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DVD Screening (90 minutes)
Free popcorn, food and drinks
Door prizes
Band member Q & A
DVD for sale early

Wednesday February 15th 9:00pm

The First Unitarian Church’s Chapel (mini sanctuary)
2125 Chestnut Street (22nd and Chestnut)
Philadelphia, PA
$ FREE / All Ages
*Seats Will Be Issued On A First Come – First Serve Basis (The mini sanctuary holds only 50 people! – so show up on time to ensure entry).

For fun damnit!

Four Years in One Gulp, a documentary about KID DYNAMITE. For the first time you’ll hear the side of these Philadelphia punk heroes’ story that’s gone previously untold, and not just from the band themselves, but also from their friends, supporters and fans. Highlighted by 25 raging live performances, the DVD reveals KID DYNAMITE’s guts: the personalities, the music and the motivation, life at home and on the road, and the process of putting the band together only to watch it prematurely fall apart.


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Who doesn’t like free stuff?

Just sign up for the Jade Tree email list and you and a guest may win a chance to see the for free.

Enter by sending an email with the following information to [EMAIL][/EMAIL]

Phone number:
Which show you’d like to attended:

Be sure to write ‘Bazan Contest’ in the subject line.

Entries must be received by February 6th.


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On May 9th, Jade Tree is bringing down the hammer with Don’t Believe, the new album from punkers NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD. The band has been hiding in the weeds of their home sweet hellhole of Orlando, FL, just honing their modern melodic anthems and delivering pizza since 1999. Now they’re ready to turn their rage loose on the unsuspecting masses. The 14 songs on Don’t Believe blaze by in a fury of blue-collar triumph, creating a ferocious new sound that’s still firmly rooted in the school of their 80s hardcore heroes like Dag Nasty, Minor Threat and Black Flag.

We know May might still seem like it’s quite a ways off, but you won’t have to wait until then to get a taste of NEW MEXICAN DISASTER SQUAD. The band will be hitting the road tomorrow and will be out and about in the South and on the East coast playing shows for the next few weeks with Western Addiction and None More Black.

Each will include a free poster and two New Mexican Disaster Squad buttons.


1. The Piggy Bank’s Gone, Nick!
3. Pulse
4. 9 Kinds Of Hell
5. I Don’t Believe
6. Coughing Up Blood
7. The Killing Machine
8. Cast No Shadows
9. Wasting Matches
10. Get The Bullet Out
11. Heads With You
12. Bullshit Detector
13. Destroy At All Cost
14. I’m Infected

Please consult the New Mexican Disaster Squad for current dates.


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ESTER DRANG’s third full length, Rocinate, hits the streets today. The album catapults the band even further into their patented synth-dripped rhythms, throbbing percussion, rising horns and post-gazer grandeur, having as much in common with Coldplay’s mournful drone as they do The Arcade Fire’s passionate textures. Rocinate affords these Oklahomans the freedom to orchestrate their imagination into a beautiful ensemble of tracks; proving that songs not only have the power to elevate, to leave you infiltrated, but when properly strung together can be as transcendent as they are moving.

The word has already started to spread on Rocinate, as can be seen by the band’s status as Band of the Day on and this killer review in . Don’t just believe the hype, though; see it for yourself. ESTER DRANG hits the road later this week and all of the information about the shows can be found on their .


2. Valencia’s Dying Dream
3. Grave Mistake
4. Hooker with a Heart of Gold
5. Great Expectations
6. Everyone is a Victim
7. Smoke and Air
8. Caledonia
9. White Lies
10. Proustian Moments


Returning to the Ab Jones Complex on Sunday, January 22, Jade Tree United met the top-of-the-table AstraZeneca II Blues.

Jade Tree, now without injured goalie Brian Olden, has put in back-up goalie Jim Brooks full-time. Other significant changes include the addition of Mike Hoffman and Mike Reed to the JTU defense.

In the opening minutes of the game, AstraZeneca II got the first goal of the night off of a powerful shot from mid-field. Shots such as this would prove to be the bane of Jade Tree.

Jade Tree refused to let their spirit dampen, and they surged forward in an attempt to get one back. Mike Leyva made a sweet pass to Victor Alvarez, as Alvarez neatly tucked the ball past the AZ goalie. Alvarez then ran down the sidelines along the JTU side, inciting JTU supporters to erupt in song. Surprisingly, the referee did not see Alvarez’s excessive celebration and he was not reprimanded.

But Jade Tree’s celebration was short-lived. AZII blasted back with goal after goal during the first half, most from well outside the box. The JTU defenses were scrambling to track the AZII offense, but the AZII players always found their way through, making the score a deadly 5-1 at the half.

Jade Tree shuffled some positioning in the second half and looked poised to get into scoring mode.

Having already played a major factor in the night’s game, Mike Leyva made another important contribution as he recovered the ball from a Tim Owen wall ball, chesting the ball down to his feet and hitting it into the net, giving Jade tree 2 against AZII’s now 10.

Mike Reed, the subject of numerous fouls already, was violently and flagrantly fouled and when he was taken out with seven minutes remaining in the match. Reed was unable to leave the pitch and medical had to be called out. After checking Reed for serious injury, JTU took Reed out of the game. Luckily, Reed was more stunned than injured and looks to be fit to play out the remainder of the season.

Jade Tree was not able to recover neither speed nor form, though the team did put together several plays that they were not able to convert. The night ended with AstraZeneca II 12 to Jade Tree United’s 2, keeping JTU at the bottom of the league table.

Jade Tree will not return to league play for the next three weeks. During that time, the team will be training at their camp at Talley Day Park. Manager Darren Walter’s will look to improve his team’s fitness and do some shuffling in the line-up. “I expect there to be some serious changes to our play when we return.” the stern Manager said from the Jade Tree offices. “I’m proud of what we have accomplished. We work hard and we do the best that we can at every match. Unfortunately, that just has not been enough so far.”