Search Results for "MxPx"

MxPx announces US tour dates with Allister

MxPx have announced a short string of US tour dates they’ll be playing this spring with Allister. You can check them out below.

MxPx’s last full-length “Plans Within Plans” was released in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 EP “Left Coast Punk” through Sexy Baby Records.



Warped Tour 2014 announces Acoustic Basement Stage lineup (Brian Marquis, Mike Herrera, Anthony Raneri and more)

The acts for the 2014 edition of the Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Stage have finally been announced.

So far, we know that Brian Marquis, Mike Herrera (MxPx/Tumbledown), Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Allison Weiss, Bad Rabbits, Better Off, Buttons, Divided Heaven, Elder Brother, Front Porch Step, I The Mighty, Light Years, Nick Santino (A Rocket To The Moon), PJ Bond, Rob Lynch, Tess Dunn, That’s Not My Baby, and Young Statues will be playing all or parts of Warped Tour ’14.

The 2014 edition of the Vans Warped Tour will travel across America June 14 – August 3 and will include previously announced bands like Less Than JakeTeenage BottlerocketMixtapesSaves The Day, The Ghost InsideTerror, Finch, Bayside and more.



MxPx announce European tour dates

MxPx are heading overseas this spring for a run of shows in Europe. See the full list of dates below.

Most of the shows will be with The Ataris frontman Kris Roe, and two shows will also include Australia punks Bodyjar.

MxPx and Roe just played a few California shows with Roe, along with Allister. Check out our review and a photo gallery from one of those shows here.



DS Photo Gallery & Show Review: MxPx, Allister, and Kris Roe in Pomona, CA (2/1/14)

“We ain’t got no place to go, let’s go to the punk rock show!” On February 1st, I headed to Pomona, CA to catch the sold out MxPx, Allister, and Kris Roe (of The Ataris) show at The Glass House. As anyone who was young and learning about punk music in the 90s knows, MxPx is a pop-punk staple, with a career spanning 21 years. Regardless if you still listen to them regularly, they put on one hell of a show.

Kris Roe opened the show with an acoustic set. His set consisted of a variety of songs, but the crowd favorites were definitely The Ataris songs (he opened with “In This Diary” – which I am sure excited fans looking forward to the So Long, Astoria reunion tour). For me, the highlight of his set was when Mike Herrera joined him for an acoustic cover of Rancid’s “Olympia WA.” Mike mentioned that his side project (Tumbledown) has toured with The Ataris and he enjoyed being able to have Kris Roe there supporting MxPx. Regardless how you feel about either band or solo/side project, it’s pretty cool to see the bonds between different musicians and how they support one another.

Next up was Chicago’s Allister. I had never seen them live before, but they came out swinging. Their energy and pop punk melodies lit up the crowd (and the band looked like they were having a great time). If I didn’t know better, I could have sworn it was the late 1990s – as they didn’t seem as though they had lost their enthusiasm for their entire catalogue. They were a great opening act to get the crowd ready for MxPx.

I have seen MxPx more times than I can count and they are always a good time. This show was no exception. Even though the three original members do not all tour and perform together, the music is still as vibrant as always. Mike Herrera obviously enjoys performing live and interacting with the crowd. The band played crowd favorites spanning their 21 year career, including “Move to Bremerton,” “Chick Magnet,” “Party, My House, Be There,” and “Responsibility.” In the middle of the show, they slowed it down with Mike playing a series of acoustic songs – a few from Tumbledown and also the MxPx favorites “Secret Weapon” and “Cristalena.” It is obvious that MxPx has played an important role in the lives of many of their fans (this show included an on-stage proposal of longtime fans) as the sold-out crowd sang along and created several circle pits throughout the audience. Here’s to hoping they tour for another 20 years. Check out the photo gallery from the show below.



12 Festive Punk Songs to Get You In the Holiday Spirit

Since Christmas is right around the corner and everyone here seems to find punk rock at least mildly enjoyable, we thought it would be appropriate to put together a list of 12 ever-so-festive punk songs sure to get all of you wonderful folks in the holiday spirit!

So grab a cup of eggnog, plug the Amish fireplace in, throw on your favorite tacky Christmas sweater, and find your playlist for the holiday season below!



Video: Mike Herrera live in a fan’s living room

Mike Herrera from MxPx and Tumbledown has been doing intimate house shows lately, with the most recent one taking place at a PxPx fan club member’s home in California. During the set, he was joined by Heart Like War‘s Andrew Camarena, who sat in on drums for a number of songs.

We don’t have a video of the full 2+ hour set to share with you all, but we do have footage of a good 23 minutes of the performance and you can check it out below!

Mike Herrera recently released a picture disc 7-inch featuring acoustic versions of “Aces Up” and “Secret Weapon” from his appearance on “At: Guitar Center,” which can be purchased here. MxPx’s last full-length “Plans Within Plans” was released in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records.



Sexy Baby Records tease plans for “Sexy Babies Across The Wasteland – Vol. 2”

The kind folks at Sexy Baby Records have announced plans for a pretty rad compilation, set to hit the streets in the near future.

Entitled “Sexy Babies Across The Wasteland Volume 2 – Sexy Music for Sick People,” the compilation is slated to feature the likes of MxPx, The Queers, The Lucky Ones, Stat Dad, Hex Bombs, and a ton more. No official release information is available yet (aside from that sweet-ass cover art), but we’ll keep you posted.



What’s in a Name? – 10 Great Punk Band Name Origin Stories

Do you ever wonder how bands come up with their names? What does MxPx stand for? What the hell is a Mustard Plug? What was the inspiration behind the moniker Hot Water Music? Below are 10 interesting stories behind some of the more bizarre, intriguing or just plain random band names from our beloved punk scene.



MxPx announce short run of 2014 tour dates w/ Allister & Kris Roe

MxPx have announced they will be hitting the road for a short run of tour dates with Allister and The Ataris‘ Kris Roe in California, Colorado, and Hawaii early next year. Details on exactly when and where they will be playing can be found below.

MxPx’s last full-length “Plans Within Plans” was released in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 EP “Left Coast Punk” through Sexy Baby Records.

Frontman Mike Herrera recently revealed plans to release a picture disc featuring acoustic versions of “Aces Up” and “Secret Weapon” from his appearance on “At: Guitar Center” on November 18th. You can pre-order a copy of the record here.



Mike Herrera (MxPx) releasing “At: Guitar Center” 7-inch picture disc

MxPx frontman Mike Herrera has announced plans to release a picture disc 7-inch featuring acoustic versions of “Aces Up” and “Secret Weapon” from his appearance on “At: Guitar Center,” which can be watched in its entirely below, on November 19th.

You can pre-order a copy of the record here. There’s an option to buy one that’s bundled with (what I think are copies of) the lyric/chord sheets used when recording the studio versions of “Aces Up” and “Secret Weapon,” so I recommend you collectors grab one while you can!

MxPx’s last full-length “Plans Within Plans” was released in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 EP “Left Coast Punk” through Sexy Baby Records.



WROS Fest (feat. Less Than Jake, MxPx, Strung Out & more) postponed until December

The organizers of Brazil’s WROS Fest have announced that this year’s edition of the festival, featuring Less Than Jake, MxPx, Strung Out, Pulley, Goldfinger, and many other great bands, will not be taking place this weekend and has been postponed until December. Here’s some info on the situation:

We regret to inform that WROS Fest is being postponed for December this year, due to unexpected circumstances, such as logistic and bureaucratic issues.

We’ve tried till last minute to keep the festival on the dates of 12-13 October. But today we’ve taken a decision to postpone the festival to avoid problems to band’s fans, mainly those who were making travel plans to be in Sao Paulo on next weekend for the festival.

WROS Fest 2013 will happen on 21-22 December 2013, at same venue Espaco das Americas in Sao Paulo. And tickets already purchased for the festival will remain valid for the new dates of December. In the next few days we will be confirming details of all bands confirmed for the new dates of WROS Fest, and more details.

Those who would like to request reimbursements for tickets purchased, please get in touch with us via [email protected]

In order to compensate festival’s fans for more 2 months of waiting, those who keep their tickets for December will receive a voucher that will give 10% discount when purchasing tickets for WROS Fest 2014.

With the postponment of WROS Fest, the Warm Up shows of Curitiba and Rio de Janeiro, scheduled for this Thursday 10 October, are also postponed for December. And in the next few days we will inform about confirmed bands and details.

Well, that sucks! But at least the show’s gonna go on at a later date, because that’s a stacked lineup if I’ve ever seen one! We’ll keep you posted if any more details on the situation come to light.



MxPx releasing glow-in-the-dark version of “Left Coast Punk” 7-inch for Halloween

Earlier this year, Sexy Baby Records reissued MxPx‘s “Left Coast Punk” EP on vinyl. Now, in honor of the wonderful holiday known as Halloween, they are putting out a glow-in-the-dark version of the record with some fancy new artwork!

If you wish to pre-order a copy of the record, head on over to the Sexy Baby webstore. I hear Interpunk‘s going to be carrying another version of the record (with an alternate design) as well, so be on the lookout for that if you’re a vinyl nerd.

MxPx last released “Plans Within Plans” in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records.



HD Live Video: MxPx play “Move To Bremerton” and “Chick Magnet” at Pouzza Fest 2013

Our friends at Raw Cut Media were in attendance at this year’s Pouzza Fest in Montreal, Quebec, and they got HD video of MxPx playing their classic songs “Move To Bremerton” and “Chick Magnet,” with a little on-stage banter to top it all off.

You can check the video out right here.

MxPx last released “Plans Within Plans” in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 “Left Coast Punk” EP on vinyl through Sexy Baby Records.



Video: Mike Herrera (MxPx) plays acoustic rendition of “Secret Weapon” on Snaproll Sessions

Another video from MxPx/Tumbledown frontman Mike Herrera’s appearance on the Snaproll Sessions has been posted. This time, he’s playing an acoustic rendition of the title track of MxPx’s 2007 album “Secret Weapon.”

You can check the video out right here and, if you wish to, you can watch the last video, in which Mike plays a cover of “Olympia, WA” by Rancid, over here.

Mike Herrera released an EP of recordings from recent performances on Stage It, entitled “Live & Raw on Stage It (6/27/13),” which you can stream right here, on July 29th. MxPx recently re-released their 2010 “Left Coast Punk” EP on vinyl through Sexy Baby Records.



Mike Herrera (MxPx) streaming new EP “Live And Raw On Stage It 6/27/13”

MxPx frontman Mike Herrera is streaming a new live EP, “Live And Raw On Stage It 6/27/13.” You can stream or purchase it over here.

Mike had this to say about more upcoming solo music:

“I’m working on some new music and also some more live bootleg type digital albums. But definitely working on new solo album or E.P.”

MxPx last released Plans Within Plans in 2012 on MRI/Rock City Recordings and Jump Start Records. They have since re-released their 2010 “Left Coast Punk” EP on vinyl through Sexy Baby Records.