blogger Lance Higdon is currently out and about in this grand country of ours, criss-crossing the land in a borrowed minivan to bring the space-y, atmospheric noise-rock expanses of his band Golden Cities to folks outside of the Houston metro area for the first time (I think?).
They're in Richmond, VA, as I type this, headed on up the East Coast after to hit such Cities-less places as Brooklyn, Philly, & Rochester before they veer westerly towards Ohio, Illinois, & the rest of the Midwest. And along the way, Lance is chronicling the band's travels on the quasi-official band blog, Space Rock From Space City (a site which, as you can probably imagine, we feek a weird kinship to).
Here's the most recent post, excerpted somewhat from that site:
We are staying tonight with a friend of Meghan's uncle in a cabin on a mountain in northern Georgia. This is the first place we've been with steady internet access so i'll have to give the highlight reel of the past two days:
-Staying up all night Friday moving out of my old house, packing the van, packing my bag for tour, doing inventory on merch & forgetting to buy either shampoo or soap.
-Driving 12 hours from Houston to Birmingham without major incident.
-Playing a good set with a good band at a great bookstore/community center/performance space in Birmingham on a Saturday night...to the staff & the other band.
-Trying to get into Sarah Sheridan's apartment & having her landlady open the window over the course of a minute wherein we were waiting for something akin to the judgement of God.
-Getting free breakfast from the same landlady.
-Trying to fix Seymour the Projector's film loop.
-A car literally turning across three lanes of traffic & crash into a barricade in Atlanta, with the driver walking away from a completely totaled car.
-Playing a great house show in Athens, where we were gifted with homemade beer soap!
-Driving to the top of a mountain in a minivan with a trailer hitch making lovely scraping noises over the roots & rocks in the road.
As with all of Lance's writing, it's entertaining shit; I'd highly recommend subscribing or otherwise keeping an eye on his blog while G.C. make their way 'crost the US of A. And best of luck to the band -- hopefully their luck'll hold out...
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