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The Flutterbies July news

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies July news… It’s a HUGE month for us!

First, the single “Hummingbird Heart” from our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis will be playing in-auditorium before screenings at the Laemmle and Angelika theatre chains! We can be reaching 52,000 film patrons in Southern CA, NYC, Dallas, Houston, Sacramento, and more. And in Los Angeles, visit any Laemmle theatre and get a groovy coupon for Amoeba Records! Many thanks to Mike Gormley and Jolene Pellant @ Yes Dear Entertainment.

Also, The Flutterbies are nominated for this year’s Independent Music Awards! We’re thrilled and honored. The IMA’s will be judged by The Black Keys, Aimee Mann, and other notables. See our recent IMA spotlight here.

The Flutterbies Need You!

The Flutterbies are finalists in MySpace’s ROCK THE SPACE contest! We could win a record deal with MySpace Records, and an endorsement from Toyota (I love my Scion XA… sigh). MySpace has provided finalists a promotional widget, and whoever gets the most fans to post it at their websites, MySpace pages, Facebook profiles, etc. wins!

Please click here to grab the widget! Come on… all the coooool kids are doin’ it… and thanks for the support!

New Pic and Videos

The Flutterbies with our buddy Mindy Sterling, from the Austin Powers movies! Pic taken at the Artist’s United benefit for the Living Free Animal Sanctuary, at King King in Hollywood. Later that evening, our guitarist Bart Ryan (second from right) was electrocuted on-stage by an ungrounded microphone. Proceeds from the concert saved pets from euthanasia, and bought Bart several bourbons after his ordeal.

Also, click here to visit our friend Mark’s YouTube channel. He filmed a recent gig and posted some cool clips… Check out live versions of favorites from our EP, a new as-yet-untitled song, and Maureen & Adam Daniel’s infamous cover of Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades”.

Radio Radio

We’ve recently been featured on Steve Daub’s “Stormy Monday Blues” 91.5 WRPI in Troy, NY (a CMJ contributor). Other stations playing The Flutterbies:

Toledo’s #1 country station K100
Bowling Green’s WBGU “AM Blues Lover Show”
Rootstime.Be (Belgium)
Hunnypot Radio Unlimited, with our friends P.J. Bloom and John Anderson
Los Angeles’ LA 104.1

And give a listen to Montreal station CKUT in August/September when they add us to “The Rock & Roll Report”.

Thank you to all radio programmers, and listeners!

Upcoming Gigs

The Flutterbies’ recession special: a month of FREE gigs!

July 7th — TONIGHT!
First Tuesdays @ O’Brien’s Pub, 2941 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
8pm: Bart Ryan of The Flutterbies
9pm: The Flutterbies FULL BAND
10pm: Simon Petty (Minibar, Solomon’s Seal)
11pm: All-star jam!

July 12th, 19th, and 26th
Every Sunday @ Renee’s Courtyard Cafe, 522 Wilshire in Santa Monica
9pm to 1am: Unplugged jam! This is where we blow off steam and play some crazy covers of classics with Simon Petty. Always a truly fun night.

July 30th
Kulak’s Woodshed, 5230 1/2 Laurel Canyon Blvd. North Hollywood, CA 91607
*LIVE WEBCAST! Click here to stream the show.
8pm: Adam Daniel of The Flutterbies
8:40pm: The Flutterbies UNPLUGGED
9:20pm: Bart Ryan of The Flutterbies

The Flutterbies are Maureen Davis on lead vocals, Bart Ryan on guitar/lap steel/vocals, Adam Daniel on guitar/vocals, Christopher Allis on drums, Steve Whalen on bass, and Marc Nilan on keys.

Full gig info is always posted and current at the Shows page.

Reviews

We’re big in Belgium! Our improbable fan base in Belgium & The Netherlands keeps growing, purely by word-of-mouth… If you speak Flemish, click here to read our fourth Belgian review. Otherwise, here’s a translated snippet:

…Davis with her Alt Country band brings 6 great songs that makes one look forward to a bigger release… What is clear when listening to Texan-tainted “How I Get Over You”, country waltz “Faith In Rain” and the subdued “Hummingbird Heart” is that Davis is a master of all styles and allows her voice to drag like only the greatest vocalists can.

The Flutterbies Need You, Again!

Our debut EP The Flutterbies featuring Maureen Davis is for sale at iTunes, CD Baby, Amazon, Rhapsody, etc. Buy us, baby, buy us!

Special Thanks
Photographer extraordinaire Mathew Caine took this newsletter’s amazing header pic. Thanks, Mathew!

Happy Summer, y’all!

xo
Maureen & The Flutterbies

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.