Monday, December 31, 2018

EIB new record, ROMANTICO! to be released in early 2019

2019 will see the release of a new Even In Blackouts record, released digitally and on vinyl.  14 original new songs penned by John Jughead Pierson and Gub Scott Conway.  While John was working in Osaka, Japan and Gub was living in Louisville, Kentucky, the two of them, simultaneously, and unknown to each other, started writing songs for Even In Blackouts.  The band had gotten back together to record a couple songs in a Boston studio with Bice engineering, and this provoked the main songwriters to keep working while they were alone and alienated in different countries.  The products that came out were highly emotive, energetic, melodic, and brimming with Love and Frustration.  There was a running joke where Gub and John would yell Romantico! then make up a product to go with the name.  Now they have a product that will be tangible, ROMANTICO, the record.  More details soon.  Art will appear even sooner.  Happy New Year!!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Boston, New Jersey, Maryland, Italy, and Chicago

Here are random pictures of our Summer, from East Coast, to Italy, to Chicago in the fall.
EIB 6 piece tour in Baltimore, Maryland.

EIB at Buckledown Brewery in Lyons Illinois.
Gub questioning the existence of his mic.  (or Gubistential Dilemma No. 23)
Liz, Gub, and John meet Jughead in Milan.  The next day Bice showed up.

John, Jug, and Gub leaving for Boston to start recording ROMANTICO!

John, Bice, Gub, Dan-E, and Liz on a short East Coast Tour

Gub contemplating life in a cathedral in Bergamo, Italy.

A photo of John taking a photo in Bergamo, Italy.

Acoustic Power Slide at Raduno Punk Fest in Bergamo.

Acoustic show at Lagunita Brewery in Chicago.

Jug, Liz, and John plays a few songs for Jug's friend's 50th Birthday.

Bice and John setting up equipment in Jughead's living Room.

Bice getting levels in Jughead's Living Room.

Gub is a human drum stand.

EIB at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Gub, Liz, Franco, Jughead and John drinking wine in Milan.

Stefano joining EIB for a Weasel song at Raduno Fest, Bergamo, Italy.

Jughead Power Stance, Bergamo, Italy.

Rock Face!

Classic Bice Rock Shot in Bergamo, Italy.

Liz singing her mouth off in Bergamo, Italy.

Liz singing like a frantic angel keeping beat with her wrist. Bergamo, Italy.

The Writer.  Jughead and Liz. Bergamo, Italy.

Jughead, Liz and John's arm at Raduno Punk Fest in Bergamo, Italy.

Jughead, Stefano, and Ciaccio singing SW at Raduno Fest, Bergamo, Italy.

Audience shot during our show at Raduno Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

Matt DeeCracks and Massimo Manges with EIB at Raduno Fest in Bergamo, Italy.

Andrea Manges with EIB at Raduno Festival in Bergamo, Italy.

Acoustic set in Bergamo, Italy.

Self explanatory shot promoting our Bergamo Hostel.

Cool shot of Liz at Raduno in Bergamo, Italy.

Liz helping Jughead sing at Raduno in Bergamo, Italy.

A slower moment at Raduno, Bergamo, Italy.

Jughead on Fire, John putting him out with ROCK at Raduno.

Jughead in a more pensive live pose at Raduno.

Liz Emoting like a punk rock professional.

Liz flanked by band offspring at Lagunita Brewery in Chicago.

Oh, this is an old photo of EIB at Jughead's 50th Birthday Feb 2018.

Liz and Gub at Buckledown Brewery in Lyons Illinois.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Cool EIB Review and comments by Jughead

I don't know Paul Silver, but in this review of Even In Blackouts he touches on subjects and meanings that have been behind the intentions of my band for years. This is the only album he knows from the band. He is able to see some of the levels of the music we create just from a compilation, which is only a flavor of the story an actual album can give if writers and musicians take that extra step for the songs on an album to be considered an art project unto itself. (Concept records have always gotten dissed by many punks, perhaps because they think it doesn't draw from the raw spontaneous energy that punk tends to encapsulate. Or that it takes away from focusing in on the song itself. Or that pushing punk into the arena of art makes it elitist. I have always disagreed with these opinions, and think that denying punk music as an art form is one of the elements that is helping to dumb down our style of music. Simplicity does not mean you have to be unartistic.) My most favorite part of this review is that he recognizes the immense talent and the punk/broadway quality of Lizzie's vocals. I admit that Even In Blackouts often crosses the line as to what punk is described to be, but at the end of the day, the punk world is what I know and believe in. Knowing that my band hops genres I often hope for moments like this where a critic or just a music lover is able to see both the punk elements and the parts that transcend it's own genre, and see that as a positive element instead of a flaw or a wimpy approach.
Paul refers to not having hear the actual records. Anyone can now purchase all our records for cheap at bandcamp:

Monday, August 13, 2018

August 18, 2018 FREE CHICAGO SHOW!!

August 18, 20018

Chicago's Even In Blackouts will be playing a rare acoustic show at our Wicker Park location (1379 N. Milwaukee Avenue) at 2PM in support of their "Princess Foretold By Her Henchmen, Even" LP!

FREE & all ages welcome!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

East Coast June 2018 mini Tour and Recording

EIB in action
Jughead creeping on the sold out sign.

Looking pleasant

Jazz Hands!

Johns showing his many talents, this one, Organ.

Lizzie sleep-singing and Jughead has a raccoon on his head.

Jughead contemplating vomiting on the microphone

Gub eating the Microphone

Monster Bice on Drums