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  • Breaking News : Universe People Disband!

    Taken from the band:

    NEWS ALERT: Universe People is saying FAREWELL!!

    It was about 5 years ago that I had a couple of cocktails with Kellie Payne at a bar in our neighborhood of Georgetown and I asked her to be in what would be a band called Universe People and she said "yep..." I was stoked, and that was the beginning.

    Universe People put out 2 great records with 2 great line-ups: "Go to the Sun" (Little Black Cloud Records) with Kellie Payne on bass/vocals and Dave Ramm on drums. And Universe People "are Coming to the Dance" (Dragnet Records) with Kimberly Morrison on bass/vocals and Min Yee on drums.

    I love this band and I love the people that have been a part of it! But it's time for a change and we didn't want to gradually disappear without saying goodbye properly. SO....

    Come see us play our LAST 2 SHOWS EVER!!!!

    @ Chop Suey, Saturday 10/2 w/ CHILDBIRTH for their record release! (We will have a special surprise guest playing with us that night.)

    AND....our very last show....
    @ the Funhouse, Saturday 10/17 w/ The URINALS!!!!

    We also have THREE NEW SONGS recorded!! These will be available on bandcamp to download in October. More on that soon....

    You can see my amazing and talented bandmates playing in their other bands: Kimberly in (hot riffage) SSDD! and Min in the fabulous Dreamsalon (rare appearances these days, so don't miss them if they play!)

    After schlepping amplifiers up and down various venue stairs for 25 years I am ready to put my feet up and just record some projects in the comfort of my own home. I'll make sure anything worthwhile that transpires is posted somewhere.

    Lots of love and thanks,
    Your gracefully retired Universe person,
    Jo Claxton XOXO


    I am so honored I was able to be release the band's debut release and feel fortunate that post band break up, I have some damn fine friends out of the members of the band. I raise my glass to them and ask for once last shake from the cabana boy. RIP to a band well done.