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Thanksgiving Twang: The Flutterbies November news

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies November newsletter. Keywords this month: Top 25, birthday, and rearview!

Minds out of the gutter, children…

The Flutterbies Go Top 25

The Flutterbies will be featured in the December issue of Music Connection magazine: we’re one of their Top 25 New Music Critiques of 2009! Music Connection writes fiercely honest reviews, so we’re honored and tickled to be on their top list. Special thanks to Editor Mark Nardone for being a fan of the band.

Birthday at the Bistro

We celebrated Maureen’s birthday November 2nd with a private industry showcase at Ivan Kane’s Cafe Wa s in Hollywood, CA. The evening was produced by Black Sand Music, who recently signed The Flutterbies for TV, film, advertisement, and video game placement. After an opening set by Shane Alexander, The Flutterbies rocked the bistro… and then the bistro rocked Maureen: everyone in attendence sang her happy birthday.

It’s good to be queen.

The Flutterbies would like to thank everyone who contributed to our spectacular evening: our sound man, Holder; Lana, Ivan, Suzie, and Alex at Cafe Wa s; lovely leather-clad Lynda Kay for her invaluable assistance; our manager, Keith C. Anderson; our licensing agent, Josh Sanderson; and, of course of course, our enthusiastic audience!

Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby, continued

In November you can still catch The Flutterbies’ single "Hummingbird Heart" on your local jukebox! We’re on the Paste Magazine Emerging Artist Channel on the Ecast Network. Ecast jukeboxes appear in over 10,000 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants throughout the country. You want fries with that?!

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is just inches shy of done! A few foley effects and we’re fully wrapped. Please allow us to tease you with a still from the clip: Maureen in the rearview mirror…

Maureen in the mirror

Stay tuned, stay tuned, stay tuned…

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies are sharing a bill with our new friend, classic country crooner Lynda Kay, at the HEAR NoHo festival in North Hollywood, CA. Cool bands will be taking over various vintage theatres, black boxes, storefronts, art galleries, loading docks, and live-work lofts in the fashionable NoHo Arts District. Pre-sale tickets buy you access to everything happening, including our set. The box office is located at the corner of Magnolia Blvd. and Lankershim Blvd.

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

Hope to see you there…

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and Chris Joyner on keys.

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

Flutterbies For Sale

Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. We’re also still in stock at one of the last great retail stores: Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Buy us, baby, buy us!

And… Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

Jukebox, Troika, Tea, Troops, and Temptation: The Flutterbies October news

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies October newsletter… Keywords this month: jukebox, troika, tea, troops, and temptation!

Put Another Dime in the Jukebox, Baby

Catch The Flutterbies’ single "Hummingbird Heart" on your local jukebox! We’re on the Paste Magazine Emerging Artist Channel on the Ecast Network. Ecast jukeboxes appear in over 10,000 bars, nightclubs, and restaurants throughout the country. And at drive-ins. And at sock-hops. We’re retro-fabulous in October.

Los Angeles Music Awards… Troika!

The Flutterbies have been nominated for THREE Los Angeles Music Awards! We’re up for Best Female Singer-Songwriter (Maureen), Best Single "Hummingbird Heart", and Best Country CD. Live voting party is October 8th at The Whisky on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, CA, so come on down and cast your ballot for us! $10 cover for 6 bands (we heard they rock) and a discussion panel with Grammy-winning producer David Kershenbaum and Music Connection magazine’s Mark Nardone, responsible for The Flutterbies’ first ever review back in April (thanks, Mark!). Once the votes are counted, the Los Angeles Music Awards will be at The Avalon Theatre in November.

Black Sand Music

The Flutterbies have signed a licensing deal with Josh Sanderson of Black Sand Music to shop our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis to TV, films, and video game soundtracks. We’re thrilled to join Black Sand’s roster, which includes Shane Alexander, Lenka, Michelle Featherstone, and our good friend Jim Bianco. Check out Black Sand’s MySpace to see what upcoming shows may feature our music!

Even Bad Girls Drink Tea, continued

In last month’s newsletter we asked this question: What do Maureen’s photo series Even Bad Girls Drink Tea, Algabar Loose Leaf Tea, and The Flutterbies single "Hummingbird Heart" have in common?

This month: the exciting answer!

Some weeks back, Gail at Algabar Tea was cooking up a new custom blend. As she was working, our single "Hummingbird Heart" apparently came into her mind, so she decided to name the tea just that: Hummingbird Heart. No confirmed release date yet, but the tea will be available both at The Flutterbies shows and online, where it will come packaged with a free download of our single "Hummingbird Heart"! Meanwhile, Maureen’s Even Bad Girls Drink Tea photo session last month is becoming a coffee table book, spotlighting some of Hollywood’s hottest upcoming fashion designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models. The book, our song, and Algabar’s tea will continue to intersect in wild, wonderful ways as we approach the holiday gift-giving season…

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is being edited as we speak! And the footage looks great. Stay tuned, stay tuned, stay tuned…

Debriefing: Red, White, and Blues

The Flutterbies hit the road last month, flying to Phoenix, AZ to play a benefit for the nonprofit support-our-troops organization Soldiers R U.S. Autographed, commemorative posters from the show are available for $5, with ALL proceeds going to Soldiers R U.S. Please email maureen@theflutterbies.com to purchase a poster:

The Flutterbies Soldiers R U.S. poster

Bandmate News: The Temptation of Bart Ryan

This month The Flutterbies producer and slide guitarist Bart Ryan celebrates the release of his new solo CD Temptation! The album features Maureen on backing vocals and The Flutterbies rhythm section Steve Whalen and Christopher Allis on bass and drums, respectively. For more information, please visit Bart’s website—designed, incidentally, by The Flutterbies co-writer, bandmate, and web guru, Adam Daniel.

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies (acoustic)
Sunday October 18 at 8:30 PM
Renee’s Courtyard Cafe, 522 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica, CA

The Flutterbies (acoustic) are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Bart Ryan on guitar/lap steel/vocals, and Adam Daniel on guitar/piano/vocals.

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

Flutterbies For Sale

Our EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale online, still and always, at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. We’re also still in stock at one of the last great retail stores: Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Buy us, baby, buy us!

Happy October, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies