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(SC) SPRING TOUR

Taxes are done and Steel Cranes is going on tour!

Here’s some extra details on the shows:

4/28 SAN DIEGO // 4/29 LOS ANGELES // 4/30 SAN FRANCISCO // 5/1 ASHLAND // 5/2 SEATTLE // 5/3 PORTLAND

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(SC) THE NEW IMPROVED STEEL CRANES

World, meet Josie, our new band stylist.

Amanda and I decided to invest in something of utmost importance with all the money we’re saving recording our new album ourselves… Image. Yeah sure, you heard our song on the radio. Ha no you didn’t. Uh, you heard our song on that commercial. Ha no you didn’t. Okay you somehow got our album and have listened to no more than one minute of three different songs and you found yourself thinking, “Huh, these guys are pretty meh, but I’m sorta curious.” First you google “best ice cream flavors for depression”, then “sex tips for introverts”, then “steel cranes music”. So you find us online and you check out a bunch of pictures and you think, “Well, I don’t know. There’s not much pizzazz or, like, anything to get excited about here.”

Yeah, we know. We get it. And we’re doing something about it. Thank you Josie! You have every right to look that proud.

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(SC) BIG SUR

Amanda and I have been getting ready to record our second Steel Cranes album, which we’ve decided to both produce and engineer ourselves. Call us control freaks. Call us cheap. Call us a female rock duo. Psych! Don’t. We lucked out big time last week when a friend offered us free reign over his cabin, which is perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean in Big Sur. We happily set up shop with the support of our canine mascot, Tango, who we were “watching” as part of the package. Tango speaks english so we pretty much just asked him for a lot of advice.

“Hey Tango, do you think this drum part should go ta ta ta tatata boom boom chick ta or ta ta ta tatata boom chick boom ta?”

“Hey Tango, if I sing this line with the emphasis on the ‘oh oh oh’ instead of on the ‘ah ah ah’ do you think people will get me? Like really get me?”

We went through an exorbitant amount of butter and tortilla chips, sonically binged on Fleet Foxes and siriusXM Backspin radio, and watched a Gram Parsons documentary to my joy and Amanda’s apathy, rewatched Y Tu Mamá También to my tears and Amanda’s joy, and witnessed some otherworldly sunsets and a few sunrises for good measure.

The sounds and songs we were able to capture during our week in Big Sur left us with a solid foundation that we couldn’t be more excited about. The next few months we’ll be spending a lot of time in various homes and studios bringing these tunes to life. Our release is still a ways out there, likely fall of 2015, but we’ll be playing songs old and new on the road in the meantime. Hope to see you out there!

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WE’RE ALL GOING TO GET SO SKINNY AND PRODUCTIVE THIS MONTH

Best to laugh together as we lash out along the way.

JANUARY SHOWS SHOWS SHOWS

Thursday, January 8th: Comedy Jam at Milk Bar (San Francisco)

Sunday, January 18th: “The Musical” at The Supper Club (San Francisco) *DETAILS*

Wednesday, January 21st: Tuesday’s Child at Moonlight Cafe (San Francisco) *DETAILS*

MILK + CONFESSIONS + MARGARITA = HEAVEN

I’ll be musical comedying at some great shows alongside a right proper gaggle of funny people in the next handful of weeks. Leave the house! You got this! Easier said than done. I know.

Thursday, November 19th: Comedy Jam at Milk Bar (San Francisco)

Wednesday, December 3rd: Comedy Confessions at Stagewerx (San Francisco) *DETAILS*

Friday, December 5th: P-Town Comedy Jam at Longboard Margarita Bar (Pacifica) *DETAILS*

(SC) STEEL CRANES FALL TOUR

Amanda and I are heading out again. Here we go here we go here we go now…

details *HERE*

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(SC) BEFORE DAWN

New Steel Cranes video!

Amanda and I are air instrumentalists first and foremost. We appreciate the drums and the guitars as crutches that help us explore our creativity. But if you strip it down, it’s just us. It’s just us, man.

*THE BAY BRIDGED PREMIERE*

SUMMER FUNNIES

The following evenings I will not be hiding in my apartment. Come hang!

6/26 at The Blue Lagoon (Santa Cruz)

6/30 at Club OMG (SF)
All musical comedy all night. When the hell does that ever happen??

7/16 at The Moonlight Cafe (SF)

7/30 at The Punch Line (SF)
*Estrogen Entrée with a side of balls*

8/2 at Mutiny Radio (SF)

8/26 at Amnesia (SF)

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(SC) BOAT SONG VIDEO

Sharks and scuba rock. Breakfast of champions. New Steel Cranes video animated by Jonny Thomas!

*THE BAY BRIDGED PREMIERE*

(SC) STEEL CRANES SPRING WEST COAST TOUR

It’s that time of year where Steel Cranes migrate for awhile under the guise of a tour. Or possibly we tour under the guise of a migrate? We’re definitely hiding something. My chronic paraphasia for starters..

We have new songs and old songs, records and tee shirts, and a slew of shows that we couldn’t be more excited about. Tell your friends. Tell your enemies. Tell your barista. Tell your accountant. Tell your zumba instructor. Tell your mom.

*Details HERE!*

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4/2 COMEDY LIMBO

This Wednesday I’ll be performing at Marga Gomez’s COMEDY LIMBO alongside Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, Paco Romane, Tuesday Thomas, and Valerie Branch! 8pm.

I’ll do everything I can, including keeping my skill set exactly where it is, to avoid breaking into a spontaneous and rousing guitar solo for the entirety of my five minute “comedy” set. Who says meditation on death in Dm can’t be heeeeelarious. Though admittedly D major would be the more obvious choice if we’re going for laughs. Whatevs. Can’t take the avant-garde out of the midwesterner.

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3/14-3/16 BITCHING AND TELLING

I’ll be performing on Friday (3/14) and Sunday (3/16) this weekend at The Garage in San Francisco for Bitch and Tell: A real funny variety show. Paco Romane, David Facer, Audrey Spinazola, Genie Cartier, Pearl Marill, and Christian Cagigal, and me. Stand up, sketch, dance, music, acrobatics, magic, comedy, comedy, comedy..

*SF WEEKLY WRITE-UP*
*SF CHRONICLE BAY AREA PICK*
*FACEBOOK EVENT*
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THE BIG BUTTERY SKETCH SHOW

I’ll be throwing down some jams this Friday, at the Exit Theater as a musical guest of PianoFight’s Chardonnay for their “The Big, Buttery Sketch Show”. This show will sell out so well worth forethought. Hit me up if you want a discount code for your ticket because I have a discount code and so if you want that and you ask me for it I’m going to give it to you. Magic, but way better than batteries.

*SHOW WRITE-UP BY BAY AREA PLAYS*
*FACEBOOK EVENT*
*TICKETS*
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(SC) DROWNING IN THE BATHTUB

New Steel Cranes video for Drowning in the Bathtub! We did everything: the shooting, the Oscar-worthy acting, the editing, the choreography, and even the mint chocolate chip ice cream eating. We thought about having body doubles actually consume the ice cream because, as professional rock stars, we obviously only consume whiskey and cigarettes, but our editing skills weren’t quite up to par to splice that all together in a believable fashion.We cast my Justin Bieber life size blow up sex doll to play the roll of “Old Man” in the video. I procured Justin a few months ago to help me (nonsexually) with a show that I’m working on. Justin was super excited to diversify and to be a part of this video. We tried to force feed him free pizza and beer for his hour of hard work, but he was very dignified and just looked at us, mouth open, aghast at our efforts to bribe. For him, the satisfaction comes from the work itself. We really respect that about him. Enjoy!

(SC) STEEL CRANES FALL TOUR

I’ve been up to my mid forehead with Steel Cranes bizness and that’s not changing anytime soon. We’ll be hitting the road tomorrow and traveling around for two months, bringing our indie shoegaze bubblegum alt new wave rock and goddamn roll to whomever wants it. Who wants it?! Did I have you at bubblegum? Oh you wish I said garage psych, huh? Yeah, no.

Soooooo, no comedy happenings till 2014. But, then yeah. Comedy stuff in 2014. I’m excited. Here’s the tour dates:

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(SC) THE BAY BRIDGED INTERVIEW

I feel pretty confident in my proclamation that The Bay Bridged is great. Like, beyond great. And by beyond great I mean nice. And by nice I mean holy shit these guys are such an incredible asset to our local music community! My Steel Cranes co-patriat Amanda and I spoke with the editor, Jason Shane, about our new album, Ouroboros.

*THE BAY BRIDGED INTERVIEW*

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(SC) RECORD RELEASE

Steel Cranes is having an Ouroboros baby!

We will be dropping this album like it’s rather warm this week and celebrating on Friday, September 20th with our record release show at The Night Light in Oakland. Join us!

You can get downloads, CDs, and vinyl at *steelcranes.bandcamp.com*, Itunes, and Amazon. Or you can go old school and just come to a show and take home some shwag.

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(SC) HEMLOCK TAVERN

Steel Cranes show this weekend!

YOUR INVITATION:

Please come join us and our good friends Tik Tok and Flamingo Pink! on Sunday, September 1st at The Hemlock Tavern as we celebrate the release of our Boat Song 7″ record.

These sweet, small, beautiful little creatures are patiently waiting, cramped up like sardines yet ever so composed. They aspire to find new homes under the care of people who like things that don’t make sense, like 7″ records and corndogs. They understand that they will never be full size and they live by the mantra, “fuck it.” But they say it so lovingly that in those odd and rare moments when one accidentally tunes into their foreign frequency and happens to overhear the pulsing “fuck it fuck it fuck it”, that person immediately has to go to the bathroom. It’s weird, but it happens a lot. We’re looking for funding to support the meticulous research that this phenomenon warrants. For every five dollar 7″ we sell, we will put ALL five dollars towards this research project. Promise.

Love,

Steel Cranes

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(SC) MOVING ON

Steel Cranes just released our new video for Moving On, onto this crazy site called Youtuhb… No, Youtoobe… No, YouTube.

BITCH AND TELL TAKE DEUCE

Bitch and Tell is back and I’ll be hosting a two night run on July 19th and 20th. We sold out last month so factor that in to your procrastination…

This month’s shows will be written and performed by moi (me), David Gborie, Allison Mick, Mary-Alice McNab, Carl and Beatrice, Aaron Jessup, Bruce Yelaska, Rosie Fry and Harmonica Trio.

*FACEBOOK EVENT*

*BROWN PAPER TICKETS*

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TROPHY WIFE

I figured some real big stuff out. Then teamed up with the dearest of old friends to make this here informational video about it. At one point, someone told me that this song would make Susan B Anthony roll over in her grave and I was all, “Susan B Whaaaa??” When I googled Susan B Anthony and found out she wasn’t a rapper I was soooooper bummed.


BITCH AND TELL

I’ll be hosting and throwing down some sick jams at the launch of Bitch and Tell, a comedy variety show, this Saturday, May 11th at The Garage in San Francisco alongside the likes of Clare O’Kane, Allison Mick, Bob McIntyre, and Bruce Yelaska. Smashing good times. Do it!

*FACEBOOK EVENT*

*BROWN PAPER TICKETS*

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FAINTING GOATS MY PEOPLE

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“Why am I 32 years old and still waitressing?”
I wondered. So I wandered… to my secret bookshelf. The self help one that I hide behind all the novels I’ll never read.I wasn’t in the mood for The Power of Now or The Four Agreements. I needed something more immediate. More practical. My gaze landed on the page-turning thriller, Eating Mindfully, and I had a nice chuckle to myself as I saw the chocolate smear across the cover. I ultimately landed on the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a perfect scratch to my annoying itch. What’s my problem? I’m not effective. What do I do? Seven things. That’s all. Continue reading

THE NEW CALIFORNIA

Whelp, the rampant rumors you never heard are true. I’ll be a musical guest at this sketch show next Wednesday, December 19th at The Traveling Jewish Theater in San Francisco!

Go to www.pianofight.com/shows for tickets and details.

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BAWDY STORYTELLING

I’ll be musical guesting this Wednesday, November 14th at The Uptown for the not so G rated event, Bawdy Storytelling!

Show starts at 7pm. FB event HERE.

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HELLO OUT THERE. I HAVE A WEBSITE.

This is it.  You are here.  I hope you enjoy your time on my internet site and also I hope that you have a healthier relationship with the internet than I do. Game on.  Xx Tracy