Youth Brigade will be supporting the upcoming release of the BYO Records 25th Anniversary Boxed set with shows on the East Coast. Touring with them will be Minneapolis' own, Off With Their Heads. The two bands share key interests that include a penchant for punk rock with more hooks than a fisherman's tackle box and a love for each other's bands! A third band will be joining them starting the September 17 date and will be announced in the coming weeks.
The full-length documentary Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records will screen in select cities in conjunction with these tour dates. More details on the release and movie screenings to come. This is only one leg in Youth Brigade's planned touring which will extend into winter of '09.
In the meantime, check out the recently launched website http://www.letthemknowthemovie.com for more on what's coming up.
For more info on Youth Brigade: http://www.byorecords.com
For more info on Off With Their Heads: http://www.myspace.com/offwiththeirheads
9/14/09 Detroit, MI @ Small's Bar
9/15/09 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
9/16/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere's
9/17/09 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/18/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
9/19/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
9/20/09 Boston, MA @ Middle East
9/21/09 Pittsfield, MA @ Hall
'LET THEM KNOW: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records' recounts the past 25 years in the lives of Shawn and Mark Stern, who formed the influential L.A. punk band YOUTH BRIGADE and who co-founded BYO Records, one of the longest-running independent punk labels that still exists to this day. The film includes rare footage of the L.A. punk scene and interviews with members of 7 SECONDS, ADOLESCENTS, ALKALINE TRIO, THE BOUNCING SOULS, THE BRIEFS, MINOR THREAT, NOFX, SWINGIN UTTERS and, of course, YOUTH BRIGADE, along with other people who bore witness to the evolution of Youth Brigade, BYO, and L.A. punk. It is expected to be released as part of a BYO Records 25th Anniversary box set.
A special PREMIERE SCREENING of the film appeared at this year's Punk Rock Bowling Tournament in Las Vegas that was held from Jan. 17th thru Jan. 20th at Sam's Town Hotel and Casino before having its OFFICIAL WORLD PREMIERE at this year's San Francisco Independent Film Festival.
The Stern Brothers and the filmmakers will be in the audience as the lights go down at THE ROXIE CINEMA (3117 16th St.) for two showings on FEBRUARY 13th and 16th at 7:15pm!
After the screening on the 16th, YOUTH BRIGADE will be playing an after party (open to the public!) at THEE PARKSIDE (1600 17th St.) with FILTHY THIEVING BASTARDS and NOTHINGTON.