The Knolly Moles perform at Olde Towne Tavern as part of our Launch Weekend on Saturday. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Mullinix. For more, visit https://www.facebook.com/bucketofrock.
Welp. In case you haven’t heard (yet you somewhat miraculously actually visit this website on a regular basis), we here at Frederick Playlist celebrated the launch of our site last weekend with not one, but two — two! — concerts. And now, as we are a handful of days removed from the spectacularly spectacular weekend, it’s time to look back on this history-making, otherworldly awesome-crazy time we all had.
Yes, we agree: The superlatives are annoying.
Anyway, here’s five things that we took away from Friday at Cafe Nola and Saturday at Olde Towne Tavern. Because you can only hear the microphone feed back so much before you just throw off your unnecessary suit coat and start singing Radiohead covers (no, that didn’t happen, but we were close). Let’s go:
1. Cafe Nola gets hot when a lot of people are in it. Actually, it gets real, real hot. We here at Frederick Playlist LOVE that. LOVE it with a capital LOVE. Because if you’re going to hold a record-release show downtown in June, and that show is in effect going to sell out, every single soul in that room better be sweating through their six-and-a-half shirts, darn-it. And sweat, we did. Terrific atmosphere.
2. The people at Olde Towne Tavern really like to dance. Actually, they really, really like to dance. It took a while (cough, the perils of starting a show at 8 p.m., cough), but once The Knolly Moles took the stage, it was tremendous fun to see the amount of people swerving their bodies into shapes rarely seen to the human eye. The enthusiasm was outstanding.
3. A big, huge I’M SORRY goes to Heavy Lights drummer Chris Morris for us trying to creep a Frederick Playlist coozie and flier onto his drum kit while he was playing. That look he gave in return was a look of pure death. Which reminds us that it might be a good time to reiterate rule No. 439 about live music: NEVER MESS WITH THE DRUMMER.
4. Speaking of drummers … who knew how much difference a good one could make?! Seeing The Knolly Moles with Drummer No. 93 (seriously, those dudes are like Spinal Tap, with the amount of stick-men they go through), you could tell how far they’ve come since releasing this. It’s like a completely different band.
And 5. Where would we be without some quotes from at least one dude who actually participated in the festivities?! “In the words of Borat, the second night of the Frederick Playlist website launch was a great success!” Moles guitar player Matthew John said (notice the exclamation point). “We’re thankful to be able to bring original music to Frederick and we hope everyone who came had as much fun as we did.” Chris Morris, the aforementioned Heavy Lights drummer, meanwhile, simply grabbed a knife and pointed it at us when asked for comment (just kidding, just kidding, just kidding!).
For those so inclined, you can now pick up Heavy Lights’ “Mad Minds” online here. You can also visit their Facebook page here or follow them on Twitter here. As for the Knolly Moles, you can check them out on THE Facebook here, or you could also click their own personal follow button on Twitter here. And finally, you could check out our Facebook page here and follow us on Twitter here. That’s a lot of likes and follows.
Finally, there are not adequate words in the English language to express how thankful we are for the help, intelligence and all-around awesomeness of Heavy Lights, The Knolly Moles, Cafe Nola and Olde Towne Tavern. We could never have asked for a better way to bring in the new site. Great people. Great talent. Great places. Now, on to our next event … .