Join us Friday, December 19 (tomorrow!) for our monthly live-stream concert chat show! These have been a lot of fun all year. All you need to do is tune in! This month’s is at a special time: Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern, and 8pm GMT—we want this one to be a reasonable hour for our friends in Europe to watch live! The direct link for this show is: http://youtu.be/ZnY7rvALljs
Notes:Our live-stream concert this month is Christmas-themed! This month the show is at 12pm Pacific, so it can be the reasonable hour of 8 or 9pm for our European friends! Watch at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnY7rvALljs
The nice folks at Cards Against Humanity commissioned a new holiday song from us this year, and the result is this song called “Sexist Bullshit” (NSFW: swearing, heresy). Watch it at HolidayBullshit.com (Day 7), where you can also find lots of other hilarious videos from people like Paul and Storm, Marian Call, Molly Lewis, Loading Ready Run and more! Download the track from our bandcamp page.
$15, 18+. Doors at 10:00 (no earlier), show at 10:30!
Brody serves food and alcohol. Bring cash to tip your WONDERFUL bartenders!
2. FOR THE FAMILY!
We are finally putting on another Portland all-ages show: especially designed for kids and families! It will be 2pm January 25 at Red Castle Games.
Tickets, at the door, are $10 per person ($5 of which is Red Castle store credit) or maximum $20 for a family of 2 or more ($10 of which is Red Castle store credit). Tickets are not available online, but please feel free to RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!
More show announcements in Portland are coming! We’ve been taking a relaxed fall and are hitting the ground running in 2015.
As part of our Kickstarter, throughout this year we’ve been covering songs for some of our backers. Here’s our cover of “Boys Don’t Cry” by the Cure, as requested by Chris H. You can see the full playlist of covers on YouTube!
Cyber Monday is happening! I don’t know why, exactly, but it’s happening! There are too many things happening today to tweet or facebook about, so here’s a big post of our favorites (plus some plugs for our own CDs). Cyber away, friends!
Worldbuilders is a fantastic charity event spearheaded by fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss. Worldbuilders raises funds for Heifer International while giving away thousands of books, games and awesome THINGS to fans like you (and us). Part of the fundraiser is also these crazy stretch goals… last year when the project raised $125,000 we covered “moonlight sonata” on our cat keyboard.
This year, if $350,000 is raised, we will play our song “Love You Like A Burrito” on a live google hangout with a SPECIAL GUEST who needs to REDEEM HIMSELF from CAT KEYBOARD-RELATED SHAME. It’ll be worth watching when it happens.
Our friend Molly Lewis plays the ukulele and writes songs. And it’s her birthday today! Here are some things you should know about Molly, and her new musical, and how great she is.
We became friends with Molly because Paul & Storm decided we should be friends. It worked out. We met in real life for the first time at the first GeekGirlCon, right before playing a concert together. (I had seen Molly play with Jonathan Coulton while wearing a pirate hat several years prior, but that doesn’t really count.) The GeekGirlCon show was fun, and we were all good and awkward, and I barely freaked out at all when she told me she’d been listening to our music earlier and liked it. The next day, her romantic counterpart took us out to brunch and I ate the best risotto I’ve ever had. I’ve been chasing that high (risotto-wise) ever since.
We fly with our instruments. We do it a lot. We’ve even written a song about it! And it’s a stressfest every single time. Inconsistent regulations, airline staff who don’t know the rules, overcrowded overhead bins, and grumpy people make it even harder. The world is conspiring against us getting our guitar to our destination in one piece. Fortunately, we have a system down pretty well now. Here’s our strategy, and we hope it helps!
Our extremely wordy but theoretically helpful posts about Tour Planning and Kickstarter have been picked up by some music business industry blogs recently! This is really cool! Thank you all for reading and sharing, it means a lot to us.