Gold Motel is:
Greta Morgan – vocals, keys
E. Hehr – guitar
Dan D. – guitar, vocals
Matt Minx – bass
Adam Coldhouse – drums
It was their first time playing Lollapalooza for these hometown rockers. For those unaware of Gold Motel, the band is composed of the former lead singer of The Hush Sound, Greta Morgan, this Is Me Smiling’s Dan Duzsynzski, Adam Kaltenhauser, and Matt Schuessler. along with the Yearbooks’ Eric Hehr. After her stay in Southern California she returned back to Chicago with a five song EP in hand and started collaborating with friend Duzsynzski. It didn’t take long for the duo to turn into a full band, thus creating Gold Motel. They released the physical copies of their debut Summer House in December 2010.
Their set at Lolla was hot! Literally… there were actual misters onstage to cool down the musicians. Many Lolla patrons hit up the Playstation Stage at 12:15 to hear Gold Motel. For some having the first time slot at a stage can mean performing to just a handful of people, not for Gold Motel. They had an advantage of being hometown performers. They played “Summer House” along with their new single, as of last week, “Leave You in Love”. Also on the setlist, “the Cruel One” and “Slow Emergency”. Greta also made note to the crowd that it was her mother’s birthday. The fans were happy to oblige in wishing her mother a happy one.
If you missed them at Lollapalooza, there are still chances for you to catch them live in the Midwest. They have a couple dates with fellow Chicago rockers, Company of Thieves, which we spotted in the media lounge!
Gold Motel on Tour:
Aug 11th – Blind Pig w/Company of Thieves Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 12th – ES Jungle w/Company of ThievesIndianapolis, IN
Aug 28th – Songwriting + Growing an Independent Band Workshop: Directed by Greta Morgan @ Schuba’s Chicago, IL
Sep 23rd – Midpoint Music Festival Cincinnati, OH
Sep 24th – Marietta College Marietta, OH
Check out Eric’s recent interview with Greta here.
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Mailing list: http://goldmotel.fanbridge.com/