May 14, 2013
Have you been content playing Guitar Hero for the last six years but are finally getting tired Sweet Child O’ Mine?? Well head over to Gibson.com each weeek and have Adam and Jordan give you REAL guitar lessons for FREE on how to play your favorite rock songs.
Apr 9, 2013
Mar 27, 2013
Ahhhhh, whew, just what we’ve all been waiting for, season 28 of The Real World! If you’re planning on taking the time to watch tonight (or the 900 times they’ll rerun it), you’ll hear a familiar tune, Live Fast Die Young, the first track off our latest album.
Ya know, as I’m writing this post I’m thinkin to myself, why not just post the song right here so you can listen to it very easily at this very moment. Done. - Gabe
Mar 26, 2013
Last time we were in Los Angeles we buzzed a gate, walked through a courtyard, went up an elevator, through 2 sets of doors, pet a dog, drank some water, ate some cheese, saw a giant television and finally walked onto a balcony to play 1984, acoustically. View the culmination.
Thanks to the BalconyTV L.A. folks for having us Nashville guys.
BalconyTV is a company that videos bands all around the world playing their tunes on a local balcony overlooking the particular city. It’s pretty cool. See more bands HERE
Mar 22, 2013
Mar 20, 2013
-the vibe on 6th street at midnight is amazing
-nothing is normal about sxsw, so roll with everything
-wearing an animal mask will always get at least one second of everyone’s attention
-Scooter Braun is just as famous as Justin Bieber
-free brunch from 10-2 really means brunch will only actually exist till about 10:30
-Austin people really love music
-a booty bumping dj set can quickly give way to a cute country act
-load-out for the dj was effortless
-sxsw would have been better with a Matthew McConaughey appearance at some point. Or Matt Damon doing the impression
-the difference in placement between showing up at the Whole Foods pizza line at 11:45am and 11:55am is astounding
-fine print on a show poster is a waste
-if the door is open, walk in
photo by Michael Heeschen
Mar 8, 2013
Making our way back to Austin! SXSW is always an exciting week for everyone involved. If you’re gonna be down there, come check out one or all of our performances.
Any questions? Don’t hesitate: thekicksrock at gmail dot com
Feb 25, 2013
We’re already getting deep into 2013, but we need to take a minute and dive back into the year 2012. For you, and for us.
2012 was an incredible year for The Kicks. Writing, recording and releasing Tonight Changes Everything, rehearsing, shows, traveling…it was, by far, our most successful year to date. It wasn’t an easy “butterflies and lollipops” kind of year, but the most rewarding and maturing.
One of the main circumstances that turned last year upside down was that in January of 2012, Lucas, our drummer, came to the three of us and explained that he felt it was his time to leave the band. He felt like playing drums in a rock n roll band wasn’t where he ultimately needed to be. We were devastated. We were surprised and sad. And through the haze of our emotions, we were supportive of Lucas following his path away from The Kicks.
There were some hard days and weeks that followed. There were talks with each other and as a group, trying to bring clarity to our situation. It’s hard not to get upset and frustrated sometimes. And we definitely did. It’s hard to navigate personal emotions and feelings coupled with the questions of “what do we do now?”. But the most important part of it was that we engaged with one another, sitting there talking through it all. We were there for each other during these moments. And Lucas was there too, willing to talk through stuff, to listen, and answer questions. We were there for each other when it was hard.
The three of us love Lucas dearly. He’s one of a kind. The best. A great drummer and a loyal friend. And it remains that way.
Needless to say, you know how we answered that question “what do we do now?”. 2012 happened. We recorded an album called Tonight Changes Everything (now you know one of the reasons for the title), released the album, you listened to it, we traveled the country, played shows, talked a lot, sang a lot, and then we did it all over again.
In the midst of all that, we hired a few different drummers at different times who made all of it possible. They really helped The Kicks keep the train rolling.
Now we feel that we need to continue the search for a drummer. It’s a daunting task but we are certain we’re up for the challenge. That is where you come in. We want to open the forum up to our friends and fans.
If you are a drummer or your friend is a drummer send a link to a YouTube video of them/you playing to: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be taking open submissions for the next several weeks.
Thanks for your friendship, support and love. We are honored to do what we do for all of you. See you guys in 2013.
Feb 4, 2013
If you’re at home, post-dinner, relaxing, watching TV, scanning the channels, around 7pm, stop on FOX and watch Bones and you’ll hear The Kicks song Hawk Eyes. Upon which time, come back to this website and read the next part of this message.
Thats enough TV for now. Go interact with humans.
Feb 4, 2013
For those who may have missed it and want another shot, here’s the acoustic performance and interview of The Kicks with Lightning 100. Keep requesting Live Fast Die Young on Lightning 100!!