Our friends in Set Your Goals just played their last scheduled show of the summer (and currently the year, for that matter!) at the House of Blues in Hollywood last night. After a massive 30 hour drive and nearly missing their Anaheim date the night before, they were ready to destroy the stage like no other, stomping through “Mutiny” and “Gaia Bleeds” between new tracks, old favorites, and many heartfelt thanks to MxPx, who were celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band.

Pop on over to our Flickr for more shots of Set Your Goals, as well as a few from the birthday boys in MxPx!

In anticipation of next week’s release of the new album Plans Within Plans, MxPx have announced a trio of special 20th anniversary shows. And special they are. Amber Pacific will be joining them for the El Corazon date, while Set Your Goals, Mest, and Rufio are scheduled to share the stage for two nights in Southern California. Get ready for a pop-punk explosion that may just make your inner high schooler cry in happiness. It’s okay. We’ll be crying right along with you.
2012 may just be the year of MxPx. Keep tuned to mxpx.com for updates as more shows are confirmed. 
Tour dates:Sat, 5/26 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA*Fri, 6/29 @ House of Blues - Anaheim, CA**Sat, 6/30 @ House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA**Fri, 8/31 @ Amador County Fairgrounds — Plymouth, CA (JoshuaFest)*w/Amber Pacific**w/Set Your Goals, Mest and Rufio 

In anticipation of next week’s release of the new album Plans Within Plans, MxPx have announced a trio of special 20th anniversary shows. And special they are. Amber Pacific will be joining them for the El Corazon date, while Set Your Goals, Mest, and Rufio are scheduled to share the stage for two nights in Southern California. Get ready for a pop-punk explosion that may just make your inner high schooler cry in happiness. It’s okay. We’ll be crying right along with you.

2012 may just be the year of MxPx. Keep tuned to mxpx.com for updates as more shows are confirmed. 

Tour dates:
Sat, 5/26 @ El Corazon - Seattle, WA*
Fri, 6/29 @ House of Blues - Anaheim, CA**
Sat, 6/30 @ House of Blues - West Hollywood, CA**
Fri, 8/31 @ Amador County Fairgrounds — Plymouth, CA (JoshuaFest)

*w/Amber Pacific
**w/Set Your Goals, Mest and Rufio 

After a couple of years or so working on various other projects, MxPx finally released some new music this week. Check out the video for “Far Away,” off the upcoming record Plans Within Plans. You can find some pretty rad pre-order bundles for the CD over at mxpx.com/store.

We’ve been waiting (and waiting), and the time has finally come. Alternative Press just revealed news of a new MxPx CD hitting the shelves on April 3rd. The album, titled Plans Within Plans, is already up for pre-order via Amazon.com. Those sneaky Bremerton boys. 
Tracklisting:
01. Aces Up     02. Screw Loose03. Nothing Left04. The Times  05. In The Past 06. Best Of Times07. Stay On Your Feet08. Lucky Guy09. Far Away10. Cast Down My Heart  11. When It Comes To You12. Inside Out13. Nothing’s Gonna Change

We’ve been waiting (and waiting), and the time has finally come. Alternative Press just revealed news of a new MxPx CD hitting the shelves on April 3rd. The album, titled Plans Within Plans, is already up for pre-order via Amazon.com. Those sneaky Bremerton boys. 


Tracklisting:

01. Aces Up     
02. Screw Loose
03. Nothing Left
04. The Times  
05. In The Past 
06. Best Of Times
07. Stay On Your Feet
08. Lucky Guy
09. Far Away
10. Cast Down My Heart  
11. When It Comes To You
12. Inside Out
13. Nothing’s Gonna Change

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!

Both Ends Burning

MxPx are releasing their first music documentary, Both Ends Burning, this December. The DVD catches the band at a time when they are forced to make heavy life decisions, between playing the music they love to play and buckling down to support themselves with “real jobs.” 

The documentary will be available in digital format on December 1st and physical DVD on December 8th. Check out a trailer below.

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.

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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Punk Rawk Christmas

                            

MXPX is good at promises! Over the years, the punk trio have released Christmas songs available to the fan club. They said there may in fact be a full length album of all these holiday jams- and it’s out now!


The album is ready for a digital download at iTunes OR! You can check out all the multitude of physical options. There’s a RED CD which is out today. The GREEN CD is limited to 1,000 copies and can be pre-ordered. Lastly there’s a sweet 4 track 7” vinyl up for grabs- of which only 500 were made.

Want to preview a track? They have one up on MySpace!

You can grab all your copies here and enjoy the your Christmas cheer in true MXPX fashion!

All kinds of new MXPX

MxPx will post up their new song “End” on the band’s MySpace page this Friday, Nov 13th at 9 am PST. The EP “Left Coast Punk” will be released the following week on Nov 17th. The EP features 6 songs and will be released on the band’s label Rock City Recording Company. It will be sold digitally, but there is a limited edition CD version that will have 4 extra tracks- 3 instrumental tracks and “On a String,” a previously unreleased demo track. There are only gonna be 500 of these babies which also includes an autographed poster. You can only get it on the band’s website.

If that’s not enough to make your little pop-punk heart happy, then you can also look forward to their Christmas album! Every year, they record a Christmas tune for the fan club, but this year looks like we all may be getting a little more…