It was two Fridays ago when the Mrs. and I headed downtown to catch Rocky Votolato and Josh Caterer (of the Smoking Popes) live at Schubas. It was simply amazing. Josh opened and I felt like I was one of the only people singing along to every single word. It kinda sucked and struck me as odd considering how great the Smoking Popes are, but people were talking through his entire set (as well as most of Rocky’s). C’mon people, if you aren’t out for the music, what’s the point? Anyhow, Josh played a whole bunch of old material from the Smoking Popes (including “Pretty Pathetic” request by the Mrs.), a Duvall song, and even what Josh described as a new song from what will be a new Popes album! Did I ever mention just how much I love the Smoking Popes?
Next Rocky played an impassioned set of songs old and new from his catalog and firmly cemented himself near the top of my favorite artists list with Makers undoubtedly being my favorite album of his. Check out the 5 videos below for proof.