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October Newsletter: Bodacious Barndance & A Professor Passes

Monday, October 4th, 2010

RONNIE MACK’S LEGENDARY BARNDANCE

Hope to see you Monday, October 4th at Ronnie Mack’s Barndance, now in it’s 22nd year!
Join Maureen, Adam, Christopher, Steve and special guest Marty Rifkin (who has
played with Springsteen & Jewel among other notables!) along with Americana/Roots all-stars:
The Sideshow Preachers, Psychedelic Cowboys, Kelly McGrath, Grant Langston & the Supermodels and Miguel Garcia & the Vaquetones

Here are the details:

The Flutterbies full-band electric! ONE SET ONLY!
Monday, October 4, 2010, 10:00pm
Ronnie Mack’s Barndance @ Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
4311 Magnolia in Burbank, CA
Come 8pm and catch all the bands!

TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

September 18th, THE FLUTTERBIES played the Temecula Valley International Film Festival! Check out the details and winners here.

Maureen befriended Best Documentary Winners of 9000 NEEDLES here Producer/Director Doug Dearth and Co-Producer Douglas Busby, and had a groovy reunion with Press Agent/Filmmaker and friend Ray Costa, who was showing his film HOMETOWN GLORY here. Many, many thanks to Pinup Swing Sisters Mary Pittman & Gloria Hanson for the Twister Party & Bake Sale @ The Gaylord that raised $200 for band travel/lodging! Mary even came to the show and did some fancy dancin’ in gorgeous red gingham! Big hugs also to Gaylord Manager Eric Cutten & HMS Bounty King Ramon for $3.50 Burger/Dog Specials! At the MusicFest, we got a serious band crush on the crazy talented and cool boys of the band ACIDIC, who shared their merchandise table and helped the bands stay on schedule when the sound system blew! Robert @ HeyDey Sound did a fantastic job and Jo Moulton was a wonderful hostess. Can’t wait to play next year!

A BELOVED PROFESSOR PASSES

Much love to the family and friends of Professor Charles “Chuck” Vicinus –the man, who, to this day, is the voice in my head that keeps me real onstage and off and helps me “find the funny”. There is always that one teacher that touches your life so profoundly you hope to make him proud the rest of your life – I hope he knew it. THE FLUTTERBIES @ Ronnie Mack’s Barndance is dedicated to Chuck.

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

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Video Killed The Radio Star….The January 2010 Newsletter

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

Hey, y’all…We are thrillled to announce the world premiere of our first official music video, “HOW I GET OVER YOU”!

It’s a cool mini-movie, featuring sideshow stunning Mindy Sterling (“Austin Powers” star), one very evil & gorgeous Tracy Mueller (S-Factor pole dancer extraordinaire) as Maureen’s nemesis and Erisa Byrd & Shayna Cole (also from S-Factor). Boy Candy includes models Lawson Digby and Dove Benari…Fancy Cars! Movie Stars! Loud Guitars! Full credits on youtube.com…

It was written by Maureen and Producer/Director Dan Zacharias (who we met at Hunnypot), Shot by Kyle Drevlo, Edited by Kris Kasper (Wolfmother video editor) with Foley/ADR Sound by Oscar-winning Dan O’Connell from One Step Up in Burbank! Shot on site at makeup/hair artist Justefanie’s home and The Good Nite Bar in Burbank

Metrogum TV Features The Flutterbies Many thanks to our TV/Film music Rep Josh Sanderson @ Black Sand Music for hooking us up with Josh Finn @ Metrogum.com. Metrogum’s crew came out to Maureen’s recent birthday show / Black Sand signing party (with Shane Alexander) and filmed the night for a January web feature.

Here are the links to the first 2 features:

Says Josh Finn: “Metrogum is a music Web series focusing on the cross roads where indie music meets new media! We live in that space and scour the aftermath of the digital explosion picking up the pieces and spotlighting the artists and stories that come from it. Join us as we share what we find along the journey!”

Gigs

The Flutterbies had a great time at NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) and we’ve already been asked back for next year! Photos and video in February…

Our continued love and thanks to classic Country crooner Lynda Kay for hooking us up with NAMM, and also to James Trussart Guitars for sponsoring our set, and hosting our acoustic sets at the Trussart booth.

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and Jamieson Trotter on Wurlitzer/organ/piano.

Full gig info is always posted and current at our website’s Shows page.

OUR LAST REVIEW OF 2009
To Maureen:

Your voice is like G-d French-kissing my ear

Buy Us, Baby, Buy Us….
Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is now available at two of the last existing record stores ! AMOEBA RECORDS in Hollywood, CA (www.amoeba.com) and STINKWEEDS (www.stinkweeds.com) in Phoenix, AZ. Now you can buy is in-person or online. Many thanks to taste-maker Kimber Lanning (STINKWEEDS) for featuring us at the listening station, and arranging a jam session with Mike Lander of THE SUGAR THIEVES (a band chosen as top 10 in the world by the International Blues Challenge in Memphis). We played with them at The Rhythm Room just before the holidays!

Still and always, our EP is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc.

Teaser for 2010:
Is a world-renowned Chicago DJ remixing THE FLUTTERBIES? More in February….

Many X’s & Oh’s

Reminder: upcoming show December 3

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Hey, y’all! Just wanted to remind you The Flutterbies are playing the HEAR NoHo festival in North Hollywood, CA December 3. We’ll be playing full band, and debuting some new songs!

Here are the details:

Thursday December 3 at 9:00 PM
Cella Gallery
5229 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

We’re sharing the bill with our new friend, classic country crooner Lynda Kay. Nearby theatres, storefronts, and art galleries in the fashionable NoHo Arts District will be hosting other bands and $10 admission buys you access to everything happening! The box office is located at the corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd. and pre-sale tickets are available online here.

Hope to see you there!

The Flutterbies at Hear NoHo

Hear The Flutterbies @ Laemmle Theatres — Buy The Flutterbies @ Amoeba Records!

Monday, July 20th, 2009

From July 10 to August 10, you can hear The Flutterbies coast-to-coast, in-auditorium at Laemmle and Angelika Theatres — and get a coupon to buy us at Amoeba Records and www.amoeba.com!

This month, The Flutterbies hit Amoeba Records — top shelf, alongside Ben Folds Five, Foreigner and Peter Frampton! Now that you know that:

1. See a movie @ Laemmle’s or Angelika Theatres in California/Texas/New York

2. Hear our single “Hummingbird Heart” on the big screen during previews

3. Get a $2 off coupon, and go buy THE FLUTTERBIES FEATURING MAUREEN DAVIS @ Amoeba Records
or
http://www.amoeba.com/buy-stuff/category/featured-picks/page3.html

4. Bring your Amoeba receipt to our next show and get a crazy cool gift! Or scan your Amoeba receipt in, email to maureen@theflutterbies and we’ll email your treat…

See you online or in-person at Kulak’s Woodshed live international web stream July 30th!

The Flutterbies & Austin Powers’ Mindy Sterling @ King King June 18

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

(Hollywood CA)  THE FLUTTERBIES (featuring Maureen Davis) join ARTISTS UNITED musicians Taxi Doll, The B.O.L.T., Sabrina Taylor, Allison Geddie, Gerina Di Marco and Alestar Digby for LIVING FREE ANIMAL SANCTUARY (www.living-free.org) to help save dogs and cats from euthanasia. Hosted by Mindy Sterling ( from “Austin Powers” — Frau Farbissina — you know Dr. Evil’s girlfriend?). Clothing & jewelry & more….tickets $10 at www.groovetickets.com — doors open 7pm, Flutterbies @ 9pm. 21 and over, please….

Come on — ya know ya wanna go ….all the cool kids are doin’ it…and get the EP — THE FLUTTERBIES FEATURING MAUREEN DAVIS at Itunes, CDBaby, Amazon, Digstation and all your favorite digital distributers.  Hear us on Rhapsody.com, indie 104/iRadioLA and all Lufthansa flights worldwide July/August!

Toledo City Paper Raves About THE FLUTTERBIES

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

http://www.toledocitypaper.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1631:the-flutterbies-featuring-maureen-davis&catid=38:metro-music-article&Itemid=447

Toledo City Paper – The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis
Written by TCPAdmin
Tue, 12 May 2009
Sunday, May 24
The Zodiac (formerly Club Bijou)
Country music — it’s either your thing, or it isn’t. And while my opinion has, for a significant
portion of my life, fallen into the latter category, I’m starting to understand the appeal. Thanks to
alt-country, a hybrid genre of country and alternative rock, country music is reaching a broader
audience, becoming more accessible to not-in-my-lifetime listeners. Bands and musicians like
Wilco and Ryan Adams have helped me see the light, and now there’s a female alt-country
counter-part on the rise. Maureen Davis,
formerly of Toledo’s own Maureen Davis and the
Movers, is currently on tour with The Flutterbies (based in California), and their sound has
received tremendous praise for successfully blending the two genres. Davis is the whole
package: soul-stirring vocals, provocative lyrics and sultry looks. This combination, on top of
guitarist Bart Ryan’s mad slide guitar skills, helped them win the 2009 South Bay Music Award
for best country artist. The band is sure to convert other rock enthusiasts who might want to
break on through to the country side.
Also recommended for any existing country music lovers.
The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis take on Toledo at The Zodiac on Sunday, May 24. The
Coosters also play.
$5. 9 p.m. 135 S. Byrne Rd.

The Flutterbies Named SBMA 2009 Country Artists of the Year!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

SOUTH BAY MUSIC AWARDS named The Flutterbies 2009 COUNTRY BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR! Thank you for all your votes!  We’ve also been nominated for BEST SINGER SONGWRITER  at the 2009 L.A. MUSIC AWARDS in November.  Life is good…. The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis-Lead Vocals; Bart Ryan-Guitars, Lap Steel; Steve Whalen-Bass; Christopher Allis-Drums; Jamieson Trotter-Keyboards.  The Flutterbies Featuring Maureen Davis EP was produced by Bart Ryan and engineered by Grammy-award-winning Seth Atkins Horan.

Again – many, many thanks y’all….

Flutterbies Gigs in April & May!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Simon Petty of Minibar (new project Solomon’s Seal) has invited us to jam with him monthly on Sundays at Renee’s Courtyard Cafe 522 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401.  No cover, 21 & Over, please….

APRIL 26th —  9pm acoustic set of Flutterbies originals with Maureen Davis, Bart Ryan and Adam Daniel. Back bar features drinks by Leah and original art by L.A.’s best female visual creators and other cool female singer/songwriters — this Sunday only.

MAY 31 — 9pm acoustic set of Flutterbies originals with Maureen, Bart & Adam. 10pm it’s 3 hours of “stump the band” time for an unrehearsed, unpredictable, unbelievable night of whatever strikes our fancy, led by Minibar’s Simon Petty. This is L.A.’s best kept secret jam and the coolest thing to do on Sunday night.

MAY 4TH — 7PM – 10PM (set time/interview TBD) THE FLUTTERBIES LIVE ON HUNNYPOT RADIO!   Hear a track from our EP and a live acoustic thang. Tune your computer dial to http://www.hunnypotunlimited.com/?page=radio and listen live 7 to 10pm (PST). If you’re in the LA area and would like to join us in the Hot Tub bring classy girls, dancing boys and booze — butcha haveta RSVP at the website www.hunnypotunlimited.com .

The Flutterbies & Simon Petty of Minibar Play Santa Monica — Renee’s Courtyard Cafe — Sunday, April 12th

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Adam Daniel joins Maureen on one set of Flutterbies acoustic tunes — Simon Petty of Minibar hosts and plays afterwards. Bar is cozy, bartenders generous, food tasty and crowd receptive. 21 & Over, please — and NO COVER!  Come hang before you go off to Coachella….. Renee’s Courtyard Cafe is at 522 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica.