The state of our tour van after 2 weeks. Only another 3 months to go. Our bass player is buried in there somewhere too. #tourlife #sugarcoated #USA2014 (at The Anchor)
Setting up for a live session in Detroit. The studio is in an abandoned car factory. Motown baby! @grooveboxstudios #detroit #studio #live (at Groovebox Studios)
Finally made it to Motown! We had a massive night in Bowling Green OH last night. The bar staff introduced us to some local cocktails and the rest is a blur…
Met some amazing people. A marine with some heavy war stories who’s opening up a micro brewery to make jalapeño beer. A sound guy activist who travels the world campaigning against racism. And the bands we’ve been playing with have been really good.
Almost had an accident this morning when a couch flew off someone’s trailer on the interstate. Bob managed to save us with his guitar-reflex driving skills.
Fitting in a round of pool now, then hitting the stage. Detroit is a grungy, smog-filled place with a lot of attitude & character. Feeling right at home.
#tourlife #detroit #motown #sugarcoated (at NEW WAY BAR)
Frank Zappa testifying at a Senate hearing on record label censorship in 1985.
"By god, rescue the tender young ears of this nation from this… this rock porn… It’s outrageous filth & we’ve got to do something about it."
-US SENATOR, Senate Commerce Committee Hearings, 1985
"Rock music was never written for, or performed for, conservative tastes."
-FRANK ZAPPA, 1985
#censorship #zappa #tourlife #cleveland #sugarcoated (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)
Hitting up thrift stores in Columbus this morning. We used our baggage allowance from Australia for gear so need to buy clothes over here. Found some very cool stuff in this place. Including a retro brown suitcase for the merch stand.
#tourlife #thriftstore #columbus #sugarcoated (at Ohio Thrift Stores)
Kurt Cobain’s guitar & beanie and a Nirvana setlist. Channeling some serious grunge inspirations right now. #nirvana #kurtcobain #sugarcoated (at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum)
Johnny Cash’s old tour bus. Wonder if they’d notice if we borrowed it. Anyone know how to hotwire one of these things?
#johnnycash #tourlife #cleveland #sugarcoated (at Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame)
Played at a bar in Cleveland called Wilbert’s last night. It was right outside the stadium & the Indians were playing so the baseball fever was on overdrive!
Had planned on saying “Hello Cleveland!” (Spinal Tap anyone?) but completely forgot. Ah well, next time. Checking out the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame now, then on to Columbus for tonight’s gig.
#sugarcoated #cleveland #tourlife (at Wilbert’s)
Recommend this band!
Listening to now: The Sunpilots
#music #australianmusic #australia #thesunpilots #alternativerock #epic #alternative #awesome #listeningtonow