Posted in music on June 22, 2014

Tigers Jaw at MHOW last week (more by Mimi Hong)

Last week at the Tigers Jaw and Pity Sex show at Music Hall of Williamsburg, a crowd member jumped on stage and kissed the female members of both bands (Brianna Collins and Britty Drake, respectively). Tigers Jaw responded to the man on stage, saying it was a violation of personal space, and later Brianna posted a lengthy statement explaining why you cannot touch people without their consent. Tigers Jaw rightfully received a lot of support for their sentiments (including the majority of the crowd at MHOW), but apparently some did not agree.

Rumors came in that singer Ryan Rockwell of pop punk band Mixtapes allegedly said something along the lines of "Fuck Tigers Jaw, kiss whoever you want" during their set at Warped Tour on Friday (6/20). Ryan hardly responded to the accusation, though after two people had said they witnessed it, Tigers Jaw tweeted, "@RyanRockswelLOL disappointing. You had an opportunity to promote respectful behavior towards others and you did the opposite. Bad look."

Maura Weaver of Mixtapes since gave a statement to AbsolutePunk where she said:

To clear the air a bit:

First of all, I wanted to say that what Ryan said was wrong and that I'm sorry for it, even if he isn't.

As many of you may know who know Mixtapes, what was said on stage the other day was meant to be a joke and was said in a sarcastic manner. Ryan corrected himself on stage shortly after.

That being said, there are some things that just shouldn't be joked about in the first place and sexual assault is one of them. I know personally as I've been kissed and touched without permission multiple times on stage and off since being in Mixtapes and having people make light of that or act like it is nothing is super damaging.

I don't support this in any way and on my behalf, am really sorry that this was said.

Disappointingly, another (broken up) pop punk band The Dangerous Summer fully backed what Ryan said. (Or at least band member Cody Payne, who most likely tweeted that and who has said this kind of thing before, as AbsolutePunk founder Jason Tate pointed out.)

This all comes one week after Wondering Sound posted an article on Warped Tour's Woman Problem.

Catch Tigers Jaw again on their tour with Touche Amore, whose drummer Elliot Babin is currently playing in Tigers Jaw and also does not tolerate this kind of stuff.



Comments (22)

all of these bands need to be thrown in a dumpster and set on fire

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 7:09 PM

What band said who now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 8:17 PM

No one gives a shit about your statements. If you play in a pop punk, your opinions literally do not matter to anyone.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 8:37 PM

Remember when you asked me what 'tempest in a teapot' means?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 8:40 PM

I went to high school in the same town as Brianna. And she was known as totally dtf all the time. She hung out w the partyers. Lots of drinking and finger sessions with like half the soccer team.

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 9:31 PM

Everyone knows that your opinion only matters if you're in a hipster psych band... jeez. Sexual assault can only be called out by hipsters that follow BV and pitchfork religiously. Have your own opinion on music? Fuck that! I only listen to what people let me to listen to... brilliant...

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 10:24 PM

So this site is TMZ now?

Posted by Anonymous | June 22, 2014 10:30 PM

Kiss whoever you want? What an idiot.

Yo Ryan is your mom hot? If so send me a pic of her so if she's at one of your shitass band's shows I can go right up to her and put my tongue down her throat.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 1:52 AM


Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 8:53 AM

I used to fuck guys like this in prison.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:01 AM

I hope someone anally rapes this douche on stage, and we'll see how he feels about personal space after that

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:21 AM

All I know is that Tigers Jaw show sucked. Still not over it.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 10:00 AM

Who has time to care about this at all? A kid was a dickhead at a show. A dickhead in a band said something stupid. This is not new at all. People do dickhead things all the time, especially in immature pop-punk bands still singing about high school and the dickheads in it. Dickheads.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:07 AM

^It is the internet, it is a slow news day, it is BV

This is what the internet blog age is about. Before this, no one would have heard or given a shit about this. Not that a large amount of people do anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 11:18 AM

This website is on its last legz. That's why it's all he said/post said nonsense lately.

Ryan is a real rapscallion.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | June 23, 2014 11:59 AM

is this band playing terminal 7 anytime soon..cause all you bros will be there with camera and coffee in hand

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 2:34 PM

921, would oral rape placate you? Because apparently that happened to danny brown (I think, that rapper who is friends with kitty prude) in like Minneapolis

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 5:17 PM

Ryan Rockwell says stupid shit all the time. It's his thing. He's rarely serious, so you should take everything he says with a wink and a grain of salt. He does not actually support kissing women without their consent; that would be an utterly ridiculous position to take. Seriously. Think about it.

Posted by Josh | June 23, 2014 8:50 PM

Ryan Rockwell is horrifically overweight

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 8:52 PM

lol this nigga's name is Ryan Rockwell. The ame of a porn star or a pro wrestler and the body of a scarecrow. A waste of the name, and an all around god damn shame.

Posted by Anonymous | June 23, 2014 9:07 PM

Ryan Rockwell is also a pedophile. He is known to date underage girls. He started dating his current girlfriend when she was 16 years old.

Posted by Anonymous | June 30, 2014 1:51 PM

Everyone please get off the crosses, we need them for church. Thanks.

Posted by Doug | June 30, 2014 7:02 PM

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