was pretty damn fun. We picked up Capn Sextastic's brother Lew at
the airport. He would be nicknamed Hollywood Playboy for the rest
of the trip. He stayed with us all the way to Chicago. One
day longer than he will have wished. Anyway we played at the
Curtain Club and it was pretty cool. I don't think the sound guy
liked us but everyone else seemed to. We played with Mitra(ex
speeddealer). They were good and nice bro's to meet. We stayed
with X-Ray Charles from Maltoro/Ghoultown
. Thanks again X-Ray.
Oklahoma City was amazing. We played with three Japanese bands
and it was great. As always Reggy from the Greendoor treated us
great. Gito Gito Hustler
was the first of the Japanese bands to play. They are an all girl
pop/rock band. Really damn fun. The Count and I showed them
some dance moves later on(none sexual). Then there were the Spunks
They were like a little Guitar Wolf. Pretty damn fun. The
guitar player did a solo with a vibrator at one point. Then there
was the Electric Eel Shock
They were just plain loud dirty rock. The drummer was naked the
whole set with a sock on his dong. I drank some whiskey and the
rest is a blur. Thanks to Beth for letting me throw up at her
house two tours in a row.
Not too many people showed up to the Lawrence gig. It was at the
Bottleneck which was a first time thing for us. We played with
Filthy Jim/Drunkhorse/Acid King. I loved Drunkhorse
's new stuff and Filthy Jim
have definitely changed there sound for the better.
We got some BBQ on the way to St. Louis in Kansas City at Arthur Bryants
. It still goes down as the best meal on any tour ever. That night we played at the Creepy Crawl with Guitar Wolf
and a couple other bands. The show was sold out and it was
nuts. As always Jeff from the Creepy Crawl made sure that The
International Playboys had all the booze we could drink. We hung
out with Guitar Wolf in the green room most of the night. He
signed Capn's guitar with the sign of the wolf. It's pretty cool
if you get a chance take a look at it. Anyway the show was
absolutly nuts. We sold shit tons on merch and got to see Guitar
Wolf for free. What more could you ask for. Thanks to Joe
Dangers Pops for the great dinner and place to sleep.
Well this is the entry you've been waiting for. We got to Cal's
bar and unloaded our gear because we couldn't park anywhere near
there. By the way Cal's Bar is about the size of my living
room. After unloading the gear the Capn and I drove around
looking for spaces to park. After driving around in circles for
awhile we decided to bite the bullet and pay the eight bucks for
parking a block from the club. We parked right next to the ticket
booth because we thought this would be safer. So fast forward one
hour later. Danger comes out to the van to find that someone had
ripped the lock on the side door completely out of the door. None
of the International Playboys had ever seen anything like this at
all. I don't even know what kind of tool it takes to do something
like that to a van. Anyway the rat bastards stole all of our bags
which meant all of our clothes except for what we had on. They
stole Hollywood's kickass laptop and his videocamera. They stole
my favorite leather jacket one of my shoes. They got the Capn's
running shoes and glasses. All in all you bring all of your
favorite t-shirts on tour and those SOB's got all of them. I hope
that they get theirs asap. So we still had a show to play.
Cal's turned out to be the nicest people of all time. They passed
a hat around that netted $200(thanks you Seth from the Nerves).
We played our asses off. Cal's Bar goes down in International
Playboys history as the best place ever. Also Bible of the Devil
played this show and the International Playboys would like to say that we love you guys.
Milwaukee was fun. Ms Holly from Chicago decided to come with us
for the show. We had the room because Hollywood left that
morning. We played the Cactus Club and it was fun granted that we
were pretty worn out from the crazy night before. We got to see
again and David Mistreater was nice enough to let us stay at his house. Thanks again David you da man.
We woke up in Milwaukee and went to Target to buy supplies that the
robbers had taken to nights before. So now that International
Playboys had new socks, toothbrushes, t-shirts, cough medicine, cell
phone chargers and other things we could go to Minneapolis. We
played at the 7th St Entry and it was great. It was the Midnight
Evils CD release show so the turnout was amazing. By far the best
part about the whole show was this band called Gee as in Jesus.
They were a bunch of old fellas doing gospel songs about Satan.
Anyway I'm horrible about desribing bands but these guys were awesome
and they could drink like teenagers. I love that bar and can't
wait to play there again. Thanks to Sarah for letting us stay at
her house and for introducing us to the Falafel King.
The International Playboys played their first book store ever on Easter
Sunday. This was a fun all ages show in a town that we had never
been to. There were about forty kids there. Probably twenty
stayed to watch us play but they loved it. By now all of the
Playboys are pretty sick and we have been wearing the same stage
clothes since Chicago because some bastard stole all of our other
outfits. So we stink pretty damn bad. The kids loved the
show and we definitely made some new friends. Thanks to Super 8
for putting us up that night.
Fargo was great as always. We got there really earlier so went
and saw a movie(Life Aquatic). Big Jay from Ralph's was drunk as
ever and took care of us like always. Le Dirty Frenchmen
were great and that was about it for that night.
The drive home was long as always and pretty uneventful. At one
point there was a hail storm with purple lighting but by after the rest
of this tour that really didn't even make that much of an impression on
So that's that. Just so you know our show this Sunday with the
Forty Fives has now been moved to the Front Street house. If you
have any other questions email me.