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Behind The Barricade


The first run of Behind The Barricade started February 9th, 2014 by John O'Connor and Kevin Vargas as a way to get free tickets to shows and to document John's musical experiences and stories. It quickly turned into a music news page based solely on Twitter. Soon after John joined a band and Kevin going to pharmacy school, we put BTB on hold. Seeing as the band was going nowhere, John revived it in November 2015. Along with Daniel Touw and Jimmy James, the BTB Podcast was re-invented! After Jimmy left to pursue his band Stereo Jo full-time, both John and Dan started contacting local bands and talked with them about any and every subject. Word got out about this cool new format and more regional and national acts reached out to be a part of the show! BTB has done over 100 interviews including covering major events such as Warped Tour, Rock Allegiance, and Riot Fest.