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October 16, 2014 / BY adminWe love hearing about times on the road - it really is what we live for - Life on the Road in one way or another. So we are happy to bring you a series of tour blogs by new Family members PUP while they venture across North America for the next month or so... Enjoy! Our first-ever North American headline tour started in Minneapolis - one of America's most Canadian cities. People there like to drink. We ended up at Grumpy's Bar doing 2.5oz shots and ensuring that day two of the tour would start with a blinding hangover. And in the shadow of a big fake giraffe. Giraffe House Northeast Minneapolis Pickle-in-a-bag North Dakota From Minneapolis, we headed north back into Canada for our first show in Winnipeg, MB in over a year. We played a run-down hotel bar called The Windsor with hourly rooms upstairs. While loading in, we saw a guy picking up cigarette butts, checking the parking meters for change, and picking beer cans out of the trash - all the while having a lively conversation on a cellphone - before heading upstairs to the rooms. Left-handed Robert Johnson (he was right-handed) The Windsor Hotel Winnipeg, MB Touring in Canada is amazing because there is a ton of natural beauty but holy shit are the drives long. From Winnipeg, we headed to Saskatoon, SK - a healthy 9 hour drive - to play a show at a weird texmex venue called Amigo's. It was the first time we've ever played Saskatoon where there hasn't been a foot of snow on the ground. Thousands of seagulls wading in a prairie pond somewhere outside of Saskatoon, SK. Saskatoon to Calgary is another eight hours in the van. However the show made up for all van cabin fever. It's been a full year since we played the Canadian provinces east of our home province Ontario, and the crowds were rabid. Smashed beer, blood, sweat, and singalongs were the themes of Calgary's show. We played the Up + Downtown Music Festival in Edmonton, AB where we ran into our Toronto pals The Darcys. From Edmonton, we headed through Jasper National Park into the Rocky Mountains. Sometimes driving through the mountains, you see virtually no wildlife; other times, you see a buck, a few rams, a beaver, and a moose. Can you think of anything more Canadian!? Canadian Thanksgiving happens in October, so we found a Nando's in Kamloops, BC (our favourite UK restaurant) and had a nice dinner of roast chicken. Monday night was Vancouver and we got shitfaced, plain and simple. There are no photos. It was pure drinking. So that's week one! More to come!
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September 9, 2014 / BY adminWhile we were in the whirlwind of SXSW in March in good ol' Austin Texas, we fell in love...with Tiny Moving Parts. They played our Charlies Says Fest and blew us away. Not only are they rippers, they also are the raddest dudes. Ever. So we are happy to present to you their new video for Always Focused! Feast your eyes and ears on this epic video and then head over to get their brand new album that is dropping TODAY! Check them out on tour and be sure to attend the parties we are throwing together for their record release on September 27th and 28th. Be there or be square!Tour dates:09/10 - Dearborn, MI @ Dearborn Music (FREE IN-STORE)09/11 - Chicago, IL @ Reckless Records (FREE IN-STORE)09/13 - Toledo, OH @ The Main Event Music Fest09/14 - Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest09/16 - Lincoln, NE @ Vega #09/19 - Denver, CO @ Riot Fest09/23 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar #09/24 - Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop #09/27 - Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)09/28 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock (ALBUM RELEASE SHOW)10/17 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar +10/18 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck +10/19 - Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room +10/20 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall +10/22 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott +10/23 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church +10/24 - Washington, DC @ DC9 +10/25 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings +10/26 - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern +10/27 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade +10/29 - Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest 210/31 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 1311/03 - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs +11/04 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk +11/05 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey +11/07 - Tucson, AZ @ Gary’s Place +11/08 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock Live +11/09 - Camarillo, CA @ Rock City Studios +11/10 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction +11/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ EchoPlex +11/12 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of The Hill +11/14 - Portland, OR @ Slabtown +11/15 - Seattle, WA @ Vera Project +11/17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court +# w/ The Menzingers+ w/ Dads
September 2, 2014 / BY adminCongratulations to Daniel Ricciardo. Of all the racing drivers in the world, yesterday he was awarded the coveted Lorenzo Bandini Trophy for the driver who has impressed with speed, on-track achievements, character and approach to the sport. Every F1 world champion for the last 15 years have won this award, many prior to winning the world championship.
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July 28, 2014 / BY adminBoth last year and this year, our good bud Daniel Ricciardo walked into this race not expected to win. This year, he listened to Angels and Airwaves and won. Congratulations, mate, and epic win! Daniel's quote after the race, "I'm young, I'm still going to keep improving. I ain't getting slower." Look at this awesome dance Daniel does in hopes to get his race engineer to lighten up!
July 11, 2014 / BY adminHeads up, Bro-Am attendees! We are providing free shuttles all day (10:30am– 6pm) to and from San Dieguito Academy (800 Santa Fe Dr., Encinitas, CA) and Moonlight Beach to help ease the traffic in the neighboring areas. They have also added a few neighborhood stops (including the Macbeth Footwear Flagship Boutique) along Pacific Coast Highway to make it easier to get to the event. Other neighborhood stops include FISH 101 Restaurant and Leucadia Roadside Park! Walk on over, hop on, and join us at the Bro-Am tomorrow! Can't wait to see you there! We will also have a photo booth set up - so be sure to come by, say hi, and take a pic!
May 20, 2014 / BY adminSoda Pants has just premiered their debut single exclusively on AlternativeNation.net. "Amarillo," the tenth track off their upcoming self-titled full-length album, is a folk rock, catchy tune. Check it out below! Soda Pants is a group of young, talented folk-rock virtuosos influenced by classic rock legends such as Paul Simon, The Band, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. The group formed at UCSD in March 2012 when musicians Erin Bower, Will Chapman, Mike Sierks, and Grady Kestler met and entered the Battle of the Bands. The folk rock four-piece began touring across the west coast, opening for eclectic acts such as Matt & Kim, Capital Cities, Portugal the Man, Andrew McMahon, the Mowglis, Youngblood Hawke, Run River North, and many more. Soda Pants was later given the San Diego Music Award for Best New Artist in 2013, opened for Conan O’ Brien during a visit to UCSD, and received airplay on 102.1 KPRI, 94.9 FM, and 88.1 KPFZ. The group’s debut self-titled album will be released on May 9th, 2014. The LP was produced, recorded, and mixed by Jeff Berkley at Berkley Sound and mastered at Lurssen Mastering Studios by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen. Listen to the Single here: http://sodapants.bandcamp.com/track/amarillo-4 Click the links below for the band’s social media sites:
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