THE GREATER AFFAIRS OF JULY 2014
So, upon our last visit we were just about to play Exit/In, and we did exactly that, as evidenced by the following video clip, shot by our good buddy Darrell Frasier. You may remember him handling the "Sherrybaby" video shoot.
"Head Light" (Live at Exit/In)
Following a quick, one-off acoustic show in Pekin, IL with Saints Of Rebellion, where we debuted "The Eyes In Every Room", the first of several new tracks that are slated for the next record, we dropped another rookie, entitled "California" at 12th & Porter a few days later. Both were thrown into the mix during our TN Taproom appearance on June 21st.
Here's a clip of us doing "Shame On You" from that show, courtesy of Ron Matthews' camera.
"Shame On You"(Live at the TN BrewWorks Taproom)
We had planned on taking the rest of June & July off to tighten up the handful of material we're scheduled to start tracking on August 3rd, but it looks like a couple of acoustic dates have popped up between now and then.
Saturday, July 19th at Wall Street in Murfreesboro, TN w/The Decadence, and Black Market Research(This one will be just Patrick, Kenny, & I, as Henry's scheduled to be out of town that weekend…we may mess around with some oddball stuff as a result…hell, we might do a whole set of acoustic KISS covers, you just never know.)
Thursday, July 24th TN BrewWorks Taproom in Nashville, TN 6-8PM
(We're back. Love this place. Great beers, cool staff, and a chance this time to stretch out for a couple of hours and play some stuff we don't normally get to play around these parts. It's free, so head over after work, ya stiffs, and wind down(or up) with us over a few cold ones.)
From there, it's a string of dates to the north in August, including shows with 80s stalwarts Trixter, Bang Tango, and The London Quireboys, as well as a return to John Brown's On The Square in Marion, IL, where we intend to unveil a significant portion of this new material over the course of our 3 sets, and dust off a few odd covers that we haven't visited in a while.(Check the calendar for the specs on these shows)
In other news, it looks like The Die Youngs record is getting a second pressing, since #1 is wiped out. This thing has sold out repeatedly at CDBaby(and is right now, in fact), and we've run out of stock to replenish it, so round two is on the way.
Speaking of pressing records, we've made plans to re-press the last TGA record '4' with 3 bonus tracks, simply calling it 4.5. We'll be adding the KISS & Fleetwood Mac covers we did last year, as well as a new tune entitled "All Along" that some of you may have heard via Soundcloud. It'll have slightly updated art, and will only be available here and at shows.
In FOXX news, here's a clip from a recent rehearsal of us working out a solo from the first original song we ever wrote together…
"When Love Dies"
I think that's all I've got for now. Hopefully next month I'll be able to post something from the side project I've been working on with Joshua Ketchmark(Best Of Seven) and Lee Coram(fORMER) that we've been calling The Larimores. We've got 2 songs wrapped up, and we're working on a third today, so with any luck we'll have a snippet at least to share soon.
Alright, I'm off to see what damage may have been done while I was in Vegas to the house Kenny & I are flipping over in West Nashville. Say a prayer, folks, Gary Pruitt swings a mighty sledge.