Posts Tagged ‘Ordinary Scene’

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Posted by    |    March 21st, 2011 at 8:54 pm

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It’s a perfect night for the SXSW Music Festival to kick off – YouPlusDallas is at Lustre Pearl talking with Nelo about their band bond, and how they liken it to using the bathroom. (They said it, not me.) Lead singer Matt Ragland is rocking a new haircut, a contrast from our acoustic interview a few days prior. “I’m screwing it up, aren’t I?” he says of YouPlusDallas’ continuity. Never. (more…)

nelo at House of Blues

Posted by    |    November 8th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

nelo at House of Blues in Dallas, Texas. 11.06.2010 – Read “15 minutes with nelo” by Laura Stillo

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15 minutes with Nelo

Posted by    |    November 8th, 2010 at 9:44 am

Nelo is currently on tour promoting their new album, Ordinary Scene, and we caught up with songwriter and guitarist Matt Ragland, to ask a few questions.

I’ve seen you guys play at the Green Elephant. Tell me, what is the difference between playing at a big name venue like House of Blues versus playing in SMU’s backyard?

It’s an exciting event for us to play at House of Blues, the sound there is really good, and there’s a feeling of importance to the show that I think the band really likes and responds to. On the one hand I think there are benefits to both – there’s an intimacy that I think the band connects to at venues like [the Green Elephant]. I would say the best part of backyard venues is the intimacy – and that’s where we started playing. (more…)