Check out the new LP below, and let us know what you think!
Check out the new LP below, and let us know what you think!
Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:01 PM (PST) by liathdavis
Our friends over in Pirates Press Records have just announced that they will be auctioning off several test pressings of “Best of the Best” and “Rise Up,” from Roadside Bombs to benefit Jeremy Catrambone and his family who were victims of the recent wildfire in California.
According to Jeremy’s father,
In the early morning hours of October 9th, my daughter in law, Tatum, was wakened to the sound of the Sheriff’s loudspeaker warning of an impending fire sweeping through Glen Ellen, CA. and being told to ‘evacuate now’. The family managed to escape their home in minutes, with their 2 dogs. But soon the fire engulfed the area and their home and all their belongings were burned to the ground. Jeremy lost numerous dance floor panels he used in his 2nd job as well. Nothing is salvaged.
My wife, Stacy, and I have started this fundraising page to help Jeremy, Tatum and their family, as they try to put their lives back together. While they are physically safe, all their belongings, all their children’s belongings, have been lost in the fire. Some of you may recall, their youngest child, Dalton, has been undergoing treatment since November 2015 through Oakland Childrens Hospital after being diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. That treatment has involved nearly two years of chemotherapy at home, currently daily and monthly IV treatment at the hospital as well as blood level monitoring. During most of that time, Dalton was required to remain at home. His mother, Tatum, was unable to work for many months in order to care for him and provide home schooling, at great expense both emotionally and financially. Dalton still has another 18 months to go with his treatments.
Jeremy and Tatum have 4 children, 3 of whom are teens, who also lost all of their belongings. They were renting their home, so insurance is not going to be available to assist them. Kitchen ware, food, clothing, housing and so many other items will be necessary for their daily needs and to begin to rebuild their lives. They will still face the expenses related to Dalton’s travel to and from Oakland Hospital and for his treatment needs. They literally made it out of the house with the clothes on their backs. Obviously there will be many needs in the weeks and months ahead.
We know many people would like to help and offsetting expenses is a great way to contribute. Please consider a donation to help this family cope with the financial burden facing them, as they simply deal with thepain and fortitude of a child with leukemia, every day, and now the loss of all they owned and the necessities needed to live their lives. Your donations will go directly to Jeremy and Tatum, not us.
Love to all of you. Jeremy, Tatum, Azure, Quentin, Ebony and little Dalton! You are all so strong and we love you so much!
The auction will run for five days, and the minimum bid increase is $5. If you win, shipping will be seperate from the end price. Click here to participate in the auction.
If you don’t want to participate in the auction but still want to help out, click here.
Check out the tracklisting of the vinyls below.
Friday, January 20, 2017 at 12:58 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
The song is the title track off the band’s latest 7″ release. You can pick up a copy of that here or here. The release also serves as a setup to the band’s new full-length, which is expected in Spring 2017.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 3:36 PM (PST) by milhouse
This past Saturday I nearly missed an incredible show featuring local favorites Old Firm Casuals, Suede Razors, and Roadside Bombs. I was supposed to work, and once I got the night off I found it terribly difficult to find tickets to the sold-out event. Alas, a ticket materialized and I headed across the Bay Bridge to the sauna that is The Night Light. If the previous week’s show’s theme was youthful energy, this show’s theme was ‘old punks’. Indeed, all the bands have been around in the scene for quite awhile, and at 30, I found myself as one of the younger attendees.
Roadside Bombs opened the night in classic fashion with some great sounds of the street. The band is punk-driven, but definitely has a melodic side that shines through. There’s plenty of opportunities to sing along with some gang vocals too, especially with songs like “Not Everybody Knows a Good Thing”, “My Side Of Town”, “Tax Revolution”, “Bring ‘Em Home”, and more just to name a few. Definitely the perfect fit for the lineup, and a great opener for the night. The band most recently released “My Side Of Town” back in 2014, which you can listen to here.
Things got a little more intense as Darrel, Mike and crew took to the stage for Suede Razors, featuring members of Harrington Saints, Sydney Ducks, Hounds & Harlots, and more, these guys are no strangers to the scene. A Suede Razors show is like a trip to your local bar, singing along to pub songs with your mates – just with a punk/skinhead tinge to it. In fact, the intro to “Bovver Boys” sounds like something you would hear in an English pub after a soccer match. The band has really done well creating a unique sound that builds off all the guys’ collective experience. “Here She Comes” gets you off your barstool and maybe not dancing, but definitely nodding your head along to the beat. One of my favorites is “Longshot Kid”, which builds up and will have you throwing fists in the air by the end.
I don’t know what it is, but it has proven to be a challenge of entry for every band Lars is in. I hear he is a fan of dyingscene, however it seems our press requests always fall on deaf ears. Persistence and perseverance are the names of the game, and I managed to be up front and center as Old Firm Casuals took the stage. I’ve seen the band several times over the years, and it amazes me that photos from their set at The Blank Club nearly 6 years ago still remain at the top of Google image searches. It’s great to see Lars’ voice shine through in a new light outside of the Rancid sound we’ve all become accustomed to. He’s got the perfect amount of grit and melody – no frills vocals at its best. It was definitely a treat to see “Skinhead” performed live, among other favorites.
You can view set photos below.
Huge thanks to Ian, Ben, Darrel, Skip, and Chelsea for helping out, and cheers to all the Pirates and Chapter 11 crew! It’s always great seeing you all.
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:55 PM (PST) by milhouse
This past Friday I packed up my car early and headed down Highway 1 for a leisurely day in Santa Cruz before a rowdy night of street punk and Oi! at the Catalyst. Chapter Eleven Records was taking over the venue for the night, showcasing four bands on their roster – Bobby Hollywood & The Quitters, Rile 9 Collective, The Roadside Bombs, and Custom Fit. Living in San Francisco, it’s not that often that I take the trek down to Santa Cruz (a trip I frequented much more whilst living in San Jose), so when I got the invite, I was super excited for a day of beach, sun, booze, friends, punk, and dancing.
Bobby Hollywood & The Quitters opened the night with energy and grit right off the bat. Fast, driving guitar and snares paired with classic raspy vocals made this newcomer an instant fan. As the opener, the band didn’t get as many fans dancing as hoped, but the music definitely merits a little bouncing around. Have a listen to a couple of their songs here.
LA-based streetpunks Rile 9 Collective were next, with drummer/vocalist Frankie Loyal taking center stage. I had never seen the guys perform before, but have been a huge fan since their 2014 seven-inch “To Walk In Truth”, and was definitely excited for what was to come. Many bands don’t have a drummer as their lead singer, but Rile 9 is not just any other band – they hark back to a time when guitars rang out like sirens, snares like machine guns, and fog hung over daily struggle. For the first time in the band’s history, Frankie’s father came out to see a show, and of course what followed was the obligatory “My Father’s Son”. It’s a great song and it was nice to see old-timers checking out what the whippersnappers are doing making all that ruckus. For the last couple songs Frankie enlisted the help of Custom Fit drummer/his fiancee Ramona Montgomery to continue on percussion so he could come from behind the drums and join the audience with mic in hand. Really standout performance. You can listen to “To Walk In Truth” here.
I’ve seen The Roadside Bombs once or twice before, and it seems they get better every time. Or maybe I’m just drunker. The music is kinda rocky, but has this ’77 sound mixed with garage and a definite West Coast vibe. Vocalist Ben Coleman is all over the stage, wearing his heart on sleeve, and the ripping guitars drive the whole thing along. Throw in some gang vocals and you got yourself one hell of a show. The band last released their 2014 album “My Side of Town”, which you can listen to here.
It was like deja-vu as Custom Fit took to the stage to round out the night. It seems like just yesterday when I saw them back in February, jamming alongside Suede Razors and Workin’ Stiffs. I really enjoy seeing this band live, and while they may not dance around and get as crazy as other bands out there, the music does enough to lift fans and newcomers alike off their feet. They’re always on point and vocalist Sabi Kendrick represents that classic, somewhat rare, female Oi! sound. You can have a listen to one of my favorite songs, “Combat” here, which it seems they never end a show without playing. I am not complaining in the slightest. The band is getting ready to release a split with longtime friends Custom Fit, so be keep checking back for updates as they become available.
Big thanks to Ian, Ben, and all of Chapter Eleven for a great night with amazing people.
Have a look at all of the photos from the night’s sets below.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM (PST) by willflunk
The band also recently released a music video for the song “Not Everybody Knows A Good Thing” and you can check that out below.
When the sun’s out and I’m feeling carefree I love my ska and pop-punk. When I’m feeling nostalgic and wistful I skew towards Menzingers or emo. When I’ve had three cups of coffee and need an outlet for the nebulous discontentment that silently builds behind the exterior of my stoic demeanor I turn towards hardcore-punk. That’s where I’m at this morning so when a request to check out the debut album from Californian skate-punk/hardcore act Facelift hit my inbox it was perfectly timed. This music is raw. It’s fast as hell. And it’s f’ing pissed off. Oh, and it’s riddled with metallic riff breakdowns which absolutely clinched it for me (give it 2:20 into the album opener to see what I mean). Turn up the volume and let off some steam with me by streaming “Sinceforevertilwhenever” here.