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

--- August 5, 2014 ---
CHEAP GIRLS
El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace w/ The Hold Steady

SUNDIALS
Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Sidekicks, Dowsing

--- August 4, 2014 ---
CHEAP GIRLS
Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ The Hold Steady

SUNDIALS
Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Sidekicks, Dowsing

--- August 3, 2014 ---
DOG PARTY / KEPI
Long Beach, CA @ DiPiazza

HIRO TANAKA
Tokyo, Japan @ Photoshow at Gallery Kaido

SHINOBU
Pomona, CA @ Growing Up Is Dumb Festival

--- August 2, 2014 ---
CHEAP GIRLS
Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl w/ The Hold Steady

MURDERBURGERS
Edinburgh, Scotland @ The Forest Café (acoustic) w/ Billy Liar

PEACOCKS
Dusseldorf, Germany @ Tube

SPRAYNARD
Pomona, CA @ Growing up Is Dumb Fest

SUNDIALS
Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar w/ Sidekicks, Dowsing

VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
Los Angeles, CA @ Skacore Invasion 2014

--- August 1, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom w/ Dogbreth

CHEAP GIRLS
Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory w/ The Hold Steady

MURDERBURGERS
Liverpool, England @ Maguire’s (acoustic) w/ Billy Liar

PEACOCKS
Vlotho, Germany @ Porta Westfalica Festival

SPRAYNARD
San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop w/ Colossal Wrecks

SUNDIALS
Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Sidekicks, Dowsing

--- July 31, 2014 ---
ANDREW JACKSON JIHAD / HARD GIRLS
San Diego, CA @ The Irenic w/ Dogbreth

CHEAP GIRLS
Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern w/ The Hold Steady

MURDERBURGERS
York, England @ The Woolpack (acoustic) w/ Billy Liar

SPRAYNARD
Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go Records w/ Colossal Wrecks

SUNDIALS
Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar


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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