Want to see an awesome lineup filled with killer local bands at one of our favorite venues in town? Well have we got a show for you. Our friend Rich Bouchard aka the Indie Rock Ranger has put together another fabulous bill of local artists that is guaranteed to delight at The Sinlcair on Saturday July 19. We had the distinct pleasure of chatting with each of the evening’s performers ahead of their show and we’ve compiled the choicest of nuggets from those conversations to share with you. Read on below to see what Sidewalk Driver, The Venetia Fair, Salita, and The Color and Sound had on their minds and also remember to click that shiny green button to get your tickets before it sells out!
Maimed & Tamed: Aside from this incredible show at The Sinclair, what do you have coming up that our readers should know about?
Sidewalk Driver: We’re working on our first video and putting the finishing touches on our new record! Also, AJ’s little sister is preggo.
The Venetia Fair: Well for legal reasons I can’t give you all the info right now, but I can tell you that we are starting our own airline. It’s going to be called “No Rules Flying Things Airlines” and there will be no rules. No metal detectors, no boarding passes, no first class, no regular class, no bathrooms, kids can drink alcohol, anyone can fly the plane, anyone can fly the plane drunk, etc. We think it will be very successful.
M&T: What’s your favorite part about playing in Boston? What makes the music scene here so special?
Salita: All of us have played in Boston for years. Many of us over a decade now in different bands. I think the community is what makes Boston unique. It’s always been tight. Bands and fans alike have always supported one another and that keeps the scene here alive. This band wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the Boston music scene. We all know each other from playing in different bands and sharing bills over the years.
The Venetia Fair: Our favorite part about playing in Boston is that we always throw $5,000 in singles into the audience. The crowd goes WILD. We do that every single time we play in Boston. Everyone gets rich and EVERYONE gets laid. Or they just get rich.
M&T: Who is your favorite rock star that rose from the Boston music scene?
The Color and Sound: Aerosmith and only Aerosmith.
Salita: There are different kinds of “rock stars” in Boston, we’ve got the punk rock icons such as the Dropkicks, Bosstones, Slapshot and Sam Black Church, you’ve always got to pay respect to those entities. We love them all. With that said, you got to give it up for Steven Tyler. He’s a classic and he still uses tassels. If that’s not rock, what is?
M&T: Have you ever walked the Freedom Trail?
Sidewalk Driver: We walk the Freedom Trail together every Sunday.
Salita: We actually did this all together about a month ago… holding hands frolicking, it was quite the bonding experience.
M&T: Best spot to grab a pint in Boston?
The Color and Sound: There used to be a bar called Razzi’s in Somerville that will forever hold the title of greatest bar in the universe in our hearts, but sadly she closed her doors.
The Venetia Fair: The best spot to grab a pint in Boston is on the Red Line (outbound towards Braintree). For those of you who don’t know Boston, the Red LIne is a part of our subway system. They let you drink on the subway cars as long as you make sure not to spill. Sometimes you can spill. Bring a pint or two and just hop on! The trains are always acomin’ and agoin’. Don’t go towards Alewife though. It gets a little bit pretentious up there.