News Bands 1QI: Catharsis PR, Beartrap, Lagwagon, Japanther

1QI: Catharsis PR, Beartrap, Lagwagon, Japanther

Posted June 23, 2014, 1:35 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl
1QI: Catharsis PR, Beartrap, Lagwagon, Japanther

One of our newest features here at Scene Point Blank is our semi-daily quickie Q&A: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every Monday-Thursday. Well, sometimes we miss a day, but it will be four each week regardless.


After our social media followers get the first word, we'll later post a wrap-up here at the site and archive 'em here. This week check out Q&As with Catharsis PR, Beartrap, Lagwagon and Japanther. 

Kim Kelly (Catharsis PR, writer)

SPB: How did you first get involved in PR work?

Kim: It happened pretty organically. By the time I decided to try my hand at PR, I'd already been writing for a variety of publications for a good four years so I had an inkling of how it all worked. As a writer, I'd also sussed out the kind of publicist I did not want to be by learning from others' mistakes! I got the idea to start Catharsis PR in 2008 during a summer internship; two of the first few bands went on to be roaring successes in their genres, so it made sense to keep going, and see how far I could take it. It's been five years, and while I've learned a lot and gotten a few bumps and scrapes along the way, I'm very happy with how things have turned out.

Mike (Beartrap)

SPB: How do you primarily find new music these days?

Mike: The Internet. There are thousands of music blogs dedicated to whatever little niche of hardcore/punk/ whatever you subscribe to. A lot of people fight the digital age but it does help in a lot of ways too.

Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes)

SPB: What is the most overdone cover song? 

Joey: "Brown Eyed Girl"

Ian Vanek (Japanther)

SPB: Is there a regional food you look forward to when you tour?

Ian: We eat regionally, seasonally and locally as much as possible. Japanther also forage for wild food and eat out of dumpsters. We snack on oranges and avocados off the trees in Cali and make green juice in almost every hotel room.

Pizza in Manhattan, salmon in Seattle, crawfish in New Orleans, Tacos in Texas, Vietnamese in Orlando... You get the picture.

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