Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August 23rd= Happy Belated Birthday, Keith Moon

and Colleen!

Yesterday was Colleen's birthday, the Period Girls' bass thumper and exquisite fucking cook/baker. To celebrate the situation, the whole mess of birthday shenanigans went down at Meat Town USA with In Air, the Weird Fantasy Band, Period Girls, and us. What a well rounded shebang. Like a bunch of smelly bums stuck in a festive pinata, the night went on with plenty of ear bleeding and birthday wishes, as well as blown instruments, busted noses, wasted kisses, flowing wine, and cheap thrills. OOOOhhhh, what a night.

Endless thanks to Tom of Mattress, Hunchback Craig, Kelli, Stefan, and anyone else who helped pass a second guitar around and plug me in, and for making every attempt to fix our crapped out gear before and as we played. Basically, everything that could break (even Steve's hand) did break. But oh well. What can you do? Tape it up and start again. So, the joint effort was much appreciated.

BUT, drum rolls please... Happy birthday to the Period Girls bassiest, raciest player of mayhem.

Furthermore this Saturday, we'll be back in New Brunswick @ The Court Tavern. We go on @ 10 pm.
Unfortunately, not really sure who's playing. In know a band called The Gazelle is playing. Not sure if this is actually the Iowa garage band, a different NJ band, or a real gazelle?

It might be our last show for a little under a month, unless something opens up along the way. Plus, there's a couple life obligations happening along the way. But, we'll play your b-day party/funeral if you want us to.

Also, seeking help for a weekend tour in VT, NH, and CT & then IL, WI, MN, MI, IN and some states in between. Got suggestions? Fill out the form and place it in the box. We like when it's full.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Massachusetts Weekend of Unwashed Underwear

Hello Hello Hello,
It's been quite a whirlwind week in the wonderful and frightening world of The Fall. No, wait. I mean brick mower. Yea, sleeps been a little wonky and my showering schedule's taken a loopy turn for poor hygiene factor territory.

But, as known to some, we took a trip up to Massachusetts last weekend with our compatriots Period Girls. Quite a time indeed. We got to play John Doe Jr. Records with The Young Leaves, who rule the world!!!

John Doe Records Jr. is such a cool records shop too. If you can make it out to Greenfield, MA, stop here. It's almost like they don't know how good they got it there. "Oh, yeah. Here's a copy of 'Freedom of Choice.' Give me $3 for it. Oh yeah, and here's some Replacements records. Ehh, I'll take $4 for 'em," says the casual beer sippin' stoner dad. WHAT THE FUCK .

We then drove 2 hours into the night out to Allson, MA, where we all stopped to pee in a church pakring lot. This was followed by Steve realizing he left his phone in the field next to said parking lot, and a 45 minute detour back into the moose lined road followed. Then, we nearly ran out of gas in the land of crickets and pitch black wilderness, all while playing the "Name a band that starts with the letter..." game. Colleen picked Partridge Family for "P," neglecting to remember she's in PPPPPeriod Girls. Oh Colleen.

Sunday, we played The Butcher Shoppe in Allston, MA, after being sassed the previous night by a touring band of idiots, playing a different house, who refused to move their goddamn Prism out of the road to let us pass. What a sassing it was.

But on Sunday itself, we circled Fenway Park, parussed Newbury Comics, and got sidetracked in the town of Quincy when we tried to get to the famous Quincy Market in Boston . Soooo, GPS took us 30 minutes out of the way to a convenience store called "Quincy Market", and a town without bathrooms. Kelli really showed her bladder endurance in Quincy. The mayor should give her the golden key to the city!

Charlie at the Butcher Shoppe, and Rick from Pile recieve endless thanks for getting us on the show, and having a bad ass BBQ on the front steps. Then, Kelli drove us all home from MA on a school night, and got us back safely, stinky, and sleepy. All hail, the driver.

Thanks Period Girls!!!
Here's some pictorials, or is it pectorals?:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Weekend Happenings + We All Made It Home Alive

Hey everybody. brick mower here to tell you about our crazy little weekend we've got planned for ya. I use the term weekend loosely, because the shows start tonight (Thursday). But who cares. Call out tomorrow. Here's some dates I'm throwing at you. Catch them.

-8/12: Coco66 in Brooklyn w/ Casiorossi, Prayer Town, + 1 more 9 PM 21+ $5
-8/13: New Brusnwick House w/ Black Wine, Silent Way, Sun God (OH), This Month in Black History (OH) 6 PM SHARP $5
-8/14: Buddies Tavern in Sayreville, NJ w/Black Wine, The Break Evens, The Young Leaves (MA)

Stop by if you're in the area. Especially if you like Black Wine. You've got 2 chances to see them show us up this weekend. For Friday's show, get there at 6 PM on the dot because Black Wine's racing up to Maxwell's to melt an openface sandwich with Screaming Females.

And how can you beat Saturday's FREE show. Also, The Young Leaves are coming down from MA to play, and they are so goddamn good I can't take it anymore. We got to play with them over the weekend up in MA and I'm psyched outta my eyeballs to see 'em again.

SPEAKING OF THIS WEEKEND'S PAST TOUR WITH PERIOD GIRLS.....I'll wait for a couple more pictures to roll in before I talk about Kelli's SUV that I graciously stunk up as she drove us all back into the NJ skyline.

And Steve broke his hand. Come see him play in a cast. Huh-boy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Massachusetts... Here We Come, and Thanks for All the Fish

This weekend, Period Girls and us are heading out on a 2 day, 2 show trip up to the beautiful state of Massachusetts, where the Sam Adams flows and the Red Sox continue to forgive Bill Buckner.

We're playing Saturday at John Doe Jr. Records w/ Young Leaves and Snow White in Greenfield, MA. On Sunday, we're playing at The Butcher Shop in Allston, MA with a shit ton of bands. Both shows are all-ages as far as I know. Thanks to a select few of helpfuls for helping us and Period Girls out on these shows.

So if you're looking to get away, want to skip out on your coincidental family vacation to Massachusetts, or wanna tell your New English friends, please do all of the above four things.

Thanks also to everyone who came out to Asbury Lanes last night and watched, chatted, bought stuff, had a drink, or told an obscure joke with us and the other bands of merry men and women.

Ok, Goodbye!

Ok, wait! I'm putting the 6 CD set "The Complete Peel Sessions" from The Fall onto ITunes through CD, and my computer is freezing. I am now mad and think I will take out the garbage to vent. Punk Rock keeps on giving and giving.