From Monument to Masses perform their final show at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, August 28th (9pm, $15). They’ll be joined by fellow local instrumental rock bands Judgement Day and Silian Rail.
It was a real treat to sit down and interview these guys for the podcast last year, and we know they’ll be missed by devoted fans around the world. Earlier this year, guitarist/co-founder Matthew Solberg offered a lengthy statement about the band’s decision to call it quits:
“…There is too much to say here about our experience. Weâ€™ll be blogging about it later, Iâ€™m sure. Suffice it to say, that Iâ€™m incredibly grateful for my time spent with FMTM and I wouldnâ€™t trade it for anything. From the responses we heard in talking to people about our music, Iâ€™m convinced that the music worked; it did itâ€™s job. It reached people on a different level than most musicâ€¦ and thatâ€™s exactly why I committed myself to the band in the first place…I loved every minute of it â€“ even the minutes that I hated. FMTM was a very frustrating band, mired in frustrating business relationships, frustrating personal relationships, and frustrating contradictions between what we wanted to be and what we were; where we wanted to go and where we were headed. Given these obstacles, FMTM fell prey to a sort of “band entropy” wherein everything that we tried to control slipped even further out of our control. Eventually, the net losses outweighed the net gains and no one was happy. Thatâ€™s when you know your band needs to break up, regardless of whether it breaks your heart or not…”
We have a pair of tickets to give away to Saturday’s show. The third person to e-mail contest