Music

Gear piles

For four local bands, this time it’s all about their stuff

Twin Brother

Twin Brother

(indie six-piece)

“It’s actually a xylophone case that I padded and gutted. It works fine and leaves space for more pedals. They’re all Velcro’d in because I’m always changing the lineup—every other month there’s two or three pedals switched out. I’m kind of a pedal nerd.” –guitarist/keyboardist Sonny Saipale

Petals

The Petals

(folk duo)

“We’ve had opportunities to collaborate with other people, use drums and add more equipment to our band, but we found that we really enjoy the simplicity of us two.” –guitarist/vocalist Heidi Guinn

Destruction of a Rose

Destruction of a Rose

(metal quintet)

“My guitar’s white, and I don’t clean it at all through a tour, because it’s bad luck for me, so by the end of the tour it’s all covered in dirt and sweat. It’s nasty. I love it, though.” –guitarist Gordon Lamont

Darby O'Gill and the Little People

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

(Irish pub quintet)

“I’ve had accordions that have lasted just one night; I play them pretty rough. I think the longest one I had was probably six months. In eight years I’ve been through 25-30 accordions.” –accordion player Joe Brailsford ("Ringo Malarkey")

All photos by Bill Hughes
Share

Previous Discussion:

  • “I’ve recorded so many bands that have been on vinyl, and I’ve never had my own sh*t on vinyl. The way [vinyl] tells a story, ...

  • The Sebadoh leader (and Dinosaur Jr. bassist) plays a “small space” show February 23 at a “secret” Vegas location. Prepare by playing these five songs.

  • Even after a decade as the house band for The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, they prioritize musicianship over the cheaper thrills of celebrity.

  • Get More Music Stories
Top of Story