Goleta, California’s Lagwagon first burst on the scene way back in 1988 playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technicalpop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the 90’s. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chordsand the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous ‘Fat Wreck sound’ with their speedydrums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies. They’ve influenced hundreds of thousands of kids, been around the worldmore times than Ferdinand Magellan and twisted and redefined themselves over the course of a career that spans almosttwenty-five years.
Fat Wreck Chords CMJ Showcase!
Dead To Me/
Friday, October 19, 2012
Music Hall of WilliamsburgDoors: 7:00pm / Show: 8:00pm
Advance: $20 / Day of Show: $22
This event is 16+
While many of today’s so-called punk acts aspire to be celebrities and tastemakers, Dead To Me are content with the simple pleasures of making great music with friends, living on the road and sharing their love with people all over the world. In other words, they’ve already made it—and everything that happens from here on out is just a bonus. “It depends on what your definition of success is,” Nathan responds when asked about his goals for the band. “Music is a full-time gig,” he summarizes. “If you are obsessed like we are there is no vacation from the mind… and music is always on my mind.”
Punk rock used to be about haggard road warriors. Before all the breakdowns and flat irons, there were busted transmissions and collect calls home. The Flatliners grew up believing in the later and rejecting the former, and after seven years playing together, they’re unleashing Cavalcade, their third full-length record and an epic sonic testament to the life they’ve chosen.
There’s probably nothing quite as punk rock as being a punk in the Middle East and Israeli miscreants Useless ID are the long standing ambassadors of Middle Eastern punk rock to the rest of the world. Armed with eighteen years of experience and a tour history that includes such out of the way spots as China, Belarus and even Siberia, these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with long time friends Fat Wreck Chords and together they’re bringing you Symptoms, the latest and greatest entry from these four desert punks on February 14th, so this year, forget the chocolates and roses and get your sweetie some good old fashioned punk rock, Middle Eastern style.