Mad Caddies with special guests

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Mad Caddies with special guests

The Happys, Oceanside Sound System, Strike Twelve, Surface Report

Wed · June 21, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

$18 adv & $22 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Mad Caddies
Mad Caddies
Since their inception, during high school in California nearly two decades ago, the Mad Caddies have toured the world countless times delighting fans with their unique blend of reggae, punk, ska and pop, and with their newest album Dirty Rice the Mad Caddies have proven they’re just as impassioned and energetic as ever. In many ways the band’s first full-length in seven years sees them coming full circle, demonstrating while trends and times have changed, the Mad Caddies’ commitment to creating dynamic music has only grown stronger.

Yet the Mad Caddies are a difficult band to pin down. We’re not sure what’s more impressive, the fact that Mad Caddies have sold over 400,000 albums or they’ve managed to combine a wide range of influences – - dixieland, reggae, punk, ska – - into a collection of songs which are incredibly diverse yet still make for a cohesive listen from start to finish. “We love the fact that we’re able to expand our sound with every album,” Lazor explains, citing the fact that the band goes over just as well at family-friendly festivals as they do late-night rock shows alongside their punk peers. “I don’t know many bands who are able to have such a wide range of songs and styles at their disposal.”

Dirty Rice is the culmination of the band’s already remarkable career, but like many works of art, creating Dirty Rice wasn’t an effortless process. In fact, the Mad Caddies originally started working on the album in 2009 but weren’t happy with the results and decided to go back to the drawing board. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise because when they returned they had gained two more songwriters—original drummer Todd Rosenberg and new keyboardist Dustin Lanker (formerly of the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies) — who alongside vocalist Chuck Robertson, guitarist Sascha Lazor, trumpet player Keith Douglas, trombonist Ed Hernandez and bassist Graham Palmer make up the Mad Caddies. “We’re excited with this lineup because the new additions bring so much to the table with their musical knowledge and songwriting skills,” Robertson explains, “That’s very evident listening to these songs.”

Produced by the Mad Caddies and Rosenberg at his own studio (which is incidentally located in the same building where the band rehearsed in high school) Dirty Rice’s in-house nature allowed the band to explore creative ideas that wouldn’t have come to fruition in the traditional big-budget setting. “Writing and recording this album in Todd’s studio really allowed us to experiment, not only with the actual composition but also with the layering and arrangements,” Robertson explains. The result is an album that features everything from the reggae-influenced pop of “Shoot Out The Lights” to the hardcore punk introduction of “Love Myself” and all of the sonic territory in between.

The band also got integral assistance from NOFX frontman and Fat Wreck Chords founder Fat Mike who had a major role in shaping the direction of Dirty Rice and helping them pair down over 30 songs into the final twelve selections. “Mike has worked with us since our first record and he came down and gave his honest and unbiased opinion on a lot of these songs and that outside perspective really helped make this album a lot better,” Lazor explains, adding that Mike also helped write the New-Orleans-meets-reggae rocker “Shot In The Dark” with the band in just ten minutes. “Mike was critical but at the same time he made the process fun and easy.”

Plenty of life experiences and milestones inevitably occurred between the making of Dirty Rice and their last full-length 2007′s Keep It Going but the Mad Caddies have never stopped pushing forward no matter what obstacles lie in their way. The band wanted to keep evolving musically and create new material for the enjoyment of their fans who have supported them in America as well as all the places around the globe where they’ve performed from South Africa to Japan.

When asked about one of the secrets to their success, Lazor explains, “We don’t really have a lot of drama in the band…We know each member’s personality pretty well at this point and we get along pretty well, especially when we’re cramped in a bus or van.” As we said at the beginning, there isn’t an easy way to explain the Mad Caddies because there’s nothing typical about them and that may be why they’ve lasted so long and their fan base keeps growing with them. “The last 20 years have been great and over the course of the next 20 years I’d love to see us become one of those bands where you just have to check ‘em out because you can’t explain their sound.

I feel like we’ll be able to be around for a long time,” Robertson summarizes, citing the fact that the Mad Caddies now have second-generation fans, “Right now we feel more unstoppable than ever.”
The Happys
The Happys
The Happys were formed in the Bay Area.
Songwriter Nick Petty grew up writing music his whole life, starting his career after overcoming addiction, depression and incarceration, then with story real life poetry and powerful even strange songs. Also bringing hip hop influenced heavy grunge style music.

He and Kyle Stampfli grew up together. Kyle also writes music consistently bass and guitar and adds a big movement of the happys style. Kyle is an accomplished actor with thousands of fans.

Cody Dawson was a new addition to the band as of 2014, holding fast on the drums to usher in a new era of Happys.

The band then went to a new formation in 2015 still with Nick Petty, adding songwriter/drummer Dana Lindstrom and bassist Brett Brazil, all members of bands in the circuit around 2012- 2014. The last piece of the current lineup happened by adding lead guitarist Seth Benefield. On 4/20/16, The Happys released their first full length album "Trippin" Seth left to pursue, other projects, while Nick Muchow substitute drummer after Dana had a leg injury, came into play drums; Dana then became lead guitar player.

The rest is up to you...
Oceanside Sound System
Oceanside Sound System
The O.S.S., was founded in 2009 and started as a 4 piece ska punk band by members of Wanted Dead and Irieside.The band added other elements and over time the grew into a 9 piece troop at its largest line up featuring saxaphone,keys and both a male and female back up vocalist.The OSS released its debut album "4th
Wave" on Law Records in 2013 and stayed busy throughout California spreading their up beat style of ska punk.Line up changes in 2014 have occurred like in most ska bands and THE OSS finds itself back to the basic core as a ska punk band.The new sound is reminiscent of Operation Ivy and other ska punk forefathers with a new updated So Cal style.
THE OSS has shared the stage with National acts like HepCat, The English Beat,The Aggrolites, Buck-O-Nine, The Toasters,Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pepper, The Supervillians, Mustard Plug and countless others. This high energy ska punk group is always ready to bring the #skankpit with its live shows THE OSS guarantees a fun time for all.Follow us on our journey and join the movement.-THE OSS
Strike Twelve
Strike Twelve
Strike Twelve is every bar owner/patron's dream – a beer-drinking, song-playing, hilarious, energetic party on stage. It's hard to say exactly what to expect from a show, but having Strike Twelve in the lineup means you're in for a fun night.

The band first started jamming together in 2000 when its three founding members – Matty T (guitar/vocals), Joey T (bass/vocals), and Danny B (drums) – were all sophomores in high school. They met through a common love of fast, energetic music and a desire to beat the shit out of their instruments together. "We play music because it gets our adrenaline going and allows us to share our excitement and good times with those around us," says Joey.

Now, over 10 years and 150 shows later, they've beefed things up with the addition of Joey's younger brother Andy on second guitar. They've shared the stage with many of the acts that inspired them, including Strung Out, Propagandhi, Unwritten Law, Reel Big Fish, Guttermouth, Authority Zero, The Ataris, Death By Stereo and Voodoo Glow Skulls. They signed to Felony Records in 2010 and have released two full-length albums, "Killing California" and 2012's "Moonshine" which are both available on iTunes, Bandcamp, and at any of their shows.
Surface Report
Surface Report
Punk music from Southern California

Dylan - Drums
Brad - Bass
Ron Ron- Guitar
Bill - Guitar
All of us - Voices
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110