So you may have read here about the Gimmes pulling a Bill Buckner at the Pirates game over the weekend. Apparently dudes with sunflower seeds in their goatees and giant foam fingers didn’t take kindly to the boys putting the magic touch on their favorite jams and the band was asked NOT to return to the stadium for their final two shows! Spike commented, “That’s the most people that ever booed me in my life” and I think Dave’s expression sums it up perfectly. How could 32,000 people not get the joke? Boy are they really going to be kicking themselves in a…uh, well…maybe not. The Pirates are 51-81 though so up your butt Jobu.
Their new record, Dead FM, is only two weeks away and we have a new song to tide you over: Instinct. If you have one of those mobile phone thingies, you can get a buncha new ringtones":http://fatwreck.indieringers.com/ from the upcoming album. And of course we can’t forget to mention their upcoming tour, and you should also know we’ll be throwing in a free Strike Anywhere patch for Fat Mailorder. Check out that new song and get lost in the music, dawg.
Get this, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes will be playing the Pittsburgh Pirates “Skyblast” on August 24th, 25th, and 26th. Not sure what that entails, but it’s a homecoming of sorts for frontman Spike who hails from the Iron City and has the Heinz Ketchup and Steelers tats to prove it. Maybe the Caper will channel the spirit of Roberto Clemente? It should also be noted that the Gimmes are wrapping up their next record, Love Their Country, which comes out October 17th.
Go see their new vid for the song “Special Professional” over in the Media section. It’s kinda like one of those PBS “Over San Francisco” shows. You get to really take in the sights of our fare city. Dead To Me will be doing a West Coast tour with The Briggs very soon, and have BIG tour plans for October and November. On a side, there was a bike crash in this video but the band members tell us it took place “off camera”. Uh huh.
This one comes straight from the Warped Tour. Mike is joined by fellow four-stringers Andrew Seward and Brian Kienlen and they, of course, talk shit for 30 minutes. It’s funny stuff though. Head over to the Community section and get to downloadin’.
Chixdiggit returning to rock after a year off!
Another great review for Banner Pilot’s Souvenir.
Europe, beware, Masked Intruder are heading your way this September!
Get your NOFX summer fun tickets with Slighty Stoopid here and if you hurry, you can buy it without all the extra fees for $18 this weekend while supplies last.
Chris and Jake from STRUNG OUT to teach at Hemet High School! Don’t skip class this day!
Hey Europe, get stoked! LAGWAGON is headed your way this August.