OC45 is an independent punk band from Boston, MA. Formed in the summer of 2011, OC45 has taken a relentless approach to touring and spent well over a calendar year traversing the highways of North America. 2017 will see OC45's first journey across the pond for two weeks in Europe with The Jukebox Romantics (courtesy of City-Rat Records).
OC45 has shared the stage with the Swingin' Utters, Cockney Rejects, Youth Brigade, Street Dogs, Agent Orange, The Casualties, DOA, MDC, Koffin Kats, Hudson Falcons, Darkbuster, Big D and the Kids Table, A Wilhelm Scream, Get Dead, La Plebe, Far From Finished, Potato Pirates, The Scandals, Sniper 66 and many more.
2012 Full US - 5 weeks
2013 East Coast - 4 weeks
2013 Full US - 9 weeks
2014 Midwest/Quebec - 7 weeks
2014 Full US - 9 weeks (including 2 week support run w/ Koffin Kats)
2015 Full US - 9 weeks
2015 Koffin Kats Northeast Run - 1 week
2015 South/East US - 6 weeks
2016 Midwest - 4 weeks
2017 US Tour - 7 weeks
2017 European Tour - 2 weeks (w/ Jukebox Romantics)
When It Hits EP (2013)
Burn It EP (2015)
Happy Accidents LP (2017)
We'll be hitting the raod once again, this time to the great Northwest! We have shows with Teenage Bottlerocket, Burn Burn Burn! and MakeWar. Here are the dates!
8/12/2017 Boston, MA - Middle East Up
8/14/2017 Salem, MA - Koto
8/15/2017 Syracuse, NY - The Warehouse
8/16/2017 Toronto, ON, CAN - Coalition
8/17/2017 Grand Rapids, MI - The Warehouse
8/18/2017 Milwaukee, WI - Frank's Power Plant
8/19/2017 Minneapolis, MN - Hexagon Bar
8/20/2017 Fargo, ND - TBA
8/21/2017 TBA, ND/MT
8/22/2017 TBA, MT
8/23/2017 TBA, MT
8/24/2017 Coeur D'Alene, ID - TBA
8/25/2017 Bremerton, WA - The Charleston*
8/26/2017 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown*
8/27/2017 Seattle, WA - The Kraken*
8/29/2017 Tacoma, WA - Jazzbones*
8/30/2017 Portland, OR - Twilight
8/31/2017 Boise, ID - The Olympic (unconfirmed)
9/1/2017 Salt Lake City, UT - TBA
9/2/2017 Laramie, WY - TBA
9/4/2017 Chicago, IL - Jurassic Park
9/5/2017 Akron, OH - TBA
9/7/2017 Boston, MA - Middle East Up+
9/8/2017 Brooklyn, NY - The Knitting Factory+
9/9/2017 Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle+
9/10/2017 Baltimore, MD - Otto Bar+
*w/ Burn Burn Burn!
+w/ Teenage Bottlerocket and Makewar
Well, here we are. It's the last day of May and we've got about 62 shows in the books, so far, for 2017. Our first European tour was a tremendous success thanks to Cityrat Records and Booking and, of course, The Jukebox Romantics. We've got few local/regional engagements planned for June, a pretty quiet July, and then we're right back on the road again in August; heading back to the Pacific Northwest for the first time since 2015. The PacNW Tour will feature three short runs with some of our favorite bands from around the country.
After that, we'll be home for a few weeks before starting another month-plus tour routed around appearances at Fest 16 in Gainesville and Iron Fest 8 in Newport, KY. Stay tuned more info!
PS - Go buy our record.
Sorry, guys. Well, I'm really just more disappointed in myself than anything. All I ever want to do is keep the fucking News tab updated and I suck at it so badly. Even as I'm finally getting my first opportunity to write in weeks at Sam and Jessica's house in San Jose, I think it's my turn to jump in the shower and we're realizing that we don't have as much time to fuck off as we thought. Still gotta run to Guitar Center with Ken and do laundry. Goddamn it.
Anyway, real quick: alternator died, got it replaced, bus is running great again. Ken flew out and played his first set with us last night. Mike's hanging with us til San Diego. He killed it for us for three weeks and we're grateful to have had the pleasure to work and travel with him. May we share many more miles together in the future. Danny Colorado also joined up in Vegas and I'm pretty sure he was promoted to band manager or dad or something last night. All in all, things are going pretty great and we're stoked to tear up California and Mexico, before sending it back east.
... I'll write something better soon.
Yesterday, the sixteenth day of February in the year 2017 Anno Domini, was fucking gnarly. We left Jacksonville (where we'd partied about as hard as you can party with Loose Bearings at Big Country's house) around 2p for a show in Orlando. We got added late (this week) and were supposed to play pretty much right at 7p. We hopped off the highway for a quick piss stop at a rest area near St. Augustine and, when we got back in the bus for the last hour and change, it wouldn't fucking start. It was real close, but we couldn't get 'er to turn over. A few good samaritans tried to help us, but we wound up stuck there for over five hours. Finally, after a lengthy (and, ultimately, unsuccessful) attempt at getting AAA to bring us starter fluid, we accepted the reality that we needed a tow and we weren't getting to Orlando. We contacted the booker and gave him the low down. He said that if we could get there by 10p, we could play last (he was trying to wrap it up by midnight). We told him it wasn't likely.
Then the mole people got to work (it's from Hepatitis Bathtub) and the tow truck driver got the bus started in a last ditch effort (after already picking it up) and told us we'd probably be able to make it to the shop and that the next time we turn it off, we'd need starter fluid to start it back up again (aka don't turn it off before you get to wherever it is you're going). It was 8:30 and we were an hour and a half from Orlando. We decided to go for it.
We got to the house (didn't know it was a house show) at exactly 10p. We were stoked. We were raging. There was a backyard stage and a bonfire that people were hurling sofas, electrical cables, and other shit into. We met a former guitar player from Dead To Me. Derek was holding on for dear life at one point during a late-night beer run in somebody's murder van. It was fun.
Not surprisingly, the cops came. Also not surprisingly (if you'd been there), they came before we got to fucking play.
After all that.
But, we still had a fucking blast (and sold some merch, believe it or not) and we'd like to thank Christian, Mike, Aubrey, and the rest of the Coffin Print crew. It was a night we won't soon forget.
Man, Florida's weird.
Tate Clair's backyard is a familiar place. After 5 years of coming here, all of Gainesville is pretty familiar. Last night, Tate cooked up a pre-show feast featuring steak, lobster, and green chili, we rocked the Hardback with Loose Bearings (thanks Alan!), then we did some hard chillin' by the campfire til we ran out of beer.
Big thanks to Johnny Puke, Whiskey Diablo and everyone at the Tin Roof for a great time in Charleston on Monday. Can't wait to come back through.
Tonight, we're heading to Jacksonville with Loose Bearing for a show at the Harbor Tavern with Concrete Criminals. Probably gonna have to pop into Shantytown and give Reeder a hug.
Go buy our record: (OC45.bandcamp.com)
... and ANOTHER thing! Over the past couple days, we've added a few tour stops:
2/16: Orlando, FL @ Coffin's Print Shop
3/4: Santa Cruz, CA @ Poet N Patriot
3/15: Tucson, AZ @ The Loudhouse
Well, last night fucking ruled. It's always a blast coming to Raleigh and hanging out with old friends. Huge thanks to the McDougall clan for the hospitality and heavy raging. Should you ever find yourself in Raleigh, be sure to hit up a bar/arcade called Boxcar. Dollar mimosas every Sunday and a killer selection of arcade games, new and old. It also seems like everyone in Raleigh has a dog, so that's kind of a huge plus.
Shout out to the RVA homies, Insubordination, and Mistaker for helping us kick this shit off right. Tongight, we're in Charlotte at The World Famous Milestone.
Well, we intended on leaving today, but a giant snowstorm made that impossible. Almost beat winter. Thaaaat close. Up and at 'em tomorrow, playing 25 Watt in Richmond, Virginia with Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Insubordination, Mistaker, and Skumboyz. The rest of our dates are up to speed on this site and the webstore won't be far behind. We're stepping up our game. Check back here for the latest throughout tour.
Pre-order your copy NOW at OC45.bigcartel.com
Tracking is finshed, mixing has begun and we're mere weeks away from the first single off our brand new L.P., "Happy Accidents".
After the release of the album, we'll be hitting the road for a couple of months starting in February. We're super excited and you should be too!
with Teenage Bottlerocket
w/ Bastard Bearded Irishmen, Insubordination, Mistaker, Skumboyz
8PM / $5 / 18+
w/ SiBANNAC, Ghost of Saturday Nite, Few Good Things
8PM / $5 / 21+
w/ The Sticky Bandits, The Hooliganz, Van Huskins
8PM / $5-7 / 18+
w/ Whiskey Diablo
w/ Loose Bearings
w/ Loose Bearings, Concrete Criminals
8PM / $5 / 18+
HELLBOUND HORROR SHOW
7PM / $6 / All Ages
w/ Scars and Stripes, V-8 Deathcar, Loose Bearings
w/ Feels Like Murder, Piss Poor, JD Grande
w/ Dirty Mike and the Boys, The Inspected, Bring Out Your Dead
w/ Drink Fight Thugs, Destroy Orbison, Violent Practice
9PM / FREE
w/ Sniper 66, Nowhere Bound, Knockout Stiffs
9PM / $5 / 21+
w/ Sylvania Ave, Violent Feminist, Prefontaine, I Am Clark Kent
7PM / DONATIONS
w/ TV Tragedy, Cletus Kasady
7PM / $5 / All Ages
w/ The Vampirates, Child Endangerment
w/ Richie Ramone, Anti-Social, Can Toker
8PM / $13-15
w/ Enemy of My Enemy & Point of View
9P / FREE
w/ The Rumjacks, Twitching Fingers, Barking Irons
7PM / $5-8 / 21+
8PM / 21+
w/ Los Platos Rotos
9PM / 18+
w/ Working Mutts, Plebian Planet, Glitterfoot
w/ Extremity, Tantos Muertos
10PM / FREE / 21+
8PM / FREE
ALTERCATION SXSW BBQ
w/ Mad On Acid, Semi-Feral
$5 / BYOB / $5 Fish Fry (details in facebook event description)
w/ Loose Wires, The Shame
8PM / $5 / 21+
w/ The Cups
w/ Jukebox Romantics, The Haddonfields, Sweat Shoppe
7:30PM / $7
We'll be there.
THE CAT BASH
w/ Moose Knuckle, The Injections
7PM / $7 / All Ages
w/ Easy Killer, Flapjack Attack, M13
w/ A Minor Revolution, Down With Me
7PM / $5-10 / All Ages
Sick lineup of road warriors. Let's party.
American Dischord (KC)