Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Busy week last week.

Still resting up from that one even tho it is now well into this week.

4 gigs. 2 noise ordinance warnings. 1 house party.

ETB did our Monday residency at Friends. Good crowd. 3/4 thru along came APD with a noise meter. The wondows were closed, which has been negatively affecting our crowds. I saw the cops and signaled to Rob to bring the level down. So we all "tucked in" and got really quiet, heh. No dice. Friends was still popped with a warning. Fucking hell.

Tuesday night ETB did a weird not-very-private-but-in-fact-totally-open-to-the-public party at BD Riley's, a weird night for us there. Decent night so far. Windows are open allowing foot traffic to hear us from across the street, which greatly increases our crowd. Sure enough, I'm out smoking a cigarette during a walk-around jam (wireless units are awesome, I highly recommend them), I look over and see APD with a noise meter. I run over to Rob and get his attention, and I signal to tuck it in and lower stage volume. We do this. Venue still got a warning. Windows were then closed. Son of a bitch.

Friday ETB played our good friend Lisa's house warming party, setting up in her living room. Good times, intimate gathering (most of guests in the kitchen behind us... maybe the cops are right and we are too loud, heh!). Either way it was a good set and it sounded pretty darn good in there to boot. High ceiling helped.

Video and photos courtesy of DaveTV, ETB performing "Smokestack" by Doyle Bramhall II

After our noise ordinance violation warning-less set in a fucking tightly packed neighborhood, Trin and I loaded up my gear to catch a rare Hognose set at the Triple Crown in San Marcos, 30 miles away. We barely made it, and glad we came out.

Hognose are good friends of mine, have been hanging out with them and playing shows with them since the Southern Gun Culture days in the early 2000's. We were even labelmates briefly. So I haven't seen Hognose in I don't know how many years, but I have seen the Hognose guys several times as their alter-egos The Beaumonts. Trin had never seen Hognose, and loved them. She commented how weird it was to not see them in character as The Beaumonts. HA! Awesome.

Again, pics to come.

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