Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Dipping and diving

Good show Friday at the Dive, on the outdoor patio no less. Not much to say about it -- standard set, we played everything normal except "Trouble From the Start," "Seasons" (you could make a case that that is no longer normal), "Lightning in a Bottle" (ditto), and "Like Secrets Beneath." Surprisingly, we got a great response to "It's Gonna Be Alright," and even better, we sold a few CDs! This was, after all, the first show that "Shake Down the Sun" was available. Weird, eh? Playing that late on the patio caused that weird morning dew to build up on my amp and my satchel, and when I wiped it off, at first I thought some jerk spilled beer on it. Then, my senses caught up, and I drifted in memory back to sleeping in my backyard as a kid and waking up to find myself covered in dew. Oddly enough, at that time, I remember usually thinking that the sprinklers had turned on. Always looking for something to blame...

Anyhow, the only other news is that I quit stalling and joined Twitter (be our friend...or follow us or whatever it's called) so that we can update from the road on tour and post about shows and what not.

Here's the big post I sent out to fans about tonight's shindig (not on Twitter, obviously):

Hello friends,
In June, we played a FREE show Toad in Cambridge's Porter Square every Tuesday as part of a residency -- what we deemed "Toad Tuesdays." Well, we here at Camp Cassavettes, as well as the staff at Toad, were so pleased with everyone's party attitudes each week that we're doing the residency again this month! Starting TONIGHT, Cassavettes will play for FREE the next three weeks at Toad -- until we leave for tour! Tonight, we are playing the late show, starting at 10 p.m., but every week after we will be back to the early show, at roughly 7 p.m. Excited? I thought you might be!
Cassavettes at Toad
1920 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge
Porter Square stop (Red Line T)
9/8 (late show, 10 p.m.), 9/15 (early show, 7 p.m.), and 9/22 (early show, 7 p.m.)
21+, and TOTALLY FREE!
And........... as if a FREE show at Toad each week weren't enough to get your tail wagging (and maybe it isn't), how's this:  We'll be selling advance copies of our new album, "Shake Down the Sun"...for...wait for it...FIVE BUCKS!!! So come on out!
Also, the cold air is already starting to sweep into Boston. My, my, my, that was a short summer, wasn't it? Well, before it chills out TOO much, come toast summer one last time, with our annual Bash at the Beach, this Friday, September 11, at The Beachcomber in Quincy! Also on board are our old pals Ette and The Rambling Souls -- it's gonna get nutty. Go here for all the details: http://beachcomberquincy.com/
The next day, September 12, we will play a day-time show in New London, Ct., as part of the annual I Am Festival with Deer Hoof and a slew of other great acts. Should be fun!
Finally, since the CD is out, we are taking this baby on the road. We will depart after our last Toad show on Sept. 22 and not come home until the thick of fall -- Oct 10. Here are the full dates (more may be added), so mark your calendars, out of town folks -- we hope to see you out there on the road!
9/24 Javier's, Cincinnati, OH (Midpoint Music Festival)
9/25 Brand X taping @ Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH
9/25 Al's Bar, Lexington, KY
9/26 Barley's Taproom, Knoxville, TN (w/ The Tenderhooks)
9/28 Hi-Tone, Memphis, TN (w/ The Tenderhooks)
9/29 WDVX Blue Plate Special (radio taping), Knoxville, TN
9/30 The Pinhook, Chapel Hill, NC (w/ The Tenderhooks)
10/1 The Milestone, Charlotte, NC (w/ The Tenderhooks)
10/4 Velvet Lounge, Washington, DC
10/6 Khyber Pass, Philadelphia, PA
10/7 Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn, NY
10/8 The Oasis, New London, CT
10/9 The Dive Bar, Worcester, MA

That ought to do it! Make sure to keep an ear to the ground for "Shake Down the Sun" -- mark your calendars:  the official release party is November 6 at the Middle East Downstairs with Cassavettes, Quixote, You Can Be a Wesley, and Movers & Shakers! In the meantime, we hope to see you at Toad...or on the road!

Whoops, put my work email on here. Ignore that (I just deleted it, but if you're seeing it in RSS, disregard)...

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