Note: This took place prior to Tom Petty’s passing.
AQ Podcast Episode #20 is short & sweet, a breathless blast of excitement over the ongoing tour between ’68 and The Bronx. They’re two of Antiquiet’s most beloved musical outfits, and with damn good reason – you’re not gonna find more high-octane, shit-kicking riotous fun onstage.
In this week’s podcast (listen here) I caught up with ’68 frontman Josh Scogin to talk about the tour, musical trap doors, a tale of a botched robbery, and the insanity of playing two shows in the same day in distant cities. Then we caught their tour opener in Los Angeles, which doubled as the release show for The Bronx V (listen to that fucking awesome set of rockers here), with Plague Vendor supporting.
68 smashed, cutting a Hard to Handle chorus into an explosive jam, hilarious quips flying nearly as frequently as the riffs. A magnificent cross section of staggered rhythms, hardcore frenzies and unchecked celebration made for one hell of a night. Bodies were flying, everybody looked like shit-grinning maniacs, and Bronx singer Matt Caughthran was singing in the pit as he threw himself around the floor with the rest of us for half the show. If the world ended right there, I can think of far worse ways to go. If you have the chance, do not miss this fucking tour.
’68 has a new record out too, called Two Parts Viper – and it sure as shit aint no slouch. Get upon it.
The Bronx + 68
October 3 – Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
October 4 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
October 6 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
October 7 – House Of Independents – Asbury Park, NJ
October 8 – Brooklyn Night Bazaar – Brooklyn, NY
October 10 – The El Club – Detroit, MI
October 11 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
October 12 – Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
October 15 – Globe Hall – Denver, CO
October 17 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
October 18 – The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
October 19 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA