Friday, August 20, 2004

Please note: Today’s newsletter is brief -- BeansTalk is going out of town, but will be posting Monday, August 23, 2004.

What Everyone’s Wearing: Even Neiman Marcus is pushing their ponchos, which can be found everywhere, including department stores and “mall” shops. Given the trendy and distinctive nature of the garb, it’s probably best to not dole out tons of coin for one. We especially like the caplet ones.

We LOVE these: -- they’re really truly the best of the wonderful soy candles. More on this later.

Todd Tour Dates: Josh Todd has added more tour dates to their on-going U.S. trek in support of their “You Made Me” album, which is out now through a partnership between TODD Entertainment, LLC. and XSRecords. They’ll play several shows with Tesla, a show with Orgy, and make an appearance at the 3rd annual “Locobazooka” festival in Fitchburg, MA on September 26, 2004.

They’ve done more than six month’s worth of shows, including ones at this year’s X Games and Japan’s “The Rock Odyssey” festival along with Aerosmith and The Who. More dates are frequently being added. Hit Parader recently described Todd as “…one lean, mean rockin’ machine…this is a band that celebrates the inherent glory of rock and roll with every note they play and every word they say.” is the band’s website, which features photos, video and sound clips.

Here are the confirmed tour dates:


Fri 8/27 Long Beach, CA The Vault (with Orgy)

Sun 9/5 Lauderhill, FL Hot Dogs

Sat 9/11 South Park, CO South Park Music Festival

Thu 9/16 Atlanta, GA Coca Cola Roxy Theatre (with Tesla)

Fri 9/17 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues (with Tesla)

Sun 9/19 Washington, DC Nations (with Tesla)

Mon 9/20 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café (with Tesla)

Fri 9/24 Hampton Beach, NH HB Casino Ballroom (with Tesla)

Sat 9/25 Clifton Park, NY Northern Lights (with Tesla)

Sun 9/26 Fitchburg, MA Fitchburg Airport (Locobazooka)

Fri 10/1 Dewey Beach, DE Dewey Beach Music Conference

Sat 10/2 Philadelphia, PA Grape Street Philadelphia