July 05, 2023
Tickets for Fri (or the entire weekend) can be purchased ahead of time - this helps!
June 26, 2023
playing a couple outdoor shows leading up to our 7/7 set at the PRF BBQ in Chicago:
June 19, 2023
*Incredible cover photo by gofigurephoto. Thank you, gff!
1.) Tangled Up In Lou - May was Dino Jr. month for The PRF Monthly Tribute Series (tracks 2-4 were all recorded originally for the Tribute) and in addition to obsessively listening to Dino/ Sebadoh/ Sentridoh/ Folk Implosion/ etc, i also fell in love with Lou & Adelle Barlow's Raw Impressions podcast. When i was listening i would write down phrases or ideas that they mentioned and those turned into the lyrics for this one. 🥕
2.) forestlike | Freak Scene - Jared (Daytime Volume/ Space & Noise/ early rutabega) and i are back at it! Keep an eye out for more musics, we have been BUSY. 🌲
3.) harold & wayne | The Lung - Making music with Michael Harold Doty is true DELIGHT. We have also been very busy, you've been warned! For now, please swim around in our Lung. 🌪
4.) j & e feat. Vacancy Chain | Garden - emily and i were thrilled to collaborate with one of our favorite bands on this recent Lou Barlow gem. Thanks so much to Ashley A., Emily A., & Michael A. for being our Rock Buddies. 🌻
5.) j & e + Dustin Philipson | Feel the Pain - some of you might recall hearing this as it's been lurking on soundcloud for well over a decade. I love this recording so much and it's always a treat to hear Dusty Don'tshoot singing so we had to include it. 🕊
Thanks for reading, thanks for listening.
June 10, 2023
May 22, 2023
next up: "i am... i said," by Neil Diamond.
this old Silvertone baritone ukulele is super fun to play. here it is plonking out a certified Neil classic. emily is NOT A FAN. 😃
*and i am not a fan of our neighbor who seems to think he needs to mow 5 times a week. GOOD JOB, WEIRDO.
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May 18, 2023
this Robyn Hitchcock gem has been stuck in my head this week (sorry, emily). Brendan used to play it all the time, i think mainly because he liked the 3rd verse (which i have omitted. eww.). but also it was catchy as hell, and that was his jam. he would have been 49 this year. miss you, B.
May 10, 2023
12 year anniversary of the first rutabega show with Garth on the drums (at Birdy's in Indianapolis w/ The Loom, Jared from Morrow, and Eric Radoux). it was a Tuesday evening and the room was way too big, but we had a blast and knew that we wanted to keep on making music together. hasn't always been smooth sailing, but i'm grateful to still be on this little boat together.