Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Untitled Interview #147 – BiMA.fest Edition: Starring Matt Damron (Bright Young Things)

This past weekend it was time, once again, to venture up the I-95 corridor to partake in some Baltimorean musical hijinks at the BiMA.fest 2011. After last year's fun, my expectations were high. I spoke with a few of the bands you needed to know about playing BiMA.fest this year about all things festivus.

For some reason, whenever I see the words Bright Young Things, I think of the jazz age, with Prohibition-busters Charleston-ing their way from speakeasy to speakeasy, having a grand ole, Fitzgerald-ian time. The band, however, is less jazz age and more classic sunshine rock. Definitely in the vein of folks like AM and Phosphorescent, this Raleigh band is now all sorts of on my radar. Mama definitely likes. And stupid hurricane made me miss 'em. Dangit. Read on for Matt Damron's thoughts on BiMA.fest 2011.


Fuzzy Logic: Inevitably, you will forget to bring:

Matt Damron: Guitar picks and/or my "A" game.


FL: Band you're most looking forward to seeing at the festival?

MD: Birds of Avalon.

FL: What's the first thing you plan on doing upon arrival in Baltimore?
MD: Check out all the earthquake "damage"...or maybe I'll just get a beer...

FL: What was the first festival you ever attended, either as a musician or member of the general public?
MD: MACRoCK in Virginia. I played drums for Bowerbirds, and watched Des Ark blow people away.

FL: Favorite thing about festivals?
MD: The energy and excitement. You can feel the electricity coming from the bands and crowds.



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