An occasional perk of being an indie music blogger is showing up at a gig that should have been attended by 100′s, but you end up being only one of the few. Not counting the bartender, all but 14 people were in attendance at a semi-acoustic set by L.A. band Chalk Farm. The group gained notoriety in the late 90s with a single titled “Lie on Lie,” releasing an album on Columbia Records at the time. Reuniting after a 10 year hiatus, the band’s current focus is on new material, even if that means playing to small crowds at local bars. The set at Room 5 featured a couple of new songs in addition to older tracks. I interviewed the group after the show, asking for any advice they have for indie bands that may one day consider signing to larger labels. There’s a very short stage clip before the interview, just to show how great these guys sound live. Below the video is a player featuring their prior material. The band’s new tunes sounded just as great.