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The Spooky Pajamas are officially working on a show for mid-February. This will be a 2003 Tour kickoff and CD Release Party as the new CD will hit the streets in February. The CD is titled Suburban Love Pants. Previously unrecorded tracks will include SuperPunk, Windshield Time, Mopeds, Mommy and Lightswitch. A specific date for public consumption of the CD has not yet been released by the band. Stay tuned.
Hide the women and children, the Spooky Pajamas will attack at 9421 Mackey, Overland Park on Saturday, October 26. The 2002 Wet the Bed/House Party Tour will once again go underground for a basement show. All have been commanded to wear a costume.
Into the Studio
The rumours are true. The local Pajama boys have been holed up in a Kansas City, Kansas studio trying to capture the magic of the SPJ's. With the assistance of Mixmaster Greg, the band is working on a 10-song recording. The CD will include five previously unrecorded tracks and five classics from the SuperPunk demo. The project started on May 17 and is nearing completion. The band is approximately halfway through the mixdown stage. No date has been set for a release.
New Material to Debut April 26
After a long absence from the Waldo area, the SPJ's will once again return to their roots with an April 26 show at Fin's Waldo Bar & Grill. The Pajamas played six shows at Fin's during 1999 and 2000, including their bar debut March 27, 1999. The band plans to make the best of their return by debuting two new originals and a "top secret cover" during two 45-minute sets. There will be no opening act, so it will be all Pajamas, all the time. Fin's Waldo Bar & Grill, 7438 Wornall Road, KC, MO. Phone: 816-523-9964.
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All SPJ Fans:
The SPJs will once again invade the Westport scene with a Saturday night, March 2nd appearance at the Hurricane. The Pajama Queens will be opening for Six Percent and Jeremy's Box at Kansas City's premiere live music venue. The SPJs plan to play rock style music. The Hurricane, 4048 Broadway, KC, MO. Phone: 816-753-0884
In other news, the Pajamas will get a little prepartion for the big Hurricane show by playing a Birthday Party Mystery Gig on February 23. All other details are top secret.
Waldo or Be Killed!
Grab your calendar and mark down this critical date--Friday, April 26. Fin's Waldo Bar & Grill presents "An Evening with The Spooky Pajamas." There will be no opening act and you get two 45-minute sets. YES! Not one, not three, but two 45-minute sets. WAIT! That's not all! Are you serious? You thought that was it. Hey read on, hardcore rock music fan. The band may even unveil some new tunes. They may not either, but that's the chance you take when you enter the mayhem we call Pajamarama. Fin's Waldo Bar & Grill, 7438 Wornall Road, KC, MO. Phone: 816-523-9964
Return of the Elves
You wanted the best, instead you'll get the Pajamas. The Tour that wouldn't die continues on with a special holiday engagement on Saturday, December 15th at Mike's Tavern. The SPJ's will open for the coolest three-piece band in America--Velvet Freeze. To get to this event, drive to Mike's Tavern at 5424 Troost. The Pajamas will start between 9:30 and 10:00. It should be a swell time.
End of the Road 2001
The 2001 Mommy/Elves Tour will grind to an end at the Fifth Annual Halloween Bash in Lenexa, Kansas. This will be the fourth straight appearance at the Bash for the Pajamas who made their debut at the 1998 event. This year a mysterious opening act will be added to the show and will crank up around 9:30 p.m. The SPJs will follow shortly thereafter. The function begins at 8:00 p.m. and everyone is commanded to wear a costume. The address for Halloween Bash V is 13304 W. 104th St., Lenexa, KS. We're all gonna get laid.
Despite taking a planned two-month hiatus, the SPJs jammed a show into mid-August at Jilly's and also made a somewhat impromptu appearance at the Hootenanny in Brookside, Missouri. The band opened for Eric at the Jilly's show on August 18 in what band members dubbed the loudest show of the SPJ era. The Hootenanny reunited the band after a month off while guitarist Sexy Moves "recovered" at a local clinic. In short, despite the plans for some time off, the band will be playing their third gig in three months when they take the floor at the Bash on October 26. Next up, the band will once again go into the studio to try to get some decent recording of the more popular tunes. Also, a move to a new studio is in the works.
The Pajamas will try to recapture the magic of their last Jilly's show by returning to the downtown venue on August 18. The band will be opening this time around for Eric. The show is likely the final bar gig in 2001for the SPJs as the boys will take a six-week hiatus after this show. You may ask yourself how does this plan differ from any other SPJ show. Only in one aspect--this break is planned. The band will try to reorganize in late September for the Hootenanny in Brookside, then finish out by playing in their Fourth consecutive Halloween Bash in late October. The Bash is moving to a new location in Overland Park.
Jilly's is located at 1744 Broadway. Come for the beer stay for the noise.
Downtown with the SPJ's
The laziest band in America is back at it again. The Pajamas will once again return to the surface with a June 30th performance at Jilly's in downtown Kansas City. Details are still a little scarce, but we do know that Velvet Freeze has agreed to join in on the fun. The SPJ's actually played at the Jilly's location last year when it was called Pauly's. Jilly's is located at 1744 Broadway. Come and enjoy the noise.
Secret Olathe Show
The band will be return to action this Saturday in Olathe, KS. The event is a birthday party for Scott's roommate's boss. The band will be going on at about 10:30 and expects to play a full set. The SPJs are sporting nearly two hours of material now, so it should be a lengthy jam session. The directions we were provided are as follows:
to 10 Highway
All are welcome, if you can find it.
Despite going head-to-head with Gladiator and Crouching Pig, Dangerous Badger*, a good-sized crowd turned out to help the Pajamas kick off the spring leg of the 2001 tour last Sunday (3/25) at the Hurricane. It turned out to be a bonus for everyone, as The Urge made an impromptu guest appearance after the SPJs completed their set. Possibly inspired by the Pajamas, The Urge put forth a truly killer set. As for the Spooky boys, they delivered three new tunes as promised: Lightswitch, Mommy and Virus. Lightswitch seemed to get the best reaction.
There are currently no official plans for the next show, but venues are being discussed. As soon as official word is released, we will let you know.
truly hardcore fans that make it out to the Hurricane this Sunday
(3/25), the rewards will be great. The band will unveil
three new originals, pass out free stickers and have
another 20-25 free "SuperPunk" demo CDs
available. This opening show for the 2001 Searching For
Elves Tour will feature the debut of "Mommy,"
"Lightswitch" and "Virus." The band
recently put the finishing touches on the new tunes after
eight tough weeks in the studio and is eager to test
drive them in front of a live audience. "Mommy"
is a definite sing along number.
Cyber with the Pajamas
website's chat room hasn't ever really taken off. To
change that, we are setting up a weekly chat time on
Tuesday's at 6:00 p.m. CST. We encourage everyone to use
the room early and often. Jay gives good cyber.
are back in business and plan to kick off the 2001
Searching For Elves Tour with a Sunday, March 25 show at
the Hurricane in Westport. The band returned to the
studio in mid-January and has been working up a few new
tunes for the new year. The new material should be ready
for the Hurricane show. Although details are still a
little tentative, the band will probably take the stage
at 10:30 p.m. The event is billed as Original Sin Sunday
with The Filter.
following e-mail came in from bassist Jay Thornton. He
did not reveal the source.