Chill City Weekend

Thank you for a great weekend.

Friday night at the Red Lion Pub was a great night of music. Serotonic and Leisure Chief were both amazing and very inspiring. I hadn’t seen Serotonic before but was blown away by their music and the passion they play with. Their music is so well written and super tight. The way they blend the instrumentation of the band and navigate the changes of their songs is impressive. They’re from the Tampa/St. Pete area so if the situation permits enjoy their music live. With any luck they’ll make the trip back to Orlando soon. In the meantime check them out on the Google machine and get in the know.

I was totally digging the new batch of Leisure Chief original material. They balance powerful driving grooves, precise dynamics, and smooth vocals into a mix of superb originality. We’re patiently waiting for the new recordings their working on. Catch up with them every Thursday night at Tanqueray’s.

Special thanks to James Freed for coming out to Red Lion Pub to run sound and record the entire show especially since I left my recorder at home amid the chaos of driving, loading in, and setting up . He’s graciously posted some audio from Friday night that you can check out here:
Be sure to check out some of his other work on Sound Cloud as well. Enjoy the awesomeness.

Finally thanks to Christian Ryan for inviting us to play and for jumping in for a few tunes with us. It’s always a pleasure to hear him play. Keep an eye on his schedule as he is on the stage multiple nights during the week all over the state making some great sounds.

On Saturday we hit Votelando at the Discount Music Center complex. It was good to see a nice crowd supporting the music and getting informed about the election coming up. The afternoon was made complete by the narrow hallway maze to get to the stage. I hadn’t been to DMC in years and remember the days of begging to get a ride there to buy gear in high school. We appreciate being invited to participate in an event that brought music and political awareness together.

We have one more gig on the books next weekend at Backbooth. Join us for a afternoon get down with Apollo Radio and Fly Moon Royalty at 4:00 pm. Until then, we hope everyone has a great week and thanks again for hanging.