September 29th, 2009 | by church Music | Posted In: Columns, Tour Diary, Tour Diary

Church: We Got to Play a Mellotron! (Olympia, WA to Boise, ID)

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We are super-stoked to have one of our favorite Portland bands, Church, keeping a tour diary. Huzzah!


Wed September 23rd – Olympia, Wa – The Northern
First day of the tour starts off well at The Northern, a new all-ages showspace in Olympia. This place is rad and efficient – all volunteer run, good sound, nice people! We were joined by our local favorites Ocean Age, who played a superb set full of soothing harmonies. Next, the Christopher Francis Trio sort of melted our faces off with an Iggy Pop meets T-Rex glam. Great venue – we will be back.

Thurs September 24th – Bend, Or – Silver Moon
We joined up with our Tender Loving Empire pallies Finn Riggins for the first of our three shows with them. These Boise kids played mean, fast, keyboard-driven prog mania and the locals loved it. The nice folks at Silver Moon provided us with their lovely brewed beer and it was very tasty.
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Friday September 25th – La Grande, OR - Crawlspace
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Having heard about the legendary crawlspace for quite awhile, we rolled up at dusk and were met with strange green light.
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After a few hours, the place was filled with loud and boisterous masses, all excited to be together, but sad to say goodbye to a local staple. Tons of great bands have played here over the years, but alas, this was to be the last Crawlspace show ever! Part warehouse, part bungalow, part artist-community…Fantastic sets by Yeah, Great, Fine and Finn Riggins. Jared Mees helped everyone put the space to rest.church5

Oh and we got to play a Mellotron! What!?

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Saturday September 26th – Boise, ID - V.A.C.
Back in Boise, nice sound, amazing venue!

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Finn Riggins killed it – again.

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Gas mask Buddha.
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Talkdemonic sounded AWESOME. Local love! Thanks for letting us playyyyyyyyy.

More dispatches soon!

church10 —Loves, Church

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