The NOFX dudes and their crew did a giant world tour in 2006, and they brought a camera man. They played shows way out in the sticks, places where you couldn’t buy a NOFX record if your life depended on it. The resulting video footage was exciting, chaotic, and hilarious—sorta like Spinal Tap meets the Decline of Western Civilization meets Pineapple Express…but it’s all real!!
Add some subtitles, a few musical montages, and voila! An 8-part docu-series was born! NOFX: Backstage Passport first aired in April 2008 on Fuse TV, and back by popular demand, it will now be released in its entirety right here on Fat Wreck Chords.
On March 17th NOFX: Backstage Passport will be available on DVD! This 2-disc set will include all 8 original episodes, plus OVER 2 HOURS of uncensored, never-before-seen bonus footage! You thought the absinthe-chugging Kent on the train to Russia scene was funny? Well, wait til you see what happens when he’s drunk in public at the Rio airport and the Brazilian cops get involved.
Currently, NOFX are working on their tans, learning the hula, and playing a few shows in Hawaii. Check out all their upcoming tour dates for the year including their 25th Anniversary shows, the PunkSpring Festival in Japan, and a European tour in April and May. Get your tickets now!
Oh yeah, we also have this old 7" inch we’re trying to get rid of from this unknown band called Rancid on some white shoes colored vinyl. It includes some alternate versions of songs you’ve probably never heard of like “Radio” and “Dope Sick Girl”. It’s a limited pressing so buy one here if you like collecting round white things…
NOFX are turning 25 this year! To commemorate this historic event, they will play three special anniversary shows in February. All four eras of NOFX will be represented both in person and in song, with old members of the band showing up to play some old tunes:
The Three Piece Era, 1983 – 1987: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin
The Casillas Era, 1987 – 1988: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Dave Casillas
The Kidwiler Era, 1988 – 1991: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, Steve Kidwiler
The El Hefe Era, 1991 – Present: Fat Mike, Smelly, Melvin, El Hefe
Check out the dates:
2/04/09 San Diego, CA at The House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
2/05/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Youth Brigade, Channel 3, Sin 34
2/15/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Youth Brigade, Turbonegra
Our 4 for 3 Sale is back just in time for the Holidays. Order any 4 CDs for the price of 3! Fill up your basket in the webstore, and the discount will be applied when you check out. This is a limited time offer so pick up all your punk rock presents today! Get ’em here to avoid risking your life like this. Sheesh. Floyd recommends filling in the holes in your Goober Patrol collection.
We’re thankful to have survived the perils of overeating and binge drinking that we here at Fat associate with the Thanksgiving weekend. To celebrate, we decided to give you a sneak peak at Strung Out’s new killer cover art:
The record is an extensive collection of B-sides and outtakes titled Prototypes and Painkillers. It will be available March 2009 on CD and LP.
But first, The Loved Ones new EP Distractions is slated for a February 3rd release. Finely tuned from a slew of international tours, TLO recently hit the studio to record a six song EP that impeccably captures their Americana roots, pop influences, and unforgettable melodies—not to mention a tune or two you may already know and love…
NOFX have announced that they will take Smoke or Fire as main support for their West Coast dates beginning this January. Check below to see all additional support for each show. Tickets are now on sale for all dates! Get yours here.
01/30/09 Las Vegas, NV at The Joint w/ Smoke or Fire, Holding onto Sound
01/31/09 Phoenix, AZ at The Marquee w/ Smoke or Fire, The Impossible Ones, VW Trainwreck
02/03/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues w/ Smoke or Fire, Pour Habit
02/04/09 San Diego, CA at House of Blues w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
02/06/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Smoke or Fire, Roll The Tanks
02/08/09 Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda w/ Mad Caddies, Smoke or Fire
02/10/09 San Francisco, CA at Slim’s w/ Smoke or Fire, The Kegels
02/11/09 San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall w/ Smoke or Fire, The Singularity
02/13/09 San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore w/ Smoke or Fire, The Kegels
02/14/09 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside w/ Smoke or Fire, Druglords of the Avenues
02/17/09 Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst w/ Youth Brigade, Smoke or Fire
02/19/09 Anaheim, CA at The Grove w/ Smoke or Fire, Pour Habit
02/20/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club w/ Smoke or Fire, Killroy
02/22/09 Agoura Hills, CA at The Canyon Club w/ Mad Caddies, Smoke or Fire
Don’t forget NOFX goes to Hawaii for two dates in the middle of January! And they’re totally taking the whole Fat office! Mahalo.
Good Riddance show report from last week in Long Beach!
Alternative Press knows what’s up! STRUNG OUT made their “Bands You Absolutely Must Watch At Riot Fest” list. Check it out here!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are heading to the UK this December with The Skints. Tickets are just 10 quid thanks to Jägermeister so grab them fast!
Another killer review for The Dirty Nil 7"!
The Real McKenzies are headed to Motor Studios to record some new songs and are touring down the West Coast for the first time in years! Go see ’em!
Check out a full Good Riddance live show!
Anti-Flag is heading to Riot Fest Chicago and are playing a few shows along the way. Check the dates here!
Masked Intruder have new tour dates in November-check them out here!
If anyone was ever curious as to what Milo from Descendents went to college for, check out this science journal write up on him here