Oooooooookay, Blowout Week is officially upon us! There is a ton of stuff to cover, so let’s just jump right into it with a daily play-by-play. Tomorrow, Wednesday 12/11, we’ll be celebrating the digital launch of the Doomtree documentary Team The Best Team with a full on Doomtree Movie Night! Check it out:
At 9:00pm CST we encourage everyone to press play and watch Team The Best Team together at the same time. If you’re the type of person who loves talking through movies, just use the Twitter hashtag #BlowoutEve and go totally nutz all over the internetz. Various members of Doomtree will be joining in the festivities as well, so make sure to keep an eye out for #BlowoutEve. You can rent, stream, or download the movie directly from us over at watch.doomtree.net, and if you’re an Amazon.com fan, you can now rent and download Team The Best Team as an Amazon Instant Video right HERE. We recommend getting everything set up at least 15 minutes before the 9:00pm CST start time, to allow for any loading or buffering. Click below to grab the movie and celebrate #BlowoutEve with us in style!
Oh, and if you’re really trying to go all out for Doomtree Movie Night, I’ve included my world famous Lava Banger Nachos recipe below, along with the Lava Banger Shot recipe in case you’re trying to turn this thing into a drinking game (suggestion: drink every time Paper Tiger says “And that you can print”).
Then on Thursday we’ll be kicking off the show portion of Blowout 9 with a very special all-ages performance at the Triple Rock Social Club. This show is SOLD OUT. Doors are at 6:30, and you’ll wanna get there right on time as we’re trying to pack as much music in as possible and still get the kids home at a decent hour for school the next day. Check out all the details below:
Friday will kick off a three-day run of shows in the First Avenue Mainroom. Both the Friday 21+ and Saturday 18+ shows are SOLD OUT, but there are still a handful of tickets left to Sunday’s 18+ show (available right HERE). If you have even the slightest inclination of going this year, I’d suggest grabbing tickets sooner than later. They always go tend to go super fast throughout the week of the show. Check out the flyer below for all door times (again try to get there closer to doors, we have a ton of music in store), and click HERE for Sunday tickets. If you aren’t able to make it (or live too far away), make sure to check back to this site at noon each following day for tons of recap photos and videos.
Oh yeah, one more insanely awesome detail regarding Friday’s 21+ show: Our very own Metro Transit is offering free bus rides to the Friday Blowout! Click HERE for instructions on how to take advantage of this sweet deal. HUGE shouts to Metro Transit, we couldn’t be happier to have them on board. Such a cool idea.
With every Doomtree Blowout comes a lot of brand new Doomtree merch. We wanted to give you a sneak peek at some of the new items that will be available for the first time at the shows this year (Out-of-towners: we’ll be making all this stuff available on the Webstore in the coming weeks). Since the weather has already dropped below zero here in Minneapolis, we decided to make our very own Doomtree No Kings scarves to keep as much heat in as possible. Check out the the new band photo below, haha.
After taking a lot of flack for not offering a screen-printed poster at last year’s Blowout, we’ve upped the ante and hired on Burlesque of North America to design and print this awesome limited-edition Blowout 9 poster. There will only be 150 of these available, so grab them at the merch booth fast if you want one. Nine crazy Mike Davis-designed monsters to represent each year that we’ve been doing this thing.
We’ve got three new Doomtree shirts as well, cuz you need those things when it’s cold and when it’s hot. Shouts to Paper Tiger and Adam Garcia for designing these.
All that and more! We’ll also have some new No Kings shoelaces (ridiculous), a sweet new Cecil Otter shirt, and a super special top-secret Tuesdays With Lazerbeak shirt that you’ll just have to see once you get there. It is pretty much my favorite thing in the entire world.
Alright, that about wraps up all the big news for Blowout Week. Cannot wait! I’ll leave you with a special Video Bonus Jam from our very own Dessa. She recently stopped by the NPR Studios with her whole band to record three live songs for the insanely popular Tiny Desk Concert Series. Click the link below to check it all out. Very cool.
Bam! Who am I kidding, what’s a Tuesdays With Lazerbeak post without at least one Bonus Penny Pic to bring everything to a close? Life has been pretty insane over at the Mader household these last few weeks getting everything together for Blowout 9. Here’s a picture of a pretty normal night at home. Me sending out roughly one million emails, and Penny hard at work analyzing the overall plot and character development of Pixar’s UP!. Taking Care Of Business for real!
Aaaaaaand that’s a wrap! I hope you all have a truly wonderful week. Stay warm, and hopefully I’ll see a ton of you over the coming days. Happy Blowout Week!