“Man, I just did a ten year sentence in Potosi. I got out eight hours ago. You’re the first band I’ve seen in ten years. You guys were fucking great.”
– A direct quote from a fan after our Midwest Mayhem set. More on that a bit later.
June is here and so is the oppressive St. Louis humidity. It’s going to be a busy summer for us. We’re sure you’re busy as well, so we’ll get right to it.
- We have three shows in June with the Old 97′s. It’s exciting to be opening for a great band. These shows can’t come soon enough.
06/20: First Avenue (w/ Old 97′s) // Minneapolis , MN
06/21: Park West (w/ Old 97′s) // Chicago, IL
06/22: Turner Hall (w/ Old 97′s) // Milwaukee, WI
- Our next HOME show! This is our first headlining show in STL since March. Don’t miss it!
07/19: Plush // Saint Louis , MO
- Our July-Aug schedule is filling up nicely. We’ll be returning to some of our favorite cities during this time. Take a peek…
07/26: Donnie’s Homespun // Springfield, IL
07/31: Maxine’s // Hot Springs, AR
08/01: Double Wide // Dallas, TX
08/02: Mercury Lounge // Tulsa, OK
08/07: White Water Tavern // Little Rock, AR
08/08: George’s Majestic // Fayetteville, AR
08/09: Lola’s Saloon Sixth // Fort Worth, TX
08/14: Al’s Bar // Lexington , KY
08/15: MOTR Pub // Cincinnati, OH
08/21: Riot Room // Kansas City , MO
08/22: tba // Wichita, KS
08/23: Outland Ballroom (downstairs) // Springfield, MO
08/28: Lamasco’s // Evansville, IN
08/29: John Brown’s on The Square // Marion, IL
08/30: Pitter’s Lounge // Cape Girardeau , MO
A big thank you to everyone who attended our shows in Decatur, IL at Donnie’s Homespun, and this year’s Midwest Mayhem at the City Museum in STL. Both shows were incredible. Though we’ve been playing Central Illinois for as long as we’ve been a band, we’ve neglected Decatur. That won’t happen anymore. Also, this was our first time playing Midwest Mayhem. The room was packed and absolutely electric. We couldn’t have asked for a better turn out or response.
It was after our Midwest Mayhem set, a gentleman walked up to Jason, gave him a firm handshake, and said: ”Man, I just did a ten year sentence in Potosi. I got out eight hours ago. You’re the first band I’ve seen in ten years. You guys were fucking great.” Music has a tendency to bring it out of people. It might be because the act of performing live music on stage can be a vulnerable experience. One that people identify and connect with. We lay it all out there and when we walk off, we feel both drained and invigorated. People have responded to us after the show in a variety of ways. Anything ranging from sober and heartfelt to intoxicated and downright weepy. The gentleman from Potosi takes the cake. It was the most intense thing anyone has ever told us after a show. One that left us speechless.
We’ll leave you with this: If you haven’t yet figured out who the special people are in your life — get on it. When you find them — hold on to them like the antidote. You’ll never know when you’ll need them or when they’ll need you. We cannot say thank you enough. It’s our pleasure performing for such passionate crowds. See you down the road.
P.S.: Our brand new Tee shirt, designed by our very own guitarist Nate Jones, can be found right here.