If Michael Gossard can promise rock and roll fans one thing, it's that his band is going to give them its all on and off stage.
"Oh, boy, it's crazy," said Gossard, singer and guitarist for Los Angeles, Ca.-based band, ACIDIC. "That's the only word I can use. It's like going to space and back... we give it our all."
ACIDIC will be taking the stage Saturday at Club LA, opening up the show for Hinder as part of their tour that has taken them all over the country. Gossard spoke to The Log about the upcoming show while en route to their next show in Baton Rouge, La., before invading Destin.
ACIDIC, which consists of Gossard, bassist Ted Dubrawski and drummer Matt Whitaker, has been playing shows and cutting their chops on the road for years, in true rock and roll fashion.
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"It's everything you would expect it to be," Gossard told The Log. "It's smelly, the showers are few and far between and we live on Taco Bell."
"We went a whole tour once eating only off of dollar menus," he added.
ACIDIC will release its fourth full-length album "Copper Man" March 19. The band has been touring heavily in support of the album and track "Copper Man," which has been in heavy rotation on SiriusXM's Octane.
As for how he describes ACIDIC, Gossard said it's "just good old rock and roll," with inspiration rooted in bands such as Green Day and Jane's Addiction. ACIDIC was formed by Gossard at the age of 14 when the Southern California native taught his two friends how to play the bass and drums.
With a chuckle in his voice, Gossard shared the story of how his band chose the name ACIDIC.
"It actually came out of a moment of panic," he said. "We had written a bunch of songs and wanted to play them at a club, and we had to put a name on the marquee. We saw the word acidic on the list of ingredients of whatever type of soda we were drinking at the time, and that was it."
Although Saturday's show at Club LA will be Gossard and his bandmates first time in Destin, they are no strangers to the Emerald Coast, having played at Capt'n Fun Downtown in Pensacola with Candlebox in 2007.
We've been touring a lot in the Midwest, so we are looking forward to coming somewhere that we don't have to wear jackets all the time, Gossard said.
Club LA is located at 34876 Emerald Coast Parkway, next to Hurricane Lanes, and can be reached at 850-654-5251. Tickets for tonight's show are $22.50 in advance or $25 at the door. For more information visit www.rockdestin.com.
As for the show itself, the band is ready to rock Destin.
"We are stoked," Gossard told The Log. "You can be a part of something special. We meet every single person that comes to our shows."