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Wazzzup!? Happy Sunday! Solid week back in the shop, it was Papa E'tch's birthday (kid then took a few days off, as one does), and some of the office went and seen All Time Low in Boston. The new kits/snares/foundation hardware all started shipping out....get yours and be part of the cool kid club. But for real, it was a fun week.

Circa Survive released a new video! This band is somehow getting better and better the older they get. They also announced a tour w/ Thrice, so I'll see you guys there! 

SJC artist Michael Campbell and his band Mission G are going on tour! Catch those boys at the dates below..

8/9- Tucson, AZ @ House of Bards
8/10- San Antonio, TX @ Fitzgeralds Bar and Live Music Venue
8/11- Dallas, TX @ Diamond Jims
8/12- Houston, TX @ The Warehouse
8/13- Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room

And look for more to be announced in the near future! 

My dude Morgan Bauer ripped a set at Pit Fest 2017 w/ Hollow Visions! I keep hoping HV will tour up to the MA/RI area so we can snag burritos again. Hope all is well dude! 

Last weekend, out dude Ryan Buckley helped us out by holding down the NH Drum show for us! It looks like the kids had a blast playing on the SJC Tour Series Kit! Thanks again Ryan, you daaa maaaaan. 

A few weeks back, Rancid was on tour w/ Green Day. Every night, GD would pull a kid up on stage and let them play an Operation Ivy song w/ the band, and Branden Stieneckert on drums! Green Day and Rancid are two of my all-time favorite bands, so this is a dream come true for me, plus, who doesn't love Op-Ivy?! Tre would let Branden take over on the drums, while he would be behind him shaping his hair, and giving him massages. 

Keep an eye on our socials over the next week for a rad video of the guys perfoming together! I will be hoping this tour someday, somehow, becomes a thing over here in America, so I can witness this in real life. 

This weeks shout-out goes to Violent Gentlemen. VG is a hockey-themed clothing company from southern CA, who not only takes care of a solid amount of NHL players, but also some of the SJC Family! I got into VG a few years back while at warped tour, I seen a few dudes walking around with VGHC shirts and had to find out what it was. Once I realized they worked with some of my favorite players (Matt Beleskey, Steve Ott, Jamie Benn) AND a few bands that we also work with (The Ghost Inside, Everytime I Die, Rancid, Neck Deep) I knew I was hooked. We eventually worked with VG on a snare for NAMM a few years back, and when Mike and I were on the AP Tour, we made a quick stop by the VG-HQ. 

If you follow us on our snapchat, or watch pretty much any video I'm in, you will see a good amount of Violent Gentlemen clothing....I also put a bunch of stickers up on the wall in Emily's office...because most of my wardrobe is from those dudes. Check them out https://violentgentlemen.com and pick up some gear for your next gig, hockey game, Coffee (yes, they make coffee also, which is rad as frick) or just to rock while hanging out. This is one of the coolest companies out there, and they take care of some of our longest-standing members of the SJC Family. 


Thats whats up, Cheers! 


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