Archive for the ‘Europe’ Category

Night One at the Jazz Dock, Praha

Posted: June 18, 2011 in Europe

Yeah, Praha is how they spell Prague over here. I’m so cool and local.

Our first night at the Jazz Dock was incredible to say the very least. We played to a totally packed house at one of the coolest clubs I’ve ever played at. Todd put it nicely after the show when he told me “Adam, you have to realize, it may never get better than this.” From a crowd standpoint, I have to agree. With a 300 crown cover (or something like $20-$25), and an unknown band from an unknown city in the US on a record label, but not a major one, the place was just stupid packed. I’ve said this before on this blog numerous times, but it bares repeating. This would simply never happen in the States. Can you imagine a place in the US where a relatively unknown band – a great band, but unknown – plays for a $25 cover and the place is absolutely packed, just because there is music there and they trust the club’s judgment to bring in solid music acts? Can you imagine a place where people would come if the cover were $10, or even $5?? I sure can’t. And that is sad. (more…)


They Dance in Brno!

Posted: June 17, 2011 in Europe

Well, 4 of them do, anyway.

Brno was interesting to say the least. We arrived there and basically slept until we had to leave for the gig. If you recall, I wrote a blog post upon our arrival. Yeah, I know, I’m cool. So we cabbed it to the Metro Music Bar where we experienced a series of challenges that pushed the sanity of the band to the edge. As you can probably imagine, as a direct result we all played our asses off. (more…)

90 Year Old Pub

Posted: June 15, 2011 in Europe

We got some pizza at Da Luigi's after the sound check and before the gig.

Well, a lot has happened since my last post. We cabbed it from the Reeperbahn in to the city where we made it to our gig spot at about 7p. The place we played has been a pub in Hamburg for more than 90 years, and sadly, this is the last week that it will be open as The Consortium. A sad moment in that town’s history, actually. It’s all because the area has changed so much into residential areas, that the people don’t want the loud hustle and bustle of a music pub in their little town anymore. According to one of the managers, if they were just a couple of blocks away on the main street it wouldn’t be a problem. (more…)

Debauchery in Hamburg!!

Posted: June 14, 2011 in Europe

Soooo yeah…

Somehow, our hotel ended up in the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. For those of you who aren’t aware, the Reepernahn is just about the nastiest place you can imagine. Think dark imagery full of perversion and debauchery. Yep, it’s like that. Luckily, our hotel is at the end of the Reeperbahn, so we’re not right in the middle, and our hotel is actually pretty nice. Except for having to pay 10 Euro for 24 hrs of internet. That part sucks.

So enjoy this, cause it’s costing me money.