Introducing…Emily’s Army | The Audio Perv
18 May
2011

Hailing from the East Bay, Emily’s Army is comprised of Max Becker on bass, Cole Becker on guitar, Travis Neumann on guitar, and drummer Joey Armstrong (son of Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong). Co-songwriters Max and Cole share vocal duties on the album. At the ripe age of 15, 16 and 17 years old, the Oakland-based band has already spent two years touring up and down the West Coast. The band’s name comes from Max and Cole’s 15 year-old cousin Emily, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis in 1998 and has suffered from the disease her entire life. In tribute, the band adopted the name Emily’s Army, which also happens to be the moniker for a fundraising organization (emilysarmy.com) in their cousin’s honor.

At a time when young bands are homogenized and tailor made for consumption and eventual regurgitation, Emily’s Army is a breath of fresh air – rocking out together for the pure fact that they love playing music and they love playing together. Don’t Be A Dick by Emily’s Army is the sound of the torchbearers to come.

Catch the band this Saturday May 22nd playing a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at the Huntington Beach Pier at 11:30AM. Full tour dates are below with more to be added soon.

Listen to some music from the band here.

5/21 Huntington Beach, CA Huntington Beach Pier
5/22 Long Beach, CA DiPiazza’s
6/18 Kelso, WA Hardtails
6/19 Olympia, WA Hall of The Woods
6/20 Portland, OR Alberta St. Pub
6/21 Portland, OR The Sea Shanty
6/22 Bend, OR Mad Happy Lounge
6/24 Salem, OR Wasteland
6/25 Ashland, OR Culture Works
6/26 Davis, CA TBA
6/27 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Pyrate Punx
6/28 Modesto, CA Melody Ballroom
6/29th Stockton, CA Plea for Peace Center
6/30th San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside

www.myspace.com/emilysarmy101
http://twitter.com/#!/emilysarmy

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  1. [...] We told you last week about the Oakland punk rock band Emily’s Army. They’ll soon be one of your favorite bands, it’s only a matter of time. This past Saturday, they played a Cystic Fibrosis benefit at the Huntington Beach Pier. Our photographer Marcello Ambriz was at the show and got some great shows of the band. Check them out below and head over to http://www.myspace.com/emilysarmy101 for more of their upcoming tour dates. [...]

  2. Fatima says:

    I went tday in hunington beach

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