Its been too long!! The past year and a half have been slow for The Browncoats, but not at all silent. We’ve been pulling ourselves together to finally start creating a new album. All of crew will be back in St. Louis over these holidays to start tracking in the studio for the newest record. We’ll be recording all over the place – St. Louis, New York, Moscow, and maybe even a little in Chennai, India!! What, when, why are we doing something in India? Keep up with the blog and find out in the coming weeks!
Keep Flyin’ Mudders…
And so the music world turns!! Trust us Mudders, though it doesn’t seem like it, we have been busy. The last few months have been a stage of planning and re-arranging for The Browncoats. First off, from the concrete depths of New York City, Gary has been stewing and pulling together all kinds of new projects. Biggest of all, he’s working on a Browncoats’ tour DVD – a documentary of the first two years and the epic journey we all took to get to this point in time. This shall be released on a TBD date, but not too long from now. He’s also in the works of not one, but several more Browncoats’ music videos, which will hit your computer screens soon. Gary’s also been pulling together summer collaborative whacked out studio sessions with good friends that work for the likes of Bill T. Jones Dance Company and Blue Man Group NYC – big fun to come we promise. Additionally, Gary’s been planning an upcoming fall tour with the Indian dancing goddess Shantala Shivalingappa as head sound engineer. The tour schedule will be posting soon, and as he will be returning to some of the previously visited cities from the Space Age Loser and Drunk tours, he’ll be arranging special meets with Mudders across the country!
Meanwhile, back in the old St. Louis, Bailey has taken over as front man for The Browncoats – a noble choice we must say!! Now backed by the new drummer, Skillit, and new lead guitarist, Steve, Bailey and Vince are taking the band to a whole new level. The new line up will start lashing through St. Louis clubs first and then branch back out to all you Mudders across the country. We all decided that taking the time to get back to the clubs and do some down and dirty rock shows was absolutely necessary, after spending an enormous amount of time and effort at conventions. However, we are all missing the road and all the Browncoaty Mudder fans out there, but we had to take the time to get ourselves together and prepare for the next round of rock&roll mayhem.
Lastly, we have been in the planning stages of joining up with the Mojo Brothers to take the classic Mojo Tasting party to the next level around the country. Details will be coming soon!!
All you guys are so amazing and supportive!! Don’t worry, we’ll be seeing you soon!!
Well, another year of Vision Con debauchery has passed. As we have said before, even though this is one of the smallest Cons we do every year, it is, by far, one of our most favorites. Vision Con is filled with down-to-earth, welcoming, and downright awesome Mudders! The coolest of all being our good buddies the Mojo Brothers. Our mainstage show this year might have been fun, but there’s just nothing quite like jamming at the Mojo Party. On the Saturday of the Con, did both our main show then slid on over the Mojo Party to drink and jam the night away. Plus, this year, Mojo Dave and Mojo George re-created the original, green intergalactic slime looking, Mojo drink. It was every bit of drunken awful we thought it could be – they even gave us our own bottle.
Vision Con somehow seems to spark unforgettable events for The Browncoats. The first year, the craziness of Vision Con inspired two songs on our latest album “Punk Romance” and “She Yeti”. Unfortunately, this year’s Vision Con sparked a sad event – our longtime singer/guitarist Dominic Anthony decided to move on from The Browncoats. He will be pursuing solo projects in the coming year. Though unfortunate, The Browncoats shall persevere as always and keep on flyin’!! Later, among many things, we found our new bassist, Vincent, drunk out of his mind, wandering around selling literally hundreds of jello shots for the Mojo babes. It was impressive work that could only be done so smoothly by someone like Vince. Directly afterward, Vince and Gary ended up trashed on camera doing an interview for two British guys creating a documentary film about American Pop-Culture conventions. Can’t wait to see that footage. Also, congrats to our new relief drummer Skillit for doing his first convention with us – we look forward to a long wild ride with this guy!! Skillit, you rocked it!
Check out the PICS from the con, and Check out the new Mojo Brothers page
So Mudders, we just wrapped up 2010 and kicked off 2011. The New Years show at Ikki-Con Austin was 10 times the fun it was last year! Gary and Bailey not only performed with The Browncoats for the show, but also ran sound for all of the Main Events room shows – wild ride – of course, being accompanied by our awesome lighting designer, Amy Jordan. We drank like idiots and partied our asses off with the other awesome bands like One Eyed Doll, Eyeshine, and Descendents of Erdrick. We of course want to, again, thank our good friends at the Austin Browncoats for getting us involved again – WE LOVE YOU GUYS!!
We also initiated our new bass player Vincent Marshall with that show as his first live Con performance. Everyone please hit the PICS page and check out our awesome pictures from that show!
To kick off the New Year of 2011, our first event was Vision Con 2011 – more on that later, it deserves it’s own blog entry…..