Editor's note: Fullerton five-piece the Steelwells are playing Mondays this month at LA's Silverlake Lounge, where in recent years the venue has hosted Vampire Weekend, Band of Horses, Neko Case and a secret show by Beck, just to name a few. Each week, Steelwells singer-guitarist Joey Winter shares his thoughts on the performance. Here's the debut installment.
“So how are you going to play guitar?” Seemed to be the prevailing question I heard leading up to the first night of our residency at Silverlake Lounge. My response? “Carefully.” I had dislocated my shoulder about a week prior to the show and wasn't really sure if it would stay in place as I am prone to get carried away at times on stage. Once we began all consideration for pain was gone and we got on with the business of what we do. We all felt pretty comfortable on stage and despite the fact that we tend to be the biggest critics of our live shows I think it generally went well for us. If you were there and you felt there were some notes missed you should get your ears checked, though. Or maybe I should.