Sunday, March 28, 2010

Finding A New Band

I know sometimes I say that I don't do anything besides eat, work and sleep, but every once in a while I do go out to have a  good time. It's usually with the same bunch of ladies, at the usual place(s), listening to the usual band, drinking the usual.  I found out two weeks ago that the "usual" won't be around in the fall.

My "usual" hangouts are Povlitski's in Spring Lake Park or Maxx's in Ham Lake.  My "usual" ladies are my sister, L (from the dental office), L's sister, and L's next door neighbor (whom my sister and I are a very distant relative too).  Our "usual" band is High Noon.  I'm a fan of them on Facebook....I've posted them on my status many times.  I'm a groupie without being over-the-top or slutty about it.  Although I can't speak for L. 

The part that is going to change is that High Noon is hanging up their guitars.  When I heard about it 2 weeks ago, my jaw hit the floor.  My first thought was "Well, now what are we supposed to do?".  The answer to that is enjoy our last couple of months together.  Every time they are in town for a gig, we'll be there.  Next one is the weekend after Easter, both Friday and Saturday night at Povlitski's.  Ladies drink free from 9-midnight.

The second answer is finding a replacement.  And these are some BIG shoes to fill.  It's gotta be country and it's GOT to be a male group.  Drooling over the fiddle player has to remain the constant.  So last night, J and I headed to Povlitski's to see what The Killer Hayseeds has to offer.  L's only seen them once, but that was many years ago when she wasn't into country music.  J's heard them once or twice.  This would be my first time so I had to do some Googling. They looked okay.

When paying my cover I asked the cashier if this band was any good.  He said "most definitely.  A mixture of rock and country."  Dang...I had my heart set on disliking them.  And the first set didn't disappoint my expectations.  I hated it.  I was used to six guys, all good looking (drummer, pianist, fiddler, bass, electric and acoustic guitars) with 3 guys doing lead vocals.  The Killer Hayseeds is 4 guys, all middle aged (drummer, pianist and 2 guitars: bass and electric) and only 2 guys doing leads.  The music was so loud it drown out the vocals.  Couldn't hear a thing.  Too much banter between songs...shut up and get-a-playing.  Didn't know most of the songs.  I think I heard something about an Eagles tune.  The Eagles are not country....good time for a bathroom break and a refill.

I was well into my 3rd cocktail, the room was spinning and now they actually sounded pretty good.  They quit playing rock and stuck with country tunes for the rest of the night.  Sweet!  Next time (if there ever is a next time) I make sure not to show up 'til 10:30 and to have 3 Diet Rum's down my throat.

Next bands on the list are Citizen's Arrest, Big Twang, Shawn Wyatt, Brian Mac Band, 6 Wheel Drive and The Roosters.  I think I'll find a rhinestone in there somewhere.


Beth said...

Gina and I saw High Noon a long time ago when they opened for SHEDaisy at a concert they performed at the Jamboree (of all places!) They were really good, we liked them alot, it's too bad they're not going to be a band anymore!

simplicity said...

I feel so out of it, I don't know of the places you mentioned OR the band! ha!