*This is the New Years Eve note I sent out to our email list. If you're not on it and want to be email TheLongHolidays@gmail.com
If you don't have any New Years Eve plans yet, and you live in the Los Angeles area, consider spending the night at Angel City Brewery near downtown. It's a free 21+ night with beer, food trucks, and various bands going all night. The Long Holidays play from 9:30-10:30, and there will be a champagne style wit beer toast at midnight. Bring your friends. The most popular fans will get their name on the perpetual popularity plaque that we keep in John's rehearsal space.
For those of you who don't live in LA, stop by our youtube page where we've put up some covers we played during the last year at a local pup including some Elvis Costello, Talking Heads and Velvet Underground.
And for everyone, no matter where you live, thanks for sticking with us another year. We played 13 shows (19 sets), recorded two albums (one for us, and one for Hello The Future). One of us got married, one got a PhD, and together we caused countless hangovers. In 2014 we are going to finally release our new full length album. Stay plugged in for a release date.
Feel free to email us if you want us to play your party, play a show near where you are, collaborate, or teach you whatever karate we know.
Cheers! Toasts! Have a good rest of 2013.
Jim and Andy and Kevin and John and Shaun Garnie
Here are a couple pictures from an epic gig last night at Angel City Brewery in Downtown L.A. It was the first time we've added Olivia on violin for One Part Whiskey, and Gunslinger Gal. It was also the first time I ever heard the phrase spoken "OK! Brewery tour over!". Thanks Tara for inviting us to play your birthday. Thanks everyone who hung out with us afterward, And if any of you were one of the unfortunate people who said something like "I could watch you guys for hours", you're now obligated to come see us play three sets on October 19th at Joxer Daly's. Yes. We're counting that as a verbal contract.
Our next show will be on Saturday September 14th at K York Studio in Highland Park. The entire event is an exhibition of the work of photographer, and friend of the band, Allison Achauer. We will be sharing the stage with the much-loved band Artichoke. Show starts at 8pm. It's free, and all ages.