GIGS: More Billy Joel tribute shows pour vous, with Joe Trainor and friends! 7/25 in Smyrna, 10/24/15 in Wilmington, 1/23/16 in Middletown DE

by Ji11

Hot Breakfast! loves Billy Joel. There, we said it.

"What? You do? Aw, thanks guys. I love you too." SHUT UP HE COULD TOTALLY BE THINKING THAT.

“What? You do? Aw, thanks guys. I love you too.” SHUT UP HE COULD TOTALLY BE THINKING THAT.

So when our buddy Joe Trainor said he wanted to get the gang back together – the one who performed a tribute to Billy Joel a few years ago – we jumped at the opportunity to play this music again. Then we panicked, because we haven’t really been practicing our saxophones for, oh, a couple of years.

But no matter. We are back in shape and completely psyched to perform The Music of Billy Joel at the Smyrna Opera House in Smyrna, Delaware on Saturday, July 25th at 8:00. And that’s just the beginning of it. See, when we create these tribute shows, it seems silly to only play them once because we work so hard to make the show great. So this time around we were sure to book the show in a few places spread out over several months, which lets us bring this great show to many people in many places; and best of all, we get to play these songs that bring us so much joy.

This isn’t a Hot Breakfast! gig, nor is it a Joe Trainor Trio show. It’s sort of a merging of the two bands, bringing Matt, Jill, Joe, and JT3 drummer Jeff Dement together with guitarist Chuck Kuzminski, bassist Allen Trainor, singer & percussionist Kerry Kristine McElrone, and special guest guitarist/harmonica player Stephen Manocchio. Matt & Jill will be singing and playing saxophone, guitar, percussion, melodica, and whatever else they can find.

We love this music. It’s our youth. Billy Joel’s songs inspired both of us to make music. Jill considers Billy Joel to be her first vocal teacher, and I consider him a master of songwriting, someone I still turn to for inspiration (and help) while writing my own music. But in addition to it being our youth, his music is also very much our now; and we’re so thrilled to be a part of this show.

DATES:

  • Saturday July 25, 2015 at the Smyrna Opera House, Smyrna, DE. (Tix available here!)
  • Saturday October 24, 2015 at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts (a special fund raiser for City Theatre Company!). (Tix available here.)
  • Saturday January 23, 2016 Saturday, April 23 at the Everett Theater in Middletown DE. (Ticket info available soon!)

Look, we know the odds are slim that Billy’s gonna show up to any of these shows and join us for “The Thing About Boats” and “It Only Takes Two to Rock.” But don’t you think you should be there, y’know, just in case? We sure do. (He’s not coming. But it’s gonna be an awesome show, and we’re gonna rock it just for you.)

An Innocent Dork (or two),
The Suburban Legend (Matt) and Ji11 (Barbara)

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GIG: Friday Oct 10, 8:00pm, Extreme Pizza, Wilmington DE

by Ji11

October is Benefit Concert season for us! It does a soul good to donate time, talent, and energy to good causes.

Last weekend we had the honor of singing and playing in City Theater Company’s amazing fund-raising Beatles Tribute at The Queen. The place was packed, and playing over 40 Beatles tunes with 17 singers, a horn section, a string quartet, and a sitar player was absolutely mind-blowing for us.

Tonight and tomorrow we’re playing our usual Philly Primary Stages gig, but this month’s proceeds benefit its parent organization, The Philadelphia Dramatists Center (The PDC).

And this weekend, we have the honor of playing a benefit show for a very important organization: MECA Music Heals. From their website: “MECA Music Heals was founded by Peggy Carroll-Henry and Kevin Henry to unite musicians together to empower abused children in their quest for healing and justice.” If you don’t know the Henrys, they’re the power-couple also known as Minerva, who are known throughout the land for their emotionally-driven rock. And best of all, they’ll be on the bill with us and Tyler McClure this Friday night at Extreme Pizza.

MECA

We’re going to keep the night short and sweet, with each band getting a 30-ish minute set, and we should be wrapped by 10PM. If you, like us, are planning on seeing Corey Osby’s James Brown tribute at The Queen, have no fear, as he’ll be taking the stage around 10pm, so you shouldn’t miss very much of his show at all. It’ll be one hell of a night! And who says there’s nothing going on in Wilmington?

DEETS:
WHO: Tyler McClure, HOT BREAKFAST! and Minerva (in that order, yo)
WHEN: Friday, October 10, 2014, 8:00 – 10:00pm
WHERE: Extreme Pizza: 201 N. Market Street, Wilmington DE
WHY: To benefit MECA Music Cares
TICKETS/COVER: Free admission, but some portion of your food bill will benefit MECA. If you’d like to make an extra donation while you’re there, it would be appreciated!
FOOD: The place is called Extreme Pizza. Do we have to spell everything out for you? Come on people.
PARKING: The usual; they have street parking which will be free after 6pm, and there’s always the trusty Queen lot on 5th between King and Market.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/1703063783252435/

Hope to see you there!

Your pal,

Ji11

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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

Hutchins II Poster

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GIG: 9/7/13 – 12 hours of music to benefit MS Research! Aqua Sol, Bear DE

by Ji11

LivingWithMSMultiple Sclerosis sucks. My sister has it. You don’t want it. Each year I try to do a little something to raise money for the MS Society in her honor; I’ll either Bike to the Bay, I’ll do the MS Walk, or during lazy years I’ll send ‘em a check. For the last few years we’ve been able to contribute in an even cooler way: by playing music in a sweeeeet all-day music festival at a wonderful spot: Aqua Sol Restaurant.
If you haven’t been there before, Aqua Sol is pretty neat. It’s got foodie-quality food with a Cuban flair, really good drinks, and a South Beach vibe. It’s right on the water, and their giant deck is on the marina. It’s the perfect place to start the process of saying goodbye to summer. A mojito on the water? Don’t mind if I do!
 
For the past few years, the wonderful John Smith (of The Acoustic Jam fame) has been putting on this remarkable event, which raises an impressive amount of money (and awareness) for Multiple Sclerosis and the search for new treatments and a cure. John puts his heart into this event, and you’ll never meet a more fun and welcoming atmosphere. $15 gets you 12 hours of music on the deck (or inside the groovy restaurant if it rains)– how can you beat it?
 
The live music starts at noon and goes all the way until midnight. We take the stage at 6PM, and we’re the last band to play before Barrel House Blues plays a marathon 5-hour set. INSANE! (And insanely good, too.)

There’ll be a special guest artist this year, Ms. Kristie Salerno Kent, who will be performing and promoting and signing her new book during the event. She’s living with MS and was officially diagnosed in 1999, but when you see her perform you can tell she’s kicking MS’ ass with her ROCK.

They’re keeping things easy this year and selling tickets at the door only… and they’ve dropped the price, too. This year tickets are only $15, which is pretty incredible.

Here’s the band lineup as we know it… please note that times are a little loose.

Kona Shame — 12:00 PM
The Acoustic Jam — 1:00 PM
Kristie Salerno Kent — 2:00 PM
Time Warp — 3:00 PM
Billy and Friends — 4:00 PM
Katalyst — 5:00 PM
Hot Breakfast — 6:00 PM
Barrel House Blues — 8:00 – Midnight!

Here’s a link to the Facebook Page for the event– you don’t need a Facebook account to see it, just in case you want to learn more about the other sweeeeeet activities (poker!) happening as part of the event.

DEETS:
WHO: A bunch of bands, including Hot Breakfast!
WHAT: 3Rd Annual Music Extravaganza: Living with MS
WHERE: Aqua Sol Restaurant; 3600 Summit Harbor Place, Bear, DE 19701 (302)365-6490. Or, if you’re coming by boat, just head to the Summit North Marina.
WHEN: Saturday, September 7th, 2013. 12pm to midnight! (We play around 6pm.)
WHY: To raise money for Multiple Sclerosis research and support. It’s important, you guys
TICKETS: At the door only; $15.
OTHER STUFF: Yes, they will also be having their poker crawl as well, so if you’re the bettin’ type, bring a few bucks for that.
CONSIDER: Bringing sunblock for the daytime, and some bug spray for the evening.
FOOD: There will be food and drink specials all day, with a portion of your tab going to the MS Society.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/117344251806136/

Hope to see you there– it’s a Hot Breakfast! tradition.

Your pal,

Ji11

ps: We have an all-day rehearsal for the Queen show, so we won’t be arriving until right before our set, and we’ll have to duck out right after. Just so ya know.

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Benefit Gig: OpenNet Foundation Pig Roast, Sat July 27, 6-10PM. Wilmington DE

by Ji11

This here is the logo for the OpenNet Foundation. They were formed by Jill's former co-workers; they're good people.  We used this logo instead of showing a picture of a roasted pig. (You're welcome.)

This here is the logo for the OpenNet Foundation. They were formed by Jill’s former co-workers; they’re good people. We used this logo instead of showing a picture of a roasted pig. (You’re welcome.)

I’ve been donating my time and vocal cords to the OpenNet Foundation for years, singing The National Anthem before all of their all-star hockey games. The OpenNet Foundation is a wonderful volunteer organization created by former co-workers of Jill’s, and they are dedicated to raising money for worthy charities through hockey tournaments and hockey-themed events. Last year The OpenNet Foundation donated $10,000 (!!) to Juvenile Arthritis research at AI DuPont Childrens Hospital, and this year we’re raising money for them again. Wooot!

So yep, this is a fund raiser, and we hope you’ll attend! It’s a pig roast, but don’t worry, there will be all sorts of food options there (not just roasted pig), with performances by Hot Breakfast!, and the female-fronted hard-rock band Souls of Fate (in their unplugged state). Beer and wine will be available, too.

Tickets are $30, and it will be a really good time. Plus, you don’t have to get all gussied up; they say “outdoor casual attire.” I would bring bug spray in addition to your shorts, though. (And if it rains, I *believe* it’ll be moved inside.)

DEETS:
WHO: Hot Breakfast! and Souls of Fate (unplugged)
WHY: It’s a fundraiser for the Open Net Foundation, benefiting the AI DuPont Childrens Hospital for Juvenile Arthritis research
WHEN: Saturday, July 27th from 6-10PM
WHERE: The Shands House on the grounds of A.I. duPont Hospital for Children: 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
PARKING: On the grounds there. You’ll see it.
MORE DETAILS: Here’s a link to OpenNet’s event page: http://www.opennetfoundation.org/events.htm
COST: It’s a fund-raiser, so tickets are $30 and need to purchased ahead of time at their ticket site here.
FOOD: Well, it’s a pig roast, so there’ll be roasted pig. We understand there will be other foodstuffs there as well. (They didn’t run the menu by us, though.)
OTHER INFO: Wear “outdoor casual attire” the invitation says.

Hope to see you there!

It’s good for the soul, and good for your ears, too. :)

Your pal,

Ji11

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GIG: Tomapalooza, Saturday, March 15, JB McGinnes, 7:00

by Matt

Please do us a favor and watch this video.

That man is Tom Hutchins, a really, really great guy who can use your help. You can go here to read about him, his struggle, and why we’re helping to raise money to buy him a new motorized outdoor mobility chair.

That above link (and hey, here it is again) takes you to his indiegogo.com fundraising page, where you can make a direct donation to the cause. But there are other ways to help, too. Other ROCKIN’ ways.

We are proud to be a part of TOMAPALOOZA, a concert event/birthday bash at JB McGinnes Pub and Grille in New Castle, Delaware on Saturday, March 15th. The amazing lineup includes many of our favorite musicians, including The Stiffs, Randy America (formerly of Jake and the Stiffs), The Keefs, Clashing Plaid, and The Prisoners, with belly dancing by Zahrah. Even if this weren’t a benefit, it would be an exciting event filled with wonderful, hard-rockin’ bands.

So please come on out and see us and these amazing bands, and help out a wonderful man. It’s gonna be a great night!

DEETS:
What: TOMAPALOOZA – Birthday bash and benefit for Tom Hutchins.
Who: Hot Breakfast! The Keefs, Randy America and the Pike Creek Pinups, Clashing Plaid, The Prisoners, Belly Dancing by Zahrah
When: Saturday, March 15, 7:00pm – 1:00 am. We play first, from 8:00 – 8:30.
Where: JB McGinnes, 519 E. Basin Road, New Castle, DE
Cover: $10. All proceeds benefit Tom Hutchins – the bands play for free. Buy tickets here!
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.

With love,
Matt & Jill

Tomapalooza

Bonus video for those of you who read this far and scrolled down:

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GIG: Hurricane Sandy Benefit– December 1st, 3 – 10PM, Extreme Pizza in LOMA

by Ji11

We’re gonna be serious here for a moment.

Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy has sorta fallen out of the news now, but so many people still need help. So the super-talented Chad Michael Jervis and his wonderful dad Rick have put together a sweeeeeeet seven-hour concert on Saturday December 1st at Extreme Pizza in the LOMA district of Wilmington, and they’ll be accepting financial donations. Every penny of these donations is going to Covenant House in Atlantic City, which is a homeless shelter for anyone under 18. Covenant House has been housing kids while they and their families rebuild their homes. Great news: LinkedIn will be matching all hurricane-related donations to Covenant House, so your dollars will go much farther.

Please note that only financial donations are being accepted. Please don’t bring food, clothes, supplies, etc.

The all-star lineup and schedule looks like this:

3:00 PM Joe Trainor (he’s playing solo)
4:00 PM Katalyst
4:45 PM Kona Shame
5:30 PM The Acoustic Jam
6:15 PM Dr. Phineas’ Snake Oil String Band
7:00 PM Chad Michael Jervis
8:00 PM The Watermelon Men
8:45 PM Hot Breakfast!

Extreme Pizza is a really terrific place to listen to music. They’ll also be having happy-hour prices and specials all day just for the event. There’s no cover charge– so please come by for a bit, put your donations in the jar, have a bite and a beer or two, and rock out with us!

DEETS:

WHO: A whole buncha bands
WHERE: Extreme Pizza. It’s on the corner of 2nd and Market Street in downtown Wilmington.
WHEN: See the schedule above. We play last at 8:45PM, and they said we can play as long as we’d like. We expect to play for about an hour, or until people throw stuff at us.
AGES: All ages!
PARKING: There’s plenty of street parking in downtown Wilmington.
FOOD: Pizzas, darn tasty salads, a full bar with a great beer selection.
COVER CHARGE: None. But please bring money to donate for the cause!
FACEBOOK EVENT LINK: Here ya go. http://www.facebook.com/events/428297587223265/

We really hope to see you there. We’ve got some new songs to try out on ya, too. :)

Your pals,

Ji11 and Suburban Legend
(aka Jill and Matt)

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Gigs: Sep. 23 at Fergie’s Pub (Philly), Sep. 24 at Delaware History Museum (Wilmington)

by Matt

Hey there, Cool Little Brothers and Sisters!

We’ve got a couple open-to-the-public gigs coming up this weekend, and we wanted to let you know all about ’em.

First, on Sunday, September 23rd, we’ll be playing at Fergie’s Pub in Philadelphia. But before you read on, please note that this is no ordinary gig: unless you’re a die-hard theater geek/playwright stalker, this might not be the gig for you. Just being honest. We will be background music.

Here’s the deal: this is a fundraiser for the PDC and will feature live music by Hot Breakfast! and other artists, a silent auction, drinks, complimentary finger foods, guest bartenders, and most importantly…a chance to enjoy a Q & A with Nicky Silver, fresh off from a Broadway run of his hit play “The Lyons.”

The PDC is Philly’s premiere organization for new play development, so it makes sense that Nicky, originally from the Philadelphia area, should return for a visit!

In addition to “The Lyons”, Nicky Silver has written great plays like “The Food Chain”, “Pterodactyls”, “The Eros Trilogy”, “Fat Men in Skirts”, and many others. His awards include the Oppenheimer, Helen Hayes Award, and the Kesselring. He has also been nominated for other awards including the Outer Critic’s Circle, Drama Desk, and Drama-Logue Award.

To buy tickets online, please click here.

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!!

On Monday, September 24, your favorite acoustic dork-rock power duo from Delaware will open up an evening of great music to celebrate Wilmington! We play at the Arts TastIN’ at the Delaware History Museum (505 Market Street) at 6:30. We’re only playing for 20 minutes or so, but there are lots of neat acts that follow us, including our friend Jessica Graae and the cast of City Theater Company’s upcoming musical Bat Boy. Tickets are only $5.

Stay tuned, friends. We’ve got some great stuff coming up on the horizon.

Yours in ROCK,
Matt (The Suburban Legend)

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Until we find cures, we’ll play benefits

by Ji11

Until we find cures for the various disorders, diseases, and illnesses that affect us and those we love, we will need to raise money to fund research instead. This weekend on August 25th, you have two great opportunities to support two very worthy causes:

1) If rockin’ out on a swanky, sunny marina deck with a mojito is your style, please come see us at the 2nd Annual Music Extravaganza to support the Delaware MS Society. Hot Breakfast plays at 7:00, and The Joe Trainor Trio takes the stage immediately after. Raffles, dinner/drink specials, and a starry night on the deck can be yours!
Here’s a link to the event on Facebook where you can find directions, ticket info, and details: http://www.facebook.com/events/383382658357012/
And here’s a link on our website here, where you can read our blatherings about the event: http://hot-breakfast.com/gig-saturday-august-25th-12-hours-of-music-to-benefit-ms-research/

BUT!

2) If talented theater folks belting out Broadway tunes is more your bag, head over to the Wilmington Drama League to support Songs in the Key of Cure, which benefits childhood cancer research and the Four Diamonds Fund. Hot Breakfast! won’t be playing at that one obviously, since we haven’t invented cloning or teleportation technology yet… but the lineup for that night is stacked with some of the biggest and best voices in the region. You won’t be disappointed.
Here’s a link to the event on Facebook where you can find directions, ticket info, and details: http://www.facebook.com/events/352041584868817/

We hope you’ll spend your Saturday at one of these two fantastic and important events. :)

Your pal,

Ji11

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Gig: Saturday August 25th: 12 hours of music to benefit MS research

by Ji11

Some of this is a reprint from last year’s event-related post. Why reinvent the wheel?

Multiple Sclerosis sucks. My sister has it. You don’t want it. Each year I try to do a little something to raise money for the MS Society; I’ll either Bike to the Bay, I’ll do the MS Walk, or during lazy years I’ll send ’em a check. This year, like last year, Hot Breakfast! will be donating our time and skillz by participating in a way-cool all-day music festival at a wonderful spot: Aqua Sol Restaurant.

If you haven’t been there before, Aqua Sol is pretty neat. It’s got foodie-quality food with a Cuban flair, really good drinks, and a South Beach vibe. It’s right on the water, and their giant deck is on the marina. It’s the perfect place to start the process of saying goodbye to summer. A mojito on the water? Don’t mind if I do!

There are two stages: An acoustic stage, and a main stage. Full bands play on the main stage, and acoustic acts play on the acoustic stage… except us. We’re thrilled that we get treated as a full band, so we’ll be playing a 45-minute set on the main stage starting at 7pm. (Note: Previous ads said we were playing at 7:30 and then 7:00… this has been moved! We’re now scheduled to go on at 6pm, assuming they run on time… which they may not be… but hey, it’s a relaxing day so we’re not gonna stress. Just have another mojito.)

This event is rain or shine. If it rains some crazy torrential downpour of doom, we’ll all head inside where they’ll have two stages set up. If it’s just a passing sprinkle, we’ll consider it a refreshing hose-down and we’ll stick it out until it passes.

You can buy tickets at the door ($20 per person, $35 per couple), or better yet: You can buy them cheaper if you buy them ahead of time by clicking here: http://musicextravaganza.ticketleap.com/living-with-ms/   See? We’re saving you a couple bucks.

Here’s the band lineup as we know it (freshly updated as of 8/24):

.45 RPM: 12:00 PM
John Nallie and Tommy Keith: 1:00 PM
Stump Junction: 1:30 PM
Chad Michael Jervis: 2:30 PM <--- This kid is awesome... seriously. Katalyst: 3:00 PM Johnny B: 4:00 PM Joe Pettis Band: 4:30 PM Frank Julian: 5:30 PM Hot Breakfast: 6:00 PM (we play for an hour!)
BTJ: 7:00 PM
Joe Trainor Trio: 7:30 PM (they play for an hour!)

Raffle announcments: 8:45 PM
The Acoustic Jam: 9:00 PM
Barral House Blues: 9:30 PM
Jam: 11:00 PM

Here’s a link to the Facebook Page for the event— you don’t need a Facebook account to see it, just in case you want to learn more about the other sweeeeeet activities (poker! raffles!) happening as part of the event.

Bring sunblock, sunglasses, bug spray, and your appetite!

Hope to see you there! And I hope even more to see you there handing me a mojito with extra mint. ;-)

Your pal,

Ji11

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Friday the 13th: Three Gigs in one day! Insanity marathon!

by Ji11

We’ve been told that once you hit 40 you start ordering chicken croquettes with Metamucil gravy off HoJo’s early-bird menu and then you’re in bed by 9:30pm after an episode of Matlock.

NOT US, BABY.

We’re so hardcore that we’re playing three (THREE!) shows in one day for you, just three short weeks after Matt had his gall bladder out.

THAT’S HARD-FREAKIN’-CORE.

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.


So lemme tell you about these shows!

SHOW THE FIRST:

We’ve been asked to be the first band ever to grace LOMA Coffee’s new music/performance space, so we’re kicking off an entire day of music. This means that we’re playing an early-morning show– that’s 8am. I wonder how bleary-eyed bankers will react to hearing Crazy Train as they make their way to the coffee counter for their first jolt of the day? One way to find out.

Jill would like to thank MAC Cosmetics in advance for creating foundation powerful enough to cover up her under-eye circles, since she is normally deep in full-on REM sleep at 8am.

WHERE: LOMA Coffee, 239 N. Market St. Wilmington, DE 19801.
WHEN: 8:00am – 8:45am. (What the hell are we thinking?)
HOW MUCH: No cover. Just grab a coffee. (Did you ever notice that Canadians say “a coffee” and Americans say “some coffee” or “a cup of coffee?” Discuss.)


SHOW THE SECOND:

Since 2011, we’ve been the house band for Philly’s Primary Stages, which is a quarterly two-night theater event where playwrights see their newly-penned short works performed at the Shubin Theater. It’s super-cool because over the course of two evenings, about 16 plays are staged with script in hand, and Hot Breakfast! gets to provide the interstitial music, as well as playing a fun half-hour set to a terrific crowd each night. We LOVE this gig!

As a thank you to Denise Shubin who owns the Shubin Theater, Philly’s Primary Stages is holding a fund raiser which showcases the best short plays of the last seven or so years of PPS. Because it’s a “best of” night, the actors will be off-book, and the shows will be spit-shined to a gleaming polish. There are two shows on the night of the 13th, and each performance features the same seven plays. And because it’s a fund-raiser, tickets are $20.

As usual, there will likely be beer, wine, and perhaps a bottle or two of something passed around (heh), as well as chips, snax, vienna sausages (it’s a Todd thing) and puddin’ packs. (We have “Jill gets 2 pudding packs” in our rider for this show, we shit you not. If Jill doesn’t get pudding, she trashes the place like fuckin’ Air Supply.)

WHERE: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. (that’s 4th and Bainbridge), Philadelphia, PA 19147
WHEN: We start at 7pm sharp! The plays start at 7:30.
HOW MUCH: It’s a fund raiser for the theater, so tickets are $20 and well worth it. Get yer tickets here: http://is.gd/Shubin_Tix
MORE DETAILS: http://www.facebook.com/events/255436124551441/


SHOW THE THIRD:

Same exact gig as the previous one, except this show starts at 10pm and may feature slightly more awesomeness from the house band. (Awesomeness subject to availability; house band awesomeness may be substituted for yawning and crankypants at the discretion of the management.)

WHERE: The Shubin Theater, 407 Bainbridge St. (that’s 4th and Bainbridge), Philadelphia, PA 19147
WHEN: We start at 10pm sharp! The plays start at 10:30.
HOW MUCH: It’s a fund raiser for the theater, so tickets are $20 and well worth it. Get yer tickets here: http://is.gd/Shubin_Tix There will likely be beer, wine, and perhaps a bottle or two of something passed around (heh), as well as chips, snax, vienna sausages (it’s a Todd thing) and puddin’ packs. (We have “Jill gets 2 pudding packs” in our rider for this show, we shit you not. If Jill doesn’t get pudding, she trashes the place like fuckin’ Air Supply.)
MORE DETAILS: http://www.facebook.com/events/255436124551441/


All of this is happening on Friday the 13th. What could go wrong?
NOTHING; for the power of ROCK protects us.

Amen.

Your pal,

Ji11

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Will Matt & Jill ever finish their new album? (also: GIG: March 10 @ 9pm, Film Bros, Wilmington)

by Matt

Yes.

Yes, we will.

Thank you for your concern.

Seriously, we will. We’re all stocked up with recording equipment, we have a song list, and we even have a little time, for once. So you can rest assured that a new album by Hot Breakfast!, featuring originals (including some brand-new tunes you ain’t never heard, son) and some favorite covers, will be available for your listening entertainment in the near future.

Besides, we can’t let Brian and the rest of our Cool Little Brothers down. We owe ’em!

Until then…we’ve got gigs! Come on down to Wilmington on Saturday, March 10th as the [blank] canvas celebrates Woman’s Day with ARTemis…a weekend event of art and music that benefits Mom’s House! The Wilmington event actually starts on Friday night with a great concert at The Film Brothers Movie Co-op and continues into Saturday with some wonderful events for kids. It culminates in another concert on Saturday night, and that’s where we come in! We’ll be performing at Film Brothers at 205 Market Street, Wilmington. We go on at 9:00, but the show starts at 6:30 and features great local acts like Crossing Oceans, Deadlox, Mean Lady, 205, and Xtra Allta. Join us! Seriously, we’re totally nice.

You can also catch us in April in Philly and Wilmington, as we melt faces at Lickety Split and the Shubin Theater (Philly) and Extreme Pizza (Wilmington).

And our album will be released soon.

We promise.

Have we ever lied to you?

Your pal,

Matt

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