“The Get Up Kids are historically good at making EPs. The beloved Kansas rock band, whose twangy shout-a-longs first gained steam in the late ’90s, during the waning years of emo’s Midwest-centric second wave, have put out three to date. The Red Letter Day EP, released as a 10-inch just a few months before Something To Write Home About took the group from underground stars to the forefront of an entire movement, might be one of my all-time favorite examples of the format. If you’ve ever listened to “Mass Pike” on the Mass Pike, you’ll understand what I’m getting at.
And now, in 2018, they’ve got another one. Kicker arrives June 8, seven years since their last official release as a band. The four-song project is also their first for Polyvinyl, and it finds the band — particularly co-songwriters Matt Pyror and Jim Suptic — setting new, grown-up concerns about marriage and family life to the kind of upbeat and melodically assured guitar music that they’ve always been known for.” – FADER
Back in February I put on a show for The Maine at Tempe Center For The Arts. The show was SOLD OUT. It was part of their “An Acoustic Evening with” tour. It was one of the coolest vibes of any show I have ever done. The Maine have some of the most dedicated fans out there and Tempe Center For The Arts is just an incredible setting for any show.
The Maine filmed the whole show for a live movie and documentary that is out now. Bellow is the trailer for the film. It was filmed by the good folks at Kachina Creative Studios. This is the first show I have ever done to be documented like this and that is kind of rad.
Last week I was pleased to bring on of my favorite artists, Frank Turner to Arizona for two of 3 shows between Coachella weekends. Before Frank played at The Pressroom he went down to Uranus Recording to record a few songs for Hot 103.9 “Live & Rare Session.” Here are two of those songs.
On Friday April 4th I hosted the second in the LIVE UNDER THE MILL series at the Hayden Flour Mill. The show served as the Vinyl Release for the Dry River Yacht Club album “El Tigre.” The above video was filmed that night.
I want to thank everyone who came out that night. The Live Under The Mill series is becoming one of my favorite events out of all the events I put on. It wouldn’t work with out so many great people coming out and making the night such a success.
The above video was filmed and edited by Sundawg Media. I could not be more pleased with how it came out. Hope you like it.
Very pleased to be bringing Brian Posehn to Club Congress on May 8th. The comedian, actor, writer is best known for his love of Metal, “Comedians of Comedy” and “The Sarah Silverman Program.” But you have probably seen him in far more than just that.