Assorted Jelly Beans + The Maxies

Assorted Jelly Beans + The Maxies

Jon Cougar Concentration Camp

Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30 pm

$12.00

This event is 21 and over

Assorted Jelly Beans
Assorted Jelly Beans
THIS IS THE STORY OF A PUNK ROCK BAND SO GOOD THAT WHEN THEY OPENED FOR THE VANDALS (AT THE REQUEST OF THE VANDALS BASSIST'S WIFE WHO HAD HEARD THEM PLAY LIVE ON KSPC), JOE AND WARREN MADE A DECISION RIGHT THEN AND THERE TO START A RECORD COMPANY AND TAKE CREDIT FOR THE BEST PUNK DISCOVERY SINCE OP IVY. A YEAR LATER, WITH THE RELEASE OF THEIR SELF-TITLED ALBUM, KUNG FU RECORDS WAS BORN IN THEIR HONOR.

MUCH OF THE PUNK COMMUNITY ALL OVER THE WORLD FIRST FELL IN LOVE WITH THE JELLY BEANS FROM THEIR STUNNING LEAD TRACK 'BRAINDEAD' ON LOOKOUT RECORD'S COMPILATION 'PUNK UPRISINGS' OR THOSE WHO HEARD THAT TRACK 'YOU'LL NEVER KNOW' ON THE 'PUNK BITES' COMP HAVE DESCRIBED THIS AS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF DISAPPOINTING. THEIR FIRST FULL-LENGTH WAS RELEASED IN JULY '96 WITH ANOTHER, ' WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON?' TO FOLLOW IN '98. THEIR EP 'WWW.Y2KTHEORY.EP..AJB..COM' WAS RELEASED IN 1999.
The Maxies
Since their debut in 2007, The Maxies have secretly expanded their plot for world domination in the name of Greenland. This group of masked super villains have wreaked havoc across the United States and Japan, bringing audiences to their knees with their diabolical mix of power pop and punk music. Their second full length album, "Nuuk 'em All" will be unleashed upon the world by Rock Ridge Music on April 22, 2016. Intelligence agencies around the world are on notice.

In their hometown of Nuuk, Greenland, they became renowned as the best band in the world with their hit EP "Goin' Clubbin'," (2011) and their first full length record "Greenland is Melting" (2012). As their circle of influence grew, they released split EPs with legendary American singer songwriter and seminal power pop artist Paul Collins (The Beat) (2013) and Japanese sensations The Kingons (2014).

The band got together originally as a vocal interpretive dance group called "Ice Ice Baby" from the mean streets on the ghetto side of Nuuk. Fronted by lead singer Maximum Maxie, they were known as the Greenlandic Boyz II Men. Later, their mutual love of Opera and Broadway musicals lead them to take a turn as a Phantom of the Opera-themed metal band. They found that the masks kept them from being worshipped only as sex symbols, and let the fans focus truly on the music. After the unfortunate death of original guitarist Android Maxie in a bobsled accident, the band was distraught. They started an organization called MAD-BS (Maxies Against Drunken- BobSledding). Bringing in their old friend All the Way Jay as a replacement, they decided to get away from the darkness and death of their old sound and become something patriotic and bright. They adopted the Greenlandic national flag’s colors of red and white and shifted their sound to pop punk. Satisfied with their dominion of their homeland, they would have rested idle, a secret to the rest of the world.

But then, one day, Aaron Barrett, singer from Reel Big Fish, found himself stranded in Greenland after an emergency landing coming home from a vacation. He found the largest, drunkest beast of a man in the bar who was performing the greatest Ramones karaoke the world had ever heard. They struck up a relationship bonding over their love of The Beach Boys, The Clash, The Specials, and Right Said Fred. This man, Maximum Maxie, introduced Aaron to the rest of the boys. Immediately, he took them out on tour.

Their stage act is a wild theatrical comedy. Amidst a blizzard of hysterical rage, one will hear offensive jokes and clever puns about seal clubbing, global warming, and touting of their sponsorship by PITA, the bread company (not to be confused with PETA). They highlight important social issues through comedic ignorance. Their inflammatory comments have won them many fans who get it, but have led to their banishment from all Disney-owned venues and the city of Tucson, Arizona. Yes, this is actually true. Both the Mouse and the Sheriff of Tucson have politely requested that the band never return.

Traveling with their polar bear buddy Bi-Polar Bear Tom, they continue to club their way to the top of the charts. Aaron Barrett took such a shine to them, he produced their record with the same team he uses on Reel Big Fish recordings (the infamous Pot o' Gold Studios in Orange, California), going so far as to lend a hand on guitar and backing vocals himself. The next phase in their evil plot will be completed as soon as "Nuuk 'em All" is released this April. After a year of pouring their hearts, souls, and booze unto this record, they are finally ready to share it with the world. It's filled with catchy sing-along choruses, witty lyrics, sweeping guitar solos, and lots of slapstick antics that are so sweet, you'll need to see a dentist or you'll get a cavity. Men, women, children, and others will love this record. It's truly an album of love songs for the perpetually inebriated.

Coming soon to a town near you, ringleader and vocalist of the Maxies, Maximum Maxie (under his US Passport name Matt Leonard), will be bringing All the Way Jay (Jason Hatfield), Mad Maxie (David Alarcon), Donny D-Bauchery (Donavan Martin), Chrissy Pissy (Chris Graue), Cli-Maxie (Josh Hatfield), and of course everyone's favorite mascot, Bi-Polar Bear Tom (no passport). Catch them quick before they're deported!
Jon Cougar Concentration Camp
Venue Information:
Soda Bar
3615 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA, 92104
http://www.sodabarmusic.com/