Jason Thompson, Johnny Mac and Graham Cobb are the Reds.
Formed: Summer of ’05.
From: Little Rock
Members: Johnny Mac (lead vocals, bass), Graham Cobb (vocals, guitar), Jason Thompson (drums).
History: For years, Johnny Mac did the solo thing. Here and there he added two-man support and called them the Reds. Here’s a list of past Reds swiped from a Johnny Mac post from the band’s MySpace:
The Reds are/were:
me, Dave Hoffpauir, Jack – 1 show
me, Dave Hoffpauir, Mike Nelson – 2 shows
me, Jon Rice, Straw – 1 show
me, Straw, Justin Collins – 2 shows
me, Justin Collins, Jeremy Brasher – 2 shows
me, Jason Thompson, Graham Cobb
Sounds like: Spare, bass-heavy, pop rock that’s sort of new-wave-y.
What’s in a name: “Not like communists. Like colors.”
You be the judge: Graham Cobb was one of the hordes who emailed me in disbelief after I dissed Michael Anthony. He was nice and funny about it. He was also nice and self-deprecating enough to send over a high school year book picture of himself where he looks uncannily like Wolfgang Van Halen.
Living the dream.
Where you’ll find them: White Water, Vino’s. On Monday, the Reds play the Thick Syrup night at Sticky Fingerz with the Magic Cropdusters. Then on Feb. 28 they’re at Vino’s.