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Concert Gallery: Lit at the Bank of America Pavilion in Boston, MA

July 31, 2012 by  
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July 28, 2012
Bank of America Pavilion – Boston, MA
Photos by: Mary Ouellette

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Three Minutes With…Kevin Baldes of LIT

If you were even remotely into the SoCal punk-style music of the late 90’s, you’d have to have been living under a rock to NOT have heard of LIT. Everyone at one time or another could totally relate to their number one tune “My Own Worst Enemy” from their platinum disc “A Place in the Sun”. Bassist Kevin Baldes set a new speed record for the world’s shortest interview when LIT recently hit Las Vegas to play at the Crown Theater at the Rio Hotel. Don’t blink when you read the following:


If you became President of the United States, what would your first order of business be?
First order of business would be to legalize marijuana; and I don’t even smoke marijuana. For some reason, you never hear of anyone getting into fights when they’re high, but you hear about people in bars getting into fights because they’re drunk.

True. Very true.
There ya go. Done! Oh, but I didn’t promote anything!

That’s your next question!
I want to promote LIT’s new album. We’re working on it right now, we don’t have a title yet but we do have quite a few songs. It’s awesome! It’s gonna be my favorite album so far! It’ll be our sixth studio effort. Awesome!

When is it due to be finished?
We’re hoping it’s gonna be out probably in March.

Is that on a real calendar or the music business calendar?
Real calendar. We’ve gotta get it out! We’ve gotta get out there, gotta get goin’, man! It’s been too long. We’re excited to get cracking on this.


For all the latest on LIT or to find out about their new album check out:
LIT on Facebook
The Official LIT Website


*Side note: the above conversation took place in one minute, eleven seconds. That beats the previous record held by Gilby Clarke, of one minute, thirty seconds. 

Are you or do you know a musician coming through Las Vegas that wants to give the shortest interview ever with probably the shortest interviewer ever? Forward me contact info or put them in touch with me. Do you have a query for the Sack O’ Questions? Email me at (Sorry, I can not guarantee any question to be asked to anyone specific, because it’s literally the luck of the draw, but if your question gets drawn, you’ll get props – make sure you note how you want to be thanked!)

Allen Shellenberger (Drummer for the band LIT), Succumbs to Brain Cancer

August 14, 2009 by  
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It is with heavy hearts that we report this news.  Our love, thoughts and prayers go out to Allen’s family and friends.  From the Lit Lounge MySpace page:

Allen Shellenberger, drummer for Orange County rock band Lit, lost his battle with brain cancer Thursday, August 13, 2009 surrounded by his loving family, the band, and close friends. He was 39 years old.  In May 2008, Allen was diagnosed with a malignant glioma brain tumor and immediately underwent clinical trials, chemotherapy and radiation treatments at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute.

Allen was a founding member of Lit over two decades ago and was able to perform with the band until last fall. In a statement from Kevin Baldes, Jeremy Popoff, and A.Jay Popoff, the band had this to say of their longtime friend Allen:

“To know Al was to know laughter. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. Words cannot begin to express how much he will be missed. This was our brother and not a day will go by that we won’t think about him. Right now we’re trying to find the balance of mourning his loss and celebrating his life. Allen has experienced more in his 39 years than most people dream of in ten lifetimes. This is a tremendous loss for us, our fans, and also for Allen’s family who took such good care of him during his battle with cancer.”

Allen is survived by his daughter Giovanna Mackey, his mother Connie James, and his father Paul Shellenberger. Lit and Allen’s family wish to thank everyone who supported the benefits for Allen.

Funeral services will be private for family members only. Memorial event for Allen Shellenberger is pending.