NOV 10: MINNEAPOLIS SHOW MOVED
Everclear's Minneapolis show has been moved to Cabooze.
Tickets for the First Avenue show will be accepted at the new venue. However, the new venue
will not admit anyone under the age of 18. Refunds are available at point of purchase.
More info: Ticketmaster: First Avenue Refunds
NOV 6: FIRST AVENUE CLOSES
Everclear's Minneapolis show is currently on hold due to the unexpected closing of
First Avenue, after the
venue's owner filed for bankruptcy. The show's promoters are hoping to move the show
to another location in Minneapolis, but that has yet to be determined. More info TBA.
JUL 23: THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND
The new lineup of Everclear has recorded a cover of Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land".
It's available free for download at Rock the Vote.
MAY 23 / JUL 21 / AUG 26: CURRENT EVERCLEAR NEWS
If you haven't been following the day to day affairs in the Everclear world,
here's a quick rundown of what's been going on.
Craig and Greg have officially departed the band. Both, however, have given their
full blessing to Art continuing to perform and record as Everclear.
Craig has formed a new band with Scotty Heard (formerly of Sweaty Nipples) and
one-time Everclear touring percussionist Brian Lehfeldt (also formerly of Sweaty Nipples).
After months of debates, the band has finally settled on the name Tri-Polar, and have
a website at TripolarMusic.com.
Greg has formed a new band with his brother Mark and the mysterious Ollie Tamale called
The Oohlas. They have a couple
of songs (and a six song demo CD) available on their website.
Art has recruited drummer Eric Bretl (since replaced by Brett Snyder), guitarist Dave French, and bassist Sam Hudson
as the new touring line-up for Everclear. They made their live debut in Long Beach in early
April, and will play Harborfest in Racine, Wisconsin, on June 19th. They recently added
keyboard player Josh Crawley to the band.
Following the recent controversy concerning their morning DJ, Portland radio station KNRK
temporarily pulled all of their air staff, including Art's Blackjack Radio program. It is
unclear if/when the show will return.
At the moment, there are no concrete plans for new Everclear material. But an Everclear Greatest
Hits is tentatively scheduled for an early fall release.
More info: Recent FAQ on the Feedback page
MAY 22: SONG OF THE MOMENT OFFLINE
Yes, as you probably noticed months ago, the songs in the Song of the Moment section are
offline. (They were actually taken down in February - apologies for the lack of formal
Here's what happened.
In January, WhiteLightning.org consumed about 32 gigabytes of bandwidth. Considering
that the site's limit is about ten gigabytes per month, and the entire site only contains
140 megabytes of files, this was rather alarming.
We investigated what was going on, and discovered that several people were using programs
like Windows Media Player to stream MP3 files off of the website. Essentially, each play
downloaded the song off the website, and some people were playing songs over and over and over
One particular individual actually consumed a full gigabyte of bandwidth by him/herself.
Keep in mind that if you downloaded the entire website at one time, it would only take
140 megabytes of bandwidth. Essentially, they did the equivalent of downloading the entire
website seven times.
This is unacceptable. Fortunately, our webhost was very forgiving and didn't send us
a giant bill at the end of the month. But what happened required us to take down all of the
files until we could figure out a way to force people to download instead of streaming.
On a general note, you should NEVER stream MP3 files off of a website with Windows Media Player
(or WinAmp, etc.) unless the website explicitly encourages streaming. It's understandable that
some people like not having to keep MP3's on their computer, but it's unfair for the owner of the
site you're visiting for you to download the song again and again. Bandwidth costs money, and
the worst offenders take money right out of the site owner's pocket. You should always download
the song ONCE, then do repeat plays off of your computer.
Anyway, enough preaching. We're hoping to figure out some way to bring the files back, but
it may not happen in the near future. Fortunately, most of what we've made available over the
years is available on file sharing services.
MAR 2: ART ON LOVELINE
Art will appear on the syndicated radio show Loveline on Wednesday, March 3rd. The show
airs live beginning at 10pm PT (1am ET). On most stations in the middle and eastern part of
the country, Loveline is tape-delayed, so Art's appearance may not run in your area until
If you want to hear it Wednesday night, tune in to
91X's Webcast (Windows Media Player).
If 1am ET is too late for you, try 96 Rock's webcast
(Windows Media Player) on Thursday night at 11pm ET for the rebroadcast.