Friday, January 27, 2012

New Show Date Confirmed

Greetings from the War Bells Command Center.

Band Mom already announced the show before I could get off my fat duff and do it myself, and since I already wrote this whole thing, I'll just announce it again.

We don't normally do this (though I hope this is a sign that times are a-changin'), but it looks like we're going to be playing another show.  Two shows in one month?!?  It's as if we're a functioning, active band!

Really we're not.  But it's fun to pretend.

We confirmed a date at Trophy's Bar and Grill (located at 2008 South Congress Avenue, 78704) on Saturday, February 4th.  Excelsior to us!  Pro tip: they only have the word "grill" in the name to trick you.  Don't eat anything you find lying around in there.

It's a great venue, and we're happy they're having us back.  Considering it's the only venue we ever play, I probably shouldn't make fun of them.  Since we're only superficially active to begin with, though, they wouldn't actually hurt us at all by not having us back to play again.  We would just leave Mike's living room marginally less often.

So come on out and have some drinkies with your old buddy Andy and the rest of us, then watch me stagger around the stage while everyone else remains perfectly still throughout the entire set.  Another joke, of course; Mike has to move his arms and one of his feet to play drums.

We play at 10:30.  Come early and hang out, and keep in mind that Trophy's is known to play it fast and loose, so we could also open or headline, depending on whether any of the other bands show up or not.

Come on out!  And if you want to talk to me after the show, I'll be...surprised (I didn't make up that joke.  Mitch Hedberg did).

War Bells

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

NEW GIG (2/4/12)!!!

Hey, folks.  Just a heads up that we have a new show scheduled for 10:30PM on 2/4/12 at Trophy's.  It's a Saturday, and it's not like you had anything better to do, so come listen to our tasty riffs and lyrics about dying grandmothers or something.  It's a treat for kids of all ages (note: unless you are under 21, in which case Trophy's wont' let you in the door).

See you there!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

"Caught in the Wires" Rehearsal Video

Since our last show was such a powerhouse performance, I'm suddenly energized to get stuff put together for the band again.  It's been a while since I've posted, and that's largely because I've been blowing off posting this video on Youtube.  The first video which I've already posted took forever to upload; turns out, if you're uploading a 220 KB video on Youtube and streaming Law and Order reruns on Netflix at the same time, both of them get all slow and fucked up.  This time I'm watching season 3 of the Simpsons on DVD (I feel like a caveman when I watch DVDs), so my bandwidth isn't being monopolized with the witty one liners of Lenny Briscoe or the righteous fury of Jack McCoy.  What I'm trying to say is, this one didn't take nearly as long.  Now I know.

At any rate, stay tuned for new performance dates, which I've never posted about before because we almost never play live (much to my eternal chagrin).  We are also working on new material, so there will be more recordings and videos available in the not-too-distant future, which will be good for the three people who have ever visited this blog.

Speaking of sites that nobody visits, we've also got our Bandcamp page running, so go check out our music and download it for free while we still have free downloads to give away.  There's only 200 that Bandcamp allows, which is a bummer, but since nobody has ever heard of us, I assume that those 200 downloads will last forever.  Go get you some here:

And if you're more interested in our newer fare and listening to me opine about softcore pornography, watch the video below.

Not only do I not know how to edit a video, but I wouldn't do it anyway.  Also note the camera placement focuses solely on me, which is just the way I likes it.  The song is called "Caught in the Wires" and is about politics and drugs and stuff.  Classic!

Stay tuned for more War Bells news and views, including some live shows when we get them confirmed and which television shows I'll be watching.

War Bells