January 28, 2009

Getting back to work...

The holidays are OVER, friends. It is time to get back into the swing of things. Return to the daily grind. Come back to where you left off in the rat race. Rally 'round da family. Polish off the last cat in the bag.

We're kicking off the 9-to-5 at Drexel University, a school which the Princeton Review ranked #4 in their list of "hardest working students", appropriately enough*. After that, we will pack our bags for what the press is already calling our "European Tour". France, The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and Spain. No country is out of bounds**

02.06 - Philadelphia, US - Drexel University
02.21 - Aberdeen, GB - The Tunnels
02.22 - Edinburgh, GB - Cabaret Voltaire
02.23 - Manchester, GB - Night & Day
02.24 - London, GB - Dingwalls
02.26 - High Wycombe, GB - Bucks Uni
02.27 - Southampton, GB - Joiners
02.28 - Paris, FR- Point Ephemere
03.01 - Rotterdam, NL - Rotown
03.03 - Hamburg, DE - Headcrash
03.04 - Berlin, DE- Magnet
03.05 - Cologne, DE - Gebaude 9
03.06 - Rorschach, CH - Mariaberg
03.07 - Blogna, IT - Covo Club
03.09 - Madrid, ES - Moby Dick
03.10 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz 3

*Ranking from 1973
**With the exception of Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czhech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Polland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine

January 20, 2009

A Tee or two? Come visit the Spinto Band Web Store

Hey everyone, click on over to the new spinto band web store and pick up hard to find teeshirts and music. We ship all over the world and every time we ship to a new location we put a little red pushpin in a big map. Don't worry, we have plenty of pushpins.

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January 17, 2009

A set from Maine

Last December, we played our first show in the state of Maine. The fine folks at the Space Gallery let us perform. It was a special show as we were able to perform with our mentor and father, Steve Hobson, on six stringed guitar. A friend was kind enough to record the performance, which we then posted on our imeem page as well as right here:

Live at the Space Gallery

January 8, 2009

Greek Salad Prank!

Ah, the classic Greek Salad Prank. Simple in writing, but difficult in practice. For those not familiar with this gem, it is simply the act of delivering as many greek salads as possible to a victim while they are performing another (preferably important) activity. When done correctly, the victim should be left feeling debased and humiliated. Like that aristocrats joke, this prank has long been passed down through decades of the entertainment industry. For those of you unaware, here's a brief history of this staple of comedic tradition:

1947 - Devised by Preston Sturges and Howard Hughes during a late night of drinking.

1953 - Performed on President Eisenhower during his Inauguration speech

2008 - Perfected by the Spinto Band on the Oxford Collapse.