Friday night (or very early Saturday morning, however you’d like to look at it) I headed downtown to the Standard to catch a concert put on by In 2 Months, a band I have some connections to.
The band we (my husband, myself, and some friends) were there to see was the headliner, and therefore scheduled to play last. This is a common scheduling tactic used to ensure that most of the crowd sticks it out through the opening and touring bands to see their favorite band play at the end.
Well, said tactic worked, and we even sat through the touring band’s TERRIBLE 45-minute setup and increasingly lame and vulgar song segues, all in great anticipation of the one we were really there to see.
Finally, the moment arrived. The terrible tour-ers staggered off the stage and the real show started. And I gotta tell you, it was awesome! I’m typically not a punk rock-type person, but there’s just something about In 2 Months that makes me enjoy listening. Their songs are loud and full of feeling, but they play as a unit (like a band should) and the audience can tell they’re just having a great time playing music.
Who is In 2 Months?
In 2 Months was started in 2003, although it has seen some adjustment since that time. Ray Braun, who plays electric guitar for the band, told me that “it’s a completely different band than when we started.”
He went on to explain that they started as just “a bunch of guys who liked the same style of music and liked playing,” and that they’ve grown astronomically as musicians in their years of playing together. Braun emphasized this by saying that in 2003 he probably wouldn’t have been able to play any of the songs the band played Friday night.
Throughout the years the band has undergone some tough times, both individually and as a group – they have gone through seven drummers (changing members is tough on any team) and struggled to continue practicing through several weddings, job changes, and other big life events.
The band’s most recent change came with the addition of Steve “Stevo” Nelson, who joined In 2 Months this past March. Nelson is now the lead vocalist for the team, which allows the others to give more focus to their instruments.
With this recent addition, please meet In 2 Months as they are today:
- Stevo Nelson: lead vocals
- Andy Funk: electric guitar, vocals
- Ray Braun: electric guitar, vocals
- Ryan Braun: bass guitar, vocals
- Scott Patterson: drums
Although we waited for a long time for the touring band to get off the stage, In 2 Months was totally worth it. They’re currently lining up some more shows for the upcoming month or two, and I will definitely keep you posted for when their next concert will be. You really don’t want to miss the next one!