First/Last-Tom Blacklung & The Smokestacks

September 21, 2012

“We’ve been playing in the Brooklyn/NYC area since 2008 at venues like Silent Barn, Death By Audio, Market Hotel, The Glassdoor, FreedomGarden, The Tank, and Goodbye Blue Monday.”

The self-described ‘dirty, tasty Brooklyn rock and roll‘ band hits Pittsburgh this Saturday at The Fallout Shelter on a bill with Rob Kocher, Crisis in America, and Rasputin’s Secret Police. My thanks to Vocalist/Guitarist Joe Plourde for taking part in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • FireStorm, new age-y cassette purchased for me by my Grandma when I was 6.
  • Your last album bought?
  • J. Marinelli & His Angry Young One-Man Band, “Stone Age Kicks Volume One”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • All of them!
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • I don’t like to hate.
  • First concert attended?
  • Raffi.
  • Last concert?
  • Rapstar and Railbird at Zebulon in Brooklyn.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Every single ‘Rasputin’s Secret Police’ show!
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Disco Biscuits.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • This will be my first time in Pittsburgh. I’ve got some friends who went to Carnegie Mellon. They said it was dark and hilly with a lot of canals.

Thanks, Joe. First time in Pittsburgh for sure! Seriously, canals? Three RIVERS dude!