The Bright Light Social Hour played to a packed Shed Stage at Sloss Fest this past July. Loud, high-energy, space-rock anthems were peppered with reminders to love each other, leaving an impact only certain kinds of rock shows can offer. Read our interview below to get a feel for the dudes that made it all happen.
Words by Lindsay McDuffie
Photos by Darrell Nance
Hey guys! We seem to share an enthusiasm for space, so let me ask you, what’s your name, astrological sign, and how do you contribute to the band?
I’m Curtis, I’m a Scorpio, and I play guitar and sing.
Jack, I’m a Cancer, I play bass and sing.
I’m Edward, I’m a Cancer, and I make coffee. Sometimes play keyboards.
I’m Joe. I’m a non-practicing Capricorn, and I play drums and do a lot of studio stuff.
Well, welcome to Birmingham! Being the home of Sun Ra, we also think “Space is Still the Place,”—which is the name of y’alls new, really freakin’ cool album. It gets better and better every time I listen to it.
I wanted to start by asking about the second line on that album: “The weight of weightless faces faces straight.” That’s a great line. Who writes the lyrics?
That was Jack’s…