The Mike Herrera Hour

This weeks guest is Steve Kravac, Producer, Mixer, and Engineer Extraordinaire. Mike and Steve talk all things MxPx and his contributions that helped MxPx make it 25 years. Mike and Steve also cover the infamous Chick Magnet Steve Kravac story time, United Airlines, while still leaving time to deep dive into the music producing and engineering aspect of his career.

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Steven Kravac is a RIAA gold accredited record producer, recording engineer, mixer, musician and composer, working from los Angeles, CA. He has built a strong reputation as an exacting producer & engineer, while working with groundbreaking International recording artists.
Steve entered the American punk rock and indie rock scene with a five-year tenure as head engineer at westbeach Recorders. legendary in the punk rock community, Westbeach, owned by Brett Gurewitz, of Epitaph Records, was the staple recording outlet for acts like The Offspring and Rancid. One of the first sessions Steve engineered at this studio, was the album “Cheshire Cat” by Blink 182. The record went on to sell 400,000 units and provided a springboard to other production and engineering opportunities.  
After leaving Westbeach, Kravac built a solid discography with many notable indie and punk rock artists, receiving a RIAA certified gold record for his work as producer, engineer and mixer on“Slowly Going the way of the Buffalo”, byMXPX. He also produced their album, “life in General” which featured the band’s most popular single, “Chick Magnet”. His work with MXPX alone, has netted sales well in excess of one-million records.  

 

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Celebrating 25 years of loud, fast, left-coast punk rawk, MXPX and Silver City Brewery, both from Bremerton, Washington, have joined forces to commemorate the band's anniversary milestone with an exclusive, signature beer. Named after the band's 2007 hit, "Secret Weapon", the brew is a delicious amber lager brewed in the "left-coast common" style. Super easy-going with a full-flavored malt backbone and a clean hop kick on the finish, the recipe is a true collaborative effort between the Silver City brew team and band members Mike, Tom, and Yuri, who were heavily involved in its development, adding their own personal tastes and flavor preferences.


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SHOW NOTES

MxPx 25 Years [8:00]
It’s not all sunshine and puppy dogs [11:00]
Steve defends his Chick Magnet story time [13:00]
Steve comes to Bremerton [13:00]
United Airlines [19:00]
Mike has beef [23:00]
Steve gets into punk rock [25:30]
Having a space [31:45]
Auto Tune [35:00]
 Drum Replacement [37:00]
Vocals [39:00]
Recording and budgets [47:30]
Dependent on tech [51:00]
MxPx Shows! [54:00]


Notable Links Discussed:
Less Than Jake
Blink182
Bob Moon

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Direct download: MHHp199_SteveKravac__Producer_Mixer_Engineer.mp3
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Jay Navarro of The Suicide Machines joins the podcast!

Direct download: MHHp198_JayNavarro_TheSuicideMachines.mp3
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Colin Scummy Morrison joins the podcast this week! 

Direct download: MHHp197_Colin_Scummy_Morrison.mp3
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This weeks guest is Paul Marc Rousseau of Silverstein. Life on tour can be demanding to say the least, but Mike and Paul talk all about how to make it a life style to have in which to have fun. So hold tight as the show moves from Warped Tour to childhood while making a quick stop up north that will have you saying Oh Canada, and then learn a little about light beer from two music engineers.


A little more from Silverstein
It takes numbers to craft a movement out of sound. It takes numbers, and it takes throat, calloused fingers, worn out joints, and a sea of voices singing along. It takes numbers, and it takes work. It takes playing basements and community centers as much as it takes stages, and festivals. It takes years of dedication, sincerity, and community. And yet, only a few artists are so honored as to become synonymous with their era. Since 2000, Silverstein has kept its roots firmly planted in the terrain of post- hardcore. Sixteen years later, the genre is impossible to talk about without mentioning this seminal group.  
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SHOW NOTES

Big Paul [5:30]
Warped Tour T Shirts [8:45]
A Warped workout [10:30]
From tech to star [13:15]
The Warped heat [16:00]
Following your dream [20:00]
Silverstein this year [22:00]
People like different [25:00]
Off the warped tour record [29:00]
 Keep it light… Beer [33:00]
The Pod goes Hockey [:]
Paul outside the band [37:30]
Oh Canada! [40:15]
On the record [44:00]
Mike and Paul the engineers [46:00]
The Music business changes [53:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Protest the Hero
Ed Sheeran
Goldfinger
The Rocket Summer

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Direct download: MHHp196_PaulMarcRousseau_Silverstein.mp3
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MHH 195 - Glenn Holmes - Box-n-Burn Academy Trainer and Personal Trainer

This weeks guest is Glenn Holmes. Mike and Glenn go Chit for Chat while hanging out VIP style at Musink! Learn all about what makes Glenn one of LA’s most successful trainers and what makes Mikes breakfast burritos some of the best in Bremerton! You’re gonna laugh, you’re gonna cry, and even get some weight loss advice from the best in the business so sit back, pump up the volume and take it all in.  

Per Boxnburn.com Glenn was born and raised in North West England, he has been surrounded and involved with sports his whole life. Growing up as a boxing fan, Glenn pursued the sport upon his permanent move to Los Angeles in 2006, and having competed as an amateur boxer and competitive distance runner too, Glenn is now excelling as one of LA’s most successful and sought after personal trainers. His daily schedule includes working with a wide mix of amazing people from professional fighters, high profile musicians and actors, boxing and fitness enthusiasts and every day gym goers who all share the common interest and passion of training hard and enjoying boxing as a means to better themselves physically and mentally.

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SHOW NOTES

Background, Context & Reference:
Glenn gets started [7:45]
Box N Burn [10:30]
Weight Loss advice [13:30]
Adapting to life [18:00]
A day in Glenn’s life [21:00]
Glenn gets into Boxing [28:30]
Glenn’s boxing life [30:15]
Boxings Back! [32:00]
Mikes boxing gloves [36:00]
BNB Academy [41:00]
Fitness drummer boy [44:00]
All green no brown [48:30]
I Love LA [53:00]

Notable Links Discussed:
Tony Jeffries
Pumping Iron
Goldfinger
Travis Barker

 

Direct download: MHHp195_GlennHolmes_Box_n_Burn_Trainer.mp3
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