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Fort Wayne songstresses, the Elky Summers are preparing to release their first ever, 12-song album. The path to this long awaited goal has been as varied and circuitous as the story of the band itself. “We aren’t the kind of band that can go into the studio and bang out 12 songs in 72 hours.” says keyboardist, Oona Hackbush, “We definitely took our time and wanted to try out all kinds of sounds and places.” And those places ranged from a luxe studio with all the trimmings in Indianapolis to a veritable, vintage gear warehouse in downtown Detroit. All told, the group recorded in 5 separate locations. The band is made up of four women from walks-of-life that are as diverse as their musical backgrounds. Singer/guitarist, Kay Gregg played drums for the Fort Wayne post-rock outfit, All Nite Skate, while Oona Hackbush has played keyboard in the Sugar Frosted Bishops and added tracks to a record by the Lurking Corpses. Drummer Jackie Davis plays with her church’s Praise Band while Bassist Jana Johnson plays stand up for the rockabilly quartet, the Sour Mash Kats. The 12 song album is set to be released at a specially themed show December 26th at Cs3. It will be available as a 12″ vinyl record, as a download for sale at shows and is online at iTunes. As for the long production schedule, Jackie explains, “It’s definitely been a journey, we made it a goal when we first started 3 years ago and now it’s so cool to see it happening” “I love vinyl records and I like to collect them, it’s so cool that to have my own to add to that pile!” adds Jana.
The ladies of the Elky Summers urge you to support your local vinyl purveyors this season. You are invited to an extra special, “FRIEND OF THE WORKING CLASS” in-store event, timed for all you public service employees that have to work on Black Friday, yet still want to enjoy Neat Neat Neat’s big Record Store Black Friday Event.
Where: NEAT NEAT NEAT on South Calhoun Street
What: The Elky’s will play a short set and you can pick up an advanced copy of the not-yet-released, new vinyl record.
A little bit here, a little bit there. That is what Elky Summers records are made of. Another piece of the puzzle fell into place this week of the Elky’s first full length vinyl release. Manufacturing an album of songs to be released in the vinyl format is a formidable feat. Like so many whirring gears in clockworks, every little piece has to fit into the parts around it. Today we got the stickers that adhere to the insides of each vinyl record. It’s a little thing, but important in its own right. Soon there will be a record party at Elky Manor, just to assemble all the pieces together!
Special because the show will be Monday, October 21st at the Brass Rail. The Elkys will open a whale of a show, sharing the stage with Fort Wayne’s own Lurking Corpses and the aforementioned ‘Dents. Swinging through to make their only North Eastern Indiana stop on the latest U.S. tour, these horror punks from South Carolina bring a ska infused punk.
“ They’re not just another cut- and- paste horrorpunk band. They really take the ska influence and effectively apply it to their songs the way few bands can. “…..Fedele alla lira – I tunes
The show now officially slated to start at 10 pm so! come out and party with the bands and who cares about tomorrow!?!
Monday, October 21st, 9PM sharp! This is an official “Friend Of The Workingman” show. Come out and see a show and be in bed with the covers under your chin by Midnight!
It all started with the inevitable, pre-show discussion of what to wear. The Ekys were lounging in their luxury practice lair when the subject of the Lurking Corpses show came up. The colorful Corpses always have so much stage presence and the girls were discussing how to fit in onto a bill that also included the very sartorially advanced band, the Evil Streaks. Fearing that they would fail to make an impression, they decided to up the ante by deciding on a unifying color and hair style. As it turns out, each Elky had a cache of hair pieces from halloweens, costume parties and general dress-up fun. It was decided and the excitement increased as the Elky Summers waited for the show. Crack photog, Mr. Steve Linsenmayer caught the band in action as they opened the night’s entertainment. There was a definite high energy buzz that suffused the set and a good time was had by all.
Halloween will come a little early as the Elkys share the stage with fright-rockers, the Lurking Corpses. The show starts at 10 pm and will go til the wee small hours.Sharing the bill will be Massachusetts Sweethearts, the Evil Streaks. They are described as sounding as “If you dipped, The Cramps, into a pot of The Sonics and added a pinch of sweetness of the Go-Gos…”
If you are looking for a nice getaway this Saturday, might we suggest an event happening in the small town of Roanoke In, located a short 15 minutes’ drive south west of the Fort. The Elky’s will cap off an evening of art from around the area by such greats as: Daniel Dienelt, Joel Janiszyn and Paul Demaree. There will be free beer and Bravas will be selling their own delicious, artistic creations. The Party starts at 6pm with the Elky Summers hitting the stage around 8. Beat the city heat with a drive in the county!
314 N. Main in Roanoke. We will start around 8ish, or later.