This vintage wrestling show is hot to trot!
You won’t want to miss it.
These turned out so well. Great job printing them
New Citycop shirts! We were stoked to get this order especially with how much this band rules. On top of that they were designed by Justin Nottke, which we’ve been a big fan of his work for a longwhile. Thanks dudes!
Design: Justin Nottke of Wild Method Workshop
Get ready to flip your wig, this wrestling event is hot to trot!
Come September 29th, you’ll be privy to an EXTRAVAGANZA!
You heard right,
An EXTRAVAGANZA of wrestling exhibitions!
PRESENTED BY The Art of Manliness & Live Kayfabe:
The EXTRAVAGANZA! is a one-night wrestling/reenactment event celebrating the competition of professional wrestling as it was presented at the turn-of-the-20th century. Taking place in Norwalk, Ohio, we’re focused on providing family-friendly wrestling entertainment in a new and exciting way.
The EXTRAVAGANZA! is much more than just a exhibition of vintage professional wrestling. We are creating an atmosphere that will feel as if attendees have stepped back in time. In addition to wrestling, we have: a ringmaster, ragtime band, additional old timey entertainment.
Fans are encouraged to wear clothing of the time and take part in the fun! We’ll bet a handful of wooden nickels you’ll look mighty swell
An Extravaganza of Wrestling Exhibitions
September 29, 2013 • 4:00pm Belltime
Huron County Fairgrounds
940 Fair Road Norwalk, OH 44857
Featuring: Dasher Hatfield, Chuck Taylor, Matt Cross, Robert Evans, Marion Fontaine, Louis Lyndon, Greg Iron, Jeremy Madrox, Russ Myers, Kaden Assad, Jock Samson, Jeff King, Big Sue Jackson, The Red Scare, and so, so, so, so many more!
Alternative Press reviewed the new Dowsing record saying, “The Chicago quintet tighten the bolts and show greater promise on I Don’t Even Care Anymore, honing in on better forward movement, stronger hooks”
Read all about it here:http://www.altpress.com/reviews/entry/dowsing_i_dont_even_care_anymore
We’re thrilled to be premiering the first song and title track off of Dowsing’s upcoming new album, I Don’t Even Care Anymore. The Chicago-based emo group have matured and refined its sound on its second LP for Count Your Lucky Stars, so take two minutes out of your day today to check out the band’s rad new song in the replies. If you dig it, you can pre-order the record here.
When I was asked to create a poster for the second I Got Brains! Fest, my first thought was to try to highlight the incredible line-up that Jon and Kimmi were able to book for the festival (just as they did the year before). The idea for the poster came about after creating a band tshirt that included numerous icons revolving around summertime. So, I proceeded to illustrate simplistic icons that would represent each band in some way. Knowing that some references may not seem as obvious as others, I wanted to elaborate on where the ideas came from.
Thanks for looking through and learning more about the process. Building this collection of logos took many hours, but the outcome was well worth the work put in.
1. State Faults - arrowhead, from the song of the same name.
2. Trust Fall - crow, reference to the song ‘Be Your Own Bird.’
3. Nothing - phantom, taken from the song ‘Phantom.’
4. Cherry Cola Champions - cola bottle, cherry cola is delicious.
5. edhochuli - spear and club crossbones, weapons of a ‘Totally Caveman.’
6. The Joint Chiefs of Math - tangled wires, from the band’s album Wires.
7. Tawny Peaks - double peak, icon to reflect the band name.
8. Muscle and Bone - satchel, reference to banner artwork on the band’s Facebook.
9. Slingshot Dakota - minivan, the touring minivan the band had.
10. Alta - ocean, ‘ocean waves, you went away’ from the song ‘Ocean Liners.’
11. The Front Bottoms - knife, from the album art on Talon of the Hawk.
12. Oddczar - St. Basil’s Cathedral, from the artwork on One Word.
13. The Reptilian - full health, low health bar, reference to the names of two record titles.
14. Sohns - stained glass, from the band’s two releases that depict religious environments.
15. Apart - open hand split, the first icon I made. Wanted to symbolize the name of the band; something splitting apart.
16. Modern Baseball - a tear over a beer, from the song ‘Tears Over Beers.’
17. American Thunder band - pack of cigarettes, cigarettes on the 4 way split art.
18. Calculator - window shatter, combing the artwork from This Will Come to Pass with lyric from the song ‘Overture.’
19. Allison Weiss - umbrella, one of the icons from the ‘crest’ tshirt.
20. Candy Hearts - Tillie, from the song ‘Asbury Park.’ Iconic mural at Asbury Park.
21. Innards - lungs, icon for internal organs, synonym for the band name.
22. Adobe Homes - cattle skull, from the band’s demo art.
23. Old Wounds - skull, combination of the band name and the artwork on Terror Eyes.
24. Lemuria - triclops, three eyes have been featured on multiple apparel designs.
25. Barrow - eagle claw, from the song ‘Clawhold.’
26. The Caution Children - adobe pyramid, man-made structures located in Cahuachi, a song title from Unknown Lands.
27. Tiny Moving Parts - couch, from the artwork on the band’s album, This Couch is Long & Full of Friendship.
28. Empire! Empire! - paper airplane, I’d seen paper airplanes used on the band’s merchandise.
29. Kittyhawk - a snowflake/four leaf clover, from the first line of ‘Older/Wiser’ on the band’s debut release.
30. Gates - elegant gate, icon to reflect the band name; large, gated entrance.
31. The Island of Misfit Toys - bear beard, combination of the album title Bear Hair and a song from the release: ‘Beginnings of a Beard.’
32. Fucking Invincible - asterisk, common symbol to use when censoring F*ck.
33. Geoff Rickly - empty notebook, ‘Like the unmarked pages of your diaries’ from the song ‘HE’S EVIL.’
34. Jowls - pine trees, represents the forested landscape in Michigan; a tree for each member.
35. Sainthood Reps - halo glow, icon to reflect the band name; glowing halo.
36. Old Flings - balloon, from the artwork on the split with Break-Ups.
37. Dowsing - the swings of Catan, first lyrical line of ‘Littoral,’ with the addition of a board game reference.
38. Run, Forever - winged foot, icon to reflect the band name; the symbol of Mercury.
39. Pet Symmetry - Rover, from the artwork on the band’s debut release.
40. Cayetana - three arrows, arrow featured on the band’s bandcamp page; an arrow for each member.
41. Octaves - snake, from the song ‘Anaconda Squeeze.’
42. Mountain Man - fox tracks, from the song ‘Animal Tracks.’
43. Cloakroom - moth, one of the illustrated elements from the band’s debut release.
44. Prawn - sailboat, from the artwork on Ships.
45. Greys - astronaut, reflects the Drift vinyl labels and artwork; exploring space.
46. Whenskiesaregrey - clouds, icon to reflect the band name.
47. Loma Prieta - torn polaroid, from the song ‘Torn Portrait.’
48. Full of Hell - flame, icon to reflect the band name.
49. Tyler Daniel Bean - eye glasses, the glasses Tyler wears.
50. Restorations - fireworks, ‘Fireworks crest the cornices all across the north east’ from the song ‘Val d’ Or.’
51. Into it. Over it. - Chicago postage, stamp from 12 towns.
52. Aviator - typewriter, from the song ‘A Thousand Typewriters.’
53. Such Gold - buffalo, reference to the location of the band.
54. State Lines - back pack, from the photograph on the band’s self title 7.”
55. Go Deep - lock, from the song ‘Lockout.’
56. Secret Plot - mushroom cloud and ring, icon to reflect the band name; top secret file.
57. Foreign Tongues - racquetball, from the photograph on the self-titled release.
58. Frameworks - antlers, from the album art on Small Victories.
59. Signals Midwest - longitude and latitude (state of ohio), combining the state the band is from and the title of their first LP, Latitudes and Longitudes.
60. Sundials - cassette tape, ‘I could make a million mixtapes for you’ from the song ‘When I couldn’t breathe.’
61. You’ll Live - swim trunks, from the artwork on the band’s album Above the Weather.
62. By Surprise - corn on the cob with roses, “Artichokes with lettuce, corn on the cob with roses.” A fantastic line of lyrics.
This poster will be available at I Got Brains! Festival. There was a good amount of time spent in the conception process of the poster. The lineup was so great, I wanted to represent each and every band playing the festival.
We are super excited to share the next commemorative limited edition screen printed poster from Justin Nottke of the
Awhile ago I asked to have some Hybrid Wrestling footage put together as a sort of retrospective from my years there. Had a lot of great moments and many devoted fans, so hopefully this is cool look back.
Music Track is ‘Fremont’ (fitting enough) by Toldeo, Ohio band Citizen
New Marion Fontaine video. ‘Unconventional Thought for an Unconventional Match’ This is a instructional video on how a rugged, yet rational brawler deals with entering the squared circle against a woman.
Montage Music by Signals Midwest ‘Caricature’
We leave for Europe in 7 days! Shows start in 9 days!
As stated yesterday we printed some new merch for the upcoming European tour. These shirts are exclusive to our friends overseas. We hope you like basketball!
Designed by Justin Nottke (Wild Method Workshop)
Printed by Chris Paxton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Both of these guys are great and do so much for us and we are forever grateful. Please contact them to shoot your next music video, screen some shirts, design a patch, or take photographs of you or your band.
In other news:
Tonight is the last US Dowsing show until I Got Brains Fest in Blacksburg, VA. Come and hang out for our tour dress rehearsal.
Recently sat down with Chicago’s Bedroom Sons to shoot two acoustic songs. Each song is taken from the band’s two latest releases. From the familiar lights of a back stairwell, to the cold, windy backdrop of the city’s alley, both songs ring through with heartfelt lyrics and honest delivery.
For more music from Bedroom Sons:
One of our latest acoustic sessions with Late in the Playoffs
Check out Late In The Playoffs performing an acoustic performance of “Never Wrong” below after the jump.