Wheatus

Todd Morse, Pokejawn

Friday, January 13, 2023
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 8pm

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It’s hard to believe Wheatus are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album and still-ubiquitous single “Teenage Dirtbag.” Yes, that’s right – Dirtbag is no longer a teenager. In honor of this anniversary, Wheatus will release a new and expanded edition of their now classic debut album, in conjunction with a world tour. Says Brendan B Brown, “We found demos of ten more songs from throughout the band’s history, that had such an album-one vibe that they never made it on to our more recent records. So now we’re giving them a proper chance to be heard. The twenty-song version of the album will feature the originally-conceived track listing and sequence, plus the extra ten songs that have finally found a home on a record. ”

The band spent the beginning of 2019 doing a coast-to-coast, almost entirely sold-out tour of America opening for (and then collaborating with) Mike Doughty on his Ruby Vroom 25th Anniversary shows. That tour culminated in a super-special sold-out hometown headline show where the “classic” line-up of Wheatus reunited for one night only – their first time on stage together in 18 years. After that, the current line-up flew to South Africa to play some festivals, and then headed to Europe and the UK for another six weeks of touring.

In addition to working on the aforementioned re-release of album one, Wheatus are also working on their seventh full-length album and recording monthly live-in-the-studio concerts for fans on the subscription service Patreon.

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Brendan B. Brown (born October 11, 1973) is an American musician from Northport, New York. Commonly known as BBB to fans, Brown is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of pop rock band Wheatus, which he formed in 1995 with his brother, Peter Brown (drums) and Rich Liegey (bass). With Wheatus, Brown has had two hits which included "Teenage Dirtbag" (which reached number 1 in the Australian chart, and was Top Ten in the UK and Germany); and a cover of Erasure's "A Little Respect", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. The subject of what the "B" in the middle of Brendan's name stands for has become somewhat memetic between fans with him occasionally suggesting what his middle name could be during interviews. Following on from a 48-date European tour with Wheatus, Brown is now back in the studio working on, among many projects, a seventh album of songs for Wheatus.
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Brendan B. Brown (born October 11, 1973) is an American musician from Northport, New York. Commonly known as BBB to fans, Brown is the lead vocalist, guitarist, and the only remaining founding member of pop rock band Wheatus, which he formed in 1995 with his brother, Peter Brown (drums) and Rich Liegey (bass). With Wheatus, Brown has had two hits which included "Teenage Dirtbag" (which reached number 1 in the Australian chart, and was Top Ten in the UK and Germany); and a cover of Erasure's "A Little Respect", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. The subject of what the "B" in the middle of Brendan's name stands for has become somewhat memetic between fans with him occasionally suggesting what his middle name could be during interviews. Following on from a 48-date European tour with Wheatus, Brown is now back in the studio working on, among many projects, a seventh album of songs for Wheatus.
The Los Angeles/Las Vegas-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has spent over twenty years writing, recording and performing in groups such as New York hardcore band H2O, Juliette and the Licks, Operation M.D. and is now the bass player for the multi-platinum band The Offspring. His debut solo album, appropriately titled ‘Late Bloomer’ was released in January of 2019. The record is about the clash between that inner kid and his wiser self. It harks back to his childhood influences – The Clash, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones – and fuses it with the vocal and guitar skills he’s refined over two decades. Continuing along those lyrical themes, Todd’s latest single, “Everything Fun (Is Bad For Me)” will stream on all platforms on May 5th 2022!