88 Fingers Louie

New Noise Magazine Presents

88 Fingers Louie

Overwhelming Colorfast, Year of the Fist, New Noise Magazine

Wed · July 18, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$15.00 - $18.00

Tickets at the Door.

This event is 21 and over

88 Fingers Louie
88 Fingers Louie
Melodic punk rock band from Chicago, USA, formed in 1993. In 1994, the band signed to Fat Wreck Chords, then abruptly broke up while on a North American tour in 1996. In 1998, guitarist Dan Wleklinski & vocalist Denis Buckley wanted to continue with the band, and added Joe Principe (bass) & John Carroll (drums). Together, this lineup released Back On The Streets in 1998 before again disbanding. In October of 2009, 88 Fingers Louie played a reunion show at Chicago's annual Riot Fest. The lineup featured founding members Wleklinski and Buckley with a different supporting lineup than previous recordings. After a few years of playing primarily festivals across the globe, the band announced the release of Thank You For Being a Friend in summer of 2017 on Bird Attack Records, which was their first studio-recorded output in nearly 20 years.
Overwhelming Colorfast
Overwhelming Colorfast
A piledriving pop-punk band from the San Francisco suburb of Antioch, CA, Overwhelming Colorfast was a vehicle for Bob Reed, who was the band's sole permanent member. Reed looked like D. Boon from the Minutemen and sang like Bob Mould in his Hüsker Dü days, but there was a Buzzcocks-like love for sweet pop mixed in with his punky guitar roar.

After a debut 7," "It's Tomorrow," on the tiny indie Sympathy for the Record Industry in 1991, Overwhelming Colorfast signed with Relativity Records and released 1992's self-titled debut, produced by the hot record maker of the moment, Butch Vig (Nirvana, Sonic Youth, etc.). After 1993's placeholder EP Bender, Reed hooked up with kindred spirit Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks and the Young Fresh Fellows and recorded 1994's excellent Two Words, an album that mixes pop, punk, and '70s hard rock influences in a manner similar to Redd Kross' Neurotica.

Bassist Steven "Bean" Espaniola and guitarist Torg Hallin split after that release, replaced by Matt Harris and Mike Drake, respectively. After the release of the Sourdough EP in 1995 (which featured a surprising cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sway"), drummer Dan Reed -- Bob's brother, not the guy who led the '80s band the Dan Reed Network -- left the group. With a temporary replacement drummer, the group recorded a full album with Bloch, but scrapped the project after Reed decided the songs and performances weren't up to snuff. After finding new drummer Alex Laipeneiks, the group recorded the far superior Moonlight and Castanets. Unfortunately, after the release of that album, Harris and Drake left the band. Rather than replace his guitarist and bassist yet again, Reed elected to simply break up the band.
Year of the Fist
Year of the Fist
Rock N Roll out of Oakland CA. We've got past members of Dolorata, Fabulous Disaster, Neutralboy and The Lean. But we sure as hell don't sound like any of those bands!!


“YEAR OF THE FIST - Death Breath Light & Pain : I must admit I should know more about this band than I do know because Squeaky Hell, a really cool lass who I've lots of respect, plays for this band. What I will tell you is they play raw Punk Rock N Roll to a very high standard. In fact they're one of the best bands to come out of California in a while without a doubt. This 10-track debut album is certainly well worth investing in if raw Punk Rock N Roll is your thing. Every track is worthy of a listen but the ones that stuck out included 'Death Of Me', 'Never Go Home', 'Killer On The Road' and 'I Want Your Love'. Yeah go on and give this band some support!"

— Street Voice
New Noise Magazine
New Noise Magazine
Five years ago, a long-simmering idea came to fruition: a magazine, unbound by the shackles of genre, covering the best music from bands worth discovering and the art, industry, and scenes that surround it. Now, on the anniversary of that momentous day, New Noise is teaming up with the Ivy Room to kick off our monthly celebration of the underground.

We are proud to announce a special New Noise Night, taking place on the third Thursday of every month. It's time to translate our mission from the page to the stage, bringing intimate performances, challenging art, totally-not-douchey DJs, and all kinds of surprises to the East Bay.

Consider this your wild card show, the soft launch into your weekend. We’re putting together something special, and you are guaranteed to have a good time.
Venue Information:
Ivy Room
860 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA, 94706
http://www.ivyroom.com/