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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 25, 2013

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Pentimento are in the third week of the POZ sponsored Real Friends fall tour, and we’re stoked to be hosting the band’s Road Blog for the tour. Pick up the band’s Inside The Sea EP here, win free tickets to the band’s current tour with Real Friends here, and read the Road Blog below!

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From Jeremiah Pauly: 

10.12 - SLC, UT - People were in line before we even got to the venue! Shred Shed was packed. Our buddies in Heartless Breakers were on the bill and we were stoked to hang with them again. They also thankfully gave us a place to crash for the night. Myself, Bryan and Dan from Real Friends grabbed some drinks after the show where people were hula-hooping on stage to dance music. Needless to say, it was awesome. SLC is beautiful and I appreciate how clean the streets are. 

10.13 - Boise, ID - This was a matinee show. Boise is a fun little town. Show was fun. We hit up the Boise Fry Factory afterwords with the entire package and Maura from Mixtapes and Drew who does merch for FCC had a dance off. Then Jon also from FCC dropped it like its hawt and we drove off into the darkness.

10.15 - Seattle, WA - After Boise we drove straight to Seattle and had an off day. We picked up Mike’s close friend Becca from the airport and our good buddy Jacob Darling. They hopped on to hang for the California dates and we were stoked to have them on board. We took the day easy. Walked around a park. Did laundry. Ate Denny’s. Then cried ourselves to sleep. We played Vera Room directly next to Paramore. There was this ENORMOUS line outside of Paramore and everyone was chanting “Hailey”. It was so loud I though there was a Riot! … get it?

10.16 - Portland, OR - Voodoo donuts. We played Backspace and rode scooters around. Portland is weird but I like it. No one can be mad at me for saying this because there is literally a giant painting outside the venue that says “keep Portland weird.” 

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 17, 2013

Pentimento kicked off the POZ sponsored Real Friends fall tour, and we’re stoked to be hosting the band’s Road Blog for the tour.  got our fourth PropertyOfZack Road Blog from the band as they hit the West Coast and Midwest. Pre-order the band’s Inside The Sea EP here, win free tickets to the band’s current tour with Real Friends here, and read the Road Blog below!

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From Mike Hansen:

Day 1 - Grand Rapids, MI
We’d been looking forward to this show for a long time. Not just because we love Michigan but also because we couldn’t wait to get back on the road. We had a lot of time off between the March Radness tour and now - so the anticipation to get back to what we consider “normal” was at an all time high. We could have asked for a better start to the tour. A packed venue, a lot of great friends, and everyone in good spirits. We were treated to some vegan banana bread and other delicious things to keep us nourished on the road. 

Day 2 - Chicago, IL
This show was absolutely bonkers. To be back in Chicago with so many of the great people we’ve met along the journey of this band was awesome - but everything about this show was simply wild. We had balloons dumped on us from the balcony by our very talented photographer friend, Jamie Moore - which made it even more ridiculous. Seeing Real Friends play to their home town crowd was a special thing for sure. I could tell emotions were high as they closed out their set. It ruled. 

Day 3 - Minneapolis, MN
We hadn’t been back here since our very first full US tour with Light Years, and it was worth the wait. The Nether Bar was an awesome venue and we were lucky enough to get cheap pizza from the absolute shadiest pizza place of all time. Thanks for not stabbing us, dude!

Day 4 - Cedar Rapids, IA
Getting to play a VFW is something we haven’t done much in our time as a band, so it was a welcome change of pace. The show was cool, and there was a DQ in close proximity so you best believe I murdered an Oreo cheesequake blizzard. 

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update IV)

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 5, 2013

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Pentimento are wrapping up the March Radness Tour, and we’ve got our fourth PropertyOfZack Road Blog from the band as they hit the West Coast and Midwest. Pre-order their album on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records here and check out the fourth Road Blog below!

From Jerry Pauly:

3/24 – BERKLEY, CA @ 924 GILMAN
Today was our final show with What’s Eating Gilbert and it was at a kick ass venue.  Gilman is one of the longest running indie venues in the US.  Stickup Kid opened the show, great band.  We had a long drive ahead of us to SLC so we made the entire trek overnight so we could get some solid rest on our off day.

3/26 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ SHRED SHED
We stayed in a cheap busted up hotel just outside SLC on our day off and regrouped for the final 13 show stretch of this tour.  We went to Pizza Hut AND Burger King for dinner.  I put fries on my cheese pizza.   Deliciously toxic.
SLC is a crazy looking city.  The mountains in the background behind all the modern skyscrapers looked wild to me, I really enjoyed it.   Our buddies Lyle and Matt who played in Last Call/Daytrader were out for the night.  We had a good show and began the even longer overnight drive to Denver.

3/27 – DENVER, CO @ THE MARQUIS THEATRE
We got into Denver right around noon and Illegal Pete’s were kind enough to feed us a free meal as part of their starving artist program.  I had a Big Potato burrito, highly recommended.  The Marquis is a real classy venue with some delicious pizza, which I also enjoyed later in the night.  I enjoyed some rum and cokes and watched Allison Weiss and Candy Hearts.  These bands are filled with some individuals that I truly have come to appreciate.  You never know what you are going to get when you spend night after night with the same crew.  I look forward to seeing these people everyday and it makes for a super fun 5-week tour.

3/28 – IOWA CITY, IA @ GABE’S
This was an even longer drive, 12 plus hours.  Vinny killed most of it and then I wrapped up the last few hours.  We were literally in the van up until load in.  Gabe’s is a 2-story venue and bar.  We were graced by the downstars bartender with $2.50 irish carbombs.  I’ll have a few drinks 1 or 2 nights a week, however, I had to take advantage of this as they are normally well out of my budget ($2.50 isn’t even in my budget, $1 menu for life).  A bunch of us from the package enjoyed the good drink and watched some great bands before us play.  Lipstick Homicide was a 3 piece with 2 girls in the front that absolutely melted our faces off.  Seriously awesome band.  We had a fun show and then enoyed some eats with the Candy Hearts post show and then slept in the van.

3/29 – ST LOUIS, MO @ THE DEMO
This was our first time in St. Louis.  The Demo is a newer spot next to a delicious restaurant that I wish I remembered the name to.  Best homemade veggie burger I’ve ever had.  Make the Years Last and La Bella Charade opened the show and sounded great.  Candy Hearts and Allison Weiss had a great crowd and absolutely killed it as always.  We slept in a Waffle House parking lot after the show, only to wake up without enough time to get my $1 egg and cheesey’s before we headed to Chicago.

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update III)

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 27, 2013

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Pentimento are still out on the March Radness Tour (not to be confused with POZ’s March Sadness tournament), and we’ve got our third PropertyOfZack Road Blog from the band as they hit the West Coast. Pre-order their album on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records here and check out the third Road Blog below!

From Vinny Caito:

3/17 Tulsa OK
The drive from Austin was a long one. SWSX was fun but very tiring. By the time we got to Tulsa everyone was spent. It was a cool show for a Sunday but the long drive ahead to El Paso and smokey club definitely put a damper on the evening. We like to get our driving out of the way when we have off days. We are good at being lazy all day

3/18 Las Cruses NM
Our merch guy Mike/The Horse was kind enough to waste some free hotel points on us and get us a decent place to stay. Showers are always the first priority when we get to rooms. Hopefully you call first dibs. We decided to get a nice “family dinner” this night as well. It’s not very often that we get to sit down as a group to leisurely eat our meal. Unfortunately it was Applebee’s where there are no real winners. The night ended as most do, wild parties, bad decisions….NOT, I was the only one awake by 1030pm.

3/19 El Paso TX
This is a day that I know the 4 of us were looking forward to for a couple of reasons. The last time we got to visit El Paso we made a lot of friends and had a great time. This was also the first day of What’s Eating Gilbert joining the tour. The show was at the War Room. This is a tattoo shop with a small warehouse space in the back that works perfectly as a DIY venue. This was a great show with great friends. Not to mention Chico’s tacos and burritos afterwords. You may hate yourself for it but its a must.

3/20 Meza AZ
The Nile Underground was host to not only our tour package on this day but we met up with Forever Came Calling, Last Call, Heart to Heart and a few other bands. The show was held both upstairs and downstairs so kids could finish watching one band and another could start very shortly after. Lots of fun to meet up with old friends and some new ones as well.

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 21, 2013

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Pentimento are still out on the March Radness Tour (not to be confused with POZ’s March Sadness tournament), and we’ve got our second PropertyOfZack Road Blog from the band. Pre-order their album on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records here and check out the first Road Blog below!

From Lance Claypool:

March 10 - Orlando 
What’s the best news ever? You won the lottery. What’s the second best news ever? You’re going to Disney World. Today is apparently the second best day of my life..I’m definitely winning the lottery someday so the best day of my life is already reserved for that. Seriously though, a lot of strings were pulled and we can’t thank those people enough for giving us a fun day out while on the road. Due to long lines and time restraints we had enough time for a few rides including Soarin’ and of course the Tower of Terror, and then it was off to the venue. Our good friend Garrett Elkins takes great care of us whenever we’re through and this night was no different, a great show and end to a solid day. Thanks to our friend Sarah for coming to hang with us and let us crash at her place, thanks again!

March 11 - Birmingham, Alabama
Fast forward a lot of coffee, 9 hours of driving, and more than a few 90’s one-hit wonder tracks and we have arrived in Birmingham. It was a floor show this evening and we had the pleasure of pairing up with touring friends in the Tired and True and Carridale. Both those bands are great and we are meeting up with the Tired and True a few times this tour and I’m excited to watch these guys rip through their set a couple more times. In fact, we are very lucky and appreciative to be out on the road with Candy Hearts and Allison Weiss who are some of the most solid and intelligent musicians I’ve had the pleasure of meeting. And just like we came, we left with a heavy amount of driving ahead of us, SXSW or bust.

March 13 - Austin, TX - SXSW 
Thanks to our new friend Jeff we were invited to play the Weapons of Mass Creation showcase. What a party, an awesome outside venue right in the mix of downtown and all the madness that is SXSW. This music event envelopes the entire downtown area and is a dream come true for any music fan. There’s literally bands playing every available venue along the street, we even watched a guy on top of a truck rapping while the guitar and drum duo down the street joined in the mix. There was dancing in the streets, and all the alcohol and weird smells you can handle. Our first night was great, tons of great bands from all genres, Northern Faces and Laura Stevenson were especially good. It was a nice surprise to catch up with a lot of old friends from home as well as meet all the beautiful new people that we came across that night.

3/14 - Austin, TX 
SXSW- Another great opportunity came thanks to the guys at Top Shelf Records for having us on their showcase held at the Pearl Street Co-Op. This place was different in the fact that it was a collective living arrangement with a lot of people sharing the same space, including an awesome outdoor courtyard with a pool that was used as a backdrop to the awesome bands that played all night. There was also free beer and hot dogs provided.. the stomach issues that ensued later were also free. After ingesting my fair share of questionable food items, No Somos Marineros from Mexico City came up to play, and holy shit, they were amazing, please check those guys out. Weatherbox also played brilliantly and my vision and memory got a little hazy after that point, stay away from hot dogs kids.

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 13, 2013

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Pentimento are out on the March Radness Tour (not to be confused with POZ’s March Sadness tournament), and they’ll be doing a new Road Blog series for PropertyOfZack. Pre-order their album on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records here and check out the first Road Blog below!

From drummer Mike Hansen:

Springfield, VA - Ahhh…The first day of tour. The excitement. The wonder. The familiar smell of  flatchulence. It all comes flooding back to you so quickly once you’re on the road after any sort of time off. It’s like riding a bike! You can never truly forget, no matter what.

We’ve been looking forward to this tour in particular because we have the chance to be part of such a diverse bill. We were all very interested and stoked to see Allison Weiss and Candy Hearts do their thing, and of course be reunited with The Horse.  

The show was a lot of fun. For the first day of tour, it didn’t really *feel* like a first day. It was great to finally meet Allison & her band. AW and Candy Hearts killed it. We slept in a Walmart parking lot. Party. 

Chapel Hill, NC - What a nice little town this is. Everything was so cute and down-home feeling, and closes at 4:30. This venue (Local 506) has probably the best sounding system/room that we’ve experienced in a long time. It was a pleasure playing here and the kids there were extremely cool. It’s always really nice to meet everyone who comes out, whether they’re there to check your band out or not. Making friends is one of the greatest parts of tour, so it’s important to us to not be the dudes who just hide from everyone before or after the set.  This venue also had showers. So it’s like…why can’t we just play here every day?

Atlanta, GA -  Where do I even start? Today was weird. Yesterday was an off day that was also weird. It’s two AM, I’ve had a lot of red bull and I feel…different. I’ll start with yesterday and then get to today because that’s how time and stories work. 

Yesterday we sat at a hotel with everyone in candy hearts. Except Mariel because she was sick and got her own room. So there was a lot of dudes in the room at once. It smelled like a restaurant. Like a not good restaurant. We had to get our van fixed. It cost us $1,000. We went to Walmart and argued for a half hour with a lady about buying a single mailer envelope. We later went to Hooters. The Champ was there. I don’t know who he was but a guy with a microphone kept calling him that. It was all you can eat wing night. I am newly on a vegetarian diet because I hate myself. It was torture to sit there surrounded by deliciousness but I got my salad and water and ate it like a man. I still hate myself. 

I also learned about snapchat. I fucking love snapchat. 

Then we slept and woke up and drove to the show. It was in a castle that was haunted. The show was fun. Everyone killed it. Especially the opener. I don’t remember her name but her voice was smooth and she played the piano very well. After the show we drove to Waffle House. They made me pancakes because I said I wished they had them. They made my wish come true. When we left everything got weird because Lance wouldn’t stop so we could get milk shakes. Lance is no longer in our band. 

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 21, 2012

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Our friends in Pentimento recently wrapped up a US tour with The Swellers, Diamond Youth, and Daylight down to Fest and back. The band’s second Road Blog for PropertyOfZack takes us from their time in the Northeast to Midwest. Check out the second update below!

From Jeremiah Pauly:

11.04 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bears
We rolled in to Cambridge for our first time playing at TT The Bears. The dudes in Diamond Youth were doing some sort of karate on the sidewalk while The Swellers dudes were throwing down pop shove-its and 360 flips.  We loaded in and then were pleasantly surprised by our friend Nicole and her boyfriend with some delicious cupcakes and hugs. Always great to see old friends. Then, MORE cupcakes were brought and some belated birthday gifts for Mike from our Pentiparents, the Pagano’s! Vito and Karen surprised us at the show (which they are famous for doing every time) and the night began. Tym and Derek (ex Daytrader) also came out for the night, haven’t seen them since our last run with them in Canada back in May. Go Long Kid opened the show, then the package played.  Great show, great night with friends.  We drove towards Pittsburgh, and then snoozed in a Walmart parking lot.

11.05 Pittsburgh, PA - The Smiling Moose
It seems like every time we have rolled through Pittsburgh, we have played on the same nights that the Smiling Moose has had sold out shows! Now it was our turn to come party!  The dudes in Mace Ballard opened the show up, we have played with them before and sure enough they brought the rock. Then the package played and the room was electric man. The vibe in the room was great, behind the stage is a set of windows looking down on the Pittsburgh scenery. Really awesome to finally play at the moose and we will be back with Such Gold November 30th!

11.07 Cleveland, OH - The Grog Shop
Prior to heading to The Grog Shop, we were invited to the Alternative Press office. Quite frankly, we were pretty intimidated!  Cassie met us at the front door and walked us inside, where our friend Cynthia greeted us at the front desk with a smile that put us all at ease!  Everyone at the office took time out of their day to greet us and show us around the place. Every single issue printed is hung on the wall and the memorabilia is plentiful. We did a “Stand By Your Van” session along with an acoustic video. The Swellers dudes were also there and it was a day full of Dr. Pepper and stories of rock n roll. 12 year old me still hasn’t soaked in the fact that I was there. The folks at AP have been covering this music scene for a long time, to be a part of that day was to be a part of an experience that many of my heroes have also experienced. We were even able to sign their wall, next to bands such as Saves the Day, The Bouncing Souls, TBS, NFG, the list goes on and on … how awesome.

We then went to Melt for some lunch with The Swellers. This place has a gigantic selection of grilled cheese concoctions that will change your life and will also make you change your shorts about 2 hours later. Delicious nonetheless but man oh man, never again before a show!

We had a bunch of buddies come from Buffalo to The Grog Shop, our friend Cullen literally just got home from the Air Force for less then 2 days and then jumped in the car to spend the evening with us. Our friend Demey also came out for the evening and were we pleased to see her! Even her parents tagged along when they had an early work day in the AM! The local support for the show was especially good, Crookshanks and Reverse the Curse. Then the package played and when The Swellers were up, the room exploded. Such a blast. Lance and Vinny then drove through the night towards Chicago as we had a long drive ahead of us.

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POZ Road Blog: Pentimento (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 14, 2012

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Our friends in Pentimento recently wrapped up a US tour with The Swellers, Diamond Youth, and Daylight down to Fest and back. The band’s first Road Blog for PropertyOfZack takes us from their time at Fest back to up the Northeast. Check out the first update below!

From Lance Claypool:

Fest weekend Oct. 26-28
Let me start by saying this was our first Fest experience, both as a band, and individuals. The stories you hear year after year collectively created a dream scape of unimaginable possibilities for this one weekend of punk rock and debauchery, and my god, it was even more than I expected. A city overrun by punk’s and rockers of all types was a crazy sight to see, and to walk in on the ridiculous pool party at the Holiday Inn was a perfect way start to the weekend. So many good bands and friends in one weekend was a bit overwhelming, but in the best way possible. I was taken back by the support we received during our set and I can only hope to be invited back to play next year. Some of my favorite acts were Heartwell, A Wilhelm Scream, Half Hearted Hero, and the short but sweet set from Into It. Over It. at the ‘generator’ show at the no idea warehouse. All in all, it was a perfect weekend.

Oct. 29
We had a day off in Florida, so we decided to stop for the day in Jacksonville. Although it was the coolest day yet, we were headed straight for the beach. Not just the beach, and not just the ocean, but an Atlantic swelling with the force of Superstorm Sandy. We like to consider ourselves pretty adequate swimmers, but the 9 foot waves that day were both beautifully emmersing, as well as violent and terrifying. A friendly reminder that we were lucky to be out of the path of the storm.

Oct. 30
Columbia, South Carolina - So this is the first day of tour and unfortunately our friends in Diamond Youth are caught in Baltimore due to travel restrictions. The show still went on and the Swellers still put on a show like they were at Fest playing for 1,000 kids. One of the many reasons I admire these guys so much.

Oct. 31
So it’s Halloween, and the only question we have is ‘do we?’ or ‘don’t we?’. Well, the convenient Salvation Army we passed on the way to the venue was more than enough reason to try on some new outfits. We found the closest women’s aisle and went to town trying to find something in our size, not the easiest task for a bigger guy like myself. But low and behold I found something that not only contained.. but padded my shoulders as well, this was going to be fun to play in. So the show goes on and it was great to meet back up with the guys in Diamond Youth, i absolutely love watching their set. And although fall was in the air, there was a decided lack of Halloween spirit, meaning only us and a handful of others had costumes for the night, no matter, we were going to rock it with the help of our merch/make up mom, Becca, whom we had on the road with us. She added a little eye effect to our awful get ups and we were certainly a site to see. We were obviously a little hard to take serious that night but we had fun with it, and the ventilation in those clothes is phenomenal. There was also a special guest set from Travis Jono Barker and boy was he impressive on the kit for the Swellers that night. That guy is hardcore, he even used permanent marker to show his dedication to partying hard. Good night.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update V)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 30, 2012

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From Vinny Caito:

1/23/12 Monday - Orlando. This morning just sucked. We woke up in Jacksonville to news that Jerry’s grandmother passed away. I honestly can’t imagine the feeling. We knew that unfortunately her days had become numbered, and like all things in this band and in life we all talk about it. Days before we all unanimously decided if anything like that were to happen to any our family members, that priority comes first. It’s the only thing we all really have in this world and they are most important. We had a group break at the Waffle House (our new love) and then dropped Jerry off at the airport. The last thing we all wanted to do was to split up on this trip but sometimes there isn’t much you can do. We traveled on as a 3 piece to our show at the Peacock Room. We decided that Mike would do a really short acoustic set with a little bit of storytelling. It really came together nicely. To anyone who was there or as sent there love in the past week we cannot tell you how much it means. To have that kind of support makes this all easier. So thank you. Shout out to Spikler, Chris from Go Rydell and Garret. You all rule.

1/24/12 Tuesday - Daytona beach. First of 4 off days. We hate not playing shows and hate it even more that it’s just the three of us. Luckily my parents were gracious enough to put us up in a hotel for the night. Mom and Dad you’re awesome, showers and a bed do the body good. And Lance got his Priceline negotiation on and booked us an awesome hotel DOWN BY THE BEACH.. BOY! This day was full of laundry, beach walking, swimming, and hanging with old ladies in the hot tub ;).
PS we finally saw a cool creature on this tip. A sting ray. He was dead on the beach and mike shit himself over it. Its no bear or alligator but we’ll take it.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update IV)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 25, 2012

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From Jeremiah Pauly: 

Jan 15 – Tempe, AZ @ Fixx Coffeehouse: The drive to tonight’s show was absolutely beautiful.  One thing that I will walk away from this first full US run is the true beauty that there is in the world.  I grew up about an hour south of Buffalo, in a small town called Yorkshire, NY.  There is very little scenery.  The drives that we take every day are breath taking and have given me a newfound appreciation for the country that we live in.  We were the first band at Fixx and Lance and I decided to cruise around town and find a local pizza joint.  We did, but not after snacking on some Jack in the Box curly fries, my first experience.  They were delicious and then we headed back to the venue with our pizza in hand to hang before the first band went on.  The first band was a group of younger dudes, and they had a bunch of family and friends their to support them.  Their name escapes me … but they were genuinely excited to be playing the show and played a great set!  Out of Reverie played next and they were great as well.  Some of the nicest dudes who had anticipated our tour coming to AZ for awhile, they sent us off with one of their tapes to play in the van and we’ve jammed to it a bunch of times.  Great dudes, great band and are working hard.  Then Come On Die Young played and they were ridiculous.  Right up our alley with Hot Water Music roots with their own twist.  

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update III)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 18, 2012

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From Mike Hansen

Jan 9th - Portland, OR - We met up with our boys in Souvenirs at a bookstore in downtown Portland. A friend of ours named Sarah from the night before in Tacoma decided to make the trip to see the show. An incredible thing to do, considering she had about a 5 hour car ride each way. Much love goes out to her for doing that. We got a chance to meet Portland’s own “Muffin Man” who proceeded to heckle us as we walked the streets in search of food after the show let out. Needless to say, he was a very wise, very homeless gentlemen and we wish him the best. 

Jan 10th - Reno, NV - The drive from Portland to Reno was pretty cool. We’ve been so amazed by the scenery  along these drives, and this one was no different. Seeing all the lights in Reno as we entered the city was incredible. The show was great, thanks to everyone who put it on at the house we played at, and our new buddy Jim who took us in for the night. Little did we know that Jim has actually been a long-time supporter of Pentimento and Panic Records alike, so it was really cool to get a chance to hang with him. Once we got back to his place, we talked about hardcore until 3 in the morning, and it absolutely ruled. 

Jan 11th - San Francisco, CA - The experience of finally getting to the west coast blew all of our minds. At any point during the drive to San Francisco, you could catch us talking about how incredibly thankful and excited we were to have made it all the on the other side of the country for no other purpose than playing punk rock. Once we got into the city, we were instantly taken back by the scenery. We made our way to a small bay area near the Golden Gate Bridge, where we got a chance to soak in the Pacific. We hung out with a pelican that was as big as all of us combined, and got our first taste of California. The show was excellent, and we couldn’t have asked for a better first experience on the West Coast. Our good friend Mark from all the way back in Buffalo just happened to be around, so we met up with him as well as our bass player’s cousin (also from Buffalo) which made the show even cooler for us. We stayed with our friend Jake who’s worked with our label mates TRIAL on past tours doing roadie/merch guy type stuff which was amazing. We’ve been so lucky throughout this entire thing to have ended up in the company of such great people like Jake, Jim from Reno, as well as a bunch of other people who have been kind enough to take us in.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 11, 2012

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From Lance of Pentimento:

January 3 - Minneapolis, Minnesota. - Our first real experience with winter, the remnants of a storm covered the city in ice and snow. You never quite know what to expect when playing coffee houses, questions like ‘can the room fit more than 5 people?’ are usually a legitimate concern. But, the Beat coffeehouse was much more than I imagined and turned out to be a great room, attached to a great coffee shop. I’m no coffee connoisseur but I heard good things, the trail mix supplied by our generous friend Laura Grbs was excellent though. Dingus, opened up the show and rocked an amazing cover of the Darkness’ ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’, awesome guitar solos, and falcetto vocals included. And our dudes in Sleepyhead rocked an equally heavy and hooky set. They were the nicest guys and took us out for pizza after the show, amazing food, amazing people. Thank you.

January 5 - Pocatello, Idaho. - The next drive took us from Minnesota to Idaho, quite the adventure. The change in scenery was enough to convince me that I indeed woke up on a different planet after my afternoon nap. The Elks Lodge in Pocatello, Idaho, brought together a tight community of kids that really expressed what a local scene should be about, love and support for each other no matter what genre you may fall under, they also showed amazing support to both Light Years, who killed it, and ourselves. Seven Feet Below, Vestige Vindicated, and The Runners Up each had a sound all their own with influences literally across the musical spectrum, lots of talented kids with a great community of friends. Danny the Skeleton Horse closed out the night with a riff-tastic wall of sound. Huge thanks to Neil and all the staff for a great show. Again, amazing people continue to pave the way.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Jan 2, 2012

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Pentimento are currently out on a PropertyOfZack sponsored tour with Light Years and Maker, and the band has been kind enough to do another Road Blog for the site. Check out their first update below and make sure to check back for more!

Vinny Caito:

12/27
Our first day of this craziness starts off in Cleveland, Ohio at Peabodies. This was a benefit show where the money collected at the door was given to charity. It’s always nice to be able to participate in a show like this. Helping a good cause especially around the holidays is never a bad idea. The show was packed with a ton of great bands. Shout out to our boys in Ages, always love seeing these dudes kill it. It was great to get to hang with Light Years for our first night too. It’s going to be a fun couple of months and we’re all stoked we get to spend it with those awesome dudes.
12/28
Second day of the party was in Columbus, Ohio at the Carabar. Our good friends Josh and Scotty as always took care of us. This bar is easily one of my favorite places to play. The atmosphere in the place is awesome and all of the people working there are great. Shows are free and everyone comes out to hang and have a good time. We got to play with the band Citizen. If you have not seen their set, this band is a must see. Be sure to check them out. The best part of the night had to be the Coney Dogs and Chili. The food was awesome, I almost puked during the set, but it was well worth it.
12/29
This was our first off day. I’m never a fan of not playing a show but luckily we were able to make it to Flint, Michigan for a band starting/music writing work shop. This workshop was held for The Flint Local 432, which is a music venue in the Flint area. We were all lucky enough to have Nick and Jonathan Diener from The Swellers and Bradley Bell from Chiodos at the workshop. This venue helped give birth to both of these bands. Everyone had so much insight and so many great things to say. Also Nick and Jono were nice enough to welcome us into their home and let us hang for the night. I wet myself. They are the best dudes!

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Final Update)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 8, 2011

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From Lance:

10/3- We spent some time in the van reminiscing about our younger years and threw on some songs from bands like Bigwig, Lagwagon, and AFI. You know, awesome skate music that we listened to back in grade school.. and still do. After occupying my time by taking an obnoxious amount of instagram pictures, we arrived in Flint, Michigan to the best situation ever.

Woobie’s is a small bar with a series of tables, each with a different older generation video game console. They all had a wide selection of games, and were free to play.. paired with a couple cheese and pepperoni pizza’s, it was a party.

Frandy, Dead & Gone, and Steamroller were all bands from the surrounding area, and all great bands that came together to make this an eclectic and awesome mix of music styles. It was also amazing to see the unity and support that each band gave both the audience and their peers. The promoter, venue and everyone that came out were nothing but great to us and I know we can’t wait to be back.

10/4- Well, its our last day and I slept through part of my driving responsibility (thank you Chinny). As I caught up on a little sleep, we arrived in Ashtabula, Ohio. This place reminds me of a simpler time when people didn’t care about frivolous things like expensive cars, and intricate architecture. Things are more laid back here and people, much like my hometown, are more concerned with bickering about everyday life and the true meaning of hard work. As I’m taking in the Ashtabula experience, 2 cars fly into the parking lot we are relaxing in, and 2 gentlemen get out of their cars and commence in the silliest slap boxing match I’ve ever witnessed. I quickly passed this off as a sporadic case of public LARP’ing, but apparently, this was a real altercation as a result of road rage, Funny stuff. Certainly no one was hurt, and those that witnessed this either walked away with a good laugh, or scratching their heads at what just took place.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Pentimento (Update III)

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 5, 2011

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From Vinny:

9/30 Altoona, PA – The day started as usual, waking up in a random parking lot with a heavy air of our delicious morning breath hanging in the air, yum. Nothing like that to start the day. After a quick wake up we were en route to the nearest guitar center. We always find some reason to hit up a guitar center; someone is always looking for some new piece of equipment.  After showering in their bathroom (using the sink and babies wipes) we were off to the Masonic Temple. Now none of us have ever been to Altoona but it seems like every awesome tour has to make a stop through there so I had some high hope for the evening. It turned out to be nothing short of that. Ryan and his Mother who run the venue and shows are incredible. We showed up and the entire room was all set to go for the show, not to mention an awesome vegan chili, drinks and other goodies for us to snack on. I don’t ever expect to be fed but the feeling that someone cares enough to spend time to make some food for some dirty punk rock kids, it can change any mood. We have all been sick for a couple days at this point so some hearty delicious food makes all the difference. The show started off with Guy the Walrus, a one man acoustic act, followed by Light Hearted a punk act that’s a definite good time and some of the nicest guys! Next was ourselves followed by The Big Time and to close the show was Seas. The show was rad needless to say. Reasons why: 1. Seas got me to do some hardcore dancing (let’s just say it’s been awhile) 2. Right after the show, pop hits from the 80’s and 90’s were turned on over the P.A. that can only mean one thing…DANCE PARTY!  We shook what are mommas gave us for sure that night. Lastly we met some girls and with some begging got them to let us shower at one of their houses, so awesome.

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