Last show ever!
The Allupons are disbanding; we’ll be playing our last show ever at the Clash Bar on September 8th.
Since this is our farewell show, it’s going to be a massive party/concert. We’ll be sharing the stage with our friends, playing every Allupons song imaginable, even a few songs that we’ve never played live before. We’re going out with a BANG, and we want you to be there!
Opening bands will be announced soon.
There’s an afterparty concert immediately following our set.
There’s an event on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/454911044543012
It was a long run —a really long run. I’ve been playing music with these guys for at least five or six years, and before that the Allupons had existed in some capacity for almost another five years. 2003 was the first time I began writing music under the name “The Allupons”. When I first started the project there was no band; it was just a collection of songs and ideas recorded on an outdated tape machine. Matthew Alpaugh spent a lot of time helping me record music, and he was more than instrumental with pushing me to form a proper band sometime around 2005. Before we could even recruit a full lineup we were invited to play our first concert. Matt and I recruited a few musicians and drove almost five hours to Onlean, NY for a music festival that a friend booked us on. Angel Santana played bass and subsequently became our bassist until 2011. I met Andrew Spain a few weeks before the Olean trip and convinced him to come along with us to play banjo. He agreed and we’ve been playing music together ever since. A mutual friend introduced us to Joe Pollaro, and after one or two sessions with Joe, The Allupons transitioned from a music project into a real band.
It was 2007 when the band finally came together, and ever since we have spent all of our free time working for the band. We drove everywhere to play shows, wrote music, built a recording studio, repaired broken equipment, and, of course, practiced endlessly. Playing in a band is a full time commitment, and after five years of this we have had some incredible experiences: all of our music was self-recorded; we were featured in several magazines and newspapers; we raised thousands of dollars for various charities; and we had the opportunity to play with some fantastic musicians. If I could do it all over again, I absolutely would. But there comes a time where you need to hang your guitar on the wall and close up shop. That time is now.
This summer we will release four newly recorded songs and a video series, and end everything with a big farewell show in September —we want you to be there. Our fans, friends, and family are the reason that The Allupons was able to become everything we strived for. We thank all of you for listening to our music, coming to our shows, and downloading our singles. Without the fans, we would have never made it this far. Thank you.