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Friday October 18 2019
 8:00PM doors -- music at 8:30PM
Rock the Ship:
Pirates Press' 15 Year Anniversary Pre-Party

 punk rock
The Barstool Preachers
 Punk! Ska!
The Re-Volts
 rock n roll
The Last Gang
  punk rock

Stacey Dee - Vocals/Guitar
Jennie Cotterill - Vocals/Guitar
Myra Gallarza - Drums
Linh Le - Bass/Vocals
-from San Pedro/Los Angeles, CA

-It’s been a hectic couple of years since Los Angeles punk quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop dropped their debut full-length, Not Sorry.
The band spent a huge chunk of the intervening time on the road, like most bands do – and they wound up discovering some ugly things about themselves, like most bands do. Only for Bad Cop/Bad Cop, it got very serious, very quickly. “We were on the Fat Wreck Chords 25th anniversary tour in 2015, and Stacey was partying really hard,” says co-vocalist Jennie Cotterill. “She ended up bottoming out on the tour, and we had to leave. It was not a good separation. We had to go home and drop off the tour and figure out if we were still a band, what are we going to do about Stacey… Thankfully, Fat helped send her to detox, and she came out of that as a completely new person with a totally different trajectory.” Out of that experience came “Amputations,” one of the highlights on Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s explosive second album, Warriors.

Many of the album’s most cathartic, aggressive moments come from the mind of co-vocalist Stacey Dee, who after going through the darkest time of her life has come out stronger than ever. Instead of focusing solely on her own issues, she was able to expand her horizons, writing songs as poignant as “Victoria” (about a friend’s child who committed suicide) and “Womanarchist” (in which Dee namedrops Revolutionary War heroine Nancy Morgan Hart and Joan of Arc while proclaiming she wants “to make the whole world feminist”). Dee explains much of her expanded worldview came in the wake of the 2016 presidential election, making Warriors one of the first punk albums written in the Trump era.

The foursome began recording immediately following a successful tour with the Interrupters last fall, spending roughly six weeks between Hurley Studios and Maple Sound Studios with their longtime collaborator and producer Davey Warsop between December 2016 and February 2017, with Jason Livermore (Descendents, Lagwagon) responsible for mixing and mastering – and just like on Not Sorry, Fat Wreck Chords founder Fat Mike chimed in with plenty of ideas as well.

Dee:  “I was so negative for most of my life. After changing my life, I have been trying to focus on strength, connectedness and positivity. I think this record is a good start.”

The Barstool Preachers  
Vocals - T.J. McFaull
Bass - Bungle
Drums - Alex Whibley-Conway
Lead Guitar - James Tetley
Rhythm Guitar - Tom Gibbs (Proud Ernie Ball endorsee)
Keyboard - Alex D. Hay
-from Brighton, UK

-Fresh punk from Brighton. Upstroke with a heart. Bar Stool Preachers released their first album, “Blatant Propaganda,” in 2016, sharing stages with artists like The Slackers, Jaya The Cat and Die Toten Hosen. In support of their second album “Grazie Governo” (2018), they toured all around UK, Europe and North America performing in sweaty sold-out clubs as well as stadiums supporting The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bouncing Souls, The Bronx and The Interrupters, to name but a few. The band’s progressive message of community, charity and change has remained the same since the start but the delivery has never been stronger! You’ll regret not seeing this explosive live band next time they come through your town.

The Re-Volts  
Spike Slawson, Colin Delaney, Paul Oxborrow,
Rob Goodson, Bone Cootes, and He Who Cannot be Named
-from San Francisco, CA

-The Re-Volts are a Rock N Roll band from San Francisco, CA. Members of The Re-Volts have played in Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Swingin' Utters, One Man Army, Dead To Me, Filthy Thieving Bastards, The Sore Thumbs, The Hooks and Uke-Hunt.

The Last Gang
Brenna Red (Guitar & Vocals)
Robby Wantland (Drums)
Sean Viele (Bass)
-from Orange County, CA

-December 2018, Orange County’s The Last Gang made their Fat Wreck Chords debut with the two-song 7-inch Sing for your Supper. And while The Last Gang may seem like a new band, their history is rife with chance encounters that led to big breaks. The band originally formed in 2007, with vocalist-guitarist Brenna Red leading the band and playing the king of ‘77 punk that allowed them to tour with the Anti-Nowhere League and Dwayne Peters Gunfight. But in 2012, shortly after drummer Robby Wantland joined, The Last Gang put their guns down and called it a day. Thankfully, that didn’t last long. Reformed by vocalist-guitarist Brenna Red and drummer Robby Wantland the pair developed the sound that would become The Last Gang, a mix of tough-as-nails punk and bouncing melodies. As they rotated through bass players,

the band quickly found themselves being asked to contributeto the Rancid tribute compilation Hooligan’s United. But due to some email based mishaps, they’d be under a time crunch. “We found out we were gonna be on it the day before the deadline,” says Red. “Long story short, we learned and recorded the song in one day.” But that one song—and the music video that accompanied it—would be the jumpstart the band needed. Before long, they’d find a permanent bassist in Sean Viele, and The Last Gang would hit the road, a handful of releases, and become a more dominant force than ever before.