Red City Radio
The Bombpops, Russian Girlfriends, Goddamnit
421 N 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19123
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
This event is all ages
Red City Radio
Driving down a highway listening to either metal, hip hop, or country. Getting to the venue. Eating. Drinking. Playing. More Drinking. Heading to our home for the night. Drinking some more. Sleeping. Starting all over again. We're pretty simple folk.
Formed in 2007, The Bombpops quickly became a mainstay of the storied San Diego punk scene, channeling youthful aggression through a healthy reverence for the genre's progenitors and musical skill well beyond their years.
From salty dive bars to hallowed music halls, the band has toured the United States extensively – along the way forging new definitions of "acceptable personal hygiene", pushing the limits of what might be considered a "bathroom" and cultivating a devout fan base that stretches from coast to coast.
Sharing stages with such revered acts as Bad Religion, NOFX, No Use For a Name, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Good Riddance, Pulley, GBH, TSOL, Teenage Bottlerocket, None More Black, The Frustrators, and Strung Out, the Bombpops have been privileged to play alongside many of the bands that inspired them.
Having released two EPs to date, joined the Red Scare Industries family in 2010 and relocated to Los Angeles, the Bombpops continue to provide Southern California with their own brand of blistering pop punk – serving up an energetic, acerbic musical attack that is equal parts sugar, spice and hydrofluoric acid.
With roots in the Bay Area metal and Albuquerque punk scenes, Russian Girlfriends strikes a careful balance between raw youthful energy, infectious melodies, and thoughtful, story-driven lyricism. The band formed in late 2014, a supergroup of sorts, comprised of Albuquerque local scene veterans and ex members of Koffin Kats, Adam Hooks and his Hang-ups, and Glitter Dick. The original lineup; Adam Hooks as lead vocalist, Ian Jarrell and Colin Dowell on guitar, and Jeremy Keith on bass, was completed when Sasha Horn (drummer for Heathen, Novembers Doom, and Forbidden.) signed on as the band's drummer. Russian Girlfriend's highly anticipated debut All Around draws on themes lifted from American history, Native American history, real life events, dreams, and relationships, all told with distinctly surreal and satirical undertones. The album, All Around, is now available for streaming and purchase on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and Apple Music.