An interview with Joe Ragosta will always be a) chaotic and b) a whole lotta fun! Just before their show in Glasgow as part of their Summer Tour, I managed to squeeze in a ten-minute chat with Patent Pending's frontman and main songwriter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-m29ELClOE&feature=youtu.be
It just wouldn’t be a calendar year without Bowling For Soup making a visit to the UK. Although they’ve already been here this year and Jaret Reddick brought his Heartache and Hilarity tour back over a few months ago. Now, the pop-punk foursome return for their Almost Christmas tour, taking in places they’ve not visited … Continue reading Gig Review: Bowling For Soup / Patent Pending / Not Ur Girlfrenz – Usher Hall, Edinburgh (27th November 2018)
I'm a complete "Bah, Humbug", so when someone says it's Almost Christmas I cringe and think about how exactly I want to flay them. Then I find out that this is the name of the forthcoming Bowling For Soup tour, and that they'll be bringing bouncy New Yorkers Patent Pending with them and I get … Continue reading Jaret tour kicks off soon, Bowling For Soup back with Patent Pending in Nov/Dec!
Good grief, where do I start? At the time I'm drafting this, this year we have published 2098 articles of which 388 are album reviews and 228 are live reviews. We've covered stadium fillers like Guns N' Roses and bands playing venues with a capacity not much larger than our living room. In almost every … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review: Iain Purdie (Mosh) – Da Boss
Amy reminded me about this number, which comes from the days of Patent Pending's Brighter album. It wasn't until I went to check out the video that I realised this little pop-punk masterpiece is a decade old! Wow, time flies... We've seen this band loads of times, but they've never been over here around December, … Continue reading 24 Songs of Xmas Day Seven: Patent Pending – She’s A Ho-Ho-Ho Merry Christmas
Here's a great update for those of you into your bouncy pop/punk. Recent foursome (well, two plus their two kids) The Dollyrots had a great time working on the One Big Happy split album a couple of years back to the point that they're going to revisit the concept. For those who missed it, it was … Continue reading Big pop/punk update – BFS and Patent Pending videos, Dollyrots free song and album plans!