Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First/Last-The Hush Sound

Thursday, June 6, 2013
Strip District

"The Hush Sound’s journey began in 2005 in the way most young bands do: as a group of friends playing together in their parent’s basement after high school. Songwriters Bob Morris and Greta Morgan would write their quirky piano and guitar driven pop songs in between Greta’s homework sessions and Bob’s duty as a lifeguard at the local swimming pool. After writing a batch of songs, the two were joined by drummer Darren Wilson and bass player Chris Faller, other locals in the Chicago music scene. The group began playing shows in suburban basements, VFW Halls, and community theaters soon after. They were only in high school but their lyrics told shrewd truths and their baroque pop melodies spoke to an audience looking for something more; something different than the standard fare of midwestern angst. It’s been eight years since The Hush Sound started playing together at those DIY spaces across Chicagoland. But the energy and soul of the band — the honesty and character that made them your favorite band to begin with — remain unchanged. And since the band connected to start touring again in 2013, The Hush Sound will continue playing live shows and is slated to release new music in 2013. Stay tuned, people. The Hush Sound is back."

Check out the band at their official Website, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The reunion tour hits Pittsburgh at the Altar Bar tomorrow night on a bill with tourmates Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve and Lucas Carpenter. Co-founder Greta Morgan has been a long time friend of the blog and I want to thank Bob Morris (Guitar/Vocals) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
Green Day, “Dookie” and Weezer, “Blue Album”.

Your last album bought?
“1901” by Phoenix.

Favorite album of all time?
“What's Going On” by Marvin Gaye or “Moon Safari” by Air.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
I wouldn't say it like that, but I have been waiting for The Strokes to make another magical album. I can only listen to the 1st two records so many times.

First concert attended?
New Kids on the Block. I got lost, my older sisters wanted to go and I got dragged along. I don't remember the show... Just being lost...

Last concert?
Last night with Hockey, River City Extension, Genevieve and Lucas Carpenter. Last paid ticket was Father John Misty at the El Rey (amazing).

Favorite concert ever?
Always loved watching Phantom Planet when we were out with them. Elvis Costello at the Chicago Theater was also great.

Least favorite concert?
I don’t know. I find something good in everything. Any local Chicago band that hasn't figured 'it' out yet can be hard, but that's how you get your jumping off the cliff.

Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
Love Pittsburgh, spent many hours walking up and down the main drag and checking out cool shops. Love the small city vibe that you guys bring. Keep holding it down.

Thanks, Bob. Great to have you all back again! Looking forward to much more music to come.

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