New Year’s Eve we are hosting a Roaring 20's Speakeasy at The Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH.
The unofficial end of summer has come and gone. With it, a ton of fun and some great shows from the Upper Valley to the seacoast to Martha's Vineyard. We can't possibly thank all of you enough for your continued love and support. We will do our best to keep you entertained by keeping the setlist fresh at every show!
Next on the agenda: Autumn shows leading up to an all new theme for New Year's Eve!
A couple of highlights:
Frank Fest IV
Catch us at "FrankFest IV" taking place at the Tunbridge World's Fair on Saturday September 15th. We take the stage at 6pm, followed by Foreigners Journey (a Foreigner and Journey tribute band) and Wanted DOA (A Bon Jovi Tribute)! Free with your entrance to the fair.
Festival of Witches
An all out frightful halloween party in downtown Portsmouth, NH at the famous Portsmouth Gaslight! $1000 in cash and prizes up for grabs!
$12 advance, $15 at the door.
Ring in 2019 with us!
We are doing a 1920's 'speakeasy' theme!
Think mob bosses and flapper girls!
NYE is going to be a fun one as we try to raise the bar yet again. There is a bang of elegance about this speak-easy. Visualise rambunctious fun, glitz and excitement. We encourage you to dress-up but no need to spend crazy money on an outfit.
Fellas, sharpest of sharp suits. Waistcoats, fine ties, suspenders, hats, pocket watches, everything pinstripe, the works. If you’re feeling bold, maybe even find a decorative cane to complete the outfit. If you’re looking sartorially superb, the rest of the night will fall into place accordingly.
As for the women, it’s all about the flapper dress and feathered headpiece. Whether you go bright and vibrant or black and dangerous, the flapper dress is a prohibition staple. It’s light, it’s free-flowing, and above all else, it’s danceable. In fact, there’s your litmus test for any prospective outfits for the evening: if you can easily bust a Charleston in it, you’re good to go.
Right now, we are only selling The Ultimate package. $294.00 per couple. Includes: Room, Dinner, Show, Champagne Toast, Breakfast. Call The Fireside Inn, West Lebanon, NH, for tickets: 603-298-5900.
NEW MERCH! By popular demand: Female cut Racerback Tank tops! Head to our online store or get one at a show!
Plus, we will be performing many. many more shows all over New England. Check the schedule at conniptionfits.com for a full list.
-Stevens, Jamie & Jeff
2018 is filling up nicely.
That's always nice when you work in a field with exactly zero job security. We've been working hard to freshen up our playlist, not that our "stand-by's" are not well loved, we just want to offer up something new for those of you who have seen us 50 times already. You know... we are trying not get lazy. We are really happy with the new covered we have added, they all seem well received and appreciated. The next step is to create some new original music... there are some big plans, but we'll wait until we actually take action before we release details.
As far as the gig are concerned, we can't thank our fans enough! You've been coming to more and more shows in greater and greater numbers. It is not lost on us, we are very appreciative! We've taken the liberty of recording a few shows, and will be recording more. Some of the vids have over 12k views on Facebook, however the YouTube views are really low. I guess that tells you where people are watching videos these days.
This year's date is February 24th!
We had such a great time last year, we absolutely MUST do it again! In C-Fits fashion we need to try and out-do ourselves, so get ready to push this one over the top!
Those of you who missed it last year, here is a collection of photos from last years event.
Our radio campaign has been cooking along steadily. We have a total of 96 stations spinning the C-Fits so far. Check it out:
Here's the radio report for the new release by The Conniption Fits!
In Week 11, we show that 96 stations have Added your new release, which is 6 more than last week. At least 15 of those stations have your music in Heavy or Medium rotation. Plus, at least another 4 stations have it In Review, so we can expect more action soon!
#263 College Radio Charts (#288 last week)
#14 Relix/Jambands.com (#25 last month)
Powderfinger Radio Tracking Report 12/11/17, 10:18 AM
Powderfinger Radio Tracking Report Campaign: Conniption Fits
KAFM - Grand Junction CO
#30 NACC. exit, gorgeous, monkey, a-yo
KBBI - Homer AK
KLCZ - Lewiston ID
NACC / 10 spins
KSYM - San Antonio TX
the call, fall apart, need you, gorgeous, pays
KWTS - Canyon TX
WDBM - East Lansing MI
i need you
WIPZ - Kenosha WI
WMCO - New Concord OH
secrets, need you, title track, exit, until, gorgeous
WRRW - Niceville FL
KALA - Davenport IA
KQAL - Winona MN
NACC. need you
WBGU - Bowling Green OH
WFCS - New Britain CT
secrets, may day, your hands, title track
WKKL - Barnstable MA
i need you, may day
WMFO - Medford MA
title track, until we fall
CFOU - Trois Rivieres QB
CFXU - Antigonish NS
CJSF - Burnaby BC
KASC - Tempe AZ
KBEACH - Long Beach
KCRH - Hayward CA
KCSS - Turlock CA
KCUR - Kansas City MO
KDEC - Decorah IA
KDHX - St. Louis MO
KEOL - La Grande OR
KGRG - Auburn WA
Light KGUR - San Luis Obispo CA
Light KHOL - Jackson WY
Light KKFI - Kansas City MO
Light KMNR - Rolla MO
Light KOPN - Columbia MO
Light KRCX - Denver CO
Light KRFC - Fort Collins CO prayed
Light KRRC - Portland OR
Light KRVS - Lafayette LA
Light KTCU - Fort Worth TX
Light KULT - Cedar Falls IA
Light KUMM - Morris MN
Light KVNF - Paonia CO
Light WCCH - Holyoke MA
Light WCHC - Worcester MA
Light WCRD - Muncie IN
Light WCUR - West Chester PA
WCXS--Steel Eagle - Orland Park IL
Light WCYT - Fort Wayne IN
Light WDUB - Granville OH
Light WESU - Middletown CT
Light WFIV - Knoxville TN
Light WGBK - Glenview IL
Light WGRE - Greencastle IN
Light WHRB - Cambridge MA title track
Light WIDB - Carbondale IL
Light WMFO - Medford MA
Light WMHW - Mt. Pleasant MI
Light WOUB - Athens OH
Light WRGP - Miami FL
Light WSCA - Portsmouth NH need you
Light WVUA - Tuscaloosa AL
WXBC - Annandale-On- Hudson NY
Add CFMU - Hamilton ON
Add CKUA - Edmonton AB
Add KAMP - Tuscon AZ
Add KAOS - Olympia WA
Add KDNK - Carbondale CO
Add KDUP - Portland OR
Add KFSR - Fresno CA
Add KHNS - Haines AK
Add KHSU - Arcata CA
Add KMSM - Butte MT
Add KMSU - Mankato MN
Add KNAB - Orange CA
Add KRCL - Salt Lake City UT
Add KROK - Leesville LA
Add KRUX - Las Cruces NM
Add KSJS - San Jose CA
Add KTUH - Honolulu HI
Add KVMR - Nevada City CA
Add KXSU - Seattle WA
Add KXUL - Monroe LA
Add Pizza FM -
Add WARC - Meadville PA
Add WCSB - Cleveland OH
Add WFSE - Edinboro PA
Add WGMU - Fairfax VA
Add WHFR - Dearborn MI
Add WKNC - Raleigh NC
Add WMNF - Tampa FL
Add WPGU - Champaign IL
Add WPTS - Pittsburgh PA
Add WSOU - S. Orange NJ NACC
Add WSRU - Slippery Rock PA
Add WVIA - Pittston PA
Add WVRU - Radford VA
Add WWSU - Dayton OH
WXAC - Reading PA
KCR - San Diego CA
KMUD - Redway CA
KUNM - Albuquerque NM
WICB - Ithaca NY
In Review: 4
CFUV - Victoria BC
KAXE - Grand Rapids MN
KBUT - Crested Butte CO
KDUR - Durango CO
KGNU - Boulder CO
KOTO - Telluride CO
KRCC - Colorado Springs CO
UMSL - Saint Louis MO
WBWC - Berea OH
WCBN - Ann Arbor MI
WORT - Madison WI
WTJU - Charlottesville VA
WYCE - Grand Rapids MI
KYRS - Spokane WA
Total Adds: 96
We didn't have a video for "Misinformed Informant" to stream on youtube, so we created this form "Casablanca" scenes. We make no claim to the video rights. Hopefully we don't get in trouble, but there are worse abuses all over youtube. Mainly, we want you to just listen to the song!
So summer is halfway over... ugh. That said, we still have a lot of great shows coming up! Be sure to follow us on Bandcamp or just check back here often to see where we will be next.
We have a new CD out now! It's a compilation of our greatest work plus there are 5 all new tracks on it. We hope you dig it and share it with friends. We realized that we have so many songs going unnoticed that we want to share with fans. We also wanted to make it easy. One CD with all the music we are proudest of. Available everywhere NOW!
Words and music by The Conniption Fits
Here’s a story I’ve been meaning to tell to you
It’s kind of long and it’s boring
And sections of it don’t have any truth
But if you listen, intently, there’s message I need to share
Hopefully you get it, hopefully you care
Once I was ok with a casual affair
But before long, without love, it became all too clear
That to carry on was to ruin it all
And to bury it all was to burn it down
So I covered it all with gas, and I laid the burning match
Yeah, when you’re alone again
And lift to your lips a halfway empty glass
I can be a friend with benefits and cash
There’s a war inside, and it’s trying to guide
My choices, but I don’t listen to the voices
There’s a horse to ride, I could let her fly….I could make it
It just sucks that I’m completely wasted
Hey, I’m calling you, it’s late a night
I probably shouldn’t be calling, but I’ve had to much to think
Would it be a major imposition for you
To cancel your plans and waste another day with me
Won’t you just think about it please
Still, you are hard to beat
Like driving too fast you never cease to thrill
Yeah, when you’re alone again
And lift to your lips a halfway empty glass
I can be a friend with benefits and cash
Yes, we are hosting a Masquerade ball! I think the idea originally occurred to us about 4 years ago. Why has it taken so long to actually do it? Fear. What if people don't show up? What if they don't have costumes? This is expensive to pull off, what if we lose a lot of money? All valid reasons, but as they say, nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Our Masquerade Ball will be held at The Fireside Inn & Suites on February 25th, 2017.
We have been working closely with The fireside to get the decoration, atmosphere and general ambiance just right. That said, we are still a rock / party band so this will be a rock / party Masquerade musically speaking. Everything else we will try to do as close to "right" as we can.
We realize dressing up for this is not "cost free". We would hand out makes if we could afford it, but so far we have not found masks that are affordable to buy in bulk. I'm going to have a great halloween costume for next year by doing this now, at least that's how I'm going to justify it.
So please dress up and get in the sprit of this event. As far as we know a masquerade has never been attempted in the Upper Valley, let's make it a success and show everybody that fun events like this for no reason CAN work here, not just in big cities.
Decorations & appetizers included, please come in costume, or at least with a mask for a reduced entry fee!
Details are still pending, but there will be a costume contest - prizes for best mask & best dressed.
Gothic, colonial styles encouraged.
Make your own mask, or buy one, just get in the spirit!
$20 advance, $30 the door.
Special hors d'oeuvres
As far as we know this is the first time anything like this has been attempeted in the UV, lets make it great!
Some ideas here: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/masquerade-outfit/
UPDATE: Well it happened and it was... AMAZING!
Thank you so much for your spirit and costumes, masks, everything was so, so great!
The schedule for 2017 is filling up! People often ask if we play weddings... Absolutely we will play at your wedding! We would love to be there! We try to schedule them well in advance, so let us know as soon as you can.
We are pleased to be returning to our regular haunts in 2017, like ALL of the Salt hill Pubs, The Woodstock Brewery & Station, Murphy's Taproom, The Portsmouth Gaslight, The Wagon Wheel, The Dusty Bottle, and of course The Wharf Pub on Martha's Vineyard to name just a few. The brand new Taverne On The Square has signed on for a string of shows, so has the Campton Mt. Ski Area as well as Attitash Mountian and Cannon Mountain Ski Areas.
Some Special shows we currently have lined up include February 25th at the Fireside Inn, West Lebanon. We will be attempting to pull of a full-on Masquerade Ball complete with make, costumes, the whole bit. A lot of this will rely on YOU, so don't be shy, get into the sprit of it! Nothing like this has been attempted in the upper Valley, lets do it!
April 1st marks the 5th (?!) Annual Pig and Poke Party at Cannon Mountian. This is a "somewhat" private event, so it's good to know someone who knows someone if you know what I mean. It's a racer of a party and one we look forward to every year.
July 1st we play our annual "Independence Day" show at River Meadow Campground in Haverhill NH complete with fireworks! This show is put on by our major sponsor TWB Automotive in Lebanon - for all your automotive needs call TBW Automotive 603-448-6787 (they really are the best).
July 15th we perform for Trucks Gone Wild again in Lebanon Maine. A crazy event that is certainly "out of the norm" for us.
August 24th we perform on the mall in Lebanon New Hampshire for the "Lebanon Dance Fest". Every year this gets bigger and bigger. The show is immediately followed by fireworks. Put on by the fine people at the Lebanon Parks & Recreation Department.
September 8th we have been invited to perform for the Hampton Seafood Festival at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. When they asked if we were interested, we said, "Seafood is involved? Well, yeah, sign us up!"
And filially, New Years Eve has been confirmed, we will be returning to the Fireside Inn in West Lebanon for another all-inclusive evening and a great night!
This is one of those songs that came in an instant. We recorded this over a couple of weeks and bam, the song was born. This also marks the first song that drummer Scott Kinnison played on. A downtempo emotional tune, we worked really hard to make sure everything felt "right". We really like this song and hope you do as well!
Your misleading friend,
had a well loaded tongue
bending your ear
with the story she wrung
November damp air
seeps through your coat again
You get bits of the truth
blended with fiction
she’s a rather well rehearsed
a glass splinter in you mind without an end
Here comes another one
Speeding lies and having fun
Oh Misinformed Informant unload your gun
Waste breath to make my case
It's written all over your face
Oh Misinformed Informant unload your gun
'Cause I will never misinform you
the voice of the spies ,
take a knife and cut
every extravagant lie
packed up the car
ready to make the drive
Got driving gas,
and spending cash,
a sleeping bag
and a dime of weed
A head on the dash,
makes it hard to leave
Why don’t they just say
Why don’t they just say what they mean
We could get out of dodge
We could leave it all behind
We could up and go
leave the world just wondering where we went
We are aging fast
It’s time we did one just last thing for us
Our new single is finally out! "Until We Fall Apart" is the first of two songs we began working on back in May. Really we could finish these songs a lot faster if we didn't have 8 million shows to play, but what fun would that be?
This song evolved around a guitar riff that we used as a pedal point. I thought it would be cool if we did a song where the bass root note moved around the guitar riff in an interesting way. As usual, we started with the drums and a rough sketch of the song. We performed it live and then started cutting parts and re-arranging them. The guitars bass and vocals were all added in layers after that. In fact, the final bass tracks were the last thing we added after everything else was in place. I am particularly pleased with the keyboard sounds I somehow managed to dial in. If you listen closely, there are synths throughout the song adding depth, but not getting in the way - a trick that is harder to pull off than you may think! I love the bridge synth passages. My fist real attempt at tweaking an arpeggiator instead of just playing the notes. I think it adds good counterpoint to the guitar.
A lot of thought went into the arrangement and recording of this one and we are happy with the result. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
The second song of these two songs we recorded in May is done and we will release it in the coming month.
Had a great time at the "Trucks Gone Wild" event in Lebanon Maine over the weekend. It felt like we were not he set of a Mad Max taping. We got there early to enjoy a few of the events, like the mud bog and head to head racing. The enthusiasm the participants have for the event is really contagious. It's a different world and a whole lot of fun. If there is and event like this near you, be sure to go check it out!
"I Need You (Ay-o)" continues to impact top 40 radio nationwide! Thanks to WFIZ-FM in Ithaca, NY and KFLW-FM in St. Robert, MO for adding "I Need You (Ay-O)" to their rotations. Now more stations are jumping on "I Need You (Ay-O)" including KCHE 92.1 FM in Cherokee, Iowa and KQCR-FM in Hampton Iowa!
Just added at 97.9/105.5 Kiss-Fm in Utica NY!
Shout out to 97-7 KKCK-FM in Sioux Falls South Dakota of adding "I Need You (Ay-O)" to their rotation! Awesome!
Still like a good old fashioned CD? Now you can get them directly from us on our website. Or maybe you have been hankering for some of our incredible and unique hot sauce, now in two flavors, sissy and legit! Stickers and brand new t-shirts will also be available in the coming months. We've kept the costs to a bare minimum and are offering free shipping to the U.S. $3 for the rest of the world. As always, we appreciate the support; when you buy from us, you help us keep going. Jump to the "Merch" section of you website and check it out. All orders are 100% secure and we never give your information away. Cheers!
June 28th we will be opening for Weezer and Panic! at the Disco at Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in Guilford, NH.
Summer dates are filling in fast! Check our tour schedule and be sure to follow us on Bands In Town for the latest additions and local shows.