Doing it live

By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  December 5, 2008

The transition was made easier with the recruitment of Rose and bassist Andy Adler — both of whom have been heavily involved in writing new material, some of which will be unveiled during their gig at Great Scott next Monday — plus touring organist Kyle Forester (of the Ladybug Transistor). One hundred or so shows later, Rose says the band's developing the confidence to properly promote an album that's garnered loads of positive attention. "It's a really weird time right now because all of us are holding down day jobs and it's getting pretty tricky — we're going to Europe for a month and we're all like, can we make enough money to do this full-time? We're literally taking opportunities as they come right now, and we don't know what's going to happen."

Not a single regret, though. "I guess I'm becoming comfortable with the unknown," Rose laughs. "Joining this band was one of the best decisions I've ever made."

CRYSTAL STILTS + LOVE IS ALL + REPORTS | Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston | December 8 at 9 pm | $10 | 617.734.4502 or

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