I wish I could say Saturday was productive, but instead was completely lazy, starting with lunch with my sister's at Ponce's and fighting food coma the rest of the day. I did clean in prep for the chance that I would have an after party, but unfortuantely my landlord was still around, so I was both hoping I would and would've have people show up at my house at 2 am. Still I prepared for it, then headed down to the Casbah. I was bummed that by the time I arrived I only got to see two songs from Illinois. Those two songs were enough to blow me away and buy their 7 song ep. When I got there, Andrea was pushing me, "Hurry Up and take pictures~ Dude is rockin a banjo!" Later, when the singer Chris and I were talking, he laughed about that. He said us west coasters are so easily impressed. Maybe we are. Or maybe they just really rock.
Throughout the night, we were chatting with the band and invited them to the after-party but they decided it was a smarter move to drive straight up to San Francisco through the night so they could catch a Giants game on Sunday before their tour took off with the Kooks. I am especially excited they will be returning to town soon with The Hold Steady, though I'm gonna have to plan the night to make it work that I can see them, part of The Hold Steady, then race to Beauty Bar for Great Northern's CD release.