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Andrew gave an interview to Vents Magazine

I gave an interview to Vents Magazine.  Here's an excerpt:

Vents Magazine: Hi guys, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Andrew Neesley: We’re great, thanks!

VM: Can you please introduce and tell us more about Jesus On The Mainline?
AN: This is Andrew Neesley, singer and band leader. We got together as a band in late 2012.Many of us have played together in previous bands, one-off gigs, tours, etc. Tomek, our bassist, and I worked together on an album for another band a while ago. We liked working together–and found out that we’re both from Wisco. That sealed the deal. Tomek brought aboard his roommate at the time, Dave Scalia, our drummer–also from Wisco. Singer Mel and I have been making music together for years and, you guessed it, is also a Wisco transplant. The story runs the same throughout the band. The finest musicians I know, and with whom am very close friends.

Read the rest of the interview here.

Photos from Rockwood Music Hall

Man... It was cold as hell on Jan. 6. But ya'll made it out anyway for an intense night at Rockwood.

We did this show with my good friend Sarah Goldfeather and her band along with Tim Emmerick and his band Firelights. Tim sings, plays guitar and banjo, and writes with me in JOTM. You heard him do his solo thing at this show.

Sarah released an EP this evening as well. I'm a fan of her unique songwriting.

Check out the photos from Rockwood Music Hall, shot by photographer Marc Santos.

Mercury Lounge was at capacity

I'm still pumped from this show. Mercury Lounge is deceivingly big--yet an intimate atmosphere. You can get right up into the show from just about anywhere. Perfect venue for JOTM. And the club was at capacity with you fine people. What a fun night.

Mel Flannery Trucking Co. released an EP following their opening set. Which killed. Of course. So does the EP, called Autoheart. Check it out.

Check out some photos from the show here.

The Bowery Ballroom sold out

Holy shit. Our recent show at The Bowery Ballroom sold out. There were almost 700 people at the show. Blowing my mind.

The music played by opening bands Hudson Hank, heylady, and Pete Ayres Band were great. Sam, Josh & Nina, and Pete--thanks for all your hard work.

Everybody at The Bowery Ballroom was a pleasure to work with. And thanks to Hair Of The Dog for kicking ass at the after party. You guys rock!

And the band... What can I say? The guys and gals are the absolute best. I cannot think of a group of people I'd rather take the stage with.

We've got some ideas cooking for the fall.  See you then.


Holy shit! We're headlining THE BOWERY BALLROOM! This is the band's biggest show yet, and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Just last night, we hit at Arlene's Grocery, to yet another capacity crowd. We're bummed some of you couldn't get in! Don't miss out on this show! Get your tickets today:

I can't believe it's been only 11 months since we first took the stage.  What a blast it's been so far.  Thanks for all of your support!

Joining us on August 20 will be our friends Hudson Hank, and Pete Ayres Band!  Hudson Hank will be releasing their debut album produced by Coldplay bassist, Guy Berryman. We've a few other special guests that we'll announce closer to the show.

Rockwood Music Hall was at capacity

Hi ya'll.  Our show on Dec. 4th went great.  The crowd was at the capacity of the venue.  We had to turn people away! The band barely fit on stage.  Actually, we didn't.  Mark on tuba was holding down the low end from off stage.  Hilarious.  But that's what I dig about Rockwood, the intimate vibe.

The staff is awesome too.  I used to work with the bartender Elena--she's the jam.  You should go back, see more good music, and tip her lots.

It was a full week of non-stop music.  First Mel had a solo show on Monday, then we lit it up on Tuesday, Natalie was playing Thursday night.  Amanda had a show the following Tuesday.  Even our ol' buddy Adam was playing Rockwood on that Sunday.  While I hate sweeping superlatives, it was all great.

Community is good for the soul.