live music returns to the Old Pueblo
TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) – After a year that seemed completely irrelevant, the bands are back on stage. As local establishments welcome musicians, it feels like pre-pandemic life has returned.
“Alien Atmosphere” performers Matt and Nick Kwilosz are thrilled to rock.
On Friday night, the identical twins performed to a live audience for the first time since March 12, 2020. They opened for “The Black Moods” at The Rock.
“It’s almost like 2020 hasn’t even happened, it’s such a bizarre experience,” Nick said.
The two had to take part-time jobs to make ends meet.
The members of the Black Moods were luckier. They were able to continue doing what they love, even though they went from booking around 200 shows a year to none.
“We moved our studio to the Ozarks, where I’m from,” said Josh Kennedy, lead singer and guitarist. “We stayed there and made a record.”
“And then we started selling wine; our own wine, and make merchandise online, ”said Chico Diaz, the drummer.
“Our fans were great because they knew we were struggling,” Josh said. “Our record company was great too!”
For The Black Moods, nothing beats being on stage.
“It’s amazing because everyone is happy to be back,” Josh said, performing a happy dance.
Alien Atmosphere says music is the best medicine for the soul.
“A good melody can save a life, but a good song can save the world,” Nick said. “I really believe it.”
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