posted on September 14, 2012 09:48
The historical list of acts to pass through Pop's Nightclub will soon include 3 Pill Morning, one of the opening acts for 12 Stones that will play at the Sauget hotspot Monday night.
Jeff Stebbins, vocalist for 3 Pill Morning, and his band will join the likes of Bad Religion, Less Than Jake and even AWOLNATION.
Just a few days into the tour with 12 Stones, Stebbins talked to InsideSTL about the band's evolution, its latest album and more.
InsideSTL: How has the tour with 12 Stones been so far?
Jeff Stebbins: Honestly, the first couple of shows have been awesome. The crowds have been really lively... There are three great bands on this run...
InsideSTL: How has the band evolved since it first formed?
JS: Well, like most bands we just started out wanting to write songs and hang out a bit... [As we continued playing we] achieved more and more success in local markets [and started to] break out in touring regional... [It’s just a] constant evolution... We’re always trying get better and push to the next level.
InsideSTL: What’s the main message you hope to convey through your music?
JS: I think that really what we try to do is express the things that happen day in and day out in life. Things we’ve seen, things that happen to us... We’re lucky enough to be able to convey that message through our music... and hopefully it helps people because it’s certainly therapeutic for us.
InsideSTL: I’ve noticed you guys are pretty active on social media interacting with fans, especially on Twitter. What’s the reason behind that?
JS: Well, it’s definitely the best way we know for us to be able to keep in touch with everybody... If we meet people that night at a show or someone checks us out online... the next time we are in town [or someone] new comes up, we’re already able to kind of know each other a little bit... We’re lucky to live in a day and age where we can keep in touch with people that easily.
InsideSTL: Having toured with bands like Sevendust, Papa Roach and Framing Hanley, which would you say you learned the most from?
JS: I’d say that probably the biggest impact was the Sevendust tour. That's a band that we all loved long before we ever got a chance to go on tour with them... They’ve built each of their fans one at a time, played countless shows, countless clubs. They’re such genuinely awesome people, and we want to make sure we’re that kind of band as well... They’re a big band [but] still very humble and very good to their fans, and that’s very, very cool thing.
InsideSTL: Where do you see 3 Pill Morning in the next five years?
JS: Well, playing a whole lot of shows. In rock ‘n’ roll nowadays that’s the way to get out there and get people to be familiar [with you]... tour relentlessly, continue to write more and more songs... All the time we got ideas that we’re popping up with. We’re constantly evolving as far as styles and things we’re into. We’re going to keep writing music and rocking the stages... [and] gain more and more fans and friends.
InsideSTL: What was the most difficult song to record for the latest album and why?
JS: I think “I Want That for You” was probably the most difficult because there’s lot going on there and on some of the early demos we did really did nice job capturing the emotion in that song that we wanted to bring across. To recreate that energy and excitement took little bit of time... It was little painstaking, but we got there and were able to really push ourselves on that track.
InsideSTL: What are you looking forward to about the show coming up at Pop’s?
JS: It’s a cool venue. We played there one other time. There are a lot of music fans down that way. Pop’s certainly has a lot of history. A lot of awesome bands have been through there... I think just being back at Pop’s and being able hangout with some big music fans is going to be great.