Waaaay back last summer, when I planned to release a Supreme Soviet of Love album, I picked a date: November 12. A Sunday night. Few conflicts, start and finish times early enough to get everyone home for the evenings news – perfect!
My other band, “Elephant in the Room”, after taking taking a few months off to learn new material and change lineup, on the other hand, spent most of the year looking for a gig.
So between scheduleing a Supreme Soviet of Love gig for November 12 way back in July, and today, what happened?
Of course Elephant in the Room landed a gig for November 11.
So talk about this weekend!.
Saturday, November 11 – the Sundance in Maple Grove
Elephant in the Room will be playing at the Sundance in Maple Grove from 8 to midnight.
EITR does classic rock covers from the 1950s through the 1990s – a grab bag of Elvis, the Kinks, Ian Hunter, the Cars, Bad Company, the Stones, the Who, Jimi Hendrix, the Eagles, Steve Miller, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash…
…well, pretty much anything that grabs you from that entire forty year period.
And the Sundance – which I just visited for the first time last weekend – is a nice place; bowling, golf (probably not much of that ’til spring), good pizza, decent beer selection, “Steak Night” on Saturdays ’til 8PM (just $10!), and, of course, live entertainment. That’d be us, of course. No cover that I”m aware of, which makes it even nicer.
It feels like it’s way out there – but it’s actually super easy to get to:
It should be a fun night and a fun gig.
Hope you can make it!
Sunday, November 12 – O’Gara’s in Saint Paul
This gets complicated, so stick with me, here:
“The Supreme Soviet of Love” will be having the album release party for its first (and wjho knows, maybe only) album, See Red this coming Sunday at O’Gara’s.
See Red includes a bunch of songs – a couple of them going back to the 1980s (we’ve encountered some of them here), and a whole lot more that I wrote in the past year just to prove to myself that the whole thing wasn’t a nostalgia exercise.
Who knows – it may have been both. I don’t know. And I don’t care!
The Supreme Soviet of Love will go onstage at 8PM, and come hell or high water we’ll be out of there by 9PM; you’ll be home in plenty of time for the 10PM evening news, or the 10PM rerun of Walking Dead if that’s what you prefer.
There’s a $5 cover – 100% of which goes to pay the rest of the band. Me? I’m hoping to sell CDs (and they’ll be on sale there, as well as available for download on iTunes, Amazon or wherever you like to get your music from.
And by the way, the opening act, going on stage at 6:30ish, will be…
…Elephant in the Room. Yep. I’ll be opening for myself. That’s one way to save money!
I’ll be hanging out after loadout until they kick me out of there, for anyone who wants to talk politics, music, beer, food, or whatever you got.
So I hope, in an ideal world, you can make both shows; the Sundance could become a regular gig if we draw a lot of people, and of course the album release party has been on my bucket list since Ronald Reagan was president.
Either one would be great, though!