You Should Come Help Us Celebrate Five Years In Business At The Double Wide On Saturday, April 8. It’s Gonna Be Nuts.
Here’s a story I’ve probably shared before: Shortly after we launched Central Track on February 12, 2012, a now-former employee of another media company in town told me that the newsroom he was working in at the time had started a pool to see how long we’d last before shuttering. The longest guess was, if I recall the story correctly, that we’d make it all of six months.
Well, joke’s on those motherfuckers.
More than five years later, we’re still here, and we’re still going strong. In fact, already this month, we’ve had our single biggest week and our two biggest single days of web traffic in our half-decade of doing the damn thing.
Now, listen: We’re a fairly crass and most certainly boastful lot, for sure, but we’re not so brash as to think that we’ve lasted this long simply of our own volition. We’re well aware of the fact that we’re only able to keep doing what we’re doing because you all, our readers, have supported us along the way and allowed us to keep our lights on by reading us, sharing our stories and spreading our gospel to your friends.
So, rather than just pop a few bottles here at CTHQ to mark the passing of five years of operations, we want you all to be with us when we acknowledge the passing of this milestone. Hence, then, this here post, in which we’d like to formally and publicly invite all y’all out to come party and celebrate it with us on Saturday, April 8, at The Double Wide.
It’s gonna be a hell of a bash, too, as we’ve lined up some real treats for y’all. What kind of treats, exactly? Well, there’ll be DJs, food trucks and other surprises that we’ll slowly reveal to you as the night of our party approaches, but for now, we wanted to share with you the lineup.
Here’s what we’ve got in store for you:
- A performance from Lizzie Boredom, the still-new and totally killer riot grrrl punk upstart from Stephanie Burns and Co.
- A sure-to-be-fiery set from legend from Dallas himself, Bobby Sessions, whose new Picnictyme-produced Grateful LP is arguably better than his Law of Attraction breakthrough.
- An offering from Keite Young and Jason Burt’s new gospel-meets-hip-hop Medicine Man group, a project we really couldn’t be higher on.
- A special night-closing, one-off treat we’re calling Bluelion that combines the considerable talents of rapper/producer Blue, The Misfit and the stone cold garage punks in Sealion.
That’s an stacked bill and,honestly, we’re honored to present it. Plus, as noted, that’s just part of what the night will have in store. Not bad considering entrance into the bash will cost you a mere $5.
So, yeah, there you go.
Commit the below poster to memory, RSVP to the Facebook event page to stay up on all the latest info as we release it and, most of all, mark your calendars.
We’ll see you April 8. Can’t wait, really.