First Fleet Concerts Presents
Reel Big Fish
Survay Says!, This Magnificent, Fairhaven
211 Iowa Avenue
Iowa City, IA, 52242
Doors 5:00 PM / Show 6:00 PM
This event is all ages
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Reel Big Fish
Reel Big Fish was one of the legions of Southern California ska-punk bands to edge into the mainstream following the mid-’90s success of No Doubt and Sublime. Like most of their peers, the band was distinguished by their hyperkinetic stage shows, juvenile humor, ironic covers of new wave pop songs, and metallic shards of ska. The group cultivated an underground following that broke into the mainstream in summer 1997, when their single “Sell Out” became a modern rock radio and MTV favorite. Their appearance in the movie “Baseketball” as the halftime band also gained them more fans and helped the bands popularity to grow. Still fronted by original lead singer and song writer Aaron Barrett, they continue releasing albums and touring relentlessly, playing more and more countries and bigger venues all over the world.
Reel Big Fish recorded its self-released debut album, “Everything Sucks”, in 1995. “Everything Sucks” became a word-of-mouth underground hit in ska-punk and college circles, which gave the band enough leverage to sign with the indie label Mojo Records. The label’s president, Jay Rifkin, and former Oingo Boingo bassist John Avila co-produced “Turn the Radio Off”, which marked Reel Big Fish’s first album for Mojo. “Turn the Radio Off” was unleashed in August 1996, and over the next year, the group continually toured in support of the album’s release, expanding their fan base all the while. In spring 1997, the single “Sell Out” began receiving heavy airplay from several influential modern rock stations in the U.S., which soon translated into MTV support for the song’s quirky video. By summer, the song had become a moderate modern rock hit, and the album had charted in the Top 100.
Seven members, 101 shows in 2011, 149 shows in 2012, 60+ shows in 2013 by March, and 1 unified goal: To make audiences have the most fun possible.
Survay Says! is a 7-piece ska/pop punk band from a small town called Blairstown, NJ. Originally forming in 2008 by brothers Henry & D.Jay Menzel, Survay Says! has spent the last 4 years honing their craft to bring listeners the horn-driven sound ska fans crave along with the high speed energy of pop punk. If there is one word that could sum up an SS! set, that word would be "fun", and that's exactly what the band strives for.
While the band's music and live sets are all about play, Survay Says! off stage is all about work. While working completely independant of any representation, SS! managed to book and play 100+ shows in 12 states in 2011, 149 shows in 26 states in 2012 (Including a date on the Hartford, CT Warped Tour), 60+ shows in the first quarter of 2013 with a 70+ day/34 state headlining tour booked for summer 2013, and cracked 400 career shows in March 2013 and the band doesn't plan to slow down.SS! is also announced for Pouzza Fest in Montreal and The Fest in Gainesville, FLA. Survay Says! prides themselves on being one of the hardest working bands around. In July 2012, the band released their 3rd full length album entitled "Where We Exist" through Third Time Lucky Rekords on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, and many other online outlets, selling on average about 100 units per month since its release with 800+ physical units sold to date (July 20th, 2012 - March 31, 2013). The band also has plans to release a new LP this summer. Despite their dedication to this industry, Survay Says! makes sure to interact with any and all fans. Feel free to keep in touch with the band on Facebook! Thank you for listening to Survay Says!
7.5 scrawny boys that make ska/punk music from Davenport Iowa
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