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March 31, 2013

The Rumours are True . . . We’re Back!!!

Friends, Chicagoans, LiveMusicEnthusiasts,

After 9 long months of hibernation we are at long last ready to step on stage and submit our musical compositions for your judgement in the public forum, please join us at ye olde HOUSE of BLUES in Chicago on Friday May 3rd for a night of merrymaking with some of the best rock ‘n soul this fair city has to offer.  We’re honored to be supporting our great friend MATHIEN as he and his band release a new record, also equally exciting is the fact that our long time friends JACKPOT DONNIE are on the bill.  You can count on some surprise guest appearances as we will most definitely dance in and out of one anothers sets for some impromptu fun.

We implore you to purchase your tickets for this incredible event in advance through our online store –

http://howfartoaustin.bigcartel.com

It is safe, secure, and most importantly it saves you over $10 on ticket master fees in addition to helping us show our favorite venue in town that we do indeed have people who enjoy our live performances.  Ticket purchased through our store will be waiting for you at will call the night of the show.  If you live in the Chicago area and prefer to purchase your tickets from the band using good old fashioned cash, just email us at info@howfartoaustin.com and we’ll arrange to get you the tickets the old fashioned way (which means we meet you in a shady McDonalds parking lot in a seedy part of town, you pull up to our car and give the pre-determined password, then one of our associates gets in the car and you drive around the block where he/she hands you the tickets and you hand over the cash then you both go your separate ways without ever saying a word).  Of course, if thats too sketchy for you we can just meet at Starbucks.  We like a Orange Mocha Frappucino as much as the next person.

Look out for some new video content in the weeks leading up to the show at www.youtube.com/howfartoaustin and of course we always appreciate it if you “LIKE” our page at www.facebook.com/howfartoaustin – we are, afterall, performers, and relish in the thought that anyone would consider taking the time to publicy declare that they “LIKE” our little merry band of rock ‘n roll enthusiasts.

 

 

See you all on Friday May 3rd!!!

 

Hugs & Kisses,

 

-Us-

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September 9, 2012

and the winner is . . . . . . .

Happy fall everyone!!

Its been FAR to long since my last entry and for that dear reader, I apologize!  Lots been happening since last we checked in, we’ve got several music videos being edited right now – a few tunes from our stellar Metro show in mid summer, as well as a few tunes from when we backed up legendary Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd for a private performance in the late summer!

In the mean time, Katie & Tate just returned from a whirlwind visit overseas and with them came some great news, we were selected by the readers of the Oak Park Patch as the BEST LOCAL BAND, with 70% of the vote it was a bit of a landslide and we just want to say a big THANKS to everyone who voted for us!!  We’re in the studio the rest of fall, but we’ll celebrate the win with a big show at Fitzgeralds in the spring!

http://oakpark.patch.com/articles/and-the-winners-are-065458cd

More updates soon, new tracks nearing completion in the studio and we’re brainstorming some new video ideas, and live videos from our recently minted Chalk Lit Studios will be coming along soon as well!!

 

-Bird

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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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