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LOUISVILLE, KY // CHICAGO, IL

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LONG TIME NO POST. LOTS GOING ON UNDER THE RADAR. WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE’LL BE PLAYING THE THING IN THE SPRING FESTIVAL IN PETERBOROUGH, NH (6/6/14), OPENING FOR SONS OF DEATH: ROUGH FRANCIS.  LINE-UP INCLUDES LOTS OF OTHER GREAT ACTS LIKE MAGIK MARKERS, BAD HISTORY MONTH, ORCUTT/CORSANO, JOAN OF ARC, MAJOR STARS, ETC. STOKED TO BE A PART OF IT. TOURING UP AND TOURING BACK, SO STAY DIALED IN FOR LATE-MAY THROUGH MID-JUNE DATES, PRIMARILY EAST COAST. MORE TO COME. QUIET AIN’T IDLE.

LONG TIME NO POST. LOTS GOING ON UNDER THE RADAR. WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE’LL BE PLAYING THE THING IN THE SPRING FESTIVAL IN PETERBOROUGH, NH (6/6/14), OPENING FOR SONS OF DEATH: ROUGH FRANCIS.  LINE-UP INCLUDES LOTS OF OTHER GREAT ACTS LIKE MAGIK MARKERS, BAD HISTORY MONTH, ORCUTT/CORSANO, JOAN OF ARC, MAJOR STARS, ETC. STOKED TO BE A PART OF IT. TOURING UP AND TOURING BACK, SO STAY DIALED IN FOR LATE-MAY THROUGH MID-JUNE DATES, PRIMARILY EAST COAST. MORE TO COME. QUIET AIN’T IDLE.

THIS SHOW ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT I JUST WANTED TO DOCUMENT THE FLIER (AS WELL AS THE SHOW ITSELF…ANYONE HAVE PHOTOS/VIDEOS?) FOR THE SAKE OF PROSPERITY. ALWAYS ENJOY MATT DODDS’ DRAWINGS. SC LINEUP (FOR THE RECORD): RYAN DAVIS - GUITAR/VOX. JIM MARLOWE - GUITAR/BACK-UP VOX. CUTTER WILLIAMS - GUITAR. EVAN PATTERSON - GUITAR. AXEL COOPER - SYNTHS. NEAL ARGABRIGHT - DRUMS. RICHARD PRYOR - PROJECTION VISUALS.  

THIS SHOW ALREADY HAPPENED, BUT I JUST WANTED TO DOCUMENT THE FLIER (AS WELL AS THE SHOW ITSELF…ANYONE HAVE PHOTOS/VIDEOS?) FOR THE SAKE OF PROSPERITY. ALWAYS ENJOY MATT DODDS’ DRAWINGS. SC LINEUP (FOR THE RECORD): RYAN DAVIS - GUITAR/VOX. JIM MARLOWE - GUITAR/BACK-UP VOX. CUTTER WILLIAMS - GUITAR. EVAN PATTERSON - GUITAR. AXEL COOPER - SYNTHS. NEAL ARGABRIGHT - DRUMS. RICHARD PRYOR - PROJECTION VISUALS.  


SC/AC SPRING 2013 TOUR DATES. KEEP YOUR DIAL TUNED HERE FOR UPDATES.
THUR (4/4) MIKE N MOLLY’S, CHAMPAIGN, IL (105 N. MARKET ST.) W/ VICTOR VILLARREAL (OF CAP’N JAZZ/JOAN OF ARC) + SINGLE PLAYER ***
https://www.facebook.com/events/170795159740116/
FRI (4/5) GAHYE HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL (2218 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.) W/ LITTLE GOLD + TODD KILLINGS (AFTER-PARTY AT SAL’S HOUSE)
https://www.facebook.com/events/499118406802423/
SAT (4/6) WOODY’S LOUNGE, LAKE FOREST, IL (555 N. SHERIDAN RD.) W/ JOAN OF ARC + CAVE + HEAVY TIMES + MORE
https://www.facebook.com/events/340886292697045/
SUN (4/7) FORMERLY DEANO’S WINO, INDIANAPOLIS, IN (1112 SHELBY ST.) W/ CALEB MCCOACH + THE BONESETTERS
MON (4/8) GAY DUDES ANNEX, BLOOMINGTON, IN (1022 W. KIRKWOOD AVE.) W/ THEE OPEN SEX + BASTARD CLUB
TUES (4/9) AL’S SIDECAR, LEXINGTON, KY (607 N. LIMESTONE ST.) W/ SALAD INFLUENCE
WED (4/10) ZANZABAR, LOUISVILLE, KY (2100 S. PRESTON ST.) W/ NATURAL CHILD
https://www.facebook.com/events/614759028541115/?fref=ts
THUR (4/11) FIREHOUSE PUB, NORMAL, IL (107 E. BEAUFORT ST.) W/ THESE OLD GHOSTS
FRI (4/12) MUSHMAUS, ST. LOUIS, MO (2700 CHEROKEE ST.) W/ FALSETTO BOY + CUP COLLECTOR
https://www.facebook.com/events/139119099593468/
SAT (4/13) SKIHOUSE, CARBONDALE, IL (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ THE HEAT TAPE
https://www.facebook.com/events/341887552589441/
SUN (4/14) LAMPLIGHTER LOUNGE, MEMPHIS, TN (1702 MADISON AVE.)
https://www.facebook.com/events/476582019079473/
MON (4/15) WHITE WATER TAVERN, LITTLE ROCK, AR (2500 W. 7TH ST.) W/ ANDY WARR
https://www.facebook.com/events/122092007980153/
TUES (4/16) STONE FOX, NASHVILLE, TN (712 51ST AVE. N) W/ BULLY
https://www.facebook.com/events/533037560082071/
WED (4/17) THE WORMHOLE, SAVANNAH, GA (2307 BULL ST.)
https://www.facebook.com/events/531757130203271/
THUR (4/18) FARM 255, ATHENS, GA (255 W. WASHINGTON ST.) W/ LITTLE GOLD + TODD KILLINGS
FRI (4/19) 529, ATLANTA, GA (529 FLAT SHOALS AVE. SE) W/ TURF WAR + WALK FROM THE GALLOWS + BRUNCH
SAT (4/20) CHATEAU MOBY DICK, DURHAM, NC (118 NEWELL ST.) W/ SPIDER BAGS + LAST YEAR’S MEN
https://www.facebook.com/events/151882201638696/
SUN (4/21) BACKSTREET PUB, BEAUFORT, NC (124 MIDDLE LN.)
MON (4/22) STRANGE MATTER, RICHMOND, VA (929 W. GRACE ST.) W/ ROSEANNE + SPACEMONSTER
TUES (4/23) KUNG FU NECKTIE, PHILADELPHIA, PA (1250 N. FRONT ST.)
WED (4/24) BIG SNOW, BROOKLYN, NY (89 VARET ST.)
https://www.facebook.com/events/594401180579458/
THUR (4/25) RADIO DOWN, BOSTON/SOMERVILLE, MA (381 SOMERVILLE AVE.) W/ KAL MARKS
https://www.facebook.com/events/453323828069284/?fref=ts
FRI (4/26) WILDER ZANGCRAFT, LOWELL, MA (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ KAL MARKS + HELLOW SHARK
SAT (4/27) HARLOW’S PUB, PETERBOROUGH, NH (3 SCHOOL ST.) W/ PASSERINE
https://www.facebook.com/events/348992818535263/
SUN (4/28) HOUSE SHOW, BURLINGTON, VT (90 LOOMIS ST.) W/ HELLO SHARK
MON (4/29) TBA, BUFFALO, NY
TUES (4/30) MAHALL’S 20 LANES, CLEVELAND/LAKEWOOD, OH (13200 MADISON AVE.) W/ FILMSTRIP + MAP THE OCEAN
SATURDAY (5/4) DERBY DAY HOUSE PARTY, LOUISVILLE, KY (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ LUSHES + MEAH! ***
https://www.facebook.com/events/477870612266531/?fref=ts
SHOWS MARKED *** ARE ONLY STATE CHAMPION. ALL OTHER DATES ARE W/ ANIMAL CITY.
MORE INFO TBA.

SC/AC SPRING 2013 TOUR DATES. KEEP YOUR DIAL TUNED HERE FOR UPDATES.

THUR (4/4) MIKE N MOLLY’S, CHAMPAIGN, IL (105 N. MARKET ST.) W/ VICTOR VILLARREAL (OF CAP’N JAZZ/JOAN OF ARC) + SINGLE PLAYER ***

https://www.facebook.com/events/170795159740116/

FRI (4/5) GAHYE HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL (2218 N. MILWAUKEE AVE.) W/ LITTLE GOLD + TODD KILLINGS (AFTER-PARTY AT SAL’S HOUSE)

https://www.facebook.com/events/499118406802423/

SAT (4/6) WOODY’S LOUNGE, LAKE FOREST, IL (555 N. SHERIDAN RD.) W/ JOAN OF ARC + CAVE + HEAVY TIMES + MORE

https://www.facebook.com/events/340886292697045/

SUN (4/7) FORMERLY DEANO’S WINO, INDIANAPOLIS, IN (1112 SHELBY ST.) W/ CALEB MCCOACH + THE BONESETTERS

MON (4/8) GAY DUDES ANNEX, BLOOMINGTON, IN (1022 W. KIRKWOOD AVE.) W/ THEE OPEN SEX + BASTARD CLUB

TUES (4/9) AL’S SIDECAR, LEXINGTON, KY (607 N. LIMESTONE ST.) W/ SALAD INFLUENCE

WED (4/10) ZANZABAR, LOUISVILLE, KY (2100 S. PRESTON ST.) W/ NATURAL CHILD

https://www.facebook.com/events/614759028541115/?fref=ts

THUR (4/11) FIREHOUSE PUB, NORMAL, IL (107 E. BEAUFORT ST.) W/ THESE OLD GHOSTS

FRI (4/12) MUSHMAUS, ST. LOUIS, MO (2700 CHEROKEE ST.) W/ FALSETTO BOY + CUP COLLECTOR

https://www.facebook.com/events/139119099593468/

SAT (4/13) SKIHOUSE, CARBONDALE, IL (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ THE HEAT TAPE

https://www.facebook.com/events/341887552589441/

SUN (4/14) LAMPLIGHTER LOUNGE, MEMPHIS, TN (1702 MADISON AVE.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/476582019079473/

MON (4/15) WHITE WATER TAVERN, LITTLE ROCK, AR (2500 W. 7TH ST.) W/ ANDY WARR

https://www.facebook.com/events/122092007980153/

TUES (4/16) STONE FOX, NASHVILLE, TN (712 51ST AVE. N) W/ BULLY

https://www.facebook.com/events/533037560082071/

WED (4/17) THE WORMHOLE, SAVANNAH, GA (2307 BULL ST.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/531757130203271/

THUR (4/18) FARM 255, ATHENS, GA (255 W. WASHINGTON ST.) W/ LITTLE GOLD + TODD KILLINGS

FRI (4/19) 529, ATLANTA, GA (529 FLAT SHOALS AVE. SE) W/ TURF WAR + WALK FROM THE GALLOWS + BRUNCH

SAT (4/20) CHATEAU MOBY DICK, DURHAM, NC (118 NEWELL ST.) W/ SPIDER BAGS + LAST YEAR’S MEN

https://www.facebook.com/events/151882201638696/

SUN (4/21) BACKSTREET PUB, BEAUFORT, NC (124 MIDDLE LN.)

MON (4/22) STRANGE MATTER, RICHMOND, VA (929 W. GRACE ST.) W/ ROSEANNE + SPACEMONSTER

TUES (4/23) KUNG FU NECKTIE, PHILADELPHIA, PA (1250 N. FRONT ST.)

WED (4/24) BIG SNOW, BROOKLYN, NY (89 VARET ST.)

https://www.facebook.com/events/594401180579458/

THUR (4/25) RADIO DOWN, BOSTON/SOMERVILLE, MA (381 SOMERVILLE AVE.) W/ KAL MARKS

https://www.facebook.com/events/453323828069284/?fref=ts

FRI (4/26) WILDER ZANGCRAFT, LOWELL, MA (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ KAL MARKS + HELLOW SHARK

SAT (4/27) HARLOW’S PUB, PETERBOROUGH, NH (3 SCHOOL ST.) W/ PASSERINE

https://www.facebook.com/events/348992818535263/

SUN (4/28) HOUSE SHOW, BURLINGTON, VT (90 LOOMIS ST.) W/ HELLO SHARK

MON (4/29) TBA, BUFFALO, NY

TUES (4/30) MAHALL’S 20 LANES, CLEVELAND/LAKEWOOD, OH (13200 MADISON AVE.) W/ FILMSTRIP + MAP THE OCEAN

SATURDAY (5/4) DERBY DAY HOUSE PARTY, LOUISVILLE, KY (E-MAIL FOR ADDRESS) W/ LUSHES + MEAH! ***

https://www.facebook.com/events/477870612266531/?fref=ts

SHOWS MARKED *** ARE ONLY STATE CHAMPION. ALL OTHER DATES ARE W/ ANIMAL CITY.

MORE INFO TBA.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/614759028541115/
SC/AC APRIL 2013 TOUR. COMING SOON TO A SHITHOLE NEAR YOU.

SC/AC APRIL 2013 TOUR. COMING SOON TO A SHITHOLE NEAR YOU.

LAST STATE CHAMPION SHOW BEFORE WE GO INTO RECORD MAKIN’ MODE FOR A WHILE!
W/ DAVID DANIELL/DOUG MCCOMBS (OF TORTOISE) & OXMOOR MAZDA (EX-CABOLADIES)
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/509029555782255
COME ONE COME ALL, AND WISH US WARMTH IN THE FORREST.

LAST STATE CHAMPION SHOW BEFORE WE GO INTO RECORD MAKIN’ MODE FOR A WHILE!

W/ DAVID DANIELL/DOUG MCCOMBS (OF TORTOISE) & OXMOOR MAZDA (EX-CABOLADIES)

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/509029555782255

COME ONE COME ALL, AND WISH US WARMTH IN THE FORREST.

STATE CHAMPION “GODS OF THEATRE” TOUR 2012
WED (10/31) NACH BAR, LOUISVILLE, KY (969 CHARLES ST.) W/ DAUGHN GIBSON
THUR (11/1) DOUBLE HAPPINESS, COLUMBUS, OH (482 S. FRONT ST.) W/ THE ALTERED STATES OF UNITED SNAKES
FRI (11/2) FIREHOUSE PUB, NORMAL, IL (107 E. BEAUFORT ST.)
SAT (11/3) SAL’S HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL (3511 W. LYNDALE ST.)

STATE CHAMPION “GODS OF THEATRE” TOUR 2012

WED (10/31) NACH BAR, LOUISVILLE, KY (969 CHARLES ST.) W/ DAUGHN GIBSON

THUR (11/1) DOUBLE HAPPINESS, COLUMBUS, OH (482 S. FRONT ST.) W/ THE ALTERED STATES OF UNITED SNAKES

FRI (11/2) FIREHOUSE PUB, NORMAL, IL (107 E. BEAUFORT ST.)

SAT (11/3) SAL’S HOUSE, CHICAGO, IL (3511 W. LYNDALE ST.)

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/302200896556185/?ref=ts&fref=ts
ASTRO BLACK/CROPPED OUT/THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN 2012
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/267651673337923/?ref=ts&fref=ts

ASTRO BLACK/CROPPED OUT/THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE HALLOWEEN SHOWDOWN 2012

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/267651673337923/?ref=ts&fref=ts

TWO OF US (SAL AND MIKIE) HAVE NEW RECORDS COMING OUT THIS MONTH ON SOPHOMORE LOUNGE. BOTH ARE REALLY GOOD. THE CHRISTMAS BRIDE IS LIKE IF ANDY KAUFMAN, SAMUEL BECKETT, AND ACE FREHLEY STARTED A SEXUALLY FRUSTRATED MALL PUNK BAND. GIVING UP IS JUST AS CATCHY, BUT IN MORE OF A POST-POP-PUNK BLACK TAMBOURINE/MOLDY PEACHES KIND OF WAY. AND ALSO KIND OF MALL PUNK I GUESS. I DUNNO. BUY ‘EM AND DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. COMES WITH A FREE SOPHOMORE LOUNGE 7” OF YOUR CHOOSING IF YOU ORDER BY SATURDAY (7/7/). JUST E-MAIL SOPHOMORELOUNGE AT GMAIL DOT COM AND TELL THEM WHAT YOU WANT.

http://sophomoreloungerecords.com/records.html

WE GOT ASKED TO PLAY THIS SHOW IN LOUISVILLE AND WE SAID OK. SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN. COME OUT AND BUY THE NEW XMAS BRIDE 12”. PROBABLY ONE OF OUR ONLY SHOWS ‘TIL FALL. BYE.
FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/388863894498585/
UPDATE: SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM CHESTNUT HOUSE TO CATHOUSE

WE GOT ASKED TO PLAY THIS SHOW IN LOUISVILLE AND WE SAID OK. SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN. COME OUT AND BUY THE NEW XMAS BRIDE 12”. PROBABLY ONE OF OUR ONLY SHOWS ‘TIL FALL. BYE.

FACEBOOK EVENT: http://www.facebook.com/events/388863894498585/

UPDATE: SHOW HAS BEEN MOVED FROM CHESTNUT HOUSE TO CATHOUSE

ANIMAL CITY/STATE CHAMP FAMILY PORTRAIT. MURFREESBORO, TN, OCTOBER 2011.
PHOTO BY LEVI “GRAPE” YASTROW.

ANIMAL CITY/STATE CHAMP FAMILY PORTRAIT. MURFREESBORO, TN, OCTOBER 2011.

PHOTO BY LEVI “GRAPE” YASTROW.

STATE CHAMPION upheld the long and storied history of Louisville and Chicago’s music interconnected… Digging into the dregs of Royal Trux sludge Americana, angular punk, and torch ballads done with malice, State Champion accentuates the punk suffix in cowpunk. Weird, wonky, and wild, State Champion are a sight to behold live with their unbridled energy and extremely art-damaged take on electric folk.

Insightful coverage of the State Champion/200 Years/Old Baby (record release) show at Zanzabar from Kenny Bloggins and the fine folks at Distonal Magazine. Plenty more words and photos here…
http://www.distonal.com/2012/04/photos-gif-old-baby-200-years-and-state-champion-zanzabar-louisville-4-11-12/
*Photo by Michael Powell

STATE CHAMPION upheld the long and storied history of Louisville and Chicago’s music interconnected Digging into the dregs of Royal Trux sludge Americana, angular punk, and torch ballads done with malice, State Champion accentuates the punk suffix in cowpunk. Weird, wonky, and wild, State Champion are a sight to behold live with their unbridled energy and extremely art-damaged take on electric folk.

Insightful coverage of the State Champion/200 Years/Old Baby (record release) show at Zanzabar from Kenny Bloggins and the fine folks at Distonal Magazine. Plenty more words and photos here…

http://www.distonal.com/2012/04/photos-gif-old-baby-200-years-and-state-champion-zanzabar-louisville-4-11-12/

*Photo by Michael Powell


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FORGOT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR QUITE LITERALLY THE BEST TOUR EVER. AFTER FIVE YEARS, WE CHECKED INTO OUR FIRST HOTEL AS A BAND AND ALSO OUR FIRST EMERGENCY ROOM. A LOT OF WEIRD SHIT HAPPENED AND WE MIGHT AS WELL KEEP IT AT THAT. IT’LL BE IN A BOOK OR SOMETHING SOMEDAY. WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HOSPITALITY AND ALL THE COOL PEOPLE AND BANDS WE MET ALONG THE WAY. IF YOU BOUGHT A RECORD, ENJOY IT. SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

FORGOT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR QUITE LITERALLY THE BEST TOUR EVER. AFTER FIVE YEARS, WE CHECKED INTO OUR FIRST HOTEL AS A BAND AND ALSO OUR FIRST EMERGENCY ROOM. A LOT OF WEIRD SHIT HAPPENED AND WE MIGHT AS WELL KEEP IT AT THAT. IT’LL BE IN A BOOK OR SOMETHING SOMEDAY. WE APPRECIATE ALL THE HOSPITALITY AND ALL THE COOL PEOPLE AND BANDS WE MET ALONG THE WAY. IF YOU BOUGHT A RECORD, ENJOY IT. SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

STATE CHAMPION SPRING 2012 TOUR. Starting this weekend in IL/MO. Full list of dates HERE.

STATE CHAMPION SPRING 2012 TOUR. Starting this weekend in IL/MO. Full list of dates HERE.


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