My guests this month are The Van Allen Belt. They’re a Pittsburgh-based electronic pop band. I’ve known them for many years, and we’ve played shows together in Pittsburgh and Ohio. I caught up with them after their recent Baltimore show.
They break down how they came together as a band. They talk about getting invited to open for Stereolab in their early days, and how that experience led them towards retooling their live show. We discuss the art of booking a tour, and the art of enjoying yourself on tour.
The artwork this month (a tribute to Heltah Skeltah’s Nocturnal) is by I Taste Sound.