Chicago

Session 2 - Turnspit

Session 2 - Turnspit

We've got one session under our belts.  Now, we're veterans!

One of the first bands I thought about having in for a session was Turnspit.  They're a newer band from the scene here in Chicago.  I'd heard a lot of good things about them and I happen to know a couple of the guys in the band.  Plus, I hadn't seen them live yet, so why not see them in the best venue in town - The Rock Room, with a capacity of about 5.

Session 1 - Smoking Popes

Session 1 - Smoking Popes

The first Rock Room session with Smoking Popes...what are we doing?  

From the very first jam session in The Rock Room, it struck me that this room was special.  It sounded and felt so great playing in there compared to anywhere I've rehearsed before.  I recall when The Bigger Empty finished the very first song played in the room I said something like, "ya know, we could record live in here!"  I'm pretty sure Jim and Reuben just laughed and kicked into the next song.  I wasn't kidding though.  Since the first notes were played in the space, I had it in my head that we needed to be doing something here.