JEFF The Brotherhood are at the top of my new favorite bands list, I love everything about em (well, except their ironic mustaches… not backin’ those which is why I picked a shot of them clean shaven) These guys have been making music together since they were in their early teens; Tennessee…
One of my favorite writers raving about my favorite band of 2011.
Interviewier:Let’s fast forward to your current marriage, how’d you meet Josh?
Brody Dalle:The first time I met Josh I was seventeen and he was twenty-two. It was on the Lollapalooza tour and I loved Kyuss, and I saw him and knew the band had broke up so we just started talking about it and we took a picture together. I was such a little fan. We didn’t see each other again for seven years.
Interviewier:Did he remember you?
Brody Dalle:Are you kidding me? He told people we made out. It was really cute, he was telling Mark Lanegan that he made out with me, of course he didn’t though. He told me he’d always had a crush on me… it was meant to be.
Did Josh sing with Mastodon at all?! How was the show overall?
He didn’t, but he seemed like he was a pretty huge fan! It was awesome because (what I think were) a member of Mastodon’s kids were also sitting there watching from backstage with tiny ear muffs on so their ears wouldn’t get blown out by their daddy’s overbearingly awesome metal. Hands-down the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen at a show.
The show was amazing! I didn’t see much of Meat Puppets, which I was okay with because I kind of feel like their best songs are the ones that Kurt Cobain covered with their guitarist, anyway…but it was great to see ‘em up on stage, still rockin’ hard after all these years of being a punk/grunge icon.
Mastodon played while it was still light outside, so I think they figured they might as well jam a bit rather than trying to stand out and play a bunch of songs that the audience at a headlining show might know. It was the first time I’ve seen them, so I think to get the full experience, I should probably see them again at a more metal-oriented show.
Queens of the Stone Age is my favorite band of all time, and it was my fifth time seeing them (I might be a bit obsessed). But that being said, the songs they chose for their short set were perfect. About five songs were from Songs for the Deaf, which is always great because those songs are undeniably their heaviest sound. They also did a little teaser for the new album, which sounded like stoner metal blues…HOW AWESOME IS THAT?! I am STOKED for them to record it. While in that part of their set, they also did a southern bluesy-sounding, slowed-down intro to “Burn the Witch”. Totally rad.
Soundgarden seemed to know what was up. They’re recording a new album, but Chris went out of his way to let the audience know that the show was not for that purpose. He said, “We’re just gonna play the old shit.” And they did. They literally played every single song I wanted them to play, regardless of whether or not they were singles (though they played all of the singles, too). They ended their first set with “4th of July”, which absolutely blew my mind because it’s my favorite song and I had no IDEA they would play it. You know that super sludgy sound it has? When they finished playing, they let that one chord loop over and over again until they came out and played their encore. I got to sit there and bathe in the sound of my favorite kind of music for about ten minutes. It was unreal.
On top of all of that, the sun was setting behind the stage over The Gorge during the show, so not only was I surrounded by people who celebrate the same kind of music I do, I was also witnessing one of nature’s most breathtaking places.
Anyway, on that note, I sound like a 5-year-old rambling about stuff I like, but I thought you should get a somewhat detailed description. I definitely recommend going to a show at The Gorge sometime in your life. Doesn’t matter what kind of music you love. That place will change your life.
Have you had any big-show experiences like that? I’d love to hear about ‘em! I hope you have a great day!
I get all kinds of crap for my rampant and unabashed hatred for hipsters. Mostly it’s people condescendingly asking, “What is a hipster anyway?!” In this article, one quote hits the nail on the head. “Music is an accessory for them.” As I’ve said before, if your “love” of music leads you to believe that your tastes are somehow more evolved than that of your peers, you deserve zero respect.
I also love that this article points out the fact that metal heads and goths are much nicer people than hipsters, despite their sometimes intimidating exteriors.
I hear you were very upset with me after seeing the promo for this show, which I filmed recently with your Daddy and his friends. You saw me take Daddy’s guitar and smash it against a tree and I’m sure that was upsetting. That this was in fact a not so subtle homage to the…
HOLY CRAP I CANNOT WAIT. I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR WEEKS.