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L to R: Sam, Mike, Luke, Nato, Matt

Monday, September 24, 2012

Late September Blue Diamond Digest (LIVE BAND KARAOKE ROUND TWO!)

Hi there, citizens of Blue Diamond Land. Hope you're enjoying the onset of autumn, generally considered the best time of year by those in the know. We've had a lot of rumblings to report lately (not just from the burritos), our volcano monitoring equipment is starting to beep and buzz, and so without further ado, here's your late September digest (digest=those burritos again).

1. Live band karaoke is happening again! Email us your request (punk/garage/good old rock'n'roll/good old country preferred), and maybe we're not too incompetent to learn it in time for you to sing it - backed by Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band, naturally - Friday October 12th at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis! The list is getting up there... we're going to try and do a few more songs than we did last time (in February, if you recall), but you should really email us your song pick soon if you wanna sing! Email

2. We'll be touring to Gainesville Fest and back from October 19th to November 3rd. We're hitting some old favorite cities of ours, and checking out some new ones, too. The tour dates will be posted in "Upcoming Shows" later this week.

3. The recording for our debut full-length is nearly complete - but our split 7" with Your Pest Band (that you might not have known about?) is officially done! That should be out in November. The songs that will be on it are "High and Drivin'" and "I-94". Road songs. Drivin' tunes. Keep on truckin'.

4. We've got plenty of fun shows coming up in the Twin Cities area and the upper Midwest, so hopefully we'll be hitting the city you live in sooner rather than later. As always, if you're looking for us to play your town, please get in touch! We always love checking out new City Zones.

Well, the Brewers are now 3 games back of St Louis in this crazy new 2-team Wild Card race, so it's do-or-die time for the boys in yellow and blue. You can bet that I'll be tuned in with both ears and all nervous brain cells right up until the end, sweet or bitter, so GO BREWERS! and thanks for reading this late September digest, folks. Tacos,