June 7, 2013

The Smiling Moose

Friday, June 7, 2013
“The 4onthefloor deliver stompin’ blues at an alarming intensity. 4onthefloor was born in the bottom of a bourbon bottle with the idea that it’s effing time to have some fun and make amazing music as well. Audiences immediately took to the infectious driving feel of not one, but four bass drums pulsing to the beat of the songs. The music is inspired by the gutsy stomp of the Delta Blues and the hoe-downs from America’s past and present. While 4onthefloor prides themselves on their original songs, they also love putting their signature stomp on covers from the likes of Wilco to Tom Jones. This makes 4onthefloor one of the most entertaining bands on the Midwest music scene today, and the world tomorrow.”

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, MySpace and SoundCloud. They stop in Pittsburgh tonight at the Moose touring behind their latest effort, “The Spirit of Minneapolis” supporting Filligar. My thanks to Gabriel Douglas (Bass Drum 1) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • Joey Lawrence, “Joey Lawrence”.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Bonobo, “The North Borders”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Third Eye Blind, “Third Eye Blind”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Anything involving Eric Clapton post 1971.
  • First concert attended?
  • B.B. King.
  • Last concert?
  • Trampled by Turtles at Clyde Iron Works.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • John Butler Trio performing “The Ocean” at Bonnaroo in 2005.
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Crystal Castles.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • Pittsburgh has always been a great tour stop for us. I’ve always enjoyed the funicular stations as we pass through town. There’s always been a great energy for the shows we’ve performed there. We’re all Vikings guys so enjoy the hard-nose playing of The Steelers organization. Also, gorillas are my favorite animal, so Pitt State has always held a special place in my heart.

Thanks, Gabriel. Um…Gorillas? I’m a tad confused.