First/Last – Goodbye June

February 10, 2017

“Growing up scattered throughout the South and Midwest, cousins Landon Milbourn, Brandon Qualkenbush, and Tyler Baker had longtime plans of forming a band. Then in June 2005, Baker’s brother was tragically killed in a car accident while home on military leave. “It wasn’t until after Shane passed away that we decided to finally make this happen, and to focus on writing music that felt really meaningful to us,” notes Qualkenbush. Having chosen a name to mark the month of Shane’s death, Goodbye June soon forged a heavy, soulful sound that fused Milbourn’s ferocious vocals with Qualkenbush and Baker’s brilliantly gritty guitar work.”

Goodbye June is an alt-rock band from Nashville who are currently touring behind their debut EP release from 2016 entitled Danger in the Morning. They hit Pittsburgh at The Smiling Moose on Sunday (1/12) and much thanks to Landon Milbourn (Lead Vocals), Brandon Qualkenbush (Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals) and Tyler Baker (Lead Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • Your last album bought?
  • Landon Milbourn: Robert Plant Shaken ‘n’ Stirred.
  • Brandon Qualkenbush: Best of Nirvana.
  • Tyler Baker: Sturgill Simpson MetaModern Sounds in Country Music.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Landon: Blonde On Blonde Bob Dylan.
  • Brandon: The White Album The Beatles.
  • Tyler: Chronicles Credence Clearwater Revival.
  • First concert attended?
  • Landon: National Quartet Convention. Louisville, KY probably circa 1993.
  • Brandon: Carman The Standard Tour Atlanta, GA. 1994.
  • Tyler: Joe Diffie at Brickyard 400.
  • Last concert?
  • Landon: 90’s Night/Basement East.
  • Brandon: Feedback Revival Nashville, TN.
  • Tyler: ZZ Top Knoxville, TN,
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Landon: Dwight Yoakam Forecastle 2014.
  • Brandon: U2 Vanderbilt Stadium 2011.
  • Tyler: Metallica at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Landon: Tough one – probably Tyler Baker’s solo tour at Hardee’s/Carl Jr’s parking lots across the US.
  • Brandon: I puked on stage at Mercy Lounge (Nashville). We were on our last song of the night. Apparently I drank too.
  • Tyler: Pass.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • All: Not sure if any of us have ever been but can’t wait to change that. Would love to catch a Steelers game. Such a great American city!

Thanks, guys. Have to wait for next year to catch a Steelers game as the season has ended last Sunday.