Friday 11/8/2019 21+ Doors 8p Music starts 9p
FIELD DAY 2019 Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion are probably the most notorious outcasts of the Dag Nasty franchise to date, and they’ve joined forces with Mark Phillips (Down by Law) and Thomas Pridgen ( Mars Volta / Suicidal Tendencies ) as Field Day, slated to do shows summer 2019
with new music to follow in 2020.
Doug and Peter performed on Dag Nasty’s iconic recordings Wig Out at Denko’s (Dischord Records) and Field Day (Giant Records), and played some 300 shows throughout the United States and Canada in the late 80’s. These recordings are credited as cornerstones of what was eventually termed melodic hardcore, and inspired new bands like Pennywise and Rise Against.
In 2018 there was a conversation between Brian Baker, Doug and Peter regarding how best, if at all, to perform Wig Out and Field Day songs live. With scheduling and geographic conflicts unavoidable, in 2019 it was agreed that Doug and Peter would forge ahead under the name Field Day, to avoid confusing Dag Nasty fans or promoters.
Carrion refers to Field Day as “a perfect time to revisit previous material for the fans, and a way to continue exploring music.”
Since his departure from Dag Nasty, Doug Carrion has continued building his long list of credits, ranging from the Descendents to Kottonmouth Kings, while Peter Cortner has remained mostly out of the music world, opting to pursue academia. With a new project at hand, Field Day has presented the perfect opportunity to welcome Peter back into the musical fold.
Mark Phillips came into the world in Santa Monica California and was raised in Berlin Germany and Washington DC. At the age of 11, Phillips discovered D.C. punk pioneers Bad Brains thanks to a chance encounter with a group of Rastafarians that worked at the nearby commissary. That was a life altering event. “Things kicked into high gear” he explains.. “I saw these 4 black guys that looked like me and sounded like nothing I’d heard before. It started me down a path of unbounded exploration and creativity and I haven’t stopped exploring and creating since”.
Phillips went on to play in bands, mostly in the hardcore punk scene with Shawn Stern from Youth Brigade in Thats It, Jack Grisham from TSOL in Joykiller and Dave Smalley from Dag Nasty and ALL in Down By Law. Recently, Phillips started playing guitar with a different set of Dag Nasty Alums, Peter Cortner and Doug Carrion in a new project they are calling Field Day. Phillips is also getting ready to release a concept album, The Black Operator. https://www.theblackoperator.com/