Summerfest Approacheth

Hey folks--

Movement continues on the August/Sept. West Coast jaunt. Most cities that aren't confirmed have people working them pretty solidly, so we're confident shit will fall into place sometime in July. If it doesn't we'll panic then! Here's how things stand right now:

8.21.09 Madison, WI: Willy St. Pub (The Wisco) CONFIRMED
8.22.09 Minneapolis, MN: Sauce CONFIRMED
8.23.09 TBD Bismarck or Minot, ND--Please help!
8.24.09 TBD Billings, MT or DRIVE DAY--Please help!
8.25.09 Missoula, MT: The Palace CONFIRMED
8.26.09 TBD Bellingham or elsewhere in WA
8.27.09 Seattle, WA: The Funhouse CONFIRMED
8.28.09 TBD Portland, OR
8.29.09 San Francisco, CA: Hemlock Tavern CONFIRMED
9.01.09 TBD Denver, CO
9.02.09 Wichita, KS: Kirby’s Beer Store CONFIRMED
9.03.09 TBD Lawrence/Kansas City, MO--Please help!
9.04.09 TBD St. Louis, MO
9.05.09 TBD Iowa City, IA

Meanwhile, Milwaukee, you get us at SUMMERFEST next Monday, June 29, on the Cascio Groove Garage Stage at 7:30 PM. Here's your entire lineup for that day:

2:30pm Macyn Taylor
3:30pm Carrie Melton
4:30pm Longacre
5:30pm The Vega Star
6:30pm Time Since Western
7:30pm IfIHadAHiFi
8:30pm Testa Rosa
9:30pm The Wildbirds

And watch out for our shows in July with our pals from Oakland, CA--MOUNT VICIOUS! The new band from Conan and Chris from Replicator will tear your face off and then fuck it. July 23 at Quenchers in Chicago, July 24 at Cactus Club in Milwaukee, July 25 at the Frequency in Madison, July 26 at the Busted Lift in Dubuque, IA. POWER IT UP!


This Weekend in Sturgeon Bay!

It's that time again! The Steel Bridge Songfest is once again invading Sturgeon Bay, WI this weekend! The important day for any Northeast Wisconsin HiFi fans is Saturday the 13th when we take the stage at the Red Room, 66 S 3rd Ave, with our good pals white, wrench, conservatory., Quinn Scharber and the ABC Reboot of V, The Maybenauts, and Year of the Scavenger! Nothing but foolishness and angry livers all weekend.

What goes on at Steel Bridge stays at Steel Bridge. Just don't get Steel Bridged. Right Quinn?


This Saturday! PRF BBQ!

So three of us waste time during the day on a nerdy message board called the Electical Audio Forums, better knows as the PRF (The PREMIER ROCK FORUM). Someone got a wild hair up their ass and suggested we all get together in Chicago for a BBQ, some live band karaoke, and performances from all our bands. Obviously we had to be there.



Chicago, IL

Here's the schedule:


9:30pm to 10:00pm - Let's Get Out Of This Terrible Sandwich Shop
10:00pm to 10:20pm - 20 Minute switch-over
10:20pm to 10:50pm - The Suit
10:50pm to 11:10pm - 20 Minute switch-over
11:10pm to 11:40pm - Bear Claw
11:40pm to Midnight - 20 Minute switch-over
Midnight - Karaoke


Noon-2pm: Talky Talk

2:00pm to 2:30pm - Leopold & Loeb
2:30pm to 2:50pm - 20 Minute switch-over
2:50pm to 3:20pm - Begin By Gathering Supplies
3:20pm to 3:40pm - 20 Minute switch-over
3:40pm to 4:10pm - That Damned Fly
4:10pm to 4:30pm - 20 Minute switch-over
4:30pm to 5:00pm - Blood Sucking Fiends

5pm-7pm: Food!!!

7:00pm to 7:30pm - The Chrome Robes
7:30pm to 7:50pm - 20 Minute switch-over
7:50pm to 8:20pm - The Conformists

8:30pm-11pm: Movie? Comedy?

11:00pm to 11:30pm - Push Pull
11:30pm to 11:50pm - 20 Minute switch-over
11:50pm to 12:20pm - Trophy Wives
12:20pm to 12:40pm - 20 Minute switch-over
12:40pm - .22


Noon-2pm: Talky Talk

2:00pm to 2:30pm - The Columbines
2:30pm to 2:50pm - 20 Minute switch-over
2:50pm to 3:20pm - My Canadian Girlfriend
3:20pm to 3:40pm - 20 Minute switch-over
3:40pm to 4:10pm - IfIHadAHiFi
4:10pm to 4:30pm - 20 Minute switch-over
4:30pm to 5:00pm - Ling Ling

5pm-7pm: Food!!!

7:00pm to 7:30pm - Century Rocket Building
7:30pm to 7:50pm - 20 Minute switch-over
7:50pm to 8:20pm - Mayor For Life
8:20pm to 8:40pm - 20 Minute switch-over
8:40pm to 9:10pm - (-o-)
9:10pm to 9:30pm - 20 Minute switch-over
9:30pm - The Bitter Tears

There's a separate donation requested per night, or you can attend all weekend with a suggested donation of $15. That's a deal, people. We're bringing down sausage and some Mars Cheese Castle eats for the attendees. You know you want this.