We’ve teamed up with the rock band, Bad Luck, to do an exclusive tour blog for us during their current “Cold Bones Record Release Tour.” The band really lives up to their name. Stayed tuned for future blogs to see if band’s luck turns around. You can check out the second entry, after the break.
So we were supposed to play a house show in New Jersey that apparently got cancelled because it was at the promoter’s girlfriend’s house, and she decided she didn’t want to be his girlfriend anymore. I thought that was interesting enough to mention but really it just sucked. After hanging out and drinking with old friends and our new friend/manager, Abir, for a couple of days, we played a venue in New Jersey (whose name I can’t remember because it was supposed to be at the Erie Saloon originally and got moved around the corner last minute) and there was about 30 people. When we first got there, we got asked to play outside because of how small the inside was, which we were all bummed about because it would’ve sounded like shit. But after the first band, they moved the show inside and we had a fun set. The next night, we played Shillelagh tavern in Astoria, Queens, but first, me and Evan went a did an interview/acoustic performance for Charged FM in Manhattan. It was kind of horrifying because it was something neither of us had done before, but it was also really fun for the same reason. The producer from the station liked us a lot and took a selfie with me that caught me off guard so I probably look like a jackass. But anyways, that night was Queens and it was another 30-40 person turnout and a really good time. Some people sang along and I got a gyro so I was about as happy as I could’ve been. The next night, we played The Wood Shop in Long Island. Me and Joe spent almost all of our lives growing up there, so in a way, I felt like I was achieving a personal goal by playing in Long Island in a touring band that I’m proud of, no matter how many people showed up. But there ended up being about 80-90 kids and most of them stayed and sang along. It was awesome and something I’ll never forget. Also, The Wood Shop was/is one of the cooler DIY spots I’ve ever been to. Being able to play a place like that in my essential “hometown” was awesome.
The next night we played the St. Vitus bar in Brooklyn, which was a big deal for all of us specifically because we had heard that “Nirvana” played a secret show there after they were inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame earlier this year, and they’re one of all of our all time favorite bands. The sound there was incredible, my best friend (who “does lights” for a living) was able to run the lights for the show and because of that, got into the show for free, and we played (sonically at least) the absolute best we ever have. Right as we started to play, about 30-40 people came into the room we were playing and most/almost all of them didn’t leave until we were done. That felt really good not only because we were completely unsure of how the turnout would be, but also because we knew the people who were there saw us at our best. But, of course, our show in RI the next day got cancelled. So instead we went to Monroe, NY, because it was in between where we were and where we were headed next, (which was Upton, MA). Also we went to see more old friends, play basketball, and drink more.