That's right! Sci-Fi Caper has another show booked. Yay. This time it's a "road gig!" as Tenacious D would say. We're driving up to Visalia to play at Velouria Records with our Orosi homies, Werebear on November 19th. Show starts at 6! So be there, because we still have some way cool buttons (designed by Missy Kulik) to give away. I'm pretty excited and will now be counting the days most impatiently. There is not a flyer just yet, but rest assured as soon as there is, I will be posting it up here on ye old blog. Here's the link to the event page. LINK
In other news, Mas's newest obsession seems to be Ancient Aliens, which is streaming on Netflix now. I watched a couple of episodes and I can see why he's watched it obsessively. It's pretty kick ass. He also got a head start on The Walking Dead, which I REFUSE to watch alone and he's going to have to re-watch with me. Because I'm a wussy. :|
In sad news, found out Mikey Welsh died yesterday. I didn't really know much about him except for the fact he was a bassist for Weezer and an amazing painter. He was bassist for Weezer when they made their triumphant return and this is what made him really special in my life. I was there when Weezer had their first show back at the Warped Tour. It took place at Fresno State and not only was I there, but so was Mas. Except, we weren't there together. In fact, I went all alone and he with his friends. I used to do that a lot when I was a kid, go places alone. The movies, rock shows, etc. Anyway, it was a very special show and I remember being so happy that Weezer was back. It was awesome and something I'll never forget, and Mas remembers it too. We probably crossed paths and didn't even know it. Anyway, that is why Mikey has a special place in my young heart. I also managed to get him to sign my shirt. So, thanks for that Mikey.
Oh yeah! More band news. There is a possibility of a Sci-Fi Caper music video. Crazy, right!?! Pretty exciting news. The guy interested in making it is Enrique Meza, and his stuff is legit. So I know we would be in good hands. I just hope we don't have to be in it. Because I have NOT been treating myself very well and need to do a little exercise. Alright, A LOT of exercise. ^.^
That's enough news for now. I leave you with the first track off of Veronica Falls self-titled first full length release. Gotta love Slumberland Records y'all. It's been on repeat as of late. It's wonderful and I recommend you give it a listen.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
This past weekend Mas and I attended the 4th annual Fresno Urban Sound Experience Festival or FuSE Fest for all you hip cats. It was a two day music festival that took place in Downtown Fresno California and we found ourselves hopping from venue to venue to catch various local acts. All genres and all ages. It was really nice and felt good to get out and about in my own city. I've lived here my whole life, (not true, spent 5 years in Mendota) but I've also lived a pretty sheltered life. Either I was too young, too broke, or just too shy to go out. Anyway, here are a couple of snapshots I got with my phone.
I mostly enjoyed watching Azazel, College Kids and the Sunburns. Also, Restaurnaut put on a very lovely show in the Fulton55 cafe. Werebear was fun to watch too, especially on day one (they played both days), because they had a dude dressed as a bear. Overall, we had a great time. Though, I wish there would have been a better turn out and it would have been nice to be one of the acts on the bills. Oh well, maybe next year? Anyhow, we took turns using our iPod to take some clips of the bands we were able to catch. Mas put together a really good video of our experience. Have a looksie won't ya?
And instead of linking every band in all the paragraphs, here is a list of links instead. K? ^.^
Brother Luke & The Comrades
It'll Grow Back
Peace out. Be back later with other stuff.