In the Green Room with Cats in the Basement

Published July 26, 2011 (Photo: Scott Braun) In the Green Room with Cats in the Basement Fun fact: “Herb Crust” by Cats in the Basement was named after a line frontman Greg Ferris spotted on a box of Hot Pockets. While attending Ringling College, aspiring artist and musician Greg Ferris started writing songs under the […]

In the Green Room with I.G.O.R.

Published Aug. 2, 2011 In the Green Room with I.G.O.R. “It was always an acronym, we just had to come up with what it was” says Mauricio Blanca, keyboard player and vocalist for Sarasota dance band I.G.O.R. The acronym they settled on was Intelligent Good Old Robots, derived from the small machines we rely on […]

In the Green Room with Fancy Rat

Published Aug. 12, 2011 (Photo: Scott Braun) In the Green Room with Fancy Rat “I’ve always written about serious things taken lightly, because that’s who I am as a person,” says Fancy Rat frontman Brian Yoder. That sort of light-hearted absurdity is a common sentiment taken from one of the most sung-along-to live acts on […]