SPIN Radio End of Summer BBQ featuring...
Bowling For Soup
Patent Pending, Twin XL, Don't Panic, Blind Choice
Fri · September 13, 2019
Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pmSummerstage at Mount Airy
$18 advance | $22 day of show
Summer Stage at Mount Airy Casino Resort
(covered outdoor stage)
All Ages Admitted // 21 to drink with ID
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Finding their niche back in the 1990's would be tough when the musical climate was in serious shift. "We were just the stereotypical, small town guys with nothing else to do - starting a band to keep ourselves out of trouble" recalls frontman Jaret Reddick looking back. There was certainly no trend to follow, every other band seemed to be genre jumping to try and catch "the next big thing" without knowing what "the next big thing was," leaving the members of Bowling For Soup with no option to just go out and have fun. Brought up on a heady diet of 80's John Hughes Movies, LA Hair Metal, Steve Martin comedy routines (which spawned the band's name) and hook laden punk rock, BFS hit the ground running on the simple blueprint - have a good time and pretty soon, everyone else will join in!
Bowling For Soup are a band who've moved with the times throughout a period of turbulence for the music industry. From their DIY roots, through to being on a major record label for many years (Jive Records) and onto setting up their own operation, they are a band who've found success in every way. The last decade has seen Bowling For Soup go on to form their own cottage industry, recording and releasing albums on their own terms. “We're in control of everything now. If we decide we wanna do something, we just do it - we don't need to ask anyone’s permission. It also makes you feel super proud when you do something yourself and it’s a success,” reveals Reddick. Being early adopters of fan funded music, the band have fan interaction to the next level with each project proving more and more rewarding and successful for both the band and their fan base.
The last couple of years have seen Bowling For Soup hit heights equal to when they first truly grabbed the world's attention with Drunk Enough To Dance back in the early 2000's. They returned to the UK with a bang in early 2016 with the huge "How About Another Round Tour" to wild acclaim. The success of that tour brought a new experience for the band with their first ever arena tour in the UK alongside Steel Panther in October of that year, winning rave reviews and proving without a doubt, that even on the largest of stages, a Bowling For Soup show is always intimate and always entertaining. Within days of the arena tour, the band released their most recent studio album Drunk Dynasty. The album was lauded by the fans and the music press on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean alike. If that wasn't enough for one year, they still had time to release their inaugural Acoustic live album and DVD, Acoustic In A Freakin' English Church.
Spring 2017 brought Bowling For Soup's most high profile UK festival slot when they headlined the Fireball Stage at the May bank holiday weekend triple Slam Dunk Festival. They followed this up with the announcement of the return of The Get Happy Tour to the UK for the first time in over a decade. That tour, alongside The Aquabats and Get Happy alumni Army Of Freshmen, was to become Bowling For Soup's biggest ever UK tour, culminating in the band's biggest ever headline show at London's Brixton Academy on the 17th of February 2018. That show was a magical evening that would later become their new live album and DVD (Older, Fatter, Still The Greatest Ever: Live From Brixton). Taking things back to the US for the Summer of 2018, Jaret, Gary and Chris, joined by new bassist Rob Felicetti, went back to their roots by taking part in the final cross country touring edition of the Vans Warped Tour, bringing in enormous crowds no matter what time of day they played on Warped's revolving line up. The end of 2018 saw yet another first, returning to their home-away-from-home for their first ever UK tour in the holiday season, The Almost Christmas Tour.
Plans are in the works to celebrate their 25th anniversary in true Bowling For Soup style in the great state of Texas with full details soon to be announced. After that, there's the small matter of their impending return to the UK's Reading and Leeds Festivals, having not played there since 2003. In an industry that is ever evolving, Bowling For Soup are ready for their next chapter, armed with their infectious personality, they will always be Bowling For Soup you know and love. And let's not forget, they'll always be the band that waves back!
Hard work and dedication have yielded some incredible results for Patent Pending. They've enjoyed the success of three music videos reaching the coveted #1 spot on MTV.com, with state side rotation on MTV, MTV2, MTVu, Fuse on Demand and Kerrang TV in the United Kingdom. In 2012 PP's warrior like determination won them the Billboard Music Awards "Dream Seeker Of The Year" trophy and afforded them the honor of delivering a ground-shaking performance of their song "Dance Til We Die" in front of a National Television audience of over 8 MILLION home viewers on ABC. Later that year, opportunity came knocking again in a big way when pop-rock legends "Bowling For Soup" gave the band an opening spot on their massive UK Tour. That first trip to Europe proved to be a life changer for the New York natives. It leads the band to return for multiple headlining tours and earned them a spot on Donnington Park's historic DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL with the likes of Slipknot and Iron Maiden
Equipped with an innovative and hilarious single/mockumentary/music video for the their song "Hey Mario" and their ever-expanding tour schedule including the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Australia, Patent Pending shows no signs of slowing down and even less of forgetting where they came from. A quote from a recent interview with front man, Joe Ragosta can best explain - "The music makes us a band, the connection with the people who listen to that music makes us a family, and family is stronger than anything."
Though Walker-Wright and the Gomez brothers have been working as full-time writer/producers, a part of similar social circles and often ran into each other at random gigs across the country for years, it wasn’t until early 2017 after another serendipitous meeting at a LA house party, that they decided to try a day in the studio together.
The synergy between the three was clear and Twin XL was born - a perfect storm of the glistening retro synths, catchy bass-lines, memorable melodies and Walker’s smooth vocal. The EP, entirely written and produced by the band, is a balanced dichotomy of bright and summery and dark and mysterious, fusing together an infectious anti-pop sound.
From top-class performing musicians each in their own right, writers, producers, friends, and now band mates, TwinXL are paving their way to the top turning a night out at a party into a nostalgic and distinctive musical sequel full of indelible anti-pop glory.
Blind Choice has released two EPs since 2017 including FIRING SQUAD and MENTAL SCARS. Both EPs were engineered by Brett Alexander at Saturation Acres Studios. Recently, they released a single called Static Run, which played on 97.9X on Sunday.
In 2018, Blind Choice won the 979x WSBX neXt2Rock Battle of the Bands competition which featured Chris Motionless from Motionless In White as a celebrity judge.
Blind Choice may be young, but they have plenty of performance experiences and are willing to travel where ever they are requested to be. They’ve played over 100 shows in the past two years from NY, CT, NJ, and PA.
Their song ‘Balance On The Floor’ from ‘Mental Scars’ (EP) is featured on the Millennium Conference 2019 Compilation CD. Over 200 tracks were submitted, and the band was nominated and approved by a review team including Tony Caravan, Adverteria; Jason Shaﬀer, Full Tilt Recording and Brian Cronin, Mirror Image Media and James Brown.
April 16, 2019 our Song, “Courtney,” from our EP Firing Squad was released by Bongo Boy Records. The song will be on a compilation album Future Stars Volume I, distributed worldwide.
Bongo Boy Records headquarters’ operates out of Northwest Jersey in the town of Belvidere, New Jersey, United States, the label's Asian operation is in Hong Kong, China since 2014 and this year their London, Ont, Canada. Bongo Boy Records is an Independent record label here for the Independent artists WORLDWIDE.
The band has released two music videos this past winter. To see the latest video for “I Don’t Exist” visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v6DSeAXApU
You can listen to the band’s music on iTunes,Spotify, Amazon, Google, and CD Baby.
For Interviews, requests, or booking information contact Noelle Snyder 570.351.6694 or e-mail email@example.com.
Summerstage at Mount Airy
312 Woodland Rd
Mount Pocono, PA, 18344