Plow United, It Starts Today, GUNS TO FIRE

Sun, October 28, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

Vinyl Music Hall

Pensacola, FL


This event is all ages

* General Admission * Standing Room Only * No Re-Entry * All Ages Event * Attendees Under 16 Must Be Accompanied By A Ticketed, Adult Guardian *

Goleta, California's Lagwagon first burst on the scene way back in 1988 playing a unique brand of speedy, highly technical pop-punk that made them one of the most influential punk bands of the 90's. The first band ever signed to Fat Wreck Chords and the definitive act on the label, Lagwagon were pioneers in creating the now-famous 'Fat Wreck sound' with their speedy drums, guitar virtuosity and undeniable melodies. They've influenced hundreds of thousands of kids, been around the world more times than Ferdinand Magellan and twisted and redefined themselves over the course of a career that spans almost twenty-five years. Now, Fat Wreck Chords has decided to take Lagwagon's five classic full lengths from the 90's, (92's Duh, 94's Trashed, 95's Hoss, 97's Double Plaidinum and 98's Let's Talk About Feelings) and give them the truly classy update they deserve. Get stoked because on November 22, Lagwagon is releasing five of the coolest gifts a band has ever given their fans. These 5 reissues are destined to redefine what constitutes a truly awesome redux.

Here's how it came to be: When the time came for Fat Mike to honor the legacy of one of the most long running and influential bands on his label, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape straight up rejected the idea of a greatest hits collection based on the very simple premise that there's so much more to a band's legacy than their hits. All a greatest hits collection does is make it the only place future generations will ever go to find out about a band. Joey and the boys instead decided to go the opposite route and really expose the evolution of Lagwagon by sprucing up and expanding their classic records, digging through their basements and old friends' closets, and compiling all the unreleased songs, b-sides and demos and packaging them with each corresponding album. Over the course of the five records, we're talking about 34 previously unreleased tracks, and these aren't just crappy boombox demos, either. Many of these bonus tracks are among Lagwagon's finest songs, awesome tunes from those original recording sessions that have been lost until now. We're talking songs that aren't only for diehard Lagwagon fans, but unearthed hits for anyone who likes good punk rock. However, not ones to shy away from everything that made Lagwagon the force to be reckoned with that they are today, the boys also included some of the more interesting/weird demos. According to Joey, "Some of it's pretty embarrassing…we wanted to reveal the band's evolution, our history. We chose to be completely transparent about it. We went for quantity. We decided we weren't gonna trim any fat and just put everything a fan would want to hear on there." The results are perhaps the most definitive collection of work from any band ever, a remastered and cohesive step-by-step look at the visionary band's evolution.

However, the guys in Lagwagon didn't stop at the remastering and the inclusion of over thirty unreleased songs, many of which were remixed to meet today's sound standard. In the three years it took to unearth the 'lost tapes' that contain all those rarities, the Lagwagon guys were also able to find all the old photos from the original packaging of those first five albums as well as never before used photos and use high resolution scanners and good cardstock to make beautiful gatefold sleeves for all the high quality vinyl and CD re-releases. The vinyl, as well as the CD's will still feature the classic packaging, just updated.

As if that wasn't enough, Lagwagon decided to up the ante further. Even though all the albums are available individually on CD, LP and digital download, and all the previously unreleased material will be available from iTunes, if you want it all, you can get the limited edition vinyl or CD boxed set, entitled Putting Music In Its Place, which includes a high quality poster, a DVD and even an exclusive re-press of the the first ever, long out of print Lagwagon 7"!

Speaking of starting engines, Lagwagon is gonna be touring again on these reissues, getting 'back on the wagon' so to speak (heyo!) and kicking things off with a special show in San Francisco on December 17th at Slim's. The celebratory show will feature past members of the band returning for a "one night only" performance. Lagwagon will be touring the rest of the world beginning early 2012, so don't miss 'em when they hit your town. With 141 songs (!) being polished up and set loose on the world, expect some real dusties alongside all your favorites. Come for the classics or come for the stuff from 2008's awesome I Think My Older Brother Used To Listen To Lagwagon, or just come out to see five dudes who pioneered a sound do it the way it's meant to be done, for the love of the music and the fans. Now, who's got a smoke for the Caper?
Plow United
Plow United
Brian, Joel and Sean were band nerds who met in high school in Wilmington, Delaware in 1989. In 1992 they discovered punk rock and commenced making demo tapes and playing battles of the bands as Plow. By 1994 they were high school graduates and (in the case of Brian and Joel) college dropouts, and the rest of the world had started to figure out who they were. Over the next four years they made a bunch of records, toured whenever they could, and played two or three shows a week throughout the mid-Atlantic, falling in love with and becoming honorary members of every strange and brilliant backwater punk scene they stumbled across. After a forcible name change, a bad licensing deal and a collapsed European tour, Brian, Joel and Sean concluded that "making a living" playing punk rock was about as realistic and desirable as becoming a Navy Seal or building a time machine. They went on with their lives in mostly normal ways, figuring that their little musical experiment would quickly be forgotten.

The records went out of print and the band showed no interest in playing reunion shows or capitalizing on what little recognition they'd achieved. Talk of playing shows was always quickly rebuffed. Without meaning to, Brian, Joel and Sean created an aura of mystery around Plow United, bolstered by the mythology slowly developing around the Creep Records House in Downington, PA, where they recorded all of their records. Websites appeared. Records the band couldn't give away when they were touring became inexplicably valuable. Shows were offered again. They always said no.

Finally in 2011 they capitulated. It snowballed: they worked out a deal with Paper + Plastick to release a retrospective album. They agreed to more shows. Next thing you know, there was talk of a new record. The kids work in mysterious ways.
It Starts Today
It Starts Today
FREE MUSIC! Go to and download our last 2 albums for free!!!
Created in 2005. A collaboration of a vast variety of influences helps create the band's unique style.
Band Interests
Long walks on short piers.
Genre Punk/Hardcore/Metal/Rock
Members Rob Kelemen, Justin Saxton, Randy Blackwell, Beau DeMilly, Tony Johnson
Hometown Pensacola, FL
Bands we've shared the stage with: Strung Out, ASG, Thunderlip, B.L.O.R.R., Valient Thorr, The Ataris, The Hottness, Break the Silence, The Riot Before, Does it Matter, Destroy Destroy Destroy, The Shittheives, Against Me!, LiveNation FMX Tour, Warped Tour, Cleave (Japan), 16 Reasons (Japan), Harloe, Shadow Agency, What about me?, The Uprise, Reform, Evan's Blue, Framing Hanley, Teabaggin', Hello Danger, Drayton Sawyer, We Won't Stop, The Downtown Champions, Among Them, Terrific Kid, Whaleface, Crooked Edge, This Hideous Strength, No Fuego, Volume Wake Skate Videos, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Joey Northup, Asbury Independent, 60 Cycles of Sound, Deadly Fists of Kung Fu, Parabellum, Reform, Adam Roth, Suburban Shakedown, Deathface, Altered Egos, Amsden, Vanguard, Near Miss, Agent Orange, Cockfight...
Current Location Pensacola, Fl
Genre: A-N-T-I
Guns To Fire is a hardcore punk band from Pensacola,FL. formed in 2010 and have opened for acts such as Negative Approach, the Casualties, Media Blitz, the Queers, Lagwagon, In Defense, the Dwarves, and many other great touring bands over the last few years."

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Venue Information:
Vinyl Music Hall
2 S. Palafox St.
Pensacola, FL, 35202