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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, All Shook Down This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

This Week: Janelle Monae's Weapon, Ed Sheeran's Pasta, and the Androgyny of Miley Cyrus

Based on social media chatter and more formal interviews with the press, the theme of this week is undoubtedly bullying, and the best possible ways to deal with haters. Miley is defiant, Kendrick Lamar lives by example, Sam Smith publicly…
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Music, All Shook Down Fat Mike Just Pulled a 'Don't You Know Who I Am?' Move and Bragged About It Afterwards

Fat Mike Just Pulled a 'Don't You Know Who I Am?' Move and Bragged About It Afterwards

If you're not inclined to follow all of San Francisco's pop punk legends on social media, it's possible that, on Monday night, you missed Fat Mike (aka Mike Burkett) — frontman of NOFX and owner of Fat Wreck Chords…
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Music, All Shook Down Fat Wreck Chords Announces Location and Details for 25th Anniversary Fest

Fat Wreck Chords Announces Location and Details for 25th Anniversary Fest

Fat Wreck Chords will be celebrating its 25th anniversary of "ruining punk rock" by throwing a festival Aug. 21-23 headlined by NOFX. When Fat Mike originally announced the festival, in this awkward YouTube video, he hinted the label would be…
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Music, All Shook Down Fat Mike Announces Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour, Two-Day San Francisco Fest

Fat Mike Announces Fat Wrecked For 25 Years Tour, Two-Day San Francisco Fest

Fat Mike of NOFX and Fat Wreck Chords announced today (via an awkwardly filmed YouTube video) that in celebration of the San Francisco label's 25 anniversary, several Fat Wreck Chords bands will be headed out on a national tour together.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Bono's Disguise, Fat Mike's Musical, and Ariana Grande's Black Eye

This Week: Bono's Disguise, Fat Mike's Musical, and Ariana Grande's Black Eye

“You know, when Bono goes cycling he likes to dress up as a Hasidic Jew." The Edge, on how no one got photos of Bono's horrific recent bicycle crash in Central Park, New York. (Radio.com) "a Victoria's Secret angel…
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Music, All Shook Down Brace Yourselves, Fat Mike Has Written a Musical

Brace Yourselves, Fat Mike Has Written a Musical

If you're the kind of person who really loved Cats and Mamma Mia!, but thought both musicals would have benefited from the inclusion of fetish film actresses and musical numbers with titles like "Bearly  Legal" and "Fecal Alcohol Syndrome," well…
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Music, All Shook Down Here's Fat Mike From NOFX Kicking a Fan in the Face in Sydney Last Night

Here's Fat Mike From NOFX Kicking a Fan in the Face in Sydney Last Night

Oh, Fat Mike. While it comes as no shock whatsoever that the perpetually scandalous NOFX frontman (and Noe Valley resident) isn't exactly calming down as he ages, this video still took us ever-so-slightly by surprise: It's the singer backhanding…
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Music, All Shook Down Rancid's Bay Area Roots: 5 Things You May Not Know...

Rancid's Bay Area Roots: 5 Things You May Not Know...

Punk rockers the world over got excited yesterday when Rancid released a sneaky preview of their eighth album, ...Honor Is All We Know. The new tracks, "Collision Course", "Honor Is All We Know," and "Evil's My Friend" are the…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle and Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle We ventured inside the Bayview headquarters of Fat Wreck Chords, a punk label founded by NOFX's Fat Mike that can boast almost total independence from the world of corporate media. The nondescript building hosts parties once a month where…
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Music, All Shook Down Urine Big Trouble! 5 Public Pissers and the Messes They've Made

Urine Big Trouble! 5 Public Pissers and the Messes They've Made

There are few things in life that truly unite us all as human beings. No matter what else in the world separates us, there is no race or gender or class when it comes to the most important aspects of…
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Music, Fat Mike Means Business: NOFX's Frontman Talks New Year's Debauchery

Fat Mike Means Business: NOFX's Frontman Talks New Year's Debauchery

Fat Mike is way more responsible than you think he is. He's like that guy who got you high every day before math class, yet mysteriously aced the final you failed, neglecting to inform you that he was hitting the…
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Music, All Shook Down NOFX at 30: The Band's 10 Most Controversial Moments

NOFX at 30: The Band's 10 Most Controversial Moments

Reassuring us once and for all that turning 30 doesn't mean you have to start behaving like an adult, NOFX -- the West Coast punk icon/touring kegger that never winds down -- announced this week that they'll mark the end…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 1/20/12: NOFX Shoots Tequila, Covers Rancid, and Gets Serious For a Moment at the Fillmore

Live Review, 1/20/12: NOFX Shoots Tequila, Covers Rancid, and Gets Serious For a Moment at the Fillmore

NOFX No Use for A Name Old Man Markley The Bombpops Jan. 20, 2012 The Fillmore Better than: Hanging out with loud, drunk 45-year-olds who aren't members of NOFX. When lifelong NOFX enthusiasts are in the mood to jump…
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Music, All Shook Down NOFX's Fat Mike on Taking Drugs, Being a Father, and Joining the Mile High Club

NOFX's Fat Mike on Taking Drugs, Being a Father, and Joining the Mile High Club

You may not have been alive in 1983, when punk rock icon NOFX was started in Berkeley. That was nearly 30 years ago, after all, and the world was a very different place: Ronald Reagan was president, "big" East…
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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 Why Punk Rockers Make Great Parents

Why Punk Rockers Make Great Parents

This fall, an exciting documentary is hitting movie theaters. It's called The Other F Word, and it's about punk rock; it's about family; and it's about a plethora of life's awkward questions including: "Should I have tattooed my forehead?" and…
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Music, All Shook Down America Sucks: Six Great Songs Complaining About the USA

America Sucks: Six Great Songs Complaining About the USA

So it's almost the Fourth of July -- a day when we are all obligated to find a barbecue, pretend it's sunny, get drunker than we probably should in the middle of the day, and complain about British people. As…
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Music, All Shook Down Warped Tour Announces SF Date

Warped Tour Announces SF Date

Now in its 15th year, America's longest-running alternative music festival, the Vans Warped Tour, hits Piers 30 and 32 in San Francisco June 27. Among the scheduled bands: NOFX, Punk Rock Karaoke, Shooter Jennings, Streetlight Manifesto, The Ataris, The…
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