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SoundCheck: The Dark Alleys, their beginnings, and the best way to score a drummer

The Dark Alleys
Cecelia Havens
The Dark Alleys: Josh Nipstad, Chris Appleby, Jeff Havens

The Dark Alleys will be on Studio Live Friday, March 10 at noon. Jess Balisle sat down with bassist Josh Nipstad to talk about the band's beginnings. Click the Listen button above to hear their conversation.

The the band will also play at Mother's Brewing from 6 to 8 pm March 10 for Studio Live Social Hour.

Jessica Gray Balisle, a Springfield native, grew up listening to KSMU. When she's not wrangling operations and compliance issues, she co-hosts live music show Studio Live and produces arts and culture stories. Jessica plays bass in local band the Hook Knives. She and her husband Todd live with their two cats, Ellie and Jean-Ralphio, and way too many house plants.