Tag: MxPx

April 15, 2022

Song of the Day: MxPx - Want Ad

Y’all better to get ready to put your boxing gloves on. You ready for this? Pokinatcha is the best MxPx (Magnified Plaid) album. Why? It was melodic, but still very much punk–bordering even on old school hardcore at times. It’s by far their most unique record, before they settled into the more polished pop-punk sound that everyone remembers. To be clear, I have no problem with the direction they later took (except for maybe moving further away from Christian spirituality and theology as the years went by, but that’s another post altogether).… Continued →

February 9, 2022

Heart Like War - From Here On Out (Official Music Video)

The So Cal underground kings of Pop-Punk fun, are back with a brand new music video for their track – “From Here On Out”. The song is from Heart Like War’s most recent ep release, “Thoughts On This”. Check these guys out and especially front-man David Camarena’s YouTube channel “Today I Grew Up” which is insanely fun as well. You can catch Heart Like War at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. February 20th, supporting the band Crooked Teeth.… Continued →

January 24, 2022

Nate Parrish to Release New Single "God Knows" (Feat. David Bunton of The Showdown)

I bet you didn’t see that coming did you? Yes sir (or ma’am or whatever), Nate Parrish is BACK and with a vengeance, a most righteous, glorified vengeance of the melodic punk rock n’ roll variety. He is releasing his first new single of 2022 titled “God Knows” which features David Bunton of the great band – The Showdown (Get Snake Bit) lending his vocal talents. You might not know this but David also was a melodic punk band years ago before The Showdown so this pairing is absolutely perfect!… Continued →

November 17, 2021

MxPx Get Back in the Game With 2 Upcoming Shows in 2022 Plus a New Live Album

MxPx just announced two shows in April 2022, one at House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. on April 1st and the other in Tempe, Arizona at Marquee Theater. Joining them will be Zebrahead, Bad Cop, Bad Cop, and Mercy Music. Tickets and further info can be found right here. Also, the band just dropped a new LIVE album titled “Southbound to San Antonio” that sounds absolutely fantastic, even better than their last big one. The live album is up now on all digital networks and streaming sites.… Continued →

March 10, 2021

MxPx Drop The Most Epic Box Set of All Time

MxPx are about to drop the most epic box set you have ever seen and it’ll be in the band’s own merch store sold by the band themselves. These are all CLASSIC MxPx albums going all the way from “Pokinatcha” (1994) to their last “Self Titled” release (2018). 10 albums, 14 Vinyl LP Set. No word on pricing just yet but save those pennies because this is a set you DO NOT WANT TO MISS OUT ON.… Continued →

January 12, 2021

Too Bad Eugene Returns

One of my favorite 00’s pop-punk/melodic punk acts – Too Bad Eugene, returns this year with new music. While we await such a magnificent return by Adam Nigh and company, the band has just put up the now classic year 2000 full length, “At Any Rate”, for download and streaming on all digital networks. For the first time in over 20 years you’ll finally be able to listen to this album I’ve been raving about ever since it’s release on CD 20 years ago.… Continued →

December 28, 2020

December 25, 2020

Song of the Day: MxPx - Christmas Day

Today’s perfect “Christmas” song is none other than MxPx “Christmas Day” from that cherished 1999 compilation album, “Happy Christmas Vol. 2”. This compilation was released on BEC Recordings / T&N which brought some classics from artists like MxPx, Sixpence None The Richer, All Star United, Plankeye, Hangnail, Flight 180, Starflyer 59, Fanmail, Element 101, Deluxetone Rockets, and so many more. First 3 Volumes are pure classics! MxPx brought it at a time where the band was exploding with “Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo”.… Continued →

November 10, 2020

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February 5, 2019

Freeto Boat Are Back!!!

Well, not really, but this late 90's Ska/Melodic/Skate/Punk band have just made their entire catalog available for a name your price on bandcamp. These gents will appeal to fans of Must Build Jacuzzi, Five Iron Frenzy, May Weather, Face Value, Shop 11 Phoenix, and MxPx.

November 25, 2018

IVM Christmas Collection

Christmas Songs

For those of you who braved the crowds on Black Friday, you probably heard Christmas songs playing on the PA overhead. I put together a Spotify playlist of Christmas songs that my wife and I enjoy this time of year to share with all of you.

July 18, 2018

MxPx - Rolling Strong

Remember that one time MxPx said some naughty words and got busted by the cops? No? Well watch the punk rock legends MxPx get themselves into trouble (both literally and figuratively) in this fun throwback video to those old timey pop-punk classics. So far, what new song is your favorite – “Rolling Strong” or “Let’s Ride”?… Continued →

June 30, 2018

MxPx - Let's Ride (Official Music Video)

MxPx have finally unveiled the first new song from their upcoming new 10th studio album, “MxPx”. This beautifully filmed music video and extremely catchy new song can be heard below. Mid-Life punk rock takes on new meaning and brings to the forefront all those fresh memories from years ago that were bubbling just beneath the surface. The nostalgia runs deep in this song and video and I think us as fans couldn’t have asked for a better first single.… Continued →

June 11, 2018

April 1, 2018

MxPx Prove It To The World That Tomorrow Is Not Just Another Day and Take Their Punk Rawk Show Directly to the Fans

That’s right friends, the much loved and critically adored long running legends of a band – MxPx, are back and with a new album. They are here to prove that 26 years later it isn’t the end but rather a step in the next phase of this band’s legendary career. It’s hard to believe that seeing them in some sweaty Church basement here in Orange County, CA. back in 1995 with all of us (band included) being youths, that their music would endure through the years attracting new fans each step of the way.… Continued →

March 13, 2018

Mike and Holli Herrera to Be on Fixer Upper (HGTV) April 3rd

Mike Herrera’s wife Holli just let the cat out of the bag and has announced that Mike, her, and the kids will be on an upcoming episode of Chip & Joanna Gaines HGTV show “Fixer Upper” where the family is relocating to Waco, Texas. This is huge and I am sure will be an enjoyable show to watch since many of us whether we like it or not, have that special connection to MXPX and their music for the past 25+ years.… Continued →

October 25, 2017

Mxpx Announce December 16th Show at The Novo in Los Angeles

Mxpx have just announced a very special 25 years of Mxpx show at the big venue “The Novo” by Microsoft in Los Angeles at LA Live (Next to Staples Center). The show openers and guest lineup is being kept under wraps until Monday October 30th. General admission tickets have gone on sale early to email subscribers so make sure you head on over to Mxpx.com and sign up. I am sure the internet sleuths among you can figure out the promo code to buy tickets.… Continued →

July 23, 2017

The Best of 2007: Favorite Hits From 10 Years Ago

Hey friends it’s that time again, time for another “list”. Feel free to offer up your big Laugh-Out-Louds and smirks for some “hits” I found appealing 10 years ago. A lot of stuff from that year was enjoyed by me, some I am rediscovering, and others were missed opportunities. Check out my “list” below and feel free to listen to the playlist I created on Spotify for this list found in the article. Remember kids, “some” of these releases may not have the best language so if you get queasy at the thought of dirty words from general market (do we still use the word ‘secular’?)… Continued →

June 26, 2017

Is There a Secret MxPx Vinyl in the Works?

Hey look who’s On the Cover of IVM! Is there a Secret Weapon of vinyl proportions in the works? Is it enough to give us a Panic, maybe get us up to that Ever Passing Moment? I certainly hope these guys aren’t Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo because we could all use a heavy dose of a Punk Rawk Show in our lives. Now I certainly Heard That Sound and am assured that this is a Plan Within Plans and that Tomorrow is Another Day.… Continued →

May 11, 2017

April 18, 2017

Five Iron Frenzy Joins MxPx for Their 25th Anniversary Shows in Seattle July 7th

Five Iron Frenzy will be joining Slick Shoes for the 25th anniversary of the band MxPx in Seattle, WA. July 7th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am. This will be one show you won’t want to miss out on. Speaking of FIF, have you ordered their vinyl press of “Upbeats and Beatdowns” yet? I hear the rest of their discography is getting pressed at some point by the fine folks at SMLXL Vinyl.… Continued →

March 5, 2017

Slick Shoes LIVE Videos

Check out a few videos of Slick Shoes performing live in Texas from the past two shows with MxPx a few weeks back. I’ve included a few MxPx vids below too. If you missed out on getting Slick Shoes merch from any of their last few shows, you can order them online from us here. Slick Shoes has a brand new Instagram account so follow them here: @SlickShoesBand Continued →

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November 29, 2016

Dogwood Comes Out of Retirement to Play Epic Shows With Mxpx and Five Iron Frenzy in January 2017

You’re reading that right and NO, you are not stuck in some strange past dimension. January 2017 is going to go off with two shows from everyone’s favorite melodic punk band Dogwood along with epic sets by Mxpx and Five Iron Frenzy. Shows take place on January 13th at The Observatory in San Diego CA. and January 14th at Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am PST, more info at Mxpx.comContinued →