We had a great time at Grasshopperpalooza ’13. A festival showcasing local (San Antonio and Austin) bands. Of course being the new band in the mix we had an early slot (7:30pm) and not having the chance for a sound check (none of the bands had a sound check) using the amps provided, we pulled off our first gig as Heat of the Sun with a positive note. We struck up friendships with other bands (Mount Sherpa, Ghost Police and Modern Monarchs from Ft Worth Tx) and are planning to gig with each other soon.
So on that front it was very successful. No one wants to gig with you until they hear what you’re doing (it’s only natural). Sure we have our own little things we are going back into the rehearsal space to work on so we can polish and create an entertaining show. Stay tuned!
On the 2nd day (the heavy bands) The Grasshopper Lies Heavy pulled out the older tunes which they named ‘The Mosh Set’. It was like going to a TGLH show two years ago. It was the first crowd surfing I’d seen since the old show days.
We will let you know soon about upcoming gigs. Jordan goes off to DBU in Dallas in the middle of August so we’ll work out the details as the situation presents itself. We also are talking to Ryan Ward of Modern Monarchs about doing some shows in Ft.Worth and Denton. Again we’ll try to keep you posted.
Cool, we got a mention in the weekly rag SA Current in the Grasshopperpalooza coverage.
“Heat of the Sun
Father, son and friend assemble to become a Mopar V8 of blues-laden classic rock with some Queens of the Stone Age overtones and a wall-of-sound, well, sound.”
Very cool huh? yea check out all the bands in the article.
Hope to see our San Antonio friends on Sunday 7-21-13. The rest of you let us know where you are. Maybe a tour when we release the EP!
Click on the title and check out our song ‘The Game’ more will follow. Stay Tuned!!
The whole band went up to Austin to see long time friend Doug Van Pelt’s band ‘Lust Control and the industrial touring show that is the ‘White Collar Side Show’. Had a great time catching up with Doug and making new friends with WCS. Hope to see them again soon.
Well we’re getting closer to being done and it sound pretty good. Allen did some more vocals and we got two songs mixed. We plan to make another pass at them when we get the others done. We’ll be posting them up shortly stay tuned! The one song ‘The Game’ is on the Grasshopperpalooza Mix tape which is one song from each of the bands (16) that are playing over the two day festival. You can download it FREE at:
Well Grasshopperpalooza Festival in San Antonio, Tx at the 1011 Club is coming on fast. The local alternative newspaper “The Current” is doing a big spread as well as a compilation CD with one song from each of the 16 bands participating in the 2 day Fest. We submitted our song “The Game”. We are getting closer to finishing mixing the EP! Stay tuned!
here’s a link to the Facebook poster.