JUNE 2014 UPDATE
We came out swingin' in May, with 3 shows in 4 days, starting at John Brown's in Marion, IL, moving a little further north to support ex-Motley Crue singer John Corabi with a stripped-down set at Goodfellas(now Hat Tricks) in Pekin, IL, before turning right back around and heading back to Nashville for a double header at the 2014 IPO Fest's Nashville edition, backing up our buddy Joshua Ketchmark and then wrapping up the whole thing with a slightly abbreviated set of our own.
John Brown's=always a blast.
Goodfellas: We ran into a mess of family & friends we don't see often enough these days. We'll be back there next weekend, doing an early show on Sunday, June 8th(6PM), opening for Saints Of Rebellion. It'll be all 4 of us, but stripped-down, acoustic like last time. I promise we'll get back up that way with a full electric show at some point, but this is a one-off, and just how things have shaken out. It'll happen. Honest.
IPO…well, what can I say? Not an ideal setup, and I'd really like to take a mulligan.
That ugliness behind us, we were fortunate to get the opening slot on Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer's Nashville date at Mercy Lounge. We went on to a full house, and made more than a handful of new friends before it was over with. Keifer and crew laid waste to that joint as well, and it was great to finally see my former cohort Tony Higbee in action with those guys.
A quick 3 songs at Twin Kegs went down last night, bookended by the stellar Tom Pappas Collection, and the mighty Black Shag. My ears are still ringing. Caught the Wooly Mamas set too, and those guys are the real deal, so check them out if you get a chance.
That brings us up to date, which means Saturday night (5/31) is the next order of business. We'll be 3rd out of 4 on a bill that also includes The Larangos, Yenisley, and Nick Britt & Black Market Research. 7 bones'll get you in, and we have every intention of tearing the place up, so please don't sleep on this one, 'cause it's a big room, and it gets a little lonely up there when we're singing to the wall. Plus, I'm fragile, and might never recover from the experience of just this once playing to a room that's not sold out.
June 8th…Goodfellas…details above.
June 14th…TBA. Watch this page. We'll announce this one soon.
June 21st…full-band acoustic set at Tennessee Taproom. 4PM. FREE.(part of the Music In May event)
….the rest is anyone's guess at this point, so stay tuned.
In non-The Great Affairs-related business, The Die Youngs record continues to get some pretty cool reviews, and our first pressing is almost sold out, so don't dawdle if you want a physical copy.
FOXX rehearsals for the 20-yr. reunion at November's Rock N' Skull Festival w/Danger Danger, Black N' Blue, Bulletboys, Faster Pussycat, etc. start this Sunday. The set list is made, and the homework has begun….wardrobe is yet to be determined.
Be good to one another,
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