I think the video explains it all…

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Our show last night at Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, CT was pretty sick. We received a killer response and decided to let some of the locals re-name our songs. Alta Mira from Albany, NY was very impressive and our blood brothers, Social Hero, blew us away as always. We’re really looking forward to bringing them up to Boston to kick off our show at CHURCH on Friday, April 2ND! They’re a bunch of super great dudes from NYC and they straight up know how to rock the stage. Other notable tidbits from our trip include a grueling 3 hour drive there and back which consisted of periodic flatulence and obsessive consumption of energy drinks. I can say now that I “feel” (as I write this on the can) that we’ve probably eaten enough meat gun product (taco bell) and egg frisbees (Micky D’s) for the month. I’m curious as to how the other guys are fairing right now. Special thanks to Super 8 – our preferred hotel of choice – for being so hospitable and yet making us feel so uncomfortable at check in. At least there was AC that we couldn’t shut off and a total of 1 towel for us all to share in the morning!

That’s all for now. We’ve got lots of exciting stuff in the works, so stay tuned for an update in a few days!

RT

So, I found this video tape behind a dumpster at the Ninety-Nine in Chuck-Town last night (It’s a Superbowl tradition of mine to drink with the homeless). To my surprise it was my band, Roman Traffic, performing live on WZLX’s “Boston Emission’s”, with Anngelle Wood. So here it is! There was not much editing necessary (besides of course the Star Wars font), so enjoy and let us know what you think. The Acquired Attire rendition is next, stay tuned…

Matt

I was feeling a bit nostalgic today and came across a video of us from last years Rock n’ Roll Rumble. I kinda got the chills a bit listening and seeing all the love in the room. I thought you would too! Enjoy.

Hello Hello. Thanks to everybody who made it to our stripped down show at O’Brien’s! After weeks of rehearsing and rewriting our songs for this show, seeing all of you there really made it pay off. We’re working on getting some video up here so stay tuned for that!

Last weekend we played at Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, CT. Fun show. It was the first time we played our normal set in a while so it was good to rock out. The drive home felt like forever. We (and when I say “we”, I mean “I”) went the wrong way on the highway and had to drive for like 20 miles to get to an exit to turn around. Every mile after that was a struggle. We camped out at my compound out here in central Mass. It still smells like 5 unhygenic dudes in here. When we woke up we got breakfast at Dan’s Diner (Best Dan Breakfast in Town!) and got our oil changed by swindlers! After that, back to the compound for some quality Turbo Grafx male bonding. Alex destroyed us. For someone who gave up games ages ago, he’s still got it when it comes to one of the most obscure consoles of all time. After this rant I’m practicing.

This Saturday we are heading to NYC to play with our homies in Social Hero at the Ace of Clubs! Always a blast hanging out with those guys. So anyone in NYC that missed us on our fall tour with Keep Me Conscious, here’s your chance. We’ll be testing some new stuff on you guys before we go into hibernation for the winter. Oh don’t be sad, we’ll still be playing some shows here and there! The big plan is to get back into the swing of writing. We’ve got some pretty great ideas, but now it’s time to put them all together and make something spectacular. And if we can’t do spectacular, then we’ll just settle for something that passes as mediocre. But we’ll try our best!

Aaaaannnywho, we hope to see you all in New York this weekend. You all get one cheap shot for the Yankees for winning, but one only!

Love you,

steve

Yes, the much discussed Roman Traffic Stripped Down show is finally here! We’ve completely revamped our usual set so you can all come to a show where you can actually hear yourselves think! If you are thinking to yourself, “How is this going to work?”, go hear for yourself at our MySpace where we’ve posted “stripped” versions of Acquired Attire and Halls and Butchered Columns. Where did we get the inspiration for such an idea? Right here:

See you sexies at O’Brien’s! Doors are at 9pm!

steve

Happy Halloween!

November 2, 2009

Hello there! Hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

We were fortunate enough this year to celebrate Halloween twice. Last weekend we played at Dodge Street in Salem with KMC and High Tolerance. Man, what a great show. Always good to see a whole crowd rocking Halloween costumes a week before the actual holiday.

Here’s a sick video of the show, filmed by Bob Bowser from Keep Me Conscious and edited by the one and only Matty A!

Come back soon. We’ll be talking about this Friday’s special “Stripped Down” show!

Busy writing! Sort of…

October 18, 2009

Just got home from a nice full weekend of writing and recording between our practice space and Matt’s up-and-coming home studio. Not really stuff that you could call “new”, but some new renditions of some of our favorite songs from “Calico” and “Three Four”. Even though live and recorded our songs can come across as heavy, we’re finding that they work really well as scaled back, stipped down songs too. If you heard our performance on WZLX a few weeks back, we were really inspired by how a song like “Acquired Attire” came out as a less distorted, waltz-esque feeling song. So we’ve chosen 6 songs from our catalogue and done a similar overhaul on each of them. It’s really surprising how well they are coming together. We’ll be performing them all in this rendition on November 6th at O’Brien’s in Allston. We’ll post more details in the next week or so as the date approaches but we figured we owed everyone an update on what we’ve been doing to keep busy.

Also, check back this week for some details on this Saturday’s gig at Dodge Street Bar & Grille in Salem, MA with Keep Me Concious. If you’re like us and like Halloween so much that you want to celebrate it a week early, this is the show for you. More to come…

steve

Remember how I promised some news about a surprise show last night? Well here it is! This Friday, October 9th, we will be playing at the Pickled Onion with Keep Me Conscious for drummer Rob Wu’s birthday! We’re stoked to be sharing the stage with them again! Definitely make sure to come by, and pleeease, say hi to Rob when you’re there! He’s really a great guy, but he has a lot of different “looks”. So to help you spot him in the crowd, here’s a reference guide for you! I personally like him best in acid-wash jeans. Happy B Day Rob!

steve
RT

Stop watching the Heroes season premiere and read this. What’s that? You don’t watch Heroes? Good for you! You are an upstanding citizen with a brain!

For those of you that missed our last Boston gig (we have your names on a list) we are back from our tour and giving you another chance this Friday at TT the Bear’s Place this Friday! Do not wind up on the other list! We are supporting our good friends, The Lights Out, for their CD Release with Boston heroes (not the TV show) Township and Reverse! We’re on at 9pm so don’t give us your Sally-Face excuses! You can get tickets at the door, or you can be a big boy and purchase them in advance by clicking the link below:

THIS ONE!! CLICK ME!!

See you Friday!

Sorry for being such a jerk tonight. Especially to you Heroes fans. House premeired tonight too. Let’s make fun of those people next time. Together.

steve