Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Reelin' in

There's a nice Rodfest V write-up in the Boston Globe yesterday, that I somehow missed. Either way, Jonathan Perry's got kind words for the whole night, and some cool things to say about Cassavettes.

The Boston buzz band Cassavettes, who last year won a Boston Music Award as "Outstanding Americana Act," followed with an exuberant set of Laurel Canyon-tinged country rock that fell somewhere between the Beachwood Sparks (the quieter, pastoral moments) and Old 97's (the louder ones).

As such, the foursome's pearl-buttoned Western-style shirts and Chuck Taylor All-Star sneakers matched its tastes perfectly.

Again, we didn't win that award, we were nominated, but it's cool. The myth is starting to become bigger than reality. I like the comparisons though! And are we a buzz band? That's alright by me. By the way, here are pictures from that fateful night, from Aram and from ExploitBoston.

So, anyhow, we're playing more shows in the next five weeks than ever before. It's going to be awesome, I just hope we don't wear out our draw. A minor bummer: Yesterday I got an application for this year's Northeastern Battle of the Bands (which we won last year, and as such, may have saved this band a little bit), but we can't play it this year! The qualifying rounds are Feb. 16 and 17, and we have shows BOTH those days, one in New York City with Hymns and the other at Harper's Ferry with Girls, Guns & Glory and 3 Day Threshold. So, we can't defend the crown. Also, they tightened the rules this year, noting 50 percent of the band must attend Northeastern. Uh oh, only 25 percent of Cassavettes does.

Last night's practice was lackluster; I'm guessing everyone was tired. Either way, we better get pumped for this weekend with a big show at Ralph's in Worcester and then the Bulfinch Yacht Club in the North End on Monday.

Also, hopefully some things will come together for Texas soon. I hate not knowing anything about it. But we got an offer to play the start-up SXSA (South by San Antonio) festival, which grabs bands heading for Austin and gives them a show in the Riverwalk city. I'm ready for it. As long as they don't find out I hate the Spurs.

Oh right, I'm watching my basketball talk.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What NYC club are you playing in?

25 January, 2007 14:46  
Blogger cassavettes said...

the knitting factory. should be cool!

25 January, 2007 21:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What time do you go on at Ralph's? I might stop by and check you out.

27 January, 2007 14:26  
Blogger cassavettes said...

ah, man, i wish i'd seen this earlier. we played late -- 1 a.m.

but we should be back to ralph's soon.

28 January, 2007 12:17  

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