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Akimbo SXSW Tour Blog … Tons of Beer, Hair and Rock

Jon of Akimbo, self-portrait

Tour started in Medford, Oregon at Johnny B’s. The show was set up by our good friends Stacy and Kimbo Schrag and would be the first of many with Green Milk From the Planet Orange from Tokyo. Green Milk is a three piece that plays psychedelic jam rock, seated on stage in metal folding chairs, and is one of those bands that is so proficient they kind of make me feel like our band is a joke that gets by on volume. They have the nicknames “K” (guitar/vocals), “T” (bass) and “Ace” (drums) which they stick to outside of band life and only makes them more intriguing and awesome. Technically it was our second show with them if you count our kick off show in Seattle at the Comet Tavern, but I don’t count Seattle shows as being on tour. Continue reading

Apes Spring Mini Tour — Part 2

Apes at the Austin Whole Foods epicenter

Saturday is supposed to be the day of rest. We decide to cancel our final SXSW show. Jeff’s hands are a mess of open, bloody wounds, and he needs several drum parts. Continue reading

Apes Spring Mini Tour — Part 1

Apes and Monotonix

The date is Saturday March 10th and I hereby declare that Apes Spring Mini-Tour 2007 is officially underway. I am currently sitting in the back left passenger’s captain chair of our beloved ’87 Ford Econoline Conversion van, better know as Vannie. It’s dark in here. Breck is driving. Jeff is in front, no longer the official navigator, as Mike B has given him a GPS and it has voice data software. And when the voice doesn’t direct, Jeff just turns the laptop screen toward the driver with the expectation that he/she will read the screen while driving 80 mph. Continue reading

Yip-Yip Tour Blog 2007

Jason and Matt SAF

The start of the tour…. We were super-late to the first show. We didn’t leave Orlando until three o’clock. We got to the go bar pretty late, almost eleven o’clock. We were just in time for the show. We slept in the car in a parking lot because we couldn’t find a place to stay. Continue reading

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