“He would be sober as a judge, and then seconds later, he would stumble out on stage pretending to be blitzed out of his mind,” said the despondent drummer.
“I mean, he still remembered the words and the melodies, which was almost miraculous, but he slurred a lot between songs.” Fans all over the world, who have always appreciated the frontman’s transparency and honesty, offered their support to Fat Mike by crowdsourcing a three-week treatment at a “rehab center” in the Bahamas.
Each Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s local favourites. Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer / promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival.
As the saying goes, you have your whole life to write your first record, and only a few years to write your second one.
So Cal punk quartet The Bombpops are still caught up in the first part of that saying, though: Formed in 2007 by co-frontwomen Jen Razavi and Poli van Dam, The Bombpops are just now getting their debut full-length, Fear Of Missing Out, out into the world.
I have incredible respect for what he and Fat Wreck Chords have done for the independent music scene. Punk In Drublic throws off the mantle of the ordinary to create an event unlike any other…a perfect pairing of craft beer and punk rock!
Craft beer is currently in a similar open-your-eyes-to-the-man’s-corporate-obfuscation battle.