8/06 - Lost Lake - Denver, CORead More
8/08 - Surfside 7 - Ft. Collins, CO
8/09 - Los Globos - Los Angeles, CA
8/11 - Satellite - Houston, TX
8/12 - Revolution Cafe - College Station, TX
8/13 - Downtown Bar & Grill - Victoria, TX
8/14 - NASA - Corpus Christi, TX
8/15 - Hi-Tones - San Antonio, TX
8/16 - Barracuda - Austin, TX
8/18 - The Earl - Atlanta, GA
8/19 - Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
8/20 - Divan Orange - Montreal, QC
8/26 - Esquire - Moncton, NB
8/27 - Thunder & Lightning - Sackville, NB
8/28 - Menz and Mollyz - Halifax, NS
The BBQ, otherwise known as Mark Sultan, is a one-man band. How Sultan achieved this is by positioning his drum kit with the snare vertical and tambourine attached to the bass drum. His feet would serve as percussion to let his hands free to play the guitar.
Sultan, dressed in a L.A.M.F. shirt (the only studio album by The Heartbreakers) and eyeball headdress, he started his 50-min set with ‘I'll Be Lovin’ You’, followed by ‘I Wanna Be The Only One’... as the night continues the music stopped suddenly: “Is everyone alright? I’m not a good musician, but I love playing music,” Sultan said, interrupting right in the middle of ‘Beautiful Girl’ (which sounded like it was inspired by The Beach Boys). Then minutes later, after fixing some hitch, he continued with an extended version of that song.
Realizing that he probably didn’t have enough material to play a full headlining gig (and the fact that he honestly admitted he had diarrhea from some spicy food) he would just jabber, telling (bad) jokes, and vamping for time. None of it really mattered, at the end of it, Sultan confessed that who cares, as long as you love what you’re doing. Clearly, even with the bad food, Sultan was enjoying his time back in the USA from his current Germany residency.
Sultan ended his set with a cover of The Rolling Stones’ ‘Out of Time’ (although done more in the Ramones style), asking his fans to dance. No encores were given, but none were expected. And with that, ‘baby, baby, you're out of time.’
Mark Sultan at 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis (05 August 2016)