The drive to Illinois was pretty rough with traffic, antsy-ness and greasy/nasty roadside food but we made it to Chicago late in the night to be ready for our soundcheck yesterday. We are here as part of the second third annual CIMM Fest (Chicago International Movies & Music Festival) which seriously blends music and music to a Chicago worthy degree- Joan of Arc playing along to The Passion of Joan of Arc , a documentary on Vince Giraldi (the soundtrack of my Charlie Brown childhood ), panels on the internet murdering the film & music industries and even a festival jury containing such music names as DJ Spooky and Tim Rutili (who Brent has worked with in the past !)...pretty cool!
Our show today, once again & very fittingly, is in a church! A beautiful church! That is actually an arts center (pictures here)! Next to a place with great sandwiches ! And perfect local roasted coffee! And a delicious pineapple upsidedown cake ! Yay! Chicago! Sound check went well and Jim White is a drum playing god...hope to see you at the show! Also, Alan & Mike will be playing at this show since they are native Chicago-ians! You can listen to an interview that their band The Bitter Tears did on the local NPR branch over here - with a shout out to tonight's show no less!