Bloomfield Bridge Tavern

Back in 2012 I decided I was going to drink more whiskey.  Beer is well and good, I reasoned, but does not capture the class and sophistication that I wish to exude, sweatlike, through my pores.  My band at the time, a scruffy old time ensemble called the Sidewalk String Band, had been called upon to be the featured artist at an open mic night at the Bloomfield Bridge Tavern, and I took this as an opportunity to make good on my promise to myself.

There was a good crowd that night, so one double Crown on the rocks became 2, then 3.  I took an empty slot for myself and did the facebook stalking song and the one I wrote about Game of Thrones, the setup of which requires more time than the song itself.  Reception was mixed.

After being presented with a $33 bar tab, I remembered why I mostly drank Yuengling, and stumbled home to Shadyside.

This Saturday I make my triumphant return to the BBT with Bad Custer, along with The Dark Lines and Chrome Moses.  We have played with the latter in Brookline and at Brillobox, so I'm glad that our B-named venue streak is continuing.  They are a great complement to Bad Custer, as like us they are a tight power trio with an edge.  The Dark Lines were gracious enough to organize this show, and I'm looking forward to sharing the stage with them.  Their taste in posters is impeccable.


For the low, low price of $5, you too can be a part of the evening.  Go here to RSVP, and we hope to see you out there.  Whether you prefer cheapo Yuengling or pricey spirits, I have it on good authority that the folks at the BBT are stocked to the gills.

-Phil