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Frolic Room photo of the week #1

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Thanks to Dan Murillo for sharing one of his favorite Frolic Room photos, seen here “dropping knees” with his friend Mark! Looks like a great time! =D

UPDATE: The Nick Hexum Quintet

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Nick’s first solo project, My Shadow Pages, will be released in less than two weeks! There has been quite a bit of publicity surrounding the release, including the following:

In-depth radio interview with Nick (Boston radio station WXBR)

Lengthy article/interview with Nick regarding his solo project

And, if you haven’t seen it yet:

“Supernatural” lyric video

I highly encourage you to check these out! Can’t wait til October 1!

11-Day Trivia winner!

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Thank you all for playing!

The correct answer was: What Do You Do and We Do It Like This.

The first person to answer correctly (the first time) was Brett Travis! Congratulations, Brett…you have won a 311 Pow Wow water bottle! :)

Other people who answered correctly but were just a little too late include: Charles Ballard (had it right the second time – sorry, had to take your first guess!), Alan Day, and Chris Barry.

Tune In October 11 for another chance to win!

11-Day Trivia

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Question:

What are the only two “official” b-sides that have been played at “regular” 311 shows, but never at a 311 Day?

Send your answer to 311paradise@gmail.com!

Don’t forget… 11-Day Trivia today at 3:11 p.m. CST!

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Think you know 311? Test your knowledge at 3:11 p.m. today! Be the first to email the correct answer to 311paradise [at] gmail.com and win a 311 prize!

*Also…I have totally slacked this week on posting the Frolic Room pics. I will give you another week to submit yours and will post them next week!

Nick Hexum autographed CD booklets

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For a limited time only, receive an autographed CD booklet when you pre-order The Nick Hexum Quintet’s new album My Shadow Pages! Available through Newbury Comics, the autographed booklets are limited and newburycomics.com will post an update once the autographed booklets are sold out.

This is a nice option to receive a personalized copy, espeically for fans who can’t make it to any of the Nick Hexum Quintet shows this fall.

Order yours today!

“Go” is a GO!

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During P-Nut’s “Ask Me Anything” chat session on Reddit a little over a week ago, a fan asked, “How come nothing ever happened with the DTOM demo ‘Go?’” P-Nut responded, “GO has been reborn…”

I have been thinking about this ever since, so I decided to ask P-Nut via Twitter if he could share anything more about the re-working of “Go.” He simply said, “I’ll just let you wonder about it.” And to that I say, “Fair enough!” Suspense is a good thing, and I will definitely remain curious to see what they do with the original demo.

Twitter user @HankCL chimed in and asked, “Would you say it is sure to make the album?” To which P-Nut replied, “Totally.”

This is great news! One of my favorite songs of all time, “Long for the Flowers,” was originally an instrumental demo from Transistor called “Grifters.” At the time I first heard “Long for the Flowers,” I had never heard “Grifters” before, and being able to re-trace the origins of such a beloved song was so exciting and interesting!

The situation is basically reversed in terms of “Go” this time around, but I am definitely intrigued as I listen to the demo and wonder how this new and improved version will sound.

Head over to the Audio section (B-sides and Outtakes – Don’t Tread On Me) to check out “Go” if you aren’t already familiar!

Now available on Live311.com: Boston 2013!

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Wish you could re-live a 2013 311 Summer Unity Tour show? You can now by downloading the audio from the Boston show (7/12/2013) at Live311.com!

Setlist highlights include “Strong All Along,” “Livin’ & Rockin’,” “Lucky,” “1,2,3,” and “Silver.”

Wish I had been at that show!

The Nick Hexum Quintet shows announced!

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The Nick Hexum Quintet will perform three shows at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles throughout the month of October!

Show dates are as follows:

Sunday, October 6 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 13 @ 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 20 @ 8:00 p.m.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 11:00 a.m. PST.

I think I need to go to one of these shows!!

The Nick Hexum Quintet song premiere: “Sideways”

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The Nick Hexum Quintet premiered another song online today called “Sideways.” Co-written with Sugarcult’s Tim Pagnotta, Nick says the song “started with the title…I always had that title kicking around. It’s like, ‘we can’t go forward, we can’t go backwards, we can only go sideways.’ It was a title with a lot of possibilities.”

In an article posted on fuse.tv this morning, Nick explains the story behind the song’s subject matter: “We started brainstorming a story about one of these girls you see in Los Angeles who come out here to pursue excitement and get caught up in craziness.” Regarding the instrumentation, he says, “musicially, it’s one of the jazzier tracks on the record…it’s a keyboard-oriented song. There’s also piano, Wurlitzer, and a killer solo that’s breathy and in a tenor sax style.”

I like this song a lot! What do you guys think?