Saturday, December 20, 2008

The snow must go on

And so must the show. And it did. Unfortunately, it was a bit closer to Creamer's estimate of 40 folks than my high hopes of people trekking through the snow, and we had to drive about 15 mph there and back, but we had a good time nonetheless.

Amazingly, Age Rings commuted all the way up from Hanover to play a solid show, so we slid over and gave them the last slot. The flip side was that I personally wasn't quite ready to get onstage that early, so my performance was sloppy, to say the least. But Tom Jewitt wandered onstage in his underwear during our set (and I THINK he attempted a rap over "Madeline"), and after that, no one seemed to notice any drunkenness from us. The coolest part of the set for me personally was when I was using a beer bottle to hit the stops in "Cedar" and looked over and Scott was doing the same thing with a drumstick. Serendipity?

Anyhow, I can't imagine a group of bands more fun than these guys. Not only are they some of my favorite groups around, but they are just all-around nice guys. Quixote is a young band on the rise that we'd like to spend more time with. Rogue Heroes are a destructive mess of men. And Age Rings is pound-for-pound the best band in Boston, by my count anyway. That's how a holiday party should be, though. A night well-spent with good music and good friends as the snow falls outside and keeps away more of your good friends. OK, we could have done without the keeping away part, but all in all, what more could you ask for?

SET LIST: Voodoo (partial a cappella Godsmack cover) / Lights On / Don't Get Me Wrong / Carolyn, Don't Leave Like This / Madeline / Golden Fleece / On the Lam / Seek Cover / Cedar / Shine a Light (feat. a terrible, quiet mouth harp solo by Casey Hackett)

For a video of this show, consult this later blog entry.

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Blogger Will said...

Can't imagine a better way to spend a snowy night. And huge thanks to you guys for being so accommodating -- going on early, sharing your gear -- not to mention inviting us to play the show in the first place. Awesomeness.
Will/Age Rings

20 December, 2008 13:12  

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