Always wanted some MxPx swag from Australia? Now's the time! We're holding an auction starting on Monday, April 19th at Noon PST, ending with an acoustic set on Monday, April 26th at 6:30pm.
Head to the Auction site
where you can check out the items and make your wish list! Once the auction starts, you will be required to fill out a registration form, please make sure all info is current and correct. If not, you will not be able to win any items.
Here's a little bite from Mike!
Stephen Egerton's Solo Album has a gaggle of friends...including Mike!
The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton
Happy Friday! Today's MxPx Friday is Name That Tune. Below is lyrics to an MxPx song, can you name the song and the album it came off of?
"Am I running out of time or am I at the starting line?
I know I missed the mark yet I just need some sort of sign..."
Have a good weekend everyone!
Happy Friday everyone! And welcome to the second installment of MxPx Fridays! In case you missed last week let us explain what this is all about. MxPx Fridays are weekly installments of videos, trivia, pictures and music picks of the week. This week is Concert Photos of the Week!
Mike Herrera of Tumbledown Talks About His Upcoming All-MxPx Solo Show at The UndergroundBy Nicki Escudero, Monday, Mar. 22 2010
When Mike Herrera takes The Underground stage tomorrow night for an acoustic solo show, the performance will be a quieter one than his past shows at the Mesa club. He's hoping the vibe he remembers from his band MxPx's past performances there isn't muted, too.
"I remember the first few times I played in Phoenix (at the former Nile Basement), the shows were great," Herrera says. "They were insane, hot sweaty punk shows, and people went crazy. That was the heyday of the punk scene in Arizona. Every place we played after that didn't seem quite right."
The show will be a special one for Arizona -- Herrera says he's only done a few solo shows, and this one will be the only one on this tour to feature a set full of MxPx songs. Herrera says to expect an intimate affair, with lots of crowd interactions and possibly some songs by-request.
"The main challenge is not screwing up because it's really obvious when you do," Herrera says. "You really have to concentrate and relax. I feel like I get better every time I do it."
Since achieving commercial success with his popular punk band that has played Valley stages numerous times, Hererra's currently working on another project, the impossible-to-categorize Tumbledown. The new band, which had its first release in 2007, is a mix of country, rock-a-billy and punk with the same infectious melodies MxPx fans are used to, with some twang. The band plays Yucca Tap Room on Wednesday, March 24.
"The (Tumbledown) shows have been noticeably better, and more people are coming out, and more people are kind of getting it," Herrera says.
Don't worry, though--MxPx hasn't broken up. The band is just taking a break and has plans to release a behind-the-scenes DVD and book.
Meanwhile, Tumbledown released their self-titled debut last year and also have a limited-edition live album, Live in Tulsa, out. There were only 500 copies of the disc pressed, and the band will have some available this week. They just got done playing South by Southwest and are working on a new album, and even though the band is still considered indie, Herrera says the guys enjoy the creative freedom that comes along with being on an independent label.
"With the way the music industry is, you can really go your own way, and the fans that love that type of music will find you," Herrera says. "We're on an indie label, so we can pretty much do whatever we want."
And don't think Herrera's change in sound has changed his lifestyle as a band member--Tumbledown shows can be just as sweaty and insane as MxPx performances.
"We're a party band," Herrera says. "That's kind of what we're known for. Hopefully we don't get arrested in El Paso on the way to Arizona."
Klahowya Secondary School's journalism class is holding a Battle of the Bands fundraiser for all CKSD student bands who would like to participate. It will be held on April 23rd in the Klahowya auditorium in Silverdale, WA from 6--9pm. Tickets are five dollars w/ASB, and seven w/out. Guest judges include Mike and Tom from MxPx. First prize is a gig at The Charleston Music Venue during their annual Zombie Fest.
Mike Herrera solo - The Irenic
San Diego, CA
Mike Herrera solo - The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA
Brighton Music Hall
New York, NY
The Black Cat
The Waiting Room
The Magic Stick
The Southgate House
St. Louis, MO