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Bigger Lovers to celebrate 10th anniversary of ‘Honey in the Hive’ at Johnny Brenda’s Sept. 8

The slight return continues…

To mark the 10th anniversary of our sophomore album ‘Honey in the Hive’ (released Aug. 27, 2002 on Yep Roc Records) we will be playing that sucker LIVE, in its entirety – along with some of your other TBL faves – at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia Saturday, September 8.

Our good pal Cliff Hillis will open (along with one more support act TBA). You can get tickets right here, right now.

The geekiest of Lovers geeks probably know that September 8, 2012 marks the 10 year and one day anniversary of the ‘Honey’ record release show at the Khyber in Philly, a memorable night for two reasons in particular:

1. Scott Jefferson totaling the van en route to pick up P.B. for soundcheck, necessitating a fireman’s carry load-in wherein we stopped Olde City traffic as we pulled gear from the wrecked van off a flatbed.

2. Pretty sure we set the booze sales per capita record at the Khyber that night.

(It was also a pretty blazing show).

‘Honey’ was recorded in the winter of 2002 at Miner Street studios (when it was located in Manayunk, Philly) with our longtime pal Brian McTear engineering and Thom Monahan producing. It was our first of two releases for the Yep Roc label, and the first time we hit the road at length, touring the U.S. with bands like Centro-Matic, Bobby Bare Jr., the Waxwings, and Los Straitjackets.

There were nice reviews, a World Café appearance, a local TV appearance, semi-fancy dinners charged to record company expense accounts… we even stayed in hotels with ice machines a couple-few times.

Those were the party days, people.

And we will endeavor to re-live them to the best of our abilities September 8.

Call the babysitter. It’s gonna be a rager.

And keep it locked to, and our Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages in the coming weeks as we take a trip down memory lane with some nostalgia from the ‘Honey’ era.

Big love,


‘Honey in the Hive’ 10th anniversary show THIS SATURDAY in Philly

We hope you’re planning to join us THIS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 at Johnny Brenda’s in Philly to celebrate the 10th anniversary of ‘Honey in the Hive.’

We’ll celebrate the anniversary not with an ACME sheet cake and a hastily purchased Hallmark card, but by performing the album start-to-finish, along with some other choice gems from the catalog. Because that’s better.

Our pals Cliff Hillis (with whom we share a drummer) and Echo Orbiter are also on the bill.

The rock starts at 9:15, and tickets are going fast, so get ‘em here.

In the meantime, in case you missed it, you can download “Barely 5:30,” a lost demo from the ‘Honey’ era for free here, and you can watch us reminisce about the night Scott totaled the van en route to the ‘Honey’ record release show in Sept. 2002 here.

Call the babysitter now – it’s gonna be a rager.