If you haven’t heard of Vulture Vibe of Denmark, let me introduce you to them immediately. Fans of rock and roll and hard rock will enjoy their music. They agreed to do an interview on the blog. So without further ado, please welcome Vulture Vibe!
Where was your first show as a fan? As a performer?
The first shows we attended as fans, were probably in Horsens and Silkeborg we presume! Long time ago! We talked about the first “real” big concerts we attended, – Names like Alice Cooper, Rolling Stones and Metallica came up, which is kinda cool! Vulture Vibe´s first gig was at a place called “Gyngen”, right in the heart of Aarhus – very nice starting point actually!
Do people in Denmark celebrate Halloween?
To a certain extent, yes! You are not gonna find “American-levels” of Halloween celebration in Denmark, but we suggest putting on some Tom Waits music and light up a pumpkin!
Are you guys fans of true crime shows?
We are very much obsessed with the amazing series “Mindhunter”! Very dark show – which soothes us fine.
What is the best thing about your hometown?
Well, it’s where you grew up – it´s part of who you are, somehow. You feel completely at ease with the environment and the people living there. That’s probably the best thing!
How did you guys meet?
We were part of the same music scene in Aarhus but played in different bands and constellations. So, we knew each other and became good friends. Once our previous bands were breaking up, we shared a lust for playing rocknroll music and founded Vulture Vibe!
What is your favorite story about Vikings?
Don´t watch the show “Vikings” for historical accuracy! Hell, Ragnar Lothbrok was a goddamn Dane! Show some love for the danes in that show, just saying. Other than that, we love “Cnut the great” (in Danish: Knud Den Store) – he was a badass.
Are there plans for another tour in the near future?
Right now, we are on a fall tour in Denmark, which is gonna last until the end of the year. Then in 2020, we are planning to tour Germany! Can´t wait!
What do you want people to know about Vulture Vibe?
That we play rocknroll music and that we intend to keep it alive! And… We have a new single out called “Darkness” which features Todd Ögren of Rival Sons on keys – check it out! See ya on the road !
Mads Ingemann Bendixen – bass and vocals Alex Dürr Villadsen – Guitar Kasper Østergaard Hansen – Drums
What can I say about Misty Eyed? They are a four-piece hard rock group from Georgia. They have a female lead singer, Megan Burke, and a drummer, Zach Nall, who wears creepy masks. John Eck and Wes Powell round out the group on guitar and bass respectively. Misty Eyed recently released a new album, Eurydice, which is available on Spotify, iTunes and Google Play.
I had the chance to do an interview with the band. So here are the results of that opportunity with Misty Eyed.
Where was your first show?
Swayze’s in Marietta.
What do you like about your hometown, Acworth, Georgia?
It has an amazing taco joint.
When did your drummer, Zach, start wearing masks?
Since the day he was born.
Have you ever seen that show “Unmasked”?
No, we haven’t actually.
What gives you the creeps?
Syringes, ouija boards, and really bushy mustaches. The usual.
What do you guys think of the term female fronted?
We consider ourselves more male reared than female fronted.
Who did the cover for Eurydice?
One of our friends named Angie Guarnera actually did all the art for this album cycle.
Does everyone in the band enjoy Greek mythology?
We think it’s pretty neat, it’s a cool outlook on things.
What do you want people to know about Misty Eyed?
We just want people to know they’re not alone in what they’re feeling and what they’re going through, and it’s great because music is the perfect way to convey that. We want to help people.
Indie rockers Younger Then’s tagline is “Not Your Father’s Rock and Roll.” I say thank goodness because my dad was into instrumental rock and roll – kind of boring. To each his own, I guess. Anyway, check out this interview that I did with Younger Then, who are not boring at all.
What is the best thing about Buffalo, NY?
Buffalo is an amazing city that doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. The food and people are great. The city has a lot of history. But the best part is definitely the music scene. There is no shortage of talented musicians in this city. Our music scene is definitely thriving. Where was your first show?
Our first show as Younger Then was at a venue in downtown Buffalo called Waiting Room (RIP). Who would you follow around -as a fan- on tour if possible?
Kings of Leon has always been a favorite for us. Awesome performers too. Definitely wouldn’t get tired of following them around! What is your father’s rock and roll? My dad is old so it’s early, early, early rock and roll . . . young Elvis and Ricky Nelson.
My earliest memories of listening to music were in the car with my dad on our way to the Adirondacks where we spent every summer. He used to play stuff like Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Journey, Ozzy. A pretty wide variety. But I think what we really meant by “Not your father’s rock n’ roll” was just the idea that people can expect something a little different from us. How many stories do you begin or end with “I was Younger Then . . .”?
That whole idea is where the name of the band originated. A lot of the songs we write are very nostalgic and reflect on times of our lives when we were younger. If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
Tour bus. Easy. How long would you guys survive on a deserted island?
Probably longer than most bands. We have all lived together at one point or another. We’ve also all worked together. So over the years, we have spent a pretty significant amount of time together and still haven’t gotten sick of each other! What were you guys doing before you joined the band?
Before we started writing songs as “Younger Then” we were in other bands together. We’ve all known each other for about 10 years and have been making music together the entire time. Band names and styles have changed over the years. But we’ve just always been making music together. What do you want people to know about Younger Then?
Music is extremely important to us and we appreciate everyone who supports what we do. We have no intentions of slowing down any time soon!
This interview with Passafire has been in my pocket for awhile. It’s time to share it with you guys before the summer is over. Bassist Will Kubley of Passafire took some time out of his busy schedule weeks ago to answer a few questions. Without further ado, here is the long-awaited interview with Passafire. ( Probably only waited for by Will and myself….) Anyway, enjoy!
Do you get back home to Georgia very often?
We lived and formed the band there but didn’t grow up in Georgia. It is a second home to us though! Now we’re really only back when we play shows. I miss Savannah sometimes.
Do you have any favorite cities or sites? Is there something that you check out in every town, like breweries, record stores, etc.?
Coffee shops! I always make a point on tour to explore and walk around near the venue and I’m usually guided towards the local coffee spot. Besides my obsession with coffee, they always seem to be interesting indicators of art and culture in any given city.
Where was your first show?
I think my first show was Jacksonville FL at Jackrabbits opening for Authority Zero and OPM in 2006? We’ve done at least 100 shows a year since then so it gets a little hazy. The band was playing locally for a few years before I joined.
Is it difficult to place your music in one genre?
I would say so, yeah. Labeling and genres has always been a tricky thing for us. The touring scene we’re a part of is definitely “reggae rock” and while we frequently use reggae and all it’s influences as a centerpiece, sometimes we don’t at all. The four of us all have very different musical tastes and even that is changing all the time. We’re used to not really fitting in to one genre. We don’t focus on it, we make music that feels right to the four of us.
Was making this album a lot different than making your first album?
Of course! Every album has a different process. I’d like to think each album chronicles our path of becoming better players and songwriters, and also how to use the studio as another tool to shape our sound. Each one gets better than the last in my opinion.
This interview with shallow pools went swimmingly. We talked about taking risks and sharks. The ladies of shallow pools -Glynnis Brennan (Vocals/Bass), Jess Gromada (Guitar), Ali Ajemian (Drums) – have become immersed in the Boston music scene since 2016. They will be making waves on a national level with the release of an EP this fall.
Ok, let’s get to the interview before I get carried away and jump the shark.
How did you become supporters of the LGBTQIA community?
We’re all part of the community so it came naturally for us to be big supporters!
If someone wanted to be more involved in LGBTQIA community activities, where should they start?
Most of the activities we enjoy doing lead us to other people in the LGBTQIA community that enjoy the same things. There are a lot of facebook groups for fun events, there are housing groups for finding LGBTQIA friendly apartments, and so much more! If you’re in Boston, a good place to go is the monthly “Break the Chains” queer dance party which is all ages.
Does everyone in the band identify as a specific pronoun?
We all use she/her pronouns!
Do you prefer the shallow end of the pool or the deep end?
A unanimous “deep end”, ironically.
How long do you have to wait to go swimming after watching “Jaws” or “Sharknado”?
Approximately zero minutes. Both movies are iconic– none of us are afraid of sharks!
What is the riskiest thing that any of you have ever done?
One time Glynnis tried to open a can of soup with a knife (clearly we’re not big risk takers).
What do you want people to know about Shallow Pools?
We want people to know that we understand the importance of representation and hope that by embracing our own identities, we’ll inspire others to do the same!
Where was your first show?
The first show that we played for real as a group was at a venue called Club Bohemia at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge, MA. The first show we played as shallow pools was at O’Brien’s in Allston, MA!