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88 Fingers Louie announce Tropical Trainwreck Tour of California/Hawaii

Legends of the scene 88 Fingers Louie have announced their intentions to tour California and Hawaii next January. They’ll be joined by Sic Waiting, a veteran melodic hardcore band hailing from Oceanside, CA. We’ve listed the dates below, and included the tour poster.



Sic Waiting announce US tour dates (West Coast)

California punk act Sic Waiting have announced some US tour dates around the western coast. You can check out the dates and locations below.

The band released their latest album, Derailer, on October 23, 2015 through Felony Records.



DS Photo Gallery: Blue Anarchy, Sarchasm, Fozzy’s Hero, True Rivals, Sic Waiting at 924 Gilman St Berkeley (3.6.16)

Sunday, March 6th was a big day for Vacant Lot Entertainment / VLE Records, as they put on their very first Punk Rock Social, featuring local up-and-comers Blue Anarchy, Sarchasm, and SoCal’s Fozzy’s Hero, True Rivals, and headliners Sic Waiting. The heavy rains did a lot to dissuade fans from braving the weather, however the intimate crowd made the event pretty special.

First up to the stage was Oakland-based Blue Anarchy. The trio isn’t even out of high school, but they sure know how to rock. It was almost like a scene out of School of Rock. Drummer Gabriel Garza does well to help with vocal responsibilities, and frontwomen Rachel McGuire and Quinn Flannery rip it up on guitar and bass respectively. Succinct, crisp riffs, great breaks, and energy that is only reflective of a young band make these guys something to pay attention to. These guys will be doing big things so keep your eyes on them. You can listen to their latest single, “Alpha Mail”, here.

Next to the stage was Gilman regulars Sarchasm. The band hails from the Bay, and has made 924 Gilman St one of their homes. Guitarist Mari Campos heads up Insomniac Productions, which helps put on shows at the legendary venue, and the group definitely drew a crowd. Mari and the girls were playing without bassist Alex Botkin, so Mari took over bass duties while under-the-weather guitarist Isabel pushed through on the strings. The band is gearing up to release their new EP “Challenger” in June, and you can sample a few tracks here.

Fozzy’s Hero is a band that comes out with all guns blazing from the very first chord. There’s enough melodic tones to bring the band home to mom, but let’s be real – this is a punk band through and through. The band’s latest album, “Successfully Set For Failure” was released last year, and the guys spent the majority of the set ripping through the work. You can listen to that album here.

Out of all the bands playing, I was most excited to see LA’s True Rivals. These guys absolutely rock and with a stage presence to go with the sound. One-Eyed Jackson and Derik Envy’s energy can’t be contained and as you watch them bounce and jump around stage, you know these guys are at the top of their game, and having a great time doing it. This is one of those bands where the set photos really do tell the story of the energy in the house.

In a weird twist of fate, it seemed as the night went on the venue thinned out instead of filling up. The dedicated fans that stuck around were treated to an amazing, yet short set by Sic Waiting. The band recently released “Derailer”, and I was super stoked to see favorites like “Active Alumni” and “War Is The Answer”  performed live. Stage presence leaves a little to the imagination, but during some of the guitar solos, we are shown how to really rip it up. The band will be doing a lot of touring this year, including a spot at the party in the desert that is Punk Rock Bowling.

Have a look at the entire night of photos below.

Big thanks to Gregg, JC, and the rest of the crew for putting on this event.



Vacant Lot Entertainment live streaming Punk Rock Social with Sic Waiting, True Rivals, Sarchasm, Fozzy’s Hero, and more; giving away FREE Les Paul Guitar

This Sunday, Vacant Lot Entertainment, Insomniac Productions, and 924 Gilman St are teaming up to bring the SF Bay Area an early day of music, punk rock, and other festivities.

The first ever Punk Rock Social will be taking place at the legendary cooperative/non-profit, all-ages venue 924 Gilman St in Berkeley this Sunday starting at 6pm. It’s an early show with doors opening at 5, so get there early! The lineup will feature SoCal’s Sic Waiting as headliners, with support from LA’s True Rivals, Fozzy’s Hero, local Bay Area favorites Sarchasm, and Blue Anarchy.

As if the line-up wasn’t reason enough to spend an evening in Berkeley, Vacant Lot Entertainment will be giving away a guitar for FREE, signed by each member of all the bands performing. All you have to is buy a piece of merch and you will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Epiphone Les Paul guitar (special TV yellow color). Pretty rad.

If you can’t make it to the show – don’t fret – the folks over at VLE will be streaming the entire night’s performances live on their YouTube page, starting at 6pm PST. So get the show! But if you can’t, check the whole thing out from the comfort of your living room here.

Fozzy’s Hero and Sic Waiting have some upcoming tour dates, which you can check out below. Also, have a look at a little teaser promotion video VLE did for the event.

See ya in the pit on Sunday at Gilman!



Interview: A Conversation with Vacant Lot Records founder Gregg White; Punk Rock Anti-Social March 6th

Over the Valentine’s Day weekend, I woke up bright and early and headed across the Bay Bridge to Oakland, to meet Vacant Lot Entertainment/Vacant Lot Records Gregg White for a little brunch at the infamous Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe. The conversation was full of bloody mary’s, greasy-ass (and delicious) grub, and reminiscence of the good ‘ol days…

Gregg, VLE, and company are gearing up for their very first show in the San Francisco area this next Sunday, March 6th at the legendary 924 Gilman St. venue. Touted as the Punk Rock Anti-Social, the early Sunday show will feature SoCal’s Sic Waiting as headliners, with support from LA’s True Rivals, Fozzy’s Hero, and local Bay Area favorites Sarchasm. As if the line-up wasn’t reason enough to spend an evening in Berkeley, Vacant Lot Entertainment will be giving away a guitar for FREE, signed by each member of all the bands performing. All you have to is buy a piece of merch and you will be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Epiphone Les Paul. Pretty rad.

You can read the whole interview/conversation below, where Gregg and I talk about VLE’s origins and influences, current signings, and what it’s like to run a small, independent record label in the SF Bay Area.

If you’re lucky enough to live in the area, mark your calendars for March 6th for what is sure to be the first of many Sunday shows from the punks over at VLE.



Album Review: Sic Waiting – “Derailer”

DerailerOceanside, CA skate punks Sic Waiting should be recognizable to anyone familiar with Fat Wreck’s late-nineties output. The band seamlessly meshes the melodic facets of groups like Face to Face, Ignite and Rise Against while injecting their own polished take on the genre. After two albums and an EP, third full-length Derailer finds the band hitting their song-writing stride and delivering a high-quality collection of SoCal punk.

It’s clear two seconds into opener “Active Alumni” that Jared Stinson was born to front a group like Sic Waiting. Stinson’s melodic intonation brings to mind punk heroes of old while retaining its own unique tone and character. His vocals are the star of the show and he wields them deftly over the course of the album, anchoring the band’s sound across a variety of tempos and lyrical subjects.

Though Stinson takes center stage, his supporting cast is more than capable of rounding out the group’s sound. Fast, poignant and likely to bounce around your head hours after listening, standout “War is the Answer” displays the full breadth of the band’s collective talents. Other highlights include the hook-laden “Lies are for Living” and uptempo album closers “In Compatible Love” and “Maps,” while the guitar leads and harmonizing on “The Sell” would sound at home on any recent Strung Out album.

Despite its quality Derailer is not entirely without fault. “A Red House and Bones,” while not a blatant misstep, diverts the pacing of the album with its subdued tempo and somber vocals. One could also argue that Sic Waiting doesn’t do quite enough to differentiate themselves from the bands they emulate, though there’s really only so much improvisation welcome within the genre. For a solid helping of Fat Wreck-inspired and SoCal skate punk goodness, look no further than Sic Waiting and Derailer.

4 / 5 – Listen below.



Free Music: Oxford Records – ‘Stoke Break’ comp. featuring The Decline, Sic Waiting, Local Resident Failure

Huntington Beach, CA (formerly Chicago) punk rock label Oxford Records is back with another absolutely rad compilation, Volume II: Stoke Break. Even better, you can get the entire thing for free/name your price. Listen and download below.

The compilation features tracks from the likes of Sic Waiting, Local Resident Failure, DC Fallout, Down Goes Goodman, The Decline, and a lot more.

Oxford Records released their first compilation, The Ivy League, in 2014. Check that one out here.



Pickles interviews Jared Stinson (SIC WAITING), “Crazy James” guest hosts – plus a recap of music/headlines on this week’s exciting installment of Dying Scene Radio!

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby Pickles welcomes “Crazy James” Zinkand (his second guest co-host in two weeks) in-studio (his mom’s car) to discuss punk related topics (and James’ alcoholism) while Elena Venetia ponders her possible return to the show (Bobby can be overbearing, sometimes). If you miss Elena’s insights and would like her back as much as Bobby does, please feel free to persuade her via emailFUN FACT: Crazy James saw The Eagles of Death Metal at Le Bataclan in 2009.

BAND SPOTLIGHT | Pickles interviews Jared Stinson, frontman of SoCal skate-punk act, SIC WAITING, from his mobile studio, parked in front of NYHC Tattoos, on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

With special commentary from Jacksonville, Florida melodic punk act Flag On Fire, North Carolina ska-punk group Just The Tip!, Virginia Beach newcomers Lifeboat!, Orange County ska-punk act Save Ferris, German punks The Black Tape, Swedish punk rockers Scumbag Millionaire, and the best band in the world X-Ray Vision.

Hear all the incessant blathering and latest new music and headlines, below.

This Week’s Playlist
Anger Flares – Rebels With Cause
Beans On Toast – I’m Home When You Hold Me
The Black Tape – Antennas Of War
Coma Commander – Christopher Robin And The Giant Blisters
The Devil Wears Prada – Alien
NerveGuns – Every Single Day
Riverboat Gamblers – I Wanna Destroy You
Scumbag Millionaire – Gotta Move
Sic Waiting – A Red House and Bones
Interview – Jared Stinson/Sic Waiting
Sic Waiting – The Salesman
Skipjack – Something to Believe In
State Line Syndicate – Loves Me So
Strike Again – Burning Heart
X-Ray Vision – Get Outta My Room Mom!
Fake Legacy – Haters Always Gonna Hate
Flag On Fire – #96
Greg Rekus – Stay
Wadeye – Never Forget
Good Charlotte – Makeshift Love
Handguns – Bury Me
Just The Tip! – Satellites
¡La Vasa! – Forgive And Forget
Leftover Crack – Bedbugs & Beyond
Lifeboat! – Not Myself
Todd Beene – We Miss You



Sic Waiting stream album “Derailer,” announce tour dates

California punk act Sic Waiting have been super busy with the release of a new album, Derailer and a current tour of the same name.  You can stream the album in it’s entirety and see a list of tour dates below.  If you love the album, be sure to pick up a copy on Sic Waiting’s bandcamp page.

Derailer was released October 23rd on Felony Records.



Sic Waiting streaming new song “War Is The Answer” off upcoming “Derailer” album

California punk act Sic Waiting are streaming a new song off their upcoming album. Give a listen to “War Is The Answer” below. All proceeds from the song download go to Art & Creativity for Healing.

The track is off the band’s new album, “Derailer”, which is due out October 23rd on Felony Records. Pre-order the album here.

Sic Waiting released their Highway Miles tour EP earlier this year.

 



Sic Waiting premiere new song “Maps”, win a vinyl or CD copy of their new album “Derailer”

California skate-punk act Sic Waiting will be releasing their brand new album, DERAILER, on October 23rd through Felony Records and today we’re pumped as hell to bring you a premiere of a new track from the release titled “Maps”. The lyrics are comprised of references to records and songs that the band grew up listening to and for a chance to win your choice of either a vinyl or CD bundle pack of the album you can stream it below and then fill out the form to name as many of the song references as you can. The two people who name the most references will receive:

-Choice of Vinyl or CD Derailer bundle with Vinyl or CD, shirt, koozie, stickers, buttons
-Felony Records shirt and hat

Stream “Maps” and enter the contest below!



Sic Waiting streaming new song “Active Alumni,” announce tour dates

California punk act Sic Waiting are streaming a new song off their upcoming album. Give a listen to “Active Alumni” here . All proceeds from the song download go to To Write Love On Her Arms.

The track is off the band’s new album, DERAILER, which is due out October 23rd on Felony Records. Pre-order the album here.

Sic Waiting are also preparing for a fall tour, which will include a stop at FEST, multiple other US shows, as well as dates in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Watch this space for more details on that.

Sic Waiting released their Highway Miles tour EP earlier this year.



Sic Waiting streaming new song – “The Salesman”

California punk act Sic Waiting are streaming a new song off their upcoming album. Give a listen to “The Salesman” below.

The track is off the band’s new album, DERAILER, which is due out October 23rd on Felony Records. Pre-order the album here.

Sic Waiting are also preparing for a fall tour, which will include a stop at FEST, multiple other US shows, as well as dates in Puerto Rico and Mexico. Watch this space for more details on that.

Sic Waiting released their Highway Miles tour EP earlier this year.



“A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords” released for free download

The fine folks over at [open-ended] films in association with Dang! Records have released a free digital version of A Fat Comp : A Fan-Made Tribute to Fat Wreck Chords, and it’s available for download below.

It features covers by Big D & The Kids Table, Armchair Martian (Jon Snodgrass, Chad Price), Much The Same, Mike Erge and Scotty Sandwich, The Shell Corporation, Sic Waiting, The Sheds, DC Fallout, Karbomb, and many more!

A 12″ Double Disc Vinyl of the comp is available only as a perk for contributing to the A Fat Wreck Indiegogo which ends on July 31st 2015, it will not be available for public sale.



Sic Waiting recording new songs, to release new full-length in the fall

SoCal punks Sic Waiting are in Portland, OR recording new songs, which will appear on their new full-length, due out this fall.

We’ll keep you updated as more details come to light.

Sic Waiting released their “Highway Miles” tour EP earlier this year.