(A portion of the proceeds from The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party benefitted PATH, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to ending homelessness for individuals, families and communities.)
Pop/rock outfit LoveSick Radio were the recent guests for an installment of The Recording Academy's 5 Questions With … series. Held during The Recording Academy Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party at The Academy's headquarters in Santa Monica, Calif., LoveSick Radio discussed their musical influences, music education, social media, and their favorite GRAMMY moments, among other topics.
"We used to write letters," said guitarist David Harris regarding communication before the days of social media. "We would transcribe on tablets of stone," joked frontman Justin Theriault. "Or [use] Morse code," added Harris.
Originally formed in Columbus, Ohio, as Cleverin with bassist Josh Masters, drummer Josh McGee and Theriault, the trio added Harris and changed their name to LoveSick Radio. The new name was inspired by a comment made by McGee that "every song on the radio is about love." The band cites a variety of influences such as Dashboard Confessional, Bob Dylan, OK Go, Poison, and the Rolling Stones, among others. In 2009 the quartet released their debut full-length release, Heartbreak 4 Dummies, which was followed by the single "Doncha Want Me!" in 2010. The band is currently scheduled to play select dates in the United States through December.
Come back to GRAMMY.com next week to view performances from LoveSick Radio's set at the Los Angeles Chapter's GRAMMY Block Party.
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