Have you guys ever been to Mo Pitkin’s? It’s on Avenue A between 2nd and 3rd and it’s very cozy. There’s an upstairs stage and a downstairs stage. The upstairs stage reminded me of Largo in LA on Fairfax. I don’t know if anyone’s ever been there but it’s this really exclusive bar/venue where Aimee Mann plays a lot and apparently Paul Thomas Anderson hangs out there all the time. *shrug* Many lifetimes ago.
We played downstairs. After looking at their website we noticed that they have a lot of acoustic singer/songwriters playing, a lot of 2 pieces, 3 pieces, and a full house backline. That is… if you’re using an acoustic guitar or an upright bass. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not knocking Mo Pitkin’s. It was very quaint. And very good for what they do. But when I went to check it out… surprised isn’t the right word… more like “tickled,” I was tickled when I saw that the stage could just about fit a drum kit and one other person. (Perfect for Coach! Not so perfect for Stewart or The Quick Flings.)
Regardless, we had fun. But that’s because we always have fun. Did you guys have fun? Coach started off the night- I’m pretty sure they opened the door to the opening drum beat of the first song. Pretty cool way to start, I think. And yes, they are just drums and bass, but Coach knows how to play a room and their sound is bigger than it seems. The Quick Flings were AMAZING. Seriously, if you haven’t, you need to check these guys out. Talk about small world- the Quick Flings are Linda, (from Strictly Platonic, John’s old band,) Mark, (from Tim, my old band,) Abbie, (from The Anabolics and friends with our friends Victor Bravo who we met through Saysha,) and Green Andy who nobody has any personal connection to- but he’s great nonetheless.
This was Coach and The Quick Flings debut performances, and it was weird being the “old timers” in the crowd. I guess it has been a year already. Crazy! I think they both did great though, and from the comments I heard afterwards you guys thought so too. Solid songs, great attitudes, and lots of energy. What more can you ask for from a rock band?
We were honored to headline this 90 minute performance. It was so great playing with all our friends, there’s nothing else like it. And we decided we were going to try something a little different. We opened with Dark Side, our new metal song. Did everyone like it? Did you like John’s Flying V? It’s actually Ryan’s Flying V, but John borrowed it. In honor of the occasion. Maybe I’ll post the lyrics later. It’s a very dark song that came from a very dark place and makes me feel oh so much better.
Only Ryan and I could fit on stage, John and Saysha hung out in the crowd. (John had his own little runway to rock down.) What a crew we are- I busted my face earlier in the evening and had half a black eye, John got knocked in the face last week and his cheek is still all yellow, Saysha’s new glasses kept slipping off her nose, and there were two very close walls getting in the way of Ryan’s arms. Awesome! We rocked our hearts out though, could you guys tell? It was seriously one of the most fun Stewart performances yet. And probably just because we were there with all of you. Thank you so much everyone for coming out! We love you guys.
Our next show is June 21st at the Luna Lounge in Brooklyn. It’s also our CD release party. Our double CD release party. We’re releasing our live full length album “Jawbreaker,” recorded in about 5 hours in our rehearsal space (rah!) and our professionally recorded 5 song EP which will be available through CDBaby and iTunes after the performance. Jawbreaker is only being sold at our shows, and we’ve only made a limited amount of copies, so get them while you still can.
Until next time folks…
-Consider Me Gone
-Don’t Look Back (I Scream Song)
-Not That Bad
-Stuck in My Head
Dark Side Lyrics:
Changes happen so fast, leaving worlds behind
Poetry meant to last, but the bright side is blind
When all worlds collide, we’ll see who ends up where
It’s this dark side of mine that keeps us going there.
Wishing I could pray for you, but finding nothing left
Knowing it’s your own fault, but the pity hasn’t left yet
Wishing it would matter what I did and what I saw
Knowing it’s tomorrow and you’re never gonna call.
And my only defense is I know me well.
Yes, I cared way too much, but it’s so hard to tell
What is real these days and what comes from lies
You’ve left me with no choice and now we’ve run out of time.
Some other stuff
Some more chorus
Some more verse
And then a long drawn out ending. Rah!