CANASTA - Sat. 12/5 @ Beat Kitchen w/ Field Music + Music Video Nomination

(sent on 2009-11-25)

Ground control to major fans...

SAT. 12/5 @ BEAT KITCHEN W/ FIELD MUSIC - If you are among those lucky enough to be familiar with the U.K.'s ultra-talented Field Music, then I assume you're already planning to attend their Beat Kitchen show on Saturday, 12/5. If, however, their name means nothing to you, then perhaps you'll come anyway because Canasta is playing... in which case, you are likely to leave with a new favorite non-American, pop band. Canasta plays at 9:30, followed by the pillowy lushness of Sleep Out.

OUR IMMORTAL MUSIC VIDEO - I realize that it's probably been strange to hear us talking lately about the three-year-old music video for "Microphone Song." But for whatever reason, it has recently been experiencing some resurgence. The latest: The Midwest Independent Film Festival just nominated it for "Best Music Video of the Year." Check out the film created to showcase the various nominees here. The awards gala is going down at Rockit Bar & Grill on Tuesday, 12/1 (tickets here).

SOME PEOPLE PAY FOR OUR MUSIC - In odd licensing news, you wouldn't believe some of the stuff for which people decide to purchase our music. We recently found out that the Canasta classic "Impostors" was selected to soundtrack the commercial for AMC's month-long film series, Hollywood Icon: Arnold Schwarzenegger. No, really. We apparently also now get paid whenever folks choose our songs as backdrops for their YouTube videos. And in times like these, you'll hear no complaints from us. Check out some of the strangest uses here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

L.S.A. WRAP-UP - Lastly, thanks to those of you who braved some chilly weather and long lines to catch our debut at Logan Square Auditorium. Thanks also to our new friends in Hello Seahorse!, who graciously offered to show us around Mexico City the next time any of us are there (which may be happening sooner than they realized). Simultaneously, no thanks to the dude who decided to steal a t-shirt from the Canasta merch table. Just a warning, sir... There is a God and he most definitely listens to Canasta. Until next time...

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Sunday, December 5th
@ Beat Kitchen
(2100 W. Belmont Ave. - Chicago, IL)


$12 // 17+
Show - 9:30 PM // Canasta - 9:30 PM