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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

April Newsletter!

Is it really April? Did we really play all those shows? Are we really back home getting ready to play another good string of shows? I think the answer is yes! 

March had to be one of the most exciting months I've experienced personally in some time. Beginning with all the awesome shows we did with Alice Bag and ending with our trip to the Mid-South. I think the best way to illustrate our shows is with some good old fashioned video footage! And thanks to everyone who donated to our Kickstarter project, we are in the midst of editing our documentary. At the moment, we are not sure when it will be finished. We're still waiting on some other footage. And there are a couple of you who are slated to be in the documentary, but we have not filmed you yet…

In the meantime, here are some highlights from last month:

Women Who Rock Conference

Women Who Rock Oral History Project

<iframe src=";byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="295" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="">Women Who Rock Oral History Project Preview</a> from <a href="">Angelica Macklin</a> on <a href="">Vimeo</a>.</p>

The Babylon Death Party 

Downtown Music Hall on St Paddy's Day

The Jackalope


The Mid-South was great as always! I got to see so many old friends and family at every single show! And it was so warm… springtime is so hard for me in the PacNW, because the days are getting longer, but it's not really getting warmer. It's like a bad joke. This is the time of year I long to be in Texas or Arkansas or Southern California. But not Florida. I never yearn for Florida. Sorry mom. 

Next time we fly South, we will NOT play a show the very next day. The band really needs a day to adjust to the weather. It was in the low 80s and very humid out when we played The Jackalope in Austin. When we finished our set, Gorilla went outside for fresh air, and there was none! It was cooler in the venue than outside. He started feeling really bad and his face turned white and his eyes were going dark. We think he was a bit dehydrated, so we had to leave the venue before all the other bands were finished. When we got back to Natasha's apartment, Gorilla took 6 or 7 hours to recover. After that, we were gold! We hung out in Austin checking out the local scene at Trophy's, and then I hit the MEOW lunch, and then we drove to Hot Springs, then to Little Rock, then drove to Georgetown, TX the next day, back to Austin that night, and then we flew home the following day! 

When we got home from our trip, I was thinking, wow, cool, we have a couple of weeks to relax before we start playing out again. WRONG! My friend and videographer, John Dorman, emailed to let me know he was going to be in town the next week and wanted to shoot video! Remember that Kickstarter documentary we were pushing? Well, we finished filming just last night! John headed back to Boston this morning.

So? What's next, you ask? 

Well, while John is editing footage for our documentary, we have some great shows coming up this month! Here are the flyers!

We are also preparing to record this summer. As I mentioned in our last newsletter, our recording had been postponed due to my bicycle accident. I am mostly recovered, and my voice is mostly working. So we are scheduled to record with Jack Endino in July. We are totally stoked! And the timing couldn't be any better! By that time, we will have been together over a year and have over 20 shows under our belt. What a perfect way to celebrate! At the moment, we are aiming for an October release. We'll keep you posted. 

Until then, we want to thank everyone who contributed to the success of last month's events:

Alice Bag
Women Who Rock Community
In Arts NW Collective
Tony James
Kook Teflon
Steve Dave
Starr Harris
Sarah Huxold
Scott Walker
Luke Papineau
Linda Scott
Thomas Valle-Guatemala
Christina Radocha
The Mabry Family
Melody Danford
Heather Pierce
Ron Mabry-Smith
Gloria Staggs
Jay T Conrad
Texas peeps
Arkansas peeps
Natasha Marilyn
Bircho Birch
Melissa Lane
Kristen Counihan
Shannon Harris
Samantha Allen
The Many Persian Z's
Seeing Blind
In Cahoots
Furniture Girls
Darrius Willrich
Rob Marcus
Critical Sun

Home Alive Documentary
Steven Sterne
Tony Rivera
Julia Hensley
Marcy and Ed Harrington
Tim Daniels
Richard Reynolds
Kari Asadorian
Fluke Fanzine
Scott Reynolds
Rob-O Connor
Andi Stracner
Ana Mae Cupcakes
Kyle Caldwell
Jonathan Seeber
Neil and Nancey Martin
Brenda Scallon
Amy Denio
Heather Ward
Troy Lund
Tanya and Devin Briggs
Steve Goodin

Much love! 

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