Dear Gear Episode 5 – Justin Pearson

From their homes in Los Angeles, CA Justin Pearson joins Rhonda Simmonds of Dear Gear to talk about his beautiful bass, punk ethos and their shared love for exceptionally cutting bass tones and drummers that make you feel good to be alive.

Struggle was Justin’s first band at the age of 15. Since then Pearson has been the bass player/singer-songwriter in a lot of great punk bands such as: The Locust, Head Wound City, Holy Molar, The Crimson Curse, Some Girls, Retox and Dead Cross to name a few.

This episode features Head Wound City track “Scraper” and Dead Cross track “Church of the Motherfuckers” both were used with permission from the band/s.

Justin is also the owner of 31G records, a sponsor of Dear Gear. Please subscribe!

Dear Gear Episode 4 – Brendan Canty

Brendan Canty joins Rhonda Simmonds from Dear Gear to discuss his favorite piece of gear and guess what it is not a drum or a cymbal. Brendan is known mostly for his work in Fugazi and it’s a lot of work. Canty has appeared in various DC based bands for his entire career. A musician, composer, producer and film maker Canty began playing drums at the age of 15. debuting in DC Dischord Records band Deadline in the summer of 1981. Do yourself a favor and get all of Brendan’s back catalog.

Dear Gear features Brendan this month as our number one BAD BOY of PUNK ROCK!!!

This episode features Fugazi track “Returning the Screw” and The Messthetics track “Serpent Tongue” both were used with permission from the band/s.