Yesterday morning, the Punk Rock world lost another one. We are crushed over the loss of our friend Heiko Schrepel from One Man Army and The Revolts. We’ll miss seeing him in his Captain’s Cap, flashing a gold tooth around San Francisco at various venues, bars, and shows. We will think of him fondly playing the last One Man Army show in the middle of the day at a move out party in a beautiful Victorian in the Western Addition. We are thankful that we were able to release a record with him playing on it for the Fat Club 7” series. To understand how much Heiko will be missed by the community, read what his close friend Lisa Brownlee said about him below, and go easy, step lightly, and stay free Heiko.
It is with broken hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend Heiko Schrepel. As we all mourn his passing, it’s important to remember that Heiko was a rebel in every sense of the word. Perhaps to a fault, but he was a true friend to everyone he knew and he will always be remembered for his immeasurable, style, swagger, and kindness. There was never a dull moment around him. Another good one leaves us to go hang out with legends like Arturo Vega, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone and Tony Sly to name a few. Wherever they all are, you know there is punk rock music, love and laughter, which should help comfort us all. You will be forever missed Heiko, but never forgotten. Enjoy some peace now..you deserve it.
Photo By: Juan Puente
Happy Good Friday! Want to make it GOODER? Listen to the new Darius Koski full length, Sisu over at Substream Magazine! Many of you know Darius from the Swingin’ Utters and the Filthy Thieving Bastards, but this album will give you a full view of Darius’ eclectic capabilities. The GOODEST news is that he’ll be taking the show live up and down the West Coast, so get your copy today and scope his tour dates out below.
04/08/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst (Atrium)
04/09/15 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
04/10/15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
04/11/15 Pomona, CA Character’s
04/12/15 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
04/13/15 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
04/14/15 Chico, CA Duffy’s Tavern
04/15/15 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s
04/16/15 Bend, OR Astro Lounge
04/17/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/18/15 Portland, OR Analog Cafe
Waffles? Frites? Stella? Chocolate? Brussel Sprouts? Fuck that, the Smurfs have met their match, because we’re coming to Belgium for Groezrock 2015! Find some time between the killer line-up (Lagwagon, Good Riddance, Banner Pilot, Masked Intruder, The Dwarves, Against Me!, The Real McKenzies, Frenzal Rhomb, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Loved Ones!) to come see us at our merch booth where we’ll be bringing the Fat Wreck Record Store to Europe for the first time! We’ll have Groezrock exclusive items as well as records that are usually only available at our store in San Francisco! See ya May 1st and 2nd in Meerhout!
Ahoy! UKE-HUNT is heading out on tour this spring with a bunch of new dates. The trek kicks off on May 27th in Cincinnati and weaves into Canada, down to NYC, and finishes on June 13th in Spike Slawson’s hometown, Pittsburgh, PA! So throw on your best ascot and get ready to soak up UKE-HUNT’s eclectic lounge/soul twist on classics ranging from the Carpenters, to Bowie, to our favorite, Depeche Mode’s’’Enjoy the Silence’’. This is the first time UKE-HUNT are hitting these cities, so don’t miss it! Seriously, when’s the last time you witnessed a guy play a glockenspiel, stylophone, and musical saw all in one night?
It’s happening! Strung Out is embarking on their massive North American tour this week! The Transmission.To.The.Nation tour kicks off on April 2nd in Santa Barbara, CA with label mates Masked Intruder. The tour concludes it’s first leg in Green Bay, WI on April 21st where Masked Intruder taps out and Red City Radio will jump on board. La Armada will be opening the tour on both legs. Want to go for free? Well head over to New Noise Magazine to enter a contest for a pair of tickets and while you’re at it, check out a brand new interview with Strung Out vocalist Jason Cruz!
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