Flatfoot 56, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Locks and Dams

LOWER LEVEL

Flatfoot 56, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Locks and Dams

Sun, May 19, 2019

8:00 pm

Cattivo

Pittsburgh, PA

$10 ADV/$12 DOS

Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

Flatfoot 56, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Locks and Dams
Flatfoot 56, Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Locks and Dams
Celtic punk rockers from Chicago featuring the highland bagpipes
FLATFOOT 56 https://www.flatfoot56.com
https://flatfoot56official.bandcamp.com/

with Bastard Bearded Irishmen https://bastardbeardedirishmen.com/
and Locks and Dams https://locksanddams.bandcamp.com/

Playing a positive-natured brand of hardcore-tinged Celtic punk, Flatfoot 56 has been unleashing itself upon America and the rest of the world for two decades. Forming in 2000, the Chicago natives achieved nationwide attention with their first two label-backed records, 2006’s Knuckles Up and 2007’s Jungle of the Midwest Sea. These releases built on a heavy dose of previously established regional notoriety, helping the band gain steam early on.

While each record received its fair share of acclaim, the quintet exploded onto a new level with 2010’s Black Thorn. Landing the band on a total of 9 Billboard Charts, Flatfoot 56 proved it could consistently reach an expanding audience while treading in a genre not often associated with widespread success. This success was advanced even further with song placements in the hit TV series "Sons of Anarchy" and the video game "Watchdogs".

After the success of "Blackthorn", Flatfoot hit the studio yet again in 2012 to record their "Toil" album on Paper + Plastick Records. This album would further solidify the band as a consistent force to be reckoned with.

Frontman Tobin Bawinkel (vocals/guitar) is now set to lead Flatfoot 56 on in their furious march forward. Armed with his brother Kyle (bass), along with Eric McMahon (bagpipes/guitar), Brandon Good (mandolin/guitar/vocals) and Conrad Allsworth (Drums) , Flatfoot 56 has released their 7th full length studio album, called "Odd Boat", produced by Matt Allison in Chicago. “We decided that since the last experience at Atlas Studios was so beneficial, we wanted to repeat it,” Bawinkel said. “We have been friends with Matt for a few years now and we love the work that he and his studio engineers do.”

The band entered the studios in August to record its first self released album in ten years. “We have been working with labels so long that we decided that we wanted to have more of a say in how our music gets distributed and promoted. We are excited about this next season,” Bawinkel said. “As a band we have all grown a lot over the years and we wanted to stretch ourselves even further. Self release is a good way to do this."
Venue Information:
Cattivo
146 44th Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
http://www.cattivopgh.com