Holy Cow! Cubs Win!

Location

  • October 22, 2016
  • The Loose Cobra
  • Tolono, IL

Speakers

  • Snayl
  • My Empty Phantom
  • The Autocorrect

Topics

  • Your Brand New Future
  • Ant Farm
  • The Moon
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • First live performance of “The Moon”.
  • Rex forgot to print agendas. A note was placed in his file.
  • It wasn’t until later that we learned that the “unusually high enthusiasm” was because the Cubs won the Pennant right as our last song reached its triumphant ending.

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UP Center Benefit

Location

  • June 17, 2016
  • The Accord
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • A host of performers

Topics

  • National Security Love Letter
  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Your Brand New Future
  • The Age of Big Business

Notes

  • Benefit show for a worthy cause. Taking place days after the Orlando shooting, it was a pretty emotional night.
  • Debut of our Consultant Christine, who sang backup vocals on the first three songs.
  • Hawaiian Shirt Day.
  • Richard probably messed up the ending of “Big Business”, as usual.

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In-store

Location

  • May 26, 2016
  • Exile on Main St.
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • The Autocorrect
  • Lines in the Sky

Topics

  • The Age of Big Business
  • Ant Farm
  • Singularity
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • Richard probably messed up the ending of “Big Business”, as usual.

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Downsizing

Location

  • April 23, 2016
  • Mike N Molly’s
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • Bookmobile!
  • The Acme Principle
  • The Autocorrect

Topics

  • The Age of Big Business
  • Ant Farm
  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Your Brand New Future
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • Our final show at the venerable Mike N Molly’s.
  • Richard probably messed up the ending of “Big Business”, as usual.

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Location

  • February 13, 2016
  • Mike N Molly’s
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • The Autocorrect
  • The Multiple Cat
  • Bristle

Topics

  • The Age of Big Business
  • Ant Farm
  • National Security Love Letter
  • Singularity
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • First live performance of “Ant Farm”.
  • Richard begins the grand tradition of messing up the ending of “Big Business”.
    I know what you’re thinking. “Did we play that section six times or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself.
    In his defense, he had to get up early the next morning to play a gamelan concert in Bloomington.

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Mandatory Thanksgiving Reflection

Location

  • November 20, 2015
  • Mike N Molly’s
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • The Autocorrect
  • Vaudevileins
  • Slick Lisp

Topics

  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Your Brand New Future
  • National Security Love Letter
  • Singularity
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • This performance is immortalized in Ingress as the main photo for the Mike N Molly’s portal (it’s also the main Gym photo in Pokémon Go).
  • SOMEONE forgot to order toner, meaning it was impossible to print agendas—until Andy stepped up. There was no extra compensation, as The Autocorrect believes the feeling of having done the right thing should be its own reward.

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Imerman Angels Benefit

Location

  • October 24, 2015
  • Exile on Main St.
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • Motes
  • The Autocorrect
  • Angie Heaton

Topics

  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • National Security Love Letter
  • Uploaded
  • The Age of Big Business
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • Our first show at the record store, and it was a benefit for a good cause.
  • As the show was close to Halloween, costumes were mandatory. Rex was a Dharma Initiative technician, Richard was Dwight Schrute (or probably more accurately Jim impersonating Dwight), and Andy was Doctor Evil.

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Let’s Get Weird

Location

  • October 4, 2015
  • Mike N Molly’s
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • Tigerbeat
  • Bobby Meader Music
  • The Autocorrect

Topics

  • Your Brand New Future
  • National Security Love Letter
  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Weirding Room

Notes

  • First live performance of “Weirding Room”

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A Really Good Sounding Practice

Location

  • August 30, 2015
  • The Highdive
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • Multicult
  • Gnarwhal
  • Great Deceivers
  • The Autocorrect

Topics

  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Your Brand New Future
  • Singularity
  • M.E.

Notes

  • Due to circumstances, this ended up being a really good sounding practice. Two of the bands were caught in traffic, so that cut our audience in half! But the bass player in Multicult had the sickest tone ever, so that was cool.

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Surprise EP Release

Location

  • May 22, 2015
  • Mike N Molly’s
  • Champaign, IL

Speakers

  • Lonely Trailer
  • The Complaint Line
  • The Autocorrect

Topics

  • National Security Love Letter
  • Uploaded
  • The Bureaucrat’s Lament
  • Your Brand New Future
  • The Age of Big Business

Notes

  • Unofficial/informal EP release, and the start of many awkward “we sound nothing like this anymore and only play one of the songs on here” discussions.
  • First live performance of “The Bureaucrat’s Lament”.
  • Another Friday show, which means Mandatory Hawaiian Shirts. The other bands complied!
  • Roger was named “Employee of the Year” and proceeded to malfunction for most of the rest of the show.

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