Just a short post. More or less a placeholder for a show we have attended and a place for me to drop the links to the videos I shot that night. Soil and Tantric on stage at Every Buddy's with warmup provided by the band Picard.
I really wanted to catch Picard. After kicking in for their Kickstarter, I had never seen the band perform live. Late though. Always late. I got there just as they announced their last song. That is the video attached here. I like the sound. Someday I need to catch their full show.
A while back a guy with the unlikely Facebook name of Joseph Mountain wrote to me and suggested I should check out his band. Though years sometimes, and in this case did, go by before the stars aligned and I got to see them, I am glad I eventually did. The summer draws to a close and we got a chance to enjoy those last days of warm weather while the wintertime music scene is just spooling up. Black River Review was playing at Every Buddy's Bar and Grill and it was a great night to be out on the town!
Earlier this week my friend The Lawyer asked me if I would be interested at all in going to a Gillian Welch concert with he and his wife. Free concert? Good seats? Yeah sure, I was interested. The name was familiar to me. I know that part of it is we sit around The Lawyer's front yard quite a lot quaffing wine and admiring our joint garden. While there he pipes music though the speakers he had wired a couple of years back. Often times I think Gillian is in the mix he plays. But I felt like I knew the name outside of that. Sunday night, State Theater? Sign us up!
A few weeks ago I saw Saliva down in Eau Claire. Big name band. Not many of the original band members around though. I left there slightly less than happy. Different night, Fuel playing on the big stage at Every Buddy's Bar & Grill, just down the street from my house. Not many of the original members left. One in fact.
I am in the big city tonight. I found out my friend, The Jewess, was at a Seder celebrating the second night of Passover. With her gone I had little incentive to arrive at her house before 10:30 other than her cat, Zee, who seems to care for me dearly. I decided it would be fun to hit the Harriet Brewing tap room for their regular Tuesday night staging of the band Dead Pigeons. What I found there, was not the Pidgins but something just as pleasing. The two piece band Crankshaft and they were very tasty indeed.
I really couldn't believe Facebook when I first saw the listing. Saliva is coming to Eau Claire? No, this had to be a different band. This couldn't be the nationally touring group, it had to be some local band that had unfortunately chosen the same name, right? Right? It took a trip to google to get me to the official Saliva web site and discover in fact it was the real deal coming to our small town. My understanding, garnered from a couple of parking attendants is the owner of Hipps Pub was friends with someone on the tour and when he asked, they delivered.
A great night of music as we caught three bands at three venues in one night. First was the great voice and full band, Left Wing Bourbon at Pizza Plus. We were in good company with lots of fans there. Then, a walk down the street to The Mousetrap for Day Old Bread and finally as we came back into town, a stop at Missy's were Frantic Antics and Contingency were sharing a stage. Its great when you have to choose between bands!
Back in December I was really looking forward to the first week in January because Layne Yost was going to be playing at the James Sheeley House just down the street from my house. But with the closing of the Sheeley that show never came to happen. When I was checking Facebook this week looking for a way to aleave our house bound stir craziness for the weekend, I found that Layne was playing at The Vine, a new wine bar in Eau Claire. We had to go! And the music? Well worth the trip!