SFoM Covers “Steady As She Goes” By The Raconteurs

We laid down “Steady As She Goes” by The Raconteurs while warming up before a recent recording session. This cut is a little rough around the edges, but then again, Weezer made a career from sounding like that. We’re not Weezer though. We’re SFoM, and we are mighty. (Not that Weezer isn’t.)

Updated with a better version.

Check it out!

Wednesday Night – April 4 – SFoM at Eck’s Saloon

That’s right, we’re playing WEDNESDAY night… Miercoles. The day of Mercury. It’s like we’re 21 year olds trying to start a band again! I can feel the late-stage teen angst coursing through my veins.

Eck’s Saloon
West Girton Drive
Lakewood, CO 80227

Wednesday, April 4, 8:30 pm
$4 

What I want is for you to pretend you’re 21 and living in the dorms or your parent’s basement; you have very little money, it’s Wednesday night, and you’re bored. Well, Eck’s Saloon has $3 you-call-it pint night on Wednesday night. So take what little money you have, and make the decision you would have made when you were 21 – go drinking. 

“But Matt, I was very responsible when I was 21, and I now have a family and a mortgage and a SUV-crossover payment.” Do you think you’re better than us? Or the people that come to our shows? Stay home then. You won’t like Eck’s Saloon. Their logo has balls on it. Nothing makes me want to go to a bar more than seeing balls (blue ones, to top it off).

Behold! Blue Balls!

We’re sharing the bill with Covergeist. We’re gonna play some stuff you never heard us play before. Remember: The show is on the downward slope of Hump Day. We hope to see you there!

Be irresponsible, everybody.

SFoM Tonight October 22 Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub Downtown Littleton

Famous Irish Outlaw Guy from Australia

We’re playing one of our old haunts tonight – Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub. Located at 5686 S. Sycamore in Old Town Littleton. We start at 8, and we play until at least 12. It’s free, and they got good beer and good atmosphere. If you’re looking for something to do tonight, look no further! SFoM Live at Ned Kelly’s! We’ll have some CDs to hand out as well as other official SFoM merchandise.

Listen to use here, or scrobble us at Last.fm. Have good mosh pitting.

Pics and Memories from Scruffy Murphy’s Last Night

It was a beautiful night in Denver. Many people had experienced falafels for the first time at the Taste of Colorado. And in LoDo, many people got to experience a new and overhauled SFoM sound. More power, more sound. Recent upgrades to instrument hardware got field tested last night, and the results were positive.

The music from Scruffy’s last night changed the world. If you woke up today and said to yourself, “Everything is different,” it’s because of last night’s gig. Below are some historic highlights:

  • Perb was able to bring the combined sonic power of Fender and Marshall amplifiers together with his new Lehle pedal.
  • Matty had some weird little snare drum and it was awesome
  • Matty also Kaossilates like no one else in the history of mankind. Matt Moore is not only a great drummer, but the best Kaossilator in the world.
  • For the bass, the Tech 21 SansAmp and the new strings worked beautifully to prove A Tribe Called Quest’s Low-End Theory.
  • “Cocaine.” Not the drug. The song inspired by the drug. By J.J. Cale.  We only practiced it twice. BAM! We got J.J. Cale down cold. (We also played “After Midnight.”)
  • We debuted one of our new favorite covers to play: “Steady As She Goes” by The Raconteurs. We played it better than any time we rehearsed it.
  • We had mad support from friends. It was great to see everybody.
  • Thanks to those people who said we were the “best cover band ever!”
And now photographic record of last night’s historic events.
SFoM

SFoM Rockin' at Scruffy Murphy's

ADD IT UP! ADD IT UP! ADD IT UP!

Matty takin' it down to just snare for "Add It Up" (Violent Femmes cover)

Picture of a djembe with a bass player in the background

Matty's eyes burn with the radiance of 1,000 Supernovae

The Rhythm Section

Perb Telecastin'

Dave, Kara and Jess came to ROCK!

Bryan and Jenni showing their love for the rock movement

Thanks to the lovely Tricia Smith for taking these photos, and thanks to everyone who came!

Much love,

SFoM

SFoM Rocks Scruffy’s Tonight! 9 pm – Saturday, June 18! After The Rockies Game!

Are you ready, Denver? The greatest rock show known to man brings its act to one of the best spots in Lodo – Scruffy Murphy’s. SFoM! Live tonight,  June 18 at 9 pm, after the Rockies game.

Scruffy Murphy’s. Two blocks from Coors Field, 2030 Larimer Street.

Stop by for music, beer and whiskey. We’ll have plenty of free CDs for your enjoyment. You can also find us at Last.fm, and get some free downloads there.

Saturday Night – May 14 – SFoM at Scruffy Murphy’s – 9 pm – Downtown Denver

That’s right, it’s that time of year again!

Er… SFoM time…

If you missed us last week, here’s your chance to catch up. We’re rockin’ LoDo Saturday, May 14 for the first time in 2011. Scruffy Murphy’s – one of the coolest spots downtown (directions). If you’re going to the Rockies game Saturday afternoon, you’re gonna want to party afterwards. We’ll supply the music starting at 9, Scruffy’s will supply the beer and whiskey. Come get rowdy, and watch us get loud. We start at 9, and we go until the crowd can’t stand no more.

Rock and roll will never die! Come hear our mix of originals and classic covers, get your groove on, and celebrate after the Rockies game! If you see Tulo, Cargo, Ubaldo or anyone else, tell them to come too.

As always, we’ll have shirts and hats for sale, and we’ll be giving away stickers and CDs. Listen to us here, or head over to Last.fm and get yo’ scrobble on! See you Saturday!

Saturday Night! SFoM at Ned Kelly’s, Downtown Littleton!

Hey everyone, if you’re looking to drink, if you’re looking to party, if you’re looking to ROCK, come on down to Ned Kelly’s (Directions) in downtown Littleton this Saturday night, May 7! The music starts at 8 pm, and we can go all night.

RMS Lusitania

We’ll have the usual mix of covers and originals, and as always, you should expect the unexpected. Wear comfortable clothes, because you might need to make some moves.

Don’t forget to pick up a free four-song CD if you come by! You can also download us here on this site, or you can scrobble us at Last.FM.

Can’t wait to see all your smiling, drunken faces.

xoxo,

SFoM

SFoM… Still At It In The Basement

We haven’t given up; we haven’t gone away.

 

A picture of the letter we got from the Red Cross

After the fundraiser, we’ve just been doing our thing the last few weeks. Like learning new material, expanding on old ideas, drinking Busch Light and having a good time. In our effort to ever entertain you, we’re coming up with new ideas on how we can entertain you. Here’s a short list of some of our online endeavors.

 

Speaking of YouTube, here’s a couple gems from recent practice sessions. The first one is (another) Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers cover – “I Need To Know.” One of our favorites. Check it out, and you’ll see why.

This may come as a shock, but there is a little work involved in creating a song. If only it were as easy as strapping on a guitar and making beautiful sounds that you immediately knew couldn’t be any better. Alas, each SFoM original must go through a period of “woodshedding,” as we call it, where we put it on the workbench, cut it up, piece it together and sand it down. Here’s an example of us woodshedding a new song that doesn’t even have a title yet.

SFoM’s first bass player, a dude named Brian Bittmann, has also been making some appearances around the basement lately, trying to add to the stew the flavor and spice contained within the keyboard. Here’s a short little snippet from a happy little tune of his called “Lead” I shot while the band took a little break on a lovely springtime morning.

This is only a little snapshot of what we’ve been working on. Come check us out sometime! It’s the closest you can get to Valhalla in this world.

We’ll be at Ned Kelly’s on May 7 all night. Free show! Cheap booze!

 

Ned Kelly’s Wrap Up

What an AWESOME night at Ned’s tonight! Packed house, everyone was in a good mood, great feedback from the crowd.

First gig of 2011, and we’re off to a fantastic start. We came out and played some new covers really tightly, and we hit our stride on all the standard stuff. We may not have played out in about a month, but we’ve been practicing. Some highlights:

  1. Loving Cup was fairly represented by us for the first time.
  2. Some guy kept yelling at us to play some Merle Haggard.
  3. It was Rhonda’s birthday… also MLK’s.
  4. We were told we have our own style on the covers we play.
  5. Everyone was in a great mood and friendly. The surly folk must’ve stayed home.
  6. Matty had a new drum setup.
  7. We got to hand out our CDs, and people were chasing us down after the set for them.

Being off to such a start just raises our confidence that much more for next Saturday’s show at The Lion’s Lair in Denver. Come check us out! We’ll be jammin’ a forty-five minute rock set, so we’ll be coming right out to melt faces, and we’ll hang out after the show. Also, I’ll be unveiling my authentic Japanese headband.