(sent on 2005-03-23)

Hey everyone,

We're still recovering from our trip to Austin, Texas, for SXSW. It was a whirlwind of swarming streets, barbecue, hundreds of bands, and long days and nights in the van on the way there and back. Oh, and our show went pretty well, too! But one of the undisputed buzz bands of the festival was Britain's Kaiser Chiefs, whose show was far too crowded for the tiny club to which they were assigned (Sun-Times critic Jim Derogatis, for example, was shut out). This was probably a result of the fact that their first album, Employment, just debuted at #3 in the UK, and they've got a ton of great press backing it up too. But lucky for Chicago, they're here TOMORROW NIGHT at Double Door (a much bigger venue), with yours truly, Canasta, set to open the show! So come see what all the fuss is about!

If you're on the fence about this one, how does this sound? CANASTA T-SHIRTS. Yes, that's right, for the first time ever, we'll be selling official t-shirts at the show, in three attractive color combinations: dark brown on cream, navy blue on baby blue, and black on heather. You can see all three designs here: It's a limited run of 50, though, so we don't expect any to be available after Thursday's show. They're only $10, so come and get them while you can!

Speaking of which, there are currently fewer than 20 copies of Find the Time available. We're going to re-record a couple of the songs for our full-length, but we don't have plans to re-press the EP any time soon. So if you still don't have a copy, now is the time to get one before they run out:

See you all tomorrow!

Thursday, March 24th
@ Double Door

Jam Productions presents...


$10 / 21+
Show: 9:00 PM / Canasta: 9:00 PM
Double Door - 1572 N. Milwaukee - Chicago, IL
Tickets available at the box office and through Ticketmaster