This is the “Music & You” part of the interview conducted with Josh Roberts from Bandhack.
If you haven’t read it yet, the first part of the interview is here.
MUSIC & YOU
When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?
I started really getting interested in music around 6th grade which is probably a little later than most. My first album was Schubert Dip by EMF and single was Slam by Onyx… don’t judge me!
Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?
I am not in a band currently. I was in a pop/punk band in high school called Scastic9, but was forcibly removed due to lack of talent. Luckily, there are no videos; however, I did recently run across a picture of us playing a show at a coffeehouse. We weren’t wearing pants for some reason.
I am the classy guy playing bass in the middle with my pants at my ankles.
Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?
I’m all over the map with my taste in music.
I’m a big punk rock fan… one of my favorites is The Reaganomics, a Chicago punk band with Red Scare Industries. I’m also currently listening to Cobra Skulls, and just about everything else that Red Scare puts out… also Groovie Ghoulies and Koffin Kats.
On the other end of the spectrum, I have an incredible soft spot for innovative acoustic guitarists… Michael Hedges, Adrian Legg, and Leo Kotke. I’m also a huge Keller Williams fan.
If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?
Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne …that song moves me as far away from the speakers as physically possible!
Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to do? What would it be?
You may think of this as a cop-out… but seriously, just watch a few random videos from our page. Caney Creek Heroes, Infrared Sunday, The Reaganomics… there are some really amazing local bands out there that not enough people know about yet. Every single one of their songs perfectly captures the ‘Bandhack’ spirit. We just want to do whatever we can to put good local bands out there for people to hear.