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August 14, 2020

Show Number Three

By: Laurie Gallardo

Yesterday’s Q&Q live stream with …And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead on Facebook had a little bit of everything for the ultra-fan. Jason Reece, Conrad Keely and AJ Vincent (who hovered in the back on a studio computer screen, social-distance style) shared tour stories, venue memories, thoughts on concept albums, how playing live stream shows feels, tidbits on all the goods, really. Like, “Will You ever do Worlds Apart in its entirety?” 

And…there were the basic…basics: “If you could only listen to one album for the rest of your life, what would it be?” 

Laughter erupted. “That sounds like hell,” Reece chuckled.

“Oooh man, that’s brutal,” Keely said. “What a brutal question. It’d be an album called Spotify.”

Lou Reed‘s Metal Machine Music,” Reece chimed in.

Vincent had no earthly idea, and rightly so. I mean, how does one even begin…?!

But that’s the best part of Q&A’s with your favorite band, riffing back and fourth and having fun with it, which is exactly what the guys did, all in anticipation of this evening’s big event. This is the third Trail of Dead livestream show during the pandemic, and the longest livestream set to date, including many rare and never-before-played songs. The show starts at 8 p.m. (Central) tonight, Friday August 14, live from the Mosaic Sound Collective studio.

You can get your virtual ticket from Trail of Dead’s website. Click on the AUGUST 14 date on the right. Twenty percent of ticket sales will be donated to select independent record stores across the U.S., which are struggling to remain open because of COVID-19. And Trail of Dead merch is also available.

-Photography by Michael Minasi for KUTX.


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