Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Treasure Fest weekend/SUMMER TOUR! with Black Wine

Hey everyone. Some exciting news on the home front. Brick Mower will be doing some traveling, hitting up some states near you, and you, and you in the next few months. But not you (sorry Florida guy and girl). Soon enough though, I’m sure.

Anyway, we’re embarking on our short tour down to play Treasure Fest this week.

-5/16 @ Charm City Art Space- Balitmore MD. Mr. Alligator, The Libyan Suite Show 7 PM

-5/17 @ Catacombs- Richmond, VA- w/ Black Wine, Springtime, Navi 7 PM

-5/19 @ Lunchbox Records (Treasure Fest)- Charlotte, NC- 7 PM

Calormen (8:00-8:30)

Brick Mower (8:45-9:15)

Hooking Up (last show) (9:30-10:00)

Black Wine (10:15-10:45)

Campaign (11:00-11:30)

One Another (11:45-until)

-5/20 @ International Books- Chapel Hill, NC

The following weekend, we’re celebrating the closing of the Rehab House, our place of residence that’s hosted a bunch of fun shows, and housed 5 not so smelly cats over the last year.

-5/25 @ REHAB (LAST REHAB SHOW)- New Brunswick, NJ w/ The Headies (DE), Period Girls, Scary

-5/26 @ Starblab- Allston, MA w/ THE YOUNG LEAVES!, Parasol, Bicycle Ride, Maura

-5/27 @ Distant Castle- Worcester, MA w/ Pillowman, Bovachevo

OK….. We also have a few more NJ shows coming up in June but I’ll post those later. In other news, we’ll be spending the last few days of June and all of July on the road with our best buds Black Wine. Black Wine’ll be out with their 3rd LP out on Don Giovanni Records, Hollow Earth. It is the best thing they’ve done so far. Fact!

BLACK WINE'S "FLATLAND" off of Hollow Earth

Here’s the tour dates for this summer’s tour so far:

June 29 Columbus, OH

June 30 Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle

July 01 Milwaukee, WI

July 02 Appleton, WI

July 03 Minneapolis, MN @ Chamber of Secrets

July 04 Minot, ND

July 05 Rapid City, SD @ Skullets

July 06 Missoula, MT @ Ole Beck VFW Hall

July 07 Bellingham, WA @ Makeshift Space

July 08 Seattle, WA @ Hollow Earth Radio

July 09 Seattle, WA

July 10 Portland, OR @ The Know

July 11 Eugene, OR (HELP)

July 12 Reno, NV @ The Holland Project

July 13 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 GO! Records

July 14 Pomona, CA @ VLHS

July 15 San Diego, CA @ The Eleven

July 16 Tucson, AZ @ The Pound

July 17 Santa Fe, NM (HELP)

July 18 Colorado Springs, CO @ LWB Event Center

July 19 Lubbock, TX (HELP)

July 20 Ft Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill

July 21 Tulsa, OK @ Soundpony

July 22 St Louis, MO

July 23 Carbondale, IL @ Lost Cross

July 24 Cleveland, TN

July 25 Lexington, KY

July 26 Dayton, OH @ Blind Bobs

July 27 Westminster, MD @ Wallride Manor

July 28 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Barecat

Cheers to that. If anyone can suggest something for those HELP cities, it’d be… well, quite a help.

Here's a stupid video we put together for our beloved Tuxedo.
off the first LP.

Also, we’re mixing our 2nd LP as we speak and hope to have it out late summer/fall. That’s all for now.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Things About Last Tour You Should Know

Hey, every good boy (who) deserves fudge.  We are back from our tour that we did in the mid-west. But yeah, that's been done for a week.   Just popped out there for a bit, waved a firm hello, and popped back home again.  Somewhere along the way we drank some beers, bought some food, and actually played some songs.   Just want to thank via the ol' N. Jersey blog everyone for setting stuff up for us, giving us a place to stay, and outlandishly stuffing us with free eats like the glutenous walking food storage units we are. Seriously, sometimes we're like Tupperware containers with legs.   Anyway, in leiu of a lengthy run down of our extraneous bullshit travels, here's an abridged  version. 

Chicago pizza is not like NY pizza. Right. I get it.  We get it. Stop arguing.  It's a different beast. It's fucking delicious. It makes me want to go into a coma after 2 slices. But it's good. OK.  NY pizza is fucking great too.  Now Florida pizza?  There my friend, is where Floridians lose the argument.

This was taken in Chicago.  Respect the foot. 

Catman is a great cat in Detroit.  He is not a man, but  most certainly a cat. But his face does have man like qualities.

Roburritos in York PA is a tremendous place.  Eat here when you're out there.  That should be their moto. Give me $5 bucks for the slogan and we'll call it even.

Ohio has a lot of great people who like to rub you on the head, offer your copious amounts of food, and talk about the bands that they play in. Seems everyone in Ohio is in 7 bands that are equally active, and everyone fucking loves each band. It's crazy.  Good job Ohio. 

If you want to kill time, get a movie gift-card from your mother 2 years prior, and finally use it for your band on tour.  Preferably, see Cabin in the Woods.  By the time you follow this advice, that movie will no longer be in theaters. 

Also, use all gift-cards on tour.  It's not uncool to have lunch at Applebees on your aunt's Christmas dime, you sourpuss (didn't do that this tour, or yet, but that gift-card is shinin' bright in ma' wallet).

When in Wisconsin, stop at the Mars Cheese Castle.  If you don't, you blew it. Turn around and go home. Thank you to Jeff in Black Wine for suggesting this on last summer's tour.  The old me of a couple years ago? I would have driven by it and scoffed. But now....NO scoffing should be done at the Mars Cheese Castle (Exodus 20:14).

Don't pass on the right.
Patches agrees.

If you're going to spit gum out the window, make sure it doesn't fall back in the car and fall onto the back of your clothes, ruining them forever. 

When in California, hang out with everyone in Horror Squad and Dudes Night.  Didn't hang with them there, but did in Dayton, OH. They're piss your pants funny, and luckily my bladder was strong that night.  Also, Criminal Culture from Tampa are 4 of the best dudes we got to spend a night with in Columbus. Thanks fellas!

Pittsburgh's always been cloudy when I see it.  Sun, please help out Pittsburgh and its rocky mountains of industry. 

Biker rights.

Merch is fun to put on the table the first night, and then sloppy every other night.  Don't bring merch on tour. Just kidding.  You need to make things so people know you're not a band... of idiots. 

There are 2 places called MELT in Ohio. The better one is in Cleveland (Lakewood). Cincinnati's is decent but different.  The best things about Cincinnati...  their 5-way slop Chili, the '75 Reds, Shake It Records, and hanging out with and seeing VACATION play songs on their home turf.

What up, VACATION?!?

OK.  So that's some wise advice from a wise ol' owl.

Been sitting around for a week. Getting back to NJ life.  Had a show with Billy Raygun in New Brunswick this upcoming Mother's Day but unfortunately it's been cancelled.  Right now, looking at a couple weeks off in which new tunes will be concocted and weird plans for the future will be  hatched.  Take care.  Stay thirsty my friends. XX