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The Uncommon Houseflies
Contact: E-Mail (kgramone) 
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Kevin Gibson (bass, vocals, gas pains) (kgramone)
Kevin Hays (Drums, pimp suits) (kgramone)
Kirk Kiefer (Guitar, vocals, special sauce) (kgramone)
Scott Gibson (Guitar, telepathy) (kgramone)
The Uncommon Houseflies? They sound like the Ramones beating up a clown.

Seriously, though, the Uncommon Houseflies began somewhat by accident when Louisville-area music writer Kevin Gibson asked his guitar-playing son Scott to help him record a song to give someone as a gift. The song never became a hit and no offers were forthcoming.

It's true, however, that Kevin raised Scott on heavy doses of the Ramones, Nirvana, the Beatles, etc., and early in Scott's life it was common for them to play air guitar together when no one was looking. It was, in a way, the true beginnings of the Uncommon Houseflies.

“It was a special time,” said Kevin, reminiscing.

“I have almost no recollection of it,” said Scott. “I was only four.”

The name actually goes back to when Kevin was a teen-ager, however. “I always wanted to have a band called the Uncommon Houseflies,” Kevin said. “That’s all it really boils down to. I always thought the name was ironic and funny; then again, I also like the taste of Alka-Seltzer.”

Having gone through a couple of different lineups, Mark Brabandt (guitar) and Kevin Hays (drums) now round out the quartet. The band is busy working on a follow-up to its 2007 debut, Zombie Clowns Ate Your Sister's Kitty.

The new album, due in spring 2010, is titled Excrement Weather, and will feature a slightly more rocking sound, but with the off-the-wall lyrics still featured prominently -- especially in songs like "Cotton Candy in the Rain," "Supermarket Sushi" and "Nick the Carnivorous Pony."

Things are really, er, buzzing (sorry) in the Uncommon Houseflies camp. Stay tuned for more.
(kgramone)

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