Sep 30, 2009 News
Achalachia attended an open house on Monday, September 28th at The Library. While there they drank free beer, ate free hot wings and pizza, and talked with other bands and people in the music industry. All-in-all it was a great night for local St. Louis music. Read a full account of John’s experience at The Library in Soulard.
A day after visiting the bar and ultimately deciding that we wanted to play there we received a call asking if we could fill in on the September 30th show. One of the four bands dropped out and they needed some help. Never to turn down a show we jumped on the chance to save the Admiral.
After scrambling to get everything in order, and make sure that all three member (John, Adam, and Nick) could play, we confirmed the show and have begun a mad promotion blitz.
We’ll let you know how our first show at The Library goes in tomorrows post. And if you can please come out and support local music and local venues.
Show DetailsThe Library
706 Lafayette Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63104
The Library Website
This is a 21+ show.
Doors open at 7pm Show starts at 8pm
ONLY $6 at the door
3 of the 4 following bands will be there:
- Citizen Snips
- Life Among The Dead
Achalachia will be filling in the hole
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Sep 8, 2009 News
I’m going to begin this with a personal apology to anyone that tried to come to this show. The venue of the show was changed and we were never informed. The show was scheduled to be at the Warren County Fairground, but ended up being at the American Legion.
We were more than excited about the Rock For Hope show. We were supposed to be playing a benefit show for free to help raise money for children with cancer at Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. It was also supposed to be an outdoor performance, in front of hundreds of people, with over 100 bands on three different stages for three days!
We left early on the morning of the 6th, early as in 11:30am, to arrive at the show by 12:30 or so. We don’t have a band van so we had to drive 3 different cars. Normally this is fine for shows around town, but anything over 15 miles it starts to get expensive.
We followed the directions given to us and ended up in the completely wrong spot. We drove around the Wentzville / Warrenton area for over 2 hours looking for the show and after asking a few different gas station clerks we finally found the correct place that the show was supposed to be at, but it was empty.
At around 2:30 or so we had decided to give up, we were tired of driving, hungry and very disappointed at not getting to play a show. My phone was almost dead, I was using it as our map, and I needed a charger, so we ended up in the Wal-Mart parking lot in Warrenton. While there we received word from one of our fans that the show was right down the road at the American Legion. Not knowing if we were still going to be able to play our set, we decided to show up anyway and when we arrived it was a bitter disappointment.
The Rock For Hope people wanted us to play still, but there was no one there – most likely because no one knew where it was. One band had just finished their set and was leaving and there was another band waiting for their drummer to show up. Other than that, the only people there were the security guards and the people we brought.
We have never and will never skip out on a show, so we set up our stuff and rocked the empty room. We haven’t played that small of a crowd in five years. Nick said that while we were playing the show he counted 15 people, and that’s including the security guards and the cook (who kept popping his head out of the kitchen to watch).
It almost seemed like a practice rather than a show. Because there were no other bands ready to play we had an unlimited amount of time, so we played for a little over an hour. We cracked stupid jokes and made the set up as we went along. All in all it was a really good set, and the few people there seemed to really enjoy it.
After our set we packed up our stuff, had a beer and spoke with nearly everybody that was there. It was nice, we normally don’t get to sit and talk with the people we just performed to.
After nearly 300 miles and 6 hours, the show was over and time to go home. Which we all did, only to pack our stuff up again for our show on September 19 at Felix’s, which we hope to see everyone there. And if anyone knows of a cheep van or has one they would like to donate, let us know.
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