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Happy Wednesday! THE QUEERS begin a 6 week tour starting tomorrow in beautiful Pensacola, FL.. Along for the ride are the beloved KEPI GHOULIE and the GHOULTONES. I just made up the ghoultones because Kepi is coming in with a full band playing the ROCK N’ ROLL and the other guys and girl should have a name. And for the first time in a long time, our friends the RIPTIDES from eastern Canada will play their RAMONES influenced punk rock to us AMERICANS. YAY!!!
It’s gonna be a fun tour as I patiently wait for their arrival in San Francisco in exactly 17 days. Please do us a favor and help spread the word about the QUEERS coming to your town. As always, we rely on word of mouth for everything, so please help get the news out. THE QUEERS, KEPI GHOULIE, THE RIPTIDES-ROCKET TO AMERICA TOUR 2010 11.11.10-Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall 11.12.10-New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks 11.13.10-Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds 11.14.10-Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock 11.16.10-San Antonio, TX @ Korova 11.17.10-Austin, TX @ Red Seven 11.18.10-Denton, TX @ The Boller Room 11.19.10-Oklahoma City, TX @ The Conservatory 11.20.10-Albuquerque, NM @ the Launch Pad 11.21.10-Tempe, AZ @ Chasers 11.23.10-San Diego, CA @ Casbah 11.24.10-Victorville, CA @ Victorville Events Center 11.26.10-Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour 11.27.10-San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill 11.28.10-Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon 11.29.10-Stockton, CA @ Plea For Peace Center 11.30.10-Sacramento, CA @ Plea For Peace Youth Center 12.01.10-Porland, OR @ Dante’s 12.03.10-Seattle, WA @ El Corazon 12.04.10-Spokane, WA @ Cretin Hop 12.05.10-Billings, MT @ Railyard 12.07.10-Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater 12.08.10-Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 12.09.10-Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock 12.10.10-Madison, WI @ Frequency 12.11.10-Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club 12.12.10-Detroit, MI @ Small’s 12.14.10-Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop 12.15.10-Newport, KY @ The Southgate House 12.16.10-St. Louis, MO @ Firebird 12.17.10-Paducah, KY @ Gamers Paradise
In about 4 hrs I’ll be leaving for STOCKTON, California where our non-profit art space the PLEA FOR PEACE FOUNDATION will host the ALKALINE TRIO. Pretty darn exciting to be honest. I’m looking forward to seeing my friends play a 350 capacity room. If any of you are coming, please say hello. I’ll be the asian man.
And finally, the METHADONES play their last show ever this Saturday at REGGIE’S in Chicago. Please give them a strong farewell. be well friends. peace, mike park
Alkaline Trio really needs to come back to Louisville, KY sometime soon.
Meeting them last year in Nashville was amazing.
They are so kind....I'd LOVE to see them again soon.
Skiba is sensational...and sexy, btw. :)
MAKE THEM COME SEE ME, SOON!
Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is well and excited for Halloween. Unfortunately the forecast calls for rain out here in Sunny California. Hopefully yours is better wherever you are. Ok.. here we go… We will be shipping the QUEERS pre-order by Monday at the latest. I might ship some out today and tomorrow to get the party started. I’m just not sure yet, that’s how mysterious and crazy I am. Ya know…?
You can now order just the QUEERS CD and LP without the bundle packs, so if you were waiting for that opportunity, then woop dee doo. It’s available for you.
The Methadones new album is also ready for mailorder. We will be shipping the CD right away, but the LP which is being released by Solidarity Records will ship out on November 16th.
I was able to get a bunch of the Classics of Love limited edition 7 inches from the label ART OF THE UNDERGROUND. Only 550 were made, so get one while you can. You can find it at the bottom of the main page on our website under deals or in the store under 7 inch vinyl. I’m still waiting patiently for them to start recording their full length. I am such a huge Operation Ivy fan and anything Jesse Michaels does is always amazing. I got a chance to listen to some of the demos for the new songs and all I have to say is get ready for some blistering punk rock. Gone are the easy feel grooves of COMMON RIDER. Welcome the punk rock style of OPERATION IVY mixed in with old school hardcore. It’s going to be friggin awesome!!! Ok, calm down..
A lot of people are headed to Florida for FEST this weekend including the following asian man bands: THE WILD BOMB THE MUSIC INDUSTRY LEMURIA NOISE BY NUMBERS MAX LEVINE ENSEMBLE LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS O PIONEERS!!!
shoootzzz.. Am I forgetting anyone? Ummmm… Yeah, anyways.. If I did, then sorry to that band. And if you’re going to FEST try and catch all these bands and show them they are loved.
And I think that’s it for today. Please have a wonderful weekend. Be nice to each other and smile often. peace, mike park
Hey! Do you love Shinobu as much as we love Shinobu? Are you ready for WAY TOO MUCH SHINOBU! Well, it doesn’t matter. YOU’RE GETTING IT. Prepare yourself on Tuesday for 30 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SHINOBU TRACKS. Over and hour and a half of music exploring all kinds of goodies from compilation tracks to unreleased Japanese EP’s, alternate versions to songs that were recorded and unreleased between records. There’s even a fucking AFI cover. Comes with very enjoyable liner notes looking at the band’s past.
Check out “Party With Your Parents” above, recorded in the long period of time betweenWorstward Ho! and Strange Spring Air.
1. Not Gonna Happen 2. California Sun 3. Party With Your Parents 4. Withersoever You Throw it, it Will Fall 5. Moms & Dads & Electric Guitars 6. Stairway to the Stairs 7. Can Dialectics Break Bricks? (video version) 8. City of Hope Needs Blood 9. Baby Baby (Going Steady cover) 10. Julian Castle Agrees With Newt That Everything is Meaningless 11. Trepanning 12. I Am a Lightning Bolt 13. This Wonderful Device 14. Boourns 15. Regular Love Triangle 16. Oh, Vignettes! 17. Can Dialectics Break Bricks? 18. Shoot the Sky Down 19. Strength Through Wounding (AFI cover) 20. The Dance at Delmonico’s 21. Tomorrow’s Here 22. Herostratus vs. Time 23. Dear Thomas Merton 24. Ventura, Ventura, Space People 25. You Won’t Last (acoustic) 26. Teachers Get Tired (Plea For Peace version) 27. Not Gonna Stop Rockin’ 28. Good Pitch 29. Dinosaur Keegman 30. Vince’s Jam
SO YES! Saturday, October 23rd. 3PM! IT STARTS AT 3! We may have GIVEAWAYS!!! All bands are AWESOME!!!! And we haven’t played a show in Brooklyn (as Bomb) for like, three months? I don’t know. See ya there!!!
Hey guys, sorry for the lack of updates lately. I’ll do my best right now to play catch up…
THE QUEERS “Back To The Basement” LP NOW AVAILABLE FOR PREORDER - Vinyl package includes two copies of the LP (green, limited to 200 copies, and black), a CD, a shirt, a poster, and a button. Only 200 packages will be available for sale. There is also a CD/t-shirt deal available for only $14.50. ORDER IT HERE!
In other QUEERS news, the Open Up For The Queers contest ended last month. The full list of winners can be viewed HERE. Thank you to everyone for entering!!
Repressings of ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD's “Can't Maintain” (on white vinyl, limited to 400 copies) and “People Who Can Eat People…” (on clear gold vinyl, limited to 300 copies) is now available for purchase. Head over to the webstore and ORDER THEM!
ALKALINE TRIO will be playing a few west coast shows next month, including one at our very own Plea For Peace Center in Stockton. It’s a really tiny place, if you have never been there, so it will be pretty wild. You can buy tickets in advance HERE. They will also be playing Santa Cruz, Oakland, Hollywood and San Luis Obispo before heading over to Australia. Check out the rest of the tour dates HERE.
Hmm, not really sure what else. That’s about it!! Have a happy Monday, everyone!!!