Definitive Band for Spring
Some say Spring is the season of love. For me, Spring is the season of great bands on tour! Tomorrow night I’m driving up to PA to see the illustrious Mates of State, the definitive Spring band. Why, you ask? Because Mates of State combine rock and love and still make everybody dance. (Kori and Jason are married. So this is one two-piece with quite an onstage dynamic.)
I don’t think there’s a band I’ve enjoyed live more than Mates of State. (Over the Rhine is a close second, another husband/wife band.) Their tunes are spilling with fun, each ready to surprise with quirky progression changes. And the tickets are somehow still cheap. How lovely is indie. Click here to read more and download some MP3s that will make you grin.
I was happy to find out that Kori is now blogging about life as a rock-mom. Their little one, Magnolia, often comes with them on the road. I appreciate that they prove to the world that you can live your dreams, be artful, and still be good parents, all at the same time:
“It seems we can’t make the rockers happy because we are happily married, and we can’t make the normal family people happy because our kids might know what a soundcheck is…On this tour, we’ve seen parents bringing their kids to shows, kids making T-shirts for bands, and next month we’re going to see a couple family bands that play for other families…”
(Photos by Presta.)