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Viva Phx Q & A: Wolvves

viva phx, viva phoenix, arizona music festival, arizona events, phoenix, live music, interview, band interview, downtown phoenix music festival, phoenix new times, stateside presents, wolvvesWolvves, a Phoenix band on the Rubber Brother Records label, will perform at 8 P.M. on March 7 at the Phx Alley Stage for Viva Phx.

Read The Spec‘s interview with four members of Wolvves…

Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
Isaac Parker (guitar)/Zack Parker (bass): Doobie Brothers, funny smelling smoke.
Max Martinez (drums): Anit-Flag, crowd surfed, “I rocked.”
Aydin Immortal (vox/guitar): Ummm, it was like some Christian bluegrass band, I dunno.

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
Isaac: Sun Ra, Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Zack: Wayne Coyne.
Max: Weird Al, Dexter Holland, Jeff Rosenstock.
Aydin: Kendrick Lamar.

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
Isaac/Zack: Piano recitals.
Max: Played in Tucson in first band after one practice at an abandoned house on a toy drum because we were trying to play “acoustic.”
Aydin: Umm, it was like some Christian bluegrass band, I dunno.

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Isaac: Dustin Schrieber
Zack: RZA
Max: Cage the Elephant
Aydin: Justin Bieber

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
Isaac: Aydin’s just a really, really nice guy.
Zack: I’m not actually in the band.
Max: I’m a bronie.
Aydin: Ike’s so good at tech deck, like it’s creepy.

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
Isaac: Virtually nothing.
Zack: Watch Ike do virually nothing.
Max: Work and play video games.
Aydin: Doing magic, selling drugs, hanging out with my girlfriend and pig, having a couple beers, smoking in the stairwell, writing shit on the walls, doing push-ups while rapping, reading books, not combing my hair.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
Isaac: Velvet Underground
Zack: The Beatles
Max: The Arrogant Sons of Bitches3 Cheers for Disappointment
Aydin: Sufjan StevensAge of Adz

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Isaac: Mom playing Scott Joplin and dancing.
Zack: Jumping around on the furniture listening to The Beatles and The Doors.
Max: Music from video games.
Aydin: Dog, when I was like nine, I lived in the ghetto in Atlanta and my brother made me a fake mixtape cover, my rap name was Little D, and he made a cover for me ’cause I was gonna make a mixtape, it was tight.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
Isaac: Rim job.
Zack: What Kanye [West] said about us.
Max: Canadian lady fan said she’s gonna cover “Break-Up Anthem” at an open mic at her school.
Aydin: This girl sent me nudes last night.

Interesting fact about your newest release.
Isaac: It blows.
Zack: We went to Tijuana with the guy who recorded it, Evan. The initial plan was to stay for a weekend, but we ended up staying for about a month and a half. We lost Evan two days in and when we went home we found him asleep in my bed.
Max: We paid for it in egg beds.
Aydin: We really did pay for it in egg crates, and I stole the title from a Thrasher t-shirt.

Xperience you will never forget.
Isaac: Ecstasy and acid, at the same time.
Zack: When I learned how to play the saw. I learned how to play all kinds of weapons!
Max: The concussion I got recently.
Aydin: Hangin’ out with my buddies, makin’ songs.

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