Straight from an anonymous but reliable source, The A.V. Club can confirm there will be more Cap’n Jazz shows this year. Additionally, Jade Tree Records is issuing deluxe LP and CD versions of the band’s material sometime in 2010.
Before I left the Empty Bottle Friday night, I ran into Mike Kinsella (of Owen, American Football, and Cap’n Jazz). I’d had a bit of an awkward conversation with Kinsella in December when I asked him about the Cap’n Jazz reunion rumors, and I wanted to apologize for bugging him last month. Kinsella was friendly and made mention of “doing more of these” in the future. I thought this was a dead-ringer for future Cap’n Jazz gigs: My friend who was with me when I chatted with Kinsella wasn’t so sure.
I guess I won that argument. But really, everyone wins.