Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nashville 8/27 at the High Watt

Had fun last night at the High Watt in Nashville with Chrome Pony and Gunther Doug. I'm gotta say, I have loved every band we've played with in Nashville. It was great to see some folks from some of our other Nashville favs Linear Downfall, The Joy of Painting, and Bully last night too. There's a real rad thing happening here right now. Next we head to Lexington, and all through this trip we're going to be keeping a tour diary for Digital Tour Bus. First one just went up! Check it out here!
photo from The Pageant 8/23 by Abby Gillardi

Saturday, August 24, 2013

One Night Only

Thank you St. Louis for showing up big time and making last night's show at the Pageant so wonderful. It was a real pleasure to get to play some of the new songs with our friends Jason Hutto and Natalie Huggins, and to debut "Nothing = You" with The Incurables! We had a great time, and whoever shouted out "63118!" during "Hold Yr Ground" made my night.
photo by Abby Gillardi

Now, we're giddy from last night as we head to Des Moines, Iowa for the Shoot The Chutes Festival tonight. It'll be Sleepy Kitty's first time playing the city and we're looking forward to seeing old favorites from Chicago Maps & Atlases as well as checking out Torches, Annalibera, and of course Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin. Also, gotta find out what a performance by a band called Prissy Clerks is like. I did an interview with Band Bombshell introducing Sleepy Kitty to Des Moines.  I hope we get to meet them at the show!
photo by Abby Gillardi

Saturday, August 17, 2013

At Czar Bar last night in Kansas City

Kansas City, you rocked us. Thanks to everyone who was at the Czar Bar with us last night—it was delicious. And I say that as a guy who showed up feeling sick and lowdown. From Rev Gusto to Empty Spaces to Gentleman Savage to all the people we met last night, it was a favorite night outta town. We'll be back soon, we promise (actually, we'll be in Lawrence even sooner)! Thank you friends.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Columbia Interview

Part 1 of an interview we did in the Columbia Tribune just landed. I gotta say, those were some serious questions—I hope I did em justice. Much love for St. Louis, of course!

Update: Part 2 of the Columbia Tribune interview just went up. Thanks again for some great questions!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Getting ready for Kansas City

Looking forward to our Kansas City show at Czar Bar on August 16! Thanks so much to KC's Jeopardy of Contentment for previewing the show, and also the Larryville Chronicles for this fun interview! And check out the poster that Gentleman Savage got together for the night. Gonna be a good one!

Monday, August 5, 2013

missing, remembering, and appreciating bob reuter

This was the first night Sleepy Kitty had the honor of being photographed by the inimitable Bob Reuter. It was the Tower Groove Records release at El LeƱador and we played right between Warm Jets USA and Maximum Effort (meaning we really had to bring it). It was a great night all around and I saw Bob taking photos right in the front. After the set, I told him I felt like we were finally officially a St. Louis band since we had now been photographed by him. He approved. He's one of our favorite artists, curators, writers. Saturday on our way from Chicago to Iowa City we heard news that he had died in an accident while moving into his new exciting live/work space. He was a total bad ass and also a totally thoughtful guy. I'm thankful we got to know him. Bob, we'll miss your radio shows, your photos, your mysterious online photo collections, and we value your stories, your lessons, and friendship. Wherever you are, I hope there's rock and roll, lots of pretty girls, and a dark room. Congrats on being a true artist all the way.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New tour dates announced!

Getting ready for more tour dates starting with Fuckapalooza in Chicago tomorrow at Tonic Room! We're headlining and we'll be playing some old faves and some brand new ones. More East Coast in the works, and West Coast we're coming for you soon! Also, if you haven't seen the new issue of Alive check out the pic of us from last time we headed east. Favorite old band t-shirts are a summer must!

8/2/13 CHICAGO, IL - The Tonic Room, Fuckapalooza (2447 N. Halsted) event info here

8/3/13 IOWA, CITY, IA - The Mill (120 E Burlington St) w/ The Lonely Hearts

8/16/13 KANSAS CITY, MO - Czar Bar (1531 Grand Blvd)

8/17/13 COLUMBIA, MO - The Bridge (1020 E Walnut St)

8/20/13 MADISON, WI - The Frequency (121 W. Main Street)

8/23/13 ST. LOUIS, MO - The Pageant (6161 Delmar) w/ The Incurables, The Blind Eyes, and Shooting With Annie event info here

8/24/13 DES MOINES, IA - Shoot The Chutes Festival at Vaudeville Mews (212 4th Street)

8/27/13 NASHVILLE, TN - The High Watt (1 Cannery Row) w/ Chrome Pony

8/29/13 LEXINGTON, KY - Al's Bar (601 N. Limestone)

8/30/13 KNOXVILLE, TN - The Pilot Light (106 E Jackson Ave) w/ Smoker, and Daddy Don't

8/31/13 COLUMBIA, SC - Conundrum Hall (626 Meeting Street)

9/2/13 DURHAM, NC - Motorco Music Hall (723 Rigsbee Ave)

9/3/13 WASHINGTON, DC - The Dunes (1402 Meridian Place NW)

9/4/13 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Kung Fu Necktie (1250 N Front St)

9/6/13 NEW YORK, NY - Pianos (158 Ludlow Street)