Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summer Sun Tour 2012: Buffalo, Rochester

IMG_2232Had an incredible all ages dance party at The Vault in Buffalo two nights ago. Thanks to Settlers and the amazing Jack Toft for shooting the breeze and getting down with us. Also big thanks to Aimee, Joel, and Joe for letting us crash in their very comfortable living room.

IMG_2236And big ups to Roland, my sleeping buddy in Buffalo. You are like a well adjusted Gummo and almost as attractive.

Last night we reunited with our old friend Seth Faergolzia for a relaxing house show at Meddlesome Lab  in Rochester. His latest project, 23 Pssagz, is not to be missed. The night was rounded out nicely by locals The Sleep Soundlies and Brain Blatt’s (Gaybot, DUFUS) awesome new project: A Victory For Upfish. Also great to meet Laura and get in a little butterfly hunting with Anouk before hitting the road again.

-Schwervon! has just confirmed a gig in Athens, GA on July 11th at Flicker w/ fellow New Yorker ex pat Christian DeRoeck (Little Gold). Also on the bill Athens locals Four Eyes.  This will be our very first show ever in Georgia. We’re excited.
-Also on the Schwervon! gig front: we’ve confirmed a day show at The Great Indoors house in Philadelphia for July 3. More Details coming soon!
Free Lunch will be sharing the bill with us at The Get Down in Asheville, NC on July 9th.
The Monocts will be sharing the bill with us at JJ’s Bohemia in Chattanooga, TN on July 12th.

Check out Schwervon! show listings for details and current updates!

Summer Sun Tour 2012: Toledo, Akron

Things are looking up. (Akron, 2012)Things are looking up!

Ottawa Tavern, ToledoHad a good Sunday night in Toledo (despite the typo). We crashed with our friend Justin’s (Elastic No No Band) parents. They are very very nice people. His Mom made us some delicious sandwiches. They were good sports and even came out to the show.  The next day Denis (Dad) told us that both he and a friend of theirs, who was at the show as well,  both saw spirits on stage performing with us. He said that we weren’t alone up there. I thought that was kind of cool and a nice thing to think about.  Also on the Toledo bill were a couple of cool bands from Milwaukee: The Fatty Acids and Sat. Nite Duets.

John's place in Stow, OHOne of the cool things about playing Akron last night was staying at our new friend John’s house in the nearby town of Stow. It’s very peaceful. We fed stale bagels and hamburger buns to the fish and had a nice relaxing walk.

John has a lot of cool collectibles in his house. “G’day mate!”

Pete LaCockI remember this guy from my childhood.  He was a real heart throb. Never thought about the name.

With the show at The Vault in Buffalo, tonight, we officially re-enter the east coast for the first time since we moved to Kansas. We’re excited to visit with friends. See you soon NYC!

Summer Sun road report: St. Louis, Cincinnati

This is Howlin’. He was our bunk buddy in St. Louis and I have to say he made a great pillow. He also has a lovely baritone voice. Thanks to Chris, from the Warm Jets, for putting us up and being such a great host. Thanks also to the very fun Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes from Indianapolis. Also locals Dinofight and Ultraviolents throughly math-rocked our worlds! Rockin’ brunch at Benton Park Cafe BTW!

Was cool to run into new/old NYC buddy Richard Ringer last night in Cincinnati. Had a lot of fun with  Homemade Drugs (the band) and the quesadillas at The Comet did me right.  Just heard locals The Monocots will be sharing the bill with us in Chattanooga, TN at JJ’s Bohemia on the 12th of July. See y’all there!
Howlin's Heart