Spread: Psychedelic Rockers Returns to the ‘Dale

Spread: Psychedelic Rockers Returns to the ‘Dale

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Who: Spread
What: jam band
When: 2015-05-02
A once-local rock band is ready to rock their home base again. Spread’s homecoming show Sa
Leah Williams

A once-local rock band is ready to rock their home base again.

Spread’s homecoming show Saturday, May 2 at the Hangar 9 provides the psychedelic jam band with a chance to come back to where it all started.

Nightlife talked with bass player Colin Finn and drummer Patrick Reynolds about looking forward to summer tours and looking forward even more to returning to the place where it all began.

Spread started in 2008 when SIU students Finn, Reynolds, and guitarist Dave Petrizzo joined keyboard player Joe Kentos.

A Spread performance is both experimental and energetic. Shows feed off the energies and the talents of the band members, which in turn produce an interactive audience experience.

“It’s psychedelic rock, a lot of improvisation, but at the same time, hard to define,” Finn said. “As we’ve played with each other longer, we get a better sense of how each one of us plays.”

Reynolds agreed, adding that the spontaneous and collaborative elements add to the live show.

“There’s a lot of working together and coming up with things right there,” Reynolds said.

Spread has a busy tour schedule ahead, with one stop at the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, during Memorial Day weekend.

Returning to Summer Camp for a sixth straight year is also reminiscent of Spread’s time in the ‘Dale. The band won the inaugural local Summer Camp on Tour battle of the bands contest, which allowed them to play the festival in 2011. Spread has played Summer Camp ever since.

“It was such a great opportunity for us,” Finn said. “It has opened so many doors, and they have asked us to come back for several years now.”

Reynolds said the band’s goal is simple.

“We just want to continue to get out there and gain more fans to our music,” he said, “even if it is just one more fan each show.”

Both Finn and Reynolds said the band can’t wait to come back to Carbondale, see old friends, and revisit old hangouts.

“We’ve always enjoyed playing at the Hangar,” Finn said. “It’s one of our favorite places.”

“There is nothing like coming home and playing,” Reynolds said.

For more information, check out Spread on Facebook.

who: Spread

what: jam band

where: Hangar 9


when: Saturday, May 2