Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Slowdown in Omaha, NE

What a great night for our first time in Omaha! The Slowdown was really fantastic and the bands we played with were breathtaking.

Birdlips with Brad Hoshaw

Brad Hoshaw has a gorgeous voice and impeccable song-writing. The kind of honest music that cuts you to the core.

We got to catch a unique lineup for Midwest Dilemma - flute, clarinet, upright bass and two guitars. Male and female vocals that were dead on and some really beautiful heart of americana songs. Wish we had a recording of that performance!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Project Lodge in Madison, WI

Birdlips as captured by Brad Lauretti

Great show at a wonderful little art space in Madison, Wisconsin last night, run by the kind and lovely Kendra and Christopher. We even had a write-up in the Onion here. Played with the bands This Frontier Needs Heroes and Attack Ponies. And look at all the beautiful people that came!

Project Lodge in Madison, WI

Jessica and Brad of This Frontier Needs Heroes
These guys were great! Check out their music. Seriously.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

First days of Summer Tour 2009

Well it's day five of our supposedly 2 month long tour (still working on shows for the return trip), and we are going strong. It's our first day off and it's been raining all day here in Cambridge, MA. Our shows so far have been awesome. While it's not like we are playing to packed houses, we have seen some awesome bands, met some awesome people, and had a generally pretty great response to the music.

Here's a dorky pic of us at Grimaldi's Coal Brick Oven Pizzeria in Brooklyn, according to some the best pizza in New York. We had to wait in line outside for an hour but I have to admit it was worth it. Normally it's the dough/crust that make a great pizza for me but in this case what made this pizza kick ass was that they used the most incredible fresh mozerella I've ever had, along with fresh basil and really, really dank pepperoni.

Our friend John Ruscher did a little write up of our show at Union Hall in Brooklyn on his blog HERE, and he took this video!