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- Posted on Sep 15th 2010 2:10PM by Dead Confederate
Dead Confederate have just released their new album, 'Sugar,' and recently wrapped their run with Futurebirds. The Georgia natives are now on a co-headlining tour with Alberta Cross, and will be checking in along the way with a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, complete with personal photos and commentary.
In their third entry, frontman Hardy Morris get a taste of L.A. traffic and talks about a series of great shows along the California coast. Even though one day was particularly "hellish," the band still managed to have a great time. Read more about Dead Confederate's adventures after the jump.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA
I am sad to report that the entire city of San Francisco, CA is now homeless. At least this was my assessment from driving around the city and people watching outside the venue the day of our show. I'm very confused as to how so many people bought tickets. We played the Great American Music Hall with Alberta Cross and J. Roddy Walston and the Business (the first of a few shows with the J Roddy guys). San Fran is always a good visit, we had plenty family and pals there to help us leave the backstage in shambles. Good night.
SANTA BARBARA, CA
Played a place called SOHO in Santa Barbara. We were lucky enough to arrive early for load-in and stumble upon an afternoon wine tasting in the venues restaurant. They were caught off guard but let us try it all anyway...it all tasted the same. But, the crowd was cool and the show was loud as hell and could be heard for like five blocks. Nnooiissee......... Tomorrow will be hell on wheels...
COSTA MESA, CA
Hell Day. Drive 2.5 hrs after the Santa Barbara show to get closer to San Diego for a radio thing. Get 3.1 hours of sleep, get up and drive 2.2 more hrs to San Diego. The radio spot went well though, I must admit. Then we turned around and drove straight back up past LA to Costa Mesa. The show went as good as can be expected for a band that is about to fall over from exhaustion.... Zzzzzzzzz.
LOS ANGELES, CA
Played the Troubadour for the first time in LA. It's a legendary venue in town (I personally liked it cause it didn't feel like 'LA' at all). Someone told me that John Lennon got kicked out of the Troubadour once for being insanely drunk and taping a tampon to his head and (allegedly) taking a swing at a barmaid. I don't know if its true, of course, but I'm gonna go with it. All the bands were great and we stayed at the Hollywood Inn, which is not legendary at all and pretty much smelled like pee and woke up with tampons taped to our heads....
SAN DIEGO, CA
We don't play until later tonight... But earlier today we did a Sirius radio spot somewhere in LA at a rad little studio where Mars Volta and No Age and many others made a few records. We did four songs that will air someday. We'll see how tonight goes... Sadly, it seems this will be our last show on the tour with our dear Futurebirds. Their poor car has had it and they now must attempt to limp back to Athens. Good luck and Goodspeed Futureboys...actually they are calling me to the stage...!
OK, we just played 'Paradise' by John Prine again...nice...