Video: Lower Leisure Class — “Oxygen” (Tiny Desk Contest) The Lower Leisure Class – Oxygen – Tiny Desk Contest 2019Watch this video on YouTube 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 … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: Oxygen
Video: The Lower Leisure Class — “7 x 7 = 49” 7 x 7 = 49Watch this video on YouTube 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, … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: 7 x 7 = 49
Video: The Lower Leisure Class — “The Great American Witch Hunt” The Great American Witch HuntWatch this video on YouTube 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 … Continue reading New Lower Leisure Class video: The Great American Witch Hunt
Video: Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers Live at the State Theatre Fortune & Maltese & The Phabulous Pallbearers Live at the State TheatreWatch this video on YouTube 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 … 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