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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BREMERTON-BREWED PUNK RAWK
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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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]
Recording and budgets [47:30]
Dependent on tech [51:00]
MxPx Shows! [54:00]
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