The Gold Top Arriveth

The Gold Top Arriveth
Last year Gibson did a limited run of reissue Les Paul Gold top guitars with P90 pickups. I attempted to order one but they sold out very quickly and then started showing up on eBay at a premium. I kept an eye out for one in smaller local stores, but never came up with one. ...

Thoughts On The 3/5 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 3/5 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Saturday 3/5 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at The Triple Door in Seattle. This performance marked the 16th anniversary of the band. The show was sold out over a week in advance, and we knew this one was going to be a great party. When we arrived for load-in there were already people in ...

The Twin Report

The Twin Report
In a previous post I outlined the need for some maintenance on my Fender 65 Twin Reissue. This amp is the workhorse for my gigs with The Dudley Manlove Quartet. Over the past year I’ve noticed that the tone seemed less dimensional than before, and that I seemed to be lacking clean headroom at gigs. ...

Thoughts On The 2/11 1 Uppers Performance

Thoughts On The 2/11 1 Uppers Performance
On Friday 2/11 the 1 Uppers performed at Conor Byrne in Ballard, along with our friends Ranieros and Side Saddle. We’ve performed at Conor Byrne many times and we’re getting to have a good solid following in that club. The staff is always friendly and supportive of bands, which makes it all the more fun ...

Thoughts On The 2/5 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 2/5 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at The Showbox in Seattle. This shows was a double bill with our friends Super Diamond, and held a lot of promise for being a popular event. About four days before this event we were informed that all advance tickets had been sold, and that the Showbox ...

The Twin Goes To The Spa

The Twin Goes To The Spa
This week I dropped my 65 Twin Reissue for some routine maintenance including replacing some tubes, and tightening up tube sockets. The amp generally rides in a flight case when being transported, so it’s in pretty good condition. The biggest environmental impact to my amp is probably the temperature and humidity of the northwest. So ...

Thoughts On The 1/19 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

Thoughts On The 1/19 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance
On Wednesday 1/19 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at a private corporate party. This show marked the debut of substitute keyboardist Chris Joss, who is filling in for a few months while Mack Grout is off exploring the world. Chris and I went to high school together, performing in jazz band and occasionally noodling around. ...

New Year’s Eve

We’re nearly ready for another amazing New Year’s Eve show. The members of The Dudley Manlove Quartet are putting the final polishing on our new songs, along with some classic faves. Join us for a crazy fun night and ring in 2011 with style!

Dudley Manlove Quartet New Year’s Eve Bash

Dudley Manlove Quartet New Year's Eve Bash
Ring in 2011 with the Dudley Manlove Quartet and special guests Rat City Brass at the Sunset Tavern in Ballard! Tickets for the New Year’s Eve bash are $20 in advance and are available at Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/136479 . The show begins at 10PM, but get there early to stake out a spot and ...

Thoughts On The 10/30 Dudley Manlove Quartet Performance

On Saturday 10/30 The Dudley Manlove Quartet performed at the Sunset in Ballard. This was our annual Halloween Ball. When we arrived for load-in, the bar manager told us the show had sold out in advance! That’s a great start for this kind of event. Following our tradition, we always perform part of the night ...