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October 13, 2011

So…ahem…how ya been? I know it’s been awhile but…

Hello friends,

It has been a few months since any of us got around to updating this website thingy here because, well, we’ve been busy. Not a lot has happened at Camp Fortnight in the last couple of months, besides playing a show or two. Most importantly, we have been in the basement working on some new songs. We have about 6 new songs that we have been toiling over. We have spent the past few months ironing out the kinks and wrinkles on these songs and we are pretty excited about how they are turning out. Hopefully, we will become a little more active and get out and play some shows later this fall and on into the winter. It is nice, however, to just focus on writing for a bit without having to stop the creative process to rehearse for a show. Anyway, stay tuned for more good things to come.

In the meantime, some of our members pull double duty in some other awesome bands around town. Scott also drums in Ketchup and Mustard Gas (or KMG if you’re feeling cute) and they are playing a show on Oct. 21st at O’Leaver’s Pub with The Answer Team. Tim plays guitar in Down With the Ship and they are releasing a new album very soon! They will be celebrating with a CD release show on November 11th at The Sydney in Benson with Arrah and the Ferns and one more band TBD. If you get a chance, check out these shows and say hello to Scott or Tim.

That’s all for now. Check back for more updates in the near future.

Love,

Fortnight

April 9, 2011

Helping Little Girls Rock

We are really excited to be part of the upcoming Omaha Girls Rock Benefit! Omaha Girls Rock is the area’s first rock camp for girls ages 8-18 and will take place this July. If you know a young lady who might be interested in participating in the camp, please send her to omahagirlsrock.org!

Sunday, May 1

The Good Life, Honeybee & Hers, Fortnight (A Benefit for Omaha Girls Rock)

The Slowdown

$12

All ages

Show begins at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. There is a chance this show will sell out so we are encouraging our pals to buy their tickets online now! We are also excited that those of us who are teachers will have a day of meetings on May 2 so we can stay up a bit later and have a little more fun 🙂

In other Fortnight news, we are super duper excited to welcome Kyle Petersen to the band on bass. Kyle has played bass and guitar in several local bands including Eustace, Beep Beep, and Broken Spindles. He is a perfect fit for us, and we have spent lots of time hanging out, as he recorded, produced and mixed our Botany Camp EP last year! We wish Matty-boy Carlson the best as he moves on to more thoroughly conquer the art world in Omaha.

See you soon! Love, Fortnight

March 14, 2011

Girls Who Rock

As the 1/6th of Fortnight who is a girl, I sometimes feel a little bit overwhelmed by testosterone. And the fact that Fortnight defies the typical indie rock stereotype by including 3 high school coaches really ups the dude-o-meter too. So we get to add talk of baseball, soccer, and shotput to the already masculine conversations that abound. I love the boys but sometimes I just wish there were more women in the music scene. Whenever we share the stage with one of the awesome female musicians in town I get very excited and end up having girl chat all night and totally ignoring the boys (yes, Megan Morgan I am pointing at you).

So I was SUPER stoked when I found out that two other Omaha musicians have received a grant to start the first ever Rock n Roll Camp for Girls in Omaha! It’ll be similar to the Portland area camp (www.girlsrockcamp.org). I don’t think the details are solid yet, so I’ll wait to share them, but I’m brimming with excitement and pride and cannot WAIT to see the amazing things that happen with adult women give their time to help young girls learn music, skills, pride, and find out the GIRLS ROCK!

– j