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Music, All Shook Down The All Access Passes at Fat Wreck Chords' Anniversary Shows Were Pretty Fucked Up

The All Access Passes at Fat Wreck Chords' Anniversary Shows Were Pretty Fucked Up

UPDATE: According to Fat Wreck Chords, NOFX created these passes, not the label. When the label heard of them (late into the tour), they attempted to get rid of the 200 passes created, but were unsuccessful. Several staffers defaced the passes,…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy Birthday, Fat Wreck Chords! A Look Back Over 25 Years of Pop-Punk With Label Owner Erin Burkett

Happy Birthday, Fat Wreck Chords! A Look Back Over 25 Years of Pop-Punk With Label Owner Erin Burkett

Twenty-five years ago, a young couple named Mike and Erin Burkett decided to start self-releasing punk rock records. Mike was fronting a little underground band named NOFX and, fresh out of college, Erin was working in PR. Unbeknownst to…
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Music, Hear This Pennywise: Show Preview

Pennywise: Show Preview

The exit of original Pennywise vocalist Jim Lindberg in 2009 devastated many a skate-punk fan. But it was the ensuing public feud between Lindberg and guitarist Fletcher Dragge that made it clear that future reconciliation would be impossible. Or so…
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Music, All Shook Down In Print: Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore, and More

In Print: Assessing Metallica After 30 Years and Four Nights at the Fillmore, and More

From SF Weekly's latest print music section: Metallica at 30: Text messages like the one I got from a friend before the third Metallica show last week -- "You are dead to me" -- were exactly the reason I decided…
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Music, Hear This Lagwagon: Show Preview

Lagwagon: Show Preview

The Bay Area was the center of the mid-'90s punk explosion. Not only did we birth the big three — Green Day, Rancid, NOFX — but San Francisco's Fat Wreck Chords gave the world some of the brightest and best…
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Music, All Shook Down Sunday: Alkaline Trio Plays Third S.F. Show in a Month; Remains Compulsive Viewing

Sunday: Alkaline Trio Plays Third S.F. Show in a Month; Remains Compulsive Viewing

Alkaline TrioJuly 17, 2011@ Bottom of the HillBetter than: Sitting at home and reminiscing about how great music was ten years ago.Back in 2003, Alkaline Trio frontman Matt Skiba did a last-minute acoustic set in the back room of SOMA's…
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Music, Reviewed Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

As the continued existence of the Warped Tour proves, I get older and the kids stay the same age. And as long as the latter is true, there will also be room for one more three-chord song based on a…
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