Monday, May 30, 2016


battle of the bands, claves, live music, techstock
guitar, guitarist, musician, bass guitar, gibson sg, electric guitar
bassist, bass guitar, jaguar bass
guitarist, ibanez acoustic guitar, acoustic electric, lead singer

My boyfriend and friends/future roommates all play in a band together.  Here they are this past Saturday, taking part in a Battle of the Bands show!  The percussionist was out of town so they played their set with claves and a drum machine.  They performed a set of Gravity Rides Everything, Space Oddity, and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Pt. 1. 

My initial exposure of the songs on this set list was when my friends would jam and noodle around on their guitars.  In some ways, their versions of the songs will always be my favorite and "right" ones because they set the precedent for the sound.  The originals are fantastic, but I think the band really brings something of their own to these covers.  Does anyone else have a similar experience?

I wish my DSLR had a video feature to share the set with y'all, but we'll just have to settle for still photographs.  It was a great opportunity to document the band playing live on a stage!


  1. This is really cool! I love listening to covers, because interpretation is everything. Whitney Houston totally revamped I Will Always Love You. Dolly Parton's version is really nice as well but Whitney totally brought that song to another level....
    Blue Jazzmin

  2. I think I would be an extreme fangirl if my boyfriend played in a band haha Thats so cool!!
    Have they written any of their own songs?

    1. Yep! They do write their own material as well.

  3. Wow, this is amazing! I'd love to hear how they sound, I bet amazingly :) I wish my future boyfriend will be in a band too, haha.

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  4. how fun! and the fact that they covered The Flaming Lips is pretty bad ass!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  5. I always love listening to covers by different artists, because it always adds something extra to the song. Sometimes I even prefer the covers to the originals because something about the way they sing it captivates me! Can you take video on your phone? Even though I can take video on my dslr I usually end up taking videos on my phone for the sake of convenience :P

  6. It's so cool that your boyfriend plays in a band! You took really nice photographs of them :)

  7. you must be very proud to have your boyfriend in the band. He wrote a song about you, didn't he? how does it feel? :)