Melodic Punk Rock (Lafayette, IN)
Depot Stage (2nd & Ferry Streets) 9:30pm – 10:15pm
Squirtgun originally consisted of Mass Giorgini (Bass, Vocals), Matt Hart (Vocals, Guitar), Flav Giorgini (Guitar), and Dan Lumley (Drums), growing out of previous West Lafayette, IN band Rattail Grenadier.
The band signed to Lookout! Records and their first release was the EP Shenanigans, in the Spring of 1995, followed by their self-titled debut album that fall. Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, recommended Squirtgun to Jeff Saltzman, the music advisior for the then-upcoming Kevin Smith film Mallrats. Squirtgun’s song “Social” was featured in the opening credits of Mallrats and appeared on the film’s soundtrack.
In 1996 the band released their second EP, Mary Ann, a tribute to the character from Gilligan’s Island. A video was filmed for the title track, and featured an appearance from Mary Ann herself, actress Dawn Wells. The video was released in the Spring of 1997 and shown on MTV’s 120 Minutes and put into regular rotation on MTV2.
Squirtgun’s second full-length, Another Sunny Afternoon, was also released in the Spring of ’97. Several songs from Another Sunny Afternoon were featured in major motion pictures and TV shows, including “Come On Let’s Go” in The Extreme Adventures of Super Dave, “You’re the Greatest” on Fox Television Network’s Clueless sitcom, “My Jeannette” in the Disney film My Date with the President’s Daughter and “Hey Louise” in the Disney film Alley Cats Strike. More at wikipedia.org/wiki/Squirtgun.