Ashland at Pops: Review
August 6th, 2016 was an eventful day for the OTR Team. We traveled to Pops concert venue in Sauget, IL to check out our friends Ashland who would be performing one of their last sets before the debut of their full-length album later this fall. The band consists of Asia Woodward (Vocals) Aaron Wood (Guitar) Tanner Leggett (Drums) and the departing Zebulan Griffith (Bass). Ashland are terrific band to see live and in person. Asia's voice, soft and powerful is enough to hook you in to their songs. Songs like Freakshow and Eyes To The Sky really show off the power of her voice. Aaron on guitar and Tanner on drums lose themselves in the music while still having fun and engaging the audience (Maybe Aaron will pull one of his legendary spinning moves if you're lucky). In between the set, it was announced that Zeb would be leaving the band. Overall, if you want to see a fun and talented rising band in the Midwest then make it point to see Ashland live when they're in St. Louis or any surrounding cities and towns. GRADE = A
The Fuck Off And Dies at The Ready Room
After the Ashland set, we rushed over the river and into the Ready Room in St. Louis to catch The Fuck Off And Dies. We arrived just in time to talk with the band about recording their latest album, their fan-base in St. Louis and what stands them apart from other musicians in the area. You can listen to the interview right now on 'Off The Record'.