In February, Leper had a couple shows that I was privileged to attend. The first show was at a sports bar/pizza pub in Aurora, IL - the city where Wayne's World was set. Unfortunately Wayne & Garth did not make an appearance on this night (though one person resembled Garth). Leper opened & played a set while screens should sports all around the room. The crowd was decent & some friends from other areas outside of Chicago were able to make the trip as well. I captured a new song possibly performed for the first time LIVE to an audience called Lies That Bind. It sounded good:
Lies That Bind by Leper
Filmed LIVE at Mike & Denise's in Aurora, Illinois on Saturday
February 7th, 2015.
I realized my friend Jonathan Hape would be in town so after I got home from work & enjoyed a quick dinner then made my way to The Burlington Bar. Jonathan is the one artist (so far) that I have been able to see play a show in every town that I have lived in during my adult life. Of course some of that is due to taking matters into my own hands & booking Jonathan (he was the first show I booked while a part of Covenant). Jonathan played on this night with some other interesting acts. Adam Glass was travelling with Jonathan so it was good to catch up with him as well. I filmed a song called Inaction In Action which is thoughts & a response to recent civil & social issues:
Inaction In Action by Jonathan Hape
Filmed LIVE at Burlington
Bar in Chicago, Illinois on Monday February 9th, 2015.
On Valentine's Day, Leper had a show in Kalamazoo, Michigan. We decided to travel along for the show & spend time with friends who would be there. It turned out there was a blizzard in Michigan so it took all the extra time budgeted to travel so we had to make our way straight to the venue instead of stopping where we would be staying for the night. It was another pizza pub but this time it wasn't a sports bar. Leper played second. There was an interesting moment while Leper played 13 Silver Bullets making me glad I filmed that song:
13 Silver Bullets by Leper
Filmed LIVE at Papa Pete's in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Saturday February
ALL footage filmed using a Sony HD
Bloggie. Edited using Final Cut Pro on a Mac Mini.
Filmed & edited by Joel A. Swanson