ION INDIE MAGAZINE August 2015, Volume 15 - Page 73

bill at CORNSTOCK. His song-writing is inspiring--it’s so well thought-out, lyrically his songs are very well composed. Getting to play his songs with him is pretty cool. No--VERY cool! Alex: There is a slew of really awesome bands that do influence us, but if I had to pick one, as far as I am concerned, it would be 357. Pete: I have so many influences as well, I mean aside from that still, many of the influences I have are a lot of Metal. That’s predominately what I listen to when I’m not out playing this stuff. Alex: It’s very rare when we are on our way to a gig and we are listening to Bluegrass. It’s a lot of MELVIN’S, a lot of GWAR. Pete: A Lot of older Stoner Metal and stuff like that. I love SLUDGE. I loved the newest NAPALM DEATH Album, I listened to it the other day and it made me very, very, happy. There are a lot of different influences. Pretty much out of any genre of music I could pick something that has influenced me in a positive way--and sometimes negative, I guess. There is definitely stuff that I don’t really care for, but I can find quality in just about anything if you listen hard enough. There is a reason that people enjoy it. If people are fans of bands, there’s a reason for that. It’s like your favorite colors--it’s probably not everyone else’s, it’s just different tastes--and if someone sees appreciation in something, I have respect for that. It doesn’t mean there isn’t quality to it. I can hate something, but it doesn’t mean that it’s bad. CW: What would your dream sell-out venue be? Pete: I think the most popular answer to that question for people that I know would be out at RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATER. Who wouldn’t want to sell it out? It’s an awesome place.