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Top News: Tour Dates
Waterworks Available
Official Website
April 27, 2006

Tour Date Announced... in Peru?! - This appears to be legit. The band is going to be playing a show in Lima, Peru. on June 1st.

May 24, 2005

May tour dates - TOB is playing a few east coast dates at the end of May:

Fri May 27 NEW YORK - The Knitting Factory (tickets)
Sat May 28 PHILADELPHIA - North Star (tickets)
Sun May 29 WASH DC - The Black Cat (tickets)

March 16, 2005

SXSW TONIGHT! - The band is playing SXSW tonight. Details:

Wed March 16, 11pm Maggie Mae's (323 E 6th St)

September 15, 2004

California tour dates - The following dates have been added:

Mon OCT 18 SAN FRANCISCO - Bottom of the Hill (tickets)
Tues OCT 19 LOS ANGELES - Troubadour (tickets)

August 4, 2004

Waterworks Released - The EP is now available to order from the official site. There are 6 tracks, but oddly only 2 with David's vocal. Oed contributes several tracks, and there are a couple instrumentals. David's "Pedestrian" is probably the highlight. There's a song co-written with Allen Clapp that you might have heard TOB play live a few years ago.

On Tour, and the return of Riverside - Several East Coast dates for September have been announced. Attendees of the Philadelphia show will get a special treat because Riverside is reforming to perform as the opening act! Here's a list of venues:

Thu SEPT 16 BOSTON - TT The Bears (tickets)
Fri SEPT 17 PHILADELPHIA - North Star w/ Riverside (tickets)
Sun SEPT 19 NEW YORK - Knitting Factory (tickets)
Thu SEPT 23 MINNEAPOLIS - tba w/ the Owls
Fri SEPT 24 CHICAGO - Schubas w/ the Owls (tickets)

West Coast dates in October

April 28, 2004

Official Band Website - The official site at has launched with a fair amount of content. Cheers to Brett Schmitz for the heads up; jeers to the band for not notifying anyone about the launch, as usual.

Waterworks EP - The big news from the official site is a new EP called Waterworks. Supposedly it will be available in April 2004, but anyone familiar with TOB will take that with a nugget of salt. Here is a description from the site:

Waterworks contains five brand new songs from the band and foreshadows a new full length in the not too distant future. Initially, it will be available exclusively in the shop.
August 5, 2003

Official Band Website and News - Visit and you'll see a teaser page promising a new release and website "this summer." Here's what is known about this release so far:

The release is probably going to be an EP of new material. "Summer" might be a little optimistic. Also it will probably be initially available only through website orders. It might be self-published instead of using a label, like the original release of DJL.

A lot of people have noticed that only David and Oed are pictured, and are wondering what this means. Nothing's changed. Bobby is still around for whenever they need to play a gig or to record. Rob has retired from the band. Perhaps this is a news flash to you because they haven't said this officially, but it's been the case for the past few years. This disappoints me greatly, but at least Dave is still writing music occasionally instead of practicing law exclusively.

I'm hoping that once the site is running there will be an effective method of contacting the band. Right now there's some uncertaintly as to whether their snail mail address is checked very often (or at all). I presume that their email is still active, but again I don't know how often that is checked either.

New TOB fansite- More TOB website goodness. Be sure to visit Lorelle Graffeo's outstanding Between a Slide and Crash website. Launched in June, it features a terrific design and unique content and features. Bookmark it!

May 22, 2003

Cheers to the Happy Couple!Cathedral (wedding) Bells - If you're like me, you probably wondered if there was any way in the world to get TOB to play at your wedding reception, but discarded the idea. Well, Steve McCarty also had that dream, and for him it became a reality. On February 8th, he tied the knot and TOB was the band rocking the reception.

How'd he do it? Part of it, Steve says, was the lure of the ski slopes. Apparently the guys in the band love to ski and Tahoe was the perfect enticement. Steve was kind enough to send these photos. Congrats to Steve and Aimee!

groovin' to TOB

playing the reception

February 20, 2003

Riverside's Taste- There might not be any new TOB material coming out anytime soon, but you can now order Riverside's Taste CD online. Previously only available as a bootleg on cassette, the former members of the band produced this CD using the master source tapes, so the quality is terrific. Definitely worth getting!

October 11, 2002

Fall concert dates -- UPDATED- Philly show added! Here they are:

October 30: Southpaw, Brooklyn, NY (with Allen Clapp, My Favorite, and Hockey Night) tickets at ticketweb via (GET THESE ASAP, it's part of CMJ)

October 31: IOTA, Arlington, VA (with Sprites [former member of Barcelona])
no advance tickets, but email Skippy about a possible paid reserve list

November 1: The Five Spot, Philadelphia, PA (appearing with Allen Clapp and Sprites) only a $8 show, ticket info TBA.

November 2: Fez, NYC, NY (a special evening with The Ocean Blue, Allen Clapp, Kevin Tihista's Red Terror, Sprites, Marmalade, and See Venus)
Call 212-533-7000 to make reservations or Limited tickets available at when they relaunch next week

Rob- Missing from the upcoming shows, again, will be the long-absent Rob. A formal annoucement from the band is apparently never going to happen, so you will have to put 2 + 2 together yourself. You just have to wonder if (and why) Peter will again be announced as "filling in" for Rob.

As a tribute, here's a picture from Rob's last live performance with TOB, June 1997 in Reading, PA, harmonizing on "Past Future Perfect."

Rob, June 1997


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