From a Myspace bulletin posted by KC band The Life and Times.
"the summer that wasn't : our handsome bassist and resident hairdo of the band-- Eric Abert--has had one shitdog of a summer. severely twisted his ankle not once but twice at the Riot Room here in KC a few months ago, then when our window was bashed out in SF this past tour it was only his bag that was stolen. then he got roughed up and fined by the Arizon Border Patrol for a little something that should be decriminalized anyway. ahem.
the most recent harshing of Erics' mellow came while on vacation at Playa Escondida on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. he and his girl and 2 other couples had rented a boat to go snorkeling and had just returned when he and the other guys jumped out to pull the boat ashore. ...
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as they began to get it ashore a huge waved washed ashore--pushing the boat on top of his legs almost up to his waist. could've been much worse but apparently was fairly traumatic. got 7 stitches by a "medic" in his shin (see above) and bruised-up his legs like an old peach. the remainder of his vacation was pretty much shot and he had to arrange to have a goddamn wheelchair meet him at each airport. still is hobbling and laid up, totally unable to work.
however : we will rock this weekend and beyond, stitches or not. rock waits for no man. or stitch. please make every effort to cheer for our injured soldier, and buy all of his bands' merch. it's really cool. special events planned so please read carefully."
THE OVER-SATURATION TOUR OF MO-KAN :
737 New Hampshire
w/ the Dactyls and Noise FM. $5, 18+, doors @ 9pm. TLAT @ 12am.
Kansas City, Missouri
The Record Bar
1020 Westport Rd
w/ System and Station (portland) @ 10pm, TLAT @ 11pm and a screening of LIFE IS PLEASURE DVD at 12am sharp. 21+, $8.
Kansas City, Missouri
Power and Light District KC Live Stage
14oo Main St
Homegrown Buzz Showcase, w/ Paper Cities.
AA, free to the public, TLAT @ 8pm!
946 Massachusetts Aves.
w/ the Dactyls and Love Lke Fire. 18+, $3, TLAT @ 12am.
hope : many folks have ordered our new film Life is Pleasure, and we hope everyone is enjoying it. it was not fun to make, but it was fun to be finished with it. if you didn't notice in the above listings, we are having a SPECIAL SCREENING EVENT AT THE RECORD BAR ON SEPT 3RD, 2008 directly following our blistering live performance. it's a nice chance to see it on a larger screen and at a higher volume than one might normally. we'll be selling the DVD for only $10 that night only. if you already own the DVD, we'll take $5 off of another item. that's how we roll.