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Two East Bay legends of fun-loving punk rock, The Frustrators and Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, have reunited for a historic California tour in February 2011. The Frustrators, featuring bassist Mike Dirnt of Green Day, are touring in support of the Griller EP, their first release since 2002’s Achtung Jackass, released through Adeline Records (run by Green Day front man Billie Joe Armstrong). Griller will be available February 18 on 7” vinyl through Dr. Strange Records, and on both CD (Feb 15) and digital formats (Feb 22) through Adeline Records.
These shows will be the first by the Frustrators since 2002. Longtime friends Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits, who broke up in 2000, reunited in 2009 and are touring in support of their first album in 10 years, F, released in October 2010 on Silver Sprocket.
The two bands will play a week of California shows together in the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Los Angeles area, where they will share stages with Emily’s Army, The BillyBones, The Phenomenauts, The Pillowfights, Fleshies, Classics Of Love (feat. Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy), The Bombpops and others.
The Frustrators’ lead vocalist Jason Chandler, also a talented illustrator, designed Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits’ logo and the extensive artwork for its next record, “Meal Deal With The Devil” (due out in mid 2011 from Silver Sprocket). Chandler has previously done art for The Frustrators, Green Day side project Foxboro Hot Tubs and others.
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*** Friday, Feb. 18 @ 924 Gilman St. – Berkeley, CA with The Frustrators, The BillyBones, The Pillowfights, Emily’s Army, Disabled Intent and MC’s Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits – $10 plus $3 membership card – 7PM – All Ages
*** Saturday, Feb. 19 @ Bottom of the Hill (Matinee Show!) – 1233 17th Street, San Francisco, CA with The Frustrators, The Billybones, Mystic Knights of The Cobra, The Can-Cannibals Burlesque Dance Troupe and MC’s Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits – 4PM – All Ages *** Tickets: Online link to buy tickets here: http://www.stubmatic.com/bottomofthehill/event/6475
*** Sunday, Feb. 20 @ Rickshaw Stop – 155 Fell Street, San Francisco, CA with The Frustrators, Phenomenauts, The Kepi Ghoulie Band, Bryan McPherson and MC’s Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits – $12 – 8PM – All Ages
*** Wednesday, Feb. 23rd @ Command Center – secret location in Oakland, CA with Phenomenauts, The Frustrators, Classics of Love (feat. Jesse Michaels of Operation Ivy), Fleshies, Mystic Knights of the Cobra, with MC’s Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits – 7PM – All Ages (For location, call (510)BAD-SMUT on the day of the show)
*** Saturday, Feb. 26 @ Dr. Strange Records -7136 Amethyst Avenue, Alta Loma, CA – In-Store Party!
*** Sunday, Feb. 27 @ The Troubadour – 9081 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA with The Frustrators, Phenomenauts, The Billybones and The Bombpops and MC’s Bobby Joe Ebola and the Children MacNuggits – $12 -doors 7:30PM – All Ages *** Tickets: http://www.troubadour.com/event/27445/