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Author:  rotokirby [ Fri Nov 11, 2005 3:39 am ]
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We could not be more excited to be announcing that on the evening of Thursday, December 15, 2005 we will be hosting a performance/signing with Chicago music legends The Coctails in celebration of their recent collaborations/recordings with Japan's Presspop Gallery.

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We'll have the new Coctails figure set (designed by Archer Prewitt) from Presspop available for purchase along with the new Coctails 10" from Presspop entitled "Let's Enjoy." Other goodies available will be a fine silver and black Coctails tee, a beautiful little book by Presspop that collects a bunch of the Coctails imagery/posters/promo items over the years and a handy-dandy Coctails Totebag, also all made by Presspop. Come, hang out, listen to some music, and get the whole band to sign your new Coctails merch!


-- The Coctails on Carrot Top Records
-- Listen to some Coctails on

Also, you might want to buy your tickets now for the Coctails show at the Abbey Pub on Dec. 18... Rotofugi will be there selling the new Presspop goodies (well, at least whatever we have left after the instore on the 15th)... :)

Author:  yiminy [ Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:32 pm ]
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This is great news. In fact I scheduled a trip I had do take that week for Mon-Tues so I wouldn't miss it. Then yesterday I got the invitation: our big boss is having the annual holiday dinner at his CC on the 15th. Arrrrghhhh!!!! Nooooooooo...

Author:  rotokirby [ Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:12 am ]
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The answer is obivious, blow off the holiday dinner and come see the Coctails! :)

Author:  rotokirby [ Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:17 am ]
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I'm getting more and more excited about this...we just got the figures in the other day and they are SWEET! (on sale beginning December 15....) plus we'll have some really nice Coctails tees, the new 10" (that's a vinyl RECORD!), tote bags and a cool little book that collects together a ton of cool Coctails flyers and art...big ups to Presspop for the hookup!

Here's the OFFICIAL press release.... :)



(Rotofugi Designer Toy Store & Gallery -- 1953 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago)

LIVE SHOW AT THE ABBEY PUB Sunday Dec. 18th, 2005 8pm
(Abbey Pub 3420 W Grace St Chicago (773)478-4408)

The Coctails were a band that toured extensively and recorded records
between 1989 and 1996. They released their first LP “Hip Hip Hooray” in
Kansas City, MO. and soon after moved to Chicago, IL where they went on to
release five more studio LPs, a live LP, as well as many singles and EPs all
on their own Hi-Ball Records imprint (as well as on CD by Carrot Top
Records). The members were and remain Archer Prewitt, Mark Greenberg, Barry
Phipps, and John Upturch.

Since disbanding in 1996, the band has reunited on a few special occasions.
First in 2001 as the very last band to play on the Lounge Ax stage before
the legendary Chicago rock club closed its doors for good. The next was to
open for the reunited Pixies at the Aragon Theatre, Chicago in Nov. of 2004.
That same year Carrot Top Records released a three CD retrospective box set
entitled “Popcorn Box” and the Coctails played a record release party on the
five-year anniversary of the last night of Lounge Ax. The Coctails also
toured Japan this past July.

Presspop Gallery/Music in Japan has released 12” action figures of each
member of the band. They come in attractively printed boxes, have full
movement, and are dressed in specially designed Coctails clothing (see link
below). The Rotofugi in-store is a celebration for the release of the action
figures. The store with have a good supply of them on hand.

For the 2005 Japanese tour, the Coctails reunited in the studio to produce
an eight song EP for Japanese only release for the Presspop label. The
result is the 10” EP called “Let’s Enjoy – The Coctails”. The Abbey show
will be a celebration for the release of that record, now available in the
US through CTD distribution.

Opening the Abbey show will be HOLIDAY MUSIC

For more information about the Coctails please check out the following
links: ... index.html

For more information contact Mark Greenberg

Author:  Rosko Bosko [ Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:29 am ]
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I will use a teleport to come from Bulgaria :lolo: :lol: :p

Author:  rotokirby [ Thu Dec 15, 2005 1:58 pm ]
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Begins at 7pm


Author:  pinkish_hue [ Thu Dec 15, 2005 3:01 pm ]
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the two with glasses could be rivers cuomo. :TCIMH-SmileRoto:

Author:  Arnoldpalmer [ Thu Dec 15, 2005 11:00 pm ]
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the show was awesome....they were soo much better live!!!
I'm thinking I should see them tomorrow but I dunno!?


Author:  Brian Morris [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:28 am ]
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I got chaught up in xmas shopping - missed the whole darn thing :(

Pics Pic Pics - please

Author:  veggiesomething [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:37 pm ]
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it was a really good show. i kept on expecting to see audrey hepburn walking around with a glass of martini in one hand and and a long ciggy holder in the other.

Author:  jackson [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 2:29 pm ]
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Great showing... too bad i missed the band play. But was able to pick up the dunces. Great stuff.

Author:  rotokirby [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 3:31 pm ]
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ooo000ooo wrote:
I got chaught up in xmas shopping - missed the whole darn thing :(

Pics Pic Pics - please

Photos here.

We've just installed some new gallery software, and on a new subdomain to boot, so it isn't pretty yet and it may not even work for some people until the DNS gets updated round the globe....

Anyway, from now on, when we post event photos and such it'll always be at:

Author:  pinkish_hue [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:22 pm ]
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great photos! i spotted james and hernan. :)
looks like a fun time was had by all.

Author:  thotfulspot [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:44 pm ]
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Looked like a good time. Wish I could have made it.


Author:  Arnoldpalmer [ Fri Dec 16, 2005 4:45 pm ]
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HEY im almost kinda in a rotofugi picture again!! ... 2.JPG.html

*the only person with a hood on!
freakin check it out


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