some documentation of Sioux Falls existence.
Hey there everybody, what’s goin on? We’ve got lots of pretty cool stuff coming up including a trip back to our homeland- Bozeman, Montana. Jay has never been to Montana and Fred and I miss home somethin fierce. We’re beyond psyched to head back for a week and beyond beyond psyched to play a couple shows while we’re there. There’s a house show on friday, May 25th (for more info, you can contact us on facebook, we’ll probably get an event page going as the date gets closer) and the next day, saturday May 26h, we’ll be playing a set at the legendary Filling Station. A long time ago we played a short 3 song set without our equipment but this time, its going to be a proper Sioux Falls show. Lots of our favorite bands have played the Filler throughout the years and to be playing there on a saturday night is something I’ve wanted to do for a very very long time. Sadly, the show will be 21+ but fear not, friday’s house show is still fair game for all Sioux Falls listeners not yet of age. As exciting as this all sounds, Sioux Falls great return home will not be the most important event happening in may. Oh ya, I’m stoked.
Late May, however exciting, has not yet arrived and we’ve still got lots of stuff coming up in the interim. Here’s a list of our next few important dates:
April 23rd- My birthday (and therefore the most important day of all)
April 24th at the Ash Street Saloon
April 26th at the World Famous Kenton Club
April 29th at the Rotture
May 2nd at Kelly’s Olympian
May 11th at “The Crib” (house show)
Needless to say, us Sioux Falls’ers are very excited. Maybe too excited? Other news: Happy Belated Birthday to official coolest person ever- Ian Mackaye. I’ve been on a Minor Threat/Fugazi bender lately so his 50th birthday is big news as far as I’m concerned.
Also, Levon Helm died which sucks hard. This is one of the greatest songs ever written and anybody who disagrees is a total douche bag.
This band is sooooooo good. How they’ve been forgotten is beyond me.
Wow that was the coolest thing ever. Seriously though, last night’s house show in Forest Grove tops the list of Sioux Falls greatest shows ever by a huge margin. Everybody was actually dancing and stuff. It was crazy. We got rid of all of our cd’s and had the bestest time in the whole world. Thank you Geran, we hope to be back soon. We also played Kelly’s Olympian a few days ago
and while there weren’t too many people there (despite our postering all over Hawthorne), the few who attended seemed to really enjoy themselves. One guy in particular, Joe, thought we were awesome among other things, a compliment which gave us huge confidence boners and made our night. Thanks French Love Song Productions for getting us onto that bill.
Anywho, we’ve got tons’o'shows coming up this month, all of which can be viewed in the Calendar section of our website, and then we’re heading to Montana for a week and playing a couple shows there. We’re stoked to be going back home for a little bit and Jay Jay is stoked to check out this kinda thing
So are we. Talk to ya soon.
Slim’s was ridiculous. There were sooooo many people there (not because of us but because it was Friday night). The Blazers were playing on a huge TV above the stage so, to avoid a riot, we waited till the game was over to start the show. The set went really well and it was probably the first time there was a large enough mass of people to create a “crowd response,” (something altogether foreign to us). All the cd’s we brought with us we’re passed around and the whole thing felt really good. We were able to stay for one of the bands (The Betwixties, who were seriously awesome) but sadly, Romulus the Newfoundland, alone on his 1st birthday, needed to pee, so we went home to facilitate his organic waste disposal, missing the last band (The Dirty Words, who I hear are pretty swell).
The second order of business is our Kelly’s Olympian show on April 11th that all of you who live in the Portland Metropolitan Area and are above the age of 21 should attend because its our first headlining show at this particular venue and it would be cool if someone other than the sound guy was in the audience. Check out the fancy shmancy poster-
The show at Backspace was awesome. Father Figure was great and we played a super intense set. We semi-debuted (remember that acoustic show?) some new songs (as well as a medley of our own making) and were actually able to hang out during the other bands sets since the venue is all ages (which made me feel like a big boy). Tacoma was tons of fun as well. I cannot stress enough how great of a band Sorta Ultra is. They covered a Misfits song and blew my mind, in multiple chunks, out of my various orifices. They’re about to record some of their songs with the Banana Stand so the world will finally be able to listen to Sorta Ultra on its collective ipod. Here’s some pictures of the show as well as Sioux Falls mascot- Romulus the Newfoundland:
Awesome. We managed to snag a last minute spot on a bill at Slim’s this friday so you should come. We’ve also got a bunch of shows coming up in april that can be viewed on our fancy shmancy calendar page. Talk to ya soon
Hey guys, here’s some videos from the impromptu acoustic show at Kelly’s the other night.
Also, were playing Backspace tonight which should be pretty cool. It’s shaping up to be the biggest crowd yet, which isn’t saying much but we’re still psyched. Also also, we’re playing a show in Tacoma on Saturday and The Weekly Volcano, which apparently has 92,000 readers wrote an article, with an interview, about us. For one glorious day, said article was the huge, main picture on their homepage. It was soooooooooo cool. Seriously, I’ve got such a raging clue right now. Here’s that article. Pretty kewl.
Jay’s tummy started hurting the same day that we were scheduled to play Kelly’s Olympian for the first time. Fred and I hastily got together a six song acoustic set including a cover of Androgynous by The Replacements (the greatest song ever) and drove to Kelly’s Olympian, discovering on arrival that according to the marque our name was “Sioux Fall” which was pretty funny. We had a good time playing the show and Jay logged 28 hours in Skyrim. It’s been an awesome week. We’ll post some videos of the show at some point soon. Also, we’re playing an all ages show at Backspace this thursday so you should come o’ underage blog reader.
Seattle was cool. From where I was standing the sound was really solid and we played a pretty intense set. Not a ton of people but fun nonetheless. We played with this band and this band and both were sick. At one point this crack-head type dude came on stage and starting spitting crack inspired rhymes as we were playing. I couldn’t really make out what he was saying but a guy in the audience said he was just yelling “makin’ babies” over and over again. It was totally bizarre. After the show we hung out with the guys from Blackpool Astronomy a little bit and somehow it was revealed that both of them grew up with Modest Mouse, Lync, Murder City Devils etc. They went to high school together, played in bands together, and a lot of those early demos we’re recorded in their house. I automatically went into pathetic wide-eyed fanboy mode and asked them millions of questions. It was awesome. One of the guys said he’d drop off our demos at the Sunset Tavern so hopefully we can get something going there in the future. We left at, I think, around 12:30 or 1:00 after giving away some demos (the bartenders apparently liked us and said they’d put our cd in rotation in the bar) and started the long journey back to our homeland. At about 3:00 we stopped at an all night diner and I got some waffles and sausage links. I usually don’t like breakfast food but in this case it was beyond tasty. Altogether it was a fun night and that conversation with those guys was way cool. We’ve got a lot of stuff coming up the first of which is next thursday with Charts and Ugly Flowers at Kelly’s Olympian. If you live in Portland you should come (I should warn you that if you attend, every major event in your life after March 15th [marriage, children, death etc.] will feel like a tremendous let-down in comparison). See ya soon
listen to how beautiful this song is-
I can’t figure out how to embed it so here’s the link.