Posted: August 18th, 2008 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Family Stump, Hilary Grist, Jeff Younger, KT, Railway Club | 1 Comment »
All aboard! It’s been a while since we played at this stately Vancouver venue (not since a strange set of Christmas tunes December 10th, 2006)… and it seems the recollection of our last visit has worn off, since we’ve been invited back by Jeff Younger to play a closing set (starting ~11:30 pm) following performances by Hilary Grist and a scaled-down version of his psychedelic country outfit the Family Stump. Simply everyone who isn’t at Radiohead will be there (local music historians note: Radiohead themselves played the Railway in 1995!)
(Poster ripped shamelesly from Rodney Matthews’ 1985 poster “Heavy Metal Hero” beacuse, c’mon, if you’re going to be part of a railway club, why not go for the gusto?)
Wyoming Johnny’s Seattle pal KT took a photo of us and some YouTube footage!
Posted: August 8th, 2008 | Author: Blackbox Squeezebeard | Filed under: Show announcements and recaps | Tags: Circle of Songwriters, Joseph Blood, Penthouse, Rodney Decroo, Vanartscollective | 1 Comment »
Much to everyone’s surprise, the Planks were invited to one of our “blue sky” Vancouver venues hitherto unvisited. No, not the Orpheum, no, not the Commodore, but one surely as storied and with as many legends: the Penthouse night club (1019 Seymour), once the nexus of Vancouver’s sex trade… and now seeking to diversify its brand and meet the Vancouver need for more (and more diverse) live music performance venues! The event, a nominal installment of the regular “Circle of Songwriters” series, is presented by the VanArtsCollective, and features a performance by Joseph Blood, the man who invited us, as well as renowned (war torn) wild man of the woods Rodney DeCroo.
Here is a nice little professional-looking handbill promoting the event:
… this one, less so. The show should start around 8 pm, with a cover of $6. (If you want to stuff dollar bills down our shorts while we play, that’s a different matter.)
Update: briefly caught on camera! Thanks, unkle! A bootleg recording of our performance is also circulating.
Photo by Sarah Partridge.