Happy 2016 everybody!
We’ve been kinda quiet lately, but it isn’t without good reason. There’s been a bit of a “Changing of the Guard” here at Pandemics HQ. A more substantial update will be coming when I have a little time, but for now, I’ll just mention that our drummer CJ Dunaieff has decided to leave the band to pursue other projects. We wish him nothing but the best with all of his future endeavors. The other new news is we want to extend a big raucous welcome to our new drummer Jake Navarro! More info on him and what else we’ve been up to coming soon!
In the meantime, please check out our freshly updated “Shows” section and check out all the awesome shows we have going on this summer! Including our long awaited return to the main stage at The Paramount in Huntington (On Tuesday 6/28) with The English Beat and Soul Asylum!
Got some big things in store guys!
We promised news, and we are working on that!
In the meantime we are happy to announce that we are a part of a new and exciting showcase called Lonely Atom Records Presents!
Lonely Atom Records (our record label) is booking a series of local showcases on Long Island and in NYC featuring some of the best up and coming bands out there playing ska & punk rock! Their goal is to help empower local music by putting on a series of shows that will bring out Long Island/NYC’s best & brightest along with touring national acts from all over the world!
The proceeds of these shows will be going directly to putting out new and awesome music from some of our favorite bands! Only after all the bands on the bill have been paid fairly will any proceeds be collected!
So come on out and support local music! This one is 21+ (sorry kids ), but we hope to run all ages shows regularly in the future!
There are also other shows going up on the page over the next few days as well. So stay tuned, and keep your browser locked to this webpage for more info ASAP!
We are bummed to hear of the passing of Rico Rodriguez. The legendary trombonist who most people know from his work with The Specials had a full and rich career, playing with tons of great bands, and producing music that was beloved all over the world. He was still playing with Jools Holland and the Gang almost until the day he died. The world has lost a legend, who will be missed dearly.
Rest In Power Rico
On another note, I know we’ve been kinda remiss about updating this website. That changes now. Expect new content very soon.
Hey Everyone! it seems like our long slumber is over! We’ve got LOTS of huge shows coming up over the next couple of months! For example, our CD Release show for our Brand Spankin’ New EP, Hard Headed!, at the English Beat / Easy Star All Stars / Skints show at The Paramount tonight (4/30)! Or a LONG night of deep cuts and new jammies at The Jetty Bar & Grill in Long Beach! Or a showcase supporting The ORIGINATORS, The Skatalites!? Yup! We got that on 5/7 @ Revolution! We’re also going to closing out one of our favorite clubs in Brooklyn on 6/12 (RIP The Swamp!) and gettin’ Rowdy with our friends at Suburban Decay Records at the 7th Annual Punk Island Festival (on 6/21)! We even mark our 3rd year in a row out at our favorite beach side venue, Stephen Talkhouse! with The English Beat! Lots more info on our shows page! You can find info on all of those and more on our shows page: http://thepandemics.net/tour-dates/
Check it out! More are being posted all the time!
Cya in the pit!,