Andrew Jackson Jihad

The Echo & FYF Present

Andrew Jackson Jihad

Future of the Left, Jeff Rosenstock (from Bomb The Music Industry), Merry Christmas

Thu, November 15, 2012

7:00 pm

Echoplex

Los Angeles, CA

$12.00 - $14.00

This event is all ages

Andrew Jackson Jihad
Andrew Jackson Jihad
At their core, Andrew Jackson Jihad is a band made up of a social worker and a gravedigger. Starting in 2004 and hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, they make music that attempts to understand and explain human nature. The music focuses on the horrid and beautiful ways that people treat each other, as well as the possibility that one day we will be able to reconcile these two forces.

Traditionally playing live as a two-person band (Sean Bonnette: guitar, vocals. Ben Gallaty: upright bass, vocals), Andrew Jackson Jihad's show is a cathartic experience that invites the audience to sing along. With the energy of a punk band, they blaze through song after song, while stopping occasionally to interact with their audience. Their lyrics are tragic yet humorous, crass yet intelligent, heartbreaking yet uplifting. One listener has described the music as "sad in the key of happy."

In September of 2011, AJJ released their fourth studio album Knife Man on Asian Man Records. This spring they will embark on their first tour as a full band with the help of three of the Knife Man musicians, Owen Evans (ROAR), Preston Bryant (French Quarter), and Deacon Blue Batchelor (Malakai).

The first leg of this tour will feature support by longtime friends Laura Stevenson & The Cans (Don Giovanni Records) and ROAR (Really Records).

Andrew Jackson Jihad has played shows with Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Xiu Xiu, Titus Andronicus, Against Me!, and Deer Tick among many others.
Future of the Left
Future of the Left
Formed in 2005, cardiff. Original line up incorporated kelson who sang in jarcrew, falco and jack who played in mclusky, and also hywel evans (the truckers of husk, also formerly of jarcrew). The current line up includes Jimmy Watkins and Julia Ruzicka who joined in 2010, and still incorporates the minds and bodies of Andrew Falkous and Jack Egglestone.
Jeff Rosenstock (from Bomb The Music Industry)
Jeff Rosenstock (from Bomb The Music Industry)
Bomb the Music Industry! is a collective of musicians moreso than a band. The goal is to have a stress-free environment to write, record and perform music. Of course, if anyone plays a wrong note in this "collective" they will be thrown out of the "collective" and will be forced to start a "band"

Bomb the Music Industry! is not a replacement for any bands that any members are currently in, regardless of what any of us have said while drunk.

Bomb the Music Industry! will do the best to make sure that you the "listener/mindless consumer" becomes simply the "listener" or dare I say, "participant." We will record music on our own personal equipment. We will release our songs for free on the internet. If you come to a Bomb the Music Industry! show with a CD-R, we will burn a compact disc for you. All Bomb the Music Industry! artwork will be available online, but you'll have to print those things out yourself. I know. We just aren't doing enough for our audience.

Since coming to the realization that by not printing out the artwork for our releases we are screwing over or audience, Bomb the Music Industry! has agreed to also have no merchandise available for purchase. We will set up screens, sponges, spraypaint, stencils and spaint. You supply the shirt. You get your shirt made for you on the spot. Tips will probably be appreciated by whatever interns will be working the merch booth.

Bomb the Music Industry! has members in Boston, Brooklyn and Georgia! And who knows if they know that this band was not more than just a drunken idea!

Bomb the Music Industry! will always do its best to keep everything cheap or free for you so you can go to a show as a person and not a roll of crisp five dollar bills. All we ask in return is that you say "thank you".

A good way to say "thank you" would be to spread the gospel of Bomb the Music Industry! all across the globe. Play the ASOB card! Play the Ian MacKaye card! Play the mixed gender card! We don't care! We just want to force everyone else to listen to what we think is good taste.
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
Venue Information:
Echoplex
1822 W. Sunset Blvd
The Echoplex is located below The Echo, enter through the alley at 1154 Glendale Blvd
Los Angeles, CA, 90026