Again…Again and Never Been Better back in stock.

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Just a quick note that we have both Ada Jane CD’s(Again…Again and Never Been Better) available for purchase in the merch section again. Both of those titles are also available at all Cheapo locations in the Twin Cities area.

Ada Jane has shows coming up in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Duluth, MN. There is also a Matt Marka solo show booked in Maine(!) for November. Road trip!!

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Ada Jane @ 7th St. Entry on June 29th for John Taillon benefit show.‏

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Hey, our friend John Taillon was recently in the hospital for several days. I doubt that I have to tell you how ridiculously expensive can be. This show is a benefit show to help him w/ his medical expenses. Please come out and support this show. 7pm door. 7:30 show. $7 at the door. 18+ show.

set times:
Cliffton Wales (7:30)
Ada Jane (8:15)
Standard Thompson (9:00)
The Phoenix Philosophy (9:45)
Kids of Comet (10:30)
Mister Fister (11:15)

I have presale tix for the benefit show on Wednesday, June 29th at The 7th St. Entry if anyone is interested. Advance tix recommended unless you plan on being there early. $7 each. e-mail me at mattmarka@hotmail.com

Hope you’re all enjoying the Twins not stinking as of late.

Thanks,

Matt Marka

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Thanks MPLS & Kato. Also, Again…Again and Never Been Better CD’s are out of stock.

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Just wanted to thank all of our friends, family, fans for coming out to see us at the 400 Bar in Minneapolis and What’s Up in Mankato. It was a fantastic end to the best Ada Jane tour that we’ve done. Come on over for a beer and I’ll tell you all about the tour.

Also, we are temporarily out of stock of both Ada Jane records(Again…Again and Never Been Better). We’re in the process of trying to get a few back from local record stores, but until we do you can find both titles at Cheapo in MPLS and I would assume on ebay for reeeeeeeeally cheap. Don’t forget about downloading the music from itunes or Amazon as well. Thanks for listening/supporting!

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4/27: Fresno St. University

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A noon show at the U of Fresno. There’s something not wholly right about playing rock music at noon. Rock music wakes up much much later, but play we do. Show goes well, and we have to tell more than a few people that we sold out of Ada Jane CD’s yesterday. Feels kinda good.

Now about that 35 hour drive we have back to Minneapolis. Ghaah!!

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4/26: Kern River Brewing Co./Kernville, CA

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Kern River is beautiful and it smells like citrus trees on the winding road that we take to get there.

It’s true about small town shows. They just go better. The people appreciate. We got treated amazingly well tonight at Kern River Brewing Co. by Eric, Rebecca, and the rest of the staff. Also they make AMAZING beer! The “Just Outstanding IPA” is a fitting name for that beer. Holy deliciousness!

The tour is winding down, and leaving California is going to be more than a bit depressing. Please tell me it’s not still snowing in Minnesota.

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4/24: Kimo’s/San Francisco

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Easter Sunday in San Francisco. The day starts foggy and then turns lovely in a hurry. Charlie shows us around his home city, and I start to think he’s completely insane for ever leaving….even to vacation. San Francisco is ideal living. I get what the fuss is about.

Charlie’s people show up to Kimo’s and it’s good times all around. We play great. We’re in mid-tour form at this point. It’s starting to feel like this is what we do. It may very well be a cruel return home.

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4/21: Alex’s Bar/Long Beach

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A show of small lessons. Lesson 1: Don’t leave the cap off your 64oz. water jug, because you are sure to kick it over while flailing around like an idiot when you’re playing. Lesson 2: Don’t leave said bottle of water near an electrical near an socket because when you kick said water over you might electrocute yourself.

Alex’s Bar is a great club. We play pretty well to a few nice folks, and again the club owners are apologetic for the small turnout. Weird.

Thanks to Pat for the Thai food!

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4/20: Redwood Bar/Los Angeles

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It’s 4/20 in LA. I thought between the smog and the medicinal marijuana that we’d barely be able find our way through the haze today, but the smog has held off..sort of, and I’ve not smelt a whiff of pot. Strange.

LA is one of those places that nobody seems to like, and I’ve heard countless stories about bands getting ripped off in LA, so I’ve approached it the few times I’ve been there w/ a certain amount of caution.

Our show goes pretty well, we get paid fair, the other bands on the bill are pleasant folk, and the show promoter aplogizes for the poor turnout. Maybe LA deserves a little more love. Maybe.

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4/19: Tin Can Ale House/San Diego

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In the last few days we’ve driven a ton, but the landscape has been beautiful. I-70 through Colorado, Utah, and Arizona is friggin’ beautiful, and the drive from Las Vegas to San Diego is equally beautiful. Never been to San Diego, but after spending few hours here I start to contemplate making Ada Jane a San Diego band.

Show goes amazingly well. Much thanks to Kelsey @ the Tin Can Ale House. Kelsey is exactly what I wish more club owners/booking people were like. Incredibly hospitable and funny. Also, she was looping the movie Purple Rain on the TV. Made me a little homesick. Then I remembered it was snowing when we left Minneapolis.

A few folks seemed genuinely excited about our show and praise Minneapolis music in general. Representing MPLS feels pretty good right now.

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4/17: Lion’s Lair/Denver

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Still sick. 8 hrs. of van time split between shivering and burning up w/ the flu. GHAAAH!

About an hour before the show we’re told that the sound person isn’t showing up w tonight. I start to consider bludgeoning myself w/ my 30 lb. Gibson guitar. 10 minutes before show time the bartender/owner(?) sound checks us and things sound fine. A few friends start to show up.

The show goes pretty well considering. One of the other bands on the bill, Lucida Tide, gives us their share of the door and we stay w/ some old friends of mine, Matt and Marion Anderson. Maybe the tide is turning.

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4/16: Pizza Shoppe Collective/Omaha

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The second I enter the van to start our tour I feel a little goofy. As we enter Omaha I know something has gone afoul w/ my body. Yep. I’m sick. First day of the tour. The touring gods are laughing at me.

We get to the Pizza Shoppe Collective and are informed that no opening band was booked because the person that booked our show no longer works there. We play to two people and I have to press my mouth against the mic to keep from puking. ROCK N ROLL!! It’s gotta get better than this.

Thanks to Ben for putting us up for the night.

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Ada Jane west coast tour starts NOW & pre-sale tix for 5/6 show @ 400 Bar.

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First off I’ll get to the May 6th 400 Bar pre-sale. Tickets are for sale for the 5/6 homecoming show at www.400bar.com OR you can e-mail me and reserve tickets for $5. Door tix are $8. I do believe that’s a savings of one PBR tallboy. Show starts at 8:30. 18+. w/ Government Subsidies and Rainbow Blight also on the bill. Pre-sales help us and the 400 Bar a ton, so let me know if you want to reserve some tickets.

We start our trek to the west coast tomorrow. I’ll be blogging about the shows, events, long naps, delicious beers, and such at www.adajane.com and www.facebook.com/adajanemusic. If you know anybody in these cities please do let em know about the show and tell them to bring us some free gas or an electric van with a robot driver.

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Thanks for your 2010 support.

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Hey, just wanted to say a quick thank you for your support, prayers, crossed fingers, good thoughts, anonymous large cash donations, chants, and general good will you’ve sent our way in 2010.

We, like many people/bands, are all sorts of broke, so we sat still a bit in 2010 against our will. But hey, it’s tough out there, right?! Touring and recording doesn’t make this band rich……which is why we’re planning on recording and going on a west coast tour this spring. Nobody said we were financial geniuses. We’ll have updates on the tour and recording in the coming months. 2011 is shaping up to be full of Ada Jane action. Happy Holidays.

Matt Marka & Ada Jane

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Ada Jane song @ Minnesota Twins pre-game on 7/20

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The Ada Jane song “Down The Highway” from the 2009 LP “Again…Again” will be in The Local Music Spotlight @ the July 20th Twins game. The spotlight occurs immediately after the first set of pre-show reads. Depending on the number of elements in the pre-game, that will be 25-40 minutes prior to first pitch. Go see yourself a Twins game on July 20th and hear our one song stadium tour in it’s entirety.

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writing writing writing.

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Our break from local shows ends on May 1st when we play the 400 Bar. We have some new songs ready and are eager to play then for you.

Also, just wanted to mention the passing of some great people, writers, and artists. In the past few months Mark Linkous/Sparklehorse, Vic Chesnutt, J.D. Salinger, and Howard Zinn have all  gone away and are very much missed. Salute.

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Happy holidays and free downloads from Ada Jane.‏‏‏

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Just wanted to send out a quick thanks and happy holidays to you for supporting Ada Jane in 2009. It was another big year for Ada Jane w/ the recording/release of our new record “Again…Again” (available on-line through our revamped website www.adajane.com or at all Twin Cities Cheapos locations, so stuff those stockings w/ 100 copies each), a showcase at NxNE in Toronto, touring all over the east coast, and two successful benefit shows for Street Kids For Street Music and and Legal Aid…..and that last Mankato show in November. WOW! FUN!

To show our appreciaton we’ve uploaded a few unreleased songs we recorded during the “Again…Again” recording sessions onto www.myspace.com/adajanemusic. The songs are “Don’t Go So Far Away” and “Stuck In Stall” and they’re available for free download to you from us. Cheers. See you in the new year/decade.

as always…Thanks,

Matt Marka of Ada Jane

throwing snowballs sequence

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