Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Shit's all good.

Hey y'all. So just a quick update on what's going on this weekend.

First up, we have the Dude Japan CD release show being put on by Mike of Rok Lok Records (and Dude Japan) @ Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, NY. Show is at 9 PM and I believe it's 21+.

Next up, we have a bit of sad news to report. Well, we didn't break this story. But it's going to be the LAST Rapid Cities show EVER @ the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, NJ on Saturday & we have the fortune of playing. After 4 + years, the boys are packing it in, and also putting out their last release, a rarities and demos cassette called "Peripheries." Also, Big Eyes and Mirrors & Wires are playing! 9 PM 21+ $8 or $9 stinkin' bucks.

And finally, a quick report on last weekends trip out west.

Thanks to Joe from Siren Records for having us out in PA last Thursday. Criminal Culture and Trunks & Tales killed it DEAD.

Also, thanks to EVERYONE at Monster House in Columbus OH for having us play, and letting us snore on your floors. They were cozy.

And finally, thanks to Kenny Dix, Sanders, and all at the Soggy Dog house in Lakewood OH for the same. The night we played, the basement started leaking and every band had the death defying honor of playing in a very large pool of water collecting under everyone's shoes and plugged in amplifiers. I'll never forget the 2 hours of horror in Kenny Dix's eyes as he watched the bands play, and hopelessly tried to mop up the floor with cruddy old shirts. Everyone lived.

Oh yea, if you get the rare chance to check out the band What Gives, please do. A super-group of sorts, Ryan from The Sidekicks/Slugging Percentage, Austin from Delay, and Josh from the Serious Geniuses/Real Good, these guys were really something special. Goddamn, they were good. Keep a look out for their tape comin' out of Columbus soon

Finally, the Monday Philly/Steve's B-Day show didn't happen, partially due to bad weather. The snow we hit coming out of Ohio, and the snow that returned in the PA mountains as darkness descended nearly made me puke. Here's a picture of us getting home, somewhere around the Blue Mountains.

Very scary drive indeed. 7 1/2 hour drive took nearly 11! My stomach never felt so goddamn awful. But we made it home alive.

Finally, one of our new tracks was played on Needle Drop Radio out of L.A. last night. Here's the link to a pretty sweet show, with some very flattering things said about us. We really are the all-time dinner party of band. Also on the show was Big Eyes, Pujol, and some schlubs called The Ergs! It's Episode #37.

So long, Soggy Dog.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Mishmosh of Visuals

This starts tomorrow. Friday, we're off. Anyone wanna have us play? We'll bring potato salad.

Also, someone shot this video from our show we played @ Meat Town in New Brunswick in January as part of our Black Wine weekend tour.

Some good jams, some rough round the edges. But then again, that's life. Deep, right? Damn right.

And here's the info and invite to our record release show for Under the Sink, and March tour kick-off at the same place this video was shot:

& Le' Facebooke' invite' to make it official in the realm of digital senses.!/event.php?eid=156874204364734

Friday, February 11, 2011

February Brings Snow Showers, But What Do Snow Showers Bring?

Icing on the roadways. That's what. Cold body temps as well. It's nasty, and only a hardened eskimo could love it. It's alright to me though. Gives me an excuse to catch up on DVD box sets from Christmases long ago.

So a quick update on what we're doing. It feels like a bunch o' random thoughts and tasks for the band are swirlin' round in my skull. Is any of it news worthy? Perhaps.

Anyway, we have some shows coming up on small tour we're doing in PA and Ohio come next weekend. I call it, the OHPA PAOH Adventure Tour. Yes, it's poorly named, and right off the top of my head, but it sounds rather Yiddish to me. Ok, that's not really the name.

In case you're unfamiliar with these states, I did a little online research to find out what the hell they look like.

They seem fun.

Some dates to check out:
2/17: Siren Records- Doylestown PA w/Criminal Culture (Tampa), Expressways
2/19: Monster House- Columbus, OH w/What Gives, Alien Orders, You Blockhead!
2/20: The Soggy Dog house- Lakewood, OH w/ What Gives, Asinine
2/21: JRs- Philadephia, PA w/The Timid Roosevelts, + 2 more TBA

Also, RECORD RELEASE show @ Meat Town USA in New Brunswick, NJ on March 9th which also kicks off our March tour.

AND, just got word that the LP jackets have shipped, and the test pressings have been approved so a record is on the way.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Show @ The Meatlocker tomorrow (today)

Well I guess it's a little late to post this, but I'll do it anyway. This blog doesn't pay for itself you know.

We're playing a show tomorrow night (today technically for all you East coast 12 PM or later clock watchers) @ The Meatlocker in Monclair, NJ Check the flyer

Hope all that predicted snow and 1/2'' ice storm we're gonna have stops by then. Maybe we'll see you there if we don't all get stuck in an ice block. I hear the show's promoter is a real cold motha.

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