The Official Blog Of The Glam Slam Big Haired Bad Boys Out Of Omaha, NE, 3D In Your Face

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The First Step.

Hello everybody and welcome back to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  We are officially celebrating Halloween this week on HAIR IN THE AIR.  Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and we can't wait to celebrate this Spook-Tacular festival with all of you this Friday night, Oct. 31st at The 21st Saloon.  Of course there will be costume contests and the party will rage deep into that dark dark night.  A Rock N Roll costume ball the likes of which you have never seen before.  A special thank you to everyone that came out last Friday.  To all those that traveled and busted their asses to get to our shows a special thank you.  Also to all of you that weren't feeling the best but still made it out the biggest thank you of all.  Thank you to everyone in Salem, NE and to the Big Red Inn for hosting a spectacular party.  We had a blast and can't wait to make it back to your neck of the woods again.  There's just something about a haunted bar with great coffee around Halloween that really gets me going.  This Saturday, Nov. 1st we will be taking the night off to support our brother Sniper as he plays a reunion show at The Chrome Lounge.  Join the rest of the boys as we hang out and relax while Sniper does the dishes.  It's almost as if we can't get enough of each other.  Hanging out on our day off.  That's a true family.  Also don't forget my radio show Hair In The Air, Saturday night at 8 PM on 101.9 The Keg.

This weeks blog is kind of a vent for me.  So if you don't mind indulging me I need to blow off some steam.  Now that summer is over usually this is when things seem to slow down.  Not the case and not that I even want things to slow down.  We are on a collision course with something big and I don't even know what it is.  I just keep putting my head down and plowing through the work like I own the place.  Shows are lining up and starting to come in for the summer.  We are making plans to shoot a new video and there is a ton of red tape that comes along with that.  I believe we are doing things that few other bands at our level are doing.  I am so proud and honored but I am also stressed out beyond belief.  For some reason I can't seem to get caught up.  This is mostly my fault as I hold myself to this unreal standard of writing, practicing, playing, networking, and still having a life outside of the band.  The work just never seems to get caught up.  I am one of those guys that thinks of something I need to get accomplished, writes it down on a list, and rarely ever gets back to it.  I have lists covering my desk of stuff I was supposed to do.  I always seem to run out of time in the day.  So to those I have forgotten to text back, message, or call I am sorry.  It's not that I don't love you I just plain and simply forgot.

The piece of advice I got today as I was having a nuclear melt down was only work on the stuff you can accomplish right now.  Another cup of coffee and I started to plow through my radio show, my interview, and my blog like a man on a mission.  There is no resting here.  I hold myself to this high standard but it's only because I have a dream and I know that I am going to have to fight tooth and nail everyday to accomplish that dream.  No one is going to hand it to you on a platter.  You are better off keeping your head down and you nose to the grind stone.  3D In Your Face has come a long way in the past year and I am so very proud of everything that we have accomplished but honestly I want more.  I am not ready to sit back and watch yet.  I am going to push even harder.  What can I accomplish right now?  I can accomplish any damn thing that I want to, except for finding my e-cig charger.  That thing is good and lost.  Tonight I am happy to say that I finished the new script for the video and that is something to be proud of.  The Hair In The Air Halloween special is written and I have my costume kind-of-ready for Friday's show.  It will all work out, I always have Thursday.  I want to leave you with this.  When that mountain looks unclimable, don't give up before you even take the first step.  Who knows maybe it isn't as steep as it looks and most likely you will find a friend that will help you along the way.


In memory of Jack Bruce, Cream 1943-2014.

Sam Spade

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Matt, Our Beloved Guitar Tech. Special Guest Blogger Dax.

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  I have a very special blog for you people today.  Before we get to the good stuff.  I want to thank everyone of you that came out to wish us a fond farewell last week at The 21st Saloon.  It was great to see so many good friends all there to send us off in style.  I don't think we would have made the long miles and lack of sleep without your smiling faces cheering us on.  The trip was a complete success.  We made all of our flights on time.  We got to the venue on time.  We even got in some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside that is Minnesota.  To be honest with you I think this was one of the best trips the band has ever taken.  I hope we have more exactly like this one.  Not to mention we met some pretty amazing people up in the great North.  Some amazing people that knew how to throw one hell of a party.  I don't think we really knew what we were instore for.  Thank you once again to everyone involved from the crew and techs to the people back home keeping up with our adventure via Facebook and Twitter.  We are back at it again this week.  Friday, Oct. 24th come down to the 21st Saloon and welcome us back Home Sweet Home and then wish us off again.  Saturday, Oct. 25th we will be taking a road trip to Salem, NE for a return visit to The Big Red Inn.  This will be a Halloween Costume Party so don't miss the chance to get dressed up and do a little Monster Mash.  Oh that's good.  Also I will be doing a live interview Friday morning with Jeff from Sunny 101.3 FM Falls City.  Be sure and tune in and let them know you are listening.  I will have the time posted as soon as I get it.

Now I have been doing HAIR IN THE AIR religiously for the past three years and I have officially decided that I want to involve my other bandmates in this writing endeavor.  So naturally I talked with Dax and he was all about doing a little writing for the blog.  Last week we didn't get the chance to celebrate our Guitar Tech Matt's birthday like we wanted to.  Unfortunately things came up and we were out of town.  So here is a special blog designed by Dax, where he asks Matt the tough questions.
If you haven't yet got a chance to speak with Matt he is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  A true Metal Head and lover of fine Tequilas.  Matt has been with the group now for around 6 months and trust me when I tell you he puts up with a lot of shit.  Mostly from Sniper.  It must be a military thing.  Next time you see Matt whether on stage or in the shadows go up and shake his had.  Tell him "Thank you".  It's been our pleasure as a band to share the stage with Matt and I hope this amazing releationship last for a long time.

Here is Dax's interview with Matt

How long have you been secretly wishing the band would switch to 70's funk music?
I would love to do some 70s funk...Brick House, Play That Funky Music White Boy, Kung Fu Fighting, the theme to Shaft...It would be an amazing change up to 80s metal!

What is the weirdest thing you have seen a band member eat on the road? 

The weirdest thing eaten wouldn't be so weird as questionable. Pulling into a gas station at 3AM and eating anything that was probably made the evening before and has been kept warm.... Or the mass consumption of junk food.

What's your drink of choice?
Drink of choice would be coke over ice...alcohol would be tequila on the rocks, squeeze of lime.

How many birthdays have you shared with the band?
Actually only one, but the band didn't know it last year. This year I had a very nice speaker phone happy birthday song from the band that made my night!

Best and worst shows?
The worst show was the one in Kansas that didn't happen due to weather. The early shows where I didn't know what was going on kind of sucked.
The best show, they are all good. I did like the one in Ames, Nebraska, at the roadhouse where the kid got up and played bass at the end.

If you could play any instrument in the band what would it be?
I wish I could play the drums. I tested in elementary school and rated as marginal for having rhythm. 

What song do you miss seeing the band cover?
Shotgun Messiah Heartbreak Blvd...followed by Whitesnake Bad Boys.
What's the one piece of gear you want the most?
1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard, of course.

Where would you want to tour the most?
Japan...they go crazy for rock and I love yakisoba

If you could sit in for one band as the guitarist who would it be?
It would have to be Zeppelin, maybe doing an Ozzy show would be a close second.

Thanks for your time Matt. It was a pleasure talking with you.


There you have it friends. Dax's debut on HAIR IN THE AIR with a killer interview from our guitar tech and birthday boy Matt. Thanks for reading



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Aces High

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Offiicial Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Our outside tour is finally over.  Thank you so much to everyone that came out last weekend to support us.  The 21st Saloon was off the hook and our debute at the new American Dream Hang Out was amazing.  There were so many amazing people in the audience.  So many friends and family.  These last two shows really just were an honor to play.  This week we are launching one of the biggest endeavors 3D In Your Face has ever seen.  Saturday, Oct. 18th we will be flying to Minneapolis, jumping in a rental car, driving north towards Canada and eventually perform in the great town of Grand Rapids, MN.  This will be our first fly date as a band and we are celebrating by throwing a "Going Away" party at The 21st Saloon on Friday, Oct. 17th.  Each and everyone of you are invited to come and send us off in true 3D In Your Face Army fashion.  Bring the cake, presents, and party favors.  This is going to be one hell of a weekend.  Don't worry I will be posting tons of pictures and videos of our adventure up in the great white north.

Do you have a copy of our new album "Midnight Devils".  Please help support independent music.  Please help keep Rock N Roll alive.  This is our pride and joy and our heart and soul.  Not to mention if you purchase this album it will be signed and personalized by all four band members.  We will ship around the world.  Order today.

Midnight Devils Hard Copy Sign CD

Midnight Devils Digital Download

As I mentioned above this a very special week for all of us in the band.  We have know about this trip for a while and we are beyond excited to get out and spread the word and represent you heavy metal maniacs to the great people of Minnesota.  A fly date is a very holy thing for any band.  Some bands have experienced this more than others.  Bigger national bands fly out all the time.  For us this will be our first trip together and a huge step in the momentum of 3D In Your Face.   Not only will this be a good amount of miles logged for us but this will also be a great moral boost for the band.  Nothing get's the boys rallied together like spending hours and hours traveling, telling jokes, laughing, and doing everything as a cohesive band unit.  As a younger musician looking on I was always so jealous of bands that would fly into a huge show, Rock the house down, pack up and fly out.  It's the ultimate Rock N Roll experience.  I always said that one day this would be me.  Eventually I would be that guy.   Well this Saturday I get my first crack at it.  To say I am a little nervous would be an understatement.  Luckily I will be taking on this adventure with my best friends and family so there really isn't anything to be worried about.  Don't miss the wake up call, don't pack something stupid, don't forget any equipment, don't get seperated from the group, don't forget to use the bathroom before any extensive travel.  Check check.  I totally have this.

To be honest with you I love flying.  The whole experience is so crazy.  I think the airports are like some weird space time continume that only occurs at certain locatioins in certain cities.  There are tons of people frantically running around, nobody is happy but nobody is really mad.  Everybody is always just in the constant holding pattern (no pun intended).  Get your coffee, get your book, get your neck pillow.  Wait.  Look out the window and wonder if that is your plane.  Wait.  Eat something that is terrible for you and drink more coffee.  Wait.  Feel sick and tired but still slightly excited that you may be boarding soon.  Wait.  Get on plane.  Wait.  Get on runway.  Wait.  Take off.  That the fun part.  Wait.  Order drink.  Wait.  I love it.  Then when you finally attive, the big race to exit the plane, find your luggage, and get the hell out of this crazy parrallel universe begins.  The whole thing seems almost ridiculous.  Where do I sign up.  The fact that I get to do this with my partners in crime only makes this whole thing seem like a big fun dance party.   I don't think I will be able to stop smiling on Saturday no matter how much sleep I don't get the night before.  Come out this Friday, Oct. 17th and wish us a fond farwell.  I'll try and bring back a souvenier for each and every one of you.



Sam Spade

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Spade's Guerilla Publicity Chapter 1

HELLO! Metal heads and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR.  The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  As summer turns to fall faster than any of us really expected, we are right on the heals of some huge impending news.  Right now even though you are the HAIR IN THE AIR faithful I can't spill the beans on what we have planned for the month of October but just know that this is good news and you are all going to be blown away.  The creative machine is starting to gain steam and we will be pumping out some great stuff for all of you real soon.  As soon as I get the OK to announce this believe me that you guys will be the first to know.  Until then we continuing on the fall tour as planned.  Our "3 Sheets To The Wind Residency" is still happening every Friday Night.  This Friday, Oct. 10th we will be at The 21st Saloon for another night of insane debauched sleazetastic Rock N Roll.  Saturday Oct. 11th we will be playing our last outdoor show of the season.  A very special night of live loud 80's heavy metal at The American Dream Barclub in Omaha, NE.  I want to thank everyone that came out to support us last week and especially those people that made both shows and hung out with us all weekend.  We are one giant crazy family and I always love seeing your faces.  You truly make me smile.  Every week I look forward to seeing who will be there in the crowd looking back at me.  You know who you are.

We are very excited to announce that our new album "Midnight Devils" is now available in CD hard copy form in Omaha, NE at Down The Rabbit Hole Tobacco Store and Retro Clothing on 108th and Q st.  Also we now have CD hard copies available at Unlimited Vapes in Benson. 3D In Your Face proudly endorses Unlimited Vapes and uses their vaping products.

For this weeks blog I wanted to write something very cool and meanigful (I always think I need to write the most eliquente composition of all time for every blog).  A friend of mine suggested I just go into depth a little bit about the promotions/publicity side that I am involved in.  Every since I was in Bandit Sound (This was one of the punk bands I played for in Lincoln) I aimed to try and get us published and played everywhere.  I really didn't know what the hell I was doing but hey you have to start somewhere.  Once I joined 3D In Your Face I realized the publicity potential we had.  The look, the image, and the music was easily excessible to people all over the world.  I started simply by shooting out emails to newspapers and radio stations.  I soon realized that not only can you send one email but the trick is to send the follow-up email.  Most industry people are just as busy as I am and get tons of emails a day.  This is where the follow-up comes in.  A non-response doesn't necissarily mean "no".  Persistence is the name of the game. Persistence must also be equal to politness.  There is nothing worse than receiving emails that dont have the common courtesies of "Please" and "Thank you".  I believe that internet radio and podcasts are the wave of the future when it comes to media distribution.  My goal was and still is to search out every radio station on the internet and get our song in rotation.  Granted this is a lofty goal but it doesn't cost me or the band any money.  I have made some very good friends through these random contacts.

To be honest with you it's all about the publicity.  Getting our names, images, and tunes out in the public without any management or label representation.  They call this DIY, punk rock, or simply indpendent (and proud of it).  My other goal was and still is to get a radio, TV, or newspaper interview in every city that we are playing a show.  The trick for this type of publicity is to not only be persistent but give the reporter a store to report.  I have sent thousands of emails to reporters and editors and I have recieved more "No's" than "Yes lets do an interview", but you can't let those "No's" get you down.  My inspiration, is that one day down the line each one of those ass holes that said no will be begging for an interview.  For each "Yes" I realize that these people are taking a chance on 3D In Your Face and that my interview must be professional, entertaining, and punctiual.  And don't forget the "Thank You" email afterwards.  Always be a real person it comes across in everything you do.  I never send out cut and copy emails.  You can always tell on the other end when you have recieved a cut and copy email.  Take the time to meet people.  This I feel will come back around to help you in the end.  This is just a glimpse into what I have officially dubbed Spade's Guerilla Publicity.