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Clash Bar – 9-13-13 – Wrap up

Six to Eight Mathematics at Clash Bar, 9-13-13

Six to Eight Mathematics at Clash Bar, 9-13-13

When a band refers to a venue as its Home Base, it refers to how many times the band has played there, the ability to put together great bills for a rocking night of music, and the mutual respect the band and venue have for each other. Suffice to say, Clash Bar in Clifton NJ is Six to Eight Mathematics’ home base! Besides being local, it’s a place where most of our friends go to hang out and/or play gigs. A lot of members of our little scene were out in force for our show, which we greatly appreciate. It’s yet another important part of strengthening and fostering a good local music scene.

We were really excited to be part of this Friday the 13th bill, which included our good friends The Accelerators and Ingrid and The Defectors, as well as The Cynz. We kicked off the night with a set which included songs from our latest disc, Mental Melodies. We also decided to include some newer material as well as a Replacements cover. We rocked hard, and appreciated our friends’ great reaction to our new songs. Thanks to those who came up to us afterwards and bought our disc, we welcomed the great feedback!

Up next were The Cynz, a NY/NJ rock band who played a great set of cool songs! We got the chance to talk to them afterwards and look forward to seeing them again in the future. Very cool people! Ingrid & The Defectors followed up with their own brand of NY punk/rock. They always play a great set and this was no different. Ending the night were The Accelerators. They finished their set with a birthday sing-along for lead singer/bassist Ron. It was a great way to end the night!

We cannot emphasize enough how important it is for bands to work together to make a great night of music at a good original music venue. Nights like these are always good examples of that. We look forward to doing it again and rocking out for all of you. Thank you all for the support you continue to show us! You rock!

Six to Eight Mathematics

Dingbatz 7-26-13 wrap up

Six To Eight Mathematics @ Dingbatz 7-26-13

Six To Eight Mathematics @ Dingbatz 7-26-13

We have always been a band that strives to maintain professionalism whenever we play a gig, be it at a new venue or one we’ve played many times before. It’s just a show of respect to both the venue and the other bands on the bill. We haven’t played Dingbatz a lot in the past, but this year so far we’ve done 2 shows there, and we’re happy to say the experience both times have been very positive! A large part of this stems from the staff at Dingbatz being very cool in how they run things. The first time we played was on June 1 with our friends The Accelerators. The night ran very smooth, we knew our set time and how long we had to play, and arranged our set to adhere to the time allotted. Basically we had a blast playing! The other bands that night were very cool and supportive, we felt good about our set, and the whole night was positive from start to finish. So when Dingbatz asked us to come back on July 26 for their Ladies of Rock Night, we were excited.

We were the first band on the bill, so we had the chance to set the gear up on stage then mentally prepare to rock! And rock we did, with a set of material from our new record Mental Melodies mixed with some older tunes. We ended the night with our cover of The Stooges’ Search and Destroy, always a fun song to play. Again, the crowd was very appreciative, and the staff very professional. Both of those elements always make for a great night of rock! We also give a huge thanks to the band that followed us, Sinners, for their shout out to us during their set, which was cool! It was great meeting them and some of the other musicians playing that night after our set.

It just goes to show you, when you’re a band who conducts yourselves professionally and with respect to the venue you’re playing and to the other bands on the bill, you will contribute to a great night of music and a positive experience for all involved. Face it, the current state of live music isn’t always conducive to us rock bands. So being able to work together to create a positive experience for both the performer and the spectator will go a long way into make the local scene strong. It’s the way it should be. Thanks everyone who came out and rocked with us! We look forward to returning to Dingbatz, as well as other venues, and playing our hearts out for you all!