EXCLUSIVE: Skinny Lister Tour Blog #2

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Skinny Lister first made a stateside splash appearing on the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour 2012, with performances on nearly every stage the traveling festival has to offer. From there they set off on a series of US and European tours alongside some of the biggest names in the pub-friendly folk punk world, signed with SideOneDummy, released their album Forge & Flagon, and just this past weekend made an appearance at the ever-popular Coachella Music Festival. Now the band are off on another string of US dates and UTG is bringing you all the action via a new, ongoing blog written by the band! Click below to read the second entry and check back in the coming days for future installments.

If you have yet to purchase Forge & Flagon, read our review from January and follow the links to add it to your collection. For live footage of Skinny Lister, click here for an exclusive UTG TV performance.

LA Times!

On the drive back from Vegas to LA, it’s just one road straight through the desert, so how the hell can there be a traffic stand still?! We’re all bored. We have a boredom stop at a fuel station so we put fuel in. Then when we’re done we drive. There’s a big noise, Michael jumps out. He’s only gone and driven off with the pump still in. We all laughed until the bill came.

We eventually got home after driving through a dust storm and a cloud. Weird stuff.

Monday’s press schedule was very nice. A session up on Hollywood hill for Paste magazine. We’re joined by Lily from Golightly press and Jamie from SideOne and perform a couple of numbers in front of the sign and the views from up there. Great.

Then we head to the Glasshouse for our gig in Pomona opening for the legendary Lee Scratch Perry and the Selector. The gig was fun. It was really great seeing Lee Scratch Perry who continues to be about the coolest man alive. He’s dressed amazingly and has something smoking from his microphone (?) and a wheelie bag with all sorts of weird stuff in.

On Tuesday, I have a telephone interview with Alt Press then we head over to downtown LA to do a TV session with AXS Live. Great folk there. Here’s a video from the session…

Straight after this we head on down to the amazingly wonderful Music Saves Lives household for one of the most amazing BBQs ever! Great people, great times. Thanks guys!

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the founder of Under The Gun Review. He loves writing about music and movies almost as much as he loves his two fat cats. He's also the co-founder of Antique Records and the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. You should probably follow him on Twitter.

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