We’re stoked: Cobra Skulls have an urgent political message and are one of the hottest bands in the punk scene. And with a name like Cobra Skulls, their music has to be extra good, right?!? Originally from Reno, they released a couple great LPs with Red Scare and have been playing clubs and basements in North America and Europe over the past couple years. Their dynamic sound takes influences from all sorts of bands: classic punk like Misfits and Clash mixed with newer stuff akin to Against Me! and Bad Religion. Whether it’s leftist anthems or punky love songs, Cobra Skulls craft the hits for the pit. These guys are busy in 2010 as they will be on tour from March through June and already have upcoming shows with Dead To Me, Strike Anywhere, Flatliners, and some dates on Warped Tour. We welcome these sexy serpents to the Fat family and hope to bring you a new record from them soon.
04/16/10 Greenville, SC at The Handlebar w/ Against Me!
04/17/10 Richmond, VA at Ally Katz w/ Against Me!
04/18/10 Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theater w/ Against Me!
04/20/10 Newport, KY at The Historic Southgate House w/ Against Me!
04/21/10 Louisville, KY at Headliners Music Hall w/ Against Me!
04/22/10 Ann Arbor, MI at Blind Pig w/ Against Me!
04/23/10 Toledo, OH at Headliners w/ Against Me!
04/24/10 Buffalo, NY at The Town Ballroom w/ Against Me!
04/25/10 South Burlington, VT at Higher Ground w/ Against Me!
04/26/10 New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place w/ Against Me!
04/28/10 Portland, ME at Port City Music Hall w/ Against Me!
04/29/10 Asbury Park, NJ at Stone Pony w/ Against Me!
04/30/10 Farmingdale, NY at The Crazy Donkey w/ Against Me!
05/02/10 Pittsburgh, PA at Diesel w/ Against Me!
05/10/10 Lubbock, TX at Jake’s w/ Against Me!
05/11/10 San Antonio, TX at Scout Bar w/ Against Me!
An MP3 of The Flatliners song âCarry The Bannerâ is available for download on our site. The track is one of 12 songs featured on the new record, Cavalcade, in stores and online April 13th. Click here to pre-order Cavalcade and here to visit the band’s MySpace page.
Check out The Flatliners tour dates beginning on March 31st with The Cobra Skulls and Broadway Calls by going here!
Take a peek below at what Chris from The Flatliners had to say about the track:
Back in the Great Depression, responsible, successful men became vagrants. Everyone was cast out like an economic-turned-social eclipse. When these people without homes or any sentiments of hope couldn’t find a safe place to sleep at night during these trivial times, their only option left was to “carry the banner.” This meant they’d risk sleeping on the streets while trying to avoid being locked up for vagrant charges or worse, being killed.
We’re lucky enough to live in a time where the world is a bit more stable than it was back then, but people need to remember we’re not too far off from where we were back then. What we do with our lives – play music and travel the world – we basically live like homeless buskers for 8 months out of the year. Our new album Cavalcade was partly inspired by reading about those dire times during the Great Depression and realizing just how many parallels there are in these times we live in today. And our new song “Carry The Banner” fully embodies the theme of positivity in uncertain times. Negativity is overrated.
Smoke Or Fire release Prehistoric Knife Fight on March 16th and weâve got a sneak peek of one of their tracks titled âModestyâ streaming compliments of Alternative Press! Weâve also just posted our pre-order for this release which you can purchase digitally or on vinyl by going here. Additionally, weâve put both their CDâs on sale for $5 which you can buy here. Check out what Joe from SOF had to say about the track below:
I wrote the song about 7 years ago, the day my Father quit the job he had been at for about 25 years. He couldn’t stand it anymore, and one day just got up and walked out. I mainly played the song acoustic here and there, but we decided to work it into a full band song for the 7".
SOF added another SXSW show on Friday, March 19th! They perform at 2PM: 604 E. 6th St. above El Sol y La Luna at the corner of 6th St. and Red River.
Click here to read an interview with SOF & Spinner.
To all our fans in Chile and Colombia,
We are very sad to have to make the official announcement that we will not be returning to play in the month of March. Due to natural and bureaucratic disasters beyond our control, and beyond the control of the promoters, it is impossible to return on this tour. Please know that we desperately want to play for the people of Colombia and Chile. As soon as itâs possible to make that work, we will be first in line to book our tickets down here.
Please see your point of purchase for a full ticket refund.
A TODOS NUESTROS FANS EN CHILE Y COLOMBIA ESTAMOS MUY TRISTES DE HACER EL ANUNCIO OFICIAL, DE QUE NO REGRESAREMOS A TOCAR EN EL MES DE MARZO. ESTO POR LA BUROCRACIA Y DESASTRES MAS ALLA DE NUESTRO CONTROL Y MAS ALLA DEL CONTROL DE LOS PROMOTORES, ES IMPOSIBLE REGRESAR EN ESTE TOUR.
POR FAVOR SEPAN QUE ESTAMOS MUY DESESPERADOS POR TOCAR PARA LA GENTE DE COLOMBIA Y CHILE. TAN PRONTO HAGAMOS POSIBLE ESTO, SEREMOS LOS PRIMEROS EN LA LINEA PARA RESERVAR NUESTROS VUELOS Y VIAJAR CON USTEDES.
POR FAVOR CONTACTEN SUS PUNTOS DE COMPRA PARA EL REEMBOLSO COMPLETO DE SUS ENTRADAS.
Here’s a write up and photo gallery from Fat Wrecked For 25 Years in San Francisco!
Watch this Lagwagon interview on Wheelers Weekend Jams!
New Orleans punks PEARS are featured in their local weekly’s music section.
The local paper is talking about us and talked to our co-owner Erin!
Tired of looking at photos of the Fat 25 Tour? Well, we don’t care.
Joey Cape talks shop with Hear Nebraska before Lagwagon rips it up in Omaha tonight.
Our portly prez, Fat Mike, picks his top 25 Fat albums of all time.
Check out this write-up with loads of killer pics from the Fat Tour stop in Boston.