New Year,New Lineup,New Songs,New Shows

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We’re back and ready to ring in the new year. Much has been going on since we last checked in:Susie left to pursue non-rock band pursuits,we’ve added a new drummer,Mark,and Luke has moved up to guitar. We’ve been working on a bunch of new songs to complement the new lineup. We debuted a few at our show this weekend at the Fine Line and we’ll be rolling out more over the next couple months.

We have a show coming up at O’Gara’s on January 27,so come hear the new material. We’ll be adding more info on the new and improved The Cold Open soon.

Mid West Music Fest

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We’ll be in Winona next weekend for the Mid West Music Fest. It’s July 30-31 and spread among a number of venues in town. We’re excited to be included with Rogue Valley,Dessa,and the 757s,and we’ll do our best to rock it. We’re at the Senior Friendship Center (how could that not equal an awesome time?) from 7:30 to 8:15. Hope to see you there.

Check out more info at www.midwestmusicfest.org.

First Ave. and Our Album

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We will be playing First Avenue’s mainroom on Friday,July 2 as part of a memorial for our friend and audio engineer,Andy Lindberg. Andy helped us prepare and record our debut album,Behind the Mattress. He approached the project not only with professionalism and skill,but also with enthusiasm. No matter how difficult or disappointing things were,Andy was there to offer a positive attitude and problem-solving skills.

Unfortunately,Andy died in a car accident after we finished tracking our recording but before they could be mixed. With Andy’s passing,we lost a good friend and a skilled engineer. We hope that you’ll join us in a celebration of the music Andy helped create and record by coming to his memorial concert on July 2.

The album that Andy helped us with is nearly finished and we have posted two final tracks that you can hear on the website. In addition,we will be taking preorders for the CD at Andy’s memorial concert. They will be $10,and if you buy it at the show,we’ll donate 10% toward Andy’s fund and family. Check out the new tracks and we’ll hopefully see you on July 2!

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Basilica Battle of the Bands

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4 bands enter. 2 bands go on to play at the Basilica Block Party. Come show us your support at the Cabooze on June 23 and help us win a spot. Here’s a poster you can pass around to all your friends:

Hope to see you there!