1/05 Tue – AUSTIN, TX @ Trailer Space Records w/ The Reptilian, Cloud Mouth & For Want Of
When the Sea Became a Giant
CDEP – 19:27 – 01/16/07 – CYLS 000
Out of Print – Available Digitally
After driving from 2 am to 5 pm on Friday, we are back in the Great
Lakes state! The show Friday night at the Black Shamrock was great. We
got to play Sleep Bellum Sono again, and those guys are amazing.
Thought and Memory also rocked the house. Ahmad raised the roof during
their entire set. We had a lot of fun, but not too much fun… we knew
what was ahead of us. Because of Jon’s craziness and wanting to run
the Crim on Saturday morning, and my needing to be at work, we decided
to drive right from the show in East Meadow (Long Island) all the way
to Michigan. So drive we did. Keith and I took turns driving from 2 am
to 8 am, and then Jon and Ahmad took over until we got home.
We made a slightly random stop in Toledo after finding out that
Keith’s parents and grandpa were in town (also from Michigan). So we
hung out, and got lunch at a yummy eatery with delicious waffle fries!
Jon kicked ass in the Crim (which is a big race in Flint where he ran
I heard he earned a gold star. And before we knew it, it
was Sunday and we had another show at the amazing Maruma open house
(’09). We partied hard. Really hard. We watched some Guitar Hero
prodigies, and ate cake. We left the night with a seemingly 30 lb bag
full of meatballs. What more could you ask for?
All in all, the tour was great!
Despite Tony and Jeff’s best efforts to put on a good Tuesday night show at Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, we were simply out of our element. The place sounds amazing, but unfortch no one came out, and winning over bar crowds isn’t exactly our strong suit. We even had a heckler or two. I personally enjoyed Failure’s Art and Supervolcano, but on the whole, Connecticut can suck it.
So for Wednesday, it was back to the basement, where we belong. Thanks to: Sam’s parents, for letting us be loud in their home; Karate Christ, Along the Way, and In the Clear for letting us on the bill; and Joseph and everyone else who came out to watch us and/or bought a shirt and/or EP. I hope those disposable camera shots surface at some point. My only regret is that we didn’t have time to partake in the rope swing / pond activities, which sounded scary but awesome.
BIG THANKS to Keith’s sister Amy and her boyfriend Jeff for letting us stink up their living room for the last three nights. We had a blast sweating it out with you in the van at 60 mph on the way to and from the show.
Today, we wave a final goodbye to Providence, RI. On the way out, I will make sure to keep an eye out for Harry’s Mutt Cutts van. Maybe we’ll even stop at Freda Feltcher’s in Cranston for some French tickling. Hopefully we don’t have to trade in our van straight up to some kid for his moped.
I will now leave you with some assorted tour photos and maybe even a few videos of us being ballers in Philly.
What a day! After a long drive from Erik’s in New Brunswick we finally made it to Hagerstown, Maryland for an awesome afternoon show at Hampton’s. Sadly, Hampton is insanely ill and fighting for his life against an unnamed ailment (probably the flu). But he’s still young and spry, feel better buddy!
The show was totally awesome. We played with local badasses Eat People and мища(pronounced Mischa), as well as The Usual and Sunlines. Because it was an afternoon show in a garage, it was hot as hell and my bass is now covered in delicious sweat streaks. COOL! But it was totally awesome anyway and can’t wait to get back to Hagerstown.
Post show, we realized that we had no where to stay! So instead of staying in Maryland, we decided to supplement our 4 hour drive from New Brunswick to Hagerstown with a (supposedly) 6 hour drive to Rhode Island where Keith’s sister Amy lives. So we said good bye to Hampton and thanked his mom for the yummy brownies and Gatorade and hit the road around 7ish. It is now 3:20am and we are still only in Connecticut. Why? Because being from Michigan, we underestimated the severity (and smelliness) that is I-95 traffic in New Jersey. Tolls are now the arch nemesis of Empire! Empire!. We are now about 2 hours behind schedule and $12.10 poorer. New York City tolls were no help either. So in short, thanks, tolls. You’re a douche.
Here’s a video from Hamptons! Enoy!