Nashville indie rockers, Paper Route, have gained a steady following with their blending of digital-age pop/rock with ambient electronics. They are playing The Red Palace in D.C. on Friday and joined us for our 5GB series before the show.
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
My dad was in bands throughout my childhood. My first concert was to see his band at the time called Streetlight in 1984. I was only months old so its quite hard to remember.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed?
Opening for Paramore at the O2 in Dublin may be the best show memory I can think of. The crowd was so intense and energetic that it felt like the room was spinning. I crowd surfed and had my keys, tambourine & shoe stolen, but that just added to the fact that I’ll never forget that show.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
It was 2002, Sigur Rós on the ( ) tour at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. It was the first time I ever cried during a show.
Gig you would most like to play?
I would like to headline Glastonbury Festival in England. I’ve seen so many life changing performances there.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
1st – Burial
2nd – Beach House
3rd – Yann Tiersen performing the Amelie soundtrack with full orchestra
4th – Radiohead performing OK Computer from front to back
Catch Paper Route at The Red Palace, June 22nd