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LAist Interview: The return of Back Door Slam

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Back Door Slam, the group I swooned over at the House of Blues last month and saw again at Lollapalooza earlier this month, is coming back to L.A. for a show at the Troubadour Wednesday, August 29.

In anticipation of this momentous occasion -- is that overstating it? -- I talked to lead man Davy Knowles. Apparently his girlfriend read the review I wrote of their show and was a little concerned that I wrote I wanted to "name my first born son after this guy." Oops -- I just adore blues music, I swear. On second viewing at Lollapalooza my first impression was confirmed. This old-style blues band made up of three kids from the Isle of Man rocks. And they started as a "normal school band, just like kids do."

LAist: I saw you here in L.A. at the House of Blues? Was that your first visit to the city?

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I've been twice before. I love it in L.A. It's just the best place in the states for me. It has a little bit of everything.

Did you guys get to go out to some clubs while you were here?

We're all 20 which kind of sucks in the United States (author's note: he actually said "United States" every time he talked about this country) because we can't drink. Sometimes we can get something to drink after a show.