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Stand By Your Band

Thomas Thakkar

Tom Thakkar and Tommy McNamara talk about the bands that Pitchfork attacks and your friends make fun of. The comics have on guests who love a band that everyone seems to hate, and together they give that band a fair chance.

1:19:58 | Jul 25th

Probably our most controversial episode, check it out and don't be mad at us!
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1:20:04 | Jul 16th

Tony comes on to talk about the margarita man himself! Check out Swifto for all NYC dog walking needs! and use promo code "band" for 2 free walks!

1:10:36 | Jul 10th

Brett Davis comes on to talk about the pope of Jamaica! Check out for all your dog walking needs in the New York area! Use promo code "band" for 2 free walks!

1:11:26 | Jul 3rd

ole green shirt Delehanty comes on to talk about someone who doesn't really need a lot of defending, we know, Ben Folds! Check out for dog walks, sits, or stays in the New York City area! Use promo code "band" for 2 free walks!! It'll help...Show More

56:06 | Jun 26th

Joe List (check out his special on netflix) joins the piss boys to talk about Jack Johnson!

34:58 | Jun 20th

Quick lil chat about songs of summer with the boys, more to come on the patreon!

1:12:46 | Jun 4th

Melissa comes on to talk about the 2nd British invasion

1:03:40 | May 29th

Nate returns to talk about one of the worst named bands in history!

1:05:02 | May 14th

Shane makes his 3rd appearance to defend Staind! This one is a gotcha podcast!

1:19:18 | May 9th

The Margarita man makes his debut on the show to defend Aerosmith in a real silly, somewhat sloppy time.

1:02:11 | Apr 17th

Dave comes on to talk Alkaline Trio with the boys!

54:18 | Apr 11th

Joe and Kristen went to the rock hall induction, and they're here to tell us about it

1:27:09 | Apr 4th

What a hundredth ep! Josh Gondelman, Shalewa Sharpe, Claire Parker, Sean Donnelly, Ashley Hamilton, Jordan Temple, Casey James Salengo, Mary Houlihan, Nick Naney, and Eudora Peterson, along with an intro from Patreon Subscriber Tim McLaughlin!

55:42 | Feb 28th

This is a wild one. If you don't know this song, don't worry, you soon will, as we go over it in depth.

57:00 | Feb 16th

the boys talk about the grammy's, and warning, none of us watched this year's.

1:13:34 | Feb 6th

Kara joins us to talk Avril! Sorry for the delay ya freaks!

1:23:53 | Jan 23rd

Battle of the Bands was insane! We had guest judge Melissa Villasenor, Christi Chiello defending Jonas Brothers, JP McDade defending John Mayer, Greg Stone defending LIVE, Anthony DeVito defending Train, Martin Urbano defending Black Eyed Peas, Patri...Show More

1:06:13 | Jan 16th

Dan comes on to talk about the king of college!

1:25:18 | Jan 8th

Alex Edelman (Netflix, Conan) comes on to defend the boys Mumford!

33:40 | Jan 3rd

The Defend Your Movie crew (Sean Donnelly and Andy Fiori) met up with the Stand By Your Band boys to do a SUPER POD! Tom and Tommy take the side of the band from That Thing You Do, and Sean and Andy take the more obvious choice of the band from Almos...Show More

1:06:07 | Dec 26th, 2018

We decide to give The Feelers another try with Guy Montgomery!

1:02:44 | Dec 19th, 2018

Guy Montgomery (The Worst Idea Ever podcast) comes on to discuss New Zealand band, The Feelers!

58:03 | Dec 13th, 2018

The boys and Tim McLaughlin do a late night talk on Christmas music

1:00:11 | Dec 5th, 2018

Kenice Mobley comes by to talk about the controversial Katy Perry!

1:19:43 | Nov 21st, 2018

Bobby comes on to talk about everybody's friend Randy Newman!

1:27:59 | Nov 15th, 2018

Battle of the bands Live at New York Comedy Festival, featuring Joe Zimmerman (Spin Doctors) vs. Josh Gondelman (Hootie), Rosebud Baker (Bieber) vs Corinne Fisher (Spice Girls), Kenny DeForest (DMB) vs Clark Jones (Coldplay), and Sean Patton (Tool) v...Show More

1:27:56 | Oct 24th, 2018

Ashley Hesseltine (Bros Being Basic, Girls Gotta Eat) comes on to defend the "Nickelback of EDM" the Chainsmokers!

1:03:59 | Oct 17th, 2018

Pamela comes on to talk about Davey and the boys!

1:01:41 | Oct 11th, 2018

Django (Colbert, The Onion) comes on to talk about the horror music (and sometimes films) of Rob Zombie!

54:58 | Oct 4th, 2018

Caitlin comes on to talk about her life as a JC Chasez fan!

1:08:46 | Sep 26th, 2018

Clark comes on to defend the many hats of Pharrell and NERD

1:17:32 | Sep 19th, 2018

Liza and Julia come on to defend Jessica Simpson and so much more!

1:12:11 | Sep 12th, 2018

Luke comes on to talk Art with the boys!

1:25:05 | Sep 5th, 2018

Joe Zimmerman (Comedy Central, A Great Listening Experience podcast) comes on to defend the Doctors of Spin!

1:21:40 | Aug 30th, 2018

Sorry to do this, but we missed a week and we wanted to give the heads up and also re-post an old episode that we loved and wanted new listeners to hear! Emmy was JUST on CONAN and killed it, and we thought we'd remind you of how hilarious she was on...Show More

1:14:47 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Kevin comes on to talk emo to the piss boys and more! Check out the Patreon for a talk about good new emo!

1:19:31 | Aug 1st, 2018

Anthony DeVito (Comedy Central, This American Life) comes on to weave us some tales about Pat Monahan and the boys of Train!

1:20:02 | Jul 25th, 2018

Dan Licata (Adult Swim, high school senior) comes on to talk about the Black Flag tattoo on his ass and more!

1:20:48 | Jul 18th, 2018

Amy Miller and Steve Hernandez from "Who is Your God?" talk Toto!

1:18:31 | Jul 10th, 2018

Blair comes on to talk about Mark McGrath and the boys of Sugar Ray!

1:12:06 | Jul 4th, 2018

Rob and Chris from Book of Ye come on to talk about the new Kanye West stuff

1:32:57 | May 30th, 2018

Before the podcast started, Tom did some test episodes, and this was one of them! Zach Swan and Dewey Lovett come on to listen to BNL and party!

58:03 | May 16th, 2018

Check out Tyler defending Rush, and check out his show "We Still Like You." While you're at it, get into former guest John Bilancini's podcast, 1994!

1:08:07 | May 9th, 2018

John comes on to talk about ole whacky Waits!

1:20:34 | May 2nd, 2018

We get jiggy with the SNL writin', Shrek apologist himself, Steven Castillo!

1:26:39 | Apr 25th, 2018

The soy boys themselves come to defend the potato brothers, Noel and Liam!

1:25:49 | Apr 18th, 2018

Dan Sheehan (nominated for a Shorty Award) comes on to defend Brad Arnold's boys 3 Doors Down!

1:23:14 | Apr 11th, 2018

Clare O'Kane comes on to talk about the Piano Man himself!

1:16:31 | Apr 4th, 2018

Uncle BBQ himself comes on to defend reggae covers of popular songs! Feel the noise mon!

1:22:55 | Mar 27th, 2018

The host of Doug Loves Movies himself comes on to defend Tay Tay

1:07:38 | Mar 21st, 2018

Nicky comes on to defend the Masked Men of Moines...Des that is.

1:22:29 | Mar 14th, 2018

We celebrate 50 episodes in low places with Jessica Michelle Singleton talking Garth Brooks!

1:02:27 | Mar 7th, 2018

Liza comes on to tell the boys what's what about these Danish darlings, AQUA!

48:08 | Mar 5th, 2018

John Jacobs, JJ from Are You the One season one talks Are You the One in a very random interview with Tom Thakkar!

34:19 | Feb 28th, 2018

The two idiot boys themselves, Tommy McNamara and Tom Thakkar had the privilege of sitting down with Patton Oswalt!

1:12:14 | Feb 21st, 2018

A very serious Weezer episode with Nick Lavallee!

1:16:03 | Feb 14th, 2018

Timmy McLaughs comes on to talk Blues Traveler!

1:21:46 | Feb 8th, 2018

Nicole comes by to talk Stapp and the gang!

1:16:58 | Jan 31st, 2018

Joe joins us again to talk about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees!

1:38:45 | Jan 24th, 2018

Panic! At the Disco with Will Miles (Chris Gethard show)!

1:38:55 | Jan 17th, 2018

Doug Smith (Conan) comes on to talk Kings of Leon! Tom is NOT having them...

1:11:26 | Jan 10th, 2018

Jeremy Hammond comes on to talk about the blokes from Burnley, the Tubthumpin' troubadours, Chumbawamaba

1:42:52 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Sam Ruddy comes on to talk about the poetic sounds that Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump have created.

1:33:47 | Dec 20th, 2017

Rosebud comes on to defend the little spitting boy himself, Justin Bieber.

1:51:43 | Dec 6th, 2017

From Boat Shoes to making Tommy snooze, Julia Claire comes on to talk Vampire Weekend!

53:16 | Nov 29th, 2017

Tim joins us at the Lincoln Lodge for our first live show!

1:26:12 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Mike Cronin comes on to defend the Flower Boys, The Killers!

1:45:58 | Nov 8th, 2017

Blair Socci comes on to talk Good Charlotte! Check out our sponsor and use promo code BAND15 for a discount! Also our patreon has a bunch of good new stuff!

31:23 | Nov 6th, 2017

This is a preview of our bonus episode with Phoebe Bottoms talking about The Chipmunks music! for the full ep and more!

1:14:53 | Nov 1st, 2017

Patrick Hastie from Nostalgic Front comes on to talk Fun.!

1:34:45 | Oct 25th, 2017

Teresa Lee comes on to defend Third Eye Blind!

1:35:13 | Oct 18th, 2017

Kenny DeForest comes on to talk Macklemore!

16:27 | Oct 17th, 2017

This is a bonus weekly feature that will be on our Patreon, but this one is free!

1:04:29 | Oct 11th, 2017

Brian Falduto (School of Rock) comes on to talk teen idol Hilary Duff!

1:17:42 | Sep 27th, 2017

Joel Kim Booster comes on to talk Maroon 5 to the boys! Rate and review on iTunes for a good time!

1:25:56 | Sep 20th, 2017

Megan Gailey comes on to talk P!NK to the boys Tom and Tommy! E-mail us at with questions or comments! Rate and review if you're a sweetie!

1:39:12 | Sep 13th, 2017

Brett Arnold (@BrettRedacted) joins the boys to talk Umphrey's McGee!

1:34:25 | Sep 6th, 2017

Ryan Beck comes on to talk country music star, Toby Keith, to the piss boys!

1:47:09 | Aug 30th, 2017

Tom Thakkar is on the road, so he stops by Bloomington to talk to Jared Thompson about Coldplay! Normal episodes are back next week!

1:32:38 | Aug 23rd, 2017

Eli Yudin comes on to talk about Audioslave! Rate and review on iTunes!

1:45:47 | Aug 16th, 2017

Mary Houlihan comes on to talk Rancid to the boys! Rate and review on iTunes for a good time!

20:33 | Aug 15th, 2017

This is a preview of our first Patreon episode with Alex Stone talking Fall Out Boy! Subscribe at

1:47:33 | Aug 9th, 2017

Joe Rumrill and Andrew Tisher join the boys to talk They Might Be Giants! Rate and review if you're nasty!