BAND AFFILIATION: Mike June
1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … KISS, Ace Frehley solo record (first cassette: AC/DC’s For Those About to Rock)
2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … Motley Crue’s “Shout at the Devil Tour” with opener Ratt at the Poughkeepsie Civic Center. I was eight years old.
3. THE FIRST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT I EVER OWNED OR PLAYED WAS … Some old acoustic guitar that I didn’t so much “play” as play with.
4. THE FIRST SONG THAT I EVER PERFORMED IN PUBLIC WAS … Probably “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley.
5. THE FIRST BAND I WAS EVER IN WAS …Guilty Conscience (eighth grade). We rocked.
Austin-based singer-songwriter Mike June plays at Valentine’s Music Hall in Albany at 6pm tonight, opening for Jon Dee Graham, 2006′s Austin Musician of the Year and three-time Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee. Tickets are $10.
WIN FREE TICKETS: We’re giving away a free pair of tickets for the show to the fourth person who leaves a comment at TODAY’S TIPS. To make it fair, comments on this post won’t be visible until we announce the winner later this afternoon. One comment per person, please, and be sure to leave your correct, working email address, too. We won’t publish it, but we’ll use it to contact you if you win. Good luck.