We had a great time in San Francisco last weekend! Thanks so much to Seanan and the crew at Borderlands for having us! Thank you, everyone who came and tolerated the sweltering heat in the bookstore to enjoy our mashup of three different bands with Seanan's unique gifts. Beckett has posted some pictures and blogged about the event here, check it out!
This week, I have been rehearsing like mad with Marian Call who has an OMG incredible awesome new album out! Seriously, trust me, you want this album. It includes many new songs that you might have heard at her live shows, but on this new album they have wonderfully intricate studio arrangements that give them all a new depth and character. I'm particularly fond of the new songs Dear Mr. Darcy, which easily has as much energy as her already well-loved "Got to Fly", and Temporal Dominoes, which, to me, sounds like the best Rush song they never wrote.
In fact, I'm going to be playing guitar for Marian at three shows coming up:
GeekGirlConCert, Friday Night, October 7th, 8pm, in Greenlake. This is going to be an incredible night! Marian will be the third act, with Molly Lewis and The Doubleclicks being the two other wonderful acts filling out the evening. I'm told there will be other things happening at this event that are related to GeekGirlCon, so it will be more than just a concert!
(I'm also planning on attending the GeekGirlCon convention itself this weekend, along with loved ones. Who else is going?)
I'll also be playing guitar for Marian at the Forza Coffee Company and Wine Bar, Sunday evening, October 9th, 6pm, in Gig Harbor. If I'm reading the schedule right, this is going to get to be a longer show, with a chance to hear more songs in her repertoire, including some of her newer stuff.
And here is the SUDDEN SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT of a Vixy & Tony Show at Soulfood Books on Wednesday October 12th, at 7pm. We will be playing a short set, accompanied by Betsy on cello, opening for Marian. At around 7:35, I will then play guitar for Marian's concert. This is Marian's last concert here in our area for a while, and it's the first local Vixy & Tony coffeeshop gig in a while, so you should all come catch this show! It's going to be great!