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Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 9:30 AM (PST) by forrestcook
Oh my God. Did I really get wasted while running the merch booth for Pears?
What was I thinking? Those guys are the most amazing people ever. They paid me seventy bucks to spill beer all over their merchandise. I was supposed to be slangin’ the goods!
In my defence, it was somewhat overwhelming. Pears is loaded! I hope I didn’t accidentally embezzle too many funds. I vaguely remember commenting on Zach Quinn’s Ugg Boots.
I am such an asshole.
I’m also irresponsible. Dude, Pears is fucking loaded!
…a few months before all that (over a year or so, now, and long before I was a writer at DyingScene) I had a very pleasant chat with Brian Pretus, Pears’ guitar player at Three Links over a couple large glasses of Horchata. Read through that conversation below.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
California punk label La Escalera Records has announced the full lineup for the 2018 edition of its annual festival set to take place in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico from May 17th-20th. Bands playing include PEARS, Pity Party, Success, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Rayner, and much more.
You can check out the full list of bands above, as well as a sampler featuring 36 of those bands below.
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 5:06 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape has announced a handful of acoustic shows in California slated for next February. These dates will also feature Brian Wahlstrom of Scorpios, PEARS singer Zach Quinn, and Donald Spence from Versus The World. See if there’s a show near you below.
Cape’s latest solo album One Week Record came out earlier this year.
The album is available on various formats now.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2:56 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
PEARS and Direct Hit!! had a chat with the folks over at New Noise Magazine today. They spoke about their lives, their music and the upcoming split Human Movement. They also covered each others songs; Direct Hit! played PEARS’ song “You’re Boring” while PEARS cover Direct Hit!’s “The World Is Ending (Sorta)”. You can give it a read and listen to the tracks here.
Human Movement is due out on November 3rd via Fat Wreck Chords.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM (PST) by gunnar
Fat Wreck newcomers and future heavyweights Direct Hit! and PEARS have broken convention and released a dual video for Direct HIt’s “Blood On My Tongue” and PEARS’ “Arduous Angle”, both tracks off the bands’ upcoming split “Human Movement.” It plays like a gory feature film and we highly recommend you check out the masterpiece below.
The two vocalists had this to say about the song/video:
“This is a weird video about two groups of people who hate each other, but recognize a common evil and fight against it together,” says Direct Hit’s Nick Woods. “On one side, you have this heroine who orchestrates a kidnapping and drugging to turn this smitten henchman into a weapon. And on the other, you have this kind of weird cleanup crew who paves the way for it to happen. In the end, the people at the top of the chain end up dead, and it’s the middleman tool who gets fucked over.”
“Part of this song is about being a kid who hears their parent fight,” says PEARS vocalist Zach Quinn. “Divorce for some is traumatic, for others, it is a lifesaver. Additionally, I think this is PEARS’ first song with a standard pop structure, which doesn’t happen all too often.”
“Human Movement” is slated for release November 3rd via Fat Wreck Chords.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:27 PM (PST) by Johnny X
OMG! OMG! On November 3, Fat Wreck Chords will release “Human Movement”, a split album from Direct Hit and PEARS. This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste today by streaming “Blood On Your Tongue” by Direct Hit, and “Ardous Angel” by PEARS below.
For more on the release, check out what front-man Nick Woods from Direct Hit, and Brian Pretus from PEARS had to say about joining forces:
Nick Woods: “We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.”
Brian Pretus: “We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldnt be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.”
Friday, June 16, 2017 at 3:51 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.
Rise Against’s new album Wolves was released on June 9th.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 10:47 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Memphis Punkfest has released the lineup for this year’s festival. The 5th installment of the festival will feature more than 50 bands and runs June 1-4th. The festival will take place at 8 different venues and will include a food truck metal fest, a food drive and more.
Milwaukee’s Dummerfest has announced its lineup for this year’s show. Held in June, 2017 the event will host: Off With Their Heads, Negative Approach, PEARS, Typesetter, Direct Hit!, Brokedowns, Avenues, The Copyrights, plus many more who will be announced in the coming weeks.
If you’d like to get a ticket for the show, just visit the festival’s event page for all the necessary details.
New Orleans punks PEARS have announced they will be touring Europe this summer. The tour kicks off in Denmark on July 21st and will wrap up on August 13th in Italy.
Check out the dates and locations below to see if they’re stopping near you.
PEARS’ sophomore album Green Star came out in 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:08 AM (PST) by jaystone
America’s favorite punk rock lounge act supergroup coverband, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, brought the East Coast leg of their tour in support of their greatest hits album, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits (April 7th, Fat Wreck Chords), through Boston late last week, their first area appearance in close to seven years. The touring lineup of the Gimmes has been a bit of an ongoing, evolving thing over the years, and honestly that’s one of the things that keeps the band fun and compelling as a live act. On this particular run, founding Gimmes Spike Slawson (vocals, occasional uke hunter), Joey Cape (guitar) and Dave Raun (drums) were joined by longtime touring Gimme Scott Shiflett all but taking over his kid brother Chris’s spot on lead guitar and Bad Religion’s Jay Bentley manning Fat Mike’s bass player battle station.
The Gimmes are always a fun time, and this particular night was no exception. One could imagine a situation in which a revolving cast of punk rock characters in their third decade as a recording and touring cover band (side note: the “Denver” 7-inch came out in 1995 and that doesn’t seem real) would have the occasion to go through the proverbial motions, but that hasn’t been the case. Bentley and Shiflett especially displayed an awful lot of playful stage interplay throughout the set, the latter using the opportunity to flex his mighty, mighty lead guitar skills that obviously get overlooked in his normal role as Face To Face’s bass player for the last few decades. Spike Slawson has long since outwardly embraced the role of schticky, occasionally raunchy lounge act crooner, so much so that you sometimes lose sight of the fact that the guy can actually, really, genuinely sing to a degree that he’s made a handful of other people’s songs sound like his own. The ukulele-led rendition of Madonna’s “Crazy For You” from 2014’s Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA! is a perfect example, though it’s worth noting that Madonna didn’t actually write the song either, so at this point it’s just as much Slawson’s as hers. But I digress. Long story short, Boston can be a bit of a notoriously finicky place for punk bands to play. On this particular night, Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s haven’t put out a new studio album (Greatestest Hits notwithstanding) in three years and still headlined in front of more Bostonians at the packed-to-the-rafters 1100-ish capacity Royale nighclub than they have played for in any of their past headlining gigs here in at least a decade, and that’s a pretty awesome thing.
Masked Intruder and PEARS provided direct and opening support in that order. The crowd at Royale turned out in larger capacity for PEARS than I have ever really seen at that particular venue, notorious for their early start times (can’t keep the EDM crowd waiting…), which was inspiring for a band that’s got a more raw, aggressive, throwback punk rock sound than many of their peers. Frontman Zach Quinn performs as though he’s from a bygone era, his banshee-like wailing and shirtless, sweat-covered pacing around the stage creating the impression of a caged animal chomping at the bit to be released.
Masked Intruder seem to be a perfect fit for any lineup that includes Me First And The Gimme Gimme’s. They might have a schtick of their own going, but it’s a really, really good one. Intruder Red was not behind the drum kit on this particular run — he’s in jail, naturally — but the band seemed to miss nary a beat with Lipstick Homicide’s Luke Ferguson taking up drum duties. Masked Intruder are a fun band who seem to take their role as a “fun band” seriously, without taking themselves too seriously. Blue and Green lead most of the high energy charge, having perfected personas as pseudo-New York tough guy common street criminals, at least until roughly the set’s halfway point, when Officer Bradford gradually loosens up and strips down, at which time the whole thing has the potential to devolve completely. Again, it’s schtick, but it’s a lot of fun and it’s all very well done.
Check out our full photo gallery below, and check out upcoming Gimmes dates here.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12:37 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
As if the main lineup and club show lineup of Punk Rock Bowling couldn’t get any more stacked, a new club show was just announced featuring PEARS, Direct Hit!, and Dying Scene favorites, Problem Daughter.
The show will take place at 10pm on May 27th in Las Vegas at Hogs N Heifers Saloon. The show will also serve as a benefit for Love Hope Strength Foundation.