DISCOUNT/MONIKERS/STOLEN PARTS INTERVIEW
Moving my attention back to Florida, I spoke with Ryan Seagrist of Discount and Monikers. Discount is one of my all-time favorite Florida bands—notable for both its middle school origins and singer Alison Mosshart, who now fronts bands like The Kills and The Dead Weather. Ryan currently plays with New York’s Stolen Parts along with Off With Their Heads and Bridge and Tunnel members....
I spoke to Pat Graham of Spraynard, who hail from West Chester, Pennsylvania. They’ve put out two really good records on If You Make It, with their newest Funtitled being distributed on Asian Man Records. We talk about the record and the story behind its great cover, being continually compared to Latterman and The Simpsons. [[MORE]] Red Rover: Can you talk a little about what West...
LAURA STEVENSON AND THE CANS INTERVIEW
Laura Stevenson and the Cans just played their first show in Tampa last night. I talked to Laura after the show as she ate a cookie and a club across the street was blaring the Ramones. We talk about Sit Resist, how the band’s sound developed from acoustic demos and in the punk community, and which of her songs is about the artist Claudia Bernardi. [[MORE]] Red Rover: How has it been...
NEW BRUISES INTERVIEW
Beyond playing in New Bruises, Bryon heads Kiss of Death Records—one of my favorite Tampa institutions along with Transitions Art Gallery and Taco Bus. He was also in Mid Carson July, a band that flirted with big-label success on Fueled by Ramen, and knows plenty of old bands. We talk about being arrested while staying with Chuck Ragan, meeting the Measure (SA) and O Pioneers!!!, and opening...