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Common Rotation

Common Rotation is an American indie folk rock band consisting of Eric Kufs, (vocals, guitar), Adam Busch (vocals, saxophone, harmonica, glockenspiel), and Jordan Katz (vocals, trumpet, banjo). The three are childhood friends from New York City and have been making music together for almost 20 years.[citation needed]


The band was formed by Kufs and Busch while they were in high school in East Meadow, New York in the early 1990s with two other members, and was originally known as 28 Orange Street. They debuted at the Nassau County Folk Festival, and soon began performing hundreds of gigs each year throughout the northeastern United States. As 28 Orange Street, the quartet released their first album, titled Common Rotation.[citation needed]

The band recorded its first record as Common Rotation with the help of They Might Be Giants, who subsequently backed them on the recording and allowed them to open on their first major tour across the United States.[1] In 2007 they toured the United Kingdom, albeit without Jordan Katz, alongside David Berkeley.[citation needed]

Common Rotation have self-released five full length records[citation needed] and 'A Song A Day' for over ten years online at the website "The Union Maid".


Common Rotation can be heard on Dan Bern's two albums, Live in Los Angeles and Live in New York and provided the soundtrack to the film "Drones". [citation needed]

"True Hollywood Romance" from The ClearChannel EP is featured as theme music in Kevin Pollak's comedy special, The Littlest Suspect.[citation needed]

Common Rotation recorded Twisted Sister's, "We're Not Gonna Take It" with Mike Viola for the latest installment of Engine Room Recordings Guilt by Association series, Guilt by Association Vol. 3.

The band recorded "Salty South" with the Indigo Girls for their live record, Staring Down The Brilliant Dream.[citation needed]

In other media[edit]

Peter Stass's documentary film How to Lose chronicled the band's efforts to protest Clear Channel's monopoly on the musical touring market by playing in fan's homes from Alaska to Europe.[2]

Amber Benson's music video for Wasted Words follows the band while performing for the Yupik peoples in the remote fishing villages of Kotlik and Russian Mission, Alaska.[citation needed]

Their song "Clear Channel" was featured in British Indie filmmaker Evan Richards' 2006 film, "In a Day."[citation needed]


Busch is also known for his work as an actor (The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Professional, Grey's Anatomy, House, American Dreamz).

Katz has worked with hip hop groups (De La Soul, Big Daddy Kane, Ghostface Killah, Neon Trees, Lucinda Williams, Jennifer Nettles, The Rhythm Roots Allstars).[citation needed]

Kufs is a singer-songwriter who has completed his first solo collection of songs, "A Dust Bowl Full O' Cherries.[citation needed]



  1. ^ Dunaway, Michael (November 14, 2011), Adam Busch: Buffy Star Diplays Triple-Threat, Paste Magazine, archived from the original on May 2, 2019, retrieved November 21, 2020
  2. ^ Common Rotation. Trailer for the Documentary: HowToLose. March 31, 2007. Archived from the original on December 22, 2021.

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