Tuesday, September 21, 2010
2010 Back to Kansas City Tour
09.15.10 :: Monks Kaffe in Dubuque, IA. Joining Sinjo Thraw Mash and I were ARU and Bob Bucko Jr. The night was also the release party for 'ARU meets FluiD - Fearless Empire Killers'. ARU got things going with (in my opinion) one of his best sets. I've had the pleasure of seeing ARU a few times and this set surpassed any and all that I had previously witnessed. STM were next and for me it was like seeing them for the first time. Sublte additions to their sonic arsenal yielded, a richer more interesting sound. Bob Bucko Jr., followed, one man, one guitar, one saxophone and one looping pedal. All I can say is WOW! Bob simply made the most of what he had and we're all the better for having been in attendance.
09.16.10 :: Day Old Basement, Macomb, IL. In short, the BEST show of the four-days. We returned to Day Old having played there previously on our 2010 Spring Tour. We all had a smile on all our faces as we greeted friends we had made from the last time we were there. As for the show, all I can say is Macomb loves it's weirdos and it's Dubstep and we gave them both. We spent the night in Macomb with a friend of Andy's (STM). "What happens in Macomb, stays in Macomb", suffice it to say, we enjoyed our time in Macomb and look forward to coming back.
09.17.10 :: The Brick, Kansas City, MO. Arriving in KC on a gorgeous day. The god RA was smiling down upon us. We met up with Jason of Volte Dio Volte at his house. A little rest and relaxation before the show. For our two shows in KC, we were joined by our very good and longtime friends, X+X. Upon our arrival at The Brick, the beer started flowing and soon X+X were onstage, playing one of their better sets. It was very energetic and ended with Heat taking his Electric Rake out for a good beating. VDV delivered a set of dark, hypnotic, improv, recalling at times Swans. Yes, it was that good! After a stellar night at The Brick, we retreated to Jason's house, were old friends got reacquainted and some new friends were made.
09.18.10 :: The Newsroom, Kansas City, MO. After getting everyone up and going, we headed over to Ken's (VDV) house. Where we were treated to a BBQ and a massive thunderstorm. Kansas City brought the hail. (LOL) Though nothing was going to keep us from having a good time. Nothing and I mean nothing beats, good food paired with even better friends! VDV treated us all with much warmth, generosity, repsect and love; I hope we did the same. Oh yeah, we also played as well. (LOL) The Newsroom show was a blast! Perfectly capping a weekend, I'm sure none of us will forget anytime soon.