This may be old news to some, but apparently guerilla marketers for the spacey, screeching prog-emo band Coheed and Cambria scared the hell out of folks at Kansas University by painting the band's logo -- or some damn symbol -- and the date 10.23.07 in various places around campus to commemorate the Tuesday release of the band's album Long-Haired Dude in Tight Jeans Will Kick Your Whole Town's Ass.
Here's a brief LJ World blog article on the subject. Google Coheed Cambria Kansas University for more.
In other prog/emo news...
These kids were huddled against the cold this morning outside the Uptown. Because the marquee said "Oct. 24 Porcupine Tree," I assumed that's what they were waiting for. Porcupine Tree has fans this young and diehard? I thought to myself, surprised the British modern prog-rock band would draw 'em out so early. So I asked them if they were waiting for Porcupine Tree. One said "No" and another said "I love Porcupine Tree!"
Well, tomorrow, Dashboard Confessional is playing the Uptown, and I won't be driving by with a camera. No siree. I'll teach those kids the true meaning of prog-emo. I shall paint that Coheed symbol 'pon their distended, starveling bellies with a stencil and a spraygun full of blood.
P.S. The jester smiles as the puppets dance IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING!