Hey people whats crackin!
Finally got a chance to post about our trip to Austin Texas. Here’s a few highlights:
We rolled down south with a band from Toronto called Mad Ones. Check them out here great dudes.
27 hrs of straight driving through the night to make it to Austin Texas. Surprisingly no worries at the border either way. The whole drive is a bit of a blur which is scary but we were able to avoid the state troopers all the way down and back.
SXSW and Red Gorilla is by far the craziest festival we have been to. Thousands of people fill 6th street every day to catch what seems like thousands of bands and secret pop up shows by Snoop Dog and Tom Morello and more. Here a video of us and a couple hundred other people singing `This Land Is Your Land` alongside Tom Morrello.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MzdnqYhitk&feature=share You can catch a glimpse of us at 5:05 standing against the wall (so you believe that we were actually there).
We had three showcases plus an acoustic set right on 6th street. The shows got better as the week went on playing to a full bar for our last show. It felt like we left our mark down there and by that I mean a bunch of empties were left behind. Big thanks to Indie Week for having us on their showcase at Whiskey & Ink.
The Canada House was one of the coolest venues in town and we got to watch and hang out with bands like the Arkells, Current Swell, Bahamas, Cuff the Duke there and also taking in free drinks and food. Sounds ridiculous to go all the way to Texas to watch a bunch of Canadian bands but there is some great music coming out of the great white north and it was a great way to network.
Got ourselves some rad belts and cowboy boots at a vintage clothing market. Brad actually played drums with a set of Cowboy boots on! Badasss! We actually packed the rental van up right after our last show on Saturday night and again drove through the night to make it back to Ontario for Monday all in the name of rock n roll.
Drank too much to remember and made it back in one piece, rental vehicle and all, id say that we were successful. Big thanks to Ewreck Productions for making this happen.
We have a bit of breathing room now were gonna use to write some new material and plan the summer schedule out.
We will be throwing up some free live tracks that were recorded in Hamilton in Feb. in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.