Congrats certainly go out to the kids in Gentleman Auction House, as the pressing of their debut EP, The Rules Were Handed Down, recently sold out. That's 1000 copies for those of you keeping score at home. As a result, the band is having a "big sale" to celebrate (read: pay for) the second pressing. As Mike Tomko (guitar, vocals) recently emailed me, "All copies of the EP bought at shows, Vintage Vinyl or downloaded through our Myspace page will be just $5 from March 1st through the end of April." So, if you've only downloaded a free song here or there of the band,suck it up and support them by paying $5 for the EP -- it's well worth it.
If you can't make it to Vintage Vinyl and don't know how to use a computer, you can get a copy of the EP tonight, when they play live at Cicero's to celebrate the release of the Jumbling Towers' new CD. Also playing will be Say Panther (who I wrote about here) and Ghost In the Forest.
Gentleman Auction House - Every One Has Taken Their Hat Off But You
Say Panther - Chik Chika
If you're in more of a post-rock-with-your-(post)-cock-out mode tonight, you can head to Mangia to see Riddle of Steel, who just returned from a grand tour of Europe and are currently preparing their third full-length album. Minneapolis' Story of the Sea will also be performing.
Ridlde of Steel - The Gaping Jaw
Story of the Sea - Karma