Geoff Rickly (No Devotion) was apparently poisoned and robbed in Hamburg, Germany.
Just a little note to say that I was poisoned and robbed (outside our Reeperbahn Festival on Friday) and spent the night recovering in Hamburg. I'm recovering and will be in Paris tonight
Jason Tate on 09/27/15 - 01:18 PM
Geoff Rickly has talked with Noisey about Martin Shkreli and Collect Records.
My head is still spinning, and though I want to believe that there is some reason that he would do this that is some remotely positive way, the only thing I can see is that it is totally and completely heartbreaking.

I can’t see my future at all in the label. I have to see what the bands want first, and see if there is any meaning or any mission following all of this. More than anything, I want the bands to see that I hold art as the guiding force in my life. Ultimately I see this going in the same way it always does, where all the artists get blamed for everything and capitalism is never held...
Jason Tate on 09/22/15 - 01:47 PM
Geoff Rickly will be playing a show at Maxwell’s Tavern at 8 p.m., on Friday, May 29th.

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Jason Tate on 05/04/15 - 12:17 PM
Geoff Rickly will be playing a one-off solo show in Atlantic City on January 3rd at the Dante Hall Theater of The Arts. Vinnie Caruana and Matty Carlock will be opening the show.
Jason Tate on 12/31/14 - 12:13 PM
Tom Breihan, writing for Stereogum, on Geoff Rickly:
Things weren’t always this good for Rickly. Thursday had been spinning their wheels for a while when they finally broke up in 2011. "We used to joke around, Tucker [Rule, drummer] and I," Rickly remembers. "In between songs, he'd do this" — Rickly mimes sticking a punchcard into a machine — "and that would mean he was punching the clock that night. If the guy that’s the engine, in the middle of the band, is like, 'This is just a job,' you feel it resonate through the whole band. Alternately, sometimes, I'd be getting water and looking at him, and he'd be laughing and going, 'You are so not happy.' When you’re interfacing with the...
Jason Tate on 08/18/14 - 05:55 PM
Geoff Rickly, writing about the new HTRK album for The Talkhouse:
The missing “E” in HTRK could easily stand for “Explanation” or “Explicit.” The lyrics on Psychic 9-5 conjure imagery, imply context. Nothing is overt, nothing is spelled out. On “Give It Up” and “Love Is Distraction,” Standish sings alternately about how she’s “gonna love you much better” and about how “love is distraction from your life,” claiming “we won’t evolve because of it.” The deep ambivalence in her lyrics and delivery omit intention, leaving each listener a meditation on the value of love in a life.

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Jason Tate on 07/09/14 - 07:53 PM
Geoff Rickly recently sat down with Pitchfork to talk about punk, music, and United Nations.
What we get in punk these days is the “anti-anti”: Someone comes up with something, then the next generation is against that, and then the next generation is against that, and then that thing becomes a problem. There's these layers of anti-, and so many of them are just so self-serving. It's not about larger freedom. Laura Jane Grace and Against Me! are one of the only punk rock things I've seen in years. And that's what [The Next Four Years] is about, starting with "Serious Business" as a joke about careerism and privilege and how blind we all are. All these songs are set up as jokes, and the...
Jason Tate on 07/02/14 - 01:21 PM
The Talkhouse is currently featuring a heartfelt and interesting article written by Geoff Rickly (Thursday) about how circumstances in his life ended up with him paying $2000 to see The xx play in New York. Well worth a read.
A couple of weeks ago I paid $2,000 to see the XX play for forty people at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. They’re not one of my favorite bands or anything. And I’m not rich. But, to me, it was worth it. That either means that it was an utter revelation OR I have no idea of the value of money.
Kyle Huntington on 05/11/14 - 05:46 AM
Since Thursday was unable to do a proper farewell tour in the UK, frontman Geoff Rickly will be performing several Thursday songs solo as part of the 2014 Acoustic Basement UK Tour. Watch a video announcement in the replies, which features a clip of a cool electronic version of "Understanding in a Car Crash."
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/17/14 - 11:26 AM
You can now download Geoff Rickly's second mixtape, Darker Matter, on Geoff's website.
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/21/13 - 08:36 AM
Geoff Rickly will release his second mixtape, Darker Matter, within the next ten days.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 06/17/13 - 04:58 PM
Collective Confusion Records has released a new compilation album for Hurricane Sandy Relief called "Call To Arms". It features new and unreleased material from John Nolan, Geoff Rickly, The Republic Of Wolves, Miracle Of '86, and more. You can donate $4 or more to get the album plus 3 bonus tracks here .

Track Listing
01) Miracle of ’86 – We Keep You Honest (2003 Demo)
02) The Bothers – Beverly (Live At Arlene’s)
03) The Motel Life – Alva (Acoustic)
04) The Ugly Club - All I Have To Do Is Dream (Cover)
05) Les Vinyl - Excavate
06) Geoff Rickly - New Sympathies
07) John Nolan - I Don't Believe You (Demo)
08) Brendan Rivera - See You Around
09) The Republic of Wolves - Turning...
Keagan Ilvonen on 06/05/13 - 01:01 PM
Geoff Rickly, John Nolan and Gabriel the Marine will be touring together. Dates are in the relies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 04/22/13 - 11:50 AM
Geoff Rickly has written a blog titled "The Nine Circles of Vans Warped Tour." It's a pretty good read. There's an excerpt below and the full things can be read here.
Blood on the Dance Floor makes me feel old and irrelevant. Why? Because I don't know what the fuck it is. It's electro-pop-scream-metal-violence in goth drag that celebrates "cumming" on the audience with giant foam canons and has one of the most positive, inspirational record inserts that I've ever read. It's either horrible nonsense or next-level art. But it's truly made me realize, I don't know the difference. So the singer with red hair and scary make-up told me that Thursday's song, "You know," he says, "the car...
Thomas Nassiff on 04/21/13 - 05:06 PM
Today is Geoff Rickly's 34th birthday. Celebrate by downloading his free EP, and then leave him well wishes in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/08/13 - 08:55 AM
Watch Geoff Rickly's full set from the final date of the Acoustic Basement Tour in the replies. He busts out a bunch of Thursday favorites, some solo material and Bruce Springsteen and Usher covers.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/27/13 - 03:22 PM
We're now in the third part of Vinnie Caruana's tour blog. He's been on the road with travelmates Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, Brian Marquis, and A Loss For Words. In this entry, Vinnie talks about memories of the late Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) and a new tattoo on his skull. Read all about it in the replies and check out various photos from their Acoustic Basement Tour. And if you haven't bought your copy yet, make sure to get City By the Sea, Vinnie's fantastic acoustic solo debut. His previous entries can be read here and here. Do you have any comments about the tour so far or memories of Tony Sly?
Dre Okorley on 02/23/13 - 10:27 AM
Geoff Rickly will be doing guest vocals on Man Overboard's next record.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 02/10/13 - 02:28 PM
As many of you know, Vinnie Caruana just recently released his debut solo EP, City by the Sea, on I Surrender Records. So of course we're more than excited to bring you a new weekly tour diary feature titled Vinnie On The Road. Once a week, Vinnie will be sharing his general thoughts as he makes his way around the country on his Acoustic Basement Tour. Accompanying him are Geoff Rickly (Thursday), Koji, A Loss for Words, and Brian Marquis. So sit back, relax, and make sure to get your copy of City by the Sea.
Dre Okorley on 02/08/13 - 09:49 AM
You can watch Geoff Rickly perform on the Chris Gethard Show here, fast forward to the 22:30 and 46:10 marks.

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Jason Tate on 02/04/13 - 01:09 PM
John Nolan announced the Long Island date of his solo tour on March 14th at Revolution Music Hall. The show will also feature Geoff Rickly. You can purchase tickets for the show here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 02/01/13 - 07:49 AM
Dates for the Acoustic Basement Tour featuring Geoff Rickly, Vinnie Caruana, A Loss For Words, Koji and Brian Marquis can be found in the replies.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/11/12 - 11:50 AM
Geoff Rickly, Vinnie Caruana, A Loss For Words, Koji and Brian Marquis will team up for the Acoustic Basement Tour in February. Dates are coming soon.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/06/12 - 08:43 PM
Told you I'd have more tickets to giveaway this week. I have two pairs of tickets to give away for the December 5th, 2012 Anthony Green and Geoff Rickly show at Irving Plaza in New York City. Just post why you must see Anthony Green solo this winter and I'll pick my favorite answer. Again, this is just the first of many ticket giveaways in the coming days on AP.net, so stay tuned to the front page.
Drew Beringer on 11/15/12 - 12:45 PM
You can now download the first piece of Geoff Rickly's (Thursday) new solo material in the form of a mixtape.
From GeoffThere are no strings attached, no hidden marketing games. This doesn’t reflect my belief that music should be free or any desire to revolutionize an industry. I just want to do this myself, for now. No art-by-committee, no selling music. Just me & my friends at home, making songs(bedroom songs, songs not too polished up). I’ll keep making more of these and giving them to you when I finish. Maybe someday I’ll make a proper record and sell it. Maybe not.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 11/15/12 - 11:52 AM
Dates for the first string off house shows featuring Geoff Rickly, Terrible Things and Zena Rd can be found in the replies. There are only 50 tickets for each show, so order yours here.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/05/12 - 12:59 PM
Anthony Green will be doing a short solo tour later this year with Geoff Rickly (Thursday). Dates in the replies.
Jason Tate on 10/09/12 - 02:36 PM
Terrible Things, Geoff Rickly and Zena Rd want to play at your house. If you live in the northeast and would like to book the band for a house show, read the details below.
DetailsGeoff Rickly, Zena Rd. (the solo project of Texas is the Reason frontman Garrett Klahn) and Fred Mascherino’s Terrible Things will tour the Northeast in late November/early December. There will only be a limited amount of shows and each of them will take place exclusively as “house show” performances.

Following these initial house shows, Terrible Things and Zena Rd. will continue on their own extended tour of house shows through most of December while Geoff Rickly has some other touring plans being lined up...
Alex DiVincenzo on 09/27/12 - 09:21 AM
It looks like Geoff Rickly (Thursday) will be releasing a free mixtape of new solo material soon.
TweetMix tape #1 coming soon. Free new songs for everyone that supported @thursdayband for the last 15 years. xo -G W Rickly

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Keagan Ilvonen on 09/23/12 - 06:54 PM
At last night's CD release show for Circa Survive's new album, Violent Waves, the band performed "The Lottery" with Geoff Rickly of Thursday. You can watch the video in the replies. Don't forget you can stream and pre-order the new album on the band's website as well.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/25/12 - 09:57 AM
Koji and Geoff (of Thursday) were in a bus accident. Thankfully everyone got out alright.

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Keagan Ilvonen on 08/04/12 - 09:06 AM
Geoff Rickly of Thursday has been added to Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement from July 8th to August 5th. Braid will also be making an appearance on the stage at this Saturday's stop in Chicago.
Alex DiVincenzo on 07/05/12 - 03:08 PM
Geoff Rickly will be performing "The Best Of Thursday" in Dallas next Friday, May 11th at The Prophet Bar with support from Dallas band The News Can Wait. All tickets are $15 and include a limited edition poster.
Jason Tate on 05/03/12 - 11:29 AM
Geoff Rickly will be playing a solo "best of Thursday" show in Philadelphia, PA on May 9th.
Jason Tate on 04/06/12 - 11:32 AM
Geoff Rickly (Thursday) will be performing a very intimate acoustic show in Dallas, TX performing "The Best Of Thursday" on May 11th.
Jason Tate on 03/11/12 - 02:19 PM
Geoff Rickly of Thursday has written a new column for Alt Press, it can be read here.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/31/11 - 10:04 AM
Today is Geoff Rickly's (Thursday) birthday. Jump to the replies to leave him some love.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/08/11 - 09:50 AM
Thursday's "Friends In the Armed Forces," off their upcoming Common Existence, can be streamed on Spin. Be sure to go there to read Geoff's inspiration for the lyrics.
Anton Djamoos on 01/26/09 - 09:49 AM
That's what she said? Geoff Rickly (Thursday) has joined the search for the best burger on The Great Burger Conquest blog.
Anton Djamoos on 01/23/09 - 08:55 AM
I will be conducting an interview with Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations) this week. Leave any questions you have in the replies, and I will do my best to get some of them answered.
Rich Duncan on 09/23/08 - 09:20 AM
Seth Werkheiser of Buzzgrinder has responded to Geoff Rickly's blog about music being too safe.
Blog ExcerptSecond, Geoff why wasn't "blogging" about this when his band Thursday appeared on MTV, or when his albums were sold at BestBuy? No doubt his hard work and dedication to his music got him where he is today, but corporate giants helped, too.

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Anton Djamoos on 09/17/08 - 09:06 AM
The limited edition version of United Nations' self-titled album will ship this week. Eyeball Records had this to say about the situation.
StatementDue to production issues, the Limited Edition of the United Nations record will ship this week. Since the beginning we have experienced delay after delay, issue after issue. We are glad to finally be getting these copies in-hand and we will ship them out as soon as they come to our office. xoxox
Anton Djamoos on 09/15/08 - 11:30 AM
Geoff Rickly (Thursday, United Nations) wrote a guest blog for MTV's Headbanger's Blog about the lack of cause in a one-time revolutionary genre.
From the BlogIn the recent past, bands as diverse as Fugazi, Megadeath, Pearl Jam and Ministry all had songs that raised questions about political corruption, social inequity, personal responsibility and artistic freedom. Today, we see artists more concerned with friend requests on MySpace or wanting to “shake it” than with the problems of our lives.
Anton Djamoos on 09/08/08 - 06:10 PM
MTV has written an informative article about how United Nations' new album may not be able to be sold in stores due to copyright issues. There is also great discussion on the ideals behind the band and the response from their myspace feature.
From the Article"To me, it was like, maybe speaking sincerely about things isn't enough to make people pay attention. Maybe you have to make fun of people — and be a mirror — to show them how stupid they look, to get their attention. That's the idea. Punk is just way too safe these days, so we're hoping by making some audacious claims and doing some strange things and breaking a few laws, we can get people to think at least. It's the idea that...
Anton Djamoos on 09/05/08 - 07:15 AM
Did you say, "I wouldn't call myself a critic, per se, but in my immediate peer group I'm known to be 'in the know.' As a matter of fact, I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with a record collection that's half as good as mine. And seriously, that dude just can't sing. AUTO-TUNE central... I did intern in a studio, once, not really sure how it's possible for him to be both out of key and Auto-Tuned but whatever, worst singer ever."
Anton Djamoos on 08/26/08 - 07:57 AM

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