I heard that you guys have played over one hundred shows and that
you're still only in high school. Is that true?
Craig: Part of
that is true. We have in fact played over 100 shows in the span
of our 3 and a half year existence. Our 100th show was last April
at our beloved 1st Congregational Church of Downers Grove where
we host our own DIY monthly shows. We were still in high school
at the time. As of the fall we've moved onto higher education.
But all together we've played just about 150 shows now.
Logan's Loss always had the same lineup?
Craig: Ha! If
only we did. Since our inception back in 1997 we've had various
horn players until it got to the point where they were excess
baggage and were not as committed as the rest of the band. So
we've been a quartet since. As of late reliable guitarists have
been a hard commodity to come by until we were blessed with two
of the best guitar players in Chicago. Mr. TJ Milici and Mr. Tom
Aaron are the newest additions to the finest incarnation of Logan's
are your thoughts on the Fireside Bowl closing?
Craig: It's very
unfortunate because not only has the most unassuming venue become
host to some of the finest "punk rock" moments in Chicago's
history by bringing some quality bands to Chicago who otherwise
wouldn't have gotten a show anywhere else, but it's also become
a pillar within the local scene as far as showcasing up and coming
bands. But as they say, "all good things must come to an
end." It's a shot in the arm for the scene because we lose
a venue, but I think it's good because it will force people to
become more inventive and go back to the roots and put on more
DIY shows all over the city and in the suburbs, which is the heart
of any scene.
us a little bit about the area you are from and some of the record
shops, places to play, and bands that around there.
Logan's Loss hailed from the confines of Downers Grove, Illinois.
Since then as the band has taken shape with new members we are
all evenly spread out all over the Chicago metro area. TJ's got
the north, while Brian and I have the west, and Tom's got the
south covered. But Downers Grove will always be our hometown because
we continue to hold our monthly shows at the place that's seen
the best and worst of Logan's Loss- the 1st Congregational Church
of Downers Grove. I think it's safe to say we are the only dignified
rock and roll claim to fame the town has to offer. There's one
quality indie record shop in downtown Downers Grove and that is
Musicwerks. Check it out!
playing music what are some of your other interests?
Craig: We are
all involved with school for 9 months out of the year. TJ goes
to Columbia and works at GAP, Tom is a senior at Stagg High, and
Brian and I attend Elmhurst College where I run track.
advice would you give to bands just starting out?
Craig: Put your
heart and soul into the music. Get out there and play. Record
if you have the means. Play some more.
many releases do you have out now and where can people find them?
Craig: We have
one independently released full length titled "Rites of Spring"
which has nothing to do whatsoever with the now defunct DC hardcore
band. You can find our CD at all Chicago area Best Buys as well
as on our website and at shows. We are featured on countless comps,
but most importantly we have an unreleased track on the Sinister
some things that you hope to accomplish with Logans Loss?
Perhaps some sort of minimal label interest and support would
be greatly appreciated to help us get the music to the masses.
We'd like to be able to release our sophomore album very soon
but would ideally like it to be released on a label. We'd like
to tour Europe again also.
you have anything else to add?
out our website at http://logansloss.cjb.net or email us at Geekweek@juno.com
or call Craig @ 630-516-2439 for booking. Keep an eye out for
us touring all over again come summertime!
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