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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Last Week's In-Stores: We Packed 'Em In

We're still catching up on this end, so here are a few shots from the band's back-to-back, in-store performances at The Louisiana Music Factory (LMF) and Tower Records.

So many people were packed into LMF that they were grooving in the store's packed aisles, staking out spots on the staircase, and spilling out into the street.

Harry Shearer and Lisa Outside Louisiana Music Factory

There were even a few celebrity sightings. That's me, looking goofy in this picture, but it's proof that Harry Shearer, of "This Is Spinal Tap" and "The Simpsons" fame (Mr. Burns, Smithers, Principal Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy, and many more) came to see Kirk and the Groove at LMF, which is right across the street from House of Blues.

Rockin at Tower

The folks at Tower Records complained that it had been a slow day for their in-stores, which I took as an attempt to prepare us for playing to a big, empty space, and indeed it had been pretty empty when I stopped in during another performance an hour or so before we were scheduled. But if what I was told hed been true, we must have broken the spell because we had a crowd of spectators at Tower as well.


Tower Spectators

We even had a woman who introduced herself to us as "Mama" and our local Nubian Princess moving to Kirk and the Groove. We must be doing something right! (Of course we are!)


Clearly, the band appeals to a wide variety of folks.


This is Hiro's wife Yumi, one of my favorite photographic subjects, taken during the Tower show.

Yumi at Tower

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