Swingin’ Utters

From09 February 2019to04 April 2019

Swingin’ Utters


Swingin’ Utters (formed in 1987) is an American punk rock band that rose to local and national punk prominence with their sophomore album “The Streets of San Francisco” in 1995 – hailing from San Francisco, California, U.S.

Originally formed under the moniker Johnny Peebucks and the Swingin’ Utters in 1987, the band remained with the name until 1994. Comprised of singer and frontman Johnny “Peebucks” Bonnel, guitarist/accordionist Darius Koski, bassist Kevin Wickersham, and drummer Greg McEntee, the group moved from Santa Cruz to San Francisco soon after their formation and began recording material for the labels Side One, IFA Records, and New Red Archives.

Johnny Peebucks and the Swingin’ Utters’ debut release surfaced in 1992 as the full-length “Scared”, however, it was the record’s follow-up, “The Streets of San Francisco”, that propelled the California-natives to punk-rock notoriety. Released in 1995 under the Swingin’ Utters moniker and produced by Lars Frederiksen, the album won the Best Debut Album Award at the Bay Area Music Awards. In both promotion and support of “The Streets of San Francisco”, the band were invited to tour as a part of the first annual Vans Warped Tour, as well as alongside Rancid on a national tour.

Following a move to Fat Wreck Chords, Swingin’ Utters’ third full-length album “A Juvenile Product of the Working Class” was released in 1996. Taking the name from the Elton John song ”Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting”, the record proved another popular release and paved the way for their subsequent album “Fiver Lessons Learned” in 1998. Following the release of their self-titled, fifth studio album in 2000, the band embarked on a national tour with The Damned and Dropkick Murphys, before heading to Europe with Rancid. A sixth album arrived in 2003 entitled “Dead Flowers, Bottles, Bluegrass, and Bones” before Swingin’ Utters took a six-year break from recording and touring.

In their absence, fellow punk rock band compiled the tribute album “Untitled 21: A Juvenile Tribute to the Swingin’ Utters”, released by Red Scare Industries. In 2010 the band returned to issued the EP “Brand New Lungs”, followed in 2011 with the full-length “Here, Under Protest”. Released in early 2013, the group’s eighth studio album “Poorly Formed”, marked the arrival of bassist Miles Peck, and was supported by an Australian tour alongside Dropkick Murphys and Frank Turner.

Saturday 09 February 2019

Swingin’ Utters

with Western Addiction

Phoenix Theater, Petaluma, CA, US


Wednesday 20 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

Melody Inn, Indianapolis, IN, US


Sunday 24 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

DC9 Nightclub, Washington, DC, US


Monday 25 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

Norfolk Taphouse, Norfolk, VA, US


Thursday 28 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

Will’s Pub, Orlando, FL, US


Saturday 30 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

with Lost In Society

Orpheum, Ybor City, FL, US


Sunday 31 March 2019

Swingin’ Utters

Loosey’s, Gainesville, FL, US


Thursday 04 April 2019

Swingin’ Utters

Three Links, Dallas, TX, USK

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