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Generationals

Hey Everyone...Just a heads up that  thanks to the generous Generationals' management, I have some concert tickets to give away (& another cool prize to be announced later).  I am going to be running 2 ticket give away contests for this show...& the first one will be tomorrow (11/6)!   Also, let's plan to meet up before the show at Cafe Du Nord at 8 p.m. That's when the doors open.  They are going to provide our group with a food/drink special.  I'll keep you posted on the details!  Thank you to whom ever originally posted this show.  I'm excited.  I think it's going to be good one!

Now back to the original post...

Love their albums Actor Caster and Con Law.

You may have heard of these songs:
Ten-Twenty-Ten: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGiLNQ4pqvY
I Promise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgwpa8I8ttM&list=UUkwZKeSUdqGQgjWG6GEXf4Q&index=9&feature=plcp

Consider this Generationals' New Orleans record. But it's not really a "New Orleans" record.

When Grant Widmer and Ted Joyner got off the road after touring for most of 2011 supporting Actor-Caster, they decided this time they would record in New Orleans.

"The weird thing is we always go somewhere else to make records," Widmer said. Both grew up in the city but since they have been making music as Generationals they have never used it as a place to record.

"Part of that has probably been to avoid all the distractions of being down here. We usually like to be somewhere else so we can just focus and work," Joyner explained. "This time we wanted to be home."

They also decided to forego other aspects of their usual process.

"On every other record, we've done most or all of the tracking in one studio," Joyner said. "But for these new songs we ended up taking all our mics and pre-amps and stuff and just going and recording wherever."

"Wherever" meant in different friends' kitchens or living rooms, basement apartments, or empty old houses. "The record ended up being made all over the city," Widmer said. "Instead of investing in a studio, we looked for whatever spaces we could get access to and figured out how to make something work. We did a lot vocals in my apartment on City Park, we tracked harmonies at a friend's shotgun in the Bywater. We used an empty house by the lake to get guitar sounds."

"A lot of keys and synths were done at my apartment in the French Quarter." said Joyner. "I think a lot of records are probably made this way these days, but it was a departure for us and the whole city kind of became our studio in a way."

Three songs from this process will be featured on their forthcoming Lucky Numbers EP. The more synth-heavy arrangements will strike some as almost antithetical to what New Orleans music traditionally is.

"I'm telling you this EP is New Orleans as hell," Joyner said. "It might not sound like it, but it is."

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  • Czar Y.

    Awesome show!

    November 14, 2012

  • Lisa

    What a fun night! It was great to see some familiar faces and meet lots of new members! I definitely got my dance on...need I say more:)

    November 14, 2012

  • Lisa

    Just a heads up...the drink special is $1.00 off draft beers and well drinks from 7-9, and 1/2 off their yummy quesadillas - both styles. Cheers! You'll need to see me to get your name tag to take advantage of the special and enter the merchandise giveaway. Look for the Meetup Sign on a table...or text at [masked]-5160. Cheers!

    1 · November 13, 2012

  • Jonathan I.

    Does anyone know what time the Generationals go on?
    Thnx

    November 13, 2012

  • Lisa

    Thank you Josh for the heads up on the time change! 7 p.m. it is! Ah...much better time for happy hour nibbles and drinks!

    November 9, 2012

    • Lisa

      I don't have any more extra at this point! I'm sorry!

      November 13, 2012

  • John G.

    I planned on going, but unfortunately I'm feeling under the weather today. Let me know if you want my ticket.

    November 13, 2012

  • Lisa

    Hit me up if you were unable to get tickets...I maybe able to get a few extra regularly priced tickets.

    November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi there Lisa, Do you by chance have any extra tickets? Last minute, I know!

      November 13, 2012

    • Indira

      Hi Kelly, will txt when I'm there.

      November 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone,

    Sorry to be such a pest, but does anyone have an extra ticket or two for tonight? They're sold out and the only post on Craigslist with tickets has been snagged.

    November 13, 2012

  • Georgie F

    i may have extra ticket to sell, if friend can't make it. will know this evening. let me know if interested.

    November 12, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi there Georgie, Do you by chance have that extra ticket for tonight? Please let me know! Thanks!

      November 13, 2012

  • Lisa

    Be sure to email me if you did not receive an email with details regarding tomorrow! We will be doing a drawing for autographed Generationals vinyl at the show! Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

    November 12, 2012

  • Joshua L.

    btw, show starts at 8pm, doors at 7pm. so say my tickets and the cafe du nord website...

    November 9, 2012

  • Joshua L.

    There are still tickets, I just got mine! See you all there :)

    November 9, 2012

  • Lisa

    I think they held back some for our group...but perhaps they released them...so anyone else who didn't get a ticket had best do so asap:) I'll give more info to those who rsvp as to the drink/food special soon. Cheers!

    November 8, 2012

  • John G.

    That's funny, a few hours ago it looked sold out, but now it looks like they have tickets available. Ticket bought! Thanks to Lisa for prodding me to try again. :-)

    November 8, 2012

  • Lisa

    Congrats to Jason! He was the first to post the correct answers! We have one more contest coming...for special merchandise! Keep posted!!

    November 8, 2012

    • Jason

      Awesome! See ya there!

      November 8, 2012

  • John G.

    Darn, I was busy at work when the contest happened, and now it's sold out. Please let me know if you have an extra ticket I can buy!

    November 8, 2012

  • Lisa

    Hey Everyone! This show is about to sell out! Get your tickets asap (now...today) if you are intending to go!

    November 8, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Whew, just got mine. Thanks!

      November 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    1/ Con Law and Actor-Caster
    2/ Portland, Oregon
    3/ A speakeasy?

    November 8, 2012

  • Jason

    1. Con Law and Actor-Caster
    2. Portland, OR
    3. A Speakeasy!

    November 8, 2012

  • Lisa

    Wow! What lightening fast responses! Very impressive! Patti wins that round of tickets! Congrats Patti! ...but be ready for another contest on Thursday!!

    November 6, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    1. Louisiana
    2. The Eames Era
    3. Swedish American Music Hall

    November 6, 2012

  • Patti S.

    1. Louisiana
    2. The Eames Era
    3. Swedish American Hall

    November 6, 2012

  • Lisa

    I'm sic'd about this show! I'm going to see if I can get anything special worked out for our group! Stay tuned!

    October 21, 2012

    • Czar Y.

      Hi Lisa! I was the one who suggested this event. Thanks for getting all these cool deals for the group! So stoked for the show!

      November 6, 2012

  • Czar Y.

    I also suggested a Meetup for Youngblood Hawke. Check it out!

    http://www.meetup.com/indierock/events/83389202/

    September 20, 2012

  • Czar Y.

    Hi Lloyd! It was nice to meet you too. I think I already suggested one for Walk the Moon in November :-)

    September 12, 2012

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