In the book that I’ve been threatening to write for most of 2010 but haven’t started yet … the book that takes you, dear reader, behind the scenes of some of the more memorable interviews I’ve done in my 20 years of chatting with bands, there will definitely be a Posies story. I won’t spoil the story but it involves one of the Sassy-ist alt.rockers of the mid-90s and his phone call to the Posies hotel room as we interviewed Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow during the Frosting on the Beater tour after eating dinner with the band at the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Cleveland.
(Oh how I hope this is part of the set)
This year, The Posies released their first new album (Blood/Candy) in 5 years and it’s probably their best since 1996’s Amazing Disgrace (which, for the record, I pulled out today and it’s definitely stood the test of time). Even Stringfellow admits that 2005’s Every Kind of Light was “perhaps a kind of hard to read take on the Posies”.
There’s so much more to say about The Posies but I’ll save that for the interview I’m doing with the band that you’ll be able to watch here in a few weeks.
The Posies occupy the middle slot on the Wednesday night bill at Outland. Aqueduct will open and Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs (with Jon and Ken performing as part of his band) will headline. Doors are at 7pm and Benco says the show will be done by 11pm. Tickets are $20 at the door.