Thanks, Greg. We made the correction.
Little know fact: Minor Threat drummer Jeff Nelson's nephew just graduated from the U of Montana.
FYI - Absolute Loser isn't a Sub Pop release - it's from Easy Sound Recording Company.
Great writeup! They will also be performing with Snailmate (from AZ), Wormwood, Krillhead and Mr. Soap at the Real Lounge on Monday the 11th
Yay! They are absolutely my favorite local band, I'm glad they are getting some recognition for all their hard work!
6 months ago, Bry played a show the day after she broke her ankle (with only ibuprofen for the pain) because she hates to cancel when people count on her. She loves her band mates, and she cries at almost every practice, especially when they sing with her.
When Kyle first joined, he learned 12 songs in a week so they wouldn't have to play a show without a bassist. He's a decade younger than everyone else in the band, but his youthful exuberance makes up for his relative lack of experience.
Gavin's only been with the band a few months, but he's transformed the way they think about their music. His years of more formal training means he can help put words to the techniques and sounds that the others can play but sometimes struggle to explain.
Brady is the drummer of the band both literally and metaphorically. He is steady, reliable, and supportive. He and Bry are the two founding members that still play with the band, and I can't imagine them not playing together. Brady helps make merch for the band, knitting hats and making pins. He's a good band dad.
I'm dating/related to half of the band, so I get to be the head of their fan club.
great band! they will also be at the Palace on the 30th for June Cavalcade
You need to listen to him if you haven't! Dan said it right when he said OT has heart. Proud to have him representing Montana!
These band of brothers share not only their musical blood, but that of true brotherly love & respect for each other. They often will acknowledge their fans from the stage, especially laOnda, their close fan club, of which I am proud to say I am a ten year member of. Their music is a mix of unique, heartfelt & dynamic lyrics combined with their musical talent in both their instruments & soulful voices that have each known deep pain in their lives as well as happy times...all reflected in their Texican lyrics. If you haven't been lucky (or smart) enough to go see them perform live, trust me you will not be disappointed!!! I've only seen them 106 times (much fewer than many !) in 19 states, but am eagerly awaiting their much overdue trip back to New England. Sadly, and understandably, they had to cancel last year, because of the sudden death of their beloved Mom. It'll be 15 months since I've seen them, but I know I'll be right there singing every word quietly to myself, snapping pictures when I know that special pose is just about there, with my laOnda Sistas I have come to be so close to and love! I'll be in my musical Heaven and be so grateful that I have these three incredibly talented brothers to thank for making all this s very special healing part of my life! Yes they are worth seeing for sure!!!
I love you too joey, and I love you too Larry. I'd like to go out fishing, or even just BBQ up at the house with you any time big guy!!
This is a beautiful article. Joey was a pure hearted gift to many many people. I will miss him, his sideburns and that smile till the end. What a great crowd of friends he drew in from around the world. Thank you to his family and the wilma for a righteous sendoff.
I will always love you Joey. I wont forget you. Your life will not be in vain. You changed the world. I'm positive I can speak this for our family. -Larry
Thanks for the clarification and apologies to Alasdair. We've fixed the error online.
Came here to say just that... Alasdair Lyon is the singer/lyricist.
Jordan Perkick is the guitarist. Alasdair Lyon is the vocalist. FYI.
Shut up you old farts! You seriously just compared BTO to Mozart? Mozart's music has stood for 300 solid years while classic rock has stood for 30 on artificial premise. There is absolutely nothing more special about classic rock than any other music of it's time yet it endures. What's better about Lynyrd Skynyrd than the Isley Brothers? In fact Skynyrd copped quite a bit from soul music not the other way around. Yet you still argue its the classic American music. Proving the point Dan is intending to make with this piece that you are all old, lazy, ignorant, careless and inconsiderate assholes.
Classic Rock is classic because it is good and stands the test of time. That's it. You can
ascribe all kinds of psycho babble to it and yes, there are a few of us who only
listen to the Doobies and the Eagles (I played with a bass player like that once) but
it is still around because people like it. If you have traveled abroad you can hear it
in coffee houses and restaurants all over the world. This stuff is now the classical
music of our time, sort of like Beethoven and Mozart over 200 years ago. Get over it
and get used to it. Much of the music since then sucks anyway.....
Standing in the lift line at Big Sky recently I look around and see all the pretty 20 and early thirty somethings. And the corporate overlords who run the place are blasting that crowd with classic rock. And they don't object - in fact, they seem to like it. Would that crowd put up with it if they didn't like it? Would the overlords intentionally offend their customers? I think not. So it appears most people - young and old - like "classic" rock. As most people like Walmart, Budweiser and McDonald's. So Dan the votes are in - there's quality there that can't be denied. That's why that stuff is "shared" - or "stagnant" if you insist. I tend in you're direction and want some weird now and then. But I can't agree that those who are not the effete snobs we are are in fact "awful".
Chris, that's a Fender Rhodes at the beginning of "This Is Where It Falls Apart". That's Allan Van Cleave's main instrument in the band. He also plays violin on a few tracks.
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