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Monday, June 20, 2011

Albany is MIRK

Hello All!

Well holy f*ck sticks this was a busy week!

On Tuesday we were in the NYC for this month's Ghetto Metal. Here is our bass player Kate getting ready to go in and looking as attractive as ever!

If that doesn't turn you on then something is wrong with you...

This event was sponsored by The Source Magazine, who seemed to really enjoy us! Here is what they said...
"Mirk Music always comes correct - with soul, style, and bearing gifts...Mr. Cheeks! This team gets the "I'm focused man" award. The music, lyrics, and stage presence are equally sealed tight. If only Drake and Ryan Leslie could see this...they'd be jealous."

Our good friend Mr. Cheeks was there spittin on our new release, Beautiful Music

Ghetto Metal was also being sponsored by a new fun fruity drink! I mean, if Colt 45 wasn't already the best thing in your mouth, now it is FLAVORED! That's right! Colt 45 BLAST comes in lemonade, watermelon, grape, and pomegranate (for the fancy ones out there). And if that's not good enough, the D-O double G is promoting the sh*t out of it...and so are we!

We had Wednesday off to recuperate because Thursday, Friday and Saturday we were all booked up.

On Thursday, we were reunited with Tess and her staff from Lark Tavern (they are all over at McGeary's now) for the After Alive @ 5 show. This was a BLAST! Not only was it fun for everyone dancing and drinking under the tent, but we all had so much fun vibing off the crowd AND we were able to show off our new banner...

On Friday we went a little north to a new hot spot on Caroline Street in Saratoga called The Paddock Lounge. If you haven't been there, it really is a cool place to go check out! We had our good friends The City Never Sleeps there to get the party started. Looks like John forgot to pee before he went on stage.

Before the show, we decided to pass out some flyers on Broadway in Saratoga. Steve must have been tired of walking, so he decided to try horseback...
He didn't get very far...

We ended the long week at Graney's Stout which just opened up in downtown Albany on Broadway across from the Beir Garden. You would never guess that this place used to be a furniture store! It is gorgeous! Great beer, great staff, great crowd! We really hope to get down there again!
People were snapping pictures all night and everyone was looking SUPA fly. However, during Steve's solo, Kate seemed to have her mind on other things...

This Friday we will be christening a new bar on Pearl Street, The R Bar (the old Envy Lounge). We haven't been here yet, but check out the pics of the food they have! It looks maaaaad good!

Then on Saturday we will be making our much anticipated return to one of our favorite hot spots, Elda's on Lark.

We are continuing to stay busy and bring you as much live music as possible while we are finishing mixing and mastering our new album. You can listen to Away and Beautiful Music (2 tracks off our new album) on youtube. However, if you want to hear more now, you have to come check out the live show!

Before we sign off, we just wanted to give a big shout out to our friends over at Nippertown for their write up on us at Alive @ 5.
"Fortunately, Mirk was there to save the day. Formerly known as Mirk & the New Familiars, the seven-piece served up a fab, 65-minute opening set that neatly balanced a firm funk foundation with undeniable pop hooks."
"And, oh yeah, any band that wants to mash up Timbuk 3′s “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” with Corey Hart’s “Sunglasses at Night” is AOK in my book. Can’t wait to hear the new album…"

We hope to see you all out there dancing soon. Thanks so much for all your LOVE and support!

MIRK signing out

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