Hey y’all, hope you’re feeling funky fresh, cause after BFD yesterday we definitely are!!
Today we launched a new single called “Talkin’ Good Woman” as well as a new campaign called ONE SONG ONE DOLLAR where we are trying to raise money through the selling of the single to be able to press and distribute our new record this summer.
Click here to to stream and download the new song:
And here is a video explaining our concept more:
Thank u all xoxox
Three weeks ago today, on July 24, our new album TOXIC POCKETBOOK was released. You can now pick it up on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, Napster, and many other digital stores. You can also get physical copies at Amoeba SF, Amazon, and our merch store. You can also stream it in its entirety for free on Spotify and Bandcamp.
If you got the album and dig it please rate and review it on iTunes! iTunes is an incredibly important aspect of the music industry and having a good presence there is crucial to the success of Toxic Pocketbook!
Next Thursday July 26 we are having a double album release show with our brehs TUMBLEWEED WANDERERS at GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL!! This is going to be an amazing experience for us playing one of the most historic venues in the country. First 200 people in the door get FREE copies of both new releases so come EARLY!! Doors at 7 PM and music at 8!!
Voting for the opening slot of OYSTERFEST 2012 has now been going on for a week and we just broke 1,000 votes!! You guys are amazing! We’ve held first place the entire time but NOT BY MUCH!!! Please take 5 seconds and vote for us to play this show. No registration, e-mail, or information of any kind is needed!! We put together this little video if you’d like to share it as well
We have been selected by SF STATION as one of 7 local bands competing for the chance to do a short opening set at this summer’s Oysterfest in San Francisco. You can vote once a day until June 1. No registration, e-mail, or information of any kind is required. If we get the most votes we will be sharing the stage with MINUS THE BEAR, YOUNG THE GIANT, MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA, and LITTLE HURRICANE. It would be awesome. And it’s in your hands!!!
CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW!!
Tonight we will be celebrating Kevin’s 21st birthday with the holy ceremony on rock n roll at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco! We would love for you to join us!!
Here is a video about Kevin’s coming of age:
8:30 PM $10 and All Ages!!!
Tomorrow night, we, RTT, are performing for FREE in San Francisco! Our performance will be part of a series called “So You Think You Can Paint?” which provides free paint, paintbrushes, and tons of 8 foot canvases for you to come and strut your stuff. There will be cheap drinks, live bands, DJ’s, and lotsa art. Event runs from 7-11 PM and we play at 10
RSVP and read more about it via the Facebook invite!
On Valentine’s day we released a new music video for our song “Far Away”. Please check it out and share it if you like it!
In two days (!!!!) we go into Tiny Telephone to record a brand new album!!! It is going to be 7 songs, tracked and mixed completely analog. We could not be more excited about this batch of songs and the wonderful studio we’re getting to work with. As you may know recording costs a lot, so we’ve put up a pre-order page through Kickstarter to help us replenish the costs of recording and get the music to you ASAP.
By pre-ordering the album, or, “pledging”, you will not only get access to the music but a front row seat in the process of making the album as well. We are going to post exclusive recording updates through picture and video on our Kickstarter page only available to those that pre-order. The page is running for a total of 35 days with 33 days remaining to help us make proper recordings for you to all hear. Once again here is the link and please to pass it on if you can!!!
Our headlining hometown show was great! Thank you all for coming!! Here’s a snapshot of the night – hopefully some video will surface somewhere
Next Saturday – January 28 – we will have the pleasure of gracing one of the most legendary venues in the bay area – the Gilman!!! We’re honored to be part of this all folk and psychedelic lineup! You can RSVP and check out the other bands via the event on Facebook:
Very excited to return to one of our favorite venues in the city for an all ages headlining show. Thursday January 19 we will brace the stage with support from DownDownDown and Dear Indugu. Please join us – presale tickets are only $8!
Tonight we’re playing an awesome show in San Jose with our buddies Please Do Not Fight, Finish Ticket, and PK! We open up this amazing lineup so please come out at 7:30!! There’s going to be a raffle for a brand new 8 GB iPod touch, an acoustic Finish Ticket performance in your living room, movie tickets, and more!!
More details and RSVP here:
117 bands submitted to be considered to open Not So Silent Night 2011 – 15 were chosen and we made the cut!
This is a huge opportunity for us to open up for JANE’S ADDICTION, MUMFORD AND SONS, FLORENCE + THE MACHINE, BUSH, and, YOUNG THE GIANT at the Oracle Arena on December 9.
We have a facebook event so you can invite your friends to vote as well – click here.
Voting will be open until 5 PM on December 4, and the winner will be announced at 8 PM. HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!!!
Earlier this month we spent the better part of a day filming an episode of a local television show called “Under SF” about the underground bay area music scene. The episode features live performances, interviews, and footage from our Haunted Hoedown at the end of last month. If you live in San Francisco you can catch it on these local channels:
Comcast and Astound channel 27
AT&T channel 99
For those of you that can’t catch the actual broadcast we will have an online version up soon!
We’ve got a great San Francisco show coming up this Tuesday at wonderful underground venue CAFE DU NORD. Doors are at 7:30 and we start the night off right at 8:30 with a 30 minute set!
Advance tickets can be purchased here: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3987815
Our second annual Haunted Hoedown is TONIGHT at Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco. This is one of the few shows each year where we hand select bands to join us for a Halloween themed costume party concert extravaganza! The lineup this year is incredible, headlined by our good friends Please Do Not Fight, who will be releasing the first part of their full length album, available here as a digital download – 4 tracks for $2! We’re been bro-in down with these guys and following them since 2008 and are honored to be hosting them for their release.
Opening up the show will be our good friends Owl Paws who have a very distinct acoustic indie vibe full of lush harmonies and wonderfully textured lead guitar. They kick things off at 9 PM sharp so PLEASE show up on time, or even better, early, to make sure you catch their set. Second will be Debbie Neigher, who is hands down one of the most riveting songwriters in the bay area. She absolutely kills it live, and with a three piece band it’s bound to one of her best sets yet.
We are also going to be having a very special costume contest. In order to enter the contest you need to have your picture taken during the hoedown by our photographer Jaclyn Snook. She will be posted up at our merch table as well as floating around to try and capture the costumes. On Halloween day, Monday October 31, check our Facebook page to see our top picks. The picture that gets the most ‘likes’ will be sent a special package in the mail from RTT.
Also, the first 50 people through the door with a costume on get a free 12 X 18 concert poster, autographed by the bands on full color thick stock. Think of it like those awesome Fillmore posters, except instead of 1,000 there will be 50. Come early!!!
Hope to see you tonight – there will be free candy and spooky decorations a-plenty. RSVP on Facebook by clicking here
P.S. Our set tonight is going to be filmed my local access TV show Under SF for an episode airing 11/11/11 – come get wild for television!
Through all the various outlets of band promotion – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. sometimes we forget about our own website! In the last two weeks we’ve put up two parts of a three part series promoting our Haunted Hoedown show on October 28. The third one will be coming out this Monday, October 24. Enjoy!
P.S. here’s the event on Facebook, check the details and RSVP if you’re going to come!
Our second annual Haunted Hoedown show is right around the corner! October 28 we will be taking the stage with some of our best friends – Please Do Not Fight, Debbie Neigher, and Owl Paws – for a costumed night of live music!
Next week on October 10 we will be launching a 3 part mini web series leading up to the show featuring members of each act playing the Hoedown. It will be called “Haunted Showdown” and you can check out a preview here:
We are in a poll with Live 105 to be considered for a list of up-and-coming Bay Area bands to be featured on their website. For those of you that don’t know Live 105 is the biggest on air alternative rock radio station in the Bay Area so this would be a HUGE opportunity for us! You don’t have to register and it literally takes one click and 5 seconds! If you haven’t seen our music video you can watch it there as well – either way please rate us 5 stars
This Thursday we will be the featured performer at THE GRIND OPEN MIC NIGHT in Redwood City, CA. We have been going to this open mic for over a year and it remains one of our favorites in the bay area. The vibe is great with coffee to match, performers are top notch, and there’s such a wide range in age and style of performance that the show is always interesting. It’s put together by our friends in Please Do Not Fight (check them out) and we’d really love to see you guys out! We will be performing a 20 minute set in between two hours of open mic slots.
Sign ups are at 6:30 PM SHARP with the show starting at 7 – and the sign ups are known to fill up within minutes so make sure to come early!
We are going to be performing with LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES from Venezuela! This is a HUGE opportunity for us. We need as much support as we can at a gig like this. We play FIRST so please come early at 7!!!
We had an amazing 12 days on the road. There will be a full blog post about the journey and pictures and all that fun stuff coming shortly. Here’s a video showing some performances from the first half of tour – the second video will be coming in the following weeks! We have a HUGE show on Thursday (The Avalon in Santa Clara – 7 PM) and very busy week ahead!!
Checking in from Portland, OR on the great Hawthorne street. Amidst all the chaos of putting out the album and heading out on the road we forgot to post our new music video here! It’s for the first song on our new EP “Ghost Door”. If you enjoy it please send it to your friends and help us get it seen by as many people as possible.
On the right hand side where it says “360″ select “720 HD” and it will look much crisper