w/ The Brokedowns, Blind Adam & The Federal League, Bedspin
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The Copyrights hail from a small college town in downstate Illinois called Carbondale. They formed in 2002, and quickly were embraced by the pop-punk community for their fun lyrics, big hooks, and infectious choruses.
A year later, in 2003, they released their first album, We Didn’t Come Here to Die, which was produced by Mass Giorgini. Next up, in 2006, they released Mutiny Pop, and in 2007, Make Sound. Followed by 2008’s, Learn the Hard Way. Finally, The Copyrights took a breather, and returned for their fifth effort in 2011 with North Sentinel Island.
The Copyrights made their Fat Wreck Chords debut with a catchy EP titled, No Knocks. A release New Noise Magazine called “a continuation of the same great quality pop punk that The Copyrights have been delivering for over 12 years now.” Lauded music mag, Alternative Press stated “the difficult task of writing catchy music is one “Illinois pop-punk four-piece, The Copyrights, have mastered throughout the past decade since their humble beginnings.” The band’s next full-length album, Report, was released on August 26, 2014, on Red Scare Industries. Noisey, the Vice imprint, called the album “the stuff that keeps pop-punk alive. The good pop-punk anyway.”
After a seven-year hiatus, The Copyrights are back in full force. On October 22, Fat Wreck Chords will release the band’s new full-length, Alone in a Dome. Known for their blistering live shows and power-pop hooks, Fat Wreck Chords is the perfect home for their high-octane sing-along anthems. Vocalist/bassist Adam Fletcher had this to say about the signing: “It’s been 7 years since we’ve released a new record and hopefully y’all haven’t forgotten about us! We’re excited to be a joining the Fat Wreck Chords family, and we can’t wait to get this album out into the world.”
The band has toured with the likes of Masked Intruder, The Lawrence Arms, and NOFX. This October, they’ll play their first live show at The Fest in Gainesville, FL. It’s safe to say that 2021 just got a whole hell of a lot better.
The Brokedowns started a long time ago in the hills around Elgin, Illinois. What began as friends jamming in Jon’s parent’s basement morphed into four out-of-shape Midwestern working-class dudes who love playing music together and soaking their livers.
These guys are one of the funniest bands around, but they ain’t playin’ when their songs take on issues like misguided nationalism or technology or Midwestern despair. We think they have the best bullshit detector in the scene. But this foursome is a little weirder, a little smarter, and a little heavier-sounding than your average punk band, and they have 13 new ones on “Sick Of Space.” Just look at the goddamn song titles and tell us you don’t wanna party with this LP?! “Sick Of Space” will be their third album on Red Scare and that’s usually when our bands achieve mainstream success, so get on board while they’re still cool!
The name Blind Adam may conjure up imagines of a gristled old bluesman, rocking the Second City’s juke circuit in the 60’s with greats like BB and Buddy. But this Chicago kid was a straight up punk rocker, knocking out 10 years of playing music and sharing stages with the likes of Bouncing Souls, until he noticed something wasn’t right with his vision. After months of tests, he was diagnosed with a rare optic nerve disease called Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON), which leaves those stricken with central vision loss. After adjusting to his new reality, Adam decided it was time to pick the guitar back up. Then comes The Federal League.