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IN BLACK AND WHITE
THE STORY OF MUSTARD PLUG
WROS FESTIVAL CANCELLED | 12.7.13
We are sad to announce that our Brazilian shows have been cancelled. We appreciate the support of our Brazilian fans. We hope to make it your way in 2014.
CAN'T CONTAIN IT | 12.4.13
You can now PRE-ORDER the new album!! $10 vinyl, $7 cd, $7 download. Cheap cheap cheap!!
NO IDEA RECORDS | 11.29.13
We are very excited to announce that we are partnering with NO IDEA RECORDS to release our new album Can't Contain It. NO IDEA is a super cool label out of Gainesville FL that have been releasing uncompromising punk records for over 20 years, and working with them will allow us to get our record into stores and the hands of more people who will (hopefully) dig it!
ALBUM NEWS & SHOWS | 9.26.13
Big thanks to everyone who helped out with our Kickstarter Campaign!! We have finished recording, mixing & mastering the songs. Our friend Jeff from Bomb The Music Industry is working on the artwork right now and then everything will be sent off for CD's & vinyl to get manufactured! Once that happens we will be able to announce a release date. We're super happy with how everything has turned out so far!!
In tour news, we have some sweet shows coming up! We'll be doing Fest again this year (as well as Pre-Fest), a Skanksgiving show in New Jersey with Less Than Jake and Big D & The Kids Table, and some shows with the Planet Smashers in Canada to name just a few!
Check out our tour schedule for info on all our upcoming shows!
KICKSTARTER | 8.1.13
So the time has come!! Today we are starting a Kickstarter Campaign for our new record. We have decided to take the reigns back and try and do things all ourselves. Of course we will need the help of you guys! Please help us out with the funding! We've got some sweet rewards for your donations!
Here we go! 30 days left......and the stress begins.
CLICK HERE TO HELP US OUT!!
BACK STAGE PASS | 6.2.13
We have a free show/video shoot in Lansing on Weds. June 19. See this video or our shows page for more info.
You can reserve your free seats here!!
DYING SCENE COMP | 5.5.13
DyingScene.com has put out a cool new ska-punk comp called Skaface Evolution. It's got a bunch of un-released tracks including some from Mustard Plug, Big D and the Kids Table and the Mad Caddies. Download it for free here!!
VEGAS BABY | 3.18.13
Punks In Vegas put up a review and pictures of our recent show there. Check it out here.
WEST COAST | 2.25.13
We'll be doing some select dates on the West Coast starting on Wednesday night! We're doing 4 nights with Los Kung Fu Monkeys and 1 night with Dan P. & The Bricks!! See the shows page for more info.
CANCELLED SHOW | 2.8.13
Our show tonight in Mt. Pleasant has been cancelled by the club. They report there has been a foot of snow and their dog sled is out of order.
SWEET VIDEO | 1.10.13
Check out this awesome video Dan Potthast did! Hugs to Dan P!!
HOLDIAY SHOWS 2012| 12.5.12
We've got amazing lineups for this year's holiday shows in Chicago, Detroit and Grand Rapids!! This year we're playing with the Suicide Machines, Koffin Kats, Green Room Rockers, Masked Intruder, Continental, Kid Brother Collective, We Are The Union, Cheap Girls, Few & Far Between, Break Anchor, Common Enemy and tons more!!
See the shows page for more info!!
FALL SHOWS | 10.2.12
After some time off playing shows, we're back on the road this week! We'll be doing some Midwest dates this month, and then not 1 but 2 shows at the Fest down in Gainsville!! Then in November we'll be back on the East Coast. Check out the shows page & come out and rock!!
SUMMER NEWS | 7.23.12
We're only playing one show between now and October. It's the Cowpie Music Fest in Alaska, MI!
You may be asking yourself, "Are they just sitting around drinking beer again this summer?" And the answer is absolutely! But we are also recording a new album!! More news & updates to come soon....
UPCOMING SHOWS | 5.11.12
There are some cool shows coming up for us! We've got Detroit and Grand Rapids in May and then Chicago in June. All with some sweet bands!!
TOUR | 3.13.12
We've got some shows coming up in the Midwest and a tour around the mid-section of the U.S. in April with Left Alone. Check out the shows page!!
THANK YOU | 1.12.12
Thanks to everyone who came out for our 20 Years of Beers shows!! We may have downed 20 years worth of beer during the tour! Here are some pics from our Chicago show and a interview from Grand Rapids. Happy New Year!!
HOLIDAY SHOWS/20 YEARS OF BEERS | 12.3.11
The 2011 Holiday Shows are announced and up on our shows page. This year the Detroit show is being combined with the Suicide Machines Holiday Show and also features the Parka Kings!! Expect a blowout party in Grand Rapids with 2 stages of bands & other surpises!
20 YEARS OF BEERS TOUR | 10.26.11
We'll be doing an East Coast tour to commemorate our 20 years in show business in November with our friends Flatfoot 56! There will be new t-shirts & beer koozies at the shows!! Check out the tour dates here. We'll be announcing the Grand Rapids, Detroit & Chicago shows soon!
NOIZE NEWS | 10.22.11
There's an awesome review of our show from last week at NoizeNews.com.
FEARLESS RADIO | 6.16.11
We just did an in-studio interview at Fearless Radio!
ST. LOUIS MAGAZINE | 5.9.11
Jim just did an interview for St. Louis Magazine.
HEAD ABOVE WATER | 4.25.11
Community Records have just released the "Head Above Water" 36 song compilation to bring attention to the 1 year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Lot's of awesome ska and punk available as a free download including the brand new, unreleased Mustard Plug track "Blame Yourself," plus tracks from Bomb the Music Industry, Dan Potthast, The Forthrights, etc, etc.
EXCLAIM! | 3.24.11
Exclaim.ca just put up a recent video interview with Dave and Colin.
INTERVIEW | 1.16.11
Colin just did an interview for DyingScene.com. Check it out here.
UPCOMING TOURS | 1.14.11
Spring means touring in Mustard Plug Land!! We'll be in Eastern Canada in April and in Texas/Florida in May!
BUFFALO | 1.4.11
Sorry to all those who were coming to our show in Buffalo that got cancelled! That's twice now that the snow has thwarted us!! We are trying to reschedule the show for this spring. More info to come....
NEW CHRISTMAS SONG | 12.21.10
With the holiday season upon us, we would like to give you the gift of music. Click here for "Real True Santa," a truly inspiring Christmas song we threw together at practice last night. It's free!!
Also, for all of you in the Midwest, we have our annual Holiday shows from the 26th - 29th in Grand Rapids, Chicago, Detroit and Cleveland. Come on out and drink the holidays away with us!! Go to the shows page for more info.
BIG DADDY MULTITUDE RE-RELEASED DIGITALLY | 11.17.10
Big Daddy Multitude has been re-released digitally with 4 tracks from the 1995 "Beer Song" 7" sessions. These 4 tracks were the last tracks the band recorded before signing to Hopeless Records. They feature the "Big Daddy" line up, including the stellar horn section of Mark Petz on sax, Bob Engelsman on trombone and Craig DeYoung on alto sax. Several songs from this session, including the "Beer Song," were re-recorded for the band's breakthrough record "Evildoers Beware," but these original self-produced versions have been unavailable for several years. They represent a moment in the band's career, when Mustard Plug had congealed their own unique sound, taking in influences from Two Tone Ska, Oi, bubble gum pop, and Socal Punk and creating the Mustard Plug sound that fans would know them by for many years to come.
The album remains in print on CD (Hopeless) and Vinyl LP (Asbestos Records)
Available at Itunes, Amazon.com, etc.
HOLIDAY SHOWS | 11.10.10
Our annual holiday shows are up on the shows page! We've got Deals' Gone Bad with us on all the shows this year!!
INTERVIEW | 10.25.10
Here is an inteview and footage from the Montreal Ska Festival done by Musique Plus!
PODCAST | 7.21.10
Check out this podcast we did for Fancy Pants Gangsters!
FESTIVAL CANCELLED | 6.7.10
Sorry to all those who came out for Festival! We seem to have bad luck with weather for that show!!
NEW SONG RELEASE | 3.27.10
Mustard Plug is proud to announce the release of their new song "Aye, Aye, Aye." The song is the first new original song recorded by Mustard Plug since 2007's "In Black and White" album. The band recorded it themselves at bass player Rick Johnson's Cold War Studio and had it mixed at Bill Stevenson's Blasting Room Studio (the same place Mustard Plug recorded 3 of their last 4 records). "Aye, Aye, Aye" received it's world premiere last monday, March 29 on BBC1's "The Punk Show" with DJ Mike Davis.
PODCAST | 1.28.10
Dave recently got interviewed for the "Midwest Ska Moment" podcast. It will be posted for download on Feb. 3 here.
EUROPEAN INVASION | 1.12.10
Finally! We'll be back in Europe for a tour April 13-25. It's being booked now by Ian at Hidden Talent. We'll have dates up soon!!
HOLIDAYS | 11.24.09
First of all, we would like to thank everyone for making the second leg of Ska Is Dead 4 a huge success! More than 6300 people came out over 18 shows!!
Our annual holiday shows are coming up! This year we are going to rock Chicago, Detroit and Grand Rapids with our Irish/Punk friends Flatfoot 56 and our Michigan homeboys Cheap Girls!! This year we will be playing the entire EVILDOERS BEWARE album cover to cover! And as an added bonus, in Grand Rapids we've got 2 stages of bands handpicked by Mustard Plug. Come celebrate with us!!
Our Merchandise page is back up and running for the holiday season. Check out the new t-shirt designs! We have some cool new girlie shirts and some specials.
In other news, it looks as though we will be making another trip to Europe in the spring! We should have more info soon...
COLD WAR STUDIOS | 7.17.09
Rick our bass player just opened a new recording studio! Check it out at ColdWarStudios.com or Myspace.com/ColdWarStudios.
In related news, we have a new rehersal space. No more smelly basements for us!!
SKA IS DEAD 4 | 7.15.09
The Eastern U.S. half of the SID4 tour will be announced on Monday, July 20th. Check here for Mustard Plug dates!!
SUMMER PLANS | 6.26.09
We'll be taking the summer off from touring so we can lift weights and complete our cooking class. Wait til you taste our veggie lasagna!! We will also be writting songs for our next album. We'll have some crazy cool tour announcements soon for the fall, so stay tuned!!
In the meantime, here is an interview Dave did about our new DVD.
MP ON FACEBOOK | 2.15.09
Hey we finally have a Facebook page. Come and be our friend!!
INTERPUNK CONTEST | 12.2.08
Our good friends at Interpunk are holding a contest to celebrate the release of our new dvd with some pretty unique prizes, courtesy of Mustard Plug:
1. The carved wooden monkey from the "Pray For Mojo" album cover.
2. One of the yellow tuxedo jackets worn on the back cover of "Big Daddy Mulititude" (as well as in the DVD), formerly worn by Dave.
3. One of the bowling shirts worn by the band on the inside of "Evildoers Beware" (also formerly worn by Dave).
4. One of the lab jackets worn by the band on the inside group photo for the "Yellow #5" album.
5. One of the super limited edition "In Black and White" LP's with the album jacket hand made by the band. (We did 100 when the LP came out. Each one is 100% hand made. These have been out of print for months. This is one of the 15 done by Dave).
Click here to check it out.
MUSTARD PLUG DVD | 11.17.08
"Never Get Out of the Van: The Story of Mustard Plug" chronicles the band's meteoric rise to traveling in a van and their subsequent continuation of traveling in said van. 17 years worth of backstage antics, interviews, drinking beer, live footage, drinking beer, music videos, commentary and a drinking game document the true Mustard Plug experience. The release date is December 9th, but pre-order it now here.
BIG DADDY MULTITUDE 15TH ANNIVERSARY LP | 10.3.08
On December 2nd, Asbestos Records is releasing a 15th anniversary edition of Mustard Plug’s “Big Daddy Multitude" record. This is the first time the band's classic first full length has been released on LP. It will be a strictly limited edition with 100 on Black vinyl (exclusive to VinylCollective.com), 125 on Clear vinyl (exclusive to NerdAlertRecords.com), 250 on White vinyl (exclusive to MUSTARD PLUG SHOWS!) and 525 on Yellow vinyl (retail version). Pre-order now!
INTERSECTION SHOW | 9.4.08
Mustard Plug is presenting a special "Back to School....Beat the Recession" show at the Intersection in Grand Rapids this Sunday. Tickets are only $10 at the door. Joining us will be two great nationally touring bands - The Swellers and Flatfoot 56, plus two awesome locals - GR Celtic punks Ten Second March and local punks The Amoebas, who are rising from the ashes of the Offbeats.
And....we're going to have a whole rack of T-SHIRTS for $5!!!! We have a ton of discontinued shirts that we don't have space for so here's your chance to do your back to school shopping on the cheap!
Come on out! This is most likely our last GR show for several months....
COLLEGE THE MOVIE | 9.3.08
Mustard Plug's "the Beer Song" is in the soundtrack to the new movie "College." The movie opened nationally last friday and is expected to go top 10 this weekend.
RIOT FEST 2008 | 7.16.08
Riot Fest 2008 info has just been announced. We'll be playing with some amazing bands like The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, All, The Casualties, Leftover Crack, TSOL, Municipal Waste, Teenage Bottlerocket, Big Drill Car, Paint It Black, Valient Thorr, DOA, The Methadones, The Ergs! & more!! See the shows page for more info.
LTJ | 4.2.08
We'll be out with our old friends Less Than Jake and Suburban Legends in the Southeast in June!! Check out the dates.
TOURS | 3.11.08
This spring we'll be hitting up the East Coast with The Aggrolites and the West Coast with The Voodoo Glow Skulls!
Check out the dates.
DOWNLOADS PAGE | 3.2.08
The Downloads page is now up and running!
PHOTOS PAGE | 2.28.08
The Photos page is now up and running!
SHOW ARCHIVE | 12.18.07
The Show Archive page is now up and running!
VINYL AVAILABLE HERE | 12.13.07
We have 2 versions of In Black and White on vinyl available on our merch page: 1) the regular version and 2) a custom cover designed by a member of the band plus the regular version - 2 records! These are super limited, so get it now!!
HOLIDAY MERCHANDISE | 11.30.07
Make sure to place your merchandise orders by December 19th to make sure they get to you before Christmas!!
IN BLACK AND WHITE LP | 11.27.07
The “In Black and White” LP is out today!! It's on green, white and black marbled 12” vinyl. You can get it at your favorite indie record store through Choke Distribution or order it through Interpunk. We will also have 200 copies with a limited edition silk screened cover available at shows and 100 copies with one of a kind covers designed by individual band members which will be available soon through MustardPlug.com! We only have 1000 copies total, so get it quick!!
HOLIDAY SHOWS | 11.19.07
Our annual Holiday Shows are up on the shows page! This year we have reunions for Gangster Fun (Detroit) and The Exceptions (Grand Rapids & Detroit)!!
VINYL | 11.16.07
On November 27, Mustard Plug will release it’s new album, “In Black and White” on green, white and black marbled 12” vinyl! This will be a strictly limited edition pressing of 1000 copies total. You can pre-order it through Interpunk. We will also have 200 copies with a limited edition silk screened cover available at shows and 100 copies with one of a kind covers designed by individual band members which will be available soon through MustardPlug.com!!
REVIEWS | 10.10.07
The critics have spoken! Check out some reviews for In Black And White.
IN BLACK AND WHITE | 9.11.07
Our new CD is out today!!! Check out PureVolume.com for 5 of the new songs streaming!!
ON AND ON | 9.6.07
Check out AbsolutePunk.net to hear our new song "On and On"!!
CANADIAN TOUR | 9.5.07
We've got new Eastern Canada dates on the shows page!! Another date & more info to come soon...
ONE DAY LEFT | 9.3.07
Tuesday is the last day to pre-order the new CD and get a free signed poster with it!!
Check out some reviews we found!
SOMETHING NEW | 8.29.07
We have another new song "Something New" streaming on AbsolutePunk.net!!
MUSTARD PLUG CONTESTS | 8.28.07
Interpunk.com is running a contest right now for a signed Mustard Plug catalog!! You get all 6 of our full lengths! There are other prizes available too. Click here to enter!!
ScenePointBlank.com is also running a contest for a signed In Black And White CD, signed poster and a t-shirt. Other winners get a free In Black And White CD!! Click here to enter!!
ANOTHER NEW SONG RELEASED | 8.20.07
Our new song Who Benefits? is streaming on PunkNews.org!!
ANNOUNCEMENTS | 8.14.07
We've got 2 big announcements!! First, the premier of the Hit Me! Hit Me! video is up on the video page! And if that wasn't enough, we have another new song, "Time to Wake Up," up on PunkNews.org!!
PRE-ORDER | 8.10.07
You can pre-order In Black and White now!! You will recieve it a day or two before the release date. First 100 orders get a free signed poster!! Just go to the merch page!
NEW SITE | 8.8.07
The new site is up!! There are still some pages being worked on, but they'll be up soon. Enjoy!!
NEW SONG | 8.7.07
Our new song Hit Me! Hit Me! is up for your streaming pleasure at our newly reworked Myspace page. Check it out! There will be a video & more songs released on different sites each week until the CD release. Check here for updates!!
READ JUNK CONTEST | 8.3.07
ReadJunk.com is running a contest right now for a free signed IN BLACK AND WHITE CD and the rest of our catalog!!
ISC 2007 | 7.29.07
The International Ska Circus 2007 happens September 8th in Las Vegas! The lineup features The English Beat, The Slackers, The Toasters, Mustard Plug, The Pietasters, Buck-O-Nine, Sektacore, MU330, Westbound Train, Hub City Stompers, Deals Gone Bad, & One Pin Short. Crazy!!!
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. VIP tickets are also available for $60.
Check out the ISC 2007 website for more info & tickets!
SKA WEEKEND | 7.3.07
Tickets for this year's Ska Weekend are on sale now here. It's going to be an amazing show! Check out the lineup and details on the shows page.
This event benefits Second Harvest, which helps hungry children. So come on out, help some kids, and see some awesome bands on 4 stages!!
WEST COAST | 5.15.07
We start our west coast tour with Buck-O-Nine and Satori tomorrow in Fullerton!! Check out our updated summer tour schedule!
Thanks to everyone that made Ska Prom 2007 a success! You can watch the whole show at Yebotv.com.
WARPED TOUR | 3.7.07
We have Warped Tour (?!?) and Ska Weekend dates up on the shows page. We'll have more info once it comes in.
Also, check out this funny video someone did for Mr. Smiley!!
FLORIDA | 2.5.07
Contrary to rumors, we are still rocking Florida next week!!
MADISON ALERT | 2.3.07
Attention Madison!! The show is cancelled tonight due to the weather. We are trying to reschedule, so stay tuned for info!!
RECORDING THE NEW CD | 1.18.07
After 2 weeks of spicy food and the words "try that again" over and over, we've finished recording our next cd! Stay tuned for a release date...