Apr 15, 2012
The Friday night Dunebuggy record release party was a blast. Thanks to all who came out to support the event, Dunebuggy for letting me be a part of this record, Hi-Fi for letting us take over the room for a few hours, and Kenny / Paulie for donating their DJing skills. The night felt like a reunion of sorts, not just because Dunebuggy was a band that came and went in the '90s and this is the first time many people are hearing all of these songs but for all the old familiar faces who came out to say hello and celebrate this release.
My head spins when I think about all the incredible friends and talented people who were all there on Friday. There were so many of my creative heroes in one place; lots of great writers, label /record store/distro people, and holy cow - the musicians! Sorry to get all mushy here but when I think of how lucky I am to know such inspiring people, it is hard not to gush. I may be in the occasional band or run a small label but at the end of the day, I am a music fan first and foremost. Check out this list of bands that were represented in one way or another on Friday. If you grew up on the East Coast in the past three decades loving indie music, I think you will understand why I am so honored to have so many of these people all in the same room at the same time.
Dunebuggy, Dahlia Seed, Positive No, Merel, Radio 4, Garden Variety, Nolan Gate, Coheed & Cambria, Rorschach, Teen Idles / Double-O / 3/ Bert was in too many bands to list them all (HA!), Cave In, Old Man Gloom, and Ancient Sky to name a few.
Here is a picture of Keith Renna (Dunebugggy drummer), me (Dunebuggy guest vocalist), and Jon Procopio (Dunebuggy singer/guitar player). We haven't all been in the same room together at the same time in probably 12 to 15 years so needless to say, Friday wasn't just a record release party, it was like seeing family.