The TIRC Records Showcase at Deluxe Saturday night was a lot of fun. We didn’t have a huge crowd there, but for a local show I thought the turnout was pretty decent, and it was enough so that each band got paid handsomely, so that makes it all worthwhile. The sound system at Deluxe is amazing. It was loud but it didn’t leave my ears ringing. And each band sounded great. The sound guy there really knows what he’s doing, which is a rarity these days. So kudos to the venue for that, and to Josh for just being a really cool guy. Any bar that has Rat Fink on the wall is alright in my book. And what’s the story with that place and cigarette smoke? When I walked in I saw quite a few people smoking, but it didn’t smell like smoke at all in there. In fact, even after leaving the place at the end of the night, I didn’t have that usual smell of smoke on my clothes that I usually have after leaving smoking bars. I mean, it was on me a little bit, but nothing bad. That place must have one hell of a ventilation system, that’s all I can say. Why can’t more smoking bars be like this? Anyway, I digress…
So the Nevermores CD is officially “OUT” now, and I’ll be posting it on the TIRC Store here sometime today (hopefully). In the meantime, you should be able to find it locally at Vintage Vinyl, Euclid Records and Apop Records. If you don’t see it at any of those locations, be sure to post a comment and let me know so we can get it restocked. And be sure and call your favorite KDHX radio hosts and request that they play something from it! It wouldn’t hurt to do this on KPNT (The Point), either… especially on their local music show (Sunday nights, right?).
By the way, I shot some video of the bands Saturday night, up until the point where the low-battery indicator was going off (I don’t think I was able to shoot any of Left Arm, who played last, unfortunately), but I haven’t had a chance to review any of it to see if it’s worthy of posting online. If it is, you’ll see it here before too long, I promise. I also snapped a few photos and the same goes for those. I realize I’ve been sort of neglecting this blog lately and I hope to correct that and start posting here more regularly soon… although I’ve got a vacation coming up in a couple of weeks so don’t look for much until after June 1 or so.
Anyway, thanks again to all of you that came out Saturday night and made it such a fun night of St. Louis-style rock’n'roll.