Main Street Tucker is a dead zone. We had 2 sets of folks come out and hear us on Friday night at Rotagilla in Tucker. That was it. Meanwhile, our son's gig was packed 1 door down! Pre-teens and teens and their parents packed the place. It was a well-deserved show for 38th Parallel.
It is easy to feel deflated when you play to an empty room. You start to think, it must be us. We're not very good. But then Saturday night, I slipped into Rotagilla again to hear the very fine Saturday jazz band. Again, 2 tables were filled. Meanwhile, next door the place was packed with teens listening to some excellent blues being played by boys whose voices have not yet gotten out of the "boy choir" range!
Where are the gigs?
Nothing like competing with your own child for attention. Now who is the child and who is the parent? Seriously, on Friday night, November 19th 2010 there will be 2 competing bands playing at 2 very low-key venues. Our son, Jody Chamberlain is going to be rocking the house at The Tucker Fountain with his band 38th Parallel. Honeslty, they are quite good and their combined ages are a decade less than mine! Hear them do Zep covers and other rock classics.They play from 6:30-8:30.
One door down, the band's roadies, (aka Bright Moments) will be playing at Rotagilla's. We will be covering tunes from the 1940's and maybe up to the 1960's. We play from 6:30-9:30.
So, you can come see 2 bands. No cover what-so-ever is required.