Midnight Spaghetti would like to thank all the bands, crew, and fans for another great Spaghettifest. As we embark on a decade of Spaghettifest and Midnight Spaghetti, we are excited about future shows and tours to announce in the Spaghetti year. Live tracks from Spaghettifest will be made available very soon. Some Tshirts from Spaghettifest 9 are still available. Don't miss out on one of the coziest Ts ever!
PEACE, SOMF, and MUSHFOOT,
MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI AND THE CHOCOLATE G STRINGS
Thank you to all the wonderful bands and fans that came to Spaghettifest 8. The weather was amazing, and the energy was bigger than ever. Before we know it, Spaghettifest 9 will be right around the corner again. Spaghettifest T-shirts and Midnight Spaghetti's new glow in the dark shirts are available while supplies last. Please order from the Merch page.
MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI AND THE CHOCOLATE G STRINGS will be heading down to Costa Rica for our annual Halloween Celebration. If you are interested in joining us at the best Halloween Party on Earth, please visit our Costa Rica Vacation page.
Sit On My Festival!
First, we would like to thank everyone who came on the Costa Rica trip with us, as well as the fine folks at Doce Lunas Resort in Jaco, Costa Rica. We had an absolute blast and cannot wait to come back! We broadcasted the show live from the resort, and for your viewing pleasure, it can be seen below:
For those of you that missed out on the last trip, you are in luck! Midnight Spaghetti is headed back to Jaco for a Halloween Extravaganza! If you are interested, please direct inquiries to email@example.com as soon as possible!
In other news, we are about to hit the road again for our Northeast Tour! Download the tour poster PDF to share the tour poster with your town/friends/dog. For a web-friendly version, download this. Check the schedule to see when we are coming to your town & we'll see you on the road!
Midnight Spaghetti is getting in gear for the Summer Tour. The SOMF party will be headed to Canada, New England, Costa Rica, and the OBX. Please check the schedule for a show in your hometown. Spaghettifest 8 has officially relocated to Buffalo Gap Campground in West Virginia. More stages, more bands, a beach, a sauna, cabins, and camping are only some of the changes for the new decade. Dates are September 24, 25, and 26. Come be a part of the 8 year tradition! Early bird tickets available in 3 weeks!!!! (Submissions close June 13)
Thanks to all the funky people who signed up for the Costa Rica trip. Midnight Spaghetti can't wait to let it all hang out! Doce Lunas and Midnight Spaghetti are ready to party down at the best summer party this side of the planet has ever seen! We can't wait to crack open a refreshing Imperial with each and every one of you! If you are still interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midnight Spaghetti will be heading to COSTA RICA in July, and we want YOU to come with us!
Details of the WILDEST VACATION OF YOUR LIFE below:
July 14th - July 19th
- Roundtrip WASHINGTON to/from SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA. GROUP LEAVES FROM NATIONAL AIRPORT!!!
- Hotel (Doce Lunas Resort) for 6 days, 5 nights in Jaco, Costa Rica
- Roundtrip transport from San Jose to Jaco (arrival and departure)
- Admission to the Midnight Spaghetti show at Doce Luna's
- 2 MIND-BLOWING parties hosted by the band
- 2 Meals / 2 Drinks per day
(3 per room)
Package Price: $850
ALL PACKAGES MUST BE PURCHASED BY JUNE 1 to maintain price guarantee.
PLEASE EMAIL US YOUR NAME AS IT APPEARS ON YOUR PASSPORT, YOUR PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS. ONCE AN ORDER CLEARS THROUGH PAY PAL, MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI WILL RESERVE FLIGHTS WITH DELTA AIRLINES AND RESERVE YOUR FOOD/ HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS. THIS IS A GROUP VACATION. MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI HAS ARRANGED A GROUP RATE THROUGH DELTA AIRLINES AND DOCE LUNAS RESORT. BY MAKING THIS PAYMENT, YOU ARE ENTERING AN AGREEMENT WITH DELTA AIRLINES AND DOCE LUNAS RESORT. IN THE CASE OF CANCELLATION OF FLIGHTS, REFER TO DELTA POLICIES. IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION OF HOSPITALITY PORTION OF TRIP, REFUND OR COMPARABLE ARRANGEMENTS CAN BE MADE.
MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL OR REVOKE GROUP TRAVEL.
ALL GROUP MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE ITINERARY INFORMATION AND TRAVEL CONFIRMATION. PLEASE PREPARE YOURSELF FOR TRAVEL.
***MUST HAVE A VALID PASSPORT IN ORDER TO TRAVEL ON THIS TRIP***
Please email us at email@example.com to reserve your spot or with any questions you may have!
Welcome to the new Midnight Spaghetti website. As we enter a new decade, Midnight Spaghetti and the Chocolate G Strings continue to write, record, and prepare for the busy season. With Spaghettifest 8 around the corner, Summer Tour Dates, and another trip to Costa Rica in the works, we look forward to the year ahead of us. The new site will be updated with more pictures, video/audio from live shows, and event announcements in the coming weeks.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR SPAGHETTIFEST 8
NO EPK WILL BE ACCEPTED TO THIS EVENT!
Send Hard Press Kit to :
MIDNIGHT SPAGHETTI PRODUCTIONS
730 Wyndham Woods Circle
Harrisonburg, Va 22801
to all of our wonderful fans who continue to support the funk!
New dates are starting to fill 2010. Midnight Spaghetti has been writing and recording and look forward to the new decade!
Check out updates of live tracks on the MySpace!
You can also follow us on our new Twitter account @SOMFatMidnight!
Midnight Spaghetti & the Chocolate G-Strings
It's that time of year again!
Spaghettifest is one of the great home-grown music festivals of the Shenandoah Valley. Hosted by the funk mob Midnight Spaghetti & The Chocolate G-Strings, the annual charitable event brings together a thriving community of music lovers and outstanding bands of innumerable genres. The monumental rock formations of Natural Chimneys Regional Park provide the perfect setting for a weekend of camping, friends, and great performances. Festival details, directions, and ticket information is available here.
This year's musical talent includes Midnight Spaghetti & The Chocolate G-Strings, Cee Know The Doodlebug And Butterfly Of Digable Planets Performing Live With The Cosmic Funk Allstars Band, Dan Navarro, Jimmie's Chicken Shack, Murphy's Kids, Tom Principato, The Transmitters, FUTURE, Undercover, Unfortunate Sons, The Smoke Room, Trent Wagler, The Wavos, Ryan Villanueva, and many more. The full line-up for Spaghettifest 7 can viewed here.
Pre-sale tickets are on sale now for $40 and can be purchased here.
Only one day left to get your ticket to Spaghettifest 6 at the presale price! After that you can only get one at the gate for full price.
This year, we've arranged for an optional shuttle service between the JMU Bookstore and Spaghettifest. If you live in Harrisonburg and need a ride out there, now you've got one. Shuttle tickets and the full schedule are online.
Want to see what Spaghettifest was like last year? You can watch the full documentary of Spaghettifest 5 for free online. There's featured performances from The Pietasters, Freekbass, The Afromotive, Murphy's Kids, over 20 bands in all.
This is our biggest event of the year. If you only see Midnight Spaghetti once, Spaghettifest is the place to do it. Hope to see you there!
It's finally here, the Spaghettifest 5 DVD is in full effect. We've got limited theatrical screenings in several cities:
For all you music collectors types: there are only a few Velour On The Floor CDs left available. We're working on our next album, so the first one's not going to be reprinted anytime soon. You will always be able to download the album as MP3s from iTunes, Amie Street, and lots of other places online. But if you want to get an honest-to-goodness authentic CD, you'd better hurry up and order one online. We don't even have anymore to bring to shows, so happy hunting!
To kick off the beginning of DA NORTH TOUR, we made a brand-spankin' new page on Facebook. If you don't know what that means, it's ok, go ahead and check it out. You won't need to sign over all your private data to look at it. If that announcement does make sense to you, please feel free to become a fan and share it with your friends.
PS - This page officially replaces the old Facebook group. Midnight Spaghetti on Facebook is dead, long live Midnight Spaghetti on Facebook!
The Capital Scene is a weekly podcast featuring music from bands performing in the DC/NOVA/MD area. We've got top billing this week, go check it out. Bonus points if you can identify the venue at which their selection was recorded!
We'd like to give a big thanks to Ryan Poe for his excellent work in directing this music video. Please check out his other music videos on his Vimeo channel. We had a lot of fun making this, we hope you enjoy watching it just as much! If you do, please leave a comment on the Vimeo page.
So much is going on right now with Midnight Spaghetti that it's hard to keep up. Here's a quick rundown.
Tonight, we're performing on WXJM Live, a radio program on James Madison University's
student radio station WXJM 88.7 FM Harrisonburg.
We'll be on from 8-10 p.m. EST, so call in or IM with your shoutouts.
If you don't live in the area, you can still listen online here:
Right after that, it's on up to the Great White North with stops in Burlington, Vermont and Albany, New York. Performances will be at Nectar's on Saturday and at the Red Square on Sunday. Call up your friends in the area and let them know that funk is on the way.
There's a new Midnight Spaghetti Swag Store up on our website. It's got regular SOMF t-shirts, a few remaining limited edition Spaghettifest 5 shirts, and the Five Years of Funk commemorative poster. Go to the Swag section and check it out.
The Spaghettifest 5 DVD is complete and in the process of being printed. It is looking spectacular featuring over 90 minutes of music from the entire weekend. Look for trailers to be out next week as well as public viewings in select areas. And in case you didn't know, Spaghettifest 6 is back at Natural Chimneys September 26-28, start planning now.
I saved the coolest thing for last. This past month, Midnight Spaghetti teamed up with Ryan Poe, independent video artist from Fredericksburg, VA, to make something ridiculously awesome: a music video for the song Rat Fight. The finishing touches are being put on it this week, but rest assured that it will be well worth the wait. I'd tell you what the concept is, but that would just ruin the surprise.
That's the haps, time for naps.
This weekend, we will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of Midnight Spaghetti & The Chocolate G-Strings, and boy, do we have some big things planned. On Friday, we're going to be up at the best pub in Pennsylvania, Bube's Brewery. Then on Saturday, we've got an old school balls-to-the-wall house party in Harrisonburg, Virgina. This isn't going to be just any old house party, though, not with all the surprises that are planned: Spaghettifest 5 DVD screening, commemorative posters, a bunch of new Midnight Spaghetti swag, and lots of special guests including Blatant Vibe, Ryan Villanueva, and DJ Mark Maskell. There's even going to be a compilation CD available with some rare recordings from the past five years, including demo tracks from our upcoming album.
We really hope you can make it, here's to another five years!
In preparation for our five year anniversary, we dug through tons of our old photographs and posted around 2000 of the best ones. There are photos from way back when we hadn't been playing for more than a month, ones from just last month, and everything in between.We've got pictures from all five Spaghettifests, basement jams, private parties, unforgetable moments, and loads of classic Spaghetti performers.
The sheer multitude of memories contained in these albums is overwhelming. If you were there, you owe it to yourself to browse through them and relive the good times. If not, now's your chance to catch up on a little Spaghetti history. Enjoy!
PS - If you're on Flickr, so are we. Let's be friends.
For everybody who's been pleading for us to do a NOVA show, here you go. Tonight at Whitlow's On Wilson, we've got a good crew coming out, bring your friends and join the posse.
There's some exciting stuff coming up soon for us, including our five year anniversary as a band. On February 9, we're bringing it back to our roots: house parties in Harrisonburg. This isn't going to be any ordinary house party, though, there'll be lots of old friends showing up, performances from other awesome musicians, and the debut of the Spaghettifest 5 DVD. Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more updates.
WXJM, James Madison's student-run radio station, is going to be having us back again for a live radio performance on March 13 from 8pm-10pm. If you live outside of the Harrisonburg area, you can still call in and listen online, the links are at wxjmlive.com.
We did a photo shoot with ScottChurch up at Bube's Brewery this weekend. The photos do a really good job of capturing both us as a band and the curious environments of the venue. By the way, if you've never experienced Bube's Brewery in person, you really should come party with us there. We have a standing once-a-month gig, so you can plan ahead and make a roadtrip out of it. Trust me, it's worth the effort.
Hope you enjoy the shots! You can see more of Scott's work at ScottChurch.net.
To all the fans, volunteers, musicians, and staff, thank you a thousand times over. You have truly made this year's Spaghettifest the best ever. Look for pictures, video, and audio recordings from the weekend to be posted at spaghettifest.com soon!
In all the ruckus of the night, we seemed to have lost track of Ryan Hale's drum machine. It was on stage in a canvas bag at the end of our set, but now we can't find it. It kind of goes without saying, but without that rhythm, he's incomplete, so we're really keen on getting it back. If you have any information about it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or if you have the drum machine in your possession, please mail it back to this address:
Midnight Spaghetti Productions
730 Wyndham Woods Circle
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Now that the fest is over, we can think about other things, and the first thing we're thinking about is getting back into the studio and recording our next album. You heard it here first, so start looking for that in three years. Kidding.
UPDATE: We found the drum machine! Praise SOMF!
The lineup for Spaghettifest 5 has been posted on spaghettifest.com and tickets are available online, so check it out! We've also got some sweet pics from our Outer Banks Beach tour. Dude, we're totally riding dirty. So dirty, it's hard to believe. So dirty, it won't wash off.
Are you down with the SOMF? Do you even know what the SOMF is? Let this new shirt enlighten you on how to perform this advanced maneuver. Handmade with loving care and expert craftsmanship, these are only available in limited quantities, so get yours today!
We're back from our Velour On The Tour and, boy, was it a doozy. Our first forays into Vermont, New York, and Massachusetts proved to be one heck of an adventure. We met lots of cool new folks, caught up with some old friends, visited some amazing sites, and generally kept the good times rolling. There's literally hundreds of new photos documenting the trip in our newly revamped Photo section. Included in the mix are a lot of photos from earlier this year, so go ahead and check it out.
On another note, the Last Band Standing contest to perform at Lollapalooza has moved on, but unfortunately we have not. While we didn't make the judges' selection for Round 3, we did place 26th out of close to 1000 bands, which is nothing to sneeze at. We couldn't have done it without all of the support from our fans, so to everyone who made their daily votes, reposted our links on their websites, and bugged the hell out of all their friends for the past month, a huge thank you goes out from all of us!
Two more reports of Midnight Spaghetti on the radio. We were recently featured on Todd Mack's Off The Beat-n-Track, a long-running Massachusetts-based radio broadcast showcasing independent artists from around the nation. Look for us midway through Show #240.
More close to home, Bram Weinstein gave us some major shoutouts on his Redskins talk show on Triple X ESPN Radio and gave The Catering Blues a spin. If you're a fan of independent music or the Redskins, go give these folks their props. Tune in to the shows if you want more, they're both available streaming online as well as being syndicated on terrestrial stations around the country.
We're getting airplay on independent radio stations around the country, and gosh, is it exciting! Here's some of the stations where we've been featured recently:
Here's an update from internet radio land. Ear Candy For The Mind recently added some of our album tracks to their playlist. Even better, they listed "Popo" as one of the tracks that defined their station's sound! Go listen, say hello, and tell them thanks for supporting the Spaghetti.
Hello out there from Radio Land. Whether you missed our live radio preformance on WXJM Live, or you just want relive the memories, we've put the whole recording online for you to stream for free. The track listing is available on the Music page, so click on it and turn it up!
Who's dancing around as a silouhuette now, punk? We're all over iTunes, so get that on your MP3 player of choice ASAP. Additionally, we've got our CDs for sale through the great independent online music distributor CDBaby.com. Seriously, this is one of the best things to happen to independent musicians since the invention of the internet.
If you're still curious as to what we sound like, but not enough to pick up a CD, we've set up a streaming radio where you can listen to the whole album for free! So go ahead, get your groove on. You've really got no excuse not to now.
Do you love That Spaghetti Sound but find it difficult to endure the harsh conditions that we perform in? Would you be more at ease listening in the comfort of your own den by the fire with a snifter of cognac? Fret no longer, faithful traveller, for Midnight Spaghetti will be performing live on the the radio this Thursday from 8pm-10pm. Hosted by WXJM 88.7 FM Harrisonburg, WXJM Live features live bands with interviews every Thursday evening.
If you aren't fortunate enough to live in the broadcasting range of the station,
you can listen using their online streaming radio service:
Low (40 kbps mono mp3)
Medium (96 kbps stereo mp3)
High (128 kbps stereo aacPlus V2)
For more information, contact 540-568-3425 or instant message WXJM DJ on AIM.
Velour On The Floor is now available at Plan 9 music stores in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond, VA. And for those of you north of the border, you can also pick up a copy at Cheap Thrills, a great little record shop in Montreal.
Speaking of Canada, there's a whole mess of photos from our Canadian tour. And speaking of messes, get ready to see a few, because we darn well enjoyed ourselves on that trip.
To anybody who was still holding out for a last minute ski trip ticket, word on the street is that they're all gone. Now you're going to have to resort to Ebay scalping and back alley deals. That, or hike to Quebec yourself and meet us there. Let me know how that all works out for you.
After The "After The Affair" Affair
Those of you who have been around know that Midnight Spaghetti used to play a LOT of house parties back in the day. Well, we're restarting that tradition. In honor of MoneyPenny's CD release show at the Rocktown Grill this Saturday, we'll be rocking the afterparty in Harrisonburg. This is going to get kicking around midnight, but you've got to come to the Rocktown to get the location.
Here's the info for the MoneyPenny show:
Sat Dec 2 2006
CD Release Show @ Rocktown Grill
2061 Evelyn Byrd Ave, Harrisonburg VA 22801
8:00pm doors, 9:00pm show
$6 pre-sale / $8 at the door, 18+
Advance tickets available at Plan 9 Harrisonburg and online at moneypennytickets.com
In the newly revamped photo section! More to come.
Spaghettifest 4 was pretty freaking great. There were so many bands there from very different head spaces hooting it up and rocking out in the woods. It's safe to say that everyone involved left the festival with an awesome new band to check out. Be looking for photos, live recordings, and video from the show in the near future.
One of the most exciting things for us is that we released our first album on that Saturday, Velour On The Floor. We've put a lot of effort into this album, and we're just busting to finally get this music out into the world. You can listen to some sample tracks on our music page, as well as purchase the album online directly from us. To everyone who has been waiting for this to come out, your time has come, and we think the result has been worth the wait! Enjoy!
That's right, Spaghettifest is back in town on September 29-30, so round up your cattle and put the kids to bed. Or, bring them out and let'em run around at Natural Chimneys Regional Park, it's all good like that. We've got a ton of awesome local and regional bands heading out for this one, including The Pietasters, The Blue Method, Tom Principato, MoneyPenny, and a not-to-be-missed Friday night set from Murphy's Kids. Proceeds from Spaghettifest will be donated to the ALSA to promote ALS research.
See the full line-up and all the details at spaghettifest.com. Tickets are available online from JamBase Tickets, as well as at Plan 9 Music stores in Harrisonburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond. Check out our write-up in The Daily News Record!
Can I get a hell yeah from my orange headband-wearing Midnight Spaghetti posse? The Richmond chapter was started last Friday night at the Cary Street Cafe. That's a riot going on right there. Anybody else who wants to be in the gang, you know what to do: just show your colors. While you're at it, tell the world about your beef.
Our first foray into Harrisburg, PA was a blast for all involved. Alpha Dub, the reggae act opening for us at Molly Brannigans, got the room vibe going and the heads nodding. We took the stage, er, corner and bust out some funky jams, which were well received by the surprisingly limber bar crowd. Afterwards, we all headed back to the after party for some drumming and freestyling, with beverages supplied by the fabulous Tröegs Brewing Company. Here's a hint: if you want to be the life of the party, show up with four cases of microbrew beer. I guarantee you will be well received.
Fast forward to the Club Boyds Memorial Day Bonfire. It was the first really hot day of the year and everyone needed to get out of the house. The Unfortunate Sons, Catfish Hodge, Tom Principato, and Blue Nevada all gave stellar performances, but the real stars of the show were the contestants in the dance contest. There was some silly footwork going on, back flips, flailing elbows, knee grabs, and somersaults. Get the video and start working on your moves now, because this was one impromptu dance performance that will be tough to top.
The deadline for Spagehttifest applications has passed, thanks to all of the bands that submitted. We are currently reviewing the material we received, as well as booking headliner acts. The final decisions will be announced in the near future.
We're gearing up for Spaghettifest 4, which is going to be held on September 29-30 this year. Are you a kick ass band itching to perform at a kick ass festival? We're holding an open casting call for bands.
Here's what to do if you're game.
Mail a presskit and five song demo the address below.
Submissions are due by May 5, 2006.
Midnight Spaghetti Productions
730 Wyndham Woods Circle
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
We moved our hosting servers today, so the site had to be down for a few hours. To make up for the lapse, we've added some new Summer dates in Richmond and Harrisonburg. Ooh, I knew you'd like that. Be ready for more of it in like kind.
UPDATE: The forum is not functioning correctly after the migration. It'll be down for the moment.
UPDATE: Forum's back up. If you notice any problems, send us an email.
Wow, in two days we have shared the stage with over 2,100 pounds of kick ass musicians, assuming that each musician weighs at least 100 pounds. Here's a quick rundown in case you missed it: Caleb Einwechter, Intense City, The Butterhouse Band, Dangus Kahn & The Tornadoes, No Use For Humans, Red Oranges, and don't forget DJ Mike Keane. Dude, that's heavy.
To all the people who came out to The Pub and donated to help rebuild Long Beach, MS, thank you. With your support, we raised well over our goal for the concert. Thanks to Middle Skewl for tearing it up as well. I especially liked that one they wrote about the girl who dumped their lead singer in 8th grade. Visit The Valley Responds to see what else is being done for Harrisonburg's adopted town.
Also, nobody won the guess-the-band-photo contest, which was admittedly extremely difficult. The band featured on the flyer was none other than Cut 'N' Move, an electro dance group with hip hop leanings formed in Copenhagen, Denmark. The title track on their 1991 release, Get Serious, experienced substantial popularity in the club scene. The flyer photo is from the back cover of that album. If you'd like to see it in its original context, you can pick up a used copy from Amazon.com for just one cent. Ouch, that's gotta hurt.
As you may have noticed, the photo on the flyer for our next show is not one of Midnight Spaghetti. Nor is it a photo of the opening band, Middle Skewl. It is, in fact, a photo of a band from 1991 with power helmets doctored on. Anyone who can identify the band will be eligible for a prize at the show, so go do some research. Get a better look at the group by downloading the print version of the flyer. Good luck, fellow musicologists.
A bunch of photos have been added, including some older shows as well as some more recent adventures. We've also picked up a new charity gig at The Pub in Harrisonburg, VA. We're playing with Middle Skewl, a 90's cover band, to raise money for Harrisonburg's adopted town of Long Beach, MS.
We've got a new revamped website. There's going to be a bunch of new additions to it, but bear with us while we transfer files from the old one. Let us know what you think of it and if you have any suggestions.
Homies, I'm talking about having a party tonight. Spaghettifest 2005 is Friday. In case you don't know, this is our big deal. So if you ever wanted to know, now's your chance. Get your tickets from Plan 9 Music in Harrisonburg and Charlottesville or online from JamBase. Music schedule and more details at spaghettifest.com.
SoundQuilt was a blast. Sweltering heat during the day, offset by literally going and jumping in a lake, with cool music-filled evenings. Walnut Grove, Trip Lizard, Burning Dirty Band, and !Bonsai put on some killer performances. And, dude, if you didn't stay up for the late night No Use For Humans set, you are a sillyhead that needs a good spanking. They own all.
Nissan Pavilion was cool, but the unexpected highlight was Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. Yeah, go fall in love for yourself. For all you festiphiles out there, we'll be at two in August: SoundQuilt 2005 and The Recipe Family Cookout. Finally, we've confirmed a metric ton of gigs for September and October. Catch this train when it heads down the line, brother.
And like that, the festivals came thundering down. Lots of new gigs in immaculate lands abound. The Smoke-In in DC on Independence Day will be fabulous. The Recipe Family Cookout marks our triumphant return to Pennsylvania. This ain't no art sale in a gymnasium, folks. Herndon and Norfolk are now on the map as well.
Don't you hate it when your hosting service flips out on you and you can't update for days and days? Well, I do. The Triple Threat gigs went remarkably well. Expect to see us back in Fredericksburg in the coming months. The Outer Banks Field Trip pre-sale ticket prices have been extended until June 9th! Get your seat while it's hot to ensure that you can, um, continue to keep it hot.
The Events page is acting like some stupid freshman. First, it goes a month without doing anything. Then, it finally gets to college and goes hog wild. I had to rush it to the emergency room with an overdose of giggage. We have got some insane idea for a bus trip to the Outer Banks that you have to see to believe. No, seriously, check this out.
Media update! Lots of new photos from past gigs. New recording from The State Theatre. No new album yet. Two out of three ain't bad.
We've been invited to play at the 2005 SoundQuilt Music Festival near Winchester, VA! Our set is in a killer time spot, 11pm-1am on Friday night. Come support regional music and get your ticket today!
New photo section in the works. Got any photos of us? Send us an email and get in the internet! In other news, the album is definitely underway. Several songs look more finished than not. I'm not sure how encouraging that is, but it should be.
Happy New Year, folks. Check the cool sounds from Kill Devil Hills, NC over in the music section. We've got a schedule that keeps getting busier and busier. Gigs are all listed on the events page, but keep checking back as more are coming in everyday. And I know that a dog keels over everytime we say it, but the album is in the works. There are actually some tracks recorded right now. That is, unless our G4's hard drive has had an unfortunate introduction to a keeling-over dog, but don't think about that.
There's a couple of new albums in the photo section from recent gigs. One is from our very first time at Club Boyds, a upper class establishment, with the finest airs of sophistication and refinement. See our very civil performance with unchoreographed scenes involving magnetic tape data spools and mice (the electronic kind, not the cute, disease-infested kind). The second is from Cinco De Mayo at Alston's Pub, where we made the charming barmaid Mama dance to the music. Rumor has it that she normally doesn't like bands and no one has ever seen here dance before. Midnight Spaghetti: Getting hot mamas from out of the kitchen and onto the dance floor since 2003.
Spaghetti at Radford, what a mix. We went down to the depths of Virginia to rock out at Quadfest, only to get shut down by the popo after three songs. We're in the process of getting some photos from our shortest gig ever so y'all can see what you didn't miss. No worries, though, as the house owners got a minor noise violation and everyone stayed to enjoy the party well into the evening. In other news, there's a couple of new MP3s on the music page. They're from a audience recording of the Saturday night show. Stay tuned for studio work to be posted, what with the Summer quickly approaching...
As some people have noticed, there used to be some MP3's on the music page that have since been removed. Because we're nice and sharing folks, we dug through our live recording and picked out a couple of old ditties that were worth listening to. Also, were starting the "Pleasingly Bizarre Torso Covering", a special t-shirt that will be changed sporadically. Finally, there's this cute little rabbit that's being horribly exploited for fun and profit.
After a little SlashDotting incident, the site seems to be getting back to its previous levels of insanity. We've got a whole new CafePress.com store with a couple of goodies with Midnight Spaghetti plastered all over'em, including a CD and a bumper sticker. Keep a look out for more cool junk at that spot.
Midnight Spaghetti causing a ruckus as always.
The Scene: Carnegie Mellon University
The Event: A newly installed Diebold Opteva 520 ATM crashes, then reboots. Suprizingly, it's vanilla-style Windows XP operating system initialized without the actual ATM software.
The Result: A desktop computer with only a touch screen interface
is left wide open for the amusement of the most wired university in the U.S.
Eschewing more malicious schemes, the first move was to connect to the Internet. This plan proved unsuccessful as there seemed to be no network capability. The situation was complicated in that even typing proved extremely difficult due to the lack of a keyboard. The Character Map program was used to enter text by copy-and-pasting, yet the most that was accomplished by doing so was making the text-to-voice program say, "What, do you think I'm made of money?" Windows Media Player was set up to loop a series of Beethoven, Jazz, and Talking Heads (the sample sound files included with XP) while running a full screen visualization. Finally, an annoyed faculty member in an adjacent office unplugged the machine and dispersed the crowd. The story is humorous until one realizes that Diebold is the leading producer of electronic voting machines. We can all look forward to playing Minesweeper while exercising our citizenship.
After some digging around in our files, we unearthed some hip photos of us at our prior engagements. These are from some bar gigs, one from this past Summer and the other more recently from last December. There's also a few new Spaghettifest photos from our Sunday show and of the dogs in the band. Oh, and for those of you who missed the show in Maryland, we basically tore the damn barn down. Ask someone who was there.
New MP3s for you to download. We've got the soundboard recording from our Sunday performance at Spaghettifest. It really captures the energy of the day. In related news, our digital recording studio is well underway. The first studio sessions were a success, and there should be CD quality results anytime now. For all of you who have incessantly asked, "When can I get a CD?" you will soon be fulfilled.
Dude, we've got a forum. Go forth and make it multiply. We also have a new email address: email@example.com. Drop us a line.
Due to technical difficulties, complete mayhem has been occuring. Really though, does technology have to be so stupid? One minute you're a website with some pretty nifty features, the next you're a complete waste of disk space. Anyway, check out the coolness that has been brewing while we were away. Completely new photo section! The photos are split up into album format with a little bitty square-type interface. Tons of Spaghettifest photos along with candid shots from some of our previous gigs. There will be more albums posted shortly. If y'all have any photos, drop us an email and you can be on the Spaghetti Web.
The cliffs and valleys of Natural Chimneys Park will always have a slightly different presence about them, having absorbed the extraordinary energy that culminated at Spaghettifest 2003. All of the bands, vendors, volunteers, and especially patrons were stellar. Huge thanks to everyone who was involved, you were part of the beginning of great work. Rest assured that the momentum built up at the festival will carry on to future events. In other matters, we are in the process of expanding our performance range, looking for gigs in Pennsylvania. Many of the people we came in contact with at Spaghettifest have also expressed an interest in collaboration in some sense or another, so stay tuned for Midnight Spaghetti rolling in cahoots. And of course, we have shows in good old Harrisonburg planned in the coming months. Yes, it's pretty phenomenal what can happen when you put a few good noodles together. Keep funkin'.
P.S. If you want to see pictures from the show, go to Spaghettifest.com. They should be up soon.
Once again, technical difficulties prevent more regular updates to the site, but we press on none the less. We are in the final preparation stages for Spaghettifest, being a little over two weeks away. Things are happening fast and furiously, so keep checking the official site for updates. The Ordinary Way is on the line-up, while the military has shut down Valkyrie's appearance (Seriously, the lead singer/guitarist is in the Reserves and can't get out of an assignment, yet another side effect of the war on terrorism). There should be another band (did I hear someone say Sonic Refuge?) taking their spot soon. If you haven't done your part, go get your ticket today! It will be fun like fun was the the mother of the mother of fun, aight?
Finally got back online and could finish posting the site (Yes, I know the first page has been goofy ending in mid-sentence. What, are you gonna cry about it?). Lots has been happening with Spaghettifest! Scope the whole scene at Spaghettifest.com. We're also planning a back to school party in the Harrisonburg area, so be alert. Besides that, we've got new junk for you to blow your hard earned cash on. Frisbees and lighters, now available via the miracle of the internet. Begin your collection of Midnight Spaghetti paraphenalia today.
The non-bare-bones version of the website is under construction.