I enjoy seeing what our local bands are seeing and doing when they’re out on the road, and I hope you do too. Today we’ve got updates on a couple of local punk bands.
First up, local pop-punkers Tuck And Roll are just back from a tour down into California, and they came back with quite a prize: A night on the stage at 924 Gilman Street, the legendary DIY venue in Berkeley, Calif., that helped give rise to bands like Green Day, Rancid and AFI. Here’s Tuck And Roll, looking a little dazed to be at one of the meccas of punk rock:
Pretty cool. Congrats, guys. Oh, and if you (the reader, not the band) haven’t procured a copy of Tuck And Roll’s new EP, I suggest you do so. It is a blast, and only 75 copies were made, last I heard. Get on it!
Next, we check in with Larry and His Flask, currently in the wilds of the eastern United States, playing anywhere and everywhere they can. An update from Jamin Marshall:
“We have been pretty busy, playing street parties, barn shows, down by the river, Alley ways, The big Grey Shack, Bars, Basements, back yards, living rooms, city parks and in our bus. We are curently in Circleville Ohio . The show last night was fun, we played with our good friends, Tom Vandenavond and Soda at a bar called Tootles Pumkin Inn.
Tonight we are playing a Barn show in another small town called Cleves, Ohio (don’t look for it on the map, you wont find it). We always like Barn parties so this should be a good damn show.
So, I wanted to give you a bit of an update on our tour thus far. We have played in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Minnasota, Colorado, Missouri, Illinois, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio. Here are some of our good friends that we have played with on this tour, The Scurvies from Alaska, Tom V. from Texas, Soda, The haunted windchimes from Colorado, Noman from Detroit, the Catfish Maffia also from Detroit, Grant Sabin from Colorado, Tater Famine from Santa Cruz, Calmity Cubes from Kansas, Adam Lee and the Dead Horse Society from Missouri, Grizzly Hand from Missouri, and Doug Morland.
Hope all is well back home. I’m looking forward to getting home and playing the Silver Moon and on the streets of Bend again.”