Episode 159: The Commercials w/ Tony Bavaria

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The Commercials Post-hardcore/punk band from Harrisburg, PA active from 1996-2006 with releases on Blackout! Records, Jumpstart Records, and more.

I got Tony on the Skype and this is what we chat about

  • Talking about Jeremy from Jumpstart Records
  • Their 25 year reunion show
  • Balancing school and touring
  • Jumpstart Records
  • Their cover of Texas is the Reason
  • Changing singers
  • The song My Bologna has a First Name
  • His current band with Dave Smalley
  • And a ton more

Lastly, here’s a foreword by Tom Simon who’s a good buddy of mine and grew up in the Jersey scene. He tells a story about how Tony and the Commercials played a small role in him starting his career in the music industry.

Check out Tony’s band with Dave Smalley called Don’t Sleep.

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