November 28, 2009

Cursive and Caddy!



Are you as juiced as we are??

9pm

Lineup (in order of appearance):
Caddywhompus
Capgun Coup
Cursive


Buy tickets HERE.

FB EVENT.

November 12, 2009

This weekend, baby...











OH YEAH! We're both super excited to come back home to Houston this weekend for Free Press Houston's Westheimer Block Party and meet up with friends and musicians all taking part in this amazing bi-annual festival that takes over the streets of Westheimer. This is the first time the festival is TWO DAYS LONG in quite some time now, and Houston's music is extraordinarily well represented here, with over 250 local acts playing as well as national bands, Dead Prez and Japanther. It's free all day and we'll be all over catching as many shows as we can possibly take in. We suggest you do the same.













Here's what last spring looked like (film by Osker Koronado):

FPH presents Westheimer Block Party Spring 09 from Osker Koronado on Vimeo.



This year, we're playing Outside Numbers (Main Stage) at 12:45pm on Saturday (FULL SCHEDULE HERE). So many bands deserve your ears.

We're also playing a West Fest kickoff party at Mangos on Friday night (put on by Flavored Woof) with local wonder: LIMB as well as Philly's own Grandchildren.


This is also why we love Houston and can't sleep at all.

October 26, 2009

SPOOKY NOIZE SHOW



Ringo Deathstarr (ATX) - Loud, noisy,shoOoOgaze
UME (ATX) - Experimental rock (NYC noise??)
Caddywho?

10pm
21+

We'd love to see you there.
Be spooky!

FACEBOOK EVENT

October 15, 2009

Cirque Du Freak: The Afterparty



This coming Monday, October 19, (FALL BREAK, BRUH!) we're playing at Tipitina's for Universal Studio's after-party for the premier of the new spooky movie, "Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant". Also playing is The Happy Talk Band and who knows? You might just see John C. Reilly getting his ass whomped off.

9pm-12pm
$10
501 Napoleon

FACEBOOK EVENT

October 4, 2009

WAVVES, Ganglians, Caddywhompus show



Oh baby. This THURSDAY, it's goin down at the Howlin' Wolf. We're playing with a duo we dig on, WAVVES, and their noise pop tour budz from Sacramento, Ganglians.
Also, for those of you who haven't heard, Zach Hill (of Hella, The Ladies, Marnie Stern, etc.) is now drumming for WAVVES. Here's a sample of what that sounds like. Sweet ass.
Pizza, weed, beer, and skateboards for all & for life!
And WAVVES, we're sorry about our twitter post. We didn't mean for it to be offensive. It's been removed.
Support local radio!

Here's the Facebook event.
In case you're afraid of it selling out, you can buy tickets here now.

October 2, 2009

Live Recording of Fun Times At Whiskey Bay and Absinthesizer

Remember that Rudyard's show we played in Houston a while back? We already released one song from that show and now we got another one out for you (well, actually two). We just uploaded Fun Times At Whiskey Bay/Absinthesizer to our Bandcamp page for your listening and downloading pleasure. You choose the price, and don't feel bad for downloading it for free. We want you to have it no matter what.

Check it out here:
<a href="http://caddywhompus.bandcamp.com/track/fun-times-at-whiskey-bay-absinthesizer-live">Fun Times at Whiskey Bay/Absinthesizer (Live) by Caddywhompus</a>

September 22, 2009

Blue Nile



Hello friends,
This coming Saturday, we will be hitting up that Blue Nile with friends (and practice space-mates) Giant Cloud and Bionica featuring Sasha Masakowski. The show starts at 10pm and we just can't contain ourselves. We're uncontainable. Also, we have a few new songs and enticing surprises for you, so come get throwed with us. Last year, it was brought to our attention that no one here in NOLA knew what "throwed" means, so I have linked the word to it's definition. Enjoy the enlightenment. BOOM!

Free if you're 21+
$5 if you ain't.

HERE'S THE FACEBOOK EVENT. RSVP and invite your friends!

September 8, 2009

Chris Rehm solo show



Howdy there!
Just writing to let you know about a show that one half of Caddywhompus here has coming up. I don't play here in NOLA very often, so I don't feel so bad about blogging here about this. Next Tuesday, I will be playing at the Dragon's Den (upstairs) with local friends Gamma Ringo (who have some new recordings on their Myspace and Bandcamp) as well as Houston homies, Female Demand (who just got back from recording some tunes in Cali). I will be playing music that should sound like some sort of love child of my new folk stuff and my ambient work (such as the music in this video). But enough about me. Female Demand is a band I think you should meet. They are a bass and drum noise rock duo that has been sharing their ever-evolving sound with Houston and the surrounding areas for a few years now. They will win over your heart as easily as they will demolish your ears and/or steal your lover. They haven't visited New Orleans very frequently in the past, so catch this show, because they might not come back for a while. Here's a video of them playing a guerilla performance at this past Westheimer Block Party on a street corner (feelin' their style yet?). Expect this and much much more.



As of right now, we're thinking the order will be something like this (GR and I might switch):

Chris Rehm
Female Demand
Gamma Ringo


Doors at 9, show at 9:30 or so.
$5

We all hope to see you there.

August 30, 2009

Meet Paper Moons and Giant Cloud

Papermoons-Lazy Bones from Jordan Welker on Vimeo.



This coming tuesday (September 1st), Giant Cloud and we will be playing a show at Circle Bar with Austinian friends, Paper Moons. The experimental folk duo has been on tour since early August and will be stopping through NOLA on their way back home and we want to share their music with you and your friends. Above is a video for their song "Lazy Bones" off of their full length, 'New Tales', put out on Team Science Records. Here's where they've been.



Giant Cloud is a new band on Park The Van Records that recently moved here to New Orleans and here's what they have to say for themselves:
"Giant Cloud condensed somewhere over Lincoln Parish, North Louisiana in the summer of love, 2008. That same summer, a sweaty, overcrowded Ford Windstar named Windy caravaned most of them through the triumphs and trials of the great American West as they busked their way from and back again to Ruston. Slightly dazed and confused, each brought back their own story, abstract sunburn and new love for the freedom of an open highway. They came home to a new house never lacking people willing and ready to play music, a new music room with an absurd amount of outlets and a whole maze of house in which to experiment with new things. Impressed with their own perception, they decided to live the life of traveling cantantes, touring the universe inciting dance riots and spreading the gospel of soft/loud/soft/loud rock 'n' roll."

Here's video of them live:



Sound like fun? Come thru this coming tuesday, September 1st at Circle Bar at 9 or 10 pm or something.

August 27, 2009

New song live at Rudyard's



Check it. We played a new, never recorded song at Rudyards on July 31st and now we've uploaded it to bandcamp and our myspace. Expect some more live recordings soon.

<a href="http://caddywhompus.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-rudyards-7-31-09">A New Song (Live) by Caddywhompus</a>

Mo Shoze

In addition to the back to school show this Saturday at Carrolton Station, we will also be playing the following day (5pm) at Urban Outfitters in Baton Rouge with We Landed On The Moon! In extra-addition to BOTH of these shows, we will be heading back to NOLA to play at the Circle Bar on Tuesday, September 1st with Paper Moons (H-Town) and the freshhh newww Giant Cloud.

We hope you can join us at one or two or all of these show. we heart <3 love you so.

August 25, 2009

bAk TwO Sckoowl

Word. It's been a long long while since we posted something on here. I also left you hanging about the last 3 days of the tour. Well they went great. The rest of our summer was pretty grand too. We worked hard on tour and then chilled hard in Houston for the remainder. We are now headed back to NOLA where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. We're super excited about this school year and what we have planned. Hopefully we can pull a few of them off. One of the plans we have is this show right here.




Join us, Smiley With A Knife, and Big Rock Candy Mountain for this back to school show. Also, our friend Zack Smith will be there photographing those who attend in a unique portrait light-box he constructed for a project he's working on: to capture this new post-Katrina music community in it's early stages. Remember, this Saturday is the 4 year anniversary of Katrina. Come out and show your support for the bands and the community.

kisses,
chris

August 4, 2009

we command you to follow this link

http://freepresssummerfest.com

July 3, 2009

Day nineteen - Nashville, TN (BOOTY BAY!)

We woke up at The Swamp and after leaving a note and tee shirt on the table, hit the road in search of food. We finally came across a local pizza place that seemed to be the only place in the city that was hoppin' off the chain. We had some deep dish pizza that ruld and then we got in the car to head to Nashville. After another mind-numbing car ride, we arrived super early in Nashville, so we chilled at a Borders and sean drank some coffee and read some magazines while I was busy trying to steal a huge poster advertising for the blu-ray release of Gran Torino. That movie sukd. Eventually we got the word from Tyler from Gnarwhal that we could head over to the house venue known to the world as Booty Bay. I grabbed some Schlotzsky's on the way. We showed up and were pleased to see a large group of kids hanging around outside waiting for the show to start. We met up with the infamous Gnarwhal and met a lot of the kids at the show. I couldn't finish a half of my sandwich, so i gave the other half away. First to hit the stage was a new band in the area called Put 'Er There and they played a super awesome heavy et that lasted about 10 mins. They were sweet. The next band to play was a group called Diesel Seas and they blew me and sean (and others, i'm sure) away. Their noisy, technical proggy-hardcore sound was perfect for the tiny, sweaty basement we were all crammed into. After them came Gnarwhal and (as expected) this band was fantastic. Their both familiar and unfamiliar sound and emotion was a wonderful thing to see and hear. They have this great sound composed of major-chord metal with intense technical sections and heavy breakdowns that collectively, is something I miss in modern heavy music. They finished and Jesse (guitar) let everyone know that we were up next (last) and that they should stay and donate/buy our stuff. Well put and well received. We played to a decent sized crowd that were all super enthused to hear us for the first time live. We played one of the hottest (temperature) sets of the tour as well as one of my favorites. A lot of kids picked up tees and cds and that made the already awesome trip even more worth our while. We were offered a place to stay at our new friend Dree's house (sorry if i spelled that totally wrong) and jesse joined us for the after party, because as R.Kelly so wisely stated, "after the show, it's the after party". We played darts, sat in a halfpipe in their backyard, skated on their porch, talked about rats in unusual places, and partied our patooties off until about 3 am and then we all simultaneously crashed.

Day eighteen - Carbondale, IN (Lost Cross)

We left the windy city and took a drive to carbondale whilst being blown around on the freeway. We arrived at the house venue, Lost Cross, a few hours early and they were more than happy to have us come over and chill. We watched some Predator and checked out the historic house (it's been a punk house-venue since the 80s and is still miraculously in working condition). When we went to the basement to check out where we would be playing, we noticed a corner with standing water. Funny. It hasn't rained there in about 2 weeks. Well, the time came to load in and we did so through a window-sized entry way right near the mysterious puddle and brought our stuff to the stage area. We were to play first and after a sufficient amount of people showed up, we started making noise and began our set. It was a fun, dirty, and energetic set that people seemed to be down with. Afterwards we met Matt (from the Swamp who helped us book this show) and some other locals, and we spent some time sharing experiences and opinions before the second band, Liar Birds (super nice guys) started. We then raced inside once they began. They played an amazingly tight and powerful pop-punk set that impressed both sean and me (while not normally being particular fans of the genre). After everything was over, Matt invited us over to the Swamp, where we would be sleeping, to have a little feast with him and his homies. We did and it was delicious.

Day sixteen & seventeen CHICAGO!

Chilled with new friends Benny and Moses.
Chilled with old friend Dani.
Ate some ok to poor pizza.
Had some bomb-ass mexican food.
Played at Ronny's and it went something like this.


This puts it all too well.

Quote of the visit: "Friends before hoes"

June 30, 2009

Day fIfteen - 6/26 Village Green Records (Muncie, IN)

We woke up to the sound of knocking on our bloody motel door and were threatened to be charged for another day if we didn't check out soon. we packed up our bags and left. we then stopped by Village Green Records (where we would be playing later that night) and checked in with Travis, the head honcho of the wonderful little independent record store. We checked out the store and chatted about what was going to go down later on that night (once again, another band bailed), and then he suggested we check out the little forest and some greenhouses (one had the world's largest collection of orchids!), so we did and it ruled. Then we ran over to Ball State University's library and stole some internet. I jumped around on some things that were fun to jump around on and then we grabbed some coffee. Soon it was time to get back to VGR an get ready for the show. We were greeted by John and Meagan of Sky Thing, Travis, and some other locals helping out with setting up the outside stage and making sure everything runs smoothly. We started setting up slowly (as was Travis' suggestion, so we could give kids some time to show up), he started dj'ing and his friends started setting up cameras to film the show (Travis' hope is to make a little documentary-type thing about starting and running your own independent record store to inspire others who might be interested). At about 9pm, we took to the stage (grass in the front of the store) and Travis called all the kids who were sitting nearby but were not near the stage area, to the front and we began. We had a great time and played a decent show considering it was an outside show and we haven't done that very often. People were down, we got donations and sold a good amount of merch. It was awesome seeing people come out to check out two out of town bands they probably never heard before. Sky Thing began setting up and played an awesome and intriguing set that attracted a few more fans off the street. Their music was trance-inducing and their films projected behind them were a great addition to the show. After the show was over, we helped Travis clean up and went to a bar nearby and drank and talked for a good two hours with Travis and Sky Thing. We then attempted to pick up some more alcohol and get a change of scenery. After a while, we succeeded and made our way back to VGR, where we would be staying that night. We stayed up till the sun came up watching Pump up the Volume and the funniest episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm that I had ever seen. I took a bite of a Steak and Shake burger just to see what it was like. YUMZ!

June 26, 2009

Day Fourteen - Bflo to Muncie, Indiana

We woke up late and made some eggs over at Nancy and Tom's and waited for the rain to stop before we packed up our bags into the car. The rain never stopped nor let up for quite some time, so we just got soaked and loaded all of our stuff in the truck and left. We planned on driving halfway or so and stop at a rest stop to sleep, but our GPS thing took us through a whole bunch of back roads where no rest stop was present. We ended up making it to Muncie around midnight and after I called about ten motels in the area and after all of them turned me down because of their lack of vacancy, Sean made his first call. He called the Muncie Inn and after Sean asked if they had any open room for tonight, the clerk's retort went something like "what time is it?". Sean stated that it was in fact midnight and yes, a room for tonight would be what we were looking for. We were offered a room for $30 and couldn't pass it up (although at a price like that, I feared for the worst). We got pretty much what i was expecting: gross room, stale cigarette smell, a bathroom that had spiderwebs all over it, the TV left of a PPV porn channel, and blood (yes, blood) smeared near the door handle and lock on the inside of the door (a pic of this will be uploaded asap). We slept ok that night.

June 25, 2009

Day Eleven, Twelve & Thirteen in Buffalo, NY

a_relative_term
Shapes of States
A Hotel Nourishing

We left NYC at around 10 am and after a beautiful drive over the mountains and through the woods that inspired some Fleet Foxes jammzzz, we arrived in Buffalo just in time for dinner with my aunt Nancy and uncle Tom.
Delicious tacos were whipped up by T himself and ice cold XXs were offered to us to wet our whistle (in a commonly dry household) after a long drive.

We stayed up eating, talking, and playing music (after a wonderful trip to the always overwhelmingly shitty Guitar Center). We were given warm comfortable beds to sleep in (YES! BEDS!) and we slept like little baby kings that night. In the morning, we were awoken by Tom and the scent of delicious breakfast burritos. After the filling and delicious breakfast, we boys got on the road to Niagra Falls and took in the sights and smells of the border.
After taking a few rockin' press photos and once we finally fished Sean out of the base of the falls (don't get me started), we began our trek back to Buffalo to check out Pavlov's Togs and "the strand" of the area.

We were super stoked to see my uncle's shop for the first time. It ruled.

We roamed the streets, shipped off a few orders of "EPs", made inserts for "EPs", and chilled at Tom and Nancy's wonderful house until they came home from work. After another delicious dinner (ravioli tonight!), another bone-rattlin' jam sesh, and a few calls back home, we hit the hay with our bellies bursting at our buttons, content as can be.

The next morning, Tom woke us up and we got ready (with the help of some wonderful french toast) to go on another tour of Buffalo with the dopest tour guide ever. We stopped by Sunday Skateboards, ate some falafel and tunisians, chatted with the guys and gal at Hero Design about how lame Wilco is and how to kick bandmates out of the band while still on the road, checked out Nietzsche's, took the scenic route, went back to the crib, worked on finalizing the July 4th show, picked up some pizza and then packed up the truck and left for the show. We arrived at the venue before the other bands, but were quickly greeted by the members of a_relative_term, Shapes of States, and A Hotel Nourishing, one by one over the next hour or so. a_relative_term took to the stage first with their melodramatic psych-folk and opened the show very well. Next, we bum rushed the stage and the frenzy began. A local off-center arts magazine, Artvoice (who wrote a slightly factually incorrect preview for the show earlier) was there and happened to film some of the show. Check it!

At one point, the bartender yelled out from the back, "Why you gotta be so FUCKIN loud?! I'll shut you down", and we all shared a good jolly laugh. We pushed through the set and split the sea for Shapes of States to deliciously trance us into a mindset that would leave us unprepared for the jaw-dropping jibber jabber of the duo, A Hotel Nourishing. We sold a fair amount of merch (especially the new tees!) and bid our farewells to our hosts with maximum hospitality. It was a good night. On the way back to Nancy and Tom's, we stopped at Tim Hortons and grabbed some delicious donuts and hot cocoa. And to sleep we went.

June 23, 2009

Day 10 - 6/21 (Brooklyn, NY)

you will never believe what we did when we woke up in Brooklyn on the day of our show. seriously it was unbelievable. then oh my god the craziest thing happened later in the afternoon. theeen we unloaded our gear into Union Pool and it started to rain. so it was 9 oclcock(when we were suposed to go on) and nobody had showed up. alas, by 915 there was a good crowd and all the stress vanished. and get this. the soundgirl was CUTE AND FRIENDLY!?!? and from new orleans so we talked and had drinks after the show. and then we went to wesley's favorite bar "the trophy bar" and i saw the tambourine player from the no-name band we saw a Grasslands. Chris forgot to mention the best part of last night. we were watching the no-name band's set and on their last chord of the last song, the singer(big long-haired hippie guy) held out a super high note for like a minute straight. then as soon as he ended people started to cheer and clap. he was about to say thank you into the mic but he slipped and ate shit really hard. he landed on his guitar and took the micstand with him. it sounded like this. DOOOOOSH!!!!

June 21, 2009

Day Nine - 6/20 Day Off (Brooklyn, NY)

Chilled hard with Wesley and roamed the streetz of the huge mango. Saw Kim Gordon and got lost in Chinatown/Little Italy/all over. Went to Grasslands and saw UME and a band without a name. Saw Kim Gordon again. Watched some Twin Peaks and another episode of 30 Rock. Slept on the hardwood floor again. Walked in the rain and my shoes and socks got soaked and will soon smell up my luggage bag.

June 19, 2009

Day Seven - 6/18 Pleasure Island (Pittsburgh, PA)

Sean and I both got woken up by Dex in the morning, but Sean's early greeting was not quite as pleasant as mine. It turns out I left the back window to our 4 Runner open all night. This is the morning after we chilled on Dex's porch looking at the TORRENTIAL rain take over his backyard. Everything remained intact however and no equipment was ruined or stolen. With a new strange smell joining us, we hit the road and began our trek to Pittsburgh. I actually don't remember anything from that particular leg of our trip except that Sean drove first and I slept and then I drove and Sean wrote yesterday's blog entry. We arrived in Pittsburgh a lot earlier than expected and soon met up with our friend, cbend, at the Pleasure Island house and parked on the steepest incline the 4runner has ever parked on, i think. We were greeted with warm welcomes and a shirtless cook, Zach, who was whipping up what would be the most delicious and filling meal in recent memory (it gave Caitlin's delicious tofu feast the night before a run for its money). We grabbed some PBR, ate some sa-tan wings and vegan philly cheesesteaks, and pre-partied the night away until the show would start. Strugglefish arrived later and they started off the night in the even tinier basement than the night before in DC. The punked our faces off and after their set was over, cbend was scheduled to play, but Da Bears surprised everyone and stated that they will play their 15 set before cbend. No one was opposed, so they started setting up. Next, both members took off all of their clothes and played their emotional noisy math rock completely in the nude. Most people who came down (or was already there) stayed, but I saw a few duders walk down the stairs, and then immediately turn around once they caught sight of da bears' dongs. the fully clothed cbend then played her un-amplified set to what was probably the biggest crowd of the night. I missed her live show and the people at the show were way down with her stuff, many of them knowing the words to her songs. It's awesome to see someone so happy in such a new place. It's also great to see how quickly and fully people can accept others. We were in the presence of great group of people. After i fixed a momentary problem with my amp, we started playing and within 30 seconds of us starting, i broke a string. I ran upstairs and then downstairs outside and grabbed THE CONQUEROR out of the truck and proceeded to play the rest of the show on that shitty and noisy piece. I had some trouble seeing the frets on the conquerer, but we powered through our set and soon Who Goes There started their sludgy, powerful, "EPIC AS FUCK" set and we both (and many others) dug it very much. After a long and tiring load-out and after we said our good-byes to all the great people we met, we started walking over to cbend's crib. When we got there, we drank some super high quality whiskey on the roof and i soon hit the hay because i was more tired than i've been in a long long while. I was wonderfully offered the bed of a great hostess and i reluctantly accepted due to all of the great things she already did for us that day. I slept like a baby and the rest is tomorrow's story.
We just picked up a box full of "EPs" and we're now currently on the road to Jersey City to play at Automata Chino. We also lost track of expenses, so we're now financial mysteries.

i bet i'm still in the lead though.

June 18, 2009

Day Six - 6/17 The Girl Cave (DC)

we awoke at the rest stop in Roanoke, VA. we started to drive and stopped off after about an hour at the Pink Cadillac Diner. They asked us smoking or non, and me being a smoker excited to smoke inside i said smoking. then i realized that the smoking section was absolutely disgusting. The ceilings were all yellow and the table cloths were all grey and burnt. we peeked into the non smoking section and were not surprised to see a very bright and colorful room that was immaculately clean. the people looked a lot more young and attractive too for some reason. so we watched some fox news and ate our greasy diner food and then we left. we drove in to D.C. and picked up our boy Dexter and crammed him into the front seat with us. we were sitting in traffic for a long while and then saw what looked to be road block of cops so chris and Dex hopped out and started to walk to the venue(for 2 miles). As i drove past the road block I saw a a squirrel running around in circles in the middle of the street and a fat women police officer trying to catch it with a garbage bag. This was apparently the cause of all the traffic. I got away from the traffic just as the fire-truck was arriving. the gps led me right to a baptist church and i was looking around for some beat up house that might host punk shows. we were in a really nice neighborhood and i was very confused. It took me about 30 minutes to realize that it was the house right next to the church. Frau Eva rolled up and we loaded in to the Girl Cave. It was a tiny tiny basement and then we walked to the liquor store. actually first we ate some badass curry tofu cooked by our wonderful host Caitlin, then we walked to the liquor store. bought some beer. walked back to the house and talked to frau eva some more. The first band was The Fordists (DC) and they played some mathy post-punk goodness. Then we played and my drums kept on unplugging chris's guitar cable from his amp. so we had some random stops but it was fun. Frau Eva was next and they were really impressive. it was easy on the ears but really melodic and intricate at the same time. good stuff. then jubilee, which was a guy playing percussion and girl playing banjo. they were really good and sang clever lyrics about normal stuff like not sleeping and getting dry socket. it was an awesome show and everyone at the Girl Cave was super nice and supportive. we took the scenic route back through DC and made it back to Dexters. after pumping some iron and eating a bunch of chips, we fell asleep.

June 17, 2009

New shyt!

Yo, so we recently ran out of our pressed copies of "EPs" and we're picking up more in Philly.
But on a more awesome note, my uncle threw together some tees for us and the tour.
He lives in Buffalo, NY (where we will be playing a show there on the 24th at Nietzche's) and he owns and operates the amazing Pavlov's Togs store. This is what he has to say about his shop:

Pavlov's Togs opened its first storefront at 77 Saranac Ave. in 1997. Initially primarily a contract custom screenprinting shop, original designs were gradually added to the mix as the business grew and moved to progressively stronger retail locations (1207 Hertel Ave., 567 Elmwood Ave. and, finally, the current location at 734 Elmwood Ave.). Throughout this time over 70 designs have been offered, some enjoying robust success, others destined for hasty retirement. Every image has been (and continues to be) designed and hand printed by owner/founder Thomas Rooney (that's me). The images fall into two basic catagories: those that celebrate our fair city of Buffalo (known creatively as "Buffalo Designs") and other sundry designs that are lumped into the Happy Genius family. The people of Buffalo have given Pavlov's Togs (and me) much support and encouragement over the years. I hope you enjoy your visit. Thanks!

So bottom line, the dude's awesome and we now have two designs of limited edition tees (one super-limited edition with the graphics of the Buffalo show's flyer, and one generic 2009 Tour design).

Get excited! Here they are:




We are super thankful for all the support he's given us and everything he's done (we get to crash at his crib! DOPE!)

Day Five - 6/17 (Drive from Birmingham to Roanoke)


We drove a whole lot.
Saw some mountains.
Saw a double rainbow.
Drove through rain clouds.
Slept in a rest stop with a 2hr parking limit.
Ignored the rules.
Slept in the rest area for at least 7 hrs.
Now we're on the way to DC to play at The Girl Cave.

Day Five Expenses:

Chris: Nachos & a Blue Sky ($10) + Pimento and Cheese sandwich, Reeses, Butterfinger, Coke ($5) + Gatorade & Flamin Hot fries ($3) = $45 so far

Sean: Veggie fajitas ($10) + Gatorade & Flamin Hot Cheetos & Mini Pecan Pie ($5) + Full Throttle & Cheese Fix Munchies ($4) = $79 so far

Chris still leading it.

June 16, 2009

Day 4 - 6/15 Greencup Books (Birmingham, AL)

The Squirms
The Markov Chain

We woke up shockingly late at Jed and Will's (The Squirms) pad in Hattiesburg, we ate some delicious cantaloupe and I drank a cup of my magical throat-health Broncaid tea. We hit the road at around 2 and made it to Birmingham around 6 and checked in at Greencup Books. The place looked awesome and the staff was super nice and friendly. The owner, Mike, treated us to some dinner (he suggested a place called Makrio's) and so we made our way there. We met up with our friend Veronica who brought along a group of kidz quickly felt comfortable and had a great time with. We talked and hung out for so long at the restaurant that we were almost late for load-in. However, we made it back to the venue in time and were greeted by The Markov Chain who were in the process of loading their equipment up the HUGE staircase that led to the venue part of the establishment. The Squirms arrived shortly thereafter and we all took some time to set up the PA, stage, camera, and lights (there was a huge skeleton horse/zebra/tarp thing hanging from the ceiling with christmas lights all around it..oh yeah..we hooked that shit up). After finding a satisfactory setting among all the necessary components and once people started showing up, The Squirms took to the stage (which this time happened to be the floor...YES!) and Sean and I both agreed that we enjoyed their set even more this time than the day before. It was interesting picking out elements of their sound that reflect the music they enjoy (remember? Will showed us some of his favorite music the night before). Their music seemed to make more sense to me once I understood their background. Still, it was fun blindly guessing the night before. This set of theirs seemed more energetic and they all seemed to be having a grand ol' time playing. They set up a VHS camcorder to record the audio of their set (the auto focus is f'd apparently, so the video is pretty useless) and about three songs in, it toppled over on its tripod, but Sean and I came to the rescue and set it up again to record the rest of their set. We wish them the best of luck on their tour that followed this show: "The reprint of the old t-shirt tour" as Will put it. And those shirts ARE pretty damn sweet. Soon enough, Sean and I were setting our equipment up and one of our new friends, Clayton, came up and he and I had a great time making fun of my shitty equipment that I somehow manage to make sound acceptable/unique/ok/still shitty. We started playing and (as the case also was during The Squirms' set) our group of new friends started dancing away and I joined their pit from time to time when I could. It was great seeing them get into the music and let themselves go. I think others took note and decided to do the same. It was either that, or maybe it was me pushing up against those who were motionless (or at least motionless in comparison). All in all, I was super happy with our set and after we rang out the last hits of "That Bitch Was GOLDEN", The Markov Chain began preparing for their set. It was fun watching this local college-aged band rock out and get their fans jumping/dancing/flailing around. They played a pretty solid set that reminded me of some crazy fusion of The Allman Brothers, Kings of Leon, and a few other "southern rock" style bands, while still having their own flavoUr. The guys in the band were all very nice and they seemed to really be interested in taking the band seriously (thinking about coming out to NOLA or Houston) and that's awesome to see in a young group. Once we loaded DOWN the mountain of stairs, we made our way over to Veronica and Ariel's house (where we would stay the night) with some of the bold members of the group willing to stay up till past 2am hanging out in the basement/1st floor/bedroom/parrrrty area with us. I haven't laughed that hard and that frequently in quite some time and I (finally) went to sleep with my face muscles sore and my new beautifully crafted paper fruit hat resting on the table near the cowwwch. We're very very thankful for the hospitality shown to us by everyone we met, especially Veronica and Ariel. Thanks so much.
We're currently driving through The Great Smokey Mountains on our way to DC. We have two days to get there, so that means that this is our first day off!! We can't wait to play the show tomorrow and meet up with one of our favorite people in the whole world, DEX! I'll tell you about all the shenanigans we got into today on the morrow, so come on back now ya'hear?

OH! Also I realized that I definitely shouldn't have counted Sean's drum accessories as "silly personal expenses". I'll make that change right away.

Day four expenses:

Chris: Apple Juice & Swedish Fish ($3) = $27 so far

Sean: Dr. Pepper ($1) = $60 So far

Not bad, guys. Not bad at all.
Chris still staying strong up top.

June 15, 2009

Day three - 6/14 Thirsty Hippo (Hattiesburg, MS)

The Squirms

We woke up late in New Orleans and grabbed some Taqueria Guerrero with Byron and Cory (of Hat Talk) before hitting the road towards Hattiesburg. The night before, we ran out of our pressed "EPs" cds (we're picking up more in Philly), so before we left NOLA, I spent some time burning our self-titled EP and throwing them in some cardboard sleeves I brought (special thanks to Faith for some sweet designs on the sleeves). After I threw back a Purple Haze, we threw our stuff in the truck and headed east. We got into H-town #2 and grabbed a BK Veggie Burger and a Big Fish. I asked for a veggie burger and the cashier said "do you want a veggie burger or a veggie whopper?" and when i asked what the difference was, she said "the veggie whopper's got meat". It made no sense, so i just grabbed the original. We made it to the venue with our bellies full a little bit early, so we lounged back in the ride and watched some Neko Neko Films. After a good laugh (and i think sean cried a little too), we started loading in and chilling hard with The Squirms inside the Thirsty Hippo, listening to a baseball game on the venue's sound system. So this apparently was a big deal. Southern Miss' baseball team (who wasn't even ranked) was playing UT and they were in the lead for most of the game and then at the end, they lost to us Texans. So that night, we were enemies to the general population. People started to file in shortly before (and during) the Squirms' energetic and rockin' set. After they finished a really cool jam loosely based on a Rolling Stones song, we got ready to play, super nervous due to our home-state's tasteless domination only an hour or so prior. Surprisingly however, we were received warmly by the nice little crowd (great for a Sunday night in a college town during the summer) and ended up getting rid of a good amount of the cds I burned. We stayed over at Jed and Will's house (of the Squirms) and stayed up drinking, talking, eating tortilla chips with a hint of lime, listening to some records from Will's EXTENSIVE collection (we were introduced to the wonderful Orange Juice), and watched a few short films. We woke up surprisingly late, grabbed some cantaloupe, and now we're on the road to Birmingham, Alabama to play at Greencup Books with The Squirms and The Markov Chain tonight. The wonderful Veronica is housing us for the night and we're both super excited to chill with her. We just got into Alabama and i'm munching down on some Swedish Fish.

Day three expenses:

Chris: Nachos, Jarritos Mandarin and tip ($12) + Veggie Burger combo ($6) = $24 so far

Sean: Veggie Torta, plantains and tip ($12) + BK Big Fish combo ($6) = $76 so far

Chris still wreckin it.



hahahaha it looks like i'm driving and doing this. Go Macbooks!

June 14, 2009

Day two - 6/13 House show/Dragon's Den (Baton Rouge/NOLA)

6/13 - House Show/Dragons Den (Baton Rouge/New Orleans, LA)
Man Plus Building
A Living Room
Promis
Motion Turns it On
A Living Soundtrack

We left Lafayette a little after 5pm and made it to Baton Rouge around 6:30 to play Man Plus Building's CD release house show/BBQ. I entered the wrong address into our GPS and got temporarily lost but then our quick thinking and resourceful attitudes brought us right to the party at Loubie's house. We were warmly greeted by everyone in Man Plus and those at the party. After a quick game of catch-and-throw (occasionally turned into jackpot/cool exaggerated catch contest) and a few drinks from the keg, we took to the carpet inside and played our set. I felt my voice giving out and I felt the spark inside. We were accepted very well and everyone at the party that we had the honor of chatting with after the show had nothing but good things to say and that makes us super happy. We sold a good amount of merch, putting the icing on the already GOLDEN visit to the red stick. We had to quickly jet out of there, however, so we could make it to the Dragon's Den in time for the doors to open. We arrived promptly at 9:45 (45 min late) and began loading into the newly-un-air conditioned upstairs of the Den. All the bands were here this time and Promis was setting up. We got everything loaded in and Sean started working the door, lacking change and a reliable permanent marker. Promis started playing and I was quickly reminded why I liked this band so much. Crafting intricate, dirty pop songs, the duo earnestly pushed through their lofty goals of songs. I find their music and execution very endearing, and Tom (keys) kept the party going in between songs and probably broke Eric's heart by screaming "Fuck you Eric" at random intervals in their set. Great quote (roughly): "I see a lot of our friends here and that rules. You know who you are. And to those of my friends who didn't come, you know who you are too. I guess everyone knows who they are...except for maybe some of these college kids who are still finding themselves". Their set was high-energy and fun and they were a great beginning to the night. Next, Motion Turns it On (Houston) took to the Den and blew me (and many others, I'm sure) away with their psychedelic post post post post post post post rock. It was the first time I saw this (amazing and) amazingly loud and aggressive band live (i've heard their album "rima") and they completely took me by surprise. Their live show was a truly unique and mind-blowing experience that I can't wait to witness over and over again. After Motion Turns it On, we hopped in the pit and invited others in to join us. We played one of my favorite sounding shows in a while and had a great time with friends we haven't seen in a few months. My voice surprisingly came back and didn't feel strained at all. It was hot and I took my shirt off after we played and cooled off downstairs with Mojo Method and friends while A Living Soundtrack was setting up. I never did quite catch my breath and felt pretty faint for the rest of the night. With drum'n bass rumbling at our feet, our good friends A Living Soundtrack began wow-ing the crowd at a slightly later than anticipated time of 1:30 or so. As always, they blew my mind with both their virtuosity and friendliness. After they finished their amazing set that I've been blessed with witnessing three times in the past few weeks, we took about an hour to load down the stairs and into the 4Runner and then we went back to Byron's apartment and crashed hard. I forgot that I took my No Doz right before we played and couldn't sleep. I later realized that the caffeine pill was probably the cause of my feeling super shitty right after we played and my inability to calm my body down. Now we are on the road to Hattiesburg, MS to play at the Thirsty Hippo with The Squirms. Talk to you tomorrow.

Day Two Expenses:

Chris: Snoball ($2) + Bottle of water & tip ($2) = $7 so far

Sean: Snoball ($2) + 1/2 carton of Parliament Light 100s split w/Andrew Lee ($20) + 4 High Lifes ($10) + 3 pairs of shitty drum sticks now all broken ($12) + Drum throne clamp that did not work ($5) = $58 so far

Chris still in the lead.

June 13, 2009

Day One - 6/12 Artmosphere (Lafayette, LA)

6/12 - Artmosphere (Lafayette, LA)
Wild Moccasins
A Living Soundtrack

It was a sunny Friday evening and the birds were chirping around beautiful Lafayette. We rolled in around 5 pm and quickly went to the wonderful Dee's house. We fixed her tandem bike and rode as a gang to Artmosphere to check in. Good to go. We would be returning to the venue around 8 after heading back to the crib to try that new Satsuma Abita. Yumz! Next thing we know, we're at the venue and the Wild Moccasins are there chilling near their brand spankin' new van. A Living Soundtrack showed up shortly thereafter and people began to slowly file in. The Crackbabies (the scheduled local) was a no-show due to the band's break up a week before, and sadly they never clued us in on that fact. But as Queen said, "The show must go on". They also said, "Mamma, just killed a man. Put a gun against his head...". The Wild Moccasins took the stage at around 9:45 and their sweet pop lifted the hearts of the crowd. Their tees look rockin and their CDs are on their second pressing. Good fortune has graced this fine young band and we wish them the best on their tour. A Living Soundtrack followed and (as always) this group blew me away. Projector show and all, this band is the total package. Super hot. Very sexy. It's great to see the people in the crowd that have never seen the band before let themselves get into the groove and really absorb the amazing original music this band throws their way. After A Living Soundtrack, we took the stage (or the floor, actually) and started ruining people's nice, groovy, smooth meals. Sean's snare (which gave him a little trouble at Mango's on the 11th) needed to have a little tune-up on stage and Cody from WM graciously threw a screwdriver Sean's way so he could fix the problem. It's good to see the community among bands even in small situations like this. We had a great time playing and people seemed to really dig all the bands that night. I felt my voice going, so when we got back to Danielle's house, Zahira and I had some hot Bronch-aid tea (for throat health!) and chit-chatted about Adam Lambert and his unusual chest hair. I'd consider this a very good start for our tour considering we had a decent turn-out without a local, got even closer to bands we like, and got free food and drinx (courtesy of Artmosphere! Woot woot!). Oh! Also I rode bikes back to Dee's house after the show with the legend herself and BEAT the WM just by a hair. Sure, their van is nice, new and big, but I'm quick, baby! QUICK!


Today we're headed to Baton Rouge AND Lafayette. It's our first and last double-header of the tour.
I'll recap every day, so check back often!

ALSO! We're keeping track of our personal expenses.
Day one on the road:

Chris: Flamin' Hot Fries ($1) + No Doz ($1) + Hot water & cup ($1...yes, I'm serious) = $3 so far

Sean: Big Red Bull ($4) + Cigarettes ($5) = $9 so far

Chris in the lead.

June 12, 2009

On the road to Zion



ALRIGHT! We did it. We're in the road and the tour had officially begun. Now taking on the road in my brother's Toyota 4Runner, Caddywhompus will crack no radiators and break no hearts (unless someone really needs a ride or something, then we might break their heart because we can't fit them inside). So here we go on our first tour (to speak of). Check out them dates on our MYSPACE and spread the word where you can. Thanks to everyone who came out in Houston last night for our tour kickoff at Mango's. We had a fucking fantastic time and we hope you did tooooo.

This weekend's shows:
6/12 - Artmosphere - Lafayette, LA
6/13 - 380 College Hill Dr. (Man Plus Building's CD release house show!) - Baton Rouge, LA (7PM SHARP!)
6/13 (oh THAT'S why they're playing at 7 in BR!) - Dragon's Den - New Orleans, LA
6/14 - Thirsty Hippo - Hattiesburg, MS

June 3, 2009

Tour Kickoff(S!)



Howdy!
We're touring this summer up the east coast and we need some hometown lovin' to make it all the way.
We've been planning this tour for months now and with some graciously welcomed help from our friends Bonnie and Wesley, we're pretty much all set to go.
So all you need to do is come out and enjoy our last hometown shows before the tour and give us your love, cause, ooh we need your love babe, yes you know it's true. Hope you need our love babe, just like we need you.
So the hometown throwdowns go as follows:

6/11 | Houston, TX | Mango's (8PM) w/Wild Moccasins, B L A C K I E, and Urbane Guerrilla Sound System
6/12 | Lafayette, LA | Artmosphere (8PM) w/A Living Soundtrack, Wild Moccasins, The Crackbabies
6/13 | New Orleans, LA | Dragon's Den (9PM) w/A Living Soundtrack, Promis, and Motion Turns it On


Check out the rest of our tour dates on our myspace!

Facebook Event

May 26, 2009

Geronimo!



We're headed back to Lafayette for our first Louisiana show in quite some time this saturday for the amazing festival of Geronimo.
Over thirty bands will be joining us in Downtown Lafayette for the festival from Noon to 2am, and the headlining bands are: Fleur de Tease, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, The Howdies, Matt Rock & the PowerBoxx, Dege Legg, Arbor Vitae, and Greg Ginn from Black Flag.
We played the benefit show for the expenses at Hi Ho Lounge a while back (and got banned from ever playing there till we're 21...) and now the day is finally almost here!
You can purchase presale wristbands HERE for $12 or you can buy them for $15 at the festival the day-of. Their Myspace page has even more info and fun stuff. CHECK IT!

We're playing at Artmosphere from 9-10. Here's the schedule. Copy-paste and print this shit, bruh!

*CEDAR (Deli) STAGE (Parking Lot by Bordens): (1-7pm)
1. Uma Zuma (1-1:45)
2. Love Hog (2:15- 3)
3. Dude vs. Bruh (3:30- 4:15)
4. ImagineIAM (4:45-5:30)
5. Vagabond Swing (6-7)


***BLUE MOON SALOON: (12-12am)
1. Julie Williams Band (1:15- 2)
3. Giant Cloud (2:30- 3:15)
4. Ginger Lee (3:45- 4:30)
5. Arbor Vitae (5- 6)
6. Snarky Puppy (6:30- 7:45)
7. MyNameIsJohnMichael (8:15- 9:30)
8. Quintron and Miss Pussycat (10:15-12)


*BLUE Moon PORCH STAGE: (12-7pm)
1. Ruby Rendrag (12:30-1:15)
2 VoSteen (2-2:30)
3 Dangerous D (3:15-3:45)
4. J Burton (4:30-5)
5. Dege Legg (6-6:30)


***ARTMOSPHERE: (11 -2am)
1. Kyle Craft (12:30- 1:15) outside
2. Flowtribe (1:30- 2:15)
3. Juke Joint Jam feat. Taron Lockett (2:30- 3:15) outside
4. Hatch (3:30-4:15)
5. The Specklers (4:30- 5:15) outside
6. JAMBANG (6-7)
7. Markings (7:30-8:30)
8. Caddywhompus (9- 10)
9. A Living Soundtrack (10:30-12)
10. Matt Rock and the Powerboxx Reunion! (12:30- 2am)


***SADIES NITECLUB: (11-2am) Downstairs:
1. Magnolia Sons- Geronimo Kickoff! Free shots!(12pm-1pm)
2. Langolier (1:30-2:30)
3. Oso Closo (3- 4)
4. Bionica (4:30- 5:30)
5. Big Rock Candy Mountain (6- 7)
6. Magic Legs (7:30- 8:30)
7. The CrackBabies (9 -10)
8. The Howdies (10:30-11:45)
9. Fleur De Tease- NOLA Burlesque Show! (12:30-2am)


*SADIES (2-2am) Upstairs:
2:00-3:30 - Kellie Greene (jungle/drum & bass)
3:30-4:30 - Black Swan (dubstep)
4:30-5:30 - Jason Robo & Wop (breaks)*
5:30-6:30 - Rekanize (electro/house)
6:30-7:30 - OttO (indie dance)
7:30-8:30 - Unicorn Fukr & Cama Lama (deep house)*
8:30-9:30 - Herb Christopher (minimal/techno)
9:30-10:30 - Smurl (funky house)



See you there!
Don't forget to pick up your pre-sale wristbands before 1pm at the hospitality tent (w/valid ID and printed cop of receipt)!!!

May 25, 2009

"EPs" on iTunes



I wanna write a blog about how "EPs" is on iTunes but I don't know what to say.
Check it HERE.

Thanks

May 21, 2009

THANKS, YOU TWO-TONED ZEBRA-HEADED PARANECIUM BRAINED FO-OOLS-FO-OOLS-FO-OO-OO-OOLS!



We Whompers whomped our way to the whompin' nomination ballot for the whompin' Houston Press Music Awards this go 'round.
We're up for Best Instrumental/Experimental.
Merci Beaucoup!

RUUFIIIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

May 20, 2009

In hibernation for a little while.

Hello friends!
Just felt like writing a little bloggy about why we're seemingly so inactive as of right now.
We are in fact, taking some time to get set for this summer and other plans we have made.
We're in the studio almost every day writing and crafting our songs we have/don't have yet for our three upcoming releases (Split 7", an experimental visual album, and the full length).
We're also preparing our music and equipment for the road this summer (TOUR!!!!), a summer we are very excited about.
We are working on getting our split 7" done (with sIngs) and figuring out the best way to press it.
We are working on re-pressing our first album "EPs" as we are running low on copies for the tour.
We are silk-screening tees for the tour and making a new design (hopefully).
I am trying to find/buy a new amp that will work for the whole tour and is mine.
We are trying to get Sean's Volvo Station Wagon fixed so it's road-worthy for the summer.
We are saving $$$ for the tour.
We are finalizing the dates/bands for the tour.
We are booking dates for after the tour in H-Town and our return to school.
We have jobs.
We are partying hard.
We have warrants out for murder/rape/treason/parking tickets.
My teeth still hurt.

In conclusion, we still love you and will visit you soon.

Love,
Chris

May 18, 2009

CaddywhomPASSED!!

So we were pretty busy and accomplished a lot with the band this past semester, but let's see how we did in our studies.
We are both Music Industry Studies (Bachelor of Science) majors at Loyola University, New Orleans. Here goes!

Chris' Grades:
Music Industry Forum: Pass
Intro to Business: B+
Intro to Philosophy: B
Intro to Music Industry Studies: C
Intro to Finite Math: A
Legal Issues In Music Industry Studies: C
Current Term GPA: 2.900
Cumulative GPA: 3.121


Sean's Grades:
Electro-Acoustic Ensemble: A
Music Visualization: B+
Basic Marketing: C+
Management & Organizational Behavior: D+
Principles of Microeconomics: A
Music Industry Forum: Pass
Current Term GPA: 2.917
Cumulative GPA: 3.125



So Sean's in the lead right now. CAN HE HOLD CHRIS OFF NEXT SEMESTER???

To be continued.... Can the duo keep their scholarships???

May 14, 2009

Riff Tiffs' "Festival/Snflwr" EP



Hello again, maybe it's the codeine I got for my wisdom teeth removal working, but today I decided to upload the most recent release, Festival/Snflwr EP, from our other (first ever!) band, RIff Tiffs. We've been in this band since 2004 and I am certain we, as Caddywhompus, wouldn't be doing anything remotely close to what we're doing now (musically and professionally) without the experience we gained during our time with this band. You can download it for FREE at our bandcamp page.

<a href="http://rifftiffs.bandcamp.com/album/festival-snflwr-ep">Festival by Riff Tiffs</a>

Check it out and help us spread the word if you wish.

If you're in Houston, check out our shows this May:
May 23rd at The Mink
Mat 29th at Mango's (w.Mynameisjohnmichael!)

May 12, 2009

PRAKTISE SPACE!!!!!!!



This is gonna totally rule. First practice space since February. Yes. We played all of our shows between March 1st and now without a practice space or many practices. Getting ready to write and record and get productive. But we might die in the process because.....




WE GOT MOLD!
or swine flu...

May 4, 2009

VOTE OR CRUNK OR DIE!


Check it, so our hometown of Houston is having it's yearly Houston Press Awards.
It's determined by ballot voting online. You can VOTE HERE

If you think like we are up to compete, feel free to nominate us for:
Best Indie-Rock
Best EP (Caddywhompus EP)
Best Full-length (Caddywhompus "EPs")
Best New Act

Thanks for supporting us and other musical Houstoners.

May 3, 2009

Chris' solo album release and other info


Today I (Chris) released my latest solo album on Bandcamp. It's called Four Drops/Pieces of Rain and it's available for a free download. I won't use this blog to talk about my solo work, so that's why i started another blog that is focused solely on releases and news such as this.

I also started a Twitter account for my solo work and you can follow me HERE.

Here's my Myspace if you want to check it out.

Join the facebook group if you want to get updates on news and whatnot.

Also, my first two full-length records are available on CD Baby and my second full length (What Had Happened Was) is on iTunes.

Hope all is good in the hood.

kisses,
chris

<a href="http://chrisrehm.bandcamp.com/album/four-drops-pieces-of-rain">Part I - Neighborhood Rain (00:00-06:48) Part II - Metallic Rolling Winds/Thunder (06:48-11:03) by Chris Rehm</a>

April 30, 2009

Feelin' Fine THIS FRIDAY!


Info's on the flyer, so take a second to examine it's contents, visit the facebook event page and then come out THIS FRIDAY to party it up with us, Mynameisjohnmichael, A Living Soundtrack, and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey.
We've got some new stuff up our sleevies (where generals keep their armies) and you know the other bands are gonna pull out all the stops for you guys. Because you're worth it. This will be our last show before Sean and I pack up the saddlebags and head back to Texas for the summer. Also all the show's proceeds will be donated to help put on Geronimo Festival in Lafayette this summer. MNIJM has an excellent description/explanation for the cause on their facebook event:
"What cause, you ask? Well theres this little shindig in Lafayette at the end of May called Geronimo Festival. It's gonna be boombastic, and several NOLA acts are travelling up there to play (MNIJM and Caddywhompus included). Proceeds of this Hi Ho show will go to toward the expenses of these poor travelling musicians. Can you hear the crying violins yet?"

You can download JFJO's new studio album, "Winterwood" for free HERE.

April 28, 2009

"EPs" review


"EPs makes for a thoroughly enjoyable, refreshingly unique listen- highly recommended!"
-Marilyn Roxie

Check out the whole review HERE.


THANKS!

April 27, 2009

Feelin' shitty

...and I know why


SWINE FLU!!! SWINE FLU!!! SWINE FLU!!! SWINE FLU!!!

April 23, 2009

Gamma Ringo Download!


Our friends over in Gamma Ringo posted a link today on their Bandcamp page where fans can download 3 recent demo songs for free in exchange for signing up for their email mailing list. John St. Cyr said that the band plans on recording more demos and uploading them to the page, so check it often for new, loud, fun tunes from the group.

Some sweet shows coming your way QUICK!


Above is the flyer for our nearest show. This event is taking place in our hometown, Houston, and will be with local favorite, Elaine Greer. It's an all-ages show at Mango's this Saturday at 9pm. Facebook event HERE. We're super excited about Mango's and what awesome things Omar will inevitably do.

We're super excited for this show this Monday at the High Ground. Get out there EARLY because doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7pm. Tera Melos are heros of ours and the other bands playing are some of our favorites in the area. Yes we know. The High Ground has a reputation for being extraordinarily lame, but Tera Melos will add a few points in the right direction, we think. Also playing is All That Is Left of Our Heros and Thier Flaming Hearts.

Kidding.

Facebook event HERE.

April 20, 2009

Under Pressure



Sorry we haven't blogged about much recently. My paper took over my life this past week whenever I wasn't sleeping, eating, or playing shows. Anyways, I just stumbled across this picture of me and the City Life crew at the one and only practice I attended in preparation for my big break at their last show. That's right. It was for that historical moment when i joined the marvelous group onstage to sing Freddy Mercury's part in Under Pressure.
Yeah.

It was super dope. And I was super scared, having not really known the song well the day before the show.

I was worried it might sound/look like this with me thrown in the mix:

April 16, 2009

Discoveries (Post# 1)


Other than the FANTASTIC Mojo Method EP, I (now "we") haven't blogged much about music we've been listening to. Reasoning for that aside, I recently discovered this amazing band out of Fort Collins, Colorado called Candy Claws. They recently released a full length album called "In the Dream of the Sea Life" and it is some of the most wonderful music I've heard in a long time. Its blissed-out underwater pop sounds bubble with beautiful melodies, brilliant songwriting and fantastically interesting production that shines all the way from their sun, through their water and then illuminates to their ocean floor, revealing new beauties to discover upon every voyage. This band deserves so much recognition for this great piece of art they have created. As far as I can tell, they are a part of a college-aged music/art community in Fort Collins and their visual work can be seen here. On the sidebar of their blog, they have a list of the bands involved in the community and I am looking forward to exploring them all. Admittedly, I found out about this band via a link on a blog I visited that posted a zip file of the album for free. However, I have already purchased the physical copy (I guess that's one example of how music theft "piracy" works out for bands) and can't wait to receive it.

This is what they had to say about their recent record:
Recorded in Italy, Fort Collins, and the Philippines over the past two years.
The album is a musical companion to Rachel Carson's 1951 book, "The Sea Around Us."
The 10-song cd comes packaged in a full-color dvd case, complete with a 12-page art booklet, a sticker, and a handmade art print.
If you'd like a copy, and trust us enough, send $10 and your address to:

Candy Claws
3307 Downing Court
Fort Collins, CO
80526


Also, on their myspace, they have a link to purchase the album via PayPal.
I don't know why I feel the need to share this music with you, but I do. Hopefully you will do the same.

They also have their first album up for a free download HERE. This record still portrays a wonderful pop feel and the production is very interesting, but it involves no vocals and is not as impressive as their recent full length. However, it is still a great and fresh listen.

April 14, 2009

Loyola Battlefest now scheduled for FRIDAY, APRIL 17


As said before, but now with a minor date adjustment:

This Friday, April 17, Caddywhompus is to take part in Loyola's Battlefest '09 along with bands, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Dirty Bourbon River Show, Mojo Method, and New Grass Country Club.
We wouldn't normally take part in musical competition, but we do like Loyola kids.

ELAINE GREER & THE TON TONS live on the Sugar Hill Sessions!


Live From SugarHill Studios - Episode 4 from W. Ross Wells on Vimeo.


This is a live studio set from some two of our favorite H-town bands. Some really great songs performed in a studio that we are very fond of so check it out. We got a show coming up with Elaine on April 25 at Mango's.

-sean

April 12, 2009

Mojo Method EP out now!


Check out our friends' fresh new EP up for digital download on their bandcamp page for a free download. We've been jamming this album all day and it's a really great group of songs coming from a great group of musicians. Check it our for yourself!

Here's their MYSPACE.
Follow them on TWITTER.

April 7, 2009

Awwwstin Shows



So, we're gonna be chilling hard in ATX this Wed thru Saturday morning. Two shows are going down f'shosies: the one on the flyer above, and one on Friday night at the Beauty Bar with Copper Pocket and THEART. We are quite excited for these shows and for chilin with our very good friend. If you're in Austin, come check out a show or two or tell some friends, we'd love to murder you.

April 6, 2009

Homecoming



We're super excited for this show. We're back in our hometown at one of our favorite venues, Super Happy Fun Land, now relocated to 3801 Polk St. in the downtown area. We're sharing the stage with local friends Searching for Signal, The Handshake, and Summerside Project, as well as with NOLA homies, Gamma Ringo.
This should be a fun one.

Doors at 7, lineup is as follows:
SUMMERSIDE PROJECT - 7:30-8:10
THE HANDSHAKE - 8:25-9:05
GAMMA RINGO - 9:20-10
SEARCHING FOR SIGNAL - 10:15-10:55
CADDYWHOMPUS - 11:10-11:50

April 1, 2009

MNIJM/Killa $al Mash-Up!



Oh baby. The mash-up is finally complete.
But before you listen to the masterpiece (a shoe-in for the grammys this year), check out each artist.

MyNameIsJohnMichael is a New Orleans-based indie pop supergroup that is taking the world on, one heart at a time. They just released their first full-length album consisting of the (voted) top 13 songs out of the 52 John Michael wrote in 2008 (yes, that's a song a week). Check em out and check em out quick before they're too big for you to think it's cool.

Next we have Killa $al. We don't know much about Mr. $al except that he is apparently NY's Hardest. We're not even quite sure exactly in what aspect he is more stiff than everyone else in the Big Apple. But one thing's for certain: His macbook microphone tone is to die for and his sick flows are untouched by most rappers alive (and dead). Killa was even quoted in a song of his as saying, "Killa $al's the best rapper alive. PERIOD". Also, I learned you can't be his friend on Myspace without knowing his last name or his email. I tried entering "$al" as last name, but no go. He remains a mystery, and this unapproved use of his song just might be as illegal as his stolen beats.

THE AUDIO POST IS ON OUR TUMBLR SITE!