Monday, October 09, 2006

Original pics from Jimmy (birth of a Memestorm)

I smell a Meme-storm.

Dave Elliot writes "I dug up this old picture from the internet it seems that this method has been handed down."

Then Yuri Marder chimes in: "Funny you mention it, this reminds me of something I saw in a news article recently..."

Friday, September 29, 2006

Yet another cover of Left in the Dark

This time by the Coal Gems. Thanks to Matt, Jahna, and Blair.
Pics of Iron Post Townie/Vertebrats Lineup

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Iron Post lineup
Ken Draznik - Guitar, Vocals
Paul Budin - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Matt Brandabur - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Jimmy Wald - Novelty songs from the past
Pat Dailey - Drums
John Richardson - Drums
Paul Chastain - Bass
Mark Cornell - Trumpet and horn Arrangements
Pete Roubal - Tenor Sax

Ken Draznik - Guitar, Vocals
Matt Brandabur - Guitar, Vocals
Jimmy Wald - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
John Richardson - Drums
Paul Chastain - Bass

In the rear with the gear:
Willie Wells - live sound, mobile recording
Kim Butler - guitars, moral and logistical support
Jimmy Myers - rehearsal space
Robert "three finger bob" Draznik - historical research and perspecacity
Yuri Marder - stills and video
Virginia Bellis Brandabur - video

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Rob Lorzell's pics.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

More pics soon - in the meantime, here's one that gives a taste of Jimmy Wald's brilliance:
Thanks Cynthia - great to see you and ernie.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Thanks Vron - we missed ya.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

The original lineup

Photo credit: Rebekah Youngman - Forbes (top)
Photo credit: Taresah Youngman (below)

(Apologies to Becky for the misattribution of the photo credit. -mbb)

Monday, August 28, 2006

Nice write up in Boston Globe.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Tickets on sale now.


Precipitating Event:

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Vertebrats/Townie show: The Iron Post Saturday night, 16th Sept. More details coming.

Friday, May 05, 2006

- Nice article about Left in the Dark by Robert Loerzel
- Art of the Mix - Mix swap site
- Factory Belt - Uncle Tupelo fan site

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Walmart shit-heels iTunes by ten cents.

Should we be scared?
Nice old post from Parasol Blog

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I think the older crowd appreciated the show.

The Greedy Loves - The Vertabrats[sic]. One of the nice things about the cover up is that usually one band does a cover from C/U music history. I think the older crowd appreciated the show.


Saturday, April 29, 2006

by Todd J. Hunter in Listen, Hear

Breaking news: post-punk quartet and Mabel's mainstay The Vertebrats will reunite in Champaign for one concert the weekend of Sept. 16. The Vertebrats were together from 1978 to 1982 and are remembered best for the songs "Diamonds in the Rough" and even more so "Left in the Dark," covered by The Replacements, Uncle Tupelo, and Courtney Love.…

Monday, April 24, 2006

The Vertebrats are planning a reunion in Champaign, Illinois. Watch this space for more announcements.