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Highlights at the Penthouse include performances by HAIM, Phoenix, The Neighbourhood, The 1975, Paramore, Vampire Weekend, Florence & The Machine, The Temper Trap, Foster The People, 30 Seconds to Mars, Mumford & Sons, My Chemical Romance, and Broken Bells, as well as breakfast with Weezer, Linkin Park's CD release party, and Old School Game Night with Jimmy Eat World.
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We had Crass Mammoth come to 987 as their FIRST ever radio appearance and we were so stoked to have them.
Tobi talks with the guys about their first Coachella experience, what their message is and what their music is about and also how they started!
"Lose Some Time"
A little more about Crass Mammoth
The only space in the trailer to write, toil and play music is in the kitchen. So the kitchen has become the center of the universe for North Georgia rock band Crass Mammoth. The Crowe brothers, Joseph (vocals, guitar, drums) and Matthew (bass, drums) comprise the band’s core, with lifelong friend Trey Epperson III ebbing in and out of the drum seat as the trio works to bring the songs in their heads to reality while at the same time trying to endure the realities of American manufacturing in a vanishing southern carpet town… A blip on a map that's slowing…
And so has been born the music of Crass Mammoth; of necessity and beauty and spite and struggle and the way art can be the escape that seems to be ever so elusive in small towns.
Music was ever present. Not an easy feat in a town with no record stores, so it was mom quizzing them on her cassettes, Beatles, Van Morrison, Allaman Brothers, while dad with his Toadies, STP and Alice In Chains formed their world, until Kazaa and Limewire flooded their consciousness. Kyuss, Tool, Millionaire, Radiohead.
Mom would let the boys skip school and make music. Dad would drink beer and listen until passions spilled over with a fist in the wall. “Scorch that sumbitch! You dam skippy boys!” A Crowe family rehearsal.
When older brother Matthew left to go Athens, Joseph lost someone to play music with and so turned to writing. A new floodgate opened and all the music that was changing him, became his purpose – change people with his music. Queens “The Long Slow Goodbye”, Tool “Pushit”, songs that shaped him took shape through him.
About a year ago a handful of raw demos found their way quietly to the Internet and caught the attention of a few who angle the deep web for new sounds – new sounds more akin to early 1990’s analogue tapes from Seattle garages then Apple laptops, but when the tools at hand are IBM Sound Recorder, pirated Acid Pro with a Gateway speakerphone USB mic, the results are essentially the same – kids with guitars and drums trying to get the sounds in their brains to match the sounds in the air.
So Crass readies their music for the masses; guitar driven rock in a world that seems to be steered from such, but Crass is held fast by their want to strike the chords in some hard enough to change their path. A path that's leads from the fringes of the American South to the center of a broadband youth and from there… who knows.
Crass for the masses.
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