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Illusion of Joy to headline Hurley’s Halloween open-mic

Posted on October 21st, 2010 by administrator

On Thursday, October 28th starting at 7:30PM, Illusion of Joy will be performing at Hurley’s on the SUNY Potsdam campus (in Potsdam, New York naturally) for their Halloween open-mic coffeehouse. No word on whether or not this is a costumed event, but rumour has it that Lehman Hall is haunted. Directions if you need them below:

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Seth Warren to DJ “Dream A Little Scream”

Posted on October 11th, 2010 by administrator

On Saturday, October 16th, Seth Warren will be providing the best spooky and twisted dance music for Lazlo Productions’ “Dream A Little Scream” at Cattivo, located in the Pittsburgh neighbourhood of Lawrenceville. Full event details, a map to the venue and a lovely flyer follow:

From the event page on Facebook:

Doors open at 9pm. Date Auction at 10pm Show starts at 11pm. costume contest at Midnight!

Door is $5.00

Featuring JJ Cox, Chance Encounters, Kevaughn Browne, Orion Blaze Brown, Dj Bangher Browne, Zak Havok, Dylan Dickersoon, Conner Artist, Shane FulDesires, Robin Banks, Titiana and more…

DJing Provided by Seth Warren (of Illusion of Joy)

Costume Contest at midnight! Most OUTrageous costume wins!

Proceeds and tips benefit local performers trip to Baltimore Maryland for the International Drag King Extravaganza XII

Basket Raffle proceeds will go to youth programming at the GLCC.

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Dream A Little Scream

Illusion of Joy drawn into Battle of the Bands

Posted on June 21st, 2010 by administrator

Ever an army of one, Illusion of Joy will be one of nine performers slated for Gorilla Productions Battle of the Bands at The Altar Bar in Pittsburgh’s Strip District on Sunday, August 15th. This is an all-ages event with the doors opening at 4:00PM, lasting well into the night with with ten bands total and a scheduled wrap-up of 11:30PM. Audience members will be able to vote for their favourite musicians. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 at the door the day of the show. Tickets can be purchased online by clicking the “buy now” button below:


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Illusion of Joy, Patricia Wake to play Potsdam, NY

Posted on April 10th, 2010 by administrator

Recently added to Patricia Wake’s and Illusion of Joy’s long weekend excursion outside of Pennsylvania is a show in Potsdam, New York. Both musicians will be performing at Hurley’s Night Club (located on the SUNY Potsdam campus) on Thursday, April 15th as dual headliners before Hurley’s weekly open-mic night. This show is free and open to all ages.

Also, if you’re in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Patricia Wake and Illusion of Joy will be at Rebel Sound Records the following night, Friday, April 16th. Here are directions to both venues:

Date City Venue
Thursday, April 15th, 2010 Potsdam, NY Hurley’s
Friday, April 16th, 2010 Pittsfield, MA Rebel Sound Records

Illusion of Joy, Patricia Wake to play Pittsfield, MA

Posted on March 16th, 2010 by administrator

On Friday, April 16th, fellow Pittsburgh, PA musicians Illusion of Joy and Patricia Wake will be performing at Rebel Sound Records in Pittsfield, MA for a one-off show. Billed by the venue as “A Night of Top Musical Talent,” this event includes a total of seven performers. The list of talent includes three Pittsfield musicians: Ally LaRoche, Matt Cimini and Matt Anish. In addition to that, two bands currently on tour – California and Dead Lights are also on the bill. And, of course, there remains the aforementioned Patricia Wake and Illusion of Joy.

Tickets for this show are $7 for students with ID and $8 for all others. Here’s how to get to Rebel Sound Records:

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Let your friends know that you’re going:
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CD Baby to donate money toward Haitian earthquake relief

Posted on January 24th, 2010 by administrator

Illusion of Joy is one of many independent bands/musicians selling CDs and digital downloads via CD Baby. This message recently appeared in our collective email in-boxes:

The earthquake and its aftermath in Haiti have touched all of our lives. Many in the CD Baby family have already contributed as individuals, but we wanted to do more to help the victims of the horrible earthquake tragedy. By selling your music on CD Baby, you can help raise funds towards those affected by the disaster.

Starting on Monday, January 25th and continuing for two weeks, we will donate $1 of our cut from every CD sale through our website, and $1 from every download sale over $8.99 on our site, to the American Red Cross and to Mercy Corps, a Portland-based relief organization with a large presence in Haiti. With your help, we hope to raise tens of thousands of dollars. Since the donation will be taken out of OUR cut of sales, you will still earn the normal amount per CD and download sale. If you’d like to help out as well, consider letting your fan base know that a portion of your sales will go to these fine organizations.

Please donate directly
I also urge you to make your own direct donation if you haven’t done so yet. Together, we can make a difference. Please click below to make your tax deductible donation right now.

Mercy Corps donation form

American Red Cross donation form

Text “Haiti” to 90999 and a $10 donation will be charged to your phone bill.

On behalf of all CD Baby employees, I thank you for helping out during this time of great human tragedy in Haiti.

Brian Felsen
President, CD Baby

There you have it. If you were considering purchasing an Illusion of Joy CD, this is one time where you’d be encouraged to do so offsite. Alternately, if you were not in the market for a CD, then there remain the above links to two fine humanitarian organisations.