Self – 2014 Concert Schedule
The 1990s produced some of the most creative and unique pop-rock musical acts
around, one of which was Self, the band responsible for hits like "So Low" and "Cannon." With jazzy pianos, power chords,
and funky beats, Self went on to help define a generation of music that shook up the rock scene. Self's front man and creative
genius, Matt Mahaffey, seems to master any instrument placed in front of him, and he typically handles all of the vocals and
instrumentals on the albums himself. This gem of a band from the 90s is now slated to perform live this year, and you will
be able to hear all of their amazing songs in person. If you've been a longtime fan, or you're nostalgic for some of the best
alternative rock music from the 90s, then be sure to check out a concert by Self!
Tennessee, Self is an alternative rock band led by the vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Matt Mahaffey. Matt had been interested
in music at a young age, and he started playing drums and experimenting with songwriting when he was just four years old.
By the time he was eleven, Matt was performing at Dolly Parton's theme park, Dollywood. He would also play songs with his
brother, and the band actually got their start in the early 1990s when brothers Matt Mahaffey and Mike Mahaffey began recording
In 1995, Self's debut album, "Subliminal Plastic Motives," was released through Spongebath Records,
and it became one of their most well-known releases. "Subliminal Plastic Motives" was hailed for its unique spin on rock,
with influences ranging from hip hop to jazz. Self's funky style represented the creative sound of other like-minded acts
at the time like Beck, who weren't afraid to be experimental with their music.
After the release of their debut album,
Self followed up with "The Half-Baked Serenade" in 1996, which was available only through a catalog. This album was likewise
praised for its funky, pop-rock tunes, with Matt Mahaffey being lauded for his ability to wear many hats as a musician and
songwriter. Self later released a third album for free, which was accessible online only. Although many of the songs were
initially written and recorded for fun, record executives urged Mahaffey to release the songs after hearing them. Many of
the songs were covers and parodies, including the Pixies' "Gigantic" and Prince's "Let's Pretend We're Married."
had several more releases throughout the years that followed, including an EP called "Brunch" in 1998, and the album "Breakfast
with Girls" in 1999. More albums followed, like "Gizmodgery," "Self Goes Shopping," "Selfafornia," and "Porno, Mint &
Grime," and the band also contributed songs to various tribute albums. Self currently has a new album in the works called
"Super Fake Nice," much to the delight of longtime fans.
Self's Breakthrough Album
When Self released
their debut album, "Subliminal Plastic Motives," they were immediately likened to big names in music at the time like Beck.
With their funky, pop-rock sound, Self's songs were played on MTV and various alternative rock radio stations around the country.
Their impressive debut album produced popular songs like "Cannon" and "So Low." With the success of their debut album paving
the way for their future career, Self followed up with their album, "The Half-Baked Serenade," which spawned hits like "KidDies,"
"Dielya Downtown," and "Microchip Girl." Since their inception, Self has generated a cult following, and front man Matt Mahaffey
is consistently praised for his creative vision as a songwriter and musician. When Self performs live in concert this year,
you don't want to miss seeing Matt Mahaffey's talents displayed onstage.
Which Self album
was created using primarily children's toy instruments?
Proving that their creativity had no bounds, Self's 2000 album,
"Gizmodgery," was created by using primarily children's toy instruments, with the exception of the song "9 Lives."
For fans of 90s alternative rock, you don't want to miss the chance to see Self live in concert
this year. For years, their albums have reminded us of a time when the alternative rock scene was burgeoning, and musical
acts weren't afraid to go outside of the box. Before the cookie-cutter bands that replaced them, acts like Self were what
fans couldn't get enough of. Well if you never had a chance to see Self perform live in the 90s, now is your second opportunity,
because the band is scheduled to perform live this year. Imagine being able to hear your favorite songs like "So Low" and
"Cannon" performed live in concert! To experience one of the coolest alternative rock bands from the 90s, be sure to head
over to StubHub to get your concert tickets to see Self. You don't want to miss this must-see show!