Keeping busy recently with printing/dyeing t shirts as well as working on a new zine that we just finished in time for tour called IN BETWEEN. A zine about the West Coast tour we did at the end of last year. Stories and experiences shared through photos and written prose. We are very excited to have it all finished and ready for the road.
Speaking of the road, we set out Sunday. Very excited! Still have a couple dates open and if you have any interest in re-posting this or trying to help us out in anyway, it would mean so much to us. We look forward to seeing you and hopefully cutting a rug soon!
Love y’all fer always,
JUNE 21 - AUSTIN, TX. - SOCCER CAMP HOUSE JUNE 23 - MARFA, TX. - TBD (HELP) JUNE 24 - EL PASO, TX. - TBD (HELP) JUNE 25 - PHOENIX, AZ. - FUNNY WORLD JUNE 26 - POMONA, CA. - VLHS WAREHOUSE JUNE 27 - SANTA BARBARA, CA. - LIVE ON 5432 FUN! JUNE 28 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA. - TBD (HELP) JUNE 29 - OAKLAND, CA. - CRACKER FACTORY (EARLY SHOW) // ABCO ART SPACE (LATER SHOW) JUNE 30 - LOS ANGELES, CA. - GROWING UP IS DUMB FEST JULY 01 - SAN DIEGO, CA. - CHE CAFE W/ DEFIANCE, OHIO JULY 02 - FLAGSTAFF, AZ. - TBD JULY 03 - TUCSON, AZ - TLMS JULY 04 - LAS CRUCES, NM. - THE TRAINYARD JULY 05 - DENTON, TX. - MACARONI ISLAND JULY 06 - DALLAS, TX. - TBD (HELP)
BANDS / FOOD / BEER! Donations and proceeds go to the Lilith Fund for Reproductive Equity. Help Texas women get access to the care they deserve! Give the Texas Legislature the finger! $5 suggested donation at the door.
Feral Future - 9 Angry girl power punk that will melt your face off. They’re recording a second EP right now and it’s freakin’ amazing! http://feralfuture.bandcamp.com/
The Really Rottens - 8 Retro-style surf for dancing the night away. Bring your own leather pants. http://www.reverbnation.com/thereallyrottens?page_view_source=facebook_app
JAM OUT WITH YOUR CLAM OUT! And support reproductive justice! We’re grilling burgers/veggie burgers and giving you beers all day! We’ll have a t-shirt stencil (BYO shirt), delicious baked goods thanks to The Sweet Sorceress, custom guitar straps for sale from Madame Guitar Straps (http://madameguitarstraps.com/) and awesome koozies you’ll definitely want to buy. All donations/proceeds will go to the Lilith Fund.
TOM GRRRL is in the process of booking a tour out West this Summer. Rachel made this awesome flyer with preliminary dates for our tour! We are not committed to these dates/towns, so if you have any suggestions or friends anywhere surrounding, please get in touch with us! We would love any help you could offer. If even just re-posting this!
The Pasta Salad Days are upon us! Thanks to Erik Mauck and Chelsea Hernandez for their time and patience throughout the making of this video. A huge shout out to all the people who came to trash Rachel’s kitchen and pour beer all over Danny. We couldn’t have done it without you?
Since we have gotten back from tour, I have been feeling a lil’ stunted. No job. No money. At times, little to no excitement when it comes to life. I have been wishing that we never came back from tour.
All that aside, I have been working on trying to stay positive and focused on the things that bring me happiness. Like my nephews or the summer. There are things to look forward to. I have been remembering them more and more recently, and it feels good to feel purpose…. of some sort, at least.
I’ll be in San Diego for a few days visiting family. I asked my friend Greg if he wouldn’t mind helping me out with a show at the Che while in town. To my good fortune, he offered me a spot on the Stephen Steinbrink show this Friday. If any one is in San Diego this weekend, I will be playing Jehovas Fitness songs. I haven’t played these songs for a while, so it will probably be interesting. Regardless, I look forward to playing old songs in a place that used to feel so much like a 2nd home to me.
THINK AND DIE THINKING put on a show for us in San Jose, CA. The show we played was by far one of the most feel good shows of tour! They are an amazing group of folks doing some really motivating things in their neck of the bay. I encourage y’all to take the time to read this and maybe dig a little deeper in this collective to see what they are up to.
We leave Austin in approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
So many things to say. So many things to do still! It’s hard to wrap my mind around it, so instead I find myself behind the computer.
Rachel and I will be gone for the next couple weeks. in that time, we are getting to see new places, meet new people, and live the life we have been talking about for a while now. That life? The life of getting away from “home”.
For the past year I have been writing and recording songs for an album that was recently just finished. An album that we will have with us while we are away. An album that is about leaving your home for the sake of expanding your thought process.
We owe a lot of thanks to a lot of people. I still need to pack my bags, so I will spare you a list. But there are those of you who know that you have helped us out in various ways. We could not do what we have done this far without our friends.