Sunday, August 31, 2008

You killed my father. Prepare to die.

Hello. My name is The Subsidies. I'm a cover band that plays, well, covers. Good covers, too. You might not know me, as I've been gone for a whole month. See, I had way too much stuff to do this month, like go to weddings and bachelor parties, take a little vacation, even do some work-related travel. I know, I know. It's no excuse. And I am very sorry for my absense.
To make it up to you, I'll be at Rookies in Rochester this coming Saturday (September 6) from 9:30pm to 1:30am. I'll play bunches of great songs for you, so come on over and see me. It's been a long while, but I smell fresher than ever. At least for the first few songs.

Rookies (in Rochester)
Saturday, September 6
No cover charge! (that's like a free beer).

Monday, August 18, 2008

National Treasure 3: The Riddle of The Subsidies

This is a particularly difficult time for Subsidies fans. We're about 1/3 the way through our self-imposed "down time" to get through weddings, vacations, work travel, and a honeymoon. We are in Rochester on Saturday, September 6, but that offers little satisfaction for our metro area loyals.

So, to help get you through this tough time, we have provided a little riddle of sorts. The Subsidies added a couple new songs to their repertoire recently. Below is a photo from a rehearsal session, depicting the structure of a song. If you can figure out what the song is, we'll send you a shiny new Subsidies poster of your choice, autographed by the band. How exciting is that!?! Here's a hint: The album that this song came from has the word "CAT" in it. Send your solution to

Friday, August 1, 2008

Funny, ironic shirts are all the rage...

The Subsidies, fresh off a successful Summer tour, are embarking upon a large media blast for our forthcoming 3rd studio album, "Holy Shit Castles," starting with some humorous t-shirts.

Apparently kids today (what's the deal with kids today!?) like t-shirts with funny sayings on them. Don't argue this point. It's science.

So, we're pleased to show you the 21 t-shirt designs we've created for you. We'll have some sort of voting mechanism where you can vote for your favorite(s). The top few will be made into official Subsidies gear for you to buy - which will then help support our cocaine and whore addictions. Feel free to let us know which are your favorites using the poll to the right. Thank you.