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Mar 13

Pop Lovin’ at the Beat Kitchen this Thursday!

Friends, come out to the Beat Kitchen on Thursday for a great pop lineup with Swearwords, The Directionals, Warm Ones, and yours truly. We’ll be opening the show at 8:30 sharp, so get there early. Pretty excited for this one…it’s gonna be good!

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Oct 11

Beat Kitchen Next Week

We’ll be back at the Beat Kitchen next Thursday! Last show there was the record release party for Spells, and it was a blast. This time, we’ll be sharing the stage with Chicagoans On Again. Off Again and Channel Four as well as Portlandians Blue Skies for Black Hearts. Make sure you get out early…we’re on 2nd.

October 20, 2011 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
w/ On Again. Off AgainBlue Skies for Black HeartsChannel Four
Doors 8 PM | Show 8:30 PM

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And as always, head over to Candy Dinner to grab a copy of our record or download Spells before the show.

See you there!

Jun 11

Stream the new album today, get it tonight at Schubas is running a full stream of Spells today in their Listening Party section. Go check it out here:

Tonight, we’ll be at Schuba’s with Sleeper Agent and Sergio Leone. Hope to see you there!

Jun 11

Show Announcement – Schubas 6/27

Hey people, we’re back with another one on the heels of our record release party at the Beat Kitchen last week. We’ll be playing with two bands we’re really excited about – Sleeper Agent (KY) and Sergio Leone (Chicago). Should be a good Monday night. We hope you can make it out!

Monday, June 27, 2011
Schubas, Chicago, IL
w/ Sleeper AgentSergio Leone

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Jun 11
Jun 11

Record Release Show + Daytrotter

We’re throwing a party at the Beat Kitchen on Friday! Come out to celebrate the release of our new LP, Spells. It all starts at 9pm and we’ve got a great lineup set for this one:

9pm – The Visitor
10pm – Innkeepers
11pm – The Laureates

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We’re also hitting the road for a short jaunt, landing us in Iowa City, Cincinnati, and a quick recording session at Daytrotter.

06/16/2011 – Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
06/17/2011 – Rock Island, IL – Daytrotter Session
06/17/2011 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen (Record Release show!!)
06/18/2011 – Cincinnati, OH – The Comet

Apr 10

Soft Boys + NY Shows

Well geeez, we forgot to post about the new cover for April! It’s The Soft Boys’ classic I Wanna Destroy You, and you can listen to it and download it right over there >>. Or if you’re looking at this from anywhere but the website, go to the website and then look over here >>.

Also, we’re getting ready to hit the road for a few shows in New York. Hope to see a lot of good friends along the way and meet some new ones too. Come out to one of the shows if you can.

Jan 10


Big stuff happening today! NO KONTROL will be released on February 16th, 2010 via Funambulist Recording Company, with a release party the following week on at The Hideout in Chicago.  The EP is limited to 200 copies, recorded and mixed by Johnathan Crawford, mastered by Carl Saff, designed by Mike Renaud, and hand packaged by your’s truly.  We’ll have them at the shows and for sale here on the website. Check out the first cut from the EP over there to the right.

The release show is scheduled for February 26th at The Hideout, and we’ll have Tiger Bones, The Runnies, and Only Children joining us for the party. Should be a great night.

Finally, we’re trying a little experiment.  We’ll be releasing a cover song every month this year, starting with The Velvet Underground’s “I Can’t Stand It”. These are free, and are recorded in our practice space on an 8-track cassette recorder, and consist of a bunch of songs that we really like. We hope you do too. Come back on the 1st of every month for a new tune.

Oct 09

Send ‘em out in style

Our pals The Fake Fictions are playing their last show ever, and while we don’t really approve of this kind of behavior, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be playing that final show with them.  Also joining us is another Chicago crew, Very Truly Yours.  We’ve been trying to hook something up with them for a while now so we’re excited to have them on the bill. This all goes down at Ronny’s in Chicago on November 20th.

In EP news, we’re finished mixing and the record is going off to Carl Saff very soon for mastering.  We’ll be hitting a few states with the new tunes in the new year, so keep an eye out for shows in your town.

Jul 09

August 13 @ The Hideout

Our first show in Chicago since April, and It’s gonna be a barn burner! We’re excited to be playing with our good friends and neighbors in Coupleskate.

August 13 – The Hideout, Chicago
9PM – Good Morning Valentine
10PM – Coupleskate
11PM – The Laureates

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