Welcome to another edition of State of the Union, a weekly recap of 50 Bands 50 States happenings both locally and nationally. In this space every Monday we'll tell you what 50 States bands are in town, releasing new music, or just doing something noteworthy.
-- Iowa darling WHITE FLASHES has finally released a new 7-track album over on Bandcamp, titled White Flashes II
"We’re Nice Guys, and we're sorry about that,” guitarist Matt Garlick said to the crowd at Charlie’s Kitchen on Monday night after his band, NICE GUYS (pictured above) finished their set. The floor was covered with tangled cables and effects pedals. Guitars were carelessly thrown on the ground. The drum kit had been kicked over.