(sent on 2005-02-22)

Hello Canasta fans,

First of all -- a huge thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Metro on Friday. There were about 500 of you in attendance, making it the largest crowd for which we've ever played! And three cheers to Ben for making his Canasta debut an amazingly solid performance without a hitch!

Our next show is happening at Empty Bottle on Friday, March 4, which is already less than two weeks away. We'll be opening for the propulsive post-rock trio Pit er Pat (on Thrill Jockey) and experimental glitch-popsters Menomena. But we realize that this is a quicker turnaround between shows than you may be used to. So, in an effort to show some appreciation for our fantastic supporters (like you), as well as sweeten the pot a bit, we've set up a special offer. The deal goes like this: Just reply to this e-mail by 5 PM next Thursday, March 3, with both your name and that of a guest you'll be bringing, and we'll arrange to get you TWO TICKETS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE. Yes, we're completely serious... so hit us up!

Finally, if you're curious, here's an amusing interview Colin and John did with the DePaulia (DePaul's student magazine), as a preview for last week's show:žid=5.

That's all for now... Stay tuned for info on our upcoming mini-tour and we'll see you soon!

~ Canasta ~

Friday, March 4th
@ Empty Bottle

(Thrill Jockey)

Showtime: 10 PM / Canasta: 10 PM
$8 in advance / $10 at the door / 21+
And don't forget to reply to this e-mail by
next Thursday, March 2, in order to get 2-for-1 tickets!

Empty Bottle - 1035 N. Western Ave. - Chicago / Directions / Parking

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