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I hope this December day finds you as festive as a licked candy cane. For that matter, I hope you've been licked recently as well. Wait, what?

Anyway - seems I forgot to invite you to a Christmas Party! Marah, The Surge's band, has a gig tomorrow at Irving Plaza. What was I thinking? How could I not have invited you all weeks ago? It's okay, you can still make it, right? Forget Grandmas tree decoratin' shin-dig, screw your Mother-In-Laws annual Christmas carolling party. You know Grandma's nog never has liquor and you need liquor dammit!

If the commercialization of Christmas and the stress of buying gifts and wrapping gifts and sending cards and hanging mistletoe and making small talk with distant relatives has you Grinched out then forget it all and come to the Marah Christmas Extravaganza featuring The Shalitas, some other very fine acts and drink your stress away! What? I highly recommend drinking stress away. Works every time.. Well, except for maybe that one time when Mel Gibson tried it and he ended up in the slammer - but mostly it works every time, ask Britney Spears. She done forgot she has those pesky babies she's drinkin' so much.

If you can't make it, ain't no thang.. You can catch the boys (some of them anyway) in January when they head out as a three piece in the middle spot with fellow rockers THE DRAMS (in the 1 spot) and WILL HOGE (as the closer each night) in Jan/Feb 2007 --- the tour will start in the south and make it's way west, heading up the coast and also bringing the band to new markets.

But for now, CLICK HERE to purchase tickets. I think you can also buy tickets at the door for $18 and then come drink and mix and mingle and jingle the night away with Marah and yours truly. If you're very good I may even regale you with my infamous vocals on Marah's Christmas record New York Is A Christmas Kind of Town. My "stage name" is Zuzu Petal.. I think my Xmas ditty is even available on ITunes. Imagine that.. Me - on Itunes. You can take a listen to my stellar vocal skills there. Or maybe, just maybe I'll get totally plastered and take the stage at Irving Plaza and give everyone a much needed laugh. Who knows?

Reader Comments (27)

Finally! A Marah show I can actually attend! I don't know if I'll dare say hello to you though. I would feel like a freaky stalker girl. But I'll be there!
December 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAimee
'Tis a shame I won't be nearer until next weekend. Sounds like it'd be a lark, especially if you swill the ol' Dutch courage, as they say, and get behind a microphone.
December 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterGail
Alas, I will be unable to attend, as I am in the middle of exams and this show is in New York City. Have fun though! Tell the boys to get down to Carolina so we can have some good ol BBQ.
December 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterHarry
Rob and I are boarding a plane in four hours to see you do 'Handsome Santa' Monica....can't wait. See you tomorrow.
December 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRichelle
When are they coming to the Whisky a Go-Go?
December 7, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Knitting Factory in January.

Whisky A Go-Go when they score the opening slot for a tour with Goatwhore.
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterereiberg
i'm going to the philly show on saturday. will zuzu petal be regaling us at that show?
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterveronica
WOW!!! THE SHALITAS???? THEY ARE SO AWESOME!!!! I heart them!!!!

I hear they are going on at 9:30pm sharp!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSicksadworld
Yeah NY should be awesome. But I heard on Saturday in Philly Adam and Dave's Bloodline is playing. I heart them.That will be awesome!

SSW - I heard the Shalitas are playing that show too!!!!!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Wow. this certainly is our lucky weekend! And YES! The Shalitas will be at the TLA as well!

Oh Happy Day!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSicksadworld
i think every time you come to philly, i'm otherwise scheduled. And yet again!
Play well friends!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterbloggadocio
Oh my god! Someone get drunk for me in spirit please!

Have fun!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterFiabug
I love Ramah!! Their Indian music rules!!! I'm there!
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterRavi Shankar
"Goat whore". What a stupid name.
December 8, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Did you write this post to get THE SURGE'S ex-girlfriend jelous? I doubt that she reeally cares..or was it to make you readers admire and envy you? Well, have fun but remember, alcohol and that anti-depressant (Zoloft) you are on for being so damn happy don't mix. Maybe that's where these fucked up posts of yours come from? Oh, I've been meaning to ask. What ever happened after you found out that THE SURGE bopped that teenager in Bonn, Germany?
December 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterBeg2Defer
I asked if she was into threesomes... and if I could come to Germany next time around. Thanks for stopping by, AGAIN. Which personality will you regale us with next time? My goodness I can't wait.
December 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMonica
December 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
I actually thought she was serious for the first 1.2 seconds. That's the kind of territory I see her heading into. I think the "failsafe" is still functioning at this point but I wouldn’t be surprised if it wasn’t. That's what happens...
December 9, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
michael iS a lover of Monica; it is sillyy! She is a wife do not go into such a territory do you know nothing off respect for a mans wife?

Stop the teasing micheal; go to a prostitution for love!!!! lol! :D
December 10, 2006 | Unregistered Commentermaħmūd reader
Monica, I'm so sad you didn't get up on stage!!! Next time?

SSW, the Shalitas rocked both nights. Don't you just love the Shalitas?

December 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterEDW
I've just seen Marah on German TV!!! For the first time in my life! Awsome!!! They were great!!! I thought I had to tell you!
December 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKate
Mel Gibson is awesome. I love Mel Gibson. All his movies and his political stances. I would trade places with him any day. His new movie Apocalypto is really really good.

Of course it’s getting a bashing in the media. No surprises there. Any movie he puts out from now on will always be targeted negatively by the media. For something he said 5-10-12 years prior when he was drunk and accosted by an aggressive police officer no less. Who doesn’t say things that are "insensitive" when they are drunk and upset? The media still brings it up incessantly. You cannot hear a movie review without constantly hearing about it n-o-n s-t-o-p.
December 10, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
Hey's were great as always - the fuckin' Shalita's were H.O.T...didn't you think sicksad?! I have TONS of great photos that I will post a link to in a few days - can't do it yet as Rob was 'sick' over the weekend - not in NYC or Philly.....

Fun Fun Fun. Miss you girls till next time.
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterrichelle
Did you hear Stephanie Klein had her babies? A boy and a girl!
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterPL
Thanks for the heads up, PL.
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKaren D.
Start in the south and make its way west? Why do these boys not come to Chicago? Did I miss them?
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterCover Your Mouth
Yea you missed them. They were there twice in 06...
December 11, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterSDonkey
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