If you’ve watched Dashboard Confessional at any point in the past 17 years, you’ve surely seen Scott Schoenbeck. Though the bassist has traveled the world and shared the stage with some of the planet’s biggest bands as a supporting member of Chris Carrabba’s popular project, Schoenbeck has been involved with a few other notable acts long before he joined up with Dashboard.

A few weeks before Dashboard Confessional’s headlining set at Summerfest, Schoenbeck stopped by Milwaukee Record headquarters to tell host Tyler Maas about starting out in a Waukesha-based band called Cleveland Bound Death Sentence in the late ’80s, before finding some success with Alligator Gun in the ’90s, and latching on with Pele and The Promising Ring thereafter. They also talked about his current work in projects like Rx Drugs and Mini Meltdowns, and the events that led to him become part of Dashboard Confessional.

My First Band is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing and Rushmor Records. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. Music used in this show comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”), Cleveland Bound Death Sentence (“The Struggle”), and Alligator Gun (“Sinker”).