pg99_live7Sterling, VA

Chris Taylor
Mike Taylor
Blake Midgette
Jonny Ward
George Crum
Cory Stevenson
Brandon Evans

PAGENINETYNINE (also often listed as pg.99) began in earnest out of Sterling, Virginia in 1997. Over the course of the following six years, the band would go on to issue thirteen recordings with friends’ record labels and tour numerous times around North America and Europe with friends’ bands in tow for each journey. The band practiced a staunch, DIY-based, punk rock ethic that eschewed any and all traditional music industry practices and tactics. The band’s mantra of “Love your friends… die laughing” indeed marked the ethos by which they carried out every facet.

Magic Bullet Records was fortunate to have worked with the band for three of their records: Document 7 (a studio album), Document 10 (a live split album with WAIFLE), and Document 12 (a split studio album with MAJORITY RULE). All of these projects stemmed out of the friendships formed on the road, as all of these bands (along with CRESTFALLEN, DARKEST HOUR, CITY OF CATERPILLAR, STRIKE ANYWHERE, and CORN ON MACABRE) played together and toured together countless numbers of times (not to mention sharing members constantly).

After May 2003, there was a brief weekend in 2011 where the band decided to perform at Best Friends Day in Richmond, Virginia on August 26 and at Black Cat in Washington, DC the following day. Outside of that, it was largely assumed that the band was completely finished.

…and then the 2016 Presidential election happened. Rather than hashtag their feelings on it, talks began to center around doing something active and in the exact spirit of the Virginia/Washington DC punk and hardcore scene that the members of PAGENINETYNINE originally found their own voices in. 2017 will see the band once again take it out on the road with friends and labelmates MAJORITY RULE for one week of shows wherein the proceeds from each performance will be entirely donated to a local charity in the very town where the show occurred.

In conjunction with the tour, Magic Bullet Records will be repressing the 15th anniversary edition of the split LP with MAJORITY RULE and the previously out of print Document 7 LP (now a co-release with guitar player Mike Taylor’s Yr Screaming Youth label). Magic Bullet Records will also be making Document 7 available digitally and on all streaming platforms for the first time ever, while Yr Screaming Youth will be doing the same for cassette format. In the spirit of the tour itself, both PAGENINETYNINE and Magic Bullet Records will be donating the digital proceeds from all three albums they’ve done together to charitable causes each quarter.