Westword Music Showcase 2004

Fifty bands. Ten stages. Five bucks. Be there.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
Steakhouse.

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
Yet to be had.

Worst gig?
Bass solo, take one. Club 156.

Love .45
Love .45
DJ Vajra
DJ Vajra

What do you love about the local scene?
All of the rock.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Not enough dancing.

What's the biggest misconception about your band/act?
We are neither country nor metal. We have one foot firmly planted in the prog-rock stylings of Charlie Daniels and one foot planted in the stinking pile of shit that was once known as Trixter.

Any random facts we should know?
We can dance.

Avalanche or Broncos?
George "The Animal" Steele and Koko B. Ware.

Parting shot/final comments?
We will wrestle anytime, anywhere. Bring the steel cage, and we will bring the pain.

JACK REDELL
NOMINATED IN SINGER/SONGWRITER
6 P.M., DAZZLE

And you are...?
Jack Redell.

Website?
www.satirerecords.com

How long has your act been together?
That's relative.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Walking upright.

Recent recordings of note?
Working on two albums -- one featuring Penelope Project, the other featuring seven local bands including Judith Avers, Brad Rhoda, Born in the Flood, the Reals, John Davis and the Lost Tribe.

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
Loading trucks.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
3,000, at the Paramount with Dwight Yoakam.

Favorite places to play?
My living room, the Blue Mule, the Paramount, Cricket on the Hill and the Thin Man.

Why music?
It helps me sleep.

If not music, what else?
Phrenology.

What band names were left on the cutting-room floor in favor of your current one?
The Reasonable Jack Redell.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
Opening for Cirque du Soleil; those folks are really quite flexible.

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
Midget bar brawl outside of Pittsburgh.

Worst gig?
As long as there's a guitar in your hand and Bullit bourbon, there is no bad gig.

What do you love about the local scene?
Solidarity, folksingers' groupies.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Traffic cops.

What's the biggest misconception about your band/act?
People think I'd be taller.

Any random facts we should know?
I have a birthmark in the shape of a penis on my penis.

Avalanche or Broncos?
Cincinnati Reds.

Parting shot/final comments?
Dave Tough is my hero.

REVEREND DEADEYE
NOMINATED IN BLUES
4 P.M., ACOMA CENTER

And you are...?
Reverend Deadeye.

Website?
www.revdeadeye.com

How long has your act been together?
Oh, Lord, I ain't never got my act together.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
Snake-handlin' and drinkin' poison.

Recent recordings of note?
What I do is take note when the preacher says, "Son, yer gonna burn in hell."

How do you pay the bills? What is your day job?
I preach the word and I run whiskey out the back of my truck.

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
A couple of 300-pounders.

Favorite places to play?
Church, you damn sinners.

Why music?
I know! I just keep askin': Lord, why have ye brought this affliction upon me?

If not music, what else?
Drowning in a lake of eternal hellfire.

What band names were left on the cutting-room floor in favor of your current one?
I don't eat meat, just corn: corn liquor and corn hole.

Funniest/strangest gig story -- local?
Last Sunday morning. Whooooooeeeee. That was funny.

Funniest/weirdest gig story -- on tour?
The night I spent boozin' with Johnny Cash, Jesus Christ and Gus at Hairy Mary's in Des Moines, Iowa.

Worst gig?
I ain't had one.

What do you love about the local scene?
The Lord, liquor and ladies.

What bugs you about the local scene?
Earwigs -- Lord, they bug me.

What's the biggest misconception about your band/act?
Drink Damn Sinners.

Any random facts we should know?
I've got rotten apricots in my pants.

Avalanche or Broncos?
"When I weep and fast, I must endure scorn; when I put on sackcloth, people make sport of me. Those who sit at the gate mock me, and I am the song of the Drunkard." -- Psalm 69:10-12.

Parting shot/final comments?
Bless yer sinnin'-ass souls.

REXWAY
NOMINATED IN ROCK

And you are...?
Rexway: Skot Lain, guitarist; Craig Dubin, drummer; Mike Mitchell, vocalist; Susan Phelan, bass; and Chris Dockter, guitarist.

Website?
www.rexway.com

How long has your act been together?
We've been a band for about five years now.

What are some of your noteworthy recent feats?
We have been featured on several extreme snowboarding and snowmobile videos called Slednecks, distributed worldwide by Fox Racing.

Recent recordings of note?
Recently finished recording a full-length demo at Westlake Audio in L.A. with Porno for Pyros guitarist Peter Distefano, which is currently being shopped to major labels on the West Coast.

How do you pay the bills? What are your day jobs?
Bills? Who pays bills? Isn't everyone unemployed? Susan is a radio personality; Craig drives the little bus; and the rest of us, well...bills? Who pays bills?

What's the biggest crowd you've ever played for?
Biggest crowd was a sold-out show at the Ogden. What does that hold -- 1,200?

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