"MxPx" is a Christian pop punk band that formed in 1992 in Bremerton, Washington, United States.
MxPx started as three 15-year-old kids calling themselves Magnified Plaid pounding out music inspired by and similar to The Descendents, NOFX and other Southern California pop-punk bands. The trio were classmates at Central Kitsap High School in nearby Silverdale, WA. They didn't really love their band name, however, which was a tribute to the original guitarist's fascination with plaid shirts. Consequently, the name was abbreviated to M.P., but in Yuri Ruley's handwriting, periods become "X"'s and since he made up the show posters for the band, the four-letter moniker stuck.
MxPx caught the attention of Tooth & Nail Records when they played a "showcase" for the label in 1993 in Herrera's parents' back yard. Mike Herrera had practiced so much before the first show, he lost his voice. MxPx released three albums with Tooth & Nail Records. After a falling out with Tooth & Nail Records, MxPx left the label and signed with A&M Records. After the re-release of Life In General, MxPx released three more studio albums with A&M. MxPx had fulfilled their contract obligat...
|years active||1992 – present|
|music genre||Pop Punk, Christian punk|
|current members|| Mike Herrera|