Monday, April 28, 2014

A Legendary Weekend: Part II, or, TLG and The Benevolent and Protective Order of The Elks

Fuzzy memories:  The Legendary Goodtimes @ The Elks Lodge in Medford

The Legend continues at a blinding pace!  The blog, on the other hand, is a way behind schedule.  Womp womp.   Obligatory tongue-in-cheek blog post for a gig that happened over a week ago, commencing now....

TLG on the marquee!  Yeah baby!

For the very first time, The Legendary Goodtimes were honored to play Medford's Elks Lodge.  It was also a rare opportunity for the band to play an all-ages event (and to haul all their gear up two flights of stairs to the most excellent Elks ballroom).

Taxidermy + local sponsors + Mark Anderson = TLG back with those block rockin' beats!

The festivities that evening were in support of The Maslow Project, a local outreach program for homeless youth and their families.  The Goodtimes believe in doing Good Things, and were delighted to offer their music in support of those in need.

 When I say "Legend," you say "Dairy!"


TLG played a quick and dirty opening set.  Oh snap!  The Goodtimes love a 45 minute set.  It requires the same amount of energy as a 2 1/2 hour set, but without the need to ration one's strength.  Go wild, baby!

 Survive In Peace!

Benjamin of SIP getting crazy with his bad self!

Up next was Southern Oregon's rock trio, Survive In Peace aka SIP!  This was Goodtimes' first show with SIP, which the band found to be an agreeable and groovy experience.  Lucky for everyone, TLG and SIP have another bill to share this very weekend.

 Black Ink Breakdown!

BIB rockin the Elks!

The final band of the evening hardly needs an intro on this page.  The Legendary Goodtimes and Black Ink Breakdown have played many shows together over the last year; TLG considers these fellas Brothers In Rock, not to mention bonafide Southern Oregon Rock Royalty.

Keep Calm and Chive On.

The gigging season just wont quit!  Check back later for the highlights of The Second Annual Unofficial Chive Meetup @ The Rockytonk Grill and Saloon in Medford!  It was an EPIC night.  You want to see the pics.  You want to read the bad jokes.  Come back soon...

Chive on, Goodtimers!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Legendary Weekend: Part I

The Legendary Goodtimes: bringin' the good times @ Caldera Tap House in Ashland.

A Short Recipe For a Kick Ass Night of Rock 'n Roll

Mix (2) Southern Oregon original rock bands with (1) well attended pub serving local brews.  Slowly stir in a dozen pretty dancing girls, (1) local saxophone wizard, and a dash of shady parking lot shenanigans.  Shake vigorously.  Serve steaming hot, with a side of awesome sauce.

These girls are on fire!

The Legendary Goodtimes gaze upon their favorite thing ever...

Yes, Caldera Tap House in Ashland was jumping last Friday night.  The Goodtimes are always thrilled to quaff Caldera's legendary brewskis whilst rockin' the tap house stage.

Three things you can expect at a TLG show:  (1) Dave jumpin' around and making some crazy face....

 ... (2) Mark's head partially visible behind his cymbal force field...

... (3) and Matty J pulling off a laid back rock pose when he's not glued to the microphone.  All standard Goodtimes procedure, as laid out in The Legendary Goodtimes Rock 'n Roll Handbook (2014 Edition), available wherever fine books aren't sold.

TLG was privileged to see so many familiar and new faces.  Some expressed the joy of music through interpretive crunking, while some just danced, bobbed heads, or chilled in the back, soaking up the vibes.  The Legendary Goodtimes will now go on record saying they love ALL of your faces, and are grateful for your energy and sweet dance moves.

Dave getting busy with the lap steel.  

The Goodtimes were feelin' a frisky at those fun-filled Friday festivities.  The slide guitar came out to play.  Dave and Matt took a seat on the stage and proceeded to play a ripping version of "Wicked Way" from their first album, a song the band only occasionally plays live.  The Great Rock Spirits nodded in approval, and all was groovy.

Jive Coulis w/ special guest Brian Risling!

After 80 minutes of mostly new, unreleased music, TLG played a final encore: a heavy rendition of "Another One Bites the Dust" by Queen.  The band then stepped aside to make way for Southern Oregon's very own Rock n' Roll Wooly Mammoth, the one and only JIVE COULIS!  The boys were joined for part of their set by the incomparable Brian Risling, sax player of the Low O's own Brian Risling & Airtight Alibi.  Wow.  Mega awesome set from Jive.

Random TLG factoid:  The Goodtimes first ever gig was Jive Coulis' CD release party for their second album, Sauce.  

Three local bands playing for a good cause....

The Legend was destined to continue the very next night!  The Goodtimes do a rare double header weekend:  Friday night at Caldera with Jive Coulis, and Saturday night at The Elks Lodge with Black Ink Breakdown and SIP!  All the gooey details soon to follow, so check back soon...