SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19th 2009
Schlesinger first crossed paths with songwriter Chris Collingwood in 1986, while both were studying at Massachusetts' Williams College. Sharing a mutual affection for melodic British pop, the two formed a series of short-lived bands before recording an LP under the name Pinwheel. The duo split up after legal hassles blocked the album's release, with Schlesinger resurfacing as part of the indie pop band Ivy and Collingwood joining a Boston-based country group named the Mercy Buckets. The two musicians eventually reunited in 1996 as Fountains of Wayne, christening their band after a lawn ornament store in Wayne, NJ. Atlantic Records issued the duo's acclaimed self-titled LP that same year, and Schlesinger helped expand the band's profile by authoring the title song to the movie That Thing You Do!
Recommended If You Like:
Weezer, They Might Be Giants, The Lemonheads
Record Label: Virgin Records
Listen at: www.myspace.com/fountainsofwayne
Appearing at The Social on September 19th 2009
9pm doors $17.00ADV $20.00DOS 18+ Welcome