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Gary Lightbody Finds Creative Rebirth with an Elegant Tired Pony

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Gary Lightbody has a host of pressing issues that keep him up at night, and one of them affects his millions of fans more than the others: his tireless work ethic. The rest of the issues are layers of bollocks on chart-topping bollocks of heartache and regret generally reserved for his day job’s output.

28 Sep 2010 | 3 comments | More

Tired Pony – ‘The Place We Ran From’

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Not so much indie rock’s take on Trout Fishing in America or On the Road, the debut album from Gary Lightbody’s new supergroup Tired Pony arrives with an emotional storm between two lovers and ends up in pieces. What transpires along the way are pages of weary long-distance dedications and sublime moments of clarity and lovingly melodic folk-tinged slices of life with America as the unpredictably tidal backdrop.

28 Sep 2010 | 3 comments | More

Tired Pony Confirms First (and only?) U.S. Performance

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Tired Pony, the new musical side project featuring Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, REM’s Peter Buck and producer extraordinaire Garret “Jacknife” Lee has just confirmed that its debut U.S. performance will take place on October 1st at New York City’s Gramercy Theatre.

4 Aug 2010 | 1 comment | More

Gary Lightbody’s Tired Pony is Arriving in September

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody is set to release his latest project, Tired Pony, on September 28th via Mom + Pop. A band and not a solo effort, Tired Pony boasts an enviable all-star line-up…

24 Jun 2010 | 1 comment | More

Gary Lightbody is Always ‘Up’ to Something

Gary Lightbody, eternally on tour, has just woken up somewhere in Middle America. I know this because he tells me so, and because the words aren’t coming as easily as the garrulous singer would like, given the earlier hour he’s been asked to rise to discuss Snow Patrol’s first greatest-hits compilation, Up to Now, and new single “Just Say Yes.”

12 Nov 2009 | 2 comments | More

Snow Patrol at the Beacon Theatre, NYC, 09.23.09

Snow Patrol makes music that I want to share with people. This has been the case since the release of 2004’s Final Straw, when I bought 10 copies and passed them around to as many willing ears as I could find. Not because of “Run,” (well, maybe a little), but because it meant something to me in ways that I didn’t realize I had been thirsty for.

24 Sep 2009 | 1 comment | More

Snow Patrol Plots Fall North American Tour

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Gary Lightbody and the boys from Snow Patrol. Sure, they’ve been busy opening …Read the Rest

24 Jun 2009 | More

Snow Patrol at Bowery Ballroom, NYC, December 1, 2008

As I watched Snow Patrol’s remarkable return to New York City on Monday night at Bowery Ballroom, it briefly occurred to me to consider penning a searing indictment on Chris Martin circa Viva La Vida, just to draw a stark comparison to Gary Lightbody – a lanky, humble, crackerjack jokester, who just so happens to front a top-tier rock band…

3 Dec 2008 | 3 comments | More

Snow Patrol: Love and Other Disaster Buttons

Gary Lightbody willingly refers to himself as a “calamity magnet,” without much prodding or inference. He also estimates that, personally, the distance “from a sitting still vantage point to chaos is four beers away.” It’s this kind of blunt and awkward honesty that makes the Irish singer such a delightful interview subject.

10 Oct 2008 | 2 comments | More