Calling all Pop Stalwarts

8 May, 2007

Dear Valued Reader…

As you may know, I have been playing guitar and bass with Melbourne pop disciples ‘The Steinbecks‘ for about 6 years. We’ve played gigs in 40 degree weather, and in pouring rain. We’ve played to crowds of hundreds, and to crowds of one. We’ve even played a gig on the same day one of the Steinbeck Children was born.
But never. Never. Never Ever have we played at Melbourne’s hippest post-Punters Club venue – The Northcote Social Club.

Until now….

Friday May 11th, we will be playing at the Northcote Social Club, for your listening pleasure. It’s a great venue, and smoke-free – you’ll love it.

There’s more to it than this though. We’ve also managed to secure the services of Matt Sigley (yes, that Sigley), who will be opening the night with his Daytime Frequency. Then you can catch one of Melbourne’s hottest pop icons – Tali White, and The Guild League.

And then there’s us, The Steinbecks. We’ll be launching our new album – ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’. This is our latest album, and by far my proudest moment with the band. I’m stoked with the songs we’ve pulled together for this one. From My Morning Jacket, through Michael Jackson to Midnight Oil, we’ve drawn on all manner of influences to create something special – the most rockingest Steinbecks album to date. You can hear some tracks, and see the video to our single –’The Doppler Effect’, on our myspace page, now.

So mark it on yr calendar, and come on down to The Northcote Social Club this Friday, May 11th, to experience the wonder that is The Steinbecks.>

If you’re lucky, you might even hear a Love song….



9 Responses to “Calling all Pop Stalwarts”

  1. at last! the becks at nsc – see you there…

  2. gruntski Says:

    Breaketh thee thine leg, sirrah!!!

  3. gruntski Says:

    how was the gig, mr Giz?

  4. Quadelle Says:

    Soooo….how did it go???

  5. gizo Says:

    Yeah, it was good.

    I’ll say mroe when I have had sleep. (2012AD perhaps?)

  6. hopefully you’ll have played another gig by then – anyone still curious had better go check it out 😉

  7. bookboy Says:

    Sorry we couldn’t make it, would have been great.

    BTW I guess it falls to me to point out that “Far from the madding crowd” was writtem by Hardy, not Steinbeck. You guys really need to do your research 😛

  8. gizo Says:

    OMG. So I decided to look into this, Bookboy, and realised you are right!
    Should we have been called ‘The Hardys’?

    BUT NO!

    I then discovered that our previous album ‘Branches and Fronds Brushing the Windows’ is a direct quote from EL Doctorow! NOT Steinbeck!

    This is a world gone mad, and I know not how to escape!

  9. if you call the next album grapes of wrath, cannery row, east of eden, or the winter of our discontent, at least you’ll be using titles that JS used on his own writings. That might be a start…oh, and being champions of the opressed mass of workers, and sticking it to The Man.

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