I recently caught California’s Army Of Freshman supporting Lit over here in the UK. With a seriously energetic live shows and a love of the Rocky films all part of their repertoire, I decided it would be fun to catch up with singer, Chris Jay for a bit of a chat about the band and of course those movies…
Check the interview out here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=14726
This will also run in issue 32 of Lights Go Out, cause well let’s face it, this is too good not to put in the hard copy of the zine! More issue 32 news soon! Oh and issue 31 is totally sold out, so thanks for the continued support everyone who bought a copy.
The Swingin Utters are stalwarts of that East Bay / 429 Gilman Street / San Francisco punk scene, coming out of the same spiky egg as Operation Ivy, Green Day and the rest. Forming back in 1992 and signed to Fat Wreck since 1996, they’ve played with more or less everyone worth knowing and pretty much seen it all. And yet they still manage to crank out some of the freshest Americana punk rock out there, year after year.
With a new album released just before Christmas and a return to these shores on the cards for February, we caught up with front man Johnny “Peebucks” Bonnel to talk about how they are still here, the current crop of Bay Area punk nonsense – and the difference between “Utters” and “Udders”.
You can check the interview out here now: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?p=14709
Or you can wait for the print version in issue 32 of course…
Please support the zine and pick a copy up here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-31-pre-order
We’ve already started on the next issue, stay tuned for more updates when we can share them….
Starring interviews from the likes of Lagwagon, Darko, Demon Smiles, Sweet Empire, Jaya The Cat, Petrol Girls & Toecutter HC! And of course the normal load os music reviews, gig reviews, zine reviews, columns and a couple of band profiles.
You can grab a copy here: http://www.lightsgoout.co.uk/?product=lights-go-out-issue-31-pre-order
As always, we really do appreciate your constant support of the zine, it does mean a hell of a lot to us and means we can keep putting the zine out. I really never did expect to put this many issues out back when I took the plunge (which seems like ages ago now) – so why not help us out and grab a few back issues as well if you can. Thanks!
Released later this month, we have interviews from the likes of Lagwagon, Darko, Jaya The Cat, Demon Smiles, Toecutter HC, Sweet Empire & Petrol Girls. Along with the usual dose of music reviews, gig reviews, zine reviews, columns and band profiles. As always there’s loads to read inside!
The cover artwork is by the stupidly talented Janne Karlsson – who also did the cover for issue 22. Huge thanks to Janne once again!
We’ll get the link to order up soon, it goes to the printers tomorrow – but for now you can just enjoy how great the artwork looks….