LIVE: The B3nson Family Funsgiving Music Spectacular and Beard Expo @ Valentine’s Music Hall, 11/18/11

November 23rd, 2011, 1:00 pm by Greg
The Parlor

The Parlor

Matthew Carefully was up first on the main stage, performing without his usual mandolin or guitar this time. He covered a Slender Shoulders song to start out, then picked various hits from his collection.

The Parlor (formerly We Are Jeneric) was next, making their first public performance with their new name. They played We are Jeneric classics, an obscure Beatles piece and party favorite “Pump up the Jam.” They also played a few new songs. Musicians were swapped in and out with seven musicians at the maximum.

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Five Firsts: Eric J. Krans of We Are Jeneric, Sgt. Dunbar & the Hobo Banned

November 15th, 2010, 12:00 pm by Greg
Eric J. Krans (photo by Jason Lehr)

(photo by Jason Lehr)

NAME: Eric J. Krans
BAND AFFILIATION: We are Jeneric, Sgt. Dunbar & The Hobo Banned
INSTRUMENT: Anything rhythmic or vocal

1. THE FIRST ALBUM I EVER BOUGHT WAS … Depeche Mode, “Violator”

2. THE FIRST CONCERT THAT I EVER SAW WAS … The Celebrant Singers. They were a traveling contemporary Christian song and dance troupe. (They’re apparently still around. Their website describes them as “musicians as missionaries.”) I think many of them stayed at our house. The first concert I ever “went to” was a Kansas concert my mother took the church youth group to while she was pregnant with me. Apparently, the place was a haze of smoke and the music was deafening, this according to my mom, and I kicked and kicked and kicked and maybe even flipped.

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