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Artist: MXPX  
Genre: Rock
Next Show On: Not currently on tour
Schedule: 0 upcoming shows; 129 past shows
Recent Albums:
  • Acoustic Collection
  • Plans Within Plans
  • Far Away
  • Triple Shot
  • Before Everything and After
Artist Bio
"MxPx" is a punk band that officially formed on July 6, 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States as teenagers. The band has recorded eight studio albums, four EPs, four compilation albums, a live album, a VHS tape, a DVD and released 20 singles.

The original lineup included Mike Herrera on bass, Andy Husted on guitar (later to be replaced by Tom Wisniewski), and Yuri Ruley on drums.

MxPx began as three 15-year-olds who called themselves Magnified Plaid. They started playing music inspired by Descendents, NOFX, and other Southern California skate punk bands. The trio — Mike Herrera, Yuri Ruley, and Andy Husted — were classmates at Central Kitsap High School in nearby Silverdale, WA. The name was a tribute to the original guitarist's fascination with plaid shirts but did not fit on the band's posters. Consequently, the name was abbreviated to M.P. But in Yuri Ruley's handwriting, periods appeared as "X"'s, and since he made up the show posters for the band, the four-letter moniker stuck.

===Record Deal===
MxPx caught the attention of Tooth & Nail Records when they played a "showcase" for the label in 1993 in Herrera's parents' back yard. Mike Herrera had practiced so much before the first show that he lost his voice. Their first major album, "Pokinatcha" (1994), was released while the band was still in high school.

==Band lineup==
* Mike Herrera – Lead vocals, Bass Guitar, Keyboard, Rhythm Guitar (Studio Sets Only)
* Tom Wisniewski – Lead Guitar, background vocals
* Yuri Ruley – drums, percussion, background vocals

===Previous members===
Andy Husted, the founding guitarist, left the band in 1995 to continue college. He was replaced by Tom Wisniewski to solidify the line-up that would take the band into their post-teen years.


===Studio albums===

*1994: "Pokinatcha"
*1995: "Teenage Politics"
*1996: "Life In General"
*1998: "Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo"
*2000: "The Ever Passing Moment"
*2003: "Before Everything & After"
*2005: "Panic"
*2007: "Secret Weapon"


Referenced from Wikipedia: MxPx
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