The Mizzerables – Free Album Download & Pre-Orders

coverWith the July 23rd digital release date just under a month away, we here at Whoa! Records would like to invite you to preview the upcoming album Every Last Stitch from The Mizzerables. You can listen to the album, and download it for free, no e-mail required, at You can also pre-order a limited edition CD for only $5.

Every Last Stitch, the debut album from The Mizzerables’, is an 11 song artillery shot, whistling by your ear and blowing you off of your feet. Part therapy session, part declaration of independence, The Mizzerables tell you all what it’s like to love, long and learn life’s lessons the hard way.

From the single, “Bottoms Up” to more aggressive tracks like “Everything I Need,” “Rise With Me,” and “Every Last Stitch” through the infectious hooks on tracks “Fourteen,” “Beauty Queen,” “Fatal Valentine” and “Scarlett Letters,” Every Last Stitch gives you everything punk and rock fans could ever want.The video for the single “Bottoms Up” will be out on BlankTV the week of July 14th. The full album will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and at the band’s bandcamp page on July 23rd. CD & Vinyl release dates will be forthcoming.

The Mizzerables will be premiering the video at the Whoapacolypse show July 13 at the Token Lounge in Westland, MI. The digital album release party will be on Thursday, July 25th at Liars Club in Chicago, IL. Liars Club will have Hosted PBR from 8-9pm.

The bulk of the album was engineered and mixed by Adam Instefjord at the band’s Chicago studio. The final track, “Scarlet Letters,” was engineered and mixed by Jeff Dean at Million Yen Studios. Jeff has worked on albums from The Bomb, Dead Ending, Samiam, and more. The album was mastered by Doug McBride at Gravity Studios, where he has worked with acts such as Veruca Salt and Smashing Pumpkins.

Music like this, by artists like these, is the glue of the world. It’s what holds it all together. Without this, life would be meaningless. These are the kinds of tunes that will make you want to run up on the roof and sing them at the top of your lungs for everyone to hear. So check them out, you won’t be sorry.

P.S. – Thank you Empire Records

Whoapocalypse 2013 ALL AGES w/P.T.’s Revenge, The Mizzerables, Wrist-Rocket, Cruise Italy

The Whoapocalypse is coming, where do you want to be when it does?

Don’t worry, the world isn’t going to end, but it may feel like it if you miss this show. Could you live with yourself if you missed the premiere of The Mizzerables video for their new single, Bottoms Up? Of course not, so get to the Token Lounge in Westland on July 13.

While you’re there, you’re going to see some kick ass punk rock from Bottle Kids (Chicago), Due North, Cruise Italy, Wrist-Rocket, The Mizzerables and P.T.’s Revenge.

So get your tickets now, or spend the rest of your life listening to your friends talk about how amazing of a time you missed. Trust us, that’s not a disappointment that you want to live with.

Doors at 7:00PM music at 7:30PM SHARP!

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Order tickets via Eventbrite:


Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, get up and see some punk rock this weekend!


tourposter-201303221-624x964The Mizzerables kick off their eastern US tour

New York, Philadelphia, and hell, even Cleveland, the Mizzerables are coming your way!

The pop-punk heroes from Chicago kick off their eastern US tour tonight (3/22) at Slacker’s in Beverly, Ill., then heading to The Foundry in Lakewood, Ohio on Saturday (3/23) before continuing on to Brooklyn and the rest of the east coast.

You can find all of their tour dates here. If you’re lucky enough to have these guys roll through your town, get out there and see them.


Touch the Clouds, Wristrocket and Mini rock the House of Shamrocks

Wristrocket will join play the House of Shamrocks in Hazel Park, Mich. Saturday (3/23). The show will feature the live debut of Touch the Clouds (members of Few and Far Between) and Mini (Kevin from P.T.’s Revenge).

This is a FREE SHOW. Doors are at 10 p.m.

See some punk rock tonight! Wrist-Rocket in Detroit, Mizzerables in Chicago


Wrist-Rocket playing with Break Anchor at the Toepfer House
Detroit! You’ve been cooped up in your houses trying to stay warm for too long. You deserve a night out, so get your asses out to the Toepfer House tonight to see Wrist-Rocket. This is the tour kickoff show for our friends in Break Anchor, who are heading out to bring some Detroit madness to the west coast. Come out and give them a proper Motor City send off.

Joining Break Anchor and Wrist-Rocket will be Bad Assets, Randy Bastards and Best Idea Ever. $7 gets you all this ass kicking rock. Doors are at 8. The Toepfer House is at 8741 Toepfer in Warren, Mich.

The Mizzerables rocking the Subterranean in Chicago
If you live in Chicago, I guarantee whatever you have planned for tonight isn’t as cool as this.

Get over to the Subterranean to see the Mizzerables with Big Sur, Nightcap, The Braver Days and the Hypnic Jerks. If you ask nicely, they may even play some new stuff from their upcoming record, which is due out this spring.

The show is 21+, $8 gets you in. Doors at 9 p.m. The Subterranean is at 2011 W. North Ave in Chicago.

Black Christmas Ticket Winner / Whoa! on iTunes / Looking Forward to 2013

Fans, Friends, and Family,

We would like to congratulate Carly Underwood for winning a pair of tickets to Black Christmas during our holiday giveaway!!!

For those of you who received some shiny iTunes gift cards over the holidays, a number of Whoa! Records releases are available on iTunes:

2012 was a wild ride at Whoa! Records. It was our first full year since returning to operations in mid 2011. We released a total of five amazing albums this year. Also, the end of year show has morphed into something bigger and better than we ever could have imagined with 7 of our bands taking part in the Black Christmas show. There are so many people who helped make all of this possible – members of all of the bands, my partner in crime: Joe Novak, Ramona @ Black Iris Booking, and all of our fans, friends, and family.

Looking forward to 2013, I plan to move Whoa! Records forward by expanding our reach out of our core markets (Detroit and Chicago) by increasing our marketing budget. Our first print ad ever will be in Razorcake’s next print issue, and we intend to begin advertising in other publications as well as our budget allows. Hopefully, this will help introduce more people to our family here at Whoa! and make this an even bigger party.

We have a few releases either in progress or being discussed, but no solid release dates for the year yet. However, today I would like to formally announce my plans to begin a 7″ subscription series. I am still working out the details, but plan to begin releases in the third quarter of this year. The releases will be a combination of splits and EPs, and will be short run vinyl releases (approx 100 – 250 per release), with special colors for subscribers, and subscribers receiving their copies first, and the remaining being sold through our web store. Subscriptions will be yearly, and will include 4 releases (with the labels option to include bonus releases). A portion of the proceeds will go to charity.

Happy Holidays everyone, and I hope to see all of you Friday at Black Christmas!!!

— Mizzi

September / October 2012 Turntable Frenzy!!!

Want to get your hands on a brand new Audio Technica AT-PL60 turntable and some vinyl to play on it? All you have to do is fill out the simple form at through October 31, 2012! We aren’t shy about it, we will put you on our mailing list, but you can unsubscribe from it anytime you like.

You can stream ALL of our releases at… Check it out, we release top-notch pop-punk-rock! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow me on Twitter!

must be a U.S. resident and 18+ to enter and not affiliated with Whoa! Records. winners will be selected on November 1, 2012.

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BlankTV premieres About the Mess’ video for “I Remember ’94”

About the Mess released a video on BlankTV to accompany their new single “I Remember ‘94” from their upcoming split 7″ – White City Blackouts – with Seized Up from Detroit. Says About the Mess front man Joe Mizzi, “I thought of all these great songs I grew up listening to in the ‘90s about being a kid going to punk rock shows… and well, we are all grown up now, and there should be a song about that.” The video captures the feel and energy of an About the Mess live show and gives us a close-up look — maybe too close up — of what the band is all about.

White City Blackouts can be pre-ordered here. Pre-orders include an immediate digital download of the album.

You can view the video below, or link directly to it on YouTube at

Whoa! Records Summer Release Party

Whoa! Records Summer Release Party Flyer

What’s better than a Christmas show with all your favorite bands? A show with all your favorite bands where you can wear shorts and a t-shirt!

We’re pleased to announce the Whoa! Records summer release show featuring About the Mess, the Wanton Looks, Seized Up and the Bottle Kids. The show will be June 9 at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago. Tickets for this 21+ show (sorry, kids) are $5 in advance and $7 at the door. Save yourself a couple bucks and get them ahead of time at Ticketfly.

The show will celebrate the release of the 7″ About the Mess/Seized Up split White City Blackouts and vinyl edition of The Wanton Looks new self-titled album.

We will let you know on Facebook as pre-orders are available for the 7″ split. Pre-orders of The Wanton Looks album is available now on the Whoa! Records store.

Stay up to date on show information and special offers by RSVPing on Facebook.

Also be sure to check out the new video for “Electromagnetic Force” by The Wanton Looks!

The Black List – The Elephant Graveyard

The Black List - The Elephant Graveyard

The myth of the elephant graveyard, a secret place where older elephants go to die and a gold mine of bones and ivory  has fascinated treasure hunters for centuries.

It’s not hard to see while driving around the Black List’s hometown of Detroit, why the band would identify with that legend. The decaying hulks of Detroit’s glory days gone by — picked over by copper thieves, pickers and hipsters — are the industrial version of the myth. The Black List’s gritty, no-nonsense brand of rock could be from nowhere else.

Elephant Graveyard, the Black List’s follow-up to their 2007 release The Beginning of the End, is a hard-driving, 10 track record that shoots out of your speakers like a freight train rolling down the tracks, then steamrolls over you again and again, not letting up until the final note is played.

Like their previous album, the band charges through the Elephant Graveyard‘s ten tracks at a furious pace, but this time the music has a nuance that hasn’t always been a part of the Black List’s repertoire.

“It’s not all about aggression anymore,” Black List frontman Jim said. “It’s still there, it’s just not the focus.”

Elephant Graveyard is available for digital download now at the Whoa! Records store. If you prefer to have your music in a more physical format, you can pre-order a CD.

Compact disc (they don’t seem so compact nowadays, do they?) orders should ship on April 10. Like all CD and vinyl releases from Whoa! Records, the purchase also comes with a digital download, so you’ve got something to listen to while you wait for the postman.

The Wanton Looks S/T Vinyl Release – June 9th

Carrying on a long tradition of pure Chicago “We don’t give a shit, we’re just here to play some rock-and-roll,” attitude, The Wanton Looks’ speak to the troubled and broken-hearted in all of us.

Now Whoa! Records is pleased to announce that they are teaming up with the Chicago quartet to release their first album on vinyl.

You can pre-order the vinyl album on the Wanton Looks’ bandcamp site at The $12 vinyl pre-order comes with an immediate digital download of all 12 tracks.

The 12-song, self-titled album is available for digital download now and will be available on vinyl June 9. The release will be accompanied by a show at the Cobra Lounge with special guests About the Mess and Seized Up.

Influenced by acts as diverse as the Ramones and the Ronettes, The Wanton Looks have long been known for their powerful live performances. Now they’ve masterfully captured that energy on their new self-titled album.

The quartet features Traci Trouble on bass and lead vocals, Inga Olson and Susie Q on guitar and Meg Thomas on drums. Olson, Q and Thomas all also contribute backing vocals.

The Wanton Looks will be playing a CD release and music video premiere show March 31st at Schubas in Chicago. They will also play April 19 at the Underground Bar and at the Whoa! Records vinyl release show June 9 at the Cobra Lounge with About the Mess and Seized Up.