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The Employees will play Middlewest Fest 2011!

Check out the list of amazing bands that are part of this Dekalb, IL music festival, September 9th-10th!  The Employees will be playing at Otto’s Nite club September 9th with Gene Ween (of the band ween) and comedian Brain Posehn!  We are super excited for this show and so should you!  Visit the link below to get tickets or check out the other bands.  GET EMPLOYED!

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The Employees are very pumped to be part of this local chicago festival, which is called the Local Music Revolution.  This 3 day event at THE METRO in Chicago, IL, is to showcase the talent of the local chicago music scene.  The Local Music Revolution runs August 12-14th and The Employees will be playing on August 14th @ 5:00pm.  A BIG THANK YOU to Shawn Kellner for inviting us to play and working so hard to make this show happen! 


A 3 day pass for this event is $35 (Limited Amount Available)
Tickets Presale: $13 (Per Day)
Tickets Day of Show $16 (Per Day)

Contact for tickets, Every ticket that is sold through us will also be packaged with FREE downloads and cool Employees merch!

Follow this link for a complete list of artists and information:!/event.php?eid=135472083201698

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The Employees Preview Mix of Impersonator

Here is another preview of whats to come from The Employees new concept album UNEMPLOYED.  This song, Impersonator, was inspired by Rod Blagojevich, and other corupt politicians in recent news (being from Chicago, The Employees know this subject well!)  Impersonator examines the line between who a politician really is behind the scenes and how they try to portray themselves to the public.  These personas are often very different in the world of politics……ENJOY!

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THE EMPLOYEES Live @ Cubby Bear June 2nd for a Chance to Play Jamboree 2011


The Employees made it to the top 12 Local Bands in Chicago in a contest by Q101 to play Jamboree 2011!  There will be 3 Shows with 4 bands each night and the winner of each night will play the Cubby Bear Stage @ Jamboree!  Our showcase is June 2nd at Cubby Bear (Wrigley) starting at 9pm and will be 100% FREE to get in.  The winner of that night is decided by fan voting and a panel of judges.  This is where we need your help!!!!   We need you guys more then ever to help get THE EMPLOYEES to JAMBOREE! Come out and lets show them how we rock……Employees style…..we will also have a couple special guests jamming with us that night!
Follow the link below for updates on Q101′s website

Follow the link below for this event on facebook!/event.php?eid=151927941543822

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Thanks for all your support!

The Employees had a blast at Otto’s May 20th.  This was the first time we have played our new concept album UNEMPLOYED, live and synced to a series of videos that were projected to help tell the story of our album.  The turn out was fantastic and we will be doing it again this summer when the album is officially done.  Thanks once again to EVERYONE that came out and all the positive feedback!  Stay Tuned for some more exciting show news that could land THE EMPLOYEES at Q101′s Jamboree 2011!

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This is very exciting news for THE EMPLOYEES, this being their first show LIVE since June 2010 since Steve Ortiz (Drummer) leaving the band and the writing/recording of their new album UNEMPLOYED.  Also the band is very excited to play with SECRET COLOURS, a very groovy and talented band that has a lot in store for the future.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Employees plan on playing their entire new unreleased album, UNEMPLOYED, front to back, for the first time ever at this show! Come out and get a sneak peak of this concept album which will include debuting numerous songs for the first time, special guests, and a wild stage show! This show will also include, pictures with uncle sam (uncle sam pictured on the show poster), new merch – new t shirt designs, stickers, and new EMPLOYEES neckties! Come out and party with us along with some other very talented bands Secret colours, Torque Padroni, and Machine Gun Moses!

SEE YOU @ OTTO’S MAY 20TH 9 PM!!!!!!!!

Check out the links below for more info on the venue and other bands, Also follow this event on FACEBOOK!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  !/event.php?eid=179211185462205

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Awesome night at McNallys!

Thanks to everyone who came out to McNally’s last night for our first Unplugged Show!  It was an amazing turn out and we had a blast.  Exciting new show news coming soon……………

ALBUM UPDATE : The Employees concept album, UNEMPLOYED, is currently being mixed by Josh Miller (Troubled Hubble/Picture Books) and so far is sounding fantastic.  Political cartoonist, Cameron Cardow has completed the albums art work and we couldn’t be happier with his art and vision !  We are very close for the album being finished and the band can’t wait to get it in your hands! 

On facebook?  Become a fan of The Employees and get EMPLOYED!

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The Employees – UNPLUGGED @ McNally’s 4/13/11 ***FREE***

We have been focusing most our time on our new album but recently are dusting off our acoustics for this unplugged show! This will be 100% **FREE** all acoustic/unplugged show with Chris, Ryan, and Henry of The Employees 4/13/11 @ McNallys in St. Charles, IL 8pm – 11pm. We have some new originals from our upcoming album (Unemployed) we will be debuting, a sprinkle of old classics, and a handful of new covers! Come out and Get EMPLOYED! ONCE AGAIN THIS SHOW IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

For directions or info on McNallys follow link below:

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