-Yesterday, CAROLINE BLUE performed in Brewerton, NY at Jake’s Grub & Grog. The band is playing a lot of new places! LIVE PICS 2006-2010 are up as well as new additions to the FANS, FRIENDS & FREAKS pics. Plus, read WWJ’s recap of the show in the blog on the CAROLINE BLUE MY SPACE PAGE. Check it out!
*READ WWJ’s SHOW RECAP IN THE FIRST COMMENT BELOW*
-Well, here’s the recap of our 1st time @ Jake’s Grub & Grog in Brewerton,NY last Friday night. Just to let the reader know this- like most of the blog entries on our shows-can be long & detailed. If that’s not your thing, that’s OK.
-This was a very cold night. Earlier in the day we received A LOT of snow. We all managed to get to the bar for the show though. Like I mentioned earlier, CB has never played here before. A couple of musicians I know said we’d be set up in the larger area that they have. In fact, Strangeland Audio-our sound/lights for this night-was looking forward to showcasing their bigger show this night. It turns out there were not 1 but 2 parties going on this night so we ended up having to set up across the bar further inside. Not a problem.
Here’s the set list for this night….
-Piece of Me (Skid Row)
-Man in the Box (Alice in Chains)
-You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (Judas Priest)
-Slave to the Hourglass
-Scars (Papa Roach)
-Ace of Spades (Motorhead)
-I’ve Seen the Light Tonight
-Detroit Rock City (KISS)
-Sex Type Thing (Stone Temple Pilots)
-Where The River Flows (Collective Soul)
-Never Again (Nickelback)
-Enter Sandman (Metallica)
-Love Me or Leave Me
-Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC)
-Rock & Roll All Nite (KISS)
-Nothing Will Satisfy You
-Talk Dirty to Me (Poison)
-Love Gun (KISS)
-Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
-The Queen of Pleasure
-Cold Gin (KISS)
-Far Away From Home
-For Whom The Bell Tolls (Metallica)
-Wicked Game (HIM)
-Wish (Nine Inch Nails)
-Breaking the Chains (Dokken)
-Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)
-Seek & Destroy (Metallica)
-Won’t Be Home Tonight
-Our Love is Wasted
-Dead or Alive
-Out of My Life (I Want You)
-Get The Fuck Out (Skid Row)
-Hell, I get tired just scrolling thru that list! 🙂 The 1st set went by great! 1st of all, the crowd this night wasn’t huge in number per say but I would say at least 20-30, maybe more. Not bad considering the weather and stuff. There were some very energetic people tonight. Mostly ladies but a few guys too. We had at least 3 ladies dancing to our performance thru at a good chunk of the songs we performed. I want to make a note that this happened while we were playing our original material as well-most notably “Deny”,”Love Me or Leave Me”,I’ve Seen the Light Tonight” and “Nothing Will Satisfy You.” It’s such a great feeling to see people responding favorably to stuff that you wrote.
-Tonight was the debut of Doc singing “Ace of Spades”.
I don’t know if it was the song, or the cha-rasma in his voice (or both), but more people got up to dance in front of us than for any other song we did! Actually, it was more like people just jumping up & down, but that was ok with us!
-This was also the start of something that we’re gonna be doing at every show now. We had a whole bunch of CD samplers w/ 4 CAROLINE BLUE songs on them and a button-these are FREE to anyone who wants one. We brought 50 of them w/ us and ran out! We did find 2 at a table at the end of the night-but they can be recycled 🙂 Between what we were giving away & what the Jeigermeisser Girls were giving away, a number of people received a lot of free stuff this night….
-We took a short break-10 minutes tops-and then went into set 2. Unfortunately, a number of people left during the break-but we still soldiered on! This set wasn’t as error-free as the 1st one, but we did ok. I broke the Low E string on Andy’s guitar during “Seek & Destroy.” And it seemed like after every 3-4 songs, our drummer Joe would disappear into his drum head-trying to adjust his foot pedals. On top of that, I discovered-the hard way-that the power here isn’t grounded. What does that mean? That means every time my mouth came in contact with a mic, my mouth got a little shock.
By the end of the night, I felt like I needed some chap stick quick 🙂
-Overall it was a fun night. Not as error-free as we would’ve preferred, but still a good job. On behalf of me & the other guys in CB, we want to thank Jake’s for having us there, Strangeland Audio for running lights/sound (and board recording us too!) and, most of, thanks to all the people who came out to check us out. We hope you all had a good time. We sure did & we’re gonna be back at Jake’s on Friday 1/30/09.
-Next stop-Connecticut at Legends on Sat.
12/20! Keep rockin!