Banda Macho!

Banda Macho!
L to R: Luke, Bill, Nato, Sam, Mike

Thursday, February 23, 2012

March Tour Dates Now Up

Hi there. I think the title pretty much sums it up and says it all. We're really excited to hit the road again, for another "Escape To New York"-type thing, this time with 100% more Cleveland and Richmond! (RVA Flying Squirrels open tryouts are when?) Naturally, some of these dates might change, and we might add a Sunday March 18th show... but honestly, this is one of the more rock-solid tours we've booked, so if the show's listed here, you can pretty much count on it.
  • Thursday 3/8 - Hexagon in Minnneapolis, MN. With the Frozen Teens, the Shakin' Babies, Strong City, and the Desert Vest. 10pm (first band is on at 10pm sharp!). 21+. FREE
  • Friday 3/9 - Horseshoe in Chicago, IL. With Night Brigade, Whipped, Buckshot Hounds. 9pm. 21+. FREE
  • Saturday 3/10 - Now That's Class in Cleveland, OH. With Filmstrip and one more band tba. 9pm. $5
  • Sunday 3/11 - Lulu's in Brooklyn, NY. With the Now People (Zach Liarbird, Mikey Erg, and Danny Z from the Used Kids/Modern Machines), more cool guests! (We're very stoked on this one). 9pm. 21+. FREE.
  • Monday 3/12 - Mr. Beery's in Bethpage, NY (Long Island). With the Broosevelts, Censors. 8pm. 21+. $5.
  • Tuesday 3/13 - The Zoo in New Brunswick, NJ. With Kicking Spit, Jeff Schroek (solo dude from Black Wine, ex-Ergs), Autonomy, and Parlor. 7pm. All-ages. $5
  • Wednesday 3/14 - JR's in Philadelphia, PA. With tba. 8pm. $5. 21+ (kinda)
  • Thursday 3/15 - Church of Abraham in Richmond, VA. With Sundials, more. 7pm. $5. All-ages.
  • Friday 3/16 - Carabar in Columbus, OH. With Sleep Fleet and Shut Up (Dayton OH). 9pm FREE. 18+
  • Saturday 3/17 - Fubar in St Louis, MO. With the Fucked (IL), Captain Dee and the Long Johns, Sixth Son, Gang Control, Lankford, maybe more. 7pm. So many bands, so it's $10 adv/$12 day of BUT WORTH IT! And it's all-ages too.
  • Sunday 3/18 - Firehouse in Normal, IL. With State Champion, Ghost Pope, and Carlos Bandana. 9pm. Cover. 18+
If you live in any of these cities, we hope very much to see you, whether you're an old friend or a new one in the wings. If any of these venues are unfamiliar to you, please email natopaisano@gmail.com and I will give you more information. We're a punk rock band, and punk rock is still illegal in many places. Some venues don't want to post their addresses online. But if you email me, I'll tell you all you need to know.

Last but not least, here's a cool little interview entitled "The Faust Questionnaire" which I did with http://www.switchbladecomb.com/, an excellent blog based in the Twin Cities. Check it out:  http://www.switchbladecomb.com/faust-questionnaire/the-faust-questionnaire-nato-coles/

See ya later,

-Nato/BDB

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Residency Has Begun (and more)

Hello, from snow-free northeast Minneapolis... I'm going to dash off a quick update to this website, and then zoom down to Memory Lanes to see the Woollen Kits from Australia.

First things first: our every-Saturday-in-February residency at Grumpy's has begun, and the first one was great! Thanks to everyone who came out, as well as to Serenghetto, the Frozen Teens, and the staff of Grumpy's Downtown Bar and Grill. This upcoming Saturday will feature our strange and fantastic collaboration with Miss Carrie Blazer from the Gateway District, as well as a full Gateway District set, and a performance by local garagey rockers L'Assassins.

And the next weekend is even crazier: THE CHINESE TELEPHONES ARE COMING! And they will rock you. Also, LIVE BAND KARAOKE. The lineup is set, the requests are in, and for the record, nobody even TRIED to request "Don't Stop Believin'", which is nice.

Last but not least, we have cool new t-shirts! The design is black, and the image is a cartoon drawing of drinks playing poker. I'll post a picture of one as soon as I can. You can get these cool new t-shirts at any of our shows, or contact us for mailorder details - the price is $10ppd. Email natopaisano@gmail.com for more info.

Okay, that's it for now. See ya later!