Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
I need your help!
We're testing a new email list for the Evangenitals which will allow
us to send geo-targeted emails -- so I won't tell you about shows that
are happening 500 miles away from you -- and all sorts of other lovely
You must opt-in to this new list, and your email address will not be
shown or shared with anyone else, ever.
Here's the link to click to make it so:
I appreciate your help with this!
Juli (and the Evangenitals)
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I wanted to be sure to give you plenty of advanced notice so you can
mark your calendar, cancel plans, and/or book plane tickets for the
Evangenitals "official" Everlovin' Record Release Party!
It is . It's going to be at Mr T's Bowl in
. It's going to start early so you don't have to stay
out late. It is going to be a beautiful celebration of beautiful
music and the beautiful people that helped make this album possible.
And that means you, buddy!
To tide you over until you get there, here's a video mash-up by
Jefferey G Baker and Levi Brewster featuring the song Quee Queg by the
Evangenitals, the dancers of Desi Matsi, and the Ocean. Please play,
pass, and enjoy:
In the meantime you can download the album from or buy a copy
from CDBaby.com and learn all the words so you can sing-a-long at the
SAVE THE DATE!
The Evangenitals Present:
The Everlovin' Record Release Party
Mr T's Bowl
Special Guest, Music, Prizes, and more
Juli & the Genitals
Monday, November 26, 2007
Yes, I know this is kind of late notice... a sign of a full life, indeed!
Tonight at Mr T's Bowl the awesome/spectacular music experience
"Ollin" will be closing out their Monday night residency and they have
invited the Evangenitals to come join in the fun.
It's our first show since the Road to Oprah tour, and we're happy to
be coming home to Mr T's Bowl. If you can make it out, we're going to
be hammering out the hits at 11:30pm, right after Ollin who go on at
10:30pm. Yes, we know it's Monday night. Perhaps the writer's strike
has many of you not going to work tomorrow?
Ollin @ 10:30pm
Evangenitals @ 11:30pm
Mr T's Bowl (in Highland Park)
5621 1/2 Figueroa
Los Angeles, CA 90042
In other news, we're still encouraging folks to not only buy but
REVIEW our new album Everlovin' on CDBaby.com:
My old friend Jeffrey from my NYU days made his very first music
video, using an Evangenitals tune:
Over 500 people have seen our Sun is Shining Video on YouTube:
And life is good. It really is. Need proof? Give me a call.
Juli & the Evangenitals
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Finally.... someone has reviewed our new album! Thankfully, they really liked it. :-)
Peter is a fan from the UK that we met when we opened for Trainwreck at the Knitting Factory. He came to see Trainwreck, and left loving the Evangenitals. I was hoping he would really dig our 2nd album, especially after waiting for it to make the long journey across the Atlantic.
You can read his review on our album page at CDBaby.com, and hopefully, for those of you who have heard the new album, it will inspire you to write your own!
You can also log in and review the album on iTunes. Every review is incredibly helpful, as it helps us get "star ratings" and spreads the good word about the Evangenitals.
And now, here's some Awesome News:
*We're on Last.fm! http://www.last.fm/music/The+Evangenitals
If you are not familiar with Last.fm, I'd highly recommend checking it out. It's incredible internet radio.
*We got an awesome write-up from Orphan Records!
Check it out!
*George's Birthday is on November 17th!
*We're playing a welcome home show at Mr T's Bowl with Ollin on November 26th!
And if you haven't seen/rated/commented and passed on the new Evangenitals video to everyone you know... you can do it here:
Remember, anything you can do to help spread the word about the Evangenitals helps to keep the dream alive, so thanks for everything!
Juli & The Evangenitals
Monday, November 12, 2007
I don't know how many of you frequent the Ween Forum but if you know me at all, you may know that I absolutely adore that friggin' band and they are a huge influence and inspiration to me. So you can imagine my combination of giddiness and utter despair when this forum post was brought to my attention:
"So, this band rips off WEEN'S stage antics... The band is the Evangenitals."
To be fair, I was totally doing an homage to Ween's "Painting the Town Brown" live album that night, which, if you don't know it, means that before and after every song I would say, "This song is ______, by the Evangenitals." Any serious Ween fan who listens to a lot of live albums and bootlegs would probably pick up on a number of shout-outs and nuances on my "stage antics" that are inspired by Deaner and Gener. Those boys are like icons in my mind that help me get through shows without having a panic attack. When in doubt, I simply pretend like I'm Gener prancing about in a Hawaiian shirt and his Las Vegas-worthy bravado helps me get through the night.
In the end, it seemed that the Ween Forum members, who are usually horrifically cutthroat, came out on the side of the Evangenitals... considering that Ween is a band who is known for the frequent homage, cover, rip off, and riffing on the styles of those who came before.
In other news, Ween's new album "La Cucaracha" has been on rotation in my iTunes with a horrific frequency lately. To be honest, I can't stop listening to it. That and Devendra Banhart's "Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon". The Devendra Banhart album is getting an average of 3 full plays per day, while Ween's La Cucaracha is coming in at an average of twice a day.
Banhart does have a bit of an advantage, though, as the album has a lot of super-mellow cuts which means I can keep playing "Smokey" late into the night in my apartment building without disturbing my neighbors. "With My Own Bare Hands" wouldn't go over so well at 3am... however, it has earned its place on my "if I were a stripper" playlist! It is filthy, fierce, and delightful. I love it.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Check out this awesome write-up on the Evangenitals from the Orphan Records site!
Have you ever entertained impure thoughts and desires? Have you found that your illicit highs keep getting lower? Have you ever touched yourself or wished someone else would? Do you need to be saved?? If you've answered "yes" to any of the preceding questions, the Evangenitals are your VIP + 1 drink pass to salvation!
This five-piece alt/country/neo/folk outfit from Los Angeles initially formed in 2004 as something of a private joke, when a crappy day at the office for Juli Crockett, Brett Lyda and Lisa Dee might have meant a nationwide recall on nipple clamps. The three founding members of the Evangenitals met while working together at a sex toy company and registered their band domain name before there ever was a band. However, as songs were written and performed, fans accumulated, and their popularity spread throughout the Los Angeles area.
Their 2005 debut, "We are the Evangenitals," features a well-balanced blend of barnyard stomp and ethereal harmonies. Gifted with a powerful voice, Crockett makes her distinctive mark as the anti-crooner. She sings with a deep clarity and is able to maintain odd balance of folky sweetness and country music's signature yee-haw .
On "The Work Song," Crockett sings of the mundane and redundant in a way that somehow manages to be entrancing. At first listen, her vocals call to mind other notable altos like Cher, Grace Slick, and flannel-clad lesbian grunge pop extraordinaire, Linda Perry. Crockett's sound is low, smooth and profound, and even the most diehard of Perry fans is likely to be moved by the pastoral beauty produced on tracks like "Beautiful Boy" and "Lisa's Song".
"Hey Ya" was the persistent pop tune that your grandmother and her ninety-year-old pinnacle partner could discuss over gingersnaps. The song inspired a number of ironic covers from smart-alecky indie bands, and if you went to a $12 show in 2003, you probably heard "Hey Ya" at least once. A testament to their dexterity, the Evangenitals cover the Andre 3000 classic as a slow and haunting folk incantation. It is without question one of the most radiant tracks on "We are the Evangenitals". Eat your heart out, 3000.
Though not entirely unclassifiable, the Evangenitals are versatile and multi-layered, and will likely carry a 'slash' in their genre classification for as long as they exist as a band of Southern Californian country bumpkins. As is customary with folk music, they create traditional sounds for everyday people, which is perhaps their greatest strength. The fact that they can spare you fire and brimstone is simply an added bonus.
The band's sophomore release, "Everlovin", should be available through CD Baby and iTunes shortly…See ya at the next hell raisin'.
The Evangenitals - Website
The Evangenitals - Myspace
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
This is Kate Flannery (Meredith on The Office) and Scot Robinson (my improv teacher at IO West, who was in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burghttp://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gifundy) as "" - an awesome and slightly tragic lounge act duo that perform the first Saturday of every month at the Improv Olympic in Hollywood. I highly recommend the show.
If you like that video, their mash-up of Mandy/Brandy/Candy/Andy will knock your socks off!
Please take pleasure in loving them. :-)
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Blogging has been tough from the Road to Oprah. Too much going on, and when there is down-time we’re usually in the middle of nowhere with no email/web services.
Chapel Hill with North Carolina was amazing. First we got biodiesel at Larry’s Coffee in Raleigh NC and then we crashed at academy award winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Trent’s house. We ate fresh veggies from her garden, ate under the stars on her back porch, and had a good old fashioned musical hootenanny after dinner.
In Washington DC the whole trip became a grand success when Michelle Brown gave us a check for $10,000 at a house party and became our #3 producer and the top personal donor to The 1 Second Film. We also got some awesome footage in front of the Capital Building and the Lincoln & Washington Memorials.
Baltimore is an incredibly beautiful and desperate city. There were more boarded up buildings and run down/uninhabitable neighborhoods in Baltimore than there were in New Orleans. We happened upon an event where Montel Williams was speaking and tried to get some time with him, however, we were kicked out of the area when folks began to get more excited about The 1 Second Film and our Road to Oprah tour than they were about Montel’s free pharmaceutical drug program.
Linda Evans of the University of Baltimore got us hooked up with nice hotel rooms for the nice, which was super fantastic, then we were off to Philadelphia in the morning. We stopped at Baltimore Biodeisel, which shared a building with a truly fantastic Organic Market where we loaded up on some great juice, coffee, and B99 biodiesel.
Philadelphia was a beautiful town and Nirvan’s friend Rebecca from New College was a beautiful host. The place we played, Silk City Lounge, was a super cool renovated old 50’s diner. The night could have been planned a little better, ran WAY late, and had really slow transitions HOWEVER we still played a great show and rocked the house that we had at 1am on a Tuesday night.
On to Brooklyn! The event at Vox Pop was a crown jewel of the Road to Oprah tour thus far. So many old friends whom I hadn’t laid eyes on in quite some time. It seemed almost everyone in the Evangenitals and Road to Oprah crew had some friends and/or family in New York that came out to see us on a rainy night in Brooklyn. Eric Talbert (who helped organize the event) and Webster from Golden Birds (the other band that played) are friends of mine from The European Graduate School in Saas- Fee, Switzerland and this was the first time that I had seen them on US soil! My brother (photographer Jaisen Crockett) came out, Dan Paquin from Dirt Bike Annie (RIP) whom I went to NYU with was there and gave me his new album of 15 second punk songs. Sean Lewis, performance artist extraordinare made an appearance. My favorite costume designer in the universe Irina Kruzhilina. Good people all around!
We slept in the bus on Flatbush Ave and right now we’re driving down Houston heading toward Washington Square Park. We just rolled by Ground Zero and saw the big hole in the ground. In a few minutes we’ll be heading up to Harlem to meet documentary film legend Albert Maysels, director of Grey Gardens and the first man to film the Beatles in the US.
More soon, I hope. The Road to Oprah is growing near the end!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Last night’s show at the Guitar Bar in Savannah was awesome. It’s continually bewildering and wonderful that the Evangenitals manage to connect and communicate with folks beyond our own backyard. We had a nice helping of SCAD students in the crowd last night, and once we got a sense of their sensibilities, we started to cut loose with some Fuck ‘em All/Gasoline action. We had such an awesome sing/play-a-long for “Home” that we decided to throw in the Vagina Song as well. That was a big hit. Many copies of Everlovin’ were sold simply so that folks could have Fuck ‘em All on hand as the new theme song to their lives. I got lots of good hugs. A great show, a great night, and a great city. At least the few blocks that I saw.
I loved the Southern Gothic feel, the low-handing moss off the trees, and the fountains. There seems to be a strange merging of deterioration and growth going on there -- lots of old historical buildings, lots of construction, and lots of vacant spaces/buildings for sale. So far Austin, New Orleans, and Savannah have been my favorite towns, as far as look/feel/vibe/scene/etc.
That morning we played at a Veterans Memorial Nursing Home in Daytona, Florida. And yes, we played those old, dirty war vets Gasoline! ☺ They wanted to hear something spicy, and we gave it to them. We got some great footage of our “Home” sing-a-long/play-a-long there as well. This should be one EPIC music video!
The night before we were supposed to play at the amphitheater in Port Orange, FL… however the park security had other plans! We were told that we couldn’t play there, so during all the discussion and commotion the Evangenitals shot an impromptu music video for “Not Quite There” with some local skaters. Huzzah! The young skater boys were super-sweet and helpful and really excited to be in a movie. When we get back from this trip Brett will be able to start editing all this footage and we should have a steady stream of videos coming out on YouTube, right about when Everlovin’ becomes available on iTunes. That synchronized marketing, baby!
The night before THAT we were in Tampa, Florida playing the Skatepark of Tampa (SPOT) which was an awesome experience as well. We stepped up on the stage to play for a bunch of shirtless, angry, mohawk-wearing, punker skate kids that were TOTALLY won over by the Evangenitals joy. My sister Jaimee and new brother-in-law Tom came out to the show, as well as my old friend Dwayne from High School..
So much is happening it is all blending together and difficult to explain. I’m so glad there will be video tape and photos and a lifetime to keep writing songs and telling stories about it all.
I’m in love with the land and the sky and the trees. This land was made for you and me.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
He and his wife, Dom, tagged along from our Tallahassee show at The Warehouse to my mom's house in St Pete and The 1 Second Film's presentation at St Pete High. He and Dom came out to the Evangenitals' show at the Skatepark of Tampa (SPOT) Transitions Art Gallery before heading in the opposite direction than us... to New Orleans, where we had been just days before. It was really cool to cross paths with them on the Road to Oprah!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Hopefully some of my old friends and family will make it out to the show tonight. It would be great to see everyone.
After the show, we're off to Satellite Beach High School, driving through the night, for a 9am presentation for The 1 Second Film. Creator/director of The 1 Second Film Nirvan Mullick actually went to high school there, so it should be cool for him to visit his old alma mater and share his story with the kids.
After that we've got a show in the park in Daytona, stopping by the Veterans nursing home for an acoustic set in the morning, then off to Savannah for our gig at the Guitar Bar. Exciting stuff all around!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
So much has happened in the past few days, it’s hard to find time to write about it all! Nirvan’s sister Dream surprised us in Austin by flying down to the show to lend a much-needed hand. The venue in Austin – The Brentwood Tavern – was really homey and cute. Outdoor wooden stage with an Oak Tree growing right through the middle of the stage, adjacent playground and you can even bring your dog there. I loved it. I could totally see myself moving to Austin someday, especially if I was going to have kids and needed to get them to some fresher air than Los Angeles has to offer.
Our hosts, Brian and Jeremy (Jeremy is his wife, and a woman… confusing, no?) were AWESOME!!! They fed us, bed us, and took such good care of us it was silly. Brian has some connection to SXSW and is going to try to pass some copies of the Evangenitals new album Everlovin’ (which is about to be available online at CD Baby and iTunes!) into the right hands. That would be awesome, as I’m eager to get back to Austin very soon. It is a great, great town full of music lovers and warm southern souls.
We also got to meet Chad there, who was an Evangenitals fan from Myspace. It was wonderful to have cyber-friend turn real-time friend and have the opportunity to play a live show for him… though we didn’t play “Never Again” which was the song that first made him fall in love with us. I think the “Work Song” made up for it, though, as both he and his friend Kelly, an Austin artist who works at Apple in customer service, were feeling the message of the corporate grind. There is a social revolution afoot and those two are hip to it. It was really nice to get to sit and talk with them for a bit.
Dream surprised us again by accompanying us on the bus to Houston, where Nirvan and her dad, Shaman Mullick, was spearheading our event at Lucky’s Pub. We decided to keep that on the down-low and surprise both her dad and Nirvan’s grandmother with her presence. En route she helped us with hammering down our production schedule, set-up/break-down procedures, etc. In a bus full of artists, organization and punctuality are not proving to be our strong suits. However, we’re getting pretty good at faking it!
Open, honest communication and frequent check-ins are critical when living in a bus with 8 people, 4 bunks, 2 couches, and a whole lot of driving to do. So is being as clean as you possibly can. ☺
Houston’s event was big, loud, and drunken. We performed like we were doing a stadium show, and it seemed to break through the ruckus and transmit the message. I was wearing one of The 1 Second Film’s “I’m on top of Christina Ricci” shirts and it made me feel pretty tough. Our group version of “Home” for the epic music video that is developing was incredible – we had Brett’s grandmother on stage dancing a jig with Nirvan’s dad, grown men playing tambourines, xylophones and slide whistles, and I was playing the bass. This video should be awesome in the end.
Early in the day, Lisa and I did an Evangina version of Home for Nirvan’s grandmother, which was quite an experience. The tender quite of the whole thing got me all choked up and I almost cried mid-song.
New Orleans deserves it’s own entry, as so much happened on Freemen street last night it’s going to take me a while to process it all. In fact, I’m still enjoying the experience on the inside, so I don’t want to muck it up with articulation just yet. I’m going to snuggle up with it for a while longer.
We’re about to pull into Tallahassee where we’ll set up for tonight’s presentation and show at FSU, then we’re driving all night to my mom’s house in St Pete, where we will pass out for a few hours before doing a show at St Pete High. After that, we get to have an evening off and some much needed sleep. And a hot tub! Woo hoo!
More to come... the bus don't stop till Oprah.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Here's the story:
The 1 Second Film’s Road to Oprah tour is set to arrive in New Orleans on October 13th where they will be presenting and performing at the Café Rose Nicaud (632 Frenchmen Street) at 5 PM. Everyone is welcome to come see the Road to Oprah road show (www.roadtooprah.com) and learn more about this art project/film that is being called the “largest collaboration in filmmaking history.” There will be live music by the popular Los Angeles-based folk/Americana band The Evangenitals (www.evangenitals.com) who are traveling with the documentary crew on the Road to Oprah tour and composing music for the documentary, and a presentation detailing the collaborative effort to change the world one second and one dollar at a time. Attendees will have the opportunity to appear in the film’s “making of” documentary and to play with the band. Admission is free.
The 1 Second Film (www.the1secondfilm.com) is a grassroots non-profit collaborative film that anyone can produce by donating $1. From Kiefer Sutherland to Kevin Bacon, thousands of producers from around the world are chipping in to help make a film that makes a difference... will Oprah? That is the question the filmmakers and accompanying folk/Americana band are prepared to drive 10,000 miles to find out. Starting October 5th of 2007, The 1 Second Film embarked on a 10,000-mile journey across America in pursuit of a dream. Their dream: to unite the world through collaborative art making while addressing various social-issues. The 1 Second Film's road-trip ends in Chicago, where they hope to meet Oprah and ask her to join the producers of The 1 Second Film by donating $1. Along the way they will be visiting Universities, high schools, house parties, night clubs, skate parks, and even Veteran's nursing homes to perform original music by The Evangenitals which will accompany the “making of” documentary and present their 5 Phase Plan to bring the world together, one-second at a time. The full Road to Oprah road show schedule can be viewed at: www.roadtooprah.com/map.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
What an awesome town Albuquerque is... at least the Knob Hill area/few blocks that we explored during our stay. We rolled into Albuquerque really late Monday night/really early Tuesday morning after driving all night and pulled up in front of what the GPS thingy told us was Nirvan’s sister (and awesome jewelry designer) Dream Mullick’s house. Unfortunately, it was NOT Dream’s house that we pulled our noisy Road to Oprah tour bus in front of at 5am-ish. It was Susan’s. Fortunately, Susan was a real sweetheart. A stewardess for Southwest Airlines who offered us coffee, cereal, and a bed to sleep in if we needed it. No wonder her garbage man has a crush on her!
We all hit the hay pretty quickly after saying good morning and good night to Nirvan’s Mom, sister, and boyfriend Sterling. While I slept until the smell of food cooking woke me up in the afternoon, Brett (who slept on the bus), was awakened by Susan bringing him a cup of coffee. She then took him on a tour of Albuquerque. Oh yeah, and did I mention that she left 3 boxes of cereal and a carton of milk on the steps of our bus for us? God bless Susan the stewardess!
Upon awakening, we were off for some local promoting of that night’s event at the STOVE Gallery. There was a big animation festival in town, so we figured we’d hit that, and then the college. En route to the Animation Fest, we attempted an ill-advised U-turn, which caused our trailer to jackknife and busted the hitch. We stashed the caboose in a High School parking lot and called Dream, who proved to be our guardian angel on this stop. She took Levi to the auto shop while the rest of us hit the animation fest where we met some awesome folks from the Adobe company (who may donate some software for The 1 Second Film and website) as well as some nice Volunteers who really dug the project, the tour, and engaged us in a much-appreciated hug-fest.
Everything got fixed and we all regrouped to head to the space and set up, where we got to have our first “official” band practice with the current lineup (for 30 minutes) before the show started. At first it didn’t seem like many folks were going to turn up, but then the trickle turned into a stream and at one point in the evening we did have quite a nice, packed house.
At one point we had a crowd of people sitting at the edge of the stage (just like the old days!) playing all kinds of instruments – from tambourines to xylophones to sleigh bells to kazoos – for one of my favorite renditions of Home that the Evangenitals have ever played. Everyone was playing and singing at the top of their lungs and we got it all caught on tape… coming soon to YouTube!
It is my great hope that Mike and Nirvan will get the illusive “intro video” up on YouTube today so that we can start sharing the VIDEO version of all of our various and sundry adventures and encounters on the Road to Oprah, as well as my random ramblings.
It’s wonderful: I miss LA and I’m loving this life on the road. Ah, the miracle of simultaneity. We’re in the midst of a few brutal days of driving and playing. Texas is huge, and it’s where we’re heading and right smack in the middle of where we go after that. Right now, we’re closing in on Roswell, NM to shoot some footage of the Evangenitals and the Aliens (and impromptu Ode to Scientology video perhaps?) and then to Carlsbad Caverns to play in the caves. After that, we drive as far as we can before passing out for the night, in the hopes of behind close to Austin in the morning.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
The mission was to conquer our own town first. The plan: hit the set of Stephen Nemeth's new movie (a Phillip K Dick novel that Ptryxxx has actually been cast as a featured extra in!) then off to Hollywood Blvd, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Venice Beach for the sunset.
We made it as far as Hollywood Blvd, where Darth Vader leaped into the Road to Oprah bio-bus just as an electrical fire broke out, causing lots of stink and smoke, melting the wires, and making the bus immovable from the curb in front of the legendary Chinese Theater. Not a bad place for a film crew to break down!
We made the best of it, called a giant tow-truck/flat bed, and had the truck towed of to Chuy's (our awesome electricians) and waited for news. The bright side of it was that we got some great footage of costumed characters, skateboard tricks on top of the bus, an awesome street band, and other goodness that you'll soon be able to see on YouTube.
Right now we're crossing the Hoover Dam after driving to Vegas late last night, getting kicked out of a parking lot this morning, and meeting new producers at a grocery store in Boulder City. At the Hoover Dam inspection checkpoint, Officer Rivera of Homeland Security became the newest producer of The 1 Second Film. Awesomeness!
We're now headed through the desert and on to the Grand Canyon!
More news soon. In the meantime, check out the new photosets on Flickr and videos on YouTube!
Juli & the Genitals
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
THIS IS IT! We are nearing the big day when the Evangenitals and The 1
Second Film crew departs for a full month on the Road to Oprah.
THIS SATURDAY NIGHT at Molly Malones we will be playing our last show
in Los Angeles before our departure. It's the last chance to grab an
advanced copy our new album "Everlovin" and give us hugs, kisses, and
well-wishes to carry with us on the long, long 10,000 mile drive
across the US and Canada.
It would be great to see as many friendly faces as possible before
our departure (and to be perfectly honest... we could really use the
The show is only $6. We play at 11pm, and we have a real special
guest playing with us. Come-n-get-it!
The full lineup for the evening is:
9:00 Randy Sacks
10:00 Taylor Greenwood
11:00 The Evangenitals
Your presence would mean the world to us.
Saturday September 29th
575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
And if you ain't in LA, we hope to see you on the ROAD TO OPRAH!!!
And if you can't make it, know that I love getting any response at
all to these emails just to know that they are reaching out and
touching you... hopefully in a way that you like. :-)
Juli & The Evangenitals
The 1 Second Film: http://the1secondfilm.com/producer/7226
Thursday, September 13, 2007
You probably know that the Evangenitals are going to be the "road band" for The 1 Second Film's Road to Oprah tour, and we will be traveling over 10,000 miles in a bio-diesel school bus from October 4th - November 2nd, presenting and performing at Universities and house parties across the US and Canada -- final destination, Oprah Winfrey.
You may not have heard that we have received official invitations from both Google and YouTube to present and perform at their corporate headquarters next weekend. Also, Apple computers and Von Dutch have just come on board as "stuff" sponsors, donating editing equipment and software (Apple) and T-Shirts and marketing support (Von Dutch) for The 1 Second Film.
We have bought a school bus and are converting it to bio-diesel with sleeping cots and kitchen, awesome exterior paint job, credit-stand caboose, and a bunch of other down-home features that will help to make the experience of 8 people living together on a bus for a month a bearable one.
All of this has been accomplished with a lot of work, a lot of willingness, a good dose of insane idealism, and a LOT of dollar by dollar fund-raising in the form of selling producer credits for The 1 Second Film.
This is where you come in. :-)
Corporate sponsors are beginning to take notice and donate much needed gear and goods, colleges and universities are booking our traveling show to come to their school, more and more producers are coming on board every day... and we still need to raise about $20,000 to cover the food and most basic living expenses of our cast and crew.
The Evangenitals are taking a major chance by hitting the road, taking leave of well-paying jobs and loved ones. We're hoping that it pays off -- in the spiritual sense -- and doesn't crush us in the financial sense, either.
If you have been sitting on the fence in regards to getting yourself a producer credit on The 1 Second Film, I encourage you to act now and seal the deal. This is potentially the largest collaborative work of art ever created, and I would love for you to be a part of it.
You can create a producer profile and donate to the film here: http://the1secondfilm.com/donate
If you don't want a credit for yourself, for whatever reason, you can help the Evangenitals move up the credit-listing ranks by donating through OUR profile!
Check it out:
Your support of The 1 Second Film will be like buying us all a hot meal on the Road to Oprah, and helping us spread the Evangenitals love all over the 10,000 miles of road that we are going to cover on this journey.
If you'd like to make your support a little more direct, you could always buy an Evangenitals album (http://cdbaby.com/cd/evangenitals), download our music off iTunes, or simply send us a few bucks in the mail. We take checks! :-)
IN OTHER NEWS...
If you are located anywhere along the Road to Oprah, we hope to see you on our travels! We are setting up shows and presentations every step of the way and we're always looking for volunteers, coordinators, other artists to perform with, and an audience to perform for.
Please check out the Road to Oprah map and schedule to see if we're coming to your town, and let me know if you'd like to help out, perform, or participate!
Thanks for being a friend of the Evangenitals. We truly would not have the balls to take this trip if it wasn't for all the love and support the Evangenitals have received from folks like you. I hope to see you soon!
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
You be the judge:
Monday, August 20, 2007
I just got home from the El Cid show and I've already uploaded the photos for your viewing pleasure!
It was a great, short, barn-burner set. I wore my long-sleeved cowboy shirt and paid the price by getting some sweaty pits from all my running about.
I figure it proves I was working hard. :-)
Thanks to those of you who came out to the show, played along, and for all the hooting and hollering.
If you missed it, this photo set (taken by Patrick Ian Moore) actually gives a pretty good idea of just what went on over there.
Hope to see you all next weekend at the Old Towne Pub. Until then, please enjoy, comment on, spread around all these Evangenitals pics that I've been obsessively uploading onto Flickr.
Juli & the Evangenitals
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The Evangenitals take over Universal Citywalk with Rock Sermon
Former employees of a sex toy company have joined together in musical harmony to spread the gospel of love in the form of alt-country, indie-pop, psychedelic rock, acoustic ballad, folk tunes. Universal Citywalk has the cojones to let them close out their summer music series.
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Saturday, August 11, 2007
Vermouth, Cousin Junebug, Ollin, 8 Bit, and the Evangenitals all threw down the music and mayhem at this awesome event... and if you watch the slideshow in fast motion while listening to Gasoline, it almost feels like you're at an Evangenitals show!
Thanks to Patrick Ian Moore for taking all the pictures. :-)
Monday, August 06, 2007
The last time we played Molly Malone's, a bunch of you turned out to see a legendary set on amazing stage with great sound and successfully helped us to win our spot as "Lords of Hollywood" for a day. JT the booker was so pleased he has invited us back for another dose of Evangenital joy, this Saturday night!
Now, here's the catch: we want to out-do the last appearance. So
I've got a proposition for you: if we draw 50+ people to Molly Malone's to see the Evangenitals practice their A-game for the upcoming Universal City gig and Road to Oprah tour I hereby declare that I, Juli Crockett, will have a star in the HEAVENS ABOVE named EVANGENITALS in your honor. Our own STAR, people! That will help
when the earth shakes us off its back like a bad case of fleas. We can all go to our STAR!
Mark my words! And mark the time to our tunes with snapping fingers,
bobbing heads, and dancing feet at our triumphant return to Molly
Malones THIS SATURDAY NIGHT:
This Saturday, August 11th, at 11pm
Evangenitals @ Molly Malones
575 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Full line up:
8:00 David Courtney, 9:00 Doschus, 10:00 Bruce Beacom...
And the ones that truly love you: The Evangenitals (11PM)
And heck, here's an Irish Blessing for the road, to guide your way to
the Evangenitals at Molly Malones:
Walls for the wind,
And a roof for the rain,
And drinks beside the fire -
Laughter to cheer you
And those you love near you,
And all that your heart may desire!
If you live far away and/or have some REALLY GOOD REASON why you won't help us get a STAR for us all to immigrate to (should the
need/desire arrive) you can help us in another way...
By donating $1 or more to The 1 Second Film
(http://www.the1secondfilm.com) you will be helping to finance our
Road to Oprah tour, which commences on September 19th. We need all kinds of help, and we very well may be coming to a town near you, so please visit the Road to Oprah website and check out the tour route and other fun ways you can help out: http://www.roadtooprah.com
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light!
through it all,
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Here's some pics of The Evangenitals perfoming at the Cybernet Expo in Tampa, Florida:
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
1. A call to adventure, which the hero has to accept or decline
2. A road of trials, regarding which the hero succeeds or fails
3. Achieving the goal or "boon," which often results in important self-knowledge
4. A return to the ordinary world, again as to which the hero can succeed or fail
5. Application of the boon, in which what the hero has gained can be used to improve the world
Let's do this!
The Evangenitals (aka The Love Punks)
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
In other words, add our Love Punks profile as your friend on Myspace!
We need to transfer some of our Myspace pals over to our alter-ego profile in preparation for some Road to Oprah press. :-)
If you haven't heard the story yet, the Evangenitals (traveling as The Love Punks) are going on a 45 day tour with the documentary crew of The 1 Second Film all over the US and Canada in a bio-diesel bus (with composting toilet and solar power!), ending up in Chicago, IL where we will ask Oprah to give us $1.
Big fun, baby.
Add the Love Punks, please!
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
This Saturday night, from 9pm to 2am, the Evangenitals are hosting a concert/party/fundraiser @ Mr. T's Bowl in Highland Park for The 1 Second Film's "Road Trip to Oprah". It's only $5 at the door, and there's so many great bands playing the joint might just explode from all the seething talent.
Just check out this radical flier by Patrick Ian Moore!
If you haven't heard yet, the "Road to Oprah" is a sure-to-be-legendary adventure in which the Evangenitals (traveling as The Love Punks) will be joining The 1 Second Film's documentary crew on a 45-day bio-diesel journey across America. We leave L.A. mid-September and will be visiting San Fran, New Orleans, Miami, NY, and many other cities along the way, stopping at universities and house parties to present the 1 Second Film project and perform sweet, sweet music whilst composing an on-the-road companion album for the film.
The trip will end in Chicago, where we hope to ask Oprah for $1 to help produce The 1 Second Film. We will be fundraising over the summer to make the trip a reality, starting this Saturday @ Mr. T's Bowl. So, in effect, by supporting the 1 Second Film, you can help the Evangenitals to get on Oprah... or at least get a whole lot of exposure on the Road to the Big O!
Here's the Lineup:
The Evangenitals (10pm)
The Natural Disasters (11pm)
Cousin Junebug (11:45pm)
8 Bit (1:15am)
All going down on
Saturday, June 23rd
Mr. T's Bowl
5621 1/2 FIGUEROA ST
Highland Park, CA 90041
$5 at the door. Proceeds from the party will benefit our Road Trip. The door money can also be put toward your producer credit. That's right, come to the show on Saturday night, and you are officially a Hollywood Movie Producer. No kidding. The 1 Second Film is even on IMDB. Kevin Bacon's a producer. You could be 1 degree from Kevin Bacon! How's that for a way to spend your Saturday evening?
We need to raise $11K ASAP to buy an old school bus so we can convert it to bio-diesel and ready it for the trip. This Saturday will be a fun start.
Hope you can make it, and please pass this on to folks who give a damn.
All my nuggets,
Juli of the Genitals
Can't make it? Live in New York? Too late to grab a plane from England? Fear of crowds?
You can chip in $1 or more online: http://www.the1secondfilm.com/donate (If already a producer, please login first.)
More Parties! More Parties!
If anyone wants to organize or perform at another L.A. fundraiser for us over the summer, lets do it! Send us an email or message the Road to Oprah Myspace page: http://www.myspace.com/roadtooprah
If any of you want to hang out, help paint banners, fix up our bus, design fliers, etc. please let us know. It's gonna be like the musical montage from Breakin 2.
Suggest a Stop
Check out the map and tentative schedule at http://www.roadtooprah.com. If you know folks/college students/venues along the way who might like to host us or help organize a presentation and party, please connect us. Or maybe you know an awesome hole-in-the-wall restaurant or some eccentric secret place we should stop at. Let us know and we'll work it into the bus schedule if we can.
If you know someone who might like to sponsor The 1 Second Film's Road to Oprah, we will be hand painting sponsor names/logos on our bus, plus featuring sponsors on our website, at parties along the way, and in our documentary. Sponsorship packages are tax-deductible and start at just $1K. Have Sponsors contact us if interested.
Do you MySpace?
Please befriend us and put these in your top 8 for the summer:
This is the beginning of a great adventure, and we're going to need every ounce of love and support that you can spare. We believe that the 1 Second Film can bring people together and change the world, and the Evangenitals are going to be the theme music for the revolution. And yes, it will be televised.
All our lovin'
Juli, Brettsky, Lisa, Georgie, Chesney, etc
aka The Love Punks
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Pictured: Lisa, Juli, George, Bryan, and Chesney of the Evangenitals proudly display the Road To Oprah sign in from of the 1 Second Film "lemonade stand" with Nirvan and Levi from the 1 Second Film, whom we will be traveling with for 45 days in a biodiesel schoolbus starting Sept. 12th.
Pray for us! :-)
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Oh yeah, and there was a giant, and I mean GIANT, photo of the Evangenitals in the Pasadena Weekly today. So, the Evangenitals were in newspapers, on the radio, and on TV... all within in 24 hours. I dig it. Awesome, I say!
So, I'm feeling rather, as the saying goes, "Thank you Sir, may I have another" about things right now. Except for the cold. I'd like to give this stinky cold back, and keep all the good energy that seems to be surrounding all things Evangenital right now.
In short, it's been a good, long, wonderful day and I'm digging it.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Saturday, May 19, 2007
Wish Us Luck! (In Person!) :-)
Tonight (Saturday May 19th) at 11pm the Evangenitals will play at
Molly Malones for the first time.
It will also be the first time that I, Juli Crockett, have performed
an Evangenitals/Evangina show without my harmonic co-Genital Lisa
Why, you ask? Well, Lisa Dee is up in San Francisco RIGHT NOW
registering to run in the Bay to Breakers marathon tomorrow morning!
We, the Evangenitals, however are not just a physical band, but a
spiritual one as well... so though an Evangenital may not be with us
in the flesh, they are always with us in spirit.
So, if possible, come on out tonight and help us channel the spirit
of Lisa Dee (and George Bernardo, too, as he's off playing another gig
tonight as well!) at Molly Malones.
Juli could use all the love that can fit in the joint. And so could
Brett, as he'll be singing some songs and chiming in on the Harmony
This unique lineup consisting of Jason Chesney on Bass, Bryan Landers
on Banjo, Dave "Salad" Salardino on Drums, Brett Lyda on Lead Guitar
and Vocals, and Juli Crockett with Red Hair, Rhythm Guitar, and
Schizophrenic Vocals is not to be missed.
575 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles CA 90036
The Ptryxxx Flier:
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
The show is going to air on May 31st at 7pm on the Time Warner Channel, so you'll have to wait to see us in action. However, Patrick Ian Moore, resident flier designer and videographer snapped some cool pictures that we've got on the Evangenitals website right now!
Check 'em out: http://evangenitals.com/photos.html
Please come see us at Molly Malones on Saturday May 19th!
Monday, May 07, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
LOS ANGELES, CA - The Evangenitals, whose witty and highly original alt-country hillbilly rock sound has attracted a loyal following in the So Cal club scene, will join the eclectic lineup of musical performers at the June 3 Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast L.A.
The band, which played its first gigs at Highland Park's Mr. T's Bowl, will perform on the Sousa-Hiner bandshell at Sycamore Grove Park (4900 N. Figueroa Street) along with top east side ensembles Quetzal, Ollin and the Susie Hansen Latin Band.
The Evangenitals recorded their first indie collection, "We Are The Evangenitals" in 2005. Their sound has been described by Musician Magazine as "..like the Dixie Chicks being beaten with their own guitars at the playful hands of the Violent Femmes."
The band's sophomore CD will be released in the summer of 2007.
The Evangenitals are Juli Crockett, principal songwriter, on kid guitar, lead vocals and kazoo; Lisa Dee on nylon guitar, harmonies and heavy breathing; Brett Lyda on lead guitar, lap steel, Casio and vocals; George Bernardo on drums, shakers, ooohs and ahhhs; and Jason Chesney on bass, guitar and pots and pans. The group is frequently augmented by Brian Landers on pedal steel and electric banjo; Dave "Salad" Salardino on mandolin, ukulele and banjo; and Zoe Moss on accordion.
Admission to all Lummis Day events--at Lummis Home and Sycamore Grove Park--is free. The Festival, a celebration of the city's diverse culture and rich history, will be presented by Occidental College and will begin with an 11:00 am poetry reading at Lummis Home and will continue at 12:30 pm in Sycamore Grove Park, where music, dance performances, puppetry, art exhibitions and food service will continue through 7:00 pm.
A broad cross-section of the city’s cultural traditions will be represented at the community-building event.
Lummis Day takes its name from Charles Fletcher Lummis, who joined the L.A. Times as the paper’s first city editor in 1876. Lummis was also one of the city’s first librarians, founded the Southwest Museum and helped introduce the concept of multi-culturalism to Southern California.
Lummis Day: The Festival of Northeast Los Angeles is presented by Occidental College and sponsored by the Arroyo Seco Neighborhood Council, the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council, the Glassell Park Neighborhood Council, the Greater Cypress Park Neighborhood Council, the Eagle Rock Neighborhood Council, the Autry Center for the American West, public radio station KPFK 90.7, Time Warner Cable, the Arroyo Seco Journal and the Boulevard Sentinel with the support of the North Figueroa Association, Los Angeles City Council Districts 1 and 14, SIPA (Search to Involve Pilipino Americans, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Historical Society of Southern California, Heritage Square Museum, the MTA, the Highland Park Heritage Trust, the Arroyo Arts Collective, the L.A. Poetry Festival, Rock Rose Productons, Orchestrada Audio and other community organizations.
For more info, contact: Eliot Sekuler 818-535-9178
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Evangenitals Mini Documentary
Evangenitals On QTV
Evangenitals Live @ The Buccaneer 2007
Evangenitals For The Elderly (part 1)
Evangenitals Lou Reed Tribute
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
The Evangenitals are playing a show this weekend!!!
Here's the Flier by PtryXXX!!!
I know what you're thinking... we must be CRAZY to play a show the same weekend as Coachella.
Well, if you're anything like me, the idea of a bunch of sweaty people out in the desert listening to a zillion bands (awesome though some may be) in a row is kind of horrific... unless you're one of the bands and/or have some sort of backstage pass, unlimited cold waters, and some "personal space" in your contract.
If, however, the shin dig going down at Coachella this weekend is your earthly version of Paradise, then I hope you have tickets and have a ball. Heck, if you didn't have tickets and I had some, I'd send 'em your way! Seriously, I would.
Now, if you're looking for a much more reasonably-priced music fest INDOORS (with an outdoor patio option) then I would highly suggest coming to the Old Towne Pub in Old Towne Pasadena for the Evangenitals show this Saturday night, April 28th.
We have assembled the Unofficial Highland Park All Stars to take your mind off of all that Coachella madness, and to give it to you big and lovely, right in the eardrums.
The Balloon Bass-driven duo UNPOPABLE will kick off the evenings offerings at 9pm, followed by Cat Hair Ensemble (9:30), the Evangenitals (10:30), and the breakups (11:30).
(Don't let the lower-case letters fool you... the breakups will eat your hearts out with a musical spoon, and then sew it up with sonic rose petals and put it back in your chest with a skip in its beat box)
It's a damn fine evening, and it's just $5.
There are rumors of Evangenitals playing other Evangenitals’ instruments, Brett on the mic, Julio on the Bass, Lisa on a Tambourine, Georgie out of his Mind, NEW SONGS, and some dude from the LA Weekly being there who used to be in the Jim Carrol Band. NO KIDDING!!!
Remember, at the Old Towne Pub, the band you come to see gets to keep ALL the door money your bring, so be sure to give credit to the door man, and you can feel good about the fact that EVERY Evangenitals show at the Old Towne Pub is a bona fide fundraiser.
Just think, if you come to enough Old Towne Pub shows, we'll probably give you a credit on the new album!
So please come, and rock those Coachella/desert envy blues away. We've got you covered.
Saturday April 28th
9pm - 12am (Evangenitals at 10:30ish)
Old Towne Pub
66 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103
For those who can't be with us, we would like to offer the following treats and suggestions for some simple things you can do to support your Genitals:
Check out the Evangenitals Radio Interview!
Bring the Evangenitals to your town!
Be our Myspace Friend!
Review our Album on CD Baby!
We Love You, Always and Already.
Juli, Lisa, Brettsky, Georgie, Chesney, and all those who came before and keep coming back.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
(Please note: I always try to use the "search by location" feature of the invites first and foremost, which unfortunately never works... possibly because I have a Mac, possibly because the "search by location" feature on Myspace blows ass chunks, and possibly because no one I know enters their friggin' zip code or correct city.)
Once that option is exhausted, I have a very simple set of guidelines that I follow when deciding (without knowledge of where in the world anyone is) whom to send invites to. So, if you have received an invite from the Evangenitals, it is likely that you fall into one of these categories:
1. You look lonely. You look like you could use a friend, or perhaps just some sunlight. At a minimum, it appears to me that some time away from the computer would do you good.
2. You look awesome. There is something inherently RAD about your profile picture. You look like a giver; like someone who would contribute to a good time. Or, you may just have incredibly large jugs, which is a good feature to have at shows as well. Come on down.
3. You look like Patrick Swayze. If you are using Patrick Swayze as your profile picture, you are invited. Hell, if you're out there sporting anyone from the Outsiders, at any phase of their careers, YOU ARE GETTING INVITED!
4. You are a drunken mess. We are a band, people, and bands often play in bars. Bar bands need insane, sloppy, excessive drinkers to come to their shows and get good and stinking drunk and spend their rent money on booze to keep bar owners happy and booking good 'ol fashioned bar bands. So, if you have a profile picture that features you drunk out of your mind, passed out with and bunch of bottles, doing a beer bong, smoking a bong, vomiting, or holding a giant pint and/or a YARD of ale, you can bet your poisoned liver that YOU ARE INVITED!
5. Your name is Dave or David. I can't quite explain this one, but as a general rule I invite every goddamn "Dave" and "David" to every goddamn thing we do. It works for me.
6. YOU send ME a crapload of invites. You probably send me millions of bulletins as well, and you're always trying to post GIANT comments with your ENTIRE FUCKING TOUR plotted out on MY page, so I figure, a little e-vite from me shouldn't ruffle your feathers too much.
In the end, let it be known that I painstakingly pick and choose every single profile that I select and add, ONE BY ONE, to our evite list and send out our little plea for SOME sort of RESPONSE to the fact that WE EXIST.
If you don't know, now you know.
Friday, April 13, 2007
Tom Cruise does not allow his image/likeness to be used in video games or for action figures. He is very protective of the commercial use of his likeness/image.
However: a musical composition, audiovisual work, single and original work of art, (if it is a fictional or non-fictional entertainment or a dramatic, literary, or musical work) is exempt from the California Celebrity rights Act (civil code section 3344).
Are you ready for the Evangenitals Ode to Scientology music video?
Well, you better get ready. It's coming soon.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
Greetings friends of the Evangenitals,
We need your help!
This summer we are releasing our 2nd album and we are hitting the road to celebrate. Where should we go?
We are currently reaching out to all our musical friends and extended band families in various and sundry locations world wide for some guidance/advice as to what's hot and what's not out there in the US of A and beyond!
Are you digging your local scene? Is there an awesome place in your town that you could see the Evangenitals rocking? Could you slide us on a card in your city?
Please send you ideas, suggestions, recommendations, and advice our way!
Juli C, Lisa Dee, Brettsky, Georgie, Geoff and Jason
Our Website: www.evangenitals.com
Our EPK: www.sonicbids.com/evangenitals
Monday, March 19, 2007
Evangina, also know as the Ladies of the Evangenitals, have received two honors this week over on GarageBand.com where the Evangina track "Time To Go" has been hanging tough in Round 2 of the showcase showdown.
For the week of March 19th, Time To Go was voted "Best Lyrics" and "Best Melody" in the Acoustic genre! Woo hoo!
If you pay a visit to the Evangina page at GarageBand.com you can hear this track and support the ladies. You can also look forward to hearing Time To Go on the much-anticipated 2nd album of the Evangenitals coming out this summer, where it will be a sweet Evangina oasis in the midst of the surging seas of Evangenital Joy!
In other news... major props should go out to the ladies for dressing up and putting on the ritz at the Bordello show last Wednesday night.
For all of you who missed it.... thank heavens for YouTube!!!
Friday, March 16, 2007
And just when we thought things couldn't get any cooler, he whipped out a one-sheet teaser comic from the EvangeniTales called "Space Bass: The Rise of Jeff Jones" featuring our beloved old soon-to-be-hitched ping pong master himself, Jeff Jones.
Passersby did note that the Rise of Jeff Jones teaser did bear an uncanny resemblance to some Silver Surfer posters that have been popping up all over town.
Ptryxxx declined to comment on the connection, and instead laugh manically and ordered another Tonic Water with a dash of Lime Zest from the delightfully bosomed bartendress.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Hosted By: Evangenitals
When: Wednesday Mar 14, 2007
at 10:00 PM
Where: The Bordello
901 E First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Evangenitals @ The Bordello TONIGHT at 10pm
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