CANASTA @ WLUW's Record Fair (Sunday) + K-Zoo (4/20) + Schubas(4/28)

(sent on 2005-04-07)

Howdy all,

Well, Canasta is fresh off an exciting *sold-out* Double Door show, and as always, we're looking ahead. The month of April finds us heading into the studio to record our first full-length album, which will be out sometime this summer. But we haven't forgotten about you guys. So we're going to play a couple of small-scale shows here in town this month, plus one very cool out-of-town gig as well.

The first is the WLUW Record Fair at the Pulaski Park Field House this Sunday at 12:30 PM. It will be our first attempt at playing music quiet enough to shop to, so it could be interesting. If you haven't been to the Record Fair, it's a veritable smorgasbord of vinyl, CDs, videos, posters, zines, and art, all for sale under one roof. But there's also a ton of live music and DJs. There is a cover charge ($5 with this ad:, but it goes to support the best independent radio station in Chicago.

Second, some of you may know that all six of us went to college in Kalamazoo, Michigan. On Wednesday, April 20, we're returning to that humble burg to play our first show at Kraftbrau, with the gleaming Chicago pop act Baby Teeth and Office, the brainchild of fellow K College alum Scott Masson. If you're in the area, or if you know anyone in the area, please spread the word! It'll be like a reunion for us!

Finally, we'll be back here in Chicago to play the International Pop Overthrow festival at Schubas on Thursday, April 28. We played the IPO fest in Nashville, and are pleased to have the opportunity to participate once again. Eight bands playing short sets will take the stage that night, including Canasta favorites The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and The Bon Mots. We're scheduled for 8:30 PM (immediately following The Choir), and they run a pretty tight ship, so get there early.

Oh wait, one last thing: we still have a few t-shirts left. If you're interested, we'll sell you one for just $10 or ship one to your doorstep for $12. Check out the Canasta store to see which colors and sizes are available:

Thanks for reading, and we'll see you soon!

~ Canasta ~

Sunday, April 10
@ Pulaski Park Field House

Colossal * The Lesser Birds of Paradise * Unique Chique * Morning Recordings
Elk Effects * Nathaniel Carroll * The City on Film * Manatella * Dave Hofer * Mary Nisi
Matt Dubspun * DJ Vonzele * Live Band Karaoke by The Hootenanners

$7 / $5 with this ad:
Show - 10:00 AM / Canasta - 12:30 PM / All Ages
Pulaski Park Field House - 1419 W. Blackhawk - Chicago, IL

Wednesday, April 20
@ Kraftbrau

Baby Teeth

$5 / 18+
Show - 9:00 PM / Canasta - 9:00 PM
Kraftbrau - 402 E. Kalamazoo Ave. - Kalamazoo, MI

Thursday, April 28
@ Schubas

The Bon Mots * Epicycle * The Wes Hollywood Show
Popular Genius * PBM * The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

$8 / 21+
Show - 7:30 PM / Canasta - 8:30 PM
Schubas - 3159 N. Southport - Chicago, IL