response to a request for bands for the O'Brien House
"12 Bands for 12 Steps" concert, Yasno formed in
February 2008. The band consisted of Alex "Russian
Rocket" Federov (Guitar), Jim Pazdera (Bass), and Butch
McKee (Drums). They spent 6 weeks at "The Studio
Upstairs" writing songs, recording, and rehearsing.
Alex had previously played lead guitar on some of Jim's
earlier musical efforts. Butch was new to Baton
Rouge, previously playing in several bands in
Huntsville, Alabama. Throughout 2008, Yasno
continued to write and rehearse and played a total of 3
shows. In January 2009, Alex moved to Los Angeles,
which led to the end of Yasno.
the original tracks in "The Studio Upstairs" in