There's us in Houston this morning, at an awesome community center / library / vegan cafe called S.H.A.P.E.
We all just had some amazing veggie burgers and sweet potato fries. I hope you dig the flower effects that my amazing webcam does... Oh and the person in the top left is our good friend Sock from Xtra Vomit, who is on tour with us.
Tour has been great. Springfield was SO GOOD. All because of Chris / YEUNG / DOG FOOD. We love you so much Chris!!! Check all of his projects out at http://deathsquadmarch.blogspot.com/
Then we had a really long drive. Shit got loopy in the van.
Houma ruled. HEAT DUST is a new punk/shoegazey type band that blew us away. We listened to their cd like 15 times already, literally. Before the show, we got lost in Houma trying to find the venue. At a stop sign, a woman walked up to our van, bleeding heavily from her head. She asked if we could take her to her house because she had just gotten beaten up really bad by her boyfriend. So we took her to her house, and the venue just happened to be right next to her house! Thanks be to the Goddess. Our thoughts go out to the woman from Houma.
New Orleans is such an amazing town. Just letting you know. Go there when you get a chance. The show at the Hey Cafe was an awesome time, thanks a ton to Greg from there and Bryan / THOU. IMPRESSIONABLE YOUTH were incredible. I found a fellow Berserk lover and my life is getting that much closer to complete. Thank you, Bilal, for being fucking awesome. We stayed with Bryan and Emily in their beautiful home, I loved it there.
Houston was interesting. Madison met up with her best friend of all time, who lives here now. The record store Vinyl Junkie is fucking stacked, such a good place. The show had a heavy "jaded" vibe, lots of not give a fuck attitude. However, there were some great people there, and our new friend Ford who booked the show is so sweet. Thanks! Check out Turbokrieg, they were insanely good. IPV was really cool as well.
All in all, everything is good so far. The van has been acting a little weird, but we figured that problem out I think. In Houma, I thought my Peavey Windsor head blew up. The next day we took it to a music store (Webb's Bywater Music in New Orleans, SUCH A GOOD PLACE!) and it was a quick solder job and a re-tube at an AMAZING price. Couldn't believe it. Sweet!
Okay, Up next is Fort Worth, Dallas, MAYBE Birmingham, and then 5 Florida dates with THOU and FALSE. So pumped! We'll try and keep the blog updated along the way.
Awesome...I'm glad you made it to tx...I can't make it to ft worth tonight cause I gotta work(shitty) but I will see u tomorrow night...be safe...VIVIFY...ReplyDelete
glad you guys are having such a great trip! cant wait to hear about the rest of your tour and looking foreward to updates!ReplyDelete
Unfortunately, Houston is a bit jaded. Agreed. Not all of the shows are like that though. I have to deal with it every time my bands gig. Still something I haven't quite put my finger on. It's like you have to be in the cool guy club or something for anyone to give a shit! Anyway, I thought your set slayed and I hope you consider coming back. For what it's worth I thought you guys were the coolest. Keep up the good work and veganism! I look forward to buying the new LP.ReplyDelete
We would love to come back to Houston! I thought the show was a good time, and I enjoyed the city as well. You'll run into jaded attitudes everywhere, so that was nothing against the scene there really, just a vibe I got from a few people at that particular show. But yeah we will come back again!ReplyDelete