Entries Tagged as 'Nate Blogsdon'

Tour Blog 8: How to Tour and Why: A Call to Action for Ames Bands

March 9th, 2010 · No Comments

I am proud to say that I am from Ames. Everywhere we go on tour, people ask where we are from and it is a pleasure to tell them about our small but vibrant underground music scene in Ames. A touring band is a group of traveling ambassadors who leave behind an impression of their [...]

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Tour Blog 7: Texas

March 9th, 2010 · No Comments

We played three shows in the great state of Texas and each had its unique charms. The first show was in Houston. We played in a big open bar called Walter’s on Washington, which appears to be primarily a venue for metal shows and which had far and away the worst-smelling men’s bathrooms of the [...]

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Tour Blog 6: Leslie and the LY’s on live TV in Birmingham, AL

March 4th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Birmingham gave us our second opportunity to see a television studio. Leslie and the Ly’s were booked to play live on the noon news at the local Fox affiliate and they invited us to attend the filming. When we arrived, the ladies were already backstage putting on their gold and silver spandex costumes and prepping [...]

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Tour Blog 5: Washington, D.C., and Atlanta

March 4th, 2010 · No Comments

D.C. gave us some of our best moments and also one of our only bad moments. But the good parts were very good. When we arrived in the city we met up with our friend Tushar, a longtime friend and Ames Progressive collaborator, who recently moved to D.C. to work as an assistant producer for [...]

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Tour Blog 4: New York City Overrun by Ames!

February 25th, 2010 · 4 Comments

We played at the Mercury Lounge in New York City last Friday night and it was the first sold out show of the tour. Knowing that the show was sold out made us jittery all day. The excitement was enhanced by the general WOW of arriving in New York, which is a raw shot of [...]

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Tour Blog 3: The People You Meet

February 20th, 2010 · 1 Comment

One of the best parts of touring is the people you meet. There is no way to predict or anticipate who you may encounter. The five of us in Christopher the Conquered have been sleeping on the floors of generous local folks every night. We only get small, one-night glimpses of the cities we play [...]

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Tour Blog 2: Columbus

February 15th, 2010 · No Comments

We played in Columbus, Ohio on Valentines Day at a bar called The Summit. The venue is attached to – and owned by the same people as – a hot dog restaurant called Extreme Wieners, which amused us more than it should, considering that we are adults. I had my picture taken in front of [...]

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Tour Blog 1: Chicago

February 13th, 2010 · 1 Comment

The first night of the tour took us to The Subterranean, a nice club in Chicago. The venue is has three levels and the top level has a big, balconied opening in the middle so that people can look down on the stage, which is on the second level. The show’s promoter, Darren, told us [...]

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