Sal Medrano (Rebuilder – vocals/guitar)
SPB: Who is the first musician whose technique really stood out to you?
Sal: While I play guitar and sing in Rebuilder, I grew up playing drums. I really wanted to push myself to become a better drummer when I listened to the Vandals and saw them open for No Doubt. Josh Freese is an amazing drummer. It was the first time that I saw a drummer playing punk and not struggling or playing in a janky manner. He’s very fluid in his style, everything is very smooth. I still play along with Vandals tracks when I play drums. That’s how I learned to play the punk beat.
Lee M. Bartow, AKA Theologian Prime (Theologian, Annihilvs Power Electronix)
SPB: Do you have a favorite type of van or bus?
Lee: Here I am with my friend and bandmate Fade Kainer's van, while stopping for a leg stretch in Vermont en route to Montreal in June 2015. This 2003 Ford E350 has been modified with a welded steel cage where the last two benches used to be, perfect for the countless touring bands who have used this vehicle to crisscross North America a great many times. This van has taken me to Montreal three times and up and down the east coast more times than I can recall. It's taken me from New York to Chicago, from Austin, Texas to Pittsburgh and home to New York again. This is my favourite van in the world, and some day I hope to own one just like it.
Angel Bond (Cusses)
SPB: What’s the weirdest description you’ve heard of your music? Do you think it’s accurate in any way or can you see where it came from?
Angel: The weirdest description we have gotten is we are weirdos. How's that for weird?"
Bo Lueders (Wolfnote)
SPB: Assign each member of your band to a character from Sex in the City.
Bo: I think I'm the only one in the band who watched this show, and growing up with a single mother I have definitely seen the entire series a few times all the way through, so I can wield this power with impunity.
I am probably... As much as I hate to say it, a little bit Miranda. Kind of mild mannered and boring and a little too into her own head. I don't know, this is actually harder than I thought.
Chris is 100% Charlotte, but maybe Charlotte after Trey, when she was a little less uptight. I can't even really put my finger on why he would be a Charlotte type, but it was the first obvious one.
Dave is definitely a mix of Carrie and Samantha. Half of him is an outgoing party kind of guy, but he's also married and has a couple lovely dogs. And he had a LiveJournal once, so there's Carrie's career.
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