Monday, June 30, 2008

New T-shirt!

For those of you who weren’t able to make it to any of our east coast shows earlier this month we still have a few of our limited edition tour T-shirts available. Actually, they were made slightly more limited when one of them caught fire at the Popfest show in NYC. They are American Apparel and were designed by the wonderful Corianton Hale. Unfortunately, we are completely sold out of size Medium, but we do have a few size Small, Large and a couple X Large left. If you are interested, you may order one from our merch page. Today we have a live version of the song I Wish That I Was Beautiful For You by DARREN HANLON recorded at the Moore Theatre in Seattle.

Friday, June 27, 2008

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1939, one of the most famous scenes in movie history was filmed... Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara parting in Gone with the Wind. Director Victor Fleming also shot the scene using the alternate line, "Frankly, my dear, I just don't care," in case the film censors objected to the word "damn." The censors approved the movie but fined producer David O. Selznick $5,000 for including the curse. Today we have the song This Heart Is A Stone by ACID HOUSE KINGS. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

MP3 of the Day

The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island on this day in 1927. Lines for the ride went down the street. The costs to construct the Cyclone were reported at $146,000 - the year it opened, a single ride cost twenty-five cents (thirty-five on Sundays). Today we have the song Rollercoasting by HELEN LOVE.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

MP3 of the Day

Ricky Gervais was born on this day in 1961. The former pop musician from Reading, Berkshire is a triple Golden Globe, double Emmy and seven-time BAFTA award-winning English comedian, writer, director and actor. He achieved mainstream fame with his ground-breaking BBC Two television program The Office (for which he won 2 Golden Globes) and the subsequent series Extras, both of which he co-wrote and co-directed with friend and collaborator, Stephen Merchant. Besides writing and directing the shows, Gervais also played the lead roles of David Brent in The Office and Andy Millman in Extras. Today we have the song Freelove Freeway by DAVID BRENT.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Tonight… Easy Street Records in West Seattle will be celebrating the release of R.E.M.:Hello, a new book of photography by David Belisle, designed by Tullycraft's very own Corianton Hale. David, Corianton and R.E.M. co-founder Peter Buck will be signing books from 7-8 pm, and the party will continue until 10 pm. Easy Street Records is located at 4559 California Ave SW (in the Alaska Junction area of West Seattle). All are welcome! Today we have a live version of the song Fall On Me by R.E.M..

Monday, June 23, 2008

MP3 of the Day

Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Sega Genesis system on this day in 1991. The game is widely considered to be one of the greatest of all time, placing #51 on IGN's 2007 list. Sonic added the element of speed to the standard platform formula and introduced other unique elements such as the loops, springboards, high-speed devices, and the rings now permanently associated with the series. The game was both a critical and commercial success, it sold 4 million copies, the second-highest for a Genesis game, behind Sonic 2, which sold 6 million copies. Today we have the song Zipp Zapp by LAROMLAB. Happy Monday... summer is finally here!

Friday, June 20, 2008

MP3 of the Day

The Ed Sullivan Show debuted on this day in 1948. The show is known especially to today's generation for airing breakthrough performances by Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Elvis Presley, and of course The Beatles. The program ran until March 28, 1971. Today we have the song Television by THE DEAD TREES. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1870, all of the Southern States were formally readmitted to the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America ceased to exist. Today we have the song Southern State by BRIGHT EYES. It's about Athens, GA.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

MP3 of the Day

We're home from our six show mini-tour. Thanks to everyone who came out to the shows! We were so excited to meet so many nice people. We honestly didn't know what to expect; we didn't know if anyone would turn out for those shows, but we were pleasantly surprised ever night. We had a terrific time. Thank you!

Film critic and screenwriter, Roger Ebert (who we mentioned yesterday) was born on this day in 1942. In addition to working with Russ Meyer on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Ebert and Meyer also made Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens, Up! He was also involved with the ill-fated Sex Pistols movie Who Killed Bambi? Today we have a new CARS CAN BE BLUE song called Coat Tails from their new album Doubly Unbeatable.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

MP3 of the Day

The film Beyond The Valley of the Dolls was released on this day in 1970. Originally intended as a sequel to the 1967 film Valley of the Dolls, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls was instead revised as a spoof of the original after 20th Century Fox rejected the two screenplay drafts that were submitted. The final script was written by film critic Roger Ebert. As a result, the studio placed a disclaimer at the beginning of the film informing the audience that the two films were not connected. Posters for the movie read, "This is not a sequel - there has never been anything like it". Upon its initial release, the film was given an X rating by the MPAA. In 1990, it was re-classified as NC-17. Today we have the song How Come You're Such A Hit With The Boys, Jane? by DOLLY MIXTURE.

Home again, home again...

Waiting for baggage at SeaTac. Isn't our girl Mears a special princess?

Monday, June 16, 2008

Heading home today.

As we're sitting here in Washington, DC thinking about heading out to Baltimore to catch our flight home, Jenny just reminded us that it's Tupac Shakur's birthday today. She just informed us that Tupac attended the Baltimore School for the Arts, where he studied acting, poetry, jazz, and ballet. I guess he performed Shakespeare and played the role of the Mouse King in The Nutcracker. What a thug! Catch you in Seattle.

Friday, June 13, 2008

NYC Popfest Show Tonight!

We played Boston last night. Thanks so much to everyone who came out to the show! We had a ton of fun. We're told that the NYC Popfest show at Pianos (tonight) is sold-out, but if you show up at 8:30PM some tickets may be available. Is this true? If so, try it! If that doesn't work, you can still catch TULLYCRAFT tomorrow afternoon at the Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St). We're playing w/ The Cannanes! How awesome is that? We're taking the stage at 2PM sharp so don't be late.... in fact be early. See you there! Today we have the song My Je M'appelle by FROM BUBBLEGUM TO SKY who are playing tonight at Piano's as well. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tullycraft featured on BYT!

In anticipation of our DC show, John Foster from Brightest Young Things wrote up a sexy feature/interview with us! Learn what we listen to on the road, what we eat for breakfast, and read all about Chris' new home in Sweden!

On our way to Boston!

The show last night in Winooski was awesome! Thanks so much to everyone who came out. We had a great time! The Smittens and The 500s were both amazing. Jenny just informed us that Bun E. Carlos, the drummer of Cheap Trick, was born on this day in 1951 in Rockford, Illinois. In light of this special day, The Smittens' drummer, Holly, will be performing some of Bun E's signature moves including his trademark dangling cigarette tonight in Boston at PA's Lounge. Also performing will be Tullycraft & Pants Yell! See you there!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Vermont Adventure Club!


We made it! We're in Winooski, VT! It's hot here! I just found out that the word "winooski" comes from the language of the Abenaki tribe, and means "this is where the wild onions grow." Tonight we're playing our first show at The Monkey House w/ The Smittens. Maybe some of you are wondering what Winooski, Vermont is like on a Wednesday night in June. Well, that's what I'm wondering! I guess I'll find out tonight. I'm sure Cori will be sending more posts from his iPhone... stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tullytour 2008!

Lay-over in New Jersey, tired and hungry, we took it upon ourselves to sample the local cuisine. Jeff says they taste like freeze-dried vomit wrapped in a pretzel. Chris says it tastes like heaven!

See you in Winooski!

So... we’re on our way to Vermont via Albany, NY this morning. The blog may come up short on MP3s over the next few days while we’re playing shows, but we’ll try and update it from the road. We’ll leave you today with a song we’ve posted before, but still an excellent one. Today we have a cover of the Tullycraft song Wish I'd Kept a Scrapbook by SPRITES. We’re playing with Sprites and From Bubblegum To Sky on Sunday, June 15th at The Red and The Black Bar in Washington, DC. Gotta run!

Monday, June 09, 2008

MP3 of the Day

Hey! We're catching a flight to the east coast tomorrow morning to start our mini-tour. It's been years since we've played back east, so this will be a rare opportunity to catch Tullycraft live. It's also been a while since we've all spent this many days traveling together. Hopefully, we'll have as much fun as we have in the past. We hope to meet some of you at these shows! Here are the six dates we're playing:

June 11th - Winooski, VT at The Monkey House w/ The Smittens

June 12th - Boston at PA's w/ Pant's Yell! & The Smittens

June 13th - NYC at Pianos w/ Pants Yell!, The Besties & From Bubblegum To Sky

June 14th - NYC at Cake Shop - all-ages show w/ The Cannanes (2PM)

June 14th - Philadelphia at at The Barbary w/ Scary Monster & Surefire Broadcast

June 15th - Washington, DC at Red and Black Bar w/ Sprites & From Bubblegum To Sky

Today we have When I Need Someone by SUREFIRE BROADCAST. The song is going to be available on a 7 inch in August. Until then, you can catch Surefire Broadcast on June 14th in Philadelphia w/ Tullycraft & Scary Monster. Tickets to the show may be purchased here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Seattle Show!

This just in....Tullycraft will be playing a show in Seattle at the Sunset on Saturday, July 12th w/ Fishboy and BOAT.

Friday, June 06, 2008

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1990, U.S. District Court Judge Jose Gonzales ruled that the rap album As Nasty As They Wanna Be by 2 Live Crew violated Florida's obscenity law. He declared that the predominant subject matter of the record was "directed to the 'dirty' thoughts and the loins, not to the intellect and the mind." Today we have the song Sod Off by the Boise, Idaho band THE VERY MOST. Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

MP3 of the Day

One week from tonight (on June 12th) TULLYCRAFT will be playing in Boston at PA's Lounge w/ Pants Yell! & The Smittens. If you live in the New England area we would love to see you there! Today we have Your Feelings Don't Show by PANTS YELL!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1792, Captain George Vancouver, an officer of the British Royal Navy, claimed Puget Sound (the waters north and south of the Tacoma Narrows) for Great Britain. Today we have the song Let's All Sleep Together by the Ohio band TEAM GENIUS.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1970, Ray Davies of THE KINKS traveled round trip from New York to London to re-record one word in the song "Lola." The original lyrics had the word "Coca-cola," but because of product placement and wanting to get radio air play they changed the line to the generic "Cherry Cola". The minor change paid off, and the success of the single allowed the band to negotiate a new contract with RCA Records, and construct their own London Studio. Today's MP3 is Lola by THE KINKS

Monday, June 02, 2008

MP3 of the Day

If you happened to be at the LOS CAMPESINOS! show in Seattle on Saturday night maybe you noticed that Tullycrafers Jenny & Cori opened the show as The Special Places. If you missed it, this was the very first official Special Places show - they've played a couple times at the annual Tullycraft talent show - but nothing in front of a crowd this large. They were terrific and as charming as ever. Los Campesinos! were also wonderful. Today we have the last song LOS CAMPESINOS! played in their set Sweet Dreams, Sweet Cheeks.