Monday, July 27, 2009

27 july 2009
merch section added!!! fuck yes. buttons, stickers, custom shirts & patches now available through paypal!
password-protected digital download feature added for mind yr p's & q's! + discography updated!

Listening: The Copyrights - Learn The Heard Way LP
Feeling: Stoked

Friday, July 24, 2009

24 july 2009
records i acquired this week:

  • the steinways - gorilla marketing
  • sleep bellum sonno - judge us how we live our lives not by how we make our living
  • blink 182 - they came to conquer uranus
  • fifteen - ooze 7"
  • ergs!/grabass charlestons 7"
  • ergs!/modern machines 7"
  • mozart's greatist hits (for $fucking2...who's indie now?)
  • chicago chamber orchestra - mozart on michigan avenue
  • dizzy gillepsie/roy eldridge split
  • duke ellington's 70th birthday show
  • fucked up - hidden world
    out of money. please donate to me here.

    Hearing: Lifetime - Hello Bastards
    Feeling: Broke.

  • Thursday, July 23, 2009

    23 july 2009
    saw castevet at reggie's. they played with this sick band from vancouver called carpenter. they're coming back in november on their way home from the fest (that's a fucking long way!!!) do yrself a favor and check them out!

    Enjoying: Pedro the Lion - Achilles Heel
    Feeling: Minneapolis

    Like Bats @ Platform 9 3/4, July 22, 2009

    Wednesday, July 22, 2009

    22 july 2009
    went to a house on the southside. saw Arkansas?, Parrhesia, The Read (Cincinatti,OH), Like Bats, and Delay (Columbus, OH). holy fuck. in retrospect this will be one of the greatest shows i will have ever been at. I videotaped some of it: . None of my footage of The Read saved though >:-# .

    Ringing: In my ears
    Feeling: Sweaty & moshy

    Tuesday, July 21, 2009

    21 july 2009
    went to the record store to get Dear Landlord's new 12", ended up with Gorilla Marketing by The Steinways. check out this songtitle: "(Nobody Wants To) Make Out (With Me (Because I Wear Sweatpants))" Hahahaha. Lead singer's also in a band called Barrakuda McMurder. They have a song on a 4-way split with Like Bats, Strait A's & Rumspringer called "I Just Broke Up (With My Girlfriend (So I Could Write Pop-Punk Songs About It))".

    Hearing: Flatfoot 56 & Green Room Rockers @ The Beat Kitchen
    Feeling: Ska

    Article in the Chicago Tribune? Backed...

    Sunday, July 12, 2009

    the best part is that they liken "hey usa" to "america, fuck yeah," which is our 'get pumped' jam, we play it on the way to shows, and sing it when we take breaks during practice. they nailed us.

    written by andy downing:

    The Please & Thank Yous

    Despite the polite name, the Please & Thank Yous are far from goody two-shoes. Just check the local quartet's "The Blow Reilly Factor" (streaming at, where frontman Geoffrey Schott delivers a hilarious screed that could've earned the crew a mention on the Fox News commentator's "Pinheads and Patriots" segment (sample lyric: "I couldn't even get through the introduction of your book").

    Further evidence of the group's offbeat sense of humor can be found by glancing at its MySpace site (Jeremy Upton's contributions are listed as "guitar, aimless banter, stage presence"). But the jokes would mean little if the music didn't work. Fortunately, it does, particularly on the Smoking-Popes-meets-Randy-Newman crunch of "Hey U.S.A.," a clean-cut cousin to "Team America: World Police's" unprintable theme song.