"FAIRBANKS — Granddad is moving on.
Granddad is the three-member queer emo punk band that originated in Fairbanks in November 2013 led by Kellen Baker (guitars and vocals) and Matt Harris (drums), with bassist Bobby Ziegler joining the two a few years later. Since its inception, the band has released three albums, moved to Anchorage and embarked on several Lower 48 tours.
Now, the band is leaving Alaska and making a new home in Minneapolis.
“We have been wanting to live in an area where we could tour more easily and have more opportunities to gig,” Baker said. “We have two summer tours lined up, and beginning in July we will be on the road more than we will be at home. We’re really excited to spend our time exploring, making music and making new friends. In the eternal words of Smash Mouth, there’s so much to do and so much to see.”
Before they leave Alaska, Granddad is hosting one final Fairbanks performance. The group is playing the UAF Pub — the “Granddad Retirement Party” — from 10 p.m. to midnight Saturday. The group has been well received in Alaska, providing a musical voice to the state’s LGBTQ community with their queer-centric vibe. The Anchorage Press described Granddad as a “perfectly crafted, refined garage sound accented by articulate vocals.”"
(Link to FDNM article)
See you soon Fairbanks! <3