Hello all of you funk heads. Hopefully we saw you all at our RHCP set for Dane 101's Freakin' Halloweekend. If not... shame on you, tsk tsk tsk. For all of you who did make it thank you for coming out and we hope you enjoyed all the tribute bands your pertty little ears could handle.
Now that Halloween is over, we figured we might take a little break for thanksgiving and come back in early December. The big event is going to be taking place at 2116 Atwood avenue, which is a little venue we all know and love called Mr. Roberts! The main draw is that it will be Lennon's birthday, December 5th, so come and buy him drinks upon drinks. There is also going to be a few live bands performing including your oh so loved Wall Of Funk!
We currently don't have all the details locked in but keep checking up and we're bound to post something sometime in the near future. So friends and family and acquaintances and loosely affiliated folks, please keep your schedules open as well as your ears and eyes for more updates.
Hello everyone! Where have we have been the past few weeks? Working on our RHCP set, that's where! We have put our noses to the grindstone not only for our upcoming show but also for our RHCP tribute band we will be calling "Me and My Friends".
So... as we're not sure you all know from reading our blog every waking moment of your lives the afore mentioned show is later this month on Friday the 25th at the High Noon Saloon. It's this thing Dane 101 likes to host once a year called the Freakin' Halloweekend!
The whole event takes place over two days with 12 tribute bands. We think that ever one of you should go out and buy a ticket right now because we hear that they sell out every year, so if you don't want to miss it go to www.high-noon.com/upcoming.
We are little bummed because any people under the legal alcohol consumption age will not be admitted, we know, it's a travesty. Keep your eyes peeled though youngins because we will have shows you can attend in the future! For all of you who can attend we hope to see you there!
Quick recap for everyone!
the High Noon Saloon
We recently were offered to do a free live in studio video shoot with We Make Music Happen, and thanks to Alejandro Velazquez, Joe Ramos, Thomas Skibsrud, and Scorpion Shots, we've brought Like Cocaine to life! Also, there's a brief "interview" in there and a fun little promo bit at the begining.
We're really excited and humbled to be the first band to do this with We Make Music Happen, and we're very please with the results. Hopefully we've also helped to work out some of the kinks so things go even better for the next bands!
We apologize for not getting many updates out recently. We were working on and waiting for the finalization of this video. Also, with being in the thick of Summer work and projects, things got pretty hectic... I'm sure you can relate!
We've also been getting ready for another Halloween RHCP tribute show, learning some new songs, and preparing the transition to create a separate RHCP tribute band from Wall Of Funk, which we'll be calling "Me and My Friends". The show will be on Oct 25th at the High Noon.
We'll be posting more about the Halloween show in the next few weeks, but for now, please enjoy our new video and let us know what you think!! :)
Thanks to our good friend Chris Kasper for offering a free re-master of one of our songs, we were able to breathe some new life into one of your favorite songs, Like Cocaine! You can listen to it by clicking "Play" on the media player on the right of the screen, or go to our Music/Discography section at the top and download it for FREEEEE for your listening pleasure :)
Here's to a great Summer!!
Come on out for a night full of groovy creative psychedellic rock-funk-punky-jazzblues jams at the High Noon! Featuring some of Madison's unique rock bands, it promises to be far from your average show!
Doors @ 9PM - $5 Cover - Ages 21+
Wall Of Funk
The Mood Manual
Hello!! We wanted to give you a quick update of what is going on behind the scenes in our world...
Right now Lennon and Joe are working on 3 new songs, all with a strong adventure groove influence. One is heavy, one is reggae rock ish, and one is something completely new in itself! Cal will be in the mix of songwriting as soon as Joe and Lennon have their basic structures down and have some scratch tracks recorded for Cal. Then, as a whole group we'll finalize the structure, flow, dynamics, and accents throughout the songs. After that Joe just has to put lyrics together and the songs will be complete. Our goal is to have rough versions of two new songs completed each month!! We hope to start recording sometime early next year.
In the meanwhile, we have some new shows coming up in July. We'll be at the High Noon Saloon on July 19th with bands yet to be added (we just confirmed this show yesterday)! We're then at The Regent Street Retreat on July 27th for a two stage 10 band line up of excellence! We hope to keep that show at the RSR, but it was just sold to new owners so things are a little up in the air... We'll keep you posted. More info on these shows on this page to your right, under the Calendar :)
We also are looking to do a show in our hometown of Cambridge, WI sometime in August, and will hopefully be getting up to the Twin Cities in September, and to Marquette in October or November.
And finally we're working on learning 8 more RHCP songs for our new tribute band "Me And My Friends" which will debut officially at this year's Freakin' Halloween at The High Noon!!
We hope to see you around soon, and be sure to have a killer 2013 Summer!!
The next few weeks are gearing up to be a lot of fun! Here's what's on tap...
Next Saturday the 27th we'll be headlining the Still Stoned Showcase at the Dragonfly Lounge along with Real Knives, Underground Day 1, and Stoop Goodnoise. You can expect a bunch of heavy funk metal songs we haven't played live for several months, as well as a trippy, groovy extended breakdown in our opening song!
On May 9th we'll be over in Baraboo for their college's end of year student party in the late afternoon! Special thank you to Cyrus from Dead Apples for hooking us up with this one :) I'm sure we'll have to keep our set more PG (hopefully at least PG-13) for this one, but we'll have a blast with it either way!
The next day, Friday May 10th, we'll be opening up for Colorphase at their CD release party at the Frequency! This one will be a more funk rock oriented set, but you can expect us to be doing a brand spanking new cover song that you'll love! HINT: You'll probably be wondering why the fuck we hadn't done the cover sooner...
Other than that we have some stuff in the works for June and will be working on booking through the rest of Summer and Fall.
However, WOF will be taking it easy on the shows because we're trying to enjoy being in the band more so and not get stressed about being constantly busy. Although, we will be taking the spare time to enjoy working on some new SONGS!! Joe recently categorized his riff database and ended up with around 50 riffs ready for sculpting!!
And a side note, Joe will also be stepping in to play guitar for local Ska/Punk band 4 Aspirin Morning for a few shows in July and August, so get excited for that!!
We'll see you out there, in the meanwhile, keep rockin daily!
Man did we have a blast down at the Dragonfly Lounge 2 weeks ago with Sky Road Fly opening up for Mason's Case on their "Cut Your Losses" Tour! That was the first time we've played there, and we're excited to go back on April 27th to headline the "Still Stoned Showcase" with Real Knives, Underground Day 1, and Stoop Goodnoise!
This show will be our first heavy set in quite a while and the Dragonfly has the perfect cozy basement show atmosphere with out the complete filth of shitty house basement. Plus there's great bartenders and great drink deals there too! Also, there's so much haze from the fog machines that the light's down there can really add a great mood to the intimate setting of being right on the floor next to the bands! On that note, you could probably hit a bowl down there and no one would notice... which would only be fitting for the "Still Stoned" title! However, partake at your own risk!
Also, shortly after that show, we'll be playing at The Frequency on May 10th opening up for Colorphase at their CD release party!!
Spring is starting to gear up with some great shows leading into the summer, we hope to see you out there supporting the scene with us :)
Rock on you groovy funk metal lovers, rock on!
Finally!!! ...Even though we took a much needed break, and it feels like it's been forever since we've played out live, we can't wait to get back on the stage and rock with you!
Coming up on Saturday, March 23rd, we'll be playing a set at The Dragonfly Lounge, and if you haven't been to this great little venue yet, you're going to love the atmosphere!
To compliment the other bands playing, and the venue setting, we'll be playing another rare "chill" set for your enjoyment, along with a brand new song!!
But most importantly, our good friends from Michigan, Mason's Case, will be headlining the show on their "Cut Your Losses" Tour!
Also, our other friends and local Madison band "Sky Road Fly" will be opening up the evening!
Mark it on your calendar and get excited for March 23rd because we guarantee you're going to have an excellent night!
Ages 21+, $5 Cover.
Look to your right! The right side of your computer screen that is, you'll see the music player... click on the first track titled "Funky Christmas", you're now listening to this year's funkiest M.A.XMas original by yours truly, Wall Of Funk! As opposed to the past two years of M.A.XMas, we decided to only focus on one song this year, considering we had to write and record this song during the same month we had to learn 8 new songs for the Deftones cover set we did for Halloween this year (video to come soon). The result from our focus on only one song this year is a wild funky groove with a wicked bass/guitar solo breakdown and crazy Christmas party vocals! We want YOU to have a Funky Christmas with us! You can buy M.A.XMas here: http://maxmas.bandcamp.com/album/m-a-xmas-vol-iii
Secondly, we're playing another show with our good friends Narrow Vines at the Frequency, Saturday the 22nd at 8PM! This will be our LAST show of the year and the last time you'll see us live for a few months, as we'll be taking some much needed R&R after 5 years of being together non stop. Don't worry though, we plan on using the break to work on personal stuff and come back with new energy, excitement, and vision for the the future of the band. SO... You'd be stupid to miss this chance for a killer set at the best rock venue in town, as well as celebrate the Holidays getting drunk, AND enjoying the fact that the world DIDN'T END! Unless your a glass half empty kind of person...
Most importantly, don't forget to give the best gift you can this year, MUSIC! At the show on the 22nd, we'll be giving away a MAXMas CD with every sale of one of our own CD's! You could buy a WOF CD for your family or friend and keep the free CD, or vice versa! Please help support and spread the love of local music :) However, if you're out of town you can still give some WOF for the ears by clicking on the "Buy Our CD's" link at the top of this page. \m/
It's that time again!! M.A.XMAS is here for the local Madison music scene to celebrate and enjoy! This year's album features some old favorites (4AM, Gov. Zero, Lot 74), as well as some newcomers (Tiger Clutch, Underground Day One), and promises to show the true local flavor in the most kick ass Holiday way possible
This is our third year doing this project and we are extra thankful to Mr. John Kussow and Jeremy Gehler for putting everything together one more time and having us be a part of it! We also can't wait for you to hear this year's track "Funky Christmas"!!!! Now we know we've done a cover song the past two years, but without another Christmas classic with the word "rock" in the title, we didn't know what to do. Also, just being really busy with learning a Deftones set for Halloween in one month kinda took up a lot of the band's time. So we decided to focus on just one song to deliver one really good product compared to two alright products.
The lyrics on this year's album were somewhat inspired from "The Night Before Christmas", but involve way more fun and edgy "adult" themes. You can also expect to hear a some heavy RHCP grooves and raps on "Funky Christmas", as well as a heavy RATM style chorus and a wild and weird Primus-esque bass/guitar breakdown/solo with a dark chromatic funky feel to it!
So, that being said, M.A.XMAS is planned to be released on December 1st 2012 at the Frequency. It's going to be an early show, starting at 3PM. You can find more info on our Calendar here: http://walloffunk.com/calendar
ALSO, as a fundraiser/hellraiser, we'll be playing with Tiger Clutch, 4AM, and Dr. Noise this Thursday, November 15th at Mr. Roberts for Santa's Sweatshop M.A.XMas Pre-Show Party! You can also find that info on our Calendar.
Stay tuned for DECEMBER 1st for the release of M.A.XMAS VOL. 3, we hope to see you at the show, and if not, be sure to stop by our website to listen "Funky Christmas" for FREEEEE! HAPPY HOLIDAYS :D
Wall Of Funk will be playing alongside, YLab, Second Soul, and Lords of the Trident for their second year back at Maximum Ink's Annual Halloween Spoof Show at The Frequency!! We'll be covering 8 full songs of the DEFTONES \m/ Also, we'll be going on FIRST at 9PM, so please get there early :) AND, for our first time ever, we'll be featuring a special guest vocalist for one of the songs in our set!!!
Other bands that will be covered are: early Motley Crue, Rock of Ages, and Ronny James DIO!!!
It's sure to be a great time, so throw on your costume and join us for another amazing Halloween celebration this coming Friday, October 26th!
AND DON'T FORGET THAT THIS SHOW IS FUCKING FREE!!!!
WOW! What an incredible show last Friday!!! Thank you sooooo much to everyone that came out the release party and every one that helped us make it a success!!! We had a great time rocking out with everybody, and special thanks to Chaos Revolution Theory and Subatomic for playing kick ass sets!!! We're incredibly flattered to hear so many great comments about both the show and the CD too :)
So, as of right now we have the CD for sale online at CDBaby.com (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/walloffunk3) and very shortly available on iTunes... We did say that Sometimes Life would be on iTunes the day after the relase, we know and we apologize. I guess we sent the CD's in too late :( However you could always come out to live show and buy one yourself! Like at the one we have coming up at the Frequency on September 21st with Narrow Vines, or on September 27th at Mr. Roberts with Dead Apples!! We'll also be heading to the Steven's Point area and the Chicago area coming up in October.
So stay tuned for some new videos still to come such as Lennon and Joe's drum and bass show, guitar and bass part videos for Sometimes Life and Vital Hiatus, various live clips, and more footage from the making of Sometimes Life!!
Check out the album art for Sometimes Life below :)
The time has just about arrived for the release of our new four song EP Sometimes Life!! Come out to the Regent Street Retreat this Friday, Aug. 31st to see our longest live performance ever featuring the "Wheel Of Funk" and grab your very own copy of Sometimes Life!
But before then, we'll be doing a live acoustic performance on the Jimmy K show on Max Ink Radio tomorrow, (8/28/12) at 8PM!! Tune in at: www.maxinkradio.com and you can hear some of the new tracks as well as a live performance of one of the new songs too!
Aside from the fact that this is our first release in two years since our debut album Vital Hiatus that came out back in 2010, you can also get some of our brand new kick ass merch this Friday too! Check it out below!
This will be our biggest show in a long time, see more details on our calendar page, or e-mail us at email@example.com with any questions... and if you can't make it to the show, you'll be able to get the EP on iTunes the very next day!! Keep rockin!
Check out the quick teaser Cal made up for "Sometimes Life" from our random tracking video footage :) It may be short, we know, but stay tuned for a slightly longer teaser with live riffage from the EP! But for now, just hit play below and enjoy until we see you August 31st at the RSR stage for the release!
"Illusions" is one of the songs to be released on our second EP Sometimes Life coming up on August 31st 2012 at the same venue this live version below was filmed at (The Regent Street Retreat on July 31st 2010). Believe us when we tell you that this song has greatly improved since we started playing it live... in fact this video may just be the first time we played it live! This song will be the second track on the new EP, and you'll definitely notice some changes from this version, such as Joe actually sings all of the verses instead of just yelling them. There's also some singing over the punky breakdown now, as well as an extended intro... Plus we performed it way better and had a lot more experience under our belts as "Wall Of Funk". For now, enjoy the video below and we can't wait to play this for you live at our release party in three weeks, Aug. 31st at the Regent Street Retreat with our good friends Chaos Revolution Theory and Subatomic!!
Yep you read that right! While drummer Cal Lamore will be off playing guitar on tour with his progressive melodic metal band "Too Fond of Flames", Guitarist/Vocalist Joe Marsden will be stepping in on drums to rock with the deep psychedelics jams from bassist Lennon Baker's groove archives to create this potentially one time drum and bass funk metal odyssey jam session!
They will be doing this at the sometimes annual "Grimes Fest" to be held at Elver Park on the afternoon of Saturday July 28th along with several other awesome indie bands and projects.
Even though Joe hasn't played drums live since Pep Band in high school and a brief drum/guitar swap stint with Cal at a show at The Rigby earlier this year he says "I feel like I'm better than ever after brushing off a few cobwebs!"
This promises to be one of W.O.F's most interesting, unique, and experimental shows this year all in the name of FUN! come on out for a great time and great music in the park! For more info click here: http://www.facebook.com/events/294566667273295/
Waukesha here we come! It'll be our first time playing at C's Club V, let alone in Waukesha, and we're stoked!! We'll have an hour and a half of music for you, with the second half of our set being all RHCP cover songs!!! Yes that means you should get excited... Now we know Summerfest is going on, but do you really want to bother dealing with thousands of rowdy drunk people and insane traffic getting there and back? Plus, get with the theme of this event and OCCUPY A LOCAL VENUE to support your local musicians!! the Summerfest bands are getting paid whether you go or not, and if you actually live in the greater Milwaukee area, you've probably been to Summerfest more times than you've needed to anyway. Besides, do you really want to see Train and Kelly Clarkson?? Fuck no you don't!
Also playing will be the kick ass band Chaos Revolution Theory and they will melt your faces off!!! Did we mention they are also a power trio?? So come on out for a good time locally at C's Club V this Friday the 29th!! Be there or be somewhere else!
Finally we are about to order the final copies of our new EP!!! We know it's taken forever, we've all been very busy in our daily lives, but it really reflects a lot on the name and theme for the album "Sometimes Life".
We are about 98% certain that we have a final mastered copy of the EP done by our good friend Drew Palasini, and tomorrow we plan on finalizing all of the graphic art for the EP with another good friend and talented photographer Jonah Westrich! The goal is to have a CD replication order placed by the end of the week with the local company Sooper Dooper.
We can't tell you how stoked you should be for this EP! It may only be 4 songs long, but each song has it's own styling and mood that all tie together with the theme of "Sometimes Life". You can expect more, improved singing, thicker guitars and wicked solos, bass that's literally in your face, and tight punchy drums that combine together into funk/rock/blues/metal grooves that will make you want to keep the tracks on repeat! At least that's how we feel :)
So stay tuned for a final release date in late August! As of now we plan on having our release party at the Regent Street Retreat and we're shooting for August 31st with plans on having some of our favorite awesome local bands playing with us! We hope to make the show free and potentially will be having a free keg just to help motivate you to spend your $5 on getting this kick ass EP!!!
Yep you saw that right, we're doing another RHCP set, and this one's the longest yet! We'll be playing over an hour of music featuring 3 songs we didn't do over Halloween. The Rigby is a really cool venue with a great atmosphere and staff and we can't wait to play this coming Friday!!! It's a guaranteed good time just ask anyone that was out on Halloween last year. So come on out to dance and sing to your favorite Chili Peppers songs!!
So we just played a Battle of the Bands in Milwaukee at the Up and Under Pub this past Friday, unfortunately we didn't make it to the next round. However, we had a killer time seeing our awesome Milwaukee friends and rocking out with them. Thank you all sooo much, it means a lot to have your support!
Anyway, in the same weekend we rocked out about 70% of the mixing of our new EP Sometimes Life!!! We're really stoked to be working with Lee Petz again as was the same person that recorded, mixed, and mastered Vital Hiatus for us! We hope to finish up as much as possible this coming weekend so we can move through the next steps of the CD making process... we know, it's been a LONG time for just a 4 song EP but it'll be out for you to listen to soon, and we can't wait for you to hear it!
Aside from that we have a fair amount of shows booked in the near future that you can check out on our Calendar. On that note, you may notice that there's not a date set for a CD release party, but there will be soon and it's gonna be huge!
So stay tuned for new shit, and keep rockin!
The Up and Under Pub has once again invited us to be a contender in the Battle of the Bands they hold annually with the grand prize of either playing the Miller or Harley stage a Summerfest! We'll be playing in the first round coming up on Friday, April 6th (4/6/12). As you can see on the flyer, the doors are at 8PM with a $5 cover and ages 21+
You might have also noticed our motto for this show "VOTE OR DIE!" This means that we need your help Milwaukee!!! The winner of the battle is the band with the most votes... so it's really more of a popularity contest than anything, meaning that you're the judges, and we have every intention on rocking out balls to the walls for you!
Aside from our focus on the Battle of the Bands, you may have seen that we're staring to book up shows going into the Summer with the goal of two shows per month as well as branching out to new cities and neighboring states, so stay tuned to that!
We're also doing as much as we can and as time allows to work on our upcoming EP "Sometimes Life". We're to the stages of Mixing and Mastering as of now and hope to finish that up as quickly as possible but that work is out of our hands on how fast it can get done. Never the less we intend to release the EP in August as of now if everything goes as planned, so plan on coming out to huge free and rocking CD release party sometime in late Summer!
We'll be playing a breast cancer benefit show along with DR. Noise and Sky Road Fly at the Rigby this Friday, February 17th to help Tina Buechner to pay her medical bills for her struggle with cancer. Here's a brief excerpt of Tina's history:
This is a benefit show for Tina Buechner. Tina was just starting her journey to becoming a Vet Tech after loosing her job due to the down turn of the economy when she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. She has had a lumpectomy and is getting ready to undergo chemotherapy soon. Tina has some insurance to help with medical bills, but not nearly enough to cover all of the medical expenses. 100% of funds raised at this show will be given directly to Tina to help off set some of the medical and everyday living expenses while she fights this evil cancer.
We'll also be donating 100% of the tips we collect for the night as well as 50% of all of our merch sales! It's really awesome to be a part of something like this, especially with this being our first "Benefit" show. It's great to involve our love for music with helping someones well being directly, so if you can please come out and share this event with us and help out Tina! :)
"It’s really cool how this show came about and I have to give many thanks to Doctor Noise, in particular to Drummer Jon Kussow. Doctor Noise was my guest in the Bastard Den a few weeks ago. I was talking to Brook Buechner on the air promoting a benefit poker game for Tina. Jon was in studio and heard this, and the next day he text me asking if we can do a show for her. Not really sure how to say thanks to Dr. Noise and Jon. I do know that this is one of the many reasons why I love the local music scene her in Madison.
Also mega Thank You's to our friends in Wall Of Funk and Sky Road Fly for donating their time and wonderful music to help with this show. You all ROCK!" -Jimmy K. (Max Ink Internet Radio).
This is a 21+ with a $5.00 cover. Show will start at 10 pm.
Wow! We had such an incredible time back rocking out in Milwaukee thanks to all of our awesome fans! It was great to hear nothing but good things about our show and our improvement over the years coming from our close friends! Thank you guys soooo much for coming out and rocking with us! \m/
Coming up in a couple weeks we'll be playing another chill set for a Breast Cancer Benefit Show at The Rigby for Tina Buchner on Friday February 17th. We'll be doing a separate post next weekend with more info and reasons for this show.
So after the need to do a lot of invasive editing and corrupted files all of our tracks are clean, and as of now we are set to record vocals at the beginning of February and finish up mixing and mastering our new EP by the end of March still with high hopes of releasing it by late May, early June.
And one last thing, we currently have all of Vital Hiatus available for free download here on our site as well as our new original track "Gravity" off of 2011's Max Mas album. Shortly after we release our new EP we'll be making a four song demo CD with some of our best tracks to give away at shows and here on our website, but subsequently we'll be removing many songs off of Vital Hiatus from free downloadabilty, so get them while they're hot... and free!
Finally we're heading back to Milwaukee thanks to a show hook up by our friends in Faultline Empires! We'll be opening up the evening of Friday, January 27th at 9:00pm at the Up and Under Pub, whooo! Following us will be Falling From Fiction, Modern Echo, and Faultline Empires (in that order). The show is FREE and is 21+
We intend to give it everything we have for an intense performance for all of our good friends we haven't seen in a long time! Come on out and get and have a good time with us and your other friends as there's bound to be someone you know out there that you haven't seen in a while either! And since the show's free you'll have $5 more to spend on getting drunk, XD
Also, for the time being we're still giving away a free copy of Vital Hiatus to anyone that signs up to our e-mail list at our shows, so this is your chance to get a copy if you haven't already, as well as have a killer Friday out on Brady St.! See you there :)
We want to wish every single one of our fans a Happy Holidays! Thank you all so much for being a part of what we've done over this past year whether it be coming out to see our shows or just keeping tabs online, it means a lot to us for you to be there with us on our musical journey, so thank you!!
In fact, as a gift to you for the holiday season, you can now not only listen to our two songs of this years M.A.X-Mas album here on our website, but you can also download both songs for free (as well as last years songs and all of Vital Hiatus for free too!). All you have to do is click on the M.A.X-Mas Vol. 2 (2011) drop down link from our Music/Discography tab above, then just right click on the download link under the song's title and click "download linked filed" and that's it!
We really hope you have a great end of 2011 and here's to much more exciting things to come in 2012... CHEERS!
Don't forget to never stop rocking, Peace!
Well, as you're reading this (if that's within 10 hours of this post) we're finishing up tracking guitars for our new EP, Sometimes Life, and we think you're going to be really stoked on the takes and tones that we're getting for the album! We still plan on a release being sometime in the Spring of 2012. We could try to pull off a late winter release, but who wants to release an album in the winter time in Wisconsin?? Oh yeah, MAX Mas would \m/...
And on another great note, our Black Friday chill set went off really well. Thanks to everyone who was a part of it! We actually might be able to do more stuff like that there sometime soon because we hear our good friend and DJ of Max Ink Radio, Jimmy K., might be doing some booking there, go Jimmy!
So now what? You better be getting ready for a hell of a X-Mas party with the Release of MAX Mas on Sat. Dec. 10th at the Regent Street Retreat (old Annex). With upwards of 20 bands all playing their songs off of this year's and last year's albums this promises to be a great time! (check our calendar for more info).
We'll be posting our songs from last years album (Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree and Robot Santa) on Sound Cloud and on this site withing the next week for you to listen to, so stay tuned!
This coming Black Friday we'll be doing a special set with all of our tripped out chill songs, including a lot that we rarely play live! We'll also be doing something awesome that we've never done before live! And if you're in the giving spirit bring your canned goods to give to Second Harvest Food Bank. Check out our calendar for more details!
In other news we've recently just finished up the bass tracks for our new EP to be titled "Sometimes Life". We're also planning on recording the guitars this coming weekend and the vocals in the next few weeks. If everything goes according to our timeline, we hope to have a CD release party in the Spring of 2012!
Also, we'll have some of the live video footage of our RHCP Halloween shows up online very soon!
First off Happy Halloween weekend, and a happy birthday to Mr. Anthony Kiedis today. With that in consideration, we had an amazing time doing our RHCP "spoof" shows this past Halloween weekend and would like to thank everyone that was a part of either night, especially Maximum Ink and DJ Dirty Jeff!
That aside, the release party for M.A.X. Mas Volume 2 is coming right up in mid December, and we've already tracked our instrumentals live at Madison Media Institute, and just have vocal left to finish up this week. That should leave plenty of time for mixing, mastering, CD production by Dan-O and Kasper and party planning by our good friends Mr. Gehler and Mr. Kussow founders of Kuhler music group.
Until then we may have a show yet late November to support the M.A.X. Mas show with Kuhler concert series. Otherwise we'll be spending all of November working on our EP to be titled "Sometimes Life" due out in Spring of 2012.
GET EXCITED!! For two Halloween parties on back to back nights we'll be The Red Hot Chili Peppers. This means that we'll be playing an entire set each night with all RHCP songs with about half of the songs different on the second night! The first night will be on Friday, Oct. 28th at the Frequency for the Max Ink Halloween party, and the second night will be the next day (Saturday, Oct. 29th) at a Halloween party at The Railhouse in Deerfield! We are ecstatic about these shows, and we're spending all of October focusing on these two sets. That plus writing an original song and working on a cover song for the second M.A.X. Mas album, and preparing for a show on Oct. 18th with Black with Envy and In Aeona!! We'll be insanely busy this month, especially Joe considering he just started a full time job in Madison!! That's right, we now all live in the greater Madison area and we're celebrating!!! So once again, GET EXCITED, because there's plenty of killer Wisconsin funk metal coming your way! Keep Rocking and stay tuned!
We're heading back to Marquette Michigan once again to rock out at F.A.P. Fest on September 16th! We've got some new professionally printed shirts and some specially made ones done by frontman Joe Marsden!
We've also got a special set just for our friends at NMU and in F.A.P.!
Well, well, well, here we are once again... the statement may have been that "we will try to continually post new stuff and what not" or something like that... anyways, we really mean it this time, and plan to update at least every other week with new material and such, whether it be pics, new music, live music, covers, NEW VIDEOS!, upcoming shows, free stuff or what have you. We promise to update you with cool stuff as frequently as possible!
But for starters lets quick recap the past months...
CD Release Party - Quite successful! Thank you to everybody that came out!! That was one of the best experiences we've ever had, so thank you all soooo much! Out of about 200 people it's hard to pick out everyone that was there so if you didn't get a personal thank you from us, we're sorry.
Rock the Railhouse - An extremely successful follow up show to the release party. A bunch of cool bands, a lot of stoked fans getting the fuck down with us for our set, and screaming for an encore... Too Many Puppies was played, and overall an awesome day, well organized by the headlining band M.I.T.'s drummer, Clayton. Here's a sweet clip from that show:
Mad Town Bash - A killer event set up by our good friends from the internet radio show, The Bastard Den on Infernal Rock Radio. Awesome bands and hilarious comedians were on the bill, the whole event was broadcast live over the internet on infernalrockradio.com, and because we headlined the show, and were graced with the gift of an awesome gigantic promotional poster for the show. Overall a funky show.
Ridgeway - A show for the re-0pening of Uncle Milt's Bar, in a town called Ridgeway, just outside of Mount Horeb, WI. Overall it was a fun show with some more good friends i.e. - audio dude, Jeremy, the dudes in Government Zero, J-rome, C-fox etc. (sorry if your name lies in the etcetera, but you know who you are). We fortunately had a fairly enthusiastic crowd and played a rocking set, as well as signed some "documents" to be part of a local band Christmas Album.
So that's the recap...
Coming up we have a show in Whitewater at Jitters next week Friday, October 15th, doors @ 8 PM. It's all ages and a free show too! We'll also have free stickers and we'll be doing a special deal on our new CD Vital Hiatus, on top of a killer set for everybody!
The week afterwards on Friday October 22nd, we'll be going back to NMU to play another basement show at like 8 PM ish... We'll be posting more details soon!
Otherwise we have this x-mas album thing, and a potential Intimate Evening with W.O.F. and M.I.T., and some other potential shows, new songs in the works, new making of videos, live footage from our release party and more!
Stay tuned and KEEP ROCKIN!!
Yes! Finally we've finished our debut album Vital Hiatus!!! we just recently got the pressed copies in the mail, 5 huge boxes with 200 CD's in each arrived at our Engineer and Graphic Artist's house last weekend! And we also got some kick ass poster/flyers with that purchase. We have some awesome new stickers and we're gonna get some killer shirts too! All in preparation for our release party
We'll be having a show at The Annex on Saturday July, 31st to celebrate the release of Vital Hiatus! It's a FREE show with a FREE keg, and the Doors are @ 8 PM so get there early! We'll be playing with Meaning In Tragedy and Lot 74. M.I.T. will open up the night for us at 9, we'll go on at 10 ish and play for an hour, and Lot 74 will close off the night for us.
We can't wait to show everyone this CD and put on an insane show for everybody too! We're really proud of what we did with the CD and know you're gonna like it! We really hope to see you at the show, and be sure to check out the CD on or after July 31st!
Check out the teaser video that Cal our drummer did for Vital Hiatus Here: