Hello Florida!

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!

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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 🙂

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Wild Weekends

I must provide a recap on our recent weekend adventure.

It started over a month ago, when a good friend asked Diwas to host one of the weekly open mic nights she organizes in a newly established Brooklyn music venue called Shindig. We love getting out of town and visiting our friends, so of course he agreed, and we put it on our calendar,   ‘a weekend in Brooklyn in June’.  It was May at the time, so adding something to the next month’s agenda felt like such a ways off. But boy does time fly! The weekend was here before we knew it and ended it up being the perfect time to get out of town.

We hit the road early Saturday morning only to get an unexpected surprise on the way….

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Our first band flat! I had never gotten a flat before, so I kind of thought it was exciting. The next surprise was that Diwas, a guy who I’ve never seen do much car work, got in there and successfully put on the spare like a pro. Definite road trip buddy! We were back on the road in no time 🙂

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We drove for about two hours with the little donut spare, and despite feeling extra nervous in the nyc tunnels, the ride was pretty smooth all the way to Shindig! Our luck returned when we got to the venue in time, found a parking spot right outside, and enjoyed a night of entertaining and diverse open mic performances. Here is some of the crew:

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