Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Spun: American Bang

Posted By on Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 11:22 AM

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Yesterday, our own American Bang were Spin's artist of the day:

With fun-lovin' boogie-down guitars and lyrics recalling trailer park tales of fast women and booze-soaked romps, at first glance Nashville, TN's American Bang recall a certain family of Followills. But with speed-fueled punk urgency and a smorgasbord of rock influences in the fine print, American Bang plow over references with conviction.

They play Coachella on Friday, April 25—no small feat. But this "fun fact" in the piece is a little curious:

While most bands hit a dark bar, a grungy house party, or an off-the-map coffee shop for their opening performance, American Bang's live debut was slightly more substantial—a gig opening for O.A.R. to a roaring crowd at the legendary Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the original site of the Grand Ole Opry.

Uh, what? (Emphasis mine.)


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