Bouncing Souls

Bouncing Souls (9:50 PM)

Cobra Skulls (8:45 PM)

Nothington (8:00 PM)

Fri, November 11, 2011

7:00 pm

$0.00 - $22.00

Sold Out

This event is all ages

***the band will be playing two records per night in their entirety in chronological order***

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Bouncing Souls - (Set time: 9:50 PM)
Bouncing Souls
Over the past several weeks, we've been happily dwelling on how much fun we had learning and playing all of our albums this year at "Home For The Holidays" and it got us thinking: Now that we did our homework and we know all these songs, why not take this show on the road and share the fun with our people? So, over the course of 2011, we're going to do just that!

We're going to invade some of our favorite cities for a series of 4-night stands planned in some very intimate venues and play almost every song we ever wrote: Two records a night, in chronological order. That means all your favorite songs as well as all the lost causes and forgotten songs you've always wanted to hear live, but we never remembered how to play…come on out and sing along.

Support bands and details for the Los Angeles show will be announced soon... presale tickets and 4-night passes will go onsale through Chunksaah on Aug 31st and regular onsale will be September 2nd. Line-up information for these shows will happen about 2 months before the show dates, so stay posted!!!!

About The Souls:
You can count the number of bands who've stayed together for 20 years on two hands, and you can use just one to count those who've consistently released quality material for two decades. This year, The Bouncing Souls enter that esteemed category, and in keeping with their D.I.Y. roots, they've done it without major labels, corporate radio, MTV, or teen magazine pinups.
When married couples celebrate twenty years together, they're usually showered with anniversary gifts. The Bouncing Souls are celebrating their milestone by reversing that tradition and giving back to the fans, releasing one original song per month throughout 2009. More on that later, but first let's look back on some earlier days…
Picture it: 1989, a Knights of Columbus Hall in Bernardsville, New Jersey. A supportive music-loving teacher throws down $120 to cover expenses. A bunch of sweaty high school kids gather to sneak beers and rock all night at the debut show of a band called The Bouncing Souls. And a Jersey institution is born.
But the Souls' story actually begins a few years earlier than that historic gig. .
Like any young band with energy to burn and original songs under their belt, the boys took to the road in order to share their music and spirit with any crowd that would listen. While there were aspirations to find audiences across the globe, even college parties and basements were enough to keep hope alive in the early days. As bassist Kienlen puts it, "We never spent too much time worrying about the future. The point of the band was always celebrating the here and now, trying to make the best of whatever was in front of us at the time."
Doing it for the sake of the music, the fans, and their own inspiration for twenty years, the group – and their White Castle – are going pedal to the metal on a full tank of gas. According to their frontman, "The shared driving force is part of the mechanics that keeps the beast truckin' down the next highway. We were - and still are - a few passionate, rebellious, creative, idealistic, party loving punks looking for a good time, for something to believe in, and for something meaningful to live for."

With twenty years behind these legends from the Garden State, there's a lot more still to come from The B.S. – and that's no bull.
Cobra Skulls - (Set time: 8:45 PM)
Cobra Skulls
Cobra Skulls were formed in Reno, NV in 2005 by Devin Peralta (bass, vocals), Charlie Parker (guitar) and Chad Cleveland (drums). They released an EP titled Draw Muhammad in 2006. The EP caught the attention of Red Scare Industries who signed the band and released their debut album Sitting Army in 2007. They released a 7" titled Never Be a Machine in 2008.

To promote the album the band went on tour with Against Me!, Mad Caddies, and The Loved Ones, opening shows for them. During the 2007 tour the band added a second guitarist Adam Beck.

On August 20, 2008, the band announced they had parted ways with guitarist Charlie Parker.

Their second album American Rubicon was released in 2009. Leading up to its release the band participated in the Old Skars and Upstarts Tour with Anti-Nowhere League and Duane Peters. Followed by a west coast tour opening for The Lawrence Arms and Teenage Bottlerocket.
Signed with Fat Wreck Chords.
Nothington - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Nothington
Nothington
Imagine a group of young musicians finding success, travelling internationally on high profile tours, gracing covers of magazines, endorsing products and having all the marks of what a “successful” band has in its routine. For Gabe Lindmen and Jay Northington, who had spent the better part of the early 2000’s in the wildly successful pop punk outfit, Tsunami Bomb, it was just the kind of success story that seemed too good to be true at such a young age. And just as things seemed like they couldn’t possibly get any better, the spring of 2006 saw Tsunami Bomb brought to an abrupt end with the group disbanded and tied up in litigation.

Enter Nothington, in the fall of 2006. Jay and Gabe began practicing and writing songs in an old woodshop in Petaluma. It quickly became evident that the project would be a labor of love between the two bandmates and what emerged was the idea for both to get back to their punk rock roots. It was during endless hours on tour buses, planes and strange lands, that they began conspiring in shared musical aspirations. At the time, the incessant games of “guess what song” and “dude, check this out” seemed like time killers and not much thought was given to creating a project that was all their own. So they scrounged up some cash and recorded a handful of demos and posted them on-the-fly on a social networking page they’d thrown together. It all happened so seamlessly that little thought was given to what they actually intended to do with those songs. For Gabe and Jay, making music was their calling and it seemed natural to just keep on and who better than with the familiar face of each other. After all, they’d both spent the greater part of their early twenties together. Resulting from these sessions is a rich sound filled with hints from Jay’s Southern background providing a leaning towards soulful songwriting mixed with influences that the band proudly wears on their road worn hearts like Tom Waits, Leatherface, and Mike Ness. All men who growl, and growl Jay does!.

Just a few weeks after their demos were online they began playing with another orphaned musician, Chris Mutalich, whose most notable previous band, Enemy You, had been inactive for a number of years and whose most recent, Try Failing, were ill fated, again leaving Chris without a band. At the very first practice, it became clear that in addition to his guitar duties, Chris’ classic snotty punk vocals would provide the perfect balance to Jay’s deep growl. To their surprise, they began to field inquiries from labels big and small. Eventually, it was the LA based label, BYO Records, that the band decided they would release their highly anticipated debut album as well as their 2nd full length "Roads, Bridges,and Ruins"

For Nothington, their story is just as important. As their sound as every note, every guitar riff and growl comes from the heart. At the core of it, they’re just searching to get back to their punk rock roots, to something that is simple and not complicated by business or genres or the latest fad. With the release of “All In” the band have finally found their way.
Venue Information:
Troubadour
9081 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90069
http://www.troubadour.com/

All lineups and times subject to change