We got our “thanks but no thanks” letter from MusicFest NW today. That makes a total of 5 denials in a row for NXNW and/or MusicFest NW. Sadly we still aren’t considered worthy of representing the NW music scene.
Thanks to everyone who came out early to the H2O show to support us! In case you were wondering who the rock machine on drums was that was David from the Rhythm of ’84. We are however still looking for a full time drummer – if you think you can play drums for 800 Octane send us an e-mail!
This kinda sucks to write but Jim is no longer in the band. If you want the lowdown check out the FAQ page for our simplified explanation. As for 800 Octane the rock will continue as we have temporarily enlisted David from Rhythm of ’84 to fill in on drums while we look for a full time replacement. We can’t thank him (and his band) enough for letting us borrow him for some shows. This also means we are looking for a full time drummer! If you or someone you know thinks you have what it takes to play drums for 800 Octane send us an e-mail. Live experience is not required but you do have some big shoes to fill so please don’t suck.
Crap!!! The water pump on our van broke this evening and we had to cancel tonight’s Govt. Camp show as well as tomorrow’s Redding show. This is only the second time we’ve ever had to cancel a show due to a van breakdown in our 8 years as a band. Hopefully it will be fixed in time for Bend though!
You might have noticed a few shows have disappeared from our calendar
Just got back from Warped Tour and I gotta say it was pretty cool. The $3 Mountain Dews were a bit excessive but the sheer number of good bands more than made up for it. In local show news we are playing with H2O at the B Complex on July 30th!!!
Happy 4th of July. We aren’t doing anything particularly special but we do have piles of new 2002 Tour pictures posted. Most have little or nothing to do with music but that’s half the fun. Check them out and then remind yourself that Kevin is the man.
Big thanks to everyone who voted for us in the KNRK / Widmer’s Dock Rock showcase! Because of your votes we get to play this cool sounding show. Too bad it was determined by voting … it would have been cool to see all of the bands play.
We came back from tour to discover we are playing on the San Francisco stop of the Warped Tour! We are on the Ernie Ball stage which should be kind of fun. Oh yeah, we should have some pictures from our Midwest tour with STFS up in the next week or so.
We are leaving this Friday for a quick one week tour across the midwest with our homies in STFS. Kevin (aka – the king of all roadies) will be joining us as well. I think it’s safe to say we are all looking forward to getting the hell out of dodge for a while. Plus we are looking forward to seeing some familiar faces again. Other than that not much big news to report. ‘The Return’ has been selling well and if you haven’t already you can order yours online at Revelation Records!