Holy hell!!! Okay, we just confirmed a show at the Kitty Cat for Friday, April 16th. The bill includes ‘CLAPS’ and a new band called ‘And the Professors.’ This band includes Holly Munoz (Aviette), Adam Levy (Honeydogs), Trent Norton (Honeydogs), Devon Gray (Heiruspecs), and Joey Van Phillips (Mystery Palace). I’m not sure how these five people decided to form this band (I have an idea that it was Holly’s momentum), but I’m glad they did, and I can’t wait to hear them live. Joey Van Phillips!!! That dude tore Milwaukee a new sky last time we were there together.
Also, I don’t know what sort of wizards were hired to work in the Fender plant in Fullerton CA in 1964, but I cannot get enough of the black-front-plate pre-CBS circuitry (note: I think it’s unfortunate that Fender decided to describe this model as ‘blackface’). For all the tone hunters out there, check your local stores for vintage head/cab stuff… they are likely more affordable than the combo amps of the same year, and they sound twice as good. Encore (24th & Lyndale) has a variety of fantastic heads in the back of the shop, and Willie’s has some blonde bassman’s and bandmaster’s that should be snatched up.