Tour Diary: Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity check in from the road on their first tour

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The scene in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Over the next few weeks, we will be following Project Aspect (Jay Jaramillo) and Unlimited Gravity (Ronnie Weberg) as they tour around the country on their first national tour. The pair have grown together collectively in the scene as the Mile High Sound Movement. The two will crisscross the country before returning to Denver on Saturday, March 1, for a show at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. In the meantime, these rising producers will check in from the road to share the struggles of tour life.

See Also: Tour Diary: Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity check in from Kearney, Nebraska

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Tour Diary: Project Aspect and Unlimited Gravity check in from the road on their first tour

Categories: On The Road

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Over the next few weeks, we will be following Project Aspect (Jay Jaramillo) and Unlimited Gravity (Ronnie Weberg) as they tour around the country on their first national tour. The pair have grown together collectively in the scene as the Mile High Sound Movement. The two will crisscross the country before returning to Denver on Saturday, March 1, for a show at Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. In the meantime, these rising producers will check in from the road to share the struggles of tour life.

See also: Jay Jaramillo gives back with the Mile High Sound Movement

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Lauren Larson of Ume: "I want to help lead a whole new generation of female musicians."

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See Also: Q&A with Ted Stevens of Cursive, sharing the bill this Sunday.

At this point, much has been mythologized about the badassery of Ume (due at the Larimer Lounge this Sunday, February 12). The heavy-rocking Texas trio is fronted by an almost precociously petite blonde, but Lauren Larson has a leg up on her stereotype -- and another one up on her amp. "Yeah, I get it, I'm a girl," she moans from the band's home in Austin in another stereotype -- the pretty Southern drawl. "And I rock. In fact, we've all got it. It's like, 'Let's move on now.'" From here, she'd like you to give your shit about her band's live reputation instead.

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West Coast travelogue part two: Night of Joy, Lust-Cats of the Gutters and Sara Century come home

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Kentaro Murai
Lust-Cats of the Gutters in Moscow, Idaho
There is something really awesome about being able to wake up and look at a day and think, I'm probably going to be in at least two states during the course of the next 24 hours. This is the epitome of what tour feels like, when it's going well, anyway. Our stay in Portland was a continuation of the first week of greatness, as we crashed out in the attic of our friends and Colorado transplants, Mali and Dave. We had a day off to shop, eat and catch up with people we knew in the city before playing an awesome show with Best Supporting Actress (also made up of Colorado transplants) and Guantanamo Baywatch.

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West Coast travelogue: Night of Joy, Lust-Cats of the Gutters and Sara Century check in

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Lydo Le
Night of Joy, Tempe, Arizona
I realized when we started planning this tour that, from talking with my friends (both band and non-band people) about the endeavor, there was a little bit of mystery as to how this level of touring works. The level at which my band, Night of Joy, operates -- I guess I would call it DIY -- is pretty normal for groups of our style, though I wouldn't generalize our experience as across-the-board by any means (each band's tour experience is different).

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Sour Boy, Bitter Girl wind up in a ditch and meet some puppies at Waffle House

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Click to enlarge. Photo courtesy of BJ Buttice.
Fort Collins' Sour Boy, Bitter Girl started 2011 with a weeklong tour of our neighboring states, playing shows in Kansas, Missouri, Texas and New Mexico. They released a record last year, but this was mostly a "because we can" situation. These sorts of tours, however brief, can be pivotal moments in bands' careers and see them facing... unusual challenges. Which is why we're introducing a new feature where we gather reports from the road.

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