Show at East Side Mags in Montclair, NJ on July 18!

We're truly excited to be supporting our good friend Jeff Beck, with a performance at his new comic book shop EAST SIDE MAGS (Montclair NJ's premiere store for graphic novellas & TMNT apparel). Tomorrow, Friday July 18th @ 8PM, is when the rock starts. Entry is FREE, but make sure to grab some new X-Men comics to support the shop. Located in the heart of downtown Montclair - 7 S Fullerton Ave - click the flyer below for more details. Who's coming?

I Remember We Can Talk About Austin TEX.

A few weeks back, the city of Austin, TX became an uninhabitable den of hedonistic debauchery and “meetups” – and Tim was present! That’s right. The South By Southwest (SXSW) festival came upon that big state we’ve all been told not to mess with…and it was a grand olde time.

So, in trying to compile an adequate amount of words to describe the event, we thought we’d instead have him list out why it was so awesome. And without further adieu…

  • I took a picture with Grumpy Cat! She was sleeping, but still, very unhappy. Knock that bitch off the bucket list.
  • I ate at Iron Works BBQ three times (over a period of 7 days), which some might consider an inappropriate amount of times to eat at one place. Sausage Platter fo lyfe, tho. Incredible food was not sparse.
  • I saw Nas speak during a Keynote with a multi-millionaire tech investor/rap aficionado. The atmosphere felt awkward at times (read: the whole time), but it was also one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” experiences you don’t happen upon very often. I dug it.
  • I met some really smart & fantastic people. The Hype Machine folks were especially kind & amazing…as were the ppl at SPIN. And the individuals that attended Interactive? The guys creating Apps & putting amazing New Media shit together? They were TRULY gifted. Probably too much so, and will make the real money in this industry (outside of Lady Gaga scraping Doritos for a clean 2.5Mil at the Fest).
  • Thankfully, I was nowhere near Red River Street when the terrible accident took place w/ the drunk driver. My hotel was a block away, but I was on the other side of town. My heart goes out to those affected.
  • I saw Nardwuar, in the flesh! And he was everything I thought he was going to be.
  • The Reddit meetup was just as awesome as you’d think it would be.
  • The Austin B-cycles were both a lifesaver, and a lot of fun; similar to Citi Bikes in NYC, but much more pleasurable & a bit cheaper.

Perhaps the largest piece of hype to come out of the festival this year was the hooplah about how corporate influence has taken over…in a profoundly negative way. And while I can’t speak for the Austin residents that have to put up with such absurd happenings for the month, I feel it important to call out the changing/unavoidable American lifestyle. What do I mean by that? My 3-year-old nephew already has 20K followers on Instagram & an unbeatable Flappy Bird score. He’s likely had 3 iPhone types already, too. In short: shit has changed since the good old days. Was this music festival better back then? Who’s to say? And why can’t there still be amazing bands to discover & incredible times to be had?! Put simply: choose NOT to eat the bag of Doritos, and choose your own adventure. Make your own takeover. You’ll be damn sure that’s how the Policemen roll, and I think we’re better off.

Until next year!

Forever yours,

-Tim

Big Plans, Japanese Pop, and a Passion for Rock

Big Plans, Japanese Pop, and a Passion for Rock

The live rock show to us is the reason for writing and arranging original rock songs. To us, the show culminates everything we stand for: spectacle, excitement, improvisation, danger, and the completely bizarre. 

That Time We Finally Made A Website...

Welcome friends. Welcome fans. Welcome all…TO THE PARTY OF ALL AGES. Just kidding you guys - this is our new website. Please have a look around!

It is with great enthusiasm that we (John, Tim, Rob, and John) open the doors and share with you our one-stop-shop for all things POLICEMEN IN PICKUPS. We hope this living & breathing corner of the internetz will be a wondrous place…a place bereft of mystery, magic, allure, and fart jokes! Sure you'll get your daily fix of information pertaining to our little North Jersey rock band, but you'll also get so much more. Everything you've ever wanted, in fact.  What a totally awesome, amazing discovery!

So with that, please prepare yourselves for our weekly blogging shenanigans, video updates, and an onslaught of musical content. As always, we aim to please here at PIP HQ, so be sure to let us know what you think by commenting below or sharing across our social networks too.

cheers & beers,
- Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho (aka PIP)