We would like to appologize for having canceled our performance at the Halloween Hootenanny at the last minute. We had a death in the family, and needed to be in Aiken for the weekend. At present, we have no other gigs booked for the near future, but we are working very hard on our new album. There will be more details to follow.
Saturday! Saturday! and…next…Saturday! This weekend Analog Moon will be playing at The 20th Annual Group Therapy Chili Cook-Off. It’s the best time of year! We’ll be starting at 1:30PM. Bring Tums. After the chili party, we’ll head over to MacDougals to play at The Bud Light Maxim Exposure party at around 10:30PM.
Next weekend, we’ll head up to Pauline, SC, for Casey Hammet’s Halloween Hootenanny. It’s a two-night festival on 250 acres of beautiful land with lots of great regional music. And from what we hear, Casey knows how to throw a party. We’ll be playing saturday night along with Petrillo Relents, The Fossil Record, Tom Hall & the Plow Boys, Bentz Kirby, Dave Britt, and Keith & Carly Acoustic. All this in a killer campsite for $10 per person. Children get in free. And don’t forget – It’s a Halloween party. Wear a costume on saturday night. All of the info is on this handy flier:
Switch gears from Scottish to Irish, Analog Moon will be performing at this year’s St. Pat’s In 5 Points Celebration. Be at the Locals Stage on Santee Street with green beer in hand at 4:00 PM on Saturday. Todd will also be playing with The Ryan Monroe Pangroid Band at 12:20 PM at The Free Times Stage on Devine Street. This will be the first show supporting Ryan’s new album, Pangroiod, which Todd produced. We look forward to seeing you!
Analog Moon is honored to be performing at this year’s 3 Rivers Music Festival. They will headline the Free Times Stage on Sunday night at 6:45PM. Also performing at this year’s festival are Aretha Franklin, George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic, Richie Havens, Styx, Edwin McCain, The Sam Bush Band, Nickle Creek, Delbert McClinton, The Blue Dogs, Villanova, Sunshone Still, The Heist and the Accomplice, King Hippo, and many others. Tickets can be purchased at Columbia area Food Lion grocery stores or online at etix. For more information on the festival including a map of the festival grounds and a complete listing of the performers, visit 3riversmusicfestival.org.
Big show this weekend! Analog Moon will be performing at the premiere of The MacGregor Crest, a film by local actor/director Rand Courtney this Friday, February 24th at Workshop Theatre on the corner of Bull and Gervais. Check it out:
500 years ago Scotland was devastated by the loss of its country’s sacred relic, “The Macgregor Crest”.
In present day Glasgow, Lindsay, a lowly accountant has first hand knowledge of its whereabouts and will have to do anything he can to attain it. Even if it means traveling to America across the ocean in a crate.
Under the thumb of a dangerous bookie and love stricken, Lindsay is running out of time and the stakes are too high.
Analog Moon will play for about 30 minutes before each showing and then perform a special set after the last showing. So, come out and see a great new flick and experience a unique journey through light and sound with your friends, Analog Moon. Beverages will be served.
The first showing is at 7:00 pm and the second showing is at 9:00 pm. For more information on this film and others from Innersight Multimedia, visit www.innersight-multimedia.com. Also, check the February 22 edition of Free Times for up-to-date information.
Well, it’s done. Minglewood has closed its doors. We had a great time on Saturday night celebrating (almost) 4 years of fun at one of 5 Points greatest bars. We played to a packed house, and everyone got to wish owners Kevin and Kelly Webb the best for the future. Analog Moon would also like to thank Free Times for announcing the show and featuring us in the Sound Bites section. Here’s what they had to say:
Fronted by local musician and producer Todd Britton, Analog Moon deftly maneuvers between the vintage rock sounds of bands like … The Band … or Pink Floyd and modern disciples like Wilco or My Morning Jacket. The multi-tracked vocals and layered harmonies recall ’60s British Invasion acts like The Zombies, while the music is one-part Woodstock and one-part Bonnaroo. It’s not so much jam-oriented rock , though the touchstones are there , as it is honest-to-god classic rock that is too cool to hear on stations like Fox 102. Minglewood: 10 p.m., free; 254-9999. K. Langston
Saturday night has been added as a last minute show. Analog Moon will be performing at Minglewood for the last time. Come out and help us say goodbye and thanks to one of our favorite venues in Columbia. Expect a great time!
Another bit of quick news – For those of you who don’t already know, our very own Chris Deaver and his lovely Cammie will be proud parents this year! Deaver has taken up the full-time responsibility of readying his castle for a family addition and handed over his Analog Moon bass indefinitely. We wish them the absolute best and will keep you all updated. Picking up the bottom end in the interim will be local Columbia musician and Harmony Grove bassist, Mike Mills. Come out Saturday night and taunt him. It’s fun.
Moving right along… This weekend should be great for you Columbia area Analog Lunar-tics. I promise to never call you that again….maybe. Anyhoo, Analog Moon will be appearing not once, but twice this weekend in the capitol city. On thursday night, we will be eating pizza pies and playing your favorite Analog Moon songs at Mellow Mushroom in the Vista (more on this later). Friday night will be spent recovering, but saturday we will return to the Vista to play a set supporting The Dave Britt Band at Art Bar.
So last night at rehearsal we thought and thought, “How can we set the two shows apart? They are within a city block of each other with only two days between them. Hmmm. The Mellow Mushroom show shall be unplugged!” We stayed up all night (or ’til we got hungry) arranging acoustic versions of our songs. We are very excited for you to hear the fruits and veggies of our labor, so come join us for an intimate evening with Analog Moon as we turn the lights down low and sprinkle parmesan cheese on the night.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Thanks for all of the help, support, and sweet, sweet lovin’ that was so generously bestowed upon us this past year. We saw lots of firsts in 2005. We had our first show, recorded our first CD (the self-titled EP), bought our first trailer, sold our first t-shirt, slapped our first Analog Moon sticker on a bathroom stall, and read our name for the first time in Free Times, The City Paper, and the State Paper. We are looking forward to an even bigger year in 2006. We’ve got a few hometown shows in January at some new places for some new faces, so tighten your laces. We’ll crank up the year in Five Points at Pavlov’s on January 12. That’s the first thursday for all of you USC students. The next thursday, we’ll be at Mellow Mushroom in the Vista. Come out early and get a pie. They’re tasty. The following saturday we’ll be playing with The Dave Britt Band again at Art Bar. Snagglepuss will also be appearing. After that, we’re hoping to make a trip to Charleston, Charlotte, Augusta, Athens, or all of the above, so call your buddies and spread the word. See you soon!