Karen Rustad (11:23): What kind of band are we again?
Nelson Pavlosky (11:23): good question
Nelson Pavlosky (11:24): classic rock + punk/ska/emo + whatever you listen to?
Nelson Pavlosky (11:24): or rather whatever you write/sing/play
Karen Rustad (11:24): rock/post-rock/pop?
Nelson Pavlosky (11:24): we cover a lot of territory
Karen Rustad (11:25): Pretty much.
Karen Rustad (11:25): All we need is a rapper...
So Nelson's been trying to put together a band this summer, called Wrong Side of Dawn. We have a website here, along with the most emo logo I have ever designed. Argh. So far the band consists of Nelson (rhythm guitar), Brian (lead guitar), Ty (bass), and me (keyboard), with all but Ty singing. We really need a drummer, though, so if anyone happens to know any drummers in the Philly/Jersey area...
Brian's in New Brunswick, while Nelson and I are in the western Philly suburbs, so that has been an obstacle to getting practice time in. On our own, though, Nelson and I have been hitting up open mikes in the area. We went to The Coffee Club on Friday in Media, which was a lot of fun--lots of blues-influenced musicians and REALLY good hot chocolate. And on Wednesday we went to Delaware for the first time as we attended Stoney's open mike in Wilmington. That was a different crowd--as many stand-up comedy acts as musicians, with beer-fueled crude humor. 'Twas lovely.
We still need to find an open mike that has its own piano, so I can play some of my stuff. Or maybe I just need to haul Nelson's keyboard around...
In other music news, on Saturday Tryad officially released "Beauty" as a single. Check it out. The way it's looking, Tryad's sophomore album ("Listen") should be coming out in August or so. Woo!