Music marathons are a blast! Free tunes, free booze, and plenty of time to rub elbows with creative types looking for their big break.
One of my favorite pastimes as an interviewer is stumbling upon cool folks at bars, finding out they’re performing that day, and hitting them with a quick, unscripted interview to share with you, the reader. So, here’s a quickie with Jon LaPrade from YOUNG THINGS and his manager right before they took the stage at The Living Room on the Lower East Side. Check them out!
Interview with Jason and Skye from THE HOUNDS BELOW; Heading out on tour NOW! @cmj @thehoundsbelow @andrewwk
Detroit, Michigan’s quartet The Hounds Below, the new project by guitarist/singer Jason Stollsteimer, are setting their sights on indie-rock gold. Formed in 2009, after a short-start in 2008, the group’s mellow rock vibe and melodic approach is certainly a sonic change when compared to Stollsteimer’s previous group, The Von Bondies, but the songs are no less catchy and memorable than the former.
What’s up everyone? CMJ 2012 has begun, and you know what that means… Lots of music, little sleep, and a lot more music. Check out www.cmj.com for the info and scheduling.
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Enjoy the shows and check out something you might not otherwise… You may find yourself a new favorite!