Thwompers and Thwompette’s. We’re super happy to announce our appearance at the 2013 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. April 26th – 28th. Visit us at our booth (#110) where we’ll be sharing it with our great friends The Outlaws of Ravenhurst. We’ll be jamming live throughout the weekend and have new t-shirts (!!!) and stickers. As well we’ll be hosting a panel “How To Cover Videogame Soundtracks” on the Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the Burns room, Big 4 building. Come by and check us out. We love chatting and hanging out with you guys.
We’re very excited to announce that we’re playing GeekMoot, Saturday July 27th at the Hillhurst Community Centre. It’s an all-day gaming convention started 2 years ago. We’ll be playing from 9-11. There will be a BBQ, comedy from the 404’s, gaming of all varieties from table to video. Admission is a mere 5 bucks, that includes food and the show is all-ages. Check them out on Facebook and give them a like. You can also read the nice things I said about them last year.
Oh yeah, the website. We have one of those. Well, lets use it more often shall we? From now on I plan on doing some more writing in addition to what I’m doing over at CalgaryIsAwesome.com. More video game stuff, essays, lists, rants. If I can also convince the rest of these bums to throw up an article or two I will. We have some big show announcements coming up. In fact lets start with…
To quote Ron Burgandy, “Ladies and gentlemen. Can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you’re doing and listen. CANNONBALL!”
Only replace Cannonball with Calgary Comic Expo. That’s right! Come and see us all weekend long, April 27 -29. Visit us at our booth, where we’ll be selling our NEW ALBUM! as well as t-shirts and other sundry goods. You can hang out with us at our 16-bit Challenge panel on the Saturday at 5 p.m. And then come see us play at the Corral on the Sunday starting at 9 a.m. and before your favourite panels throughout the day.
For a full list of activities and how to get passes, head over to calgaryexpo.com
By the way, in all the fun of the holiday season we forgot to mention two incredibly important things. 1. Kirk, our beloved ‘Hammer’, and bass keyboardist has left us. He’s hunting the dingo that ate his baby in Australia, or just laying on a beach. 2. Welcome to Dan our new and completely awesome guitar player! We have yet to give him his official band moniker, that will come. This also means that Brad, or ‘the Evening News’ as he’s known to us, has switched from guitar to bass. To celebrate here’s Chuck Norris murding kittens…
PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or NAMBLA, have released many questionable advertisements, featuring questionable tactics, drawing questionable conclusions. This one takes the mushroom. Tanooki suits = Mario loves fur and murder.
If you want to help a Tanooki get his skin back from that dick Mario, PETA has a fun game on their site here. Question. Should the Tanooki you’re ‘helping’ be able to die? Seems odd? On a related note, If you’d like to help animals donate your money to your local animal shelter, they spend it on the animals and not ridiculous websites.
Well hey kids. It’s been awhile since we’ve THWOMP’D anyone but that comes to an end, now! If you’re not busy this weekend we’re setting up shop at the Palomino (109-7th Ave SW) for two shows!
On Thursday we’re happy to open up for our medieval buddies the Outlaws of Ravenhurst for their official CD release party. Show is at 9 p.m. $10 at the door.
Then on Saturday we’ve just been added to the bill for the first ever Guy Fakes Night. The local bands you know and love, playing their ideal sets of the bands they know and love. Blink 183 – Members of Lions Tigers and Bears and if I Look Strong; You Look Strong, Today’s Tom Sawyer – Calgarys legendary the Everymen covering Rush, Tricky Twoo – Members of the Adam Brown, Forbidden Dimension, Beija Flor and the Silent Auction, Jordan Eat World – Members Of the Silent Auction, Vixen Tor and Jordan Fritz of Having a Silly Afro fame and of course us covering what we love most. It`s a big show and it starts at 6 p.m.
The future of gaming is here. The Battman video game system. As far as knockoffs go this is by far the greatest I’ve ever seen. I would order one, but I feel as though I would regret giving these folks my credit card info. Analysis after the jump. Continue reading →
Music Calgary is putting on two events on September 15th w/ Howard Bilerman, engineer and producer (Arcade Fire, Gospeed! You Black Emperor, Superchunk, Wolf Parade, The Nils, Tricky Woo etc.) . So if you’re anyone who takes their music seriously, or who genuinely loves hearing more about the music-making process, this is for you. They’ve still got a few seats at each, so if you’re interested head over to Music Calgary for details!