The final show on the road before we head back to NYC...what would Pittsburgh have in store for Goes Cube?
We started out the day in Columbus and went for lunch with Emily from Necropolis. I got a hummus and vegetable sandwich with a side salad and it was delicious. Boy I really needed some veggies after a month of bar and gas station food. Despite what you might think, shopping at a gas station each day is not a glamorous lifestyle. Chex mix, trail mix, water...repeat. That's my secret for surviving consistent gas station shopping. And then grilled chicken sandwiches at the venues, but I already covered that. Anyway, thankfully the restaurant had free wireless internet and I managed to post yesterday's update as we had lunch. In no time we were back on the road headed for Pittsburgh.
Goes Cube had played this particular venue already, but that was back before Kenny was a member of the band. Therefore, the show yesterday promised to be a bit different than the last one. Unfortunately the band was paired with six separate solo avant-garde guitarists. They each played about 20 minutes or so (which set the stage for a rather short set for Goes Cube) and they all were kind of terrible. Okay, I didn't see them all. But of the four I did see, none of them were anything I'd recommend anyone listening to ever.
So, this poorly curated lineup (mixed with tour exhaustion) didn't exactly make for the best show of the tour. Goes Cube started out sluggishly, displayed perhaps a bit of fatigue, but finished strong. Although it was apparent to me that they'd rather not have been stuck in the middle of six guitarists practicing in public, I'm not sure anyone else would've necessarily known. What I mean to say is that they still brought it. They always do. It was loud and it was rocking, and then it was over. Six short songs, then we left. Left the venue, left town, and drove all the way home. Kenny and David battled through the night to bring us safely from Pittsburgh to New York. We arrived this morning at 5am and have today off before we head to the FINAL show of this tour at Mercury Lounge tomorrow. It's going to be AWESOME. I guarantee it. Also, I bet it will sell out, so get there early.
Goes Cube tour 2007 next show:
6 April - Mercury Lounge w/ Bang CamaroListening to right now:
New York, NY
Daniel Johnston - "To Go Home"
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Full tour schedule HERE
**read more about the tour (from David's perspective) HERE**
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