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Summer Ends Music Festival: Q&A Mouse Powell

Mouse Powell, Summer Ends Music Festival, ticket giveaway

Summer Ends Music Festival will feature live performances by The Replacements, Foster the People, Capital Cities, Descendents, Violent Femmes, Fitz & the Tantrums and more than 20 other popular acts. The inaugural three-day festival will take place September 26-28 at Tempe Beach Park.  Tickets are on sale now: three-day passes for $250 and single-day passes for $65.

Through September 24, The Spec will be publishing interviews with bands on the lineup and giving away tickets to the event.

Hip-hop artist Mouse Powell has been releasing music since 2011. The Tempe-based musician released These Are The Good Times in November 2013 and recently completed a tour across New Mexico and Colorado. Catch him performing live during day one of SEMF.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with Mouse Powell and enter to win a pair of tickets to the festival…

Song of yours you would recommend to someone just being introduce to your music?
Brass Monkey” or “What a Trip.”

Unexpected talent you or someone else in the band has?
I am really great at finding jobs that pretty much give me free reign to do what ever I want. Is that a talent? If it’s not, it should be.

Must-have thing while on tour or in the studio?
While in the studio- pineapple juice or tea or water or really any beverage. When on tour- Zicam and rotisserie chicken.

Music award, honor, achievement or induction that you would be most excited to get?
I just want to be mentioned in Thrasher Magazine once briefly. It can even just be a caption of a photo.

Explain the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician.
Middle school when I realized I wasn’t as good looking or athletic as other teenagers. I decided there was an uphill battle ahead of me and I should either adapt or get left behind.

Recent concert you attended as a fan and your favorite memory from it.
My favorite band Rubedo and the entire performance is super killer beast mode.

Finish the following sentences:

Everyone thinks my music is theirs, but I think it is ours.

Number one rule of being a musician or in a band is move forward or get off the road.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of hunger.

Summer Ends Music Fest will be hot. Wear some sunscreen.

Enter below for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Summer Ends Music Festival (the day of your choice). Winners will be chosen on Sept. 24 and contacted by email soon after. To be eligible, you must complete the tasks in the Rafflecopter below, including leaving a comment with the day of the festival you most want to attend. Giveaways not your thing? Purchase your tickets online here.

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Follow The Spec’s continuing coverage of Summer Ends Music Festival here.


  1. Friday night is the night I am most excited to check out… what an amazing lineup of talent…

  2. friday! super awesome 🙂

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