Wednesday, September 29, 2010

March To The Sea tour - a report

As we are accomplishing the first third of our March To The Sea tour, and are having our first day off in Phoenix, we already have a whole lot of tour stories to tell--- and this one tour is particularly rich in stories.

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After our stint in the South, here we are arriving in Austin. Once our gear loaded up and everything, we were having a little hangout with some of our local friends, an imposing guy with a giant beard approached me and requested the permission to do a poem about our band. I complied, and the next thing I know, he his amongst us on the stage reading his piece right before we go on. It really set up the mood of the evening, and the show went pretty amazingly, with the crowd being very responsive to our new material.

The poet in question is Thax Douglas and is a fixture of the Austin art scene--- even right before we met him, our friend Brian Maclaskey pointed him to us as 'The Poet'. Thax even has a documentary on him online. Here is the poem he wrote:


Sinewy giraffe
throwing you
off guard with its
violates an entire
city out of
nothing while you
were dreaming
out snails of
glamour creeping
up and down
that luxuriously
long esophagus -
you just
have enough time
to live in that
city for one
lifetime before
you make up and
the rope tricle
city collapses
into something for
you to walk on

12:00 - 12:05 am

Thax told me after the show that we made him think of Xenakis's work, which is quite a compliment.


For those of you wondering where we are at with this tour, here are the dates that are coming up:

9/30/10 San Diego, Ca @ Pink Elephant w/ White Hills // 21+ *FREE SHOW*
10/01/10 Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell w/ xbxrx , LA Dies , Audacity// All Ages
10/02/10 Woodland, CA @ Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom w/ Ganglians , Fresh & Onlys , Wounded Lion // All Ages
10/03/10 San Francisco, CA @ El Rio w/ Zulus , no babies , BoysIVMen // 21+
/////////Secret Shit in Olympia/////
10/08/10 Portland,OR @ Backspace Cafe w/ Child Abuse , Terraform , Hotface // All Ages
10/09/10 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Wet Paint, Gape Attack, Mountainss/// All Ages
10/10/10 Vancouver,BC @ Astoria w/ Nu Sensae , Shearing Pinx , Myths // 19+
10/11/10 Missoula,MT @ Zootown Arts W/ Cassandra , Fag Rag // All Ages
10/13/10 Minneapolis,MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Gay Beast & D.Rider // 21+
10/14/10 Iowa City , IA @ Town Called White Lightning w/ D Rider
10/15/10 Kalamazoo,MI @ The Strut w/ D.Rider , Spykes //18+
10/16/10 Chicago,IL Hideout w/ D.Rider , Bad Drugs // 21+
10/17/10 Columbus,OH @ Bat Chapters w/ D.Rider //All Ages
10/18/10 Detroit, Larger House w/ D.Rider , Divorce Party // 21+
10/19/10 Cleveland,OH @ Now That's Class w/ D.Rider, Clan of The Cave Bear // 21+
10/20/10 Fredonia , NY @ BJ's w/ D.Rider
10/21/10 Philadelphia , PA , @ The Ox // All Ages
10/22/10 TBA
10/23/10 Brooklyn , NY @ The Knitting Factory w/ Ty Segal , Turbo Fruits , Pujol , Heavy Cream (Panache CMJ showcase) // All Ages
10/24/10 Easthampton, MA @Flywheel //All Ages

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