Fanatic. On the third of January, Jason Mackenroth, drummer in Mother Superior, Rollins Band and Blue Man Group passed away after a long battle with cancer. He was a good man and left too early. I was lucky enough to speak with him a few days before he died. It was good to have the chance to hear his voice one last time. I will really miss him.
We have assembled a great batch of songs here. We would like to thank Ty Segall for sending us an advance of his excellent new album Emotional Mugger, dropping on 1-22-16 on Drag City. I have listened to it a few times now and I can safely say, the man has done it again. He has tour dates all over the place. I will be reading them off on upcoming shows.
Also, prepare yourself for a lot of great new records on the In The Red label to rock upcoming shows. Charles Moothart, the blazing guitar player in Fuzz has a solo album Still Life of Citrus & Slime, coming out later this year on ITR. We have it and have been given the green light to start playing it. We kick in with all that on 1-31-16.
It’s going to be a good year for records and shows. We are allied with a lot of excellent labels and they will be keeping us in the loop on what’s happening and we will be bringing whatever we can to you as soon as possible.
If you feel like it, you can help the Mackenroth family right here: https://www.gofundme.com/echcegfw
Hang in there and stay fanatic.
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