>At risk of turning this into a music blog, which it isn’t necessarily, I’m still going to point out that the mighty LAZERWOLFS are playing a show tonight, first one since last fall.
It should be interesting; of the 10 or 11 songs we are playing, I think 7 or 8 are brand new ones that we have never played live before. Hell, I don’t know that we even know all the changes yet — I sure as hell don’t know all the words. That’s never stopped us before, though.
Also of interest is that it is an all ages thing at Higgins Hall; aka The Boys and Girls Club. This is great, and weird, all at the same time. These shows can be odd to us, because I think a lot of kids wonder what these freakin’ old guys are doing on stage. They can usually relate to the rock, though, and appreciate the power and volume of our show, so it all works out. The cool factor is reflected in a couple ways. First, it’s a chance for the kids in our families to see us in a “live” environment, which is fun, and it’s nice to not have to deal with obnoxious drunks (though kids can be obnoxious in much more creative ways). And, most importantly, shows at the B&G’s Club are awesome just as a place for kids to go hang out. We had nothing like this when I was coming up through the ranks, neither as a player nor as a fan. I can remember seeing one show at the old skating rink in town (The Talk, which included Erik “Fingers” Ray in his youth; and The Rage), and I can remember seeing bands once in a while at the fair or in the mall or something. Nowadays these kids can go see touring bands there, or start bands of their own and have a place to play. The service Higgins Hall is provides by allowing their space as a venue for music is great, and one of the things I love about Missoula.
So if you are interested and want to get an early start to your night, swing by and say hello. We go on at 7:30 PM sharp, so don’t be late. I think it’s $5 to get in, $3 if you are there early. As in, in time to see us. It will be fun! I’ll be the old guy on stage.