Japan Day 3

Some more photos from my trip to Japan with Crowd Deterrent. Let’s begin.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Crab building.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The guys. I can’t thank them enough for driving us around, helping us order food and figure out everything.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Dustin warming up before the show. Sound checks are like… 7 hours before the show. Way different from the normal American shows. You know, where the bands all show up a half hour late.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
I don’t know for sure but I don’t think this guy is a real member…

Japan Day 3 - 2012

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Super racist Mickey Mouse shirt. “Baby, Yo, Baby, Yo, Good To Go”

Japan Day 3 - 2012
I really wanted this thing.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Store

Japan Day 3 - 2012
You go girl.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The group in front of a restaurant.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Yohei and Dustin.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Me and Azi.

Japan Day 3 - 2012

Show gathering.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The show.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The lead singer of SAND owns a boutique shop “After Base”

Japan Day 3 - 2012
We met this guy… hm.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Creepout.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Crowd Deterrent.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Sand.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The lead singer of Sand threw an after-party after the show. He piled us up with delicious food.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The back room.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
The front room.

Japan Day 3 - 2012
Me and Dr.Feelgood.

Japan Day 2

We continue our journey through photos…

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Morning.

Japan 2012 - Day 2

Japan 2012 - Day 2

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Breakfast. Something on a stick…

Japan 2012 - Day 2

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Sound check.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Flyers.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Merch table outside. Sold out of All Teeth while in Japan!

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Hotel rooms are very different in Japan than in America. They can condense!

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Dustin and Azi.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
DW and Pink Mosh.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Crowd Deterrent.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Dinner.

Japan 2012 - Day 2
Dinner hang outs.

Japan – Day 1

Pictures from Day 1 of my trip to Japan with Crowd Deterrent. We drove six hours to Chicago, flew 5 hours to Los Angeles, flew 12 hours to Tokyo.Japan Day 1
We arrive.

Japan Day 1
Vending machines are a hit.

Japan Day 1
We crashed at MerchDig Headquarters.

Japan Day 1

Japan Day 1
Hanging out before band practice.

Japan Day 1
Band practice with fill in drummer Pink Mosh.

Japan Day 1
Dinner with Tats.

Japan Day 1
My first meal in Japan… lame, I know. I couldn’t resist…

Japan Day 1
Tats and Pink Mosh

Japan Day 1
Sleep

Flyer 3

This might be one of the worst flyers that was done for us, no it wasn’t done by me. I’ve put out my share of bad flyers when I was younger but this one… phew. We were supposed to be on tour with Falling Stars Burn Bright but stuff happened and they didn’t end up making it down with us.

Skies Bleed Black Flyer

This show was a little weird for us. It was the first night of our summer tour and we had a day off the following night so it was more like a one off date. We drove down to PA and played in a pool hall. It was a strange little place. There weren’t a TON of kids but enough to make the show fun. I do remember playing at like 6 or 7 PM and the pool hall had mostly windows… so here we are playing in broad daylight while random people walk down the sidewalks to stare in at a bunch of weird kids playing weird music. It was weird. We met a couple kids down there and one of the kids parents bought a school to live in. A SCHOOL! It was rad. We went to his house and the school was three floors. They rented the third floor out as apartments, lived on the second floor (had like a master hallway with rooms connected to it that were used as bedrooms and storage) and the first floor was the gym/cafeteria that the kid used as a band practice room/play room. It was gnarly!

Being close to home we got to take a couple extra people on the road with us. This was our crew for the night minus Kyle and Gabe.

2006 Tour

2006 Tour

Flyer 01

So I’m starting a little series here. Bare with me. Some of you will like it, some of you will hate it, most of you probably won’t care. I’m going to try to post one flyer a day from past shows I either attended or Skies Bleed Black played at or I was a part of. If I can remember I might talk about the show a little bit. All I can promise is that the flyers probably look terrible. Also, they are in no certain order. I’m just picking out of a folder. So let’s begin!

Old Skies Bleed Black Flyer

Um… I guess we’re starting with a good one here. We never played this show! This was supposed to be the next show we played on our last tour that we ran out of money (amongst a ton of other problems) and never made it to. This was actually one of the shows I was most excited about. Why you say? Never heard of any of the bands? Well because it’s a house show and house shows are my favorite. Meeting people at a house show is so much easier and more comfortable than a regular show where people come and act differently. (It’s true). At a house show people are relaxed because almost everyone knows everyone. It’s a better environment for a touring band that’s for sure. Anyway, the flyer itself is… well… I don’t get it but whatever. I’m not sure who designed it. It’s the Hulk crushing the world so I guess you can’t go wrong…

FROM THE ROAD

From The Road

So it’s been a long time since I’ve taken a look at this thing. In 2006 I started putting together a collection of stories/journals from bands about the tours and concerts they had played. I never got very far due to other obligations like school, work, etc. This book definitely did not turn out how I wanted but instead of letting it sit on my hard drive I thought some other people might enjoy reading about tours from bands like Skies Bleed Black, Starcrossed, Sweetheart, Run Devil Run and Dissolute. So the other night I added the last story I had, threw some pictures I could come up with in and made it a PDF file available to download here. I hope you enjoy.