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Nick Hexum Interview with Richie T Richie T |
01/14/2014 | Filed In: Nick Hexum | Quintet | Interview | Richie T | Meet The Bands

Nick Hexum Interview with Richie T

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Nick Hexum "The Brony"

My wife did get me a my little pony tee-shirt that I humbled myself and wore to Disney Land.

How is the Quintet different from 311?

 It is a different thing. It's more vintage sounding. It's not heavy. Probably come out in a blazer. It's more of a kind of an upscale kind of deal. Definitely wanna encourage people to dance and come ready to party, but it's not a moshing kind of situation. It's a lot of improvisation, funky styles, solos, and we're gonna do some covers. We actually do this thing called the Dice Jam where we roll dice to pick tempos and keys and scales and then just go. So it's much more unscripted than anything I've ever been apart of.

Next up for 311

We just tweeted an announcement over the pre-order...There's 15 songs to the new record. It's coming out on March 11 - 3/11 day - and we're holding our big concert in New Orleans on that day.

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Bear Hands Interview for Meet The Bands Richie T |
01/10/2014 | Filed In: Bear Hands | Richie T | Interview | Meet The Bands |

Bear Hands Interview for Meet The Bands

Dylan Rau

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Read over at Meet The Bands HERE

The Name “Bear Hands”

I guess we had started the band while I was still in college with Ted. We recorded a bunch of demos right off; like I had already had the songs written and I was just looking for a band to get together to record them. And as soon as we did that we gave them to a little indie label that Ted had known the owner of, and he really dug it, and he wanted to take a meeting like really quick and we didn’t have a name. You know, we had like 3-song demos that this dude really liked but we didn’t have a name. So literally on the drive to this guy’s house in New Jersey we had to name the band. And Val our bass player had the name Bear Hands hanging around from a previous band, like rolodex of potential names and we settled on it.

“Giants” (single) – Where did the name come from?

That song name just fit. I remember writing both the verses in a spree. I don’t think I’d written the chorus yet – the “loving you more” line. But I had written both the verses like immediately just after having a really skeletal beat and for some reason the word “giants” came to mind when I was naming the Garage Band file or whatever and it stuck. That name just makes sense to me but it doesn’t really apply to the lyrics...There’s not a specific person that that “loving you more” line is about. But I have felt like that I loved someone more than the loved me. Universal experience.

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Music Influences

If I had to name my pantheon – you know the greatest of all time – it would have to be Kurt [Cobain] and Bob Dylan and Notorious B.I.G. Those are the three gods of my music world.

Can't Read Music

No I don’t know how to do that. That’s embarrassing. At Wesleyan I took one semester of piano classes with this little Asian lady who was really not incredibly helpful. Didn’t learn so much there. I think I took maybe five guitar lessons when I was 12 or 13 from an overweight guy in some mini mall in Connecticut. Didn’t pick up much there. I started playing guitar like punk songs and stuff, and really once you learn the power chords you can play any punk song. I also was disinterested quickly in learning other people’s songs, so I really started to write my own even though they were really heinous and painful and awful in the beginning. It was just more interesting to me than learning what other people have done.

Distraction out February 18, 2014

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Panic! At The Disco on Conan todd | Program Director
01/07/2014 | Filed In: Panic! At The Disco | Conan O'Brien | X96

Panic! At The Disco on Conan

Just in case you missed Panic! At The Disco last night on Conan, check this out! Brendon Urie does a wicked backflip toward the end of the song. And remember to listen to win tickets for their show on January 17th. We're giving them away hourly 9:05 AM to 4:05 PM until January 10th.

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Peter Mayhew (aka Chewbacca) Interview with Richie T Richie T |
12/27/2013 | Filed In: Facebook "> Facebook 

Peter Mayhew (aka Chewbacca) Interview with Richie T

Peter Mayhew

aka: Chewbacca

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Documentary

There's camera crews following me around, trying to get all the video they can. The title is going to be Walking Tall, the Wookie, or something like that. We don't have a release date yet.

FanXperience Pre-Event Costume Contest

EVE SLC, will be hosting a costume contest, I'll will be judging along with Walter Jones. Someone will stand out, and that will be the one who challenges and preconceived ideas. Unfortunately, we will not be in costume.

Get the details for the FanX Costume Contest Here!

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City and Colour - October 21st - In The Venue Magallanes90 | Promotion Director
10/14/2013 | Filed In: X96 | The Kollective | City and Colour | In The Venue | October | 2013 | The Hurry and The Harm

City and Colour -  October 21st - In The Venue

City and Colour will be out on tour this fall in support of The Hurry and The Harm. Go see them live October 21st at In The Venue!

Date: 2013-10-21 Time: 6:30 PM Ticket Price: $29.50

Special Information: On Sale: April 12 @ 10am. All ages show.

For tickets: CLICK HERE!

 

 

 

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