When Stuck on Stupid comes to town, they want people to have a good time - and they do.
The Albany-based classic rock/hard rock band - which consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Dom Brino, lead guitarist Jake Rohloff, bassist Adam Albright, and drummer Garrett Damore - formed as a garage band in 2006. Their original name was "Whiplash," and had some different band members, said Brino, before evolving into the four who make up the band today.
The band's first taste of Plattsburgh was about a year ago when they were booked at The Green Room. It was a wild night, recalled Brino, and the college scene was something they weren't used to yet.
"We were shocked," said Brino. "At midnight the place got packed and just turned into a giant party with dancing, games and just a great atmosphere. "
The crowd was really into them and the feeling was mutual, said Brino.
"Ever since then, we consider The Green Room as our home spot," he said. "[Owner Chris Dumont] really takes care of us and his crew that works there are fun and down to earth people."
Brino said the band loves playing Plattsburgh and feels each show is "just a giant party."
"Everyone's having a great time dancing and singing and we absolutely love mingling with that type of crowd," he said. "If you're in a bad mood and you happen to walk into The Green Room with us playing, most likely your going to forget about those problems and let loose with everyone around you and have a great time."
What makes Stuck on Stupid stand out from other bands, said Brino, are the band's original songs and covers they do of ones people can't get out their heads. Since the four are still in their teens, he added, a big part of the attraction to them is the level they play at for their age.
"Seeing that we're just teenagers, a lot of people come up to us saying they wish they had either picked up an instrument at our age or stuck with the instrument that they used to play," said Brino.
Though Stuck on Stupid has been doing well in upstate New York, the band hasn't done too bad in the city, either. In September 2008, the band played CBS' The Early Show. They've even opened for nationally-renowned acts like Dokken, L.A. Guns and the Pat Travers Band and headlined several shows in the Albany region.
Stuck on Stupid will be on their way to the Sunflower State in July to play the Midwest Rockfest in Kansas City. Stuck on Stupid will get the chance to share the stage with bands like Twisted Sister, Styx and Winger, which the band is excited about, said Brino. That, along with writing and recording new material, is what keeps these guys going.
"Our goal," said Brino, "is to keep writing great music and build a loyal fan base or whichever way the wind blows."
(Editor's Note: Stuck on Stupid will be at The Green Room this weekend, Saturday, March 13, beginning at 11 p.m. Check out their MySpace page, www.myspace.com/stuckonstupidrocks, for a list of their upcoming shows in Plattsburgh and keep an eye on the what's happenin' section of the 'burgh!)