From the Road: A R K S
So, I’ve got these friends that are in a band called A R K S. They usually play in Chicago, and they’re just getting out on the road for their first (well, first major) tour. The bassist, Mat Biscan, is keeping a good travelogue/blog of their trip and it’s worth keeping up with…
From the get-go…
Distance: Chicago to Columbus
Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
We spent half the time on the road installing a brand new radio that could actually take a 1/8″ jack so we could listen to our iPods. Unfortunately, we learned the hard way that iTrip is just…worthless. All the music sounds like it’s coming from a radio while you’re driving under a bridge. BLAH.
So, a short list for the first day with a six hour trip.
1. Sonic Youth – Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
2. Animal Collective – Feels
3. Art Brut – Bang Bang Rock & Roll
4. Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady
5. Wire – Chairs Missing
6. Beck – Mutations
7. Modest Mouse – Building Something Out of Nothing
8. Wolf Parade – Apologies to the Queen Mary
I’m hoping on having Mat start bloggin’ here on Live Music Blog as part of my dejambandification process. Well, there’s plenty more to it than that actually. Add to that his incredible taste in music and the fact that he’s a member of a pretty cool band, and it becomes clear that he should become a regular around here.
And we’ll keep checking in with them as the road continues to greet them…
About the author
Justin Ward is the Editor at Live Music Blog and has been with the site from the very beginning. He currently lives in San Francisco and regularly tweets other stuff over @justinpward.
- 04/30/2013 • Bonnaroo Announces 2013 Late Night Lineup
- 03/04/2013 • Forecastle Festival 2013 Lineup: Black Keys, String Cheese Incident, Animal Collective and more
- 02/21/2013 • Camp Bisco 2013 Lineup: Disco Biscuits, Animal Collective, Umphrey’s McGee, STS9, Bassnectar & More
- 02/19/2013 • Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup: Paul McCartney, Mumford & Sons, Tom Petty, Bjork, Pretty Lights, Wilco and more
- 01/22/2013 • 2013 Governors Ball Lineup: Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Pretty Lights, Animal Collective and more
- 05/20/2013 • R.I.P. Ray Manzarek, The Doors (1939-2013)
- 05/20/2013 • Coachella 2014: Dates Confirmed, Presales Soon
- 05/20/2013 • First City Festival: Passion Pit, Modest Mouse, MGMT, Beach House and more
- 05/19/2013 • WATCH: Kanye West on Saturday Night Live
- 05/19/2013 • SETLIST / VIDEO: Rolling Stones (w/ Dave Grohl) @ Honda Center, Anaheim, CA 5/18/13