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March 20, 2013

Eddie Money's the local ticket this weekend

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Night & Day — Money’s signature hit is “Two Tickets to Paradise,” a song that recently reappeared in a GEICO commercial (when I interviewed him he was in between takes for the commercial) In July, he spoke to me about the inspiration for the song.

“There was this girl I was dating at the time that came from this rich family. For a while her parents thought she was living in a sorority house going to college but she was living with me. When she went home her parents would introduce her to lawyers and accountants because they wanted to get her away from me. The song is about how we would take bus trips to northern California, like a Greyhound, to get away. I couldn’t afford Hawaii or anything like that so those bus tickets were really special.”

Awolnation are coined as an “electronic rock” band, but their unique brand of music doesn’t fit neatly into any genre. The band’s music has been featured on many television shows including Sons of Anarchy, Common Law and The Vampire Diaries.

One thing that I love about The Rapids Theatre is that they do a great job booking interesting bands from across many musical genres. You can easily preview Awolnation’s music online and decide if they are worth the $20 ticket price.

They are definitely one of those bands that have the potential to become a major national act.

Thom Jennings covers the local music scene for Night and Day.

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