We didn't make any of these up... seriously. If you have a question that is not addressed here, please visit our contact page and ask your question.

Shows and Touring

  1. This is definitely the most frequently asked question we get. I personally take it as a huge compliment to know someone wants to watch a Psychostick concert.

    Here's the real answer (TLDR): We don't know where we're going until it's booked.

    The music business is a strange one. We hire a booking agent to take care of the show schedules and tours so that we (Psychostick, the BAND) can focus on writing, putting on a show, producing stupid videos, and creating merch designs for you to cover your stinky torso with.

    When a tour route is put together we examine it and make sure that it's good (which is tougher than it sounds - no ridiculous drives, have we overplayed a city, etc) and give the approval to book the tour. Yelling at us online actually plays zero factor in where and when we play.

    HOWEVER, if you really want Psychostick to play your city/venue, find a location for us to play (a 300+ cap room with fantastic sound and proactive music scene always helps) and send some contact info to a promoter/venue owner so that we can suggest it to our booking agent. You can send that to info@psychostick.com

    Also, if you want to make sure you never miss a show, sign up for our show alerts. We'll hit you up when we're close to your zip code.

  2. First, check our events page. We often have tickets for our shows for sale right by the show date.

    If you don't see a link to buy a ticket OR you don't like buying stuff online, please contact the venueof the show you're interested in seeing on our calendar.

  3. I'm gonna go ahead and break your heart. No, we can't. There's a billion reasons why, but to simplify things, it's a clusterfuck to organize something like that on our end.

    We've got band guys scattered across the country. To make a show happen we have to fly everyone in, rehearse, drive to the show, play the show, drive back, and fly everyone home. VERY costly and time consuming. Plus you'd have to provide a PA, sound permit, stage, and accommodations for Psychostick.

  4. Most promoters and venues do need opening acts for our shows. Try contacting the venue in order to get on the bill. You'll probably have to sell tickets though!


  1. It all depends on your content. If you want to use a Psychostick song in any of your projects, please e-mail info@rockridgemusic.com with more details.

  2. You should get comedic and write comedy music, asshole! By the way, a few of the members of Psychostick have a side project called, Evacuate Chicago.

  3. We're almost ALWAYS writing something new. After we finish recording a new record we tend to have at least half of the next one conceptualized or written already. Wow!

  4. Rawrb thought of it in a half-asleep daze at 2:00 AM sometime in the year 2000.

  5. Once upon a time, a horrendous demo was released by Psychostick called, "Don't Bitch it's Free!" On that demo, somewhere in a skit or something, we pronounced our band name, "Psy-caw-stick." It was a total fluke and became a very small topic of debate in the Phoenix local scene. However, we retract it's prior pronunciation and now officially announce that it's pronounced EXACTLY as it reads. "Psycho" and "stick". Wow!

  6. Our influences range from Primus to Crowbar to doughnuts. It's complicated!

  7. Rock Ridge Music currently handles our distribution.

  8. Yes, just support us however you can! Come to a show or buy stuff! We have a store with shirts and other shiny things, and a tip jar. :D

  9. Because the power of the universe is in the palm of his hand.


  1. This track is not technically a Psychostick song. Yes, it was created by the same masterminds that brought you all your other alcoholic anthems, but this partiular one is a little different. Josh wrote and recorded all the music for it (including midi drums) and he and our good friend Murph did all the vocals for it. Pretty dumb huh?

  2. Sorry, I (Rawrb) ain't no Murph.

  3. We're trying, we're trying!

  4. Nope. Try searching for Psychostick, you'll get nothing!


  1. We try to have up to 5XL for most shirts. If we don't, we're working on restocking.

  2. Heh, trust me - you don't want them. Some of you might think, "I want them to just have them because blah blah blah OMG!" If you get crafty enough, you might be able to find "Die... a Lot!" You'll most likely never find "Don't Bitch it's Free" though. We "pressed" only about 200 of those. Heh.

  3. Our new merch vendor takes orders from everywhere. So order something!

"We Couldn't Think of a Title" Album

  1. You can get it now in the merch section. You can also find it in just about every retail outlet that carries CDs with bad words, like Best Buy or FYE. NOT Wal-Mart. YAY!

  2. Well, you can listen to what we sound like on our myspace page or our purevolume page. Decide from there, jerk!

  3. It just kinda happened. Like missing socks.

  4. It's about Rawrb's first relationship that tanked partially due to what you hear in the song. The rest you can just imagine. HAR HAR

  5. Pluh is many things.

  6. Oh, how wrong you... aren't? BEER is really about how dumb people get when they consume more beer. But hey, that's the whole point, right? NO!

  7. Yep. Josh, Alex, and some buddies went out to random drive thru places and demanded a Death Burger.

  8. We like to think so, although in the metal/hardcore genre you're stuck with angry, hairy guys. Too bad we're not gay.

  9. Yeah, mostly about Joshy's old piece of shit Mercury Cougar that would break down every 5 miles or so. It haunted him all the way through high school, and some of college. His Dad now owns it.

  10. It pokes fun at how some artists get extra famous from dying.

    Yes, Alex has eaten Hot Dogs with Apricot jelly.

  11. Because you're not supposed to eat it, Captain Moldy Brain Mass.

  12. The name "Prozak Milkshake" was randomly thought of by RAWRB! Since the song is about being overly sad and down, the name just kinda seemed to fit perfectly!

    The song just pokes fun of the overly sad, "WAAAH" songs out there.

  13. The name's meaning must be discovered on your own. It's just a happy fun instrumental song!

  14. Joshy. He played Trumpet in High School. Fun!


    Line 6 POD (1.0)
    6 layered tracks total-
    1: Line 6 "Insane" channel, panned right.
    2: Line 6 "Insane" channel, panned left.
    3: DOD Death Metal Distortion pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned right.
    4: DOD Death Metal Distortion pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned left.
    5: Metal Zone pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned right.
    6: Metal Zone pedal into "clean" channel on POD, panned left.

    Jagermeister Love Song
    4 layered tracks-
    1: Peavey 6505+ into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ a SM57), panned right.
    2: Peavey 6505+ into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ a SM57), panned left.
    3: Bogner Uberschall into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ SM57), panned right.
    4: Bogner Uberschall into Bogner Uberkab (miced vintage 30 w/ SM57), panned left.

    4 layered tracks. Randall Warhead into Ampeg guitar cab miced with mics I don't remember. I was experimenting at the time.

"The Flesh Eating Rollerskate Holiday Joyride" EP

  1. That would be Alex's 2001 high school band, Alhambra High.

  2. It's out NOW.

  3. 4 layers of guitars-
    1: Peavey 6505+ into custom Avatar cab w/ V30s and greenbacks. SM57 on the greenback, MD421 on the V30. Panned right.
    2: "�"... panned left.
    3: Peavey XXX "crunch" channel into custom Avatar cab w/ V30s and greenbacks. SM57 on the greenback, MD421 on the V30. Panned right.
    4: "�"... panned left.

  4. Mike was playing through a custom Traben bass with Aguilar pickups into an Aguilar head going through an Eden 4x10 cab. 3 mics on the cab, a Sennheiser 421 for the his, an SM57 for the mids, and an AKG D112 for the lows.

"Sandwich" Album

  1. We filled up the CD. Completely so we RAN OUT OF CD SPACE! Get it?

  2. It's already released! Check your stores or our merch section!

  3. 01. Metal? 02. Caffeine 03. Shower 04. A Lesson in Modesty 05. P is the Best Letter 06. Minimum Rage 07. Don't Eat My Food 08. The Hunger Within 09. Grocery Escape Plan 10. Too Many Food 11. This is not a Song, it's a Sandwich 12. Girl Directions 13. Orange 14. Beer, Part 2 15. Do you want a Taco? 16. An Attempt at Something Serious 17. Number 1 Radio $ingle 18. Vah-jay-jay 19. Die... a LOT! 20. You've Got Mail Enhancement 21. Passive Vengeance 22. 373 Thank Yous 23. Outtakes 24. We Ran Out of CD Space

  4. Why the fuck not?! HJAR HAR AHRARHAR

  5. We don't like to think of anything we do as "better" or whatever, but YES, Sandwich will eat our other CDs like a... SANDWICH!

  6. 6 layers of guitars.

    These tones:
    A: ENGL 530 preamp >> VHT 50/2/50 >> Avatar custom cab w/ V30s and Greenbacks >> Greenback miced w/ SM57 + V30 miced w/ MD421.
    B: Ibanez Tubescreamer >> VHT GP3 preamp >> VHT 50/2/50 >> VHT Fatbottom cab miced w/ SM57 + Marshall w/ 75s miced w/ SM57.

    ... in this configuration:
    -Jake, panned right: A B A
    -Josh, panned left: B A B


  1. We don't have a links section anymore. :(


  1. Yes. Yes it is lame. That's why we love it.

  2. "Rawrb" was an invention of his good buddy Murph. Josh just comes up with his 34 different names. Shmalex, I believe, came from a band he was in called "The S-Stuttering Cowboys." Matty J, well he is just the Matty J!

  3. Evil Jay from Otep. We finally found that out. Jeebuz we love that guy - we're probably gonna have his babies.

  4. Guitar: ESP LTD EC1000.
    Preamp: ENGL 530.
    Poweramp: VHT 50/2/50, now known as "Fryette" amps.
    Cab: Avatar custom cab with 2 vintage 30s, and 2 greenbacks in a "criss cross" configuration.
    PEDALS: Boss tuner pedal, ISP Noise Decimator, Morley Wah pedal.

We secrete awesomesauce.