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Mack MacKenzie launches new Three O’Clock Train “Cuatro de Los Ángeles” EP – A Tribute to Tony Kinman
Montreal, QC, Canada, March 14, 2019 – Dark country lead singer songwriter of Three O’Clock Train Mack MacKenzie, in collaboration with Chip Kinman, launches the new Three O’Clock Train “Cuatro de Los Ángeles” EP – A Tribute to Tony Kinman on April 5, 2019 at the Rickshaw Theatre, one of the best live music venues in Vancouver, BC.
This special event will celebrate Tony Kinman's legendary contribution to the punk rock scene as well as his recent collaboration on the new Three O'Clock Train “Cuatro de Los Ángeles” EP. Tony Kinman was the founding member with brother Chip Kinman of 70's California punk rock The Dils and 80's Texas cowpunk Rank and File. This unique tribute and musical reunion will bring together legends of Canadian and American punk rock history featuring Mack MacKenzie’s Three O’Clock Train, special guest Chip Kinman and his new line-up for The Dils, Ron Reyes from Black Flag and local favorites The Wasted Strays.
In 2017, Chip Kinman invited Mack MacKenzie to share a residency at The Redwood Bar in Los Angeles. Tony Kinman was in the audience that night and Mack decided to play their 1982 Rank and File song, "Lucky Day". They were most impressed. Tony said, "You played it better than we did!" Mack suggested recording the song with Chip, together with Tony as producer, which they did in October 2017.
A few short months later, following the devastating news of punk rock legend Tony Kinman's passing in May 2018 due to aggressive cancer, Mack MacKenzie got together with Chip to work on a special song dedicated to Tony's memory, a remake of The Dils’ punk anthem “It’s Not Worth It”. "Call everyone who's still alive!", Chip told Mack. They recruited the late Zippy Pinhead (William Chobotar), the drummer from the original recording, and Mary Celeste (Mary Jo Kopechne from the Modernettes) helping out on bass. Last July, famed Canadian producer Bob Rock, who produced and engineered the original recording in 1979, was also on board nearly 40 years later to produce the remake of "It's Not Worth It" at the Warehouse Studio in Vancouver.
All were deeply saddened to learn today of the sudden death of William Chobotar. Both songs are included on the new Three O'Clock Train “Cuatro de Los Ángeles” EP. The record also features two original Mack MacKenzie songs: “Somebody’s Arms” co-produced by Chip Kinman’s son Giuliano Scarfo and Haig V. (Bran Van 3000) and “Bluer Than You”, both inspired by Mack’s recent collaborations with musicians in Los Angeles.
Proceeds from sales of the record are donated to Kristie White, Tony Kinman’s widow. Tickets are available on Facebook and Eventbrite. Donations can be made at gofundme.com/threeoclocktrain. The record can be purchased at threeoclocktrain.com/store. Watch the Tony Kinman testimonials and the Lucky Day video.
Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP!
Your contribution is crucial to help Tony Kinman’s widow, Kristie White. Proceeds from the sale of Three O’Clock Train’s new Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP will be donated to help pay for Tony’s medical bills. By donating to this project, you will help Kristie with Tony’s medical bills. Your support means a lot!
Following the devastating news of punk rock legend Tony Kinman's recent passing due to aggressive cancer, Mack MacKenzie, lead singer songwriter of Three O'Clock Train, got together with Tony's brother Chip Kinman to work on a special collaboration in Tony's memory which is featured on the new Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP. Tony Kinman was the founding member with brother Chip Kinman of 70's California punk rock The Dils and 80's Texas cowpunk Rank and File.
The new Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP features a remake of The Dils' punk anthem "It's Not Worth It", which was originally produced by famed Canadian producer Bob Rock, who also produced the remake last July in Vancouver as a tribute to Tony’s memory. "It's Not Worth It" features Mack Mackenzie, Chip Kinman, Zippy Pinhead (William Chobotar), Mary Celeste (Mary Armstrong) and Punk Rawk Choir including Tony Bardach, Chris Crud and Ron Reyes..
March 10, 2019 - The 2019 touring schedule has begun. Montreal, Ottawa, London & Toronto were great! Now, all points west!
November 18, 2018 - Be sure to check out the new Lucky Day video starring Chip Kinman here!
November 12, 2018 - Mack MacKenzie North American Tour 2018 is almost at an end with one more performance in Ottawa, ON, Canada coming up on November 30th. Three O'Clock Train - Cuatro de Los Ángeles EP digital release is available now! Taking PRE-ORDERS for VINYL & CD releases now, as well. It's been a whirlwind of a year touring and recording, as well, as working on a rock opera to premiere in 2021! Stay tuned!
February 19, 2018 - Remastered reissues of the entire Three O'Clock Train catalogue are now available here! Free shipping!
November 1, 2017 - Arrived in Nashville, TN last night! A great month spent performing and recording in Los Angeles, CA!
September 18, 2017 - Starting the USA leg of the tour in Nevada City, California. Thanks to everyone who came out in CANADA! Recording for the next EP starts October in Los Angeles! More exciting news to follow!
July 27, 2017 - Gearing up for the second leg of the Mack MacKenzie North American Solo Tour 2017! Mack will be playing the opening night of the Listuguj 25th Annual Traditional Pow Wow on August 4th. Three O'Clock Train will be playing The Cabot Square Project on August 18! More new dates dates have been added with more updates to come! Click here to check for a performance near you.
May 30, 2017 - Last of the US spring dates are complete. Big shout out to everyone in Grass Valley, California! Heading for Canada starting in Vancouver on June 4, 2017! New performance dates for the Mack MacKenzie North American Solo Tour 2017 have been added to TOUR including a performance at the Listuguj 25th Annual Traditional Pow-Wow on August 4, 2017!
April 29, 2017 - Mack kicks off the tour with a great performance of Three O'Clock Train, featuring new line-up, Shane Murphy on guitar, Alec McElcheran on bass and Tony Albino on drums at the Fairmount Theatre in Montreal! Watch for upcoming live performance video.
November 25, 2017 - Mack MacKenzie Solo North American Tour 2016 has come to an end with a performance with the Shane Murphy Band at the Corona Theatre in Montreal, QC, Canada, for a celebration of the 40th Anniversary of The Last Waltz! Check some live performances now here!
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