It was September, 1997 at the Double Door. The Rolling Stones decided to do a little last minute performance for 400 of their friends. Fast forward to August 27th, 2011, and the Blah Blah Blahs have packed the room, too! Now I know this comparison, for NOW, is stretching the truth a little, but let me go on record as saying these guys are on their way to stardom.
Their recent 1/2 page article in the Tribune by Jessica Hopper, put it this way: "Most bands are primarily concerned with where they are going--the next level up, the bigger label, the better management, the big name tours. Blah Blah Blah cares about its fans and listeners first and foremost. The band members want to take you to that special place. Your happy place. Deep inside your mind. They want to heal you." The article goes on to quote lead singer, Solomon David, who said, "When you look around at the rest of music right now--especially heavy metal and rap--and really listen to the lyrics you can hear, it really is a force against positivity. I like playing to all sorts of audiences, but I really like playing to kids, and crowds with African-American kids--and them getting a chance to see me with a guitar. Everyone raps. Kids can look at me and imagine something else, something outside what they know."
And not only are they fantastic musicians but they are also some of the nicest people I know. Check out their latest music video "Why Am I the Only One Laughing?" from "Thank You Thank You Thank You". You just might see a familiar face....:-)
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