Polkadot Cadaver – 1st ROAD BLOG from “Last Call In Jonestown Tour”
Polkadot Cadaver is currently on their headline tour, “Last Call In Jonestown Tour” with One-Eyed Doll and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, which is sponsored by us. While they’re on this tour, they will be writing an exclusive blog. You can…
Polkadot Cadaver is currently on their headline tour, “Last Call In Jonestown Tour” with One-Eyed Doll and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, which is sponsored by us. While they’re on this tour, they will be writing an exclusive blog. You can check out the first entry, after the break.
Well, here we are again – first headlining tour in a year and a half. In that time we’ve picked up a new trailer, released a new album, and cherrypicked a merch guy from another band (thanks, Psychostick!).
The tour kicked off in our hometown, The ‘More – that’s Baltimore to you, pal – with our touring buddies for the next few weeks, Exotic Animal Petting Zoo, out of Indiana. Opening the show was Williamette (featuring Polkadot and Dog Fashion contributor Matt Rippetoe on bari sax), followed by the debut performance of Blood Daddy (with Tommy Sickles of Nothingface and Knives Out on drums).
In grand Polkadot tradition, the first day of tour usually involves some sort of troubling discovery having to do with our trailer, and this instance would be no different. At least there was no theft involved this time, but a tone was set right from the start. We pressed on, however, and the opening night at the Ottobar went well, followed by an energetic set the next night at Championships Bar & Grill in Trenton, NJ. A few kinks were worked out in the set, and by night #3 in Hartford, CT our setlist had settled into a nice flow.
With the third show laid to rest, we ventured around the block from the Webster Theater for some late-night pizza at the only open place we could find. What the cooks may have lacked in enthusiasm for our late-night food slaughter, they made up for with delicious pizza. The ambiance was further added to with the not-so-distant sound of explosions, which were attributed to various causes such as gunshot, car backfire, or as per Merch Guy Tony’s suggestion, a ritualistic de-handing by means of firecrackers in the style of a mafia revenge hit. He’s probably onto something.
If it seems like there isn’t much mention of the actual music-making, that’s actually a good thing. Usually we only dwell on that when there’s bad stuff happening, and so far everything has been feeling and sounding good. Jasan has established a string-breaking pattern, Brian likes to turn his knobs a lot (take that how you will), and my kick pedal likes to move around while I’m playing it. Let’s see…OH! We’re debuting a “new” old song that we’ve never played live before, and it’s been a nice change of pace. What else….hmm. A couple of us are rocking new shoes, so you could say things are really looking up.
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