Nate Valdez on stage during In the Whale’s recent EP release show at the hi-dive.
As one half of the propulsive rock band In the Whale, Nate Valdez spends his nights moving crowds in darkened bars. But by day, he works as a mortician, preparing bodies for funerals. It's an occupation once held by his grandfather. Read the rest of his story in this week's music feature, now posted on the Backbeat blog.