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“The Beatles are in Big Trouble”
Thursday, October 1
9pm :: $5 :: 21+
A musical tribute to the Fab Four by Big Trouble with David Campbell, Brian Just, Chris Pavlich, and Aaron Schimdt with dVRG.
Beatles Rock Band competition with prizes presented by GameCrazy.
Giant Sgt. Pepper’s album cover cutout for pictures.
Beatles movies all night.
DJs Jim McGuinn and Jill Riley from 89.3 the Current spinning Beatles.
It all started with the dream of playing the giant medley that closes out Abbey Road and the Beatles’ career. For Big Trouble, an instrumental band of players with arms’ length resumes in other bands (Heiruspecs, Kid Dakota, Brutal Becomings, Supreme Privacy, Jessy Greene, Crossing Guards, Aaron & The Sea, Traditional Methods, and many more), they knew the perfect singer to carry that weight: David Campbell, DJ on 89.3 the Current and be-wigged member of E.L.nO. In the past, they’d teamed up to cover everyone from Sonny & Cher (with the help of Lucy Michelle) to The Outfield to Weezer, and the re-release of the entire Beatles’ catalog provided the perfect occasion to do something giant and over-the-top.
So Campbell recruited more singers to help him make it better: Chris Pavlich from indie rockers Two Harbors, Aaron Schmidt from holding a cold Budweiser in Ashtray Hearts, and Brian Just courtesy of his bad, singer-songwriting self. Big Trouble got by with a little help from one of its friends in the form of dVRG, keyboardist from Heiruspecs, and the supergroup was set. A long and winding setlist was handcrafted and the musical tribute to the Beatles was ready. But that wasn’t nearly enough.
When “The Beatles are in Big Trouble” goes down on Thursday, October 1 at the Turf Club, there’ll be more. GameCrazy will be setting up the new Beatles Rock Band game for competition in the Clown Lounge (with prizes). Matt Scharenbroich (The Plastic Constellations) is hard at work painting a giant 8’ x 8’ mock-up of theSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club Band cover (with cutouts for heads, naturally) for people to take their picture with. Paul Creager from Square Lake Music & Film Festival is helping out with video so we can show Beatles movies all night long. And DJs Jim McGuinn and Jill Riley from 89.3 the Current will be spinning Beatles and Beatles-related songs all night.
We hope you will enjoy the show.
Between Luther and Fargo, Twinkie, Muad’dib and I stopped by the 331 club and had some fancy drinks. Bloody Mary’s for them, and a Mamosa for me.
Then back on the road. (Drink responsibly and know your limits)
Vintage style posters…
Vintage style cash box…
We’ve been around this block before so we already knew it’d be fun. Jade brought us up again and low and behold, it was a rap show.
These guys didn’t even bother to stick around for the whole show so I don’t mind talking a little shit here. I can’t believe rappers are still singing along to their album tracks! Please stop lip syncing!
Still, I’m grateful and appreciative of the energy and it sounds like your mixtape is probably going to bang. Just get your show right.
and after Big Quarters…
^^^^I know, I know, I know….. blurry again^^^^
Oh, and by the way, we have all this stuff at EVERY SHOW. Sometimes more! Right now the 10 years strong hoodies are just 20 dollars if you pick one up at a show. (I’ll be working on the online ordering part of this stuff soon)
Meeting new people is half the fun. Friends of friends become just friends.
I didn’t forget your picture!
Oh snap! Is that a new TMF Opposition shirt?
A big special thanks has to go to Rob, who was the soundman for the nights show. He made Peter’s kick drum sound magical. Rick Ruben would have applauded. Rob is part of a band which can be found here –> http://www.myspace.com/battlefieldsdoom
No swearing until after the show. Then LOTS of swearing… and other stuff too!
^^^For this show, we did a very similar set to our CD release party, so here’s one of the original set lists from that show. Actually, this is the lighting sheet. So you can see what colors we imagined having in lights for different parts of the set. ^^^^
^^^My typically blurry photo skills…^^^^
The show was fun as hell. I’m glad so many people came out. There were a few Central grads there and a TON of Twin Cities folk.
If you are a Luther College administrator, just pretend this is all happening at Grinnell;
Most of my after party pics are crap because it was so foggy but as you can see we met some new people and had a great time before fading away into the mist. Thanks so much LUTHER!
It was a friday night, the sun had gone down and there we were in Uptown. As this is another local show, we had a lot of friends there. We haven’t been playing any indoor shows in town this summer so this was a fun change of pace for us.
Aaaaannnnnnnnnddddddddd, on to the pictures;
Yes, yes, yes, this pic is a blurry one. But it does show that Lucy Michelle was there and doing her thin opening for us. Later on in the night, she came up and joined us on the chorus’s for Let it Fly and It Takes. She was great!
Here’s a video clip of her doing her thing;
and this is DVRG’s newest toy^^^^^^^ (so many strange buttons and knobs)
I want to go on record and say that I feel bad that ALL of the pics I take of Peter are from this same angle. I have to use a flash and don’t want to blind him like I blind the rest of us. He has so much going on….
YES! It was a good time. See all you guys next time!
So if you saw this = http://heiruspecs.wordpress.com/2009/09/12/heiruspecs-last-of-the-record-buyers/
Then you knew that we were doing the Last of the Record Buyers thing presented by Brandon All Day of Big Quarters.
We got a chance to hear a ton of dope beats by some of the Twin Cities up and coming hip hop producers and then show how we go about making beats for Heiruspecs material. We brought out a bunch of shitty recordings of rough drafts and rehearsal tapes. We then played a bit and eventually tried to make something from scratch. Here’s a couple of pics I snapped while on stage.
I feel like I want to be
When the sun goes down, yeah!
Perfect words for the night.
We showed up to catch the end of Martin Devaney’s set. Former Heiruspecs member and all around good guy, we had a drink with him accross the street from the show before setting up. Guess what? He aggreed to do Wardrums with us tonight…
Here’s a before and after deal;
This is 2 minutes before our set…
and this is 2 minutes into our set…
It was a super fun night. I didn’t get a ton of photo’s this time around as I was too busy swatting mosquito’s from the stage. Sorry if I looked like I was flipping out up there. I was getting eaten alive.
The sun was starting to set and things always turn magical as the sun goes down.
I wish I had more pics, I wish I had more pics, I wish I had more pics…
There were a TON of photographers there so hopefully some will surface in the general press. Maybe our friend Asha will post hers. If she does, I’ll put a link up right away.
Here’s a blurry one to show the sun went down eventually. Point and shoot fail;
And then there was Carnage!
Afterwards, we hung around and signed autographs and took a ton of photo’s. Thanks to everyone who came out! It was fun and especially so because it was a St. Paul affair.
Here’s a pic that I took with my camera because someone’s camera phone may not have done the job. Enjoy, and thanks for waiting!
YOU JUST WON A BRAND NEW CAR!!!!
So on Saturday, I heard a rumor that someone’s brand new Hyundai Genesis exploded on a race track at a Heiruspecs sponsored event. I have been working with ClubFR, a Chicago based drifting organization, to sponsor some racing this season in the Midwest in part of my involvement with TMF Opposition. Keith Schoeler was there and took a few photo’s to prove the rumors true. Holy shit. As this happened on a race track with waivers signed, I don’t think insurance will cover it. Only 800 miles on the odometer and it all goes up in flames.
I somehow doubt that that 100,000 mile warranty is going to cover any of this… Sorry man!
For more info on the photographer – see http://www.kaizophoto.com/.