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June 12, 2012

Metro This Saturday, Et cetera, Et cetera

Greetings friends!

We’ve had a busy few weeks of shows, Katie & Tate have done a few duo shows around the region warming up for the some great acts, and the full band has been shaking some hips more locally – highlight so far was at Arlington Race Track entertaining 4,000 packed in wine enthusiasts who came to taste over 300 wines and found themselves in the midst of a rock ‘n roll extravaganza.  Good times ensued.

But I digress, we’re excited because this weekend we make our debut at the wildly famous Cabaret Metro here in Chicago – this incredible venue has fostered the careers of so many incredible bands including Smashing Pumpkins, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, more than we have room to name here, but at least we got a little name dropping in!  We are supporting our good friends in Cobalt & the Hired Guns as they release a new cd, tickets are available at this link:

http://www.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSearch.jsp?performance_id=1621009&cobrand=metrochicago

Punch in the promotion code METRO to get ’em for only $7 a pop!

That is, as they say, all the news that’s fit to print – some more amazing shows coming up later this month and into July, there is a new video in the works, new music being recorded, and lots of new songs being written, we’ll see you soon!

 

-Bird

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May 31, 2012

Summer in Chicago!

We’re dragging summer into Chicago kicking and screaming, there are fits of glorious sun soaked days punctuated by days of doom and gloom clouds and rain, but at least its not snowing.  Yet.

Summer means lots of shows, and even though we originally vowed to take it easy this summer, well, that hasn’t quite panned out – this weekend starts on Friday night, Katie and Tate are doing an acoustic set opening for a fantastic Bruce Springsteen tribute act, “Bruce in the USA” (www.bruceintheusa.com) at Viper Alley (www.viper-alley.com).  They’ll preview a few new tunes and dust off a few covers that were requested via email this week, come sing along!

On Saturday the whole band will be playing all afternoon at Arlington Race Track (http://www.arlingtonpark.com/calendar/day/2012-06-02), but in order to see the band you’ll have to buy a ticket to the Binny’s Wine Tasting Event.  It’s $25 for a tasting of over 300 different wines and food from some of the most amazing restaurants in town.  Not a bad deal, you can of course see the races and shake your sexy hips to our grooves.  Get there early, press for this event has been huge.

Then on Sunday we play the “Day in our Village” celebration in lovely Oak Park, where 4/5 of the band hails from originally.  Get to Scoville Park at the intersection of Oak Park Ave. & Lake Street early – music starts at noon and we hit the stage at 4:00 – expect a bit of a wild set, I’m just sayin’.

Thats the news for now – new songs “New Orleans” and “Lovestruck Rush” are nearing completion in the studio, we’ll be shooting the video for “Lovestruck Rush” later in June for a dual release, we’d love to have any and all of your lovely faces in the video so shoot an email to media@howfartoaustin.com if you’d like a starring roll in our next video adventure!

 

Cheers,

 

Bird

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