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Making an appearance at Lobsterfest this year is pop-punk band Pigeonholes. Having formed in 2010, this band from Parkersburg, W.Va. is not all that uncommon to the Athens music scene, having played plenty of shows in the town. Pigeonholes is currently working on a debut album as well as the band’s first tour which will begin this summer.
ACRN: What is the history behind your band?
Chris Lynch: We met after high school, and I was playing a show solo. The guys came to watch and we kind of clicked. We liked the same kind of music, so we got together. We’ve been playing for about two years now and played our first show two summers ago.
ACRN: How did you get involved with Lobsterfest?
CL: Well, Kory Kasler had us play some shows at the Smiling Skull. We are from Parkersburg, so it was cool to have him reach out to us.
ACRN: Where are your usual venues?
CL: We play a lot at the Smiling Skull. It’s fun, because we hang out there before we play. We also do a lot of house shows and other bar shows.
ACRN: Have you ever been on tour?
CL: We are planning on touring this summer for the first time. We are not really sure yet, but we will probably hit Columbus, Pennsylvania, and some other cities in Ohio. We will just keep it kind of local.
ACRN: Do your songs cover any specific themes?
CL: They kind of cover a whole range of things. Friendship is a big theme. The songs are mainly about life in general.
ACRN: How would you describe your music?
CL: I don’t know, I have [an] Epitome guitar. We aren’t that technically savvy. We just have a guitar, bass, drums, and amplifiers.
ACRN: Do you aim your music toward a specific audience and what is the usual audience reaction?
CL: I would say ourselves, really. We’ve written a couple things that might go towards a certain audience. But, we would typically write something we would enjoy ourselves. We really don’t aim it towards anyone in particular.
[The audience reaction] definitely depends. Anytime we play in the Smiling Skull, we get a really positive reaction. People are always dancing and moving quite a bit. We don’t really get any negative comments and no one has ever wanted to murder us.
ACRN: Are you excited to play at Lobsterfest?
CL: Yeah, we are really excited to come back to Athens. It’s been about two months. We are ready to get back up there at The Dragon’s Cup. It sounds awesome and it should be really fun.
ACRN: What is your set like?
CL: Well, we haven’t written it yet, but we try to change it up every time. We play Athens a lot, so we just want to vary it up. We will play some new songs we just wrote, possibly an R. Kelly cover, maybe a City High cover, and then the rest [will be] originals.
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