Thank goodness! The humidity has ceased for a day. The temperature is cool and comfortable. A summer without air-conditioning can really soften a man.
So the band has been on a 2-month show hiatus. Jon and Ryan went to Japan, they are now cultured I'm sure. I watched a lot of Travel Channel while they were gone, trying to catch up. Evan was a businessman and is apparently a chiseled stallion. Paul has gone to at least 5 baseball games. Jim is a now a free man and part French. Zach made our money, wrapped a rubber-band around it and slid it under the mattress. Katie's little men got hair-cuts and formed their own militia. Justin traded in a female saxophone for a male one. As for me, I've been enjoying this lull, as well as preparing our 20 new songs for the studio in September. We plan on having a couple 2011 releases to make up for our lack of new music this year.
This summer has been drenched in world rhythms, tropical sounds, hot days, cool beaches, pretty girls, breezy naps, ripened fruit, homicidal mosquitoes, sun-drenched afternoons, nights on the farm, waking up with a vacation brain, de-humidifiers, sticky hugs, basement bars, grilled meats, half-pints of ice cream, healthy crops, and amazing friends.
We can't wait to get back to the stage on September 10Th in Dekalb. We have been working hard on the new songs and will have a handful for you to hear. The show is at Otto's nightclub and is a part of the 'Middle-west Fest.' There will be an insane amount of bands playing all weekend. Here is the schedule for the night we are playing.
UPSTAIRS (MAIN ROOM)
07:00 – Elephant Gun
07:50 – Clifton Roy & Folkstringer
...08:40 – The Gunshy
09:30 – Ha Ha Tonka
10:20 – William Elliot Whitmore
11:50 – Smoking Popes
06:30 – The Moves
07:20 – TBA
08:10 – Shy Technology
09:00 – Crayolala
09:50 – Mountains For Clouds
10:40 – Santah
THE HOUSE CAFE l 263 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages
Super Mystery Artist TBA!!! Look for the announcement next week!
O’LEARY’S IRISH PUB l 260 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages
BUY SINGLE-SHOW TICKET
08:00 – Chris Dertz
09:30 – The Main Street Gospel
10:15 – Mondo Drag
11:00 – Astral Guard
SMLTWN SKATE SHOP l 229 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages
07:00 – Vertual Vertigo
08:00 – State Champs
TAPA LA LUNA l 226 E. Lincoln Hwy – All Ages – FREE!
To Be Announced
$20 Fri. Single Day Pass l http://www.yourticketstand.com/tickets/299
$20 Sat. Single Day Pass l http://www.yourticketstand.com/tickets/300
$30 Two Day Pass l http://www.yourticketstand.com/tickets/298
Hope to see you there! Ryan will be auctioning off his green shorts right after our set.