Video: Lower Leisure Class – “Oxygen” (Tiny Desk Contest) Stories from the Lower Leisure Class is out now on Leppotone. FULL DISCLOSURE: My old college band, The Vantrells, is reuniting to open for The Lower Leisure Class. So, you know…I’m obligated to say nice things about them. When Jake decided to go to Kalamazoo College, … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: Oxygen
Video: The Lower Leisure Class – “7 x 7 = 49” From Stories from the Lower Leisure Class, due November 9 on Leppotone. One of the luckiest things to ever happen to me was when Jake decided to go to Kalamazoo College. As his ne’er-do-well pal, I was not really in contention for higher education … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: 7 x 7 = 49
Video: The Lower Leisure Class – “The Great American Witch Hunt” Single out now on Leppotone. The Lower Leisure Class is a brand new band from Kalamazoo, Michigan. In fact, they are a supergroup of superstars from the fabled Leppotone roster of recording artists: Ron Casebeer and Karl Knack from the Sinatras, Chris Simons from … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt
Video: Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers Live at the State Theatre Hot damn, I loved this band! And here is some fantastic newly discovered live footage of them at the peak of their powers. Thirty minutes of amped-up garage rock remastered in “Trash-o-Phonic stereo sound.” Live in Kalamazoo, Michigan on February 5, 1995. … Continue reading Fortune and Maltese: Live in Kalamazoo, 1995!
See my favorite college band do a Beatles cover and an original in 1992.
After celebrating their 24th anniversary as a group, the best band in Southwest Michigan has finally put the finishing touches on their album.
I went to college with most of the Port Wine Lads. In fact, I sold them my barely used bass guitar after I gave up on it. Twenty seconds into this, you see the 19-year-old me pointing and declaring, “Yeah, that’s my bass.” Later, I dance like a hippy. But enough about me. The Port … Continue reading Port Wine Lads – Live in Kalamazoo, 1991