CANASTA - Schubas This Fri. (12/14) + Recap: Obama & Wilco - Last Fri. @ The Riv

(sent on 2007-12-10)

Hello friends,

Just a reminder that Canasta will be playing this Friday at Schubas, opening up for The New Amsterdams. Schubas is one of our favorite clubs to play, so it should be an excellent show. We know it's cold out, but a cozy room, good strong drinks, and some rock and roll should do the trick, right? FYI: The show starts at 10 PM, and we're on first.

In order to promote the show, a few of us will also be interviewed live on Internet radio station Fearless Radio tonight (Monday) at 6 PM. Check it out here.

Lastly, if you hadn't heard, this past Friday we played a fundraiser for Sen. Barack Obama at the Riviera Theater in Chicago. Joining us on stage to help support his presidential campaign were Wilco, Macy Gray, Third Eye Blind, Jill Sobule, The Cool Kids, The Changes, and the candidate himself. Playing the legendary theater was a huge thrill for us, as was performing with Wilco, whose music inspired us to start Canasta. It was an incredible and inspiring night: we got to meet Obama backstage, and we wound up with a lot of free publicity (like a mention on the New York Times campaign blog). A few photos of us from the event can be found here.

Take care,

Friday, December 14


Showtime: 10 PM / Canasta: 10 PM
$12 / 21+ / Tickets
3159 N. Southport (at Belmont), Chicago, IL