Sunday, March 13, 2011

PHOENIX, WE'RE COMING AT YOU

We are in the van, bombing down the 10, listening to Richard Swift, running about an hour late. But we will see both of you soon at Chopper John's and we will play a few tunes for you. (Update: Now listening to Jason Lytle)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

FAR PEOPLE IN FAR PLACES

We have 3 of the 10 songs mixed and ready to be mastered. 7 to go. Oh, so close.

Monday, January 24, 2011

GOOD NEWS!

This weekend will see the completion of our new album, Far People in Far Places.
(Insert smiley face here)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

TONIGHT IN SILVERLAKE, FRIDAY IN ANAHEIM

Howdy! We are playing at the Silverlake Lounge tonight. Yes, this is the venue with the large SALVATION sign in lights above the stage. We are on first at 9pm sharp and there are some other great bands on the bill including La Font.

On Friday we will be performing outdoors for a free NAMM/OC Music Awards sponsored event at the Anaheim Garden Walk. It begins at 7pm and we're on 2nd at 8pm. The Color Turning will be on after us and we're all looking forward to seeing their set.

Until then. Happy New Year.

XO,
Kevin & Two Guns

Saturday, January 1, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR (THE 2011 VERSION)

Starting this New Year, this 1-1-11, in the studio.
Sitting here in Tackyland Studios working with Matt Wignall as I type this.
Cheers.

Kevin

Monday, December 20, 2010

HAPPINESS

Parked, sitting in my car listening to New Orleans Funk Vol 1 ('68 - '75)

Saturday, December 18, 2010

LAST NIGHT, JON BRION

I was well overdue. I hadn't been to Largo since Harris (Two Guns bass player) was playing a show with the Watson Twins earlier in the year and I hadn't seen Jon Brion since 2009. I took a friend who'd never seen him and had never really heard his music save for the accidental listening while watching I Heart Huckabee or Eternal Sunshine. I promised her that her mind would be blown by the end of the night. While I feel weird (spoiled, maybe even) saying I didn't feel it was the best I'd ever seen Brion, at the end of his set she volunteered the information I predicted; mind < blown. I still feel a little strange seeing him at The Coronet. Don't get me wrong, Jon Brion under any circumstances beats practically anything else out there and I do love the upgrades that The Coronet provide. The extra space provides means more gear and Jon Brion with extra equipment is pretty bad ass. The two screens that allow him to add a film element to his performance is one of the greatest additions that the old Largo could never provide. But damn. I loved that old building. The intimacy, the way the bartenders and servers would quietly go about their business while he performed. The way we would stand and tuck into that little back corner. I grant that I'm definitely one who let's nostalgia get the better of me at times and I'm sure I'll get over it soon enough. But there was a stretch of a few pivotal years where it felt like my buddies and I were inside that little space on Fairfax across the street from Canter's every single Friday. "What the hell else would be better?!" we'd ask ourselves when Friday night rolled around. But hey, Last night was great. The Little Room that now serves as the pre and post drinking spot has the same charm as the old room and when you're lucky enough to get a second set out of him in there (didn't happen last night) it almost feels like the old days. We had a glass of red wine before and after and that almost made up for the slight bummer of not being able to drink inside the theater. He did an amazing version of I Believe She's Lying and touched a few others off of Meaningless while sprinkling in a few new tunes and a great crowd participation cover of the Beatles on the vibes. It was a really great night and it sure beat hanging outside in the rain. Perhaps the next Friday he plays I'll be harassing someone to go with me using the same tried and true line, "What the hell else would be better?!"