October 01, 2008
Greetings! Lots to cover. Here we go!
The Plea For Peace Foundation is officially opening their doors next year, but we will do a kickoff show/party on December 12th with myself and Jesse Michaels(OPERATION IVY) to introduce the venue to the world. I'll have more info next week about this, but yup. Pretty exciting. Speaking of Jesse Michaels, we are doing a few shows together at the end of the year and next year. He's toured so little in the last 20 years, I am hoping we can do a bunch of shows together and get him out on the road. We'll see what happens. But check the tour dates for more info..
Bomb the Music Industry will start working on their new record this weekend. The demos are recorded and now the real deal is next. Look for a finished product out early 2009. Monkey has finished their new record. Cover was drawn by the dude who does the YO GABBA GABBA art stuff. What's his name? I should know this. He's the one who drew the PICK IT UP video on YO GABBA GABBA. Don't know what I'm talking about? Well, go to youtube and type in yo gabba gabba pick it up and you'll see the most genius video of all time. But yup.. great cover art for the MONKEY record to go along with a great traditional ska release.
Dan Potthast is heading to Australia and Japan with Streetlight Manifesto at the end of OCTOBER. SM love Dan and are extremely gracious in bringing him out on tour. Lucky him eh?
The RIVERDALES "PHASE 3" is now available. This is some really good stuff. Shared vocals by Ben Weasel and Danny Vapid. What a great band. Too bad they never toured much either. Wonder if Ben will ever be able to play shows out of Chicago. I'm sure lots of people would love to hear him sing songs that cover his discography. Me included. I never saw Screeching Weasel, though I know I was at one of their shows years ago at GILMAN ST in Berkeley, but doh!!! I left before they played.
And we have got a special deal for you pop punk fans of the world. We've got a GROOVIE GHOULIES deal that can't be beat. Here's what you get:
GROOVIE GHOULIES-"BERRY'D ALIVE" on 10" orange vinyl (limited to 2,000)
GROOVIE GHOULIES-"GO STORIES" on CD
GROOVIE GHOULIES-"MONSTER CLUB" on CD
GROOVIE GHOULIES-BERRY'D ALIVE on CD
All this for only $15. Enjoy!!
MIKE PARK w/ JESSE MICHAELS, KEVIN SECONDS
DEC 12th-STOCKTON, CA-PLEA FOR PEACE CENTER
DEC 19th-SACRAMENTO, CA-TRUE LOVE
DEC 20th-SAN FRANCISCO, CA-BOTTOM OF THE HILL
FEB. 5th-SAN LOUIS OBISPO, CA-TBA
FEB. 6th-HOLLYWOOD, CA-ALTERKNIT LOUNGE/KNITTING FACTORY
FEB. 7th-BAKERSFIELD, CA-TBA
Be well friends.