Artist: Me First and The Gimme Gimmes Title: “Santa Baby” (Single) Label: Fat Wreck Chords Release Date: 11/30/2018 Genre: Punk/Holiday Rating: 4/5
Truth be told, the band Me First and The Gimme Gimmes is a bit of a guilty pleasure for me since everything that I listen to from them just puts me in a fun and rocking mood. For those in the unaware, MFATGG are technically a cover band but one that makes lightning fast renditions of the classics they do and even toss in teasers from other songs to see if you’re paying attention. I’d compare them to being a Punk Rock version of The Nerds if you needed more information about what they are. You’re going to want to look up albums like “Have A Ball” and “Are A Drag” when time permits but with my being on a Holiday Hootnanny kick with Christmastime heading our way, I was stoked to learn that they had offered up their own version of the classic “Santa Baby” which was originally sung by Eartha Kitt. She played Catwoman at one point on the classic “Batman” television series if you didn’t know. Continue reading “Santa Baby” (Single) by Me First and The Gimme Gimmes→
As our readers already know, I’ve been listing the upcoming tour happenings in our “Upcoming Tours” category and generally these are events that will take place in our region or close enough to it. That being said, there are times when I need to break out of that circle and expand the news we are listing and that’s based on these weekend festivals that are happening all over the place but so worth mentioning. Maybe in the coming months I will look into changing that category title but for now I will just post the content in there. All of this leads me to the news about Fat Mike’s inaugural festival. Take a look at the very long press release down below the poster.
The Press Release:
Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes the debut of Camp Punk In Drublic! Created from the mind and liver of NOFX’s frontman Fat Mike, this one-of-a-kind destination event has punk music lovers and craft beer enthusiasts rejoicing. As the only punk rock campout in the country, Camp Punk In Drublic will feature performances by NOFX, Rancid, Pennywise, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and more, along with a weekend of craft beer tastings (available for purchase), campfire stories from punk legends, and a slew of attractions including Fatty’s Midnite Matinee late night movie theater, carnival games, and much more. Located right outside of Columbus, OH, Camp Punk In Drublic will take over Legend Valley in Thornville, OH on Friday, June 1 (Friday Kickoff Party), Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3, wrapping up the first leg of the national Punk In Drublic festival tour with a once-in-a-lifetime experience for punk rock and craft beer fans.
A limited quantity of Early Bird tickets for Camp Punk In Drublic Camping, Craft Beer & Music Festival go on sale Friday, March 30 at 10:00 AM ET at www.PunkInDrublicFest.com/camp. Specially priced Weekend Festival Admission passes will be available for only $50 (plus fees) while supplies last on Friday, March 30 from 10:00 AM ET through 11:59 PM ET. Additionally, the Friday Night Kickoff Party is FREE for up to 4 campers with each tent or RV camping purchase, or non-camping attendees can purchase an Early Bird Friday Kickoff Party Pass in advance for $19 (plus fees) or for $40 at the door. Continue reading Fat Mike Presents Inaugural “Camp Punk In Drublic” Festival→