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Past Shows – 2009

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11.20.09Canoe Social Club (at Theatre Off Jackson) – 409 7th Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 – Lincoln solo w/ Downpilot, Flatpack, Jake London

Setlist: Let That Show (Pernice Brothers) / Bundle Up Your Bones / Quiet Darling / Skip James / It’s Different for Girls (Joe Jackson)

A couple of choice covers, a couple of new tunes, and a damn fun night at the Canoe. Much better than September’s set, when I had a raging ear infection, I was thankful for the opportunity to redeem myself and give “It’s Different for Girls” another go. It went off without a hitch…thanks to Jake for having me back, and thanks to all of the other performers, including my good buddy Paul Hiraga, who played a lovely set. Can’t wait for the next Scratch ‘n Sniff Performance Buffet!

10.17.09Velour Live Music Gallery – 135 North University Ave., Provo, UT 84601 – w/ The Devil Whale, The Archer’s Apple, & Moses

Setlist: Blessed Are / The Pose / Venus (Television) / Showponies / So Long, Radiant Flower / Stay Golden

A study in contrast with the Boise show, our debut performance at Velour was a rapturous good time. Corey Fox (Velour’s owner) is doing a wonderful thing down there in Provo, and we feel very lucky to have taken part in such a wonderful night of music. Our longtime friends The Devil Whale put on an absolutely fantastic show, filled with terrific new songs they’re preparing to record for their second album. Two very promising younger bands, The Archer’s Apple and Moses, rounded out the bill — ones to watch for sure. The crowd (mostly 19- and 20-year old college kids, it seemed) were incredibly attentive and kind, and we sold a boatload of merch. Pretty much as good as it gets…thanks to our friends old and new for making it happen!

10.15.09The Bouquet – 1010 W. Main St., Boise, ID 83702 – w/ Thomas Paul & Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles

Setlist: Sarah / Blessed Are / The Pose / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves) / Apricot Moon / Showponies / So Long, Radiant Flower / Stay Golden

Quite possibly the worst show in RJM history, but I refuse to take the fall for this one. (Read all about it on Patrick’s blog.) Still, thanks to our buddies Thomas Paul & Matt Hopper (and the staff–not the ownership–of the Bouquet) for doing their best to make us feel welcome. Suffice to say we will not be playing the Bouquet again. Onward!

10.08.09Tractor Tavern – 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – CD RELEASE w/ Downpilot & Sweet Secrets

Setlist: Stay Golden / So Long, Radiant Flower / Such an Easy Thing / Blessed Are / The Pose / Deseret News / Venus (Television) / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves)

Unlike our last CD release show (which was blighted by techincal snafus and the resultant jitters), this show was just about all we hoped it would be—stellar attendance, good friends (onstage and in the crowd), and positive vibrations all around. Sweet Secrets were a wonderful surprise, and I hope we can share another show with them sometime. Very professional, nice folks. Downpilot played a fantastic set of numbers new and old; the vocal harmonies of Paul Hiraga and Jeff Brown were as great as they’ve always been. And RJM’s set was loose and fun, highlighted by an impomptu take on Television’s “Venus” (which we hadn’t played in months, but threw together at soundcheck). Thanks to all of our friends for staying late and making us feel so good, and thanks to the Tractor, as always, for having us.

09.19.09The Brown Lantern – 412 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221

Setlist: Stay Golden / Childish Things / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Blessed Are / Deseret News / Hangin’ On the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves) / The Pose / BREAK / Spanning Time / Something (Beatles) / Such an Easy Thing / Philistine / Sarah / Let’s Go (The Cars) / Godzilla (Blue Öyster Cult) / Blessed Are (reprise)

It would’ve been another fun, whiskey-soaked night at the Brown Lantern if it hadn’t been for my wicked ear infection…actually, it was still fun and whiskey-sooaked, just a bit different than usual. My severe vocal limitations forced me to get a little creative in my delivery, and depend on the other guys for a little more support than usual. But we made it through, and had a hell of a time, with a few Neil Diamond/Tom Waits interpretations thrown in (that night’s octave-down version of ”Sarah,” in particular). And as usual, a small-but-ebullient group of locals were digging it! Again, I’ve gotta chalk this one up as a character-builder…sometimes you’re not at your best, and you’ve gotta improvise. Of course, I’m glad it was the Brown Lantern and not Madison Square Garden…but the lesson remains.

09.18.09Canoe Social Club – 409 7th Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104 – solo show w/ Patrick Porter, Nathan Wade, Jacob London, more!

Setlist: So Long, Radiant Flower / Blessed Are

An experience I’d never had before…having to sing when your voice is just GONE. I’d practiced at home, of course, and I knew it was going to be rough. But sucking at home is different than sucking in front of a mic! It shook me up, to be sure, but I’ve gotta thank my buddies Patrick Porter and Jake London for encouraging me to solider on, after botching my version of Joe Jackson’s “It’s Different for Girls.” So, I opted for a couple of tunes I knew better, and did the best I could. The Canoe is a great little room, and I’d like to come back and play when I’m feeling 100%. I hadn’t done a solo show in a very long time, and it scared me…in a good way, I think.

08.30.09Doug Fir Lounge – 830 E. Burnside, Portland, OR 97214 – w/ Cabinessence & Norman

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Sarah / The Pose / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves)

This was a weird one. It’s real hard to have a bad show at a venue as great as Doug Fir, and we played just fine. But the locals who bothered to show up were…odd. We seemed to be playing with some fairly-popular local bands, but I guess Sundays are tough for everyone. You could hear a pin drop during our set, which was unnerving…but we did the best we could, and after 1500 miles in the Holy Van that weekend, it’s fair to say that everyone’s mind was pointed homeward when our set was over. Imagine my surprise, then, when we sold a handful of merch after the show! Shocking, but great. Thanks to Eric from Norman for kindly selling our stuff while we were busy sulking. All things considered, not a bad night at all. Sure was nice to sleep in my own bed that night, though.

08.29.09Visual Arts Collective – 3638 Osage St., Garden City, ID 83714 – w/ Shark Speed & Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Sarah / The Pose

Wow! What an incredible room, and what a huge contribution to the Boise music/arts community. Sam and all at the VAC are doing a wonderful thing, and it was an honor to play their venue. Unfortunately, attendance was pretty darn sparse…apparently, there was a big show at Neurolux that took a lot of our crowd. Still, we had a great time, and played a fine set for the folks who hung out til the bitter end. Righteous burritos and tacos at Los Betos after the show (jesus, I wish they’d open one of those in Ballard) made it all better. Thanks to Sam, Thomas, and all our other Boise pals for their unfailing hospitality! Can’t wait to come back.

08.28.09Sam Bond’s Garage – 407 Blair Blvd., Eugene, OR 97402 – w/ Drew Grow & the Pastors’ Wives & Dan Jones and the Squids

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Sarah / The Pose / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves)

Strange town. RJM had never played Eugene before, and it might be a while before we make it back. Don’t get me wrong – Sam Bond’s is a cool venue, and I think that one could have a great show there on the right night. But this wasn’t it…strange vibes were afoot. Both Drew Grow and Dan Jones (with their respective troupes) turned in great sets, but the mojo wasn’t really working for RJM. Oh well, you win some, you lose some. And you draw a lot more than either one…this show was one of those.

07.31.09The Crocodile – 2200 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 – w/ Alejandro Escovedo

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Sarah / Nightcrawler / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves) / The Pose

What an incredible night! When you get a last-minute, totally unexpected call to open for the legendary Alejandro Escovedo, there’s no way you can say no. It was great to be back in the deluxe environs of the new Crocodile for sweaty night of rock ‘n roll. RJM didn’t fare to shabbily, if I do say so myself! It was great to play “Nightcrawler” again, after a couple of months away from it, and the Blondie cover went over even better than at the Tractor show. The crowd was extremely warm and appreciative. We sold a ton of merch, and gave away even more singles. And we finally got to meet KEXP DJ Stevie Zoom face-to-face! He’s been incredibly supportive of RJM, and is just as cool in-person as you’d imagine.

Colin Gilmore (son of Mr. Jimmie Dale) took the stage after us, playing a set of beautiful, infectious tunes (with, to these ears, a strong Buddy Holly influence – never a bad thing). For their part, Alejandro’s band was absolutely savage…consummate rockers. They pulled out some awesome covers, too – “All the Young Dudes,” “Beast of Burden,” and the Gun Club’s “Sex Beat” (!) among them. A really unforgettable night…hope we have occasion to share a stage with Mr. Escovedo (and Mr. Gilmore) again, soon!

07.18.09Tractor Tavern – 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – w/ The Minus 5 (CD release!)

Setlist: Sarah / Spanning Time / Childish Things / Such an Easy Thing / Apricot Moon / Hangin’ on the Telephone (Blondie/Nerves) / Stay Golden / So Long, Radiant Flower / Showponies / The Pose

This show was every bit as good as I’d hoped it would be…a real dream come true. Scott, Peter, and company are every bit as kind as you’ve heard, and they put on an absolutely fantastic show. Probably the best I’ve seen ‘em, honestly, with a sprawling six-piece PDX/Seattle lineup that breathed new life into a career-spanning selection of songs (and a few Nuggets gems, namely “Little Black Egg” and “Strychnine”). The crowd for our set (led by Mr. McCaughey himself, up front and stage left) was attentive and very appreciative…almost unnervingly so, with applause followed by near-silence between songs. The Blondie/Nerves cover went over really well, we sold a boatload of merch (thanks to the expert assistance of Deby!), and gave away a bunch of the free album-preview singles we’d brought. Altogether, one of the best shows we’ve ever played, and a real highlight of my musical life thus far. Hope we can share another show with those guys soon!

06.20.09Sunset Tavern – 5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – w/ Radio Nationals & Michael Dean Damron

Setlist: Stay Golden / Childish Things / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Philistine / Showponies / Sarah / The Pose

Watch this show, archived on SyncLive.com!

Another great night at the Sunset. Our new friend Michael Dean Damron started the night with a beautiful set, comprised largely of songs from his new record, Father’s Day (buy it!), plus a wicked Thin Lizzy cover. (Was he challenging us to a Lizz-off?) Mike is one of the nicest guys we’ve ever encountered, and we can’t wait to play with him again.

This set was broadcast live on the internet, thanks to the folks at SyncLive…so if you don’t believe it was great, see for yourself! Maybe not our tightest set ever, but a rip-roarin’ good time nonetheless…tons of fun.

Lots of great friends showed up, and it was a delight to see our friends in the newly-reformed Radio Nationals take it home in style. Thanks to all who came to the show, or tuned in online!

06.13.09New Frontier Lounge – 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma, WA 98421 – w/ Burning Rivers & Gavin Guss

Setlist: Childish Things / Spanning Time / Something (The Beatles) / Showponies / Philistine / So Long, Radiant Flower / The More You Ignore Me (Morrissey) / Stay Golden / Sarah / The Pose

After some truly bizarre local press (Counting Crows? Are you kidding?) and some general weirdness from the club immediately prior to the show, we weren’t sure what to expect from the New Frontier this time around (see our last show, in March, for an example of a REALLY GOOD Tacoma show). Turns out, we played a really great set for approximately eight patrons! Ah, well…such is life. It’s always a blast to play with our brothers in Burning Rivers, and the New Frontier is still a gem. We hope to be back soon! Thanks to Steve Dunkelberger for taking some photos and giving the locals a glimpse of what they missed.

05.07.09The Crocodile – 2200 2nd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121 – w/ The Banyans, Amateur Radio Operator, & Mostly Dimes

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Showponies / Apricot Moon* / The More You Ignore Me* (Morrissey) / Sarah / The Pose / Fascinated / Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy)

* – with special guest Ian Moore on electric guitar

Wow! I must say, they did an incredible job remodeling the Crocodile. Red Jacket Mine LOVED that old place, dearly, but the new venue is really something to behold, particularly for those on the performing end. This was an incredible night…great crowd for a weekday local show, stellar sound, and good vibes all around. Thanks to all of our friends for showing up and staying until the glorious conclusion! Special thanks to our buddy Ian Moore for making the trek from Vashon Island and showering our tunes in his six-string prowess. There’s so much more I could say, but really, this show’s gotta live on in the memories of the band and those that were kind enough to share it with us. Here’s to many more great nights at the resurrected Croc!

05.02.09Yakima Sports Center – 214 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima, WA 98901 – w/ Elder Mason

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / Childish Things / Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy) / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / The More You Ignore Me (Morrissey) / Sarah / The Pose

Dan Craig & company really have a cool thing going out in Yakima, and we can’t wait to get back. We’ve wanted to play the Sports Center for several years, and we were super-bummed when we had to cancel an appearance in early 2008 due to inclement weather (and subsequent mountain pass closure). So needless to say, we were stoked to finally make it over there. We rolled into town early (the drive from Roslyn to Yakima only takes an hour or so), checked into our hotel after being thoroughly cross-examined, and headed to the venue so Patrick could watch Game 7 of the Celtics/Bulls playoff series.

The show itself wasn’t quite as exultant as we might’ve hoped, due to an inexplicably light crowd (even with an enormous Cinco de Mayo festival going on literally right outside the club doors). Still, we had fun, and the sound was great. Unfortunately, the place cleared out even more by the time our new friends Elder Mason took the stage, which is a damn shame, as they were incredible! Without a doubt our new favorite local band, and probably the best fit with RJM that can be found in Seattle. They laid down a masterful original set (accompanied by a slightly inappropriate smoke machine), took a short break, then returned to the stage a laid down a song-for-song rendition of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon! No kidding! We were all going nuts, with the dozen-or-so lucky locals who had the foresight to stick around. The only thing that would’ve made this night better is about 100 more folks in the crowd…but we had a blast, and made some new friends in the process, so we can’t complain. Thanks to Dan, Cary, and all at the Sports Center for making us feel so welcome. We’ll see you again, soon!

05.01.09The Brick – 100 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn, WA 98941 – w/ Nathan Wade & the Dark Pioneers

Setlist: Jailbreak (Thin Lizzy) / Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Such an Easy Thing / Showponies / The More You Ignore Me (Morrissey) / Fascinated / Sarah / Childish Things / The Pose

Playing the Brick is always a bit of a surreal experience, and this show was no exception. The venue itself is quite a change of pace from your typical urban rock club…the structure itself dates back to the 19th century, the Brick proudly proclaims itself the oldest operating bar in Washington state. Then there’s the crowd, or the lack thereof. It sometimes seems impossible to get the locals occupying the ‘bar’ side of the building to migrate to the ’stage’ side, no matter how loud/quiet/confrontational/accessible the music. When you do get someone’s attention, hilarity almost always ensues. If you’re still curious, you’ll just have to make the trip out there with us next time! Our set was fun, loud, and rocking, and it was great to dust off a few tunes that we hadn’t played in a while. Patrick and I sat in with Nathan Wade & the Dark Pioneers for a few tunes as well. Thanks, all, for the good times!

04.18.09High Dive – 513 N. 36th St., Seattle, WA 98103 – w/ Mark Colety’s Gypsies Americain, New York Rifles, Will Wakefield & the Congress Hotel

Setlist: Stay Golden / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Nightcrawler / The Pose

Kind of a weird night, but our set was fun, and it was great to share the stage with Mark Colety & Co., celebrating the release of their new album. Four-band nights that start late are inevitably rough on the headliner, so we cut our set short by a few songs so the Gypsies Americain could take the stage as early as possible (12:30!). Thanks to all the folks who came out to this one!

03.07.09New Frontier Lounge – 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma, WA 98421 – w/ Friday Mile & Luke Stevens

Setlist: Sarah / Spanning Time / The Pose / Showponies / Apricot Moon / So Long, Radiant Flower / Kissing Cousin / Stay Golden / Godzilla (Blue ?yster Cult) / Breathe (Pink Floyd) / Let’s Go (The Cars)

It’s incredible that this was our very first time playing in Tacoma, a mere thirty miles south of Seattle on Interstate 5. Aside from a good general vibe via email, we really had no idea what to expect from the New Frontier, Tacoma’s newest music venue, but it’s safe to say that our expectations were met and thoroughly exceeded! Neil and Lesley have an absolutely wonderful thing going down there…in fact, at several points during the night (before our set, which was fantastic), we all stated that if this bar were in our neighborhood, we’d hang out there all the time! Great jukebox (a sampling from my playlist: Television’s “Marquee Moon,” Thin Lizzy’s “Cowboy Song,” BOC’s “Burning for You,” and more that I can’t remember), pool tables, friendly staff, great decor (not too fancy, but not too divey, either…classic neighborhood bar with some hip touches)…oh, and killer live music! What more could you want?

We were overjoyed to discover that Chuck Dula from the Weekly Volcano had given us an extremely kind write-up for the show (read it on the Press page, or on the Volcano’s blog, Spew). Despite the last-minute cancellation of our local openers, Friskey, there was a great crowd all night, thanks in large part to our Seattle pals Friday Mile, who have Tacoma roots that go way back. Big thanks to Luke Stevens, who stepped up at short notice to open the show with a lovely acoustic set. Friday Mile kicked out some serious jams from their forthcoming album, and it was really great to share a show with them again (the last one being almost three years to the day ago, at Seattle’s spacious Showbox).

RJM’s set was very much in keeping with the Tractor show two nights prior…loud, rambunctious, and confident, but never sloppy, with plenty of good-natured audience-baiting throughout. In fact, when we finished our set (with our impossible-to-follow reading of BOC’s “Godzilla”), they simply wouldn’t let us go away, so we decided to lull them to sleep with our version of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe,” but they still weren’t satisfied! This audience was hungry for more rock. We finally closed the night with a raucous version of The Cars’ “Let’s Go” and proceeded to toast a wonderful evening with the locals until closing time. Sincerest thanks, Tacoma! We hope to be back very, very soon!

03.05.09Tractor Tavern – 5213 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – w/ Everest (LA) & Burning Rivers

Setlist: Sarah / Spanning Time / The Pose / Showponies / Apricot Moon / So Long, Radiant Flower / Stay Golden / Godzilla (Blue Öyster Cult)

Wow…we really needed this! Perhaps our best show yet, this blustery Thursday night at the Tractor was magical top-to-bottom, with the good vibes (and whiskey) flowing freely and lovely music from open to close. As an actively-gigging band, it’s not often that you experience absolutely NOTHING negative. Usually there’s something—sound issues, the classic staredown between bands, money drama, etc. But not tonight. I had a blast playing my official live debut with pals Burning Rivers…perhaps a little tentative at times, but I have no doubt that great things are ahead. RJM’s set was an absolute killer, if you ask me (and if you can’t take my word for it, check out the trio of YouTube videos by clicking the links above, or heading over to the Web Exclusives page). Loose, confident, and joyful. As for the Everest guys…well, if you didn’t make it to this show, you really missed out. These guys are stellar musicians and incredibly kind souls, deserving of every bit of success they’ve seen (and much more to come, I’m sure!). Thanks to EVERYONE (so many of you!) that caught this incredible show!

02.13.09Comet Tavern – 922 E. Pike St., Seattle, WA 98122 – w/ Massy Ferguson, Power of County, & The Banyans

Setlist: Childish Things / Kissing Cousin / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Showponies / The Pose / Stay Golden

Our first Comet experience certainly bore the divey hallmarks that had kept us away for so long (less-than-ideal stage conditions, etc.), but it wasn’t entirely bad, either. It seemed like a bit of a slow night, which was a bit of surprise considering that the last Comet show I’d caught (also featuring Massy Ferguson in the headlining slot) had been packed to the gills, but the folks who did attend were very kind indeed. By the time we took the stage at 11:45 or so, things were running very late, so we cut our set short by a few tunes, but that was probably for the best, as I’m not sure the Comet’s clientele were ready for space jams like “Apricot Moon” or “Breathe,” anyway! Big thanks for Michelle for asking us to be a part of this show.

02.07.09Holocene – 1001 SE Morrison St., Portland, OR 97214 – w/ The Dimes, Casey Neill & the Norway Rats, & Giantess

Setlist: Childish Things / Kissing Cousin / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Nightcrawler / The Pose / Stay Golden

Our return to Portland was a long time coming (our last PDX trip was in March 2008, for a great show at Doug Fir), but incredible nonetheless! Holocene is an excellent venue—visually stunning, full of modern design touches, with a cool stage and surprisingly great sound, despite a very live (and rather shallow) showroom. After a beautiful, delicate warm-up set from Giantess (including a very cool version of “Tonight You Belong to Me,” which most of you will know from Steve Martin & Bernadette Peters’ duet in The Jerk!), we took the stage to a filling house and proceeded to kick out the jams.

We had a fabulous time, and it was great to see some familiar faces (even some from Seattle!) in the audience. After the set, Andy & I had the good fortune of feasting on some prime taco wagon fare, and we made it back in time to catch our pals The Dimes playing to a packed house. Thanks to them (and their managers, Ryan and Joe) for having us down! Looking forward to returning the favor, and making it back to the Rose City sooner than later!

01.24.09The Rogue Hero – 1313 N. State St., Bellingham, WA 98225 – w/ Lost Dogma & Echo India

Setlist: Childish Things / Kissing Cousin / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Showponies / Breathe (Pink Floyd) / The Pose / Let’s Go (The Cars) / Stay Golden

It’d been almost a year to the day since we’d last played in Bellingham…far too long, in my estimation, as we always have a great time there. After a short drive from Anacortes (and a brief detour to take in the majesty of Deception Pass), we arrived in town early and spent the afternoon kicking around this cool little college town. I scored an amazing shirt that is sure to be seen at an upcoming show…you’ll know it when you see it. We had a great dinner at Boundary Bay Brewery (where we played last time) and then hit the Rogue Hero, meeting up with our Seattle pals Lost Dogma in the parking lot.

The Rogue is clearly a local favorite, and we had a great time. It’s a shame there aren’t any stage lights, though! We’ll definitely have to find some of our own for the next show…oh well. Our set was pretty much the same as the last two shows; I only chose to switch out the dreamy “Apricot Moon” for our raucous cover of the Cars’ “Let’s Go”…a very wise decision, as this crowd wanted to dance! Lost Dogma put on a great show, followed by locals Echo India…great guys with killer tunes. Looking forward to making it back to the Rogue! Thanks to Bucketz for setting up the show.

01.23.09The Brown Lantern Alehouse – 412 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, WA 98221 – w/ Paramount Styles

Setlist: Childish Things / Kissing Cousin / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Breathe (Pink Floyd) / The Pose / Stay Golden

The last time we visited the Brown Lantern, over two years ago, my beloved Alamo amplifier caught on fire mid-set. This trip wasn’t quite so eventful, but all the better for it! The Brown (as the locals call it) is a great little joint, full of hospitable folks, stiff drinks, and killer food. After a monstrous dinner, we set up in a little corner of the bar and kicked out another incredible set, in my estimation. Wednesday’s set had worked out so well that I decided not to make any changes…I’d intended to throw in a few extra covers, but we were already running late. Paramount Styles ended up rocking until we were finally shut down at after 1am, even reprising a few tunes…but the patrons didn’t care! Thanks to the generous, helpful Mike Rothmeyer for making this show happen. We hope to be back in Anacortes very soon!

01.21.09Sunset Tavern – 5433 Ballard Ave. NW, Seattle, WA 98107 – w/ Paramount Styles & Robert Roth

Setlist: Childish Things / Kissing Cousin / Spanning Time / So Long, Radiant Flower / Apricot Moon / Showponies / Breathe (Pink Floyd) / The Pose / Stay Golden

Alas, attendance was a little sparse for this one…and it’s a real shame, as it was a great show for us! After a restul month-long break, we were glad to be back and firing on all cylinders. The first new tune since the last album batch, “Spanning Time,” made its debut, and we also busted out a cover of Pink Floyd’s “Breathe” to a stunned audience. In a good way! We had a great time, and it sure was nice to meet the kind New Yorkers that comprise Paramount Styles. After hanging out a bit and taking in their moody, beautiful set, we were really looking forward to Friday’s show at the Brown Lantern in Anacortes. Thanks to Barbara Mitchell for setting this one up!