|Descendents live in Seattle 2016. (Cat Rose photos)|
Today begins a new quest for ALL...
So with that mantra, let's revisit some insightful Bill Stevenson quotes from our interview with him in July 2016 regarding the release of the "Hypercaffium Spazzinate" album.
Check below the interview for the Descendents' upcoming journey.
--- When that album's released, what do you hope people get out of your music?
The (best) reward for me, personally, seems to have come from when something that we wrote that was very personal to us specifically, had a way of resonating with someone else. Even if that thing didn't happen to them, they could feel what we were talking about and they could tell that it was genuine, they could tell that it wasn't a made-up song. And it somehow maybe helped them get through some maybe tough period they were having because they felt comfort in knowing that maybe somebody else had similar feelings or a similar hardship or whatever it is.
--- When you guys are playing, when you guys are recording, you look out at your bandmates and what are your thoughts with this unit? To me, it's gotta be a good feeling to have these guys on your side.
Yeah, I even kind of referred to that feeling in one of the new songs. I wrote a lyric for one of Stephen's songs, the title is 'Beyond the Music.' It talks about how we started out in the carpet cave, you know the little rooms with the carpet on the walls so cops wouldn't come. It's the story of our band, and at the end of it, it says, 'Here we are today, still look each other in the face, not expecting a single thing beyond the music.' It's kind of like how the only thing we ever wanted out of this was just to be able to play and enjoy each other's company. But we got so much more out of it -- we got a family. We got really a second family. Or for some of us with really broken-up families, we got a first family, which is our band.
*** Tickets will go on sale Feb. 16. Links at http://descendents.tumblr.com/
April 12th, Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
April 13th, Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution Live
April 14th, Gainesville, FL @ 8 Seconds
April 15h, Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks Live
May 3rd, Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
May 4th, Chico, CA @ Senator Theater
May 5th, Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
May 6th, Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
May 24th, Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
May 25th, Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
May 26th, Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
May 27th, Richmond, VA @ The National
June 7th, Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
June 8th, Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
June 9th, Ft. Collins, CO @ Mishawaka Amphitheatre
August 3rd, Buffalo, NY @ Riverworks
August 4th, Portland, ME @ State Theatre
August 5th, Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom
August 24th, Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
August 26th, Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room - Old National Centre
September 14th, New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
September 15th, Athens, GA @ Georgia Theater
September 16th, Columbia, SC @ Music Farm
October 4th, Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
October 5th, Seattle, WA @ Showbox SO DO
October 6th, Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
October 25th, Silver Spring, MD @ The Filmore - Silver Spring
October 26th, New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
October 27th, Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
October 28th, New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
November 15th, Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
November 16th, Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
November 17th, Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom