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Summer Ends Music Festival: Q&A with Never Let This Go

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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.
Never Let This Go is a four piece from Tempe  that draws musical inspiration from Blink-182, Yellowcard and even Arizona‘s own Jimmy Eat World. The alt-rock, pop-punk band released Remember, it’s second EP, last year and recently completed its first national tour, “Summer to Remember.” NLTG fans can catch the band’s live set on day two of Summer Ends.

Below, read The Spec‘s interview with the rockers 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?
End Tables and One Night Stands” is our latest single and the best representation of our music currently. The song also has a lot of energy behind it when we play it live.

Unexpected talent you or someone else in the band has?
We have all switched instruments and played at a show before. Most people are generally shocked by our lead guitarist Austin [Jones] getting behind the drums.

Must-have thing while on tour or in the studio?
If we can find it…Raising Cane’s. We are also regulars at Chipotle when on tour.

Music award, honor, achievement or induction that you would be most excited to get?
Breakout artist of the year. We’d love to really earn our place in the industry and be recognized as something new and exciting.

Explain the moment you knew that you wanted to be a musician.
For all of us I think I can safely say it was the moment we were able to witness our idols killing it on stage. Jordan [Auge] often mentions being influenced by his cousin Rick [Schaier] of Miniature Tigers. Other role models of the band include Jim Adkins, Frank Iero and Sean Mackin.

Recent concert you attended as a fan and your favorite memory from it.
I recently saw Brand New live in Oakland last week and my favorite memory from it was when they broke into the last chorus of “Sic Transit,” Jesse was screaming the lyrics into the pickups of his guitar and the crowd was going insane. — David [Kleinebreil]

Finish the following sentences:

Everyone thinks my music is pop, but I think it is rock.

Number one rule of being a musician or in a band is do it because you love it.

Don’t ever underestimate the power of pop punk and pizza.

Summer Ends Music Fest will be the best day of the year.

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.


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