THE PODS, P.O.D., AND ME
It turns out HM is participating in a trademark dispute this Friday, albeit in a removed manner. The booking arm of Harmany Music (HM) was asked for a favor... A band we've never heard of wants to open for Shane Hines this Friday at Rhodeside. It's a laid-back affair, so we agreed, as the band is friends with the other outfit on the bill. The band happens to be called The Pods, and they beat P.O.D. to the punch when they got together, started playing gigs, and named themselves. They are now in a trademark battle with the more "successful" yet later-formed band P.O.D. over the name. They need the gig this Friday to prove that they're still active and playing. (Although we've heard that they haven't played too much recently).