# mxpx

If I Die, I Wanna Die In The Suburbs

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 9, 2014

Michael Mann wrote a piece called If I Die, I Wanna Die In The Suburbs  at Jukebox Breakdown about the relation of music and the suburbs. Read the full piece here and a part below after the jump.

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MxPx, Zebrahead, Allister Fall Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 28, 2014


MxPx, Zebrahead, and Allister are going on a brief fall tour. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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MxPx Release ‘Acoustic Collection’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 8, 2014


MxPx released Acoustic Collection this past weekend. Stream and download the full album below after the jump.

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MxPx Announce ‘Acoustic Collection’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 4, 2014


MxPx will be releasing Acoustic Collection on July 6th for their 22nd anniversary. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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MxPx Have New Music Coming Soon

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 29, 2014

MxPx are gearing up to release new music sometime soon. Check out a tweet from the band below after the jump.

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MxPx, Allister Going On Tour In June

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 29, 2014


It looks like MxPx and Allister are hitting the road in June. Check out the dates so far below after the jump.

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Voice & Verse Podcast With Mike Herrera (MxPx)

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 19, 2014


Voice & Verse, Evan Lucy’s podcast, is back with episode number six featuring Mike Herrera of MxPx.

You can subscribe to Voice & Verse podcast via iTunes, or listen below!   

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MxPx Announce European Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 10, 2014


MxPx will be touring Europe this coming May. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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MxPx, Allister, Kris Roe (The Ataris) Announce Shows

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 5, 2013

MxPx, Allister, and Kris Roe of The Ataris will be playing some shows together next year. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Mike Herrera ‘Live & Raw’ EP Released

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 4, 2013


Mike Herrera has posted a Live & Raw EP for fans. Stream it below after the jump.

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POZ BandsOnBands: Second To Last On MxPx

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 25, 2013


Mondays mean BandsOnBands, and we’re excited to be posting the PropertyOfZack feature today with Tyson Evans of Second To Last.  The band just released a new split with Starters, so make sure to check it out as well.

In this week’s feature, Tyson discusses his love for MxPx, which ended up being a huge transition for him into discovering legendary punk bands that have helped shape his life and his music. Listen to songs by MxPx here and check out what Tyson had to say about one of his biggest influences below!

I grew up in a small conservative town in Northern California called Lodi. I was raised in the church and went to private Christian school from K-8th grade. I remember my first encounter with anything remotely punk rock was seeing the music video for Green Day’s “American Idiot” in 7th grade on VH1. I instantly fell in love with the band and more importantly their style of what at the time seemed to me as “punk”. After hearing Green Day and buying nearly every record with in a week’s span of time, I was ready and anxious to go see the band live. My parents wouldn’t budge on taking me to see the band but my dad finally caved and bought me tickets to the American Idiot tour in 2005.

I could hardly contain my excitement about seeing the band. After about 10 songs or so into the set, my dad pulled the plug and said it was time to leave. My mother had heard from a friend that was at the show about how vulgar and offensive Billie Joe was as a front man and called my dad demanding we leave and come home. The next morning my mom threw away every Green Day record as well as merchandise that I had bought. She then took me to the local Christian book store to pick out a record that was clean and laden with songs about falling in love with Jesus and promoting positive faith based values. 

Little did she know that the moment I got to the CD section of the store, my eyes had already met fate. I remember seeing the cover of MXPX’s Life In General and resonating immediately and I had yet to even hear the content. On the front was a punk kid with dyed hair getting life handed to him by some butch jock with a mullet. Nothing resonated with me more at that time. The moment I stuck the record in my stereo at home and heard those first palm mutes on “Middlename” I was hooked. I don’t think I took that record out for all of 8th grade. Songs like “Doing Time” and “My Mom Still Cleans My Room” had my life figured out. The one thing that I loved and really captivated me was Mike Herrera’s ability to convey a positive message without over saturating the songs with lyrics about loving Jesus and going to church. 

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The Ataris Add Mike Herrera (MxPx) To UK Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 20, 2013

The Ataris are taking Mike Herrera of MxPx for their UK tour in April. Check out the dates below by clicking “Read More.”

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Goldfinger Toured Australia With MxPx, RBF, D.R.U.G.S. Members Due To Band Member Rift

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 3, 2012

John Feldmann toured Goldfinger in Australia with members of MxPx (Mike Herrera), Reel Big Fish (Aaron Barrett), and D.R.U.G.S. (Aaron Stern) due to members of the band not getting along. Check out an interview with Feldmann discussing the rift below by clicking “Read More.”

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POZ Road Blog: MxPx All Stars (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 15, 2012


From Jack Parker:

After a very interesting evening in Worcester, MA (see part 2), we drove to upstate New York to our next gig at Water Street Music Hall in Rochester. We definitely noticed a drop in temperature once we got to town. When we arrived at the venue I walked in and saw the huge room/stage complete with another bands’ gear, and immediately knew I was in the wrong place for a punk show! I walked down the hall through a dark doorway and entered another show room much smaller than the previous one. This was obviously our room. As it turns out the show in the larger room was a Sublime tribute band.

By this time in the tour, all the bands (Unwritten Law, Versus The World, FLF, and us) had gotten to know each other pretty well, and had figured out a good system for a smooth show. All the bands shared UL’s cabs, so transition between bands was quick and smooth. UL and MxPx All Stars would alternate headlining each night, and tonight was UL’s turn. The FLF guys were also doubling as our crew, so they helped us with set-up, tear-down, selling merch, etc. we were all one big well-oiled rock & roll machine.

The show went off without a hitch yet again, and was a lot of fun. Shane from FLF took this video of us covering “Another State of Mind” by Social Distortion.


After the show we ate at a local all-night diner that served something called a “garbage plate,” which consisted of every kind of breakfast food (and lots of it) on one plate. Some of the guys couldn’t resist, but I did my best to stay away from that. 

The 7 of us got another cheap hotel room, and crashed hard.  

We had the next day off, and Mike Davenport from Versus offered to buy us a hotel in Cleveland for two nights as a birthday gift for Mike Hererra. As if that wasn’t enough, Mike D. got us all on the guest list for the Sum 41 show at the Cleveland House Of Blues that night! We got in town just in time to check-in to our room (15th floor view), grab a quick dinner at a Mexican place up the street, and walk to the HOB for the show.  

Each of us armed with backstage passes, we could see the show from anywhere we wanted, so most of us hung out side-stage for Sum’s set. I never really followed them much so I only knew a couple of songs, but they put on a very tight, and professional rock show. We were all impressed.  

We had decided that since we had time the next day, we would go see the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, only a 20 minute (and quite cold) walk from our hotel. We also found out that touring bands get in for free. We spent about 3 hours in the museum, and still weren’t able to see everything. We saw so many cool artifacts… Guitars once owned by Hendrix, Duane Allman, Pete Townshend, Muddy Waters, and so many other legendary pieces. So inspiring.  

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