Hey! Lewis here. After a week of intense practicing, tracking, and cooking, we’re taking a break from Judgement Day related activities until our spring tour. This breath of time has given us the opportunity to cultivate our creativity in some different projects, and there are a couple events happening in February that are sure to be a good time.
First up is the So show 2/10 at the Starry Plough in Berkeley. So is my new progressive fusion band consisting of Jesse Boley on tenor sax, (of Ghost and the City) Zack Ehrlcih on drums (currently of Lucky Cloud, formerly of The Botticellis), and Eric Kuhn on Bass (of Silian Rail), and me on cello. We play all original music, except “Downtown Tiger” by Kurt Patzner, the Patzner family patriarch. This will be So’s first show, so it should have some exciting energy. Also playing are Panthelion, Loveseat, and The Goldenpath.
Later 2/26 and also at the Starry Plough is Foxtails Brigade and Graham Patzner. Foxtails Brigade is Anton’s band with Laura Weinbach, who has an amazingly beautiful voice and fingerpicks prog folk on acoustic guitar. They seemed to be in a perpetual state of transition until recently, when bassist Joe Lewis and percussionist Josh Pollock joined, and now they’re playing a really tight set. Graham Patzner is the youngest of us Patzner brothers who has been refining his brand of singer songwriter for a couple years now. He
covers a wide vocal spectrum, and brings his live in the moment attitude to the stage. I’ll be assisting him, along with an unknown amount of people which will undoubtedly include Nick and Will from Loveseat. The whole thing is a lot of fun, and I can say now instead of being a helpful brother, I feel like an enthusiastic musician.
The Starry Plough is a classy joint, and both nights should be if nothing else a whole lot of fun.
Also if people are unaware, Jon fronts a pop punk band called Sorry Mom and Dad. They are the best.
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley