In 2008 punk veterans NOFX released an 8-part TV docu- series called NOFX: Backstage Passport, which followed the band’s ill-fated attempts to take punk rock to the unconquered corners of the globe. The mayhem that ensued was a mix of hilarious moments and crazy snafus that resulted in some shows on the tour being cancelled. Over the following four years NOFX set out to make up several shows in Mexico, Peru and Colombia that got derailed on their first attempt. Not surprisingly there were just as many bumps in the road this time around: inner-band meltdowns, shady promoters, tear gas, fires, drugs, an 8.8 earthquake and, of course, riot cops. Once again the cameras were there to capture every inglorious moment and on August 21st, we’ll release Backstage Passport 2! In addition to the feature-length documentary, the two disc set contains two “lost episodes” (Australia and Eastern Europe) from the original Backstage Passport series and loads of unreleased bonus footage. Don’t miss NOFX on tour! They’ll be jumping the pond this month to perform at a few festivals and then joining Alkaline Trio and Lagwagon on a proper UK run! In August, NOFX headline the Fat Wrecked For 25 Years tour so don’t delay, grab your tickets today!
Get ready to get your heart moving because today we have a brand new song from Bad Cop/Bad Cop! Dyingscene is premiering the second single, “Sugarcane,” an explosive fast-paced ode to rise up and move on from your oppressors, especially ones that call themselves your boyfriend. So in the song where Stacey sings, “I’ll use a fucking hammer on his face,” well that’s part of the true story told in the song! Produced by Fat Mike, Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s debut album Not Sorry comes out on June 16th, but you can order your copy today or for those in the Bay Area, you can pick up the album from the band at their shows opening for Good Riddance tonight in San Francisco and tomorrow in Santa Cruz! You’ll be able to see them pumping Not Sorry out in its entirety on their upcoming record release tour and again in August when they’ll be jumping on the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years tour!
It’s only June and Strung Out have already torched the entire country with an incredible new record and a massive six week North American tour. These guys are white hot and are preparing themselves for Europe next week. Speaking of hot, their new video might be a little too hot for the sensitive types. Go watch the premiere of “Modern Drugs” over at Diffuser right now! Culled from their latest full-length, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, the fourth single rips you into the dark abyss with images of catholicism, blood and absolution, all with scorching melodies and impassioned vocals. Strung Out will keep the chaos going on the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years Tour this August! You heard us right, we are thrilled to announce they’ve been added to the entire tour, including our San Francisco blowout bash! So do yourself a favor and buy your tickets while they last. The weekend pass has officially sold out!
We’ve been waiting 25 years for a party this big! The time has finally come to reveal the details of our two day, ball busting, blowout, San Francisco Anniversary weekend extravaganza! Here to unveil the details of our “no-one’s going to work on Monday” weekend is Fat Wreck Chords co-owner and co-founder Erin Burkett and Lagwagon’s Joey Cape:
Okay, let’s recap: the festivities begin on Friday night, August 21st with a screening of NOFX’s Backstage Passport 2 at Thee Parkside, followed by a Q&A with the members of NOFX. To close out the evening, we will have a surprise performance by an unannounced band (not NOFX) who will only be playing at this Friday evening event. There are no individual tickets to this night, so in order to attend, you’ll need to purchase the weekend pass (SUPER limited quantities available).
The next morning you’ll need to drag your hungover self out of bed and get to the festival site at the 100 block of Wisconsin Street and 16th Street. That’s right! We are shutting down the streets of San Francisco for our two day event! Festivities are Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, from noon to 8pm each day. As mentioned in the video, we are thrilled with the lineup of FAT bands, both new and classic. We’re especially excited to announce that TILT is reforming for this show, and Propagandhi and Bracket will be performing under the FAT banner for the first time in years! Tickets for each day are $45, or you can buy a three day pass for $100, which includes the special Friday night event. Show is not all ages, but 6 years and up are welcome.
For a complete list of bands, including special guests as they emerge, check our website. Come celebrate 25 years of FAT ruining punk rock!!!!
Saturday, August 22nd:
ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
Sunday, August 23rd:
BAD COP/BAD COP
2015 marks Fat Wreck Chords’ 25th anniversary as a label and nothing seemed more appropriate than bringing back the Fat Music series. With classic comps like Survival of the Fattest, Physical Fatness and Live Fat, Die Young, this is a series that’s less about acting as a label sampler as it is about compiling great, listenable punk albums, loaded with gems from front to back. It’s been five years since we added a volume to the series and with a grip of new bands and new groundbreaking records from classic Fat bands, our 25th anniversary year was the obvious choice for Volume 8. Packed with an appropriate 25 songs, selected and sequenced by Fat Mike, Fat Music Vol. 8: Going Nowhere Fat is the next essential Fat comp. And as you’ve come to expect, you get a handful of brand new and unreleased tunes, this time from NOFX, Swingin’ Utters, Leftover Crack, Western Addiction, Night Birds and PEARS. The comp will be released on August 7th and will be available for pre-order soon! If you haven’t grabbed a ticket to the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years tour, you can do so here!
The DIckies have a show this Friday in Long Beach!
Lane from Dillinger Four sits down with Anxious and Angry on the latest podcast. Listen HERE!
You won’t be on the fence on PEARS Letters To Memaw after reading this Dying Scene review!
Pretty rad write up on Night Birds on Seattle Pi!
Head over to New Noise Magazine and scroll thru to find the photos of Strung Out at Picnic in Pozo!