September 19 @ Fifty Fest and more…

150818_FiftyFest_Poster-wcpoLooking forward to our next show at Fifty West’s Fifty Fest. The festival runs from noon-midnight — we’re on the Cottage Stage at 7:30pm. We’ll be in stripped-down mode with our friend Chuck Wiggins sitting in on accordion and keyboards. If you don’t know Chuck, he’s one of the best keyboard players in the city.

We’re at Walnut Hills’ Five Points Biergarten the next day. Looking forward to making our second annual appearance there.

On a different note, here’s the latest post from Dave Killen on his journey back to good health. Dave, Jacqui, and all of us in the band appreciate the love and support you’ve sent their way. It makes a difference.

Fountain Square on Aug. 28 + Cancer Sucks

P27 Indie SummerWhen you last heard from us, we were planning to go away for the summer to record the follow-up to Calling Out. That was before we received the devastating news that Dave Killen (drummer, multi-instrumentalist, singer of the lovely high harmonies) has a recurrence of lymphoma. He successfully beat it into remission four years ago and was just a few months shy of the five-year “all clear” mark. Dave has undergone two rounds of chemo so far with positive results. Soon, he will go through a final round of chemo and an autologous stem cell transplant.

Dave and his wife Jacqui have taken on this challenge with their usual strength, good cheer, and sense of humor. They are sharing their journey via their blog, Nashville or Bust. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

Until Dave is back to full health, our good friend Chris Mueller of Alone At 3AM volunteered to play drums at our Fountain Square and Bend Fest shows. We are deeply grateful to Chris for stepping up, and to Dave, who was insistent that cancer not get in the way of what promise to be three great shows. We are a band of brothers — we will make Dave proud.

Hope to see you at Fountain Square — August 28. The show starts at 7pm with JetLab — we’re on at 9pm, between The Perfect Children and Wussy.

This weekend (4/17-18)

Photo courtesy of Brandon Wheeler

Saturday [4.18] @ Northside Tavern

This Saturday finds our little rock + roll combo returning to Northside Tavern with a great lineup. Our good friends in JetLab (“a spiritual throwback to the ’70s New York City scene centered on CBGB” — CityBeat) start things off around 10pm. We’re on second, and a great relatively new band called Even Tiles close out the night. Look for new songs, lots of sweat, and the usual amounts of regrettable stage banter.

Yes, We’re Covering The Fab Four

On Friday, we’ll be at Southgate House Revival for We All Shrine On: Beatles Tribute Concert Benefiting Shriners Hospitals for Children. 15 of Cincinnati’s best bands cover The Beatles for a good cause. We’re in the Revival Room (upstairs) foir a 30-minute set at 10:50pm, between JetLab and the Whiskey Shambles. We can’t tell you what we’re playing other than to say that the Lennon/McCartney ratio is 3-to-1.

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Calling Out — find it online at Bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon; locally, at Shake It Records, Park + Vine, Everybody’s Records, and Rock Paper Scissors.  Many thanks to WRFL in Lexington, KY for showing us so much love!

Live + Virtual

* This Friday [3.20] @ Stanley’s Pub
Our last show got snowed out, so we are seriously raring to go. We’ll return to Stanley’s Pub, the scene of many shenanigans over the years, with Tonefarmer, old pals and a fantastic pop band. Many of you have asked for earlier shows, so we’re giving the people what they want: Tonefarmer is on first at 9pm, we’ll start making noise around 10:15pm.

video* Video Killed The Local Rock Star
Our first-ever video is up on YouTube. It was shot at our Midpoint show and rehearsal by a student crew from NKU Professor Sara Drabik’s documentary film class and edited by our own Dave K. It’s even SFW…

The Social Media Thing
We’re finally on Facebook. Please give us some love there when you are so inclined.