road trip

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Whenever we go on the road for a weekend tour, I tag the post "road trip". If you are looking for posts related to Breckin Meyer we have a separate tag for that.

Kalamazoo w/ The Rutabega, Out & Pariah

Date of Show: 
Monday, June 13, 2016
Louie's Back Room
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Join us for a wild night of rock! 

We promise to get you in and out of there to make it home in time for Letterman, or at least in time for Tom Snyder to interview Johnny Rotten. $5, yall, for these weary traveling folks.

629 Walbridge St, Kalamazoo, Michigan 49007

Halloween 2015

Date of Show: 
Saturday, October 31, 2015
The Green Lantern
Lexington, Kentucky
Other Bands on the Bill: 

This was a last minute show added to our tour at the last minute (as last minute things are wont to do). This was a nice venue, although not many people showed up. But it was worth it for My Only Organ's death masked organ performance and the Jukebox madness that followed. Ranging from "Gonna Fly Now" to "White Christmas" to the thirty minute version of the theme from The Exorcist.

My Only Organ

Athens, Georgia w/ Motherfucker, KTS & Maximum Busy Muscle

Date of Show: 
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Caledonia Lounge
Athens, Georgia

A Poster!

From the Facebook event:

Exotic mid-west punk! Surprise guests! Mischief Night! 


3-piece Athens punch-in-the-air rock.
Here's them getting killed in a boxing ring:

NONAGON (Controlled Burn)

3-piece Chicago punk.
Here's them rocking the hell out of some pirate pajamas:

KNIFE THE SYMPHONY (Phratry Records)

3-piece Cincinnati punk.
Here's them playing a song about a wooly mammoth:


Double drums Athens metal.
Here's them trying to fit two drum kits on one stage:

*Stick around till the end for a special surprise!

Chapel Hill w/ Maple Stave & KTS

Date of Show: 
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Nightlight Bar & Club
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Other Bands on the Bill: 

From the Facebook event:

Maple Stave: Durham-based, 12 years old, very loud, kinda mathy and shouty. We like playing music. And we like you. New full length album coming early 2016.

Knife the Symphony: Hailing from Cincinnati, "Knife The Symphony has consistently released energetic, abrasive, rhythmic-work garnering comparisons to Hüsker Dü, Drive Like Jehu, Jawbox, and Unwound. The band owes a considerable debt to Dischord, SST and Touch & Go. Bring your earplugs."

Nonagon: From Chicago, "Nonagon is a 3-piece, punk rock concern that formed in 2003 and practices in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. They are the proud purveyors of a loud set of short songs that have unconventional hooks.

Three more things:

1) They have three EPs under their belt (the latest on Controlled Burn Records).
2) They love to play shows but still have no idea how to dress for them.
3) They are big fans of minivans with stow-and-go seats.

So, I think we all agree that earplugs are necessary.

Champaign w/ Terminus Victor, Darleen & Faster Forward

Date of Show: 
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Mike and Molly's
Champaign, Illinois
Other Bands on the Bill: 

Final night of the southeastward road trip. They tell us this might be an outdoor show (it wasn't)?

Here's the info from The Facebook:


industrial post-rock

mathy noise punk Chicago style

heavy melodic (feat members of That's No Moon)

We're happy to have FF joining us—this will be a reunion/farewell show for them. Make sure to come out early and catch their set and send them off right!

At this point in the tour I stopped taking pictures so there's not much to see here. Paul came down for the show and we went out for food afterwards. I ordered a horseshoe. It was not good. Sorry, Champaign, we love ya. but leave the fancy-gloop cooking to the masters in Springfield, Ill.

A horrible horseshoe

Kalamazoo w/ Knife the Symphony & Brown Company

Date of Show: 
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Louie's Trophy House
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Other Bands on the Bill: 

We are off on another micro-tour of the Midwest. First stop: Kalamazoo!

People may live everywhere, but did you know they pretty much brew beer everywhere too? Had to pay homage to the Bell's Brewery before the show:

Bell's Two Hearted

Louie's Trophy House featured many trophies including this cow thing. I'm calling "fake" here. No way that ever existed:

Rat Snake and a Beaver

Tony looks so good in antlers we are just going to call him "Tler" from now on. If you see him say, "Hi!"

Oh hi, Antler.

Hey look, it's Knife the Symphony!

Knife the Symphony

And here is Brown Company...

Brown Company

After a little game of knifey-crotchy we all slept under the stars:

A sky full of stars!