1/05/2017

Tommy Stinson Shares Second Track From Bash & Pop Album / Adds West Coast Dates

TOMMY STINSON SHARES BASH & POP'S NEVER WANTED TO KNOWFROM ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN
ALBUM OUT JANUARY 20TH ON FAT POSSUM RECORDS
 
ADDS WEST COAST DATES TO BASH & POP TOUR
(FIRST LIVE SHOWS SINCE 1993)
 
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Tommy Stinson's BASH & POP are happy to announce West Coast dates for 2017, kicking off in Seattle, heading down the coast via LA’s legendary Troubadour, and then over to Austin for SXSW.  Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1993 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, will be in stores January 20th via Fat Possum Records. Additionally, Sire/Reprise will release the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night Is Killing Me on January 24th.
 
Tommy has roped in a few of his friends who helped make much of the new BASH & POP to hit the road with him – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar.
 
The tour starts out next week where the band began – at the legendary 7th St. Entry in Tommy’s hometown of Minneapolis –  and makes its way east for a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge.
 
Fat Possum has just revealed “Never Wanted To Know,” a tight, riff-heavy romp from the new album that Tommy recorded with Steve and Joe the day that Prince passed away. The song seems to have been inspired by watching too much CNN in 2016 with such lines as “Shot down, bleeding from his back in the rain / Some kid, they didn’t even know he was eight.”
 
The first video from the album, "On The Rocks", was revealed at the beginning of November and features clips from the band’s last couple of years, starting on January 23, 2015 when Tommy first brought Luther Dickinson, Cat Popper and Frank Ferrer into the studio to begin what would becomeAnything Could Happen, and culminating in their boisterous live experiences showcased in the “On The Rocks” video and in a pizza pajamas-filled encore from St. Paul, MN last year that was just uploaded to the band’s socials.
 
Both albums are available for pre-order via BASH & POP’s exciting Pledge Music campaign, which can be visited here. In addition to ordering tickets for the band’s first show in Minneapolis and picking up the new music, fans can Pledge towards unforgettable experiences with Tommy and the band (Tommy officiates your wedding, “Billiards w/ BASH & POP”, Full Band Kegger in Your Basement) as well as unique memorabilia such as Tommy’s old bass guitars, both smashed AND fully intact.
 
All pre-orders of Anything Could Happen come with an instantly gratifying download of “On The Rocks”.
 
"Bash & Pop’s bar-soaked brand of power-pop sounds as good in 2017 as it did where Stinson last left it on 1993’s Friday Night Is Killing Me, making for a strong start to the new year for fans of no-frills rock ’n’ roll.” AV CLUB
 
“…”Rocks” picks right back up where the first LP left off (a good thing).” BROOKLYN VEGAN
 
“On The Rocks,” an old-school rave-up of a guitar-rocker made with considerably more piss and/or vinegar than we could reasonably expect from someone who’s been in the game as long as Stinson.”STEREOGUM
 
BASH & POP LIVE SHOWS:
 
            Thu. January 12th - MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 7th Street Entry $
Fri. January 13th - MILWAUKEE, WI - Cactus Club $
Sat. January 14th - CHICAGO, IL - Cobra Lounge $
            Sun. January 15th - COLUMBUS, OH - Big Room Bar $
            Mon. January 16th  - CLEVELAND, OH  - Now That's Cllass $
           Tue. January 17th - PHILADELPHIA, PA - Johnny Brenda's  $
            Wed. January 18th - NEW YORK, NY - Mercury Lounge  ©  SOLD OUT
            Fri. January 20th - ASBURY PARK, NJ - The Saint $
            Sat. January 21st - ALLSTON, MA - Great Scott $
 
JUST ANNOUNCED:
 
Tue. February 28th - SEATTLE, WA - Chop Suey
Wed. March 1st - PORTLAND, OR - Doug Fir
Fri. March 3rd - SACRAMENTO, CA - Harlow's
Sat. March 4th - SAN JOSE, CA -  The Ritz
Sun. March 5th - SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Swedish American Hall
Tue. March 7th - LOS ANGELES, CA - Troubadour
Thu. March 9th - SAN DIEGO, CA - Casbah
Mon. March 13th  - AUSTIN, TX - SXSW (details forthcoming)
 
$ - w/ The So So Glos
© - w/ Mikey Erg Band
Feb 28-Mar 9 – Support TBA
 
More shows forthcoming
 
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