we played a show this past sunday at Beachland Ballroom, with Pterodactyl, from nyc, and Jerk, and SophieMol, who are both from cleveland. the turn-out was pretty good, considering it was a sunday night, and it was the night before the three largest colleges in cleveland resumed classes for the fall.
sophie mol played first. they sounded like a noisy, stripped-down le tigre, without keyboards.
we played second, and our set was pretty tight, even with a 6 minute jam session in the middle. andrew played part of "the ghost of frank zappa" behind his head... so rad. i surprised a lot of people by playing drums on that one. the strap for the bass broke after the second song, even though the strap-locks were on.
the guys from petrodactyl were dancing up front during our set, which was pretty sweet.
after the show, we got a lot of very positive feedback. my favorite was from the guy working the door last night, who came in to watch us, and just let people walk in for free while doing so. we were his favorite set of the night. he told tait and andrew not to let me leave the band, because i was "the planet all you moons revolve around..." it was pretty funny.
Jerk was awesome, as usual. they're one of my favorite bands in cleveland. totally noisey and in-yr-face.
Pterodactyl was equally awesome... totally rad kids too. we talked with them for quite awhile after the show.
onward and upward...
we're recording with ian sevnonious in DC this fall, over a yet-to-be-determined weekend. ian's basically setting everything up for us, and is going to oversee everything. it should be pretty fun, and we will have our first EP finished when all is said and done. we're going to do a small pressing of that ourselves (and hopefully someone else will put it out on a larger scale later), a split 7 inch with some band ( i forget their name, but andrew knows)... crazy.
the website is currently being overhauled by yours truely, and the redesign and relaunch will be done before our next show with Head of Femur on 9/21... and speaking of that show, we will hopefully have some merch by then as well... we'll be cutting it close.
so yea, that is the update.
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