Like Frances we met earlier this month who not heads the marketing at the Troubadour in LA, Elena de Soto also started out as an intern at The Masquerade in Atlanta. Working her way up to being the talent buyer for the venue today, Elena wears many hats and does a hell of a lot more around the office. With everything she has going on from working on the venue to handling Wrecking Ball ATL, she squeezed in some time to talk about what it’s like for her at The Masquerade, and that’s where we begin.
If it’s been a musical in the past five decades, it’s bound to get a live makeover on some network nowadays and while Hairspray is next on the list – I’m sure some or all of you tuned in last month when Fox did their rendition of the cult classic, The Rocky Horror Picture Show? Those who tuned in may find the fine talents of Moonhead very familiar then as they were the band featured in the show that night. We talked about what it felt like to be a part of that scene, as well as their knack for staying so damn positive in a world that can be dismal at times.
Hope everyone is safe, sound and back from what should have been a four-day weekend. I wish I could have spent that time working on things for this week, but instead I was neck deep in apple pie and Golden Grahams. Thankfully though I listened to Jacuzzi Boys’ Ping Pong before I headed out last Wednesday afternoon with a cascade of other albums, this one lending itself to be the most punk meets new wave of the day.
Jacuzzi Boys open up the record with an interesting sound, this Miami trio begins with a jolt of fun thanks to “Lucky Blade.” As the song and the album played into the alternative ways of “Boys Like Blood” and the punkish like vibe of “Refrigeration,” you got the sense that this could be a band that’d fit in fine and well touring alongside the likes of Weezer. Even with they bring is down slow and deliver a cool cat demeanor with “Seventeen,” they’d still find themselves sitting pretty in that “Buddy Holly” scene.
The holidays are far from over. With one down and the big one to go, there will be even more down time spent with family, listening to music or even both. With that, spend some time today getting in tune with Jacuzzi Boys’ Ping Pong, out now.