Futurenows Ring in the New

Futurenows fist pump accordingly

Amherst’s finest folk foursome, THE FUTURENOWS, rang in the new season of Sweet Baby Lou & The Reverends of Funk in decidedly low key (but no less triumphant) fashion last Sunday night.

The Reverends will now air from 12-2am on Sunday Nights (technically Monday for the calendar fanatics). Either way, The Futurenows, who recently reunited (guitarist Sean Nolan was finally successfully extradited to the United States), and showcased a handful of new songs “Stateless State of Mind,” “Let Me Die in This World (of Mine)” that kept up with the campfire sing-a-long sound the band has been cultivating. Tony Interlande, the groups newest member, sat and played drums (and despite several introductions the Reverends were unable to learn his name, cue Baby Lou smiling down from Heaven) on these and old crowd-pleasers like “Sign Your Life Away” and “Tracks They Came” off their first release “Handsome Ballads.”

The Futurenows next live appearance will be this upcoming weekend with fellow SBL alums Andyhasaband. For more details click their web site link below.

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Sweet Baby Lou 40th Anniversary


For our Fortieth Anniversary Celebration we decided to call back all the old hands, invite everyone and anyone who had ever been through the gleaming halls of Sweet Baby Lou. This led us to contact many people and led to many unsavory situations.

However in talks with former Exit Reason bassist Sean Nolan we learned of a much heralded side project THE FUTURENOWS. They led off the show with a three guitar mash up of campfire quality sing-a-longs that included some sweet jams like “The Dalai Lama Song” and more emotional material like “Tracks They Came.”



The Futurenows Interview

The Futurenows- “My Baby’s a Corker”

The Futurenows- “The Dalai Lama Song”

The Futurenows- “Tracks They Came”

The Futurenows- “Sign Your Life Away”


April 11, 2009

@ QVCC in Worcester, MA


Guests Include: The Roxbury Secret, Lions Lions, Us Against the Archers & More…

Nov. 20th Greenough Open Mic

 Greenough Sub-Shop hosted its first open mic of the year (that i know of), there the bands including THE FUTURENOWS and LOLLIPOP LOLLIPOP (seen above) played to a packed house.

Two of the guitarists from the FUTURENOWS switched between playing the guitar and hitting it violently in their opening dittie, a slow building sing-a-long. The FUTURENOWS set was uneven at times for the new project which also inclues EXIT REASONS bassist SEAN NOLAN.

NOLAN busted out some sweet bass lines as well as some of his own material including one slow song which proved to be the highlight of the set. Stay tuned for more info from one of his other projects, GLENN & THE MENN in later posts.

LOLLIPOP LOLLIPOP were the highlight of the even sporting a singer with a suprisingly deep and soulful voice they covered John Mayer and soon to be Pete Wentz’ protege ROCKET TO THE MOON.