Editor’s note: My good friends Tereu Tereu have hit the road this week for their first tour in over a year, and their first with an almost entirely-new lineup. They’ve agreed to chronicle the ups and downs of the tour in journal form, and I’ll be posting their updates here each day. Be sure to catch them on the road if you can (see dates at bottom of post), and pick up the newly released vinyl edition of their album All That Keeps Us Together here.
Despite finding a synthesizer app on our dear host/friend Steve’s iPad, we eventually went to sleep sometime around 4 AM last night (or was it today? whatever, after the c-ville show). We could sleep in pretty late because the drive wasn’t far and we were literally sleeping above a diner. Which meant upon waking, we could just walk downstairs to get pancakes with powdered sugar in the shape of “Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima” and egg burritos. It ruled. During our very late breakfast, we played a game of scrabble wherein I totally schooled my bandmates using the word “Jams.” A good start to the day.
When we pulled up to The Bazaar in Roanoke we had really no idea what to expect. It looks tiny from outside. Of course, once you walk down the stairs, it’s chock full of choice collector’s vinyl, NES games, vintage issues of Tape Op and High Times, and a lot of DIY band t-shirts. We chilled out in the Zen-like Tea Room with pillows and incense and got so many positive vibes before the show even started. The other bands were mathy and post-rocky and great — I think it was Midair’s last show in Roanoke as a hometown band before moving to Richmond. The sound system was less than subtle, so we made up for it by rocking out even harder. I nearly fell on Brendan’s kit at least once or twice.
We ended up sleeping in suburbia. A teenage showmate kindly let us crash at his parents’ house, which is always a little odd, but totally cozy. The view of Roanoke from the back porch is really breathtaking. Magic City is gorgeous at night. I’m looking forward to the long-ish drive to Cincinnati tomorrow–we’ve got a lot of music to listen to, including a mix or two. I can’t wait to see Enlou play and hang out with my dear friend Josh Kuhfeldt (formerly of Pomegranates, currently of Sacred Spirits)! And of course, there are rumors of an appearance by the infamous Mr. BabyStew himself. Ohio, get ready.
–Ryan / Tereu Tereu
Tereu Tereu Tour Dates
TONIGHT! 7/30 – Cincinnati, OH (Northside Tavern w/ Enlou and Sacred Spirits)
7/31 – Fort Wayne, IN (Dash In w/ Darkroom and Metavari)
8/1 – Chicago, IL (Beat Kitchen)
8/2 – Detroit, MI (PJ’s Lagerhouse)
8/3 – Pittsburgh, PA (Ed’s)