(Maybe) Coming To A Town Near You : Karaoke Underground

(some of those sickening Austin hipsters you’ve read so much about participate in a gang chorus of The Lewd’s “Kill Yourself”)

Persons lucky enough to attend Matador’s 21st birthday party in Vegas last November might recall the enterprising duo of Kaleb Asplund & Hanna Ford, masterminds behind Austin, TX’s Karaoke Underground. For two nights, this lovely couple helped entertain some of the city’s most inebriated individuals with the world’s only karaoke songbook in which the works of Mary Timony outnumber those of Steve Perry or Desmond Child. I’m no Desmond Child hater — heck, I even wake up in the middle of the night sometimes hoping Rouge are doing alright — but KU’s astonishing repertoire of punk/indie-era hits and non-hits is the sort of thing that had numerous persons that weekend saying, “why, oh why isn’t there something this amazing in our sickening backwater of a hometown?”

(granted, I’m taking some liberties with these quotes)

Anyhow, I’m sure you’re thrilled to learn that Kaleb is putting the Karaoke Underground gear in the back of a truck and will be hitting the following exciting nightspots very soon. Feel free to let him know that some of KU’s biggest fans are eagerly awaiting the day this total fucking classic makes the song list.

Wednesday, 1/26 @ Hexagon Bar, Minneapolis
Thursday, 1/27 @ Quenchers Saloon, Chicago
Friday, 1/28 @ Mickey’s Tavern, Madison
Saturday, 1/29 @ Cactus Club, Milwaukee