Acoustic Basement Tour UK kicks off this Sunday April 20 featuring Geoff Rickly of Thursday, KOJI, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis. Tickets/Dates: http://bit.ly/1pdNLPn

APRIL 2014
20 SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
21 CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
22 LONDON - Borderline
23 BRISTOL - Thekla
24 NORWICH - Epic Studios
25 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City Basement
26 WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms
27 GLASGOW - O2 ABC2
28 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
29 LEEDS - Cockpit
30 MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute

Acoustic Basement Tour UK kicks off this Sunday April 20 featuring Geoff Rickly of Thursday, KOJI, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis. Tickets/Dates: http://bit.ly/1pdNLPn

APRIL 2014
20 SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
21 CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
22 LONDON - Borderline
23 BRISTOL - Thekla
24 NORWICH - Epic Studios
25 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City Basement
26 WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms
27 GLASGOW - O2 ABC2
28 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
29 LEEDS - Cockpit
30 MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute

Brian Marquis Street Team Update

brianmarquisteam:

The announcement of Brian’s new album means the street team will be a lot more active in the coming weeks. If you would like to help out please email brianmarquisteam@gmail.com on ways you can get involved.

Current upcoming events that need help being promoted:

Acoustic Basement Tour UK - April 20th - April 30th

Record release show May 14th at Great Scott in Allston, MA 

Record release May 13th

Warped Tour 2014 - June 13th - August 3rd

Geoff Rickly sends a special message to Thursday fans coming to Acoustic Basement Tour UK. The tour starts Sunday April 20 in Southampton, UK and runs until April 30. He will be joined by Koji, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis. Tickets on sale here.

APRIL 2014
20 SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
21 CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
22 LONDON - Borderline
23 BRISTOL - Thekla
24 NORWICH - Epic Studios
25 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City Basement
26 WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms
27 GLASGOW - O2 ABC2
28 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
29 LEEDS - Cockpit
30 MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute 

Very excited to announce I will be playing THE FEST 13 in Florida Oct 31-Nov 2 this year alongside some incredible artists such as: Descendents (Official), Hot Water Music, Chuck Ragan (Official), TIM BARRY, Ben Nichols, and friends Allison Weiss, Into It. Over It., Divided Heaven and so many more amazing artists. Really looking forward to being a part of this! Tickets go on sale 4/20 so make sure you grab yours quick before they are gone. Tickets/Info here:http://thefestfl.com/ #fest #thefest #fest13 #thefestfl

Very excited to announce I will be playing THE FEST 13 in Florida Oct 31-Nov 2 this year alongside some incredible artists such as: Descendents (Official)Hot Water MusicChuck Ragan (Official)TIM BARRYBen Nichols, and friends Allison WeissInto It. Over It.Divided Heaven and so many more amazing artists. Really looking forward to being a part of this! 

Tickets go on sale 4/20 so make sure you grab yours quick before they are gone. Tickets/Info here:http://thefestfl.com/ 

#fest #thefest #fest13 #thefestfl

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Acoustic Basement UK Tour starts this SUNDAY in Southampton! Buy tickets now to see Geoff Rickly of Thursday, KOJI, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis. Tickets: http://bit.ly/1kBVXFS

APRIL 2014
20 SOUTHAMPTON - Joiners
21 CARDIFF - Clwb Ifor Bach
22 LONDON - Borderline
23 BRISTOL - Thekla
24 NORWICH - Epic Studios
25 NOTTINGHAM - Rock City Basement
26 WOLVERHAMPTON - The Slade Rooms
27 GLASGOW - O2 ABC2
28 SHEFFIELD - Corporation
29 LEEDS - Cockpit
30 MANCHESTER - Deaf Institute

#tbt Recording my first solo ep ‘Burn by Burn’ with my friend @joshuajesty I played all the instruments this one in 2002. Long time ago!

#tbt Recording my first solo ep ‘Burn by Burn’ with my friend @joshuajesty I played all the instruments this one in 2002. Long time ago!

BOSTON! Excited to announce my record release show May 14th at Great Scott with my good friends Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Elder Brother (The Story So Far/Daybreaker), and Ryan Pinette. I look forward to seeing you all back in my old Allston stomping grounds for some good times and celebration that night! Tickets on sale tomorrow at 12pm noon here. My new full length ‘Blood & Spirits’ goes on sale the day before on May 13th everywhere via Equal Vision Records.
Wed May 14, 2014Great Scott1222 Commonwealth Ave.Allston, MA 021348:30pm Doors / 9pm show$10adv/$10dos / 18+ onlyTickets on sale tomorrow - April 8th @ 12pm est here.

BOSTON! Excited to announce my record release show May 14th at Great Scotwith my good friends Alcoa (Derek of Defeater), Elder Brother (The Story So Far/Daybreaker), and Ryan Pinette. I look forward to seeing you all back in my old Allston stomping grounds for some good times and celebration that night! Tickets on sale tomorrow at 12pm noon here. My new full length ‘Blood & Spirits’ goes on sale the day before on May 13th everywhere via Equal Vision Records.

Wed May 14, 2014
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
Allston, MA 02134

8:30pm Doors / 9pm show
$10adv/$10dos / 18+ only
Tickets on sale tomorrow - April 8th @ 12pm est here.

The first cassette I remember buying as a kid was Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. There was a photo in the cassette insert of the band and Kurt was giving the camera the middle finger. I quickly tore that out so my mother wouldn’t see it, but I kept it hidden away with my Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and a deck of nude playing cards I secretly bought in NYC on a family trip, you know, coveted early teenage boy treasures. I listened to that tape over and over again. I’d even play it in the car for my mom but fast forward on the line “I’m so horny” from “Lithium” because I didn’t really know what that meant but was pretty sure it was bad. 
The songs sounded like nothing else I had heard before up until that time. I had just started taking guitar lessons and immediately insisted that my guitar teacher teach me how to play “In Bloom”, “Come As You Are” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Those were some of the first songs I ever learned how to play on guitar like many guitarists my age that grew up with MTV. I don’t know what it was about the biting guitar sounds Kurt made or the way he sang his lyrics but something about it was so comforting in my early teens facing a new school and looming puberty. My favorite song was “Breed”. It was so fast and loud and just blew my mind. I fell in love with Nirvana instantly.
I remember the moment that Kurt Loder told the world of Kurt Cobain’s apparent suicide on MTV News. I was at my cousin Bruce’s house and we were watching MTV and that special report came on interrupting the programming and I was devastated but more than that I was angry and didn’t understand why he would do that to himself. Why someone who had achieved MY dream would throw it all away was beyond my comprehension. I felt abandoned by Kurt in a way. Here he was giving me the support I needed through his music to survive what felt like the toughest years of my life and he just leaves. I couldn’t understand it.
Later, I would learn what addiction and depression were and what kind of pain Kurt lived with. I learned what heroin was. I think his death had such a profound impact on my whole generation and I because it was one of the first times most of us were faced with death and more specifically - death by suicide; a “shotgun blast to the head” as Kurt Loder so eloquently put it. It wasn’t just about the loss of music, it was a marker to the end of childhood innocence for us all. We were thrust into the real world with one pull of a trigger quite literally. 
I’ve never really reflected back on Nirvana or Kurt’s death quite like this but I felt like sharing given it’s been 20 years since his death (holy shit) and it is a definitive part of my musical journey and one I am happy to have experienced. 
Thanks Kurt, Dave, and Krist for the tunes when I needed them most. You’ll always be my first favorite band and one of the reasons I fell in love with rock n roll. 

RIP Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)

The first cassette I remember buying as a kid was Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’. There was a photo in the cassette insert of the band and Kurt was giving the camera the middle finger. I quickly tore that out so my mother wouldn’t see it, but I kept it hidden away with my Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and a deck of nude playing cards I secretly bought in NYC on a family trip, you know, coveted early teenage boy treasures. I listened to that tape over and over again. I’d even play it in the car for my mom but fast forward on the line “I’m so horny” from “Lithium” because I didn’t really know what that meant but was pretty sure it was bad.

The songs sounded like nothing else I had heard before up until that time. I had just started taking guitar lessons and immediately insisted that my guitar teacher teach me how to play “In Bloom”, “Come As You Are” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit”. Those were some of the first songs I ever learned how to play on guitar like many guitarists my age that grew up with MTV. I don’t know what it was about the biting guitar sounds Kurt made or the way he sang his lyrics but something about it was so comforting in my early teens facing a new school and looming puberty. My favorite song was “Breed”. It was so fast and loud and just blew my mind. I fell in love with Nirvana instantly.

I remember the moment that Kurt Loder told the world of Kurt Cobain’s apparent suicide on MTV News. I was at my cousin Bruce’s house and we were watching MTV and that special report came on interrupting the programming and I was devastated but more than that I was angry and didn’t understand why he would do that to himself. Why someone who had achieved MY dream would throw it all away was beyond my comprehension. I felt abandoned by Kurt in a way. Here he was giving me the support I needed through his music to survive what felt like the toughest years of my life and he just leaves. I couldn’t understand it.

Later, I would learn what addiction and depression were and what kind of pain Kurt lived with. I learned what heroin was. I think his death had such a profound impact on my whole generation and I because it was one of the first times most of us were faced with death and more specifically - death by suicide; a “shotgun blast to the head” as Kurt Loder so eloquently put it. It wasn’t just about the loss of music, it was a marker to the end of childhood innocence for us all. We were thrust into the real world with one pull of a trigger quite literally. 

I’ve never really reflected back on Nirvana or Kurt’s death quite like this but I felt like sharing given it’s been 20 years since his death (holy shit) and it is a definitive part of my musical journey and one I am happy to have experienced. 

Thanks Kurt, Dave, and Krist for the tunes when I needed them most. You’ll always be my first favorite band and one of the reasons I fell in love with rock n roll. 

RIP Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)

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