- 5/18, 10p @ Rye Bar, Athens, GA
- 5/19, 8p @ The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
- 5/20, 5p ACOUSTIC SET! @ Between Books, Claymont, DE
- 5/21, 7p @ Green Line Cafe, Philly, PA
- 5/23, 8p @ Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
- 5/24, 8p @ IOTA Club and Cafe, Washington DC
- 5/25, 9p @ Blue Parrot, Wilmington, DE
- 5/26, 10p @ Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC
Monday, December 14, 2009
As the days wear on, we'll be revealing more, little by little, in a heartachingly slow and deliberate manner.
Because we're jerks.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
This is a teaser of Glasgow's drummer Jon Arceneaux "going postal" at the end of the as-yet unreleased Glasgow song of the same name. The video was captured from Alexis Marceaux's cellphone as Jon tracked the part in the Mid-City home of our recording engineer Rick Nelson. It's the same place we recorded the violin, cello, and vocals you hear in the snippet. Look for the full song, plus four more from our rock opera on the 1986 EP, coming next month.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Fri. 11/20 - Martin's Lounge in Jackson, MS w/ Furrows
Wed. 11/25 - Mule's Cate Street Pub in Hammond, LA w/ Alexis Marceaux Band
Sat. 11/28 - Artmosphere in Lafayette, LA w/ The Picardy Birds
One week(ish), two much fun for one night, three amazing opportunities to get your Glasgow on. So, don't four-get, or you might have to plead the Fifth. Insert more terrible number puns here. Egh, we might have to eighty-six this whole blog post.
Just to make sure it all adds up, we've decided that in order to multiply our chances of success, we needed to divide and conquer. We hope you all come out in record numbers. We're counting on you.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
An interview with just us (apologies for possible incoherence in advance):
Thank you everyone for making that night such a success. We'll see you at Voodoo!
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
On the heels of an INSANE Aladdin-themed show at Republic in New Orleans, the Craft Brothers have set off on an East-Coast tour with veteran songstress Susan Cowsill (of '60s family band The Cowsills). The Bros will return just in time for Glasgow's Voodoo Fest appearance, Friday 10/30 at noon.
To see how close this whole operation comes to your neck of the woods, visit Glasgow's MySpace or Susan's MySpace. Not coming by you? Move!
In other news, the band's got a lot in store, including Glasgow's original Indie-Rock Opera '1986', including a free EP and some videos for the opera coming out in November, and live performances of it around the country this coming Winter and Spring. VERY EXCITED.
See you soon!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Just writing to show you that our Oct. 16th show at Republic in New Orleans is plugged on NolaNitelife.com, a culture and lifestyle website about hip and happenin' goings-on in the Crescent City.
So, this means you need to come to the show. Don't be foolish. Get more details here.
Also, the theme of the show is Aladdin! Abu, the Genie, Jasmine, the Magic Carpet... so many costume ideas, so little time!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
We've been hard at work tightening the bolts to an indie-rock musical about love and loss in the mid-80s. It's called '1986'. Apropos.
A not-so-secret is that we're going to be releasing a 5-song EP to promote the thing, probably at the end of October. And it's gonna be totally FREE, just like the best things in life.
This is us laying down some percussion overdubs. We're so cute.
Stay tuned for more sneak peaks of the musical.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
During our set at the Green Room in Covington, LA on Saturday, an amazing photographer and friend Dominic Dagradi took some mind-numbingly awesome photos.
You can see his work at DominicDagradi.com and see all of the show pictures Here.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Needless to say, we are stunned and speechless (although certainly not blogless). Isaac attended our Friday, July 24th show in Hattiesburg and we hung out with him a great deal after the gig. We were first intrigued by the guy after learning that he came to the show even after getting in an accident that totaled his car just an hour or so beforehand. This, however, is truly above and beyond. Our hats are off to you, Isaac.
Monday, July 27, 2009
The Naniboujou Lodge. This is where we brunched one morning. This is just the dining hall. And it's all-you-can eat, so, eat your heart out.
Grand Marais, MN is famous for stockpiling discontinued junkfood. This particular chocolate bar is very old and will probably make you hallucinate. Don't eat your heart out.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Meanwhile, Jack and Sam are on a whistlestop tour of these great United States, all strung out, with the world on a string, no strings attached.
Last night we spent the night in beautiful St. Louis in Susan Cowsill's booking agent's house. He has a boat. And a lake to put it in.
Thursday evening we'll in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at their famous Waterfest. We'll be jamming alongside some New Orleans favorites like Paul Sanchez (Cowboy Mouth) and Mark Mullins (Bonerama), and playing before So-Cal's neo-swingsters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.
Stay tuned for randomness.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Last night we had the honor of headlining the inaugural show for 1126 House, a hip new house show joint in Hattiesburg. It's about a mile from Southern Miss and the neighbors are sweet. It was an unforgettable night of merriment and camaraderie. Friendships were forged and lives were changed. Forever. (Cue 'Salsbury Hill' by Peter Gabriel.)
Bands play for donations and a couple guys from some prominent Hattiesburg/Meridian, MS bands run the place not-for-profit style. Bands can sleep there, get fed, get showered, get free wireless internet (hence, this blog post). Hattiesburg people are generous, as we continue to learn.
Chase these cats down the information superhighway on MySpace. They also host the site hattiesburgmusic.com. It's a cool, interactive hub a la NewOrleansIndieRock.com.
The globetrotting continues. See you there.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Awesome fun at our Meridian, MS show.
First, George introduced us to all kinds of crazy Mexican candy. Why a Nicaraguan knows so much about Mexican candy we don't know. We had this tamarind paste that was pre-stuck to a spoon, and some brown goo in a bag and all of it was salty. But my question is why the heck would somebody put red pepper into a squeeze tube and call it candy? Or those dried shrimp in a bag? Who does this? I demand names.
In the middle there is Delila, who came with us for merchandising. She's got good road-trip stories. Or at least good stories to tell on a road-trip. Also stories about tripping in the road. But no stories about tripping while driving on the road. Because that would be a DUI.Our adventure took us to Meridian Underground Music, a super-cool joint dedicated to hippie paraphenalia, music, and musical instruments. It's owned by a cool chap named Wayne Williams, who puts on shows there twice a month. Check them out at Myspace.com/meridianunderground
Here's the headliner, Baak Gwai, who were loud and fast and butt-kicking. Real troopers about the cold.
See them at http://baakgwai.com
And here we have the Dark Sundays, an awesome folk-indie outift. Props to singer Logan, who has the stones to play a pink guitar. And to his girlfriend Darcy who let Jack borrow her coat.
Monday, March 23, 2009
"Stick? It was more of a log. Either way, wooden and begat from a tree," recounts Jack Craft in his version of the events of this past Saturday night outside Mandeville, LA. In a bizzare bonfire-building incident, Jack was wounded from a projectile fragment of conifer branch. Standard investigative procedures point to a relatively common wood-chopping error. Jack's account says otherwise. "[The rest of the band and I] were just sitting there-- we had just made a bonfire and were adding wood to it. We were drinking beers and telling stories and then-- out of nowhere-- damn stick hit me in the face." Accident? Think again. We believe this to be yet another instance of vicious stick-on-human crime.
We are currently on the lookout for a piece of wood 18-24 inches long, approximately 3 inches in diameter, probably hiding in the temperate, evergreen woods of northern St. Tammany Parish. Tips may be submitted anonymously by calling: 1-800-555-DAMNSTICKHITMEINTHEFACE. Help us fight the epidemic. Don't be another statis-stick.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Indeed, above is your favorite neighborhood rock band, plus our dynamite publicist Kelly Rayner (she hates when I call her "dynamite") sharing an embrace with Third Eye Blind's charismatic frontman Stephan Jenkins taken in the green room at the House of Blues in New Orleans after we opened up for them on 3/18. Stephan popped in our room right after our set and mused: "You know, it's like Bono said to me after we opened up for U2 in San Francisco: 'What's the point of us going on now? You wrecked it." Mind you, 'wrecked it' is a good thing coming from an Irishman, apparently. We'll take the redirected compliment any day. Later on in the night he gave members of our entourage gifts of organic cereal and rice milk. What a guy.
We befriended Mr. Jenkins as the night wore on, collectively waxing poetic over Abita Amber at Ryan's pub down the street from the venue. We found out he knows a heck of a lot about microfinance, particularly the movement currently being spearheaded by Kiva. We share his spirit for it, as does our close associate Erica Trani, manager of IN Exchange, the coolest store in New Orleans--nay, the PLANET.
A good time was had by all. Let's do it again sometime.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Glasgow is thrilled to headline night 3 (Saturday March 7th) of this season's New Orleans Indie Rock Fest, the premier event for original rock in the city. New Orleans' rock scene is remarkably fertile right now, with some of the best of the bunch playing this 3-day extravaganza. There's Caddy Whompus, an amazingly prodigious (18 & 19 yrs old!) noise-pop duo; the undeniable blues/folk/rock collective known as Silent Cinema; The Public is making their long-awaited return after the tragic loss of their bassist Ryan Plattsmier; The Pharmacy, who came all the way down from Seattle to be a part of the scene here because they heard of the amazing work being done by the New Orleans Indie Rock Collective to help unite the scene here; the list goes on.
This festival is the New Orleans rock scene made manifest. The camaraderie is palpable and the amazing music speaks for itself. Its a pleasure to share an event with these bands and an honor to headline the final night.
Here's the breakdown, in case you've been away on mission work in a remote jungle:
Thursday 3/5 | Hi-Ho Lounge
The Blue Party
Friday 3/6 | One Eyed Jack's
Big Rock Candy Mountain
Saturday 3/7 | The Howlin' Wolf
The Happy Talk Band
Get discount passes for the whole weekend at http://www.neworleansindierock.com.
Free compilation CDs are given out at every show.
Come out and catch some phenomenal bands this weekend. Also, stick around for Glasgow. ;)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
In an ironic turn of events (I'm talking about the actual ironic and not the foam-latte-I'm-not-religious-but-I'm-spiritual Alanis Morisette definition of ironic), drummer Jon Arceneaux and Nicaraguan George Elizondo experienced a surge of positive feelings and overall positive well-being after witnessing singer Sam Craft's emotional outpouring of the lyrics "And I cry, all the time...." during a recent band practice. Oh, yeah, they're in the band now too.
A similar story arose yesterday when Jack Craft accidentally crashed his computer while installing new stability software. However, an emergency Congressional hearing found that the only connection that could be found between these two events were their origins on the elder Craft's computer keyboard.
Glasgow is playing tomorrow night, Saturday February 14, at Northgate Tavern in Baton Rouge.
Expect Rock and single people.-Jack