The Mr. T Experience, The Queers, The Bombpops, The Piniellas

at Thee Parkside

Time: 9:00pm     Day: Friday     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20
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The Mr. T Experience is an American punk rock band formed in 1985 in Berkeley, California. They have released ten full-length albums along with numerous EPs and singles and have toured internationally. Their music is best classified as pop punk and is intentionally playful, comical, and satirical, often dealing with issues of love and relationships. 

The Mr. T Experience serves mainly as the creative outlet for singer/guitarist "Dr. Frank" Portman, its primary songwriter and sole continuous member throughout multiple lineup changes. The band is closely associated with the Berkeley and greater San Francisco Bay Area punk rock movement of the late 1980s and the 1990s, revolving around the 924 Gilman Street venue and the Lookout! Records label, through which they have released all of their albums since 1990.

The Queers

We've been playing music and touring all over the world for almost 30 years now. We released a few records for Lookout! Records in the early 90s and then had a terrible stint with Hopeless in the late 90s. I don't think they wanna see us and we definitely don't wanna see them. Then we released one more record with Lookout! but afterwards switched to our favorite record label we've ever had, Asian Man Records. All this while touring a bunch. We'll see you soon, we're The Queers.

The Bombpops

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 Descendents, Bad Religion, NOFX, No Use For a Name, Alkaline Trio, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Good Riddance, GBH,Teenage Bottlerocket, 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.

The Piniellas

The Piniellas started off in August 2011 with Scott, Rob and Leif. In July 2013 they recorded their Self Titled album in Atlanta with Joe Queer mixing behind the board. In August they did a brief tour with Dan Vapid & The Cheats and decided to go on a break/hiatus soon after. 

Currently in the year 2014 the Piniellas are back to writing and practicing. In June, Miles joined as the new drummer, and Jeff came soon after to fill as 2nd guitar. Leif joined Loud Eyes as lead guitar during the band's off time. He's also planning to get his solo act, the Tronnies in the studio. Scott's obviously writing newer songs and getting the newer band prepared to play live again.

Expect their 12 song Self Titled record out sometime in the near future! Let it be known that Scott and Leif are the only two musicians that played on it. With guest vocals from Joe Queer and Johnny Sangster!