The Family Stand: Fighting "Incestuous Creativity"



L to R: V. Jeffrey Smith, Sandra St. Victor, Peter Lord

Tomorrow marks the start of the three-day countdown to the next BoldasLIVE and The Family Stand.  I realize that I’ve been running under the assumption that everyone knows who they are, but it’s just that: An assumption. 

So, here’s a little preview of the discussion that they’ll have with Michaela angela Davis.  Peter Lord, Jeff Smith and I taped this interview earlier this week, and it was going along really well.  Then Pete’s coffee kicked in.  Seriously, though, it was all good.  Listen for yourself.  The whole thing’s just over 19 minutes long.  Like the others, you can download it and listen on the go.

Some of the topics we hit include:

  • The new album, Super Sol Nova Vol. 1
  • The state of the live music scene
  • Why Pete thinks its only a return to an attempt at musicality
  • Rock’s outsider status as an opportunity to be an alternative to the alternative
  • Possibly the worst time in pop music ever
  • Amy Winehouse as an example of great vibe & style, not necessarily great songs
  • “Incestuous creativity”

They’ll get into some new areas when they sit down on Sunday with Michaela.  Just in case you need the details for BoldasLIVE,  here’s where we’ll be:

Sunday, September 16


Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Avenue @ President Street
Park Slope, Brooklyn
R train to Union Street

(children 12 and under get in FREE!)

Google map

The two other shows will be at BAM Café and at The Blue Note.  Info on those shows is after the jump.

MP3 File

BAM Café Live

The Sista Factory crew (Sara Hill, Anita Bryant, Toni Cheesman and Celia Jean) present a great evening of live music, headlined by The Family Stand.  Opening for them is Renee Neufville–one half of the duo Zhané ("Hey Mr. D.J.")—who brings a bold blend of dance hall, jazz, and R&B.

Friday, September 14 at 9PM
BAM Café
30 Lafayette Avenue

That same night, The Stand heads over for a special after hours set at The Blue Note, as part of the club’s Late Night Series. 

The Blue Note
131 W. 3rd St
New York, NY 10012
Cost: $10

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