CRACKER’s song is practically done, and they’ve got four-part harmonies to boot. Doesn’t make them suck any less.
Rebecca: “I think my attempt at a country-western song was less than an inspiration.” Well, seeing as how the entire band is still in bed and it’s 5:00 PM, yeah. Becks gets all pissed because nobody’s helping her. Chimene gives her some weak excuse like “well, you kind of took off with it” just because she’s lazy and doesn’t want to write a song. She keeps saying, “I could write a song in five minutes.” Well, why don’t you, if it’s so easy? Huh? Not. I’m with Rebecca. If my band were this lazy (if I had one), I’d get vexed. In fact, this is why I’m not in a band right now. Anyway, Rebecca and Chimene continue to beef with one another about the same crap. Bo-ring.
There’s 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 doesn’t want to do it. Brandin: “We just decided that VH1 can keep the hundred bucks and we don’t 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 he’s 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 didn’t sing in it; maybe that’s why. The other bands even give it up. Rebecca: “SOULCRACKER’s country song kicked serious country ass.” Fletcher: “I was really impressed.” Chimene: “But I still hate Bob.” I’m with you, girlfriend. So is Rebecca. And everyone else, everywhere in the world.
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