Last night was the show at the Catwalk Club. So far, I haven’t received any information on this show…so if anyone went, took pictures, wrote down the setlist, taped it…please please PLEASE contact the Webmistress! Thanks!
With that said, the Tour page has been updated with the information that I do have…namely the bands that were scheduled to play. Wish I could’ve been there…
More news soon…including the long-awaited fan club single!
At the end of the lunch, [Jack Endino] told me about a Wellwater Conspiracy gig taking place the next evening at a now-defunct club called the Catwalk. WWC, a three-piece, featured former Soundgardeners Matt Cameron (then and now with Pearl Jam), and Ben Shepherd.
I ended up going to the show myself since it wasn’t my family’s thing. About twenty or so patrons watched a Ramones cover band open. I’m pretty sure I saw Tad Doyle in the audience, especially since his band would play later, but I was too shy to say hello. (I interviewed him by phone in 2006).
The low-key atmosphere immediately struck me. (The ad in The Stranger, Seattle’s weekly paper, displayed “Wellwater Conspiracy” in small print, with no mention of the celebrity of two of its players.)
As I stood among the handful of patrons, Cameron came out to set up his drum kit. No roadies…and nobody in the audience gave a shit. The band then took the stage. I got to see Cameron play drums from about 20 feet away. Amazing…and he sang at the same time. And he sang well. And he sang while he played weird time signatures. How? After about 40 minutes, the band broke down its equipment and left. The performance was stunning, and, like I said, totally under the radar.
If anyone has another review of this show, please email the Webmistress!
If anyone has ANY photos, please email the Webmistress!
TOUR UPDATE! The July 23rd show has been moved from Studio Seven to The Catwalk Club. According to the Conspiracy, every detail is the same, other than the venue. No information as how to purchase tickets for this show. If I get more information, I will post it to the site as soon as I get it.
Also, there’s a festival in Spain that WWC will be performing in. From what I can read, and I don’t read Spanish, is that it’s August 12 somewhere in the Paradanta region of Spain. Details can be found here. If anyone can translate that site for me, I would greatly appreciate it!
The tour news you’ve been waiting for has arrived!! The latest transmission from The Conspiracy:
Hello everyone, some great news in the Wellwater camp. We are going to be performing on the David Letterman show on Dec 17th. Not quite sure what track yet but our first TV appearance and we are very happy that it is Mr. Letterman. A show we can very much relate to. We will update more as it gets closer but please mark the date to tune in.
We are also working on a top secret release for the fan club only. Details still in the hatching stages but as soon as it gets closer we will let you know as this and our good friend Carolyn’s website [that’s me!] will be the only place to get it.
No tour dates to announce quite yet but some are coming and to our European friends..You will see us in the spring.
Thank you for everyone’s support, the response to the new record has been great and we appreciate it.
Over and out.
Well…THAT should keep you all sated for the time being! If anyone is going, please email me!! Thanks.
The new WWC album is getting some rave reviews from the music press…
“4 out of 5 stars.” — Rolling Stone, October 2003
“5 out of 5 stars.” — Guitar One, October 2003
“4 out of 5 stars.” — Alternative Press, October 2003
Speaking of Rolling Stone, go pick up the latest issue [October 30, 2003 – with the “Women Who Rock” cover] for the review of the album. Nice photo too. I’ll have it added to the site soon. Still trying to get my hands on the other issues…
Are you spreading the word to the teaming masses about the new album? Buying 6 copies for Xmas gifts? Kwanzaa? Chanukah? C’mon…who wouldn’t love this album? I sure do!
Anyhoo…no word yet on any tour. Keep watching the page…