Here’s how it happened it my head …
“Hey Chip, it’s Marissa from PromoWest. Listen, we’re looking to book one of those shows that, in a few years, people will say ‘I was there!’. We’ve got an opening at The Basement on Friday, July 6. Can you think of two bands that have already paid their dues, already have a few releases under their belts, have played on BIG stages opening for well-established acts that might be a good fit?”
“Funny you should ask, Marissa. I’ve got the perfect bill for you, and they are already touring together! Alberta Cross has played at The Basement as headliners and opened for Pete Yorn at The Newport, toured with Dave Matthews and Oasis, and performed at Bonaroo, Coachella, Glastonbury, South by Southwest, and Lollapalooza. Everest, meanwhile, has performed at The Newport twice – opening for Minus the Bear and Guster, was handpicked by Neil Young to open his 2008 arena tour (along with Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie), is opening Young’s fall 2012 tour and has been featured in a Corona commercial … AND … did I mention that both bands appeared in video sessions that we did with Electraplay?”
Marissa made the conversation in my head a reality. You won’t want to miss this one.
Alberta Cross and Everest, with special guest – Columbus native – Aaron Lee Tasjan, will perform Friday, July 6 at The Basement. Tickets are $12 in advance, $16 at the door.