geared up for Grand Bend

Posted in past shows on May 31, 2010 by BarCode

There’s no better way to gear up for the hottest event of the summer, than to hold a pre-show on the 1st official holiday weekend of the season in one of Southwestern Ontario’s premier party towns. 

And that’s exactly what was done this Victoria Day long weekend, with the Grand Bend Tune-Up Tour in the Brig at the Norfolk Tavern in Port Dover.  All 3 bands on the roster – BarCode, Unanimous Maybe and Team Deadly – had a sweet time testing out a monster sound system in preparation for our appearance at Grand Bend Motorplex during the RPM Magazine Powerfest & Media Weekend, June 25th-27th.

It was great to spend time just hanging out, jamming and talking music with a fantastic group of people.   Here’s hoping it’s just a taste of the behind-the-scenes fun we have to look forward to in Grand Bend.  It’s an added bonus when you are able to get along with the other bands in a package show.

Special thanks goes out to Les and Andy for making this all happen.  I know the amount of work that went into getting ready for this event; I think I speak for everyone involved when I say it’s a pleasure sharing the stage with both of you.

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Start Me Up

Posted in videos on May 7, 2010 by BarCode

Well, here we are!  A brand new way for you to stay in touch with the band and for us to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on:  the BarCode Blog!  So far the plan is to use this space to post notes and thoughts on our past gigs, favourite music and videos, as well any interesting articles that we might come across.

I have been poking around on WordPress a bit, trying to get the hang of everything!  There’s lots of options, so it may take awhile to get the hang of things and make everything look spectacular.  One of the features I like the thought of is polling.  Since the fans are who we’re playing for, it only makes sense that we should be able to get some feedback from you on what you’d like to see happen in the way of song additions, special events, etc.

In the meantime, in honour of  officially starting  ‘er up, I thought this tune from the Rolling Stones was appropriate.  Enjoy!