By ERIC SCHELKOPF at The Total Scene
Not everyone thinks that Los Angeles is a music mecca. Take Greta Morgan, former lead singer of The Hush Sound, who moved back to her hometown of Chicago to start the new project Gold Motel after living in Southern California for a year. Gold Motel features the talents of several other Chicago musicians, including Dan Duzsynzski, Matt Schuessler and Adam Kaltenhauser, of the band This Is Me Smiling, and Eric Hehr, of The Yearbooks.
Gold Motel, www.goldmotel.com, is one of several Chicago bands that will perform at Lollapalooza in Grant Park.
The band will perform from 12:15 to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 on the PlayStation stage. Tickets are $90, available at www.lollapalooza.com.
I had the chance to talk to Morgan and Hehr about the band and its current projects.
Eric: You guys were just at the Taste of Chicago, and now the band will perform at Lollapalooza on Aug. 7. Is this just another goal for the band, being part of Lollapalooza?
Greta: It was a big goal, but I kind of didn’t think it would happen this early. In the band The Hush Sound, we toured all over with a bunch of really big bands.
But we were never asked to play at Lollapalooza. So the fact that Gold Motel has only been a band a year and a half and has only released one album and we got a personal invitation from one of the lead bookers at Lollapalooza was really, really flattering.
It has been one of my goals for a really long time to play at Lollapalooza, so I just feel really lucky we get the chance to do it.