Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Not to get ahead of ourselves, but...

The most urgent news is such: There's a big show on Friday that we're playing at the Paradise Rock Club -- Rodfest. Tickets are still available here, though you save the service charge and an extra $5 if you buy them before the day of the show from the club directly. We're even doing a TV show the morning of, to promote it. But still, I can't help but look toward the horizon.

And it's been a good day for horizon watching.

Just today, we've firmed up bands for a couple of shows in February (more details on those coming soon) and locked down a bill for March 24 at Great Scott, featuring Hallelujah the Hills (who, rumor has it, just signed to Misra, home of Centro-matic) and Lady of Spain. There are some really cool shows coming up this spring. You should be excited. I know I am.

Also, I sent and long and detailed message to the band's email this morning so that we're all on the same page, as we take the next step. We're on a good pace to pay off our debts from the album -- about halfway to paying off exterior debts. And then, we'll hopefully get some money in the band account to play some out-of-towners and put out another record. Maybe something this summer? Tour this fall? For now, unfortunately, everything is motivated by money, how to get it, and what to do with it. It's just how it has to be. Luckily, the band feels better than ever.

I'm keeping on an eye on the calendar, particularly the first week of July, which marks Cassavettes' two-year (wow, doesn't seem that long) anniversary. Last year, we had a huge shindig at the Middle East which was unequivocably the best show we ever played (not due to us, necessarily, but because the crowd was so amazing). This year, we hope to make it bigger and better, and hopefully soon, we can book a good date that week. In the meantime, we're going to keep April and May open for now, just to see what comes along. We waited for awhile on the first few months of 2007, then filled it up quick. Now, we need to go back to being patient again.

In the meantime, Chris has been actively pursuing out of town shows, most notably in Portland, Maine. Rumors and bills have been flying, some including local legend Jason Anderson. But I do hope to hit Maine, Worcester, Connecticut, Providence, maybe Vermont, and New York City (more and more) as the year progresses. We'll stick primarily in New England for now, and hopefully hit the road big time this fall.

Finally, it is important to note, that officially starting today, I will be maintaining this blog for an online journalism class until the end of April. Previously, I enjoyed that this blog was so independent and I could do and say whatever I wanted. However, I don't feel as though I'm losing any freedom in writing for class. I can still give the insider's glimpse at life in a working band, and plus, one of the main benefits of doing this for class, I'll be updating more than ever! Also, I can incorporate new tools, like podcasts. Excited? I am. Two birds, one stone. So, keep reading, because there's a lot of cool stuff coming for the blog and plenty more cool stuff coming for the band.

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