Sacred Grounds is such a unique coffee shop in Tampa located just down the street from Busch Gardens! A detailed menu of specialty drinks, shelves filled with books, board games, and artwork, the stage lined with instruments, a full PA system, colorful tapestries strewn across the walls, a fish take set in between two large windows that look out onto Busch Blvd and the nicest sweetest most welcoming owner, Karen. It was our first time playing music in a coffee shop that was so special and supportive of the arts!! We had a lot of fun playing our songs for everyone and we definitely want to come back to Tampa and play here again in 2015 🙂
The last time Diwas and I were in Florida was just before we formed something that could be called a band. If I remember correctly, it was springtime a few years ago. We were hanging out in the kitchen of my mom’s house having a lazy vacation morning and I checked my email, or facebook messages, to find a show invite. Diwas had been playing solo shows in Ithaca that year, and I jumped up to sing with him every now and then. Whatever it was when we did songs together, our friend was inviting us to play a show with other local bands and wondering what name he should use for our act on the bill.
Flash forward to now, we’re ‘The Rungs’ and we’re back in Florida to play a show this Friday!!!
Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop is where we will be Friday 12/26 at 9pm.
…..So obviously that is where you should be too 🙂 Here is the FB EVENT
We made it to Florida!
Saturday night’s show at The Cave was such a rad time. When we first walked into the venue, we instantly understood the name of this place, it really did feel like you were walking through a cave! There is even a funny little toy bat hanging from the ceiling behind us in the pic below. Rogue Band of Youth opened the set with some insanely beautiful harmonies, fuzzed out guitar, tight bass lines, rockin harmonica, and pretty much overall amazingness. Beloved Binge followed with some rockin high energy drumming, sweet hooky guitar riffs, and songs that had us hopping and bopping. We played our set third and it felt so comfortable in this place! Finally, The Shelles closed the night with an awesome explosion of psychedelic rock. We felt so lucky to be amidst all of the amazing musicians that night, and the good folks of the triangle area who came out. This is a town that is definitely on our list of places to return to!
Yesterday, driving from N.C. to FL was quite an adventure. Being food lovers, we couldn’t drive through South Carolina or Georgia without stopping for some good southern BBQ or fried chicken! We found this awesome little spot called Chicken Lickin’ right off I-95 in Hardeeville SC. Best BBQ pork sandwich I’ve ever had! This is Diwas outside the place after we ate, happy, full, ready to hit the road 🙂