Writer: Alex D.
This weekend will bring a massive blow to the Columbus music scene. On Friday, Forest and the Evergreens will perform its final show at Skully’s Music-Diner. I got the chance to chop it up with frontman Parker Muntz about how it feels.
In The Record Store: So...the last Forest and the Evergreens show. That’s weird to say.
Muntz: Well, Independents’ Day Fest was kind of our last show but I didn’t want that to be the end.
ITRS: I guess it wasn’t your show, so to speak. It would have been a bit awkward to end with that.
Muntz: Yeah, and I didn’t want to make [IDX] our show. So I asked the guys if they would be willing to do one big final show and they were happy to. So this will be our night to really cap it off.
ITRS: I know there is going to be a lot of emotions on that day. To feel all that you’ve done, together with people you love and that love you one last time.
Muntz: Yeah man, it’s going to be very bittersweet.
ITRS: I see you got Worn Flints on the bill!
Muntz: Worn Flints and these young dudes Cousin Simple. I actually judged a battle of the bands at Groove U less than a year ago and they won it. So when I was setting up this show, I was talking to [drummer] Mike Twice and he was like, “Man, I want these kids to open up!” I’m like, “Wait…is it Cousin Simple?” He’s like “Yeah, those kids man!” We both like them a lot.
ITRS: Mike is doing a set as well, right?
Muntz: He’s doing his solo stuff with his new project and that’ll be right before we play. Really, I just wanted to play this show. I didn’t mind or have too much input into who was on the bill. I did want Worn Flints on it. They’ve supported us before. At the end of the day, my goal was to be onstage one last time with these guys and for it to be our thing.
Forest and the Evergreens is a band that has been a major inspiration for how music looks and sounds in this city. Friday will be equal parts emotional, heavy, rockin’ and downright joyful. You won’t want to miss this event. More information HERE.
Skully’s is located at 1151 N. High St. Cover charge is $10, and doors open at 8pm.