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


DAN ANDRIANO/ MATT PRYOR
SPLIT 7"

LET'S GO BOWLING
"MUSIC TO BOWL BY" LP

LET'S GO BOWLING
"MR.TWIST" LP

KITTY KAT FAN CLUB
"Work Space Grind" 7"

SHINOBU
"WORSTWARD HO!" LP

THE MURDERBURGERS
"12 HABITS OF..." LP

THE EXQUISITES
"HOME" LP

GREAT APES
"CALIFORNIA HEART" LP

DINERS
"THREE" LP

CHEAP GIRLS
"GOD'S EXWIFE COLLECTION

--- MAY 31 Through JUNE 11, 2017 ---

HIRO TANAKA SHOW
IOANNINA, GREECE @ PHOTOMETRIA PHOTO FESTIVAL



--- Through MAY 31, 2017 ---

HIRO TANAKA SHOW "DIFFUSION"
WALES, UK @ CARDIFF INTL PHOTO FEST

"KASSEL DUMMY AWARDS"EXHIBIT
DUBLIN, IRL @ PHOTO IRELAND FEST



--- Through MAY 28, 2017 ---

HIRO TANAKA SHOW "EXPOSURE #10"
TOKYO, JAPAN @ MIMOSA

"DREAM IS OVER EXPOSITION DE PHOTOGRAPHIES"
MONTPELLIER, FRANCE



--- MAY 31, 2017 ---

DOGBRETH
SEATTLE, WA @ THE SUNSET

JOYCE MANOR
CANBERRA, AUS @ TRANSIT BAR



--- MAY 30, 2017 ---

DINERS
PHOENIX, AZ @ THE TRUNKSPACE

ATOM AGE
MELLE, FRANCE @ CAFE LE BOULEVARD



--- MAY 29, 2017 ---

JOYCE MANOR
NEWCASTLE, AUS @ HAMILTON STATION HOTEL

ATOM AGE
TOULOUSE, FRANCE @ RAVELIN



--- MAY 28, 2017 ---

DINERS
PHOENIX, AZ @ THE TRUNKSPACE

JOYCE MANOR/SMITH STREET BAND
BRISBANE, AUS @ THE TIVOLI



--- MAY 27, 2017 ---

DOG PARTY
DAVIS, CA @ ORMF 17

JOYCE MANOR/SMITH STREET BAND
BRISBANE, AUS @ THE TIVOLI



--- MAY 26, 2017 ---

JOYCE MANOR/SMITH STREET BAND
NEWTOWN, AUS @ ENMORE THEATRE

ATOM AGE
BOURGES, FRANCE @ COSMIC TRIP FEST



--- MAY 25, 2017 ---

JOYCE MANOR/SMITH STREET BAND
SYDNEY, AUS @ ODEON THEATRE

ATOM AGE
ANGOULEME, FRANCE @ LE MARS




DAN P AND THE BRICKS-NEW LP
Coming summer/fall 2017 Dan P and his mega 10 piece SKA orchestra deliver us a new batch of tunes produced by Matt Embree (RX BANDITS)

Chotto Ghetto "Monstrosity"
LP Available May 2017 From Los Angeles, Faith No More meets Fugazi meets Slayer.

Bat Boy-Debut 7"
Available summer/fall 2017 From Richmond, VA this band features friends Hannah, Cory from Sundails, Jake from Spraynard

Big Nothing-Debut 7"
Available summer/fall 2017 From Philly/Westchester PA this band features friends Pat from Spraynard, Matt from Crybaby, Liz from Casual, Chris from Young Livers.

SMOKING POPES-New full length LP
Coming this fall/winter 2017 The long awaited new full length LP will be the first new record in over 6 years

OGIKUBO STATION S/T-6 Song one sided LP
Indie rock with punk ethos from Maura Weaver and Mike Park.

HARD GIRLS-"Radical Dreamer" LP
The long awaited new LP will melt minds. Find out why people are losing their minds in anticipation for these new songs.