Hostage Calm at The Jamboree 2013
A few shots of Hostage Calm at the Meriden, CT Daffodil Festival.
Anonymous asked: Can you list off all of your former members and their positions? Touring ones too. Kinda working on something here.
Sup dawg, I think this is accurate -
We started out as a 4-piece in 2007
Tom Chiari / Guitar (2007-present)
Tim Casey / Bass & Vocals (2007-present)
Chris Martin / Vocals (2007-present)
Nick Balzano / Guitar (2010-present) played on Please Remain Calm
Chris Paecht / Guitar (2008-2010)
Brett Pieper / Drums (2007-2010) / played on Demo, Lens, Self-Titled
Alan Huck / Drums (2010) / played on the winter 2010 HC / My Heart To Joy tour
Fred Graves / Drums (2010-2011)
Daniel Fang / Drums (2011) / played a few gigs before John joined the band
Chris Mala / Drums (2011) / played on the Fireworks tour that year
John Ross / Drums (2011-2013) / played on Please Remain Calm
Also worth noting Cmar played drums on ‘Victory Lap’ from S/T, ‘The ‘M’ Word’ from Mixed Signals, ‘Donna Lee’ from the WOAF single, ‘Olly Olly Oxen Free’ from the Anti-Flag split and on other various parts of our LPs.
Fuckin drummers man.
We are excited to announce a handful of shows. See below.
5/31 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter (Turnover CD Release Show)
6/14 Philadelphia, PA @ Michael Jordan’s House w/ Pentimento
6/19 Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre w/ Less Than Jake
6/23 Murrells Inlet, SC @ Rockin Hard Saloon w/ Slingshot Dakota
at STAY SWEET FEST 3
Hell yeah. Ss3 was amazing
Skate and Surf fest has been moved from Freehold, NJ to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. All tickets purchased will be honored.
On this Thursday, May 2nd, John Ross will play his last show on the drums with us. Since joining the band, he has poured his heart and soul into all things Hostage Calm. From touring tirelessly with the band, to flawlessly live-recording Please Remain Calm, John has gone above and beyond. And though a fantastic drummer, he was an even better bandmate. Sadly, his run with Hostage Calm has come to an amicable end.. We love him dearly and wish him well on his future endeavors.
John deserves a wonderful send-off, in front of the Connecticut crowd that has been the lifesource of this band. Please spread the word and join us for Thursday’s FREE show at University of New Haven. We’ll see you all there.
Here’s a great pic of John
Hey Connecticut, we will be playing 3 FREE SHOWS across Connecticut, over the next two weeks. Tomorrow, Sunday the 21st, we will be playing in Willimantic at ECSU, Saturday the 27th we will be playing at the Meriden Daffodil Festival, and on Thursday May 2nd we will be playing at the German Club at the University of New Haven. We will be playing a different set at every show and we will be rotating in some oldies and lesser played cuts. Sadly, these shows will be our drummer John’s last shows with the band. The weather is going to be nice so bring your crew, eat fair food, go on rides, send John off, Pit Hard and Prosper. All specific information for the shows are listed below. Please spread the word, let’s make these a good time.
4/21 - ECSU Willistock - Webb Lawn
83 Windham Street, Willimantic, CT
Starts at 12:00PM
Hostage Calm plays at 5:20
4/27 - Meriden Daffodil Festival - The Bandstand
999 West Main Street, Meriden, CT
10:00 Craft Fair, Food Tent, Rides start.
11:30 Parade starts.
Music all day
The Guru plays at 4:00 on the Welcome stage
Hostage Calm plays at 5:45 in the Bandshell
5/2 - The German Club - University of New Haven
300 Boston Post Road, West Haven, CT
Starts at 7:00 PM
Admission is FREE with a donation for local food pantries.
Hostage Calm + Anti-Flag // Split (Subscription Press, Red + Etched B-Side, /250)
We are excited to announce that we will be hitting the road with Less Than Jake for a small run in June!
6/11 Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
6/15 New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
6/16 Boston, MA @ Rock On Concert Cruise
6/18 Nags Head, NC @ Kellys Outer Banks
6/20 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
6/21 St. Augstine, Fl @ The Standard
6/22 Melbourne, FL County Line Saloon