Where did I leave off? Time to piece it back together. It’s been an interesting string of shows. I’m having a damn good time, if I do say so myself. At the moment, I’m sitting in a venue called Club 101 in El Paso, TX. Senses Fail is currently killing it and I’m freaking out trying to find the new Death Cab single. Oh wait…it rules….obviously. I’ll see what I can remember from the past week or so. So, here we go.
Colorado Springs, CO @ the Black Sheep. This was my 21st birthday so have every reason in the world to not remember a second from this night. But, oddly enough, I remember it pretty vividly. The show was cool. Checked out a really strange pawn shop across the street that sold guns. Got really drunk due to high altitudes and Kaelin buying me drinks. We taught the bartender down the street how to make an Irish Car Bomb. Our set went pretty well. My best friend, Ryan, flew out from Boston to come surprise me on my birthday and roll with us for the next week or so on tour. I’d never been so surprised in my life. Needless to say, I was stoked. We drank more. These is where things get a little fuzzy, but I definitely remember somehow ending up in the basement of the venue with a bartender and bouncer and listening to them freestyle. We drove up to the mountains to crash with Peej’s cousin at this awesome little resort.
Hot Topic has announced plans to press a limited-edition vinyl version of blink-182’s The Mark, Tom, And Travis Show, the band’s infamous live release in celebration of touring Enema Of The State. The vinyl release will feature a double LP with the first disc being transparent blue and the second disc being transparent green; the D side will contain the joke portion of the original release. The vinyl will be limited to 2000 copies and will sell for $20 when orders go live in mid-April.
We have posted pre-orders for our new EP ‘I’d Rather Change Than Stay The Same’ through the Barrett Records online store. It would mean a lot if check em out, and even more if you pre ordered! Check out the pre-order packages here:
Before we start this tour update, we would like to send out our deepest condolences to everyone in Japan, especially those who have been effected by the recent earthquake and tsunami. Our time in Japan was incredible, and we hope the country a speedy recovery from the terrible events that have taken place there. If you haven’t heard, there is currently a digital compilation called “Vs. The Earthquake” available for sale, featuring rare and unreleased music from a ton of amazing bands. We’ve included our cover of The Movielife tracks “I Hope You Die Soon” and “10 Seconds Too Late”. All the money raised goes directly to Japan to help with the relief efforts there. Here is a link with more information: http://vstheearthquake.limitedpressing.com/
"but what makes punk special is going to a show, high fiving the kid with the biggest mohawk, and buying records. do all of these things. be tolerant: let short people stand in front and let girls get into bands and sing a long and mosh just like the boys do. do shows at your house and make food for everyone that’s there. start a band and yell about some shit that really pisses you off. do something, anything, i fucking beg you." - Mitchell Dubey
In the wake of the tragic death of Mitch Dubey, a staple in the Connecticut scene, friends have organized a benefit show featuring The Flaming Tsunamis, My Heart To Joy and others to raise funds for a proper funeral for Mitch. For those in the area, more on the show can be found on its even…
If you live in New Haven, CT, or anywhere near, please attend this show and donate your time, money and thoughts to Mitch.