Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Back in Hooligan's, Guadalupe, Billy D's

Interesting list of gigs coming up, as we are making a few returns to places where we hadn't played in a lo-o-o-ong time.

Found out last night that we've been asked to play at Hooligan's, over off of I-35 and Loop 1604. We played there a few times last year, but the former management was never really sure what they wanted the place to be ... a nightclub? ... a sports bar with music ... a rstaurant? I think it was a great place for us to play and we seemed to go over pretty well, even though the former manager bitched when we played something by Stone Sour or Creed or something he didn't consider "dance-y" enough, even though the crowd loved it. Thankfully, that that guy is gone, and it seems that Hooligan's wants to get some ROCK bands back in there! I was told the assistant manager at the new I-10 Hooligan's has heard of us and she wanted to get us in at the I-35 location, since she is helping book the bands now. Works for us, as we're booked there for Friday, Aug. 19. We're looking forward to showing this place what a real rock band can do again!

Back in February, we had to cancel a gig at the Guadalupe River Club in Kerrville, with very short notice, because two of us were very sick and physically unable to play. After that, it seemed we were no longer welcome up there, so it was gratifying to see we're getting another chance on Saturday, Sept. 17.

And we're back at Billy D's again Friday Sept. 2, after a successful return there a month or so ago. We really like this place and we're glad to be back on the rotation there, hopefully!

On another note, we've decided to drop the Firehouse at Walzem and I-35 from our rotation. While this is a beautiful club, with a great staff and great food, we've never seemed to catch on there. We end up playing to very few people, we can never get our sound right there, and the stage is incredibly tiny. It all adds up to a less-than-pleasant expertience for us ... and we really are in this to have fun, so if it isn't, we'd rather try to get a gig somewhere else. Hopefully, if the Billy D's gigs stick, that will keep us in that general area.

We're looking to get some merchandise again ... I'm just torn on what to invest in ... t-shirts is the only thing that was really successful, but they are kinda expensive, so we'll see. Any ideas out here, anyone?

Also, if anyone knows any "graffitti" style artists who wouldn't mind decorating the ALTER EGO band van, I'd love to hear from them. Thanks for your attention folks and see you soon!

3 Comments:

Blogger Rowan said...

Cool, Hooligan's is right by my house. I'm gonna try to make it to that one! What time do you start?

7:36 PM  
Anonymous ALTER EGO said...

Rowan..
We'll start at 9:30 p.m.....hope to see ya there...bring lots of friends!

2:27 PM  
Blogger Rowan said...

Well, OK, I only brought one friend, but we had fun! You guys rocked!!

12:59 PM  

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