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Shenanigans on tour with Analog Apostles

When you see a pink elephant with a martini on the side of the road, you’ve gotta stop.

We’re back home from tour and getting back to the grind here in Kentucky. Day job stuff has settled down enough for me to sit down and reflect on our trip. We went out for a whirlwind ten days to support our new EP “Honor the Code”.

The Rundown

Things started off with a bang at Bossy Grrl’s Pinup Joint in Columbus, OH. Our Tour Manager Fred did a great job manning the merch table and taking pics and video. Bossy Grrl’s is a really unique venue, and we had a great crowd for our first night on the road.

Next, we drove six hours to Southern Illinois to spend a couple days at Audiofeed Festival. We joined our friends Sean Michel, Sick/Sea, and Ravenhill, along with legends like the 77s and Glenn Kaiser on stage at the Arkansas Stage. We also did a short impromptu set on the Front Porch Stage, and got to camp and eat for free for a couple of days. It was really cool meeting some new friends (Benja, Arthur, what up??)

We then rolled to the famous Emerson Theater in Indianapolis to open Sail the Seas Dry‘s EP release party. We also got to meet the guys in Crunkasaurus Rex, who were super cool, and put on a great show.

We headed south next to Evansville, IN after that and played at PG. We ran into another band that played Audiofeed, Kingfishers from New Mexico. More chill dudes that make some rad (loud) indie rock. My old friends Meagan and Eric (the Apprentice) put us up in their basement, and it was cool to see them again. Definitely want to make it back to E’ville again soon.

St. Louis’ gig at Way Out Club started was fun and the staff really took care of us. The local act Stealing Silver were amazing, and treated us to Waffle House. Tight band, good kids.

 

Stu and Aaron, laying down the groove at Bear's Den Pizza in Conway, AR.

Stu and Aaron, laying down the groove at Bear’s Den Pizza in Conway, AR.

Bear’s Den Pizza at Conway, AR was definitely the highlight of the tour for me. We played two sets to a wild crowd who really made us feel at home. It didn’t hurt that we got free pizza.

Hard Rock Cafe on Beale Street in Memphis was our next date. Shane and Foot Shooter were really cool guys, and it was neat seeing all the vintage Elvis and Johnny Cash memorabilia.

We wrapped up tour playing The End in Nashville, where I saw a lot of great bands back in the day. It was really cool to catch up with my cousin Lauren, and share the stage with some of our favorite people, Blue Matches and Year of October.

The Takeaway

We had a lot of fun, got tighter on stage, and built some momentum as a band. We’re taking a few weeks off, then back to some local shows this fall, so keep up with us. If you haven’t yet, download our new EP “Honor the Code” or order a physical CD at our online store. We put a lot of work into it, and we hope you’ll dig it as well.

Until next time, check out some pics from tour below that we posted to our Facebook Page:

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Analog Apostles live in Lexington, KY

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