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Published: 2013/01/22

Auld Lang Syne Set 2: moe. The Slip, Greensky Bluegrass, New Mastersounds…

JIM LOUGHLIN – moe.

What album or albums have you listened to this most this past year?

I’ve actually been listening to mostly classical music lately with some jazz sprinkled in. Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Stravinsky and Count Basie. Gary Burton is also someone who gets a lot of play time from me.

What was your favorite show or tour in 2012?

As far as moe. goes I’d have to say that our winter tour at the beginning of the year and our fall tour were both equally great. As far as other bands, I’d have to go with the Primus 3-D tour and Rush. You just can’t go wrong with those two bands.

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2012?

Mike Dillon has a great band right now and I think everybody should see these guys and girl play. Mike is, in my opinion, the most talented and unique musicians going right now and he’s surrounded himself with awesome players. If you get a chance, check these folks out.

Any big plans in the works for 2013?

Personally, I hope to finish working on my house and yard. As far as moe. goes we’re heading back to Europe and hopefully other international spots. We’re also bringing back snoe.down this year.

2013 marks the 40th year of Relix Magazine. Do you remember the first time you read Relix? Is there an article that stands out for you?

Actually the first time I read the magazine was sometime in the early 90’s. It was a great article on Frank Zappa. That also happens to be the biggest stand out article for me. Good stuff.

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What will you remember most about 2012?

Playing our first Jam Cruise and then my G-Men winning the Super Bowl in January. Started off with a bang. We then went through a lineup switch over the summer and added our longtime friend and musical co-conspirator, Tony D’Amato, as a permanent member of the band. This led to us finding a whole new funkier side of the band, which has been incredibly fun to explore. The year is also ending with a bang as we are experiencing a burst of energy and creativity now.

What album or albums have you listened to the most this past year?

Grizzly Bear’s Shield’s and the Dirty Projector’s Swing Lo Magellan.

What was your favorite show or tour in 2012?

Bear Creek and Catskill Chill were probably the best festival sets we have ever played. We are really coming into our own in the festival setting and being that comfortable has been really fun for us.

What emerging band should readers watch out for in 2012?

Not sure how “new” they are to everyone here, but I am keeping my eye on Dopapod and Papadosio. Great guys making some great music and it is really exciting to think about what they will be getting into in the coming year.

Any big plans in the works for 2013?

Tons of new material. As I mentioned we are in the middle of a creative burst. Since Halloween we have debuted 5 new tunes and we have a bunch more that are ever so close to being ready to fly. We will be self producing a release in early 2013, the next installment of the Everywhere Sessions. We will also be experimenting a lot more with video too – we have been having a lot of fun with that. And of course we will continue to tour, tour, tour. Coming atcha…

2013 marks the 40th year of Relix Magazine. Do you remember the first time you read Relix? Is there an article that stands out for you?

I am not sure who was on the cover or what I read about but I do remember the first time I picked up a Relix. I had just gotten into Phish , and heard that they sold Phish T-Shirts at the local hippie store. I didn’t know anything about the whole “scene” per-se but you learn a lot very quickly when you first start going to shows and such. I remember being like “wow they have a whole magazine dedicated to this stuff?!” Pretty mind-blowing. Beginning then, Relix was and always has been a great resource to expand my horizons and find new music. Thank you Relix and congrats. Here’s to 40 moreā€¦

Comments

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steve b January 22, 2013, 16:58:08

The Slip huh? boy do I wish they were still a band… an active one anyways. Although ALL their side projects really kick ass, Id love to see them all go away for some full time slip.

Matthew in AK January 29, 2013, 16:08:40

I’m glad Paul mentioned AK in his 2012 highlights – AK loved having Greensky come and play! Visit again soon!

Doug D February 7, 2013, 22:23:56

Andy Barr, thanks so much for turning me on to Kishi Bashi. Saw him at Philly show this week, best show I’ve seen since Barr Bros at World Cafe. He says he’s a big Barr Brothers fan, by the way.

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