Cincinnati may not be known for having the greatest rock scene, but it does ok…As is seen with indie rockers, Pomegranates, who although are only a couple of years old, are gaining some steady heat. The band caught the ear of music aficionados and taste makers across the country with the likes of KEXP, WOXY, and numerous other independent and college stations nation-wide that fell for the bands’ quirky pop stylings, helping Pomegranates reach #20 most added for their first week on CMJ‘s charts. The blog circuit jumped on board as well, allowing Pomegranates to charm their way to #11 on Elbo.ws blog aggregate. Artists such as French Kicksand Islands took notice of Pomegranates’ dynamic live set, inviting them out on the road, a place this burgeoning band has found a fast home. They joined us for our 5GB series before their show tomorrow at DC9.
What was the first gig you ever went to?
The first one I remember wasnt so much a gig as a ‘concert’ at a church. Phil Keaggy who is a pretty legendary guitar player, and Michael Card, a singer songwriter type who used lots of hammer dulcimer. I remember having my mind blown when Phil Keaggy started looping stuff. I dont think I evenknew guitar effects existed at the time. Haha.
What is the best gig that you ever played/performed at?
Best gig we played… hm. Monolith Festival in Red Rocks a few years ago was a fun experience. Our last show at Southgate House here in Kentucky was a really fun and uplifting moment as far as our actual performance goes. We ended up crowd surfing as a band for a moment for some photos and took the photo for the album art for Heaven.
What is the best gig you have ever been to?
I remember being blown away by Mew several years ago. We toured with some great bands such as Aloha, Figurines, and French Kicks who all had some great nights.
Gig you would most like to play?
Just to experience it, opening an arena show for a band like Coldplay or U2 would be incredible.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
The Firebird in St. Louis with Wye Oak, French Kicks, Spoon, The War on Drugs, Coldplay, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Eels, Foster the People, Neil Young, Young the Giant, The Rapture, and Spiritualized.
Catch Pomegranates tomorrow at DC9, D.C..