By Scott Tady, Entertainment editor
CALIFORNIA BAND SEEKS BEAVER COUNTY GIGS
As a teen, Nick Zeigler saw a Clash concert in London, later moving to Los Angeles where he joined a band that landed on MTV and shared a bill with Weezer at its very first gig.
Zeigler, a 1981 Monaca graduate, has seen some rock ‘n’ roll history and is now looking to make headlines with his new southern California band, the Forty Nineteens.
The Forty Nineteens will make their first trip to Pittsburgh in July and hope to schedule a Beaver County gig or two.
“Two of us have family in the ‘Burgh, and it would be a great time for us,” said Zeigler, the drummer for the Forty Nineteens, who are a mix of garage-rock and late-80’s alt-rock, comparable to the Hold Steady.
The Forty Nineteens’ debut album, “No Expiration Date” arrives April 17, produced by David Newton of the Mighty Lemon Drops, with mastering from Paul Dugre, who has run sound for Bruce Springsteen. Kevin McCourt, a sideman for Stevie Wonder, plays organ on three tracks.
Forty Nineteens’ vocals are shared by Zeigler and Detroit native John Pozza, who first teamed up in 1986 with the band Mary’s Danish, which played shows with Jane’s Addiction.
“We would be played on college and alt-commercial stations, and our video was a regular on MTV’s ‘120 minutes,’” Zeigler said. “It was a proud moment for me when my parents saw our video on TV.”
In 1989, Zeigler joined the Leonards, which shared an L.A. stage with Weezer and did local dates at the former Morry’s Speakeasy in Rochester Township and the Electric Banana in Pittsburgh, where the cops shut them down for playing too loudly.
“I think we were the only band ever to be shut down at the Banana,” Zeigler said. “Considering Black Flag, the Mentors, the Circle Jerks and Husker Du played there, I’ll take getting shut down as a compliment.”
Excessive volume won’t be a problem when the Forty Nineteens play here. Zeigler is reaching out to Wooley Bullys in New Brighton, and Thursday’s and Kelly’s in Bridgewater. I told him about a few other options, too. Soon as any local dates are confirmed, I’ll let you know.
In the meantime, check out the Forty Nineteens’ raucous song “Take Me to Vegas” making its radio debut at 9:13 a.m. this Wednesday on WYEP-FM (91.3). I’m spinning it as guest deejay.
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