We’ve been nominated for a Fort Worth Weekly Music Award! The ballot comes out on the 15th, at which point we need all of you to vote for us!
As part of this nomination, we’re appearing on this year’s Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards compilation CD, along with several other nominated bands. We recorded our song today at Eagle Audio Recording in the Near Southside, under the direction of engineer Britt Robisheaux of The Theater Fire.
AND, we’ve been asked to perform at the Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards festival on Sunday, June 23rd! The exact time & location will be announced later.
These are all big honors and we are very excited to be nominated for an award and asked to participate in all these various things. Big things ahead!
As mentioned above, we recorded our song for the FW Weekly CD today at Eagle Audio. Kevin took some photos of the whole thing (on a combination of an iPhone and a big camera), and we’d like to share ‘em with you:
It’s been a long while in the planning, and it’s had to get over some delay and other issues, but we’re happy to announce that we’re headed to the studio to record our debut EP next month. The EP will be recorded in Fort Worth’s Near Southside, and will be recorded & produced with vintage equipment by Britt Robisheaux of The Theater Fire/Drug Mountain/Most Efficient Women fame.
We’re really excited to finally be getting this done, and can’t wait for everybody to hear the results. We’re still working on finalized art and a title, so in the meantime please enjoy the design above, which will be used on some new stickers and buttons coming out in the not-too-distant future.
The first Cowtown Cleanup Fest was a lot of fun! We had a great time performing and getting to see fellow bands Tim Platt & All That Is Beautiful and Big City Folk. Keep Fort Worth Funky posted the video above, which contains bits of all of our performances.
Another weekend, another show – and this one’s during the day! And it’s outside!
We’re performing in the Cowtown Cleanup Fest, brought to you by the fine folks at Keep Fort Worth Funky in association with the South Hemphill Heights Neighborhood Association. They’re cleaning up their ‘hood tomorrow morning, and then at noon everybody’s gathering in Capps Park (at College & Berry) for a get together with drinks, food, activities, vendors, and of course, live music.
We’re going on first, around 12:30 tomorrow afternoon. Following us will be Big City Folk and Tim Platt & All That Is Beautiful, so it’s a day full of great tunes not to miss. And it’s FREE, and the weather’s supposed to be grand, so why not come on out to Capps Park? We’ll see you tomorrow!
Just a quick note to say that DrummerQuest 2013 is over at long last: we’re super-happy to welcome our new drummer Aubrey Savage into the band. Aubrey will be making his debut with us this Saturday at the Cowtown Cleanup Fest.
We’d also like to take the time to say another big round of thanks to the trio of guest drummers who have so generously helped keep us going these past few months: Logan Bowers of the band Lindby, Laurel Dagger of the band Mrs. Howl, and Robby Rux of the bands Year of the Bear, Solo Sol, and Mailman. These folks gave their time and talents to us and saved us during a rough stretch of time, and we will eternally consider them friends and honorary members of the band.
Our next show is coming up this Saturday, and we’re really excited about this one. Everybody’s favorite local radio show The Good Show over on KTCU is putting on another installment of their live music series at Lola’s, and they’re having us open the show. We’re followed by the talented folks of Foxtrot Uniform and headliner Dove Hunter.
The fun starts at 10:00, and it’s all ages – $8 over 21, $10 under 21.
There’s more – Saturday morning, we’ll be in the KTCU studio appearing on The Good Show along with Foxtrot Uniform and Dove Hunter for an interview. Don’t forget to tune in!
We’re excited to announce that you can now find our music on both Rdio and Spotify! That’s in addition to iTunes, Amazon MP3, Google Play, and our Bandcamp page. ”Artoria” is available now, and all future releases will be as well. Happy streaming!
We had an AWESOME time at SXSW! We played our show, had a blast, met and hung out with some incredible bands, and just generally did it up right. Big thanks to GoGirls Music for having us in their showcase, and a HUGE thanks to Laurel Dagger of San Antonio’s own Mrs. Howl for being our guest drummer – she rocks!
Click through for photos from the trip!
Stopping in Hamilton on the way.
This country be full of hills.
Arriving in Austin!
South Congress, again
Rehearsing with Laurel from Mrs. Howl!
More rehearsal in San Antonio
Rehearsing with our guest drummer Laurel Dagger from Mrs. Howl
One of the four cats we stayed with.
Another of the four cats we stayed with.
Lunch at Daily Juice
Requisite shot of the capitol.
Exploring downtown – taking photos of artificial jellyfish tanks, as you do.
The madness of East 6th, 1 of 3.
The madness of East 6th, 2 of 3.
The madness of East 6th, 3 of 3. Not pictured: the guy tripping his ass off while performing some kind of voodoo ritual on a trash can.
Street performances galore.
The Dollyrots at our showcase! So awesome to hear them and meet them.
Us, performing at our showcase!
We got to hang out with The Potential Lunatics, a sister & brother punk duo from California, after our respective sets in the showcase. They are so awesome!
Detour to Toy Joy
Relaxing at The Local after our set.
Lunch at Bouldin Creek the next morning.
Awesome Red Rabbit vegan donuts at Bouldin Creek – maple variety.
Harley and Steph downtown.
Steph and Harley at the capitol.
We couldn’t resist stopping at the old photo booth at Amy’s Ice Cream after hitting up Waterloo Records.