Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The McLovins, who play the Iron Horse this Saturday at 10PM, are a trio of Connecticut kids who have managed to harness the musical ferocity of Trey Anastasio, Les Claypool, and Stewart Copeland before being able to legally drive a car

Back in the fall of 2008 a trio of Connecticut high school students first garnered attention with a YouTube clip of their take on Phish’s “You Enjoy Myself.” (See it below.) Ever since then, the then unamed band, which has come to be known as The McLovins (after Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s character in the film, Superbad…obviously ), has been laying waste to the northeast with their covers and with their original material. While some of the press has focused a good deal on their age, with a technical proficiency that’s above the level of many peers, their music rightfully becomes the focus.  

Thousands of fans have had their ears opened and their faces melted during the more than 125 shows the band has performed. This past summer the band touched an ever growing audience through their appearances at Nateva, Mountain Jam, Strange Creek, and Gathering of the Vibes. This talented trio is made up of 16 and 17 year-olds from the Hartford, CT area. Basslovin (Jason Ott); Drumlovin (Jake Huffman) and Jeff Howard (Axlovin) proudly represent the Jam rock scene but draw their inspiration from such diverse sources as soul, funk, rock and progressive music.

Tickets for The McLovins at the Iron Horse this Saturday, January 29th at 10PM are available at Northampton Box Office, 76 Main Street, 413-586-8686 or online at

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