Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Pela: Calvary live with Chris Herb

So this post is a blatant rip off from Pela's website...but I really wanted to share it with you. And my time is short right now--but it's looks like Pela is going to get a bonus week next week for a number of different reasons. But the most important is that they freakin rock! Trust me--I have more from my interview with Pela, a contest, and many more thoughts about Pela. Check back often.

Anyway here is the info directly from the band's website about this video...

A couple of weeks ago, we announced that a video of Pela playing an acoustic version of Cavalry. No sooner than we announced it, it disappeared. We’re still not sure what happened to it but it has been reposted. It shows the lads playing with Chris Herb, an old friend and bandmate of Billy, who wrote the lyrics. The video is not the best quality but you may never see the song being done this way again.

And here's a version of them playing Calvary in it's rocking glory...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Pela: New Tour Dates Added!

Just a quick update for those of you who will get the chance to check out Pela in all their glory. They've added some more tour dates, and expect to add some more soon. Here's the info released via their website...

The following dates have been confirmed for the August tour. In addition, we expect to add another 3 or 4 in the near future.

8/09 The Cavern, Dallas, TX
8/10 Mohawk, Austin, TX
8/21 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN

For a full list of tour dates, click here. Check them out if you get the chance.

Pela featured on Dinner With The Band

You may have seen this referenced in one of the questions in A Better Offer's interview with Pela. But, Pela was on the Dinner With The Band Podcast. The band cooks up two recipes with host Sam Mason and plays three songs live. (Waiting on the Stairs, Lost to the Lonesome, and Philadelphia). And please, if anyone knows better than I correct me, but Philadelphia is not on either Pela release, and as far as I can tell it's previously unreleased. Also on the episode, Sam talks with the band about food, life, and the making of Anytown Graffiti. It is well worth your time to watch.

Here's a little blurb about the show itself, Here's a cooking show that breaks the mold - the perfect mash-up of indie music and edgy food for total entertainment. Chef Sam Mason has been raising the stakes in the culinary world for the last ten years. Now join him as he invites his favorite touring bands to dinner for an intimate evening of cooking, conversation and live performance. Part rocker, part chef, Mason creates "intellectual food" that stimulates the palate as well as the dialogue. Rock on.

Check it out here. Now the episode is broken into five parts--for easier viewing. But I'm guessing if you subscribe to the podcast, you can see it all in one episode.