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Thu, Aug. 24th, 2006, 11:49 pm
ironchefjoe: Video From the 8/15 Show

Here's a short clip of the video I shot at the last show. This clip proves the old adage that it's not really a rock show until the panties start flying.

Good luck in Seattle, coldsleep!

Wed, Feb. 22nd, 2006, 10:54 am
coldsleep: Show - 2/24 at The Varsity, Dinkytown Minneapolis

Signal & Report will be playing an early show at The Varsity in Dinkytown on Friday, February 24th.  This is a CD release party for Avenpitch, and doors for the show are at 5.  We're probably going on around 6-ish.

That's all I've got for now.

-- Christian

Fri, Jan. 13th, 2006, 12:48 pm
coldsleep: very last-minute update

Just got all the details for the show today

Friday, Jan. 13th
Big V's in St. Paul


The Stock Market Crash
The Alarmists
Signal & Report

We will be opening, starting around 9:30 or 10. Come on down!


Fri, Dec. 30th, 2005, 02:16 pm
coldsleep: whoops

Signal & Report is headlining tonight at the Acadia Cafe (Nicollet & Franklin) in Minneapolis, tonight, Dec. 30th. Gordon Globe will be opening, and Yume will be playing the second spot. Doors are at 8 or so. We expect to be going on around 11ish.

Upcoming shows include:

Jan. 13th at Big V's (St. Paul)

Feb. 11th at the Star Bar (NE Minneapolis)

Feb. 24th at the Varsity (Dinkytown) for Avenpitch's CD Release party.


Tue, Oct. 18th, 2005, 09:49 am
coldsleep: Drop Dead Festival, NYC

This just in!

Signal & Report will be playing the Drop Dead Festival in NYC, on Saturday, October 29th.

Appearing on the Tikki Cannibal Floor at The Knitting Factory, Signal & Report will follow Cinema Strange, along with other deathrock and punk mainstays, including The Brides.

See you there!


Sat, Jul. 9th, 2005, 08:14 am
soundingsea: Tonight, Uptown Bar, ~10pm.

From coldsleep's update email...

[W]e'll also be playing at the Uptown Bar in Minneapolis (3018 Hennepin Ave. S.) on Saturday, the 9th. We'll be going on around 10pm, and All the Pretty Horses will be headlining.

We'll be playing new music off of upcoming releases, so even if you've seen us recently, there'll be something new for you.

Mon, May. 2nd, 2005, 02:14 pm
coldsleep: new EP...

Mostly finished. We got the tracking done for all 5 tracks (instruments & vocals). We didn't get a chance to record the new version (by which I mean the one that we've been playing live for over a year) of Control, but that wasn't planned for the EP anyway. Just something to do if we had extra time.

For the next couple of weeks, we're going to listen to the rough mixes we have and figure out what we want to do with each song. We also need to get some artwork together and start arranging packaging.

Duluth was cold and grey, but hey, we were inside anyway, so it didn't really matter much.

That is all. 32 hours in 3 days = 5 songs, apparently. Never underestimate the power of caffeine.


Fri, Apr. 29th, 2005, 10:09 am
coldsleep: lots of updates

Lots of stuff going on, as usual I've been too busy to update.

  • We're heading up to Sacred Heart Cathedral to record our upcoming EP this weekend. Should be able to get it finished, or at least mostly so.

  • Playing at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown Friday May 6th, with Blitzen.

  • I'll be visiting Washington, D.C. from May 18th-23rd, and I hope to spend some time checking out possible venues for a show in September/October.

  • Website updates coming soonish.


Tue, Feb. 22nd, 2005, 03:17 pm
coldsleep: new old stuff

So last night at practice, we were re-re-re-working a song that has been around as long as the band (actually, since before Mike joined), but we've never been fully satisfied with it. It was supposed to make it onto No New Rome to Burn, but it just didn't sound good enough when we were recording, so we set it aside. (Conveniently, "Over the Wire," which we hadn't thought was ready, came together during the recording session, so we didn't feel that we were short any tracks.)

To get to the point...last night we were once again trying to get this song ready (this time for the upcoming EP), and we were still dissatisfied with the song. So we were just fooling around, playing with my keyboard. And we hit upon something that worked. Less bass, electro drum beats, and maybe some more guitar. Or something.

This is still in the process of being worked out, and it may not ever work out, but the song is sounding better than it has in about 2 years. And it sounds good because we're going back to the beginning...before we got Mike signed up, we played one show with a drum machine. It went poorly. We hope this experiment works out better.



Mon, Oct. 11th, 2004, 08:39 pm
coldsleep: Show at the Dinkytowner, Minneapolis

So the only show we're playing for October is at the Dinkytowner, this Sunday, October 17th. We're playing with Planes for Spaces (formerly known as The West) and Copy.

Early show, with doors at 6; cover is $5. We're going on early, so show up no later than 7.

With that out of the way, here's something a little chattier than I'd post on the website.

Last night in practice, we were re-working one of our oldest songs, which was originally intended to be on No New Rome to Burn, but when we were recording just didn't come out as good as we had hoped. (As a bit of trivia, we had written The Bell Room just a couple of weeks before, and it was surprisingly good when we went to record, and it replaced this song.) At any rate, we've been trying to figure this song out for the last month or so, and it hadn't been working. Something happened last night, though, and it really came together.

I'm not sure what the point of that was, or if anyone's interested in random stories about practice and 3+ year-old songs and such.

-- Christian

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