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GIG: ALBUM RELEASE PARTY. Saturday, May 18, World Cafe Live at the Queen

Some bands like soft, subtle images. We're more of a "LET'S JUMP OFF A TALL BUILDING" band.
Some bands like soft, subtle images. We’re more of a “LET’S JUMP OFF A TALL BUILDING” band. (photo by Joe del Tufo, with less photoshopping than what was probably smart. But hey, it’s like we always say: “Safety third!”)

Our new album is almost here!

And when it gets here, we’re gonna celebrate!

And we wanna celebrate with you.

We’ve been recording 39 Summers since November of 2012, and we are delighted to announce that our Album Release Party will be Saturday, May 18th, at World Cafe Live at the Queen. Joining us will be The Honey Badgers and The Joe Trainor Trio, two insanely talented bands who also happen to be our great friends.

We are often asked if we are the most attractive acoustic duo from Delaware with the initials "H.B." No. No, we are not.
We are often asked if we are the most attractive acoustic duo from Delaware with the initials “H.B.” No. No, we are not.

Both bands are performing sets of their own, and will join us later onstage for MIND-MELTING WORLD-DOMINATING COLLABORATIVE ROCK. That’s right – not only will you get to be among the very first to purchase 39 Summers (at a discount, no less), but you’ll also get to experience your favorite acoustic dork-rock power duo backed by a full band!

AND THAT’S NOT ALL! Other special guests include Joe Testa (who currently plays with Zombie Girl Noelle Picara) on guitar, percussionist Javy Diaz of Tilting Windmills, drummer Kanako Omae Neale, and bassist Ray Gagliardino, the owner & engineer of Studio 825, where we recorded much of the album. We could not be more excited.

Don’t get us wrong – we’ll still be performing several tunes as a duo. It’s what we do. But these are some of our favorite musicians and people in the whole world, and it’s an honor – and a rare opportunity – to share the stage with them.

The Honey Badgers kick off at 8:00. They’re a terrific young folk duo from Newark – please go here to listen to their music. See what we mean? You’re gonna love them.

You’ll also love the Joe Trainor Trio – but then again, you probably already do. These fine-looking and hard-rocking gentlemen will begin playing around 8:30. They came out with a great album last year that deserves every bit of your attention, and not just because Jill and Matt are lucky enough to show up on a couple of songs.

L to R: The de-evolution of sleeves.
L to R: The de-evolution of sleeves.

World Cafe Live has quickly become one of our favorite venues. The stage is great, the sound guys are superb, the staff is super-friendly, and the food is delish. Important Tip: in addition to purchasing your tickets, make sure to call (302) 994-1400 to reserve your table, especially if you want food. And you’re gonna want food – everything on the menu at World Cafe Live is fantastic.

This is a really, really big night for us. Our many thanks and eternal gratitude to everyone – and there are a whole lot of you – who helped make all of this happen. Come on over and celebrate with us!


WHAT: 39 Summers Album Release Party!
WHO: Hot Breakfast!, The Joe Trainor Trio, the Honey Badgers
WHERE: World Café Live at the Queen (upstairs), 500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE
WHEN: Saturday, May 18th, 8:00 PM
TICKETS: $12 (+$3 processing fee). Purchase tickets here or call (302) 994-1400. Dinner reservations are strongly recommended in addition to your ticket purchase to ensure a seat. All tickets are General Admission.
FOOD/DRINK: Full menu & bar service.
ACCESS: All ages event. Wheelchair accessible. Parking garage next door.

Yours in rock,
Matt (the Suburban Legend) and Ji11

3 replies on “GIG: ALBUM RELEASE PARTY. Saturday, May 18, World Cafe Live at the Queen”

We had *no* idea that was happening, we swear, no joke. I guess Joe was really determined to be on our album one way or another, because there’s no significant keyboards on the disc. 🙂

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