Future 86 News & Site Updates
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5/27/09 News
Huge thanks to everyone for coming out to our show at the Orange Lantern last Friday & making it such an incredibly special night!! An amazing time was had by all. Mega props to Noel of Partylikearawkstar.com for posting tons of great photos up on the ole' world wide web. You can check them out here.

5/18/09 News    FUTURE 86 Farewell Show this Saturday!

FUTURE 86 returns to the good ole' Orange Lantern one last time! It's a FUTURE 86 Farewell and everyone is invited! As always Maureen, Joe, Paul, & Larry will be rocking out & for this very special night, ex-bandmates Courtney, Armand, Ron, & Jay will all be sharing the stage on a number of tunes. Go ahead and mark your calendars now, this is absolutey a night you do not want to miss!

3/3/09 News
This Saturday, March 7th, FUTURE 86 makes their Grasshopper Also debut! We love playing at the one in Morristown & can't wait to play this one in Carlstadt! FUTURE 86 will be the only band for the night, playing multiple full length sets and admission is absolutely free! The band will be performing tons of songs for the first time, all of which are sure to please. Come out & help us make a killer first impression!!

12/18/08 News    Happy Holidays!!

Come out & celebrate this weekend with us before the holidays kick in full swing! FUTURE 86 returns with original music to the "Ultimate-in-Intimate" John & Peter's in New Hope, PA this Friday night. Without a doubt this is one of the band's favorite places to play & you just can't beat it's "Theatre-in-the-Round" stage set-up. Saturday the band returns to Forked River, NJ for another night at South Winds Restaurant & Marina Bar. And finally, to round out the weekend, FUTURE 86 once again will participate in the Blankfest homeless benefit in Nyack, NY this Sunday.

12/2/08 News
Hope everyone had a great holiday! FUTURE 86 makes their Sunnyside Queens debut this Saturday, December 6th at The Diving Bell!! It's an awesome local bar known for great live music & has a great sound system to match! And don't fret, for all you NYC folk without cars, it's got easy subway access. FUTURE 86 will be the only band for the night, playing 3 Full Length Sets. It's gonna be a really good time so come on out!

11/4/08 News
Make sure to make your voice heard & vote today! After you make it to the polls, head on over to Kenny's Castaway's tonight to catch an ALL ORIGINAL set by FUTURE 86 for this year's I.P.O. Music Festival!!

10/27/08 News
We had an incredible time this Saturday night at the Liberty Tavern & despite getting little more than two hours of sleep, our show on Sunday morning in Central Park for the NYC Marathon Kickoff was absolutely awesome. Major thanks to everyone in the huge crowd who stayed and rocked out with us way after the race was over. It was truly refreshing & beyond rejuvenating. You can catch us again this Sunday, November 2nd when we'll be perfoming for the NYC Marathon at Central Park South & 7th Avenue in Manhattan.

9/4/08 News
Huge thanks to everyone who came out to our show at The Beach Bar on the last night of summer for helping us cap off the season in such a great way!!

8/18/08 News
For any FUTURE 86 fans down in the Long Beach Island area, be sure to pick up a copy of The Islander for an article featuring the band! To everyone else, you can read it online by clicking here.

8/7/08 News   Brand new track from FUTURE 86!

Yep, this is about as weird and unconventional as it gets, yet absolutely true & more than a little bit demon-tongue-in-cheek... FUTURE 86 has their own rendition of the KISS classic "Lick It Up" coming out on a brand new Vinnie Vincent Tribute Album awesomely entitled Kiss My Ankh! For more info check it out here & here! More details coming soon!!

7/4/08 News    Happy 4th of July!!

6/3/08 News   Catch FUTURE 86 at Pier 84 in NYC!!

This Sunday, June 8th at 11:30am don't miss FUTURE 86 at Pier 84 in New York City for the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's Rock & Run on the River!!

5/21/08 News
Kick off the holiday weekend with FUTURE 86 at the Jersey Shore!! The'll be the only band for the night playing 3 Full Length Sets at Tropical Pub West in good ole' Lake Como, NJ. Definitely a show you don't wanna miss!!

5/1/08 News   A message from Courtney...

Hey everybody!!! How are you?

The 2008 NY AIDS Walk is coming up on May 18th, and I would love your support. I will be walking 6.2 miles up the west side of Central Park and back down Riverside Drive. Over 40,000 people participate every year, with last year's walk raising $6.8 million dollars!

Your donation will go to dozens of AIDS support organizations in the tri-state area, helping patients with HIV as well as their families. I would appreciate any contribution that you are open to making (be it 5 bucks or 500!) - and it is 100% tax deductible.

Thank you in advance for your support! To make a donation, please click here.

4/2/08 News    Major Rock & Roll Weekend!!

We've got a bunch of great shows coming up this week, so mark your calendars now! Catch us for another awesome "Girls Night Out" at the Whiskey Cafe this Thursday where there's no cover and great drink specials. Friday we'll be at Willie McBride's in Hoboken for the first time, so be sure to come out and show your support - same goes for Saturday night at the Liberty Tavern in Union, NJ, we've heard the place is all about having a good time, so don't miss out! Sunday morning, we'll be up bright and early for the MORE MAGAZINE Marathon & Half-Marathon in New York City's Central Park. Look for the band's stage near the Sheep Meadow and come out & enjoy the warmth now that spring is finally here!!

3/20/08 News
We had a great time on St. Patrick's at the Whiskey Cafe and the fun continues there tonight!! Absolutely no cover charge & great drink deals all night long! FUTURE 86 will be performing 2 Extra-Long Full Length Sets with the first one kicking off at a Thursday friendly 9:30pm, so come on down!!

3/17/08 News    Happy St. Patrick's!

Don't miss FUTURE 86 at the Whiskey Cafe's Annual St. Patrick's Party tonight!! FUTURE 86 will go on immediately after The Nerds!!

3/3/08 News
Your Thursday Nights are about to get a whole lot better!! Starting Thursday, March 13th it's Ladies Nite Out with FUTURE 86 at the awesome Whiskey Cafe in Lyndhurst, NJ!! There's no cover at the door & killer drink specials all night long. Come to THE place to be on Thursdays in New Jersey!! FUTURE 86 will be the only band for the night, playing 2 Extra-Long Full Length Sets so mark your calendars & get ready to have a great time!!

2/4/08 News
Huge thanks to everyone that came out to our first show at the brand spankin' new Brazen Fox and made the night such a huge success! The line outside to get in never seemed to die down & the crowd was simply incredible. FUTURE 86 returns to the Brazen Fox on Saturday, March 22nd.

12/25/07 News
Happy Holidays to all!!

12/9/07 News
Hope everybody had a great weekend! Click here to see a brand new concert video of FUTURE 86 performing at the Junkyard by Alain Xalabarde!!

11/26/07 News
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! We had a great time playing at the Junkyard and Colorado Cafe last week and are looking forward to 3 more killer shows starting this week! We'll be at the Colorado again on Thursday, out in Long Island at the Nutty Irishman on Friday, & back at Brady's in Ramsey, NJ on Saturday, so mark you calendars and get ready for a good time!!

11/6/07 News
It was another great ING NYC Marathon this past Sunday. Sure it was hard to wake up so early but the crowd definitely more than made up for it. Police guitarist Andy Summers stopped to chat with us after enjoying our set & flattered us greatly by saying that our rendition of Madonna's "Material Girl" was the way the song should really be played!

10/31/07 News    Happy Halloween!!

10/14/07 News
FUTURE 86 returns to Eli's on Whitney this Saturday, October 20th, where the crowd really knows how to party!!

10/8/07 News
Don't miss FUTURE 86 at the Knitting Factory this Thursday, October 11th in NYC!! The band will be performing an all original set as a special guest for this year's M.E.A.N.Y. Fest!

9/4/07 News    Gig added for this Wednesday!!

FUTURE 86 is going to be filling in for our friends Monte & the All Stars this Wednesday for Kill the Keg Night at The Fireside in Denville! Drafts are only 50 cents, there’s no cover charge, & FUTURE 86 will be the only band for the night, playing 3 full length sets. It's gonna be a great night so don't miss out!

8/6/07 News
Anyone who missed FUTURE 86 on Tommy D's Nutz last week can now download a podcast of the interview by clicking here. For a download of the entire broadcast as it aired, click here.

8/1/07 News
FUTURE 86 is going to be interviewed on this Thursday's broadcast of the Tommy D's Nutz show at approximately 8pm. To listen to the broadcast, click here!

7/25/07 News
We've been getting a lot of emails lately from new fans who just purchased our "After Party" cd after finding us from the tv spot, saying how much they love the record & are trying to get their hands on more F86 material. We've got a new album on the way, but in the meantime, you can head over to our myspace page and purchase some of our older material within the snocap section as well as two new songs from the forthcoming record.

7/18/07 News
It's been a busy week so far regarding press on FUTURE 86, and more specifically the commercial we shot for 1-800-OK-CABLE. First the article in the LA Times (yep Los Angeles, where the commercial doesn't even air) and now today there's one in the New York Observer. Didn't bother linking the LA Times article as the "fact checking" done by the publication was mediocre at best but it's kind of an entertaining read for anyone who actually knows any of the band's touring history and discography (playing sold out shows at the Whisky a Go-Go in West Hollywood, CBGB in NYC, & at NAMM in Anaheim, CA isn't exactly just playing pubs in NJ & CT, but I digress). The New York Observer article can be read by clicking here. Funny thing about the commercial & all the hoopla currently surrounding it in the media... ours was not the first with an "undiscovered" band advertising cable in our region, but it sure seems to be getting the most attention and airtime.

6/29/07 News

Turns out they want it all in the Netherlands too! Starting on Saturday June 30th and continuing until Friday July 6th, "I Want it All" by FUTURE 86 will be playing almost every two hours on Omroep Venray! The station has even created their own "90.2 Idea" mix of the tune, complete with an introduction in Dutch! To listen to the mix, click here.

6/27/07 News
Turns out Apple CEO Steve Jobs was so smitten by our tv commercial that he's chosen to make our show this Friday, June 29th at Big Nose Kate's in Staten Island the Offical Launch Party for the iPhone! Yep, head on down to our gig & receive one of your very own for free!! Alright, maybe you guessed it or maybe not, but i'm completely kidding. Come on down though, it's gonna be a great time with good ole' Rock & Roll, hula-hooping, firebreathing, stage dancing & more!! Big Nose Kate's is located at 2484 Arthur Kill Road.

6/25/07 News
New items are available in our Web Store! Yep, turns out our drummer has been a bit of a pack rat over the years & has kept a whole heckuvalot of his used drumheads & sticks and now wants to share them with you... No need to worry though, we'll only send out the bloodstained ones if you specifically request them!

6/7/07 News
Don't miss FUTURE 86 at the Colorado Cafe tonight! The last time we were there the "Cupid Cuties Lingerie Contest" did not disappoint & tonight is going to be the beginning of the "Miss Red Hot Country Bikini Contest" so the heat is definitely going to be on!! No cover charge & free bull rides all night, Ladies 18 & Up / Gentleman 21 & Over to enter.

6/4/07 News    New FUTURE 86 Music!!

We're a little frazzled from burning the midnight oil at the studio last night but we're happy to say that we've finished two songs that are gonna be on our upcoming follow-up album to After Party! Both tracks are upbeat summer tunes & we're thrilled to finally be able to share them. To listen to Drivin' (With the Radio On) click here. For our other new ditty we haven't quite decided on a title yet so we'd love you to give it a listen (by clicking here) & then vote on one of the options listed below.

In other news we had another great time last Friday night at Jackie Reilly's, where it's always a party. We're headed back to Long Island on Friday, June 22nd when we'll playing outside at the Splash Cafe along the Nautical Mile!

6/1/07 News
Two brand spankin' new FUTURE 86 songs will be posted on this site early next week & we can't wait for everyone to hear them!

5/24/07 News
Calling alll FUTURE 86 Connecticut fans!! Don't miss the band performing an all original set tonight at the Daniel Street Club in Milford! It's a benefit show for the American Cancer Society and we'll be playing a couple of new songs from our upcoming cd for the very first time! And for those of you who missed FUTURE 86 last weekend at Joe Pop's we've got two windows media clips of the partyin' that went down posted here & here.

5/17/07 News
Huge thanks to all the people that have taken time to write us & let us know how much they like our commercial for 1-800-OK-CABLE! We greatly appreciate all the kind words & just wanna let all the new FUTURE 86 fans out there know that we'll have a follow up to our After Party CD very soon. We've already laid down several tracks & should have a couple mixed as early as next week. As soon as they're done, they'll be posted right here!!

4/10/07 News
There's a new FUTURE 86 cd headed your way! We've been really busy lately with a lot on our collective plates, but we've got a whole batch of new stuff to lay on you soon! All of the new songs are shaping up really nicely & we'll be headed to the studio in the next couple of weeks to lay them down. We're also going to be shooting a video in about a month or two from now so if anyone's interested in taking part, let us know!

4/8/07 News
Happy Easter! We want to thank everyone for helping us have such a great time at our shows this past weekend. We couldn't have asked for better audiences both nights & greatly appreciate all the raves we've been hearing about our new commercial. If you haven't seen it yet, the 60 second version is now posted right here on our website. You can view the quicktime version by clicking either here or on the screencap below. A windows media version is available here.

4/2/07 News   1-800-OK-CABLE spot airing NOW!

No this isn't some sort of belated April Fool's gag... the commercial we shot starts airing today! If you live in NY, NJ, or CT, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for FUTURE 86! The ad is for 1-800-OK-CABLE and it comes in 2 flavors (30 & 60 second spots) that are going to be airing all over the dial. Very special thanks to Jennifer Brooke & Beatrice Alda of Forever Films for making it all happen.

3/28/07 News
FUTURE 86 is gonna be peeking at you from your TV sets real soon! Yep, the commercial we shot to the tune of "I Want It All" is going to start airing next week!! More details coming soon...

3/18/07 News
St. Patrick's was an absolute blast at Eli's on Whitney last night in Conneticut. The decked-in green crowd was incredible and very much ready to party & rock out for the holiday. In other news, some photos of our most recent show at the Colorado Cafe can be seen by clicking here.

3/15/07 News
Here's a screen cap of the commercial we shot last month that's going to start airing soon! There's still a little bit of tweaking to be done here and there, as well as some graphics to be added, but we're definitely excited about how it's coming along & can't wait for everyone to see it.

3/08/07 News
Lots of new pictures are headed your way! We've got some great shots from recent shows at the Colorado Cafe (the night of the "Cupid Cuties Lingerie Contest") and from the Orange Lantern last weekend and will share them with ya'll very soon!

2/12/07 News
This Thursday, February 15th, don't miss FUTURE 86 at the Colorado Cafe! Admission is free & the bull riding won't cost you anything either! There will be Coors Lite & Budweiser pints for only $2 all night, & there is going to be a special ladies Cupid Cuties Lingerie Contest with Cash Prizes to cowboy boot!!

2/08/07 News
We're still keeping it on the DL until it starts airing, but yesterday the band just shot a commercial that you're all gonna be seeing real soon! More details on the way...

1/17/07 News
Kevin's bio page has finally been added! To check it out, just head on over to the band section & scroll down.

1/01/07 News
Happy New Year to everyone! We've got a lot of shows coming up to ring in 2007 so be sure to catch us in the Bronx, Vernon & Bergenfield NJ, & Long Island within the next couple of days. For some pictures of a recent show from the Colorado Cafe, click here.

12/05/06 News
Catch FUTURE 86's drummerboy Armand on an all-new episode of the Food Network's Ham on the Street this Wednesday December 6th at 10:30pm & then again at 1:30am!

11/17/06 News
Catch FUTURE 86 at Giant Stadium this Sunday!! The band will be performing at the Budweiser Tent before the big game from 10:00am - 12:45pm.

11/6/06 News
Huge apologies to everyone who came out to catch the band at the NYC Marathon yesterday. Due to a last minute relocation, there was logistically no way for us to get our gear & instruments from our vehicles to the stage. We've played at the marathon for years and have greatly enjoyed it every time. Needless to say, yesterday was a bit of a let down, but the situation was simply beyond our control. Our next NYC show is this Thursday, November 9th at the Rambling House in Woodlawn and then on November 16th we'll be down in the village at the Baggot Inn.

11/1/06 News
Hard to believe October has already come and gone & with it, the end of this year's Forest of Fear. But don't get scared, we've got lots of gigs coming up! Starting tomorrow catch the band every night for the next 4 nights! Thursday we'll be at Tommy Fox's, Friday at the Orange Lantern, Saturday at Jackie Reilly's, and Sunday at the ING NYC Marathon in Manhattan! For some pictures of F86 at the Forest of Fear click here.

10/18/06 News
This Friday (10/20) & Sunday (10/22) will be your last chance to catch FUTURE 86 at this year's Forest of Fear! For once, the weather has been cooperating pretty nicely & the set lists have been chock full of originals the band hasn't played in a really long time, so be sure to catch one of these shows while you still can!

9/21/06 News
New FUTURE 86 Forest of Fear dates posted on the Tour page! Due to scheduling conflicts, FUTURE 86 will not be performing every night that the Forest of Fear is open, so be sure to mark down the selected dates to rock with FUTURE 86!

9/16/06 News
Last minute show added! This Saturday night at 10pm, don't miss FUTURE 86 at Tommy Fox's in Bergenfield, NJ!

9/11/06 News
Ever wanted to get a taste of the Rock n' Roll Lifestyle? Then, my friends, this weekend is your chance! Get some buddies together, take a day off, pile into a van, trail behind us and see if you can keep up, partying as we play at three very different & special rock n' roll events this Friday, Saturday, & Sunday... With themes running from the Rolling Stones, to a Multiple Sclerosis Fund Raiser Boardwalk Show, to WDHA’s "Rock & Ride '06" Motorcycle Show (featuring Sports Bike & Skydiving Demos, and of course, my personal favorite, Burn Out Contests!) you'll have your hands more than full trying to keep pace!

Click here for a detailed agenda for your Rock N Roll Journey with Future 86!

8/29/06 News
A little birdie just told me that FUTURE 86 is on the cover of the latest and greatest Sam Ash catalog. Be sure to head over to your local store to pick yourself up a copy!!

8/28/06 News
The band hit the streets of Williamsburg with NYC photographer Jeff Forney this past weekend and new pictures will be posted very soon!

8/10/06 News
It was great seeing so many friendly and familiar faces singing along at the band's farewell to the Continental in NYC last night! Thanks to everyone for coming out & sharing with us. We've had many a great night there & the Continental as a live music venue will definitely be missed.

7/16/06 News
This weekend's Long Island shows were a blast! On Friday night we hit the Nautical Mile for an all-night show at the Splash Cafe and had an incredible time playing along the docks. Saturday night's show at the Nutty Irishman in Farmingdale went till 3 in the am and still ended too soon. The stage was nice and big and the sound guy was absolutely top notch. FUTURE 86 returns to Long Island on Saturday, August 12th with a show at Jackie Reilly's in Bethpage. We'll see you soon!

7/7/06 News   Last Minute Show Addition!

Don't miss FUTURE 86 this Saturday, July 8th at the Funky Monkey in Morristown, NJ! They'll be the only band for the night, playing 3 Full Length Sets. Come on out & catch the band at this great club!

7/5/06 News
Nothing like spending the 4th of July on the Jersey Shore, cruisin' the boardwalk, and rockin' out with a bunch of great bands! S.T.A.R.S. STOCK at the Surf Club was a perfect way to celebrate the holiday.

6/12/06 News
Last Saturday night at Montauk's legendary Memory Motel was completely off the hook! We had our best time ever out there & for a full recap click here.

5/25/06 Update   Hey Long Island!

FUTURE 86 will return to Jackie Reilly's in Bethpage on Friday, June 2nd! Don't miss the party!!

5/14/06 News
Huge thanks to everyone who made it out to our show at Jackie Reilly's last night! The place was packed and we had an absolute blast playing for and feeding off of the top-notch audience. And for those Long Islanders who had never seen the band before and had a great time, mark your calendars for Saturday, June 10th when we'll be at the Memory Motel in Montauk & Saturday, August 12th when we return to Jackie Reilly's in Bethpage!!

4/27/06 News
ROCKSTAR Karaoke Hosted by FUTURE 86 is still going strong! Every Wednesday night is your chance to "rock with the band" at Chubby McGuire's in Orangeburg, NY! You sing the tunes, the band backs you up! This week we had an awful lot of great performances & we can't wait to welcome them back again & again. Whether you've got the voice of an angel, or something else entirely, it's all about just having a good ole' time & it happens every week!

4/17/06 News   Two Huge Shows this Weekend!

This Friday, April 21st @ 10pm don't miss FUTURE 86 at the Speakeasy in Belleville, NJ! FUTURE 86 will be the only band for the night, & trust us when we tell you, the Speakeasy is an absolute party - a great "local" bar atmosphere w/ a killer stage & soundsystem. It's gonna be a very special show celebrating Dom's birthday (an official band mascot of sorts), so don't be shy, come on out & make some serious noize!

Then on Saturday, April 22nd @ 2pm, FUTURE 86 is thrilled to be taking part in this year's Sam Ash Spring Break Music Festival at Six Flags Great Adventure!! Great Adventure is located at 1 Six Flags Boulevard in Jackson, NJ! ALL AGES are absolutely welcome & FUTURE 86 will hitting the stage @ 2pm! Come enjoy the band & the incredible park at a huge discount!! The Sam Ash Spring Break Music Festival is free with admission to the park. Receive over a 50% discount on Six Flags Great Adventure admission tickets by purchasing tickets online. Simply go to http://www.sixflags.com/parks/greatadventure/ and enter the promo code: SAMASH

4/11/06 News
New pictures coming soon! The band spent some time last weekend with photographer Jeff Forney to take some new shots & they'll be posted later this week.

4/5/06 News
Last minute show added! FUTURE 86 will be performing with Lourds at CBGB this Thursday April 6th!!

3/20/06 News
We just got back from another show at The Half Shell in Virginia Beach, and boy was it a Party! The vibe was totally upbeat & the crowd was again, the best any band could ask for. After a most boisterous show, we piled into the van along with Bully drummer, Beverly, & headed over to the rehearsal studio to continue the party long after last call with a very late night/early morning jam session. Beverly, Ron & I traded spots behind the drums, and were joined by a few studio cats and the promoter's teenage son on guitar... but the shining moment had to be when Courtney climbed behind the drums and belted out some serious time. And ya'll thought she was just a singer huh? Thanks to Chris & Frank for putting us on the bill with a fantastic all-female line-up consisting of, Catspaw (New York), Level-C (Cleveland), and Bully (Virginia). We'll be back down there again very soon sometime this summer!

3/7/06 News
FUTURE 86's "I Want it All" is being featured in the hottest new show on the Food Network called "Ham on the Street". Listen for it in the Microwave Food episode that shows college kids how to make brownies in their dorm room microwaves and office jockeys how to make eggs benedict in their office microwaves. Some upcoming airtimes are March 8th @ 10:30pm, March 9th @ 2:30am, & March 19th @ 11pm. For a complete list of additional airtimes and more information on the show, check out hamonthestreet.com. Our music will be part of other upcoming episodes as well, so stay tuned!!

1/27/06 News
Click here to read Armand's NAMM Show 2006 recap!!

1/22/06 News
We're back from another great time at NAMM in the warmth of Anaheim, California and will give a recap once we've had a chance to unpack and get some much needed rest. In the meantime, we've got a really busy week ahead with gigs on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, & a huge debut show on Saturday at Finley's in Huntington, NY. So don't be shy, come on out and welcome us back to the northeast!!

1/9/06 News
Happy New Year Everyone! We'd like to thank all our fans for their devotion and support, and are happy to see it has extended into the new year. We were pleased to see some of our fans took full advantage of the the facilities at the Kite's show this past Saturday and literally rode their snowboards down the mountain and then walked right into the bar to see our show. The dancing began from the moment we started playing and never slowed down. We have a lot in store for 2006, so mark your calendars now with two "must see" shows - Saturday, January 28th @ Finley's in Huntington, NY, and Saturday, February 4th @ The Junkyard in Rochelle Park, NJ. Certain "people of influence" will be in attendance at these shows, so please bring everyone you know along with you. Those who bring 4 people who have never seen us before will win a free autographed CD or T-Shirt. See ya there and in the meantime, sit back & read more of the recently updated Armand's Tour Journal!!

12/20/05 News
Due to the NYC Transit Strike, tonite's show at ROTHKO has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date.

12/18/05 News
Be sure to check out Armand's Tour Journal for a complete blow-by-blow of our recent Southern East Coast Tour!

12/12/05 News    Back from Miami & Virginia!

Well everybody... we just got back from our Southern East Coast Tour, where we had an absolute load of fun. In addition to swimming in the ocean & pools, knocking back rum runners & drunken monkeys, and just plain layin' out in the sun, we played 9 nights out of the past ten -four in Virgina, four in the Miami area, and capped it off with a benefit show back in New York! Can't think of anywhere better to be in mid December. We didn't know quite what to expect, because this was our first trip down to the Southeast, but everyone along the way was amazing! The other bands we played with were great, and every single night the crowd was totally supportive and into the show. I want to thank all the people that bought our CDs and T-Shirts this past week -you guys & gals made our trip so much easier, our van is one gas guzzler! We have so many stories to tell from this road trip -like partyin' with the mayor of Lauderdale by the Sea & taking part in the town's tree lighting... expect tales a plenty when Armand hands in his On the Road Tour Journal! For those of you who endured the recent snowfall in the northeast, we do have several shows coming up this week back in our home base. We'll be at the Orange Lantern in Paramus this Friday Night as well as ROTHKO in NYC on Tuesday the 20th. And for our new friends down south, we hope to see you all again on our return trip in March! Happy Holidays everybody! Extra special thanks to the area promoters who did such a great job and made us feel so at home -Chris in Virginia, Tony in South Beach, Cosmo in Miami, & of course, Sir Frank Wood.

11/29/05 News
Huge thanks to everyone who came out and rocked with us on Thanksgiving Eve. The OL was absolutely slammed, so much so that the bar asked us to perform a regular show as opposed to the scheduled Live Karaoke we were supposed to host. Sorry for anyone who came out and didn't get a chance to sing, but don't fret... this Wednesday, November 30th you'll get your chance!! Be sure to come hang out with us & give us a proper send-off for our Southern East Coast Tour that kicks off this Friday in Virginia!!

11/23/05 News
Check out Popmatters.com for a great new article on FUTURE 86 by Adam Williams! To go directly to the article, click here.

11/21/05 News    I got a tattoo!

Last Friday night at the OL was nuts! Screamin' Ink Tattoo hosted the night and held a tattoo contest when the clock struck midnight. The place was crazy busy, and everybody had a great time. And, yes, I did get a tattoo, but it was only a temp... Coors Light also sponsored the event, and they were hooking everybody without real ink up as well, so no one felt like they weren't part of the party. Thanks so much to the Orange Lantern for having us be a part of such a great pre-holiday bash!

We'll be back there this Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, the busiest bar night of the year, hosting Live Rock and Roll Karaoke so if you want to start off the Holiday Season with a big bang baby, you had better come down! The place is gonna be packed so be sure to get there early for sign-up. Happy Thanksgiving everybody!! -Courtney

11/11/05 News    Florida Tour Dates Announced!!

Yes, the band is headed Down South for a week of December dates filled with fun in the sun and NYC Rock & Roll down in the Miami area!! Check the Tour page for all the show info.

11/6/05 News    Welcome to November!!

This weekend was amazing!!! We just got home from the ING NYC Marathon... and we had such a great time! The weather was amazing, which was wonderful after all the rain and cold we had during the Forest of Fear. And the crowd was awesome!!! We recognized so many faces in the crowd -thanks to everybody that came out! You helped make Central Park Rock!

Saturday Night at Kites started early for us -we decided to get there hours before the show so that we could check out the pool and the hot tub. Once the night going rolling, we kept playing until 1:30am, and everybody would have kept going after that, were we not told that it had to be last call... oh well, we'll keep the party going next time!!! Thanks to everybody that helped us make some noise -especially our "I Love Weezer" crew- you definately made it a night to remember.

In the area, we have the Orange Lantern coming up very soon & we hope to see you all there! Also, be sure to check out our new Wednesday Night Event, ROCKSTAR KARAOKE hosted by FUTURE 86, starting November 16th!!  -Courtney

10/31/05 News    Happy Halloween!

Huge thanks to everyone who voted for FUTURE 86 in the The Record Rockoff Contest! Your support landed the band in the finals for a recording contract with Eyeball Records!! Come on out and celebrate with F86 this weekend at their shows at Kites in Vernon, NJ on Saturday night, and at the ING NYC Marathon (180 Central Park South) on Sunday afternoon!!

10/25/05 News
Only one more weekend left at the Forest of Fear!! If you haven't come down yet, this week is your last chance... its finally supposed to be nice and dry outside by Friday, so it's a great excuse to get out and enjoy the Halloween Season before it's too late!

10/5/05 News    New FUTURE 86 Promotional CD Finished!

We put the final touches on our brand new cd, "Just for Kicks..." last night and were at the studio until 2 in the morning, but the finished product sounds absolutely killer. The disc will be available at live shows starting this Friday! Here are a couple mp3s to tide you over till then!

Material Girl
Hungry Like the Wolf

10/3/05 News    Vote for FUTURE 86!

Head on over to www.northjersey.com/rockoff and vote for FUTURE 86 to land a record deal with Eyeball Records!! Once you are on the contest page, simply click on the "VOTE NOW" box & a random band and song will come up. Then, when FUTURE 86 comes up, be sure to give the "thumbs up"!!

10/2/05 News     Who's ready for the Forest of Fear???

We hit NYC, took a mini trip to Boston for the NEMO Music Festival, and finally arrived back home around 4 o'clock this afternoon. The weekend started early at one of our favorite haunts in the heart of the Village, The Continental.  A great party night out on the town, it reminded us of how cool it is to live and play in NYC before hitting the road early Friday morning to visit our east coast sister city.  Boston is a beautiful town, and all the more so because of the awesome weather we had this weekend -sunny, not to hot, not too cold.  We met so many people this weekend -some in the industry, some new found friends... so glad we went!  And, the weekend was the perfect way to close out the summer season and get us ready for next week's opening of the Forest of Fear. For anybody that has already been there, we don't have to tell you how cool the Forest is. It is such an awesome way to kick off the Fall and celebrate Halloween.  We will be there every Friday, Saturday and Sunday this month; there's plenty of time for you to get in on the action! And for those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of more Future 86 Merch, we will have shirts and baseball jerseys, sweatshirts, a new CD, and lots more cool stuff on hand!!  -Courtney

9/26/05 News
Check out all the new pictures!! We spent the first part of the weekend with photographer Jeff Forney, wandering around the Village, laughing, drinking Corona, and catching a few images on film. So wander around the site, and check it out! And be sure to attend the Post Photo Shoot Party, this Thursday at the Continental on Third Avenue and St. Mark's Place. It's early (only 9:15pm), so that leaves plenty of time to live it up around town before bedtime. We'll see you there!

9/21/05 News
This weekend rocked! First off, I must say that although last night was a very, very late night for a Monday, we learned who the true rockers are out there! We spent the night performing at the 2 year anniversary of Play, a very cool spot in Queens complete with bowling alleys, pool tables, huge big screen televisions, and a sick drink menu. After a couple buckets of Bud, we were ready to take the stage! Marianela from Fuse TV hosted the event, and a great time was had by all. It was a very cool nightclub atmosphere and a huge contrast to where we had played on Saturday! We spent that night at the John Jay Homestead Barn Dance, complete with bushels of hay, swimming pig races, hot dogs, and more... The guest list was impressive, and we were on a high all weekend after selling cds to some pretty large celebrities of note. The night was absolutely beautiful (with a full moon, too!), the perfect atmosphere for an end of summer bbq hoedown. Think that all sounds lke fun?!? Then don't miss out on what's coming up next. We are taking on the Whiskey Bar in Hoboken this Thursday night. Its a show we are very excited about, so don't miss it! Details are on the tour page, so be sure to get all the info. See you there!  -Courtney

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9/3/05 News
Click here to listen to one of many brand spankin' new tracks recorded by FUTURE 86!

8/31/05 News
FUTURE 86 is proud to be sponsored by Sam Ash!

8/30/05 News
Courtney landed on the cover of the latest issue of Good Times Magazine! To read Dan Brown's interview with Courtney, click here. And for those in the Long Island area, FUTURE 86 will be headed your way on Thursday, September 8th when they return to the Village Pub South in Amityville!

8/29/05 News
Another great night at Kites! Kites is like a mini retreat, with two huge pools (and a cave, we found out!), a tiki bar, a juice bar, and... horesbackriding! That was a part I missed last time, but Armand decided to try it out this weekend; I guess the mountains brought out the little cowboy in our drummer. But, onto the Main Event: Saturday Night rocked, even harder than last time. The bar was completely packed and included two bachelorette parties and a wedding afterparty that was not at all ready to call it a night. We played way after last call -the staff told us we could keep playing if we wanted, but didn't realize that we could go all night! Thanks to everyone for making the night so awesome. For anyone who missed it, you missed a great party! But, have no fear... we will be back at the Orange Lantern this Saturday Night. Armand is spending the last week of summer at the beach, so if you think he has a lot of energy now, you should see him after a vacation! The Orange Lantern has no cover charge, so come on out for 4 full sets of Rock n' Roll!  -Courtney

8/22/05 News
What a long & full weekend! Finally back home after being on the road for the past three days, but what a trip it was. We started off at John and Peter's, a night early this time for the Red Rover Personality Crisis Dance Party. J & P's was all decked out with disco balls, flashing red lights and tulle, & more, which made the place seem slightly foreign, but still very cool. Everybody was dancing and it set up our mood for the rest of the weekend. We took over John and Peter's the next night, and brought in a little Rock n' Rol -not really a dance party, but everybody was dancing all the same! It's always a good time at J & P's... The next day, after staying up until the wee hours of the morning, we figured we needed some sustenance, so we had lunch at Meil's, a little place Josh told us about. The food there was amazing -and for anybody in the New Hope/Lambertville area, I fully recommend it! And, for everybody that decided not to stay the night -you seriously missed out!

After lunch, we set off on our trek to Eli's. The journey was long and filled with adventure (there was a car on fire on the highway!) but once we arrived, all was well. We rocked out for three more sets to finish the weekend before heading off to another great afterparty. And I got to ride the bartender's motorcycle the whole way there! Thanks Mike!  -Courtney

8/17/05 News    Courtney's NorthShore Cruefest Reflections...

Cleveland was awesome! We just got back from our third annual trek to the Midwest, and it was incredibly worth it. NorthShore Cruefest rocked as usual with a great lineup including the Backseat Superstars, Chaos in Creation, Toxin, the Erotics, and Neil Wharton's Rock and Roll Junkies. Angi (the coordinator of the event) became an official junkie this year (finally!) and so did Neil -who came prepared this year with a cowbell of his very own. It was so great to see everybody again -Angi, Neil, Mike Trash and Billy, Kari Lynn, Cat, Lola, and the rest of the gang (Cat looked great this year, by the way! And Billy -I loved the Glitter!). One thing, though, that I have to mention -the club was so hot!!! Now, some of you that missed out might think I mean that the club was "hot" but this time I don't mean it metaphorically. The temperature this past weekend was pretty fierce, and the a/c seemed to have gone AWOL at the club... You know the TV commercial with the girl dancing, dressed in leather, dripping with sweat? That was pretty much all of us on Friday Night. But I tell you what -it was a night I will never forget. And the band learned something, too... if we ever doubted it, now we know for sure -we've got some serious stamina!! Whatever you got, bring it on, baby!

There was also a special addition to the trip the trip this year, Future 86 at the Hard Rock Cafe! It did mean that the band played 5 sets within 20 hours, complete with three set ups and tear downs -but hey, that's rock n' roll! At the Hard Rock, the crowd was enthusiastic, the staff was dancing, and we had a great time. Jaime caught some of the show on video, and we can't wait to see it.

One last note:

We all know that NorthShore Cruefest, in addition to being a really fun event, is also a benefit for the Skylar Neil Foundation, a foundation in tribute of Vince Neil's daughter (and Neil Wharton's sister) Skylar, who died at a very young age. The foundation was set up after her death to help children with Leukemia, cancer and AIDS, and all proceeds from Cruefest are donated to the foundation. So, thanks to everyone for coming, not only to have a kick-ass time, but for helping support a great cause!

8/15/05 News    Cleveland Rocks!

We're back from Cleveland where we played over five full sets of rock spread out over 3 shows in less than a 21 hour time frame after only a couple hours of sleep, tons of partying, and a club with no running a/c... in other words, we had a great time! Will post a full re-cap after a brief recovery period. Don't forget to come out and see us this Friday at John & Peter's in New Hope, PA, and this Saturday at Eli's on Whitney in Hamden, CT!

8/1/05 News
Our first show at Kites last Friday was an incredible time! Even though we were a little skeptical on the drive out there, passing through the ever wacky Township that is West Milford, NJ (not to mention driving right by infamously creepy Clinton Road) once we finally arrived at Minerals Resort we knew it was gonna be a great night. Be sure to come out on Saturday, August 27th, for our next show at Kites! The next night we returned to the Corner Pocket for this year's MotleyFest and played a rockin' set to a very eager & enthusiastic crowd. For those Connecticut locals who caught us for the first time & wanna see us again, we'll be back in the area on Saturday, August 20th, playing all night at Eli's on Whitney in Hamden.

7/26/05 News
Come on out to Kites Restaurant at Minerals Resort this Friday, July 29th for a full night of FUTURE 86! Don't miss the band's debut at this top notch resort complete with breathtaking mountain views & outdoor terraces! The band will be performing lots of new material and all your favorite older tunes. Trust us, you don't want to miss this show! In other news, the band returned to the recording studio last weekend & laid down some cuts for a "surprise" cd slated for release this fall. The tracks sound absolutely killer and we can't wait for everyone to hear them!

7/11/05 News
Aural Fix Transmission radio interview with FUTURE 86 and host Mike Ferrari from July 2nd now archived in mp3 format! Click here to listen!

7/1/05 News

FUTURE 86 will be featured on radio station 88.1FM this Saturday, July 2nd! If you are in the Brookville, Long Island area, tune in to The Aural Fix Transmission with host Mike Ferrari from 12-2pm & hear him interview the band live! Better yet, feel free to call in to the show while listening! For those not in the station's broadcasting vicinity, you can listen to the streaming web transmission of the show by clicking here.

6/28/05 News    FUTURE 86 WINS Best Musical Group!

We're thrilled to have won first place in the Best Musical Group category of the 2005 Mermaid Parade!

6/27/05 News    What a weekend!

Thanks to all for a truly incredible rock & roll weekend!! Friday's show at the Village Pub South was a blast; the club was packed, the music was loud, & the crowd was great. Saturday morning arrived way too fast but all was good because we had so many people helping us out bright and early with our float at the Mermaid Parade! Big thanks to everyone for all they did in spreading the word & fun of FUTURE 86!! After the parade was over we packed up as fast as we could knowing that traffic was gonna be rough on the way out to our show that night in Montauk at the Memory Motel... We pretty much got there just in time to set up & take the stage, feeling worn out from the day's fun in the sun & the drive getting out there, but once we started playing, the party vibe & energy were absolutely contagious. After our first set the place got slammed beyond belief and we played to the incredibly rowdy & enthusiastic crowd until around 3:30 in the am. For those who caught us there for the first time, we can't wait to see you again when we're back for more at the Memory Motel on July 24th!

6/21/05 News    23rd Annual Mermaid Parade!

Come join FUTURE 86 at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade this Saturday, June 25th! If you'd like to help us out with this year's float, send an email to future86@gmail.com!

6/7/05 News    AN ALL AGES WEEKEND!

This Friday & Saturday, FUTURE 86 will be performing Two All Ages Shows! On Friday, June 10th, Youth Entertainment Network presents Summer Jams for Teens with the band headlining at The Hideaway (aka Westwood Elks Club) in Westwood, NJ. And then on Saturday, June 11th, FUTURE 86 drives on up Future 86 for a headlining show at The Haunt in Ithaca, NY, to be immediately followed by the 80's Dance Party! This show is going to be filmed for the latest Xtreme Soundscapes DVD by "The Last Exit for the Lost" Radio Show! So young'uns, this weekend is for you!!

**Haunt Show Update**

Yes it's true! Later on during the night of the band's show, Armand got to hang with one of "The 80's Dance Party's" most infamous regulars, "Weird Al"!

Armand of Future 86 hanging with Al

5/25/05 News
Northeast In-Tune review of "After Party" by Bob Donovan here!

5/22/05 News
FUTURE 86 will be performing a FREE SHOW this Thursday, May 26th at The Continental in NYC! The band is slated to go on at 9:30pm... Don't miss it!

5/16/05 News
FUTURE 86 returns to Long Island this Friday, May 20th! They'll be the only band for the night, playing at least 3 Full Length Sets. It's the band's first time at the venue, so everybody come on out & make some Noize! It all goes down at Jimi's Finish Line located at 530 Commack Road in Deer Park, NY.

5/4/05 News
Armand's Birthday Bash!! show will be at Axis Lounge on Friday the 13th with the band playing 2 Full Length Sets! This is a special 18 & Over Show!

4/22/05 News
Ten Questions with Courtney here!

4/7/05 News
**DUE TO THE RECENT FLOOD THAT HIT NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, THIS FRIDAY'S SHOW AT JOHN & PETER'S HAS BEEN CANCELLED** The downstairs of the club will unfortunately not be open for business until at least next week.

4/5/05 News
**DUE TO THE RECENT FLOOD THAT HIT NEW HOPE, PENNSYLVANIA, THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE THAT THIS FRIDAY'S SHOW AT JOHN & PETER'S MIGHT BE CANCELLED** Everyone at John & Peter's is diligently working to have the club open on Friday for the show to go on, but please check this site for updated information...

Join FUTURE 86 at Munchaba (58 Gardiners Avenue) in Levittown, NY with Lourds & Troop 47!

Join FUTURE 86 at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street) in New York City on March 20th and kiss the cold goodbye!

3/8/05 News
We had a great time playing for the 8th Annual 99.1 WPLR ShamRock-n-Roll at Toad's in New Haven, CT this weekend! The place was totally packed and the free Guinness was flowing like crazy. To all who were new to catching FUTURE 86, we'll be back in the area on Saturday, March 26th when we return to Eli's in Hamden! In other news, be sure to check out the new CultureDose.net review of FUTURE 86 by Aly Walansky here!

3/2/05 News
Woman Rock interview by Valerie A. Ciliento posted here!

3/1/05 News
Photos of FUTURE 86 at NAMM 2005 posted here!

2/9/05 News
Hey Everybody! We still have a few "Vintage" Pretty Suicide T-Shirts hanging around, and since there won't be any more made with the old band name, if you want one, this is your last chance! To purchase your own little slice of history, email the band at future86@gmail.com and we will hook you up...

In other news, we'll be returning to John and Peter's next weekend, and to avoid any confusion, please email the band if you are planning on staying so that we can give you all the info!

1/27/05 News   Courtney's NAMM 2005 Reflections

This weekend was awesome!! It started out Thursday Night at the Knitting Factory, where we held the Official CD Release Party for our new album, "After Party". We hit the stage at 8:45pm and had a great show; the place was packed and full of energy. There was so much love and support in the room from all of our friends and fans -thank you guys so much, it really means the world to us!! We didn't sleep at all that night because of our early Friday morning flight, but we didn't care... we were heading out for our West Coast CD Release Party and the NAMM Convention in Anaheim!

When we arrived at the airport in California, the trip had definitely begun. The airport exit was lined with palm trees, and the sun immediately started to melt away the frost and cold we were feeling just hours before back in NYC. We knew it was gonna be an awesome time when we ran into some friends and got our first sponsorship offer before we even stepped foot in the convention center! We met people from every great guitar, bass, amplifier, and drum company imaginable and also made some very cool new friends in other areas of the music industry. We are in the process of drawing up contracts for a bunch of new sponsorships, so be on the lookout for members of Future 86 in ads nationwide! I have so many business cards from people I met this weekend -if any of you are reading this, I will be in touch with you soon!

The parties that started with the convention's close at 6pm each night were overwhelming -both the general hangin' out in the Hilton Lobby as well as the invitation-only events that took place upstairs. The atmosphere rocked because there was always music blasting everywhere we went. It was so packed when the convention ended each day that you couldn't move and it stayed that way until security ushered everyone out and towards their rooms at the end of each night. There were too many recognizable musicians wandering around to count or to name, but my favorites to meet had to be the members from Aerosmith and Cheap Trick -it was so cool to see so many musicians in one place. And it was cool that everyone was there to network, so conversations were effortless, everybody was in a great mood, and phone numbers were being handed out all over the place.

After the convention was over, we moved on to the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. We became familiar with the area on our last trip out to L.A., when we played to a packed house at the Whisky a Go-Go. This time we played at the Cat Club, and in attendance that night were members from Beautiful Creatures, Brides of Destruction, Type O Negative, as well as an ex-member of Cheap Trick. A bunch of them got up on stage to jam, and we had a great time. Although most bars close at 2 in California, the place was still packed at 4am, and somehow we eventually made it to our hotel, totally happy but totally exhausted. We, thankfully, did not have to get up Monday morning, so we slept and slept and slept until noon, and lazily packed before checking out at 2pm. Monday we roamed the area and ate at one of our favorite Hollywood spots before filming a segment for a national TV show on the Horizon network. From the studio we went straight to the airport, our great trip finally over.

I love to travel, and as a result of this weekend, we will be going to NXNE and SXSW, which I am so excited about! We have also made plans to play in L.A. again in June, so all the Future 86 fans who have been writing to us about playing other parts of the country, let us know where you would like us to stop along the way! This trip was definitely a great way to start the year and has already begun to set our pace for the upcoming months. There is going to be so much going on for us, so make sure to check back for all the details!! And, lastly, once again, to everybody who has given us so much love and so much support, thank you so much. We wouldn't be doing what we love to do if it weren't for you... we really appreciate all that you have given us, and hope we can do really exciting things together this year! We'll have pictures of the trip up soon!!

1/25/05 News

Just got back from NAMM 2005 and it was absolutely incredible!! Got way too little sleep & our feet are sore as hell, but we met lots of great people, had more fun than should be allowed, and got hooked up beyond belief! We'll have a full recap as soon as we have a chance to recover and figure out why on earth we live on the east coast...

New Year, New Album, New Website, New Band Name!!

1/14/05 News   

We've been kickin' around the idea of changing our band name for quite a while now and at last the timing is just right... With a brand new album for the brand new year, from here on out, we're going by the name Future 86, which just happens to be the name of the road we took everytime we went to record one of the tracks on After Party. So come on out and celebrate with us in NYC on Thursday, January 20th at our Official CD Release show before we fly out to California. To new beginnings!!

And for those of you out there that might be afraid we've "gone soft" or "sold out" don't worry... our music will still kick your ass harder than anything else out there, guaran-f*ckin-teed!!

1/6/05 News    CD RELEASE PARTY

It's officially 2005 and things are really starting to roll! We are going to be 100% finished with the new cd on the 15th of this month and we're going to have a full-blown CD Release Party at the Knitting Factory show on January 20th at 8pm sharp! Bring your current After Party disc & trade it in for a free copy of the new, fully finished version at this show only... finally totally re-mixed and mastered & it sounds phenomenal!! And to all you young'uns out there, this is an ALL AGES Show!

So come on out & join us on January 20th!! And if you don't already have a copy of the album, we'll have plenty of new ones for sale... Also on the bill will be Lourds who everybody loved at the sold-out Medusa Festival III at CBGB last July! It'll be our last night in NYC before we head back to California for this year's NAMM & our West Coast CD Release Party at The Cat Club!!

1/1/05 News

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