The homies BROADWAY CALLS released their brand new full length “Comfort/Distraction” today. And first of all, if you haven’t already, go listen to it. It is another solid release by this can’t-help-it-but-to-always-sing-along band (and one of my favorite bands for sure). Dudes are good…
Feb 16 - Berkeley, CA - 924 Gilman (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 17 - Fresno, CA - The CYC (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 18 - Camarillo, CA - Rock City (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 19 - San Diego, CA - Soda Bar (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 21 - Queretaro, Mexico - Teatro De La Ciudad
Feb 22 - Guadalajara, Mexico - Rock and Live
Feb 23 - Mexico City, Mexico - Foro 246
Feb 24 - Tijuana, Mexico - El Tigre Bar
Feb 25 - Murrieta, CA - The Dial (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 26 - Corona, CA - Mayas (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 27 - Victorville, CA - Shot Callers (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 28 - San Jose, CA - The Attic (w/My Iron Lung)
Portland trio BROADWAY CALLS have unveiled another new track from their upcoming album “Comfort/Distraction” by way of PureVolume. The new track is titled “Wildly Swinging” which can be heard below via the PureVolume player (or here).
So bummed that I missed you guys when you played at Thee Parkside last month. That was the first time in years that you had a show around here and I wasn't there. Any plans to return to the bay area anytime soon?
We actually play the Bay Area a lot! Keep an eye out. We’ll be back soon.
People know that sometimes my lyrics are dark and cynical and I can come off kind of nihilistic at times. Other times I can find a cause I care about so strongly that I write a song about it and talk about my opinions in a very personal way in a very public forum.
Both are ok. It’s ok to feel frustrated and take a little break occasionally, as long as you eventually regroup and find yourself again.
The song is simply stating that what a lot of kids in the punk or hardcore community already know…this is a support group. We take care of each other and help each other out when we need help, and give each other space when that’s appropriate as well. Equal support cycle from band to fan to friend to friend to fan to band. Everyone is involved. That’s why I love this thing we’re a part of.
Just thought maybe some folks would be interested…
We are the quick results of sweet mistakes. We are the ears attached to phone call traces. Studying and taking notes. You steal it back and hope a poet’s words will help you understand the way things are. That’s life. We live and die. That’s right, we live and die. We just try to make it out to the open sea upon the perfect tide. We’ve been dead for billions of years before we ever lived. A comfort, a distraction, a fuck is all I have to give. And I can’t say no, although I’m not trained to save you. And I can’t say no. I swear I’ll never turn my back. We are the city bus on downtown streets. Two in the morning I will get you off your feet. Wait at the sidewalk. Watch you unlock your front door and stumble off to bed. And I can’t say no, although I can’t promise to save you. And if you slip under, I swear I always loved you back.
I added a Las Vegas show on the 27th. It will be with the Arteries at some place that’s not Punk Rock Bowling, and it totally sucks that we’re playing the same night as that, but come see us if you don’t have PRB passes.
Also, the San Francisco show is now going to be June 3. It IS happening, and I’ll announce the venue and other bands soon.
Hey guys! I've got a question about Ty's guitar gear: What kind of Marshall heads do you play on stage? Acutally I'm just about to buy a Marshall head myself, it's a JVM 210. This one does have a lot of gain - for Punkrock and Rock even a bit too much maybe (I guess). I think I saw you playing a JVM in one video on Youtube. Please tell me which one that is and what you think about it. Oh, and please come back to Europe! Greetings from Germany .- Julian
Here in the states I use a Sovtek Mig 60 and I used to use a Mesa Dual Rectifier and a Mesa Mark 5. All are awesome heads. Marshall makes great heads, but I probably would go for a JMP or JCM 800.
Hey guys, I am a huge fan. I write for a site called Modern Vinyl and we are a site totally dedicated to vinyl records. Every week we do an article/interview on our favorite musician's vinyl collection. I was wondering if anyone in the band has a vinyl collection and wouldn't mind answering some questions about their collection. It would be really appreciated. Please answer me back if there is any interest. -Bill Houck