Photo by Jordan August.
WELCOME TO FIKUS MARCH MADNESS… or what’s left of it, at least. We’ve booked a bunch of exciting shows this month. With dates taking us from our stomping grounds in New York and New Jersey to the oh so distant lands of Maryland, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.
CHECK THE DATES ON OUR TOUR PAGE AND GET PUMPED!
PIGEONS AND PUDDIN’
Within the few opening notes of Puddin’ on last Wednesday night at The 8×10 in Baltimore, I immediately felt the tone in which the rest of the month would progress. This was FiKus’ first show in Baltimore, and we could not have been welcomed better! Our friends from Pigeons Playing Ping Pong [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ] invited us to come down and play as a part of their weekly residency at the 8×10 for the month of March. It happened to be our first show of many this month, and there was no better way to jump start MARCH MADNESS. I think I can speak for everybody when I say we already can’t wait to go back! Not only to play and see all the awesome Baltimore heads we met, but also for that epic Grilled Cheese Factory, Grilled Cheese & Co. spot we hit before the show. So good.
STELLA BLUES, ROUND TWO
After the warm reception the night before, we were excited for Thursday night’s show in New Haven. For the second time back at Stella Blues, this party was a little smaller but just as raging. Being a two-setter show we got to play some stuff we don’t usually play or have not played in a while. Like starting the show off with Marvin Gaye > Circus Asylum; two songs that don’t get too much play, is always refreshing.
SHWIZZ + FIKUS = SHWIKUS
The REAL party came on Saturday, the night of St. Patrick’s Day, at Olive’s in Nyack! We knew there was only one way to do St. Patty’s right this year, and that was with our talented homies ShwizZ [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ] on the home turf! As a ShwiKus St. Patty’s Day Affair in Nyack, we knew it would be nothing short of epic… which of course it was. ShwizZ tore it up as usual, igniting so much funky energy in the room for us to to come in and play to our beloved friends and fans! There’s a lot of things I love about New York, and one of them is that the bars stay open until 4 am, allowing us to play for about two and a half hours to a sweaty, musty, Nyack crowd. So far that may have been my favorite show of an already awesome 2012!
FIKUS + DOPAPOD = FIKAPOD
But last night at The Stanhope House in Stanhope was also quite the party. Teaming up with one of my favorite bands right now, Dopapod [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ], proved to be the nasty combination that I knew it would be. “FiKapod” as some people were calling it. These guys honestly just kill it on a regular basis and last night was no exception. Every time I see them they are just so fucking good. Check them out NOW, you’ll be doing yourself a favor!
TRIUMPH BREWERY RUN
This coming weekend of the 23rd and 24th we are going on our “Triumph Brewery Run”. Friday night will be with our good friends The Cosmic Dust Bunnies [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ], playing at The Triumph Brewery in Philadelphia, and then Saturday night we’ll be heading out to the brother The Triumph Brewery in New Hope, PA to play with The Effective Dose [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ]
MARCH WILL END, BUT WE JUST GETTIN STARTED
To close out March, we’ll be playing a party at The Neverlands in Brooklyn with Seed [ WEBSITE | FACEBOOK ] on Friday the 30th… and then damn it’s April already. I will say the spring air has got everyone feeling good and this year has been shaping out to be one of the best years for FiKus yet. We’re all very excited for the things to come but March isn’t over yet so let the madness continue!
Much love to all,