Geek Prom’s 2009 headline act extols the virtues of
friendship, healthy eating and reverence for President Dwight
Eisenhower’s contributions to the interstate highway
Bassist Jessica Seamans and guitar/keyboardist
Briana Smith started making music together in the eighth grade.
They have been best friends now for 14 years, with intentions
of keeping it that way as members of the Minneapolis indie-rock
band Best Friends Forever. Joined on drums (and occasionally
glockenspiel) by Joe Rand, the trio released the album Romance
Conflict Adventure in 2007.
Quoth City Pages: "On stage, Best Friends
Forever is a high-octane act. Smith, who plays guitar and
keyboards and sings, stomps her heels and shakes her shoulders,
jumping between guitar and keyboard in a single song. Seamans
slides the bass side to side, shakes her hips, sings, and
playfully bobs her head to the beat. Unpolished? Yes. But
their berserk intensity and of-the-moment improvised sets
are somewhat the point."
Best Friends Forever links
Friends Forever MySpace page
Pages story | Jan. 7, 2009