Upcoming Gigs + Recording News

Greetings from Milkweeds headquarters! We have a few bits of news to pass along:

Gigs:
After a wacky ending to 2015 in which we had to cancel a few gigs to to injury and illness and had a few gigs canceled on us due to scheduling snafus, we have a couple of gigs lined up on what Travis has decided to call our “We’re Happy(ish), We’re Healthy(ish), and Our Gigs Are (So Far) Confirmed (Fingers Crossed)” world tour. The Milkweeds’ world is sorta small though so it’s only a two gig tour. Catch us while you can.
  • First, we are playing what we guess we can now call our 3rd Annual End of the College Semester/May Happy Hour show at the Saltine Warrior in Syracuse, NY on Friday, May 20 from 5:00 – 8:00pm.
  • Second, in 2004 we played one of our very favorite gigs at the Good Nature Brewing Tap Room in Hamilton, NY, and we are super-excited to be returning there for an 9:00 – 11:30pm show on Saturday, June 11. If you haven’t been there, it’s a great room with great beer and a great time, and we promise it will be a fun way to spend a summer Saturday night.
New Album:
We have been hard at work recording our new album and have just (probably) completed recording the basic tracks for twelve new originals. With any luck, we’ll finish this thing up and get it out before the end of the year. You’ll be able to check out many, if not all, of the new songs at the above gigs.
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10/17 Gig in Baldwinsville — CANCELED

Hey, everyone… Due to circumstances beyond our control, our gig this Saturday at The Office in Baldwinsville has been CANCELED. We’ll see you on Friday, November 13 at the Saltine Warrior.

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Upcoming Gigs!

We wanted to let you know that we have two upcoming gigs in the area in the next couple of months (this constitutes a “tour” for The Milkweeds):
The first is on Saturday, October 17 from 8:00 – 11:00pm at The Office in Baldwinsville.
The second is on Friday, November 13 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Saltine Warrior in downtown Syracuse.
We’ll be playing a bunch of new stuff at both gigs. Hope to see you there!
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Upcoming gig! “King Lee” screening!

Greetings from Milkweed HQ! We have a couple of bits of info to pass along to you.

First, we are returning to the Saltine Warrior on Friday, May 15 for a 5:00 – 8:00pm happy hour gig. Tell your friends, and we hope to see you there.

Second, back in 2013 we teamed up with Danan Tsan to record the theme song for the film “King Lee”. If you missed seeing the film on the big screen the first time or have been wanting to experience it all over again, you have one last chance on Sunday, April 26 at 5:30pm at the Palace Theater as part of the Syracuse International Film Festival Spring Fest.

As always, thanks for your support!

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Upcoming Gig!

We had a gig offer fall into our laps yesterday so pardon the sort of last minuteness of this. We’ll be playing at the Saltine Warrior (214 Water Street, Syracuse) on Friday, January 16 from 5:00ish to 8:00ish pm. We’d love to have a big turnout so bring your friends!
Also, thanks to everyone who downloaded the 2014 Christmas single. It – and the rest of our music – can be found here.
See you next Friday!
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2014 Christmas Single

We just wanted to let you know that our 4th annual Christmas single is available for free download. There are three songs on the single – one each by John, Kurt, and Travis. Just a heads up that Travis’s song – “Santa Claus (Is Watching You)” – contains some adult language and probably isn’t appropriate for kids and/or singing along to loudly in the office. Thanks for all of your support his year!

Happy holidays!

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Upcoming Gig

We wanted to let you know that we have a gig coming up in on Friday, October 10 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Saltine Warrior in downtown Syracuse (214 Water Street).

Friday.

October.

Tenth.

Happy hour.

Be there.

We’ve been spending our time working through some new songs so if you’re nice, we may just play some of them.

Since we have your attention, we may as well remind you that if you haven’t already picked up our 2014 album The Sun Will Shine, you can get it from anyone in the band or order it (CD and/or download in the format of your choice) here.

 

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“The Sun Will Shine” is out!

We just wanted to let you know:The Sun Will Shine Cover

1) Our new album The Sun Will Shine is officially out.  You can buy it here (immediate download only or immediate download and CD) or you can buy it from any member of the band.

2) We’re playing an album release show at the Saltine Warrior (214 West Water Street) in Syracuse from 5:30 – 8:30pm on Friday, May 16. We hope you can make it.

 

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Album release show! Album pre-order still rolling along!

Folks, it has been a looooooong time since we have played a proper show in Syracuse. Quite a few of you have trekked all over Central New York to see us during that time, and we’ve really, really appreciated it, but we’ve missed playing a nice, hometown gig.  That’s why we are really happy to announce that our official “The Sun Will Shine” release show will be on Friday, May 16 at the Saltine Warrior in downtown Syracuse (214 West Water Street)!  And if that wasn’t enough, it’s a Happy Hour show!  We’ll be playing from 5:30 – 8:30pm so you’ll be home in time to catch “Hannibal” on NBC if you so desire.  We’ll be selling CDs of our brand-spanking new album “The Sun Will Shine” as well as some vinyl copies of that Twin Cousins Records compilation featuring “The Ballad of Evel Knievel”. The Saltine Warrior will be running some drink specials ($1 off draft and bottle beer, half-price house wine, and two-for-one well mixers) too. We’ll send you a reminder, but put it on your calendar today!
And while we’re on the subject of our new album, a big thanks from us to those of you who have already pre-ordered it.  We really appreciate it!  If you haven’t yet pre-ordered but want to have it on the release day (April 22), there’s still plenty of time to do so here.
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“The Sun Will Shine” Pre-Order

Five hundred and sixteen days after we began recording our new album, “The Sun Will Shine”, we are excited to announce that it is available for pre-order, and we will officially be releasing it on April 22. We think this is far and away our best album yet, and we can’t wait for you all to be able to hear it. The album was mastered by our friend Kris McDaniel and comes in a super-nice CD gatefold package designed by our friend Mike Rae.
The tracklisting is:
The Sun Will Shine Cover
01) Combine
02) What The Sky Intended
03) Whiskey Bottle
04) Just Like That
05) Saint Julian
06) Fireworks Tonight
07) Perfect Gurl
08) Other People’s Eyes
09) Which One To Take
10) Dyin’ Blues
11) Roll, Train, Roll
12) Down By The Cemetery
Pre-order today and stay tuned for news on an upcoming album release/celebration-type show thing in Syracuse.
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