Big D and The Kids Table - One Day video
Directed & Cut by: Mike Gill
Shot by: Mike Gill, Brett Donnelly & name to come :)
James Lynch (Dropkick Murphys)
Mike Ambrose, Matt Wilson & Jordan Brown (Set Your Goals)
Jessica ‘Sugar’ Kiper (Survivor)
Chris ‘Crickie’ Thomas
Ava ‘the dancing dog’ Thomas
The Ladies of Shag
Special Thanks To: Clay Fernald, Nick Wolf, Joseph & Sater, Chris Thomas, Strewnshank and of course The Middle East club in Cambridge MA where Big D’s first show was is 1996!
From the album “From The Damned, The Dumb and The Delirious…”
Ok, this is seriously and awesomely important.
Last week we did a little Autumn cleaning and went through a few boxes of test pressings. We decided that it’d be way better that fans have them than them sitting in boxes in our office. With that being said, the test pressings for the albums listed below are up for auction on our eBay.
There’s more though. ALL of the proceeds from the Big D and the Kids Table Fluent In Stroll auction are going to Dave McWane to help cover the cost of his medical bills associated with his fight against throat cancer. Also, a portion of the proceeds from all the other auctions will be going to Dave as well.
Here’s a list of all the test pressings that we have up for auction:
7 Seconds-Take It Back Take It Over
Audra Mae-The Happiest Lamb
Broadway Calls-Be All You Can’t Be
Big D and the Kids Table-Fluent In Stroll
The Casualties-We Are All We Have
Chuck Ragan/Brian Fallon-Gospel Songs 7″
Chuck Ragan-Daytrotter Sessions
Flogging Molly-Float 7″
Flogging Molly-Seven Deadly Sins (from Live at the Greek) 7″
Fake Problems-Dream Team/Rumble In The Jungle
Fake Problems-It’s Great To Be Alive
Fake Problems/The Gaslight Anthem-Songs For Teenagers
Gogol Bordello-Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
Gogol Bordello-Super Tartanta
The Bouncing Souls-Complete Control Sessions
The Gaslight Anthem-She Loves You/Tumbling Dice
The Horrible Crowes-Behold The Hurricane
The Horrible Crowes-Elsie
Head HERE to place your bids and to help raise money to help Dave McWane of Big D and the Kids Table!!
Last month, Big D and the Kids Table played The Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas while on their headlining tour and Punks In Vegas were there to document the night!
Read the review below and check out more pictures HERE!
It’s only been a few months since Boston’s Big D and the Kids Table last played Vegas, but since their two shows this past June consisted of a spot on the Vans Warped Tour and a 21+ after show at the now defunct Divebar, their recent show at the Hard Rock Café was the first time many Vegas ska fans had seen them in quite a while. This meant that the floor, or at least the small section not engulfed by one massive pit of skanking, was in prime condition to shout along with every word from David McWane and crew. McWane proved once again why he is one of the best modern frontmen, his voice sounding amazingly on pitch through songs new and old while staying in constant motion on stage. Between songs, McWane entertained the crowd with stories of the road and brimmed with excitement while explaining how his recent foray into the world of tweeting resulted in the band getting to spend their upcoming off day on the set of the Price is Right. I was happy that the band pulled out one of my personal favorites “The One,” but the biggest crowd reaction came when they played “L.A.X.,” a fast paced, profanity-laden tale of musical elitism that had everyone singing along while McWane gladly passed the mic through the crowd. Big D’s fellow Bostonians Have Nots filled the spot before Big D, their blend of street punk and ska rock also eliciting a pit barely containable by the small café floor, but filled with a few more mohawks and studs. The band is touring in support of their latest release Proud, with songs like “Louisville Slugger,” “Jackson Dawn,” and the title track getting everyone’s fists pumping and heads bobbing. Co-frontman Jon Cauztik’s threat of performing a Katy Perry cover received a warmer reception than I think the band anticipated, but I found myself much happier with the cover they actually played, “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais” by The Clash. The band’s sound has a lot of Clash influence in it and they did the English punk pioneers well with their rendition. In the opening slots were two fun and talented local ska acts, the slightly Big D-esq Everyone Meltdown and the peppy and poppy Tuesday After School. The bands’ friends and family came out in full support and it’s always good to see local bands get the opportunity to play larger venues like this.
Photos by Tyler Newton and Steven Matview, edited by Tyler Newton.
S-E-L-L-I-N-G TITLES FROM THEIR WHOLE CATALOG (almost) for ONLY $8!
iTunes and SideOneDummy decided to start Christmas early this year. From now and throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, you can pick up tons of albums from $7.99 or less. A lot of people tend to overlook how awesome promotions like this usually are so we decided to include a picture so you can see that this sale ain’t no joke. Not pictured is tis one of this year’s most talked about record, The Horrible Crowes’ “Elsie” among many other great SideOneDummy releases. If you do the iTunes thang, then this for you.
Click HERE to start browsing.
Big D and the Kids Table weigh in on Occupy Movement - “It’s Raining Zombies on Wall Street”
Dave McWane and Steve Foote of Big D recently shared their thoughts on Occupy Wall Street’s “people’s revolution” for Amp Magazine.
Steve Foote of BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
The occupy movement is a milestone in American and global history. Not since the Vietnam War has the US united with such strength to show disapproval with our current state of affairs. The reasons behind the protest may be different, but the fire fueling everyone is just as strong. You can only be misled by financial institutions, corporations, and the politicians that serve their own interests while claiming that they are the interests of the people for so long before you “fight back.” The occupy movement embodies the spirit of the people standing up for what they feel is just. In a time when the world is erupting in violent protests and civil unrest, the occupy movement proves that peaceful opposition can make a difference. It’s time for the citizens to unite and show the world that change is mandatory in order for our country and others to survive. The protests are made of hard working people and not just political extremists the way the media tries to paint them.
We wrote “It’s Raining Zombies On Wall Street” in reaction to the collapse of the economy, the corporate bailouts, the foreclosure of thousands of homes and more. The idea of zombies attacking those responsible for our current economic state was done tongue-in-cheek. We had no idea the Occupy movement would ever exist. When we got the call that people actually started dressing up like zombies on Wall Street we were amazed! To me the zombie costumes represent the fact that people are not going to blindly follow what we are told regardless of the outcome. We are not brainless zombies but we will dress this way to help express our discontent and mandate change. You can see the zombie protest footage in our new video here: http://www.zombiesonwallst.org
Dave McWane of BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
Modern day slaves – that’s what most of us American’s are. We work day in and day out, 8 hours a day with usually an hour commute both ways; sometimes more. That’s about 10 ½ a day. Then, once home from work, you add: winding down, prepare, eat and clean dinner, look over your bills and connect briefly with you spouse and children. You can see that there isn’t much to your life other than working. We do all of this so we can afford to pay our: student loans, car insurance, rent, phone bill, internet bill, 401K, health care and more. These are modern day necessary expenses – yes that is arguable, but if you are looking to succeed in this world than you will need to be able to pay for these things.
We are modern day slaves.
And as the pot of patience of our country boils I foresaw that it would eventually boil over much like France in 1793 did with King Louis XVI. We modern day slaves, like slaves in every place in history, eventually will rise up against The Fortunate, The Swindlers and American Royalty. As the old glue that holds the masks of the GOP loosens, we see more clearly the American propaganda machine – Fox News. And after the Wall Street bail out, paid for by us modern day slaves and the awesome bonuses that came soon after, I knew the heat had been turned up and that we the people would finally boil over.
‘It’s Raining Zombies On Wall Street’ – is a song about just that. It’s a song about a people’s revolution. Our revolution. Why Zombies? Because that how we are treated – mindless and inhuman. So when occupywallst came into fruition I was not surprised. However, when they literally dressed as Zombies, yes, I was pleasantly surprised. It was a funny moment on tour, to actually see a newscaster stating that – “Zombies have occupied Wall Street.” And when the peaceful demonstration spread to other States and other countries I was proud the people woke up. Thank God.
You are living in a time when America not only questions Capitalism, but it questions Democracy. When ‘freedom to assemble’ & ‘freedom of speech’ are met with violent police harming our ‘free’ citizens, then yes, America must either practice what we historically stand for or re-write the definitions for Capitalism & Democracy.
Please, if you have time to watch television, check your profile, relax or simply socialize, then join and support occupywallst.org for the quality of your and your children’s future. You are living in a pinnacle moment in American history – be a leader in these years bold to come. And please vote for President Obama in the 2012 election.