Oooh... In other news, our penultimate gig on February 17th at The Lost Church was awesome as well... the Listening Room at The Lost Church is a cozy and warm new space in the heart of the Mission, located on Capp Street between 15th & 16th Streets; it's one of the most intimate and personal experiences a person can have listening to music. The venue seats about 40-50 people, and there's an upstairs bar, a smoking deck, and a high-ceilinged performance space with a swerving, undulating suspended walkway cutting and arcing through the air above the seats... watching a band play from the walkway up above, less than ten feet away from the musicians with a birds-eye view is a remarkable experience, and with the incredible sound, you just can't help but to stop and listen to that pin drop... and rather excitingly, we've booked another gig there on April 21st... it's very cool, but kind of an under-the-radar venue, so stay tuned ... we hear there might be a surprise alien invasion. Shhhhhhhhhh. It's kind of a secret. And hey, it wouldn't be much of a surprise if we let the alien out of the bag, now would it?
In other band news, we've got quite few events upcoming in the next few months: As Spring is venturing a few green shoots up through the soggy soil here and there, we thought it might be time to get back into the Farmer's Market swing of things... so we'll be playing the Noe Valley Farmer's Market on May 12th at 10:00am, which is a great venue for families and kids, and you can buy lots of delicious produce directly from the farmers. Support local farmers and enjoy great music, all in one convenient location! It's located on 24th Street, between Sanchez and Vicksburg Streets, in Noe Valley at 3861 24th Street. They're open every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm, and you can find us there on May 12th.
And Not-to-be-missed: We have a gig on June 14th at the Hemlock Tavern, on Polk Street at Hemlock Street in SF, with our good good friends Tidelands -- they're recording and mastering their 2nd full length album "If..." as we type these very words... the show on June 14th is going to be their record-release party, so it'll be a raucous good time. We played with Gabriel & Mie of Tidelands at Viracocha fairly recently, back in January, and it was a great show. They're a duo, just the two of them up there on stage, but Gabriel sings, plays guitar while sampling & looping his own sound, then plays flugelhorn and loops that as well; while Mie sings and plays drums and keyboard simultaneously... the amount of beautiful sound they get out of just two rockin people is remarkable, and they write lovely songs as well. Come on out and support us!
We'll also be playing a new event in June, and some of you may be familiar with it: The Off The Grid food truck event is where a whole bunch of incredible mobile comestible distribution units (AKA Food Trucks!) gather together in various spots around the city to bring deliciousness to the masses. They call it a "Roaming Mobile Food Extravaganza" and they also feature arts, crafts, and live music. And that's where we come in... We'll be playing at McCoppin & Valencia Streets on June 9th at 12:00 noon, and we're really looking forward to it! We'll have more info for ya on the home page as we get closer to the date, but this is something we've been wanting to get involved with for a while, and we're excited to get it a'rolling.
Also, last but certainly not least, we're going back into the studio for a quick throwdown of some musical excellence on the last weekend of April to record the first two parts of our much beloved "Hitchcock Suite." Then we'll subsequently craft a thrilling video to accompany the music, and history will be made. So keep your ears and eyes open for that, sometime in June.
Whew! That's about it for now, but we hope you're all keeping warm & dry (it's really raining out there today!) and we'll see your smiling faces again soon. Cheers!