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Twenty-four years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”

GBV’s new line-up re-unites Robert Pollard with former bandmembers Doug Gillard and Kevin March, along with exciting newcomers Mark Shue and Bobby Bare Jr. The group has been wowing audiences from coast to coast.

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Saturn Presents: GUIDED BY VOICES with Surfer Blood

Saturn Presents: GUIDED BY VOICES with Surfer Blood

Guided by Voices

Twenty-two years ago in 1994, 38-year-old school teacher Robert Pollard & his merry band recorded Bee Thousand in a Dayton, Ohio basement on a 4-track cassette recorder. This improbable rock classic became an enormously influential album; Spin and Pitchfork have called it one of the best records of the ’90s, and Amazon picked Bee Thousand as #1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums Of All Time. An amazing live band with a rabid following, the Washington Post called GBV “the Grateful Dead equivalent for people who like Miller Lite instead of acid!”
After 22 albums, 24 solo records and countless side projects, Pollard has recorded a new GBV album by himself and has assembled an exciting new GBV line-up for 2016 touring: Doug Gillard (guitar), Bobby Bare Jr (guitar), Mark Shue (bass) and Kevin March (drums).

Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood’s 3rd album 1000 Palms comes out May 12, 2015 on Joyful Noise Records. The band have performed on five continents, toured with heroes like The Pixies and Guided By Voices, played on the Jimmy Fallon Show, at Coachella and giant festivals throughout the world, while also occasionally plugging in their amps at all-ages house parties. Surfer…

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Doug Gillard, Part II

Doug Gillard, Part II

It Has To Be GBV…

… and Doug ‘Doug-gle Duty’ Gillard Will Tell You Why

Part Two of our Doug ‘Bulldog Skin’ Gillard interview. For part one, click here.

 

By Andy Harris


AH: Me and a few friends caught GBV (Guided By Voices) in Nashville back in April, before you re-joined the lineup. I think the hardcore fans are happy to see you back in the band.

DG: Hehe.

AH: People drop in and out of the lineup on a pretty routine basis. How did you find yourself back in the fold this time?

DG: There was a vacancy that had just happened. It was unexpected. They needed someone to fill in for a show in Cincinnati and I had actually just seen them a couple days before that in Connecticut. I’ve been friends with everyone in the band for the whole time and I catch them when I can. So they asked me and I said “Sure.” I wasn’t doing anything that Friday night in Cincinnati and I could fill in. It was actually the night before the show that they found out.  I didn’t have much time to get ready but I said, “Sure, I’ll do the…

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Interview – Doug Gillard, Part I

Interview - Doug Gillard, Part I

He’s In Two Bands, He’s Popular

Doug Gillard, modern guitar legend, to play Saturn twice this fall.

 

 

By Andy Harris


lsjiduYou don’t have to look or listen too hard to find the sound of this man’s guitar. Perhaps you’ve heard it on an episode of Scrubs. Or maybe you’ve heard it on video games such as NCAA Football 06. Certainly you’ve heard it on quite a few recordings from Guided By Voices, Cobra Verde, Death of Samantha, numerous Robert Pollard side projects, and even on his solo albums where he plays under the name Doug Gillard. That’s right. His name is Doug Gillard and he is a modern guitar legend.

Gillard currently plays lead in two bands, Nada Surf and Guided By Voices (GBV from now on), that will be appearing at Saturn in October and November. New releases are out by both bands, with more on the way soon. We skyped in with Doug on a beautiful Monday afternoon. Here’s part one of our interview. Part two will come out leading up to the GBV show:

Doug Gillard: Hello?

Andy Harris: Hey Doug. It’s Andy.

DG: Hey, how’s it going Andy?

AH: Alright, man. How about yourself?

DG: Good.

AH: Cool. Well thanks for taking my…

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