Next up on our list of exciting releases is the Activations. This is the new power punk band put together by Dan from the Radiobeats. They have four members, Dan on guitar and vocals, Read on Guitar, TFP on Bass, and Max on drums.
What I love about this band is that they play punk rock with a heavy 70's influence in their songs. The song, " Why Why Why" has an incredible guitar that brings to mind punk mixed with those early 70's rock bands. It delivers tough hard chords that drive you into a brick wall over and over. Its f'n great.
They are having their record release show February 22, 2014 but there debut release from Big Neck will be out in April.
Next on our list of 2014 excitement is the band Fire Retarded. Bobby Hussy from The Hussy has always proclaimed that he is a punk rocker underneath all of the Hussy's psych filled garage rock. To the point that he claims to have been raised on the Punk Rock of Big Neck Records from a wee age. Well he saw Fire Retarded play very early in their career and decided on the spot that he needed to be in the band. That night they went from a 3 piece to a 4 piece with Bobby on guitar.
Bobby always wanted to release a record on Big Neck, but he didn't want it to be a psych rock record, he wanted to have a Big Neck release that was a real 'punk rock scorcher'. Well Fire Retarded was about to hit the studio when we called to find out if Bobby was ready to make his punk rock scorcher. Literally a couple days later Bobby was sending me mixes of Fire Retarded's new record "Scroggz Manor."
Bobby Hussy's punk rock band is on tour! Go seem them.
1.8 - Nashville, TN @ House Show w/ No Regrets Coyote
1.9 - Memphis, TN @ Buccaneer w/ The Sheiks, Gopes Busters
1.10 - Oxford, MS @ CS Burgers w/ Overnight Lows
1.11 - Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
1.12 - Fort Worth, TX @ TBA w/ War Party
1.13 - Dallas, TX @ w/ Taqueria Pedritos W/ Party Static
1.14 - Fayettesville, AR @ JRs Lightbulb Club w/ Pagiins, Resin Hands
1.15 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Bar w/ Dirtnap
1.16 - Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge w/ Witch Jail, Psychic Heat
1.17 - Omaha, NE @ O'Leavers w/ Dumb Beach, Coaxed
1.18 - Dubuque, IA @ Eronel
Distributors and StoresIf you are a record store that carrys Big Neck Swag and you are not listed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will add you to the list. If you are looking to carry Big Neck swag, below are Big Neck's current distributors. If your local record store does not carry Big Neck have them order it or start a one man riot!
3716 W. Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
2745 16th Street
San Francisco, California 94103
1800 Preble Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
2700-B North Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
Stores that carry Big Neck Swag:
Spiral Scratch Records
291 Bryant St.
2152 Young Ave.
Chaz’s Bull City Records
2600 Hillsborough Rd.
Durham, NC. 27705
1914 West Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 606022
2nd Avenue Records
Crooked Beat Records
Reckless Records Chicago
Lost Weekend Records
Angry Young and Poor
Blue Arrow Records
Boo Boo Records
San Luis Obispo, CA
Bowling Green, OH
Independent Records and Video
Colorado Springs, CO
Kim's Video and Music
St. Augustine, FL
Rainbow Records Barrington
Huntington Beach, CA
Twist and Shout
Used Kids Records