thanx to Stuck in the Past, Madblastsofchaos...) to bring you a comprehensive download. Includes scans of artwork, inserts and tracks all in one convenient place.

Originally pressed on clear and black vinyl, as far as I can tell. Would love to get in touch with any of the members to learn a little more history on the band, see if they had any other merchandise or anything.

Really unique couple of songs here. "Indulgence", the second track, is right up my alley. A great listen for the non conventional core fan.

d/l here:
Krakatoa - Clouds Burned By Sunshine 7"

Gas - No More Hiroshima 7"

Classic sounding punk from 1982 outta Japan. Originally released as a one sided flexi-disc. Couldn't find a download with the tracks split up so decided to do so myself.

d/l here:
Gas - No More Hiroshima 7"

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Radio Show Archive - Updated Weekly

This is an archive of every show that has aired so far which will be updated weekly as the new shows air, with the most recent shows being at the top.

Shows from semester one, three, four and five are totally available for stream and download on mediafire. Shows from semester two are under construction. Enjoy!

Semester Five
Show 070 - Final show. Interviews with Jeremy of Fury, Nardwuar, United Voice Records and more.
Show 069 - Exact Change Q & A. Talk show format. No archive available.
Show 068 - Aware, Cobra, Grave Goods, Dome of Obedience, Repulsion, etc.
Show 067 - Interview with Todd Youth of Warzone, Murphy's Law and more.
Show 066 - Alone In A Crowd, Mistaken Indentiy, 少女人形, Mind Funk, Nashi, Spawn, etc.
Show 065 - For Pete's Sake, Urban Blight, Snix, Rest In Pieces, etc. No archive available.
Show 064 - Firewalker, Double O, Occupied Territory, The Proletariat, Life's Blood, etc.
Show 063 - Hit List Live Set & Interview. Cassette soon.
Show 062 - Rare Demos from Bustin' Out, Close Call, Vengeance, Violent Children, etc.
Show 061 - Ramses "Demo MMXV" Live Debut & Band Interview
Show 060 - AFI, Danzig, Agnostic Front, Have Heart, Godspeed, Mean Season, etc.
Show 059 - Lethal Yellow, Vermin, Restrain, Civic Duty, Straight Savage Style, etc.
Show 058 -  No Class, Night Force, Release, Beyond, Deathtribe, Sportswear, etc.
Show 057 - Obstruct, The Freeze, Concealed Blade, Spirit Crusher, The 4-Skins, etc.
Show 056 - Funeral System, Ignite, Strife, Die Hard, Rampage, Back to Back, etc.

Semester Four
Show 055 - Discharge, Dead Stop, Laughin' Nose, Crossed Out, Morbid Angel, etc.
Show 054 - Mizery, Rest In Pieces, Allergy, The Icemen, Backtrack, etc.
Show 053 - Day of Suffering, No Tolerance, Floorpunch, Mental, etc.
Show 052 - Praise, Battery, Turnstile, Have Heart, Apology, Shades Apart, etc.
Show 051 - New Age Records Special. Pressure Release, Unbroken, Mouthpiece, etc.
Show 050 - Exact Waves Radio - Two Hour Special on "Crucial Listening".
Show 049 - Dischord Records Special. Marginal Man, Iron Cross, Scream, Dag Nasty, etc.
Show 048 - Revelation Records Special. Judge, Bold, Side By Side, etc. No archive available.
Show 047 - Black Sabbath, Venom, Bathory, Sepultura, Slaughter, etc. No archive available.
Show 046 - Circle Storm, Inner Strength, Dynamo, Day by Day, etc.
Show 045 - R.A.M.O.N.E.S., R.A.M.O.N.E.S., Ramones! All Ramones episode.
Show 044 - Outo Syojodan, Deflect, Payback, Pushed Aside, Peace, etc.
Show 043 - Total Fury, United Mutation, Discipline, Merauder, Death, etc.

Semester Three
Show 042 - Head Creeps "Lizard Kings" feature, 自由の為に, Iron Boots, etc.
Show 041 - Vatican, Subzero, Screaming Sneakers, New York Dolls, etc.
Show 040 - Walk Proud, The Repos, Ceremony, NY Hoods, Falter, etc.
Show 039 - Gas Rag, Crossed Out, Infest, Shades Apart, DiE, Insted, etc.
Show 038 - Special April Fools Day Show
Show 037 - Mobs, The Flex, Side By Side, Red Death, Carcinogen, etc.
Show 036 - Rest In Pieces, Infest, Iron Cross, G.L.O.S.S., Motörhead, etc.
Show 035 - Desperate Measures, Boston Strangler, YDI, Wrapped In Pale, etc.
Show 034 - Plead Your Case co-host. Life's Halt, Put It Aside, Enchant, etc.
Show 033 - Justice, Dayspring, Crippled Youth, Fit of Anger, Memorial Day, etc.
Show 032 - Crisis Unit Live Set & Interview. Cassette here.
Show 031 - Interview w/ Bob Suren of Failure Face/author of Cratedigger.
Show 030 - First Wednesday Show. Julio Co-Host.
Show 029 - "Moving Day". One track from each previous show. No archive available.

Semester Two 
Show 028 - Unified Right Live Set & Interview. Cassette here.
Show 027 - Massacre, Siege, Traitor Crucifix, Misfits, Gross, Discharge, etc. No archive available.
Show 026 - Bane, Breakdown, Clouded, Title Fight, Shrapnel, etc. No archive available.
Show 025 - Confuse, Deep Wound, Side By Side, Fear, Outburst, Unity, etc.
Show 024 - Q & A program with Tyler. Invasion, Overcast, Krakatoa, Godspeed, etc.
Show 023 - Motörhead, Breakdown, Lifetime, No For AnAnswer, ABombANation, etc.
Show 022 - Halloween/Black Metal playlist. Kvist, Ulver, Mayhem, Isengard, etc.
Show 021 - Tyler & Justin Co-Host. Gasenata, SSD, Free At Last, True Love, Bl'ast, etc.
Show 020 - Tyler & Luigi Co-Host. Big Boys, Krakdown, Mercy Killing, World War 4, etc.
Show 019 - Vegan Straight Edge playlist. Day Of Suffering, Green Rage, Culture etc.
Show 018 -Mushmind "Adult Interests" LP Listening Party & Interview
Show 017 -Hanson Meyer interview (Original Uniform Choice bassist). Sin 34, Saigon, etc.
Show 016 -Gas, Cult Ritual, Axis, Rest In Pieces, Burn, Burst of Silence, etc.
Show 015 -Jerry's Kids, Slap Of Reality, Strain, Cause For Alarm, Glue, etc.

Semester One / Summer

Show 014 - With Increase Live Set & Interview
Show 013 - Memorial Day, Embrace, Pity Sex, Jets To Brazil, etc.
Show 012 - FL Rules Fest Show. Crisis Unit, Hit List, Fourth Son, etc. No archive available.
Show 011 - Lockin' Out Exclusive! Crunch Time, Stop & Think, S.O.S., etc.
Show 010 - Strengthen What Remains Full Album Stream & Interview
Show 009 - Jawbreaker, Gutter Gods, Gay Kiss, The Adverts, Think I Care, etc.
Show 008 - Shadow Laughter Live Set & Interview
Show 007 - First Summer Show. Bad Trip, Powerhouse, Praise, Shrapnel, etc.
Show 006 - Farside, Spazz, Walk Proud, Inside Out, Pulling Teeth, Look Alive, etc.
Show 005 - Free Spirit, Crumbsuckers, Malfunction, The Faith, NY Wolfpack, etc.
Show 004 - Matt Co-Host. Insight, Hatebreed, ILEGAL, Mauser, Slutever, etc.
Show 003 -  Zero Boys, Wire, Stick Together, Crossed Out, Blistered, Enuf, etc.
Show 002 - Julio Co-Host. Morbid Angel, Left For Dead, Bathory, Black Flag, etc.
Show 001 - First airing. Turning Point, The Abused, Void, Warzone, etc.

Friday, November 21, 2014

In-Studio Photos & General Punk Rock Blabbing

To start off this long awaited post, here are some in-studio pictures from various times over the past semester. Feel free to send me any photos you may have snapped as a friend or guest in-studio!

Panoramic of an average day in the studio, ft. Steph.

 Group shot from With Increase's live studio performance. (L to R): Garrett a.k.a. myself, Street Justin, Will "Skates" Steinbrecher, Travis "Travvy Mac" Lowe & Doug Fore.

Some good friends and regular guests on the show. (L to R): Luigi, myself and T. Cable.

Exact Change Radio has been graciously featured in PLEAD YOUR CASE #9. Feel free to pick up a copy via the PYC online store or stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for a trivia and giveaway. I have a few copies of my own as well, so if you are in the Tampa area and want to grab one - get in touch.

Plead Your Case #9. Read up. Knowledge is power.

The following albums are coming soon for download: Brandon Hardcore Compilation: Music For The Kids, Gross National Product 7", Gas - No More Hiroshima 7" and Krakatoa - Clouds Burned By Sunshine 7". Those will all be up within the next week.

The next post will be a constantly updated archive of direct links to every radio show thus far. Hopefully this way people will be able to find my show without going through the bulls radio website. I understand it can be confusing if you're not a frequent user.

Stay tuned, this is the first of many major updates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tomorrow's Show & Other News

Tomorrow will be a show unlike any you've heard before, as often I don't play much metal. To get in the mood for Halloween the next day, I'll have a playlist of my favorite black metal for the full hour. Shows like this will be few and far between so if you're a fan of BM, be sure to listen in!

I've had a lot of friends come in the past few weeks co-hosting the show with me, including Joser, Luigi, Tyler of tha Unit and Justin with the IIIKD demo track. Be sure to catch up on all the old shows in the archive

Later this week I will be posting a teaser flyer for the long-awaited ISSUE #1 of EXACT CHANGE FANZINE. I'll be giving a sneak peak at some of the content and interviews included.

On a related note, the EXACT CHANGE DISTRO is winding down for now. There just isn't a high enough demand for another distro in my area, I don't travel enough to make it worth while and I don't have time to open a webstore. I've got one copy each of the following records for anyone interested in mail order or pick up if you're in the area. 

BACK TO BACK - FLESH AND BONE 7" (Lockin Out) - $5
VIOLENCE TO FADE - TUG OF WAR 7" (Life to Live) - $5
SIDE BY SIDE - YOU'RE ONLY YOUNG ONCE 12" (Revelation) - $12
SUPERTOUCH - THE EARTH IS FLAT 12" (Revelation) - $12
UP FRONT - SPIRIT 12" (Smorgasbord) - $12

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Saigon - Annihilation 7"

I was lucky enough to have Hanson send me the mp3's of this record after our phone interview. One song from this 7" was played on last weeks show, so now you can check out the rest. Here is a small blurb of how Hanson described Saigon...

"The band Saigon formed in Orange County, California sometime late in 1980 or early 1981 and played the circuit throughout southern California until 1982. The band members were: Todd A. Hall – Vocals; Jessie Bingaman – Guitar; Adam Maples (aka. Adam Bomb) – Drums; Eddie Wayne – Bass.

In 1981, Saigon released its only record as an EP on their own label, WWIII Records(...) The band was influenced by many early New York and California punk bands and Todd styled his live performances after Iggy Pop. They played with other local bands such as Christian Death, Lost Cause, the Lewd, Hari-Kari, the Dischords and Modern Warfare, but even played with punk legends such as the Misfits(...) In 1982, Saigon disbanded when Adam and Eddie made the move to record and tour as permanent members of the band Legal Weapon(...)

All songs copyrighted 1981 by Saigon."

You can read more about Saigon via Hanson's YouTube channel, specifically here.

d/l here:
Saigon - Annihilation 7"

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mushmind's "Adult Interests" LP Listening Party

On this week's radio show, Ybor City's Mushmind will be joining me in studio to listen to their new record in full as well as chatting about guitar gear, record collections and life on the streets on Tampa.
Tune in this Thursday from 6-7 PM EST.

Full interview and show is archived here!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Next Week's Show: Interview with Hanson Meyer of Uniform Choice

Make sure to tune in live next week for this very exciting guest, Hanson Meyer, the original bassist of Uniform Choice. Link to archived show will be posted here afterwards. The interview will be held over the phone. If there are any specific questions you want to ask, leave a comment on this post or e-mail me at with your questions.

Update 9/26/2014 - Full interview and playlist for stream/download here. A couple hiccups along the way, but it all worked out in the end!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Exact Change Radio Resumes Tonight

Tune in to Bulls Radio tonight from 6 - 7 PM for Exact Change Radio, back for another semester. If you are on the USF campus, tune in to 1620 AM or WUSF 89.7 HD3 Tampa. The whole world can stream it online at

After the show, I will post a link to the archive on this post. Tonight, you can expect to hear tracks from bands such as Jerry's Kids, Social Coma, Zouo and more. I will also regularly use the show as a way to talk about upcoming gigs, release general info about the label and fanzine, as well as feature some X-clusive news, interviews, tracks and goodies!

Archived show here!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ECR 001 - With Increase "Live on Bulls Radio" Cassette

The labels first release is officially completed. With Increase came in to the Exact Change Radio show at the Bulls Radio studio on Thursday 6/26/2014 and recorded a few live tracks followed by an interview. After the show we were chatting and decided to put out the session on this tape. Recommended for fans of early Tooth & Nail bands such as Strongarm, Focal Point and, my personal favorite, Focused.

First run limited to 50 copies, with some lemon lime inserts keepin' it fresh. The band is selling the yellow copies with them on their current tour and the green inserts are a label exclusive. If you would like a copy, either go see With Increase on tour and pick one up or shoot me an e-mail at Tapes are $3 in person and $5 post paid in the USA (just send the money to my PayPal account via the aforementioned e-mail address). Click on the photo below to see the dates of With Increase's tour.

For the full, free audio of the radio set and interview, go here. Also be sure to pick up Exact Change Fanzine numero uno, which will contain more stories and pictures from the radio set!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Awake! - Beliefs 7"

Another record I picked up at Planet Retro in St. Pete of another Brandon hardcore band. Signed by two of the dudes on the back and some really great photos inside the 5 paneled insert that I included in the download. This record was recommended to me by my pal Jullian B., who did a really great write up a few years back in his zine about Awake! that I might take the time to scan and upload later.

Four tracks of pretty interesting melodic hardcore straight outta 1989 that have singing, shouting, and even a rap part. The record itself was, again, in pretty rough condition, so quite a few noticeable pops in the quieter parts... did the best I could to fix the pops without damaging the audio. If you have better quality rips of this record let me know because I can't find it in full anywhere else.

The copy I own also seems to be a second pressing as it is pressed on black vinyl and neither TPOS or Victory records are credited. A few scans of that pressing are available on discogs.

Again, many thanks to Matt D. for helping me rip the audio from this and the next few records I'll be posting.

d/l here:
Awake! - Beliefs 7"

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Slap of Reality - Stuck Inside 7"

Melodic punk/hardcore band from Brandon, FL. This was their first 7" and contained more of an edge than their later releases, which veered in a far more pop direction. I picked up this copy of the 7" from Planet Retro in St. Pete, which Rob Sexton, the drummer of Slap of Reality, now runs.

Their most recent show was June 20th, 2014 in Lakeland. Other than that, they haven't played around much very often. I tried getting in contact with a few of the members to let them know I was posting this and get any more information on the release and the band, but haven't heard back from them yet.

The record wasn't in the most perfect condition and I didn't do any editing other than ripping the songs from vinyl to mp3 (thanks Matt D.), so expect some pops and imperfections. Scans of the insert included in the download.

d/l here:
Slap of Reality - Stuck Inside 7"