The Latest from R&M Artist Records: National Product

National Product
Reggies Rock Club – Chicago, IL
August 29, 2008

National Product Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, ILDanny – Vocals

Ladies and Gentlemen, please welcome the latest addition to R&M Artist Records: National Product. The band, which hails from Orange County (the O.C.!), is currently on tour opening for Chicago’s very own hometown heroes: 1997. I got the chance to check out National Product last night at Chicago’s newest venue, Reggies Rock Club. “The Endless Summer Tour” kicked off on August 14th and is presented by ABSOLUTEPUNK.net. If there is one thing I will remember from National Product’s show, it is that the lead singer (Danny) is a HUGE Jimmy Eat World fan (just like me)! Between songs he mentioned how stoked he was that he just picked up JEW’s Clarity record on vinyl on a recent shopping expedition. This JEW name drop immediately caught my attention and when Danny asked the crowd if anybody liked Jimmy Eat World and had the Clarity album, I seriously felt like the oldest fan in the audience. This is because I was probably the ONLY ONE who made any kind of noise to vocalize that OF COURSE I had that record and OF COURSE loved JEW! Good grief people! Jim Adkins and Co. are pretty much the founding grandfathers of Emo/Pop/Punk. In my opinion, every up and coming band should count Jimmy Eat World as an influence. On National Product’s MySpace page, the genre they categorize themselves in is Rock/Pop Punk/Acoustic. Though NP doesn’t sound quite like JEW (far from it, actually), they won me over with the simple fact that one of their favorite bands is also one of mine. Smart people think alike and have excellent taste in music I say!

The Endless Summer Tour

Keep reading after the jump to check out more photos of the dudes in National Product

National Product Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, ILStan “Stantera” – Guitar

If you are only going to check out one song from National Product, make sure you listen to their new single, Medicated. That song is catchy as hell! I fell in love with the track within seconds of hearing it. A little fun fact: the music video for Medicated was shot right here in Chicago! Make sure you catch a glimpse of the band hanging in the Windy City on YouTube.

See National Product’s brand new “Medicated” video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87JedudnweI.

National Product Reggies ChicagoJeff “ The Fever “ – Guitar

Check out the tour e-card here: http://gallery.npmusic.com/ecard_estour08/nationalproduct_ecard.html

National Product Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, ILNate “Thunder” – Bass/Vocals

National Product Reggies Rock Club - Chicago, ILRobby – Slams Drums

Catch “The Endless Summer Tour”

Sep 3 2008 4:30P
VIBE LOUNGE w/ 1997 ROCKVILLE CENTRE, New York
Sep 4 2008 7:00P
JC DOBBS/Pontiac Grill w/ 1997 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Sep 5 2008 6:00P
CROCODILE ROCK CAFE w/ 1997 ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania
Sep 6 2008 7:00P
FUEL HOUSE COFFEE CO W/ 1997 Vineland, New Jersey
Sep 7 2008 7:00P
THE HALF SHELL WITH 1997 – THE HALF SHELL w/ 1997 VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia
Sep 9 2008 8:00P
THE BREWERY W/1997 Raleigh, North Carolina
Sep 10 2008 6:30P
NEW BROOKLAND TAVERN W/ 1997 West Columbia, South Carolina
Sep 11 2008 6:00P
THE MASQUERADE w/ 1997 ATLANTA, Georgia
Sep 12 2008 8:00P
BACKBOOTH w/ 1997 ORLANDO, Florida
Sep 13 2008 8:00P
THE ORPHEUM w/1997 Tampa, Florida
Sep 14 2008 6:00P
ALACHUA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS WITH MAE – ALACHUA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS w/ MAE GAINSVILLE, Florida
Sep 15 2008 8:00P
SLUGGO’S w/ 1997 Pensacola, Florida
Sep 16 2008 9:00P
Parish @ House of Blues w/1997 New Orleans, Louisiana
Sep 17 2008 10:00P
Emo’s Annex w/1997 Austin, Texas
Sep 18 2008 8:00P
ROCK BOTTOM San Antonio, Texas
Sep 19 2008 6:00P
THE DOOR-PROPHET BAR w/ 1997 DALLAS, Texas
Sep 20 2008 6:00P
THE CONSERVATORY w/ 1997 OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma
Sep 22 2008 6:00P
LAUNCHPAD w/ 1997 ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico
Sep 24 2008 6:15P
JILLIAN’S w/ 1997 LAS VEGAS, Nevada
Sep 26 2008 7:30P
THE KNITTING FACTORY w/ 1997 HOLLYWOOD, California
Sep 27 2008 7:30P
CHAIN REACTION w/ 1997 ANAHEIM, California

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  1. Jay says:

    Just a little correction: That’s not Nathan Elliot in the picture posted. James Weaver has been filling in as bassist for this tour. =)

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