Garage Bar: The Ataris / Flatfoot 56 / Red City Radio
Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Show Starts: 8:00 pm
$10 advance / $12 day of show
The Ataris are four guys crammed into a shitty van, creating words and music in the basements and dive bars of the world, while young souls pile into the microphone and spill beer into our effects pedals. Honest stories and organic sounds, chock full of heart, sincerity and beautiful mistakes. Played loud and recorded to analog tape.
Sixteen years of traveling the world and five full length studio albums. The Ataris album "So Long, Astoria" included the singles "In This Diary" "Boys of Summer" and "The Saddest Song" selling upwards of 850,000 copies, earning the band a gold record.
The Ataris are currently finishing up vocals for their new album "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" The album will be released sometime in 2013 on the Gainesville, Florida label Paper + Plastick. Assuming we all don't die in a Mayan holocaust.
Thank you. See you all on tour.
Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for over 10 years now. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006's Knuckles Up and 2007's Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.
While each record received its fair share of acclaim, the quintet exploded onto a new level with 2010's Black Thorn. Landing the band on a total of 9 Billboard Charts, Flatfoot 56 proved it could consistently reach an expanding audience while treading in a genre not often associated with widespread success.
Frontman Tobin Bawinkel (vocals/guitar) is now set to lead Flatfoot 56 on in their furious march forward. Armed with brothers Justin (drums) and Kyle (bass), along with Eric McMahon (bagpipes/guitar) and Brandon Good (mandolin/guitar), Flatfoot 56 is now preparing to enter the studio again to record its fourth label-backed studio album.
The band's new album, Toil, will be released in 2012 by Paper + Plastick in the United States, Stomp Records in Canada, and People Like You in Europe.
Red City Radio
"We are a truly democratic band, devoid of ego, unshackled to trend or style with no chief songwriter, no dominant personality, no unilateral decisions. Only solidarity and truth" - Red City Radio.
Red City Radio's debut full-length, "The Dangers of Standing Still," was recorded with Stephen Egerton (of Descendents and All) in the summer of 2010 at his Armstrong Recordings studio in Tulsa, OK.
The album was released on Paper+Plastick Records on February 22nd, 2011.
In the Garage Bar
Doors @ 7:00 PM
Show @ 8:00 PM