Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Merry Holy Days from the Evangenitals!

As we near the end of '08 and the beginning of the greatest year to date in Evangenitals history ('09, baby!) I wanted to tell you all how much we love you.

Yes, we love YOU. A lot. :-)

I hope you are having a good holiday season and enjoying it in the way you like. Salted, peppered, fried, grilled, sweet, spicy, bold, beautiful... whatever your preference is. Yum!

As we don't have your mailing address, we thought we'd send you web presents this year, and all next year long, in the form of BLOGS!

** David Hurlin is writing an AWESOME drumming blog!
http://drumtheory.blogspot.com

** Lisa Dee is blogging again!
http://lisadeedle.blogspot.com

** And I'm writing a new blog about all the insane books I'm reading while working on my PhD dissertation in Philosophy!
http://onebookoneweek.blogspot.com

We The Evangenitals are excited about the coming of '09 -- we've got a new album on the horizon, some exciting developments in the booking & management departments, and the loving feelings just keep getting bigger and better and more more more.

We all felt pretty blessed to be able to spend Christmas Eve playing music together at the home of two of our biggest fans (Jain and Eliot Sekular), and we are REALLY excited about closing out the year with a show at Mr T's Bowl on December 30th!

Details are here: http://www.evangenitals.com/calendar.html

It's our Eve of New Year's Eve party and we're pulling out all the stops with new songs, new instrumentation, the biggest ensemble so far, and boundless optimism as we trudge nearer to 2012! :-)

Love, love, LOVE!!!!!!
Juli Crockett & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Friday, December 19, 2008

Drummer Theory and Revelation

There's an awesome new blog in town, brought to you by the Evangenitals' own David Hurlin!

It's called Drum Theory and Revelation and it speaks to the drummer in all of us, whether you think it's in there or not. It is. Seriously.

Check it out! http://drumtheory.blogspot.com/

Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Henry Bermudez: The Sweat Chronicles

Evangenitals lead guitarist Henry Bermudez is a WORKING MAN. When he steps on the stage to play guitar, he gives it all he's got. And then some. And he sweats. Seriously. The man SWEATS; hot beads of pure passion and sonic steam. It's a spectacle of hydrological transformation that never fails to amaze me. I've seen the guy play with 3 bands in the same night, in a row, and every set he's soaking wet. Freshly wet. It seems he's ALWAYS got more sweat to give. It's incredible.

So, I thought I'd present the following pictorial as proof of this pheromone phenomenon, and as a tribute to this phenomenal guitar player. Ladies and Gentlemen, Henry Bermudez!

Image 1:
Note the un-sweaty shirt. This is clearly the beginning of the show.

Image 2:
The smallest of spots are starting to show. Check out those mallets David Hurlin's got!

Image 3:
Note the pronounced center sweat spot, and the beginning of the "wild hair" syndrome.

Image 4:
Wild Hair is officially on the loose. Hurlin and Lubow are focused on the business at hand.

Image 5:
Note the body and bounce of the dark locks; the hair is not yet completely drenched. The shirt, however, is a different story.

Image 6:
Now the hair is both wet AND wild.

Image 7:
Final stages of a full-on soggy frenzy. Glory be!


So, let's all raise a glass of cool, precious bodily fluid-replenishing water to this fine young man who brings so much mojo to the art-country hillbilly love punk rock revolution good time gang known as The Evangenitals. Hip hip, hooray!

And be sure to give him a big sloppy hug after the next show. It's quite the experience. :-)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The Evangenitals Reside at Mr T's Bowl


For the past few months, The Evangenitals have been making a steady habit of playing at Mr T's Bowl in Highland Park and the consistency is working a number on my heart strings. I really do love that joint. Mr T's Bowl is where the Evangenitals first stepped on the stage (at Arlo's Open Mic night) and sung our first tender tunes in public. It's where we got our first "big break" (booked to headline at El Cid by promoter Michael Anderson), and it's where we've met, made, and converted some of the most dedicated Evangenitals friends and fans imaginable.

In the olden days, all of the Evangenitals (there were only 3 of us at that time) used to live in Highland Park, IN THE SAME APARTMENT BUILDING, which made band practice a breeze & Mr T's Bowl was just a few blocks up the street. Almost every night of the week, you could find one or more of the Evangenitals at the Bowl, either playing the open mic, on the night's lineup, or supporting our friend's bands like The Natural Disasters, Fascinoma, Unpoppable, Killsonic, Cousin Junebug, Eagle and Talon, Cat Hair Ensemble, Artichoke, Ukefink, Hidden... it was a real family affair.

Then manifest destiny kicked in and we started venturing West, exploring new neighborhoods and venues all over Los Angeles, from the Derby in Los Feliz to the Knitting Factory where we opened for Trainwreck. We were regulars at Highland Grounds for a bit before it closed down, and even made it all the way to the ocean to play at O'Brien's Pub in Santa Monica. Everywhere we have played has it's charms, though none of 'em have the same home-baked feeling of Mr T's Bowl.

Well, some months ago, the booker of the bowl, Gus, decided that the Evangenitals had drifted away from our 'ol home base for far too long and it was time to get back to our roots. We, roots-loving folks that we are, were in total agreement and made a commitment to play the first Wednesday of every month. It has been good, and I hope we keep on going into '09 with it.

If you don't know the joint, not only is Mr T's Bowl an infamous and important staple in the Los Angeles music scene ("Beck used to play there!" is one of the more popular pieces of evidence toward it's cool/less factor)... the sound man, Arlo, is one of the best in the business, and plays some of the greatest in-between-acts tunes imaginable. For example, after we closed out our set last night with a rousing version of Gasoline (I even did a cartwheel into the audience, it was THAT rousing!) he turned on John Coltrane's version of "My Favorite Things".

Hells yells! :-)

So, as the year begins to come to a close, it seems that I'm having a kind of nostalgia that goes both backward and forward, simultaneously. I'm loving where the band has been, all the adventures we've had (like the epic Road to Oprah tour with The 1 Second Film!) and I'm REALLY excited about the FUTURE!

I adore the current incarnation of the Evangenitals, the ways in which we are growing, evolving, changing, the new music we are making, the revisioning of old songs, the addition of new instrumentation and players, and especially the LOVE that keeps bubbling up, flowing through me, and spouting out like a big 'ol fountain of joy. I dig it. And it seems I'm not the ONLY one that is digging it... word on the street is that we are pretty cool.

What's your word?

Evangenitals - Gasoline 11/25/08


All my lovin,
Juli

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

An Evangenital in Spaceland

*** THIS JUST IN ***

Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin is going to be drumming with EZRA REICH (http://ping.fm/f4xDC) TONIGHT (Tuesday Dec 2nd) at 11pm.

Since I can't be there (I'm in San Diego recording Johnny Cash/June Carter tunes with Cash'd Out) I'm hoping YOU can go and see this rare spectacle. :-)

Ezra Reich's music is (in my opinion) like John Maus arm-wrestling David Lynch in a Technicolor water ballet. Yes, you can quote me on that.

Regardless of how you felt about the 80's, you will be sure to appreciate how friggin' TIGHT this act is. I'm talking ORCHESTRATED. With STRINGS, man.

So go do it, dig it, and support our dear David Hurlin on his fantastic voyage. :-)

Much love,
Juli Crockett & the Evangenitals

Monday, November 24, 2008

Awesome Article and Free Show to Boot!

The Evangenitals are playing a free pre-Thanksgiving "Thank You" show on Wednesday November 26th, 11pm at Mr T's Bowl that is sure to be SUPER-AWESOME.

Why? Because our alt-country hillbilly love punk rock revolution SEXTET is taking it to the next level (SEPTET!) with the addition of Killsonic Marching Gang accordion player Ari Desano on this glorious night! Yee-haw!

AND...

We just got an AWESOME write-up in the Pasadena Weekly that speaks in great detail and descriptiveness of what a spectacular LIVE act we are... so if you've been putting off seeing us in the flesh, THE TIME IS NOW!

Check out the article here:
http://ping.fm/X4lEo

Wednesday November 26th
Mr. T's Bowl
5621 1/2 N. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Seeing Thingz, We You and Under the Asbury are also on the bill.
Evangenitals at 11pm
Call (323) 960-5693 for details

WE LOVE YOU IN THE GOOD WAY!

Juli & the Evangenitals
http://ping.fm/vKQej

Can't make it? No worries!

More upcoming shows:
December 3rd: Mr T's Bowl, Highland Park
December 4th: The Buccaneer, Sierra Madre
December 14th: Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles
The Evangenitals are playing a free pre-Thanksgiving "Thank You" show on Wednesday November 26th, 11pm at Mr T's Bowl that is sure to be SUPER-AWESOME.

Why? Because our alt-country hillbilly love punk rock revolution SEXTET is taking it to the next level (SEPTET!) with the addition of Killsonic Marching Gang accordion player Ari Desano on this glorious night! Yee-haw!

AND...

We just got an AWESOME write-up in the Pasadena Weekly that speaks in great detail and descriptiveness of what a spectacular LIVE act we are... so if you've been putting off seeing us in the flesh, THE TIME IS NOW!

Check out the article here:
http://pasadenaweekly.com/cms/story/detail/freaky_hillbilly_punk_rock_hippie_love/6637/

Wednesday November 26th
Mr. T's Bowl
5621 1/2 N. Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90042
Seeing Thingz, We You and Under the Asbury are also on the bill.
Evangenitals at 11pm
Call (323) 960-5693 for details

WE LOVE YOU IN THE GOOD WAY!

Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com

Can't make it? No worries!

More upcoming shows:
December 3rd: Mr T's Bowl, Highland Park
December 4th: The Buccaneer, Sierra Madre
December 14th: Redwood Bar, Downtown Los Angeles

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A Poem

There is a statue in Baltimore, MD of Edgar Allan Poe in which he is portrayed with an enormous penis, tightly packed in his slacks,
bulging & unmistakable.
I wondered, upon beholding this vision, if it was perchance stipulated in his will that he be portrayed thusly,
in perpetuity.

- Juli Crockett

Friday, November 14, 2008

An Evangenitals Survey: Booking for Love in All the Right Places

Hello!

In order to serve YOU, our dear musical connoisseur, in the BEST possible way, we are asking that you take part in this brief survey.

YOUR ANSWERS could truly help us to determine our FUTURE... and that's pretty cool. :-)

1. What are your favorite venues, in your town and/or in the world at large, that you would LOVE to see the Evangenitals PERFORMING at? (Think big! Think weird! Think sideways!)

2. What other bands/acts (local, regional, national) would you THRILL to see the Evangenitals playing WITH and/or opening FOR? (Reveal to us your eclectic tastes!)

3. How on EARTH would you describe the SOUND and/or GENRE of the Evangenitals to another human?** In a sentence. (I'm really excited about this one!)

** Need a sonic refresher? You can preview the Evangenitals albums here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/evangenitals2

We'll leave it at that for now, as I don't want to overwhelm you with questions. You can expect to be getting some more short surveys like this one in the near future, though, as we have some other tricks up our sleeves... like a new website to design! :-)

I would also like to remind you that I, Juli Crockett, lead singer & songwriter for the Evangenitals, am a REAL GIRL and it is truly I, Juli Crockett, who writes these emails to YOU, dear heart, and I really do CARE about HOW you're doing, WHAT you're THINKING and FEELING, and would LOVE to hear your opinions on ALL THINGS related to the Evangenitals, and even things that are NOT related to the Evangenitals.

I love you. Seriously. And I'd like to keep in touch. So reach out and tickle the keyboard. I am here for you.

Much Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals
juli@evangenitals.com

Next Show:
Sunday November 16th
11:30pm
O'Briens Irish Pub
2941 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
w/ Fat, Drunk, and Ugly
Free!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Brewing tea, listening to some good beats, and getting down with the 5 Rites in the sunlight streaming into my living room. Bliss! :-)
Testing out the Ping.fm, Great Lord of the Micro-blogging Aggregatortomitrons!!! :-)

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

I feel like it's New Year's Eve Deluxe Day! I've got that Christmas morning feeling. I'm feeling Thankful about Thanksgiving. This is a Holy Holiday indeed!

Change is in the air, it's happening, it's everywhere, permeating the pores, in all directions, and it's EXCITING. I'm excited. I'm friggin' delighted.

To celebrate, the Evangenitals and friends are playing at Mr T's Bowl TONIGHT, Wednesday November 5th. And it's FREE... just like health care and education ought to be. :-)

Mr T's Bowl - 10pm
5621 1/2 Figueroa Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Our good friends Confessions of a Corn Silo are playing at 9pm and we highly suggest you hear them, too. Evangenitals play at 10pm. Kid Moxie (11pm) and Death to Fresh (12am) will take care of your later night needs. :-)

In other news, this new age of love that is being ushered in has made us realize that we're really not the Battle of the Bands type. No more aggression. Only love. Tough love, sure. Dirty hillbilly love, hell yeah. Tender "hand is a talon" love, bring it on. No more winners and losers in the New Paradigm. Just share-ers and lover-ers. So, no show in Hermosa Beach on November 9th. We'll have something lovely to offer you soon. :-)

All my lovin'
Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

On Sunday November 9th The Evangenitals will bravely go where no art-country freak-folk hillbilly love-punk tender-hearted rock revolution hath ever gone before...

The Guitar Center Battle of the Bands!
*shock* *awe* *gasp*

November 9th
Club 705
705 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
9:30pm

Yes! We have accepted the challenge and we're going to give it our best shot from the stage of Club 705 in Hermosa Beach!

Here's where you come in: 1/4 of what we're judged on in this competition is "Audience Enthusiasm", so we need to fill the dang joint with Evangenitals fans for some epic sing-a-longs, dancing of jigs, and general love-making. WILL YOU JOIN US???

Tickets are $15 at the door, but only $10 if you pre-buy them from us. You can do this in person, or online.

To purchase ONLINE:
Simply PAYPAL $10 to: info@evangenitals.com.


Purchase your ticket for: The Evangenitals Battle of the Bands!






Be sure to put down the full name you would like the tickets held under, and they will be waiting for you at the door of Club 705! Magic!

To purchase in PERSON: grab one of us in the streets and/or at an UPCOMING SHOW and yell "GIMME!" in our eyeball while wildly shaking a $10 bill (or 2 5's, 10 1's, or a 5 and 5 ones, or a LOT of change)

If you are far away and want to help out, you can PAYPAL money to info@evangenitals.com ANYTIME YOU LIKE! We shall accept any cyber-tips, early Christmas presents, and weekly allowances with utter gratitude and glee! :-)

Here's the straight dope:

The Evangenitals in:
Guitar Centers Rock N Roll Superstars Muzic Industry Showcase
Club 705
705 Pier Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tickets: $10 presale/$15 at the door
We play at 9:30pm

WE LOVE YOU ALREADY!!!
Juli, Lisa, David, Henry, Keith, and Andrea
The Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Purchase your ticket for: The Evangenitals Battle of the Bands!





I just found these videos of the Evangenitals at the Eagle Rock Music Festival on YouTube. The sound is pretty awful, however, if you play the album you can watch us prance about and get the feeling of a real, live Evangenitals show. :-)

The Hole (from the album Everlovin)



Bad Town (listen a live version, here)



The Work Song (from the album We Are The Evangenitals)



F*ck 'em All (from the album Everlovin)



Sergio (from the album Everlovin)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Holy Moly! We're heading out to West Hollywood TONIGHT - Wednesday October 22nd!

The Evangenitals are making our first appearance at the Rainbow Bar and Grill, debuting new songs and spreading the alt-country hillbilly love punk rock revolution in sonic form on the West side of town!

Rainbow Bar and Grill
@ 9pm SHARP
9015 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Yes, we're a little nervous to be treading our tender steps out into Glam Rock central, so it would be AMAZING if you could be there to support us! Seriously, we need your love and bodily presence. There is such a thing as "minimum draw" on the West Side of town. Help!

Cover charge is $10, but if you mention THE EVANGENITALS it's only $7!!! Hell yeah! Savings!

For those of you who are far, far from Los Angeles, Brettsky just posted a new blast-from-the-past video of the Evangenitals playing at Universal Citywalk for your cyber-enjoyment:



Please watch, rate, comment, and all that good stuff.
Weeee! :-)

Much Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Hey folks. Wanna come out and get your improv on in Highland Park?

TONIGHT! Thursday October 2nd, The Evangenitals and a bunch of crazy Improvisers (possibly you?) are hosting an open Improv Jam and Musical Jamboree in our experimental studio space: studio (experiment) at the York Studios in Highland Park.
http://www.myspace.com/yorkstudioexperiment

The evenings festivities include:
Hammerspace Improv (featuring Juli Crockett of the Evangenitals (that's me!) and Patrick Ian Moore performing head-tripping long-form Improv) at 7pm

Open Improv Jam at 8pm. Everyone is invited to participate in long-form madness and making sh!t up. Let's do this.

And the Evangenitals will be playing an intimate audience-participation/open-rehearsal set at 9pm in preparation for our In Store performance at Rhino Records tomorrow and our headlining slot at the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday night! Yee-haw!

Good times! Sing/play/dance along! Keep improvising! Everything/anything goes!

ALSO... the studio (experiment) space is going to be available for rehearsals, shows, readings, etc... so this would be a great opportunity to come and check out this space for your OWN future projects! :-)

$3 donation (no worries if you don't have any $, we're just trying to chip in for rent)
BYOB!!
ALL AGES
Hammerspace Improv (7pm)
Open Improv Jam (8pm)
Evangenitals (9pm)
@
studio (experiment)
5029 York Blvd (on York between Ave 50 & 51)
Los Angeles, CA 90042**

** There is plenty of FREE parking in the rear on Meridian! Enter down the long driveway by the white picket fence! Call me for questions/if you get lost: 323-251-9645

Cheers,
Juli

Monday, September 29, 2008

I'm going to try to keep this simple, as there's no way for me to keep it very short cuz this is likely one of the BUSIEST weeks in Evangenitals history! We hope you can share some of it with us. :-)

Here's the dill, pickles:

Tuesday September 30th
Evangenitals @ Mr T's Bowl
5621 1/2 N Fiqueroa
Los Angeles, California 90042
(w/ Andrea Baker on Fiddle!)
9pm. 21 & up. Free!
http://www.evangenitals.com/news.html

Thursday October 2nd
Evangenitals & Improv @ studio (experiment)
5029 York Blvd (on York between Ave 50 & 51)
Los Angeles, California 90042
9pm. All Ages. $3 donation (if you're in the giving mood)
http://www.myspace.com/yorkstudioexperiment

Friday October 3rd
Evangenitals IN STORE PERFORMANCE @ Rhino Records in Claremont, CA! 7pm. All ages. Free!
Rhino Records
235 Yale Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
http://www.rhinorecords.cc

Saturday October 4th
The Evangenitals CLOSE OUT the Eagle Rock Music Festival!!!
11:25pm. EMERGING STAGE. Free!
Shearin and Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
http://www.myspace.com/eaglerockmusicfest

Sunday October 5th
The Evangenitals are closing out the week by playing a Barack Obama Fundraiser in Mt Washington!
http://my.barackobama.com/page/event/detail/gplyqc

Whew! That's gonna be quite the whirlwind!

And for those of you who may be far from Los Angeles, here's some cyberspace stuff to reach out and touch you with:

**Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin just started an AWESOME new music blog and posted a BRILLIANT performance art/spoken word video on YouTube.
Check 'em out here:
http://davidhurlin.livejournal.com/1161.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdBst89kmX4

**Evangenitals Henry Bermudez, Keith Lubow, and David Hurlin provided the live score for Juli Crockett's ponderous play "The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter The First" which was performed as a radio drama on KPFK. You can have a listen to this poetic meditation on Love, Idealism, and The Void here:
http://archive.kpfk.org/parchive/mp3/kpfk_080920_070223special.mp3

**And Juli started a VLOG. Oh dear Lord: http://www.youtube.com/user/julicrockett

Love is burning in our collective heart for you. Just for YOU!

Peas,
Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Evangenitals & Improvisers at Mr T's Bowl in Highland Park

This super-awesome (though uncredited!?!) photo of the Evangenitals appeared in the September 25th - October 1st 2008 edition of LA Citybeat, page 10. Available right now on newsstands throughout Los Angeles.

It was quite a fun and weird show with costumes and improvisers and great crowd enthusiasm. We played with Mahi Gato & Piel and the whole evening was totally Boss.

I'm working on editing some video that was shot of the evening and it will be appearing on the Evangenitals YouTube Channel very soon!

Much Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin has started a new music-focused blog called The New Paradigm and I highly recommend checking it out.

His first entry, Manifesto of the New Paradigm, is insightful, inspiring, and funny as hell... which is just the kind of mad-lib combo-punch that I like to receive right in the brain. Kudos!

- Juli

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Look Who's VLOGGING Now...

Evangenitals Juli Crockett and David Hurlin have entered the wild world of VLOG-making.

Tune in, turn on, and get weird:



Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hiya.

Seeing as many of the Evangenitals extended family of fans, friends, and free-loving frolickers are spread out all over the globe, and/or really busy, and/or broke or somehow otherwise unable to make it out to our live shows (mainly occurring in Los Angeles) I have gone ahead and posted a few tracks from last night's performance at Molly Malones on the Evangenitals website for your listening pleasure!

http://www.evangenitals.com/music.html

You can even download the tracks for FREE should you want to listen to them again and again, forever and for aye.

This fine evening of music featured me, Juli Crockett (Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar) with:
Henry Bermudez: Lead Guitar
Lisa Dee: Vocals, Tambourine, Kazoo
David Hurlin: Drums, Shakers, Percussion
Keith Lubow: Bass is the Place

In other news, we just found out that we're going to be closing the show at the Eagle Rock Music Festival on Saturday October 4th. We will be playing on the main "Emerging" stage, with video projections and other theatrics, at 11pm. The last act! Yee-haw!

We'll be getting our act TIGHT and RIGHT by working it out at our home-base -- the infamous Mr T's Bowl in Highland Park -- for the next 3 Tuesdays, hosting music nights with various music-making friends.

Check out the show dates here:
http://www.evangenitals.com/calendar.html

Now, if you have any suggestions for our Eagle Rock Music Fest set list, I'd love to hear 'em! We only get one chance to make a first impression on the throngs of people that attend this Fest! So tell me... What made YOU fall in love with the Evangenitals? What do YOU want to hear belted through the streets of Eagle Rock? Let me know! I care! :-)

Much love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Official Site: http://www.evangenitals.com
On Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
On Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5456766961
In Your Heart: Always

Sunday, September 07, 2008

What an awesome night...
Evangenitals Keith Lubow
Lisa Dee and I went to see Evangenitals gift from the Lord and bassist (among a multitude of other instruments-player) Keith Lubow play with Deborah McColl at South Pasadena Music. Her tunes were sweet and deep and philosophical and heartbreaking and when she crooned "it's raining, it's raining, but we're connected now" my heart did in fact break open and the tears began to flow. It was such a beautiful set I had to water it like a flower. :-)

The next song, she announced, was co-written by her and her lover, soul mate, and guitarist of 15 years (Keith's dad, guitarist Patrick Lubow). They started the song a month before he died, and they finished it, together, she said, a month after he died. Gorgeous. Lovely. Love. Straight up Rumi and Shams. I dig it.

You can download the song "We're Connected" for free, here: We're Connected mp3.

Post-show, I went back to Keith's mom's house (she and Deborah are both huge fans and supporters of the Evangenitals) and we ended up having an impromptu all-requests Evangenitals hootenanny, with Keith and I on dueling guitars. I, of course, am no match for his ludicrous multi-instrumentalist abilities. It's awe-inspiring how many different things he can play: bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo, trumpet, trombone, ukulele, harmonica... and that's just what was available in the room! I'm sure there's more.

Accompanying us were violinist Andrea Baker (formerly of Evangenitals pal-band Shaped Like a Gun! Small world!) playing the mandolin, her husband (a composer who's name is totally escaping me) playing the uke, and James Graham, mandolin-player and vocalist for Deborah McColl, plucking around on the banjo. Nashville guitar genius Gary Talley of The Box Tops was in the room and listening... however, he was on to drinking wine and off of playing for the night.

We did a ton of Evangenitals songs, including a bad-ass version of The Hole with Keith on the Trumpet, and some really awesome covers of June Carter's "Tall Lover Man", Johnny Cash's "Long Black Veil" (with 4 part harmonies!), and Bob Dylan's "I'll Be Your Baby Tonight". Good times, and such an honor to get to hang out and harmonize with such incredible musicians.

(FYI: There's actually a pretty dope video of Keith, myself, and Evangenitals drummer David Hurlin playing the new Klezmer-punk version of The Hole atop The 1 Second Film's Road to Oprah bus with iJustine and Brookers here: Evangenitals, iJustine, & The 1 Second Film.)

At 2:30am I sold an Evangenitals CD to a nice man visiting from Australia who said that my vocal stylings reminded him of one of his favorite Australian vocalizing twins, from the band "Johnny Cash Converters" in Melbourne, which is a clever play on words in Australia, where a "Cash Converter" is a sort of high-end thrift shop, he explained. The fact that I am the June Carter in the premier Johnny Cash tribute band Cash'd Out made the associations even more aligned. Then he showed me some Australian currency, which is beautiful, and it even has a little plastic see-through window in it. Transparency in Currency?!? Whaaaat?!?!

My Evangenitals heart was stretched all over the nation tonight, though, as guitarist Henry Bermudez was up in San Francisco playing with Unpopable (one of his many awesome bands) at the wedding of balloon artist Addi Somekh, and David Hurlin is in Fairfield, Iowa getting indoctrinated into a new job at the soon-to-be-launched awesome music site 3mix.com and playing some gigs, tonight's with the Jefferson County Green Band.

The gang will all be back together soon, however, for the Evangenitals Family Hootenanny at Molly Malones on Tuesday September 9th. Hopefully a bunch of folks will come out, as every show I get to play with this current collection of Evangenitals is a spiritual experience and I have a feeling the 9th is going to be a new height of sublimation. It's a feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeling.

In other news, I'm officially, thoroughly, and totally addicted to Twitter, so if you find yourself wondering what I'm doing just about every second of every day... I'm doing my damndest to share it. The MICRO-blogging is, I realize, having an effect on my MACRO-blogging, though. After giving mini-updates all day long via text message, sitting down and committing to a full testimonial of the day has proven rather difficult to muster the enthusiasm for. It seems, however, the trick is to have more ludicrously awesome nights like tonight which make me want to share the love and link every single person place and thing that I encountered for the world to see. I'll do my best to say yes to more of these experiences and keep the news a'flowing.

In the meantimes, however, you can totally follow me on Twitter. :-)

p.s.
You can follow David Hurlin on Twitter, too. :-)

p.p.s.
I love you. You know who you are. Yes... YOU! :-)

Friday, September 05, 2008

Evidence of the Union of All Things Betwixt Heaven and Earth in Trinity:
A Visual Essay

by Juli Crockett



Exhibit A: The Triangulum Nebula



Exhibit B: The Jellyfish




Exhibit C: A latex glove found on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles



Mind Body Spirit


Sky Land Sea


Waking Sleeping Dreaming


Hypothesis, Antithesis, Thesis

This is This

I am That


The End.



Thursday, September 04, 2008

In case you are bored, lonely, and/or in need of my loving presence this evening...

TONIGHT! THURSDAY NIGHT! SEPTEMBER 4TH!

Hammerspace Improv & The Evangenitals TOGETHER @ Tre Stage!

Tre Stage
1523 N LaBrea Ave
Hollywood CA 90028

Hammerspace
is an experimental long-form improv-comedy group featuring Patrick Ian Moore, Juli Crockett, and friends. The Evangenitals are WHERE IT'S AT. Together, we are an arts/entertainment extravaganza that you’re going to love, and we’re going to love you right back!

At 9pm, Hammerspace performs Long Form Improv. It is good and weird, often funny, and definitely entertaining.

At 10pm, the Evangenitals conduct sonic experiments with songs old and new.

The whole thing happens in a Black Box. Spooky!

We've got bubbles, slides, new songs, and crazy Improvisers backing us on this special night.

Come-n-get-it, fresh of the mind-griddle.

$6
ALL AGES
BYOB (there's a liquor store downstairs)

Much love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Monday, August 25, 2008

On Monday August 25th the Evangenitals are joining good friends OLLIN
for an evening of FREE music at The Echo!

9pm Morris Teper
10pm Seasons
11pm Ollin
12am Evangenitals

Yes, we're playing late as hell... and we'd love it if you could come
and support us in this, our first non-Grand Old Echo show at The Echo.
We're gonna rock the house, play new songs, sing in Spanish... the
works! The Evangenitals are going to guest on Ollin tunes, world's
will collide, heavens will open, love will rule the day. Hope you can
be there.

21 & up, & it's FREE!

The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


Much love, burning like the sun,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Saturday, August 23, 2008

This is a blast from the past that was brought to mind while strolling along a surprisingly peaceful and lovely chunk of the LA River today...

Back when I was writing The Dawn of Quixote: Chapter The First and reading lots of Unamuno's Our Lord Don Quixote, I had a sort of Code of Ethics written on my wall which I am reprinting here for your possible enjoyment and edification. If you go so far as to take the word into action, all the better!

The Code:

1. Set Loose a Delirium
2. Commit an Outrage (a Barbarity)
3. Let Your Horse Lead You
4. Fight (Adventures which Befall)
5. Find the Selpulchre (Search)
6. Love (Chaste, from Afar)
7. Assuage Self-Loathing with Self-Annihilation
8. Endure the Inevitable
9. Judge Not (Lest Ye Be Judged)
10. Explore all Caves (Caverns, Crevices)
11. Attack all Puppet Shows
12. Speak Fair to All Goat herders
13. Commend Thy Self to Thy Love and Thy Lord
14. State Your Full Name and Purpose
15. Have Faith
16. Trust Not Thine Eyes, Nor Ears, Nor Tastes
17. Treat All Ladies as Maidens
18. Fear Not
19. Read Until Mad (Delirium)
20. Believe in Fairy Tales, Myths, and All Dieties.
21. Do Not Debate (Debacle) Do not Reason with the Reasoners
22. Face Ridicule
23. ________________________





Friday, August 01, 2008

Here's what any friend of the Evangenitals should know about this weekend:

FRIDAY AUGUST 1ST: BIRTH

Many years ago on this very day, the Evangenitals lead singer Juli Crockett was BORN. And on THIS DAY the universe will celebrate Julio's birthing date with a TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE!!!

See more of this lovely Leo here:
http://www.myspace.com/iamjulicrockett

SATURDAY AUGUST 2ND: LIFE

Evangenitals Juli Crockett and George Bernardo will be playing with their *other* band CASH'D OUT, the world's premier Johnny Cash tribute band, at LIFE on Wilshire. George will be banging on the drums and Juli will be doing all the June Carter parts.... and yes, she will be wearing a DRESS!!!

LIFE on Wilshire
6311 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

SUNDAY AUGUST 3RD: IMPROV

Hammerspace Improv & The Evangenitals TOGETHER! Hammerspace is an experimental long-form improv-comedy group featuring Patrick Ian Moore, Juli Crockett, and friends. (If you reading this message, I hope you know who the Evangenitals are!) Together, we are an arts/entertainment extravaganza that you’re going to love, and we’re going to love you right back! We've got bubbles, slides, new songs, and crazy Improvisers backing us on this special night. Come-n-get-it, fresh of the mind-griddle.
Hammerspace @ 9pm, Evangenitals @ 10pm

Tre Stage
1523 N. La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Much love,
Juli & The Evangenitals

http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.hammerspaceimprov.com

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Just came across this video on YouTube of Evangenitals drummer/percussionist/peacemaker David Hurlin performing an extended drum solo back in Iowa with the Jefferson County Green Band.

Now that we know he's got it in him, you can expect some serious "dynamics of the drum" demonstrations at upcoming Evangenitals jamborees. :-)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

We're in 2nd Place... Last Chance to Vote!

The non-profit that took the Evangenitals on tour across this beautiful country, The Collaboration Foundation, is currently in 2nd place in a down-to-the-wire race to win the $10,000 Ideablob Grant. We need 200 votes to catch the leader, with only 1 day left! Can you help? It's for a great cause! Please take a sec to vote on-line now.

Please Vote Now:
http://www.ideablob.com/ideas/1247-The-Collaboration-Foundation-C

Live Vote-A-Thon Today w/ iJustine & Featured on Ustream.tv!

Today, our volunteer crew is hitting the streets of LA in our Bio-Diesel Bus to get out the vote! We will be streaming Live on Ustream.tv from around 3 - 6pm PST along with two of our web savvy Producers iJustine, Brooke Brodack, and special musical guests, the Evangenitals! Will we get enough votes to win the $10K Grant? Watch us Live as we rally the Internets!

Watch for us from 3pm - 6pm PST - Wed July 30th, here:

http://www.ustream.tv/the1secondfilm

Please Vote Here & Repost:

http://www.ideablob.com/ideas/1247-The-Collaboration-Foundation-C

If we win, the $10K Grant will be used to build this:

http://collaborationfoundation.org/preview.html

Our Goal is to build a platform for global collaboration and social-change.

Big Thanks for being a part of this!

Follow us on twitter for up-to-the-second updates: www.twitter.com/the1secondfilm

Monday, July 28, 2008

Please VOTE for this NOW!!!

This is the project that took the Evangenitals across the country and is bringing the world together, person by person, in the largest collaborative film ever made. Please vote for their idea on IdeaBlob.com and help this non-profit win $10,000 to further develop the Collaboration Foundation!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

We are testing out a new form TONIGHT at the Tre Stage in Hollywood - Improv and Evangenitals music TOGETHER. I'll be performing in both of them, I'm terrified, and I'd love for you to be there! :-)

First up in my Improv group Hammerspace at 9pm, perform long-form improv based on whatever suggestions and deep questions you give us. (http://www.myspace.com/hammerspace_improv)

Then, at 10pm the Evangenitals will start to develop our new stage show BEFORE YOUR EYES in this theatrical and intimate setting! We will be taking audience suggestions as well, so bring your keen directorial instincts and help us shape the future of the Evangenitals!
(http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals)

Both of these artistic pursuits work better when there is actually an audience present, so I hope that you may be able to make time in your busy life to come and see our maiden voyage of this new combination!

It all happens TONIGHT - Sunday July 27th -
9pm Hammerspace
10pm Evangenitals

@

Tre Stage
1523 N LaBrea Ave (between Sunset & Hollywood on LaBrea, upstairs from the 'ol Lava Lounge)
Hollywood, CA 90028
ALL AGES
$6

(all proceeds go to the theater & the artists! keep art alive!)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Greetings my friends!

Feeling alone in Los Angeles? Or not? Whatever the case I have amazing news…

Hammerspace Improv and The Evangenitals are doing shows… together… and we are doing it all for you (if you live in the Greater Los Angeles area)!

Sunday July 27 and Sunday August 3 you can catch an hour of long-form Hammerspace improvised shows followed by a full hour of fresh-baked music from The Evangenitals.

Hammerspace Improv is my Experimental Long-Form Improvisational Comedy team. The Evangenitals are my Hillbilly-Love-Punk Rock Music Revolution. Together they are sure to create an evening of entertainment like no other! I'm also bringing bubbles and a slide-projector... so prepare for a journey into sound and light!

The fun starts at 9pm on Sunday July 27th at:
Tre Stage at The Berubians Theatre in Hollywood
(upstairs from the Lava Lounge)
1523 N. La Bre Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90028
(between Sunset and Hollywood Blvd.).

It’s only $6 to get in and you'll get a complimentary beverage! Bring a date. Bring your friends.
It’s fun, funny, and it has never been done before!

Thanks… we’ll see you there!

All the lovin' in my heart oven,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Hammerspace Improv
http://www.hammerspaceimprov.com/

The Evangenitals
http://evangenitals.com/home.html

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Sweet Love say
Where, how and when
What do you want of me?...

Yours I am, for You I was born:
What do you want of me?...

- Saint Teresa of Avila

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This is from drummer David Hurlin's blog "Dynamics of the Drum-- I loved it so much I figured I'd share it here, too:

**

Playing with the Evangenitals at the Nocturnal Bar in Santa Monica during our Klezmer remix of the infamous song "THE HOLE" which I absolutely love, I was hitting the drums hard. Juli Crockett was belting out her chant "Hole Hole Hole Hole" on the quarter notes and i was smashing my cymbal in accordance with her ferocious chanting. It was a pure stretch of symbiotic rapture, the whole band writhing in a collective exorcism.

In spite of how loud or violent with Joy it got I remained relaxed. I realized that by keeping pure relaxation, the kind of relaxation you feel when you're not playing, by holding that as the foundation of the drumming, then you can explore volume and its various pleasures both quiet and loud to a point.

(Read more at: http://pianissississississimo.blogspot.com/

Friday, July 18, 2008

on this night, the evangenitals jammed...

it's really late, i'm fresh home from a gig, sleep deprived and hungry, thirsty and in love.

at some moment or other during tonight's show, i experienced a joyous and profound love for every single band member and was filled with genuine child-like GLEE at just how lucky i am to be making music with each and every one of these people

we HARMONIZE. we join in song and make waves. it is collaborative and creative and generative and magical and i'm simply stupid in love with the whole marvelous thing.

the feeling of really, truly being in a band is something i fantasized about as a child and feel absolutely blessed to be experiencing, in burst of vibrating sound and light, on stage and off with the people of the evangenitals.

so yes, all you evangenitals out there, both the ones on stage with me and the ones in the audience who help our music to thrive with your open ears, open hearts, and goooooood energy, thanks for letting me love you. it feels real good to feel good in your direction. :-)

love,
juli

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

The Evangenitals have just been called upon to fill in on a fun-filled bill of musical mayhem tomorrow night - Thursday July 3rd - at THE SCENE in Glendale.

The Scene
http://www.thescenebar.com/
806 E Colorado
Glendale, CA
11pm
$2

We will be going on at 11pm sharp and playing a dynamic set of highs and lows in an effort to represent in musical form the vast terrain of the human soul, constantly craving the open independence of her cosmic sea while clinging to the safety of her earthy shores. Ah, paradoxus!

For our out of town friends, please check out the new look of our website and let us know what you think:
http://www.evangenitals.com

Also, if you haven't become a Facebook Fan of the Evangenitals yet, please do... it makes us look good to our potential corporate sponsors:
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/The-Evangenitals/13851872787

And lastly, I'm now addicted to Twitter. If you know what that means, follow me! If you don't, check this out:
http://twitter.com/evangenitals (Evangenitals percussionist David Hurlin is on there too: http://twitter.com/davidhurlin) :-)

For those of you in the LA area...

Let's party in Glendale!

Music starts at 9pm with TPFI, Victim Vision, and Nibiru 10 with DJ’s thrown in! And the Evangenitals at 11pm!

Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals

Official Site: http://www.evangenitals.com
On Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
On Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5456766961
In Your Heart: Always

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

"The Joy Team"

Tonight was a very, very good night for the Evangenitals. Something happened in that room that is important, magical, beautiful, and GOOD. A bubble floated in front of my eyes during Quee Queg, illuminated by a shaft of stage lighting. Henry played the blues, Lisa sang Opera, David joyfully created a collective heartbeat, and Keith's debut with us on the bass filled my backbone with deep, happy thuds of glee.

For the first time tonight, an interpretive-dance gunfight was staged in the audience (can it really be called it an "audience" when they are such a part of the show?) during Sergio by Stodder & Crystal, Laura wore her Evangenitals t-shirt, I could see Albert's smile in the dark, Keith's mom glowed with pride, Kelly Chase of Hammerspace danced, the guys from With a Bible and a Gun nodded in approval (ah, winning the respect of the other band is a great feeling, especially when they are friggin' awesome). Bubbles were blown. Moments were shared. All present were given a nice sonic bath in everlovin' Evangenital joy.

We were given a new nickname... "Team Joy". Thanks Stodder. I like it very much.

Next stop, the INTEGRATRON!

And now, I sleep.

I love you, dear reader, whoever you are, with all my heart. Just because.

Love,
Juli

Monday, June 23, 2008

On Tuesday June 24th (that’s tomorrow!) at 10:30pm The Evangenitals will be debuting a never-before-heard lineup of players at Molly Malone’s, immediately following the hotshot Los Angeles-based Johnny Cash tribute band “With a Bible and a Gun” at 9:30. It will be an awesome night of music, not too late, and it’s only $6 to see it!

(Note: this is not the Johnny Cash tribute band that Evangenital Juli has been singing with. That’s “Cash’d Out” of San Diego)

As a special incentive for attending this exciting show that will feature brand new songs and new versions of old classics, we are offering everyone who tells the doorman you’re there to see the Evangenitals a FREE “last supper” Evangenitals poster. There will also be complimentary bubbles available for your ambient pleasure.

On this glorious night the Evangenitals will feature Henry Bermudez on lead guitar, David Hurlin on drums, and our newest extended-family member Keith Lubow on bass. Lisa Dee will be shocking the world with her vocal harmonies (especially on our new Klezmer-inspired version of The Hole) and I, Juli Crockett, will be loving you with all my heart, whether you can make it to the show or not. Though I really hope you can make it.

Molly Malone’s
575 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Evangenitals @ 10:30pm
21 & up
$6

p.s.
If anyone is hurting for cash & would like to see the show, we are always in need of a “swag person” to help us with mailing list circulation, cd sales, bubble distribution, etc. If you’d like to volunteer with the Evangenitals for the night, get in free and get some free swag yourself, please let me know!

p.p.s
For folks who are NOT in the LA area, here are simple actions bring you closer to the Evangenitals, and the Evangenitals closer to YOU:

Become a “fan” on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Evangenitals/13851872787
Join our Facebook “Group”:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5456766961
Be our “Myspace Friend”:
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
“Demand” us in your town on Eventful:
http://www.eventful.com/evangenitals

Also, you can join our mailing list on “ReverbNation” for geo-targeted emails (read: less frequent) that will only inform you about Evangenitals events going on in YOUR area:
http://www.reverbnation.com/evangenitals

Thanks for being you.

Much Love,
Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com

Monday, June 16, 2008

For all the Ramones fans out there... here's a lil' gem from our trip to SXSW:



Thanks to Chris Haro for shooting/editing/loading the vids on YouTube!

Love,
Juli

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

SAVE THE DATE!

Saturday, June 14th, 2008
@ Room 5 Lounge
143 N LaBrea Ave
Los Angeles CA 90036
11pm
Price: $7

The Evangenitals present: something old, something new, something borrowed, and some blues



This is an important and intimate night for the Evangenitals and I hope you can join us.

First of all, it's the very first time we're playing at this venue, so we'd like to make a good impression - ideally one that makes us look "happening" and "popular".

Secondly, and more importantly, we're going to be debuting a handful of new, never-before-played tunes, as well as taking a stroll down memory lane and playing some key songs from Evangenital history.

It's going to be a stripped-down, intimate, and melodic evening feature Juli Crockett on lead vocals, Lisa Dee on the harmonies, Henry Bermudez on lead guitar, and David Hurlin on the drums.

For those of you who are fans of the slower side of the Evangenitals, this night will surely provide some soul-food for your aching spots. :-)

I sure hope you can make it. We'd love to share this world premier moment with you!

Much love,
Juli & the Genitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Friday, June 06, 2008



This is going to be an incredible weekend! Here's the scoop...

Evangenitals lead singer Juli Crockett (that's me!) and drummer George Bernardo are driving to Las Vegas tomorrow to perform with our *other* band CASH'D OUT (http://www.myspace.com/cashdout) the world's premier Johnny Cash tribute band, in which I curl my hair and sing the June Carter parts and Georgie, well, he plays the drums!

If you live in Las Vegas (Friday night @ the ICEHOUSE) or Phoenix (Saturday night @ GOATHEAD SALOON) and would like to check us out, write to me! I've got some comp tickets (compliments of the Evangenitals) for the first to respond! :-)

On Sunday morning I'll be jumping on a plane back to LA, where we'll be rockin' the backporch of the Echo from 5:30pm - 9pm during the "Grand Ole Echo" country music review.

It's the record release party for I See Hawks and there is an incredible lineup inside: The Chapin Sisters, Mike Stinson, Old Californio (featuring sometime Evangenitals bassist Jason Chesney on Guitar!?!) and of course I See Hawks.

We're encouraging everyone to bring their banjos, hand claps, whistles, and whatnots and join us for the ultimate hootenanny on the backporch -- right next to the barbecue.

The Grand Ole Echo shows are ALL AGES, they are FREE, and they are TONS of FUN!

And hey, if you can't make it to this one, you can see us THE VERY NEXT NIGHT (Monday June 9th) plugged in at the Bordello (aka the swankest venue in LA) playing with the SPECTACULAR Western-Swing trio "Shotgun Party" from Austin, TX. Full details here:
http://www.evangenitals.com/calendar.html

Here's the details for Sunday:

What: The Grand Ole Echo
Where: The Echo
1822 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles (Echo Park), CA 90023
http://www.myspace.com/thegrandoleecho
When: Sunday June 8th from 5PM-9PM
ALL AGES
FREE

Doors open at 5PM and the great music starts at 5:30PM and ends at 9PM, so you can get back home in time to wash your face and say your prayers.

Relax out back on the Echo patio and enjoy the warm summer weather and eat some BBQ with the Evangenitals!

"Country music keeps us in touch with out age-old heritage of plainspoken musical storytelling about the things that matter most in life." -- from "Will the Circle be Unbroken"

Love, love, light, more light, and love,
Juli & the Evangenitals
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hello friends of the Genitals!

We are going to be playing a live set of musical goodness on KXLU's Neuz Pollution tonight (Saturday) on KXLU 88.9 and we'd love for you to tune in, turn on, and get down with us from the comfort of wherever you listen to the radio!

The show is from 10:30pm - 12am, and Lisa Dee and I will first be performing with Artichoke and then the Evangenitals will sing you to sleep... or to the club... or serenade whatever Saturday night activity you may be engaging in. Don't worry, we won't judge you... we love you! And we'd like to sing to you on the radio.

You can also tune in online at: www.kxlu.com

Hope to feel you there!

Love,
Juli

Monday, May 26, 2008

Hello, dearest blog reader.

I don't know if you've ever heard of the "Rose City Rocks" Pasadena Music Festival, but that's beside the point. The point IS that the Evangenitals are kicking the festivities off with a FREE show at McMurphy's Irish Tavern in Old Town Pasadena at 9pm on Wednesday May 28th!

It's our first show in what seems like a looooooong time (I had a play about the History of Water to write & direct) and we're itching to spread our musical joy all over the joint. I hope you can join us. It's a pretty early show for a school night... and did I mention that it's FREE???

We'll be rockin' an uber-unique lineup on this glorious night: our dear George Bernardo (Cash'd Out) is back with us on drums, David Hurlin (Artichoke) is chiming in on Tablas, Henry Bermudez (Unpopable, etc) is ripping up the lead guitar, and extra-special guest Mike Ibarra (Killsonic, El Haru Kuroi, Cat Hair Ensemble) will join us on the UPRIGHT BASS!!! I don't know if I can handle the excitement.

So, yes... I hope you can make it. I've missed your face. Seriously. I'd like to hug you. And sing to you. :-)

The details:
Wednesday May 28th @ 9pm
FOR FREE!
Evangenitals (w/ The Jane Does & Kingsley)
@ McMurphys Irish Tavern
72 N Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91103

And if you're too far away, fear not! The Evangenitals are going to be playing a LIVE SHOW on the RADIO on Saturday May 31st that you can listen to WHEREVER you are thanks to the INTERNET!

The Evangenitals & Artichoke on KXLU 88.9
10:30pm - 12am (Artichoke plays first, then the Evangenitals tear the roof off)
Listen LIVE at: http://www.kxlu.com

love, love, love, love, love, love, love,
rev juli & the evangenitals

Useful Evangenital Links for Endless Cyber-Love:
http://www.evangenitals.com
http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5456766961
http://www.reverbnation.com/evangenitals
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/evangenitals2

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Greetings, friends of the Evangenitals!

We have several supremely awesome bass players in our extended Evangenital family. The thing with supremely talented bass players is that they are also ridiculously BUSY. So, we're looking to bring some new talent into the fold, as we have a TON of shows and opportunities on the horizon that would sound ever-so-sweeter with delicious bass accompaniment.

Please check out the following "ad" for a bass player and pass it along to anyone that may fit the bill!

**

Have you seen our Bassist?

Fun, eclectic, alt-country/freak folk/cow-punk Los Angeles-based band The Evangenitals (www.evangenitals.com) are in search of a dedicated, talented, flexible and sweet bass player. By sweet we mean not only your mad bass skills; personality counts with us too! If you haven't heard of us, we are an up-and-coming alt-country/indie rock sensation, breaking boundaries and crossing musical borders. Influences include everything from Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson to Devo, Ween, Low, The Kinks, Beatles, and Captain Beefheart. We are seeking a bassist with an open mind and open heart who is gig-hungry, travel-ready, spiritually principled, loving, funny, and is open to lots of different musical genres. The Evangenitals have an extended family of part-time/full-time band members and we are in need of more bass players in our stable of fine steeds. Honesty, kindness and no heavy drugs please.

To get to know us better, please take a look at our website (http://www.evangenitals.com) and Myspace page (http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals) and see if you respond to our sounds. You can also check out some videos of the Evangenitals on YouTube here: http://youtube.com/results?search_query=evangenitals&search_type=

If you like what you see and hear, ask yourself the following questions:
Does your schedule allow for weekly rehearsals, as well as about 3 regular shows a month, with a couple more spontaneous shows thrown in? Are you available for not only rock gigs at local LA clubs, but ready to do live soundtrack for experimental theater, recording for indie movies, a few short tours a year, festivals, private parties, hipster weddings, and whatever else the abundant universe seems to throw at us? Are you ready to rumble?

Then heed the call and contact us!

Please send an introduction to you and your work either here on Myspace or at: info@evangenitals.com

We'll check it out and set up an appointment to make some sweet music together!

Cheers,
Rev Juli & the Genitals

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Good news, friends of my Genitals!

The Evangenitals song "Hello" from our album Everlovin is going to be Track of the Day - all day long - on May 12th over on GarageBand.com!

Please pay a visit, rate the song, and show your love for this sweet little ditty that's rockin' and shockin' the nation. :-)



Love,
Juli

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Greetings my friends.

I have made a play. It is called "The History of Water" and it is being presented at the 24th Street Theater as part of their Saturday Explorer Series... meaning that it's a cutting edge piece of theatrical joy that's recommended for ages 7 & up. Bring the family, bring your mom, bring you lover... there's something for everything in this erratic, dramatic exploration of the substance that makes up most of our planet, and most of our bodies.

The piece features performers Shaughn Buchholz, Lisa Dee, Andrea LeBlanc, and Patrick Ian Moore with musical accompaniment by JP Houston and a very special musical cameo by Artichoke's Timothy Sellers.

There is one show only this time round, so this is indeed the time to see the History of Water!

Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.



Cheers,
Juli

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Feeling Bored?

There are a bunch of Evangenitals @ SXSW videos up on YouTube, thanks for our friend Chris who filmed/edit the shows.... check 'em out:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=goilakfaU-s

xoxo
julio

Monday, April 21, 2008

Evangenitals TONIGHT!

The brave and fearless Evangenitals are just about to take the trek up to Canoga Park to play at the Verity Room, which I hear is a nice place... though it's a LOT further than we're used to going for a random gig. When the good folks of Artichoke asked me if the Evangenitals wanted to play the joint, I assumed that the joint was in Los Angeles... most likely east side-ish. Well, I assumed WRONG! So, now we're carpooling it up there to see if we know anybody in the Canoga Park area. Hope so. :-)

Here's the details if anyone is feeling adventurous:

the verity room
http://www.myspace.com/theverityroom
7503 topenga canyon road, just south of saticoy
canoga park, california 91303
enter through the "guitar merchant" next door to owen piano.
$8 all ages!

7:30 jp houston http://www.myspace.com/jphoustonsings
8:30 evangenitals http://www.myspace.com/evangenitals
9:30 artichoke http://www.myspace.com/artichoketheband