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Schwervon! Summer Sun Tour 2012: Johnson City, Athens, Chattanooga

Nan raking in the Big Bucks! Also happy to report that the heat rash is officially in remission.  
Raking in the Big Bucks
We’re back in Memphis for our second to last show of the tour!!! Today we drove through 2 states that I’ve never been in: Alabama and Mississippi. Saw some of the most beautiful clouds of my entire life. They seemed to wrap all the way around us at times. Wish I got some pictures but not a good idea while driving. Last night was a fantastic show in Chattanooga at JJ’s Bohemia. We crashed with our new local band pals The Monocots and had a delicious French Toast casserole and maple caramelized bacon breakfast. It was pretty amazing!

The day before we played in Athens, GA with our old NYC pal Little Gold. Also sharing the bill was the super sweet local act Four Eyes. After the show we crashed with our Sound Engineer Extraordinaire friend Julie McLarnon, who we met through Frances McKee in 2011 while touring with The Vaselines in the UK. Julie owns and operates a studio in Manchester called Analogue Catalogue that is responsible for some amazing albums including both the last Jeffrey Lewis and Vaselines albums. It just so happens she and her husband Rob have a vacation home in Athens. They were cool enough to check out our show. The next morning we were introduced to their 3 kids: Juno, Kieran, and Frances. They are easily the cutest things, without four legs and fur, that I’ve seen in a very long time.

The night before Athens was a successful revisit to the Acoustic Coffeehouse in Johnson City, TN. Despite the name of the venue much rocking was had and many beers consumed. Also a first: two separate dogs urinated on the vocal monitor during our show. Luckily no one was electrocuted.


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