Fun fact: none of us have any tattoos. Maybe we are commitment-phobes, but we do write our set list on our hands every night. And everyone knows hand tattoos mean you’re a bad ass.
On October 26, we are playing the Life is Beautiful festival in Vegas with sooo many great bands, and we wanna give you a pair of 2-day passes! Just draw your best coolest most bad ass family of the year inspired tattoo on you or your friends body & you could win!
Tag #letmegotoLIB ONLY if you can get yourself to Vegas. If you want to participate for fun, go for it & just tag #familyoftheyear. We’ll send the best tattoo artist something special in the mail whether or not you can go to the festival.
Twitter, Instagram,or Facebook us your ink and don’t forget to hashtag so we see it!
Philthymag.com recently got a chance to chat with Christina about this whirlwind that has been the first four years of Family of the Year.
Izzy Cihak: So you’ve gained quite a bit of critical acclaim. I’m actually sitting in front of 16 pages (front and back) of press materials that Nettwerk sent me. Have there been any critical characterizations of your sound that you found to be especially on point… or just especially amusing?
Christina Schroeter: Wow, sixteen pages! Well, Steven Tyler did call us The Mamas and The Papas on acid, to which everyone asks, “Weren’t they already on acid?” And since I can’t drop a cool piece of info like that without explaining it, a friend of ours used to work with Tyler and was driving him home one night. She happened to have our CD in her car and that’s how he heard us.
IC: And, for that matter, what is it that you think is most important to know about Family of the Year?
CS: We’re honest songwriters. We’re singing you our secrets.
IC: What do you consider to be the band’s most significant influences and inspirations?
CS: Heartbreak and hanging out.
Read the Full interview at http://www.philthymag.com/family-of-the-year-were-singing-you-our-secrets/
Check out the photos from Cabaret du Mile-End on Confront Magazine. Photos by Marie Claire / Confront Magazine
Specai thanks to Ryan Oftedahl of Falloom Photography took a few photos at the Varsity Theater show in Minneapolis.
Check ‘em out here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/falloom72/sets/72157635938264854/
Seb recently spoke with Sam Tweedle at PCA! Check out this lovely conversation they had and see a few photos we don’t remember taking…
“We look forward to recording a new album. We’re not really sure when we’ll start recording, but the writing has started for sure, and we feel really good about it.”
Check out this Q+A Seb did with Shane Nyman of Gannett
Family of the Year looks to keep good vibes going in Green Bay
and yes we’re playing in Green Bay on Sunday September 29!!
7 p.m. at Meyer Theatre, Green Bay
Tickets: $15 at Ticket Star outlets, 800-895-0071 and ticketstaronline.com.