Afternoon Records Pomegranates just wrapped their tour with Oh No! Oh My! in…
- Posted on Nov 22nd 2010 10:30AM by Pomegranates
Pomegranates are currently on the road with Oh No! Oh My! in support of their third full-length album, 'One of Us.' The release marks the first with the Cincinnati natives' new album Afternoon Records, and co-produced by the band and TJ Lipple of Aloha.
Although the guys sampled plenty of culinary delights in Seattle and Portland, they were also happy to head south to San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they enjoyed sunny skies, more delicious food and incredible shows. Read about their travels, and check out more personal photos from the band, in their latest Road Report after the jump.
We left Portland around 4pm, heading south. Here is what most of our drives consist of: http://vimeo.com/17019141
After settling down a bit, we drove through the night to Palo Alto, Calif. to stay with our old label owners Eric and Jocelyn (Lujo Records). There were very few cars on the mountains. We hit super foggy areas, in which I couldn't see 15 feet ahead of me; it was a little eerie. Isaac and I listened to some Yo La Tengo, and Ester Drang, and spaced out a bit, so it went by relatively fast. We arrived very late, woke Eric up and talked til about 4 a.m.
We were awoken to Eric at about 10 a.m., saying, "Come on were going to a cookout." We went to Jocelyn's parents' house for this cookout. Turns out her dad was a Superbowl Champion for the Steelers.
We got some fruit from their trees (lemons, pomegranates, limes, persimmons), threw a pigskin around, got in the hot tub, swam in the freezing cold pool, threw giant exercise balls at each other and watched the dogs run around and chase each other. It was a nice change to the rainy misty weather of Seattle and Portland.
After, we headed to our show at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Obviously we had amazing dinner crepes, and delicious wine. They treated us very well, and all the attendees were very nice, and energetic.
We woke up to Eric saying, "What do you want for lunch?" I was disoriented, but I heard "fish tacos." Now, two of my favorite foods are fish and Mexican food. Put them together and you have magic. So good. We have definitely had a ton of Mexican food this tour, which is fine by me.
San Francisco, Calif.
We arrived at the Rickshaw Stop. This place is fantastic. Beautiful, clean, friendly, and a great sound system -- can't ask for much more. It apparently used to be an old Foley arts studio. Isaac, his friend Matt and I grabbed some Mediterranean food, Joey and Jake opted for Italian. The show was fantastic! We had a great crowd, who demanded two encores. Thank you, San Fran. We met up with our friends in the band Jookabox. So good to see those people. Our love for them grows every time we see them. They are on tour with Margot and the Nuclear So and So's right now, so if you get the chance see them. Totally worth it. We tried to find a Taco Bell that was open, so we could hang out more but we failed.
Los Angeles, Calif.
After a pretty drive, and a stop at In-and-Out Burger, we arrived in LA. I met up with my friends Jeremy, and Justin, who are aspiring filmmakers, and Justin is a student at AFI. We talked about movie ideas, and all the bad ideas that Justin has seen. The show was good. We had the biggest greenroom ever. Literally bigger than the venue.
In the morning I had breakfast with Jeremy, his wife Rachel and Justin. We then went to do a interview with Dirty Laundry, where you do your laundry and do an interview. Clever.
On to San Diego...