This Friday (MAY 3rd) we're going to have a bunch of awesome stuff @ Old Ironsides in Sacramento -
A) Marty Mcfly came back from the future after visiting the world of Tron Legacy and gave us a new drum kit. It is seriously epic looking!
2) While writing our new album, we accidentaly learned some songs for the live set. Listen for new material in the show!
D) We're playing with EXCEPTIONAL bands - "Blame the Bishop" and "50 Watt Heavy".
!) New shirts will be at our merch table!
We play first, so be there by 8pm for all of the majestic rock your giant brain can handle.This is 21 and over, so leave the kiddos at home and plan on a nice evening away. Playing first gives us the ability to hang with you after our set. I'm no fortune teller, but I see drinks in our future...
first off thank you to EVERYONE who helped us on our whirlwind, condensed tour. Special grattitude in Eugene to Mike Meyer, KRVM, My Father's Ghost, and The Cozmic. In Seattle to Colin and Megan, and in Boise to Mark Neilbeck, Hennesey, and Rembrandt's Coffee. Special NO THANKS to the state police of Oregon who singled us out with California plates and gave BOTH vehicles bogus speeding tickets. Also, no thanks to the rain in Seattle that caused our only tour-injury...sorry, Bractune!
The shows went better than we could have imagined, and everything seemed to have been in the correct order for maximum enjoyment (aside from the injury and the tickets...UGH).
Anyway, we are back and in the studio working on a new song for the new disc. This one is called "I Hate that You've Seen Me Naked". Jeffry came in and played me the chorus and I couldn't stop singing it! So excited to finish this one.
We have SHOWS!
NEXT Friday we'll be at the Sunny Dragon Music Festival in Penryn. You can get awesome ticket options HERE
14 bands, 2-day wristbands available. We'll be there performing and hanging out with all the amazing talent. Please come have fun with us!
I can't even believe that the first quarter of 2013 is already a memory...I hope it was as fun and productive for you as it was for us! It was great seeing so many of you at the warm-up shows we had. Now that we are entering April, the entire focus has become our little Pacific Northwest Tour:
We'll be in Eugene Oregon on Friday, April 12th (5pm live on air on KMVR, and then an 8pm concert opening for our friends "My Father's Ghost" at The Cozmic. The next evening we'll be playing a house concert in Seattle. To get your invitation for this limited-seating event, send us an email ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org. On Sunday April 14th, we'll be performing a benefit show at Rembrandt's in Boise ID. Cover is only $3, and it goes to a GREAT cause.
After a short break home to finish some new recordings for our Summer release, we'll be in Northern California @ the Sunny Dragon Music Festival April 26th. The we have a stop in Reno @ Walden's on May 10th, then we are in Fairfax Ca May 11th.
Over on our shows page, there are some advance ticket options, and further details on these (and more) upcoming performances.
See you soon!
We've started playing this year's shows, and so far it has been the most fun we've ever had onstage. I think part of it is that we've taken a break from our big "lights/lasers/videos/effects" extravaganza, and been playing intimate acoustic-oriented concerts that really have lots of spontaneous stories, humor, and audience interaction. Not that we don't LOVE the epic spectacle, just that there is so MUCH behind-the-scenes prep-work, that the time-drain can kind of hinder the overall enjoyment.
Part of the fun in this set of shows has been that the only preparation that goes into these is writing new material (which is the highlight of playing music for all of us). Last night we debuted "Winning the Breakup" and "Baby Got a Nerdy Mind". It is always so cool to get an instant reaction from a crowd that has never heard a song before. I'm hoping by the next show we'll be able to add the brand-new "Stepping on Legos", "Broken Halo", and "Can't Wait to Be". Speaking of new songs, Bractune recently participated in FAWM (February Album Writing Month), where in the month of February, he wrote (and in a copule of cases, co-wrote) ELEVEN new songs start-to-finish. He didn't write these with any kind of TKT oriented goal, but I suspect that at least some of them will work their way over to the "Hold Up the Sky" project.
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We've been on a bit of a "booking spree", with a whole host of shows being added to the not-ironically named "shows" page...head on over to see if there is concert you'd like to catch!
Also, we've made some surprising and significant progress on our new CD! We're calling it "Hold up the Sky", and while we have no guess as to a release date, I don't think it is out of the realm of possibility that we'll have it out for the Summer. So far, we have songs in various stages of completion, but you should see all of these titles appearing - "Winning the Breakup", "Baby Got a Nerdy Mind", "Broken Halo", "Serial Dater", "Shatter", "(2nd Place) Trophy Wife", "Bi-Polar Express", and "High School Recovery Plan"
Jeffry came in with a song idea about that madness you go through when you get dumped and you try and try and try to do better than the person who broke up with you. It's called "Winning the Breakup", and I think the song sounds vastly different than anything we've done before...while still being very "us". We should have it done VERY soon, so I'll see about posting it so you all can get a taste of where our music is headed.
1/1/2013 Welcome to 2013!
We finished off 2012 by playing a corporate party...we did 3 full sets, featuring mostly our take on our favorite songs from the 80's. The event was put together by the folks over at do-an-event, and they REALLY know how to throw a party! Our stage setup looked very much like a futuristic "Alice in Wonderland" kind of thing...I wore one of my trusted black Betsy Johnson's while the guys sported B/W checkerboard ties that matched the dancefloor! We added a bunch of new covers to the mix including "Stacy's Mom", "Dancing with Myself", "All out of Love", and "Don't Change". The highlight for us was throwing in our originals and having the crowd stay on the dance floor and sing along with tunes they'd never heard before...it is also the first time we've done an encore at a corporate event...just an amazing night!
2013 already been interesting. We've decided to release a new CD this year, so everyone is hard at work putting together musical ideas, lyrics, titles, concepts, etc. In the middle of all this, our main recording console bit-the-dust, so while it is being repaired, we decided we'd build a new facility to record in...super excited to start recording in this very attractive, great-sounding room!
We've started to confirm dates for the Spring tour, as well as book some one-off shows in and around Northern California...we'll keep you posted and thank you SO MUCH for visiting our site!