Oct 29, 2009 News
On Friday, October 23rd Achalachia played it’s first show at Frailey’s with Common Era. We really were not sure what to think of the show before we got there. The only thought I had in my head was, we are playing a bar and grill, an Applebee’s. We are going to split a bloomin-onion with a group of secretary’s and then clear the bar when we start playing. That was the furthest thing from the truth.
We arrived at Frailey’s with plenty of time to drink $1 draft beers and watch the crowd grow. Around 9pm the dinner crowd left and was replaced by the kids and the drinkers, and hopefully the music lovers. We met up with Common Era, the guys that set the whole thing up and headlined the show, and they told us where to load in our stuff.
Since there is no stage for bands at Frailey’s, we set up our gear right under the flat screen TV in the dining room. While we were setting up the dinner crowd was still finishing up their food, so we did our best not to disturb them. Once gone we tuned up and got ready to rock.
There was a large table directly in front of us that was empty when we started setting up, but it quickly filled up with eager music fans. I remember telling them that where they were sitting was going to be really loud and they should probably move. They laughed at me and told me they could handle it. Smiling, I turned around and turned up my amp a little more.
The show started, the room vibrated, the table cleared, people cheered, and we rocked. The show went off very well. The only problem was Nick broke a bass string. The bass player from Common Era let him borrow his bass and the show went on.
For over an hour we kicked Frailey’s ass, and when we were finished we sat back, drank $1 beer and watch Common Era. I personally had never seen them before, but Adam had and he told me they were good. Good was an understatement, Common Era is by far one of the better bands I’ve seen in the St. Louis area. This is definitely a band we would like to play more shows with.
All in all, Frailey’s was not the sterotypical rock show, being without a stage and having to provide our own PA and run our own sound, but it did rock. I don’t know if we will ever play there again, I would be happy if we did, but I will say, if we ever get a chance to play with Common Era again, we will.
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Oct 23, 2009 Shows
Friday, October 23, 2009
9:00pm - 18+
15850 Manchester Rd
Ellisville, Missouri, USA 63011
Frailey's is a popular neighborhood pub and grill that serves loads of appetizers and dinner specials that conjure up memories of home cooking. Check out classics like meatloaf, pork chops, or beer-battered cod. If that's not your style, pizzas, burgers, wraps and chili are also available. Lighter fare options include the Bison burger, which is 97% lean, and several fresh salads. Check out the Frailey's website for happy hour and other drink and food specials.
This show at Frailey's has $1 Bud, Bud Light and Bud Select Drafts ALL NIGHT! And to top it off... it's a FREE SHOW! That's right kids, FREE SHOW! So bring your friend and even just people you met on the street and come to Frailey's on Friday Oct. 23 to drink $1 beer with NO COVER! Oh yeah, there will be some GREAT music that night as well from St. Louis Local bands Achalachia and Common Era
Since this is a bar and grill we are assuming the show will be all ages, but there is a good chance that it's 21+.
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