It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost three years since I started this project.  Over those three years, there have been lineup changes and additions, relocations, and drastic life decisions.  Needless to say, it has come with its fair share of challenges and frustrations.  When you are passionate about something, it tends to consume your life, which can be a blessing and a curse.  There are times when it all seems so intense, and I just want to get away from it for a second.  That has proven to not be possible as I continue to live and breathe this project.

Touring is ultimately a way for me to meet new and amazing people while doing what I love.  This was the first tour where new friends and fans that I had met at shows on previous tours, came out again to support.  Growing up, I had always dreamed about having these loyal and dedicated fans, so to see that become a reality is surreal.  None of this would be possible without this unbelievable support system that continues to grow from coast to coast.

I would like to personally thank anyone who helped out on this tour.  Those who fed, drank, and clothed us, those who came out to any one of the seven shows, my charming and beautiful tour mates, Rob Coonrod and Lucy Arnell, and everyone at home and around the country who passed on their good vibes.  This has been a crazy three years of extreme highs and lows, but I feel so blessed that I have the opportunity to continue on this journey with you.  So many thanks.

-Connor

Tour mates

When driving across the 520 bridge to get to our show in Seattle, I had a “holy shit this is what I’m doing with my life” moment.  Everything came together and sunk in, and it was a beautiful feeling.  Our show with Jacob Cummings and The Experience at Cafe Racer was a fantastic way to end this tour.

We have many exciting things on the horizon including the digital release of the “Girls” 7″ which is set for March 25th.  We’ll be playing the 7″ release party with whysowhite, Fin-Folsom, and MORI on 3/28 at our beloved Trash Bar.  I’m really pumped to get back together with the boys to continue work on our forthcoming fall LP.  Thanks, all.

-Connor

Premieres:

http://survivingthegoldenage.com/dizzy-bats-girls/

http://survivingthegoldenage.com/premiere-dizzy-bats-grandad/

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Great times in Portland over the last couple of days.  We played a cool lounge venue that had a really great living room vibe to it, as well as a bar in the very quaint Salem, OR.  People came out and raged on both school nights.  We head for Seattle on 3/21 to finish up the tour.  I’m sad.

-Connor

Cafe Zippy, Everett, WA w/ Jacob Cummings 3/21 *All Ages*
Cafe Racer, Seattle, WA w/ Jacob Cummings and The Experience *All Ages*

Salem, OR 3/20

Rob Coonrod, Salem, OR 3/20
Rob Coonrod, Salem, OR 3/20

After a few days in LA, we shot up to the Bay Area for two shows.  On the night of 3/18, I played with my tourmates Rob Coonrod and Lucy Arnell, as well as local favorite, Matt Jaffe and the Distractions.  The show was no doubt one of the best overall performance experiences I’ve ever had.  The venue, Hotel Utah, was rustic and intimate, and the crowd was attentive, respectful, and extremely supportive.  I sound like a broken record at this point, but I’m just always blown away by the amount of support I am given in cities away from home.  So much fun.

We have arrived in Portland, OR after a twelve hour trip from the Bay Area, and I’m currently blogging from the venue we’re playing tonight (3/19).  It’s a crazy looking and colorful lounge area that has foosball, pool, and Starfox in the back room.  This has been an exhausting  but unbelievable trip so far.  Four shows left.

3/19  Shaker and Vine, Portland, OR w/ Rainstick Cowbell and Class M Planets

3/20   Brown’s Towne Lounge, Salem, OR

3/21  Cafe Zippy, Everett, WA w/ Jacob Cummings

3/22  Cafe Racer, Seattle, WA, w/ Jacob Cummings and The Experience

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Friends,

After three nights in LA, we’re now in the Bay Area.  The last few days included some of the most rewarding work I’ve ever had the privilege of doing.  In addition to a great show in Hollywood on the night of 3/12, I collaborated with LA Filmmaker, Michael Chiu, on our music video for “Girls” and had a fantastic time doing it.  The shoot lasted three days, and the locations included various spots in Manhattan Beach and Santa Monica.  I also had the great pleasure of working with the incredibly talented and beautiful actress, Caroline Lindy, who was an unbelievable professional throughout the whole shoot, and it was such a blast.  It’s so much fun to be able to collaborate with creative minds across all art forms.  I’m fascinated by how many similarities exist between all of us in regards to everything that we do and are trying to achieve.  We’re all hustling and grinding it out, and it’s definitely cool that we have that in common.  I’m so stoked for you all to see the final product and it will be very hard for me to keep it a secret until the fall.  Bay Area shows listed below.  Peace!

-Connor

3/16 The Bistro, Hayward, CA
3/18  Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA

“Girls” Premiere: http://survivingthegoldenage.com/dizzy-bats-girls/
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Friends,

It has been an incredible month.  In mid-February we spent two days mixing songs for our upcoming release which is set for 3/25.  The wonderful people over at Surviving the Golden Age will be providing a premiere of our single, “Girls”, a few days before release.  I’ll be on the road in a couple weeks time and am very excited to see you at some shows.  THAAANKS.
-Connor

3/12 Los Angeles, CA
3/16 Hayward, CA
3/18 San Francisco, CA w/ Matt Jaffe & The Distractions
3/19 Portland, OR w/ Rainstick Cowbell
3/20 Salem, OR
3/21 Everett, WA w/ Jacob Cummings
3/22 Seattle, WA w/ Jacob Cummings

Friends,

1/26 was spent in Brooklyn, NY, where we tracked our upcoming EP.  It’s become apparent that consistent rehearsal pays off and we are so excited to see these tracks through.  Release date will be announced soon, as well as the reveal of the very catchy and colorful cover art.

I’m doing a West Coast solo tour with Lucy Arnell and Rob Coonrod in March.  Confirmed dates and venues are below.  Would be so great to see you at any of these shows.  Thanks so much.

Our next big local show is at Trash Bar in Brooklyn, NY on 2/7.  We’ll be sharing the stage with Mugen, dot and logic, Good Times Cocaine, and Boompa.  I have very strong connections to all of these acts, so this show is especially meaningful.  Hope to see you there.
http://www.thetrashbar.com/friday-020714-boompa-dizzy-bats-good-times-cocaine-mugen-dot-and-logic/

Love,

Connor

Dizzy Bats (acoustic), Rob Coonrod, and Lucy Arnell
3/12 Ham and Eggs Tavern, Los Angeles, CA
3/16 The Bistro, Hayward, CA
3/18 Hotel Utah, San Francisco, CA w/ Matt Jaffe & The Distractions
3/19 Shaker and Vine, Portland, OR w/ Rainstick Cowbell
3/20 Brown’s Towne Lounge, Salem, OR
3/21 Cafe Zippy, Everett, WA w/ Jacob Cummings
3/22 Cafe Racer, Seattle, WA w/ Jacob Cummings

Upcoming NYC Local Shows:

2/7 The Trash Bar w/ dot and logicMugen, Good Times Cocaine, and Boompa

3/5 Pianos Upstairs (acoustic) w/ MORI, dot and logic, andFin-Folsom — with Rob Coonrod and 4 others.

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Scratch Track Bats

Friends,

It has been an absolutely incredible year. In 2013, we released two EPs, embarked on three tours, and played over forty shows in over a dozen states. Our two recent local shows at Trash Bar and Cake Shop in November and December, respectively, could not have been a better way to cap off this tremendous year. Thank you all so much.

We will start out 2014 in the studio, where we will track our fourth release in our almost three years of existence. We will be working with our very own Kyle Joseph at Cowboy Technical in Brooklyn, NY.

Our first full-band show will be on 2/7 at our beloved Trash Bar. My little brother, AKA Mugen, as well as our friends in Good Times Cocaine and Boompa (MA) will be sharing the stage. See you there.

-Connor

Live at Cake Shop (12/15/13)
Live at Cake Shop (12/15/13)