Henry and Jen spoke with Jessie Rogers at Time Out Boston. During the phone interview they covered the nuances of living in a minivan for a few months, working on Exile, a few road stories, and on a new-found sense of community with other touring acts:
Jen: There actually are some really awesome people out there, and a lot of them are in bands making good music and they’re trying to hit the road just like we are and make a living out of it. Why not support them? That’s kind of how it’s going to have to be. It’s not about the traditional record contract anymore….
You can read it in its entirety at the Time Out Boston site by clicking here: timeoutboston.com/music-nightlife/music/49113/interview-aloud
For those of you still firmly entrenched in the “maybe” pile, we understand. Solely going on our word that this is going to be an amazing show would be totally irresponsible and negligent. It’s not enough that this is Aloud’s first show back from tour, nor that This Blue Heaven is releasing their long awaited video for “Slow Dance Slow”, nor that One Happy Island is releasing an EP.
You’re serious folks and there are a lot of good shows going on this Saturday (which will not be listed here because we’re a right bunch of jerks). In lieu of cloning technology destined to be mired in ethical and judicial conflicts for decades, you require due diligence on this matter. You want more sources, verification. We get it.
Below the jump are a bunch of other intelligent people—such as yourselves—telling you why you just need to come to this show. Aloud resumes the Exile tour shortly after this gig, and you may not see them around these parts till later this year (and to make it crazier, this show may sell out… grab tickets, you fools).
Having lived much of the past few months in a minivan, the band is excited to come home. The Lizard’s tight quarters and sultry sea of red lights should be a perfect match for its gentle and honest delivery. But the homecoming only lasts for a short time, as Aloud is scheduled to appear at SXSW in March. Chances are that Saturday night’s show will sell out….
—My Secret Boston, Hearin’ the Hub, “Fresh Powder”
With the power to bring all these great groups together after so very, very long on the road, the homecoming king and queen Aloud. With your power-pops combined, I am one hell of a hangover.
—Weekly Dig, “Dig This: Indie-Pop Showcase”
…As if that wasn’t enough, it’s also a homecoming for Aloud, who return to Boston after 51 shows across 28 states in two jam-packed months of coast-to-coast touring. Buy ’em a drink.
—The Boston Phoenix, On The Download, “One busy weekend of local rock n’ roll”
After a grueling US tour, filled with ups and downs and sprained ankles, the Aloud gang are looking forward to rocking the home-town crowd before hitting the road again for parts unknown. The Lizard Lounge show is their only Boston-area gig scheduled for the coming months so catch them while you can.
—The Deli, “Aloud homecoming show…”
Having seen sights, overcome obstacles and learned lessons, they’re ready to unleash the full might of their experience and remind us what we’ve all been missing Saturday night at the Lizard Lounge.
—Boston Band Crush, “Show Crush: … Lizard Lounge Saturday”
See you on Saturday, Boston.