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One Night Band Crush: Glenn Yoder

August 3, 2010

Visit the One Night Band website and the Facebook event to find out more about One Night Band 2010 on August 21 at the Middle East downstairs. Check back here each day for more interviews with our participants!


Glenn Yoder fronts the rock band Cassavettes, working tirelessly to perfect Neil Young’s caveman stage stomp. Unfortunately, this move isn’t even close to ready to debut. He also occasionally gets busy (musically) with Glenn Yoder & His Merry Band.

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most like to have a One Night Band with?
GY: We in Cassavettes and Girls Guns & Glory always wished to assemble a hirsute dream team called the Ruckus Brothers, featuring former GGG bass player Bruce Beagley, Cassavettes drummer Matt Snow, and ex-GGG/current Glenn Yoder & His Merry Band guitarist Jeff Katz (a.k.a. Colt Thompson). They’d each get a rabblerouser name like Randy Ruckus, have rough-rider facial hair configurations, and play bruising rock music. Obviously, I wouldn’t be included in this ONB (I’m not a tough guy, and I can’t grow the requisite facial hair), but I’d forfeit an opportunity to play with Black Francis or Ric Ocasek in a dream ONB to instead see the Ruckus Brothers come together for a night.

BBC: What Boston rockers, past or present, would you most fear having a One Night Band with?
GY: The Ruckus Brothers.

BBC: Did you attend One Night Band last year? If so, what was the highlight? If not, what do you anticipate the event to be like?
GY: Due to a Cassavettes tour, I was not able to take part in it. But I hear good things. Many good things.

BBC: What is your normal song or part writing process? Will writing three songs in a single day drastically differ from your usual approach to creating music?
GY: Like all writers, it’s often very much a flood or a drought. So hopefully
we can kick the flood gates open on August 21. I know it won’t be a problem once we get rolling and playing off each other. To paraphrase Chris Farley (as Hank Williams, Jr.), we just need to get the Bocephus juices flowing.

BBC: What Boston band do you have the biggest crush on right now?
GY: This morning, I was listening to Kingsley Flood, and I think my heart skipped a beat at one of Nick Balkin’s basslines. So, yeah, you could call that a crush. Or infatuation.

Check out Cassavettes online here

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