On tap for this weekend…

Get out of the house this weekend:

On Friday, in downtown Montgomery, the undead will be alive and well… so to speak. Montgomery’s Zombie Walk and Zombie Prom will take place beginning at 7 p.m. It is a fundraiser for the Montgomery Area Food Bank. (Hey, sometimes you gotta try something besides brains.) Click here for details.

Of course, as fun as that event sounds, I’m sure they wouldn’t be too offended if you skipped out just a tad early to head to the Blue Iguana in Prattville to see Hail the Titans, BPM and Breaking Aim & the Rhythm. Doors at 9 p.m. More details here.

Also, in Montgomery, some friends are playing at Head on the Door that night – Birmingham punk rockers Skeptic? are playing with Kids On Coffee. Details here.

So Friday is packed with stuff going on… what about Saturday, you ask? Eh… not sure. Good question, though.

In other news, Hail the Titans was part of the September 2011 Nophi Recordings podcast titled “The Awesomnal Equinox.” Read about that here.

Zombies and your mom

This past weekend, filming for Gut Munchers began. There were zombies, “your mom” jokes, bloody wounds, brains, an ax, a knife, guns, chickens, goats, beer, liquor, camping, derby girls, a tractor and lots more.

Here is a photo of some of the cast as taken by Lee Fuller, who was gracious enough to allow the use of his land for the film. Many thanks for the hospitality (and the coffee!).

L to R: Amber Davis ("Linda"), Jonna Scott ("Maggie"), me ("Vince"), Michael Dewey ("Chad"), Nolan Dewey ("Zeb"), Clay Smith ("Buck")

It was nice to see the cast and crew again. Some of them, I had not seen since last year when we filmed the teaser. Also, along with Jason Snellgrove (writer, director), Raquel Walker was filming as well. I have previously worked with her on a film called “Visulant” and an action film called “Chaser.”

Be sure to click like on the Gut Munchers Facebook page for updates as the film progresses.

Anything going on this week?

I have heard of some things going on this week, but it seems to be slowing down. Maybe it’s because of the start of the South’s religious season – more popularly known as “football season.” But I’m looking for non-football-related events as I don’t really follow football (blasphemy, I know), so I won’t be yelling about a rolling eagle or tiger blood or… wait… that’s Charlie Sheen, isn’t it?

I do know that the Spirit Family Reunion is making their way back to Montgomery. They’re performing at AlleyBAR tomorrow (Thursday) night, starting at 8 p.m. No cover, by the way. Details here.

I haven’t seen them, but I’ve heard really good things. What I hear on their Facebook page sounds pretty good. Listen here.

On Friday, Distant Kin is playing at the Tipping Point at the Hampstead area of Montgomery. Details here. Show starts at 7 p.m.The band features a couple of guys from BPM.

That night at 10 p.m. Pseudo Nein is playing at Head on the Door with Destined. Details here. Pseudo Nein has been in the news recently for being a finalist in the Charter Battle of the Bands competition.

Also this weekend, the filming for the long version of Gut Munchers begins. I’ll be reprising my role as “Vince” in the film. Here is the short version of the teaser:

The full teaser can be seen here. And photos from the teaser filming can be seen on the Pint Bottle Photography page here.

Anything else going on?

Quick news and SPAM combo

It’s been a freakin’ week since my last post on this blog. I’m slipping!

So… check out this Hail the Titans post to see what the band has been up to… basically, van problems. But we’re doing what we can to keep it moving. Next show is Sept. 30 in Prattville at the Blue Iguana with BPM and Breaking Aim and the Rhythm.

The new Thrice album “Major/Minor” is out today. I’m listening to it on Spotify right now. It’s really good.

Thrice Major/Minor

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And your plans for this week are…?

So what’s going on for this coming week and weekend? Good question. This doesn’t seem to be the busiest week, but here are a few things you might enjoy:

Wednesday (yes, tomorrow), Montgomery’s River Region Rollergirls are having an open recruitment night. Starts at 8 p.m. at Looney’s on McGehee Rd. So head that way and get your roller derby fix.

On Friday, the rock show is at Head on the Door on Vaughn Rd. with Flip the Switch and Rowe. Details  here.

On Saturday, I recommend driving to Ocean Springs, Miss. to a great venue called The Squeaky Lizard to hear Hail the Titans (our first show there since the album release), Enjoy the Weather and In Elevators. Details here. I’m told that the show is all ages, and that it’s a costume party.

A lack of updates…

Lately, I have not updated this blog as often as I did previously. I’m not sure of any particular reason as to why. I have been in a more contemplative state recently, I suppose. More thinking and writing musically and lyrically as opposed to writing conversationally. Yes, Hail the Titans is working on new material, and I am also writing for another solo album as well.

However, while that stuff is in the works, I would be remiss if I didn’t tell you about some music that I think you should hear.

Saturday, I got to see my friends in Jungol perform again. If you have not heard their albums or seen them live, you should. Along with being nice people, they are great musicians.

And Thrice has some new music posted on their website from their upcoming album “Major/Minor.” Currently, five songs are posted, and it seems to be a great follow-up to “Beggars.”

Also, there are currently 5 days left in the Gut Munchers fundraiser. Click here for more info.

And finally, The Guardian has posted an excerpt from Michael Moore’s new book “Here Comes Trouble.” It’s a good read.

Quick post for your ears

I’ll be brief. For once.

My friends in Bearhead recorded their version of the Hum song “Ms. Lazarus” for a Hum tribute compilation. Get your $0.99 out on iTunes or Amazon. Ps – if you have not heard Hum before this post, they were awesome, and you should check out their albums to hear what you missed in the 1990s.

Also, Mogwai (“Really, Josh? Another Mogwai post?” – The answer is “Yes” and you should be happy about it.) is releasing the “Earth Division” EP next week (Sept. 13). You can currently stream it on the Guardian’s website. Click here and enjoy.

The end.

Randomness 11.0

Firstly, the word “firstly” sounds weird.

Secondly, thanks to everyone who came out to the acoustic show at Head on the Door last night. Bobby Lee sounded great, as usual. It was a fun show.

Thirdly, I will quit numbering things at this point.

Hail the Titans are heading up to Gadsden, Ala. tomorrow for a show. The event is called “Moonsong Artist Showcase presents: Hail the Titans.” I’m digging the flier:

Also tomorrow, Bearhead is playing at The Nick in Birmingham with BeItTheMeans and Stoned Cobra. Another cool flier:

This news headline caught my attention today: “Man hits beaver, thrown from bike.”

And here is a political Op-Ed by Paul Krugman titled “Republicans Against Science.”

Abandoned Pools is getting ready to release a new album. You can hear a couple of singles here.

That’s all for now. #ThatsAllForNowInHashTagForm