If you've listened to the show at all, you know how big a deal that the Richmond band Avail is to everyone involved and the majority of guests who've been on the show. If you've listened recently you have probably heard Nick talk about the reunion of Avail. Well this entire episode describes just how that went for Nick, Porter, and Blake Kramer (Troutmouth) and their friends. It's a fun, passionate discussion.
Shop Talk is back this week with the return of Andrew and some serious tattoo love. Enjoy.
James Hughes is back again to record another episode with Nick so sit back and enjoy a ton of stories and good times throughout this one. There's not a Shop Talk to wrap it up this time, but Andrew does join for a bit. Nick just returned from the Pagoda City Tattoo Festival, so expect to hear a lot about that down the road, too. Enjoy.
Curt Baer from Iron Mountain Tattoo in Redding, CA hopped on a plane as soon as he secured his ticket to the Avail show so that he could hang out with Nick and see some of ol' VA before the big night.
This episode is super fun and you can feel the excitement for what happened in Richmond recently. A bunch of the Alley Cat gang join in at the end for some good times, too. Then Nick & Porter wrap it up with a duo Shop Talk while Andrew takes care o' business.
While Nick was down in Richmond recently, he got to record a killer episode with Jelena Wolves from Black Rabbit Tattoo in RVA and Cody Klein, or "Cody Inksmith" as Nick would say, from Inksmith & Rogers Tattoo down in Florida. Lots of history and great tattoo talk as well as plain old good life advice in this one, folks.
Wrap it up like you always do by stickin' around for the Shop Talk. Porter & Andrew join Nick and discuss some tattoos that you will want to see too. Oh yeah.
Slim Brown is back in the NLJBS studios for a second time to hang out with Nick and shoot the shit in true No Lies fashion. Trevor comes in for a bit and then Jake shows up to hang out and Richie joins the boys, too and makes this a super fun hangout.
Shop Talk wraps things up, as always, with Porter & Andrew joining Nick to talk about some of the best tattoos. Good times.
Dustin Golden from Fudo Tattoo in Chicago comes back to the 'Burg once again to chill with Nick in Alley Cat where they worked together for years. Lots of great stories and good times are discussed and you'll love hanging out with these guys for a couple hours.
Shop Talk brings it home as usual with some killer tattoos discussed by Nick, Porter and Andrew. Hell yeah.
Sign painter extraordinaire, Igor down in beautiful VA Beach, Virginia is this week's guest. Nick was catchin' some rays with his family unit down on the east coast and stopped by Igor's sign painting shop to shoot the shit about all kinds o' stuff. Back when Nick recorded with Tony Riccio, he was introduced to Igor and they've been friends since. There's plenty of great stories here, so don't miss a second.
Porter, Andrew and Nick follow things up with a killer Shop Talk filled with wonderful tattoos for your consideration. Enjoy.
At the Key City Tattoo Convention, Nick got a chance to hang out with the one and only John Glessner. It's been a while since they were stuck in an elevator together, so this time was way more chill as they share stories from their past and just a big ol' helping of bullshit just like we like it.
Nick & Porter catch up with Dean Denney who was also attending the Key City tat con and go down a killer Shop Talk rabbit hole. Good times!
Mr. Chris is in the hot seat this week with Nick and there's plenty of bullshit to go 'round. We get some more classic Alley Cat stories. There's a lotta liquor talk, some outstanding apprentice hazing and just plain old good times with good friends. Catch a quick update with Sara up front and hang out with Richie on the back end. Enjoy.
Shop Talk is quick but killer this week as Andrew joins the dynamic duo to talk tats.
Absolute Art in Richmond V A has been moved! Luckily, our friends Jason Hobbie and Brian Bruno join Nick to reminisce, talk shit and discuss current and future plans for AA and its crew.
Stick around for a meandering and wonderful Shop Talk with Chris Porter and Andrew Conner joining Nick for a bit. Hell yeah.
On a recent trip to Richmond to see the new Absolute Art, Nick got a chance to hang out with Marina, an AA veteran who was in town to check out the new space. She talks about her time at the old building, Richmond and New York stories and all kinds of other tales from really high places to livin' out of a vehicle. It's a great time with some great folks.
Shop Talk wraps up the adventure with the usual suspects back in the saddle. Nick, Porter & Andrew showing you the cool shit.
Beau from Avail. If you listen to the show, you know. This is gonna be good. Again. Hell yeah. There's plenty of stuff you haven't heard before, too. So check it out.
Stay tuned for some killer wrasslin' stories as Porter attempts a Shop Talk with Nick and once more without Andrew. They might even mention some tattoos!
Returning to the show after a crazy battle with cancer, Driver talks about all kinds of stories on this one. Between the excellent songs and the amazing stories, this one flies by and packs some intensity. Everyone enjoy the show. Shop Talk follows with just Nick and Porter.
If you haven't heard of the Gorilla Biscuits or Civ, you're not a fan of hardcore. This is a killer episode that Nick has been trying to get for a while and it all comes together here. It's a long one, but it's worth the journey for some great stories by this hard-working and knowledgeable musician and tattoo artist. Civ has seen done a lot and there's a ton of bullshit here you all are going to enjoy.
Shop Talk wraps it up once again with Porter & Andrew.
While down in FL for the Imperial Tattoo Convention, Nick got a chance to finally sit down with Glen Wilson of Glen's Tattoo Service in Wilmington, NC. Over the years Nick has traveled many times to Wilmington, a popular tattoo town and some cool history is shared between these guys. So sit back and enjoy more of your favorite kind of tattoo talk and bullshit.
Of course there's an excellent Shop Talk to follow with Porter and Andrew! So enjoy.
Dean Denney, of Serpent & the Rainbow Tattoo down in Asheville, NC shows up to Alley Cat to do some tattoos and talk some shit with Nick. Lots of good stories in this one. Plus a great Shop Talk with Porter & Andrew going in - Enjoy!
Shane Enholm is back after his recent killer episode of No Lies. Nick chills with him and they share a ton of stories from all ages of tattooing and a big ol' discussion about music that is just great. Shane was back in Harrisonburg to play some music next door to Alley Cat in the NLJBS studios. Good times were had.
Shop Talk has its triumphant return with Porter, Andrew and Nick so y'all enjoy it, ya hear?!
Mr. Kenny Brown from Jack Brown's Tattoo Revival and also Virginia's classic tattoo convention, the Richmond Tattoo & Arts Festival comes by the No Lies Just Bullshit studios to hang out with Nick and talk a whole lotta shit. There are some excellent stories and great memories here and it's a heck of a show.
Due to the crazy schedule of all of Alley Cat going down to FL for another big convention, there wasn't time to bust out a Shop Talk for this one, but it's plenty long as-is and Porter and Andrew will return next week to talk tats with Nick and with you.
"Ugly" Thomas Michael from 510 Expert Tattooing in Charlotte, NC is back on the No Lies Just Bullshit show to hang out with Nick and Andrew and a brief appearance by Richie. These dudes are all just great friends who can carry a conversation and we get to sit in and hang out with 'em for a few hours. Lots of laughs and excellent stories, so sit back, grab a drink and enjoy the show!
Shop Talk wraps up the episode, as usual, with our friend Mr. Chris Porter joinin' Andrew and Nick to talk about some killer tats.
You've heard some of the tales of growing up in the small mountain town of Clifton Forge from Nick and met a cast of characters who lived there. George Moran was another on that list and they sit down and remember old discussions after Nick's paper route and talk about some new ways of thinking and living in general. Just a quick but great bullshit session between two old friends, wrapped up by a Shop Talk with ya boys Porter & Andrew as well. Oh yeah.
If you've been listening to this show for any amount of time, you've probably heard Nick talk about the band Avail. They're an amazing punk rock band out of Richmond. Stories about Avail shows have been on multiple episodes of the podcast.
Well Nick got to sit down with Tim Barry, the singer for Avail and shoot the shit about all kinds of things, including one very special announcement.
If you go back and listen to episodes 46, 47 & 48 you'll hear Jason Hobbie and Baeu Butler share many stories that overlap with the ones told here.
Tim has been performing solo for many years now, too and shares some interests with Nick that make this a truly fun and interesting listen. Hope y'all enjoy it.
Shop Talk wraps up the conversation with Nick, Porter & Andrew.
Nick brings it back to the local scene with excellent friends of the podcast and Alley Cat Tattoo. Jeff Guinn is the singer for Aggrocrag and printer of many fine t-shirts and other things. Grant Penrod fronts Crab Action and takes care of business in Rocktown. Both local bands have huge followings and fun histories and it's all talked about on this episode. Andrew Conner hangs out and shares his experiences with the bands and everybody remembers the beginnings of MacRock, the yearly music event that kicks ass in H-burg.
Go to macrockva.org to find out all about it.
Shop Talk gets back in the groove with Nick, Andrew and a newly returned Mr. Chris Porter. Enjoy, y'all!
While Nick & Richie were at the hotel across from the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention this year, Jason Goldberg returns for another episode of NLJBS. He's local at Olde City Tattoo and also owns the Black Vulture gallery in Philly. Along with Goldberg is Joey Knuckles out of Columbus, Ohio where he owns three shops.
There's a ton of shit-talkin' and stories that span all the topics you might expect from this crew. And just a lot of fuckin' around in between. Buckle up and check it out!
Also, you're in for a Shop Talk treat as Mr. Chris Porter brings you a remote special from San Fran where he lets y'all hang out with another NLJBS alumni: Jill Bonny Horiyuki and Chris Wielk, both from Studio Kazoku where Porter was visiting. It's almost a bonus episode as they go deep into some San Francisco history and tattooing and a whole lot of Japanese tattoo talk. It's amazing. Great job, Tats.
It's a yin-yang of podcast all in this episode. Enjoy.
Nick & Richie leave Alley Cat and Harrisonburg to travel up to the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention, but don't set foot in the convention hall. Instead they grab a room and grab some episodes.
Things kicked off last week with Sailor Eddie and they keep cruisin' along with NY tattoo artist Rich Fie who has some excellent bullshit and some interesting friends and even a podcast of his own called the Neighborhood Knuckleheads. Check it out and check this out.
Shop Talk ties right into the episode with Nick, Porter & Andrew, the usual suspects.
Another year, another Philly Convention where Nick does not attend, but instead records some killer shit across the street. This year it's yet another classic bit of tattoo history with Sailor Eddie. Nick and Eddie lay down some killer stories for over an hour and then the man: Eric Perfect joins the fun and it gets even better. Do not skip this one. Pure gold right here. And a good, long Shop Talk to boot with Andrew, Porter & Nick.