Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Great Farewells

So our farewell (to me, Steve) basement show was a success that definitely made up for the Flint show getting crashed by the cops. Thanks again to everyone who participated, I'm extremely grateful to have had the chance to play one last show before embarking on my endeavor with Shai Hulud. Though I may of mentioned it during our set the other night, I would like to reiterate a few points... Playing in GR8 REV over the course of this past year has been an incredible experience. Creating these songs was not easy but the progress we've made is quite rewarding, particularly with our newest song, In Hiding. I can't stress it enough; writing and performing that song was the greatest parting gift I ever could have asked for. I'm very excited about what the future has in store for the Rev, but as for what we've accomplished thus far... I'm very proud. Making music while simultaneously strengthening friendships, you really can't go wrong! Not to mention, I've even been appointed the roll of Inspector General of Polish Mosh Services by President Errak Scobama... What more could I possibly ask for?!?

Aaron, Scobie, Alex and sometimes Sam... I already miss you boys! Jimmy, do the REV proud, I'll see you all in a few weeks.

P.S. - At one point during this update iTunes shuffle shoved one of THE heaviest TAD song's down my ear canals!!! Coincidentally, I'm wearing a TAD shirt with sweat pants. Just picture me in said apparel, rocking the fuck out and wanting to punch things.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Farewell to Steve!

hi everyone. sadly tomorrow night (tonight actually) will be our last show with steve for a while, as he is going off to sing for shai hulud (if you didnt already know). i can confidently say that we will all miss him, and wish him the best on this latest adventure. in the meantime mr. jimmy lawson (of deathskin razors and apparently like 4 other bands) will be filling in for us on guitar and possibly filling steves shoes in backup vocals as well. ive just met jimmy but he seems like a nice young man and i am excited to play with him and get to know him better!

on to the real stuff. we are playing a show tomorrow night to send steve off. this event is free and takes place at laurens house in dearborn. here is a flyer i constructed for you all to view, it has most of the pertinent information on it.

please come out and help us send steve off in style!

also our friend matt from grand rapids recorded our set we played out there at the cage! you can download that by clicking on this link! prepare to be kidnapped to china town by our main man erak scobama on the drums! that is also his voice a very enthusiastic "GO"! that guy rules.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

Please do not stop our shows, officer?

so tonight we were hanging around at this house, about to play our songs, when mr police officer showed up. he shut the whole hootenanny down and made us all really upset and frustrated because we didnt get to play our brand new song we have been working really hard on. not that it was all bad, we did get to watch brink! (i think there is an exclamation point in their name. confirm/deny?) rescuer, and down time. i personally thought down time was great. their sound is right up my alley. also when announcing their last song, rescuer told everyone that it was about chrono trigger, which i thought was awesome. still sucks that the out of town bands didnt get to play.

so we are in the process of trying to get a show together in ferndale on tuesday so we can properly send off our friend and guitar player steve. more news as that story develops.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A small update from the Rev.

Hello to the four people that read this. How are you? We're doing pretty great. We just finished up a couple shows in the last week, both of which were extreme amounts of fun. The Another Breath show was great, thanks to everyone who made it there. It was awesome to get to see that band two nights in a row. And on Monday we played in Grand Rapids with Positive Noise, Damages, and an absolutely killer band from PA called Burdens. That was a blast. Aaron and Scobie in particular enjoyed catching up with old GR friends, and I had fun making some new ones. All around, it was an excellent few days.

We've got one show coming up on Saturday in Flint with Karloff, Controversy, and a whole bunch of other cool bands. A total of six bands on the bill, and I think it's at a house? Should be fun, and it will be the final show that Steve plays with us before he takes off to sing for Shai Hulud for a few months. Looks like Mr. Jimmy Lawson of Deathskin Razors will be filling in for him while he is fronting the Worm. We are stoked to play with Jimmy, and stoked for Steve to go off and be a rockstar for a while! Here's the flyer:

I think that's about it. Come hang out on Saturday if you'd like. Listen to Ringworm. Bye!

- Alex

Friday, January 1, 2010

Back on the Another Breath show!

I'm not really sure why, but I got word today that Alert had to drop off next Friday's show with Another Breath. I guess their loss is our gain cuz Andrew is putting us back on the show. So for all you who are coming to bang your head (or mosh, or fingerpoint, or just stand there with your hands in your pockets or whatever) to Outlast, Like Wolves, and Another Breath, you will also have the wonderful opportunity of doing so for us as well. For real though, you can skip us if you want, just make sure you show up for Another Breath. Their new record "The God Complex" is powerful....musically and idea-wise, a discussion starter for sure. See ya next Friday at Refuge. Okay I'm out, Under Anchor is jamming right down the street and I think I'm late, gotta bust.

Edit: Just pretend our name is on this flyer instead of Alert

Happy 2010
Scobie/GR8 REV.