As some of you may have heard, our dear friend Brandon Carlisle from Teenage Bottlerocket is in a coma, and fighting for his life. He needs our love and support more than ever right now. We at FAT are sending positive thoughts, prayers, and energy his way and encourage all of you to do the same. The next 24 hours are critical to his recovery. Stay strong Brandon. We love you.
Swingin’ Utters start their West Coast tour today! To get a preview of their frenetic and impassioned live show, you can watch them perform ‘’Tell Them Told You So’’ on Last Call With Carson Daly. If you still haven’t checked out their latest album, Fistful of Hollow, go listen to it now on Spotify or Bandcamp! Dates below. Don’t miss them!
11/03/15 Seattle , WA Funhouse at El Corazon
11/04/15 Tacoma, WA Jazzbones
11/05/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/06/15 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
11/07/15 Sparks, NV PB & J’s
11/08/15 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
11/10/15 Fresno, CA Strummer’s
11/11/15 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy
11/12/15 Ventura, CA The Garage
11/13/15 San Diego, CA The Hideout
11/14/15 Fullerton, CA The Slidebar
11/15/15 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room
11/16/15 Flagstaff , AZ The Green Room
11/17/15 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
11/18/15 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brew
11/19/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Atrium at Catalyst
Portland’s Mean Jeans have long been a favorite of ours at the FAT office, and now we get to put their next record out! Known for their blistering live shows, Mean Jeans will be celebrating properly with us this weekend at FEST! That’s right, they’ll be performing this Sunday at Cowboys at 7:30PM with The Copyrights in Gainesville, FL! We couldn’t be more excited to welcome their high octane sing-along anthems to the FAT catalog. We’ll be releasing their third proper full-length in 2016, so stay tuned for those details. In the meantime, head over to their bandcamp page, take a listen and scope out their remaining tour dates for the year. Best of all, read what drummer/vocalist Andrew (aka Jeans Wilder) had to say about FAT below.
The very first show I ever went to was in 96 in Vienna, Austria to see NOFX, Weezer, and Lagwagon. I remember purchasing a Lagwagon ringer tee and putting it on immediately, because wearing a shirt of the band you are seeing is the cool thing to do. Especially since I hadn’t even heard Lagwagon before. A year later I bumped into Chris Flippin outside of a show at that same venue and he brought me and my friends on the Lagwagon tour bus. We talked about how Blink-182 had dropped off the tour because they had to film the video for Dammit and about how the new album Double Plaidinum was somewhat of a departure from Hoss. Later that year I shit my pants* on the way home from a Good Riddance show. Many many years later I acquired Tré Cool’s cell phone number and tried to trade it to someone for Fat Mike’s cell phone number. I was denied. Needless to say, myself and the Mean Jeans are very excited to be joining the FAT family. It is 5:30am on our way to FEST so excuse the boring story, it’s the best we got at this time of day.
* I had borrowed my friend’s pants that day so I guess technically I shit HIS pants…
And so the annual migration to Florida is about to begin, but we’re no snowbirds, we’re going to The Fest in Gainesville! We’ll be bringing a selection of vinyl, a Fest exclusive t-shirt, and a super limited-edition version of the new Fat comp with an exclusive jacket and two different colored vinyl options! So come by our table and hang out! We’ll be at both Pre-Fest and Fest registrations! And then let’s live like we fucking mean it!
Art By: Richard Minino aka HorseBites
As you may know, The Loved Ones are getting together to play a series of shows this February in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Keep Your Heart. A few shows have already been announced including: LA, SF, NYC, Philly and Boston. Today, we can reveal that the celebration continues to Chicago, Minneapolis and D.C! Tickets for some of the shows are available now (and moving fast) so don’t delay; these shows will sell out! Head back to our site on Wednesday because the rest of the dates go on sale then. Read a personal account for the impetus behind Keep Your Heart explained by Dave Hause below:
The Loved Ones was the first band I had ever been the singer of, and Keep Your Heart was the first full record I ever wrote. It was born from a lot of pain, mostly losing my mom after she battled cancer for 6 months, so it was incredibly close to the bone. Writing and recording those songs with Michael and Mike was a cathartic, explosive, and eye opening experience that informed everything I’ve done since, and that record put the band on the map. It’s important to mark anniversaries and celebrate them, and I’m looking forward to revisiting these songs with all of The Loved Ones, from both records’ line ups. That record was written as a love letter to my siblings as we grieved, and it’ll be great to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of it with fans in the cities the band loved most when we were touring extensively. Going back to it and knowing you can heal from life’s hardest struggles is something to celebrate, and I can’t think of a better way to do so than in rock and roll clubs with friends and family, turned up loud.
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!