makin’ makin’ makin’ music. new stuff new stuff new stuff in the works. year in year in year in review up soon. in the mean in the mean in the mean time check out check out check omahype.com.

A few things to mention this week:

For one, our 10/14/10 set from our show at Rachael’s Cafe in Bloomington IN is available for free download via LO-FI SHOWCASE. Live and raw. Meow.

Also, TP member Will Silvey Simons (er, that’s me) will play a couple solo tunes tomorrow night at Daily Grub restaurant. Should be a fun, intimate experience. A slew of Slumber Party artists will also perform as well as sets by Alex McManus and Simon Joyner. Get there early for a delish vegan dish! Tickets and more info: http://slumberpartyrecords.com/dailygrubconcert/.

-will/TP

ps–here’s a peek of the weather here right now:

10/14/10: We drove away from the setting sun towards Iowa City. I-80 semi trucks led the way. We played to only a few people at Gabe’s, even though we had a nice show preview in The Daily Iowan. We spent the night in a hotel.

10/15/10: We drove several hours to get to Bloomington, Indiana, passing through Midwestern city after Midwestern city (Terre Haute, Indiana below).

The last few miles rolling into Bloomington along Highway 46 were especially pleasant.

After some dinner courtesy of Matt Hutton (aka My Pal Dragon), we all headed to Racheal’s Cafe for the show, including an improv set courtesy of Alex and Jeremy.

Next up: My Pal Dragon.

Obviously, we all enjoyed hearing Matt play, including this song:

10/16/10: We woke early-ish and had breakfast at this cafe-diner with a a bathtub-turned-fish tank in the bathroom.

We said goodbye to our friends and embarked on another long drive towards Madison, Wisconsin.

Our show at Mickey’s Tavern went well. We played with this band called Flight.

That night, we once again stayed with our good friend Nick (of Icarus Himself) and his wife Katie. They made us Mexican food and engaged us in debate.

Yeah, but whatever!

10/17/10: On to Chicago…

…including a decent show at the Subterranean.

10/18/10: The last day of tour equaled the best show of the tour. We opened for Joan of Arc at the Empty Bottle. Pretty fantastic experience. We love you, Chicago. (Thanks to Rick for taking some photos.)

Joan of Arc-y stuff:

~~~~TP~~~~

Well, we just got back from a recent tour of the Midwest. We stopped by two cities we’ve never been to before (Iowa City IA and Bloomington IN) and had great shows in some familiar haunts (Madison WI and Chicago). The highlight of the trip? Opening for Joan of Arc at the Empty Bottle no doubt! Best of all, we’ll be playing with them again next weekend here in Omaha at the Slowdown, along with our friends and label mates Bear Country.

Also, hanging out with TP founding member Matt Hutton (aka My Pal Dragon) in Bloomington was a treat, including a brief reunion for our song ‘Heartifact’:

We’ll be sure to post some more photos and *maybe* even a video from our recent tour in the coming days.

A few other quick notes:

-We were nominated for at 2010 Omaha Arts & Entertainment Award for Best Alternative/Indie group. Very cool–our first nomination!

-We were also just featured in the ‘Salsa Powered’ section on the Brooklyn Salsa Company website. Check it out!

-A second edit of our video for ‘Home Office’ video should be up in a few days.

And remember kids:

~~~~TP~~~~

Thanks to Joshua France for making this fantastic video for “Home Office,” a track available on our Hearts Intersect split-EP.

We played the song tonight to a warm response in Iowa City. Now we’re off to Bloomington, Indiana to reunite with TP founding member Matthew Hutton (aka My Pal Dragon). Cheers!

Will hard at work making t-shirts for Thunder Power’s upcoming tour (and beyond). Why did he procrastinate so damn long?

it seems recent days have brought many of our good friends here in omaha some unexpected and tragically sad moments. this is for all of us who are completely beside ourselves right now.

original image by stephanie cross. hand colored by kacynna–no two are alike. !

when the summer strikes you become a night creature a porch sitting loon yeah you’re a fine creature and i’m one of you too i’m a night creature like you

THUNDER POWER TOUR DATES:

10/1 @ Lincoln Calling (Lincoln, NE)

10/8 @ Stir Live & Loud (Council Bluffs, IA)

10/14 @ Gabe’s (Iowa City, IA)

10/15 @ Rachael’s Cafe (Bloomington, IN)

10/16 @ Mickey’s Tavern (Madison, WS)

10/17 @ Subterranean (Chicago, IL)

10/18 @ The Empty Bottle (Chicago, IL) w/ Joan of Arc

10/30 @ The Slowdown (Omaha, NE) w/ Joan of Arc, Bear Country

BreakThru Radio is featuring the music of Omaha during the month of September as part of their “Spotlight on the City!” series. They show us some love by including “Casanova” and plenty of great music from many of our friends in the broadcast.

Check out the show: http://www.breakthruradio.com/index.php?show=11483

Many thanks to Lottie and BTR!