Alex Gaskarth - All Time Low
I met Alex and the rest of the band last night in Atlanta. Alex was rockin' a quartet of Miras on stage and sounding great.
My daughter (16) is a big big BIG fan and wanted to go so bad she bought the tickets (money from her Summer job) and convinced me to drive her down for the show. She ended up being selected for a "meet and greet" held before the show and tour manager Matt Flyzik graciously allowed me to go in with her. Maybe I'm getting old and jaded but, though I knew nothing about them, I was sort of expecting these guys to be snotty jerks. I could not have been more wrong. They were very nice, polite and cool to talk to. They spent about 40 minutes talking, signing, posing for photos and just being really nice to the fans selected for the M&G. I asked Alex what guitars he was currently using and he said, "Just PRS Miras. They're great. PRS are made in Maryland and...." We had a brief conversation and he had nothing but great things to say about PRS.
When ATL came on stage, they owned it. I really knew nothing about them before the show other than a few videos I scanned the other day and song fragments I've heard from my daughter's room. They put on a great high-energy show with Alex's Miras front-and-center (white, silver, gold and natural or maybe korina?) The sound mix was great so kudos to the FOH guy(s). The vocals, guitars, bass and drums were all clear and had their own space in the mix with nothing sounding crowded or muddy. It was a great show. I left a fan and my daughter was ecstatic. Alex Gaskarth is doing PRS proud with his Miras. They just need to get guitarist Jack Barakat back on his SC245s!