The real name
I have been spreading misworded rumors. In a recent edition of On Scene, I announced the return of prodigal drummer and former Bill Smith Band member, Eric Schuemann, to Colorado. (That part was correct. He will be moving to Denver.)
I called his new band "Giant Rhombus," which is not a bad name, but apparently, the band's name is "Uncle Rhombus."
Uncle Rhombus plays a style of music that is "across the board," Schuemann said, designed to attract groupies from all walks of life.
Schuemann said he is excited to get back on the Steamboat stage again. For more information about the band, visit unclerhombus.com.
Proper fares well
Up-and-coming teenage photographer Madison Proper did well at her first one-person, one-night art show Friday at Geeks Garage. The room was packed. The spinach dip was great, and she sold two photographs.
If the bar tabs are any indication, it seems that John Sotter fans know how to party.
On Friday night, Sotter played at the Hahn's Peak Cafe to a full house. By the end of the night, the bar had run out of Jack Daniel's.
Sotter's wireless harmonic mic allowed him to walk into the audience and jam out at people's tables -- sometimes on people's laps.
Sotter played until well after midnight even though he was exhausted from skiing a day on the slush and adjusting to the altitude change after his recent arrival from sea level. Sotter ended his last song still rocking out while lying on the floor.
End of season
Levelz was packed Saturday night for an end-of-season party featuring The Plagiarists, American Relay and Gyrus.
As promised, Gyrus rocked the house with a good helping of Ween covers and originals. They sounded great.
By Sunday night, most of Steamboat barely could stand up. And so it was that everyone leaned against the walls at Tripp Hartigan's end-of-season party, listening to the rock 'n' roll stylings of the Sick Byrd Trio. Mid-set, Scott Glackman scooped himself off a chair and walked to the microphone for a jaw harp jam with the band.
-- Autumn Phillips