15 Questions With Elijah Jones from The Constellations; Playing Smith’s Olde Bar, June 2

The self-described King of the Atlanta Underground, Elijah Jones is the Big Dipper in his band, The Constellations. Since signing with Virgin Records in 2009, Atlanta’s favorite bad boys (and girl!) have touring across the country and the U.K., introducing the rest of the world to the best part about being from Atlanta. We sat down with the infamous frontman to get in his brain a little bit…

What is the most outrageous gift you’ve ever received from a fan?

The keys to the doors of perception.

How do you like your coffee?


If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be?

Tom Waits.

Who is your biggest celebrity crush?

Penelope Cruz.

If you were to play for the other team for one day (or if you were a girl), who would you most want to take on a date?

Javier Bardem.

Can you play the ukulele?

I can play everything.

What was your first concert?

The Victory Tour, The Jackson 5.

How do you feel about tequila?

Before, nauseous; during, great; after, nauseous.

If you were a race horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name be?

Dick Vanderbeaf

If you were the star of reality TV, what would your show be called?

I hate reality TV.

Can you dance?

I think I’m up there with Usher but I’m probably more Kevin Bacon.

If you could live in the shoes of any musician for a week, who would it be?

Keith Richards early ’70s.

What’s your secret favorite thing to do on your day off?


Anything you are most excited about coming up?

Recording our new record.


The Constellations are playing Smith’s Olde Bar on Thursday, June 2.


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