The Vans crew have been hanging out at Warped Tour 2012, checking out some killer sets from Anti-Flag, Mike Herrera (MxPx/Tumbledown), Taking Back Sunday, and so SO many more.

The lineup is fantastic, and the new Acoustic Basement is the perfect place to get out of the sun and enjoy some music from all sorts of favorites. You never know who might pop in for a special performance, like Joey Briggs, Tess Dunn, or Chris #2 and Justin Sane from Anti-Flag.

More photos on Flickr!

Tumbledown at OC Sports Grill

Tumbledown are just finishing up their first mini west coast tour of the year. Last night, they hit up the OC Sports Grill in Anaheim, CA and treated the audience to a good ol’ dose of alt-country (along with a couple of MxPx tracks for good measure). Always a good time. Check out some photos below! 

And if ya missed them this time around, the guys will be back next month. Catch those dates at tumbledownhq.com!

Tumbledown is back in town, kicking off 2012 with a handful of west coast dates. Get your fill of alt-country while ya can.
P.S. - The Portland show gets an extra special treat. Get your tickets early, because there’s a music video in the works for that night!
1/5 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios Bar1/6  - Medford, OR @ Rosso’s1/7 - Anaheim, CA @ OC Bar n Grill (21+) 1/8 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club (21+) 

Tumbledown is back in town, kicking off 2012 with a handful of west coast dates. Get your fill of alt-country while ya can.

P.S. - The Portland show gets an extra special treat. Get your tickets early, because there’s a music video in the works for that night!

1/5 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios Bar
1/6  - Medford, OR @ Rosso’s
1/7 - Anaheim, CA @ OC Bar n Grill (21+) 
1/8 - San Jose, CA @ The Blank Club (21+) 

MxPx All-Stars South American tour

It’s been a year of nonstop touring for MxPx/Tumbledown’s Mike Herrera. He’s keeping it up with yet another tour starting this week. Reforming the MxPx All-Stars with a new lineup (now featuring Jose Garzon and Harley Trotland), he’ll be bringing the band down to South America for two weeks worth of shows. And if that wasn’t enough, his alt-country project, Tumbledown, will be opening.

Check the dates below.

Tumbledown West Coast + Mexico Shows

   

Tumbledown is currently wrapping up a few shows in Japan before heading back for 3 weeks of shows. If you are lucky enough to be on the west side of the states or in Mexico, get to one of these shows. As for the rest of us, let’s hope the band have a nation-wide tour up their sleeves this year!

Jan 23 Central Pointe, OR The Brick
Jan 24 Citrus Heights, CA Fire Escape
Jan 25 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
Jan 27 Tijuana, Mexico Black Box
Jan 28 Mexicali, BC Mexico Bambinos Bar
Jan 29 Hermosillo, Mexico El Bicho Bar
Jan 30 Culiacan, Mexico Explanada de la Plazuela Rosales (UAS)
Feb 2 Aguascalientes, Mexico Cypress Hall
Feb 3 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Alicia
Feb 4 Guadalajara, Mexico Calle 2
Feb 5 Monterrey, Mexico Escenica
Feb 8 Roswell, NM Roswell Country Club (full band acoustic show)
Feb 9 Scottsdale, AZ Rogue Bar
Feb 10 Las Vegas, NV The Beauty Bar
Feb 11 Canoga Park, CA Cobalt Cafe
Feb 12 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside




Tumbledown Video Premiere


Tumbledown, Mike Herrera’s country/rockabilly band, has released their latest video today. The single is “Arrested In El Paso Blues” from the upcoming album Empty Bottle (available for pre-order).The song was inspired by the band actually getting arrested in El Paso that nearly forced them to miss a show in Dallas. Check it out:



Need to hear another song from the album? Starting Friday, October 22nd, AltPress.com will unveil the title track “Empty Bottle” exclusively.

The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton

Finding out about this literally just blew my mind….

                             

You should know Stephen Egerton as the guitarist from both ALL and The Descendents. But do you know about The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton?

That’s the name of his new solo album. It features a crazy amount vocalists, too. Just check out this track list:

1. Flip (feat. John Speck of The Fags)
2. Fire’s On (feat. Jon Snodgrass of Drag The River)
3. Abundance Of Fluff (feat. John Moreland)
4. South For The Winter *
5. Funny Face (feat. Chad Price of ALL/Drag The River)
6. Never Again (feat. Bill McShane of Ultimate Fakebook)
7. On The Avenue (feat. Jesse Cole of In Stereo/Le Fang)
8. Our Last Song (feat. Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio)
9. She’s Got Everything (feat. Milo Aukerman of The Descendents)
10. Cut Me Down To Size (feat. Mike Herrera of MXPX)
11. Sunny Disposition (feat. Scott Reynolds of ALL)
12. When They Roam (feat. Joey Cape of Lagwagon/Me First And The Gimme Gimmes)
13. Print On Paper (feat. Chris DeMakes of Less Than Jake)
14. Falling Out (feat. Frank Daly of Big Drill Car
15. Silencer (feat. Mark Vecchiarelli of Shades Apart)
16. Willie Wicked (feat. Abe Brennan of My Name/Wretch Like Me)

Now that’s alot of awesome packed into one album! This release will be available on May 11th.

If you are lucky enough, you can also catch out two release shows featuring a few of the guest vocalists:

May 14th- The Conservatory, Oklahoma City
May 15th- The Crystal Pistol, Tulsa

Not know what to expect? Well, you can check out “Our Last Song” here:

Stephen Egerton (feat. Dan Andriano of Alkaline Trio) - Our Last Song by altpress

Night 1 at SXSW

Last night was our first night in Austin for SXSW. Keeping in mind that I’ve never been before, I’m sticking close to everyone from Vans- espeically Kurt since we’re the music duo. Team Soto-Mink ftw!

We pick up all of our badges and caught up with our friends from Epitaph which is always a good time. Since the music section of SX didn’t start until the following day, I was surprised that we were already to some shows!

Our first was Motorhead. How’s that for an opening night? The place was packed and the show kicked ass. Of course.

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Afterward, Kurt and I spent the rest of the night at Red 7. Our friends True Widow were on the stage when we got there. Mike Herrera’s newest project Tumbledown played not too long after. Holy. Crap. So good! Oliver Peck even jumped on stage to sing a little.

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But after Tumbledown was when it got really crazy. Mike Herrera of MXPX, Zach Blair of Rise Against, Luke Abbey from Gorilla Biscuits, members from Riverboat Gamblers and Scott Renyolds of All banded together to play an entire Descendants cover set. Yes, you read that correctly. The crowd was gnarly! I got thrashed around a bit while taking some footage for you guys, but it’s all in the name of reporting, music and freaking punk rock. Enjoy!

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Tumbledown Tour

     

Mike Herrera has been busy with his latest endeavor Tumbledown- a folk Americana/alt country quartet who has been blending old school riffs and twangs harking back to Hank Williams and Johnny Cash with the punk mentality of his other, more known band MxPx. It’s practically the perfect concoction.

They made a guest appearance on Warped Tour last summer and since then I’ve been waiting to see them again. Thankfully, the band has just announced a tour across the mid and far west that shouldn’t go unattended. Really- any band who offers shotglasses as merch deserves to be checked out (sorry, but they are actually sold out of them at the moment).



Fri, March 05 Somewhere, WA @ TBA
Sat, March 06 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
Sun, March 07 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Tue, March 09 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Wed, March 10 Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
Fri, March 12 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Sat, March 13 Kansas City, KS @ The Riot Room
Sun, March 14 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
Tue, March 16 Austin, TX @ End Sounds SxSw Pre-Party
Wed, March 17 Hot Springs, AR @ Valley of the Vapor Festival
Thur, March 18 Dallas, TX @ The Doublewide
Fri, March 19 Austin, TX @ Plush- 1pm
Fri, March 19 Austin, TX @ The Coffee House
Tue, March 23 San Antonio, TX @ TBA (Date Subject To Change)
Wed, March 24 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
Thur, March 25 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
Fri, March 26 San Diego, CA @ Radio Room
Sat, March 27 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Sun, March 28 Redding, CA @ Bombay’s
Mon, March 29 Medford, OR @ Johnny B’s
Tue, March 30 Portland, OR @ Dante’s
Wed, March 31 Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern