August 28, 2009
Well, I’m a few days behind re-capping shows, but my buddy Rich Orris just posted some beautiful pictures of a tiny mtns show in, “Low, lower, Lowest Lowell,” as one of the spray painted, stenciled signs read at The Ant Cellar where Jake, Samantha and I played on Tuesday. It’s sure to be the most punk rock show we’ll play this year. It was wonderful.
Thanks to Tom Sutherton of the soon to be dead hardcore band Short Fuse Burning for booking me for more DIY shows than I can recount in Lowell. They are always surprisingly warm and inviting with a solid core of friendly folks who love music.
We played well at this show too. Sitting in a semi-circle in a basement that was hotter than the outside it was easy to carefully connect with each other. It’s wonderful to play music without the middle-man of a PA system. The audience and the art seem seemless y’know?
I’ll post some pics soon of our show last night in Charlottesville, VA at Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar. 1 part venue + 1 part awesome tea/tree? house that looks like an opium den = cool place and chill vibes. Tonight we play a house show in Lynchburg, VA set up by our friends in Duck Duck Collective. It promises to be magical!
Check out Rich’s Flickr stream: http://flickr.com/rorris.
If you’re in New England pay him money to take pics of yr band!
If yr not in New England, pay him lots of money to take pics of yr band!