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Viva Phx Q&A: Slipping Into Darkness

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Slipping Into Darkness

Slipping Into Darkness is a four piece based out of Desert Hot Springs, Calif.. In 2013, the band booked a set at Coachella Valley Music Festival — an exciting accomplishment for an act that, at the time, did not have an album recorded. August 2014 saw the release of Slipping Into Darkness’ debut, Shurpedelic. The 11-track release is a little bit punk, a little bit psychedelic, and a lot of “rock ’n’ roll with a twist of shurp.” See Slipping Into Darkness live on March 14 at Viva PhxPunk Rock Alley at 8 P.M.

Read our interview with Slipping Into Darkness below and purchase Viva Phx tickets here
*For more interviews with Viva Phx 2015 performers, visit here.*

Very first concert you attended and a memory from it.
I was 12 years old and I got to see The Strokes at Coachella fest and I took the local bus to get there by myself and I asked a homeless man to buy me beer.

If you could have any musician (dead or alive) as a mentor, who would it be?
Ritchie Valens, Harry Nilsson, Stiv Bators. Snoop Dogg, El Chapo GuzmanThomas Escobar, the selfie king

Very first concert you played and a memory from it.
It was at a park in Palm Springs and it sucked cause nobody was there and we also sucked too.

Artist you would most like to collaborate with or have produce your music?
Shannon [Shaw] and Cody [Blanchard] from Shannon and the Clams. Alice Cooper. Los Saicos.

Personal truth that fans would be surprised to know about you.
I’m 100% Mexican. My dad is a legend!

How do you spend a typical day when you’re not touring or busy recording?
Drinking cheap bottles with my friend Ramon and Danny Duran of Facelift, talking shit, day dreaming of stupid shit, listening to Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath.

One artist or album you could never get tired of listening to?
Alice Cooper – Love It To Death. NirvanaIn Utero. PixiesSurfer Rosa. Dude, there’s so many amazing albums out there. Hard question.

Earliest music-related memory you have?
Smoking weed and listening to Sublime and Nirvana in 6th grade with my older skateboarding friends.

Nicest thing a fan has ever said, or given, to you?
Panocha and a free ride home.

Interesting fact about your newest release.
Xperience you will never forget.
We had to start over recording our album Shurpedelic three times cause of bullshit.


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