Want to hear a little of what you're in for this coming weekend? The Minibosses recorded a live set two years ago, but you can time travel here to hear it! Also, this flyer was drawn by Matt Smith, who does a lot of art of the Minibosses. He is real, real good at drawing.
As someone who used to tour quite a bit, I don't like to throw the term "tour" around lightly. I feel like if you aren't out on the road for over a month, and you don't leave your state/time zone, it's not a tour. However, six shows in four days with one band from out of state, I can at least call that a mini-tour.
Gnarboots played last weekend with the Minibosses out in Tempe, AZ. It was insane. I have never been so sore, hoarse and sweaty after a show. If that show was any indication of what this mini-tour is going to be like, I'm gonna be wrecked.
I've had some screen printed posters made, and I will be selling them at the upcoming shows. I'll also bring along some original pieces of art to sell!
If you listen to this RIGHT NOW, there's a good chance we will both be listening to this for the first time. So why am I posting this before even listening to the whole thing? I've been listening to the initial Clams Casino mixtape pretty much exclusively whenever I'm out driving.
My band Gnarboots played with Minibosses recently in Santa Cruz. We are now best friends with them. While they are a technically superior group of musicians, we have a similar idea about what makes a concert fun, mainly, being weird, staying in the moment, messing with the audience, and playing the same song over and over and over.
We'll be playing five shows with them over a four day stretch: October 18th - 21st. They're also flying us out to Arizona this week to play their 250th show! It is going to get weird up in there. Hopefully Bob makes sure to bring his papers. Y.I.K.E.S!