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!
Get ready to trip out to a brand new toyGuitar video! Brooklynvegan is premiering “Hyman Hyenas” right now. It’s the lead track from their debut album, In This Mess, which just came out in January. Don’t miss them live as they’ll be tackling the West Coast this June and hitting the rest of the country and Canada this August on the Fat Wrecked for 25 years tour.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s debut album, Not Sorry, comes out in less than three weeks! They’ve lined up a slew of record release shows from California through Texas next month, and you can catch them in the Bay Area supporting Good Riddance next week. For the rest of America, they’ll be opening the Fat Wrecked for 25 Years tour this August! Pre-order Not Sorry now!
NOFX, Night Birds and toyGuitar are going to rip thru Austin, New Orleans and Houston in March!
Sundowner has a couple shows lined up with Ray from Teenage Bottlerocket!
CJ Ramone and more are playing a Motorhead Tribute on Valentine’s Day!
face to face has been added to Groezrock!
The Real McKenzies have a massive Canadian and European tour lined up for this year!
NOFX are playing SXSW!
Joe McMahon from Smoke Or Fire talks to For The Love Of Punk about the future of Smoke Or Fire and his upcoming solo record!