The Vancouver, WA based reggae rock band, The Sindicate, is currently on their “Saving Sasquatch Tour 2013” hitting many West Coast cities. While they’re on this tour, they will be doing an exclusive blog for us. You can check out their first entry, after the break.
Our first trip down to Roseburg, OR was for the 3rd Annual North Umpqua Music Festival. We played the opening set with the sun setting over the hills, then gigged out in front of the stage while Synrgy stole the show. We drank entirely too much beer and tequila, mixing in some of the Northwest’s finest. As always, we trusted our faithful driver Big Sexy to get us home safely, while the rest of us found a place to crash. On the return trip, we enjoyed the harrowing experience of blowing a tire on our bus. Big Sexy and Z got her ready to limp the three miles into town, allowing us to continue to sleep the tequila away. Les Schwab, who opened shop an hour early to service our needs, provided a hearty breakfast of choice popcorn and cheap coffee. We will definitely have to make it back to Roseburg next year, the hospitality was on point and the scenery of was impeccable.
On Tuesday we played host to our new friends, Black Bottom Lighters at the Analog Cafe in Portland, a stop on their Oregon Trail Tour. With good vibes all around, the brothers from Phoenix were stoked to drop a rest day to play our stop at Ash St. Saloon as part of our Saving Sasquatch Tour, with good friends The Longshots from Eugene, OR.
With the Timber Army marching through the streets towards Jeld-Winn field, the energy at Ash St. was like a Friday. Lively fans came out from Seattle to Eugene, showing love to all three bands. The boys from Smash Bandits came down to support. In memory of their late great drummer, Richard “Grey” Liston, we got the chance to reflect on good times with The Bandits, while giggin out all night, bangin the windows til’ about 1am.
Thursday, we were at the Asylum Lounge in Vancouver, WA, one of the local area’s newer venues. Our friends Co.Lo.So and The Chris Carpenter Band came out to help us troubleshoot the printer before hitting the stage, enjoying some nice craft beers on tap as well. Definitely a successful Thursday show, the hometown showed the love for sure.
We’re on the road to play with One Dollar Check in Eugene, OR at Diablo’s Downtown Lounge Friday, June 26th. Then we have a few days travel break before hitting SoCal with some Sindicate love, starting July 30th at TRiP in Santa Monica, CA.
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