Archive for the ‘tour blog’ Category

Third Seven’s European Tour Photo Album

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Local experimental musician, exploratory cellist and Frequency fave Billy Mickelson — aka Third Seven — spent the past three months on tour, performing across North America and Europe. He returned to the United States earlier this month after spending all of January overseas, and today he’s in Arizona, slowly making his way back to Central Oregon.

On Monday, he’ll play a homecoming show at The Horned Hand in Bend. There’s no cover, start time is 7:30 p.m and Adonija will open.

On Tuesday, Billy was nice enough to send Frequency a batch of photos from his European adventure, including shots of scenery, life on the road and music-making. You’ll find them below, along with some of Billy’s comments when he provided some.

Billy

Performing at DosTrece in Barcelona, Spain. At left is Davey Hemm, who accompanied Mickelson on tour.

Marseille, France

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[Video] Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers go to L.A., Act III: It’s Like Changin’ A Drum Head

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

OK, it’s been a couple weeks since our last video update from Bend-based blues-rock band Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers‘ trip to Los Angeles to play at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go club in Hollywood. (Here are parts one and two.) It took ‘em a while to edit this, and by now, the band is back, the gig is ancient history, and so on. But, in the interest of completeness, I’m going to go ahead and post the third and final installment of their video diary, which includes some pre-show shenanigans, still photos from the show (no video cameras allowed inside), and footage of the group doing something every touring band must master: changing a tire. Thanks to Tollefson and the Lovers for putting this and the previous videos together and taking Frequency readers along for the ride:

[Video] Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers go to L.A., Act II: Family Day

Sunday, March 7th, 2010

The Bend-based blues-rock band Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers headed down to Los Angeles to play at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go club in Hollywood, and they’re keeping a video diary of the journey for Frequency. Here’s part two, “Family Day,” which includes some cooking tips from guitarist Tim Schroeder and the whole crew goofing off around the house they’re staying at in Huntington Beach:

[Video] Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers go to L.A., Act I: The Gas Just Disappears

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

The Bend-based blues-rock band Eric Tollefson and the World’s Greatest Lovers are heading down to Los Angeles to play at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go club in Hollywood, and they’re keeping a video diary of the journey for Frequency. Here’s part one, which features Sigur Ros, Flight of the Conchords, some bathroom humor and a lesson on how not to pump gas from keyboard man Keith O’Dell:

Stay tuned to Frequency for future updates from the band!

Amsterdam’s Tour Blog, Part Two

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Amsterdam

(Note: Local rapper Amsterdam and his crew, The Garden, are on a short tour through California, Arizona and Idaho, and the guy knows how to tell a tale. So Frequency asked him to spend a few minutes each day writing down stories from the road and his observations about life on tour. Below is the second installment, and the first is here. More to come in the next few days.)

Friday, June 26, 11 a.m.

Morning, folks. When we left off last, myself and the rest of the Garden crew had just finished up a great afternoon touring Universal Studios and were headed to our show in L.A. at The Londoner. While we had a few sound issues at the show — namely that the venue didn’t have a mixer, not necessarily a minor issue — the concert was cool and everyone had a lot of fun.

We got up early the next day and started driving to Tucson. I was excited to see the University of Arizona campus but a little skeptical of my ability to handle the heat. It was 107 degrees when we first arrived to the state and it never let up. It’s actually pretty bearable since it’s dry heat and not at all humid, but it was certainly a little draining until we got used to it. We got into Tucson around 7 p.m. and found an incredibly delicious and inexpensive Mexican restaurant called The Taco Shop. Lets just say the $2 tacos were substantially more impressive than the name of the restaurant.

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Amsterdam’s Tour Blog, Part One

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Amsterdam

(Note: Local rapper Amsterdam and his crew, The Garden, are on a short tour through California, Arizona and Idaho, and the guy knows how to tell a tale. So Frequency asked him to spend a few minutes each day writing down stories from the road and his observations about life on tour. Below is the first installment, with more to come in the next few days.)

Monday, June 22, 6 p.m.

Our week-long adventure started on Friday night at The Crown Room in Portland. Fresh off work and armed with the knowledge that we would be responsibility-free for 9 days, everyone in the group wanted to let loose a little bit. The turnout was pretty good (packed by the end of the night) and the crowd was filled with a lot of old friends, hook-ups and of course other supportive Portland rappers. I thought that everyone who performed pretty much killed it.

Portland duo Levelheaded started off the night with a dope set, then Top Shelf and Wright Family did their thing. A cute girl from the crowd was even nice enough to bring me a shot of Patron while I was up on stage, which was sweet because I really don’t like paying $10 for shots of Patron. Although that scored her major points in my book, I spent most of the night catching up with a bunch of Portland friends I hadn’t seen for some time. The Crown Room is unusual in that there is never any security in front of the green room, so you never know who’s going to pop their head in. Gotta stay on your game.

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