SXSW GIG: 3/15/2014, 7:30PM at 219 West ( 612 W. 6th St., Austin, TX)

by Ji11

We’ve been in love with Austin for a very long time. Between the music scene, the food, the technology, the food, Alamo Drafthouse, Barton Springs, Congress Street bats, the food, the people, the creative communities, the weather, Burning Flipside, and the food, it only seemed to be a matter of time before we decided to pack up and move there.

But Delaware has its charms (not to mention our families), so perhaps being bi-state-ual makes more sense. But could we ever be Texas’ premier acoustic dork-rock power duo? Texas sure is a big place; I mean, you can fit 107.95 Delawares in Texas. That’s a lot of area to fill with our awesomesauce… so I think we’ll stick to living in smaller states for now.

We'll be traveling from Delaware to Austin courtesy of hearo.fm and their wonderfully low standards.

We’ll be traveling from Delaware to Austin courtesy of hearo.fm and their wonderfully low standards.


But we’re no strangers to playing in Austin; no ma’am! We played at ye olde Burning Flipside Festival in 2012 and had a blast, and we’ve played a few house concerts there too. But this year, we’re playing at South By Southwest as part of Hearo.fm’s showcase at 219 West. Wooot!

Hearo.fm is taking over the downstown gastropub named 219 West on Saturday March 15th and the music site’s favorite bands will be playing all afternoon and into the night. We’ve got a gig the night before in Delaware that there’s no way we’d miss, so we’ll be flying into Austin the morning of the 15th, which means we get to play an evening slot!

Here are the details of the Saturday, March 15th’s events at the venue/gastropub named 219 West. NOTE: The venue’s name is NOT its address, which is confusing. The venue’s address is 612 W. 6th St. (which is between Rio Grande and Nueces), Austin, TX 78701. Their phone number is (512) 474-2194. Please don’t go to the wrong place. :-)
219 West has a comfy indoor stage as well as a gorgeous roofdeck! As of now, we’re scheduled to play on the indoor stage. Here’s the schedule:

Inside Stage:

2:00pm – 3:30pm: Songwriter’s Circle (round-robin style)

Jennifer Logue
Mary Scholz
Samantha Aurelio

3:50pm – 7:20pm: Hearo Folks

3:50 – 4:20 – Lover’s League
4:40 – 5:10 – No Good Sister
5:30 – 5:50 – Keelan Donovan
6:10 – 6:40 – Granville Automatic
6:50 – 7:20 – Jamie Kent

7:40pm – 9:40pm: Songwriter’s Circle (round-robin style)

Michele Karmin
Alyse Black
Hot Breakfast!
Dylan Andre

10:00pm – 2:00am: Indie Rock SuperHearos

10:00 – 10:30 – Senior Fin
10:50 – 11:20 – The Yawpers
11:40 – 12:20 – Drowning Clowns
12:40 – 1:10 – WaveRadio
1:30 – 2:00 – Heatwarmers

Roof Deck

2pm – 6pm: Indie Rock SuperHearos

2:00 – 2:40 – Gang of Theives
3:00 – 3:40 – KingFisher
4:00 – 4:40 – Southwork
5:00 – 5:40 – Sirsy

6:00pm – 10:00pm: Hearo Soul

6:00 – 6:30 – Damien Anthony
6:50 – 7:20 – Davon
7:40 – 8:10 – Dan Orlando
8:30 – 9:10 – Julia Figueroa
9:30 – 10:10 – Boy Wonder

10:00pm – 2:00am: Hearo Rocks

10:30 – 11:10 – The Swear
11:30 – 12:10 – SDRA
12:30 – 1:10 – Trendy Trendy Space Vegans
1:30 – 2:00 – Langton Drive

We’ve played with a bunch of these bands before on the big stage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia, and we’re here to tell you: they’re outstanding! Heck, if you wanted to park yer butt at 219 West all day and eat their delicious foods, drink their delicious drinks and listen to all the music, that’s a great freakin’ day right there. And best of all: You don’t even need a wristband!

DEETS:
WHO: A bunch of bands, including Hot Breakfast!
WHAT: South By Southwest Interactive, baby!!
WHERE: A venue confusingly named 219 West, which is located at 612 W. 6th St. in downtown Austin. (That’s on 6th between Nueces and Rio Grande.)
FOOD: Yup! This is a highly-rated gastropub with outstanding food/drinks.
PARKING: Likely nada. This is SXSW, so you’re taking the shuttle and hoofin’ it. It’s part of the fun!
COVER: I’m fairly certain it’s a free show. We’re trying to find out from the promoter.
AGES: We pretty sure it’s 21+.

So come on out– there will be press coverage, food, and Hot Breakfast. It’s the next best thing to brisket.

Your pals in dork rock,

Ji11 and The Suburban Legend
(aka Jill and Matt)

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GIG: Tomapalooza II, Friday, March 14, JB McGinnes, 7:00

by Matt
Matt, Tom Hutchins, and Jill. That guy in the middle made a lot of lives better.

Matt, Tom Hutchins, and Jill. That guy in the middle made a lot of lives better.

We met Tom Hutchins the night we performed at Tomapalooza 2013: the blowout event created by Dave McGurgan and Vincent Kilpatrick (among others) to celebrate Tom’s birthday while helping him purchase a new, motorized wheelchair. It was a genuinely incredible night, filled with love, belly laughs, good vibes and some INCREDIBLE rock from killer bands like Randy America, The Prisoners, The Stiffs, and Clashing Plaid.

And once we met Tom and his super-cool wife Jennifer, we immediately understood why he had so many loyal friends (who ended up raising and donating an enormous amount of money). Muscular dystrophy and a recent stroke had robbed him of so much of his energy and control of his body, but he was freakin’ funny and wonderful to talk with, and the guy just radiated goodness. By all accounts, Tom was one hell of a teacher, and a generous, kind, gentle soul, up until the day he died just five months later. Nobody expected him to leave so soon, but he also knew his time was limited, so Tom and Jen came up with a plan.

The plan? Tomapalooza would continue every year around Tom’s birthday whether he could attend or not; and every year the proceeds from the show would go to a worthy charity. So this year, the charity is Brian’s Run, an event in West Chester, PA which “raises funds for disabled people from the community who need help with physical mobility, seeing and communication.” (http://briansrun.org) We are excited and honored to be a part of this great event, to share a stage with our friends and fellow rockers, and to contribute to Brian’s Run in Tom’s memory.

You have our word: Tom is a guy worth celebrating, and we hope you’ll join us at TOMAPALOOZA II. On Friday, March 14th (Pi Day!), a fantastic selection of rock bands are gonna take over JB McGinnes in New Castle, Delaware. Check out this lineup:

1. Hot Breakfast!: 7:00 – 7:25
2. Kitty Rotten: 7:25- 7:50
3. Nomads OK: 8:00 – 8:25
4. The Prisoners: 8:35 – 9:00
5. Clashing Plaid: 9:10 – 9:35
6. The Keefs and Randy America: 9:45 – 10:10
7. SwitchKitten: 10:20 – 10:45
8. Van Halen Nation: 10:55 – 11:25
9. Altar Of Dagon: 11:35 – ?

Now THAT is a freakin’ lineup!

We kick off the show promptly at 7:00, so make sure you’re there nice and early! Each band is only getting 25 minutes to cram in as much ROCKING as humanly possible.

DEETS:

What: TOMAPALOOZA II – A Celebration of the Life of Tom Hutchins
Who: Hot Breakfast!, Kitty Rotten, Nomads OK, The Prisoners, Clashing Plaid, The Keefs and Randy America, SwitchKitten, VH Nation, Altar of Dagon
When: Friday, March 14, 6:00pm – 1:00 am. We play first, from 7:00 to 7:25.
Where: JB McGinnes, 519 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE. Click HERE for directions and a map.
Cover: $10. All proceeds benefit one of Tom’s favorite charities – the bands play for free.
Food & Drink: They have it! Many drinks to choose from, and you can download their menu here.
Parking: No worries there. It’s in a big shopping center.
Facebook Event: Here you go!

Much Love,
Matt (The Suburban Legend) and Ji11

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GIG: Philly’s Primary Stages, Feb 11 & 12, 2014, 7:30pm, Philadelphia

by Ji11

Boy oh boy, winter is in full swing, isn’t it?  And sometimes the only way to prepare for being snowed in for a few days is to get out of the house while you can!   On your way to get yet another round of milk, bread, and eggs, why not swing by the Meetinghouse Theater (it’s over by 30th St. Station) and see five brand-new 10-minute plays? Sure as hell beats watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on your couch, which is what you’ll be stuck doing after this storm hits. Get out while you can! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, the theme of this batch of plays is “Heart Attacks, Too” which celebrates the bumpy side of love.

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Just as Delaware is known for having a great acoustic dork-rock power duo scene (if you consider Hot Breakfast! a scene) (as we certainly do), Philadelphia is known for having a great underground theater scene, and one of the driving forces is Philly’s Primary Stages. PPS is a “down and dirty script-in-hand staged reading series of new 10 minute plays” where playwrights get to see their new works up on their feet, and actors and directors get a fun, short project to jump into.  Audience members are bribed with beer, wine, sodee pop, bottled water, assorted chips, dips, vienna sausages and puddin’ packs (of which Jill is a fan).

Philadelphia Dramatists Center; purveyors of fine Philadelphia theater since... well... a while ago.

Philadelphia Dramatists Center; purveyors of fine Philadelphia theater since… well… a while ago.

We Hot Breakfastians come from pretty strong theater backgrouns ourselves, so we love getting to split our time between being on stage as pre-show and back-stage as the house-band/soundtrack.

This month’s shows are happening on Tuesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 12th.  We play a 30-35 minute set beginning at 7:30pm, and then a 15-ish minute set at intermission. We also play the outro music for each play– songs that are hand-picked by the directors.  (The directors love to test us, so we’ve been asked to do everything from rap, Led Zep, play Sousa marches on kazoos, and even play TV theme songs. We never know what we’re gonna be asked to do for the out-tro music, but we have a blast retrofitting these songs for our dork-rock-duo instrumentation.) 

We’re trying something a bit new this time around!  For our Wednesday night show, we’ll be completely unplugged… no amplification at all, as we get back to our theatrical roots and fill the room with our voices and a guitar… no mics, old-skool. (If you ever want to hear Jill get on a mighty rant, ask her how she feels about schools giving student actors mics during their musicals. A teaser: “How about maybe you teach students proper singing and voice projection technique instead? ARGH!”)

There are five or six different 10-minute plays each night, so if you’re feelin’ theatery, you could come both nights and see a dozen morsels of fresh, original theater. We can’t promise we won’t repeat any songs, however… :)

DEETS:

WHERE:  The Meetinghouse Theater inside the Community Education Center: 3500 Lancaster Ave. (sorta by 30th St Station) Philadelphia, PA 19104-4916
WHEN: Feb 11th & 12th. Doors open at 7:15ish, HB! plays at 7:30 sharp, the plays start at 8pm. Different plays both nights!
CASH: Five bucks donation… feel free to give more if you’re so moved.

For a measly five bucks ($5!), you get a night of terrific theater, snackies, beverages, and music.  What better way to spend a mid-week, mid-winter  night?

See you then!

Your pals,

Suburban Legend and Ji11
(a.k.a. Matt and Jill)

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GIG: Friday, Jan 31, Roxy & Dukes (Dunellen, NJ) with GAS HOUSE GORRILLAS, 8ish

by Matt

Ladies and gentlemen, if you’re 21 or older, we would like to take you on a wild ride.

A ride to the craziest bar east of the Mississippi. (Um…New Jersey is east of the Mississippi, right? Geography was never our strong suit.)

Yes. Yes, it is.

Yes. Yes, it is.

That’s right…we are headed to Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen, New Jersey on Friday, January 31st. And while there, we are going to open for a bunch of swingin’ hepcats that are guaranteed to get you up on the dancefloor…the GAS HOUSE GORILLAS. That’s right…punk rockabilly is gonna meet acoustic dork-rock for one crazy night.

You might ask what a couple of dorks are doing in such a cool place. Even Roxy and Dukes’ website cover photo looks like it wants to take our lunch money, doesn’t it? Well, you can rest easy, because Roxy and Dukes is as friendly as it gets. They’ve got great beer, wonderful food, and a terrific, inclusive attitude.

Besides, it’s a special night. We’re not only gonna dork-rock out and then dance ourselves silly, we’re gonna celebrate the birthday of a good friend of ours. We’re talking about…CRUSHER!

That's us, on the left.

That’s us, on the left.

NO, NO. Not that guy. THIS GUY:

Now THAT is one cool cat.

Now THAT is one cool cat.

Now THAT is worth celebrating. That there’s Crusher Carmean, the bass player, and we’re celebrating his birthday! So come on out to Dunellen on Friday. It’s gonna be a wonderful night, filled with music, dancing, and laffs, especially considering the other opener is the adult-themed comedy act Otto & George (link NSFW).

Remember: this one’s for the 21 and older crowd. So if that’s you…we’ll see ya in Jersey.

DEETS:
WHO: Hot Breakfast!, Otto & George, and the Gas House Gorillas
WHEN: Friday, January 31. Hot Breakfast! goes on 8-ish, we think.
WHERE: ROXY AND DUKES, 745 Bound Brook Road, Dunellen, NJ Here’s the map.
PARKING: Yep! Good-sized parking lot, and some street parking.
FOOD & DRINK: They’ve got food, and they’ve got drink. Looks tasty, too.
TICKETS: $10 at the door.

It’s wild, daddy-o! Get your boots on and flip the grip – it’s gonna be fat city! (Or…something. Just come.)

Love,
Matt (The Suburban Legend)

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GIG: Saturday, January 18, Le Grand Fromage, Atlantic City, NJ, 8:00

by Matt

Yep…that’s a lot of beer. We can handle it. We’re professionals.

New Jersey…we’re comin’ for ya.

And no amount of politically-motivated lane closures is gonna stop us.

Thanks to the good people at Philadelphia Music Coalition and Little House Booking, your pals Hot Breakfast! are part of this incredible bill of rockin’ bands on Saturday, January 18th. The night includes some of our favorites, including The Magnificent Birds of Prey, The Lost Will Follow, Amber Ladd, Terrible Friends, and more. That’s right…there are ELEVEN BANDS playing on two stages. And every one of them will melt your face off.

Le Grand Fromage is a rockin’ bar on Gordon’s Alley in Atlantic City. They specialize in craft beers and some of the most diverse music acts on the East Coast. And on Saturday the 18th, they’ll be servin’ up some Hot Breakfast!

The night kicks off at 8:00pm with The Last Great Hero on the downstairs stage. We’ll open the upstairs stage at 8:20pm, and play until 9:00. The two stages will be rockin’ out until 1 in the morning – and Rocker’s Dive Radio will be there as well!

Speaking of Rocker’s Dive Radio… if you can’t attend the show, you can listen for free! Just tune in online, and we’ll be the first band you’ll hear. We’re excited, and so grateful for everyone’s effort to pull together such an epic, hard-rockin’ show!

So come on over to AC with us. We’re hungry for some cheese. Some BIG cheese.

DEETS:
WHO: Hot Breakfast! with Magnificent Birds of Prey, The Lost Will Follow, Wave Radio, Amber Ladd, Terrible Friends, The Last Great Hero, For What it’s Worth, Ego Alien, Angry Bears, and Lila
WHEN: Saturday, January 18. Doors open at 7pm; first band starts at 8pm. Hot Breakfast! goes on at 8:20pm.
WHERE: La Grande Fromage Nightclub: 25 Gordon’s Alley, Atlantic City, NJ 08041. Here’s the map.
PARKING: Looks like there’s free street parking.
FOOD & DRINK: Not sure about food, but they’ve got a great bar and some incredible craft beers.
TICKETS: $10 at the door.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/1379939555589655/
LISTEN LIVE FROM HOME: Rocker’s Dive Radio: http://www.rockersdive.com/

Rockin’ with the heat of a thousand suns,
Matt (The Suburban Legend)

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GIG: Saturday December 21st 8PM at Melodies Cafe with JEWMONGOUS!

by Ji11
Sean Altman is: SHARING A BILL WITH US.

Sean Altman is: SHARING A BILL WITH US.

It was just after the new year in 2013 when we played a snuggly, dork-rockin’ show at Milkboy Coffee. Since then, a lot has changed… we’ve released our CD, Matt went through puberty, and Milkboy Coffee changed their name to Melodies Cafe. It’s still the same wonderful venue with the same terrific staff; they’ve just got a new name.

And… DUN DUN DUN… they’ve asked us to come back.

Turns out JEWMONGOUS is in town, so who better to share a bill with than another all-caps band?

Who is this JEWMONGOUS, you ask? Remember Rockapella, that amazeballs a cappella house band for “Where In The World is Carmen SanDiego?” Their founding member, Sean Altman, has formed a new group called JEWMONGOUS… and on this magical Winter Solstice night, we will share a freakin’ amazing stage. Jews, goyim, non-theists, dorks, rockers… we come together as one in dorkitude. Aaaaaaaa-maaaaaayn.

DEETS:
WHO: Hot Breakfast! and JEWMONGOUS
WHEN: Saturday, December 21st, 2013 at 8pm.
WHERE: Melodies Cafe (formerly known as Milkboy Coffee): 2 East Lancaster Avenue, Ardmore, PA, 19003. (Transit friendly!)
PARKING: There’s a lot next door.
NOSHES: Of course! And some of the best coffee around, too.
TICKETS: $15-18. Get tickets here: http://www.melodiescafe.com/event/377285-hot-breakfast-sean-altman-ardmore/
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/1379939555589655/

See you there? See you there!

Your pal,

Ji11

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GIG: Comedy Music Night with Dave & Brian, Todd Chappelle, and HB!: Sat Nov 16th, 8pm at the Kennett Flash (Kennett Square, PA)

by Ji11

I have nothing to add.

I have nothing to add.

It was a warm summer night in 2012 when two outstanding music comedy bands and one dork-rock duo took the stage at the Kennett Flash and brought the place down with laughs, groans, shouts, and musical silliness aplenty. And thanks to some lovely people persistently nudging the Kennett Flash for another round, we’re doing it again! We’re PUMPED!

We’re lucky to have the same wonderful lineup as last year: Dave & Brian, Todd Chappelle, and little ol’ us.

Dave & Brian are not just your typical everyday acoustic guitar/glockenspiel duo. These guys are absolutely BRILLIANT, and when you see their live show you can see why they have a national following. Their music has been featured on NBC’s “The Today Show,” NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” show, and even on FunnyorDie.com where their songs “The Dork Anthem” “Red Rover” were both deemed Funny (no easy feat). When we saw them for the first time last year, our jaws were on the floor and our sides were aching from laughing so hard. Not only are these guys funny, but they’re so damn polished. Their material is silly, smart, quick, and edgy, while still being mostly clean (but never prudish).

Todd Chappelle is our brother from another mother, whose song about “Doritos” literally, no exaggeration here, made Jill cry because she was laughing so hard. Todd is not only a tremendously funny guy, but his voice is just gorgeous and so versatile, too. He’s known for his “how the hell did you write that song so fast” parodies on timely news topics– most notably his Fiscal Cliff song that borrowed the melody from Night Ranger’s “Sister Christian.” That song was played on radio stations all around the country at the end of 2012, and even wound up on Fox News along with an interview from the guy from Night Ranger. Todd is very much in demand, playing up and down the east coast to huge audiences. We love him very much.

And of course you know who we are… Hot Breakfast is Delawares premier acoustic dork-rock power duo, and also the least funny band on the bill. But what we lack in comic chops we more than make up for in dorkiness. BUT: We have new material for you, exclusively for this show! Hear a newly-updated song called “Facebook Status Update,” and we’ll be world premiering our first foray into EDM (electronic dance music) with a new techno song called “This is Our Hit Song,” featuring Todd Chappelle. It’ll be a night of big laughs, and we hope you’ll come.

The event is happening at The Kennett Flash, which is a 150-seat intimate venue with great sound, comfy table seating, a light menu… and it’s a BYOB establishment. We love the vibe there, and we’re very happy to be playing there again with these very talented musicians.

The evening’s festivities start at 8pm. There is no opening band– we’re all opening for each other. (So get there on time, is what we’re saying.)

DEETS:

WHO: Todd Chapelle, Dave & Brian, and Hot Breakfast! trade sets for a night of PG-13 comedy music
WHEN: Saturday, November 16th, 8pm
WHERE: The Kennett Flash– 102 Sycamore Alley, Kennett Square, PA 19348 484-732-8295.
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online for $15, or for $18 at the door.
PARKING: You can park in the teeeeeeeny lot behind the venue (it fills up fast), or you can park on the street– there’s plenty of parking.
FOOD: The Kennett Flash serves light fare– sammiches, snacks, drinks. It’s also a BYOB establishment, so they charge a corkage and a glass fee. There are about a zillion wonderful places to get dinner in Kennett Square, so if you’re looking for a bigger meal, get into town early.
FACEBOOK EVENT: Click here!

Hope to see you there– it’s going to be a really fun (and funny!) night!

Your pal,

Ji11

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Hot Breakfast Autumnal Update

by Ji11

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MATT’S SOLO GIG: Friday, October 18, World Cafe Live at the Queen, 7:00

by Matt

It’s been over three years since Matt has played a show without Jill. That’s a long time.
 

Matt had a slightly different look going back then.


 

So when the fabulous Jeremy Hebbel of Gable Music Ventures asked him if he wanted to play at their monthly Singer/Songwriter Showcase in October, Matt wasn’t sure what to do. On one hand, he’s been a singer/songwriter for many years before Hot Breakfast! formed, and he has three solo albums to his name: 1996’s Local Hero, 2007’s Songs for the Earthbound, and 2010’s All This Life. So it ain’t like he’s never played a solo gig before. But on the other, he loves his current position as “the one who plays guitar” in Delaware’s Premier Acoustic Dork-Rock Power Duo; since Hot Breakfast! formed, Matt hadn’t even considered playing a solo gig. Anyway, after days of teeth-gnashing, hand-wringing introspection, he asked Jill what she thought he should do.

“Just take the gig,” she said.
 

"Now go away. Can't you see I'm busy?"

“Now go away. Can’t you see I’m busy?”


 

So on Friday, October 18th at World Cafe Live at the Queen, Matt will proudly join Big Tusk, Brooke DiCaro, Canyon, Robin Renee, and The Sun Flights for a night filled with singer/songwriter goodness! The show kicks off at 7:00pm – each artist will take two 15-minute sets. This is an incredibly diverse lineup of artists from Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey – there’s gonna be some wonderful music going down. And it’s at the Queen, which means GREAT DRINKS and DELICIOUS NOMS.

Now, Matt still isn’t sure what songs he’ll be performing, but none of them will be in the current Hot Breakfast! catalog. And rumor has it, he’ll be performing two songs for the very first time. That’s right – even if you’re deeply familiar with Matt’s music catalog (hi, mom!), he’s going to play two songs you’ve never heard before.

So come on out to the Singer/Songwriter Showcase at World Cafe Live at the Queen! Remember…the show starts at 7:00, and dinner reservations are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED. You can make ’em by calling (302) 994-1400 or by visiting OpenTable.com. Yep – you can make dinner reservations simply by clicking a few buttons, because we live in the future.

DEETS!

WHAT: October Singer/Songwriter Showcase at World Cafe Live at the Queen
WHO: Matt Casarino, The Sun Fighters, Robin Renee, Canyon, Brooke DiCaro, and Big Tusk.
WHERE: World Café Live at the Queen (upstairs), 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE, 19801.
WHEN: Friday, October 18th, 7:00. Not sure who is playing when, but each artist will play two 15-minute sets.
TICKETS: $8. Purchase tickets here or call (302) 994-1400. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended in addition to your ticket purchase. All tickets are General Admission.
FOOD/DRINK: Full menu (yum!) & bar service, and a super-friendly waitstaff.
ACCESS: All ages! The Queen is wheelchair accessible. Parking garage next door, but street parking is free after 6:00.
FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Of course we’ve got a Facebook Event Page!

Since you’ve made it this far, here’s a free download for you! It’s “Gods of Gossip,” a cut from Matt’s album All This Life. Enjoy! (To download, click the “Soundcloud” icon – that’ll take you to the download page. Feel free to share!)
 

Thanks everyone – I’m terribly excited about this show, and I’d love to see you there!

Love,
Matt (the Suburban Legend)

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GIG: Monday, September 30, World Cafe Live (Philly), 7:00

by Matt
"There! A UFO! You guys see it too, right?"

“There! A UFO! You guys see it too, right?”

We’re gonna keep this brief.

All the way back in May, we took our act to World Cafe Live in Philly for their Philly Rising Open Mic Night. The good people of World Cafe Live must have liked us, because we were selected the winners of the evening. They they invited us back for the Philly Rising Showcase in July, in which we performed along with all the other weekly winners in May.

And guess what? We won that night, too!

We could get into a whole diatribe about how odd it is to “compete” against other musicians, especially when the Open Stage hosts so many different styles of music. But we’re not gonna do that. Instead, we’re gonna invite you to the Philly Rising Open Stage on Monday, September 30th, where we will be the Featured Artist of the night.

What’s this mean? It means that after the host (and our pal) Boy Wonder kicks things off and several incredibly talented musicians perform ten-minute sets, we will do our dork-rock thing for a half-hour (starting around 8:15). And then, you’ll get to see even more talented musicians do their thing.

The best part: it’s all FREE. The Philly Rising Open Stage is a fantastic weekly showcase of musicians, some experienced, some brand-new. Hot Breakfast! is a big fan of open-mic nights; we’ve gotten some gigs through them, but more importantly, we’ve seen some wonderful musicians and met some great people. Sure, come for the Hot Breakfast!, but stay for the rest of the entertainment – it’s sure to be a great night. Plus, the noms are tasty and the drinks are plentiful – what’s not to love?

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DEETS!
WHAT: Hot Breakfast! at the Philly Rising Open Stage at World Cafe Live (Philly)
WHO: Hot Breakfast!, Boy Wonder, and a bunch of fabulous open-mic musicians
WHERE: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
WHEN: The evening starts at 7pm. Be there by 8pm to hear Hot Breakfast!
COVER: No cover! It’s free!
FOOD/DRINK: Heck yes! WCL has a great menu and a full bar.
PARKING: They don’t have a garage, but you should have no problem parking on Walnut Street after 6:00.
FACEBOOK EVENT: Right here.

Thanks y’all – this’ll be our last public show for a month or so. We’re taking a little time off to work on DOMINATING THE WORLD er, like, our tans and stuff.

Love,
Matt (the Suburban Legend)

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GIG: Thursday, September 19, World Cafe Live at the Queen with RKVC & Todd Chappelle

by Matt

These guys here? These guys are Rod Kim & Vince Cirino. Together, they are RKVC.

 

Clearly, someone fed them after midnight.*

 

Earlier this year, they put out an EP called We Got Tonight, and it’s chock-full of chunky pop hooks, big choruses, and synthy goodness. But they weren’t done – a few months later, they recorded and released a nifty acoustic version of the same album, so you can hear the songs in a completely different format.

RKVC is celebrating their collective birthday (both Rod n’ Vince were born in September), and we’re gonna help them out with a Pandora-sponsored bash at World Cafe Live at the Queen on Thursday, September 19th along with our good friend and brotha from anotha motha, the mighty Todd Chappelle. Todd just happens to have a brand-new live album of his own for sale, and hoo boy, is it wonderful – Todd is a talented songwriter, a wonderful singer, and a hell of a comedian.

 

And his eyes will melt your heart. Swoon.

And his hazel eyes will melt your heart. Swoon.

 

So come see us all at the Queen on Thursday night! The show starts at 7:00 – Todd will kick things off, we’ll take the stage around 7:45, and RKVC will start at 8:45 and pop till they drop (or until they kick us out – it is a school night, after all). It’s kid-friendly, mother-approved, and a part of this complete breakfast. And it’s gonna be a blast!

DEETS!

WHAT: RKVC’s Birthday Bash at World Cafe Live at the Queen
WHO: RKVC, Hot Breakfast!, and Todd Chappelle.
WHERE: World Café Live at the Queen (upstairs), 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE
WHEN: Thursday, September 19th. Todd kicks it off at 7:00, we go on around 7:45, and RKVC headlines at 8:45.
TICKETS: $10 Purchase tickets here or call (302) 994-1400. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended in addition to your ticket purchase. All tickets are General Admission.
FOOD/DRINK: Full menu (yum!) & bar service, and a super-friendly waitstaff.
ACCESS: All ages event. Wheelchair accessible. Parking garage next door, but street parking is free after 6:00.
FACEBOOK EVENT (IF YOU LIKE THAT SORT OF THING): Why, it’s right here.

You say it’s your birthday,
Matt (the Suburban Legend)

 

* Yes, I know those are Yoda ears, not Gremlin ears. Picky, you are.

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GIG: Wednesday, September 18, Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar (Philly) with Joe Trainor Trio

by Matt

September has been one crazy month for your pals Jill and Matt. And it’s just gonna get crazier.

 

Not that crazy.

 

We kicked things off a day early, August 31st, with a terrific outdoor gig in Middletown, Delaware. A week later, we played another outdoor show, a benefit for MS research, and met some wonderful people while raising money for a great cause. Then, of course, it was time for In the Light Presents “Queen at the Queen,” a massive concert featuring the music of Queen performed with an 8-piece band, a 6-person chorus, and 18 members of the Rainbow Chorale of Delaware.

Normally, that’d be enough for any month. But September isn’t just any month…it happens to be the birthday month of many of our favorite people, including one Mr. Joe Trainor.

 

He's on a boat.

Hi, I’m Joe Trainor. Ask me about boats.

 

And this calls for a celebration.

So we’ll be playing with the mighty Joe Trainor Trio on Wednesday, September 18thJoe’s actual birthday – at Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar in Philadelphia, PA. For only $5, you get to rock out with two 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes Homey-Award winning bands as we celebrate the birthday of the guy who helped give us some of our very first gigs, all the way back in 2009.

 

Some people still prefer our earlier work.

Some people still prefer our earlier work.

 

So please come on out to Jolly’s on the 18th. It’s a Wednesday night, and believe us, nothing makes Thursday and Friday more bearable than a mid-week dose of great beer, great people, and lots and lots of ROCK.

DEETS

WHO: Hot Breakfast and the Joe Trainor Trio
WHAT: Joe Trainor’s Birthday Celebration at Jolly’s Dueling Piano Bar
WHERE: Jolly’s is at 3801 Chestnust St, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (215) 222-1232. Click on these words for directions.
WHEN: Wednesday, September 18. We go on at 8:00; the Joe Trainor Trio follows at 9ish.
WHY: Because ROCK, that’s why. Also, because birthday!
COST: $5 cover charge.
FOOD & DRINK: Hell yes, food & drink. They’ve got a full bar, an amazing beer selection, and yummy noms, including 35-cent wings.
ACCESSIBILITY: Fully accessible. Lots of parking on the street (you should be able to park on the same block), and meters only go until 8:00.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/119417978233349//

With Birthday Love,
Matt (the Suburban Legend)

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