November 30, 2017

On Tour With Icarus The Owl: Day 2

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Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

As you grow older it feels like all of the plans you make to actively drink on a night off always go awry. A giant case of beer to share between 4 people shouldn’t last too long right? Well, it started off with a struggle as we just threw on a movie instead and sunk into the comfort of our Journey Inn.

Today is a complete down day for us. Icarus did a live-stream of their new album, Rearm Circuits. They wanted to make sure they weren’t rushed; hence why we left Portland early. These guys seemingly have everything on lock-down. Normally I have to be the one campaigning for day sheets, scheduling and finding the closest Walmart’s for resupplies. (more…)

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November 29, 2017

On Tour With Icarus The Owl: Day 1

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Getting ready for tour is always a strange feeling. Sleep schedules, time management, eating habits and budgeting are all twisted and contorted until they’re virtually unrecognizable. You constantly second guess yourself about packed items and pray your nice pair of headphones can withstand another beating. An hour on the road you remember you forgot earplugs for the shows and the snoring and subtlety swear under your breath. All of this is mechanical. It’s part of the journey. Tour never starts on a high. It slowly ramps up until a groove settles in. That anticipation is what you crave and relish in. There’s nothing like being on the road.

A little background…

This tour I’m heading out with Portland based rockers Icarus The Owl. I first met them over 3 years ago back in Michigan when I was writing for AltRockLive. Our love for music spawned a genuine friendship and we kept in touch over the years. On my last tour with Belle Noire, Icarus was also on the bill. With plenty of sleepovers and a hefty amount of craft beers, it was over all too soon. (more…)

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November 28, 2017

On Tour With Icarus The Owl

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From Left to Right: Joey, Tim, Jake, Rob

Last September I wrote about my first time out on tour with Belle Noire. I received a lot of positive responses from people to keep doing these posts with each tour I’m on. While I’ve already done three before, this is my first time with Icarus The Owl out on the road. If you’re curious to read about a different perspective on the road with professional musicians, give this a read!

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