Northside Lounge – Hold Up the Show 1997

The makings of a rock band and all that history. Very interesting blog about the band that’s producing the soundtrack for The Tramp…

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There’s no better place to start the chronicle of this band than in the middle of the beginning. The most memorable show for me never happened, because Gerard chopped off the tip of his middle finger on his left hand. You can’t play the bass like that.

But that didn’t really matter, because the venue got robbed at gun point before we ever got onstage.

Northside Lounge on Florida Ave, Tampa, FL, 1996 Northside Lounge on Florida Ave, Tampa, FL, 1996

Tampa, FL 1996 – The Northside Lounge. Gerard and I had been playing for long enough with our drummer Mickey, and it was the moment for exposure. What better place to start than a standing gig at a dive bar situated on Nebraska Avenue between Fletcher and Busch Blvd, Tampa’s notorious red-light district.

I don’t remember which of us originally found the “opportunity”, but I do remember that we took it seriously. At the time, I lived in…

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