Solo Cup Blues

Solo Cup Blues

Friday, April 11, 2014

Live at The What's Up Lounge in Mankato MN 3/29/2014

Hey y'all, about two weeks ago we played a really cool show down in Mankato, Minnesota (yes, that Mankato, Lookout! Records fans). And when I say really cool, I mean it! The crowd was great, we played some newer stuff and really let loose, I think. Someone videotaped the whole thing. Now, this isn't high-level rock concert rockumentary quality, so no apologies for that. HOWEVER. If you want to see an entire Blue Diamond Band set online, with PRETTY GOOD SOUND, here are parts one and two of that What's Up Lounge show. Enjoy my good friends - Enjoy! (both videos by youtube user "migerana2")

Part One (click to watch)

Set list for Part One:
1. See Some Lights
2. Julie (Hang Out A Little Longer)
3. Listen To Her Heart (Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers)
4. Standing On The Corner Alone (new unreleased)

Part Two (you know what to do)

Set list for Part Two:
5. An Honorable Man
6. Dangerous (new unreleased)
7. You Can Count On Me Tonight 

The What's Up Lounge

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sam Beer to have Hemingway Cat Hands operation, out for 6-8 weeks


Hi, friends and fans, some news... the BDB is taking a 2-month hiatus effective today. After a lot of consideration, Sam Beer is going ahead with the surgery he has been contemplating to give him "Hemingway cat hands" - i.e. seven fingers on each hand (it's named after the cats Hemingway bred with seven claws per paw). He feels this will dramatically improve his guitar skills, but the healing and training process will take at least a month and a half. So, the next time you see us will be early June... and you will NOT BELIEVE the things Sam will be doing with his guitar!!! Cheers!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Winter Is Leaving

Hi there, friends of the rock, Nato here. We've had a few developments here and there over the past month-plus, so I've decided to update this website and tell you about 'em!

First off, a rather fun announcement: We're playing every Saturday night in May, residency-style, at Grumpy's in downtown Minneapolis. It's our third year in a row doing this, and this time we have FIVE Saturdays to fill with Blue Diamond Land entertainment. So, look for special themed cover sets, another installment of Live Band Karaoke, and more! Grumpy's residencies are always so much fun, you know you'll want to make to every one! (Or at least one, heh.)

And I've posted the cities and dates of our June/July tour on the right side of this front page - venues and other details soon! This tour is going to be really exciting, because our lineup for this tour will be what should be considered the official BDB lineup: Sam Beer, Kyle Sando, Luke De Beaumarchais, and Mike Cranberry. Yes, you'll get to hear Luke's rocking keyboard styles, and yes, after taking over a year off from touring, Mike Cranberry is back to terrorize the highways of America!

It's been a colder-than-average winter here in the Twin Cities, but we're just about to break through that ice wall and let spring reign. Personally, these days I'm wearing Chuck Taylors with only one pair of socks underneath more often than I have in months, and it feels NICE.

See ya later,