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ALO - Words and Music - 2012

by Alisa Ali

Whether you call them Animal Liberation Orchestra or just ALO, this quartet is way beyond names. Having played together for well over 20 years, ALO has turned a jam band adventure into a lifelong course of discovering new musical paths—through improv and good old rocking out. Back with the new album, Sounds Like This, the band let us know what "this" sounds like live, in Studio A.

The guys are also so friendly and fun to hang out with, that the conversation took a few different paths too: their stance on animals (figuratively and literally), thoughts on how long a song should be, advice from James Brown, Gen X versus Baby Boomers, how musical arrangements change the mood of songs, the band's early setlists, and... The J. Geils Band.

ALO - Words and Music - 2007

by Claudia Marshall

Loved in and out of jam band circles, ALO (a.k.a. Animal Liberation Orchestra) keeps the free-form vibe flowing, but made tight songwriting a priority on its new album 'Roses & Clover.' Find out how that worked and sounded as ALO chats and performs live in Studio-A, joined by host Claudia Marshall.

ALO - Words and Music - 2010

by Claudia Marshall
ALO or Animal Liberation Orchestra's new album is called 'Man of the World,' which could also refer to their music--as many of them have academic backgrounds in Latin and Middle Eastern music. They played some tunes, and talked about Jack Johnson and their part-time 'jam band' label with WFUV's Claudia Marshall. (5/20/10)