Sunday, December 16, 2012

Ian's Party

We've been back from tour for a minute now and it was an incredible time, as was the Metro show.  Thanks so much to everyone involved.  We've got some leftover live tapes and new shirts that will be up for sale online once locals have a go at them.  That said, the best shot for Chicago area people to grab them, and see us play, will be at the mighty Ian's Party.  Here's a flier:


We're playing on Sunday Jan 6th.  I recommend checking out the other days too, as well as the record fair happening the morning of the 5th.  

We're finally finishing guitars on our LP this coming Wednesday and doing vocals shortly after.  It's been slow going, but hopefully it will be worth the wait.  Thanks for the continued support.

Friday, November 23, 2012

TOUR!

Here's the final details for our tour.  It starts tomorrow with what is likely to be the most well attended show we will ever play.  See you at the gigs.

11/24 - Chicago, IL at Metro w/ Lawrence Arms, Banner Pilot, Sidekicks
11/26 - Cincinati, OH @ The Drinkery w/ Dead North, Dessa Sons, The Worthmores, The Creature
11/27 - Greenville, SC @ The Awful Waffle w/ Jimmy Buffet, The Soap, Hay Fever, 4am Friends
11/28 - Athens, GA @ Little Kings w/ Nurture, Kater Mass
11/30 - Nashville, TN @ Owl Farm w/ Chicken Little, Warmachine, Kilo's Kuntfart Kwartet
12/1 - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli's Downtown (239 S. 5th Street) w/ Written Off, Ill Advised
12/2 - Lansing, IL @ The Bat Cave w/ Nervous Passenger, Floorboards

We'll have some new patches, newish shirts, a collection CDR and a live tape for this jaunt as well.  

Friday, October 5, 2012

Riding on the Metro


We're very excited to report that we are playing a great show at the Metro on November 24th with The Lawrence Arms.  Here are the details:

11/24  6pm doors    6:30 show   ALL AGES

The Lawrence Arms
Banner Pilot
Sidekicks
Boilerman

$21

We play first so please show up on time and stuff.  Should be awesome.

After that, we're also going on tour.  Here's what we're looking at (dates with a * are ones we could use some help on):


11/24 - Chicago, IL at Metro w/ Lawrence Arms, Banner Pilot, Sidekicks
11/25 - Dayton, OH - ???
11/26 - Cincinati, OH @ The Drinkery w/ Dead North, Dessa Sons, The Worthmores, The Creature
11/27 - Greenville, SC @ The Awful Waffle w/ Jimmy Buffet, The Soap, Hay Fever, 4am Friends
11/28 - Athens, GA @ Little Kings w/ Nurture, Kater Mass
11/29 - Birmingham, AL *
11/30 - Nashville, TN @ Owl Farm w/ Chicken Little, Warmachine, Kilo's Kuntfart Kwartet
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12/1 - Louisville, KY @ Spinelli's Downtown (239 S. 5th Street) w/ Written Off, 1 TBA
12/2 - Indianapolis, IN or Lansing, IL .....finding out soon


Hell yeah.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Capital Radio

I neglected to mention in the last post that we're going to be playing a live radio set.

It will be on October 26th at 9PM.
The show is called Pure Hype and if you're in Chicago you can listen to it at 88.5 WHPK.
If not, you can stream it at www.whpk.org/stream .

Get into it.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Future Time!

The show with Vacation and Tenement was a hoot.  What incredible bands.  But, that's in the past now and we've got some things coming up.  We're doing a weekend of Midwest shows in October that looks like this:


10/19 - Grand Rapids, MI @ New Grenada Rec Center w/ Xtra Vomit, Pagan Piss, Heavy Shadows
10/20 - Bloomington, IN @ Bloomington Skatepark w/ Marine Corpse (matinee at 2pm + vegan potluck)
10/21 - Urbana, IL @ Red Herring (1209 W Oregon St) w/ Strong City, Sleepyhead, Horrible Things, Midstress


More details on those shows as they arise.  Check here or on the Shows page.

We're also playing this excellent show in November, which will mark our 100th show ever.  We're going to do something special for our set, but it's a secret.  You'll just have to wait and see.  Here's a flier for said show:


As for the LP, we're recording material for it and a split 7" in October.  We'll put some songs up when we've got them.  Thanks for the support.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tenement and Vacation?!?

We're playing a show with some unreasonably good bands.  Here's the low down:

September 20th @ Albion House (1719 W Albion, Chicago IL)

TENEMENT (WI)
VACATION (OH)
BOILERMAN
ACIDIC TREE

8PM   $money

Not sure the cost, but I'd reckon it'll be between $5 and $8.  Either way, it's a steal for two of the best touring punk bands around and some local flavor.  Get into it.  We'll be playing some new songs.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Cheap Shirts!


So, we're finishing up writing our LP and getting ready to record.  As such, we're playing very few shows, but have a bunch of shirts hanging around.  To raise funds for mastering the record and some hopeful out of town jaunts, I present to you the "Cheap T-Shirt 2012 Bonanzaganza," in which you can purchase a t-shirt and a button for a mere $6.50ppd (the 50 cents is to cover paypal fees).

You can get any of the shirts on the merch page.  There are pictures of them over there too.  Here are the size breakdowns of what we have:

Lemur Shirt: Large only

Trap shirt: Large only

Kids shirt: Large on American Apparel shirts, Medium, Large and Extra Large on SPX shirts

TO ORDER: Just paypal the dough to hip.kid.records@gmail.com .  Want other stuff with the shirt (7"s, patches, Hip Kid distro stuff)?  Have questions?  Just email that same address.  Thanks for the support.


In other news, we've almost played 100 shows.  We're hoping to do something cool for number 100.  We'll see

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Skeletal Lightning Midwest Compilation

We have a song on a pretty boss online compilation that Skeletal Lightning put together.  It features such righteous Chicago brethren as Angry Gods, Wide Angles, Sick/Tired and a lot more. Scope it out here:

http://skeletallightning.net/2012/07/22/skeletal-lightning-underground-music-summer-compilation-now-online/

August will be spent largely finishing up the writing of our LP and hopefully starting to record the thing.  Hell yeah.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Upcoming Shows in July

Here are the shows we have left in July.  All of them are well worth your time.

First of we have a show July 11th in Calumet City with Peeple Watchin' and Derailer.  No flier for this one yet.  It's at 1025 Sibley Boulevard Calumet City, IL and starts at 8PM. 

Then, we've got this show at 4206 N Western in Chicago with Peeple Watchin', Boxsledder, Outlast, and Scoundrel.  Should be great.


Finally, we have this incredible beast on July 17th with Republic of Dreams (from GERMANY!), Stress x Relief, Cold Lovers, and the first show for Chicago band Strangers.  Here's the flier with the details.


After these we'll be hard at work finishing up and recording our LP.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Republic of Dreams Show

In addition to the phenomenal shows listed below, we're playing a show July 17th in Chicago.  Here's the deal:

7/17/12 @ Albion House (1719 W Albion) 
7PM  $8

- Boilerman
- Stress Relief (straight edge powerviolent West Coast hardcore)
- Republic of Drams (frantic hardcore chaos from GERMANY!!!)
- Cold Lovers (noisy Chicago hardcore)
- xCAVEx (first show!  Chicago straight edge fast hardcore featuring members of bands)

Flier soon.  Please come out and support US and international DIY touring bands.  

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer Shows!

At the end of the month, Joey will be back from touring Europe and we'll be back to business.  Here are the two shows we've got set up for when he gets back (information in text form on the shows page).





Both should be a great time.  After the dust settles from those hootenannies, we'll be working on finishing up/recording an LP worth of material.  

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Shows!

Our weekend with Haka was a solid time.  We've got one show left coming up before Joey leaves to tour Europe with Noose for a month.  Be sure to scope them out if you're over there.  Here's the show we're playing:


It should be a great time.  The next show we'll be playing won't be until June 25th with Rubrics and Burning Bridges.  

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Upcoming Shows


So before we head to Smash It Dead Fest, we've got some really cool local shows coming up. Here's the deal:

2/25/12 @ Moving Castle w/ Sweet Talk, The Reptilian, Warren Franklin, Horrible Things - 6PM, $5

3/7/12 @ Quenchers w/ Boxsledder, Wide Angles, Business Papers - 9PM

3/9/12 @ Township (formerly Pancho's) w/ Strong City, Cousins, Like Bats



After that, we play Friday at Smash It Dead Fest. We're also planning a Midwest weekend in April with our friends Haka. It will look like this:

4/20 - Champaign, IL
4/21 - Bloomington, IN
4/22 - Grand Rapids, MI

See you in the pit.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Smash It Dead Fest

The Lemuria show and the Ian's Party show were both solid times. Thanks to everyone involved. We've got a couple really cool shows coming up with details that will be filled in as they become apparent. They are as follows:

2/25/11 - Final Moving Castle Show @ Moving Castle w/ Sweet Talk and more TBA

3/23-25 - Smash It Dead Fest in Boston (we're playing on the 23rd, but the entire lineup is going to be awesome)

Smash It Dead is a benefit for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. More information can be found at http://smashitdead2012.com/

We're nearly out of tour tapes and some of our shirts are also down to the last few. Some new stuff (and songs) will be coming soon. Thanks for the continued support.