Something big happened today. I mean 66 tracks big. Starving Raptors and Headhat Records teamed up to put this massive compilation together. Artists from around the world gather on this 66 track album to support the NHSPCA. (Weird, right?). It’s epic. It’s for cats. It’s for dogs. It’s for capybaras. You want it.
Right now, “Headhat For Cats (and other animals)” is available here at Starving Raptors’ bandcamp page for a $5 donation (or more if you want to feel good about yourself). It will be available here at Webhat on May 15th.
On May 5 (that’s this Saturday!) you can catch us at Milly’s Tavern in Manchester, NH (Facebook Event Page) performing with K-The-I???, PT Burnem and Paulie Think of Icebox, and Adhesiveslipper. You can find all of us on the compilation and at Milly’s. Great, right? Right.
This Sunday we will be performing at The Factory for a very special Halloween show. Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater will be hosting a night of ghouls, goblins, and barbers, but not in a gross way. Whatever that means. You can count on songs from shows such as Little Shop of Horrors and Zombie Prom. The Fitted Shirt will be performing a set infused with Halloween favorites (for which I’ll be assisting on bass). TFD will close out the night with our usual set full of zombies, vampires, etc. It will be a graveyard smash.
What, don’t believe me? Check out this week’s Hippo. It’s for real. Seriously.
It’s a $5 admission (beat that!) and it is 21+, ’cause that’s how they roll. And sometimes how we roll. In fact, that’s how we’re rolling right now. I feel inclined to close with some words I stole from a friend. Though folks are encouraged to dress up for this spooktacular extravaganza,
“You guys know we’re grown-ups and can dress crazy ANY time, right? You don’t have to wait for mid-October.”
-Dan of Headhat Records (Damn right, I squeezed that in).
Okay, see you Sunday!
I have a little catching up to do. Lots of cool goings on. First, I’d like to thank Carly Jo Geer for taking the time to record some stuff for the upcoming TFD record. She is one hilarious human being, and I’m happy to be able to immortalize her with our ridiculousness.
We recently played a show with some very talented people. Brainfood, Monkey Suit, and Nine Unknown (for which Tim and I play guitar and keys, respectively). It was a very fun, laid-back day and I can’t wait to do it again next year.
Coming up on Thursday, 9/29 with A Simple Complex at the Shaskeen on Elm Street in Manchester, NH. Check out the event page on Facebook and join us. Beer for Boobs! Why wouldn’t you come?!
I’ll be filling in on the bass guitar for The Fitted Shirt for a couple shows. First up is Ghostlight Theater’s Zombie Ball on Saturday, 10/22. Then on Sunday, 10/30 at The Jam Factory for Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater’s Halloween Party. The Fitted Shirt will be infusing their set with Halloween themed songs. (TFD will be playing the NYMMT Halloween show, keeping to our regular set. There are enough monsters in our songs as it stands!) Both shows are sure to be filled with weirdness you don’t want to miss.
I recently shot a music video for Win Your Love with director Allie Dodd. I hope I don’t look silly. I trust Allie. I’ll post the link as soon as it’s up. (More videos are on the way as we get closer to the album’s completion).
I feel like I’m forgetting something. I probably am. So it goes.
See you soon!
We had a wonderful time performing at the rehearsal dinner wedding thingy for our good friends Kate and Lauren. Everyone was exceptionally nice, and went well beyond accommodating, and for that, we thank you. We saw horses, enjoyed some amazing food, inspired a small child to dance (not the first time that’s happened – see Pericles video), and most importantly of all, we made the brides smile. We were honored to be a part of such an exciting time in your lives. Congratulations!
This week, we’re playing a show at The Factory. A benefit show, in fact. For bunnies! As always, there is no cover charge, with a $5 suggested donation. 100% of the door sales goes to the House Rabbit Network (HRN).
Speaking of special guests, the talented Jamie Feinberg joined us on keyboards and vocals for the wedding rehearsal, and will be joining us again on Friday. She is the official unofficial fifth member of the band.
If this rhino was on a t-shirt, you’d buy it, right?
Yep, the show on March 26 at McGanns has been canceled. Apparently other bands didn’t confirm when it was rescheduled or something or other, but that’s the way it goes. We shall save some gas money and hope the kind folks at F Nice Records remember us fondly the next time around. And Christine too.
Recording is going great. We’re awfully excited to show you what we’ve been conjuring up. Basic tracks are nearing completion and to be marinated in weird until juuuusst right. You’ll see what we mean.
Take care, you crazy kids you.
Here we go again! We’ve got a few shows coming up, two of which are with our good friends, The Fitted Shirt!
The Norman Adams Teen Center
56 Mont Vernon St, Milford, NH
Friday, Feb. 11, 7:30 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt,
And it’s FREE! (What a deal!)
The [Jam] Factory
1211 Elm St, Manchester, NH 03101
Saturday, March 5
Doors open at 7 PM
Show start at 8 PM
Tuna Fish Discrepancy, The Fitted Shirt, Kick The Ladder
$5 Suggested Donation
McGann’s Irish Pub
197 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
Friday, March 18
Details on this one to come. That’s all I got for now.
In the midst of all this live rock action, we are recording our first, proper LP. It’s rather exciting.
A world tour of New England is sure to follow.
So, um, see you all on Friday?
A lot of fun stuff is happening in TunaLand. We’ve been having a ball, playing shows with a bunch of cool bands such as A Simple Complex, The Evil Streaks, Chris Emery, and Drifting Son. Some of these shows were recorded, one of which is available over atwebhat. The show was recorded, engineered, etc. by Mitch Bosse and Christine Zombik, two very cool and talented people. If I did this right, the picture below should link you to the album. Nope, I don’t know what I’m doing. Just click the blue letters above the image.
And what an image, eh? All our faces right up in there! That’s the fine work of Dan McDermott, the guy behind Headhat Records. Both our names are in the credits, but he really does all the work. I’m just all like, that sounds awesome!
What else is going on? Oh, the time tour we went on was a lot of fun, though full of… chaos. There will be more on our time traveling misadventures in the near future in a documentary by Todd Lajoie. Time travel is weird. Todd filmed the movie, but he hasn’t started yet. It’s complicated, but there will be a live album to go along with that.
We’re prepping for the first studio record, which is going to be all sorts of awesome. Antics will ensue, records will be made.
After all that nonsense is out of the way, we’ll be back in da clubs, causing involuntary head bobs and such. Maybe we should do a record release party? How about at a zoo?! That would be awesome. Do you think a zoo would let us perform? I’ll have to look into that.
At any rate, 2011 is looking good, and we want you to be a part of it. Make sure you’ve liked us on the facebook, nobody cares about myspace, but we’re still there, and check out the Reverb Nation page.
Shows this weekend went very well! Friday night at Madison’s Irish Pub we had a great time hanging out with Sex Tax and Mongrel, both great bands made up of great people. The night was packed with rock, cans of tuna, foxy grandmas, and general goodness. If you missed it, you’ll want to try and avoid such behavior in the future.
Saturday was an eclectic night at the [Jam] Factory starting off with the improv comedy of Granite State Theater Sports, those crazy talented folks, followed by Not Your Mom’s Sushi: A Rockin’ Christmas Spectacular, combining the powers of Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater and Neptune Sushi Productions to raise money for both companies. Rich Hurley of Granite State Theater Sports emceed the evening, providing hilarious commentary, including our set… whether he wanted to or not.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows (as performers or audience members), The [Jam] Factory, and Madison’s Irish Pub. You all rock.
We’re heading into the studio on Thursday to finish up the live album documenting our tour through time and space, so be sure to check that out sometime next month. Other than that, it’s all relaxation for the rest of the year.
Happy holidays everyone!
If you haven’t already, stop by Not Your Mom’s Musical Theater. Keep up with the [title of blog] videos leading up to the NH premier of [title of show]. If you saw their production of “Musical of Musicals: The Musical”, then you know how talented this cast is. [Very].
What does this have to do with Tuna Fish Discrepancy? Sure, I’m a board member. (I accidentally typed “beard member”, and felt it was worth retyping because it is also true). But we’ve also got something rather special in the works. Keep watching here or there to find out what the heck I’m talking about.
We’ve got some shows coming up that I should tell you about so you can see us do what we do.
Talk to you soon,
Friday’s show at The Factory turned into a Headhat promo-fest. Tom, Dan, and I performed as a Tuna Fish Discrepancy/Wettron hybrid performing songs from Old Haunts and the new Wettron E.P. That Means You, Todd. Click on the blue words to download these releases for FREE! You can also find releases from the LeVautour Ensemble and Adhesiveslipper, and new noise to put in your ears every week. Download. Donate (if you’re cool like that). Tell your friends. Tell your mom.
p.s. Be sure to check out The Attic Bits. Those guys are super cool and make crazy music.
Tuna Fish Discrepancy has more videos than albums. Crazy. Todd Lajoie directed videos for “Mortimer the Dentist” and “Pericles” while Jim Baclagon directed “Vampires”. We’re busy working on balancing out the audio/synchronization discrepancy – a live album is very close to completion, another live recording from October 9th is just about ready, and, of course, a full band studio release is on the horizon.
In the meantime you can check out Webhat where you can find the last pre-band TFD release Old Haunts. Most of the songs are rather old, and some of the songs will sound like they were recorded by a teenager. They were. Some songs are newer, such as the title track, there’s an insincere love song on there, and a reworking of “We Are All Filled With The Bloodjuice”, reflect a more mature approach to the recording process. Dan ADHESIVESLIPPER McDermott pieced the songs into a cohesive album, even fitting the low-fi ballad “Mortimer the Dentist” nicely into place.
Last up on the to-do list, I will be performing at The Jam Factory’s first step into experimental music, Pastiche with the LeVautour Ensemble and The Attic Bits. It is going to be a night to remember.
P.S. Here’s the “Vampires” video by Jim Baclagon. Thanks, Jim!
I think it’s safe to say that this was a great weekend. Saturday we shot the “Pericles” video and it couldn’t have gone better. Well, maybe if there were less injuries it would have been better, but one must sacrifice for one’s art. The shoot started at 8:30 am, the band, Todd, Ben, and Lauren all stumbling sleepily into my parents’ kitchen. As we went over the storyboards, Ben and Lauren began to realize what they had gotten themselves into.
The shoot went very smoothly, with everyone working together, contributing ideas, and really making this a memorable experience. I can’t tell you how happy and thankful for Ben and Lauren’s enthusiasm I am, both being talented actors and terrific people in general. It’s good to have great friends.
After the shoot, we all went our separate ways, the band collecting themselves for our show that night at Milly’s Tavern, Todd to work his magic on the footage, and Lauren and Ben to do whatever Laurens and Bens do, probably with a mixture of pride and shame for what they had done.
By the end of our show, Todd had finished editing. We met him in a gas station parking lot at 2am to watch the finished product. It was kind of amazing, standing there, watching the laptop sitting on the hood of Tim’s truck, wondering how a silly little song I wrote in high school turned into a professional recording (thanks to the talented engineer, Bryan Atterberry) and amazing music video. There’s definitely a lot to be thankful for.
Pass the banana,
We are set to shoot the music video for “Pericles” this coming Saturday (Oct. 9), but our two leads have dropped out! Does anyone want to be in a music video? We need a man and a woman who aren’t shy about being… close to one another. 18+ please. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested and we’ll give you the scoop.
Thank you everyone!
P.S. You can listen to Pericles on the home page of this blog.
Have you ever been to the Headhat Records website ??
You should check it out. It’s the cool place to be these days.
You should really check out the netlabel because that’s where you can find Adhesiveslipper’s newest release – – – for FREE! (The site is donation based, so if you can spare a little something something, please drop it in our paypal box, or whatever storage device paypal holds monies in).
Coming soon to Webhat:
A very cool record from The LeVautour Ensemble, many years in the making.
A pre-band Tuna Fish Discrepancy album that should have been released a long time ago.
You can also find Headhat Records on facebook , so click the link and like it! If you’re into that sort of thing.