Archive for April, 2013

THE END OF THE BEGINNING…next week Memphis

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2013 by finerstacy

We appreciate Orlando and Daytona! We played with three wonderful bands with three very different sounds! Empire Theory is on the fast track to success and with great reason! These guys put on a show and it was not even with their full rocked out set up! We were very impressed and enjoyed ourselves tremendously.  They were also incredible to us as we played. They hung on every word and engaged with us our entire set!  Thank you!  

Up next, The Welzeins are well on their way to creating a garage rock explosion.  This duo was so cool and had blazing punk rock songs.  It was a pleasure to be their screaming fan!  

In Daytona Beach we played with the lovely guys from Northe, a Jacksonville rock band, blending new wave and pop with expert melodies.  It’s not easy to be a new band, but these guys handle themselves with a lot of poise.  

As for us, the first leg of this two year journey is over.  We get a beautiful week and a half in NY to record and book more shows and animate(THANK YOU ETHAN!).  We are going to enjoy our families and connect with music that is going to be on the next EP.  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! to everyone we have met, the venues we have played and the bands that have shared the stage with us.  This is a dream come true!


Finer in Baton Rouge, LA

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by finerstacy

The good things that happened this week are worth mentioning.  We played in Baton Rouge! Our life long friends let us crash for a week and we got a lot of new music done and researched some great opportunities for the future and we enjoyed Bluesfest!  Thank you to HTGT thrift for having us. The audience  and new friends were incredible and to You know Who, Hide Your Desperate Eyes and The Chambers for playing with us.  All the bands were so young and SO TALENTED!  We know we will be hearing more great things from them soon.  Thank you Louisiana! It was a pleasure. 

Hug the ones you love

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on April 16, 2013 by finerstacy

I don’t have answers for what happened today, but I do know that I love Boston.  My time at Brandeis University was the most challenging experience I have ever had.  Mental health issues are not funny and they are not fun.  I lost a lot of friends and spent many days and nights wondering if I would ever feel better.  When my cloudy mind started to clear I tried to get involved in any activity that surrounded me with people.  Good people. Happy people. Driven people.   I found them in Massachusetts. I found them in Cambridge. I found them in Waltham.  I found them in Boston.  My dean would literally walk me to class.  My roommates would spell check my papers and made sure I was always invited to whatever they were doing.  My former sorority sisters took turns making sure that someone was there to hold me.    The director of my theater group would let me sit in her rehearsals all night.  Any rehearsal on any night and music teachers all across the city encouraged and taught me how to tap into my creative heart.   My crew coach and teammates let me stay with them and kept bringing me back on the team even when I was awful to be around.   And that was the thing.  How many chances does a person get to be worthy of love and worthy of someone’s time?  I never really did anything wrong or hurt anyone.  I was just not in my right mind.  But people kept pulling for me.  They kept hoping for me to find my way.  And I did.  I did it in Boston.  I got to see an entire school and state of people staking their claim on the future.  Setting themselves up for a lifetime of contribution.  It gave me hope.  It gave me something to live for.  Thank you Boston.  Thank you for the possibility.  I hope that peace comes to you soon.  I hope one day soon I can give to you what you gave to me.  A chance to be happy again. 

Hug the ones you love.  It helps so much.