Smash Mouth, The Jacktones, For The Record

Smash Mouth

The Jacktones

For The Record

Wed, August 23, 2017

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:45 pm

Fulton 55

Fresno, CA

$25.00 - $30.00

This event is 21 and over

Smash Mouth
Smash Mouth
Out of nowhere, the single “Walkin’ On The Sun” was an immediate international sensation. (Quickly shooting to #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually boosting “FYM” sales to over 3 million copies in the U.S. alone.) In the two decades since, Smash Mouth has not slowed down. In fact, they are as vital and vibrant as ever.



In celebration of this milestone year, Smash Mouth will release a just-completed acoustic version of “FYM” in it’s entirety (along with a mini-book recalling it’s making). 2017 will also see the band releasing a new album of all-original material. And though I’m not allowed to divulge any details...look forward to seeing a whole lot of Smash Mouth on your TV screen very soon. 2017 is already shaping up to be a banner year for the veteran San Jose rockers.



May, 2016 saw the release of “Playlist: The Very Best of Smash Mouth”. As part of Sony’s recent “Playlist” CD series, the album is a composite of twelve Smash Mouth favorites chosen from live recordings of two late-2014 concerts (one in Rapid City, South Dakota...the other in Manilla, The Phillipines). This CD is a must-have for even the most casual Smash Mouth fan, as each track literally explodes with live energy. “We’re a totally different band live” enthused Smash Mouth lead singer Steve Harwell. “People are constantly telling me how much more powerful our songs are live compared to the studio versions”.



A look back at Smash Mouth’s formative years shows us a band determined to make an impact from the get-go. Formed in 1994, the band immediately begins recording demos and showcasing in both San Jose and Hollywood, CA. In June of 1997, Smash Mouth is signed to Interscope Records when label brass catch wind of an unknown (and unsigned) band being ADDED to highly influential LA radio station KROQ’s playlist after only one spin (!) of their song “Walkin’ On The Sun”.



Smash Mouth’s major- label debut “Fush Yu Mang” goes more than DOUBLE-PLATINUM and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece, 1999’s brilliant follow-up album “Astrolounge”. No sophomore slump for these guys...Boasting three top-ten hits (“All-Star”, “Then The Morning Comes”, and “Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby”), sales for “Astrolounge” are nearly double those for their debut, approaching QUADRUPLE PLATINUM status.



Smash Mouth’s third, eponymous Interscope release features the ecstatic first single “Pacific Coast Party” and the smash hit “I’m a Believer”. Around this time, Smash Mouth crosses over into the film world by providing the musical heart of the soundtrack for “Shrek”, and even making a cameo appearance in the movie “Rat Race”. In recent years, Smash Mouth has focused on entertaining troops in such places as Japan, Guam, Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan, and Iraq.



2016 solidified an exciting new line-up for the veteran Bay Area rockers. Smash Mouth founding members Steve Harwell and Paul DeLisle (along with long-time keyboardist Michael Klooster) welcomed the return of world-class drummer Randy Cooke (with the band from 2010-2013) as well as introducing new guitarist Sam Eigen.



When Smash Mouth went looking for a new guitar player earlier this year, they didn’t have to look far. He was right in their own backyard. A long-time friend of both Steve and Paul, virtuoso string-bender Eigen (who has played with Alanis Morrisette, Janet Jackson, and John Fogerty, among others) is generally considered the best rock guitar player in San Jose. Says Delisle; “When word got out around town that Sam had joined Smash Mouth, the general response was, ‘It’s about f***ing time!’”. Eigen can also be heard playing guitar on several of Harwell’s solo recordings over the years.



“This new Smash Mouth line-up is pure fire-power” proclaims band manager Robert Hayes…”You’re simply going to have to see this to believe it!”
The Jacktones
The Jacktones
With Ian Suhovy's song writing capabilities that can reach a wide variety of emotions and tie to a general audience, and Ryan with his drum range and ability to pick up on the right beat at the right time, the two piece co-existed and formed the band of brothers they both were longing for, and called themselves The Jacktones. They have a musical influence of The Black Keys, Dave Mathews, White Stripes, Chili Peppers, and even Adele. This "Jack of all trades" free form their way to the top every opportunity they have.
For The Record
For The Record
What is now known as For The Record started back in '05, at the end of Asa and Sean's eighth grade year. There was no name, no music, not even any practices, but there was an idea.

Then, in spring of '07, there were several practices, a bit of something approaching music, and a god-awful name that shall remain unmentioned.

Fast-forward two and a half more years, and we see what soon became For The Record. A genre change to Reggae/Ska took place, then focusing more on Ska-Punk as the winter set in. After burning through several drummers and a guitarist or two, the lineup took final shape with Ryan Clifford on drums with the addition of a horn section to be determined given previous experiences, trials, and tribulations with personnel.

So after a short hiatus/break-up/reunion we're back with a vengeance. With Andrew Nasr on trombone, Jacob Porter on trumpet, and Samuel Rye on sax, we're in the midst of booking shows after the recording and subsequent release of our EP "Third TIme's The Charm".
Venue Information:
Fulton 55
875 Divisadero Street
Fresno, CA, 93721
http://www.fulton55.com/