Hey thanks so much! :)
4. What is one concert or music festival you would travel back in time to experience? Oh man maybe when foals toured w/ cage the elephant, or tame impala. Probably QOTSA cause of the ungodly drum solo at the end
13. Which book do you believe to be the greatest of all time? Prooobably the east of eden or lord of the flies
35. Are you listening to music right now? What song? I am listening to boards of canada- sixtyniner
Boards of Canada — Roygbiv
Stupid fucking drinking laws. This shit really annoys me. All the all ages venues get booked up quick or have a shit PA, so we’re playing to half our fans. I really wish we could play a matinee or play a different show but it’s hard to organise with the little time we have in the US, which is the worst for restrictions. The alcohol industry pretty much owns live music venues so if they can’t make a good profit on the bar then there’s no point in putting on a show. It sucks for you and it sucks for us, most of these shows are 21+ so the next time we come back we’re gonna do our best to put on as many all ages shows as possible.
I found it hard to even play our own shows in the UK when I was 17 and in America before I was 21. I couldn’t watch the support bands in some places on the last US tour, and in Seattle I had a security escort to walk through me through the bar in case I went up and ordered a drink. I was restricted to the dressing room and was treated like a convict- it was pretty bad.
I think the best thing you can do is talk to your local promoters until they know it’s worth putting on an all ages show. There is no joy in playing a show you know your fans would love to watch but they can’t because they’re “too young”.
Nick Valensi and Jack White
Ceramic tableware with mouths (by Ronit Baranga)
The Zombies — Summertime