Monday, November 30, 2009

JANUARY (and February) TOUR PLANS!

We're gonna run this play everywhere and anywhere for as long as we can!

Here's our plans for January, including the holes in our route (as noted by ?). If you know anyone in any of these cities, please ask em to turn out. If they're a radical musician or other type of performing artist ask them to contact us, we're looking for locals to play with us in many of these places.

Full details for most show (addresses, bands, etc) can be found on the calendar right over here --->
If not, give me a call and we'll give you the tip: 414 305 9832

*UPDATE: 12/28: new dates added through the end of February!*

Week(end) 1
Fri Jan 1st- hurns
Sat Jan 2nd, NYC: Bluestockings.
Sun Jan 3rd, Brooklyn: 13 Thames

Week 2
NATURE DAY! Philadelphia
Tues Jan 5th, Baltimore: Red Emmas.
Wed Jan 6th- huuurrns
Thu Jan 7th, Charlottesville: This Litte Bird Studio.
Fri Jan 8th, Johnson City: Projexx Studio.
Sat Jan 9th, Chapel Hill: Nightlight.
Sun Jan 10th, Chapel Hill: Nightlight.

Week 3
Mon Jan 11th, Savannah: Wormhole.
Tue Jan 12th, Jacksonville: 323 Modernism.
Wed Jan 13th, St Augustine: Nobby's Sports Tavern.
NATURE DAY! with Saara!
Fri Jan 15th, Gainesville: CMC.
Sat Jan 16th, Tallahassee: Free Radicals
Sun Jan 17th, New Orleans: Zeitgeist.

Week 4
Tues Jan 19th- hurns?
Wed Jan 20th, Houston: Sedition Books.
Thu Jan 21st, Austin: Salvage Vanguard Theatre.
Fri Jan 22nd, Beaumont, TX: Barking Dog Cafe.
Sat Jan 23rd, New Orleans: Thee Iron Rail
?Sun Jan 24, Tuscaloosa? Memphis?

Week 5
NATURE DAY! Wherever.
Tues Jan 26th, Nashville: Little Hamilton.
Wed Jan 27th, Louisville: The Brickhouse.
?Thu Jan 28th, Cincinnati? Bloomington? Hurns?
Fri Jan 29th, Urbana, IL: UC IMC
?Sun Jan 31, Chicago? (hurns.)

Week 6
Tues, Feb 2nd, Milwaukee: The Alchemist
Thu Feb 4th, Sheboygan: Paradigm Cafe
Fri Feb 5th, Madison: Project Lodge
Sun Feb 7th, Chicago: Prop Thtr for Rhinofest.

Week 7
?Tue Feb 9th, Toledo?
?Wed Feb 10th, Pittsburgh: The Big Idea?
Thurs Feb 11th, Philadelphia: Wooden Shoe.
?Fri Feb 12th, Philadelphia: The Rotunda?
?Sat Feb 13th, Washington DC: True Colors?

Homeless for a week cuz we're subletting our apartment til March 1st. Please let us crash on your couch, it's too cold to sleep in the car!

?Thur Feb 18th, Harrisburg PA: The House of One Accord
?Fri Feb 19th, Jamestown? Buffalo?
?Sat, Feb 20th Buffalo, Toronto?
?Sun, Feb 21st ditto?
?Tues, Feb 23rd, Hamilton, ON?
Wed, Feb 24th, Detroit: Trumbullplex
?Thu, Feb 25th, Ft Wayne? Cincinnati? Bloomington?
?Fri, Feb 26th, Peoria?
Sat, Feb 27, Urbana, IL: CAN conference at UIUC!
?Sun, Feb 28, ???

If you're not in or around one of those cities and want to see us, tell me and we'll find out how to get to you. Cuz we love everyone and want to share as widely as possible, even if we go broke tryin. Thanks.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Show Report 36: Cincinnati, OH

Turnout: 60
Door: $75, Merch: $29, Donation: $36
Personal Injury Report: You know that part where Kate wrenches Ben's head backwards, covers it with her hands and then while shouting "you shit!" slaps him across the face? Y'know, where she's supposed to swing her right hand past 2 inches in front of Ben's nose and actually only hit her left hand to make the SMACK sound? Yeah. She decided to make that part a little more realistic.

Show Description: Theater + Mosh pit! Fucking kick ass show! Glad we drove 1/4 of the way across the damn country for this one show. There's nothing like holding the attention of a whole bunch of punk rock kids who came out for hardcore gabber noise "short attention span music that sounds like donkey kong slam dunking my brain over and over again" (that's how Robert describes himself, anyway) for an hour long play, and then dancing with them.

Great music and committed performances from Mavis, Evolve, Realicide and Birth. There's a kind of genuine, energetic enthusiasm in this part of the country that I'm now realizing is also open minded, welcoming and expansive. Part of that might have to do with the economic depression going on in this area, when everyone is poor, nothing is expensive, and everything is exciting. On the other hand, someone was mugged on their way to their car after the show, and the cops shot someone else 16 times near where we slept last night.
Evolve is leaving for a tour today, find their schedule here, go see em if they come near you.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Show 35: Jackpot Gallery, Riverwest, Milwaukee

Turnout: 14, some of which had already seen it.
Monetary Votes of support: 82, Our cut: 57, Merch: 8
Personal Injury Report: Ben foolishly made his left eye the target of the first gun hit.

Show Description: We were too busy (Hames-Drake wedding!) to remind everyone to come out for a play the day after Halloween. Even though Russ Bickerstaff mentioned the show, and Snap Milwaukee published Kurt Hartwig's long form review, we had a small turn out (most of whom had seen the show back in August) for our final Milwaukee performance of Ulysses' Crewmen. This was actually really nice, though, comfortable, almost family-like, and (I think) one of our best performances.

Did you see this show? If you did, write a review of it, comment, or ask us some questions. We'd like to hear it because we believe in artistic transparency.