Friday, December 12, 2008

The End Is Near!! Record Release and last shows!

EIB Selling Out!

Living Room show getting close to sold out! If you want to go to this once in a lifetime opportunity (a little over the top) please let us know now by snail mailing or paypaling a payment NOW! I have a few reservations for people without payments yet, I can only keep those on hold another week unless I hear back. We have added Cleveland and Los Angeles to our already growing list of people from different states and countries. It will definitely be a great night for conversation, music and drinking. e-mail now to if you know that you are coming and haven't yet made a reservation. You don't need to make a reservation for the basement show, but it may sell out, so it doesn't hurt.

John Jughead

After seven years of struggle and the most amazing life-changing times
we have had, Even In Blackouts is calling it quits. Our plan, since we
all love each other so much, is to go out in style and have a huge
party at the house and a few shows.

03/11/2009 08:00 PM
Penny Road Pub
545 Penny Road
South Barrington,
Illinois 60010

Description:Over 21
Phone: 847-428-0562

03/12/2009 07:00 PM
- Black Sheep Cafe

11th and South Grand Streets

Description:All Ages
also playing:
The Seething Coast
Hello, World!

03/13/2009 08:00 PM

- Reggies Rock Club

2109 South State Street
Chicago, Illinois 60616

Description: All Ages. This is our last venue show, ever!...
For info:

Saturday March 14 in Jughead's Basement (in Chicago) at 6pm. 10 bucks. With this price you get entrance to the show and the new cd, Thresholds From
The Basement. You can make a reservation for this now if you like. It
is a small basement. Probably 100 people. If you want a reservation you
can make a paypal payment to for 12 bucks The
two dollars is to cover band and paypal fees.

That same night at 10:30pm. In the Living Room we will be serving free
food and drink during which we will be playing an extended-long
acoustic show into the late hours. This show MUST be reserved in
advance, only 50 people. 25 bucks. With this price you will also
resceive a free cd.

So if you want to attend this please paypal 25 bucks to or email here and send a check or money order
made out to Hope and Nonthings to:

Hope And Nonthings c/o John Pierson

5059 W Winona

Chicago, IL 60630

If you want to attend both please paypal or mailorder 35 bucks and specify both shows.

*Any previous donor of over 100 dollars for the Threshold Recording has
free entrance to both shows with reservation. Just please make
reservations ASAP. These very same donators will receive their Wooden
box sets previous to this show. Probably in early February. (Don't
try to fake that you were one of these people. I kept copious
spreadsheets with all these names on it with e-mails and addresses.)

Saturday, September 06, 2008

We are planning on touring Italy, Spain and France in Feb and/or March. If you are interested in booking a show please contact us.

John Jughead Pierson

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I just wanted to thank the donators to our record, and also a special thank you to the people who are continuing to send us donations after the campaign has ended. The donations that are still coming in have been very helpful. Liz, Gub, and I are flying out to Bice's studio in Boston to mix the record, and hopefully it will be ready for release in late August or early September.

I have one more request, if anybody has access to a Photoshop for a pc laptop that I can have, this can be used as a donation for the record, and will received a signed cd. I need to design the cover, but I no longer have a version of photoshop that can be used with my sony laptop.

Please e-mail me if you have access to such a thing.


John Jughead Pierson

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Well EIB fans, it is that time again for a new Even In Blackouts Record, and once again we would like to create a record outside of the box. We are going to fund the whole project removed from the limitations and the imagined and/or actual pressure of a labels monetary decision making. We realized that we could record a new cd with less funds if we rented equipment and did it ourselves. Since we have three engineers, and at least one carpenter in the band, plus a house, there is no reason why we shouldn’t turn my basement into a recording studio and record the whole album in the underground confines of my home. It is not that we have any problems with the idea of a label, it just seems many prospective labels have problems with us. It is inherent in the concept of EIB to experiment with styles and to take chances whenever we can, and this doesn't always jive with a label trying to promote a band or a style of music. I understand this reasoning and subsequent perception of the band. I myself constantly feel the pressure as a creator to fight my own instincts to appease the public by giving them what they think they want instead of what could potentially pleasantly surprise them. We have no hostility in regards to this situation, it just limits our choices as to how to put out a record.

Our last recording, Fall Of The House Of Even, was partially funded by donations made by you, our fans. In return many of you received signed cds and shirts, booklet pages named after you, and voice samplings in a song. This, except for a few wildly odd criticisms, was a great experience for us and for the fans that were made to feel, rightfully, that they were a part of our project. It quite literally could not have been done without them...YOU, reading this. Some of you even became good friends along the way. We believe that the fun, diversity, oddness, and energy of Fall Of The House Of Even was made possible by this liberating approach. We can't help but believe in the creative freedom we will be allowed by actually living at my house with the studio in the basement. I have no doubt that this endeavor will spawn a whole new slew of adventurous, strange, raw, and beautiful songs and outtakes. In the face of all this it is a piece of hard reality that none of us in the band have access to funds beyond what keeps us alive. If we did I would not ask for help.

So once again we are looking towards our fan base to help support this record. Here are the ways in which you can contribute:

1: The most simple is a 30.00 - 99.00 dollar donation: You will receive an autographed cd, a shirt of your choosing from our present collection, stickers and buttons, and your name, or whatever you represent (company, band, etc..), on the booklet as a contributor.

2: 100.00 to 149.00 dollar donation: One of the concepts on the record is thresholds. Each page of the booklet will be a door. You can have your name, company, band, etc, written on one of these doors. You can even send us a picture of your very own door if you want to. You will also receive an autographed cd and your name, or whatever you represent (company, band, etc..), on the booklet as a contributor.

3: 150.00 to 200.00 dollar donation: The front cover will be a collage that I, John Jughead Pierson, compile from photos that YOU send us. The cover of the record will be created by your contribution of any kind of photo you want. (self portrait, some art work you have the rights to, your house, your dog, a hole in the ground, a picture of you looking directly into the sun, whatever you want.) You will also receive an autographed cd and your name, or whatever you represent (company, band, etc..), on the booklet as a contributor. And a 11 by 17 autographed poster of the collaged artwork.

And Finally one of the most exciting to us:

4: $30.00 to $50.00 invitation: During the recording we will be hosting a few nights of Living Room shows. You will be invited to our house in Chicago to partake of one acoustic show, a home-cooked meal prepared for you from the band itself, and a night full of drinking, music and shanagans. (If you are from out of town, we are allowing a few people to stay the night if requested, so they don't have to drive hours home tired and drunk.) We do not supply transportation Here are the dates:

Thursday May 29th

Thursday June 5th

Friday June 6th

The Living Room Shows will go quick so please RSVP with a payment ASAP

All payments can be made by cash or check by mail and made out to: Hope And Nonthings 5059 W Winona Chicago IL 60630
Or you can make a paypal payment to

Please email us at before sending a check, money order or payment to paypal. Just to make sure we have room or that donation tier still available.

Thank you. We are very excited about this opportunity

John Jughead Pierson & Even In Blackouts