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ALO with special guests Yojimbo

After a summer of festival appearances, California quartet ALO will return to the road this fall in support of a new album entitled Tangle of Time. Long acclaimed for their deft musicianship, potent songwriting, and astonishing on-stage interaction, the members of ALO have played together for more than two decades. Their pop ‘n roll sound blends fun thoughtful songcraft with danceable grooves, a mixture that always results in an unforgettable party.

After wrapping up their most recent Tour D’Amour this past February, the band hit Allegiant Records in Marin County to record their first album since 2012’s Sounds Like This. The band is currently finishing mixes for their new record and will announce more details, and a preorder campaign in just a few weeks. Tangle of Time will be released on October 2nd, 2015.

While the band’s annual Tour D’Amour covers California, the fall tour will cross the country with stops in most major markets, taking the band to cities they haven’t returned to enough. Despite a relatively light touring schedule in recent years, band members have not laid idle since the release of Sounds Like This. Lead vocalist and keys/ukulele player Zach Gill toured the world with Jack Johnson; guitarist Dan Lebowitz has stayed busy playing shows with The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, and guitarist Steve Kimock; bassist Steve Adams has been touring and recording with Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers; and drummer Dave Brogan has been playing with Utah’s Mokie. ALO has been the quartet’s primary creative outlet since forming at UC Santa Barbara 20 years ago and it’s always just a matter of time before they reconvene in the studio and onstage, with their latest musical adventures bringing in a fresh perspective on their work together.

Yojimbo’s sound is pure punk rock energy with poppy driven melodies. Trombonist/singer Carly Meyers leads the drums/keys trio down a musical rabbit hole, welding her trombone like “a mystical samurai sword”. Live Music NOLA credits the band with an “unmistakable youthful playfulness that is infectious to all listeners and creates an instant party atmosphere’. Both Fruition and Ms. Meyers have sat in with ALO before, so the collaborative opportunities are endless.
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By: Parish Austin

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