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A Loose Mouthpiece

One week ago on December 14th, I was really excited to play another show with Sorry, I'm Dead. We had done such a good job with a new setlist at the last show with Leopard Print Taser, and I'll tell you about that later. We had been doing some Facebook livestreams on our personal pages and posting them on the band page (which I would appreciate if you followed ha-ha). We're setting up for more awesome stuff in 2019. In this article, we'll finish up this year with some poor pictures I took with my cellphone.

Loose Cattle played first. They were a full-blown country band in a very large, bombastic sense one might associate with Johnny Cash. It's not a standard sight for Pittsburgh or Howlers, where the show was set, but people certainly came out for this. Led by Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, Loose Cattle brought a fun and festive experience to everyone involved. Some of the songs were originals, some were covers; the most unusual had to be Dolly Parton's "Jolene" with pieces of the chorus from CeeLo Green's "Fuck You". Was it a Christmas miracle?

After the big country bash and with about a third of the audience taking off, Swampwalk set up and played a short but focused set of her awesome glitchy pop tunes. Though I had heard all of these songs previously, the overall theme seemed a little darker than usual, with the gloom coming over me like a small wave.

Suavity's Mouthpiece was third. The frontman is a big nerd wearing a shirt saying that he would rather be at a library. The band also include Nick Bigatel from Smokey Bellows on super fuzzed out guitar. This was peak Our Band Could Be Your Life potentials formed far after the fact. It's a shame really. Suavity's Mouthpiece is good, perhaps a bit too composed and mathematical, but the compositions fit the odd nerviness of the charismatic and smooth-voiced frontman. Despite the shirt, he also told us about how the library rejected their album. The library seems to have made the wrong move.

We were last, only playing to the real hardcore fans or some such. Sorry, I'm Dead started with "Vampire" by Destroy All Monsters with me taking a walk around the building to then return and do the vocals. We went straight through the rest with only a few moments of repose. People were really into the songs we did including new ones like "Zontar" and classics like "Shopping at Night". I've had a lot of fun since we have gotten the transitions to be so quick and smooth.

After all was said and done, there was your standard post-show hanging out for a bit, and then Kaiti and I had to head home. We were invited to go to Jellyfish at P Town, but people have to get up for work or didn't sleep before work; we didn't go. Anyway, Sorry, I'm Dead will be back in 2019, and I hope to see you there in the future.