Secret Diary Updates From The Road

Back to Chicago for the Holidaze! 

Dear Diary, 

We're back from an incredible 9 months of touring in 2018. Back to Chicago to cozy up to writing a new album, cooking dinner in kitchens (do we even remember how to cook?) and preparing for a 2019 summer of festivals. We're also working on creating a few cover songs for some of our biggest supporters and while we're running a bit behind on them because of the settle-in process, we're very excited about them!


Write to us if you want us to make sure to visit your town!


Emily Rose 

Magic Marfa 

We played Lost Horse Saloon in Marfa on Friday and stayed Saturday morning to watch our friend, Rie do stick-n-pokes at the trailer she works in, "Slowpoke." As the lazy afternoon wore on, we went to lounge with beers at the hotel pool, and we got invited to play a birthday party at someone's house outside under the full moon later that night. Could there be a more perfect day? It was so nice walking around the dusty streets of this mile long little town. We can't wait to come back.


Did you see the new tee shirt design? For ONE WEEK ONLY we are sending any tee shirt or cd orders with a personal post card note to you from wherever we are! Both of these are limited runs (last order ever of Sparkle Tip), so grab them before they're collector items.



From El Paso, 
Emily Rose 


Tip Us In Texas 

Howdy Y'all! 

We're in Texas and still on tour for two more months!

Someone recently asked about sending us a tip, so we thought we'd share the option here too.

If you send a donation to our Zigtebra PayPal and if you give us your address, we'd be psyched to send a personal postcard thank you! Another way you can send $tips or support is to us via Venmo. We appreciate you. 

And now for the updates!!!!

We've been in Houston, Fort Worth, Denton, and Austin and now we're heading to San Antonio, then Marfa during the famed El Cosmico weekend, and then finally to El Paso, before pass-o-ing outta Texas further west. 

Here are some of the things we've seen so far on tour:

a bloody mary and bagels brunch show in New Orleans featuring a harp performance.

a backyard in Florida that ended in a lake and they had canoes.

snakes, armadillos, GIANT four feet iguanas, manatees, minks.

The road is long and lonely and it means a lot to us to hear from you. <3 

P.S What kind of song should we write next?
P.P.S. What should our next music video be????





Heading to Key West 

Tour Adventure Rolls On, 

We've crawled through hustling NYC, early America Providence, balmy Georgia, nautical Virginia, and we're currently in tropical Florida playing Delray Beach tonight and Key West tomorrow. We shower at gyms and friends houses every day, but in Key West all we have is the ocean and walking into the dark ocean at night, unseeing, trusting... all I can think is: jellyfish?

Zigtebra has been playing with some unbelievably good bands lately. It's so awesome to get to play music together AND see incredible bands in one night and get paid for it. Y'all, we blessed. 


Monster Teeth babyking smooth voice like Vampire Weekend, morning bird samples whispering over a clicking, blipping rhythm that crashes into the deepest bass-y dance-able magic show.

Donzii: holy heck Joe, whatta show! They are Liquid Television with candles and tuxedos and a new drum machine.


Whatever you're going through or going for, if you can see what you want, stay in the sunshine while you're going and listen to this:


Emily Rose


Tour Route & Adventure Report from the Road 

Dear Diary, 

I'm sitting in a laundromat in Cincinnati, on the Kentucky side, staring at a sign that reads "No Washing of Horse Equipment." When I first got out of the car yesterday in Louisville, KY I announced "Wow, it smells like horses." I keep forgetting this is a horse and Nascar zone. Racing of all the horse power. We are finally one week into tour and starting to get into gear. 

Current favorite snack: salty plantain chips

Current favorite tracks: "Rehab Queen" by El Bandito

Current favorite outfit: black everything with perriwinkle lipstick

Current fantasy: a day nap in a cool room


Also, check out this awesome review by My favorite part is where Jude Noel writes, "With an album currently in the works, it’s only a matter of time before Zigtebra’s new music can soundtrack your own drives, haunting the open highways with their imaginative (and vaguely Gothic) spirit." (THEY KNOW!)


see you on the road, pals!

P.S. Track us here on Bandsintown so you never miss a show in your city!



Summer in Chicago  

We're back in Chicago for 7 weeks before we hit the road again. Hopefully we'll do studious things like learn a couple new languages, go to the beach every day, mow lawns for the elderly, work back up to 7 mile runs, read 8 works of great fiction, etc.


Or just eat a lot of bbq. 






The Grossest Thing About Music Festivals 

Okay so we have loooong drives between shows.  

Recently we spent hours in the hot heat of the no-cell-signal desert. No podcasts. No gas stations. No indoor bathrooms. We saw a lot of porta potties, but we saw rows and rows of them when we played our first music festival last night: The Norman Music Festival.


So the road is long, and only so many people event want me to send postcards, so I started making a list of porta-potty names.  


Royal Throne 

Oui Oui 



Drop Zone (!!!!) 

Doodie Calls

Cruising through Utah 


We're whipping through miles and miles of rocky, dusty deserts and chunky, melting mountains and hills.

Zigtebra plays Salt Lake City tonight and after that we head towards Colorado to melt into the arms of some friends and hike some pine-fresh mountain air. 

If you rate/review Zigtebra on our FB page, we'll send you a special personalized postcard from somewhere on the road! After rating, email us with your mailing address via our contact page or directly: 


emily rose & joe zeph


p.s. we're back in Chicago on May 13th and excited to play every show we possibly can! BOOK US!

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