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The Band in Heaven's LP Release at the Snooze

The Band in Heaven, Yahtzee Guy, Love Handles​
Snooze Theatre
Saturday, February 18

"We don't want to mess up your show," early attendees heard grandparents of Snooze co-owner Jordan Pettingill say, prompting a two-song set by Pettingill's band, Love Handles, to open the evening.

Accompanied by C.J. Jankow on guitar, the two returned later in the evening to close the show. This was in lieu of the original billing of Cop City Chill Pillars, who weren't all there reportedly due to a sickness. In between, tending bar and running sound, Pettingill and Jankow prove the Snooze Theatre is back to business as Snooze-ual.

Local self-proclaimed "not a smiley type of band," the Band in Heaven seems hell-bent on proving that tambourine accompaniment is still relevant in this post-Brian Jonestown Massacre world.

Catching up with BIH before the set, we asked how the recent onslaught of shows had been going. This was the third of a three-night South Florida jaunt. Lead guitarist/singer Ates Isildak commented on the importance of attempting to build some endurance considering their upcoming SXSW appearances. According to Isildak, there are seven confirmed shows with more in the works. Quite the Austin treatment!

Overheard: "I know it's late. So we're probably not going to make it to church in the morning."
-- C.J. Jankow of Love Handles and Cop City/Chill Pillars, stating the obvious.

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