TWEEHOUSE #6: Misses Bitches, The Ilium Works, Sorry I Was Sleeping
One of the most enjoyable things about doing Tweehouse was figuring out which artists might work well together. My brilliant high concept for this one was "what if we had way too many people playing here?"
All three acts were scrappy multi-piece folk bands that normally play with drum kits and electric instruments. Misses Bitches had six members at the time—simply trying to visualize if everyone would even have room to stand was tricky. I was really looking forward to this show, if only just to see how full bands would translate to the space.
It ended up being a blast. The drummers played with brushes, some electric guitars were swapped for acoustic guitars, and no one's vocals were mic'd, but our living room was so small that every band sounded powerful. People often sit at Tweehouse shows. This was the first one that everyone danced at.
(This was also the most inspired I'd been making a Tweehouse poster. I decided to shove all the performers into our little kitchen, collage-style from photos I'd taken at IU shows. I'd always envisioned our posters as magazine covers—I figured this one deserved a special edition wrap-around design.)