Yule Dogs Presents: A Merry Mercury Christmas

Our second annual New York City Christmas Show is confirmed for Friday December 12th at The Mercury Lounge. It’s a double-bill with The Knockout Drops, and Lifeguard Nights will kick off the festivities. Last year’s show culminated with surprise appearances by Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes, along with members of Radio 4, The Bogmen and more. Advance tickets are on sale now. Here’s the Ticketmaster Link.

Back in the Studio

We’re back in the studio working on new songs. Keep checking back for news about upcoming shows. Or join our mailing list if you want to hear from us directly.

Home Sweet Hoboken

If you’ve been keeping up with the band, you know that we’ve recently spent quite a bit of time recording in Hoboken, New Jersey. You might even say that Hoboken is our new home base. So we’ve decided to play our next show at Hoboken’s own Maxwell’s, one of the nation’s premier intimate rock clubs. The show is on Friday September 19th, and we’re sharing the bill with the ever-prolific Lifeguard Nights in celebration of their latest record release. How we’ve never played Maxwell’s is a mystery to us, and we’re really looking forward to it. The club is easily accessible va PATH train and NJ Transit. We hope you’ll join us there.

In the Studio Through August

For the rest of the summer we’ll be locked up in the studio at Hoboken Recorders. We’ve got a lot of material written for the next album. Now it’s just a matter of shaping it into some cohesive recordings. We’ll get back to playing live in the Fall, at which point we’re sure to debut the new songs.

Special Guest at Hoboken Recorders

We continue to work on our next record across the Hudson River at Hoboken Recorders. We’ve got a great studio set-up over there, and many new songs are underway. This week we were joined by Brendan Ryan, who played a killer accordian part on an alt-country version of our new tune Breaker Breaker. Brendan is a founding member of The Bogmen, and he also collaborates with AC Newman (of The New Pornographers) and Gordon Gano (lead singer of The Violent Femmes). It is a pleasure to have Brendan’s talents on-board.

Saturday, April 12th at The Mercury Lounge

Many thanks to everyone who caught us at Mercury Lounge this past Saturday nite. It’s always a special occasion when we play The Merc, and this was no exception. A fan gave us a mini-disc recording of the show, including our daring cover version of the Men at Work song Overkill. We’ll post it on our myspace page asap.

Our Own Paul McDaniel Meets, Hugs Ray Davies

Item! Last nite at Tortilla Flats, Wormburner guitarist Paul McDaniel spied The Kinks’ Ray Davies standing just a few feet away at the bar. The two aging rockers exchanged pleasantries as Paul excitedly recounted having seen The Kinks’ Come Dancing tour as a youngster more than twenty years ago. The iconic British Invasion songwriter was a perfect English gentleman throughout the entire exchange, even allowing for a brief (if somewhat awkward) embrace before being whisked away to play a solo show uptown at the Beacon Theatre.

New Songs and Bar Matchless in Brooklyn

We’ve been busy recording a batch of new songs in Hoboken. But we’re not too busy to play a show. Our next New York appearance will be on Saturday, March 1st at Bar Matchless in Green Point, Brooklyn. Also on the bill will be Lifeguard Nights and our “sibling band” The Behoovers, celebrating the release of their infectious new album Boca Raton.