We are back in the van barreling through Midwestern snowstorms listening to Station to Station on repeat. After two warm-up gigs in Indiana, we are off to our first tour as an opening act. Playing the Pageant in St. Louis tonight and The Vic back home in Chicago tomorrow, supporting JJ Grey and Mofro.
This is a big week for us. It feels like we’re moving down a well worn path at around 85 mph, give or take the attention of state troopers. Playing the Vic is major. We all have well-worn memories of the place: Sonic Youth, Henry Rollins, Paul Simon, The Cramps, Wilco, Gillian Welch, Son Volt, Feist, Dr. Dog, Grizzly Bear, and the fantastic Brew and View (Team America/South Park movie double-feature, anyone? [ed. n0te: FUCK YEAH!]). We’ll also get to share the airwaves with some of those musical heroes now that our friends at WXRT have added us to their regular rotation. Its a good way to start off the New Year. On the move and on the road.