The Morning Infidelity on KWSS 106.7 are hosting their first concert event where, "it's all about performance." Six bands will duke it out tonight at The Rogue Bar for stage supremacy in a winner-take-all battle of the bands (our own Christina Caldwell will be acting as a judge).
One of tonight's hopefuls is Phoenix pop/rock trio, Bad Lucy. Fresh off of a turn on the radio station last week, we caught up with front man J. Miller to talk about their track, "Forward."
"The song boils down to one idea: it is better to live with failure than the regret of never trying," Miller says.
"Forward is about seizing the present moment, and not living in the past," Miller says. "Lyrically I was trying to leave enough space for the listener to insert him or herself, and hopefully garner something by attaching themselves to the concept of moving forward ... in whatever capacity is most relevant to them where they presently sit."
"What you hear on the recording is what you get in a live performance, at least that's what Shorty and Beef Vegan said when we played it for them on The Morning Infidelity," he says. "But seriously, we pride ourselves on delivering the same quality of sound at our live shows."
If that's the case Bad Lucy just might have a leg up on the competition.
"As a band our influences are wide and varied, but we all share a love for any music that is performed with heart and soul," Miller explains. "As a songwriter, I draw on influences such as Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley, and Neil Young, while Alex Kyhn and Alex Lee bring a mix of jazz and rock roots to the musical landscape. We strive to be a band that delivers equal parts finesse and intensity in our arrangements."
You can check out more of the band's sound by downloading their EP here and see what the fuss is all about at the show.
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