Good afternoon, friends.
It is the middle of the annual Rib Cook Off here in Reno, but none of us have had a chance to go. We have been so busy putting together the show for next week that we have only left the house or practice space to go somewhere to promote the show.
Let me catch you up-
Merch is in! HUGE thank you to Ali Alden for all of her hard work getting us sponsors for the show. Alamo, NorNev, Black Hole Body Piercings, Buckbean, Reno eNVy, OGCG, MRC, Ken Umphrey Creative and various other sponsers that helped us out by sponsoring our show and giving us things to raffle-more on that later!
For merch we will have two different posters-one as a memento of the show, and one which is a fantastic photo of the band by the wonderful Courtney Spangler. We will have two different amazing shirt designs in mens and womens and we will have bandannas with our logo on it. There will also be twenty “I Was There Shirts” that the band will be giving away(and their method of giving it away is awesome…like…yeah) As for music we will have the physical album and digital download cards for you to get the album from your favorite internet music provider (i.e iTunes and Amazon)
The band will be there all night signing autographs as well so be sure to pick up something for them to sign so you can always remember that night.
So that’s the merch aspect of it.
For the performance, the stage set will be amazing. I will let the band tell you about that with photos after the show. Thanks again to Ali Alden for all the ridiculous hard work she put in to make the band look good. Without her, they would probably just look like a garage band. (just kidding guys)
Other then practicing a lot, yesterday the owner of MRC(where we practice) donated his money and time for us to come in and do a live stage rehearsal of the set with a professional sound and lighting guy.
After that, the band all headed to Buckbean Brewery here in town for a pre-release listening party. Casey and Sam played a five song acoustic set(including a song made up on the spot about raffle prizes) and prizes were given away throughout the night while House of Shadows played over the PA. It was a really great night with friends and families and fans alike, drinking and laughing and being silly and just celebrating how far Authmentis has come. House of Shadows represents three years of blood, sweat and tears from the band. They have lost a couple of drummers and come a long way in their writing and it is finally here and the band is stronger then they have ever been.
It was a great night. If you were there, thank you so much for reminding us why we do what we do. If you weren’t, be sure to be there next time. Everyone had a good time. It was a night well spent.
As always, thanks for listening
-Webmaster and Authmentis-