Our show last weekend in Houston was a great success. The whole night was a funky party with awesome performances by Brandon West, the Journey Agents, us, and Electric Attitude. We packed Rudyard’s and look forward to coming back. Fortunately our buddy Hunter caught some songs on video with is iPhone! Check em out:
The show in Brooklyn was a really fun one. We played a cool bar called the Charleston, and per usual, the time we were slotted to go on wasn’t actually revealed to us until earlier that day, and of course it was extremely early (8 pm) so getting people out was a little hard, but we managed to get 10 really awesome friends to show up! Once again because of the nature of the music business, and the errant behavior of booking agents and club bookers, Achachay! was a little lost in the shuffle and forced to go on before all of the other bands, hence the early start time. This turned out to be a huge drag because not only were a lot of people unable to make the early start time, but because the guy who performed after us played for all of 15 minutes and brought out no one! BUT that’s just how it goes some time. Our crowd was awesome though: mostly old friends from Houston who now live in NYC. It was also my first time to really hang around Brooklyn and that was cool too. I hope we can play Brooklyn again in the future because the vibe of the neighborhood (Williamsburg) really suits good live music and just an overall thirst for life, which we thoroughly subscribe to.
That’s right, we’ll be doing our first ever live on-air radio performance tomorrow, Saturday January 30th on KPFT Radio for Peace. That’s in Houston, TX. Specifically, it’s the “Soundcheck” program during Deadbeat with Sandy Weinman. I’m super excited.
- Starts at 5:30 PM
- Ends at 5:57 PM
- We’ll be doing a few songs, mixed in with a few interview questions
- You can stream online HERE
If you’re in the area, check it out. If not, stream it. It should be pretty cool. KPFT is an awesome radio station, and one of the three stations I listen to in Houston (The others being KTRU 91.7 (Rice Radio, which also features our music) and KTSU 90.9). KPFT always has really interesting programs, unique music, and syndicates awesome programs like Democracy Now! It’s quite an honor to be playing on it. I’ll post a link to the recording if we get it and you miss it.
Sent out some press releases yesterday and have gotten a good online response with two posts (from AudioADD and bandweblogs) and a couple tweets (@audioadd, @jennymay, @davidsaldof). in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, we’re opening for Ben Kweller on Monday at Rice and trying to milk it for all it’s worth. That’s what bands good at the business aspect of things do, right?
Now if only I could get the dang free downloads to work. . .
The news is out – we’re opening for Ben Kweller at Rice University on Monday March 16th for the Willy Week kick-off extravaganza. (for more about ben kweller, check out http://www.kweller.net/)
Having personally opened for Okkervil River and Ratatat at Rice in the past, I am incredibly excited about this show. There always seem to be hundreds of excited students doing everything from dancing like crazy to lounging in the well manicured green Rice grass. The show starts at 5:30.
First and formost, we need you to vote for us for the Austin Chronicle’s music poll.
Seriously add us for everything we can possibly be voted for.
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Now you’ve got to check out photos from the illustrious Michael Rog http://michaelrog.com/go/achachay/photos/ taken at Thursday’s show in Houston. They’re awesome, as is Rog.
Let me tell ya, what a show! With Aaron playing keys and singing background vocals, Laura playing violin, and the first ever appearance of our mascot it was a show to remember. And Ryan sang a Zeppelin song to boot. Ask him and he’ll tell ya – dancin’ days are here to stay.
The fans at Willy’s, all my beautiful friends at Rice, are unlike any other. They danced the entire three hours we played, without stopping, and were singing along to songs they hadn’t ever heard (because we were making them up on the spot). The place was cracklin’ with energy and movement. The relaxed types still got to chill out in the booths, a win win situation for all.
Twenty hours later we’re 150 miles away and rocking out Shakespeare’s. A respectable crowd amassed for the earlier Friday time but alas many good friends came too late to check the set out. Fortunately Ryan continued to jam with Soul Track Mind and bodies were filled with music. With his parents in from Houston and sister from Boston, plus my cousins, aunts and uncles it was a familiar scene and a pleasure to play. Check back soon for pics.