California

Had lunch at Donner Pass, the meat was fresh. 

Had lunch at Donner Pass, the meat was fresh. 

We started off our California run in Anaheim at the Chain Reaction, which has quickly become one of our favorite places to play. Before we got to the show, Kevin was having some gear issues with his 2x12 cab, so he opened it up and saw that one of the speakers had a loose connection. Lucas, the engineer at Chain Reaction and an employee at Bad Cat Amplifiers, helped out with the issue and soldered the connection. Despite the technical issues, the show turned out to be one of the best of this tour. We got to hang with Ray Harkins, the vocalist of Taken, who interviewed Kevin for his Podcast .

Photo: Miguel Del Angel

Photo: Miguel Del Angel

Flyer Design: Dan King

Flyer Design: Dan King

In West Hollywood we got some time to hang with our buddy Drew, who has been kind enough to host us every time we come out to the area. We were really stoked we were able to check out Hancock Park nearby which had the La Brea Tar Pits, a good field for frisbee, and a bunch of food trucks. The show later that night was great, despite the $40 parking for the van and trailer, and it was easily one of the coolest rooms/stages that we've played on, the Roxy definitely lives up to its reputation. Shout out to Jake Round for hanging out and buying us some drinks at the bar!

Our last show in California was at 924 Gilman in Berkeley California. We've always heard such great things about this legendary venue and we certainly were not disappointed. The turnout was amazing and it was the first time we got to play with our buddies in the American Scene in a few years. We were swigging some "Refreshing White" Wine (Franzia of course) with the other bands, and we kept the party going at the Pure Noise office with Pianos. Unfortunately the next morning they had to deal with a dead battery followed by a blown transmission on Donner Pass later on in the day.