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Donora have seemingly been dormant for awhile. I can’t tell you the last time I saw them play. Fortunately for us, they have been busy prepping the follow-up to their awesome debut CD. I was lucky enough to hear some of the album which is about half done. The songs have taken the band in a more ‘mature’ direction and I was blown away by what they are cooking up.

They are starting their Winter Tour tonight which takes them through the midwest for two weeks with pals Lohio in tow. The tour closer is at the Thunderbird on the 19th and expect to hear a handful of those new tunes which should sound as tight as can be as is the case with the band after a string of dates to work out the rough edges.

The band invited me to the studio while they finish up recording their debut. They were happy with the results and they should be, from what little I heard, it sounded great. Expect the album in spring/summer.

Lohio has been one of my favorite bands for awhile now and it was extremely cool for me to hang with them as they record new music for a fall release. A huge thanks to the band and Jake for letting me attend. As a fan, it was such a thrill to be able to be there as they flesh out an as of yet untitled song. The new tunes are really good. Man, I love local music right now.