The summer of 1996 was quite an interesting one for the Bowling Green, OH rock band, Xing (the band I started with two good friends from college). During our first official summer as a band, we experienced the highest highs and unfortunately, endured a tragic low as well. However, it’s easy to say that July 18-19, 1996, were two of the best and most memorable days in the band’s existence.
On the 18th, we competed in the WMMS Battle of the Bands at the legendary Geauga Lake after being selected as one of 15 finalists. We won our first round battle (eventually losing in the semi-finals) and spent the day celebrating at the amusement park then continued the party later on at the infamous Greenville Inn in Chagrin Falls, OH.
The following day, we traveled back to Bowling Green to play a show at one of our home base bars, the now defunct Tuxedo Junction. Riding the wave from the previous night’s victory, we played an electric, high energy first set. Fortunately, that set was captured on cassette direct from the sound board mix.
Now, 20 years later, the recordings from that night have been digitized and mastered. 13 Recordings is proud to offer a FREE Download of Xing – Live at Tuxedo Junction – 7/19/96. Just use the discount code XING20 at checkout and enjoy your free copy of this classic live set!
Two J TEMP 13 albums and one single have been given a full digital release! Thanks to a new digital distribution deal secured by my record label, Jib Machine Records, Mariner in the Moon, White Russian single and a special release of the full J TEMP 13 Original Score from On The North Coast are now available through iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify, Tidal, YouTube, etc. So if you prefer to buy your music at any of those outlets, please consider downloading one or all of them!
Thanks for reading. Until next time…