Whispertown History

 
Here's the history of Whispertown2000 according to Morgan:
 

well, I used to just play by myself.. then Jenny [Lewis, of Rilo Kiley] kept trying to encourage me to get a band and play! So she told Tod he should play with me and me I should play with Tod, and so he and I met up to play and it worked great! So Jenny played key board with us until we were on our feet.. then I happened to meet Colt socially and he and Tod had played in a different band together ,, he loved iron will and said he wanted to play bass..and so tod, colt and i played.. then I started writing songs on my 4 track like wishing well and stuff with many back up vocal parts and thought it was sad because I could never do them live! And Tod said Vanesa, his girlfriend, had a great voice! So, knowing her a little, I said.. Vanesa, you're in the band! Before ever hearing her.. and it worked out great!

and, so, that's the long and short of it!

love, morgan

The band used to be called Vagtown2000 when they started out, but that name was kinda silly and got embarrassing for Morgan after a while. I think it wasn't till around early/mid 2005 that she changed it to Whispertown2000 (no space!). The inspiration for the (new) name came from a device called the Whisper 2000 which is a sound amplifier for the hard of hearing that also just so happens to have the number 2000 after the name. The band has put out one CD so far, Livin' In A Dream, which was self-released in early 2006. Tod's brother, Casey Wisenbaker joined the band later that year. Colt parted ways with the band in late 2007 as they began recording their second cd, due out in 2008.

Ok, now here's a list of shows they've played. Please let us know if you know of a show we missed. Thanks!

Past Shows

2004

06/10/04 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (w/ Jenny Lewis, Pierre, and The Elected) [Morgan + Jenny on keys and vox, Colt and Tod] RECORDED
07/02/04 Silverlake, CA, Fuck Yeah! Fest, alley behind Sea Level Records [Morgan + Colt and Tod]
07/30/04 San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill (opening for Rilo Kiley, w/ Mike Bloom) [Morgan + Jenny on keys and vox, Tod and Colt] RECORDED
09/06/04 Silverlake, CA, the park on the corner of Sunset and Maltman (w/ Michael Runion)
10/10/04 Washington, DC, Black Cat (opening for Rilo Kiley w/ Now It's Overhead, Tilly and the Wall) [Morgan solo.. only 1 song]
???????? probably some other various Fall 04 dates w/ Rilo Kiley [Morgan solo]
10/16/04 Los Angeles, CA, M. Bar, Almost Paradise fashion show (w/ Michael Runion, Holy Hydraulics)

2005

04/28/05 San Diego, CA, Soma (opening for Rilo Kiley, w/ The 88, Michael Runion) [Morgan + Colt and Tod] RECORDED
05/09/05 Oklahoma City, OK, Bricktown Live (opening for Rilo Kiley, w/ Neva Dinova) [Morgan solo]
05/14/05 Minneapolis, MN, First Avenue (opening for Rilo Kiley, w/ Neva Dinova) [Morgan solo]
???????? probably some other various Spring 05 dates w/ Rilo Kiley [Morgan solo]
11/05/05 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (opening for Neva Dinova and Orenda Fink) [Morgan + Vanesa]
11/25/05 Los Angeles, CA, El Cid

2006

03/01/06 Pomona, CA, The Glass House (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Michael Runion)
03/03/06 San Diego, CA, Woman's Club (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason) RECORDED
03/04/06 San Francisco, CA, Bimbo's 365 Club (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason)
03/06/06 Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason)
03/07/06 Vancouver, BC, Richard's on Richards (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason)
03/08/06 Seattle, WA, Neumo's (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason)
03/10/06 Denver, CO, Bluebird Theatre (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Willy Mason)
03/11/06 Omaha, NE, Scottish Rites Hall (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/12/06 Minneapolis, MN, Woman's Club (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/13/06 Milwaukee, WI, Pabst Theater (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/14/06 Chicago, IL, Park West (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/15/06 Grand Rapids, MI, Calvin College (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/16/06 Toronto, ON, Opera House (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/17/06 Cambridge, MA, Somerville Theatre (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/18/06 New York, NY, Irving Plaza (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/19/06 New York, NY, Irving Plaza (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Vietnam)
03/20/06 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/23/06 Alexandria, VA, The Birchmere (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Johnathan Rice)
03/24/06 Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
03/25/06 Atlanta, GA, Variety Playhouse (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
03/26/06 Nashville, TN, Belcourt Theatre (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
03/28/06 Austin, TX, The Parish (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
03/29/06 Dallas, TX, Dallas Museum of Art, Horchow Auditorium (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
03/31/06 Tucson, AZ, Club Congress (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Dan Sartain)
04/01/06 Los Angeles, CA, Orpheum Theatre (opening for Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins, w/ Tilly and the Wall)
04/15/06 Los Angeles, CA, Sea Level Records
04/??/06 Los Angeles, CA, Fort Cool
05/05/06 Woodland Hills, CA, somebody's backyard (w/ Michael Runion)
05/13/06 Monterey Park, CA, Jennifer's house (w/ Michael Runion)
05/20/06 Los Angeles, CA, somebody's house (w/ Michael Runion)
05/27/06 Pico Rivera, CA, Cheyenne's house (w/ Michael Runion)
05/28/06 Upland, CA, Eric's house (w/ Michael Runion)
06/02/06 Ventura, CA, Buffalo Records ?
06/03/06 --cancelled-- Rosemead, CA, AltairFest '06 (w/ Florence May, Michael Runion)
06/06/06 Mountain View, CA, Simon's House (w/ Michael Runion)
06/08/06 Portland, OR, Guy's House (w/ Michael Runion)
06/09/06 Seattle, WA, 414 House (w/ Michael Runion)
06/10/06 Moscow, ID, One World Cafe (w/ Michael Runion)
06/11/06 Salt Lake City, UT, Sugarhouse (w/ Michael Runion)
06/12/06 Denver, CO, Old Curtis St. Bar (w/ Michael Runion)
06/17/06 Durant, OK, SOSU Ballroom (w/ Michael Runion)
06/18/06 McKinney, TX, Sarah's Ranch House (w/ Michael Runion)
06/19/06 Houston, TX, Bootleg Warehouse (w/ Michael Runion) RECORDED
06/20/06 New Braunfels, TX, Rio Haus (w/ Michael Runion)
06/21/06 Pflugerville, TX, Hanovers (w/ Michael Runion)
06/24/06 Phoenix, AZ, OnePlace (w/ Michael Runion, The Gentry Club)
07/02/06 Los Angeles, CA, The Mint (w/ Heartstring Symphony)
07/07/06 Los Angeles, CA, Sea Level Records (w/ Brother Reade)
07/18/06 Los Angeles, CA, Hotel Cafe (w/ Army Navy, The Submarines, Annie Stela)
07/21/06 Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland (w/ Blake Sennett, Jake Bellows, Michael Runion)
07/25/06 Los Angeles, CA, El Cid (w/ Bedroom Wallls, Lets Go Sailing)
08/02/06 Los Angeles, CA, Fort Cool II (w/ Madeline, The Door-Keys)
08/16/06 Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory (w/ Michael Runion, Sundance Kids, and Cataldo)
08/22/06 San Francisco, CA, The Independent (w/ Let's Go Sailing, Oh No! Oh My!)
08/26/06 Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland (w/ Oh No! Oh My!)
08/28/06 Phoenix, AZ, Modified [Morgan solo]
08/31/06 Austin, TX, Stubbs BBQ [Morgan solo]
09/01/06 Denton, TX, Haileys [Morgan solo]
09/02/06 Omaha, NE, Saddle Creek Bar (w/ Oh No! Oh My!, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltin) [Morgan solo]
09/03/06 Columbia, MO, Mojo's [Morgan solo]
09/09/06 Fairplay, CO, South Park Music Festival [Morgan solo]
09/10/06 Denver, CO, The Larimer Lounge, South Park Music Festival Showcase [Morgan solo]
09/23/06 Los Angeles, CA, Goo ?
10/25/06 Omaha, NE, Sokol Underground (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
10/26/06 Madison, WI, Club 770 (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
10/27/06 Grinnell, IA, Grinnell College (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
10/28/06 Minneapolis, MN, Triple Rock (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
10/29/06 Rock Island, IL, Futureappletree Studio One (Daytrotter Session, originally posted online 2/8/07)
10/29/06 Chicago, IL, Abbey (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
10/30/06 Cleveland, OH, Grog Shop (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/03/06 Cambridge, MA, TT the Bears (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/05/06 New York, NY, Knitting Factory (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/06/06 Philadelphia, PA, First Unitarian Church (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's) RECORDED
11/07/06 Washington, DC, Black Cat (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/08/06 Greensboro, NC, someone's basement (w/ Hot Lava)
11/09/06 Atlanta, GA, Drunken Unicorn (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/10/06 Mt. Pleasant, SC, Village Tavern (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/11/06 St. Augustine, FL, Café 11 (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/13/06 Orlando, FL, The Social (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/14/06 Tallahassee, FL, FSU, Club Down Under (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/16/06 Austin, TX, Emo's (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/17/06 Houston, TX, Walters on Washington (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's) RECORDED
11/18/06 Denton, TX, Hailey's (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/20/06 Tempe, AZ, Modified (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/24/06 Pomona, CA, Glass House (opening for The Elected, w/ Margot and the Nuclear So and So's)
11/29/06 San Diego, CA, UCSD, Porter's Pub (opening for The Elected, w/ Grand Ole Party) RECORDED
12/14/06 Los Angeles, CA, Alterknit Lounge (w/ Michael Runion, Franklin For Short, Brother Reade)
12/16/06 Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory (w/ Brother Reade, Jake Bellows)

2007

02/17/07 Echo Park, CA, Jenny Reyes' house, Almost Paradise clothing show (w/ Michael Runion)
03/07/07 Los Angeles, CA, El Rey (w/ Bright Eyes, Vetiver)
03/29/07 Glendale, CA, The Scene (w/ Kevin and Luiz DJing)
03/30/07 San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill (w/ Maria Taylor)
03/31/07 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (w/ Maria Taylor)
04/01/07 San Diego, CA, Che Cafe (w/ Maria Taylor)
05/18/07 Los Angeles, CA, somebody's house on silver ridge drive, art show
06/03/07 Los Angeles, CA, Los Feliz street fair (w/ Tod solo, Ofer, The Tyde, Michael Runion)
06/07/07 Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour (w/ Let's Go Sailing, Bedroom Walls, Last Town Chorus)
06/15/07 Groton, CT, Farquhar Park, Bobby's Big heART Festival 2k7 [Morgan solo] (w/ Jake Bellows, Jared Paul, Saul Mojica)
07/19/07 Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland (w/ Patrick Park, War Paint, Michael Runion)
07/20/07 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo (w/ Johnathan Rice, Everest)
08/05/07 Los Angeles, CA, Hotel Cafe (w/ Oliver Future, Jaime Wyatt and the American Bloomers, John Ramey, Charlie Wadhams)
08/13/07 Los Angeles, CA, The Hotel Cafe (w/ Jordi Seay; Curtis Peoples; Greg Laswell, Meiko, Buddy & Gabriel Mann; Sacred Fools & Friends [Hanson])
08/26/07 --cancelled-- Los Angeles, CA, BBC Clothing (Fuck Yeah Fest)
08/31/07 Los Angeles, CA, Spaceland (w/ Wintergreen, Satellite Class, You Me and Iowa
09/09/07 Los Angeles, CA, Tangiers (w/ Acute, Taylor Goldsmith, Michael Runion)
09/11/07 Los Angeles, CA, Key Club, Spin party (w/ Art Brute)
11/07/07 Los Angeles, CA, Hotel Cafe (w/ Buddy, HoneyHoney, Adrianne)
11/11/07 Los Angeles, CA, Relax Bar (w/ Jr. Juggernaut, The Neighborhood Bullys, Alan B. Shepard)
11/21/07 Los Angeles, CA, Tangiers (w/ Michael Runion, Franklin For Short, Landy)
11/25/07 Los Angeles, CA, birthday party in somebody's garage

2008

01/02/08 Los Angeles, CA, The Fold @ Tangiers (w/ Maria Taylor, Robert Francis, Nik Freitas)
01/05/08 Los Angeles, CA, Knitting Factory (w/ Siberian, War Stories)
01/11/08 Los Angeles, CA, El Cid (w/ My Pet Saddle)
01/20/08 Los Angeles, CA, Tangier (w/ Benji Hughes)
03/02/08 San Francisco, CA, Great American Music Hall, Noisepop (w/ She and Him)
03/08/08 Los Angeles, CA, El Cid (w/ XYZ Affair, Bachelorette, Murder on the Moon)
04/17/08 San Francisco, CA, The Concourse at SF Design Center (w/ Rilo Kiley and Michael Runion)
04/19/08 Portland, OR, Roseland Theatre (w/ Rilo Kiley and Micheal Runion)
04/20/08 Seattle, WA, Showbox Sodo (w/ Rilo Kiley and Michael Runion)
04/21/08 Bellingham, WA, Western Washington University (w/ Rilo Kiley and Michael Runion)
04/22/08 Santa Rosa, CA, house show (w/ Michael Runion)
04/23/08 Santa Cruz, CA, Rio Theatre (w/ Rilo Kiley and Michael Runion)
04/24/08 Pomona, CA, The Glass House (w/ Rilo Kiley and Michael Runion)
05/18/08 San Francisco, CA, Oysterfest (w/ She and Him)

 

 

latest update: April 02, 2008