I’ve attended Warped Tour in the past (and don’t think much of Kevin Lyman, having worked with him on a film). I will no longer be supporting an organization that not only fails to include female musicians, but continues to support a blatant criminal in their line-up.
Hey Allison! I think you're pretty damn cool.
Any suggestions of 80s-90s alternative rock songs or bands?
P.S. KING OF LIMBS this weekend! Yes!
(Sorry for totally geeking out, but you and Radiohead in my brain is an epicstorm of awesome proportions)
Any interest in feminist rock? Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Babes in Toyland, L7.
80’s alternative from a fan of Radiohead? I say Bauhaus, which begot Tones on Tail, then Love & Rockets. Appreciate the lyricism and throbbing bass of Joy Division. And then begin to go through every album by the Cure; highly recommend Head on the Door and Disintegration.
90’s? Beck. White Stripes. Yeah Yeah Yeahs. But mostly Beck. Begin with video for Loser and go from there.
I know you travel around a lot, so what are some of your favorite venues from the various cities you frequent and why?
Los Angeles: The Greek Theatre, for a hipper alternative to the Hollywood Bowl; The Palladium, for plenty of room to dance when Of Montreal decides to cover Smells Like Teen Spirit; The Wiltern, because I’e been there so many times I feel like my friends and I pay the rent.
Toronto: The Horseshoe Tavern, because there’s no excuse not to talk to Girl in a Coma when the space is that intimate; The Mod Club, because every spot is okay when OK Go fires the confetti cannon; Massey Hall. for the Pixies in April.
New York: Southpaw in Brooklyn. Because Patti Smith spat on the audience.
What was your first CD and/or cassette that you bought?
I had these two cassettes as a toddler: Beach Boys summer mix and some Beatles compilation. This in turn prompted requests for the corresponding “best of” CDs as I got older, along with an interest in Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, James Taylor. This gave way to, “Mom, when does the new Fleetwood Mac CD come out?” You will forgive me for my phase of liking the Eagles.
ahoy there! i'm a big fan of Warehouse 13 (sorry if you'd rather not hear about that, i don't know), and after "getting to know you" (as best as one can via tumblr/twitter) your esteem in my eyes has only grown; but, so, question!: what are your top five go-to bands under any circumstances? (sorry about all the parentheses; I get intimidated around famous people)
Any Jack White led concoction (White Stripes, Raconteurs, Dead Weather)
Anything punk or grunge (which I adore, I must be in the mood for).
Hey, Allison. It's Scott from Twitter. As for my music related question: What was the first show you went to?
First concert of memory was Bob Dylan at the Forum, October 2006. Kings of Leon opened. They still had the grit and soul of a nasty southern garage rock band; long before the arena ate them. It was all I wanted for my 16th birthday. It was the first time a musician broke my heart.