Laundry Q & A

Eugene based band Laundry will be performing at Lola’s Room at McMenamins on Apr. 23, a part of their tour for their new album “Movie Star.” The price for the show will be $10 in advance and $12 at the door, which will open at 6:00 PM with the show starting at 7:00 PM. 

The CTE classes at Lincoln are working alongside McMenamins to promote and put on the concert. Tickets can be purchased at 

What is the best and/or worst part about being in a band?

The best (and sometimes worst) part of being in a band is feeling a sense of responsibility, purpose, and teamwork. It’s rewarding being part of something larger than any one of our individual identities, but that comes with the fact that all of our decisions represent us as a group. We’ve all learned a great deal about reliability, dedication, accountability and professionalism through our five years together. 

What is a memory with the band that you are particularly fond of?

Being on tour and stopping on the side of the road at random places to take a breath of fresh air is one of them! We all love being on the road because we get to leave behind our jobs and lives for a little bit to focus on this project, and that always brings us together. 

Do you have any pre-show rituals that you do before every show?(probably won’t use)

Not particularly, other than trying to quickly write/find the set list haha. 

What is the name of the album and how excited are you to finally be able to go on tour?

We’re touring our latest album “Movie Star,” the national tour for “Fast Cars” [their previous album] never happened [due to covid] but we’re moving forward now! Either way we’re very excited to go on tour with Winona Forever in June. 

Have you always known what kind of music you wanted to make? How has your music evolved over time?

We’ve all always wanted to make different music, and that’s part of why our sound has changed so much. We find ways to meet each other in the middle and cater to the tastes of whoever wrote a particular song, but as a group I think our tastes have changed a lot. We don’t try too hard to pin down a sound we’re going for though, mostly for fear of becoming derivative. 

How/why did you decide on the name Laundry?

We all met in the University of Oregon dorms during the fall of 2017 and began jamming in the laundry room, so that was what prompted the name. 

How would you describe your music in a sentence or two?

It’s like waking up in the morning and drinking a fresh cup of music. 

Anything else you want to share?

Please come to the show at Lola’s! Thanks for the support LHS woo!