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

Friday, July 22, 2016

Go Ahead, Do Your Worst.

Hello everybody welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face and The Midnight Devils.  I have something very exciting to announce, last weeks blog reached over 750 views which is a new record.  HAHA.  That's all I am going to say about that.  Let's move on.  This weekend we have some amazing things happening.  Tonight we have decided as a group to take the evening off and go out to the KISS concert for one big bash.  That's right probably one of the most influential bands on our musical careers is in town and Sniper and I will be singing loud and proud from the front row.  Saturday, The Midnight Devils' acoustic rock n roll tour will be making a return visit to The Backroom Lounge in Glenwood, IA.  This will be a 7 PM show and The Backroom Lounge will be a stop on the Ragbrai Bicycle Tour across Iowa.  That means lots of bikes, craziness, and of course some damn wild Rock N Roll.  Also don't miss my radio show also called HAIR IN THE AIR, on Saturday night at 10 PM CST on 101.9 The Keg.  This weekend we party.  Finally on Monday I will be making a special trip back to my hometown of Fremont, NE to get some much needed ink therapy from my great friend Travis at Punx Tattoo and Body Piercing.  Don't worry I will keep you updatesd with pictures along the way.  We can't wait to see you all really soon.  Don't forget next Friday, July 29th 3D In Your Face will be playing at The Buffalo County Fair in Kearney at The Buffalo Corral before and after The Bret Michaels concert.

Check out a great new album review just in from our good buddy Arttie at Glitter2Gutter

After the stellar performance of last weeks blog I'm feeling the pressure to recreate something magical again.  As many of you know playing in a band is probably one of the most stressful jobs you can have.  Trust me if it was easy everyone would do it.  AC/DC wrote "It's A Long Way To The Top" and I think everyone musician slugging it out on the road still has a special place in their hearts for that song.  Last week we were scheduled to play at JD's in Kearney.  Kearney is roughly a three hour drive for us pulling a trailer full of gear.  We departed from our gas station around 1 PM and planned on being there for load in around 4 PM plus any stops.  We get about an hour outside of Omaha to Lincoln, NE and BOOM, a tire on our trailer blows.  Everyone was freaking out but Hot Rod calmly limped the trailer into town.  We lucked out and came across a service shop.  It was closed but by chance a tire salesman was in the garage and decided out of the goodness of his heart to help us.  We replace one tire then found that a second tire was about to blow.  Two new trailer tires later and about an hour behind schedule we hit the road in high spirits.  Another hour down the road and the trailer begins to smoke.  Not again.  We pull over and get out on the interstate with trucks flying by only to realize that the wheel bearing on one of the axles had gone out.  Damn! What now?  Mind you we have never cancelled a show in 17 years but we were seriously considering it.  

We limped the trailer to a truck stop at Aurora, NE and started to scamble.  The mechanic on duty wouldn't help us.  We tried to fix it ourselves in the parking lot but the roter was damaged.  Finally we made a call to a Uhaul rental in Grand Island, NE and they hooked us up with a 17 foot truck.   With the Captain's hat on and Sniper riding shotgun we busted our asses back, unloaded the trailer, and loaded up the Uhaul.  Back on the road and another hour's drive to go.  We made it to Kearney at around 7:15 PM about three hours later then we expected.  No room service before the show.  We all chipped in and got the show up and running in about two hours.  The guys at JD's were so amazing and very understanding.  Anybody else would've cut their loses and cancelled the gig.  We finally hit the stage at around 10 PM and didn't let up on the gas until 1 AM.  The show was insane.  Kearney is always wild but that night there must've been something in the air.  We said goodbye to our Kearney family and started packing it all back up in the truck.  By 2:30 AM the truck was rolling down the highway towards Omaha and aside from a roadcase falling on my foot, overall it was a great night.  Those are the kind of nights you remember.  A couple years down the line when we are still out navigating the Rock N Roll highways and bi-ways we will be telling this story to pass the time.  We fear nothing.  Bring on your worst.  


Sam Spade

Sunday, July 10, 2016

What Really Happened Last Night?

Hello renegades, welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face and The Midnight Devils. I'm going to try and take another pass at this weeks blog.  First of all I need to apologize for posting the last blog.  It was up for a few hours and I was promptly advised to take it down.  More on that later.  After taking the last blog down I wasn't sure what to even write or say on our behalf.  I was stumped.  Before I dive into the juicy stuff I have to let you know where we are going to be this weekend.  Friday, July 15th The Midnight Devils will be making our debut at The American Dream outdoor stage in Omaha, NE.  This show will be a free show starting at 10 PM.  Saturday 3D In Your Face is hitting the road to our home away from home, Kearney, NE.  We will be participating in the annual Kearney Cruise Night with a full blown rock n roll party at JD's at 9 PM.  Two huge shows this week and we can't wait to see all of you wild animals out there on the road.

So now for the good stuff.  What really happened to us last week.  Well let me tell you that nothing happened.  Nothing that hasn't been happening to guys in our position for the last 40 years.  We are renegades living an unconventional life and for some people that's hard to accept.  As long as we have the amazing support of all you, we aren't worried about a damn thing.  To be %100 honest I wrote the last blog on Sunday when I got home.  I was pissed and humilited and I wanted to tell my side of the story.  I wrote down exactly what I remembered and posted.  Sniper contacted me and simply said "Bro do you really want to air this dirty laundry on the internet?"  I was even more pissed but I reluctantly took down the tell all blog.  I wanted to rally the troops, I wanted to avenge the fans, I wanted to make my stand and not back down from these low lifes.  I was inspired and riding a white horse of justice right down the throats of all those people that were talking shit.  I let it cool and didn't say anything.  Then I talked with somebody that said "Why do you even need to give them the time of day?  Isn't living well the ultimate revenge?  Don't you have bigger fish to fry that some small town that didn't appreciate you?"  I was even more pissed but knew they were right.  I had wasted all this time acknowledging the hate and condemming it when really I was just furthing the negativity.  Boom.  There's where my mistake was.  I jump on the negativity train and wasn't getting off.  You don't deserve that and I can't promote that.  So to make a long story short I need to thank Sniper for telling me to take down the negative blog I posted about last weekends show.  My eyes were clouded by anger and I didn't want to be silenced.

I wrote last weeks blog not out of malice and not from a bad place.  I just wanted to say my peace and let people know that they can't just get away with hateful actions.  I wanted to be the guy that was defiant in the face of overwhelming odds.  I wanted to say all those things that I couldn't say on the microphone when the shit was hitting the fan.  5 days later and I'm over it.  It happen we learned a few things the hard way and we have our fans to thank for getting us out of a very tough situation.  For all of you that got the chance to read the blog about our adventure well then you know how it went and I am sorry for preaching my negativity on you.  That was never my intention.  We are a family and we stick together good or bad.  For those of you that were actually at the show, hey at least we have a killer story to tell later in life.  It's still only Rock N Roll and I think I have the best job on the planet.  I want to end this weeks blog with the last paragraph from the original post I took down.
Last paragraph from original blog post 07-09-16
"The only reason that I wrote this blog was to show how much hate was displayed by these people to a couple of guys that came into their town with long hair and makeup.  The Midnight Devils have always taken pride in what we do on stage and off stage.  We always push to carry ourselves as a professional band in public.  We play shows all year long and travel long hours to bring a high energy rock n roll show to people that deserve it.  We are defiant, we are rebellious, we swear to much, wear to much eye shadow, and down right love the music we play.  We also love our fans and couldn't have made it this far without you.  We might not have made it out of that bar without all of you behind us.  Fly that flag of Rock n Roll and never back down when someone challenges you.  Be different, be yourself, and do what makes you happy.  Never let some drunken locals or bar owners tell you how to live your life.  Live like a renegade."

Always Loud
Forever Proud
Sam Spade

Friday, July 1, 2016

Keep On Moving, Keep On Believing

Hello everybody and welcome to HAIR IN THE AIR, The Official Blog of 3D In Your Face.  Big holiday weekend is upon us as we celebrate the 4th of July.  Hopefully you have huge plans that involove blowing up your neighbors mailbox or recycling bin.  As for Sniper and I we are heading out on the road for a little "legal-in-select-states" rock n roll action.  Our acoustic duo, The Midnight Devils, will be doing a very cool four day running starting tonight in DeWeese, NE at The Blackshirt Liquor show around 9 or 10 PM.  3D In Your Face played The Blackshirt Liquor almost three years ago and we are very excited to be making a return visit with our acoustic rock n roll circus.  Saturday we head to Grand Island, NE for our debut at The Glass Bar 10 PM.  We have so many great fans in Grand Island and we are excited to be celebrating Indepence Day with you people.  Sunday we move the party from the bar to the lake with our debut at Lakeshore Marina at (Hairy) Johnson Lake near Lexington, NE.  Then we head all the way back across the state for a 1 PM show in Beebeetown, IA on July 4th at The Twisted Tail.  In just a few hours we will be packing up the rental van to head west for some trouble and some good old American fun.  We seriously can't wait to see all of you.  Some it's been quite a long time and for some it's time to cut loose like we did last week.  Either way I anticipate some good stories from this little tour.

I can safely start this weeks blog by saying I was surprised by the commotion that last week's blog caused.  The entire goal was to simply squash any rumors or speculation and get the facts straight from the source.  As with all things people took it much differently that I had intended but that's totally ok.  3D In Your Face is still alive and well.  The entire reason that we put The Midnight Devils together and have been busting our asses with this band is to answer that call of the wild that seems to be raging inside 24/7.  It's that pure desire to play our music in different cities and the joy that it brings us and our fans.  We thrive as a live Rock N Roll band.  There is no other feeling in the world that can take us to that place.  Lost In The Volume is an album full of songs that express that sympathy.  Pardon my French but everyone's life is fucked up, everyone has bad shit going on, everyone's job is terrible.  There has to be some bright light at the end of that tunnel and for all us out there that light is Rock N Roll music.  It's dirty, it's from the heart, it's alive, it's dangerous, and I'm damn proud of it.  When the chips are down and you put your trust in the music and the music alone, there's no telling how far you can go.  The songs and the lyrics become personal.  They speak to you in ways that your friends or family couldn't understand.  It's a time and a place and it can get wild as hell.

I know I'm not alone when I describe that feeling.  We get that same feeling playing live, seeing peole get off on our tunes.  This weekend we head out and leave our lives in Omaha behind.  I feel like an apostle for the great word of Rock N Roll, it too can change your life if you let it.  The Midnight Devils have become something I am very proud of.  We are doing it on our own terms from city to city.  It's stripped down to the basic essence of what makes the music great in the first place.  When you open yourself up like that it ressonates with audiences no matter what they listen to.  For now I need to get some sleep before my 7 AM interview.  Just know that even though things are rocky over on this side I still have The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street playing as I write this and it makes me feel that somehow everything is going to be ok.  Keep writing, keep believing, and keep on moving.  The music wont let you down.


Sam Spade