Brian and I carpooled up and met up with Tim, who was staying with some family in the area. After a quick bite at Chin’s, we located The Frequency and loaded in. Again, we were a bit too on-time, and the staff seemed a bit puzzled why we were there so early. Will I ever get used to that? The place is friendly, and there was a standup routine going on in the back room, so good cheer was in the air. We settled back in comfort with a drink, waited for the festivities to end, and the next to begin.
Our setup and soundcheck went smoothly. Tim’s soft vocal style presented some feedback danger, but SoundMan helped smooth it all out. We were happy to see a nice crowd filter in, with college kids, young pros (a couple of my pals, anyway), and general hipster types. We blasted through our set with no hitches, and we all really enjoyed playing that night.
After we finished playing, the staff asked us when we’re coming back, which is a good sign, and some individuals from the crowd came up to us to express their enjoyment of our music. We settled in the corner to watch The Living Statues, and Baristacide, and I thoroughly enjoyed both sets. In retrospect, it was a good lineup, and we’d love to play with those bands again, in Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, anywhere.
Brian and I drove back that night in good cheer, and it wasn’t until 3am that I noticed we were missing a cymbal stand. Bummer. We located it the next day via emails: it took a side trip to Milwaukee, which is all in good taste, but I’ll have to grab it when the bands meet up again in one city or another. We hope to play The Frequency again, or host one of the bands down here, so hopefully we shall all be reunited soon.
UPDATE: Apparently we made some money, and our cash is waiting Madison. Obviously we are not yet used to getting paid. But what an honest venue, to notify us of money we overlooked!
- The Reason
- 9I Guess I Thought I Was Lonely
- We’re The Right Ones
- There’s No Such Thing As Tomorrow
- Sir Blanche DuBois
- It Might Be So True
- The Happy Valley Set
- Don’t Make Me Show You