Dot Dash, Fallout Shelter
1811 14th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
FIELD DAY 2019
Peter Cortner - Dag Nasty - Wig Out at Denkos / Field Day
Doug Carrion - Dag Nasty - Wig Out at Denkos / Field Day
Mark Phillips - Down By Law / Joykiller
Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion are probably the most notorious
outcasts of the Dag Nasty franchise to date, and they’ve joined forces
with Mark Phillips (Down by Law) as Field Day, slated to do shows
summer 2019 with new music to follow in 2020.
Doug and Peter performed on Dag Nasty’s iconic recordings Wig Out at
Denko’s (Dischord Records) and Field Day (Giant Records), and played
some 300 shows throughout the United States and Canada in the late
80’s. These recordings are credited as cornerstones of what was
eventually termed melodic hardcore, and inspired new bands like
Pennywise and Rise Against.
In 2018 there was a conversation between Brian Baker, Doug and Peter
regarding how best, if at all, to perform Wig Out and Field Day songs
live. With scheduling and geographic conflicts unavoidable, in 2019 it
was agreed that Doug and Peter would forge ahead under the name Field
Day, to avoid confusing Dag Nasty fans or promoters.
Carrion refers to Field Day as “a perfect time to revisit previous
material for the fans, and a way to continue exploring music.”
Since his departure from Dag Nasty, Doug Carrion has continued
building his long list of credits, ranging from the Descendents to
Kottonmouth Kings, while Peter Cortner has remained mostly out of the
music world, opting to pursue academia. With a new project at hand,
Field Day has presented the perfect opportunity to welcome Peter back
into the musical fold.
Mark Phillips came into the world in Santa Monica California and was
raised in Berlin Germany and Washington DC. At the age of 11, Phillips
discovered D.C. punk pioneers Bad Brains thanks to a chance encounter
with a group of Rastafarians that worked at the nearby commissary.
That was a life altering event. “Things kicked into high gear” he
explains.. “I saw these 4 black guys that looked like me and sounded
like nothing I’d heard before. It started me down a path of unbounded
exploration and creativity and I haven’t stopped exploring and
Phillips went on to play in bands, mostly in the hardcore punk scene
with Shawn Stern from Youth Brigade in Thats It, Jack Grisham from
TSOL in Joykiller and Dave Smalley from Dag Nasty and ALL in Down By
Law. Recently, Phillips started playing guitar with a different set of
Dag Nasty Alums, Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion in a new project they
are calling Field Day. Phillips is also getting ready to release a
concept album, The Black Operator. https://www.theblackoperator.com/
Field Day is scheduled to perform a select number of shows on the West
Coast and East Coast in late August 2019.
From the makers of Julie Ocean, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Swervedriver, Youth Brigade, and Strange Brigade comes Dot Dash. Impeccable post-punk with an impeccable pedigree.