Enter To Win Tickets To Aero Flynn At Barboza!
Josh Scott's former band, Amateur Love, seemed to be destined for success. Scott was pals with fellow Wisconsin-ite Justin Vernon (Bon Iver), and at one time, Scott shared members of his band with Vernon's then-band, DeYarmond Edison. Mutual friend Chris Porterfield of Field Report tells the fascinating Josh Scott story on Aero Flynn's website: "[Amateur Love] were the better band and everyone knew it. The songs were better. The ideas were grander. The subject matter weirder. The narrators more honest and articulate. The frontman more compelling. The potential greater. Amateur Love were and remain the best band I have ever seen. ...And Josh got spooked like a deer. He abruptly ended Amateur Love and moved to Chicago, essentially gifting the members fully to Justin, allowing DeYarmond Edison to resume full focus. Then, everything happened. Vern broke. Megafaun gathered, formed, flew. Brian Moen toured the world with Peter Wolf Crier. I started Field Report. Josh watched it all from Chicago and did nothing. Everyone tried to encourage him. Several years after he left, people were still talking about him. He had opportunities for record deals. He had another supergroup of who’s-who indie rock royalty assembled for him, ready to go, waiting only for him to show up. He got spooked again and went underground. ... While the people who revered him and were influenced by him developed music careers (sustainable ones at least, once-in-a-generation ones at best), Josh developed crippling untreated depression and a mysterious autoimmune disease. And then the wind changed again, this time carrying a fire. Word got out that Josh was heading into the studio recording a new batch of songs under the name Aero Flynn."
Now, it's Scott's turn. Aero Flynn released its self-titled debut (produced by Vernon) in March, and it has garnered rave reviews. Inevitably, equal attention is given to producer Vernon, but read the above quote again, and you might want to see and listen beyond that. Aero Flynn is opening for another breakout artist, Torres, at Barboza May 16th and we're giving away a pair of tickets to this 21+ show! Enter to win by e-mailing us with the subject line "Twist" and please include first & last name with entry. We'll draw a winner on 5/14. Good luck!
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