Thursday, December 23, 2010

happy christmas eve

neon lights shimmering neon lights
and at the fall of night this city's made of light


music from
distractions camp

ganges aka rob:::delay guitar
potions aka tom:::glock[enspiel] casio guitar loops

Fun Words

from blog to blog:

audio milk

the secret girls

cassette gods

microphone memory emotion (interview)


short and sweet nyc

pigeon post


upcoming shows

december 28__ franks power plant__milwaukee, wisconsin __ w/ Nash Smith & Ganges
january 10__empty bottle__chicago, il __ w/ Sleeping in the Aviary, the Nothingheads

and though some of these dates are not finalized, a lil heads up

january 16 __the strutt__kalamazoo, mi __ w/ Maps & Atlases
january 18 __sound lab__buffalo, ny __ w/ Wooden Waves
january 19 __monkey house __burlington, vt __ w/ Oberhofer, DJ Disco Phantom
january 20 __gay gardens __allston, ma __ w/ Many Mansions, Needy Visions
january 21 __coco 66 __ brooklyn, ny __
january 22 __bruar falls __brooklyn, ny __ w/ tba
january 23 __happy dog __cleveland, oh __ w/ Radio People (yah!)
january 24 __treasure town __chicago, il __ w/ Hollows

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Distractions get some local love on the internet

we have been entered into a classic band 'competition' of all things.  ive never been in a battle of the bands, so this is a tad bit exciting, despite the fact that i dislike sports and usually boycott competing at any level.  so far the dirty deez are in 2nd with a fairly strong start.  track the results here.

in other news, sarah wrote us a nice one over at radio free chicago.

and just for fun.  a video from lincoln hall back in august when we opened for twin sister.  filmed by disenfranchised youth.

Monday, November 15, 2010

NOT GONNA GO AWAY [combo organ version]

this "alternate" version was played on a super slick Gibson G-101 Combo Organ.  cooked up in the ole' halfway lounge a bout a year ago at least.

Friday, November 12, 2010

November w/ Distractions

Hello all,

A few updates from the deezies.
Chicago friends, please come to a killer show on November 27 at the Empty Bottle with Bird Names! W├╝mme! Nude Sunrise! & Distractions!.  E-mail with "Bird Names" in the subject line to get in for free or else it is $8.  Come early.  We play round 9.

We have a 7" coming out via twosyllable on December 7. (
psyched! A side is We Were Better Off in the Rain.  B side is I need a reason.

In the meantime, enjoy some wierdo stuff i cooked up in the basement for POTIONS

Monday, October 11, 2010


<a href="">HONEY COMBS by POTIONS</a>

New Age / Noise .

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I would like to take your time on the internet airwaves to introduce POTIONS, better known as Tom Owens or mrthomasowens to cyberspace.  POTIONS is my solo work.
Check out the songs on this page if ya want something in the background while ya daydreamin.

<a href="">LAY LOW (EXCERPT) by POTIONS</a>

POTIONS on Bandcamp.

Sunday, September 26, 2010



Mystic Marauders.