We’re very excited and honored to be premiering “All the Way”, the first video from Abandon Jalopy’sDeath & Joy, which will officially be released on February 14.
Abandon Jalopy’s Brad Smith spent a few hours on the phone with me a few weeks ago, talking about his new record and answering some questions about Blind Melon, the band that gave Brad his start. I edited it down (the call lasted 2.5 hours!) to about 40 minutes for a new podcast that, at least for this episode, is called “Behind the Cover”.
Before last week I had never heard any of their music nor did I know anything about Awolnation. Then, I heard that Blind Melon’s guitarist Christopher Thorn will be touring as part of the band all summer so I decided it was time to learn more.
Turns out the band is the brainchild of the former singer of a band called Under the Influence of Giants and that Thorn produced that band’s last CD so his involvement with Awolnation makes sense. Continue reading →
All testosterone, these men of Alberta Cross, despite what one of the local rags says (surprisingly, it wasn’t Petric that made the mistake).
Early this year, at SXSW, I stumbled into a day party at the Red-Eyed Fly and while waiting for the band I wanted to see (I think it was Rumspringa) play on the indoor stage, I made my way towards the back doors to the outside stage where I caught the last song of Alberta Cross’s set. You ever get those moments where you hear something for the first time or you see a band live for the first time and you get chills? I swore I was looking at Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon) as I watched Petter Ericson Stakee swing his head back and forth and the voice … not only did he look like Hoon, but he sounded like Hoon too!