11/22 - The new CD Can of Worms
is almost finished. We'll be releasing it @ TC's
Speakeasy on Saturday 12/10. This is going to be a knock-down-drag-out
show... we're teaming up with Big Slick (another Ypsi/TC's favorite) -
Here's the press-release for the show. AND
we'll be posting a couple teaser MP3's on the site in the next few days.
Keep your ears out for them!
7/19 We've been recording video and audio of our last
few shows, so keep a lookout for some new live material in the next
AND We're starting our new album in mid-August, so
keep your ears open for roughs of the new tunes as they get recorded.
3/31 Show Announcements and Video!!!
We have a video of almost the entire show from the Elbow
Room on 3/25 available on the Music page!!!
Huge thanks to Tim Nolan for holding the camera for
30+ minutes without flinching (Tim -- send us the Dr.'s
bill for your Elbow surgery)
4/16 3pm!! at the first annual Rootenanny
@ the Frog Island Brewing Company in Ypsilanti...for
more info click
5/21 - Saturday - @ TC's Speakeasy, wsg/The
Ragbirds and The Restroom
Poets, show starts @ 10, $4 cover
6/2 - Friday - @ The
Red Dog Saloon in Milford Michigan, show starts @ 9:30pm
2/8 THREE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENTS!!!
2/25 - Friday - @ The
Red Dog Saloon in Milford Michigan, wsg/The
Ragbirds, show starts @ 9:30 (I think there's no cover charge)
2/26 - Saturday - @ Papa Pete's in Kalamazoo (it's
a Wilco after-party!!!), opening for Rootstand
3/5 - Saturday - @ TC's Speakeasy, wsg/The
Ragbirds and The Restroom
Poets, show starts @ 10, $4 cover
AND - We've started recording video of some of the
fantastic music that happens at the Monday Night
Open Mic @ TC's. The first is of Spencer Michaud, from his performance
on 1/31... enjoy!!!
12/15 CD RELEASE PARTY!!!
We're releasing our CD When Goats Fly,
Friday 12/17 @ TC's Speakeasy! The
CD will be available for $10 at the show and $12 from the CityGoat.com
website, so come to the show and pick one up cheap! We're honored to
have American Cosmos (a
great Lansing based alt.country band) and Bull Halsey
(down n dirty blues) on the bill with us. The show starts at 10pm --
we'll probably go on around 12:30 with one long rockin'-funky-country
set. This is going to be a great--not to be missed--show so come out
and dance (or line-dance) the night away!
See you there!!!
11/1 -Show Announcements!!
- Friday 12/10 @ The
Blind Pig 10pm - we're on first of four
(w/ Tally Hall, May
or May Not, and Otto Vector)
- Friday 12/17 @ TC's Speakeasy w/
American Cosmos and Bull
Halsey - THIS IS OUR CD RELEASE SHOW!!! (no
really, it is!)
- PLUS - EVERY MONDAY NIGHT CityGoat
is hosting the Open Mic @ TC's Speakeasy! Come one, come all, we're
handin' over the stage to anyone with a need to sing, play, rap, read
or just jam (we'll also play a little bit too). Starts @ 9:30.
10/10 - Finally the CD is ready
for release!! We'll have official bootlegs of
the record at the two shows this weekend (10/15 @ TC's Speakeasy, 10/17
@ The Elbow Room) available for only $6. These will contain the actual
tracks for the release minus artwork, lyrics and shrinkwrap. Oh yeah,
we'll also have some nifty new CityGoat T-shirts for your stylin' pleasure.
The tenative release date for the CD is mid-November, we'll keep ya
9/19/04 - Three Show Announcements!!
- Saturday 9/25 @ The
Riverside Arts Center following the performance of Love Letters.
Play starts @ 8, CityGoat @ 9:30 ish. Benefit for Phoenix Theater Project.
- Friday 10/15 @ TC's Speakeasy - Opening for Rootstand!
- Sunday 10/17 @ The
Elbow Room - w/Paul's Big Radio and Erik Kelly
- Saturday 10/23 @ St. Luke's
Episcopal Church (Huron St. in Ypsi) - St. Luke's Fundraiser
PS - We'll have our really nifty new t-shirts available for purchase
on the website soon... patience please.
8/24/04 CityGoat @ The Blackbird Theatre 8/27 10ish: CityGoat
will be playing at a post-performance reception (wine & cheese
or something like that) at the Blackbird
Theatre (1600 Pauline Blvd, A2) following the 8/27 performance
of the Pandora's Box Fest (see press-release)...
our good friend Maureen (and long time de-goat-ee) is co-producer,
actor, and a director for this fine festival. We expect to start sometime
shortly after 10pm. If you go to the plays -- besides the stimulatin'
evenin' of theatre -- the reception (and our set) is free, otherwise
there'll be a $3 cover (for our set & reception). It's a perfect
opportunity to see CityGoat without the haze of bar-smoke and at a
somewhat reasonable hour. There's also a rumor that the amazing John
Snyder (of RootStand fame) will
be sittin' in on the harmonica... we LOVE playing with John. This'll
be a jammin' set. Can't wait to see you there.
PS - we expect to be unveiling the new CityGoat T-shirt
at this show... if'n you forget to wear a shirt to the show and need
one to wear home.
8/3/04 - We've posted VIDEO from the Berkley Front
show on the Music page. Or you can get it here: Less
Than Blue - [WindowsMedia]
Also we're headlining a show on Friday the 13th (August)
@ TC's Speakeasy, with special guest Mercury Catfish. The show starts
at 10, we'll be on around 11ish, AND we'll have extra-special
guest drummer Dave McWilliam for this show. Not to be missed!
7/25/04 - A Huge Thank You to Makkafroi for
the great (I mean GREAT) show in Berkley last night!
We can't wait to play with these guys again! -- Also, we'll be posting
some video from the Berkley Front show in the next couple days... keep
your eyes open.
7/16/04 CityGoat @ Berkley Front: Saturday
July 24th @ The
Berkley Front (3087 West 12 Mile, Berkley MI) opening
for Makkafroi. We'll be rokkin'
the house. No Albin. We miss him already, and he ain't even gone.
AND - watch for some sub-set of CityGoat to
grace the stage of the Elbow
Room on Thurs 7/29 for the Steve Earle roots night! This'll
be lots o' fun.
AND we managed to record most of the tracks
for an acoustic EP with Albin earlier this week -- two glorious days
in the studio... much thanks to Julie for runnin' the session for us.
Watch this space for more info on this as it coalesces.
7/7/04 CityGoat @ TC's Speakeasy: Wednesday July
14th @ TC's
Speakeasy (207 W. Michigan Avenue, Ypsilanti) - no cover.
CityGoat is taking over the stage @ TC's for Dan's Day
Late and a Dollar Short Birthday BASH, Wed. 7/14!
The party starts @ 8ish and we'll be playing 'round about 9. We'll
be doing an acoustic and an electric set, and are likely to be joined
by a few guest artists... to be announced later, or maybe even at the
show (I guess that's still later). AND this will be Albin's final performance
with us before he moves to Albany -- this time we really, really mean
it. Cross our hearts.
We've been working on the final mixes of the album - we've remixed "Another
Home" and "Less than Blue", and added
several new tracks to most of the songs on the record. We really
hope to be done by mid-August.
AND last but not least, we've been auditioning new guitarists to fill
in Albin's spot. We're nearly ready to announce... It'll be worth the
OK - so I'm finally setting a tenative release date for the first CityGoat
CD... 6/15/04. Those of you who have a copy of the fine
vintages of our Teaser EP's can get $5 off the release version
when purchased at a show (just bring in the CDR to get the discount).
We will be selling a new vintage at our next show (tenatively, mid-April
at Frenchie's in Depot Town).
3/12/04 - Hey, just finished
a rough mix of Goin Down.
All of the tracks are there, and it sounds particularly good I think...
but I may be replacing the lead vocal (again) before release. We're
really psyched about this one.
2/24/04 - Erik and Dan will
be performing a couple songs at the BYRDS fest at the Elbow Room in
Ypsi on Thursday 2/26... starts at 10?
2/7/04 - Yesterday, Dave and
I recorded the basic tracks for a brand new song, Goin' Down.
Erik is laying down the bass today. Hopefully vocals and guitar will
happen tomorrow. Keyboards on Thursday. Albin's guitars on Friday.
We're really excited about this one. I'll post a rough mix as soon
as it's close.
2/2/04 - We're in the Studio - Workin'
on some new tracks for the record (Learn to Fly, Long Before,
I Can't Take It, and a couple others)... when I'm not sitting
in front of the fire trying to stay warm. Here's a couple pics from
the studio: Dave, Erik,
and both talking to Taylor.
Of course last Thursday, Erik and I had the pleasure of doing a couple
songs at the Elbow Room's Uncle-Wilco-Volt festival. That was a really
fantastic show, a lot of great performances (too many to count) of
some of my favorite songs ever.
1/4/04 - Dave and I threw together this new song
(I Can't Remember)
over the last couple days in the studio... Erik is in Japan, Albin
is in Vermont, Neil is playin' gigs... but it still turned out all
right I think.