March 25, 2013

Hello friends. Hope all is well in your world. I am currently flying 41,000 feet somewhere over the middle of the US of A. I’ve spent the last 3 months on tour with a children’s television show called Yo Gabba Gabba. I was the super music friend on the live version of the show.

And I thought I’d be ultra productive with work and I should have and could have, but instead I spent most of my time wandering the various cities, eating candy, drinking hot tea, and daydreaming about what it would be like living there. So yeah, that leads us to this short and concise newsletter.

Basically, I’m so behind on everything I don’t even know where to start so I’m going to just write and see what I come up with.

The Atom Age are looking for a drummer for their May 1st to June 1st tour. They’ll be doing most of the US as well as Pouzza Fest in Montreal. Any serious drummers message them at theatomage@gmail.com

The Exquisites/Wild Moth are doing a short west coast tour together:
4.12.13-Bellingham, WA @ Yellingham Fest w/Shook Ones
4.13.13-Bellevue, WA @ Ground Zero (early show)
4.13.13-Olympia, WA @ TBA
4.14.13-Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge
4.15.13-Portland, OR @ TBA
4.16.13-Oakland, CA @ Yellow Room
4.17.13-Pomona, CA @ VLHS w/ Summer Vacation
4.18.13-Los Angeles, CA @ Unit B w/ Dad Puncher
4.19.13-San Jose, CA @ House of the Dead Rat w/ Hard Girls
4.20.13-San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill w/ Shinobu

Congratulations are in order to Ben from Andrew Jackson Jihad. He is now a proud father to his first baby boy? Shoooootzzzz.. I can’t remember if they had a boy or girl? But congrats Ben either way.

The Taxpayers are on the cover of the current Razorcake. That’s pretty cool. yay.

We’re gonna be doing a 7” with PET SYMMETRY (members of Into It. Over It. and Dowsing). Here’s a sneak peek… NICE!!!

I(mike park) recorded some punk songs with Paddy from Dillinger Four and Matthew and Hideo from Birthday Suits. We are called Maguma Taishi and we have a 7 inch coming out this summer. We’ll probably never play a show, but this was a lot of fun recording. You can hear a song here:

and I’m positive there’s much much more, but this is all I can think of now. I’ll get back into the swing of things with weekly updates now that I’m heading home. Be well friends.
Smile big and be nice to people.
peace, mike park


HARD GIRLS
"A THOUSAND SURFACES"
LP
/ CD

MIKE WATT /
CHRONICS

Split 7"

SPRAYNARD
"THE MARK TOM AND PATRICK SHOW" LP

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
"WHOOPTY WHOOP"
LP
/ CD

JOYCE MANOR
SELF-TITLED LP
/ CD

MU330
"ULTRA PANIC" LP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"THESE ARE ONLY PROBLEMS" LP
/ CD

THE SMITH STREET BAND
"DON'T FUCK WITH OUR DREAMS" LP
/ CD

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD
"LIVE AT THE CRESCENT BALLROOM" LP

WILD MOTH
"OVER, AGAIN" LP

--- July 30, 2014 ---
SPRAYNARD
Sacramento, CA @ The Witch Room w/ Colossal Wrecks

--- July 29, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theater w/ Dogbreth

CHEAP GIRLS
Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater w/ The Hold Steady

DOG PARTY / KEPI
Milano, Italy @ Magnolia

MURDERBURGERS
Derby, England @ The Hairy Dog (acoustic) w/ Billy Liar

SPRAYNARD
San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe w/ Colossal Wrecks

--- July 28, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s w/ Dogbreth

SPRAYNARD
Murrieta, CA @ The Dial w/ Colossal Wrecks

--- July 27, 2014 ---
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman

--- July 26, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
Portland, OR @ Alhambra w/ Dogbreth

GREAT APES
Philadelphia, PA @ Creep Records w/ Ma Jolie

HIRO TANAKA
Tokyo, Japan @ Photoshow at Gallery Kaido

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
SLC, UT @ Waterfall Amphitheater at Thanksgiving Point Gardens

MURDERBURGERS
London, England @ Wonkfest (full band show)

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

--- July 25, 2014 ---
ALL PEOPLE
NASHVILLE, TN @ NEUHAU 5 (SUMMER SERIES 2)

ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
Seattle, WA @ El Corazon w/ Dogbreth

GREAT APES
Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class w/ Ma Jolie

JOYCE MANOR
Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre w/ Winter Break, Tony Molina

KOO KOO KANGA ROO
Las Vegas, NV @ Artifice

MURDERBURGERS
Birmingham, England @ The Adam & Eve (acoustic) w/ Billy Liar

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Sparks, NV @ The Alley


MURDERBURGERS - HOW TO RUIN YOUR LIFE LP
Available Summer/Fall 2014. Re-issue of their killer 1st album, a modern pop-punk classic.

PET SYMMETRY
Available Summer/Fall 2014. Debut full length.

MONKEY
Available Summer/Fall 2014. New full length of traditional and 2-Tone SKA from San Jose.

MIXTAPES / JABBER Split 7-Inch
Available Summer/Fall 2014. Pop-punk madness!

BRUCE LEE BAND LP
Available Winter 2014. Full length.



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