This Saturday, we return to our old stomping grounds, Federal Jack’s in Kennebunk, Maine, to play a 2-1/2 hour free show. The music starts at 10, and most importantly, it will be the Cassavettes debut of Josh Kiggans. Allow me to briefly tell you a bit “Kigor” (I am hoping that nickname takes).
1) First of all, he is a fashionable dresser. His “look” is always so effortless. Trust me on this. I notice these things.
2) He has personally met Vic Firth…since Vic is his boss. You’re probably fairly impressed with that if you are a drummer, know a drummer, or own “Ultimate Realistic Rock” by Carmine Appice.
3) He plays music so frequently that you wonder how he has time for other things in life (his wonderful girlfriend, Vic, etc). His projects include The Doctors Fox, Abbie Barrett, Left Hand Does, and yes, world famous Glenn Yoder & His Merry Band. I first saw him play as a sub for Girls Guns & Glory and was later connected to him via The Shills and GGG’s ex-bass player. Which is to say, he is a man about town.
4) He owns his own house. AND it’s a nice house. This factoid is meant to convey the responsible nature of Kigor, but also, come on, how many young dudes do you know who own their own house? Really.
So, now you know a bit about our new little drummer boy. He will be manning the kit and filling the large void left by Matthew James Snow, our drummer of the past 5+ years. Josh has also had to learn about 25 songs in two practices, so this Saturday will be a fun experiment. Drop the Kigor in, make the Kigor swim his way out.
Come on down to Federal Jack’s and take in the tunes. It’s FREE! In fact, we’ll be there three times in the next four weeks, so come and get it! If you come to all the shows, you can watch what we will call “The Evolution of Kigor.” Should be fun!
Cassavettes at Federal Jack’s
8 Western Ave. (Just before the bridge into Kennebunkport)
DATES: Oct. 16, Oct. 30, Nov. 5
TIME AND COST: 10 p.m. shows, free