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 Rockin' at Scruffy Murphy's
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
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!
It was the third of September…that date I’ll always remember, yes I will… ‘Cause that was the day, SFoM played Scruffy’s.
If you’ve never had the chance to see us. Never heard nothin’ but bad things about us…well then we’re depending on our music to tell you the truth.
Saturday Night! Put your glad rags on and head down to LoDo, Denver! Scruffy Murphy’s! This September 3, We’ll be playing from 9 pm until the Sun rises, or 1 am, which ever comes first. If your papa was a rollin’ stone, then this is the place for you to be.
We’ve got some new music to perform, and new weapons in our rock arsenal to battle the forces of lameness. We’re expecting to have a good time, and we’re looking for people who want the same thing for their Saturday evening.
We’ll be a couple blocks east of Coors Field. Stop by for some rock, beer and whiskey.
As always, we’ll have plenty of free CDs and some t-shirts for people to sport. Scrobble us on last.fm, or you can listen to us here, and be liberated!
Life is short. Come check us out. When we die, all we’ll leave you is alone.
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.
The man he stepped up to the microphone and he gave it a kiss. It was a big wet, slippery kiss. And he had sweat dripping off of his nose onto the windscreen. As he looked out over the audience he said, “God bless you, God bless you one and all.” Then he took a can of Ronson lighter fluid and he squirted it over the top of his head, and proceeded to light himself on fire. As he stood there glowing he said, “Remember this day.” -Arnie
Scruffy Murphy's... before the rock
Scruffy Murphy's... during the rock
Bowler Hat Matty
That guy in the corner can't handle the bass...
We rocked a lot of new faces these last couple weeks. SFoM is firing on all cylinders right now. Practices have been long and intense, but our songs are second nature to us now. The muscle memory is there, it’s just a matter of the feeling we put into our instruments when we get on that stage. Our lives are as complex as our music, and our feelings are as dynamic as any day’s events. No two shows are ever the same. We look forward to expressing ourselves artistically all summer, and finding new people that enjoy our music. Rock on!
SFoM - Workin' Man's Band
Ned Kelly's - May 7, 2011
All thanks for these photos goes to Tricia Smith and Jenni Moore.
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!
We had a good time; we always do there. A couple guys got up and sang some tunes with us. Not sure who they were, or why they thought it was some kind of karaoke thing, but it was fun. I drank plenty of Boddington’s. Damn fine beer. I also ate the spicy turkey sandwich, made w/ Sriracha mayo. It was the bomb – Scruffy Murphy’s has good sandwiches, and they serve food until 1 am.
Some highlights from last evening:
- Funk #49/Why Don’t We Do It In The Road mash-up
- Spicy Turkey Sandwich
- Bret’s friends were kind enough to bum me cigarettes…so was my brother’s girlfriend. (I quit…buying them)
- We opened with an all-original mini-set
- A couple girls we never seen before, and never saw afterwards brought us shots of whiskey on stage, and then took our glasses.
- The crowd sang along to Add It Up
We’re fortunate enough to be able to get up and do it again tonight down in Ned Kelly’s. Rock and Roll can save the world!
So we got ourselves another big weekend coming up…two nights of beer-fueled revelry and music…
Friday night, August 20, we rock one of our favorite LoDo bars: Scruffy Murphy’s, starting at 9 pm. It gets a little raucous down there, and it’s always a good time with hard-drinking people.
Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub
2030 Larimer Street – Denver, CO
Also, this Saturday, August 21, we jam Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub in Littleton all night! We start at 8 pm. Last time we were there, things got a little crazy…but you should expect nothing less from this band in this bar.
Ned Kelly’s Irish Pub
5686 S. Sycamore Street – Littleton
Wanna get loud? Go to an Irish Bar. People get drunk, people get rowdy, people like to rock. The crowd at Scruffy Murphy’s Irish Pub was a little more tame than our recent passes through there, but it definitely had its moments.
The party didn’t really get started until after the Rockies game ended. It was the fireworks game (for Independence Day, to you non-American SFoM fans), so there were a bunch of people in Lodo milling about and watching mid-air explosions. I stood on the patio and smoked a cigarette. Some really loud girl with a bad attitude was making cynical remarks about the fireworks. She was cute though… the girls with the bad attitudes are a lot of times…
My low point of the evening came right off the bat. I forgot how to play “Mary Jane’s Last Dance.”
Yeah, that’s what I said. At least it was the first song. We picked it up right away with an improvisational 12-bar blues jam in A. I’m pretty sure I heard some hollerin’ as we started rippin’ into it.
Some of the other highlights of the evening:
- 8 minute version of Tom Petty’s “Breakdown” that turned into a psychedelic “5 to 1” by The Doors.
- “Seven Nation Army” never disappoints.
- Breton’s wife flashed him.
- One of our crazier fans, Scott, was in attendance and got up and blew some blazing harp on “Crossroads.” He also provided backing vocals on “Sunshine of Your Love,” and “Gloria.”
- “Add It Up” by the Violent Femmes blew the doors off the place. It always does. It’s like a secret weapon.
- A pack of cigarettes vibrated off my amp and landed in my beer. Then later a lighter vibrated off my amp and landed in my beer…the coup de gras was when the cowbell vibrated off my amp and smashed my beer glass all over the stage.
- We played our new song “What They Say.” It was awesome and people got into it. It’s our most metal song.
- I lost my glasses.
After we played the new song, which was our last song, I got off stage, and these three people at a table stopped me.
“Hey, that was awesome,” one girl said, “Do you guys smoke before you play?”
Ahh… The Mile “High” City.