To celebrate of Montreal’s short winter tour, I put together a discography sale on our website that will be running until the end of the trek (February 6th).
Aside from a new package deal that includes 11 of Montreal albums for only $70, everything in the Skeletal Lamping collection is on sale for the first time ever!
When Susan Sarandon heard the news, she was so excited that she ran on stage at the band’s New York City show last night and put a ruler to some hogs. And no, that’s not a euphemism. (But I wish it was.)
The Great Cover Up is a long running Champaign tradition in which local bands get into character and perform an entire set as another band, with the proceeds going to a different charity every year.
From the Polyvinyl family, Braid (INXS, The Smiths, R.E.M.) and The Red Hot Valentines (Green Day, Nickelback) have both participated in the past, while Erin, Tristan and Brett took to the stage multiple times with their pre-Headlights band Absinthe Blind.
In 2007, our publicist Seth performed a set as Headlights with his old band Watery Domestic, and in 2008, our European liaison Mark and his band JigGsaw rocked out as Rancid.
Although none of our bands took part this time around, on Sunday former part-time staffer Eric paid homage to Green Day with his band, PopGun5.
A few months ago, an ordering error left us scrambling to find room for 20 humongous rolls of bubble wrap. Although the bundles were great for anyone who wanted to lie down and sneak a nap in the back room, we finally sent them back yesterday.
Here’s Adam and Megan on their way down to the truck after filling up the elevator:
What isn’t pictured are the 3,000 LP mailers that were delivered on the same truck and subsequently had to be brought upstairs. Although they definitely don’t make for a very comfortable sleeping surface, I guess business-wise they’re a little more useful.
Just when Adam and I were finally beginning to dig ourselves out from beneath the pile of orders we’ve been buried under since getting back from holiday break, a big storm came along and forced me to dig my car out of several inches of snow this morning.
And to make Seth and Andy jealous out in sunny San Francisco, here’s the view from my drive to work:
Last March my roommate wrote a column/review for our college newspaper about Jimmy Fallon’s first week behind the late night desk, so I watched his show for five days straight.
Since then, I haven’t had a reason to tune in again…until now!
Japandroids is making its television debut tonight, so I’ll be doing everything I can to stay awake past midnight (even though we’re currently in the midst of grueling all-day office inventory and I’ve been stuck in the unventilated deep overstock room for most of the morning — but more on that later).
For those of you who have already seen the band in concert, you’re gonna want to tune in too because I guarantee you’ve never heard this song live before.