For some reason, the jerk who lives in the apartment across from my bedroom window suddenly thought it would be a good idea to leave his porch light on all night every night. I'm totally going to sneak over and unscrew the bulb in the middle of the night. I have enough trouble sleeping without him adding insult to injury.
So the show... awesome. The downside of the AKA Lounge is that you have to haul your gear up a huge flight of stairs and all of our amplifiers are quite weighty. But we got through it, waited a bit for them to set the stage then loaded on for our opening spot. After soundcheck it came to our attention that bands were receiving free PBRs so we decided to take advantage of that. Our set went quite well, we played about 45 minutes and despite our newest song being a trainwreck and me being completely out of tune while playing a cover, the rest went very well. The energy was great and the crowd was very receptive. We recognized a lot of faces and there was a great turnout for a Tuesday night show.
The Heathens followed us and put on a great high energy show as well. Our friend Jeff (aka Mumpsy) plays drums for them so it was good to see him again. Those guys have a style all their own. You should definitely check them out if the opportunity arises (they have a banjo... how cool is that?).
After that From Adam to Atom went on with their new drummer Andy (formerly of Ask Me Later) and they were also amazing. Very tight and catchy songs. We're looking forward to doing some shows with them in the future.
Overall a very fun night. Dave Hawkeye graced us with his presence and catching up with other friends provided highly entertaining. We may have some things in the near future, but our next scheduled gig is September 24 @ The Liquid Cellar for Jannannapalooza! That show will be the bee's knees. Don't miss it.
For October we're planning to go see the state via some short bursts of touring. We'll have news on that soon.
My apologies to our younger fans. We're doing all we can to book more all ages shows, but when we do, we need people to actually show up. It's give and take.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the last few gigs. We've been having a blast!