Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Junkface: Minneapolis, Marquette, Houghton, Madison, Chicago

This installment of the Junkface audio tour diary takes us through what those vested and tied lads were up to during Music Fest weekend.

There seems to be a theme developing here. Junkface and Deer or the Doe tend to get close to big crowds but not actually play in front of them. A hundred emo kids missed out in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Day 5: Friday, September 7, 2007

Day 6: Saturday, September 8, 2007
Randy and Ryan used to live in the upper peninsula of Michigan, so when Randy says he got coffee in Marquette, Michigan and it felt like home, I’m not sure if he means Portland or Michigan…

Day 7: Sunday, September 9, 2007
Here’s a photo of the “power horn” Randy says got the crowd into it in Houghton, Michigan. The blog he's talking about catching up on is this one on localcut.

Day 8: Monday, September 10, 2007
This clip from Madison, Wisconsin is waaaaay over a minute, but it delivers a hilariously awkward “groupie” story.

Now, all that’s pretty funny, but even after three minutes, Randy hadn’t addressed something I knew had to be on his mind. While he was kicking it in that dorm room, Swim Swam Swum—a trio in which he plays drums and Clint Cunningham of Deer or the Doe plays bass—was opening for Wolf Parade at the Crystal with a couple of fill-ins borrowed from Tranquilazer.

Day 9: Tuesday, September 11, 2007
And we finish this installment off with another story of Junkface playing in the vicinity of a big crowd, but not actually to them in Chicago, Illinois. Randy’s phone cut out right where this clip ends, so I hope I’ll still be able talk to him tomorrow!

Photos: Randy by Sound on the Sound and megaphone by Jason Quigley.

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