Yellow Ostrich at the DO312 Birthday Bash!

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Do312 had their 1st Birthday Bash at Schubas on Thursday night. For those who don’t know is part of the DO franchise sites.  They are found in major cities around the country and advise on hip and happening events and parties around the town.   It just so happens that Do312 in Chicago just turned 1 year old on Thursday.

The celebration started at the bar at Scubas and managed to make its way into the venue portion of Schubas. Party goers had 312 Ale in hands since the party was sponsored by the Urban Wheat Ale Company.  Yellow Ostrich kicked off the musical festivities followed by Peter Wolf Crier.

The Yellow Ostrich was formed up in Wisconsin in a dorm room.  It took relocating to New York for Alex Schaaf to recruit Michael Tapper from We are Scientists to play drums.  Since 2009 Yellow Ostrich released six albums and EPs. Their debut LP, The Mistress, was released back in October via Afternoon Records.  They were also one of the top must-see bands at SXSW this year and are hitting the stage at Austin City Limits this year in Texas.

Their set included some oldies and newbies.  Alex mentioned several times that they were going to play some new songs. He almost seemed frightened.  It came as a surprise that the crowd was digging the new jams. One jam in particular aka “New Jam” was just written last week.  It was “Whales” that took the cake as the crowd’s favorite.  It quite a catchy tune if you haven’t heard it before. The video is below.

The night didn’t go without a hitch.  Alex’s guitar rig had a few problems. There were a few minutes there when Michael and Jon built up the suspense while Alex quickly tried to fix the situation stat.  Alex mentioned, “It’s not a Yellow Ostrich show until something goes wrong!”


Elephant King
Hafe Me Soon
Weal Suits
New Jam
Stay at Home

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  1. Sharock says:

    great pictures!!!

  2. Thanks!!! Switching from a Canon to a Nikon…practice practice practice!


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