Happy 2020! We're enjoying an extended hiatus over the holidays, but wanted to thank everyone for all the support in 2019. Special year-end thanks to Boris Boden for placing our "Consolation Prize Fighter" EP at No. 27 in the Secret Weapon Radio Show Top 40; Rick Warhall for naming our track "Once" on his Chasing the Essential 2019 best of show (#222); and The Power Pop Shoppe for including the band on its list of cool Chicago bands! MASSIVE THANKS to these folks and all who listened, downloaded tracks, came out to our shows and bought CDs!
"Once" hangs on for a second week in the Radio Indie Alliance Top 40 after re-entering the chart last week, bringing the total Top 40 placements for the song to 7! Massive thanks to DJ Boris Boden and DJ Gidget at Woody Radio in Canada for their tireless support of the band on their respective radio shows ! We love you! And, of course, huge thanks to all who listen to - and support - indie radio.
Very Cool to have "Once" re-enter the Radio Indie Alliance Top 40 for the week of September 23, 2019, at #37, based on three entries...#9 on KOR Radio (UK), #11 on the DJ Gidget Show Top 15 on Woody Radio (CAN) and #18 on the Secret Weapon Radio Show Top 20 (CAN)! Thanks to all DJs who continue to support TSH!!
We had an excellent time opening for Chicago legends and labelmates, New Duncan Imperials at the historic FitzGerald's Nightclub in Berwyn, Illinois, on Saturday, July 27, 2019! It was a great way to end our year. Looking forward to 2020! Thanks to Richard Hall for the superb pictures!
Two more Top 10s for "Once" in our 8th week in the indie charts!
New Duncan Imperials w/ Thrift Store Halo
Fitzgerald's Nightclub, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn, IL 60402
We're thrilled to be opening for the trashier-than-ever New Duncan Imperials! Both NDI and TSH are celebrating the release of new records on Pravda Records / Pravda Music Publishing!
2019 marks NDI's 30th Anniversary and TSH's 25th, which just goes to show some things (like fine wine, trousers, hair tonic, music and musicians) get better with age! If you know anything about TSH's early days, you'll recall that TSH opened for NDI several times in the 1990s and the shows were always a blast! This show at Fitzgerald's will certainly be no exception. It's gonna be just like the "old days"!! Also, it is highly likely this will be the last TSH performance for quite some time, so we hope you'll come out for a night of insanely good live music at a killer venue!
Doors open at 7 pm, general admission, no reserved seating. Under 21 ok if accompanied by parent or guardian. Seating/Standing Room based on sales, i.e. more tix sold = less furniture; call week of show for updated info. Parking on the street with no permit restrictions or meters; DO NOT park in business or mini-mall lots or you will be towed. We do not serve food, but you are welcome to bring in takeout or order for delivery. For updated info on how sales are going, check out our Facebook page: FitzGerald's Nightclub
We're happy to announce that Thrift Store Halo will be performing as part of the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival Chicago again, this year being hosted at the awesome LiveWire Lounge Chicago! Massive thanks to David Bash for inviting us to return. If last year's event is any indication, it's going to be a great fest and one epic night of killer, indie power pop!
We will be celebrating Lance's Birthday and playing tracks from our forthcoming new EP, "Consolation Prize Fighter" out soon! We hope you can join us!
Frank G's good friend and fellow Benet Academy alum (Class of '91), Andy Stout was diagnosed with a brain tumor on June 4, 2018. Andy underwent immediate emergency surgery on June 5th to remove a dangerous glioblastoma the size of a large lemon. He is the is the incredible father to 2 young kids, Rowan (7) and Callum (5). He has dedicated his life to raising his children, as well as teaching acting and participating in TV shows when he had the chance. Unfortunately, given his current medical hardship, Andy cannot continue working and has no income to pay his medical expenses, not to mention helping care for his 2 amazing kiddos.
So, to help out, Thrift Store Halo and friends, Jameson Shakes, are hosting a fundraiser with the proceeds going to help Andy with medical bills and insurance deductibles.
Thrift Store Halo returns to the stage at Bannermans in Bartlett, Illinois, in support of Cliff Johnson (the voice of the incomparable Power-Pop band, and Atlantic Records recording artist, Off Broadway) & the Raine!! TSH will perform one 90-minute set commencing at 9:30 P.M. on Saturday, September 17th!