Bottomed Out is a radio show hosted by Nate Northway and Justin Gaworski. Nate and Justin have been a part of Milwaukee’s DIY/punk scene for a few years and have always felt at home hanging out with folks that embody the DIY culture and ethos. The scene in Milwaukee has always been unique, not only in the many different styles and sounds that emerge from it, but also in the people that make it up and the sense of community that this scene upholds and has upheld for years. Nate and Justin have lived in punk houses, booked shows and toured, and played countless times in the basements, bars, spaces, and parks that make up Milwaukee’s DIY scene. It’s always tended to treat them well. They’re stoked on most things that are happening and always talking about it, so they figured, why not talk about it on the best local radio station? So that’s Bottomed Out.
Throughout the history of the show, over 70 installations have been recorded with over 50 guests. Bottomed Out has been pleased to host live sets, acoustic performances, noise acts, guest hosts, and interviews with local bands, organizers, and scene members as well as touring acts.

The Team

Nate Northway
Nate Northway

Nate is a host and writer for Bottomed Out. He develops and maintains the website and social media pages. He’s been in a few bands in the scene and has hosted a myriad of shows. Outside of the punk rock world, Nate is a freelance web-developer, owner of a start-up, and a bike courier.

Justin Gaworski
Justin Gaworski

Justin is a host and writer for Bottomed Out. He helps curate content, develop projects, and maintains the YouTube page. He’s been in notable bands Alta and Kareem Campbell and is a local show promoter. Outside of the punk rock world, Justin works at a local record store.

Robbie Hansen
Robbie Hansen

Robbie is a reviewer for Bottomed Out. He writes reviews on bands/albums that he finds or are suggested to him. He’s been a part of Bottomed Out since June. He lives in Baltimore.