When Limbeck’s Robb MacLean sings that “I spent all my money at the House of Guitars” on the California rock group’s selftitled new album, he’s telling a true story.
“One day last year we all got paid when we were on the road,” MacLean, 28, recalls, “so we all had the cash in our pockets, which is dangerous. Then you end up going to a place like House of Guitars (in Rochester, N.Y.) that has stuff you like, and you buy something, and you don’t have the money anymore.”
His purchase? A Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, which he says “I got a great deal on, so I’m glad I did it.”
Accumulating things is something of a Limbeck tradition, anyway. The quartet’s van is decked out with all sorts of memorabilia, including a flyer for the Texas Roller Derby, backstage passes from various shows, notes from fans and CD spine stickers. The prize possession, however, is an autograph from actor Elijah Wood, who Limbeck met at a South By Southwest Music + Media conference.
“He needed a ride to the airport last year,” MacLean says, “and it ended up being our van that took him. Apparently he liked the van, ’cause it had so much flavor — kinda like a TGI Friday’s.”
Limbeck performs with Hot Rod Circuit and the Forecast Friday (April 6th) at the Magic Stick, 4120 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12. Call (313) 833-9700 or visit www.majesticdetroit.com.
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