Pentimento are wrapping up the March Radness Tour, and we’ve got our fourth PropertyOfZack Road Blog from the band as they hit the West Coast and Midwest. Pre-order their album on vinyl via Paper + Plastick Records here and check out the fourth Road Blog below!
From Jerry Pauly:
3/24 – BERKLEY, CA @ 924 GILMAN
Today was our final show with What’s Eating Gilbert and it was at a kick ass venue. Gilman is one of the longest running indie venues in the US. Stickup Kid opened the show, great band. We had a long drive ahead of us to SLC so we made the entire trek overnight so we could get some solid rest on our off day.
3/26 – SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ SHRED SHED
We stayed in a cheap busted up hotel just outside SLC on our day off and regrouped for the final 13 show stretch of this tour. We went to Pizza Hut AND Burger King for dinner. I put fries on my cheese pizza. Deliciously toxic.
SLC is a crazy looking city. The mountains in the background behind all the modern skyscrapers looked wild to me, I really enjoyed it. Our buddies Lyle and Matt who played in Last Call/Daytrader were out for the night. We had a good show and began the even longer overnight drive to Denver.
3/27 – DENVER, CO @ THE MARQUIS THEATRE
We got into Denver right around noon and Illegal Pete’s were kind enough to feed us a free meal as part of their starving artist program. I had a Big Potato burrito, highly recommended. The Marquis is a real classy venue with some delicious pizza, which I also enjoyed later in the night. I enjoyed some rum and cokes and watched Allison Weiss and Candy Hearts. These bands are filled with some individuals that I truly have come to appreciate. You never know what you are going to get when you spend night after night with the same crew. I look forward to seeing these people everyday and it makes for a super fun 5-week tour.
3/28 – IOWA CITY, IA @ GABE’S
This was an even longer drive, 12 plus hours. Vinny killed most of it and then I wrapped up the last few hours. We were literally in the van up until load in. Gabe’s is a 2-story venue and bar. We were graced by the downstars bartender with $2.50 irish carbombs. I’ll have a few drinks 1 or 2 nights a week, however, I had to take advantage of this as they are normally well out of my budget ($2.50 isn’t even in my budget, $1 menu for life). A bunch of us from the package enjoyed the good drink and watched some great bands before us play. Lipstick Homicide was a 3 piece with 2 girls in the front that absolutely melted our faces off. Seriously awesome band. We had a fun show and then enoyed some eats with the Candy Hearts post show and then slept in the van.
3/29 – ST LOUIS, MO @ THE DEMO
This was our first time in St. Louis. The Demo is a newer spot next to a delicious restaurant that I wish I remembered the name to. Best homemade veggie burger I’ve ever had. Make the Years Last and La Bella Charade opened the show and sounded great. Candy Hearts and Allison Weiss had a great crowd and absolutely killed it as always. We slept in a Waffle House parking lot after the show, only to wake up without enough time to get my $1 egg and cheesey’s before we headed to Chicago.