The Bands Of Gonerfest Eleven….Meet, Connections



Next up in our series of Bands playing at Gonerfest Eleven is Connections. I’ve read quite a few reviews of Connections and every one of them mentions Guided By Voices. Both from Ohio, short songs , smart, well written, I get that but I’m also picking up some Big Star and to me that adds quite a bit to the overall vibe. It’s Pop for smart people not Pop that finds it’s way to the covers of out of touch rock magazines. Pop for the kids that never forgot what melodies and hooks and a little bit of fuzz add to the past to create something new and improved. Short, sweet songs, give a listen and be prepared to dig deeper into all these gems….

Hi our name is…. Connections

And our sound might be best described as…. Pop

We are… Kevin Elliott, Dave Capaldi, Philip Kim, Adam Elliott, Andy Hampel

We are originally from….. Ohio

Who are some that have an influence on your sound?? Fleetwood Mac, Alan Parsons Project, Sheryl Crow, Phil Lynott, Kinks,

The first time we met was….. In the basement

We knew we were going to be a Band when……… When Phil said Yes

What are you looking forward to most at Gonerfest this year? The Stevens, The Grifters, Obnox, BBQ food items

Our craziest gig ever was…. A real scorcher

The first song we wrote was……. #Blessed

It’s about…… Acid rain

What tunes are you currently jamming to… Athena (the who), My Love is Chemical (Lou Reed), Sweet Angeline (Mott the Hoople), Centipede (Rebbie Jackson), a couple others..

What are some of the 1st songs you remember listening to that made you say,

that’s what I want to do Tomboy – Bettie Serveert

When you are touring and have some time off , where could we find you..,., La Quinta Inn

The one thing we want you to remember while your listening to us – Stay in school

listen to some music….

this Album comes out next Tuesday, August 19th, you can preorder below via Bandcamp

you can follow Connections…

Connections, Facebook

and once again, don’t forget to head over to Goner Records for tickets to Gonerfest and you can order The Albums from Bands that will be playing at Gonerfest…..


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