Tony Mendoza

humorist & musician

Month: August, 2013

Tijuana Hercules • Shakin’ It For The Locals

JOHN v. FORBES has been a BUSY BEAVER this summer.
I’ve had the PLEASURE of joining him on some recent CAPERS.
A few other ADVENTURES are lined up, with more in the works.
Come check out TIJUANA HERCULES.

Tijuana Hercules
August 29 • Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, Chicago IL
September 14 • Cole’s Bar, Chicago IL
September 26 • Live Wire Lounge, Chicago IL
September 27 • Talk Hard Variety Hour @ ComedySportz, Chicago IL
September 28 • Y-Not III, Milwaukee WI

Read up on our revisit to DUBUQUE, IOWA.
Then listen to this BONKERS FREAKOUT from the forth-coming extendo-player MUDSLOD.
Finally, dig this KOO KOO VIDEO for “PANTHER CRAWL”.
It was HAND animated from SCRATCH by JOHN v. FORBES!
Jammin’ on the 1!
TH • Tony Dubuque 2013

Nurse Novels • Poof! • Releases October 1

Nurse Novels • Poof!
Releases October 1, 2013

Chicago no longer needed any more bands.
Respectfully, The Nurse Novels bowed out.
But not before quietly knocking out one more album.
They called it Poof!
And vanished.


1.  Wimps
2.  Mary Hartman (Episodes 1-25)
3.  Money Man
4.  Emptiness In Yes And
5.  Carnie’s Gone
6.  Water Bed
7.  Popsicle Moon
8.  Budget Graffiti
9.  Ferris Wheel Test, 1893
10.  Unbreakable Pocket Comb
11.  Kaye Bee
12.  Prom Sniffles

When purchased on bandcamp, the full length album includes an EP of home recordings and other assorted garbage.

Rejection Hawaii EP
13. Conscientious Objector
14. I Don’t Have Much To Say
15. I Am Aware Of You
16. Jackpot of Bees
17. Sunday Maria
18. Snowcomber

Other Assorted Garbage
19. Ferris Wheel Rules
20. Ferris Wheel Patrons
21. Nurse Novels Ringtone For Your Phone

Thea Lux • Guitar, Vocals
Tony Mendoza • Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Tom Vale • Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Nicole Vitale • Bass, Vocals

Alan Scalpone • Horns, Accordion, Bass Clarinet
Michael McGinley • Fiddle
Greg Norman • Horns
Lauren Dowden • French Horn

Recorded by Greg Norman at Studio Greg Studios II

Artwork by Allan Kass