Thursday, July 14, 2011

Whats Going on and Changes to Come Part:2

So this is it. As sad as it is for this to be my last show with Salvador, I couldn't have asked for a better bill to be a part of. Mongoloid Village and Rollie Fingers are two bands that I've had the pleasure of knowing, have toured with, collaborated with, and have considered friends of mine for the past few years. This has potential to be the most fun I've had at a show I've played in a while. This is for real. If you haven't seen me play before or would like to see me play again, or just want to see a real kick ass show, then this is probably your last chance. Well, with me involved in the near future. Oh, and Mongoloid Village and Rollie Fingers kind of kick ass in a major way too.

Salvador in Las Vegas

These are dudes who have paid their dues and then some. Yet, do this thing because they love what they do. I can't tell you how many times we've each schlepped our equipment or each others across bars up and down the west coast. Hell, just imagine the one man band carrying his drums, amps, and cabs to each show by himself from out his van. I get the sense that the same old romantic idea of a band on the road, traveling and blowing minds along the way is still alive and well. Especially in heavy music. There's still dudes and gals out there just making great music, not concerned about what others think. Kind of like they're riding a last frontier of sorts of integrity in music. The bands on this bill are no exception either. They are some of the best of the crop here in Portland. I myself, couldn't have asked for better band mates to go through all of this either. I've met a lot of really cool people and saw a lot of the country once again in the last few years together with my band mates. And it was a blast of debauchery the whole way there. I will miss it.

The one man band know as Rollie Fingers

So, here are the show details. Its Friday, August 5th at the Kenton Club off 2025 N Kilpatrick St., Portland, OR 97217 · Get Directions. Or just look for this Lumber Jack dude on the corner.

Here's an excerpt on the show in case you don't know what you're getting into.
The world's greatest one-man band Rollie Fingers returns to the stage, joined by Portland's most eclectic, dysfunctional, retard super-group Mongoloid Village and their sloppy drunk pals Salvador. The best part is it's FREE FREE FREE and within walking distance to several dark alleys.

Hope to see you there.
And on that note, just remember.
"Rock will never die, just its bands."

Whats Going on and Changes to Come Part:1

Its been a nice run Portland. So.... There are many things changing for me in the near future. For one, I am playing a few "last shows" of sorts. Music in this town is a hard thing for me to walk away from. This is because the people in the bands I'm walking away from, I really consider family and my brothers. For reasons I can't really get too deeply into on this format at this point, I will be playing my last show with Salvador on Friday, August 5th at the Kenton Club off 2025 N Kilpatrick St., Portland, OR 97217 · Get Directions. This is a band I've been with of 3 years and have put many hours of hard work into. So please come out and support good local music. More on this show later.

In less than 7 days I also have this:
I'm doing another one off show with a band that's been coined, "Shotgunn Holiday". This will only be my second show with these folks and it won't really be the same format most people and myself will be use to. I'll be providing a lot of bass for this gig. This show will take place Thursday, July 21st at LaurelThirst Public House on2958 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97232 · Get Directions.

Also, this doesn't mean our output will be stalled. This does mean finally some of the material many of us have spend the better part of a year and a half, should be recorded within the next month or two.

This means:
1. A new Salvador album.
2. Some solo tracks if they don't suck.
3. A new Autopilot Dojo track.
4. Maybe a track or two for Shotgunn Holiday.

These are very big aspirations, so hopefully I can fulfill most, if not all of them. This doesn't mean I'm totally done with music. That would be ridiculous. Just starting over and pushing the reset button on my current way of life and making some changes. Who knows. I could end up falling right back into the same place in the future, but for now this is what is happening with me and others around me.

Much more info to come.