Oh, frabjous day! The recording dates for Big Really are just one week away.
FrienDCs, this is truly exciting news as the Babys prepare to enter their toddler era. Callooh, callay! ‘Twas brilig and the slippery toes. All that.
In advance of our first official release as a trio, we invite you to…
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This is sorta blowing my mind
Pentagram needs a drummer and they’re looking on Craigslist DC. Yes, that Pentagram is advertising for a drummer side by side with the guy looking to praise JESUS with a classic rock vibe and, uh, this guy right here. Here’s the link and I’m reposting the text below in case it gets taken down
Pentagram seeks experienced, dynamic, hard-hitting, blues-based, hard rock/metal drummer with pro quality gear.
Able to travel 2-4 times throughout the year, typically 10-12 days at a time. Passport for international travel required.
Absolutely NO death/thrash/speed/nu/hair/industrial or rap metal players.
NO drugs or heavy alcohol use!
Send bio, photo, references, influences, sound files & any pertinent links/info by private email only please.
No Facebook or public forum responses will be acknowledged.
I know it’s ridiculous, but I really, really, really want one
21 days until we start tracking Big Really, 22 days until we finish. We like to work without a net.
Last night we stopped by the weekly open mic at Capital City Cheesecakes in my Takoma Park, MD home. The night was organized by Rob Hinkal from the band ilyAIMY, who even taped the whole thing and posted it on the internet. Check it out at the link below. We’re on at around the one hour 33 minute mark and perform acoustic versions of “Lorraine” and “Big Really.”
Thanks to Rob, Capital City Cheesecakes, and everyone that came out!
PS: the featured guest performers last night were the excellent hot jazz/old timey quartet, the Sligo Creek Stompers. They do a short set at around the 1:05 mark and are not to be missed.
Almost 1 year ago exactly, I declared that I finished writing a new album, recorded some quick demos, and began negotiating the logistics of getting it tracked and ready. My one demand for myself was that it would be done with a band. It sounded simple at the time, and I never would have guessed it would end up delaying everything by almost 5 seasons. But the Babys and I ended up finding each other, and those of you who have seen us in action can attest that the wait was worth it.
We’ve had an eventful run of shows since getting together last Fall. But these are all just warm-ups for what we’re planning to unleash in just a few months. Some of you have been hearing about this album for a long, long time now. It’s called Big Really and it’s gonna have Alicia’s brother on the cover. Some of the songs are a couple of years old and I’ve played them a hundred different ways. I never would have expected them to work as well as they do now that the Babys have fleshed them out.
Our recording dates are close and our excitement is tangible. We can’t wait to lay these songs down and share them with you. But before we do, we need you to send us off with one last show. This Thursday night, we’ll be playing an acoustic set at Axum’s Level X Lounge at 1934 9th St, NW. We’ll be sharing the stage with our good friends Lion’s Premiere and MacGregor Burns. Get there at 8:30 and bring $5. We promise we’ll make it worth your while.
And hold tight, ‘cause the real mother is coming this summer.
I released Swans over 2 years ago and I’m disappointed that nobody’s called me out yet for ripping off the wire climbing scene from Final Fantasy VII