Throwing this out for your enjoyment (maybe due to the holidays?) Enjoy and share with your friends.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Here it is folks! The last of the 50 Songs 50 States Project!!!! Help out if you can or at least come out to the shows. Plus I will be living in Austin, Texas for 3 weeks or so in January and would love to sleep on your couch or grab a drink or taco with you. Please hit me up either way Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com
Green states are the states I have hit this year.
Here is the rest of the tour:
1st Hot Springs, AR
2nd Fayetville, AR
3rd Noman or Tusla OK
4th Amarillo, TX
5th Albaqurque, NM
6th Salt Lake City
7th Nampa, Idaho
13th San Fran
16th Los Angeles
17th Los Angeles
18th San Diego
20th New Mexico again(?)
21st back to Austin
1st Los Angeles
2nd Los Angeles
3rd-14th Honolulu, Hawaii
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I got asked by a new friend Alex to put together a cover for his mixtape read more here:
The Glorification of Gangster Mixtape is a compilation of remixes, mash-ups, and cover songs that exemplify the media's celebration of organized crime throughout history. This mixtape is thematically linked to Def Jam and freelance artist Alex Haldi's upcoming art show in 2011. The tape is creatively overseen by Alex and hooked up by Washington DC producer John Beckham. For more information, please visit www.alexhaldi.com, or email email@example.com for submissions.
We did Cop Killer by Ice T (Body Count)
Recorded in 3 days in Chicago. Thanks to Scott Westrick for recording drums and co-mixing/mastering.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Alright Alright... Calm down! Don't go up in arms about this post. I got in a little trouble for twittering about NYC yesterday and I want to go into a bit of detail about it. As a small band, playing this city can be a very humbling/lame experience. It has been getting better though and I am told as you get bigger as a band the shows get better. (DUH) I know NYC has the resources, but I wish it wasn't the case. I have friends and family from this city too, so to answer your question...NO! I will keep playing in NYC to see them and play for the industry resources.
Here are reasons why I hate New York City:
1. There are so many shows every night, what makes your show special. It's almost as if no matter what you do here, people will seem indifferent with it. Time is precious. Don't waste a New Yorker's time. So many let downs. This statistic was taken from a Martin Atkins book that was given to me:
Number of Bands City performing each week
LA 1764 to 2940
NYC 741 to 1235
Boise 39 to 65
***Data taken from www.villagevoice.com, LA Weekly, and Boiseweekly.com (See Appendix for expanded charts). I haven't been to LA enough to complain about it.
2. There are almost 19 million people in NYC.
New York City is a small place for so many people crammed into it. If you've ever been on tour with me, you've witnessed my growing anger for this place. It's like rush hour 24 hours a day. It really just proves that YOU don't matter. Get off the road and get out of my city JERK!
3. The parking in Manhattan is atrocious.
I had to sit in the van double parked from the hours of 10:45-12:30 for street cleaning because everyone double parks on one side of the street until the cleaning is over. KILL ME NOW. Suffocate me with one of those delicious jumbo slices from Brooklyn.
4. $4 for a PBR can at a bar in Manhattan.
This bartender said it best at the venue last night when he saw how I shocked I was at the price. "This isn't the Rainbo Club in Chicago." GOD DAMN! I can't even afford getting buzzed in your city. Especially when I have to beg you to get a mere $20 and 3 drink tickets for playing your venue! (Note: this happened a while ago.)
5. If you don't have a good time in NYC... you are LOSER.
I guess I am a loser. I feel like I am forced to have fun and I lose my mind every time. I am tired of site seeing in this city. I came here so much as a kid, that it has lost it's appeal. I bring different people with me on tour and there is always someone who hasn't been to Times Square. YUCK.
I'm sorry New Yorkers don't hate me... I promise to keep coming back to perform for you even if you are too busy to come to the show. Hi Beth.
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
There is nothing worse than being broke and having your women leave you. Nothing to drink , no job, just the walls, sitting there staring at the walls and thinking. That's how women got back at you, but it hurt and weakened them too. Or so I like to believe.-Charles Bukowski
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
3rd Columbus, OH The Ravari Room W/ Loyal Divide Columbus, Ohio
4th Philadelphia, PA or possibly RICHMOND, VA TBA HELP!!!
5th Asbury Park, NJ The Saint
6th New York, NY Mercury Lounge
7th New Hampshire TBA
8th Boston, MA TBA
9th Brooklyn, NY Trash Bar
10th Pittsburgh, PA Howler's Coyote Cafe (Supporting The Electric Pear)
11th Columbus, OH Dude Locker
Please bring us snacks!!!!!!!!! Also looking for drummer who is looking to tour. Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
|5th||Philly/ New Jersey|
|6th||New Jersey or NYC|
|10th||Pittsburgh or Cinncinati|
|5th||Somewhere in Mississippi|
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Publicists people are stupid. They will accuse you of being things you aren't... like an asshole or a trust fund baby(?) Yeah, payola is really paying off for Netherfriends, especially since you can now use EBT to get radio play and blog write ups. With the This is Why Your Band Sucks column a handful of people aren't getting through the title and getting the wrong idea (pretension.) Please, read the following (if you can) and replace band with ________:
…Because you think your band is special or different from the rest
You are not special. I am not special. We will never will be. Be modest and respectful. We play music because we love to or because this is all we know. There is no need to be a pompous asshole. I hope these columns actually helps someone out. It really hurts to see some bands get their dreams crushed, because of how oblivious they are.
Here are a few bands that I was blown away by on tour and you should seriously check out because I do in fact love seeing new bands.
The Back Pockets
The Zoo Keepers
Sorry if I forgot your band... it's been kind of a blur these past 3 months.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I have been on the road for almost 3 months and I am returning to Chicago for a few weeks!!!! Anyone have a couch/bed/floor I can crash on? Plus I want to hang with some new people in Chicago. I will be finishing up a 7inch/EP for Lateral records that will contain the first 5 songs from the 50 songs 50 states project!!
Exciting shows coming up in November in CHICAGO!:
Empty Bottle: Record Release show- November 8th
The Whister- November 16th
Saki Records In-store- November 20th
Schubas November 26th
It will be nice to be back.
Again, Barry and Sherry will be out on vinyl November 9th, but you can pre-order a copy HERE
or pick one up at a show!
Friday, October 8, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Sep 27 2010 Schuba’s w/ Women Chicago, Illinois
Sep 29 2010 The No Fun House Kalamazoo, Michigan
Sep 30 2010 Cabaret Playhouse (Pop Montreal Festival) Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
Oct 4 2010 Piano's New York, NY
Oct 5 2010 The Spot w/ The Zoo Keepers Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 8 2010 Charm City Art Space Baltimore, Maryland
Oct 11 2010 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Oct 14 2010 529 Atlanta, Georgia Find Tickets
Oct 15 2010 Farside Collective Tallahassee, FL
Oct 16 2010 The Bengal Tiger Clemson, South Carolina
Oct 17 2010 Yerb Richmond, VA
Oct 19 2010 Arlene's Grocery (No Correct Way CMJ party) New York, NY
Oct 22 2010 Pete's Candy Store (CMJ showcase) New York, Nueva York
Nov 8 2010 Empty Bottle (Record Release of Barry and Sherry on vinyl) Chicago, Illinois
Nov 16 2010 The Whistler (free) Chicago, Illinois
There are a lot of holes... if you live in NJ or NH or anywhere near an empty date and can help book a show in your state please help! I want to play more house shows. Playing coffee shops with acoustic acts is kinda a drag and playing bars with funk bands is torture. I guess that's all you can get in South Dakota... Thanks. Netherfriendsbooking@gmail.com