CANASTA @ Wrigley Field (Weds.) + CMJ Showcase (NYC, 9/15)

(sent on 2005-08-21)

Hey there,

Thanks to everyone who came to see us at the Beat Kitchen on Saturday -- it was a really fun show for us to play, and it was great to see so many of our fans there, too. As it turns out, we won't be playing another club date in Chicago until our record-release show at Subterranean sometime in October, but there are a couple of other notable shows coming up soon we thought you'd like to know about.

First, we'll be playing a free, all-ages show THIS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON in the Wrigley Field parking lot, right across from McDonald's. Yes, you read that right. It's part of a summer concert series sponsored by Chevrolet, and we'll be opening up for The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir and Caviar. We'll be taking the stage at 4 PM -- in other words, right as fans will be streaming out of the day's Cubs game. Maybe we can get Ronnie "Woo Woo" Wickers to give us a cheer, too! (Be advised, if you do come, that parking will be scarce; public transportation is probably your safest bet.)

Then, in a few weeks, we're going back to New York City for our second appearance at the CMJ Festival. Once again, we'll be playing the CMJ Chicago Showcase, as assembled by Run With It Management, where we'll be joined by an amazing lineup of seven other local bands: The Dials, The Living Blue (Minty Fresh), Baby Teeth, Cameron McGill, Head of Femur (spinART), The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir, and Le Concorde. So it certainly promises to be another excellent show. Those of you in the New York area can mark Thursday, September 15 on your calendar -- we'll be at Arlene's Grocery (95 Stanton St.) and we'll go on stage around 10 PM.

And of course, we'll keep you updated when the album comes out, too. Soon!

~ Canasta

Wednesday, August 24
@ Wrigley Field Parking Lot (Clark & Addison)

Scotland Yard Gospel Choir

Free / All-Ages
Show: 4 PM / Canasta: 4 PM

Thursday, September 15
@ Arlene's Grocery (New York)

RWIM presents ...

Le Concorde
Head of Femur
The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
Cameron McGill
Baby Teeth
The Living Blue
The Dials

$TBA / 21+

Show: 7 PM / Canasta: 10 PM
Arlene's Grocery - 95 Stanton St. - New York, NY