Let’s give a furry hugz welcome to the conductor

Let me tell you something.  In March, Denny, the awesome dude who wears mesh trucker hats, drives a bitchin’ Firebird and occasionally comes to our shows holding bandsigns he crafted in Microsoft Paint, was real worried when he found out Scott was playing his last show with us:

“THOSE ARE SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL.”

When we told Denny that Jason Mowery was our new man, he promptly tracked Jason (aka Mowie, Mow Mow, JMOW, JMO, Chairman Mow, the Conductor) down and said, “YOU’VE GOT SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL.”

Denny said some awesome other things, most of which I drank from my memory and replaced with the lyrics from Queensryche’s first album.

Well, that handsome old coot was more than right.  Replacing Scott is a task and a half.  But Jason is ready for this.  And he smells good, too.

If you don’t remember him, or lived outside of the 614 in the late nineties and early aughts, Jason was the drummer for Denovo.  They were incredible and only a real butthole wouldn’t have conceded that Mowie was one of the best 2 or 3 drummers in town at the time.  And he still is.

So he’s bringing his nutso, artful style to Bicentennial Bear and if the first couple of practices are any indication, this is going to be a real exciting time for us.  Welcome to the fold, dude, and get cracking, because we just booked a bunch of shows!

Time’s Making Changes

Duh-udes.  It’s been like forever.  Since we last spoke, my wife gave birth to pretty much the awesomest little dude you could ever meet (his name is Five and we love him like crazy and his favorite musical movement thus far seems to be the Muppets rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody).

Thanks to twitter/facebook/google+/sharpies/carrier pigeons, we fail to post here as often as we should.  OR —-> DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED REGARDING PEOPLE WHO BLOG ABOUT MUNDANE GARBAGE JUST TO CLEAR THEIR HEADS. Anyhow, the moral of the rant is that we typically only post here when we have news that is substantial.  Well. This news is substantial!

Scott Haynes is playing his last show with the Bear on Saturday.  Anyone who owns “Lost Summers” knows how great of a player he is and how muy dificil he’ll be to replace, so you should probably come out to Kobo to see him ring the bell one last time.

The bill is packed with solid music:

Dune – Athenian (Ohio) sludge.
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Kerosene Circuit – no frills & big hooks from Dubuque featuring our great friend Aaron Hefel.
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Son of the Sun: real tasty treats from Buffalo.
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We’ll keep you in the loop regarding our next move.  But in the meantime, come rock with us on Saturday.  RSVP right here.

Word!