PHOTOS: JADE AMEY
Our summer tour concluded with an epic hometown show at the Magic Bag in Ferndale! Thanks to all of the fine folks who made it out to the shows around the midwest, our Toledo boys Silent Lions for tagging along, our amazing fans, and the photographers who documented the action! Aside from the above photos, you can access a full album of visual delights courtesy of one of our longtime partners Michael Spleet by visiting his website! Fish around and you’ll find shots of us dating back to 2005! Also, awesome people named Keila, Jade, and Ashley came to see us in 3 states and for that we are grateful.
**** FALL FESTIVALS ANNOUNCED ****
Friday, September 12
DIY STREET FAIR
We’ve been a part of this festival since its inception, not only performing as The Hard Lessons, but as members of Millions of Brazilians, The Barrettes, and Mood Elevator to name a few… ALWAYS a great time in Ferndale.
Saturday, September 13
MAIN EVENT ART & MUSIC FESTIVAL
With the addition of Steve Warstler on drums, we are officialy 1/3 Toledoan and we’re honored to be performing the inaugural year of this fest alongside the likes of, oh, Guided by Voices. OH-HI-O!
HUGE week for The Hard Lessons!
1) Tomorrow (Thursday 7/24) you can download a free MP3 from our archival live album from the folks over at Hip In Detroit!
2) Friday 7/25 we return to the Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids to release said live album
4) Saturday NIGHT we finally return to play a proper headliner for our hometown friends at the Magic Bag in Ferndale. This will be our last show of the summer!
Listen up! Listen in! Come on out! XOXOXO THL
Our son has that Tim Armstrong guitar stance down! These shows are coming up and are our last of the summer!! Releasing an archival live album too!! See you there!
7/25: The Pyramid Scheme
7/26: The Magic Bag
Two SICK shows left this summer… We’re digging deep into the vault to release “Down Off The Ceiling Vol. 2” which will contain a full THL performance fresh off our first west coast tour and performing songs off our yet-to-be-released EP Wise Up! But aside from all that, these will be something special, capping off a string of shows with our homies Silent Lions, returning to GR, FINALLY playing a proper headliner in Metro Detroit, and we can’t wait to see you… XOXOX
Had a blast in Flint and Chicago… Our homies at the Flint Local 432 have been beyond rad to us since 2004 and our NEW homies at Quencher’s Saloon locked us in until after hours while we dried off from and insane (and insanely sweaty) set.
LAST SHOWS OF THE SUMMER:
Friday, July 25
GRAND RAPIDS @ Pyramid Scheme
Saturday, July 26
FERNDALE @ Magic Bag
Stay tuned for more information on these two shows… You’re not going to want to miss them for several reasons. xoxox
PSYCHED to return to the legendary Flint Local 432 on Friday, followed by our DEBUT at Quencher’s Saloon in Chicago!!! After taking some time off from both of these cities, we’re trying to show love by doubling down this year - show love back by REPRESENTING!! Silent Lions open both shows, so come on out to the Rock N Roll Circus!!
FRIDAY: Flint Local 432, Flint
SATURDAY: Quencher’s Saloon, Chicago
PS: Happy Father’s Day!
SUMMER SHOWS ARE UNDERWAY! We officially kicked off our summer shows with Silent Lions in Toledo this past Friday. They’re all leading up to a huge homecoming bash at the Magic Bag in Ferndale! Get those tix:
THANK YOU OLD WEST END TOLEDO! It was an honor to perform at the Arboretum on Friday night in celebration of this insane local street fair. The neighborhood parties for three days straight. Ko and Augie were even in the parade!
NEXT SHOWS (both with Silent Lions):
LOCAL 432, FLINT
Friday, June 20
Saturday, June 21