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Even Bad Girls Drink Tea: The Flutterbies September newsletter

Hey, y’all! Welcome to The Flutterbies September newsletter… This month we’re all about multimedia, with new alt-country glamour pics for you, exciting video news, and more!

Even Bad Girls Drink Tea

A few weeks back, Christopher Cleary, long time friend of The Flutterbies and gifted photographer, called and said "I’m coming to town; let’s make art!" The resulting photo series is called Even Bad Girls Drink Tea and we’re knockdown thrilled to share a few pics of Maureen from the set:


SNEAK PREVIEW PUZZLE: What do the photo series Even Bad Girls Drink Tea, Algabar Loose Leaf Tea, and The Flutterbies’ single "Hummingbird Heart" have in common? Stay tuned for the exciting answer, coming in October’s newsletter…

Video Killed the Radio Star, continued

The Flutterbies’ video for our next single "How I Get Over You" is almost done! Filming is wrapped and the footage is off now to editor Kris Kasper, whose credits include clips by Wolfmother and Britney Spears. Detailed credits will be posted online when we debut the video, but for now we’d like to simply and sincerely thank:

1. Co-writer/producer/director Dan Zacharias (from the band Imperial Z)
Director of photography Kyle Drevlo
Dana Sol & Mi Casa Studios for providing cameras
4. Production coordinator & Band-Aid Mark "The Bacon" Harvey
Everyone else who plotted, schemed, and participated in our raucous film shoot!

The video is epic: think Batman meets Moulin Rouge meets… The Flutterbies!

And special thanks to Mindy Sterling from the Austin Powers movies for her crazy sexy cameo! She and her riding crop are pictured here, with video co-star Lawson Digby:

Upcoming Gigs

Los Angeles Women In Music present Singer-Songwriter Night, formerly known as the Soirée, featuring… The Flutterbies!

September 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM
M Bar
1253 North Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

RED, WHITE, & BLUES: The Flutterbies hit the road! We’re traveling to Arizona to play a benefit for Soldiers R U.S. — a nonprofit organization that supports our troops overseas by sending care packages, as well as booking post-9/11 veterans to speak at schools about respect, responsibility, care, and citizenship. And no surprise… Maureen is the pinup poster girl for the event! Autographed, collectible posters will be sold for $5 at the show and online (order by writing and ALL proceeds go to Soldiers R U.S.

Here’s a preview of the poster, inspired by a favorite pic by Mathew Caine at Studio Digitrope:

And here are the show details:

September 17, 2009 at 9:00 PM
Cadillac Ranch
2000 East Rio Salado Parkway
Tempe, AZ 85281

*The Flutterbies open the evening, followed by Bart Ryan (with Maureen singing backup) and then Tempe locals Alleged Double Action

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.


This month’s review comes from columnist James Hames, from the online newspaper My Daily Find. James caught our August gig at Kulak’s Woodshed in North Hollywood, CA and had this to say:

The showpiece of the night was Davis under the umbrella of The Flutterbies (pronounced like a Spoonerism of butterflies). The solid songs include the engaging “Hummingbird Heart”— a song being lent to efforts to overturn Prop. 8 — and “Damn Glad,” a song that navigates the paradox of “Will I regret saying ‘good riddance’?” She travels that big-voiced Alannah Myles road with a more nuanced country feeling in the sound.

A full review of the evening, which also included solo sets by The Flutterbies’ guitarists Adam Daniel and Bart Ryan, is readable online here.

Thank you, James!

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 in stock at one of the last great retail stores: Amoeba Records in Hollywood. Buy us, baby, buy us!

Happy September, y’all!

Maureen & The Flutterbies

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