Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Why Meyercord is playing a show with NIRE
I asked Ben Meyercord of the band Meyercord to write a little something about his upcoming show. This is what he had to say:
I am very excited to play this show on Thursday.
A while back I decided I was going to play a show with the band NIRE because a) I like their music and b) they live here in Portland just like me. In fact, I remember when I first found/bought their CD, I played a house show the following day with Tigersaw who happened to be staying with NIRE while they were in Portland. I thought that as a sign.
So I set up a show with NIRE. First I emailed them to say 'hey what a crazy coincidence I bought your CD and then I play a show with your friends crazy' (I did not ask why they didn't go to the house show and support their friends there by seeing me play 'casue that would have been awkward). They were nice enough to write back. NIRE took the time to listen to my music page (they left a positive comment on my myspace page it is probably still there if you want to find it, I don't delete unless it is spam).
Next, I went to their show and gave them my demo CD. Then I saw them at various shows. At that point I did what I call 'letting it simmer'. Next thing I know, six months after I set out to make it a reality, they ask me to play with them at Dunes this Thursday. There is even talk of Meyercord playing with the NIRE folks in Hood River sometime in December. But I don't want to get too far ahead of myself. I guess the point of this little schpeel is that I am excited about the show and you should go!
The band Meyercord will be playing in Portland, Oregon THIS THURSDAY November 8th, 2007 at:
Dunes 1909 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
Doors are at 8pm. The music will start at 10-ish o' clock.
Curious about NIRE check out this video of them explaining themselves:
** photo of Ben Meyercord and Andy Wood by Ste. Goldie