Pat The Bunny

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Pat The Bunny
Birth name Patrick Schneeweis
Born 1987
Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
Genres Anarcho-punk, folk punk, Riot-Folk
Occupation(s) Musician, singer-songwriter, producer
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass, trumpet
Years active 2000–2016
Associated acts Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass, Wingnut Dishwashers Union, Playtime Posse, Ramshackle Glory, One Man Romance, Big Swamp Gospel
Website patthebunnymusic.weebly.com

Pat The Bunny; born Patrick Schneeweis in 1987, is a retired American musician. He has been the front man of notable anarcho-punk groups Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains, Wingnut Dishwashers Union, and Ramshackle Glory. Originally based out of Brattleboro, Vermont, he lived in Tucson, Arizona during his years with Ramshackle Glory and has retired from the anarcho-punk community as of 2016.

Biography[edit]

Schneeweis was born in Brattleboro, Vermont. He has been playing music with his younger brother, Michael, for a long time. In 2009 he checked himself into rehab for drug addiction, he stated on his website that he was not sure if he would continue with music after rehab. Once out of rehab, he moved to Tucson, Arizona and formed a new band. In February 2016 he announced that he was at least temporarily retiring from music, stating that the ideologies of punk rock and anarchism no longer matched his own. He will eventually be donating the proceeds of his solo work and band's releases through social media music platform Bandcamp to charitable organizations supporting music education.[1]

Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains[edit]

Johnny Hobo and the Freight Trains
Origin Brattleboro, Vermont
Genres Anarcho-punk, folk punk, Riot-Folk
Years active 2000–2007
Labels Spare Change Records, DIY Bandits
Members Flash-C - trumpet
Ian Skumfuk - washtub bass
Jeff-Face - harmonica
Michael Jordan - drums
Pat the Bunny - guitar, vocals
Roma - bicycle drums
Rockstar Mike - bass drum
Wyatt - harmonica

Pat's first major recording project. The first demo was primarily solo, being just acoustic guitar played atop of programmed drums. The group quickly expanded and became entirely acoustic. Johnny Hobo toured extensively during their career, often Pat would be the only touring member. Alcohol, drug use, homelessness, politics, suicide, and the punk scene were common themes in Johnny Hobo songs.[2] They released four EPs, two splits, a live album, and two compilations before disbanding.

Demos/EPs
Year Title Label Format
2003 Fire Hazard Self-Release CD-R
2003 Anarchy Means I Hate You Spare Change Records CD-R
2005 All Power to the Wingnut Spare Change Records CD-R
2005 Easter Sunday Hangover Spare Change Records CD-R
2006 Chaos Infiltration Squad Spare Change Records CD-R
Split Albums
Year Title Label Format
2005 Live At Bandit H.Q. (Split with Captain Chaos) DIY Bandits CD-R
2005 Love Songs For The Apocalypse (Split with Mantits) DIY Bandits CD
Live
Year Title Label Format
2005 Caught in the Act of Not Being Awesome Spare Change Records CD-R
Compilation
Year Title Label Format
2006 ...is Dead! Spare Change Records CD-R
2009 Smash the Plate! (Johnny Hobo and Wingnut Dishwashers Union from 2007 and Before) Spare Change Records CD-R

Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass[edit]

Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass
Origin Brattleboro, Vermont
Genres pop rock, folk, acoustic
Years active 2005–2016
Labels Spare Change Records, DIY Bandits, Plan-It-X Records, Savage Wasteland Music Collective
Members Michael Jordan - guitar, bass, drums, vocals
Past members Pat The Bunny - bass, vocals (live)

Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass is a solo recording project of Pat's younger brother, Michael, which began when he was 15 or 16. Pat played bass and back-up vocals during live shows.[3][4] Michael has played with Ramshackle Glory live on at least one occasion.

Wingnut Dishwashers Union[edit]

Wingnut Dishwashers Union
Origin Brattleboro, Vermont
Genres Anarcho-punk, folk punk, Riot-Folk
Years active 2007–2009
Labels Spare Change Records, DIY Bandits, Triumph Of Life, Crafty Records
Members Adhi - saxophone
Agatha - banjo
Alex - vocals, guitar
Dallas - drums, bass
Davis - drums
Douglas - theremin
Emily - cello
Flash-C - trumpet, drums
Ian Skumfuk - washtub bass
Jacob - guitar
Kris - bass
Matt - guitar, bass, trumpet, slide guitar, piano
Michael - clarinet
Michael Jordan - drums
Mike - guitar, harmonica, piano, accordion, bass
Nick - drums
Pat the Bunny - guitar, vocals
Scott - drums
Thorin - guitar

With the ending of Johnny Hobo, Pat continued writing songs in a similar vein and formed Wingnut Dishwashers Union. Similar to Johnny Hobo, Wingnut Dishwashers Union toured constantly, often just with Pat. In contrast to Johnny Hobo, many songs used electric rather than acoustic guitar. They released three full-length albums, two splits, and a compilation during their two-year career, in addition to a solo rendition of their debut album by Pat. Wingnut Dishwashers Union broke up when Pat entered rehab at the end of 2009.[5]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2007 Toward a World Without Dishwashers Spare Change Records CD-R
2008 Never Trust a Man Who plays Guitar Spare Change Records CD-R, Digital
2009 Burn the Earth! Leave it Behind![6] DIY Bandits CD, Digital
Split Albums
Year Title Label Format
2008 Wingnut Dishwashers Union / James K. Polk and the Family- Split Triumph of Life 7"
2009 Partner In Crime #2 (Mischief Brew, Guitar Bomb, Endless Mike and the Beagle Club, Wingnut Dishwashers Union Split) Crafty Records 7"
Live
Year Title Label Format
2007 Live in Plattsburgh, NY Spare Change Records Digital
2008 Kalamazoo, MI (4/6/2008) Bootleg Digital
Compilation
Year Title Label Format
2009 Smash the Plate! (Johnny Hobo and Wingnut Dishwashers Union from 2007 and Before) Spare Change Records CD-R

Playtime Posse[edit]

Playtime Posse
Origin Brattleboro, Vermont
Genres hip hop
Years active 2009–2010
Labels Rhymetonia Records
Members B.C. A.K.A. the Big Chomp A.K.A. Beat Creep A.K.A. Kick the Gong Entertainment
China White
Count Compost
Monocular A.K.A. SK Murda A.K.A. Filthy T
Pat The Bunny

"The Green Mountain State's second-best rap crew, shattering all preconceptions and slanderous chatter, a hot buttery corn muffin of rhyme". A humorous hip-hop side-project formed by Pat and several friends.[7]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2010 Summertime Sounds of the Playtime Posse Rhymetonia Records Digital

Solo[edit]

Pat "The Bunny"
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres Anarcho-punk, folk punk, Riot-Folk
Years active 2011-2016
Labels Savage Wasteland Music Collective, Plan-It-X Records, DIY Bandits
Members Pat The Bunny - guitar, vocals

Shortly after leaving rehab, Pat moved to Tucson, Arizona and began writing new material about political reform and his battles with drug addiction. Most of these songs were used with the band Ramshackle Glory. However, during Ramshackle Glory's hiatus, Pat began focusing on a solo path. In 2012 he started releasing new solo music. Since the beginning of 2014 Pat had been touring frequently as a solo act. After his South Eastern United States tour in October 2015, Pat announced that he would be taking a long break from shows and touring though he would be releasing a final album with Ramshackle Glory. In February 2016, Pat announced that he would be ending his music career altogether, stating a recent drastic change in political views and identity in contrast to his former persona as "Pat the Bunny", as well as general disaffiliation with the punk community as the primary factors. He has, however, taken to learning new instruments and stated he may one day produce music "significantly different" than previous releases.[citation needed]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2011 Die the Nightmare Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital
2014 Probably Nothing, Possibly Everything Savage Wasteland Music Collective, Plan-It-X Records CD, Cassette, Vinyl, Digital
Split album
Year Title Label Format
2016 Ceschi / Pat The Bunny split 12" DIY Bandits Vinyl
2016 Surprise! Moon Bandits / Pat The Bunny Postcard Split Moon Bandits Flexi Disc, Digital
Demos/EPs
Year Title Label Format
2013 The Mark Inside Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital
2013 The Volatile Utopian Real Estate Market Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital
2014 Dividing the Sand (September Demo) Savage Wasteland Music Collective Digital
2014 This City is Killing me, ft. Ceschi (October Demo) Savage Wasteland Music Collective Digital
2015 Cocoon Music Self-Release Digital
Live
Year Title Label Format
2011 Pat the Bunny Live @ Tuscan 2/3/11 Bootleg Digital
Compilation
Year Title Label Format
2014 The Volatile Utopian Real Estate Market (Collection of Die the Nightmare, The Mark Inside, and The Volatile Utopian Real Estate Market Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD, Digital

Ramshackle Glory[edit]

Ramshackle Glory
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres anarcho-punk, punk, folk punk
Years active 2011–2016
Labels Savage Wasteland Music Collective, DIY Bandits, Plan-It-X Records, Get Better Records
Past members Alyssa Kai - clarinet
Andrew Link - bass (2012)
Charlie Schneeweis - horns (2011)
Danielle - guitar
Dane Rossman - bass
Dottie Possie - trombone
Dylan Kordani - guitar
Douglas-Fur - banjo, violin, tambourine (2011-2012)
Eric "Johnny" Freedom - trumpet
Luke Romano - drums
Michael Schneeweis - trumpet (2013)
Nick Berger- accordion, vocals
Patrick Schneeweis - guitar, vocals
Wyndham Maxwell - piano

After graduating from rehab, Pat moved to Tucson, Arizona, began writing new music about the politics of drug addiction, and formed the full electric band Ramshackle Glory. They released two full-length albums and toured the country twice and then took a hiatus from 2012 to 2013. The group got back together and released a split album with Ghost Mice in 2013 and have gone on another cross-country tour. They broke up in 2016 following a farewell show at Plan-It-X Fest in Spencer, Indiana and the release of their third and final album.[8]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2011 Live the Dream Savage Wasteland Music Collective, DIY Bandits, Plan-It-X Records CD, Cassette, Vinyl, Digital
2012 Who are Your Friends Gonna Be? Savage Wasteland Music Collective, DIY Bandits CD, Digital
2016 One Last Big Job Get Better Records CD, Cassette, Digital
Split album
Year Title Label Format
2013 Shelter (Split with Ghost Mice) Savage Wasteland Music Collective, Plan-It-X Records CD, Vinyl, Digital

One Man Romance[edit]

One Man Romance
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres Alt-rock, folk punk, pop punk
Years active 2011–2016
Labels Savage Wasteland Music Collective
Members Colin - drums, bass, guitar
Pat The Bunny - guitar, bass, vocals
Wyndham Maxwell - piano, guitar, vocals, melodica
Past members Douglas Fur - banjo, vocals, guitar
Lane Doubt-it - harmonica
Luke Romano - drums
Michael Jordan - drums
Nick Berger - violin

One Man Romance is a pop band originally from Tucson, AZ and the lead songwriter Wyndham Maxwell now resides in Worcester, MA.[9]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2011 Second Treatise on Love and Timing Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital
2013 Dark Crystals (Part One) Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital

Big Swamp Gospel[edit]

Big Swamp Gospel
Origin Tucson, Arizona
Genres country, folk punk
Years active 2013–2016
Labels Savage Wasteland Music Collective
Members Pat The Bunny - guitar, bass, drums, vocals
Wyndham Maxwell - piano, drums, bass, vocals

Big Swamp Gospel is a fictional narrative album about god and the devil, set in a spooky small town.[10]

Full-length album
Year Title Label Format
2013 Big Swamp Gospel Savage Wasteland Music Collective CD-R, Digital

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://patthebunny.bandcamp.com/
  2. ^ iFghtffyrdmns (2005). "Who needs drugs? Johnny Hobo needs drugs". Sputnik Music. Retrieved 2/2/2018.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass". Savage Wasteland Music Collective. Archived from the original on 19 February 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "About". Michael Jordan Touchdown Pass. Weebly. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  5. ^ "Wingnut Dishwashers Union". Sophie's Floorboard. 03/10/2016. Retrieved 2/2/18.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help); Check date values in: |access-date=, |date= (help)
  6. ^ "Wingnut Dishwashers Union: Burn the Earth! Leave if Behind!". PunkNews.org. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Playtime Posse". Facebook. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Ramshackle Glory Facebook". Facebook. Retrieved 22 May 2016. 
  9. ^ "One Man Romance: About". Facebook. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Big Swamp Gospel". Savage Wasteland Music Collective. Archived from the original on 6 May 2015. Retrieved 16 April 2015. 

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