Allister, Kristopher Roe
200 W. Second St
Pomona, CA, 91766
This event is all ages
If there's one thing that can be said about Bremerton stalwarts MxPx, it's that the perils of being career musicians will never outweigh the joy they've found in truly doing what they love, because no matter how many pitfalls are thrown in their path, "There is a song in there somewhere," says lead vocalist/bassist Mike Herrera. Plans Within Plans, the trio's ninth studio record, was released in 2012.
MxPx had not released a full-length album in five years (2007's Secret Weapon), and through those times, the band had endured their fair share of tribulations. Whether it was identity theft, credit card fraud, outrunning muggers in foreign countries, constant van breakdowns, accumulating debt in an attempt to fund tours — the list could go on.
The result of these struggles is Plans Within Plans, a two-decade career coming to grips not only with aging as a band, but also the harsh reality that they are still on a steep upward climb toward their collective goals. Always sharing an endearing commonality with their diehard fans, the album has its throwback moments while still managing to employ a few surprises.
Allister is a four piece pop punk band based out of Chicago, IL formed in 1996 consisting of members Tim Rogner, Scott Murphy, Kyle Lewis, and Mike Leverence. They were one of the first bands signed to Drive Thru Records and worked with the label through many transformations and label deals with MCA, Geffen, and Sanctuary.
They have released 5 full length studio albums, 1 EP and 2 seven inches. They have played thousands of shows across dozens of countries touring with some of the largest bands/ festivals in their scene. Allister has sold hundred of thousands of records worldwide and have had one of their releases certified gold. They played themselves and had their music featured in the 2004 MGM movie “Sleepover” starring Alexa Vega, Steve Carell and Jane Lynch.
They went on Hiatus from 2007 and 2010 to return with a new deal with Universal J and release their two latest albums “Countdown to Nowhere” (2010), and “Life Behind Machines” (2012).
Singer Scott Murphy also recently released an album with “Weezer” singer Rivers Cuomo.
They are currently playing shows and writing for their sixth studio album.
The Ataris' singer/songwriter Kristopher Roe released his first full length solo acoustic album "Hang Your Head in Hope" in November 2011. All songs were recorded in one take, no edits, no overdubs, using vintage 1940's ribbon microphones and a 1948 Gibson J-45 guitar. The album contains familiar tracks stripped down as well as a several brand new songs which will later appear on The Ataris forthcoming album "The Graveyard of the Atlantic" in actual full band arrangements. "Hang Your Head in Hope" is only available from The Ataris' Bandcamp page. The album is completely FREE. Donations are welcome and very much appreciated.