Monday, April 29, 2013


Youtbitch: Weird tiny mustaches.

Where are you?

Knee deep in prolonged adolescence.

Best song and why: ''Perfect Youth'' by Pointed Sticks or ''Queen Bitch'' by David Bowie?

"Perfect Youth," because out of the two, it sounds more like "Stay With Me" by the Dictators.

What is wrong with the youth of today?

Lack of upstanding Republican leadership. Overall lack of moral/dietary fiber. Weird tiny mustaches.

Best hot dog topping?

Sauerkraut, raw onion, brown mustard, Adderall.

What makes you lose your mind?

Almost everything. The pot of coffee I drank today is no. 1 at the moment.

When is Youthbitch going to be making a cameo on Portlandia?

After we open Jimmy Feedbagz, which is going to end up Portland's number one retro-themed feedbag food cart and make us all notable thousandaires. Then we'll have the public appeal.

What is Portand's best kept secret?

Voodoo Doughnuts are made with the same stuff they use at Fred Meyer. Do they have Fred Meyer on the east coast?

If Youthbitch were a dance move, how would you do it?

Bite your lower lip and gyrate your shoulders in half time listening to a warped copy of "I'm A Rocker" by the Raspberries until there's beer.

What is the most delinquent thing you've ever done?

Dropped out of high school to join a rock n' roll band. Which took a few years, but at one point I had my switchblade confiscated by the police.

What's the best advice you ever got?

Hard to say. "Don't take any wooden nickels," or "Sometimes it's best to walk away," or "Live the dream," or "Don't do that to yourself."

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Friday, April 26, 2013


Thee Mighty Fevers: Maichingu machiko-sensei

Where are you?

Japan, Kobe. Maybe you dont know Kobe, but probably you know Osaka instead. It's next to Osaka, a port.

Worst party you've ever been to?

In Shanghai, our drummer burned his face by fired 96% degree alcohol drink. I'ts like a big fire ball at the crazy night! It's like a Jerry Lee Lewis!

Rockin' Pneumonia, Boogie Woogie Flu or Thee Mighty Fever?

Thee mighty fever!

What kind of zombie are you?

Rise in temperature on the earth.

Guitar Wolf or Teengenerate?

Both bands are our forever hero!

What Quentin Tarantino would be better with a Mighty Fevers live performance in it?

Rocky 7.

Who gets the most beat up in the band?

Our instruments!

What is the dirtiest word you know in japanese?

Maichingu machiko-sensei!

Are you deadbeats?


What is the best advice someone gave you?

Kiai(it mean charging sprit in japanese) will over the limit.
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Upcoming shows:

Saturday April 27th at The Grand Victory (245 Grand St., Brooklyn) with The Woggles, Lyres, Satin Kittens and The Jay Vons. RSVP HERE!

and then:

Sun 28th-Boston @ Radio (Downstairs)

Monday 29th-Philly @ Philly MOCA

Tuesday 30th Cleveland @ Now That's Class (Basement)

Wednesday 1st- Columbus@ Ace of Cups

Thursday 2nd - Cincinnatti @ The Chameleon

Friday 3rd - Pittsburgh @ Gooskis

Saturday 4th- NYC @ Leftfield

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Sore Subjects: French mimes are always walking against the wind.

Where are you?

Joey: The couch. Equidistant from the TV, toilet and fridge.

What is the best prank call you've ever done?

Marissa DNA: I'm more used to being on the receiving end. I worked an old retail job that had the phone number '(area code) SAFE SEX' so we always got calls from creeps who wanted to ask questions about our underwear. It was my job to answer the phone and instead of hanging up on the perverts, I would just transfer them to a co-worker I couldn't stand.

What is the most obscene thing someone yelled at you at a show?

Joey: "Play another one!" What we play is what we got.

If you could play with one Italian band and one Japanese band, who would they be?

Joey: Manges from Italy, Teengenerate from Japan.

Marissa DNA: It's unanimous.

Windiest city, after Chicago?

Joey: Are there any cities in the Antarctic? That's my pick.

Marissa DNA: Paris. French mimes are always walking against the wind.

Chocolate, vanilla or strawberry?

Marissa DNA: Ahh, the ol' choc-van-straw debate...chocolate with peanut butter swirl.

Joey: Vanilla, soft serve.

Who has the best tattoo in the band?

Joey: Unless Charlie got a yin-yang on springbreak that we don't know about, Marissa's the only one in the band with tattoos.

Marissa DNA: It's kinda hard to talk about your own tattoos without sounding like a douche, so I'll refrain from picking one. Just go listen to the Cold Warps' song "Stupid Tattoos".


Why was Dee Dee the best Ramone?

Joey: Because he was the King!

Marissa DNA: He had the most impressive Gucci watch collection?  Haha, I don't know, I'm a Joey fan.

What was your worst subject in high school?

Joey: I was an art kid. I hated most subjects, especially math. Maybe if I had one of those calculators you could play Tetris on...

Marissa DNA: Gym. I slid down the climbing rope when the teacher specifically said not to and got the knot-end jammed up my butt. I had such rope burn I had to sit the rest of the unit out. I dropped gym and took a textbook course as soon as I could.

Favorite beer?

Joey: Old Style tallboys tend to be our go-to. When we splurge, local craft brews are good, Revolution, Goose Island, Three Floyds, Half Acre.

Marissa DNA: Everyone thinks our song 'Tall Boys' is about PBR. We get excited whenever anyone figures out it is actually about Old Style.

What is the best advice you ever got?

Joey: Every touring band we play with tells us we need to play outside of Chicago more often. We gotta do more of that.

Marissa DNA: Always show up on time for load-in, even if it means you have to sit around for hours before the show. Bands can be flaky and promoters appreciate it when you have your shit together.

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Friday, April 19, 2013


The Stents: Abba. Wait, what? 

Where are you?

In the bathroom – Call you back in five minutes?

How many people make the mistake of calling you The Stench?

We’re often called that, but it’s not technically a “mistake” because we don’t smell very good most of the time. Except Huggy. He spends the most time on hygiene and his diligence should be noted.

Is Baltimore more or less dangerous than people think? And how much of the danger is from The Stents?

This was recently studied. Baltimore is 14% more dangerous than people think. We account for 0.6% of the danger. 100% of our 0.6% danger fraction is due to the cars Bonanza drives. We think this is mathematically correct but then again, no one said there would be math on this quiz.

How many John Waters encounters have you had?

Scott saw him standing next to our old mini van one time after we played a show called “Hampenfest”. He pretended to be looking at his phone. Does this count?

Who is your favorite mask-wearing band?

Abba. Wait, what?

Favorite kind of surgery?

Anything involving the circle of willis region. Wiki that, bitches.

Why should we meet Mike Hate?

Because he’s less of dick than Mike Love.

Give us your best chicken nacho recipe.

Bring $5.95 to El Salto and order chicken nachos. And that’s El Salto Dos. We’re totally an El Salto Dos kind of band.

Crabs: yay or nay?

Yay for the kind that comes from the Chesapeake and tastes yummy. Nay for the kind that comes from hookers and tastes itchy.

What is the best advice you ever got?

“No one likes a quitter.” --Bonanza D. Jones

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Upcoming shows: 

Saturday, April 20
El Bar (1356 N. Front St., Philly)
with The Blessed Muthas & The Improbables


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


The Lovesores - You inconsiderate bastard.

Where are you?

Portland, Oregon...John's Landing...the house with the weird gate...over by the window.

Which queen has/had the best ass?

Freddy Mercury.

What about love is making you so sore?

Oh, now you're gonna act like you don't know? You inconsiderate bastard.

Favorite kind of bubblegum?

Jameson's (12 year reserve).

What's more important: the size of your records or the way you use them?

The revolutions per minute.

Whose show is crazier: Humpers or Lovesores?

You're the one who's crazy.

How do you do the Chinese twist?

You sit inside a tire and have your four closest friends spin you around.

Is the use of all this underground medicine the reason you have no front teeth?

That's a lie. The Lovesores have several front teeth.

Since you already have your theme song, what would be your TV show about?

It would be like Fantasy Island except it's a musical and instead of an island it's a bar and there are a lot more dwarfs in white suits.

What's the best advice you ever got?

Whatever you do, don't start a rock and roll band.

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Monday, April 15, 2013


A Giant Dog: Running, biking, golf, tennis, and anything involving a team.

Where are you?

Naked on a bare mattress with a rancid sleeping bag, recovering from SX-time.

Where is the hottest and spiciest BBQ in Texas?

BBQ doesn't have to be hot or spicy here in Texas. Though we'll shove anyone's meat into our mouth at a moment's provocation, we support Micklethwait Craft Meats by our man Tom.


What is the smallest dog you've ever seen?

I asked for a dog one X-mas and got a hamster instead. That was the smallest dog.

Who would win in a fight between your singer and Joan Jett?

There's an age different to bear in mind. So far in my life span I've been too weak to defeat Joan Jett, but a few more years of my training and her aging and I betcha I could whoop her narrow ass.

Would you prefer take the 13th floor elevator or take the stairs to the 99th floor?

We're not a superstitious band. We once filmed a music video in an abandoned mental hospital. Dare us to take the 13th Floor Elevators and we will.

Who in the band can lick their own nipple?

Everyone. It was a pre-requisite.

Can't Complain or Can't Explain?

Is "Can't Explain" a Green Day song? Cause I think "Can't Complain" might be...

What sport are you the worst at?

Running, biking, golf, tennis, and anything involving a team.

What is the best way to eat a pomegranate?

Bisect it. Hold the half over the bowl and beat on its back with a rolling pin. This is the most efficient way to extract the pulpy seeds. Then you just shove them in your mouth, as many as you can, and apply enough pressure to extract the juice. Let the tasty anti-oxidant pomegranate juice trickle down your throat, but when you're done be sure to spit out the bitter seeds.

What is the best advice you ever got?

Chef Louis Sheppard taught me the pomegranate trick and that was the best advice anyone's ever given me.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Church Shoes: Not into bumming out their moms.

Where are you?


Are you the kind of band that would burn a church?

We do like to play with fireworks but probably not intentionally, it would bum out our moms.

What is your biggest sin?


What Texas dish best describes your band?

Luby's Pot Roast.

Where is Austin's city limit?

We don't believe in limits. Set your mind free and smoke one. KUSH!

What do you do if you see a spider?

Say, "Yo".

Best BBQ in Texas?

 Micklethwait Craft Meats. Rosewood Ave. Austin, TX, Right down the street from Trailer Space.

If you could use one pick up line for the rest of your life, what would it be?

"I named my dog after you." - Max

What is your favorite country song of all time?

"He Stopped Loving Her Today" - George Jones

What is the best advice you ever got?

"Keep your nose clean" - Mitch's dad.

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Upcoming shows:

March 10th: Cake Shop, NYC, with The Shakes (Philly), Hector's Pets, and Games

Monday, April 8, 2013


The Buildings: Leaning Tower of Pisa: Rad.

Where are you?

I’m in Cáceres.

Favorite Kinks album?

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols.

Best way to have fun with no money?


Name three things that are worse than falling into a pit of hungry crocodiles.

-Having fear of falling into a pit of hungry crocodiles.

-Seeing how your friends get old and don’t want to have fun anymore.


Best building: Empire State Building, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Guggenheim (Bilbao) or the Taj Mahal?

The only one I’ve ever visited is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was rad, I met a German double of Hulk Hogan there.

Tell us about the craziest house party you've ever played.

People always say that our shows are pretty crazy...but I can’t tell you anything because we go into a trance every time we play and we remember nothing after playing.

What three current Spanish bands should the rock n roll world know about?

Dia x menos 60.


Los Fusibles.

Best way to spot a tourist in Spain?


Favorite Almodovar film?


Best advice you ever got?

It doesn´t matter if the advice I get are good or not because I always fail as many times as I need anyway.

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Friday, April 5, 2013


John Wesley Coleman: Scooby Doobie

Where are you?


Favorite serial killer?

Rudy Giuliani.

How many donkey shows were there?

I dont promote the abuse of donkeys.

Favorite kind of tequila?

Anything above the well.

Favorite clown?


Worst US city for rock n roll?


Scooby Doo or the Archies?

Scooby Doobie.

Favorite song about food?

"Eat It".

Nancy or Lee?


What’s the best advice you ever got?

Take showers.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013


The Funs: pretty sure Neil Young already did that.

Where are you?

On a rock floating through space.

Who has the best memory in the band?

I can’t recall. Who are you?

Do you prefer white light, white heat or white noise?

Light noise.

Describe your most fun show.

The last show we played at the Dustbowl, February 24 with NAOMI PUNK / HEAVY TIMES / BIGCOLOUR. Great turn out on a cold Sunday night.. No heat inside. Every band ripped. It made us happy and proud to be a part of something that amazing.

Would you like to be the first band to play on the moon?

Pretty sure Neil Young already did that.

Which episode of Twin Peaks best describes your band?

Never seen it. Or maybe that one everyone likes?

What song uses feedback the best?

I don’t know. We avoid feedback.

Why the hate for the bass?

We don't hate it. We would have a bass player but only if Kim Deal would join our band.

What Chicago bands should people know about?

Most likely the ones people already know about. Also, Earring.

What is the best advice you ever got?

“Be greatful cuz you got both your arms”.

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Monday, April 1, 2013


The Mentalettes: Arschlochkreme.


Where are you?

In Interzona, a beautiful old celluloid smelling 1920's factory turned art space in Verona, Italy supporting the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Food for 20 Italian families is about ready.

What makes you mental?

- Glow-stick crucifixes
- A capella backstage jam sessions writing glam rock hits
- Crowds that party, Judah Bauer raps, guys whose name starts with M
- Stylophones and casiotones
- Friends all over Europe that give us a place to crash when DIY touring
- Going to an old Polish castle in the summer to record our first album

Do you love me?

Yes or no will never tell you that I do, words come easy baby and that's a thing that's true.

Best 60s German girl group band?

Manowar or Die Kolibris from East's a draw.


Best 60s Spanish beat band?

Los Salvajes.

Bratwurst, currywurst or wienerschnitzel?

Wienerschnitzel that is hand-tenderized by our German drummer.

How many inter-band relationships are there in the Mentalettes?


Best record store in Berlin?

Wowsville, Bis Auf's Messer, Gelbe Musik. Also, still check out Boxi and Mauerpark markets on Sundays.

Dirtiest word you know in German?


Best advice you ever got?

Get straight, go forward, move ahead, it's not too late to whip it, whip it good.
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