SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ╬ CRUSADER ╬ SCARS OF ARMAGEDDON
Ye Olde Towne Inn
Ages: 21+ Price: $6.00
SoB, Crusader and Scarmageddon is a sweet cartel show that we like to repeat from time to time – we love doing shows together, we love eating pizza together, and we LOVE a Blue Motherf*cker at the bar – crazy strong drink, you NEED one. You also NEED some Metal on a Friday night to kick off your weekend! See you there!
Friday night we hit up Ye Olde Towne Inn in Mount Prospect to close out a killer lineup featuring Solarsphere and Once the Sun. Something Beautiful was in rare form, thanks to the fact that Once the Sun was using a backing track setup that let us fire up our own orchestra, so big thanks to them!
Once the Sun saves the day!
Long night though. We were closing – which we of course found out after loading – but to be fair, I called it. Jim digs us, so we close out YOTI pretty often. Texted Jim while I was on the way but he was out on the road with Jungle Rot, of course!
Now closing out the night after two blue motherfuckers (the second courtesy of Tommy from Armored Assault) Was no small task, but hearing the string parts and extra bits come out of the house speakers really made it a good night for me. Playing A Voice in the Shadows and Crimson and Violet back to back like the old days was a real good trip, we only did songs that had backing tracks – nothing loose. I got stuck a bar late in Daughter of God, but for less than half a phrase, so I’m not too mad at it. It was Tommy’s fault anyway!
Songs About Angels
BIG props to Chris for not only coming to the show and paying the cover, but helping us kill our pizza AND move our equipment!
This will be our second show with Once the Sun and we’re looking forward to it! The night’s gonna ROCK, and plenty of pizza and booze for all! YOTI is always a sick party and we’re looking forward to seeing you there!
So I got a message from Hoagy (lead vox, Crusader) asking if some of us would or could do a guest vocal track for their new album. I was totally down, pending my own schedule, Matt Wolf from Skull Fogger was going, and Justin from Something Beautiful was good to go. Unfortunately, Eric, our drummer was out of town on family business, so he couldn’t make it.
My battalion on Crusader’s Atrurius
One of the perks of most of your fans being in other bands and knowing how to sing metal is that you get to do stuff like this for them, and you can trade shows, book fun events together, and in general, support each others’ creativity. While we were mixing Something Beautiful‘s Lay Down (Songs About Angels) we had a bunch of our friends come in and yell for us. Really is a great way to spend time with your friends, I think.
Since Crusader was working on several of the tracks for their upcoming release, I didn’t stick around too long, but it really was nice to hang out for a bit outside the confines of a noisy club. Their new material sounds KILLER, and it’s shaping up to be a sick record that these guys can definitely be proud of.
Ages: 21+ Price: $10.00 in advance, $15.00 at the door
This is a fundraising event in honor of Barri Gibbons, father to our friend Sheryl Grimes. The show will feature Something Beautiful, Hubbard Union, Jack Went Down, Tai from Wicked Selector, DJ Daily, and special guest DJ Sangre
There’s a SWEET raffle, where you can win a Something Beautiful Superfan pack, containing pretty much one of EVERYTHING we got, $100 cash, tickets to the Patio Theater, breakfast at the Flying Saucer with Hubbard Union, and MUCH MORE
There’s a pre-party at Jade Dragon Tattoos, where they’re giving discounts on cancer-related tattoos, and 50% off of ribbon tats.
It’s for a GREAT cause, so LIKE it on facebook and spread the word, you guys.