Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are up to their old hijinks with the release of their 7th full length, Have Another Ball. In order to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their debut album, Have a Ball, the Gimmes are releasing the second installment of recordings from the original session. The wildly popular Have a Ball was initially recorded as a double album, but the band decided that the two disc extravaganza might be too much rock for the uninitiated masses. Subsequently there is another albumâs worth of material just waiting to be devoured by Gimmes fans, old and new, and it is out today on CD with LP to follow shortly. Vinyl pressing was delayed, but check the website often as we will post news about an expected for sale date soon. The Gimmes are also going on tour with Black Fag in August. Here are the dates:08/02/08 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
08/03/08 West Hollywood, CA House of Blues
08/04/08 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brew
08/05/08 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
08/07/08 Pomona, CA The Glass House
08/08/08 San Diego, CA House of Blues
08/09/08 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
08/10/08 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
Lagwagon are currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their 7-song EP to be titled I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon. They will then head to Europe at the end of June for about a month of shows. The record release date is August 19th—just in time for their U.S./Canada fall tour with MXPX, Only Crime and The Sainte Catherines:
08/26/08 Vancouver, BC Canada at Croatian Cultural Center
08/28/08 Calgary, AB Canada at Warehouse Night Club
08/29/08 Edmonton, AB Canada at Dinwoodie Lounge
08/30/08 Saskatoon , SK Canada at The Odeon Events Centre
08/31/08 Regina, SK Canada at Pyramid Cabaret
09/01/08 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Pyramid Cabaret
09/04/08 London, ON Canada at Call The Office
09/05/08 Toronto, ON Canada at Phoenix Concert Theatre
09/06/08 Montreal, QC Canada at Metropolis
09/07/08 Quebec City, QC Canada at Imperial
09/10/08 Halifax, NS Canada at The Marqee Club
09/15/08 Allston, MA at Harpers Ferry
09/17/08 New York, NY at BB King’s
09/19/08 Detroit, MI at St. Andrews Hall
09/20/08 Chicago, IL at Metro
09/23/08 Sauget, IL at Pop’s
09/25/08 Denver, CO at Ogden Theatre
09/28/08 West Hollywood, CA at House of Blues
09/30/08 Tempe, AZ at The Clubhouse
10/03/08 Anaheim, CA at House of Blues
10/04/08 Petaluma, CA at Phoenix Theatre
10/05/08 San Francisco, CA at Thee Parkside
Tickets are already on sale, get them here.
We are proud to add the Star Fucking Hipsters to the Fat roster! This politically progressive, creative super group of punks, fronted by Sturgeon of Leftover Crack, have been in the studio arguing with Fat Mike here in San Francisco. Check out their myspace page for info about the band and news about the debut album. With CD sales at a record high and the “F” word in the band name, weâre sure this record is destined for goldâ¦
NOFX have leaked on themselves (and on the internet) some new East Coast tour dates for the Fall. All the details have yet to be worked out, but check back for full show info and ticket links in the next couple of weeks. They are currently touring the Northwest and parts of Canada on the Fat Tour with label mates No Use For A Name and American Steel. When they wrap up NUFAN will head to New Zealand and Australia for a summer tour with Strung Out, and American Steel has a hot date with The Alkaline Trio in early July.
10/13/08 Providence, RI at Lupo’s
10/16/08 New York, NY at Irving Plaza
10/16/08 New York, NY at Irving Plaza
10/17/08 Sayreville, NJ at Starland Ballroom
10/18/08 Long Island, NY at Crazy Donkey
10/20/08 Philadelphia, PA at Trocadero Theater
10/21/08 Pittsburgh, PA at Club Zoo
10/23/08 Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
10/24/08 Baltimore, MD at Ram’s Head Tavern
10/25/08 Richmond, VA at Toad’s Place
Here is a message from the band…
Hello people, we don’t normally bother y’all, but we just thought we’d let you know that strangely enough, we have a TV show. It’s called Backstage Passport and it premieres Tuesday night (April 15th) at 10pm EST on FUSE TV. It’s pretty good. A shit fuck of a lot better than Pants Off Dance Off. Well, check out the trailer and decide for yourself. Oh, and if you have a Nielson Box, turn that sucker on. Later, NOFX.
You may have noticed that we don’t have any new releases scheduled after No Use for a Name but that is because we are moving the Fat office. We have been at the same location for 15 years and now the city wants to demolish our building so the bus drivers have a place to heat up their soup and watch Judge Judy. We even made Fat Mike clean out his office which was so dirty it looked like it had been robbed. Don’t fear though because we are working on new releases from the Real McKenzies, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Dead To Me, more Classic Colored Vinyl and a few other surprises.
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.
Check out Jason Hall from Western Addiction’s European tour journal with The Flatliners and Lagwagon.
Read another stellar review for Strung Out over at New Noise Mag.
Read Blag Dahlia from The Dwarves response to the Jihadists who hacked their site.
Check out a killer review of STRUNG OUT’s Transmission.Alpha.Delta.