Day two began with us waking up at Matt's cousin's apartment and hunting for internets with which to post the update from day one. That worked out just fine and then we were off to Chapel Hill for the second show of the tour at The Cave. On the way we stopped near the United States Capitol building for a few pictures (see above and directly below) and then got on the road. I ended up driving from DC to Chapel Hill, given that I know the area well, and we stopped at a random Waffle House in NC for lunch. Kind of a bad idea, but I'll spare you the details.
On the road it occurred to all of us that we needed to find some relief for our overly stuffed minivan so David called Goes Cube's friend Tammy who helped us locate a roof storage unit at Pep Boys in Raleigh. After hitting up Guitar Center for a new snare drum head, and taking a few pictures at North Carolina's Capitol building (see below), we headed directly for Pep Boys (moving at a typically slow Southern pace, the guy at Pep Boys said "yeah, ya'll look like Honda Odyssey owners"...I think it was sarcasm) and purchased our new best friend. Now the driver can actually see what's behind the van and the band can access the music gear much more easily for load in/out.
We got to Chapel Hill early and went to a bar close to the venue. David had a nice surprise waiting for him at the bar as he ran into his parents who'd made the drive up from Hilton Head to see the band play, and I was happy to see four of my close friends who came out to see what Goes Cube had in store for Chapel Hill. Even on day two of this tour you might already expect what Goes Cube had in mind for Chapel Hill - namely, face melting rock.
The guys really killed it last night. I have proof on video. All in attendance seemed to agree with me (though their ears might say differently) and I even noticed Dave's parents rocking out at times during the set. The band made a nice amount of money from merchandise sales and donations, further proving that Chapel Hill was a definite success. Next up was Red Collar who blazed through their set with confidence. I absolutely have to have them play an EAR FARM show once I get back home. Do check out their song posted below and stay tuned for more from me, from the road.
Goes Cube tour 2007 upcoming shows:
9 March - The Rudyard Kipling w/ HalophileListening to right now*:
10 March - Ruby Green
514 5th Avenue South, Nashville, Tennessee
11 March - Newby's
539 S Highland St, Memphis, Tennessee
13 March - Lakewood Bar and Grill
6340 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Texas
14 March - Woody's w/ Nakatomi Plaza
321 W Ben White Blvd, Austin, Texas
15 March @ 1:00 PM - The Chain Drive w/ Catfish Have, Midgetmen, Black Tie Revue and more
16 March @ 4:00 PM - Ruta Maya w/ Foreign Islands, Takka Takka, and A Place To Bury Strangers
3601 S Congress Ave, Austin, Texas
19 March - The Bean
2011 Ave De Mesilla, Las Cruces, New Mexico
21 March - Beauty Bar w/ Foreign Islands
San Diego, California
22 March - The Viper Room w/ Foreign Islands and Street Drum Corps
8852 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, California
23 March - Studio 99 w/ Foreign Islands
24 March - Brain Wash w/ Foreign Islands
San Francisco, California
26 March - Larimer Lounge w/ Foreign Islands
2721 Larimer, Denver, Colorado
28 March - El Torreon w/ Witch and Hare
3101 Gillham Plz, Kansas City, Missouri
29 March - The Ground Floor w/ Foreign Islands
215 E Main St, Belleville, Illinois
30 March - The Iron Post w/ Foreign Islands
120 Race St, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
31 March - Elbo Room w/ Foreign Islands
1 April - Town Hall Pub w/ Foreign Islands
2 April - Elbow Room
6 S Washington, Ypsilanti, Michigan
3 April - Cafe Bourbon St w/ Necropolis
4 April - Garfield Artworks
4931 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
6 April - Mercury Lounge w/ Bang Camaro
New York, NY
Red Collar - "Hands Up"
Fall Silent - "No Shit For Supper"
Smashmouth - "California Got Sunshine"
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*a note about the songs posted above..."Hands Up" is my current favorite Red Collar song (which was dedicated to me last night by the band - and hey, big thanks to them for helping Goes Cube load in) and the other two songs have thus far been quite a source of entertainment for us. The Smashmouth song is a vocal-track-only song that was never released (wonder why) and the other song is the last song on a record by Fall Silent. It's okay (maybe even normal) if you don't find the humor in these songs; however, we think they're pure gold.