Monday, July 19, 2010

2 Gigs - 3 Items Checked Off

This past weekend was a two-gig weekend.  I was able to check off three new things on my list of things to check off. 
  1. Play a show in a movie theater before a movie.  Check.
  2. Play a show with a sign language interpreter.  Check.
  3. Play a show on an entirely solar-powered stage.  Check.
On Saturday, the Rub Wrongways Caravan of Stars put on a short concert at Memorial Hall in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.  We played on the stage in this old 400 seat theater in front of the movie screen.  When we finished, Midnight Cowboy was shown.

Our set was short.  It was only six songs, we did Periscope (School for the Dead), Red Eyed Reasons (Sitting Next To Brian), Pioneer Valley Rose (Salvation Alley String Band), Rosamonde (Bourgeois Heroes), High School Party (The Fawns), and I Guess The Lord Must Be In New York City by Harry Nilsson.  That last song was fitting becasue it was written especially for the movie Midnight Cowboy, even though it was not actually used.

On Sunday, School for the Dead played at The Green River Festival.  We played on the Spare The Rock, Spoil The Child stage, which, yes, was fully run on solar power.  It was a hot day under our tent but the show was pretty fun.  When we finished, we saw a great set by Cake and a bunch of Hot Air Balloons filling up. 

Pretty nice weekend.

Next stop for School for the Dead is this Friday outside in the center of Northampton on Main Street.  Just follow the sound of the music.  5:00 - Salvation Alley String Band, 6:00 - The Fawns, 7:00 - School for the Dead.

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