Mustard Plug, Unlikely Alibi, The Idiot Kids

Fri Oct 13 2017

9:00 PM (Doors 9:00 PM)

Blind Pig

208 South 1st St Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1306

$14.00

Ages 18+

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Unlikely Alibi, The Idiot Kids

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  • Mustard Plug

    Mustard Plug

    Alternative Rock

    Mustard Plug started out in the punk clubs, basements and dive bars of the Midwest, playing punk-influenced ska music before most people in the U.S. had ever heard of ska. They clung to a DIY work ethic that had been ingrained in them growing up in the 1980′s hardcore punk scene and applied it to everything they would ever do together as a band. Mustard Plug released their first cassette tape themselves (1992′s Skapocalypse Now!), and played constantly to earn enough money to record their first album – 1994′s Big Daddy Mulititude. Their debut full length was released on legendary NYC label Moon Records (home of Toasters, Hepcat, Dance Hall Crashers, and pretty much every other 90′s ska band of note). With their new found national distribution and exposure, the band climbed into their van and performed their music to new fans across North America. Twenty-one years, 1500 shows and 200,000 album sales later, it cannot be denied that the band has surpassed all expectations and permanently staked their claim in contemporary music.

    For their new album, “Can’t Contain It”, Mustard Plug have returned to the DIY blueprint that the band was built upon, while at the same time embracing all the school of hard knocks craftsmanship and wisdom that the band has earned along the way. The band spent the last several years writing new material that was informed by 22 years of songwriting experience while retaining the youthful energy that has endeared them to their fans. They tracked the record at bassist Rick Johnson’s Cold War Studios, giving them the flexibility to experiment and add new layers and dimensions that were not possible given the time constraints on their previous recordings. Many of their musician friends(Dan Potthast, Sean Bonnett, Mark Petz, Corey Ruffin) were tapped to contribute, creating a denser, more intricate sound.

    Once the recording process for Can’t Contain It was complete, the band turned to their fans to help finance the mixing and production of their record. Their Kickstarter campaign surpassed all their expectations, doubling their initial goal and re-confirming the support and love of their audience. The tracks were then sent to be mixed at Bill Stevenson’s Blasting Room Studios where Mustard Plug had recorded 3 of their previous albums (including 1997’s breakthrough “Evildoers Beware” and 2007’s “In Black and White”). The result is possibly their most diverse and best record to date.

    After tapping their friends and fans to help out with the recording, the band turned to more of their posse to collaborate on the artwork. Underground icon Jeff Rosenstock designed the album packaging, while noted artists Craig Horkey and Larry Kole created alternative limited edition album covers and posters. The final piece came together when at the last minute, No Idea record founder, Var Thelin heard the record and offered to partner with the band on its release. Mustard Plug is excited to be given the opportunity to collaborate with a label known for its’ strong punk rock ethics and underground credibility.

    Ultimately, this release is about the community Mustard Plug has built during its’ 22 year existence. Coming full circle back to the DIY scene and the community that the were born out of has helped them to put out their best record to date.

     

  • Unlikely Alibi

    Unlikely Alibi

    Music

    Updating the sound of the 70s London streets that helped inspire The Police, Elvis Costello, and The Clash, Unlikely Alibi looks to bring a change of direction into today's music scene. With searing guitars and screamy-singy vocals predominating today's mainstream rock, and a new genre name popping up every day; Unlikely Alibi simply gives you organ and guitar driven power pop with a twist of reggae, ska, and soul. Now, thanks to ska legend King Django and Stubborn Records, that sound is now available to the public.

    Piecing together parts of the Midwest’s hardest working, and most popular bands, the members collectively have sold thousands of CDs, and played hundreds of shows throughout the United States. Their proven on-stage experience has given the members the opportunity to open up for artists such as Ben Folds, The Foo Fighters, The English Beat, Eve 6, Train, and The Urge. Also, ska greats The Skatalites, The Slackers, Mustard Plug and King Django. That is the pedigree from which this band comes, and the benchmark they intend to surpass.

  • The Idiot Kids

    The Idiot Kids

    Alternative Rock

Mustard Plug
Unlikely Alibi, The Idiot Kids

Fri Oct 13 2017 9:00 PM

(Doors 9:00 PM)

Blind Pig Ann Arbor MI
Mustard Plug, Unlikely Alibi, The Idiot Kids
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$14.00 Ages 18+