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Dear friends, In the not too distant future, there exists a world where finals are unheard of, where every barista is a bartender, and the days of the week aren’t defined by your class schedule but your grass schedule (i’m sorry)… Though apocryphal, this future is approaching our reality at the speed of Caddywhompus… on [...]

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Block Party // Treats!


This weekend has been long awaited by we Chinqua-heads along with many others. This Saturday, April 21st marks Community Records’ 5th annual Block Party, an all day & night DIY music festival on Clio St. near Lee Circle. This year, 26 bands will be featured on the linuep, with five Chinquapin Records-affiliated artists included in [...]

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Chinquapin / Community Records Showcase


  This Thursday will be madness. First off, the above bands and we label-dudes are all joining forces to put on this DIY double date. It’s a showcase of sorts, displaying what Community Records and Chinquapin Records has to offer.  Com Rec is killin it with that all-ages punk as eff fest at The Big [...]

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Caddywhompus Catch-Up


We the merry two in the Caddy labs have kicked it into high gear recently and have a few things to report to the blogosphere. Today (well, yesterday now) we released some new recordings for free as a TREAT. These tracks (read: Maze Demos) were done this past winter in our practice space (the Maze) [...]

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Sun Hotel Hits The Road Again in The Lower South East With El Cantador

Sun Hotel April Tour

It’s that time of year again. We’re really excited to announce Sun Hotel’s Spring 2012 Tour dates, during which they’ll be visiting some of our favorite cities, towns, beaches, and sandwich shops around the South. They’ll also be traveling most of these places with our good friends EL CANTADOR from Mobile, AL. Give them a [...]

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Chinquapin Records at SXSW

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TUESDAY 3/13 Sun Hotel: 2:15 PM – All Tamara’s Parties @ Cheer Up Charlie’s (1104 E 6th St) [RSVP] WEDNESDAY 3/14 Caddywhompus: 1:45 PM – Spider House (2908 Fruth St) [RSVP] 6:30 PM – Second House Slip & Slide Party (1102 E 2nd St) [RSVP] 8:15 PM – Hotel Vegas Patio – Official Showcase (1500 [...]

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Spend Foburg Festival With Us


Maps & Atlases w/ Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus Hell yes Buy Ticket + Caddy Demos ($12) Buy Ticket + 18×24 poster + Caddy Demos ($20) Buy 18×24 Poster ($15) Us folks here along with New Orleans’ own DIY indie institutions Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus,  are very pleased to announce our very first series of showcases as a Foburg Music [...]

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Chinquapin Mardi Gras Ball – The First Ever Multi-Night Chindig


It is with great pleasure that this Mardi Gras, starting Wednesday February 15th, us along with the help of WTUL New Orleans 91.5 & Black Pearl Music Group will be throwing our fourth Chindig in spirit of the holiday. Starting at the Circle Bar and then moving to Cafe Prytania, this Chindig will feature three whole [...]

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Upcoming Chinquapin-related shows!

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Hello! We’ve been organizing a bunch of events lately and we are really exited to announce as many as we can handle announcing at one time.  So here is what February is looking like… UPCOMING CHINQUAPIN SHOWS: FEB 2ND – Native America, Pals, Netherfriends –  Circle Bar {Facebook Event} FEB 3RD – Sun Hotel, Good [...]

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Sun Hotel + Caddywhompus Winter Great MistleTo


Hey guys, It’s that time of year again. Sun Hotel and Caddywhompus are going to be on tour exploring the south starting this December 28th and bringing some post-Christmas realizations to the rest of the world. And hopefully remembering to bring a coat. Here’s the schedule: 12/28 Beaumont, TX @ Tequila Rok’s w/ Hello Chief [...]

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