Upcoming shows:

  • 5/18, 10p @ Rye Bar, Athens, GA
  • 5/19, 8p @ The Cave, Chapel Hill, NC
  • 5/20, 5p ACOUSTIC SET! @ Between Books, Claymont, DE
  • 5/21, 7p @ Green Line Cafe, Philly, PA
  • 5/23, 8p @ Radio Bean, Burlington, VT
  • 5/24, 8p @ IOTA Club and Cafe, Washington DC
  • 5/25, 9p @ Blue Parrot, Wilmington, DE
  • 5/26, 10p @ Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC

Sunday, March 29, 2009

This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps

Awesome fun at our Meridian, MS show.  

First, George introduced us to all kinds of crazy Mexican candy.  Why a Nicaraguan knows so much about Mexican candy we don't know.  We had this tamarind paste that was pre-stuck to a spoon, and some brown goo in a bag and all of it was salty.  But my question is why the heck would somebody put red pepper into a squeeze tube and call it candy?  Or those dried shrimp in a bag?  Who does this?  I demand names.

Aparently it's not a good idea to flash a camera at people in the back seat of a car.  Because then they look like this:


 In the middle there is Delila, who came with us for merchandising.  She's got good road-trip stories.  Or at least good stories to tell on a road-trip.  Also stories about tripping in the road.  But no stories about tripping while driving on the road.  Because that would be a DUI.Our adventure took us to Meridian Underground Music, a super-cool joint dedicated to hippie paraphenalia, music, and musical instruments.  It's owned by a cool chap named Wayne Williams, who puts on shows there twice a month.  Check them out at Myspace.com/meridianunderground

There was an Al Green impersonator after us.  His name is Mel Cole, "The Legendary Las Vegas Al Green Impersonator." He was awesome. 

Al Green was promoting Cassandra Sloan for Mayor. We've never had band picture with a Mayorial Candidiate before. She talked about setting up more live performances in Meridien. Cool Stuff. All the best of luck to her. Keep up with The Meridian Star for more info on Ms. Sloan.


Here's the headliner, Baak Gwai, who were loud and fast and butt-kicking.  Real troopers about the cold. 
See them at http://baakgwai.com

And here we have  the Dark Sundays,  an awesome folk-indie outift.  Props to singer Logan, who has the stones to play a pink guitar.  And to his girlfriend Darcy who let Jack borrow her coat.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Jack vs. Stick

"Stick? It was more of a log. Either way, wooden and begat from a tree," recounts Jack Craft in his version of the events of this past Saturday night outside Mandeville, LA. In a bizzare bonfire-building incident, Jack was wounded from a projectile fragment of conifer branch. Standard investigative procedures point to a relatively common wood-chopping error. Jack's account says otherwise. "[The rest of the band and I] were just sitting there-- we had just made a bonfire and were adding wood to it. We were drinking beers and telling stories and then-- out of nowhere-- damn stick hit me in the face." Accident? Think again. We believe this to be yet another instance of vicious stick-on-human crime.

We are currently on the lookout for a piece of wood 18-24 inches long, approximately 3 inches in diameter, probably hiding in the temperate, evergreen woods of northern St. Tammany Parish. Tips may be submitted anonymously by calling: 1-800-555-DAMNSTICKHITMEINTHEFACE. Help us fight the epidemic. Don't be another statis-stick.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fully-Charmed Kinda Night

Indeed, above is your favorite neighborhood rock band, plus our dynamite publicist Kelly Rayner (she hates when I call her "dynamite") sharing an embrace with Third Eye Blind's charismatic frontman Stephan Jenkins taken in the green room at the House of Blues in New Orleans after we opened up for them on 3/18. Stephan popped in our room right after our set and mused: "You know, it's like Bono said to me after we opened up for U2 in San Francisco: 'What's the point of us going on now? You wrecked it." Mind you, 'wrecked it' is a good thing coming from an Irishman, apparently. We'll take the redirected compliment any day. Later on in the night he gave members of our entourage gifts of organic cereal and rice milk. What a guy.

We befriended Mr. Jenkins as the night wore on, collectively waxing poetic over Abita Amber at Ryan's pub down the street from the venue. We found out he knows a heck of a lot about microfinance, particularly the movement currently being spearheaded by Kiva. We share his spirit for it, as does our close associate Erica Trani, manager of IN Exchange, the coolest store in New Orleans--nay, the PLANET.

A good time was had by all. Let's do it again sometime.

Live Review: New Orleans Indie Rock Fest II

Live Review: New Orleans Indie Rock Fest II

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Thursday, March 5, 2009


Glasgow is thrilled to headline night 3 (Saturday March 7th) of this season's New Orleans Indie Rock Fest, the premier event for original rock in the city. New Orleans' rock scene is remarkably fertile right now, with some of the best of the bunch playing this 3-day extravaganza. There's Caddy Whompus, an amazingly prodigious (18 & 19 yrs old!) noise-pop duo; the undeniable blues/folk/rock collective known as Silent Cinema; The Public is making their long-awaited return after the tragic loss of their bassist Ryan Plattsmier; The Pharmacy, who came all the way down from Seattle to be a part of the scene here because they heard of the amazing work being done by the New Orleans Indie Rock Collective to help unite the scene here; the list goes on.

This festival is the New Orleans rock scene made manifest. The camaraderie is palpable and the amazing music speaks for itself. Its a pleasure to share an event with these bands and an honor to headline the final night.

Here's the breakdown, in case you've been away on mission work in a remote jungle:

Thursday 3/5 | Hi-Ho Lounge
Caddy Whompus
The Pharmacy
The Blue Party

Friday 3/6 | One Eyed Jack's
Silent Cinema
The Zydepunks
Big Rock Candy Mountain

Saturday 3/7 | The Howlin' Wolf
The Peekers
The Happy Talk Band
The Public

Get discount passes for the whole weekend at http://www.neworleansindierock.com.

Free compilation CDs are given out at every show.

Come out and catch some phenomenal bands this weekend. Also, stick around for Glasgow. ;)