Category: The Donkeys

Donkeys Jam the South West!

Now that yr done with Thanksgiving, it’s time to get out and shake off a couple of pounds. California & Arizona, The Donkeys have you covered with a string of shows this weekend and next….starting this Thursday right here in Oakland! So get yourself some tickets and hit it, baby!

Side note: we would be remiss if we did not mention the Donkeys classic self-titled album, NOW AVAILABLE ON DELUXE VINYL 10th ANNIVERSARY EDITION!!!! Get a copy from the band at the show….or grab one HERE!

The Donkeys December Southwest Shows

12-01 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
12-02 – Ojai, CA – The Deer Lodge
12-03 – Visalia, CA – Cellar Door
12-09 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar
12-10 – Flagstaff, AZ – Firecreek Coffee

The Donkeys now available ON VINYL!!!!

The Donkeys- Self Titled LPYou may have heard the rumors. In fact, a casual sift through the old Antenna Farm mailbag quickly produces the eager queries…. “Is it true??”… “Lower The Heavens is getting the wax treatment?!?”….”I heard on the twitter that this is coming on vinyl, man….don’t play games with me!”

Well, it’s true. We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of one of our all-time fave releases, the self-titled debut album from The Donkeys, by finally releasing the album on glorious vinyl. Housed in a beautiful gatefold, this is the classic album as it was meant to be heard. And it’s about time.

The Donkeys LP officially releases on Friday, May 6th, and will be available at your fave local shop on that day. Buuuuut…..if you can’t wait, I’ll let you in on a little secret. You can order your copy NOW by heading over to the AF store, and we will get it in the mail to you inside of 72 hours. So yeah, you can beat the crowds and get your hands on this amazing record RIGHT AWAY by clicking HERE. You won’t regret it.

And yeah, cuz I can’t resist the opportunity to jam ‘Lower The Heavens’, here is its. ENJOY!

The Donkeys release new Midnight Palms EP, hit the West Coast!

The Donkeys - Midnight Palms EPHey friends, it’s been a while since we’ve spoken. How are you? How are we? Who knows, let’s talk music!

Specifically, The Donkeys. They’re back, they’re touring the west coast, and they’ve got a brand new EP coming out February 12th. And it’s awesome. But don’t take our word for it, check out the video for the first single: Down The Line. But first, grok these tour dates and get on it!

02-11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
02-12 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
02-14 – Astoria, OR – Fort George Brewery
02-15 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern
02-16 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
02-20 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

The Donkeys – Down The Line

Pre-order your copy of Midnight Palms direct from our friends over at Easy Sound HERE.

The Donkeys September US Tour!

The Donkeys are back and they’re on their way to your town.

After a couple of shorter runs earlier this year, The Donkeys will be spending all of September on the road, cruising the south and the eastern seaboard before a run through the midwest and down the west coast.

Your faithful editor just saw them play in SF last week, and it was nothing short of awesome.

Be sure to get your tickets in advance because these shows WILL SELL OUT!

The Donkeys September Tour

SEP 3 THU – The Casbah, San Diego, CA
SEP 4 FRI – Valley Bar, Phoenix, AZ
SEP 5 SAT – Bowie Feathers, El Paso, TX
SEP 6 SUN – Holy Mountain, Austin, TX
SEP 7 MON – Walter’s Downtown, Houston, TX
SEP 8 TUE – Spanish Moon, Baton Rouge, LA
SEP 9 WED – Thirsty Hippo, Hattiesburg, MS
SEP 10 THU – The Spring Street Firehouse, Birmingham, AL
SEP 11 FRI – Club Downunder, Tallahassee, FL
SEP 12 SAT – Star Bar, Atlanta, GA
SEP 13 SUN – Second Sundays on Fourth, Winston-Salem, NCFREE
SEP 14 MON – Cat’s Cradle Back Room, Carrboro, NC
SEP 15 TUE – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
SEP 16 WED – Johnny Brenda’s, Philadelphia, PA
SEP 17 THU – Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
SEP 18 FRI – AS220, Providence, RI
SEP 19 SAT – Bug Jar, Rochester, NY
SEP 20 SUN – Double Happiness, Columbus, OH
SEP 21 MON – Louie’s Back Room, Kalamazoo, MI
SEP 22 TUE – The Bishop Bar, Bloomington, IN
SEP 23 WED – The Hideout, Chicago, IL
SEP 25 FRI – Midpoint Music Festival, Cincinnati, OH
SEP 26 SAT – The Replay, Lawrence, KS
SEP 27 SUN – The Hi Dive, Denver, CO
SEP 28 MON – Kilby Court, Salt Lake City, UT
SEP 29 TUE – Radio Boise Series at Neurolux, Boise, ID
OCT 1 THU – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
OCT 2 FRI – Humboldt State University UC Quad, Arcata, CA FREE SHOW
OCT 3 SAT – Starry Plough, Berkeley, CA

The Donkeys hit the West Coast!

Photo by Wes Frazer

Remember back in April when your faithful AF editor got all pissy because The Donkeys were heading out on the road but skipping the West Coast? Well what goes around comes around (or something like that, anyway) because the boys are back on the correct coast for a string of awesome looking dates at some of our fave venues.

LA, Portland, Vancouver, Seattle? Covered. As for the Bay, if you want to check these guys out this time, you gotta head up to the Gundlach Bundschu Winery this Saturday for the Huichica Festival. This always awesome jam features some great acts this year, including the Tyde, The Allah-Las, Gap Dream, EDJ, and a new AF fave, Ryley Walker. Plus many more. If you head up, you can find the AF crew rocking out in front of the stage or lurking by the wine dispensaries, come and say hello!

The Donkeys West Coast Dates

JUN 12 FRI – Sierra Valley Lodge – Calpine, CA
JUN 13 SAT – Gundlach Bundschu Winery – Sonoma, CA
JUN 15 MON – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
JUN 16 TUE – Media Club – Vancouver, BC
JUN 17 WED – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA
JUN 19 FRI – HiFi Music Hall – Eugene, OR
JUN 21 SUN – Hickey Fest – Leggett, CA
JUN 25 THU – The Irenic – San Diego, CA
JUN 26 FRI – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA
JUN 27 SAT – Pappy & Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA



The Donkeys Spring Tour!

Just a heads up if you are in the midwest or the east coast over the next few weeks, America’s funnest live band is on the way, and you better ticket up quick, cause The Donkeys sold out all of these rooms the last time they came through.


The Donkeys Tour


They’re still rocking tunes from their great recent release, Ride The Black Wave, out courtesy of our friends over at Easy Sound, but if you ask nicely, they will totally bust a cut or two from their Self Titled debut album that AF released way back in 2006.

See you at the shows!

The Donkeys Spring Tour

APR 24 FRI – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

APR 25 SAT – Flagstaff, AZ – Firecreek

APR 26 SUN – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits

APR 28 TUE – Dallas, TX – Club Dada

APR 29 WED – Memphis, TN – The HiTone

MAY 1 FRI – Hattiesburg, MS – The Thirsty Hippo

MAY 2 SAT – Birmingham, AL – Firehouse

MAY 3 SUN – Asheville, NC- The Grey Eagle

MAY 4 MON – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter

MAY 5 TUE – Washington, DC – DC9

MAY 6 WED – Brooklyn, NY – Shea Stadium

MAY 7 THU – Pittsburgh, PA – The Brillobox

MAY 8 FRI – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern

MAY 9 SAT – Cincinnati, OH – Motr Pub

MAY 10 SUN – Chicago, IL – Schubas

MAY 11 MON – Wichita, KS – Lucky’s Everyday

The Donkeys New LP Is Awesome And They’re Coming To Your Town.

Have you guys checked out the new LP, Ride The Black Wave, from The Donkeys yet? This record has been getting a ton of spins over here at the old AFHQ, and we’re loving it. If you haven’t gotten with this record yet, here is what you must do:

1. Stream this bad daddy courtesy of Spotify (link below), and then,

2. Pick up a copy of the LP when The Donkeys roll through your town.

Wait, what? Tour dates? For one of the funnest bands to watch on the west coast? Believe it!


The Donkeys Summer Tour

06-28 – West Hollywood – The Viper Room
07-02 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
07-03 – Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
07-05 – Norman, OK – Opolis 0
7-06 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
07-07 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
07-08 – Houston, TX – Mango’s
07-09 – New Orleans, LA – The Beatnik
07-10 – Birmingham, AL – Parkside
07-11 – Athens, GA – The World Famous
07-12 – Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light
07-13 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07-14 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar upstairs (early show!)
07-15 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
07-16 – Brooklyn, NY – The Knitting Factory
07-17 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
07-18 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland
07-19 – Chicago, IL – The Hideout
07-20 – Kansas City, MO – The recordBar
07-21 – Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07-22 – Salt Lake City – Urban Lounge
07-23 – Boise, ID – Neurolux
07-24 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
07-25 – Victoria BC – Continental Square
07-26 – Vancouver Island, BC – Rock Of The Woods Music Festival
07-28 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
07-29 – Seattle, WA – The Sunset Tavern
07-30 – Eugene, OR – Cozmic Pizza
08-01 through 03 – Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon
08-16 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
09-06 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah

Yes. And as promised, stream Ride The Black Wave below. Enjoy!

Antenna Farm Holiday Sale! 25% off ALL CDs & LPs through 2011!

AF Holiday Sale 2011!

Yes, it’s the holidays. This can be a stressful time, dealing with presents for your picky friends and relatives and crappy Christmas music! Well, last week we let you know about a great new holiday themed CD, Time Is Passed, by Foxtails Brigade, and that alone has made the season almost bearable for us. But we wanted to do something more.

So we’re having a sale! For the entire month of December, you can take 25% off of every item in the Antenna Farm Store, just use the promo code ‘foxtails25′ at checkout, and you’re on your way to incredible savings!

Yes, your threat to aunt Josephine that she’d understand you if she only listened to Agent Ribbons, or your suspicion that your cousins would probably be a lot cooler if they checked out Sugar & Gold, or thoughts about how your mom probably would totally dig Bart Davenport? All of these theories are on the verge of being reality, because it’s Christmas time! And we’re here to help!

Antenna Farm has released some great records over the past few years, and now is the time to take advantage of a great deal and get your hands on some modern classics! Whether it’s the bands mentioned above, or great titles from Social StudiesPapercutsThe Dry SpellsStill Flyin’The BotticellisThe DonkeysWinfred E. Eye and more, this is your one-stop shop. And just between you and me, the best gifts are the ones you save for yourself!

So yes, be sure to visit the Antenna Farm Store during your holiday shopping and our worker elves (who are we kidding! It’s us!) will be turning orders around in record time. And be sure to take advantage of our 25% across the board discount by entering the promo code ‘foxtails25′. Support the musicians who you love year around and save yourself some bucks while doing it! This is one purchase that comes with no buyer’s remorse, friend.

The Donkeys on tour with The Hold Steady!

The DonkeysStarting this Friday, The Donkeys head out on a string of dates through Texas, the mid-west and a few gigs on the east coast. Joining them for the bulk of the shows  in the midwest and east coast will be The Hold Steady…these will be great shows.

The band has been touring non-stop since the release of Born With Stripes on the Dead Oceans imprint earlier this year, and their live show is better than ever. And you can count on them busting out a few old favorites from their self-titled Antenna Farm debut album released back in 2006 (and on sale here). Be sure to catch one of these shows if you can!

Tour Dates Below:

^^^ w/ The Hold Steady
* w/
# w/
Langhorne Slim
& w/
The Late Birds & Dinosaur Feathers

08-19 – Marfa, TX – Padre’s Marfa
08-20 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
08-21 – Houston, TX – Rudyard’s*
08-22 – Oklahoma City, OK – Opolis #
08-24 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall ^^^
08-25 – Chicago, IL – The Metro^^^
08-26 – Omaha, NE – Toyota Antics Block Party @ The Slowdown^^^
08-27 – Champaign, IL – Mike N’ Molly’s
08-28 – Louisville, KY – Headliner’s^^^
08-29 – Knoxville, TN – The Pilot Light
08-30 – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse^^^
08-31 – Carrboro, NC – The Cat’s Cradle^^^
09-01 – Washington, DC – 9:30 club^^^
09-02 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory &
09-10 – San Diego, CA – San Diego Music Thing Showcase @ The Casbah

We Are All Awesome!

We Are All AwesomeEvery once in a while, we at Antenna Farm are reminded of how lucky we are to be doing what we’re doing: working with some of the most talented musicians and creative artists we know, doing our small part to bring their work to the world at large. A little gushy, maybe, but what can I say, Agent Ribbons just rolled through town last night and it was, as usual, incredible. So forgive us if the language becomes a bit…florid. We’re in mid-transcendence here!

Over the years, it has been our pleasure to release debut releases from the likes of PapercutsThe Donkeys,The BotticellisStill Flyin’ and Sugar & Gold, as well as albums from Bart DavenportSocial StudiesAgent Ribbons and many more. With a brand new album from Foxtails Brigade, we are going strong.

And with that, we are pleased to release a brand new compilation of some of our favorite tracks from the last few years. We Are All Awesome is a love letter back to these great musicians and a tribute to their craft. Featuring some of our favorite cuts from the last few years worth of AF releases, this is a great way to get yourself acquainted, or re-acquainted with the Antenna Farm catalog. And best of all, it can be yours for free!

Already charting on a bunch of great radio stations across the US, including (just to name a few!)  KFAI, KDVS, KVCU, KGNU, WRUW, KUCR, KALX, WNYU, KCSB, KTCV, KCPR (#1, baby!) & KXLU, this little collection is just the thing to help you kick off your summer jam.

And yeah, I said it, FREE. Just scroll over to the right side of this page and sign up for our mailing list (we send out updates about once a month, with tour info, free music offers, and more….and we will never share your email with anyone!) for a free, instant download of this great 15 song collection including the artists above and more! For more information about We Are All Awesome and info on getting a free CD version (just pay shipping!) click here.


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