Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Back To Oakland!

And now the moment we've all been waiting for! Well, at least I was looking forward to our homecoming show in Oakland, at The Uptown. I'm happy to report that it was as fantastic as I hoped it would be. Trackademics and HOTTUB killed it, and the energy was amazing. We thank everyone that came out to party with us. It was a full house of non-stop action from beginning to end.Yes, there was a balloon drop. They came down during the first song of our set, and surprisingly many of them hung around for the whole show, bouncing around from swinging pool noodles and hundreds of high fives.Thanks to all our friends and fans who came out- it was great fun! Next up, we're headed to the country to record our second full length album...more on that later...

Reno: The Other Big City That's Little

It's a long haul from Salt Lake to Reno. This is a picture of Scott showing off a wad of Alpaca fur to an Alpaca farmer that we passed on the highway. Yes, Scott travels with a huge wad of Alpaca fur. Anyway, we passed two farmers believe it or not. One was absolutely thrilled by the gesture, and the other one could give two shits either way.

We would like to thank Remi and Sloan, owners of the Underground, for putting on such a fun night. They had the "barfly buss" picking people up at bars all over the city and dropping them off at the venue. It was genius, and resulted in a crowed mixed with people from all walks of life and musical tastes. Not knowing what to expect from our first show in Reno, we were received enthusiastically by the wild patrons of The Underground. Heck, they even let us put fluorescent butt cheek prints on the walls of their hallway. What happened in Reno, stayed in Reno. We'll see you again soon.

We're Big In Salt Lake

Big drinkers that is. You can put down a six pack and drive home legally. You can be a beer monster for the night and still have a hard time getting a get the point. It's times like these that it's good to have the mobile backstage unit (aka the van) in full operation, and it was because we are seasoned tour veterans. But that is hardly the point, I just wanted to describe us using the word "seasoned." Now when someone asks me to describe our sound I have an answer for them: "it's seasoned." Well, maybe it's more spicy...see now I don't have an answer for that question anymore.

After the show at Burt's Tiki Lounge, we stayed with our buddy Matt Hopper. He's a singer/songwriter/recording artist/permanently touring musician dude. (He recently performed with our new Omega Records label-mate, Alison Harris, in San Francisco.) Anyway, thanks for hanging and taking us out for good breakfast burritos!