Last Thursday we got a note from Andy Siara, he of the Henry Clay People, to inform us of an upcoming HCP show at the Echo and Echoplex that has the potential to be a great event: A Mustache Circus, slated for Friday, August 14. Says Siara:
We're callin it the “Rock n Roll Mustache Circus”— Us, Fol Chen, and Flying Tourbillon Orchestra. Kinda want to make a whole “event” out of the thing, not just a normal show. Currently working on getting a cotton candy machine, balloon animal makers, games (a friend just put on a mini carnival with skeeball, among other games, and said we can use them all), magicians, etc. We have other ideas, but those are the ones that will most likely be happening.
Also, being a “mustache circus” (not really sure what that means…), people who come wearing a mustache, or in circus attire, get a free CD with a new song by each of the bands playing. Those who come early get free pizza.
Between bands, scattered throughout the echoplex, we're going to have “side show” performers–our friends bands playing all acoustic sets. We have Le Switch, Marvelous Toy, and the Damselles so far…working on a couple more.
BASICALLY we just want to make it the show to be at, and tons of stuff going on throughout the night–not just 3 bands and a DJ.
Men: Consider this fair notice. You've got more than a month to start sculpting a mustache. Women: you've got more than a month to help the men retain their dignity given the fact that they'll be wearing 'staches.
This will occur just after the Henry Clay People's kinda-sorta debut on the national stage on August 7, when they perform Lollapalooza in Chicago. The band then hits the road again with the Airborne Toxic Event. See full list of dates below:
Aug 7 Lollapalooza Chicago, Illinois
Sep 17 The Fox Theater Pomona, California
Sep 24 Boulder Theater Boulder, Colorado
Sep 25 Slowdown Omaha, Nebraska
Sep 26 Peoples Court Des Moines, Iowa
Sep 28 Granada Theater Lawrence, Kansas
Sep 29 Cain's Ballroom 2nd Stage Tulsa, Oklahoma
Sep 30 House of Blues – Dallas Dallas, Texas
Oct 1 House of Blues – Houston Houston, Texas
Oct 2 Austin City Limits Music Festival Austin, Texas
Oct 6 State Theatre St. Petersburg, Florida
Oct 7 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, Georgia
Oct 8 Headliners Live Columbia, South Carolina
Oct 9 The NorVa Norfolk, Virginia
Oct 10 The Trocadero Theatre Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Oct 12 9:30 Club Washington, Washington DC
Oct 13 House of Blues Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 15 Webster Hall New York, New York
Oct 17 Northern Lights Clifton Park, New Jersey
Oct 18 LaTulipe Montreal, Quebec
Oct 19 Phoenix Concert Theatre Toronto, Ontario
Oct 21 Newport Music Hall Newport, Ohio
Oct 22 Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, Michigan
Oct 24 Fine Line Music Cafe – Warehouse District Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 28 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, British Columbia
Oct 29 The Showbox @ the Market Seattle, Washington
Oct 30 Knitting Factory Concert House Boise, Idaho
Oct 31 Roseland Theatre c/o Double Tree Promotions Portland, Oregon
Nov 2 The Fillmore San Francisco, California