PUNK IN DRUBLIC FESTIVAL HITS TACOMA SEPT. 16
The Punk in Drublic Craft Beer and Music Festival will be in Tacoma on Sept. 16 at America’s Car Museum. This festival will start at noon and go until 10 p.m. Enjoy complementary beer tasting until 4 p.m. After that, there will be several types of beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic drinks on hand for you to purchase. Among the more than 100 types of beer gushing from the taps will be a hoppy lager called Punk in Drublic created by Fat Mike (the leader of the world renowned non-sellout punk group NOFX) and Stone Brewing.
Bands playing include NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop and possible surprise acts.
Get tickets for this night of craft beer and punk rock at PunkInDrublicFest.com. This is a 21 and over event.
Los Angeles based NOFX was begun in 1983 by vocalist/bassist Fat Mike (Mike Burkett) and guitarist Eric Melvin. The current lineup also includes Aaron “El Hefe” Abeyta on lead guitar and trumpet. Erik “Smelly” Sandin is the group’s drummer.
The group has enjoyed much success and garners a large following despite the fact that it has rejected signing overtures by major record labels. They have toured on a global scale and have released 13 studio albums (including 1994’s “Punk in Drublic”), 16 extended plays and a number of seven-inch singles.
The band’s sound is diverse, utilizing elements of punk rock, skate punk, melodic hardcore, ska punk, and other music genres. Their more recent songs often focus on, or reference, issues such as left-wing politics and anarchy, society, racism, sexism, homophobia, class inequalities, the use of drugs and alcohol, the media and religion.
Also hailing from Los Angeles, Bad Religion formed in 1980. They make extensive use of three-part vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album liner notes as the “oozin’ aahs”) and guitar solos, and are known for their lyrics, which cover topics such as criticism of religion, political commentary and society in general. To date, Bad Religion has released 16 studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, three EPs and two DVDs (which were both recorded live). They are considered to be one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time.
Goldfinger is yet another Los Angeles outfit that formed in 1994. The band is widely considered to have been a contributor to the movement of third-wave ska, a mid-1990s revitalization in the popularity of ska. Apart from the band’s music, Goldfinger is also noted for their political activism, particularly in the area of animal rights.
Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake is a ska punk band from Gainesville, Fla., formed in 1992. The band consists of Chris DeMakes (vocals, guitar), Roger Lima (vocals, bass), Vinnie Fiorello (drums, lyrics), Buddy Schaub (trombone) and Peter “JR” Wasilewski (saxophone).
The group released its debut album, “Pezcore,” in 1995, following a series of independent seven-inch single releases. The band’s subsequent two studio albums, “Losing Streak” (1996) and “Hello Rockview” (1998), were released on major label Capitol Records, leading to increased exposure. The band’s fifth studio album “Anthem” (2003) was the group’s most commercially successful to date, featuring the singles, “She’s Gonna Break Soon” and “The Science of Selling Yourself Short.”
Bad Cop/Bad Cop
If you haven’t heard of Bad Cop/Bad Cop yet, do yourself a favor and grab “Not Sorry.” Their debut full-length arrived on FAT in 2015 and brazenly blasts out some of the most vibrant pop-punk around today. Laden with catchy hooks, three-part harmonies that’d make The Beach Boys jealous, and tons of attitude, all 13 tracks showcase Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s uncanny ability to blend aggressive instrumentation with polished vocals.