Just a short pre-thanksgiving update to let you know what is going on in Blackoutville. Liz and I have scheduled a free show at the Neo-Futurarium with our Upright Bass Player on Friday December 10th. It will be at 10:30pm. You may have to go see Too Much Light to actually get into the space that we are playing but honestly, it's worth it. In December The Neo-Futurists do their Best Of show, and it's usually pretty damn good and almost always sold out. So for directions and what not: www.neofuturists.org
Also if you are interested in the Neos I am in the New York show through the first week of December. You can find info about the NYC branch at the same web site.
EIB will be hitting the road alot the next upcoming year. Liz and I have challenged each other to get out there as much as possilbe to see if we want to continue with the band. At the end of this upcoming year we are going to reevaluate the situation and make a final decision. Bice will be joining us on as many of these tours as he can. He is going to school in Tempe AZ for Studio Recording. It's an intensive course, 7 months straight, so we are going to try to get him out as much as he can before he starts in the summer, and if the band makes it through 2005 he will be once again the full time drummer. I have my fingers crossed.
Europe: We will be in Europe from Feb 2nd thru March 4. If you are in Europe and want us to play your area please contact Baz at www.blahblahblahtours.com
This tour will include: Dave Trevino (Queers) on Drums, Philip Hill (Teen Idols, Queers) on Bass and Scott Conway (Gear, Screeching Weasel, mingchicago.com) on Guitar, Liz on Vocals, and John Jughead on Guitar.
East Coast: I am starting to book a tour for the East Coast to take place around the end of April. If you have a venue or are able to book one in the NorthEast let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan: This is sketchy at best right now, but we are looking into a week and a half tour through Japan probably around June or July
West Coast: In around August or September we may also decide to hit the NorthWest. We haven't discussed this yet, but I would like to start collecting contacts. Please send contacts to me at email@example.com
Thanks, that is all for now.
ps: I am working hard to actually get mey Weasels in a Box book done. I have a few chapters up at:
http://weaselsinabox.blogspot.com/ if you want to take a look.
John Jughead Pierson
Even In Blackouts