Well, folks. We can finally share the photos from the first round of the “Parody Album Cover” project. We will think about starting round two sometime in the future. We welcome your suggestions for album covers for us to mock in the future – leave a comment! In the meantime…enjoy!
Thanks to Angel Jusay Photography for the pictures!
We are playing a show…in the SUMMER! Yes, we know it is unusual. We usually take a hiatus during the Summer months. Why? Because it is hot and we prefer to drink beer and hang out. But this year, oh no, we are suffering through the heat and putting on a show – JUST FOR YOU!
We will be playing on Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30 PM at the one and only Crescent Lounge in Astoria, New York (32-05 Crescent Street). Admission is free! Check out the Facebook event and let us know that you are coming.
Remember that much talked about magazine interview we mentioned a while back? Well, mark your calendars – it is coming out in Boro Magazine on July 5th! Boro is an Astoria / Long Island City Art and Culture Magazine – yes, we are apparently considered art and/or culture. Go figure!
So pick up a copy of Boro in Queens for free or go check out their website on the 5th and see our ugly mugs splashed across the pages.
Ever since SingleCut brewery opened up in Astoria, we have been yearning to play a show there. Mostly because we love good beer, but partially because we really want to have a beer named after us. One Hop Second sounds like a good beer name, don’t you think? If you don’t know about SingleCut – you should head over to their website. We even made a little alteration to our logo for the show…
Want to come to the show – and try some great local beer? It will be April 19th from 7-9 PM! You can RSVP on Facebook if you would like. We will see you there! Warning: We will probably be drunk…
Yes, it is a little early for April Fool’s Day – one week away! But we managed to pull an April Fool’s joke on ourselves. Due to scheduling difficulties, we had to cancel our April Fool’s Day show. I know, it is very sad. But don’t worry! We are going to be featured in an article in Latency Magazine – check out their website here – and we are planning for a big show soon! Keep coming back for more news. Oh, and sorry about no April Fool’s Day show.
So, the magazine feature on us is being published on April 1st – we know what you are thinking and NO, this is not an April Fool’s joke. Things are actually picking up for us. And to give you a taste of what is to come, we are releasing our first parody album cover photo today! This is just the tip of the iceberg…just the tip…
If we decided to be a Bee Gees cover band, what would we call ourselves? The Bee Jays? What do you think?
So, it tentatively looks like we are going to be profiled in a local magazine. We know, we are shocked too! So, the idea was bandied about that since we are a parody comedy band that we should do some parody band photos. The discussion on our Facebook page reached epic proportions when it came to suggestions. Here are a few of our favorites:
This one would probably require a time machine…
This on the other hand…
Astoria’s most dangerous group?
Hmmm, but who would be Carnie? Just kidding, we know…
Much like the “Pretty Boy Floyd” photo that is the ‘feature image’ of this post (all the way at the top) – this is NOT happening…unless we get some flesh colored body suits…
What are your thoughts? This may become an ongoing ‘thing’ that we do. We would love to hear what album cover you think we should parody. Leave a comment or let us know over at our Facebook page or on Twitter!
While we still try to sort out how we are going to do a Valentine’s Day show this year, we have a special item on sale in our online store for all of you fans of Morrissey and The Smiths.
There is even an organic ladies t-shirt free of harsh chemical bleaches or dyes – because we know you have sensitive skin. Order yours now in our online store. Because nothing says “Valentine’s Day” like The Smiths!
Do you REALLY pay attention to our social media exploits? We get the feeling that most of our followers are pretty lazy. While we keep in regular contact with our fans, there are times when we interact with some ‘big names’. So, if you can correctly identify one of the people in the list below who WE HAVE NOT interacted with, you will be entered into a drawing for a free copy of our upcoming LIVE HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR CD. Oh yes, there is a CD coming. Remember, you have to identify one person who HAS NOT interacted with us on social media. Interactions include retweeting our tweets…
And no this isn’t a trick question. There is at least one person in that list we haven’t interacted with. To be eligible for the giveaway, you must be following us on Facebook and Twitter if you aren’t already.
You have until Monday, December 10th to enter. At that point, we will give the answers – and then anyone who got a correct answer will be notified of the next step in the giveaway!
This clip of some slightly inebriated improvisation from last year’s holiday show was oddly prescient (for those of you who don’t know what that means, look it up!) as we were able to find a Pearl Jam holiday tune for this year’s show.
This video gives you a bit of a glimpse into our rehearsal and song writing process. Drink a bunch of beers, start playing a song, lyrics start coming out…there, the mystery is shattered.
We love Astoria, perhaps it is because two thirds of the band lives here, but it seemed like it was about time to create a shirt that reflected both our feelings and our reputation in the neighborhood.
You know you want one. So what are you waiting for? And remember, all profits from any store purchases before our Holiday Spectacular on December 15th will go to Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.