One of the most common questions we get asked is "what does your name mean/which one is Patrick?" or from those who know the reference, "how did you choose that name?". Well there's a little more to it than the name just being a line from SpongeBob. Here's the long version of the story.
During my(Matt) sophomore year of college I was hanging out with some friends at a venue/youth center that I volunteered at. We were discussing genres and subgenres of music, specifically punk/hardcore etc. One friend mentioned how bands like Hundredth and Touchè Amore were true hardcore bands. I said said something to the effect of them being great bands, but they were a more modern iteration, and that hardcore punk began in the late 70's/early 80's with bands like Black Flag. This began a debate/argument about what hardcore and punk truly meant, a conversation that I'm sure many of you know never actually leads anywhere. Eventually he expressed his distaste for bands that had more of an "easycore" (pop-punk mixed with metal and hardcore) sound, including the one and only Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
It had started to feel a little bit like we were spinning our wheels, but last Saturday we got some traction, and that newfound friction shot us a handful of hours east to Knoxville, TN. We knew that we were playing a house show, and we were stoked on that, but we still didn't really know what to expect. House shows are always fun, but no two houses are the same. We were also self conscious about fitting in, not being "punk enough" or dumb things like that. All our anxieties were assuaged as soon as we got to the Birdhouse.