Sunday, April 18, 2010

This blog has moved

This blog is now located at Please head over there to read our recent blog posts, purchase merch, and access a mound of other Tullycraft info.

This site,, is home to posts from our blog's first five years.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to Us!

On this day in 2005, this Tullycraft website went live. Happy five year anniversary! The site was designed by our very own Corianton Hale. Click here if you would like to travel back in time and see our very first post.

Today we have the song Five-Year-Old Feeling by Jonathan Richman. Signing off.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

This Weekend!

On Saturday, April 17 The Special Places (Jenny & Cori) will be performing with Math & Physics Club at the High Dive in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The show is an early bird special… it starts at 6pm. If you plan it right you can enjoy Record Store Day, see The Special Places and Math & Physics Club, get some dinner, and still catch The Redwood Plan at the Sunset later that night. What a Saturday! Today we have a live recording of White and Grey by Math & Physics Club.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

MP3 of the Day

We almost forgot, yesterday was David Cassidy's birthday. Today we have the song David Cassidy by Betty And The Werewolves.

Monday, April 12, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1985 Madonna played the very first date of her Like A Virgin tour in Seattle, WA. Opening the show were the Beastie Boys. Just prior to the tour the group had recorded the song She's On It. Mike D. said, "It was one of two songs that we would perform to the boos and shocked expressions of her audience every night. Thanks are due to her [Madonna] for keeping us from getting kicked off the tour." Happy Monday!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Surprise Appearance

On this day in 1996 the Beastie Boys made a surprise appearance at the Bottom of the Hill club in San Francisco, CA. That evening they performed under the name Quasar. The group wore orange jump suits that said "Quasar" on them. The suits were similar to the ones the Beastie Boys would wear on their 1998 tour.

Friday, April 09, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1989 The Pooh Sticks recorded a session for John Peel's show on BBC Radio 1. Today we have the song Young People from that radio broadcast. Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

MP3 of the Day

The Clash released their self-titled debut album on this day in 1977. Today we have a live recording of the song Complete Control by The Clash.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1974, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with their song "Waterloo." The competition took place at the Brighton Dome in England. Today we have the song Letters From A Voyage To Sweden by Cats On Fire.

Monday, April 05, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1991 Galaxie 500 played their last show ever at Bowdoin College in Maine. Today we have the song Final Day by Galaxie 500.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1993 Bunnygrunt found their band name at the Fairmount Park Racetrack in Collinsville, Illinois. Karen Ried had bet on a horse named Bunnygrunt to win, and when it did, both she and band mate Matt Harnish saw it as a sign. Not long after they convinced former band mate Renee Dullum that they should change the name of their band from The Mars Bars to Bunnygrunt. She agreed, and the rest is history. Today we have the song Horses by Cheap Red.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

MP3 of the Day

The movie Heathers was released on this day in 1988. It starred Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty. The movie follows a four-girl clique who rule over their Ohio high school. Three of the girls are named Heather. It's a classic for sure. Today we have the song Winona Ryder by Unrest.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Dion vs. Dickinson

Back in the early days of Tullycraft, we had a driver/merch guy that traveled with us named Aaron. He was the third person to fill this position. Our prior drivers (Alex and Ken) each only lasted one tour, while Aaron managed to stick with us for a few years. One of the reasons I especially enjoyed having Aaron on tour was because he didn't really like our band that much. In fact, after we'd play each night I'd ask him, "So Aaron, how do you think we sounded tonight?" And he'd say something like, "You sucked as usual." I expected these responses and I loved them. He wasn't joking, we weren't really his cup of tea. You might be asking: Why was he there? Well, he loved to be on tour and we all got along, so it worked out pretty well. Since indiepop wasn't really Aaron's thing and since he was exposed to it nightly, he (and Jeff) instated a "no indiepop will be played in the van" rule. This meant we listened to a lot of Slayer, Behead the Prophet, Iron Maiden, and a live Ozzy Osbourne album that Jeff was particularly fond of.

I'm telling this anecdote because I noticed that the Iron Maiden album, The Number of the Beast was released on this day in 1982. This was the band's third album, but the first to feature vocalist Bruce Dickinson. I heard this album more than a few times on tour, and I must say after repeat listens I came to really like it. Who knew?

Although, it wasn't all hardcore and heavy metal on the road. I managed to find a loophole in the "rule" when I purchased a Céline Dion cassette along the way and insisted it receive equal airplay. You may be asking: Was Céline Dion allowed to be played in the van? She was. And I actually think Aaron may have enjoyed it the most. Who knew?

Today we have a live recording of Superboy & Supergirl. This was recorded at the Empty Bottle in Chicago in 1996. If you notice near the beginning of the song... my bass cuts out. I can't remember if I broke a string or if I was having amp problems. Either way, Jeff and Gary were champions and played right through until I was able to deal with my bass issues. The show must go on! - for the handful of people in attendance. Happy Monday!

Friday, March 26, 2010

MP3 of the Day

Boyracer is playing tomorrow night at the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA. Does anyone else remember when Jen Turrell posted this on the Indiepop list on Aug 6, 2008?

"...We also wanted to mention Boyracer will play their last ever (honest) show at Athens popfest, 15th Aug at the 40 Watt Club. We have a shithot drummer (at last, just as we throw in the towel)."

At the time I was bit skeptical.

I'm sure the show will be great. Today we have the song Smile On Cue by Boyracer from the Insults & Insights ep. Happy Friday!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

MP3 of the Day

On this day in 1998 The Promise Ring played a show at Brodie's Warehouse in Orlando, Florida. Shortly before the band's Orlando appearance, they were involved in a serious accident. The van they were traveling in flipped on an icy road and every passenger was thrown from the vehicle. All of the band members were hospitalized, but fortunately each recovered and managed to continue the tour. At the end of the Orlando show Jason Gnewikow announced that although the set was supposed to be over the band would play one more song, "A Picture Postcard." The song was dedicated to Molly Anderson who was celebrating her birthday that evening.

With all hype surrounding the MTV show, today I'm posting the song Jersey Shore by The Promise Ring. Great song, terrible show.