Shaky Knees and USA ShowsMay 17th, 2017
The band just got home after spending the last two weeks in the US of A touring and playing some festival dates. At Shaky Knees in Atlanta, we were lucky enough to see a bunch of bands we really love (Ryan Adams, Phoenix, Portugal the Man to name a few). We also got to see some other bands that we haven’t had a chance to see live before – Bishop Briggs, Warpaint, and our tourmates Run River North. Highly recommend checking them out, they all put on great live shows.
Because of how this tour was routed, we also had a chance to do a lot of non-musical fun things during our time in the States: Max and I got to watch Game 5 of the Predators/Blues series in St. Louis; we got haircuts and a crash course in Kentucky politics from our good friend Adam at Derby City Chop Shop (but he didn’t understand what I mean when I said ‘give me the George Clooney ‘do); and Tim was able to sneak in two rounds of golf without getting severely sunburnt. We were also introduced to Kolache, which….look it up, so good.
Right now we are back at home for a week. We will be planning out some fun surprises for our upcoming MMVA and Molson Amphitheatre Bud Stage performances. Max has A LOT of production ideas, but the technology to have him fly around the crowd singing on a jet pack just isn’t there yet. We’ll get there, just not by June 24th.
Yesterday was Mike D.’s birthday too! Which means I’m writing this preemptively in case I’m too hungover to do it the day I’m supposed to. In lieu of alcohol, send Lacroix. I’m not sure which “naturally essenced” flavour he likes best, though. Next weekend we’re in the Pacific Northwest for Sasquatch festival, which is equal parts exciting (as a music fan the lineup looks awesome) and terrifying (because Grizzly Bears live in the mountains). See you then.