Shreveport Catalyst: Matt Adams of The Blank Tapes Talks Tour, Weddings, and Food!
We had a little conversation with Matt Adams of L.A. Rockers, The Blank Tapes!
Los Angeles rockers will perform Monday August 13th at Bear’s on Fairfield with The Beggin For Its. We had a small conversation with the band’s frontman, Matt Adams about touring. Apparently Floating Action’s Seth Kauffman has good things to say about Shreveport! Check it out!
How long have you been touring this run?
We’re in the middle of a 3 week tour, But before this we were touring NY/New England, France, Germany, Japan, & the West Coast from late March of this year till now. We did Brazil in the Fall for the second time.
Where’d ya start, where ya going?
On this tour, we started in LA and headed out on the 40 East to Clarksdale, Mississippi for a friend’s wedding which we ended up playing at late in the night. We drove all the way to Jacksonville, Florida, now we’re on our way back to home.
What have been the best/worst shows you’ve ever played on the road?
Sooo, so many best/worst shows. Almost got in a fight with a sound guy in New York. Long story short. He turned my vocals off and cut our set short. One of the best being at a festival we played in the mountains in Brazil where some of the audience mobbed the stage during the set to dance and singalong.
How did you determine what cities/venues you were going to hit up and
what the fuck made you wanna come play in Shreveport?
Well, we’re touring the South because my girlfriend/bandmate wanted to go to a wedding in Mississipi so we thought we’d make a tour out of it. The last time I toured through this area was 4 or 5 years ago. As for Shreveport, my friend Seth Kauffman of Floating Action said he had a good time playing in Shreveport so I figured I’d check it out.
Have you been to Shreveport or even Louisiana before? If yes, what
venue and what was your experience like?
I’ve never been to Shreveport but have been to Lousiana twice before. Once as a teenager on a family vacation where we were basically tourists doing all the touristy things, and once again 4 years back when I played in New Orleans and Baton Rouge. That was pretty fun, ended up playing 3 shows in 1 night in New Orleans.
Whats the thing you are most looking forward to about being in Louisiana?