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 South Normal Calls It Quits
After fourteen years of beating the pavement, beating their heads against the wall, and beating a truly distinct groove in the annals of Michgian indie music, South Normal has called it quits in a MySpace blog posting dated June 7th 2007. Singer/songwriter Nathan Mackinder made the sad news official at 11:46 am, just two hours after brother/bassist Jeremy Mackinder called it quits in his own MySpace blog and two months after a dispiriting New York City label showcase where the band was dismissed with, "Frankly, its just not what we're looking for right now". Their loss. Our loss. Click "read more" for Nathan's message to their friends and fans and links to the band's website and past articles about South Normal. - Mitch

From www.myspace.com/southnormal June 7, 2007....

The Fat Lady Sings...Thank you for Everything

ok, unforunately South Normal has come to an end. We fought the good fight together for a long time, and we appreciate all the support we received from everybody. It was really a wonderful experience.

I believe all members will be carrying on with music in some capacity, and we will continue to support each other through our future endeavors-whatever they may be.

I'll never forget the core group that went to battle for years-that unit: Nathan Mackinder, Jason Schaller, Ben Vermeylen, Shannon Boone and myself, Jeremy Mackinder. Others were involved-but that was the heart of the band that recorded three albums together and that most fans came to enjoy. We thank you.

We also have to acknowledge other people that were with us for an extended time-Ryan Darnell, Ken Blaznek, Jack Cronin, Steve Harness, Aaron Mestel-and others who sat in or played for a brief period...thanks...and also the people who supported and recorded us...Mike Lutz, Gregg Leonard, Andy Patalan, Jeremy Klann and Terry Cox. Also, the people who gave us a rehearsal space...Jennifer Holmes, The Heil family and Chad Keilen.

There are many, many others that we have been blessed to work with-from all the bands, fans and friends---its too many to type--but the memories live with us forever.

This page will remain active--Nate may use it to promote his new project, I may use it to promote mine, Ben sits in with a number of bands...it will stay active--as a way to stay in touch and every now and then--we'll post different songs--maybe even make them downloadable for you. The band has some other things coming up such as movie soundtracks--we will let you know when and where as they come up.

Also, we will continue to support things we believe in such as Emily Schaller and the Rock CF organization. I am eternally proud to have been a part of that, it may be the best thing that we accomplished-in a long list of significant accomplishments. Thank you for including us Em....cheers.

Rock On, believe in what you do--and do it as hard as you can.

Thank you
Jeremy Mackinder
South Normal

Past MichiganBands.com articles about South Normal

South Normal Meets The Three-Headed Evil Genius" - June 2006: Another exhaustive account from Mitch, this time about South Normal's used-car commercial shoot at Frog Island Park in Ypsi. Pretty cool gig. Pretty cool park. Lots of cool pics.

Serendipity, Synchronicity Lead Me Back to The Bag - October 2005: Always late to the party, Mitch discovers South Normal's classic 2000 release, "Emotion Picture" quite by accident. If you don't already own this - find a copy, steal a copy, buy a copy if you still can!

Whitey Morgan and The Waycross Georgia Farmboys - Have you discovered Jeremy's other band yet? If you dig all things Waylon, Johnny and Merle, you just must.

Visit South Normal on MySpace

Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 @ 20:35:00 EDT by chief editor
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