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16 Poppermost News Nov 2003

To the press - for immediate release please:
To our fans - please enjoy the news:
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Poppermost Plows Path to Perdition

Poppermost turns up the heat -- as if the sin needed to be any hotter here in Vegas "hell" -- and plows a new path through all the music BS straight to Perdition.  So, why the "sudden change" in direction?

"Not so sudden," according to bandleader Alex Oliver.  "Roy and I have done great work as a duo ever since we started the band over two years ago, but options were limited when sketching out ideas for songs.  With the addition of Phil on drums, there was a change in the band's dynamic, making it possible to become the rock band we've wanted to be since we started.  Besides, we need more man power to keep the groupies away from Roy, not to mention protecting them from him!"

Poppermost recently decided that the bar scene wasn't the way to go.  No offense to cover bands, but playing "human jukebox" for a bunch of drunks wasn't what the band really wanted to do.  It was great for learning how to play together, how to play to an audience, and reinforced their ethic of "work hard, rock hard."  But how many wisecracks can you come up with in response to some rummy's request for "Baby Got Back?"

New Web Digs

In the time honored tradition of "out with the old, in with the new" the Poppermost web site has taken on a totally new look.  Check out "Poppermost Rocks" at http://www.poppermost.com/ and then please give your opinion by replying to this email.

Gig reminder -- Poppermost Rocks City Hall

Remember to come check out the lunch scene across the street from City Hall and see just exactly what "rockin' out" is all about.  Poppermost will be doing their damnedest not to get busted by "the man."  To quote AC/DC, "Rock and Roll ain't noise pollution!"

Friday Lunchtime Concert Series at Frank Wright Plaza
Downtown park across from City Hall (4th and Stewart)
Fri, Nov 7th, 11:30a - 1:30p
Free admission. All ages.
City info: 702-229-4614 or web
Bring a sack lunch or enjoy the on-site vendor (H&H Barbecue)

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Poppermost Release 10/23/03

Poppermost Rocks City Hall

Favorite local indie rock band, Poppermost, rocks the ever-lovin' stuffin' outta Las Vegas City Hall at the Friday Lunchtime Concert Series presented by the Cultural Affairs Division of the city of Las Vegas Department of Leisure Services.

Poppermost will be performing classic 70's rock and critically acclaimed original songs reminiscent of the same era for the season's last Friday lunchtime concert at Frank Wright Plaza on November 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Admission is free.  All ages invited.  Call 702-229-4614 or see The City of Las Vegas web site for more information.

Frank Wright Plaza is located downtown on the northwest corner of 4th Street and Stewart Avenue, across from City Hall.  H & H Barbecue will have lunches for sale or visitors may bring sack lunches.

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Poppermost Release 8/27/03

Birthday Bash at The Boston

Poppermost
at The Boston Bar & Grill

Mon, Sept 1, 10:30pm

1030 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas
(between Cambridge and Maryland Pkwy - map)
Boston info: 702-368-0750

$5 cover

21 or over
(unless accompanied by an adult in the restaurant area)

One free draft, compliments of Poppermost, to the first
50 people who print out and bring this flyer and present
it to Debbie Oliver while Poppermost is performing!
Come and have a rockin' good time when you finish up
your Labor Day with Poppermost, celebrating their
2-year birthday bash after Monday Night Football with
50 drafts, prizes, games, and fun.

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Poppermost Release 08/19/03

Get ready Las Vegas for the extraordinary entertainment experience of Poppermost!!!

Iowa Cafe (for "First Friday")
Friday, Sept 5, 2003, 7pm
300 E Charleston #101 (Charleston & 3rd)
Las Vegas NV
FREE admission - ALL ages
702-366-1882

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15 Poppermost News Jul 2003

Hello Popperpeople!

If you are ready to rock to some great live music and rip the Las Vegas night life apart, read on!  We, at Poppermost headquarters, would like to let you in on where the action is.  Take heed: squares -- stay home!

Come help us celebrate the second anniversary of Poppermost on Friday, July 4, 2003, 9pm to 1am at the new Moon Doggies, located at 1750 S Rainbow Blvd (between Charleston and Oakey), Las Vegas NV, 702-878-3392.  No cover, and you have to be 21 or over, unless accompanied by an adult in the restaurant area (which is the best place to see the band anyway).

We have the honor of playing the new and improved Boston, located at 1030 E Flamingo Rd (just west of Maryland Pkwy), Las Vegas NV, 702-368-0750 on Sunday, July 6, 2003, 8pm to 10:30pm.  There is a $5 cover, but it is worth every cent, and you have to be 21 or over (unless accompanied by an adult in the restaurant area).  We attended the grand opening for the Boston's new digs, and found it to be a great rock club with a cool atmosphere.  This is definitely the place to be.

We hope you'll join us in welcoming International Pop Overthrow to Las Vegas.  This popular festival has been rocking Los Angeles for the last 6 years, and now they've brought it here, just so we could play!  In the immortal words of the Church Lady, "Isn't that special?"  Seriously, IPO Vegas is a two day festival starting Tuesday, July 15th at the Palms, and Poppermost will be the opening act on Wednesday, July 16, 2003, 10pm to 10:30pm for the International Pop Overthrow Las Vegas festival held in the Palapa Lounge at the Palms, 4321 W Flamingo, Las Vegas NV, 702-942-7777.  NO cover.  21 and over only.  If you can't join us in person, then check it out via live web cast by http://www.nowstream.com/.  Long live Material Issue.

On a more serious note, we wish to express our deepest sympathy to the family of Leslie Belford for their recent loss.  Leslie passed away a week ago Sunday, on June 22 and she will be sorely missed by many.  Leslie and husband Rod founded the Worldfolk Foundation eight years ago, and through their efforts, this organization's support of the local music and arts scene will remain a constant reminder of what can happen when you leave out the unnecessary back biting, and fuse the scene with friendship and dignity.

Leslie's light will never dim, in that her dedication and spirit will always live on in all of us, if only we take a moment to remember what she stood for, and let it shine through us.

Thank you,
The Poppergang

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Poppermost Moment 6/12/03

Hi everybody,

This is just a quick update on a couple of exciting Poppermost gigs, but first...

We had a great time Tuesday night at the KKLZ - VH1 Classic Rock Battle of the Bands Contest at The Club inside the new Cannery Casino & Hotel, and we want to thank all our wonderful fans who cheered us on via email and your presence, and no, we won't really disown the few that couldn't make it.  Even though another band took home the main prize, we won, too, because out of 300 entries, there were only 10 bands picked to perform.  On top of that, David Fishof, one of the judges and the producer of the Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp, said Roy was his next choice for best bassist!

Upcoming Poppermost performances:

Friday, June 13, 2003 from 9pm to 2am
the new Moon Doggies
1750 S Rainbow Blvd (between Charleston and Oakey)
Las Vegas NV
702-878-3392
No cover, 21 and over

Thursday, June 19, 2003 from 8pm to 11pm
(with special guest blu realm)
The Saigon Restaurant
4251 W Sahara (just east of Arville on the South side of the street),
Las Vegas NV
702-362-9978
$3 cover, All ages

Friday, June 20, 2003 party from 7pm 'til you drop!
Grand Opening Party at the new Moon Doggies
97.1 FM "The Point" live remote broadcast 7pm to 10pm
Food and drink specials!
97 draft beer, 97 wings, 97 fries, $1.97 burgers
Giveaways!!
1750 S Rainbow Blvd (between Charleston and Oakey)
Las Vegas NV
702-878-3392
No cover, 21 and over

Friday, June 27, 2003 from 9pm to 2am
the new Moon Doggies
1750 S Rainbow Blvd (between Charleston and Oakey)
Las Vegas NV
702-878-3392
No cover, 21 and over

Thank you,
The Poppergang

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14 Poppermost News Jun 2003

In the words of WKRP's Dr. Johnny Fever, "Hello fellow babies!" and welcome.  Yes, we know.  It's been so long since you've heard from the gang at Poppermost, you thought we "sold out," "took the money," and "bailed like D.B. Cooper."  Well, you'd be right!  At this very minute, we're sipping pina coladas and singing Perry Como songs by the ol' campfire.  No, you haven't just stepped into the Twilight Zone.  This really is the June 2003 issue of the Poppermost newsletter.  Seriously though, we're still here, and in fact, last night we rocked Saigon along with Dylan Moses, and had a blast.  Thank you Dylan!

We regret not getting this issue finished in time to alert everybody to last Thursday night's great music, but here's your chance to get in on the action, because we're doing it again, and like last night, it's guaranteed to be a hit with the audience.  Poppermost will be performing on Thursday, June 19th, this time with special guest Blu Realm at the Saigon Restaurant, 4251 West Sahara, (east of Arville on the south side of the street), Las Vegas, 702-362-9978.  The cost?  A mere $3!  It doesn't get better than that for great entertainment.  The Saigon Pops is an all ages show, so bring the family and pop on through!  This is your chance to see the bassist jumping around like a flea on a hot griddle, and to watch as the drummer "hot-wires" the pounding rhythm like nobody's business.  And yeah, you get to laugh when the singer falls off of the stage... again.

NEWS FLASH!!!  We interrupt this program for "BREAKING NEWS" in the world of Poppermost.  We just got a call from KKLZ, and Poppermost has been picked to compete in the KKLZ-VH1 Classic Rock Battle of the Bands Contest sponsored by 96.3 KKLZ, VH1 Classic, the Cannery Hotel and Casino, Budweiser True Music, and Sam Ash Music.  It happens at The Club inside the Cannery Casino, 2121 E Craig Rd, N Las Vegas NV, 702-507-5700, on Tuesday, June 10th at 7pm!  Eddie Money will be one of the judges!  We need you to BE THERE, please, to cheer us on or we WILL DISOWN YOU AS FANS. :-)  Thank you, and we now resume our regularly scheduled programming.

We would like to take this time to thank some of our friends from California who have stopped by Vegas to watch us behave like spoiled, sweaty rock stars.  Or, in the case of our fun gig at Macy's, Simon and Garfunkel.  Hey Curt, Gaby, Erika, and Chris!  Thanks for the love, folks.  Oh, and Curt; Alex promises "no more bearhugs in public viewing areas."  Thanks to Shawn Eiferman for his help in landing that very unique gig, and for Macy's for helping sponsor local indie music.

A couple other bits of news. We started taping recently for our newest music video of "Erika," our latest single.  If you'd like to be a part of the video, just let us know.  We still have positions available, so get on board.  And Roy is running sound, for the third year in a row, (Congratulations Roy!) at GameWorks and some of the other local venues for Worldfolk's 5th Annual Battle of the Bands Festival http://www.worldfolk.org/schedule.html, so go cheer your favorite band to victory.

Time to say "cheerio" till next month, and thanks for everything from the Poppermost gang at Poppercentral.  This newsletter was brought to you by the number 8, and the "silent" e.

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A Poppermost Moment 3/18/03

Hello.  It's us, Poppermost!  We just wanted to let you know a couple of great spots where you can come and see our live performances in the near future, so be sure to mark your calendars.  Shiver me timbers!  I'm so excited I could just wet my frilly undergarments, oiy!  (This from Alex!  Roy says leave him out of the frilly stuff!)

We're pleased to be doing First Friday again, April 4, 2003 at 7pm at the Iowa Cafe, 300 E Charleston, #101 (Charleston & 3rd St), 702-366-1882.  No cover.  All ages.

And then on Friday, April 11, 2003 -- 10pm to 2am we'll be performing at the Off Ramp Lounge for the first time, 3935 E Charleston (Charleston & 95), Las Vegas NV.  702-438-4565.  No cover.  21 and over only.

If you haven't heard our new single "Erika" yet, here's your chance.  Please take a moment to hear it, then rate it by clicking here http://www.rateourband.com/rb/index.cfm?band_id=2336.  In order to keep us near the top of this cool list of bands every week, we need everyone to click on this link once a day, everyday, please.  http://www.flashrock.com/cgi-bin/toplist/topsites.cgi?poppermost.  These links can also be found on our web site http://www.poppermost.com/.

Thanks for your clicks and your time.  Until we have the pleasure of seeing you at one or both of these upcoming performances, keep dry and comfortable, and most of all, feel at peace with your world!

Poppermost

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13 Poppermost News Jan 2003
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Index
1: Welcome to the Popperlist
2: Popperstuff - Thanks for the memories
3: Poppertales - Thanks for the mammaries
4: Roy Pops Off - Be Happy, Don't Worry
5: Cheerio
6: Contact
7: Subscribe / Unsubscribe
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Welcome to the Popperlist
Welcome to the lucky #13 issue (only in Vegas!) of the Poppermost newsletter.  Once again, it's a new year -- time for change, renewal, growth, and rock 'n' roll -- and since we're already well into the year, you'd better get your butts in gear.  In this issue, we offer thanks, advice, and fun activities for your enjoyment.  For all you new subscribers who don't yet know the who and how of Poppermost, visit our web site http://www.poppermost.com/ for some history, pictures, music, and more.

Popperstuff
There are more activities below, so keep reading, but the first fun thing Poppermost would like to offer you is our live performance on Tuesday, February 4, 10:30pm to 11pm at Acoustic Asylum (A2) in the Palapa Lounge at the PALMS, 4321 W Flamingo, Las Vegas NV.  702-942-7777.  NO cover.  21 and over only.  Just in case you're thinking you can't come because you'll miss MTV's "Real World," think again.  The lounge regularly shows it from 10pm to 10:30pm on their huge viewing screens that allow you to ponder the true voice of "dysfunctional" in grand and glorious style right along with other "Real" fans.  Then just stick around for the real world of live entertainment -- us!  Is that cool, or what?

The next event that we know about, so far, is an opportunity for you and your friends to help support a good cause, learn a little about wines from ancient times, and have some fun.  We're going to an exotic wine tasting party and you're invited to this charitable fund raising event to help an Episcopal group with the renovation of their multi-use facility called Camp Galilee, a conference center and retreat located on the shores of Lake Tahoe.  The Poppermost duo, Steven Kalas, and friends will be providing live musical entertainment, so you can count on hearing some Beatles tunes.  The event is scheduled for Sunday, February 23 from 1pm to 4pm at the Alexander Dawson School, 1160 Town Center Dr (Town Center and I-215), Las Vegas NV.  Admission is $75 per person and tickets can be obtained by contacting Jackie Robinson at ByStavros@aol.com or 702-873-6496.  Remember, all proceeds go for a good cause.  To hear Steven Kalas ahead of time check out his band, PaperCymbal, on Saturday, Feb. 22 between noon and 3pm during Patio Days (a free concert) held in the courtyard of Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S Maryland Pkwy (corner of Maryland and St. Louis).

On KOMP 92.3's Homegrown Show with Laurie Steele, one of the radio stations that plays our music, we had the pleasure of being #8 on the list of "Most requested" songs / bands of 2002.  It was definitely a great memory for the year and we'd like to send a special thanks to everyone who called and requested Poppermost.  In 2003, we want to be #1, and that requires your help.  Please help us in reaching our goal; give Laurie Steele a call at 702-876-3692 on Sunday evenings during her "request" segment, and ask to hear Poppermost.  Tell her that you "just adore the sexy bass player."

We'd also like to say thanks to the staff of Las Vegas' Club 50 at N Lamb & Washington (formerly Legends Lounge), as well as our fans, for making our performances there really special.  And yes, Alex is recovering nicely from acting like a boob resulting in his on-stage fall, which occurred during the band's Saturday evening show last month.  Says Alex, "I don't know exactly what went wrong, but I plan not to land squarely on my ass next time.  Pete Townshend can KEEP all of that jumpin' around, man!"  We don't think so -- we think he'll always continue to have fun acting like a boob because he loves having fun with his music.  If nothing else, it makes life interesting and memorable.

You might want to take advantage of this little piece of news.  Have you collected your $20 payment from the major record labels & retailers yet?  They're forced to give $44 million back to consumers, but since most people don't know about it yet, it's going mostly unclaimed.  We checked it out and it's on the up and up.  Even if the individual claims are voided because too many were filed, it's still a win-win situation since the funds will go to music education, as mentioned in the AP newswire article, http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,57111,00.html.  Like Derek Sivers of CD Baby said, "It seems only fair that musicians should get as much of this $44 million as possible!  There's some kind of poetic justice here."  Tell any music enthusiast you know to file their claim at http://www.musiccdsettlement.com/ soon.  There's a deadline, so don't dawdle.

Poppertales
How many people, yourselves included, do you know that have already failed their New Year's resolutions?  Often the reason is because the resolution is unrealistic and hard to keep.  Maybe it's time to try a supplemental goal that is fun, like improving your love life, thereby allowing better stickability.  With that said, here are a couple more of those "re-ignite the spark" tips we've been having fun sharing.  Let's face it, love is always a great resolution.

#41 - Send a singing telegram to your companion's office or school.  Make it some silly little ditty that has a hidden meaning no one else but you and he/she will understand.  Be creative.  Only do this if you're sure it will be well received by your mate and is appropriate to the particular work setting.  The last thing you want is for it to blow up in your face, i.e., no nookies and cream for dessert.
#43 - Stroke "texture mitts" all over your mate's body.  Put together a collection of small pieces of material in different textures that are big enough to wrap around your hand. Use anything -- silk, satin, organdy, linen, fur, burlap, leather, cotton, nylon, vinyl, chenille, knits, terrycloth, denim, and many more.  Start out with whatever you have readily available -- you can always increase the collection with time.  For better control while stroking, sew or glue each piece of material to form a mitt that will fit over your hand.  For maximum pleasure, use as many of the mitts as time will allow.  A little patience with the embers of foreplay will result in a mighty fire.

We said this last month, but it bears repeating word for word.  Remember, communication is paramount in any relationship that involves two or more parties, whether it be lovers, spouse, co-workers, family, or even band mates.  Most problems can be resolved if people stay alert for adverse reactions and discuss them before brick walls of misunderstanding get built too high.

Moving on, we have a treat for you, dear readers.  This month's "Pops Off" is the work of Roy Al Rendahl, a.k.a. our "Little Mad Scientist."  More often than not, Roy is either busy on stage playing bass, or behind the scenes making sure the band looks and sounds great.  At the moment, he has something to "pop off" about, and appropriately enough, it fits right in with good ideas to use for change and renewal, so heeere's.

Roy Pops Off
"Don't Worry, Be Happy." I hated the song, but the concept is one of my guiding principles, at least it has been since my junior high school days.  In grade school and junior high (middle school to some), sometimes I would be afraid to take a test or give a book report or something like that.  So I would conveniently get sick, sometimes for weeks at a time, that is, until my mom would threaten to take me to the doctor.  Surprising how quickly health can return!  Sometimes this fear is caused by worrying about what others will think; it's what I now call the "What Will The Neighbors Think Syndrome."  I don't know why, but at one point, almost over night, all of a sudden I said to myself, "What's there to be afraid of?  Prepare as much as possible, do the best you can, then move on.  Don't worry about it."  I refer to this breakthrough as "My Big Change."  No, no, no, not a sex change, a mental change!  This new feeling is why I don't usually get stage fright now or let anxiety stop me from doing what I need to do.  I don't know where it came from, but if I could bottle it, I could make a million.  I think it's also kind of a Norwegian thing to appreciate what you have (the "Be Happy" part), because it could always be worse!  "Be Happy, Don't Worry."

Cheerio
Not only does he look the part, but as you can see from Roy's words, he actually has the wisdom of our little mad scientist.  Apply this wise advice to your own life and watch the positive results.  Just don't sing the song he mentions in front of him -- he's liable to "POP!"  Just kidding!  We'll see you at our fun functions listed above and again right here -- same Pop channel -- next month.  As always, thanks for joining us!

Contact
email: pop@poppermost.com
web: http://www.poppermost.com/, http://www.mp3.com/poppermost, http://www.cdbaby.com/poppermost
Alex Oliver, Suicide Pop! Records, http://www.thefaro.com/suicidepop.html, 702-384-0306, 1700 S Main St PMB 188 Las Vegas NV 89104 USA
Roy Al Rendahl, Trimordial Studio, http://www.thefaro.com/trimordial.html, 702-340-6748, PO Box 46015 Las Vegas NV 89114 USA

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Thank you,
Alex, Roy, Phil, Debbie, & Farrah

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