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LAist Interview: Jesse Gallagher of Apollo Sunshine

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Apollo Sunshine used to be touring fiends. When they first started up these guys would sell almost everything they had and hit the road for years at a time. The result? A live show that would make your hair stand on end. Their wild psychedelic-inspired blues rock will thump through your chest right down to your very soul. You'll swear it's the summer of '69 all over again. They're playing at the Spaceland tomorrow night, you lucky things, so catch 'em while you can! Jesse Gallagher, bassist, keyboardist, vocalist and really everything-ist was kind enough to talk to us from Tuscon, AZ on Monday.

I'll start you out with an easy one. Where does the name Apollo Sunshine come from?

It comes from God.

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Uh huh.

No really, we were just sitting on the couch one day and one said Apollo and someone else said Sunshine and that was it. It just kind of came to us. And then we looked up Apollo in a Greek mythology book and it turns out he's the god of music. There are all these crazy stories about music duels in there that he has with mortals. That really sold it for us. If only we could duel with the gods!