Mikey Erg

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Mikey Erg (real name Mike Yannich) is a punk rock drummer, guitarist, and vocalist, from New Jersey. He has played in numerous bands, most famously The Ergs!,[1] but also Star Fucking Hipsters,[2] The Dopamines,[3] The Unlovables, Dirtbike Annie, Parasites,[4] and The LLC (the house band on The Chris Gethard Show). In 2016, he released his first solo album, Tentative Decisions.[5]

In 2013, a change.org petition was started to have Erg fill the vacant drummer slot in Against Me!. Although Atom Willard was eventually given the position, the petition caught the attention of the band's front-woman Laura Jane Grace, who then recorded a four song demo with Mikey for a project unrelated to Against Me![6]


Artist Title Credit(s) Label Year
Dirt Bike Annie It Ain't Easy Bein' Single (appears on 8 tracks) Drums/backing vocals Dirtnap Records 2002
Dirt Bike Annie Show Us Your Demons Drums/backing vocals Dirtnap Records 2003
The Ergs! dorkrockcorkrod Lead vocals/drums Whoa Oh Records 2003
Brook Pridemore First Name/Last Name Drums Crafty Records 2004
The Unlovables Crush, Boyfriend, Heartbreak Drums Whoa Oh Records 2005
Brook Pridemore The Reflecting Skin Drums Crafty Records 2006
For Science Way Out Of Control Drums/backing vocals Don Giovanni Records 2006
The Ergs! Upstairs/Downstairs Lead vocals/drums Dirtnap Records 2007
The Measure (SA) Songs About People...and Fruit N' Shit Drums Don Giovanni Records 2008
The Radio Faces Party at the Bushwick Hotel Bass/vocals Art of the Underground 2008
Used Kids Yeah No Drums Salinas Records 2009
Psyched To Die Year One Lead vocals/guitars Dirtnap Records 2009
House Boat The Delaware Octopus Drums/backing vocals It's Alive Records 2009
House Boat Processing Complaints Drums/backing vocals Traffic Street Records 2010
The Measure (SA) Notes Drums No Idea Records 2010
Star Fucking Hipsters From the Dumpster to the Grave Drums/backing vocals Fat Wreck Chords 2011
The Slow Death Turnstile Comix #1 Drums Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club 2011
Mikey Erg Valentine's Day Lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums Paper + Plastick 2011
The Slow Death Born Ugly, Got Worse Drums Kiss of Death Records 2011
Mikey Erg Fucifier Lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums Bloated Kat Records 2012
House Boat The Thorns of Life Drums/backing vocals Traffic Street Records 2012
Alexander Kerns / Mikey Erg Untitled Kerns / Erg split 7-inch All instruments and vocals on B-side Asian Man Records 2012
Mikey Erg / Barrakuda McMurder Untitled split floppy disk All instruments and vocals on A-side Bloated Kat Records 2013
Pale Angels Primal Play Drums Kiss of Death Records 2013
Worriers Cruel Optimist Drums Don Giovanni Records 2013
Worriers Sinead O'Rebellion Drums Yo-Yo Records 2013
Mikey Erg / Warren Franklin & The Founding Fathers Untitled split EP All instruments and vocals on A-side Count Your Lucky Stars 2014
Worriers Imaginary Life Drums Don Giovanni Records 2015
Mikey Erg Tentative Decisions Lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums Don Giovanni Records 2016
Worriers Survival Pop Drums Don Giovanni Records 2017
Mikey Erg Waxbuilt Castles Lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums Don Giovanni Records 2019
Worriers You or Someone You Know Drums 6131 Records 2020


  1. ^ "Ergs Play Final Show". philly.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ "Tours: Star F*cking Hipsters | Punknews.org". punknews.org. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  3. ^ "Editor's Pick: The Best Pop-Punk Album of 2010 : The Massachusetts Daily Collegian". dailycollegian.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  4. ^ "The Ergs – The Carabar – Columbus, OH – Show Review | Racket Magazine". racketmag.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  5. ^ "Mikey Erg announces his debut solo album, streams "Comme Si About Me" · Newswire · The A.V. Club". avclub.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  6. ^ "MIkey Erg - Interview - YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 2016-07-25.