Posts tagged bands
We had the latest Jason and Ronnie presents party this week. We did an open-mic night on our homemade stage. Our band, the Pumpkin King, had its debut performance there, too. It was fun that everyone cheered us on even though we suck (or because of it?).
Last night I also got the chance to see Big Head Todd and the Monsters perform a little free show in SLC. I decided that they’re my heros, and not just because they’re the most famous thing without guns to ever come out of my hometown. These guys are probably around 40 years old, and they’ve been a band since high school. It’s like they’ve never had to have a real job. I think if Project Sugarhouse works out then I’ll be able to go around playing in a band and not have to worry if we don’t have any talent, because the Project’ll pay the bills.
In case anyone was wondering how far away the MARB is, it’s three Alkaline songs from my apartment.
Jordan and Ariana got engaged (officially) last night. That seems to be going around. I’d tell the story of how he proposed, but it’s kind of over my head: Jordan’s thought processes are so romantic that I can’t even comprehend it.
Oh, and in case you were wondering, Jordan quit Carnaby.
Here’s the event spotlight for this week:
Hudson River School, famous (inside of Provo) for their sweet emo rock and Mormon hymn covers, will be playing their last show “for quite some time” this Saturday (Nov. 13). Apparently they got some deal and they’re going to record a new record, so they’re not going to play live for a while.
So, if you’re into it, their show is Saturday at 7:00pm at the Lo-Fi Cafe. I’m not really sure where that is.
They didn’t even show Scrubs tonight because of the dumb elections. Jerks.
Carnaby’s show is at this new place in SLC called Club Overdrive. I know that I said it was going to be in Provo this time, but even I’m not perfect. The club is at 215 W. 1300 S., and the show starts at 9:45pm (Carnaby is scheduled at 10:30pm). And I really was telling the truth about it not being a strip club this time. Sorry.
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about (and are too lazy to read two paragraphs down), Carnaby is my roommate Jordan’s band. I think this is only their second show. If you need some incentive to come, just check out this picture of Jordan and me and you’ll remember how awesome we are.
Jordan’s band is playing another show this week. This time he has a new keyboard and hopefully he’ll even get a mic because he has bigger vocal parts now. The show is Wednesday night, but I don’t know the time and location (but it is somewhere in Provo this time, and I’m pretty sure its not a strip club). I’ll post more details, but everyone should clear up some time on Wednesday night to support Carnaby.
A Chilean rock band from the 80′s is playing tonight in SLC. They’re called los Prisioneros. The only problem is that the show costs $25. Don’t you think that’s kind of a lot for an old band that you barely know and only because you served a mission in their country? Don’t they know that their whole fan base here is RM’s and that missionaries just come home and turn into college students which just turn into young married people which just turn into young parents. We only keep getting poorer and poorer as we get older, so how do they expect me to pay $25 for a concert? By my estimates, I won’t have money for that until I’m 60 and my kids have moved out, and by then the Prisioneros will be dead.
In other news, Duran Duran is supposedly on the Tonight Show, tonight (does that sound redundant? I guess it could be the Tonight Show tomorrow–but its not). That’s the Leno one.
Tonight (Monday) through Wednesday you should stay up and watch Carson Daly on NBC, even though he’s lame, because Steriogram is going to be the house band. Three days only! But wait, if you act now….
Ok, check out how good yesterday really was:
We got our tests back in Art History, and I was completely expecting to fail it because I didn’t know all of these dates and crazy italian artist names and such, but I actually got an A. How, you ask? Well, apparently the teacher liked the essay section of my test so much that it just completely overshadowed the crappy short facts section. I made some claims on the essay that kind of looked at things in a different light than how he presented it in class, but I guess he loved it. So class was good, and maybe I won’t fail after all. So I get out of class and Ben and Kim are like, You wanna go to Incubus? and I’m all like, I’m poor, and they’re all like ITS FREE! and I’m all like, sweet. Ben and Kim practically own 105.7. They won Green Day tickets, and Incubus tickets, and… well, probably some other stuff, too. So Incubus was pretty sweet (but we missed Sparta) and they did the coolest drum solo ever known to man, SO cool, in fact, that it took 3 members of the band mounting up on percussion instruments, ’cause just one drummer couldn’t contain all of the cool that they needed.