She Bears are releasing their new record, I Found Myself Asleep tonight at Casa Cantina. Aquabear had a chance to talk to Stephen Pence about the band, their new album, boats, getting drunk, record contracts, and a lot more.
It should be noted that an original idea for the interview was for me to send Stephen questions and then he would get really, really drunk and leave me voicemails answering them late at night. I thought it was a great idea, but the logistics fell apartÂ a bit after 13 voice mails and a lack of a good transcribing system. I am including some of the voicemail ramblings, which include contributions from: Stephen, Shea Stanley (a local hobo witch doctor who as of press time is not in the band), and RyanÂ (who is in the band). Other folks left some messages too sorry if you were left out, also not all of those messages are transcribed here..
Interview after the break….
The 3rd Annual Aquabear County Fair
March 5-7, 2009 in beautiful Athens, Ohio
Thursday, March 5th
Kickoff at The (Bruce) Manor
Dinner of Swords
Friday, March 6th
Night One at Casa Cantina
Five Deadly Venoms
Saturday, March 7th
L’Aqua Porter Film Festival
Ohio films! 2pm
Saturday, March 7th
Night Two at The Union
Bram Riddlebarger and His Lonesome Self
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Based in Appalachian Ohio, The Aquabear Legion provides a community network for creative people. We are dedicated to supporting and enhancing independent music and art in our community and elsewhere. We focus on collaborative relationships to create opportunities for independent musicians and artists.
Aquabear Legion continues our monthly showcase at ARTS/West on Saturday, August 16th… featuring a wonderful lineup of Athens music from:
Starts at 8pm sharp and it’s only 3 bucks! This will be one of the last shows in this area from our good friend Zephuros, so come out!
Aquabear Record Swap on Sunday, August 24th! 1pm-6pm at ARTS/West, FREE ADMISSION! Come on out for our first ever Record Swap and find LP’s, CD’s, 7″, 45’s, Cassettes, Gear, and most importantly local music from local bands. Tables can be purchased for only $10! Send us an e-mail if you are interested. 6 vendors already! We’ll be playing records all afternoon as well. Donations will be encouraged at the door.
The Aquabear Legion is celebrating the release of yet another compilation (Volume 3!, our 5th overall..) on Saturday, July 26th at Casa Cantina here in Athens. The compilation features music from: We March, Southeast Engine, Machine Go Boom, Casual Future, Silo Circuit, Russenorsk, The Makebelieves, The Hiders, Woody Pines and The Lonesome Two, The X Bolex, 1point3, Kaslo, Mike Elliott, Spooktober, Men of Gentle Birth, Sun God, (the) Giants of Gender, and maybe even a few more.
Machine Go Boom (Cleveland)
Casual Future (Athens), 1point3 (Columbus)
will be featured at the party on Saturday, July 26th at Casa. 10pm.
The compilation will be available and there will be some other new Legion merchandise as well including buttons, stickers, and more. Come on out and help us celebrate and here some really great music.