Posts filed under ‘On this Day’
On this day in 1986, R.E.M. performed at the University Of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. During the song “Seven Chinese Brothers,” someone from the audience jumped up on stage and tried to grab Peter Buck’s guitar. He was unsuccessful, but he managed to escape back into the crowd. Peter immediately tore off his guitar and jumped in after him. From the stage Mike Mills yelled: “If anybody sees that guy, grab him and bring him backstage after the show.” And Michael Stipe commented: “So the Republicans won in this state, huh?” After a few minutes, Peter made his way back on stage and the crowd cheered. He re-tuned his guitar, and the band started into the Velvet Underground song “Femme Fatale.” Today we have a live recording of R.E.M. performing “Femme Fatale.”
On this day in 2002 Tullycraft performed 18 songs (maybe our longest set ever) at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard, WA. Chris broke five strings during the performance.
Here is a live performance of “Glitter & Twang” from John Richard’s show on KEXP from around the same time.
On this day in 2004 Tullycraft and Camera Obscura played at Neumos in Seattle. After the show I was approached by two guys introducing themselves as Charles and James. They handed me a demo EP of their new band Math and Physics Club (see photo). Little did I know that this band would soon become indie pop stars with fans all over the world. Now, nine years later, Math and Physics Club are about to release their eagerly awaited third album, Our Hearts Beat Out Loud on Matinee Recordings. Check out their new single “Long Drag” HERE.
On this day in 1994 Crayon and The Softies performed at Gabe’s Oasis in Iowa City, Iowa. Gosh that makes me feel old.
Here is a live recording of The Softies playing “Fragile Don`t Crush.” Enjoy.
On this day in 2009 Tullycraft played at The Richshaw Stop in San Francisco, CA. Prior to this show we decided to take a break from performing. We haven’t played live since.
This was our set list that evening:
Georgette Plays a Goth
Every Little Thing
Willie Goes To The Seashore
If You Take Away The Make-Up…
Bored To Hear Your Heart Still Breaks
Superboy & Supergirl
The Secret History Of Devil’s Paw
The Punks Are Writing Love Songs
Our Days In Kansas
Rumble with the Gang Debs / Pop Songs…
Yeah, Oh Yeah (Magnetic Fields cover)
Miss Douglas County
Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album, and on this day in 1968 Ringo Starr officially quit the band. He immediately went on a Mediterranean cruise to clear his head. On the trip he was inspired to write the song “Octopus’s Garden.” Eleven days later (on September 3), Ringo returned to Abbey Road studios where he found his bandmates had covered his drum kit in flowers. Ringo officially rejoined the band that same day – just in time to record “Hey Jude.” Because of his absence, Ringo didn’t appear on the songs “Back in the USSR” or “Dear Prudence.”
On this day in 1983 Husker Du performed at Goofy’s Upper Deck in downtown Minneapolis. The venue booked hardcore punk shows on the second floor and ran a strip club downstairs – it only lasted for 2 years and was shut down in October 1983. The six-inch stage at Goofy’s hosted many touring bands such as Black Flag, The Minutemen, Discharge, Social Distortion, and DOA. This Husker Du performance included a number of songs that would appear on the band’s ambitious full-length double album Zen Arcade – which was released on SST in 1984.