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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:42 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 8:37 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
As many of you are aware, Good Riddance just released their first album in 9 years, titled Peace In Our Time. Over the next couple of months, the band has a string of record release shows on the West Coast and I was fortunate enough to catch the Los Angeles date at the Troubadour.
Seeing Good Riddance at their record release show already makes for an exciting evening, but add amazing opening acts to the bill and you have an unforgettable night. For this first set of record release shows, A Wilhelm Scream and Bad Cop/Bad Cop opened the show, along with Spanish Love Songs on the LA date.
I arrived right as Spanish Love Songs finished up their set, but I liked what I heard. The excitement was palpable as the sold out crowd started to fill up the venue. Up next was one of my new favorite bands, Bad Cop/Bad Cop. They ripped through their set, showcasing some of the new songs off their upcoming debut full length, Not Sorry (out June 16th on Fat Wreck – mark your calendars!). If these songs are any indication, I can already guarantee you that Not Sorry will be on my “best of 2015” list at the end of the year.
Next up was A Wilhelm Scream. I felt like this was a “full circle” moment – I first saw them play my college over 10 years ago, and now I was seeing them on stage at the Troubadour. This band knows how to put on a live show. They brought tons of energy to the stage and the crowd went wild. I was lucky enough to snap a few photos before ducking out of the front of the crowd as people pumped their fists in the air and cheered.
Finally, it was time for the main event. Good Riddance took the stage to power through a 20+ song set, including crowd favorites (such as “United Cigar,” “Weight Of The World,” and “Fertile Fields”) and new tracks off of Peace In Our Time. This new album, out on Fat Wreck, is also a contender for my “best of 2015” list. Even though it’s been 9 years since the last album, some things never change – the band is still as political, powerful, and engaging as always. The sold out crowd was grinning from ear to ear as they sang along with every word. Good Riddance is an amazing band to see live; each song is played with such precision and passion and they inject an energy into the audience. If you have a chance to catch one of their upcoming shows, make sure to get your tickets early and get there to check out the opening acts. As far as the music, here’s to hoping we don’t have to wait until 9 years for the next GR album!
Check out the full gallery from the show below.
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 1:10 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Los Angeles pop-punks Bad Cop / Bad Cop have revealed the cover art and tracklist for their debut album Not Sorry, which is set to be released on June 16th through Fat Wreck Chords. The cover can be seen above, and the tracklist can be found below.
Not Sorry was produced by Fat Wreck owner/NOFX frontman Fat Mike, and it will serve as a follow-up to band’s 2014 Boss Lady 7-inch. Those of you on the west coast can catch Bad Cop / Bad Cop on tour with Good Riddance right now.
Los Angeles pop-punk act Bad Cop/Bad Cop have announced that their debut album will be titled Not Sorry, and will be released on June 16, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can hear some acoustic versions of new songs here.
The band last released the Boss Lady 7-inch on April 8, 2014.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 10:09 AM (PST) by vivalalexy
Los Angeles pop-punk act Bad Cop / Bad Cop recently sat down with Punks In Vegas to perform acoustic versions of three new tracks from their upcoming 2015 Fat Wreck Chords full-length and one from their Fat debut EP “Boss Lady.”
Check out the videos below.
The band’s latest release, a 7-inch entitled Boss Lady, came out on April 8th. Head over here to read our review of that record.
Monday, November 24, 2014 at 8:53 AM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
For the foodie portion, during the earlier acoustic part of the evening, Punk Rock chefs will be preparing food for the guests. Get there early!
Check out the promotional video for the fest below.
Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – Bad Cop/Bad Cop is an up and coming band to watch. I have had the pleasure of seeing these ladies a number of times and their live show keeps getting better and better. Whether they are playing a large festival like Punk Rock Bowling or a small club show in LA, they bring so much energy to the stage. Most recently, I was able to check them out in Pomona, CA at VLHS.
Their smart lyrics and infectious melodies hook you and make you want to dance. Their latest EP, Boss Lady, was released back in April on Fat Wreck Chords and has helped bring them international attention. The band has an active social media presence and have posted recording updates teasing their first full-length. No release date or timeframe yet, but if their EPs are any indication, the album is going to rock.
The show at VLHS was their last US appearance before a European tour (which they are currently on – including some shows with Masked Intruder). The show featured women in punk and Bad Cop/Bad Cop closed the night with their energetic set. During this intimate show, set in a warehouse, they ripped through songs such as “Rodeo,” “Cucumber,” and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!” before closing with “Asshole.” The crowd was also lucky enough to hear two new songs – which only makes me more excited for new music and a new album.
I encourage you to check out Bad Cop/Bad Cop if you get the chance and support a great band. Check out the full gallery from their set below!
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:35 AM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Note: because PRB hosts several bands stretching all the way back to the fucking 80’s, we’re taking a little creative license with the word “new” here
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
This four-piece, all female ensemble kicks a lot of ass. PRB attendees were treated to a double dose of their punchy energy, first on the main stage and later at Punk Rock Karaoke. The songs are catchy, quick and the point, sweeping up the listener before they even know what hit them. The vocals are a knockout, and song structure is well balanced and tight with all excess fat trimmed away. It’s a sound that’s both fresh and experienced. BC/BC recently released a 7” entitled Boss Lady on Fat Wreck Chords, so go pick it up.
Where does love end and the felony begin? That is the subject matter for this incognito four piece, which turns syrupy sweet pop punk into pogo-friendly tales of longing from the far side of a restraining order. Hilarious, fun, and offensive. What’s not to love? Go buy their new album M.I. or they’ll fucking rob you. No, seriously.
Hailing from the east coast, CB gives up a classic New York hardcore sound that grinds your ear holes into mush. Undaunted by the sweltering heat, the boys destroyed themselves at PRB, ripping out anxious songs of rebellion and distrust of authority without a single fuck to give. It’s music of annihilation with a hook for insurrection. Look for their new album Jaded & Faded later this month.
Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 1:38 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Last year the four ladies of Bad Cop/Bad Cop were on stage performing at San Francisco’s famous Bear Pride celebrations. In the audience were many admirers of the foursome’s brand of multi vocal punk rock but one audience member had a plan. That plan, based on the sounds coming from the stage, was to sign the band and release a record. A good start, but it gets better. That audience member goes by the moniker of Fat Mike, and the label he wants to release the record on is Fat Wreck. Oh, and that record is this record!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop (consisting of Myra Gallarza on drums, Rinh Re on bass, Jennie Cotterill on guitar and vocals, and Stacey Dee also on guitar and vocals) are born out of the thriving LA punk scene and individually feature or have featured in bands such as The Angry Amputees, The Radio Sweetheart, Cunt Sparrer and Atomic Mom. Their songs are, as previously mentioned, vocally shared and are driven by this harmonious sister act.
The Boss Lady EP picks up from last year’s self titled single release and had impressively already been recorded and mastered by the time Fat Mike decided to welcome them into the Fat Wreck Family. On top of that the EP’s amazing artwork, featuring a six eyed, multi limbed Boss Lady was created by band member Cotterill, these ladies do DIY better than most!
The four tracks on offer are all fast paced, melodic, memorable and leave you hankering for the band’s full length that will be headed our way towards the end of the year. There is a definite cohesiveness to the band’s music, they have their own identifiably unique sound while effortlessly taking bits and pieces from the bands they love and throwing it all down into a hell of a good listen and by all accounts an amazing live show.
The EP starts with “My Life” and if you are completely new to the band then this is a perfect introduction. Acting as a mantra of sorts, the lyrics spell it out with ”I am who I am and that’s what I want to be”, unapologetic and a great opening track. Second track “Cucumber” is probably the most instant of the four and is a song you will find yourself incessantly singing and humming for the foreseeable future, you have been warned. Next up “Rodeo” is fantastic and a song that definitely showcases that much loved Fat Wreck sound. Lastly “Asshole”, the shortest and fastest of the four songs, rounds things off in style, this punk nugget will surely get the most static of audience members jumping around like no one’s watching!
The old adage about time flying by when you’re having fun definitely relates when listening to the Boss Lady EP as it’s seemingly over just like that. Short enough to leave you craving more and long enough to leave the impression you may just have found a new favorite band.
4 / 5 Stars
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 2:09 PM (PST) by milhouse
Earlier today, we announced a little contest giveaway for Los Angeles’ all-female pop-punk band Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s brand new, debut 7-inch “Boss Lady”.
Well now you can can check out a new track “My Life” from the EP below.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:27 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Today Los Angeles’ favorite all-female pop-punk band Bad Cop/Bad Cop is releasing “Boss Lady”, their debut 7-inch on Fat Wreck Chords. To help celebrate the occasion we’ve teamed up with Fat to give away a signed poster and copy of the record to one lucky winner. We’ll also select two runner ups who will get the 7-inch sans signature.
To enter just fill out the form below!
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 4:45 PM (PST) by Hopeless Romantic
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are one of the only bands I know who consistently bring so much joy to the stage. Last week, I was able to see the Gimmes at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California – and if this show was any indication, their new album will. be. amazing.
Opening for The Gimmes was fellow Fat Wreck band Bad Cop/Bad Cop, who absolutely killed it. I hadn’t really listened to them before this night, but I was completely enamored by their catchy songs and powerful musicality (and the lead singer, Stacey Dee, reminds me of a young Joan Jett). I picked up one of their EPs at the show and the new release is set to drop April 1st. I highly recommend you check them out – and if you are lucky enough to be going to Punk Rock Bowling this year, you will have a chance!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes continue to amaze me every time I see them live. The last time I saw them was two days after Tony Sly passed away, and it was a rather somber affair (yet I feel as though it was a therapeutic place to be for both the band and the crowd). This time, however, their excitement and humor shone through and it was like a big house party on a Tuesday night. As they are always so polite to point out, they did a set of covers (a running joke throughout the night), including a few tracks off of their upcoming album Are We Not Men? We Are DIVA!, which will be out May 13th (“Straight Up,” and “I Will Survive” being my personal favorites). The set also consisted of fan favorites “Sloop John B,” “I Believe I Can Fly,” “Leaving On a Jet Plane,” and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” as well as a teaser off of Spike’s upcoming ukelele album. I never thought I would see a circle pit to Paula Abdul, but it happened.
Between the stylish (and matching) ensembles, the friendly banter and frequent hugs on stage, and a set that made the sold-out crowd sing and dance along, the Gimmes proved why they are one of the best supergroups in punk. Their shows always seem to go by too quickly, but as you walk out of the venue, you should just start the countdown until you will see them again – because it’s always worth it.
Check out our photo gallery from the show below!