you live anywhere near Wichita Falls, TX, tune into 106.3 FM the
Buzz this Thursday at 4 p.m. We'll be on with DJ Vicki Vox playing
a couple of new tunes and generally making your drive-time brighter.
You might be able to listen in at www.1063thebuzz.com
if you live anywhere near Oklahoma City, we had such a good time
playing there last weekend, that we're rocking again this weekend!
FRIDAY, July 30
Wormy Dog OKC, Bricktown
21+, $5 cover
go in next month to begin recording the follow-up to Listen. We'll
be recording at Reeltime
Audio in Denton, TX with Eric Delegaard. Eric is a great producer,
and has worked with Upside, Bowling for Soup, Edgewater, and Jibe,
among others. We'll let you know when you can start hearing the
doesn't mean we're done with Listen, however. It looks like one
of the tracks off the album will be on a compilation CD released
by our pals at Budweiser
this fall. We'll let you know details when we get 'em.
we're still playing shows, of course. This weekend, catch the 12
Pearls rock machine at CLUB
CLEARVIEW, Deep Ellum, Dallas TX Friday, July 16
10 p.m. Make sure you tell 'em 12 Pearls sent ya at the door!
song "Raining," off of the Listen EP, has just been added
in rotation on Shonan Beach FM 78.9 in Chiba, JAPAN! You can listen
for yourself on their webcast at www.beachfm.co.jp
. Domo arigato!
the other side of the world, tracks from both of our albums are
now available for purchase on the new British, French, and German
iTunes. They're just 79 pence in Britain and 0.99 euros in France
here in America, we just got invited to showcase at the Midpoint
Music Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. The festival takes place from
Sept. 22-25 all over Cincinnati, so once we find out when and where
we're playing, we'll let you know!
we've got a BUNCH of shows this July. We start off with a little
southern Oklahoma tour, then hit Dallas and Arkansas before coming
back to the OKC. And it all kicks off this Friday, July 2 at the
909 SW Sheridan
with special guests Aslan
are packin' up the old trailer this weekend and heading to:
2200 E. Coleman Rd.
10 p.m. Saturday, June 12
18+ (we think); no cover (we think)
580.762.6797 (to check on the 18+ and no-cover parts)
City is JUST a short 90-minute drive from OKC or 45 minutes from
Stillwater (and 45 minutes from Wichita, too!), so won't you come
join us? If you do, and you come by the merch booth, we'll give
you a t-shirt. No foolin'.
decided to do something a little bit different this summer, and
visit some places we've never played. So in between now and our
next OKC show July 24, we'll be rocking Ponca City, Lawton, Duncan,
and doing a small tour of Arkansas (no, seriously. Arkansas. Yes,
they like rock music over there. No, seriously. Evanescence is from
there. Yes, Evanescence. No, seriously.)
other news, expect new stickers very, very soon. And some new recordings?
Could be... watch this space for announcements.
See you in Ponca!
to Andy and Elizabeth Beck, who were wed Saturday, May 29 in Norman.
Kit was best man.
12p news, we're getting ready to go back into the studio for some
more recording. When, where, and with who? Check this space in the
next few weeks to find out!
Thursday, May 27, 12 Pearls will be making an appearance in the
Indie Radio Live chat room from 3-5 p.m. CST. If you've ever wanted
to participate in a live online chat with the band, now's your chance!
Find out more at www.indieradiolive.com
, and while you're there, request some 12p.
our website was down for a couple of days last week, but everything
should be fixed now. It's a pretty long story, but we got hacked,
and we're not
hacked anymore. We appreciated the concerned e-mails, though.
due to circumstances beyond our control, our May 21 show was cancelled.
Sorry to all our Norman fans; we'll try to make it up to you sometime
this summer. We are still playing May 22 at the Moon in Fort Worth,
TX with our good buddy Taylor Davis. See you there!
you live in Norman, tune in to the WIRE, OU's cable radio station,
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Thursday (April 22). If you don't live
in Norman you can listen live online at www.wire48.ou.edu.
Brandon will be in-studio with DJ Katie to chat about the band and
play some new tunes.
if that weren't exciting enough, we'll be in Norman twice in the
next couple of weeks. This Friday (April 23), we'll be playing the
Relay for Life on the OU campus with Grupo Fantasma, the Sober Boaters,
and others. 12p goes on from 8 to 9:30 p.m., so stop by and say
hi. Then the next Friday, April 30, we'll be back at Brother's for
another fantabulous show with
our old buddy Taylor Davis coming up from Austin to open.
exciting news, but is it the most exciting news? NO! Because we've
got a very special show lined up this Saturday (April 24) in Kit's
Guthrie with Upside and the Feds. It's at the Swan Music Hall downtown,
admission is $5 and it's all-ages. And c'mon, it's '89er Day in
there's going to be a freaking carnival across the street from the
venue. Come rock out with the Feds, go ride the Ferris Wheel, check
out some 12 Pearls, go do the Tilt-a-Whirl, come back for some Upside.
What's better than that?
the kids and pack up the cats, 'cause Twelve Pearls has entered
the 21st century! That's right, kids, we're digital now. Tracks
from both our albums are now available to legally download on several
services, including Itunes, Rhapsody, Napster, BuyMusic, MusicMatch,
and Audio Lunchbox. If you subscribe to one of these services, just
type in 12 Pearls and let the music come to you!
news from outside the Matrix, we're going to be playing the Bricktown
Brewery in Oklahoma City this Saturday with our new friends Shaft
from Wichita, Kan. Prior to the show, 12p will be performing acoustic
for a special invitation-only party at the Brewery organized by
KRXO 107.7 FM. Hope to see you there (at both if you were invited!)
three months and ninety-one cds behind them, Andrew and Matt are
still going strong. Their CD-A-Day project has proven itself quite
interesting thus far. Andrew has been on a musical international
voyage. Matt has been tying up loose ends, and listening to scary
amounts of Van Halen. Keep tabs on all the music-geek action at
were excited to find out that our song "Always" is included
on Vol. 13 of the WSVN Hall of Fame CD series, put out by WSVN 89.1
FM in Thornton, IL. The CD was released March 30. For more information,
try to get some copies to have at shows for those of you who want
online publications, South of Mainstream and Plug
In Music, recently reviewed the Listen EP. See what they had to
was also a feature on us in a recent issue of Tsa La Gi, a magazine
at Northeastern Oklahoma State.
Check it out at
you're in the area on St. Patrick's Day, come toast the Irish with
us at O'Connell's in Norman. We'll be playing from 11:50 a.m. to
12:20 p.m. to rock the lunch crowd, and then our good pals No Justice
will be rocking later that day (oh yeah, and Vanilla "to the
extreme, he rocks the mic like a vandal" Ice
were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Curt Martin, lead
singer of 3 Strange Days, over the weekend. 3 Strange Days were
the Tulsa Budweiser True Music band, and they'd helped us out a
lot in the last year. Curt died tragically Saturday evening in a
traffic accident following a 3SD show; he had recently found out
that he was going to be a father.
show Friday (March 5) at Brother's in Norman will be a benefit for
Curt's family. We hope you guys can make it out. If you can't, we'll
have a donation jar at our show Saturday at the Bricktown Brewery
Pearls was recently named 2004 Oklahoma Rock Band of the Year by
Payne County Line. Check it out at www.paynecountyline.com.
second annual Mardi Gras party is going down this month at two locations.
On Feb. 13, we'll be tossing beads at Willie's in Stillwater, and
on Feb. 21, we'll be letting the good times roll at the new Wormy
Dog Saloon in Bricktown, OKC, with The Great Divide. Hope you guys
can make it out! Mention you read this for extra beads and Mardi
today (January 1), Matt and our manager Andrew will be celebrating
2004 by listening to a different CD each day in a musical effort
to see who can outlast the other (no CD can be played twice). You
can follow along with what's on the playlist at www.cdaday.blogspot.com.
hope everyone had a happy holidays. Ours were nice and relaxing,
but we're gearing up for an exciting 2004. Matt and Kit are rooting
on the OSU Cowboys on Friday at the Cotton Bowl, and the whole band
is gearing up for shows in Stillwater and Oklahoma City this month.
We hope you guys can make it out.
of Kit, Payne County Line has done an interview with him that's
now online at www.paynecountyline.com/interviews/KitNowlinInterview.htm
also invite you to visit www.redbudconcerts.com,
where 12p is currently
the featured band. Red Bud is planning to bring some big concerts
to Stillwater this summer, so keep an eye on them.
all you twelve pearls fans who don't live in OKC can now hear the
Budweiser/twelve pearls radio spot! Just click here
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would like to thank all of you who voted for us in the OklahomaRock.com
awards. It doesn't look like we won (we came in 2nd), but you all
did a wonderful job in showing your support for twelve pearls by
getting out and voting. Thank You all.
it's almost Christmas break, but before twelve pearls closes shop
for the holidays, we would like to invite you to our show this saturday
the 13th at the Bricktown Brewery. It promises to be another fun
night of rock as we team up once again with Falcon Five-O. The festivities
should get rollin around 10, so come on out
for a new interview with Brandon by Stan Moffatt of Payne County
Line productions. B waxes poetic on Oklahoma music, his memories
of Stillwater's strip, and the best guitarist he's ever played with.
we've just confirmed a show at the Samurai Sake House in Oklahoma
City on Thursday, Nov. 20 with Space Cadet (www.spacecadetband.com)
and the Feds (www.thefedsrock.com)
from Dallas. Space Cadet is a nationally-touring act whose debut
album, Greatest Hits, came out last month. It should be a great
show, so we invite everybody to come out. (Like we wouldn't invite
you... you're our favorite...)
and vote for 12 Pearls in the 2003 Oklahoma Rock Awards. We're up
for Best Rock/Pop act against Ester Drang, Falcon Five-O, Little
League Hero, Shade Seven and the Stellas. Vote soon because it all
ends Nov. 30.
of Falcon Five-O, we're doing a show with them Saturday, Nov. 15
at the Bricktown Brewery in OKC. Last time, Brandon fell off the
stage and Joe from FFO climbed up in the Brewery's rafters to sing
a song. And it should be even MORE entertaining this time!
to Jordan and Kerensa Doolen, who were wed in late September in
Jamaica and celebrated with a reception Saturday evening in Oklahoma
City. Brandon joined Jordan and friends for a five-man acoustical
jam to round out the evening's festivities.
here it is. All you twelve pearls fans who don't live in OKC can
now hear the Budweiser/twelve pearls radio spot! Just click here
12 Pearls will be playing the Rocktober Fest at Northeastern Oklahoma
State University in Tahlequah on Oct. 22 with Falcon Five-O and
the Midwest Kings. The band will play from 6 to 6:45 p.m., and admission
is free. And
if you can't make it to that show, our own Brandon Jackson is now
playing Monday nights with Steve Rice and Tuesday nights solo at
the Wormy Dog Saloon in Stillwater. We heard if you yell for it
long enough, he will eventually play "Free Bird."
are very pleased to announce that Shut Eye Records, a label based
in Atlanta, has included our song Mexican Boyfriend
on their new compilation My Morning Ritual, part of the Buzzlighter
series. Copies of the CD were serviced to major college radio stations
nationwide earlier this month, so if you hear some 12 Pearls on
your local station, let us know! Weve also got a limited number
of copies available for purchase at shows if anyones interested.
For more information on the compilation or Shut Eye, visit www.shuteyerecords.com
got a string of three shows in three days coming up in early October.
On Friday, Oct. 3, you can catch us at the Moon in Fort Worth, Texas,
with our old pal Taylor Davis. Taylors then heading up I-35
with us on Saturday to open up at Willies in Stillwater Saturday,
Oct. 4. Then on Sunday, Oct. 5 at 9 p.m., 12 Pearls will be opening
up for national recording artists Hum Machine at Bostons,
located at 18th and Boston in Tulsa. We hope you guys can make it
out to one of the shows
we should let everybody know that Brandon is OK. In case you haven't
heard or weren't there, B took a bit of a tumble off the Bricktown
Brewery stage (a five-foot drop) Saturday night in OKC, but after
laying on his back for a couple of minutes while we asked him concussion
questions ("Where's the Super Bowl this year, Brandon?"
"T. Boone Pickens Stadium?" "Ah, close enough"),
he got back up and finished the set. We weren't able to get a picture
of the fateful plunge, but we commissioned one of those courtroom
sketch artists to draw a diagram (see above).
Nashville New Music Conference has selected twelve pearls to be
one of the showcasing bands at this year's event! The band will
showcase at "The End" in downtown Nashville Friday, Sept.
12, at 8:50. We look forward to seeing all you Nashville twelve
pearls fans out at the show! Check out www.2nmc.com
for more details!
Tune in at 8pm this sunday night, august 17, as Twelve Pearls will
be the special guest on Hot 93.7FM in Stillwater! We'll be doing
a live interview, playing songs off the new ep, AND we'll be playing
a few new songs live in studio! If you'd like to get a free copy
of the new ep, just call in with a question and we'll be happy to
chat with ya...and give you a cd. The number to call is: (405) 372-5774.
Go ahead, give it a listen.
we have bittersweet news here in 12pearls-land. The bitter news,
as some of you already know, is that co-founder and longtime member
Jordan Doolen has stepped down as lead singer and guitarist. Due
to job and family, he can no longer put in the time he wants to
continue rocking with us. It has been a difficult
decision for him, but one that everyone agrees is for the best.
He will truly be missed, but we look forward to continuing a great
friendship and songwriting collaboration in the future. If you're
thinking this is the end of the band, don't
fret; we will still keep pushing forward in our quest to rock, and
we see this as a new beginning for the band. This is what the new
12 pearls will look like: Brandon will move to full time vocals
and guitar, while Kit will continue to lay down that
thunderous bass, with Matt thrashing that beat on the drums. That's
right, 12 Pearls will officially be a power trio for the time being
(that's four pearls per member, kids)! Come join us for a farewell
concert for Jordan at Willie's Saloon in Stillwater on Saturday,
August 23. We hope to have a collection of friends in attendance
to add to the show, so come check it out.
the sweeter side of things, 12 Pearls have been selected as one
of Budweiser's True Music Live Bands! We will be the Oklahoma Cityrepresentatives
in Budweiser's newest promotion for local/indie bands all over the
country. We are truly excited about this opportunity and look forward
to the next year with Budweiser. This will open the door for many
great things to come for 12 pearls, and we hope you all will be
a part of it. Come check out a 12 pearls show in a city near you!
For more information on Budweiser True Music Live Bands, check out
Also, keep your ears open for the 12 pearls/Budweiser radio spot
soon to be on Oklahoma City radio.