My son, Tony, left last night from our house with Alex Kandel, the lead singer of "Sleeper Agent," the indie rock band from Bowling Green, Ky., to fly to Portland to perform in a sold-out show with Awolnation at the Crystal Ballroom Wednesday night, Dec. 7th.http://www.mcmenamins.com/events/96074--Sold-out-December-to-Remember Actually, they flew out of Nashville this morning. Of course, they drove down to Nashville with the other members of the band in their van and stayed with some friends overnight before heading out this morning. Patty, my wife and I, always enjoy having Tony back home even if it's just for 15 hours like it was this last time.
Sleeper Agent is picking up a lot of speed and touring and gaining more notoriety and fans across the nation. They have been touring with some big name acts of the late such as Cage The Elephant, The Joy Formidable, Manchester Orchestra, Foster The People, Bush, Grouplove and Awolnation, just to name a few. Their album "Celabrasion" has been out several months now and selling really well. To say the least and as you can probably tell, I am really proud of my kid, Tony.
These are some very exciting times for indie rock music in the City of Bowling Green. I think it is incredible that we already have three bands that have recorded albums and two bands are currently on tour and headlining with other national acts. "Schools" is not quite out of the starting gate yet, but they are getting there, fast and soon. Be on the look out for these guys!