The Menzingers

Phenomenon Concerts Presents

The Menzingers

Sundressed, Never Let This Go

Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Flagstaff's Green Room

Flagstaff, AZ

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is 16 and over

The Menzingers
The Menzingers
The Menzingers formed in the wake of Scranton ska-punk/pop punk bands "Bob and the Sagets" (featuring Tom May, Joe Godino, Eric Keen, and non-Menzinger member Curtis Irie, currently of Irie Idea) and Kos Mos (featuring Greg Barnett, Adam Mcilwee of Tigers Jaw, and Leo Vergnetti of Captain, We're Sinking!). Their first release was a self-titled demo tape made in 2006, which made its way onto many top ten lists of that year.

Their debut full length, "A Lesson in the Abuse of Information Technology" (released on Go-Kart Records), was produced by Jesse Cannon. According to Cannon, "I record bands every day and almost all of them are missing something. The Menzingers have it all — the songs, the aggression, the heart, and the passion that most only dream of."

In 2009, the band released a 4-song EP titled "Hold On Dodge" through Red Scare Industries, their first vinyl release (including a 600-run olive edition.) A bonus track for the EP titled "Kentucky Gentleman" is available through iTunes.

Early in 2010, the band did a brief stint with Anti-Flag. April 13 saw the release of their second full length, "Chamberlain Waits", through Red Scare Records. In March and April they also toured in support of Against Me!.

On May 17, 2011 they announced that they had signed to Epitaph Records. Brett Gurewitz, founder of Epitaph Records and guitarist of Bad Religion said this about the signing of the band: "These guys play the kind of pure punk rock that I grew up with. They are seriously talented songwriters and I'm happy to welcome them to the Epitaph family. I think the band is a great fit here."[6]
They released On the Impossible Past on February 20, 2012, and it was met with critical acclaim. A music video was shot and released for the song "Nice Things."

On the Impossible Past went on to be voted "Album Of The Year" 2012 for both Absolutepunk.net and Punknews.org. Also vas voted "Album Of The Year" by RockZone magazine in Spain.
On Nov 29, 2013, while performing at the Bowery Ballroom, Greg Barnett said that the band hand just come out of the studio. The new album, Rented World, will be released on April 22, 2014. A music video for a song from the new album, "In Remission", was released on February 18, 2014[7] On January 13, 2014, at the Gingerman Tavern in Chicago, Brendan Kelly from The Lawrence Arms allegedly played "Rented World" in its entirety during what appears to be a DJ set, where he also played the new Lawrence Arms album and the new Against Me! album weeks prior to their official individual release dates.
Sundressed
Sundressed
Never Let This Go
Never Let This Go
Never Let This Go has played countless shows in the past few years, including three national tours and opening slots for bands such as Never Shout Never, Set It Off and letlive in their home state of Arizona. NLTG has continued relentlessly, despite receiving unexpected news just before their last release, Believe.

In May of 2015, singer David Kleinebreil would come to find out his mother would be facing her second battle with cancer. With her support, they decided to still release their new music and tour in support of the record.

Believe gained momentum as the first single's music video for "Right Now" premiered on Stan Lee's World of Heroes. The video's superhuman plot gained it additional exposure on press outlets such as Geekscape.net and earned them a performance slot at Stan Lee's own Superheroes Party at the Youtube Space LA in July of 2015. The band successfully completed three tours in support of the release despite having to cancel a handful of shows while Kleinebreil's mother underwent treatment and eventually a transplant.

In May of 2016, a month following his mother's successful liver transplant, Kleinebreil and drummer Vic Chan entered the studio in Atlanta to work with producers Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel/Mayday Parade/All Time Low). The band decided that the best time to create was while the emotions were still fresh in their minds. Their next release is expected to be more honest and emotional than anything they have released to date.

What Kleinebreil describes as "the hardest year of his life", is expected to yield some powerful music and a new found motivation to pursue everything they set out to accomplish as a band.
Venue Information:
Flagstaff's Green Room
15 N. Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ, 86001
http://www.flagstaffgreenroom.com/