Couple Shots of Gin

Multi-platinum band the Gin Blossoms played a recent show at the Belly Up.

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The Arizona-bred band the Gin Blossoms performed at the Belly up Tavern on July 31.
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"Frontman Robin Wilson spent the evening leading the Gin Blossoms through their set and wading into the front rows, while sharing tambourine duties with members of the audience and high-fiving others," writes photographer Dan Chusid.
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"Also, as is his custom, Wilson held audience members' cell phones up for in-his-face recordings during the show," Chusid added.
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The group's fame peaked in the early '90s, when they released hits like "Hey Jealousy," which reached No. 25 of Billboard's Hot 100 in 1992.
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The single was featured on their multi-platinum album, "New Miserable Experience," which went quadruple platinum.
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The 1996 album, "Congratulations I'm Sorry" included the hits "Follow You Down" and "As Long As It Matters" which grabbed the band a Grammy nomination for Best Performance by a Duo or Group.
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The band then took an extended hiatus before reuniting for a US tour in 2002. Then, in 2006, the Gin Blossoms released "Major Lodge Victory."
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The Gin Blossoms are Wilson (vocals), Jesse Valenzuela (guitar), Scott Johnson (guitar), Bill Leen (bass) and John Richardson (drums).
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Before the show, the band held a meet and greet for a select few fans, one of whom was presented with a signed guitar by Johnson.
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The band's next album, "No Chocolate Cake" is slated for release on Sept. 28.
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