Theres a showcase for all the bands at the Exit/In. In the rehearsal room, SOULCRACKER is practicing their song as FLICK watches. Cory has some last-minute doubts about the country song and decides he doesnt want to do it. Brandin: We just decided that VH1 can keep the hundred bucks and we dont have to look like idiots more than we already do. Works for me, dude. FLICK plays their normal songs.
HARLOW shows up late, naturally, and Billy Block (the MC) tells them he gave their slot to someone else. He admits hes just razzin them, and gets them onstage lickety-split. Nobody claps. Nobody likes their music. Chimene mentions how she felt sick and nervous about a string popping or forgetting a chord change. Yeah, I can imagine playing in Nashville would create just a little pressure. She did fine, though.
SOULCRACKER plays their country tune and brings the house down. Their song totally kicks ass, and it sounds awesome with the lapsteel guitar. At the end of the song, they start rocking so hard that Dale Reno from Hayseed Dixie starts jamming with them on the mandolin. Pretty awesome, I gotta say. I may hate the guys, but the song rocks. Beastie didnt sing in it; maybe thats why. The other bands even give it up. Rebecca: SOULCRACKERs country song kicked serious country ass. Fletcher: I was really impressed. Chimene: But I still hate Bob. Im with you, girlfriend. So is Rebecca. And everyone else, everywhere in the world.
Another merch glimpse:
FLICK -- $120
HARLOW -- $153
SOULCRACKER -- $110
FLICK is slacking on promotions. Cory and Brandin are doing laundry. Brandin: Weve definitely hit a bit of a lull. After Columbus we were so wiped and emotionally exhausted 'cause we were expecting to go home. Still, dude, if you dont sell that merch, youre going to lose. Better get on that, guy.