Some pretty cool stuff has been going on as of late. We have made a lot of progress working on the Macbook. I wouldn't say we are beat geniuses just yet, but we are well on our way. :) Be expecting to see some shows with the Macbook soon if you are in the Southeast Region. Although the Mac is cool, we think there is nothing quite like having a live drummer on stage. It takes the energy to another level, and we've had the pleasure of playing with a few very talented drummers over the last few months: Patrick Mcginley (Mobile, AL), long-time friend and drum extraordinaire, who also is responsible for laying down all the phat beatz on our album; Wayne Mott (Gulfport, MS), also a long-time friend who not only plays drums, but also plays some pretty sweet guitar with us when he gets a wild hair; and Vinson McMurtery (Jackson/Hattiesburg, MS), a new friend of ours who also plays with a killer band from Jackson, The Cut. After playing with his band, we knew we wanted to play with him again - which we did just a couple of nights ago in Hattiesburg at a coin toss party (to benefit the pine belt animal shelter) at the Keg and Barrel. (one of my favorite bars in college) This event was hosted by Dime Arts and Entertainment magazine. This is a magazine based out of Hattiesburg that focuses on local and regional art, music, and entertainment. It is truly something new, fresh, and exciting - and we had the pleasure of being featured in an article about our music ventures, written by our friend, Amanda Pavlov. I also got my face painted like a sugar skull for the cover by Amber Mauldin, who some of you Hattiesburgers may know from her involvement with the famous, Hattiesburlesque.
You can find copies of the magazine in bars, venues, and coffee shops throughout the region.
Since the release of Dime Magazine in October, we have played at Gasa Gasa in New Orleans and met two very talented ladies who go by the name of Hestina. They are a duo comprised of guitar, ukulele, and haunting harmonies - and I've gotta say, I'm quite a sucker for some girl harmonies. It was kindof a personal goal of mine to play at Gasa Gasa - and it didn't fail to impress. It's a cozy little bar with a super friendly staff and great sound equipment. Mutemath played there a few nights prior to our show, so it was cool to think we were standing on the same stage that they (and several other legends) have played on.
We also recently played at Long Beach Live, a city event in Long Beach, MS that hosts local bands. It had a great turnout and we loved taking part in such a cool community event.
Check out the news feature for it here.
We also played Moonvine Fest in Clinton, MS a few weekends ago. We got to play along with some very talented artists, and we are looking forward to our next Jackson show that will be at the famous Duling Hall on November 6th.
Lastly, Josh proposed to me a few weeks ago - So we get to make music together forever, and that's pretty cool. :)
Until next time,