I’m taking a break from my boring old, nostalgic ‘Looking Back‘ series to give y’all a little context into what this weekend means to us. This Saturday, September 15, Grubspoon will take the stage for the first time since June of 2006, and the first time in this area since earlier that same year. We will be playing Poolesville Day, for I believe the 3rd time as Grubspoon (4th overall, we played it as Sonic Cheetahs one year). I’d talk more about what we’ve been doing all this time, but that’s what my ‘Looking Back’ series is for. So you’ll just have to wait. Dammit.
So what can you expect? Well, our line up is a little different this time around. Instead of the 4-piece we were for most of our existence, we are now a 3-piece, with just Matt (bass/vox), Jeff (drums) and me (vox/guitar). We will be loud, we will scream and yell a little, we’ll probably be sweaty, and it will be awesome. Really awesome.
We’ll be playing an extended set, our typical Grubspoon club show setlist was about 10 tunes and lasted about 45-55 minutes. For Saturday, we have about 15 tunes planned, and they span our entire time as a band. It’s been really exciting to play through some of these again (a lot of which we had to play the original recordings and try to pick out again!). We’ve had to rework some of the tunes with one less instrument, but I think it’s made us focus on each tune’s strengths, and they are all sounding great. We evan plan to play a ‘new’ song. 🙂
Can’t wait to see everyone again, it’s been way too long! We go on at 11:30AM (that is not a misprint, we play in the morning) in front of Jamison’s Realty and the old Town Hall on Fisher Ave.