I just got a chance to chat it up with The Mclovins. Long story short, these guys are a lot of fun and they can really rock it out!!
You just got done with a show up in Killington, VT! How was it?
1. Snoe. Down is Moe.’s winter music festival in Killington, Vermont. It was incredible! It was one of those gigs that gave us goose bumps and really made us remember why we play. The people there were warm and friendly and simply loved music. The crowd just was really digging it and we just kept playing off each other’s energy. It was like last summer’s Gathering of the Vibes Festival in Bridgeport. It was a really big milestone for the band. We definitely felt that as a band we played with some of the most energy we’ve ever had and some of the best crowd connection. In all of the excitement, a fan actually reached up at the end of our last song to strum Jeff’s guitar. Truly a show we will always remember!
Where did you grow up in CT? How did you all meet?
Jason actually grew up in Switzerland and moved to Connecticut in middle school. Jeff was born in NYC and moved to Connecticut at a young age. Jake was born and raised in Connecticut. Jason is from Simsbury, Jeff is from Canton and Jake is from West Granby. So it is no surprise that we met at camps in Simsbury and Avon. Jake met Jason at Martocchio’s Jazz Camp the summer of 2009 and a week later met Jeff at Paul Howard’s Rock Camp in Avon. We are 15 (Jeff), 16 (Jason) and 17 (Jason).
What are your favorite Primus, Phish, Police, and Oysterhead tunes?
-Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweekers – Contact – Bring on The Night – Little Faces – Jerry was a Racecar Driver – Stash – Murder by Numbers – Rubberneck Lions – Tommy the Cat – Ghost – Spirits in the Material World – Oz is Ever Floating –
Have you seen a show at Infinity Hall yet? Psyched for your show?
Max Creek, Spyro Gyra, Al Di Meola World Sinfonia, Alan Holdsworth, and Rubblebucket Orchestra! YES!! The sound is absolutely amazing! Each time we’ve gone the band has been on fire, and we think the venue has a lot to do with it. There is always a great crowd. Infinity Hall creates an atmosphere that is perfect for music to be made in. It is a place where the band is close with the crowd, so it is a very intimate setting. And being a jam band that thrives off of the energy of the crowd, that is important. So needless to say, we ARE PUMPED!! We have some very special surprises planned, and we think it will be one of the best shows yet.
If you could combine two animals into one, for one super-pet… what two animals would they be, and what would you call it?
Jake: I would combine a squirrel and a turtle and call it Squirtle.
Jeff: I would combine a butterfly with a snail and call it a Buttersnail.
Jason: I would combine a penguin with a really big bird, just cause I know how much those penguins want to fly.
Poor penguins 😥 — Guys, you rock. We can’t wait to have you at the Hall on Friday, May 7th! And… for all you McLovin fans, buy your tickets before April 30th and receive a Signed Collector’s Edition McLovin’s Infinity Hall Poster!! –TICKETS–