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!
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.
There’s a new intern floating around the Vans office by the name of Rachel Clare. She loves good music, so I like her. And you should, too. Last week she went to check out a Social Distortion and Tumbledown show, two of Vans favorites, and got some great shots you guys can check out. Welcome to the team, Rachel and here’s to more of your shots!
Social Distortion @ Hollywood Palladium, January 29, 2011
Tumbledown @ Slidebar Rock-N-Roll Kitchen, January 25th, 2011
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
Daytrotter, a website that features music sessions from a massive variety of artists, recently had Tumbledown in their studio. The website has a different band session available everyday- which leaves 28 free songs a week for all of us to enjoy for free. On behalf of everyone who likes good music, thanks for bringing TB in!
Tumbledown’s session features new, live recordings of “Butcher of San Antone,” “Let’s Drink,” “State Line” and “Son of a Gun.” To download the set, you must register for the site (all of which is free). If you don’t feel like downloading the tracks, you can simply stream them.
And don’t forget to pick up TD’s latest release Empty Bottle with these awesome packages- like an MP3 download, autographed poster and a t-shirt for $15.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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