Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Shambu News 03.28.05

The Dissertation
The official newsletter of Shambu


Howdy Shambuuzers! It’s been a little while since the last full-length Dissertation, but we’re here to make it up to you with an edition packed with exciting news and a springtime cornucopia of gig announcements!

After hinting about it for the last three months, the Shambu lads now have a home in cyberspace! Get thyself on over to http://www.shambumusic.com for all the latest and greatest Shambu stuff, including photos, FREE song downloads, show announcements, and Shambumen bios. As a sample of the fun and excitement that awaits you, here is the Pete Burakowski bio section, in MadLib format:

To participate, please select the following:

1. Late 80’s/early 90’s electronic musical instrument
2. The name of a pop star
3. A chain restaurant
4. An illegal narcotic
5. An adjective
6. Another adjective
7. Another adjective
8. A Walt-Disney movie
9. Your favorite pet’s name
10. A body part
11. A Whitney Houston song title
12. A type of rodent
13. Another adjective
14. A greasy food product
15. Another greasy food product
16. A deep-discount clothing store

Then insert these words in the appropriate spaces within Pete’s MadLib bio:

In 1985, Pete first cut his teeth as the [1] player in [2]’s back-up band. Pete remembers fondly how he first got the idea to start his own band: “I was at the Canisius College Spring Fest a couple of years ago and I ate so much [14] that I went into a coma. When I awoke, I said, ‘I have to start a band as good as that [14]…just as soon as I’m done with this dangerously large helping of [15].’ Needless to say, I went unconscious again.”

His [1] playing was so [5] that [2] urged Pete to break away and start up a residency as the house band at the Cheektowaga [3]. So, Pete formed a nu-metal group called [9] Stab, featuring “[6]-lips” Mike Milazzo, “[7]-pants” Brian Dziewa, and “[13]-lover” Mike DiGiacomo. Mikey D was dismissed from the band because all he wanted to do was watch [8] and use mounds of [4]. A nation-wide search was performed to find a new band mate, which resulted in the selection of “Delicate [12]” Dan Reitz, who had submitted a demo tape of his reggae version of [11].

Pete gave the student commencement speech when he graduated from Canisius College in 2004. Now he’s a [10] model for [16].

Ah, the fun never ends with MadLibs!


April brings a shower of Shambu shows to WNY and, holy smokes! The first Shambu tour date! Wowsers! Read on!

Pete Burakowski, Solo, with guests Brian Wheat, Tony DeRosa, Jax DeLuca, Mark Longolucco, and Rachel Heckl.
TOMORROW, Tuesday, March 29
248 Allen St., Buffalo
8:00-11:00 p.m.
18 and over

8:00-11:00 p.m.
Pizza Plant
Transit Road, just south of Maple, Williamsville
All Ages
(Don’t tell anyone, but there is a rumor that a certain founding Shambuman who’s last name may or may not end in iGiacomo may sit in for a few tunes. Not to be missed!)

Pete Burakowski, Solo
Wednesday, April 6
SPoT Coffee
765 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo (the smaller of the two locations, connected with New World Record)
8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
All Ages

Saturday, April 16
Mohawk Place
47 E. Mohawk St., Buffalo
7:00 p.m.
All Ages!
Part of a Buffalo songwriter compilation CD release event. More details to follow!

Sunday, April 17
SPoT Coffee
ROCHESTER, NY (Yes! Shambu on tour!)
8:00-10:00 p.m.
All Ages

Friday, April 22
SPoT Coffee
227 Delaware Ave., Buffalo (Downtown, on the corner of Chippewa)
8:00-10:00 p.m.
All Ages

Saturday, April 23
727 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Time TBA
21 and over

Hope to see you there!

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