Jun 17th, 2008 Earshot Chats With AP.net!
Last night Earshot got to take part in an online chat with Absolutepunk.net users. It was a blast and you can read the whole thing here.
Thanks to AP.net and everyone who submitted questions! Jun 17th, 2008 The Briggs' Come All You Madmen In Stores Today
Catch Them On Vans Warped Tour Starting Friday And On Fuel TV's The Daily Habit June 27th!!!
LA’s The Briggs'Come All You Madmen hits stores today, just in time for the kickoff of their summer long stint on Vans Warped Tour.
Founded by singing guitarists brothers Jason and Joey LaRocca, The Briggs are rounded out by Chris Arredondo on drums and Ryan Roberts on bass. The Brigg’s fourth release features that tight, in-your-face sound the band has honed to perfection with six solid years of touring under their belts with the likes of Bad Religion, Flogging Molly, Anti-Flag, The Living End, and Dropkick Murphys.
The dozen blistering tracks on Come All You Madmen were penned on acoustic guitar while out on the road with Dropkick Murphys. Teaming up with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones bassist Joe Gittleman as producer, the band was determined to keep their ferocious live sound intact.
Creating a more aggressive, yet melodic and folky record, Come All You Madmen finds The Briggs at their very best.
“We figured there was no point in f**king around in making a boring, safe record,” Jason LaRocca declares, “so we turned it up a notch, pushed our own limits out of the comfort zone. We went more extreme.”
Featuring guest appearances from punk rock icons Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat), Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys) and Dicky Barrett (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Come All You Madmen erupts with explosive, anthem-like working class street punk. From the soaring guitars on the fist-pumping “Charge Into The Sun” to the hometown shout out on “LA” and the marching beats of the Irish inspired sing-along “Mad Men” and the acoustic folk offering of “Oblivion,” The Briggs continue to establish themselves as one of punk’s most respectable and memorable acts.
Catch The Briggs this summer as they tour the U.S. on the Van’s Warped Tour. The band was already recently added to the lineup for both the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK this August.
The Briggs recently taped a 2 song set for Fuel TV's The Daily Habit which airs June 27 and again on June 30. Check www.fuel.tv for times.
What others are saying about The Briggs' Come All You Madmen:
" The Los Angeles roughnecks yank punk back into the seedy world of crumbling concrete, broken booze bottles and urban grime where it belongs...charges forward just like any punk album worth its salt does: It gallops on a mix of power and freewheeling inhibition"
"Table-pounding, stein-waving pub rock is good for the soul. That's enough to recommend the Briggs, but add to that lyricsthat celebrate the art of joyful rage, songs that demand audience participation and vocals that combine the best elements of old-school punk, amped-up Irish balladry, whisky rasp, and soapbox exhortation, and you've got a perfect tonic for these dispirited times."- Drum! Magazine
"On their fiery fourth album, Come All You Madmen, the Briggs play tight and they play sharp, expertly mixing sweat-filled aggression and heartfelt melody into twelve potent, fist-pumping tracks of folky, working-class punk...there's a certain vigor and freshness present that sets the Briggs apart from most of their punk brethren."
"Get ready to stomp your boots and pump your fists to The Briggs ' latest creation..."
Warped Tour Dates:
June 20 Pomona, CA
June 21 San Francisco, CA
June 22 Ventura, CA
June 25 Phoenix, AZ
June 26 Las Cruces, NM
June 28 Salt Lake City, UT
June 29 Denver, CO
July 1 St. Louis, MO
July 2 Kansas City, KS
July 3 Dallas, TX
July 5 San Antonio, TX
July 6 Houston, TX
July 9 Atlanta, GA
July 10 Orlando, FL
July 11 Tampa, FL
July 12 Miami, FL
July 13 Jacksonville, FL
July 14 Charlotte, NC
July 15 Virginia Beach, VA
July 16 Washington, DC
July 17 Cleveland, OH
July 18 Detroit, MI
July 19 Toronto, Ontario
July 20 Montreal, Quebec
July 23 Boston, MA
July 24 Buffalo, NY
July 25 Camden, NJ
July 26 Uniondale, NY
July 27 Scranton, PA
July 28 Englishtown, NJ
July 29 Pittsburgh, PA
July 30 Cincinnati, OH
July 31 Indianapolis, IN
August 1 Milwaukee, WI
August 2 Chicago, IL
August 3 Minneapolis, MN
August 5 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
August 6 Calgary, Alberta
August 8 Boise, ID
August 9 Seattle, WA
August 10 Portland, OR
August 13 Fresno, CA
August 14 San Diego, CA
August 15 San Francisco, CA
August 16 Sacramento, CA
August 17 Los Angeles, CA
August 22 Reading, UK Reading Festival (with Pennywise)
August 23 Leeds, UK Leeds Festival (with Pennywise)
www.myspace.com/thebriggs Jun 16th, 2008 The Briggs' "Come All You Madmen" In Stores Tomorrow!
Be sure to pick up a copy of the Briggs "Come All You Madmen" in stores tomorrow on Sideonedummy Records.
The Briggs are today's artist of the day on Buzznet.
Catch The Briggs on the Vans Warped Tour starting June 20th! Jun 9th, 2008 REEL BIG FISH STORMS VANS WARPED TOUR MAINSTAGE ALL SUMMER
PERENNIAL PRANKSTER SKA-PUNKERS TOURING IN SUPPORT OF THEIR SELF-PRODUCED MONKEYS FOR NOTHIN’ AND THE CHIMPS FOR FREE
BAND IN STUDIO NOW WORKING ON SUPER, TOP SECRET MAGNUM OPUS PROJECT…STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS!
June 3, 2008-- Southern California ska-punk stalwart Reel Big Fish has been blazing a trail of angst-filled, shenanigan-loaded rock for 15 years now. And it seems their legendary summer treks are always a rite of passage for fans. This summer will be no different when the band takes its hi-jinx brand of ska/punk rock to the main stage of the Vans Warped Tour on a daily basis.
Touring in support of their self-produced Monkeys For Nothin’ And The Chimps For Free release, singer Aaron Barrett is anxious to hit the road. " We can't wait to get back out on tour and get our hands dirty,” Barrett declares, “and since it's the Warped Tour, probably everything else dirty too. Oh and playing music will be fun as well! "
In case you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard the new tunes on Monkeys For Nothin’ And The Chimps For Free expect weirder and sillier songs this time around. The record covers classic Reel Big Fish fare, including random gibberish, love songs, hate songs, drinking songs and even songs about girlfriends (even though the band members are all married now). "It's everything you ever wanted, needed and never expected from Reel Big Fish," Barrett points out.
Currently in the studio working on a hush-hush, top secret project of epic proportions, please stay tuned for further details.
Having just won over a bevy of fans in Mexico City last month, RBF will play Brazil for the first time in the fall after Warped Tour wraps up.
For more information see www.reel-big-fish.com and www.myspace.com/reelbigfish.
CATCH REEL BIG FISH ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR THIS SUMMER:
June 20 @ Fairplex Park – Pomona, CA
June 21 @ Pier 30/32 - San Francisco, CA
June 22 @ Seaside Park - Ventura, CA
June 25 @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion - Phoenix, AZ
June 26 @ New Mexico State University - Intramural Field - Las Cruces, NM
June 28 @ Utah State Fair - Salt Lake City, UT
June 29 @ Invesco Field At Mile High - Denver, CO
July 1 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St Louis - Maryland Heights, MO
July 2 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Bonner Springs, KS
July 3 @ Superpages.com Center (formerly Smirnoff Music Center) - Dallas, TX
July 5 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Selma, TX
July 6 @ Sam Houston Race Park - Houston, TX
July 9 @ Lakewood Exhibition Center - Atlanta, GA
July 10 @ Central Florida Fairgrounds - Orlando, FL
July 11 @ Vinoy Park – St. Petersburg, FL
July 12 @ Bicentennial Park - Miami, FL
July 13 @ St Johns County Fairgrounds - Elkton, FL
July 14 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Charlotte, NC
July 15 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - Virginia Beach, VA
July 16 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - Columbia, MD
July 17 @ Time Warner Cable Amphitheater at Tower City - Cleveland, OH
July 18 @ Comerica Park - Detroit, MI
July 19 @ Downsview Park Allen Road - Toronto, ON
July 20 @ Park Jean Drapeau - Montreal, QC
July 23 @ Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts - Mansfield, MA
July 24 @ Darien Lake P.A.C. - Darien Center, NY
July 25 @ Susquehanna Bank Center - Camden, NJ
July 26 @ Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
July 27 @ Toyota Pavilion - Scranton, PA
July 28 @ Raceway Park - Englishtown, NJ
July 29 @ Post Gazette Pavilion At Star Lake - Pittsburgh, PA
July 30 @ Riverbend Amphitheatre - Cincinnati, OH
July 31 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - Noblesville, IN
Aug 1 @ Marcus Amphitheater - Milwaukee, WI
Aug 2 @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre - Tinley Park, IL
Aug 3 @ Canterbury Park - Shakopee, MN
Aug 5 @ Credit Union Centre - Saskatoon, SK
Aug 6 @ Race City Speedway - Calgary, AB
Aug 8 @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre - Nampa, ID
Aug 9 @ Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug 10 @ Columbia Meadows - St. Helens, OR
Aug 13 @ Save Mart Center - Fresno, CA
Aug 14 @ Coors Amphitheater - Chula Vista, CA
Aug 15 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, CA
Aug 16 @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre - Marysville, CA
Aug 17 @ The Home Depot Center - Carson, CA Jun 9th, 2008 Chicago's @*Sweet #1 Unsigned Band onSmartpunk! Catch Them On Tour This Summer!
Chicago, IL's 2*Sweet (www.myspace.com/2sweet) has written a formal thank you letter
to everyone who has helped make them the #1 selling unsigned band on
Head over here
to see their tour dates with The Appreciation Post and download their new album “Sleep Without Dreams” on iTunes here.
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