The Good Shive Low fellas have always talked about come to Houston and playing a show. Its been a goal for a while. When Mike Warren got ahold of me and said he wanted to play somewhere in Houston two weeks from now, it was time to hustle.
Im very fortunate to have as many musician friends as I do. I put out the HELP! to everyone. We needed a place to play and only had two weeks to find one. Most venues are already booked. Most bands already have their line up solid. Then came Charles P to the rescue. He had a gig, at Bohemios, that he could squeeze Good Shive Low on to. YAY! I quickly called Mike and gave him the details. I had never been to Bohemios. Hell, I couldnt even tell you where it was. Other bands on the bill? Yeah I guess but I didnt know who. We needed a gig, now we have a gig!
A quick look on the interwebs showed me that Bohemios is a small coffee shop venue located near University of Houston on telephone road. Now, I dont know about you..as I was growing up, the only time I heard of Telephone road was when the new was reporting about someone getting shot! I wasnt too thrilled to hear the location. As I made my journey to Bohemios, it became clear that things changed since shoot out on Telephone road. Ok, maybe they still happen after dark, but I drove all the way there without locking my doors. Bohemios was a great little place. I was impressed with it. The mix of bands on the bill was….unique. The night started with Truman, Charles and myself taking the 10% for a spin. There isnt much I enjoy more than the challenges of playing for the 10%. Every song can be played 50 different ways. Its a fun game of follow the leader that is always a blast!
After the 10%, there was a 2 piece rockabilly band…them boys were serious! Good Shive Low was up to follow all that! The massive 9 piece band crammed its way to the stage. Though the horn players had to play on the ramp leading outside, we made it happen. We played to a room of…3 people. Not to mention the Bohemios staff, who were very cool! They all bought CDs and had so many nice things to say!
This night was the first time in a while that I have played for two bands in the same night. I had a blasty blast. If I could play for every band on every bill every night, I would!