Check out the A.K.A.'s on their WINTOUR TOUR!
The A.K.A.'s are embarking on a rad tour with Hawthorne Heights, Amber Pacific, Escape the Fate, and the Secret Handshake. A great thing about this tour is that for every night they had a different upcoming artist do a SICK FUCKING poster for the show. AND I'M ONE OF EM! Go check out my poster and everyone elses and download them for FREE! Copy and paste to check some of em out


Below are the tour dates to get your hips moving and your lips swervin!!:

Nov 23 2007 6:00P
Majestic Theater Detroit, Michigan
Nov 24 2007 6:00P
9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Nov 25 2007 6:00P
Recher Theatre Townson, Maryland
Nov 26 2007 6:00P
Roxy Theatre Atlanta, Georgia
Nov 27 2007 6:00P
Norva Theatre Norfolk, Virginia
Nov 28 2007 6:00P
Trocadero Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nov 29 2007 6:00P
House of Blues Cleveland, Ohio
Nov 30 2007 6:00P
The Eagles Club Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Dec 2 2007 6:00P
House of Blues New Orleans, Louisiana
Dec 3 2007 6:00P
House of Blues Dallas, Texas
Dec 4 2007 6:00P
Graham Central Station Pharr, Texas
Dec 6 2007 6:00P
Dos Amigos Odessa, Texas
Dec 7 2007 6:00P
Midnight Rodeo Amarillo, Texas
Dec 8 2007 6:00P
Sunshine Theatre Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dec 9 2007 6:00P
Rialto Theatre Tucson, Arizona
Dec 10 2007 6:00P
House of Blues Anaheim, California
Dec 11 2007 6:00P
House of Blues West Hollywood, California
Dec 12 2007 6:30P
House of Blues San Diego, California
Dec 13 2007 5:00P
Golden State Hall Bakersfield, California
Dec 14 2007 5:00P
House of Blues Las Vegas, Nevada
Dec 15 2007 6:30P
All City Live Reno, Nevada
Dec 16 2007 6:00P
The Fillmore San Francisco, California
Dec 17 2007 6:00P
Midtown Ballroom Bend, Oregon
Dec 18 2007 6:00P
Crystal Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Dec 19 2007 6:00P
The Showbox Seattle, Washington
Dec 20 2007 6:00P
Big Easy Spokane, Washington
Dec 21 2007 6:00P
Big Easy Boise, Idaho

I was picked up and then dropped off in the culture-counterclockwise-turned around...

I just wanted to share that in 24 hours, I'll be in the car with my best friend on the way to Tempe to see the A.K.A.s again... FINALLY.

Hopefully the Clubhouse hasn't changed their camera policy since the last time I went to AZ for a show, so I might get some photos. No garauntee, though.
And I know that the venue they're playing here has changed their camera policy and doesn't allow them in.

I will definitely be getting some other photos when I see them though, while we're hanging out. Mike is giving my best friend a tattoo so I'll get some shots of that, and they're gonna be hanging out with us for a while so...

I'm kind of freaking out right now. It's amazing.

Expect to see an epic (and by epic, I mean EPIC) update about everything by Friday at the latest. Those of you who know me or have read my journal or updates in the past know what I'm talking about. ::grin::
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Forget it brother! You can go it alone!

OK, so maybe this is just me pointlessly pimping my site, because I don't think any of you (other than my little sister) are from NM but...

The only reason I post this here is because in the "tour journal," there's my story about the last time I saw the A.K.A.s, when my best friend and I drove up to Denver to see them on the MSI tour.
And I figured maybe some of you would be interested in reading it. :)
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god save

Happy New Year from The A.k.A.s!

Greetings everyone, a collective happy New Year's wish from each of us to you!

From Mike Ski on the M.I.C:

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In just a few short hours, we’ll be bringing in 2006! After a long year of hard work and crazy times, it’s nice to be sit back, relax… and be thankful! On behalf of myself and the band, I’d like to thank everyone out there who supported us, and passed along that support to someone new and helped spread the word about our mission! Thanks to all our hardworking street teamers, those who came out to see us and danced the night away! Also, thanks to everyone who really listened and took the time to consider what it is about this music and this place in time that really makes us all family!

Take care or yourselves and be safe! 2006 holds a new record from our hearts, heads, and hands… so we are privileged for the chance to share that with you. We hope to cheer in 2007 with you and a million of your closest friends (who obviously share your stellar taste in tunes.)

Best of 2006:
Kaiser Chiefs
Law and Order SVU
10 Gs
Vitamins and Spiru-teen
Law and Order CI

New Year’s Resolutions:
Get Organiz-ized
Write A Book
Have an Art Show
New Websites
Make your new favorite record
Make my new favorite record

From Chachi Darin on the motherfuckin' Drums:

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Seasons Greeting & Happy New Year! I'm happy to have
joined The AKAS/FBR family in 05 and am proud to be a
member of this righteous rock and roll machine.
Thanks to everyone for your ongoing positivity and
support. The new year promises to be great and to
express my deepest emotions, I've written a Haiku
that's dedicated to you... the FBR Year-end Blog

Two Thousand and Six
Rock out with The AKAS
In your city soon!


Chachi Darin/ The AKAs

From Josie Outlaw:

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As I sit here writing and looking back to all that has happened this year, I realize that there is only seven hours left before we ring in the new Year. So much has happened this year that I am thankful for. We added two awesome new people to our little A.K.A.s family. Justin Perry and Chachi Darin are great band mates and roomies! I’ve also met so many cool bands and people on the road. Playing the warped tour and touring with bands like MSI, TSOL, Gym Class Heros, Fall Out Boy…. it was an awesome experience. I also want to thank all the cool kids who wrote in and commented on my Craft time blog. I love all the awesome pictures that you sent me!! I love seeing stuff that you created! Thanks to all the kids who bought homemade A.K.A.s gear. You can expect more the next time we roll through. Thank you for everyone who has come out to see us, anyone who brought us treats on the road, and written us! I love getting messages from all of you. I hope everyone has a great new year and I hope to see you all on tour soon!

Best of:
Touring and seeing places I thought I’d never see before
Erie kids
Dane cook
Street team kids


From Justin, aka Tiny Dancer:

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Justin was unavailable for comment at this time. He is probably drunk, so we assume he wishes everyone a safe and happy holiday season! Brrrrrpht!

And last but not least, the uncanny and enigmatic Chris Bazan! We saved the best for last!

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And so with the days of December flying by faster then I ever realize until they are gone, so is another year. Rarely do I ever take a look back at the year that’s gone by and reflect on what I’ve done, what I’ve accomplished, what I’ve failed at… but, rather, I look at the year to come and make note of what I want to make of it. Call it denial of the year past. Call it optimism for the year ahead. Call it what you may.
For the purpose of this post, however, not only will I look back upon the year, but I will review the resolutions that I made for 2005, as well as make some for the year upcoming.

So, friends, join me as we first take a look at resolutions for the year previous… and whether we accomplished them or not.


* Tour twice as much as we did last year so everyone that wants to see us will get to see us. And multiple times.
We toured more. We toured longer. We still get messages from people who want to see us again. We’ll see you again soon, I promise.

* Write a new record.
Well, considering we were so busy working on resolution number one, it really didn’t leave much time to work on resolution number two. We did, however, write a few new songs, and the year isn’t completely over yet.

* Keep 'White Doves' available for only $5 at all of our shows.
This, we did. Yah!

* Keep below 50 unanswered Myspace messages at a time.
Hahahaha. Yeah. Right.

Much like I did last year, I bring you the…

* Warped Tour
* Justin Perry
* Chachi Darren
* Homemade A.K.A.s gear
* MSI tour

…and the…

* The Kinison breaking up
* The A.K.A.s with sun tans
* George Bush
* Breaking equipment
* Pouring endless amounts of money into our van. Again.

…of 2005.

And with that I bring you to my resolutions for 2006. [disclaimer: the words expressed in the following resolutions are the opinion of the writer and the writer only. If these resolutions are not met, he shall be held personally responsible so as not to tarnish the upstanding reputation of everyone else involved in The A.K.A.’s].


* We’ll put out a new record, godamnit.

* White Doves will still be only $5 at our shows.

* We’ll keep our Myspace inbox below 200 messages at any given time.

* We’ll make journal posts more often, more interesting, and with more photos.

* We’ll play more local-ish & regional shows.

Or something like that.

Thank you, everyone, for an amazing year. You’re beautiful. You’re wonderful. Here’s to another…

Chris Bazan

If you've made it this far, you are a trooper! THANK YOU! Hope to see you on tour with Anti-Flag soon!

XO, The A.K.A.s

If we're the A.K.A.s army...

We use tactics of guerilla warfare.

Just recently, my college campus was plastered with doves.
Some look like thisCollapse ) and are amid the other flyers for various things on all the bulletin boards all over campus.
Others are just the dove.
And others are the dove with "Who the fuck are the A.K.A.s?" written on them.
They appeared on bulletin boards, benches, random posts, and the boxes that hold the school newspaper.

And here are more doves in actionCollapse )

Furthermore, we discovered these dovesCollapse ) but, uh...
We don't know who spray painted them. We just thought it looked cool and was a good photo op. ;)

Overall, stapling and taping doves all over the place was a blast.
And even further, I'd just like to say that I love how the A.K.A.s [are everywhere] just lends itself SO well to things like this.
I just hope it gets at least one person thinking, wondering "Who the fuck ARE the A.K.A.s?" and "They really ARE everywhere!" It's like a puzzle.
Confusing people is fun. It gets them wondering. :)
(see, there's reasons I love glamourbombs.)
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We are devastated...
The night of Oct 6 a van with all our gear was stolen in Brooklyn, NYC. So much has been lost, but these 4 pieces listed underneath are truly the things that matter to us... like Wagner's Jazzmaster from 1961 that he has lived & travelled with, played & written on for the past 12 years. And Sharin's beloved Gretsch from 1965. If you see or hear anything about these 2 guitars and 2 basses please email us immediately on and you will be rewarded beyond your wildest dreams.


Sharin & Sune

Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 1965 Guitar Orange V89V391

Fender Jazzmaster Guitar, Sunburst 55820

Fender Precission 1974 Bassguitar L. Tan 317392

Rickenbacker 4001 1974 Bassguitar OK 7546

You were young and innocent...

Not that I won't have answered my own question by Thursday night anyway but...

Anyone know if the A.K.A.s are still selling hoodies? Particularly, those I <3 NY ones?
I didn't get one when they came here in January, but it's hoodie season again, so I'm itching to get one if they still have em... so I'm curious if anyone knows beforehand.

Either way, ooh, Thursday night's gonna be a blast.
I'll see those of you that are going to the Denver show very soon! :)

P.S. This is Katy, formerly known as trinitysboots. :)
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